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For Stephanie Raffelock, reinvention runs in the family. After her parents divorced when she was four, she watched her mother constantly reinvent herself as a single woman in the ‘50s, moving across the country every year. At just 17, Raffelock dropped out of school and moved to LA, where the drug-laden culture of the ‘60s and ‘70s led to self-medi…
 
Susan Schoenberger always knew she wanted to be a writer. After graduating from Dartmouth with a degree in English, she launched her journalism career in newspapers. But when the market crashed in 2008, the publishing industry faltered, and Schoenberger’s career of over 30 years came to a standstill. As she applied for new work (more than 50 applic…
 
The feisty side of fifty is just the time to focus on making improvements to your health and wellbeing. Each of us wants to remain strong and healthy for as long as possible. That’s where Dr. Ashani Weeraratna, author ofIs Cancer Inevitable? can really help. Join this highly regarded physician as she shares the latest information on cancer research…
 
Have you decided to start eating healthier as you age? Would you like to learn to prepare easy, nutritious and decidedly delicious meals? Do you want to nourish your body and satisfy your palate at the same time? If so, you’ll want to be sure to catch this show. Our guest, Laura Theodore, is the award-winning host of the popular PBS series the Jazz…
 
In many ways, aging can truly bring on our “Golden Years.” Yet, sadly, the number of scams and various other fraudulent means of targeting us seniors are on the rise. And many of these crimes are actually perpetrated by those in our own peer group. Yes, there are a whopping 14 million people over the age of 50 in our country who have antisocial, na…
 
Our guest, Stephanie Pearson, writes about travel, culture, the environment and the people who inhabit the amazing places she visits. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine; National Geographic Traveler; Bicycling; Wired; CNN; O, and The Oprah Magazine, among other highly respected national publications. In her career, Stephanie has n…
 
If you’re looking for a great read to share with your middle-grade grandchildren look no further! Our guest, Mike Johnston, is an architect turned author who loved reading science fiction and fantasy books as a child. Although he studied architecture and ancient history in college, he never forgot his early interests, which also included playing mu…
 
If you’re a grandparent, no doubt you know there’s no greater joy than sharing a lively, information-packed adventure book with your grandchildren. And that brings us to our guest, Kelly Hargrave. Kelly has written a variety of nonfiction and novelty children’s books for top publishers that inspire kids to think genuinely and creatively about their…
 
Every boomer out there remembers the famous British invasion of the 1960s and how it nearly destroyed the career of Elvis Presley. That is until Steve Binder, TV producer and director, was able to convince “the king” to make a comeback TV performance in 1968. This project, however, was fraught with backstage drama because Elvis distrusted the mediu…
 
Ellen Snee grew up in New Jersey, the oldest of five children in an Irish Catholic family. When she was 12 years old, a priest friend came to the house for dinner and gave everyone a blessing. Young Ellen then announced to her family that she wanted to become a priest when she grew up, for the opportunity to bring peace and joy to others. When her …
 
If you’re looking for a great read to share with your middle-grade grandchildren look no further! Our guest, Riley Redgate, is an award-winning author who published her first novel while she was still in college. Her latest book has been described as an enthralling update of Lord of the Flies set in space. It’s one heckuva compelling read for both …
 
David Liittschwager has shot more than a dozen assignments for National Geographic. He has, moreover, spent 12 years photographing octopuses, seahorses and jellyfish in more than 28 locations around the world. David joins us to share all about his beautiful new book that’s both an incredible feast for the eyes and a treasure trove of information ab…
 
Jennifer McKay is no stranger to reinvention. Born and raised in New Orleans, she completed a communications degree before moving to Los Angeles and starting a twenty-year career in marketing. Later, married with children, she moved with her family back to Louisiana and a new career as a stay-at-home mom. After five years, however, McKay was restle…
 
In many ways, aging can truly bring on our “Golden Years.” Yet, sadly, the number of scams and various other fraudulent means of targeting us seniors are on the rise. And older adults, who have experienced loneliness and isolation during the pandemic, are more susceptible than ever. That is why you will want to be sure to listen to what our guest h…
 
Are you a boomer who wants to live a life that’s fulfilling, inspiring and packed with opportunities for joy and happiness? If so… you’ll want to be sure to take a listen to what our guest, Cy Wakeman has to say. Cy is a drama researcher, international leadership speaker, and consultant. She is the founder of Reality-Based Leadership and authored a…
 
New York City native Caitlin Meister began teaching even while she was still learning herself. A lifelong learner, she developed a passion for igniting the curiosity in young minds. Her first reinvention came when her son was born, giving her a new understanding of working with children – but as a mom. She went on to create The Greer Meister Group,…
 
Kate Eckman assumed she’d follow the rest of her family into a medical career. Quickly, however, she realized the path wasn’t for her and she turned to journalism. Eckman’s career took her from red-carpet reporting in Hollywood to covering politics in DC, courts in Chicago, and even wildlife in Florida and Africa. When she moved to New York for a t…
 
As revolutionary as our generation has been, younger women are inspiring us with their honesty, courage and outspoken attitude in challenging some of our most outmoded (and often hurtful) human interactions head on. Our guest today, Kimberlee Yolanda Williams is just such a woman. Kimberlee is an educator, DEI administrator, consultant, workshop le…
 
With a family of 12 physicians, Hasti Nazem didn’t hesitate before going pre-med. Her beloved aunt’s passion for medicine and emigration from Iran had sparked a family-wide love of healthcare. But for Nazem, lifelong struggles with anxiety and depression left her feeling burned out, and she did what few in her family had done before: she chose to p…
 
One of the joys of age is that we have more discretionary time to follow our bliss. And, for many of us baby boomers, that means spending time outside in our garden. Whether it is filled with colorful blooms, fresh vegetables or is mainly a tranquil oasis to sooth one’s soul, a garden can contribute to your health and well being in important ways. …
 
Are you a boomer who is considering retirement and wants to live a life that’s fulfilling, inspiring and packed with new adventures? If so… you’ll want to be sure to take a listen to what our guest, Dawn Fleming has to say. Dawn has been living her best life and helping others to do just that for years though her global coaching and consulting comp…
 
If you’re a grandparent, no doubt you know there’s no greater joy than sharing a lively, information-packed adventure book with your grandchildren. And that brings us to our guest, Crispin Boyer. Crispin has written more than 20 books for National Geographic Kids, wherein he’s covered numerous topics that young readers find fascinating. His non-fic…
 
Mississippi native Janet Gurwitch was destined to join the fashion industry. Her father owned a chain of shoe stores and she herself graduated college with a degree in retail. After spending 14 years with Houston department store Foley’s, Gurwitch went on to become the Executive Vice President for Neiman Marcus. While there, she met make-up artist …
 
Joe Yogerst is an editor, writer, and photographer who has lived and worked on four continents: Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. His writing has appeared in numerous major publications including, among others, Conde Nast Traveler, CNN Travel, and National Geographic Traveler as well as in40 National Geographic books. Joe joins us to share a…
 
Paula Floyd is no stranger to transition. After seventeen years working with giants of the beauty industry such as MAC, Benefit, and Urban Decay, she felt the need for a shift. In her 50s, she was making $500,000 a year with an incredible title, but something didn’t feel right. She decided to look at what stood to be changed within the industry, an…
 
We boomers have been through some rough times of late and let’s face it: the forever-young generation is aging. Given these realities, we could really use a big dose of inspiration. And wouldn’t it be great to meet someone who could motivate us to get off the couch and make the most of this time in our lives? Well… you are about to meet that someon…
 
Wouldn’t it be great to restore your youthful figure and revitalize your zest for life? How about learning to cook easy, delicious recipes that will help to prevent some of the most dreaded diseases of aging? Want to learn the real key to maintaining your weight, your health and your wellbeing? Join Debi Chew, a full time RN who still makes time to…
 
Business was a driving focus for Christine Bader from a young age. Growing up in Manhattan with two parents both working in corporate America, she followed their lead and received her MBA from Yale. Community interest was also a focus for her, working both with AmeriCorps and in NYC government to support misplaced youth. Bader enjoyed serving in co…
 
Toronto native Ariel Garten was 23 when she had her first collection showcase at Fashion Week. The owner of a budding clothing label that was making newspapers around the city, she was bewildered when her father suggested she leave the industry. Garten went to school while producing her designs at the same time, eventually graduating with a degree …
 
Kristine Deer knew from childhood that she was meant to create, and when her mother gave her a box of fabric, some duct tape, and a stapler, she unlocked her passion for designing clothes. Fast-forward to college: Deer, of course, majored in fashion design before moving to New York City to pursue her career as a designer. But when The Great Recessi…
 
If you’re a grandparent, no doubt you know there’s no greater joy than sharing a lively, information-packed adventure book with your grandchildren. And that brings us to our guest, Leigh Lewis. Leigh is a children's writer and a poet who has been "playing pirates" since she could walk. Her adventures on the high seas have enabled her to call many p…
 
For Laurie James, giving birth to four daughters in five years called for necessary life changes. Leaving her career as a recruiter, she took on the role of a full-time mom. “My third pregnancy were a set of identical twin girls,” she says, “so that was a pretty big shock to the system.” An even bigger shock came when her mother developed dementia.…
 
Everyone loves getting lost in the pages of a great read—especially one that both entertains us with a captivating story as well as enlightens us about one of the major social ills our society faces today. Our guest, Bruce Lewis, has written just such a book. Bruce was a crime reporter for several California daily newspapers, covering police and fi…
 
If you’re looking for a great read to share with your middle-grade grandchildren look no further! Yoon Ha Lee is the New York Times best-selling author of Dragon Pearl, a companion to this book and winner of a number of awards. Yoon has also published several books for adults, including a standalone fantasy entitled Phoenix Extravagant, and the Mac…
 
What do you do when you have an MBA from Stanford with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, but you’re also loving your corporate job? That was the conundrum Nicole Malcolm-Manyara faced after spending ten years at P&G. “I worked in their oral care portfolio for kids...the Gillette business. I worked in their incubator...so it was pretty muc…
 
We boomers know that one of the best ways to keep our minds active and sharp is by learning new and fascinating information. That’s why I’m especially excited to speak with our guest, Sarah Janssen. Sarah is a writer and editor who specializes in working on nonfiction, reference books. She joins us to share all about a brand new information-packed …
 
Are you a boomer who is considering retirement and concerned about your general wellbeing? If so… you’ll want to be sure to take a listen to what Lisa Weitzman has to say. Lisa is a social worker, WeCare Administrator and Manager of Business Development at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She often writes on the topic of living your best life …
 
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