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The eXcessive and a Little eXtra podcast is for the Gen-X woman! We talk with Gen-X women who are living their dreams and other women who have information that will help listeners live lives that are fuller and more complete. Host Karyn Beach eXplores and entertains through conversations with eXceptional women. You want to talk about it? We will. Want to have fun while doing it? We'll do that too!

If it concerns you, if you've been wondering about it, if it inspires or motivates, if it informs, you'll find it on this podcast.

Nov 22, 2016

Vikki Claflin is the author of two books, Shake, Rattle and Roll with It and Who Left the Cork Out of My Lunch. She is a blogger, author and humorist. Her first book chronicles her diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease and her second takes an amusing look at aging. Vikki has the gift of finding the humor in almost anything.

She is a guest on the Fun and Feisty segments of the show. First, we discuss the demise of business casual. When did it become okay to wear club clothes to work? Even if you feel like you just rolled out of bed, is it okay to show up in your PJs? Whatever happened to slips? Exposing your midriff at work, really? Vikki and I tackle these tough questions and more!

Next, Vikki discusses the importance of humor in keeping a positive outlook and why laughing at yourself is critical (especially as you attempt a pole dance!). Of course, you can’t apply humor to every situation but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how often you can. And, cultivating the ability to laugh at yourself is essential.


Twitter: @vikkiclaflin

Book: Shake, Rattle and Roll with It

Book: Who Left the Cork Out of My Lunch?

The fabulous Bettye Beach would have turned 77 on the day this was uploaded (November 22). I wish I had more photos of my mom. Take the time to take pictures, even when you don’t feel like it, to give your kids and grandkids something to remember you by.


Amazon Gift Card Contest

To celebrate the launching of the podcast, I’m giving away two $100 gift cards.

To enter the contest, all you have to do is write a review of the podcast on the iTunes page (hopefully you’ll like it).

The deadline for the contest is December 9, 2016. And you’ll receive the cards in time to do some holiday shopping. Forget the crowded mall, buy something from family or friends, from the comfort of your own home. What could be better???


Music Credits
Modern Jazz Samba Kevin MacLeod (
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Inspired Kevin MacLeod (
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