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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!

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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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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Jun 6, 2017

There is a reason your comfort zone is your comfort zone. Well, it’s comfortable. Yet, if we aren’t careful our comfort zone can become a trap – one that is difficult to get out of. Maura Sweeney (http://www.maura4u.com) knows a little bit about that.

At the age of 50, Maura stepped out of her comfort zone and took dance lessons – proving to herself and her daughter that there is a life outside of the comfort zone. The great thing about stepping out of your comfort zone expands your zone and makes other forays out of it that much easier.

Maura, Jean and I had an insightful and entertaining conversation about moving beyond familiarity and going into the unknown. Amazingly, it isn’t as scary as you might think.

Maura has even written a book about exiting your comfort zone. A free copy awaits Fun. Feisty. Fabulous! listeners. Just put Fun. Feisty. Fabulous! in the subject line and receive a downloadable copy of The Art of Happiness Vol I: Exiting Your Comfort Zone.

May 30, 2017

When I met Debbie Evans at an open house event, I knew I had to have her on my show. Her passion was infectious. She was selling Sheago Organics, showcasing body cremes and butters . She was so infectious that I even bought some (and I never buy anything like that)!

She isn’t just passionate about her products but she’s passionate about her life, her marriage and her now-adult children. She is also passionate about the entrepreneurial spirit.

Just listen to Debbie and you too will feel her passion. We had a fun, engaging and uplifting conversation and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

Find out more about Debbie’s passion: http://www.djevans.sheago.com/

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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May 23, 2017

In the river of life., there are times of smooth sailing and then there are other time. It ebbs and it flows. So, what do you do when the waters get choppy and times get hard? How you handle these situations can determine how long these times last and how bad they can be.

On this episode, we’ll talk about Silencing Your Inner B***h and Finetuning Your Focus. Life has taught me a few lessons that help during these times. In fact, I’m in choppy waters myself and I’ll be sharing how I’m using these very tools I’ll be discussing with you.

You can also read about this on the Fun. Feisty. Fabulous blog: http://www.funfeistyfab.com/overwhelmed-and-undervalued/

Come on over to our Facebook page and share what you do to get through the hard

 Times: www.facebook.com/funfeistyfab

 

Music Credits

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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May 9, 2017

Panty hose, shined shoes, dresses, skirts and suits, remember when we used to wear them? Oh, my darlin’, things have changed. Jeans are acceptable in a growing number of workplaces and even churches. Dressing to go out to a nice restaurant is quickly becoming a thing of the pass.

Let’s try to make some sense of it … at least at work anyway. What is professional, business professional, business casual and casual. When do you wear which? Does how you dress even matter anymore. According to a lot of high school and college students, it doesn’t matter and many have begun rebelling to the concept of a dress code. Managers have a hard time enforcing them (especially when a male manager has to speak to a female subordinate).

  • Where can you go when you want to dress formally?
  • Where can’t you wear jeans?
  • What do you do when someone comes to work looking like a hot mess and violating the dress code?

We’ll answer these questions and more on this episode of Fun. Feisty. Fabulous!

 

Music Credits

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Apr 25, 2017

And, introducing … Jean Day … the new co-host of Fun. Feisty. Fabulous! She teaches college. She’s an author (Living Gratitude Daily https://www.amazon.com/Live-Gratitude-Daily-Abundance-Love/dp/1541091310/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492906383&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=living+gratitude+daily+jean+day). She’s engaging, intelligent and entertaining and I’m honored to share the mic with her. So tune in and get to know Jean.

Then stick around as we discuss the travails of dating after 40! Why does it seem so hard. How do you play the dating game when the rules have changed (and seem to continue to be changing). 

  • Does paying for dinner means paying for sex?
  • Adventures in online dating
  • What is (and who is in) the Cavalcade of Clowns?
  • And, where are the men? (Pretty sure they aren’t in my living room or in my backyard).

So where are the men??? If you know or have any other comment, we'd love to hear from you on the Fun. Feisty. Fabulous! Facebook page!

We also discussed several must read books.

You Can Create an Exceptional Life

 Love Will Find You  

 

Music Credits

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Apr 11, 2017

Feud. How to Get Away with Murder. The Good Fight. Empire. All shows feature strong, stylish, sexy female leads. They also feature women who have passed the 40 year old threshold. Slowly but surely, the days of actors being relegated to mother and grandmother roles are becoming a thing of the past. For sure, a lot of women are mothers and grandmothers and that is great but we are also vibrant, confident, attractive and sensual.

 Ryan Murphy, producer of Feud and American Horror Story did a great interview with ABC News about using actresses over 40 – who are hitting their stride and the audience that they reflect. So, let’s talk about it.

  • Don’t women over 40 have a great deal of economic power?
  • Aren’t women over 40 just as interesting as those under 40?
  • Why do men over 40 almost always get paired with women who could be their daughters?

Answers to these questions and more on this episode of Fun. Feisty. Fabulous!

Head on over to the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/funfeistyfab) and let’s talk about it.

 

Music Credits

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Mar 28, 2017

Getting Older is truly an adventure. What adds to the journey is all the things that you really didn’t know or consider. During this episode, I look at some of the more unexpected aspects of aging and I give a few must-needed doses of reality.

 

  • Getting older. It happens. Deal with it.
  • Older and attractive aren’t mutually exclusive terms.
  • You can’t ever prepare for death but it happens a lot more often as you age.
  • You are getting older, but so are your parents.
  • Doing what you love as your career can be overrated.
  • Don’t wait for love to find you, work for it (like you work for everything else)

 

 

Music Credits

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Mar 14, 2017

Finding work after 40 … how hard is it? What about ageism? Do your salary requirements really knock you out of the running? What can I expect if I end up working for or with a bunch of millennials? There are valid questions and concerns when it comes to changing employment after 40.

Of course, at the core of ever myth there is a bit of truth. In this Myth Busting episode, we delve into some of the more popular concepts surrounding work for the woman over 40 separating the evidence from the embellishment. There is hope to be found (as well as employment).

My personal employment history dispels some of the very myths I’m busting. I’ve managed to find work twice (after layoffs) after the age of 40. I work with millennials. Some of my coworkers were hired after the age of 50 and I’m making more money than I ever have.

If you or someone you know is looking for work, you’ll want to listen!

 

Music Credits

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Your call Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Feb 28, 2017

More than Sadness

Living with Clinical Depression

 

At the age of 44, after a suicide attempt, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. Looking back at my life, I had been suffering for quite a while. Since then, I have managed my depression with antidepressants and therapy. Still, right now, I’m in a depressive episode.

Sure, everyone has been down, lonely or ‘depressed’ but clinical depression goes beyond just a mood. You feel it physically. You struggle with it mentally and you deal with it emotionally. It is like a massive wave that overcomes you.

In this episode, I talk about how clinical depression affects me (everyone’s experiences it differently). Fellow depression sufferers should be able to relate, but people who don’t suffer from it or who know people who do, might gain some insight.

Finally, I end the episode with a few things that people can do to support those who suffer from this illness.

 

Music Credits

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