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Hi! I'm on a bit of a summer schedule but wanted to share something I thought you might like (produced by yours truly). Media Circus takes an inside look at private tragedy in the public eye, and explores how the media got it right, got it wrong, and got in the way. In each episode, Victim Advocate and Author Kim Goldman gives us a fresh, behind-the-scenes look into high profile crimes you think you know, told by the victims and their families who were thrust into the spotlight in their most vulnerable moments. Media Circus connects you with the real people beyond the media coverage to share their stories -- in their own words, on their own terms.Check it out and give it a favorite or follow. Support the show
Lessons from a Chair

Lessons from a Chair


On Ryan Rae Harbuck's Instagram, she refers to herself as a "word sifter, wheelie expert, boy mom and underwater dreamer." I'll add courageous woman, inspiring swimmer and badass mom to that description. A paralyzing car accident in her teens left Ryan with a new life to build. In her book, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Chair,  Ryan shares a poignant message, "Everyone has a chair," that thing we are bound to or unwillingly defines you, an element that makes you different from the rest, one that you have little choice in the matter.  But it does not mean life is without choices.  Ryan's story is a series of choices that will surprise, inspire and motivate you to life your own life to the fullest. Support the show
Facing My Addiction

Facing My Addiction


In one of the most raw, honest episodes of TGAWG yet, I talk with TV personality, interior designer and life stylist Lauren Makk.  I met Lauren back in 2015 when I was working on a daytime syndicated TV show called Fablife. Lauren, one of the co-hosts and resident interior designer, stood out to me at the time as someone who is very much, "what you see is what you get," something I definitely admire, especially in that industry.  Six plus years later, she's still that way. In this episode, Lauren shares:Her journey to sobriety, complete with twists and turns. What life looked like when she was drinking. The excruciatingly painful moment when she knew something needed to change. And what she's learned about herself in the one year since putting down the  bottle.Resources: Alcoholics AnonymousBooze-Free Craft Cocktails(More to come!) About Lauren: Lauren Makk is an Interior Designer, Life Stylist, and popular TV Host seen on the Emmy Award winning Trading Spaces on TLC, Home Made Simple for the Oprah Winfrey Network, and Big Block Overhaul for HGTV. Lauren has also starred alongside Tyra Banks, Chrissy Teigen and Joe Zee as she co-hosted the hit talk show “FAB Life”, for ABC. More recently, Lauren has paved a way for a new generation of design leaders and makers as she was cast as judge on “Shop Class”, a kids design completion show on Disney + and “Design Star: Next Gen” for Discovery + - both streaming now.A native of Oklahoma City, Lauren has lived everywhere from Philly to Honolulu, building businesses and creating design magic. More recently, Lauren has gotten married to the love of her life -Alvin Lozano, and moved to Nashville where they are raising their blended family of 5. Never one to shy away from personal topics, Lauren has been candid about her major weight losses (and gains), and is coming clean about getting cleaner. Today Lauren is celebrating a full year of sobriety.Support the show
Get What You Want

Get What You Want


Julie Solomon is a speaker, business coach, host of the top rated The Influencer Podcast, and Author of the brand new book, Get What You Want: How to Go From Unseen to Unstoppable. If you're been thinking it's time to go for what you really want -- or maybe even just figure out what you really want, this episode is for you. We talk the importance of owning your origin story, Julie's three keys to freedom, and the one mind-blowing section of the book that can change how you see everything.Get a signed copy of Julie's book or order through her website.More about Julie:Julie has launched several successful online programs including Pitch It Perfect, The Influencer Academy, and SHINE Mastermind, which teach clients how to master the important skill sets needed to take a personal brand idea and turn it into a profitable, sustainable business (such as cherry picking brand partnerships that make you thousands a month, or introducing yourself to an influential community of leaders and getting them excited to support you).In her weekly podcast, The Influencer Podcast, Julie offers up real-time coaching, straight talk, and conversations about business growth and personal development to her millions of listeners worldwide. With over a decade of experience in helping individuals turn messages into movements, Julie empowers entrepreneurs to expand their brand and grow their influence. Julie’s work has been featured in top tier outlets including, FORBES, Entrepreneur, Business Weekly, SUCCESS, and People Magazine. And she was recently named one of the Top 100 leaders in Influencer Marketing by Influence.Co. Her upcoming book, Get What You Want, is for people who are tired of being told “just be yourself,” and teaches you how to shake off outdated ideas of what is possible and use your newfound belief to make anything you want happen. Most importantly, it gives you confidence to love and accept yourself so you become unstoppable.Support the show
According to Oxford’s English Dictionary, a community is defined by a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals., and community just so happens to be one of the core values of GAWG. In this episode, I talk with grown-ass women, some of them listeners of the podcast and YouTube channel, all of them women over 40, in our first ever Pod Squad event. So what is Pod Squad? It’s kind of like a book club, but we talk topics that come up on the GAWG podcast as well as discuss other things top of mind, and potential future podcast topics. I just hosted the first in the series and it certainly did not disappoint. A dozen women from all over the US and Canada, from different backgrounds and who each have their own unique life experiences, they all came together to exchange ideas, share opinions and provide insight — it was more than I could’ve ever imagined. And now I have a dozen new friends. We talk...The great resignationLife after divorce — especially when married a very long timeWe began the discussion chatting about a recent episode with Dr. Marilyn Simmons BoweThank you to the ladies who joined me for the very first GAWG pod squad event. Join me on Revel for the next one. It’s totally free and a lot of fun. Visit and click JOIN. Be sure to choose Grown-Ass Woman's Guide when asked how you heard about Revel. Message me there and scroll the hundreds of events offered. It’s really a cool experience. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, or any of the episode of TGAWG, please share with a friend. And while you’re on your favorite podcast app, won’t you take a few seconds and give us a rating and review? It would be totally appreciated. Support the show
On this final episode in our May Mental Health Awareness series, we focus on the mind, body connection and how what we feed our bodies often can create a short and longterm impact on our mind and soul. If you're ready to open your mind to small, simple steps we can take -- and I do mean simple -- to feel better through our 80s, this is for you. Guest: Jovanka Ciares is the author of Reclaiming Wellness, Ancient Wisdom for Your Healthy, Happy, and Beautiful Life. She'sa certified wellness expert, integrative herbalist, nutrition educator and coach who offers lectures and workshops in Spanish and English. Jovanka is on a mission to inspire people, especially BIPOC, to reclaim the wellness practices of their ancestry in hopes that they too can reclaim their natural and rightful state of wellness.Previous Episodes in the Series: Is EMDR Right for MeThis Is How Your Brain WorksA Millennial's Take on Mental HealthSupport the show
Is EMDR Right for Me?

Is EMDR Right for Me?


If you heard last week's episode, you know it's possible to heal our brains in a variety of different ways. One of those ways is through Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a powerful tool to help patients move forward, or as Dr Lili Wagner so perfectly stated "move past our past." In this episode, we dive deeper into EMDR, discuss the benefits, who it may be good for, and who it might not find it a great fit. About: Dr. Lili Wagner is a Licensed Psychologist in California with over 20 years of experience.  She works with adults and the elderly, specializing in trauma as well as the psychological ramifications of having a chronic illness or autoimmune disease.  She is certified in EMDR, CBT, and has several health coaching certifications.  Due to her own chronic health issues, Dr. Wagner uses a holistic mind, body, and soul approach to therapy.  During her spare time, she loves to cuddle with her dog, enjoys movies, music, dancing, and spending time with her family.  Support the show
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide is committed to sharing resources to help grown-ass women get the support they need.Today, you'll meet Rachelle McCloud LCSW,  Mental Health Therapist and Emotional Wellness coach. Through years of successfully helping clients move their anxiety, depression, and trauma disorders into remission, Rachelle has developed a program that empowers people to skillfully get rid of symptoms and heal. In this episode, Rachelle helps us understand how the brains of women over 40 really work, and how it's never too late to heal, even from events we never imagined possible.If you're wondering what kind of support is available for you or someone you love, this episode is for you. Note: This episode is #2 in a four part series on mental health. Check out the first episode mental health advocate and content creator, Anna Pryzybylski. Anna shared her millennial perspective on mental health and the differences she sees in her generation vs those of us who are Gen X or older. Support the show
For many of us over 40, we didn’t grow up making mental health a priority, am I right?  But those days are over. No one should have to white knuckle their way through life. We all deserve to feel healthy and free of the stigma and shame we used to feel when turning to mental health resources. May is Mental Health Awareness month and The Grown-Ass Woman’s Guide is committed to sharing resources, tips and tools to help us all live with joy and peace. If you haven't heard of Anna Przybylski, oh you will! Anna is the brave and totally hilarious millennial taking TikTok and Instagram by storm with her fresh, honest approach to mental health.  Anna's  not-so-serious tone and approach allows us all to laugh a little at the pressures we all feel.In this episode, Anna and I talk mental health and wellness, the difference in perspective we see when it comes to Gen X and millennials, and how we can begin to shed ourselves of judgement, expectations and start to heal from some of the programming we've experienced in our lives. Follow Anna on her website, Instagram and TikTokThe Grown-Ass Woman's Guide is supported by incredible brands like ELĒMENT APOTHĒC. I recently discovered their CBD products, specifically formulated so that we can achieve a restful nights and stress-free days. Full disclosure: I had heard about the benefits of CBD but like many women, I had no real idea of the benefits. ELĒMENT APOTHĒC's CBD-infused wellness and body care products combine the healing power of nature with the ingenuity of science. And they are transparent down to every ingredient so you know exactly what's in there. Give yourself or someone you love the gift of wellness today! And save an additional 10% with promo code: JackieMacDougallMentioned in this episode:Anna's videosHow I discovered Anna's videos  Thanksgiving videoYou come first Productivity doesn't equal valueDetox your feedSupport the show
Let me ask you this: How involved in your community are you? Do you attend events? Volunteer for a local non-profit? Have regular ladies nights playing Bunco or Cards Against Humanity? (Don’t judge)Jenny Ketchepaw and Jennifer Abbott-Aston met through a mutual friend who thought they’d hit it off -- and they certainly did. They formed a friendship that’s supportive, empowering and often vulnerable. Like many of us, they could have kept that friendship to themselves, but Jenny and Jen knew they had something special and wanted to empower other women to also experience a deep connection. In this episode, you’ll hear their story from friendship to community leadership, and how they’re bringing women together in their own neighborhood — and all over the world. Mentioned in this episode:WeWil CollaborativeLean In CircleStrengths Finder episode with JennyThe Four AgreementsForty Thrive Premiere Episode!Heather and Vanessa’s podcastGuests:Jenny Ketchepaw currently serves as the Vice President of Talent Engagement for a financial institution where she manages the Training and Leadership Development initiatives for the Bank. Jenny has been working in the financial industry for 22 years, serving in various leadership capacities. Jenny is a certified Gallup Strengths Coach. Jenny is a positive person that believes in being proactive in life, forging lasting relationships, and making an impact where you serve. Jenny loves to travel and spend time with her husband of 19 years and their two young children.Jennifer Abbott-Aston relocated from Toronto to Los Angeles in 2002, securing a position at USC where she worked as a merchandise executive for the next ten years. She made the difficult decision to move into the CEO/MOM role in 2011 for her 3 boys. Jennifer stayed active by volunteering in roles of PTA President, Vice President, and Parliamentarian; she served as Treasurer for Arcadia Child Health Council, Little League T-ball Coordinator, Canteen Coordinator and she served as the Fundraising Officer on the Meadows Foundation Board.  In 2016, Jennifer made the move to re-enter the workforce and eventually made the crucial decision to join full time the company she co-founded; Human Element Company, a staffing and HR agency. Today Jennifer serves on a Vestry representing Human Relations/Social Justice groups which include Anti Racism Coalition, Immigrant Support Circle and LGBTQ+. Jennifer is a futuristic restorative achiever with a deep appreciation of belief and discipline.Support the show
By now, you know I am so passionate about uplifting other women and empowering each other to live our most badass, grown-ass lives. This podcast is just one of the ways that I do that. What you may not know is I actually lead groups of women through my signature programs to help them do all sorts of things in their lives, things that they thought were only dreams, things that they put on the back burner for other people, or things that felt like "Sure, I'll get to that someday. "Someday is here, my friend. In this episode, I introduce you to Renee Bowen, professional photographer, business coach, all around grown-ass woman. Renee and I talk the power of investing in our dreams, and how to find support when you know you're meant for more. If you're ready to join an exceptional group of women for an unforgettable experience, I invite you to my new program, Aligned on Purpose. Support the show
When you're the world's first full-figured supermodel who's made it her personal mission to break down barriers and fight for inclusivity in the fashion and beauty industries, you get to be known by a single name -- Emme. In this episode, In this episode, the brand spokesperson, television personality, podcast host, author, first full-figured Revlon spokeswoman, keynote speaker,  coach and clothing line creative director...talks about using our collective voice to make an impacthow to make ourselves a prioritythe pitfalls she faced as a young modeland she shares her new ventures, including coaching women through body confidence and her initiative, Fashion without Limits About Emme: Known for over two decades as the award-winning and groundbreaking American supermodel, Emme was twice selected as one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People and named by Oprah Magazine as the “Godmother of the full-figured industry.” Today, she is a trusted voice in the beauty, wellness, fashion and news industries, and recognized globally as a lead influencer for positive body image and self- esteem. Emme was the first celebrity advocate to speak before a Congressional subcommittee to increase public awareness of eating and body image disorders. As a social reformer, she is a sought expert for TV, Radio, and Podcasts. The author of 5 books, Emme is also a columnist, life coach, and consultant. Emme’s latest mission is the launch of the True Beauty Foundation, whose mission is to provide global programs that cultivate and promote positive body image, self-esteem, and general mental health awareness for girls, boys, women, and men. Support the show
We've all read about the great resignation by now. Reports show that roughly 47 million people left their jobs in 2021, citing burnout, new opportunities and starting a business as just a few reasons.  But how many are leaving the workforce to pursue creative endeavors? And should they?I talk with Jessica Abel,  author artist, cartoonist and coach for creatives who works with people to stop grinding and carve out the deep focus needed to finish  and launch the game-changing work they want to be known for. In this episode:Jessica shares how to prioritize creativity in our lives. What success might look like in a creative industryHow to make a real living through creative endeavors. (Psst it's probably not what you think. ) Plus Jessica helps us all navigate the pitfalls so many creatives stumble into. About: Cartoonist and coach for creatives Jessica Abel is the founder of Autonomous Creative. She works with ambitious mid-career creatives to stop grinding and carve out the deep focus needed to finish—and launch—the game-changing work they want to be known for. Jessica is the author of a dozen books, including Growing Gills: How to Find Creative Focus When You're Drowning in Your Daily Life, the graphic novel La Perdida, and two textbooks about making comics, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics. Her book Out on the Wire is about how the best radio and podcast producers in the world use story to keep us listening. Jessica’s latest work of fiction is the Eisner-nominated Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars. She is chair of the illustration program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.Support the show (
Unlocking You

Unlocking You


Imagine feeling more connected to yourself, better understanding what motivates you, what makes you tick... even what triggers you. What if there were a way to help us tap into our boundaries, our choices and our emotional intelligence in a way that improves our relationships -- especially the relationship with ourselves? Oh but there is. According to life coach and speaker, Dr. Marilyn Simmons Bowe, people with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically, professionally, and socially. In this episode, Dr. Simmons helps us to understand Social Emotional Learning and use it to better our lives -- and ourselves.  Guest: Dr. Simmons Bowe not only teaches in Atlanta, but also works cross-industry as a coach for Social-Emotional learning and in 2010/2011 developed the Camp Achievement Theory assessment that calculates and quantifies social-emotional problem areas via an assessment and algorithm. Within Dr. Simmons Bowe’s coaching practice she works daily with business groups, educators, students, and even couples on:Boundary Dynamics Choice Theory Achievement EmotionsEmotional IntelligenceSocial-Emotional Learning TheorySupport the show (
(Don't) Do the Hustle

(Don't) Do the Hustle


There was a time when rocking the latest trends meant fashion or beauty. But for Grown-Ass Women, the latest trends are focused on self care and personal development. For once in my life, I can actually be trendy. Listening to our own voices -- and not the opinions of others requires a level of quiet and courage that more and more women are committed to reaching. On today's episode, executive coach, communications leader and podcaster, Lara Dalch, shares tools for discovering what we really want by listening more than pushing. About Our Guest: Lara Dalch helps leaders and teams thrive at the intersection of personal and professional development. She is an executive coach, facilitator, learning architect, communications leader, and host of the top-rated women’s podcast She Knows the Way. Lara has spent over 15 years guiding individuals and organizations to articulate their vision and reach their potential. Trained as a marketer, integrative health coach, Pilates instructor, and leadership development specialist, Lara brings a 360 degree perspective to her work with businesses of all sizes – from startup to Fortune 500; B2C and B2B.Connect with Lara on her website, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Mentioned in this episode: She Knows the Way: Suzi McAlpine, Adrienne Rabena, Kelsey Abbott Join TGAWG Pod Squad! More and more women are joining book clubs these days as a way to share ideas and connect with other women. But what about a pod club for women who love to discuss podcasts? Cool, right? Enter the GAWG pod squad, a monthly virtual event where we can chat about all things the Grown-Ass Woman's Guid podcast. Bring questions, comments, topic ideas, and general opinions on recent episodes. And some months will include a special guest from the podcast. RSVP HereSupport the show
Grown-Ass Guidance

Grown-Ass Guidance


In the first in a series, host Jackie MacDougall teams up with Nina Lorez Collins, CCO of Revel and host of Raging Gracefully to answer listener questions in a monthly episode called Grown-Ass Guidance: A Q&A event. Each month, Jackie and Nina host a live recording and tackle topics ranging from transitions and reinvention, sex and relationships, money, career, friendship, menopause -- nothing is off limits. Revel is the official community and event partner of The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide. Visit and click JOIN/SIGN UP. Choose "Grown-Ass Woman's Guide" from the dropdown menu asking "How did you hear about us?"Join us for the next Grown-Ass Guidance event on Thursday, April 14th! To submit an anonymous question, click here. Mentioned in this episode: Get 15% off at with PROMO CODE: GROWNASSUber lubeSandra Tsing LohBrene Brown on VulnerabilityCONNECTSubscribe to TGAWG on YouTube!The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide shop is open!Get Featured on GrownAssWoman.GuideBuy Us a Coffee!Get your FREE printable 11 Habits of a Grown-Ass WomanJoin 3100 other Grown-Ass women in our FB communityLet's connect on Instagram!Support the show (
This episode could be called "Being Ready is a Myth." If you are a coach, a consultant, a creative, an entrepreneur,  or someone who has considered just dropping everything and making a huge change in your life, this episode is for you. Today, you'll meet Catarina Rondo. She has over 25 years of educating and empowering entrepreneurs. Catarina has her own take on business one that includes wearing your heart all over it. In this episode, we talk:What it takes to start a business today. How to lead with authenticity over anything else? The one thing that is required to pivot your career. And if you happen to be looking for a coach yourself, she's got some really solid tips to finding one that works for you.Caterina Rando passionately serves women on a mission. Her over twenty-five years of educating and empowering entrepreneurs makes her truly masterful at providing a ton of value. Caterina is all about, positivity, integrity, generosity, community, and providing massive value while uplifting others through your business.Caterina is an award-wining women’s business mentor extraordinaire, podcaster, and retreat leader. Her books include: Learn to Think Differently, released in over thirteen countries and several languages, A Women’s Guide To Starting a Giving Circle and her latest book, the ABCs of Public Speaking which quickly hit #1 in four Amazon best-seller categories.Caterina leads an annual Bliss Retreat for women Leaders on a Mission, a Sought-After-Speaker Mastermind Retreat, and The Expand Your Fempire Summit. She is also the founder of The Thriving Women in Business Center in San Francisco, a place for women to gather and host workshops. Caterina also started the Thriving Women in Business Giving Circle. This is a group of big-hearted entrepreneurs, who raise money for women and girls' education and entrepreneurship training. She wants women to know that they do not have to wait until they are wealthy or retired before they can embrace philanthropy and start making a huge difference.  Support the show (
Quick Checkin

Quick Checkin


Hello my favorite TGAWG listener, it’s me Jackie. I’m taking a beat from our regular programming to bring you a quick hello. Some updates: Have you checked out Revel yet? They're our new GAWG event partner! I already hosted our first event on their platform and have two upcoming created just for you. Visit, click join and choose Grown-Ass Woman's Guide in the drop down where it says "how did you hear about Revel?" Once you get over there, send me a message! I’d love to hear from you and create some online — and in person — events that we can do together. PS: We have one in the LA area in April coming up so be sure to join Revel and the GAWG group over there to get the details for that. Join our FB group here.If you’re ready to show up like a Grown-Ass Woman, get our 11 Habits to Live Like a Grown-Ass Woman.How can you support TGAWG?Support the amazing partners on our site — I love collaborating with brands who appreciate the grown-ass woman in us all, especially those business run by GAW. Subscribe to the podcast and YouTube channel and tell everyone you know! Buy Me a CoffeeThe more you engage and share and tell others about what we’re doing here, the more we can keep producing and growing the show. If you have any thoughts/suggestions about the show, feel free to share a review or shoot me an email at the show (
A decade ago, Monique Floyd -- AKA King Moe -- was living the "American Dream."  A successful 3D piping designer in the international nuclear engineering industry, she had all the success but felt miserable inside. In this episode, she shares the moment that changed everything and how finding our passion probably isn't as difficult as you might think -- sometimes it's just a childhood away. She'll explain.About Monique: A lifestyle photographer, makeup artist, motivational be-er, and permission giver, Monique Floyd aka “King Moe” is on a mission to inspire women to take out a new lease on life, one where they thrive on their own terms and embrace loving themselves by prioritizing their joys and desires.You can learn more about Monique at MoniqueFloyd.comJoin TGAWG on Revel! Revel is a membership-based community where women in their 40s, 50s and beyond gather to share hard-earned knowledge, experience, laughter, and adventure. It's like Meet Up for women over 40, with hundreds of events -- online and in person -- created every week. It's also where I'll be hosting regular FREE events to get to know you -- The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide listener -- even better. Visit and choose "The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide" from the dropdown menu when asked "How did you hear about Revel."  Join our GAWG group and explore the many events and groups Revel has to offer. See you there!The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide shop is open!Get Featured on GrownAssWoman.GuideBuy Us a Coffee!Get your FREE printable 11 Habits of a Grown-Ass Woman.Join 3100 other Grown-Ass women in our FB communityLet's connect on Instagram!Support the show
In an informal poll taken in The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide group, 85% of women rated the importance of friendship a four or five, on a scale 1-5.  If friendship is so important to us, why are so many women feeling disconnected and disappointed when it comes to making and deepening friendships?In this episode, meet Nina Lorez Collins who's made it her business to cultivate friendship, both online and IRL. We talk about the difficulties we face as women in friendship and share some really exciting ways we are partnering to create connection with women like you.  Mentioned in this episode:Speaking of Psychology: Why is it so hard for adults to make friends?Friendship Poll in TGAWG groupConvo about making friends in TGAWG groupGolden Girls VS SATC ladiesJoin The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide on Revel!How to join The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide on Revel 1. Choose "The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide" in dropdown "How did you hear about us?"2. Search for our group or simply click here.Support the show (
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