The Toxic 5: Foods to Avoid in Midlife and Beyond

The Toxic 5: Foods to Avoid in Midlife and Beyond

Meet Kwavi Agbeyegbe, she’s a life coach who believes women deserve to feel energized, confident and fiercely happy in their lives. Who doesn’t want more of that?
In this episode, we talk: 
• Maximizing Midlife
• Giving up Alcohol
• Mindful Eating
• The Toxic 5 (foods we all should avoid)
About Kwavi: Kwavi Agbeyegbe is a Certified Weight Coach/Life Coach and Retreat Creator that helps successful women manage their health, mindset and waistlines. Her passion is helping women in their 40’s and beyond master their health and wellness. 
Join Kwavi for her upcoming live virtual event “Now Is the Time” happening 11.7.2020. The event is focused on celebrating how far we’ve come and not letting the narrative surrounding midlife prevent them from going after what they want. REGISTER HERE
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Forty Thrive is EXACTLY what you need if you’re feeling a bit lost in midlife. Jackie’s authenticity and generosity make you feel like a part of a secret club where your age is an advantage! This show is CAN’T MISS and should be added to your favs pronto!
The Question to Ask Yourself Right Now

The Question to Ask Yourself Right Now

Why Bother? Who knew two little words could have so much power? On this week’s episode, Jackie talks with author Jennifer Louden, author of Why Bother? Discover the Desire for What’s Next. 

If you’re feeling stuck or wondering what your next move should be, this one’s for you. 


About Jennifer Louden: Jennifer’s a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first bestseller, The Woman’s Comfort Book
Since then, she’s written six additional books on well-being and whole living, including The Woman’s Retreat Book and The Life Organizer, with close to a million copies of her books in print in nine languages. Her newest is Why Bother? Discover the Desire for What’s Next. 
Jennifer has spoken around the world, and has written a national magazine column for a Martha Stewart magazine, been quoted in two of Brené Brown’s books, and has appeared on hundreds of TV programs, radio shows, and podcasts—even on Oprah.
Connect with Jen on her website, on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
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About Face in Midlife

About Face in Midlife

Raise your hand if you’ve ever looked at a woman who does yoga and envied not only how grounded, centered and balanced she is, but those arms and shoulders are serious workout goals. 


Now imagine the results you could see if you were to do Face Yoga. Yes, face yoga. It’s a thing.

The team at Face Yoga Method reached out to me a while back and introduced me to this phenomenon. Led by founder Fumiko Takatsu, Face Yoga Method is an all natural practice that consists of non invasive facial exercises that tone facial muscles, improve complexion and smooth wrinkles. It’s a holistic approach focusing on mind/body/spirit and boasts side effects like amazing posture and more self confidence. Yes, please!

I will admit. I was skeptical.

But take a listen to my interview with Fumiko and it’s like DUH! Of course this works!  

They’re about to announce a big sale over at Face Yoga Method, including their flagship 6-week Face Toning Bootcamp that can take 10 years off your face. TEN YEARS. Are you ready to get a full face and neck transformations in LESS THAN 2 MONTHS?
About our guest:
Fumiko Takatsu (founder and CEO) of the Face Yoga Method brings her 15 years of practice and personal experience into the Revolutionary Pro-Aging Method that has been impacting thousands of lives, hers included!


Following a nearly fatal car accident that threw her hip, shoulder and head off-kilter, Fumiko developed what is today The Face Yoga Method. With over 80 facial postures geared toward working on any area of the face, she has helped men and women worldwide replace cosmetic procedures 100% naturally!

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“Thank you Jackie for being the voice for all of us on the Forty Thrive Podcast. I truly admire you and everything you have done throughout your career and on. Just when I was ready to close the door on podcasts for me – over forty mom, I found you just in time. Thank you for making me feel normal, valuable and heard.”

Found in Transition

Found in Transition

Meet Dr. Paria Hassouri, a pediatrician, mother of three, transgender rights activist, and author of Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change. I met Paria in 2019 while my family was going through our own transition, when one of our children came out as transgender.

Paria and her family were a little bit ahead of us, going through a transition of their own with their teenage daughter. Now while you may not be familiar with transgender children or transgender issues and challenges, Paria’s story is universal to any mom, really any human, who at one time believed that life would look one way until a bomb is completely dropped. Through Paria’s story, you can feel her slowly begin to grow, find acceptance and express the unconditional love that was always within her.

But it wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t easy.

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About Our Guest: Paria Hassouri is the author of Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change. A pediatrician, mother of three, and transgender rights activist, her essays have been published in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Huffington Post. A proud Iranian-American, she spent her formative years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and currently resides and practices in Los Angeles.



National Center for Transgender Equality

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The Ultimate Guide to Career Moves over 40

The Ultimate Guide to Career Moves over 40

If you’re on the search for a new job opportunity, want to get further in your current career, or just start over doing something totally different, this episode is pure gold. 
Amber Beam is on a mission to eradicate soul-sucking jobs everywhere! With 15 years in HR as an I-O Psychologist, she’s seen it all! Now she’s throwing back the curtain to reveal what you really need to know to win over skeptics in HR.
If you’re thinking “it’s too late” or “I don’t think I have enough experience,” we’re about to kick those thoughts to the curb.  


In this episode, we talk:

  • How to stand out among the crowd when searching for a new job or gig
  • What do do when you keep running into the O word — overqualified
  • How to use your “soft skills” to rock any interview
  • How and when to take a position that may be a step backward
  • 4 simple steps to win anyone over on Linked In
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This podcast is the manual for finally living in alignment and living YOUR best life. Jackie is an incredible interviewer with a true gift for clarity, hilarity and asking the questions we all want to ask. I highly recommend adding this one to your library.
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