The Thank You Project

The Thank You Project

If you’re looking to feel more thankful or deepen your gratitude practice, this is the episode for you. 

Did you know it’s scientifically proven that expressing gratitude, especially through writing, actually rewires our brain to feel more happiness?

This is not anything new to Nancy Davis Kho, host of Midlife Mixtape podcast and author of The Thank You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time. As she approached a milestone birthday, she decided to send thank-you letters to the many people who had influenced her, helped her, and inspired her over the years: family, friends, mentors, teachers, co-workers, even a couple of former friends and exes. Emerging research proves that actively appreciating the formative people in your life, past and present, can lead to a lasting increase in your happiness levels. The Thank-you Project offers a charming, entertaining roadmap to see, say and savor your way there.

 

About Nancy: 

Nancy Davis Kho is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, US Magazine, The Rumpus, and The Toast. She’s been recognized as a Voice of the Year in the Humor Category by BlogHer and was the inaugural champion of Oakland’s Literary Death Match. She covers “the years between being hip and breaking one” at MidlifeMixtape.com and on the Midlife Mixtape Podcast, available on all major podcast platforms.

Get Nancy’s book The Thank-You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time.

Get more from Nancy at DavisKho.com.

 
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Can you really embrace aging?

Can you really embrace aging?

From gray hair to menopause, Jackie and Dr. Suzanne Gilberg Lenz talk choices that can help you thrive in midlife and beyond. 
 
Plus, your common questions answered:
 
What exactly is peri-menopause?
How do you know menopause is about to happen?
What kinds of changes can you expect?
What kind of impact will it have on your sense of well being?
 
 
About Dr. Suzanne Gilberg Lenz
 
I’m a hard-core science nerd with a deep respect for the holistic approach to health and life. Believe it or not, there is a science to self-care!
 
After earning my medical degree at Southern California School of Medicine and completing my residency at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, I wanted to expand my knowledge beyond conventional medicine.
 
In 2010 I graduated from California College of Ayurveda as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, which has truly expanded and informed my practice of medicine. Being able to integrate this incredible ancient healing tradition has been a game changer and allowed me to go deeper into the study of health and healing.
 
As more “natural” solutions, medicines, and technologies emerge in the global marketplace, I find myself referring back to Ayurveda- the original lifestyle medicine, which incorporates the mind, body, and spirit.
 
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Cannabis and CBD as Midlife Medicine

Cannabis and CBD as Midlife Medicine

Let me guess, you’re having trouble sleeping. Maybe you’ve got some aches and pains. Or maybe hot flashes / night sweats are driving you crazy. You’re not alone! But what would you say if I told you that there’s a tried and true remedy for most of those sexy peri/menopausal symptoms?

 

Featured Guest:

Aliza Sherman is a web pioneer and founder of Cybergrrl, Inc. and Webgrrls International who helped pave the way for women in the Internet industry. After 25+ years in the Internet industry, is the CEO of Ellementa, a global women’s wellness network with a focus on cannabis and CBD, and the author of Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness: An Essential Guide for Using Nature’s Medicine to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Inflammation, and More

 
The Truth About Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Truth About Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Unless you’re living under a rock, you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But before you run out and buy that pink kitchen utensil or a bottle of (potentially cancer-causing) pink alcohol… take a listen to this episode.
 
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz and I talk the surprising truth behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We answer:
 
• Where does your money actually go?
• Which organizations truly help women?
• What can you do to make a real impact this month.
 
Plus, Dr Suzanne shares her own experience being diagnosed with breast cancer 6 years ago — even after doing “everything right.”
 

7 Ways to Create Impact in October

What are some of the ways you can really make an impact to prevent and support?
  
1. Understand your own breasts (self breast exams each month are a must)
2. Make sure you’re donating time, money and efforts to an organization where you understand the goal
3. Be mindful of what you’re consuming; food, drink, air, chemicals, media. What we put into our brains and hearts is as important as what we put into our bodies. 
4. Decrease stress and/or engage stress-relieving activities like yoga and meditation. (Moving your body is key)
5. Support Planned Parenthood or another organization that provides care for women who may otherwise not be able to afford it. 
6. Support someone in your community with meals. You can use an app like MealTrain to organize meals in your community. 
7. Advocate for yourself! You are the most important person when it comes to healthcare. 
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
About Dr. Suzanne
 
I’m a hard-core science nerd with a deep respect for the holistic approach to health and life. Believe it or not, there is a science to self-care!
 
After earning my medical degree at Southern California School of Medicine and completing my residency at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, I wanted to expand my knowledge beyond conventional medicine.
 
In 2010 I graduated from California College of Ayurveda as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, which has truly expanded and informed my practice of medicine. Being able to integrate this incredible ancient healing tradition has been a game changer and allowed me to go deeper into the study of health and healing.
 
As more “natural” solutions, medicines, and technologies emerge in the global marketplace, I find myself referring back to Ayurveda- the original lifestyle medicine, which incorporates the mind, body, and spirit.
 

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The Ultimate Guide to Hormone Replacement Therapy

The Ultimate Guide to Hormone Replacement Therapy

Today is the first in our Healthy You series, four episodes in October to help you feel your best through the transitions and changes that can happen in life over 40 and beyond.

We’re just about 90 days out from the new year. Let’s not move feeling good to the back burner and leave it for 2020. Now is the time.

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Liz Lyster about all things hormones. 

So you think you understand the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy, huh? Yup, so did I.

Until I met Dr. Liz Lyster.

Dr. Liz shares her years of expertise in treating many women (and men) through hormonal changes, including menopause and peri-menopause. Trust me when I say, I didn’t know what I didn’t know about the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy. This was a hugely enlightening conversation for me and I’m confident it can help you too. 

Dr. Liz answers:

How do I know if I’m in menopause?

What is happening to my body?

How long does peri-menopause last?

How long can I take hormone replacement?

Can hormone replacement therapy cause cancer?


About Dr. Liz

Dr. Liz Lyster is an OB/GYN medical doctor, best-selling author and speaker, and an expert in peri-menopause and menopause.

In her private practice in the San Francisco Bay area, she helps women and men in midlife and beyond lose weight, have more energy, increase their motivation and drive, and generally feel great.

She graduated from Cornell University, went to medical school at UC Irvine, and got her Masters degree at UCLA in Community Health Education.

Dr. Liz walks her own talk – when she turned 50 a few years ago, she celebrated by climbing to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa.

Dr. Liz has two young adult sons, and enjoys hiking and Argentine tango with her husband.

Dr Liz Lyster

Dr. Liz’s Books: 

Go for Great! Dr. Liz’s Guide to Thrive at Every Age

Dr. Liz’s Easy Guide to Menopause: 5 Simple Steps to Balancing Your Hormones and Feeling Like Yourself Again

4 Steps to Reaching Your Health Goals with Ease

4 Steps to Reaching Your Health Goals with Ease

If you’re looking to feel your absolute best without beating yourself up over being perfect, this is the episode for you.
 
Courtney Townley, wellness expert and host of the Grace and Grit podcast is here! What I love about Courtney is how she’s evolved her business and her message into so much more than nutrition and exercise. Courtney takes such a gentle, holistic approach — she’s the go-to expert whether you’re at the beginning of your new health journey or just looking to up your game a bit. 
 
 

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More about Courtney:
 
Courtney Townley began working in the fitness industry over two decades ago when she transitioned from the professional dance world. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA and is fully certified as a STOTT PILATES® instructor, National Strength and Conditioning personal trainer (NSCA-CPT), ACE Health Coach, Precision Nutrition Level 2 Coach. She is also a very proud student of the Ido Portal Method.
 
Courtney has owned 2 fitness facilities and was so blown away by the results that clients got from her health coaching services, she decided to commit fully to developing that aspect of her business. She’s driven to learn everything she can about her field to help her clients get the results they desire and to be sure they have fun along the way.
 
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Check out Courtney’s FREE masterclass — she’s sharing how behavior change really works so you can reach your health goals with more ease and grace. 

 

Say It with Me: “Not Today!”

Say It with Me: “Not Today!”

Each week, I work extremely hard to connect women over 40 with experts and resources to help enhance your life, provide practical tools and maybe inspire and motivate you to create the best freaking life ever.

It’s also important to me that I share my own personal experiences and struggles, because I know if I’m struggling with it, maybe you are too.

This week, I had an amazing interview scheduled to share with you. And I will — soon. But I’ve decided to live by example and make a decision that I desperately need, and may actually be a lesson you need to hear. 

I’d love to hear from you. Is there something in your life you need to say “not today” to? 

 


Skincare Guide for Women over 40

Skincare Guide for Women over 40

We all want to have better skin as we age over 40, 50 and beyond. It’s possible! Our Forty Thrive skincare expert reveals the secret to a plump, youthful complexion. Plus, are you making this common mistake during your skincare routine? She says it’s quite possible!

 


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Colorscience Sunscreen Daily UV Essentials

Find an Osmosis Beauty skincare expert near you

Osmosis Skincare Enzyme Cleanse

Osmosis Skincare Nourishing Moisture

Osmosis Skincare Growth Factor Serum

Osmosis Skincare DNA Repair C Serum

Calm Vitamin A Serum

LED (Light emitting diodes)

Nelly De Vuyst BIO FEMME Elle Cleansing Foam

Bio Medical PH Toner

 

Meet Our Guest:

kathleen's wellness center kathleen szabadosKathleen Szabados is a licensed Esthetician, Make-up Artist and Pilates Instructor. Kathleen takes great pride and pleasure in helping her clients look and feel their very best.  With the proper products, skin care routine and fitness program, everyone can achieve this goal at any age.  She continues to stay on the cutting edge of new technology and skin care treatments, constantly evolving her service offerings.  She feels very lucky to have cultivated such a fulfilling career in skincare and is extremely thankful for her fantastic and loyal clientele.  Kathleen’s Wellness Center is based in Santa Clarita, CA and can be reached HERE.

How to Age in Reverse with Alicia Schoroth

How to Age in Reverse with Alicia Schoroth

This summer on the Forty Thrive podcast, we’re focusing on our bodies and how to look and feel our absolute best. No better time than the present to get that started!

Alicia Schoroth is the owner of HERPowerlifestyle.com a platform that provides effective online programs for fitness, weight loss, and wellness with a focus on hormone balance.

 


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In this episode, we talk:

• How our bodies react to exercise differently as we age. Are you feeling frustrated with the lack of results; caught in a cycle of over-exercising, creating stress and perpetuating the lack of results.

• How to feel better today than you did in your 20s. Alicia started bodybuilding competitions in her 40’s simply to show women what we are capable of in fitness and how important mindset is.

• How to shift from eating from foods for weight loss to foods for hormone balancing – (psst: this actually leads to weight loss anyway) Eating for hormonal health makes weight loss and muscle growth possible.

About Alicia Schoroth:

Alicia left a 15-year career in the finance world, after the birth of her son.  When she was 41, she founded HER Power Lifestyle to help other women achieve their health and fitness goals.  She wanted to provide a program that addresses what others haven’t in the past.  She combines her knowledge from her own personal struggles and expertise on hormones and women’s changing nutritional requirements and reaction to stress and exercise as they age.

Alicia is a certified trainer, Certified Health & Nutrition Coach, Certified Hormone Specialist, Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, Fitness Nutritionist & holds other fitness certifications including Pilates and Level 1 Kickboxing.

To prove that we cannot be limited by our age and there is power in our mindset,  Alicia decided to enter her first body fitness competition at the age of 42.  In her first 2 years of competing, she earned five top 5 finishes and four 1st place finishes. Last year at the age of 45, she captured 3 Pro Cards (defeating women half her age)

Alicia is also a published Fitness Model, and regular contributor to women’s fitness magazines.  She was named in the FAB 40 over 40 by D’FYNE Fitness magazine.

Will I Even Make It to 40?

Will I Even Make It to 40?

As a podcast launch coach and online community leader, I love helping women push through the fear and do the things they were born to do.

Which brings me here, to this episode.

In an episode different from any other I’ve done, I share a chapter I recently wrote in The Strength of Our Anchors, a collaboration project I contributed to, along with several other women. In this chapter, I share my personal story of loss, love and perseverance.

I hope you enjoy it.


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