At one point or another, I think we’ve all uttered those three toxic words, “I’m too old.” Annie Gaudreault, holistic nutritionist, speaker and wellness coach flips “too old” on its head and says “hurry up.” If you’ve been thinking it’s time to align your food with what your body truly craves, this episode is your first step. There are so many helpful (and truthful) nuggets here, you’ll be well on your way to wellness in just 45 minutes!
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About Annie: As a healthy aging expert and nutritionist, Annie Gaudreault founded VEEV Health & Wellness to support smart and successful mid aged women to lose weight, sleep better and get more out of life. An endurance athlete with 12 marathons and 3 Ironman triathlons under her belt, Annie lives what she preaches.
A prior 25+ year career as a brand consultant working with executives of Fortune 500 companies gave her a solid background to serve the wellness needs of those living busy lives. And for the past 19 years she has proudly lived the life as an entrepreneur.
She is a regular speaker to the media, corporations and lifestyle organizations on various topics of health and is a healthy aging expert.
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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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In this episode:
— We bust myths that women are believing about perimenopause and menopause
— We go beyond nutrition and exercise to discuss what else we can be doing
— Dr Soma shares the most important things we should do when talking with our doctor
— And she answers the supplement question: Should we be taking them?
Widely regarded as one of America’s top physicians in midlife women’s health, Dr. Soma Mandal is a board-certified Internist who has helped thousands of women to successfully navigate Menopause and reinvent themselves along the way. Earning her MD at New York University School of Medicine, and a prestigious research fellowship at Oxford University in England, Dr. Mandal brings a fresh perspective to the topic of Menopause, particularly for women of color.
Fusing traditional Western medicine with her Eastern roots, Dr. Mandal’s approach combines the best of both worlds. Her unique approach provides women with a much-needed, easy-to follow process, making the forties and fifties plus, fabulous.”
Recently, Katie Krimitsos of Women’s Meditation Network came into the Forty Thrive community to provide us all the opportunity to tune back into ourselves and regain focus and clarity on our lives.
Through her Release, Surrender and Glow guided meditation, Katie helps you ease into the natural rhythm of your life, helping you let go of all those things you’re desperately trying to control and instead tune into your own inner voice so she can guide you confidently through these moments.
Enjoy this wherever and whenever you need a little break in your day.
Sometimes there are moments in life that feel like they were created by an act of divine intervention.
This is one of them.
If there is one episode you may need right now, it’s this one. Right here. For you.
About the guest: Dr. Rachel Barbanel-Fried, aka Dr. RBF, is a clinical psychologist, writer, and optimal performance consultant based in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. She consults with executives and organizations looking to elevate performance and reach new levels of success in the workplace and beyond. She also sees individuals, couples, and families in a therapeutic setting who are looking to move forward towards growth, change, and healing. Dr. RBF utilizes an evidence-based, collaborative approach. She’s direct, down-to-earth, and non-judgmental, specializing in working with people from diverse backgrounds. She is also a consultant with the Flow Research Collective, a peak performance research and training organization.
Some of my favorite quotables from this episode:
“The best exercise is whatever you like.”
“Take the moment of suck and come up with other options.”
“People are not broken, we may feel broken.”
“We all think that whatever happening in our heads is true.”
“The feeling itself is just a feeling but then we get caught up in our judgement of feelings, that’s when we get stuck.”
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Hey, thanks for listening! I’ve been leading this community of incredible women since I launched the group in 2017 and since then, I’ve been asking a lot of questions and listening to the needs of this growing community. Time and time again, I’ve had the opportunity to understand your core challenges — let’s be honest, your challenges are my challenges.
Two and a half years later, with just over a year of the Forty Thrive podcast under my belt, I know one thing for sure. Women over 40 want to feel better. That’s why I’m partnering with some amazing experts who will help you do just that.
If you’ve been part of Forty Thrive long enough, you know I love me some Courtney Townley. Courtney is the Founder of Grace and Grit and host of the podcast of the same name.
Not only was Courtney a huge hit at our very first Forty Thrive live event in 2018, she’s been on the podcast twice before. And what she has to offer is so much more than weight loss advice. Clients who’ve worked with Courtney have gone on to do some big things — leading their lives with confidence and of course, Grace and Grit.
Courtney’s here to help you replace those bad habits with better ones and make. it. stick.
Why you definitely want to listen:
=> That New Year’s resolution is long gone
=> You’re tired of spinning your wheels.
=> You want to learn how to develop habits that stick.
=> You know there must be a better way than extreme diets and exercise programs, you just aren’t sure what it is
In this episode, we answer:
- The biggest challenge for women over 40 when it comes to creating lasting wellness
- Why we struggle to be consistent?
- The science of behavior change
- Courtney’s 4-Step Framework that will change the game forever
Are you ready to work with Courtney and make this time… the last time?
Learn the 4 Essential Practices That Make Change Stick for Good
BONUS: Register for Courtney’s program and I’ll throw in:
— One FREE ticket to an upcoming LIVE Forty Thrive event
— One FREE 30-minute midlife mentor mini session (If you’re feeling stuck, need clarity on next steps or just need to work through a challenge, I’ve got your back)
PLUS, register by end of day on Thursday, February 6th and receive $100 off with code: TCCearlybird
Thriver of the Week!
Colleen Rosenblum, co-host of Hot Flashes and Cool Topics
I nailed the adulting thing this week- juggled needs of hubby, adult children, pets and family while podcasting, blogging and learning more of social media.
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Welcome to another episode of Thrive in 40, a quick tip to kickstart your week, in 40 seconds or less.
In this episode, Sandy Abrams, author of Breathe to Succeed, shares a simple way to start the day with intention. .
Kickstart your day by starting it with three deep breaths and a positive thought. You can transform any negative energy into positive, empowering mindfulness with just three breaths and positive thought about the energy that you want to manifest for the day. Inhale the goodness and exhale anything else that’s not serving you.
To get more from Sandy, visit TheCEOm.com. And for more inspiration from women over 40, join our free and private Forty Thrive Facebook group.