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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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

The Trevor Project



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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What the Heck is Human Design?

What the Heck is Human Design?

What is Human Design and how can you use it to become the most successful and fulfilled you?
According to today’s guest, Human Design Reader, Certified Coach and Podcaster, Kelsey Abbot, Human Design is a system that combines astrology, the chakras and the Kabbalah Tree of Life.
Kelsey adds, “This is how I describe it: Years ago, your soul got called to Earth School, but before it enrolled, it selected your blueprint, your style and a whole bunch of gifts. And then it decided exactly when and where it would come to Earth. Human design allows us to see all the choices your soul made for you.”
About Kelsey:
Kelsey Abbott is an intuitive Human Design Reader, a Certified Professional Coach, Instigator of Joy and the host of the Find Your Awesome podcast. She helps spiritual adventurers remember who they are and why they’re here so they can up-level with ease. She believes that the universe wants us to be sparklyAF and that joy is our natural state. When Kelsey isn’t playing in her business, she’s bringing curiosity, play and joy to triathlon–a sport she races as an elite amateur. Connect with Kelsey on her YouTube channel, Inspiration Station.
Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

Welcome to Season 2 of Forty Thrive! We’re back and more committed than ever to provide you the tools you need to thrive in midlife and beyond. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Forty Thrive on your favorite podcast app!

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I’m so glad I found this podcast. Jackie style is direct on point and easy to listen to. The content is rich and relevant for women navigating life after 40 I’m in my sixties now, but these topics still relate and are so uplifting and positive. This is a must podcast for any woman over 40 and beyond.

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Stop Beating Yourself Up!

Stop Beating Yourself Up!

Welcome to our very first episode of Thrive in 40, a quick tip to kickstart your week in 40 seconds or less. 

In this episode, Psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser shares her top tip to help us boost self esteem, motivation and feel happier. We all want that, right?

I find that women have a bad habit of beating themselves up. They proverbially take the baseball bat and beat themselves up if they’re not happy with themselves. And what that actually does is it lowers your self esteem, impacts your ability to be motivated, and it will ultimately impact your overall happiness. So the important thing to do is to tell yourself, okay, I don’t like what I did, make the necessary changes so you don’t do it again, and then focus on moving forward with your life.

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Is It Time to Pivot Your Career?

Is It Time to Pivot Your Career?

In our first episode of 2020, Jackie’s joined by guest co-host (from our own Forty Thrive community), Bonnie Frank. 

Bonnie is a former teacher and college professor, turned entrepreneur, who started her online coaching and consulting business from scratch at 49.

Check out Bonnie’s podcast, Business Fabulous, wherever you listen to podcasts.

In this episode:

  • How to make a career pivot
  • The importance of knowing your learning style so you can continue to be a lifelong learner
  • Where to find (and not find) support
  • How women over 40 are getting in our own way
  • How to monetize your own gifts and talents
  • How to use S.M.A.R.T. goals to achieve what you want
  • How to start a business without going into debt

Mentioned in this episode:

Howard Gardner on Multiple intelligences

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

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Best Money Moves with Ilyce Glink

Best Money Moves with Ilyce Glink

Ilyce Glink is an award-winning financial journalist, television and radio personality, syndicated columnist, and the founder of four Chicago-based companies. Her latest company is Best Money Moves, a cloud-based, mobile-first platform that employers give to their employees use to measure and dial down financial stress, lowering turnover and absenteeism while fostering engagement, productivity, and better health outcomes.

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In this episode, Ilyce shares her financial experience and insight to help us:
• Raise kids with positive attitudes around money
• Catch up (financially and in the work force)
• Understand life insurance: Getting the right type of plan and the appropriate amount of coverage
• Plus, how to get the most protection when we need it by “laddering”  life insurance
• Tap into networking opportunities we haven’t thought of
• Get in front of the right decision makers to pivot and grow our careers

Ilyce’s financial journalism work appears on and dozens of newspapers, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. Her corporate clients include everything from Fortune 1000 companies to start-ups, and she has written more than a dozen books on money and real estate, with nearly one million books in print.

Some of Ilyce’s (many) books:

50 Simple Steps You Can Take To Improve Your Personal Finances: How to Spend Less, Save More, and Make the Most of What You Have

50 Simple Steps You Can Take to Disaster-Proof Your Finances: How to Plan Ahead to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones and Survive Any Crisis

100 Questions You Should Ask About Your Personal Finances: And The Answers You Need to Help You Save, Invest, and Grow Your Money

100 Questions Every Home Seller Should Ask: With Answers from the Top Brokers from Around the Country

100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask: With Answers from Top Brokers from Around the Country