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Author: Jackie MacDougall

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Forty Thrive gives a bold voice to the badass ladies in midlife. If you're a woman in your 40s, 50s and beyond, it's time to break through the status quo and leave your invisibility at the door.

Host Jackie MacDougall takes you on a candid, compelling joyride as she connects you to experts, resources, and an abundance of strategies to rock life over 40.
56 Episodes
Get Out of Your Head

Get Out of Your Head


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, Jennifer Tracy, writing coach and host of the MILF Podcast, shares her tip to get out of your head and reconnect to your body.  Something I didn’t know or learn until I was in my late 30s was how not in my body I was, just really walking around in my head and my thoughts and not in touch with the wisdom of my feminine body. And so once I did learn that through a form of movement, it changed everything, it changed the way I told my stories, it changed the way I stood in my own story, so I just wanna invite you wherever you are to put your hand on your chest where your heart is and breathe. Just feel into your body and continue that through the rest of your day because she has wisdom to share with you and she has stories to tell. To get more from Jennifer, subscribe to the MILF Podcast or visit And for more inspiration from women over 40, join our free and private Forty Thrive Facebook group.   
This might not only be one of my all time favorite podcast conversations… but one of my favorite conversations — period. If you’re ready to get real… raw and work through some of the pain you’ve been holding onto, THIS is the episode for you.  But don’t be fooled — it’s also filled with a whole lot of laughs and some seriously colorful language. So headphones are a must if you’re at work or around the littles. 'Cause in this episode, we #sharetheshit Meet Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Melody Murray Parks. Not only does Melody work as a mental health evaluator in a Seattle ER while also running her own private practice, she’s also had an eventful career in TV, worked as an actor, hosted a children’s show and performed standup comedy. Two minutes after meeting Melody, you’ll be all “of course she did.” Read Melody's post: A Therapist’s Journey to Radical Self Care Plus, Melody answers questions from the Forty Thrive community: How to deal with anxiety How to deal with being laid off Are women in midlife over medicated? Why? About Melody: I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Child Mental Health Specialist in private practice.  I also work as a Mental Health Evaluator in the ER at Seattle Children's Hospital and co-facilitate Suicide Assessment and Treatment trainings for the nursing staff.    I also do presentations on topics including: Suicidal Ideation, Self-Care, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Mental Health & Social Media and Secondary Trauma.   I am a solution-focused clinician with a direct, casual, yet interactive approach. I help my clients learn positive ways to manage negative thought patterns, unwanted behavioral responses, process experiences that create fear, shame and sadness.  I help my clients love and accept themselves again OR, for the very first time. Before becoming a therapist, I spent several years working in film, television and casting as a producer and director.  I was also an actor, hosted a children's show and performed standup comedy.   I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles.  I am a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the Producers Guild of America.  I am currently writing a book on Adolescent Suicidal Ideation. Sponsor: This episode of Forty Thrive is brought to you by Qunol Liquid Turmeric. Get 15% Off + FREE Shipping - Reminder to SUBSCRIBE Are you subscribed to the Forty Thrive podcast? Well let’s make that happen!  Not only will it update you everytime there’s a new episode, I’m working on some bonus content that you definitely don’t want to miss. So subscribe now!  Annnd… if you find value in this conversation, please consider giving the show an honest rate and review. I just may feature your review on an upcoming episode! Thriver of the Week!  The other thing I announced last week — I am really stoked about. THRIVER of the WEEK! Each week, I’ll be featuring one woman from the Forty Thrive free and private Facebook community as our Thriver of the Week. One of the things I most love is that our Thriver is SELF submission only. What does that mean? It means you gotta get over the fear of being too extra and show up and tell us all about what makes you so damn special. I know it’s tough for a lot of women to embrace that badass, confident side so I think it’s awesome how many women have nominated themselves for this honor. To nominate yourself, go HERE.  This week’s THRIVER of the WEEK is... Heather Stewart About Heather: At the age of 44, I started taking improv classes at Second City Hollywood.  Not because I want to act or needed to take classes, simply because it sounded fun and I had an  affinity for it. I've been going non-stop since Feb 2018.  I have had to do my first auditions (ever), get headshots made (just to move up in levels) and have found SO MUCH JOY!   I began my graduation process by presenting an original sketch show with 7 other super talented women.  We're called Jane Fonda's Cellmates because it's the first title someone came up with that made us all laugh hysterically.  We're arrestingly funny.  I took a chance and did something because I thought it would be fun.  Did I think about my age? Of course. Did it stop me? NOPE!  Find a way to do the things that bring you joy regardless of how old you may be! CONGRATULATIONS, HEATHER!  And if you’re in the LA area and want to check out Jane Fonda’s Cellmates in person, CLICK HERE.  Mentioned in this episode: Inside Out (movie) Forty Thrive: From Bachelorette to Business Badass Forty Thrive: Life After The Bachelor (Part 2) Forty Thrive: Thriving through Transitions Robyn Lattaker-Johnson    
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. To get more from Stacey visit And for more inspiration from women over 40, join our free and private Forty Thrive Facebook group.   
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 Nominate yourself to be Forty Thrive's THRIVER of the WEEK!
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.  Resources:  Damona's Profile Starter Kit Subscribe to Dates and Mates 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.  
Weeeee! Today is quite a day to be a Forty Thrive podcast listener! It's the very first day of our 10 days of giveaways! Over the next 10 days we'll be featuring some incredible products and services created by women-owned and operated businesses that are sure to help you thrive! Scroll down to see today's featured gift and then join the Forty Thrive Community to enter! Plus, we have an awesome guest today! Guest:  Amy Smith is a certified confidence coach, masterful speaker and personal empowerment expert. Amy serves as founder of where she uses her roles as coach, writer, podcaster and speaker to move individuals to a place of radical personal empowerment and self love. Amy's highly sought after for her uncommon style of irreverence wisdom and humor. Get Amy's EWorkbook Stand Up for Yourself without Being a Dick.   In celebration of the Forty Thrive podcast's first anniversary, today is Day #1 of Forty Thrive's 10 Days of Giveaways. Over the next 10 days in the Forty Thrive free and private Facebook group, we'll be featuring women owned and led brands, as well as a few extra treats from some special friends! Today's featured gift! The Sosi Leone convertible backpack is the perfect bag for modern, on-the-go, and professional women who want to carry their laptop and other daily essentials with ease and style. Its sleek design makes it easy to match with professional, casual, and active outfits, so you can wear it for multiple occasions throughout the day. Enter to win this fabulous bag today!  
Are you ready to knock the fuzzy socks off the final days of 2019? Are you ready to kick some serious tail in 2020? If you answered yes, this episode is for you.  Let's do this! The days of running on autopilot are over, my friends. I am here to help you get really clear on living with intention. What you do with that information is completely up to you. In this episode, we're creating your own personal mission statement. I'm tellin' ya, this is a total game changer and can help you face tough decisions and overwhelm head on.  Get YOUR Personal Mission Statement right HERE! I promise you, if you do it, you will feel I promise you if you do it, you will feel more clear, more confident and definitely more joyful.  PS Don't miss our Forty Thrive first anniversary and holiday celebration!  In this amazing gift guide, I will feature one item each day. It could be something to make you feel good or look good or even move forward in your career, or even face hard times in a meaningful way. You will see what I'm talking about when we launch it. You will see what I'm talking about when we launched the gift guide. I have carefully curated this gift guide and each day you'll have the chance to win the item we feature. But here's the catch. You have to be in the Forty Thrive Facebook group to win. So if you're not in the They're already make it happen. It's free. It's private, and we're giving stuff away.  Don't forget to join us in the private and free Forty Thrive community on Facebook and share this episode with a friend. You know the one she's ready to make things happen, and together, we can help her. Until next time, take care and keep thriving. Now press that play button and let's get started!  
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 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   Mentioned in this episode:  Joe Chaffee, Editor Lori Caralis Consulting How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain Harvard Medical School: In Praise of Gratitude
What's a guy's biggest fear after turning 40? What does he think women are really going through? In this Forty Thrive Podcast episode with Rick Clemons, the guy behind the "no excuses, no fears, no apologies" movement and the host of the 40 Plus: Real Men. Real Talk Podcast, as well as the Life Uncloseted Podcast, we asked our own audiences over 40 (his male community and Forty Thrive's female community) the very same questions and come together to uncover some answers that may surprise you! Join us as we discuss everything from our biggest fears to how men and women can come together and thrive at 40 and beyond! More About Rick:   Over the past 20 years he’s been helping people and organizations get real about the suffocating closets they live in and he has the distinct pleasure of lovingly kicking them in the ass to make their bold moves without apologies – personally and professionally. From leadership to creativity, sexuality to parenting, and truth telling to living by your own rules, his motto is “Bust a bold move. Live life your way!”   He’s survived raising two daughters (thus the bald head), broken two world records, and once upon a time did something unbelievable at a whorehouse in Texas.   Connect with Rick on Facebook Connect with Rick on Instagram Connect with Rick on Twitter    
How to Start Over

How to Start Over


Starting over is nothing new for the ladies in the Forty Thrive community. New careers, new cities, new relationships and so many other big changes are taking shape. Diann Wingert is no stranger to starting over. The former therapist turned life coach recently uprooted her entire southern California life for a new adventure in Portland, Oregon. Hear what she thinks are the three things every woman over 40 must know and do before making a huge, life-altering change. Mentioned in this episode: Midlife Crisis or Midlife Awakening? Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life About Diann Wingert After two decades of being a successful therapist, Diann changed walked away from her private practice to become a masters level certified coach, helping women over 40 ditch their excuses,discover their courage and go after their most audacious goals. Diann passionately believes that this stage of life is the most powerful, if we are willing to let go of whatever is holding us back. Diann’s powerful combo of expertise on the midlife brain and menopause, coupled with her own unique personal experience makes her the go-to resource for women 40+. Personally, since turning 40, Diann has gotten divorced, raised her three children to adulthood, embraced Buddhism,   traveled the world, gone skydiving, studied German, remarried and became a first time entrepreneur.  Now in her 6th decade,  Diann is looking forward to continuing to learn, evolve and defy her own limits. To connect with Diann, visit  
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.   Get your ticket to Dr. Suzanne's Menopause Bootcamp HERE! Promo Code: FORTYTHRIVE   Mentioned in this episode: Joy Lamay Erica Chidi Cohen The Wing Rebecca Benenati The Wisdom of Menopause (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health During the Change Insight Timer   Follow Dr. Suzanne: Website Facebook Instagram   Are you subscribed to the Forty Thrive podcast? Well let’s make that happen!  Not only will it update you each time there’s a new episode, I’m working on some bonus content that you definitely don’t want to miss. So subscribe now!  Annnd… if you find value in this conversation, please consider giving the show an honest rate and review. I just may feature your review on an upcoming episode!  
The NO-vember Challenge

The NO-vember Challenge


Do you feel like you’re spreading yourself too thin? Are you feeling exhausted and depleted because you’re constantly saying yes, even when you don’t want to? You’re not alone. Women everywhere, including in the Forty Thrive community, share how fatigued, stressed out and overworked they often feel.  But what if we decided -- together -- for this month of November only, to say NO when we’re asked to add another thing to our never-ending to-do list? In this week’s episode, Jackie talks with Christine Sarno, a business coach, advertising and sales powerhouse and Jackie’s BFF. Together they throw down the "NO-vember Challenge," a 30-day challenge to say NO to the things that don't serve you, your goals and your inner peace. In this episode, Jackie and Christine discuss: [5:05] Why women are often people pleasers [8:30] Christine’s message to women feeling victimized by their circumstances [9:06] Discussion on Diann Wingert's insight into the menopausal brain [11:08] Christine’s parent influence [12:00] Christine talks about being her mom’s advocate  [13:35] What can you say “NO to this month? [16:20] We don’t always have to say yes to everything    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Susie Moore Diann Wingert: Midlife Crisis or Midlife Awakening Diann Wingert: Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life ABOUT CHRISTINE SARNO An award winning sales and advertising powerhouse, Christine Sarno bring her business degree to 20+ years of leadership experience in media, promotions and tech to both corporate and start-up environments.  Christine has worked closely with clients across a broad range of industries that include both Global Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. As a proven sales strategist, savvy negotiator, deal closer and skilled problem solver, Christine can confidently sift through the clutter to catalyze a clear, effective strategy, and help any client solve their largest, most pressing challenges. It’s my ongoing work as a career mentor, helping others identify what’s truly preventing them from finding success, and teaching them how to face the fear with self-empowerment, where I've found my true niche and life’s calling. I am a self-proclaimed "Tiger Daughter”, raised to be strong, driven and self-motivated in my quest for personal and business achievement. I strive to support and advise clients with authenticity, encouragement, and a dollop of tough love.  I’ve got your back and will tell you what you need to hear. You deserve honesty. It's integral to your success. A single mother of two beautiful children who bring me immeasurable joy in this world, I understand the highs and lows of life and appreciate the privilege of learning from failure versus regret.  I have the strength to get up and move forward again, and truly understand the blessing of a little luck. Follow Christine:  Instagram Website JOIN US Have you joined the Forty Thrive community yet? It's FREE! SUBSCRIBE Are you subscribed to the Forty Thrive podcast? Well let’s make that happen!  Not only will it update you every time there’s a new episode, I’m working on bonus content that you definitely don’t want to miss. So subscribe now!  Annnd… if you find value in this conversation, please consider giving the show an honest rate and review. I just may feature your review on an upcoming episode!      
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.   
When Jackie walks into the wrong room at a conference, she finds exactly what she needs -- and more. Hear the story and find ways to get yourself unstuck. Hint: Your mindset has very little to do with it.  Featured Guest:  Shanna Lee is a personal coach and energetic frequency expert. She is the #1 Best Selling author of The Soul Frequency: Your Healthy, Awakened and Authentic Life and the founder of and The Soul Frequency Show Podcast, leading the conversation on raising your energy frequency and creating a life founded on truth and alignment. She is a speaker, businesswoman, and consultant to executives of Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, influencers, and fashion industry experts. If you love a good audio book like I do, get The Soul Frequency FREE at Audible is the world’s largest seller and producer of audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, enriching the lives of our millions of listeners every day. They’re offering Forty Thrive podcast listeners a Free month plus one free audiobook download, just for trying them out.  
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   Dr. Susan Love   Sharsheret   Episode 21: Will I even make it to 40? (Jackie's story)   I Did Everything Right and I Still Got Breast Cancer by Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz     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.   Follow Dr. Suzanne: Website Facebook Instagram    
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'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
It's the episode 40 episodes in the making. At this age and stage of life, we know it's important to celebrate the little things. So we've created a show all about YOU -- the listener. Several Forty Thrive listeners stepped up and spoke out about their favorite episodes. Take a listen! Huge thanks to actor Andrew Bowen for the awesome Keanu Reeves and Chris Hemsworth impressions. We ladies over 40 reeeeally appreciate it.  And a huge thanks to our Thrive Tribe for making these episodes happen every week, especially editors Joe Chaffee and Jeff MacDougall. You are loved and appreciated! Featured Listeners: Lisa Malcom Julie Sgroi Kristen Stevens Diane Harrises Lori Caralis Dawn Marie Bornheimer Julie Neale Linda Locke Episodes mentioned:  The Value of Vulnerability with Amy Porterfield For Messy and Imperfect People Only with Leigh Koechner Thriving Through Transitions with Nancy Karas The Heart of Entrepreneurship with Katie Krimitsos From Bachelorette to Business Badass with Moana Dixon (Part 1) Life After the Bachelor with Moana Dixon (Part 2) How to Act Like a Grownass Woman with Elsie Escobar Over 60 is Hilarious with Cathy Ladman and Mindy Sterling
Dia Bondi is a communications powerhouse who shares her brilliant way to help women like us not only ask for what we want, but actually get it. (Hint: it's like nothing you've ever heard before) About Dia Bondi   For the last 20 years, some of the most extraordinary world leaders, CEOs, philanthropists and innovators have considered Dia their secret weapon. Over thousands of coaching sessions, she’s helped them tap into their power and move their businesses forward.   Dia helped Rio secure the 2016 Summer Olympics. Her clients include a wide range of organizations in technology and beyond.  She’s coached changemakers at the Clinton Global Initiative and the Commonwealth Games Federation.   In 2018 Dia Launched Ask Like An Auctioneer, a project to help 1MM women ask for more and get it using the mental model and frameworks from the world of Auctioneering.  Her drive is to help women be more courageous in how and what the ask for, gain a sense of control and confidence in their negotiations so they can reach their goals faster.   Dia is a SheEO activator and sits on the Development Board for The Coaching Fellowship, accelerating extraordinary women leaders in social impact. In 2016, she took up the mic as an auctioneer to maximize fundraising for non-profits benefiting women and girls. Dia is direct, magnetic, fierce and insatiably curious — and she’s passionate about helping women succeed.      Connect with Dia   Website   Ask Like an Auctioneer   Facebook   LinkedIn   Instagram   Twitter    
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.      Mentioned in this episode:   The Real Reason You Feel Like Crap   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.   Connect with Courtney:   Grace and Grit podcast   Grace and Grit private FB group   Work with Courtney:   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.   
A Quick 3-Minute Reminder

A Quick 3-Minute Reminder


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?     
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