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The Fun. Feisty. Fabulous! podcast

Fun. Feisty. Fabulous! is the podcast for vital and vibrant 40+ women like you. 40 isn’t the new 30. 40 and every year beyond stands on its own and deserves to be celebrated! Every week, hosts Karyn Beach and Jean Day, will have a little fun, interview a feisty or fabulous woman, and share information to improve your health, wealth, or just move you closer to your dreams. Listen in. You’ll laugh. You’ll relate. You will walk away feeling both entertained and informed.
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The Fun. Feisty. Fabulous! podcast is designed specifically for women over 40. If you need more laughs and levity, you've come to the right place. If you want to celebrate coming into your own, you've come to the right place. If you are confident and proud and you don't apologize to anyone for who you are, you've come to the right place.

Each show, we have a little fun, have a conversation with someone who exemplifies feistiness or an expert or coach who can help you live more fabulously. 

Kick back, relax and listen in!

Nov 21, 2017

Last year, co-host Jean Day contributed to the book, Live in Gratitude Daily. Denise Thompson had the vision that turned the book idea a reality.

According to Denise it starts with appreciating what one has. Too many times, our thoughts turn to what we don’t have and what we don’t want, but those thoughts guarantee things will stay the same. Real change, according to Denise and Jean, begins when you begin appreciating what you do have. This creates and makes room for more.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LiveInGratitudeDaily/

Book: Live in Gratitude Daily 

Nov 14, 2017

According to Irene Weinberg, love is more than a feeling, it is an action. It is also a power that can transcend death.

Irene, Jean and I had a frank discussion of what love is and what it isn’t. The love she shared with her husband Saul, was real, deep and true. When they were involved in a car accident, Irene made it but Saul did not. But that wasn’t the end of their love or their communication.

Irene Weinberg has an amazing story that I am sure you’ll want to hear, … so listen!

Website: www.theyservebagelsinheaven

Book: They Serve Bagels in Heaven 

Nov 7, 2017

Starting with poverty, no one really expects the end of this person's journey to end with success. But none of those people have met Elizabeth Miner. With a high school diploma and teenage motherhood, she had several strikes against her.

Yet she had a successful career as a paralegal. She developed a thriving coaching practice. She went from not running at all to running a marathon.

She is living proof that where you start doesn't need to be where you end up. Listen as she shares her incredible story and how she's overcome the obstacles that were set before her.

website: http://www.thrivethisday.com/ 

Oct 31, 2017

If you believe the oft-cited statistic, then you know that 50% of marriages don’t end in divorce! And all of those couples aren’t living lives of quiet desperation. Some of them, dare I say it, are happy in their union. Well, today’s guest and fellow podcaster Alisa DiLorenzo is one half of one such couple.  She, along with her husband of 21 years Tony, co-host the One Extraordinary Marriage podcast.

She shares with Jean and I how her marriage survived loss, grief, addiction and financial hardships. She also shares how an audacious sex challenge helped turn her marriage around. Is everyday rosy? Of course not, but these two have found what works for them and have grown into one extraordinary marriage.

Stay tuned to see how a 7-day sex challenge can help your relationship.

Website/Podcast: www.oneextraordinarymarriage.com

 

Music Credits

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Oct 24, 2017

What is the story you are telling yourself about yourself? When you think back over your life, are you the victim or the victor, the star or a bit player, the heroine or the villain? How you view yourself makes all of the difference. So it stands to reason that if you change your story, you can change your situation.

As the author of The Ever-Loving Essence of You, Jamie Lerner knows a thing or two about changing your story. And, it starts and begins with you. No blaming, no regret, just you.  

Website: http://www.jamie-lerner.com 

Book: The Ever-Loving Essence of You

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Oct 18, 2017

You know what they say happens when you assume don’t you? You make an a** out of you and me. But according to guest and life coach Paula Shoup and, we’ll, life in general, you make a bigger a** out of yourself. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

According to Paula, by addressing the assumptions you’ve taken for granted and questioning the beliefs you’ve held, you can begin to change your perspective and see things differently. Once you have managed to do that you can rewrite the story you tell yourself.

We talk about the power of the story and how a desire to have an explanation can drive us to create stories that aren’t even true. We also discuss assumptions and beliefs. What is the difference and how they affect our stories and shape our experiences.

Website: www.myinternalgps.com

 

Music Credits

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Oct 10, 2017
Get healthy! We hear it all of the time but what does it really mean, and, more importantly, how do we do it? Health coach Kim Acedo has some good ideas. I know she gave Jean and I a lot to think about and to put into action. We talked about building from a place of success instead of starting with the most difficult thing and beating ourselves up with our lack of progress.
 
If you want to know …
  • How overthinking can be your biggest obstacle
  • The best time to get back on the horse after you’ve fallen off
  • The change in mindset that makes the difference
 
Listen to our interview and find out! Plus, you’ll want to know about the insidious magic muffin!
 
websitehttp://www.transformationwellnessforwomen.com
 

 

Music Credits

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Oct 3, 2017

October means Halloween for most. And of course, Halloween is all about things that scare us and go bump in the night. Yet, the tenth month of the year is also about breast cancer awareness – something that affects one in every eight U.S. women.

Christine Handy was diagnosed several years ago with Stage 2 breast cancer. Following an aggressive course of chemotherapy and a mastectomy, she beat the disease. She not only survived it, she thrived thanks to the unwavering support of several good girlfriends.

She provides a fictional account of her story in her book Walk Besides Me. Christine, Jean and I had a great discussion regarding confronting a devastating disease head-on and the power of friendship.

 

Book: Walk Beside Me 

 

Music Credits

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Sep 26, 2017

I am recovering from my birthday vacation week. Jean is also enjoying some time off, so while we ease back into our routine, I’m pulling an oldie but goodie from the Fun. Feisty. Fabulous! vault. We’ll be back next week with a fresh Fun. Feisty. Fabulous! episode.

The theme for tonight’s episode is Do You, Boo! or Do You! if you aren’t a fan of that particular term of endearment. Basically, as we get older, we often become surer of ourselves, what we want, what we’ll tolerate and what we need to fully express ourselves. Yet, we often doubt ourselves, and even up letting other people influence and cajole us into their way – leading to frustration and discouragement.

To do you, you don’t have to get upset, defend yourself or second-guess your choices. You just have to find what works for you and do it. Let judgements go and embrace your choices and the choices of others (even if they aren’t yours) with tact and class.

Whether it is your choice of a mate, career direction or just everyday personal choices, you don’t need anyone’s permission to live your life your way.

Sep 19, 2017

This show is being uploaded two days before my favorite day of the year … my own personal holiday and a cause for celebration. Yes, it is my Birthday. September 21a date that will live on and on thanks to Earth Wind and Fire’s classic, September (listen to the first show).

Join Jean and I and my bestie Tawanna as we discuss birthdays, how we celebrate, why some people don’t and why aging gets such a bad rap. After all, if we’re lucky, we all will get older and there are benefits to it.

Listen and stop by the website to read the birthday blog: http://www.funfeistyfab.com/birthday-time-lets-celebrate-or-not/   

Sep 12, 2017

Long gone are the days of my father, when you could work your way thorough school. I don’t even think it is possible to prepare for college like my parents prepared for me, with a growing college savings account that started when I was an infant.

Kids are graduating today and putting off home ownership and marriage because they can’t afford anything besides paying off a Herculean college loan debt. Is it possible to pay for a college education without stressing out parents and starting a college graduate with a mountain-sized debt load?

Beverly Horton may have some answers. Her oldest is currently in graduate school and her youngest is starting her second year with a 50% athletic scholarship and a 50% academic scholarship. 

Not everyone can do what Bev did, but she may have some ideas that might help you right where you are right now.

Sep 5, 2017

Jean and I have a frank discussion about how tolerance and acceptance have too often been replaced by intolerance, disapproval and rejection. We discuss our experiences by tackling two big subjects, religion and politics.

As a Buddhist, Jean has heard all too often, that she is on the wrong path or is going to hell. She is not proselytizing or trying to beat people over the head with her views, yet people continually offer their opinion on her choices.

Even though I need to lose weight, I have to do it my way. Well meaning family and friends aren’t helping me by trying to shove their (successful) weight loss efforts down my throat. I need to do it my way and that should be okay.

Website: www.funfeistyfab.com

 

Music Credits

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Aug 29, 2017

Think you are too old to start your own business? Think again. If you are over 40, this is the ideal time to start a business. You’ve gained experience. You’ve learned some life lessons. You know a lot of people. You might even have some income sources you can use to build your business.

Beverly Walthour helps people do just that. She is a business and social media strategist who helps people get out of their own way, overcome their fears and get started on the road to entrepreneurship. If you have ever thought about starting your own business (or side gig for that matter), listen and maybe get the info you need to get started.

website: www.beverlywalthour.com 

 

Music Credits 
Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Aug 22, 2017

If you listen to the podcast to the end, you will know that I am all about sparkle and shine. So when I learned that the name of Sherri Nickol’s website was Unleash Your Sparkle, I know, I mean, I just knew I had to have her as a guest. Everyone sparkles and shines, it’s just that sometimes we get lost and or sparkle dulls and the shine ceases.

Listen to Sherri, Jean and I talk about reigniting your shine. It starts with loving yourself but there is more, so much more.

website: www.unleashyoursparkle.com

Aug 15, 2017
Did you know that women over 40 don’t want sex? And that no one wants sex with a 40+ woman? Did you know that once women cross the over 40 threshold move from sexy to frumpy? According to conventional wisdom, these statements are true.
 
Yet, if you balked or downright laughed out loud then you know the truth. These are myths; over exaggerations and old wives’ tales masquerading as the truth. The danger comes when you hear them enough you begin to believe them, ever so subtly they seep into your consciousness and infiltrate your thoughts and your actions. And, they shouldn’t!
 
So, we are going on an adventure … a myth-busting adventure. Over the next few episodes, we’ll bust some of the myths surrounding women over 40 in career, health, diet, and today, sex.
 
  • Does perimenopause or menopause kill your sex drive?
  • Do 40+ woman stop wanting sex?
  • Is dating impossible as you get older?
Listen and find out!
 
Head over to the Fun. Feisty. Fab! Facebook page (www.facebook.com/funfeistyfab) to share your thoughts and stories.
Aug 8, 2017

Orion Talmay, coach and fellow podcaster, shows women how to walk into their own power and own their feminine essence. What I love about her is that she also talks about unveiling your inner superhero. Whether you are a Wonder Woman, a Supergirl, a Storm or some kind of new superhero, you can use Orion’s Method to become more powerful, more passionate and more of you.

Orion and I had a great conversation about how we can all live our best lives. Even if you have no desire to be a superhero, Orion discusses ORION's Method which any woman can use to lead a life filled with passion, health, and your feminine essence. Your dreams and desires are all attainable and within your grasp!

Website: www.orionsmethod.com

Podcast: Stellar Life www.orionsmethod.com/podcast

 

Music Credits

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Aug 1, 2017

We all know that career change is possible and sometimes needed. But what does it take for you to make that leap? When it comes to careers, is it always an either or situation or can you actually do several things at once? Melissa Mintz has found an answer that works for her. Pharma rep, writer and energy healing practictioner, she wears several hats with style!

Of course, changing careers isn’t easy. Stepping out into the unknown ever is. Managing time isn’t easy either but the rewards are worth it. Speaking with Melissa was inspiring and informative. Finding your roadmap for your specific journey.

Books

It's Just MY Nonsense: The World is Full of Nonsense...I Just Write About it.

Excuse Me! Your Energy is Showing: What is Energy and why should you care

 

Websitewww.melissamintz.com

 

 

Jul 25, 2017

Look around your house. Take a good look. Nice sized kitchen, roomy bedroom, spacious closet, comfortable bedroom. Now imagine paring all of that down to fit into a 90 square foot space. All of your clothes, knick knacks, books, collectibles, etc. into 90 square feet.

How large is 90 feet. Think of the average non-master bedroom. It’s roughly 9 x 12 feet which is 108 square feet. Imagine that is all the space you have. Felice Cohen grew up in and had her own spacious digs but she decided to downsize and ended up in a 90 foot space with 77 boxes in storage. After several years, she was still in her small space and had zero boxes in storage.

It is possible. Even if you have no desire to live a minimalist lifestyle, you can live with less clutter and a little more organization … it’s easier than you think.

 

Book90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet

Website: https://www.felicecohen.com/

 

Music Credits

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jul 18, 2017

Jean and I are finishing up our FFF hiatus this week. So, I created this quick show to talk about taking time off. We’ll discuss why people don’t take the time they’ve earned and why they should. You may be surprised at how few people actually use their vacation days. Almost half of those who do, check their email while on vacay!

Vacation, staycation, mental health day, hiatus, whatever you call it, you need it. Burnout is real and a lack of productivity is the result of working too long and too hard. So time off is a good thing, not just for you personally but professionally too.

**Technically, Jean and I are on a two-week hiatus but I recorded to short shows (about 15 minutes each) to tide you over until we return. This is the second, and final, of those shows.**

Jul 11, 2017

When most people think of love they think of partners, kids and family. Yet love goes beyond that. So let’s talk about it. Love your career, love your friends, love your environment, love it all! Earlier in my life, I had a lot of the same struggles that we’ve all had but those struggles have paid off. If you are anything like me, it is time to enjoy the fruits of those labors – and that means more than money. While a big payday is nice, there is much more to it than that.

Listen in and learn how to love your life. Not a perfect life but a life worth living.

**Technically, Jean and I are on a two-week hiatus but I recorded to short shows (about 15 minutes each) to tide you over until we return. This is the first of those shows.**

Jul 5, 2017

Shoes are like Men. No, they really are! I read Kim Interdonato’s book, Shoes are like Men, and I found myself and several former boyfriends as I read. In fact, I think most women will find at least one shoe that seems to fit into her dating past.

Kim and I had a fun and honest conversation about:

  • Dating in your 40s
  • Our own dating histories.
  • Which shoe we most identified with
  • How some former men friends wondered which shoe they could be
  • Why it was important not to descend into male-bashing

Shoes are like Men is a fun read and we had a really fun (and feisty and fabulous) conversation.

 

Book: Shoes are like Men

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kinterdonato

Jun 27, 2017

You know, you don’t have to be a celebrity to write your memoirs. You can chronicle your life, your ups and downs, and leave that book for others to get a glimpse of who you really are.

Jean and I sat down with Cathy Cardio, author of It All Matters: The Parent Project to talk about living your life and writing about it. She encourages people by asking them some thought-provoking questions that get you thinking about your life. So also inspires people to write out their bucket list and actually begin crossing items off of that list. In other words, Cathy wants people to live life and live it fully, without regrets and chances not taken.

 

Jun 20, 2017

Aman Kaur is a podcaster with a podcast about Indian Interracial Marriages. What impressed me the most about Aman (besides her humor) is that amid the differences in cultures, there are just as many similarities.

At the end of the day, love is love, but there are some things to consider:

Why a show about Indian Interracial Marriages?

  • How will your family react?
  • How will their family react to you?
  • Is it difficult to learn and embrace another person’s culture?

Listen and prepare for an insightful, engaging experience!

Website: www.indianinterracialmarriages.com

Podcast: http://indianinterracialmarriages.com/category/podcast/

Jun 15, 2017

For most of us, being a daughter is second nature. But what if it wasn’t? Jan Krulick-Belin lost her father unexpectedly at the age of six and never really got to know who he was as a father or as a man. It took finding 100 letters he had written to her mother during World War II for her to get a glimpse of who he was.

In fact, the discovery of the letters was just the beginning of a journey that took five years and ended up in Morocco in Northern Africa. She learned about her father as well as her own personal heritage and history.

Jan’s is a fascinating story that test the bond of a father and daughter.

Book: Love, Bill: Finding My Father through Letters from World War II

 

Music Credits
Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your Call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jun 13, 2017

Cindy Holbrook is a divorce coach but she’s a female empowerment coach for all women – divorced, married, single. While neither Jean nor I have been married, we were able to relate to divorce when Cindy described it as a loss, a grievous loss. So don’t dismiss this show because you’ve never gotten divorced, there is much more to it than that.

Cindy, Jean and I talk about the power of No, the need to meet your own needs as effectively and consistently as you meet the needs of others and bucking many of the conventions and stereotypes that you often bind women and stop us from living our lives fully and completely. Most importantly, we talk about how to overcome these setbacks.

Want to know more about Cindy? Check out her websites:

The Compassionate Divorce Coach: https://www.coachingfordivorcedwomen.com

Live Fully, Love Fully: http://www.LiveFullyLoveFully.com

 

Music Credits

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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