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Is Your Brain Messing with You?

Is Your Brain Messing with You?

What if you discovered your memories are actually wrong, that what you thought you knew was actually completely inaccurate? Dr. Ginger Campbell is the author of “Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty” and she’s here to help us understand our own brains. 

Plus, coming out later in life. How to find support yourself and/or support those you love. Ginger talks with those who’ve taken the brave steps forward on her podcast, Graying Rainbows. 

Guest: Dr. Ginger Campbell is best known for her highly respected podcast Brain Science, which began airing back in 2006. She has a passion for making complex ideas accessible and helps scientists share their ideas with people of all backgrounds. She is also the author of “Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty.” Dr. Campbell lives in Birmingham AL where she cares for veterans at the Birmingham VA Medical Center.

Plus, Ginger is the host of Graying Rainbows, a podcast and community devoted to those who are coming out LGBT+ later in life. Connect with Ginger on social media: LinkedIn, Facebook 


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You’re Invited: Join Forty Thrive and therapist Melody Murray for Who Are You? We dive into our Family of Origin which will help us begin to understand HOW we are WHO we are.  In this impactful and empowering workshop, you’ll get tools to help the real you bust through and come out on the other side of reinvention. REGISTER HERE

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The Sex Episode

The Sex Episode

Between episodes of Grace & Frankie and starting brand new businesses, it seems women over 40 are having sex — and lots of it. Recently, Wendy Miller, my friend, podcast launch client and host of Sex Ed the Musical and I brought our big midlife creative brains together to survey over 100 women over 40 on what’s happening in the bedroom (and beyond). 

The results are definitely note worthy and led to an informative, entertaining conversation about cheating, sex toys and Sam Elliot’s mustache.

From Wendy: Searching for truth over marketing, we asked 100 women over 40 a series of questions about their sex lives including sexual fantasies, how often they’re having sex, how happy they are in bed and how likely they are to hook up with another lady person. The answers may surprise you.

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How to Find (Better) Love over 40

How to Find (Better) Love over 40

If finding love is on your priority list for 2020, or ready to take your love life to the next level, then this episode is for you.

Feautured Guest: 

Damona Hoffman is a dating coach and media personality who starred in A+E Networks’ TV series #BlackLove and A Question of Love. Damona preciously held creative executive positions at CBS, Paramount, and NBC Universal. Now, she hosts the Dates & Mates Podcast and contributes regularly to The Washington Post, CNN/HLN,, and in addition to coaching clients. 


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Day 8 of 10 Days of Giveaways

Today’s featured gift is super special to me. I know so many people personally grieving during the holidays. By the time we’ve our 40s, 50s and 60s, may of us have experienced significant loss. 

Meet Sharing Solace, a company created out of its founder’s devastating and isolating grief after losing her daughter.

Sharing Solace’s mission is simple. “We’re here to provide support to you as you travel your unique grief journey. We help you to honor your grief, acknowledge that your grief is a process of healing, and allow yourself to become stronger, happier person because of your life experiences.”

Featured Gift:

Circle of life pendant with “every moment is worthwhile” token.

What’s so special about this gift is that it’s meant to be given to someone who may be grieving from a death or loss. They register the token online to join the sharing solace community, and wear the jewelry close to their heart. When they’re ready, they remove the token from the outer locket, releasing their heavy grief, place it into a new locket and pass the gift of strength on to someone else who may need it. I was so touched by this that I knew I had to feature such a meaningful gift in our 10 days of giveaways 

How to enter: 

Download Forty Thrive’s 10 Tips to Start Thriving Today at

It’s that simple!

ALL Entries open until 11:59 pm on December 21, 2019
Winners announced Monday, December 23, 2019
Gifts can only be shipped within the United States.

If you liked this episode, please share it with a friend, you know the one, she’s ready to make love a priority in 2020.


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

The Naked Truth with Leslie Morgan

The Naked Truth with Leslie Morgan

This week’s guest is author of The Naked Truth, Leslie Morgan. If you’re looking for a summer read that’s got grit, a point of view and gets a weeee bit (a lot) racy, this one’s for you. In the Naked Truth, Leslie shares her story of finding herself — and a whole lot of men — after ending a 20-year-marriage.

But my conversation with Leslie is about so much more than sex. Leslie shares what was happening in her marriage (I think a whole lot of women can relate) and how she felt stuck — just shy of turning 50. While the answer for her might not be the same for you, I think there are so many thought-provoking nuggets in this interview.

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Leslie Morgan is an author, consultant and thought leader on women’s leadership, work-life balance, inspirational parenting, overcoming adversity and surviving violence against women. She lives in Washington, DC. She recently completed her fourth nonfiction book which explores female aging and sexuality after motherhood and divorce. Her corporate experience includes The Washington Post, Johnson & Johnson, Leo Burnett and Seventeen Magazine.

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Mentioned in this episode:

The Naked Truth book

Crazy Love book

Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families

Let’s Talk about Sex (over 40) with Wendy Miller

Let’s Talk about Sex (over 40) with Wendy Miller

Recently, Forty Thrive co-hosted an event called The Self Care Project, showcasing experts in all areas of self care; mind, body and spirit. During this event, we hosted a panel called “Pleasure as Self Care,” featuring some incredible sexual health experts. One of those experts was the outspoken and super funny Wendy Miller.

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Wendy is an award-winning, writing and producer powerhouse, working with media giants like NBC, Lifetime and Oprah Winfrey. She also spent over seven years creating hundreds of hours of premium, sex-positive programming for couples as Head of Programming for Playboy TV. It’s because of that role that Wendy is now a board-certified sexologist, serving as a sexual wellness consultant with a passion for helping women improve their lives through healthy, positive sex lives.

Wendy’s faves: 

Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships

The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love

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