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Celebrating baby boomers fifty and better who are on the move and transforming the spirit and style of aging!

Give me just fifteen minutes of your time and I’ll give you interviews with authors, actors, and experts who will inspire you to make significant and positive change in your own life.

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    • 4.4, 9 Ratings

Celebrating baby boomers fifty and better who are on the move and transforming the spirit and style of aging!

Give me just fifteen minutes of your time and I’ll give you interviews with authors, actors, and experts who will inspire you to make significant and positive change in your own life.

    Adult Children of Grey Divorce

    Adult Children of Grey Divorce

    There are a number of challenges we face as we age and, without a doubt, the years can sometimes take a big toll on our marriage. If couples decide to split à la gray divorce, such a family shakeup will create emotional shockwaves that can’t help but impact the adult children involved. That’s why today’s show is especially important.

    Our guests, Carol Hughes, PhD, LMFT and Bruce Fredenburg, MS, LMFT are both therapists who, among other marriage and family issues, specialize in working with adult children impacted by gray divorce. To these ends, they’ve written a comprehensive and very helpful book entitled: Home Will Never Be the Same Again and they joining us to share all about it.

    If you or anyone you care about is experiencing issues around gray divorce, relationship difficulties, and parenting concerns, you won’t want to miss this one!

    • 18 min
    Show Me History! Mark Shulman

    Show Me History! Mark Shulman

    Our guest, Mark Shulman is the author of over 150 children’s books. His SHOW ME HISTORY! GRAPHIC NOVELS series is beloved by kids of all ages—in other words, readers 8 – 12 and their grandparents. Mark has just come out with two new books to add to the series: Walt Disney: The Magical Innovator, and Susan B. Anthony: Champion for Voting Rights!.

    If you appreciate history, especially when it’s told through fascinating, sometimes little-known facts along with a big dose of humor, you are going to want to hear what Mark has to share. So gather your grandchildren and be sure to tune in for this one… it promises to be both entertaining and informative!

    • 12 min
    Forget Dieting: Candice Rosen, RN, MSW

    Forget Dieting: Candice Rosen, RN, MSW

    Are you tired of endless dieting that only serves to leave you feeling lousy, discouraged and heavier than ever? If so you are going to want to be sure to hear what our guest today has to say. 

    Candice Rosen is a nurse, a clinical health educator and an author, who claims that we “don’t have to starve ourselves to achieve a healthy weight.” In fact, she’s just published a book entitled Forget Dieting! It’s All About Data-Driven Fueling. The book takes the guesswork and fad-based dieting out of making food choices and turns to the real science behind how what we eat affects our bodies. Candice joins us to share all about it.

    If you care about aging well, staying healthy and spending many more years with your grandchildren, you won’t want to miss this one!

    • 17 min
    Marta Zaraska: Growing Young

    Marta Zaraska: Growing Young

    Who among us wouldn’t want to live a long, fulfilling and healthy life? Our guest, Marta Zaraska, is joining us to share the latest scientific research on health—much of which reveals we are fixating on the wrong things. In truth, longevity isn’t necessarily the result of the latest miracle diets, super foods, supplements and/or exercise craze. 

    Marta is a science journalist whose articles have appeared in The Washington Post, New Scientist, Scientific American, and The Atlantic, as well as other highly regarded periodicals. Her just published book, Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100 demonstrates that the so-called “soft” health drivers are even more important to our wellbeing than diet and exercise.

    If you care about your health, the impact you have on others and making the world a better place, you’ll want to make sure you hear what Marta has to share!

    • 20 min
    David Lereah, PhD: The Power of Positive Aging

    David Lereah, PhD: The Power of Positive Aging

    What is positive aging and how can we can we promote more of this in our own lives? 

    Our guest, David Lereah, is the founder and Executive Director of United We Age. Over the years, David has enjoyed a highly successful career as a recognized economic expert in the financial services and real estate industries. But a major challenge in his own life brought about a shift in his focus. Now his passion lies in supporting senior citizens and helping them to live active, fulfilling and personally rewarding lives. 

    To these ends, David has just come out with a book that every boomer should have on their nightstand. It’s called The Power of Positive Aging and David joins us to share all about it.

    If you hope to live a life that is both fulfilling and feisty, you will want to be certain to hear what David has to say!

    • 19 min
    Mary Owen: A Conversation About Her Mom, Donna Reed

    Mary Owen: A Conversation About Her Mom, Donna Reed

    At this time in our lives, few things can give us boomers greater pleasure than a spirited walk down memory lane. For the first TV generation, the memories of those early shows and the stars who created them hold a special place in our hearts. And that’s why you will want to be sure to hear what our guest has to share. 

    Mary Owen is the real life daughter of one of our all-time favorite TV moms, Donna Reed. Donna initially made her name and her career starring in some of the most important films of the 1940s and ‘50s, most notably It’s a Wonderful Life and From Here to Eternity. But Donna’s life and legacy went far beyond her roles on both the big and the small screens. She was an inspiration, an activist and a role model for the decency, compassion and values of America’s heartland. 

    Mary joins us to share all about the lesser known, but truly memorable aspects of the life of her mom, Donna Reed. You won’t want to miss this conversation about a beloved icon of our time!

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Colliegirl3 ,

Great Podcasts - Fun and So Interesting

Just found The Feisty Side of Fifty and am loving it!
The topics are all very interesting and relevant. The host asks great questions and a lot is learned in a short time...

incognito82 ,

Very feisty

I am listening to an episode about shampooing less and dry shampoo. First I said “ what the hell” and then I realized how relevant this is. Bit nuts but totally funny. Keep it up!

Mary Rogers 50 ,

Check it out!

This is a great podcast for Fiesty Midlifers! Mary Eileen Williams asks exactly the right questions of her guests, and she has a very immpressive list of guests. Check it out!!!

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