Aging GreatFULLy will inspire unbridled life enthusiasm while broadening your thoughts about growing older. Kelley incites a Life unstoppable! outlook and encourages people to live life through their Bucket List! Commonly known for saying, “It’s all about perspective, Kelley will have you rethinking your anterior perspectives on aging, and soon you too will delightfully accede to your own amazing aging adventures and do so in the spirit of greatFULLness!
Feast of Gratitudes with Holley Kelley
In this special “Feast of Gratitudes” Giving Thanks episode we invite everyone to join us at our Aging GreatFULLy Thanksgiving Table and we welcome you across the miles and through the airwaves, for an alternative holiday gathering!
And whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, this is a Giving Thanks show that everyone will appreciate and enjoy! I tell you weekly that “age is just a number” and to “never act your age” and this week, we’re putting it to the test. In our youth, our creative imaginings were limitless with tea parties and creative play, we brought fantasy to life with our mind’s boundless entertaining.
So, as you listen along today, channel your childlike imagination, as we welcome you to our virtual Thanksgiving table to pretend dine together to enjoy our most festive and delicious holiday food and fare, we’ll be imaginatively enjoying as we toast our way through a delicious Thanksgiving Feast of Gratitudes.
We invite you to journal along, as we share an abundance of gratitudes, many shared from you out there. So, grab a pen and paper or your iPad journal throughout the hour. And you’ll also want to note the amazing recipes we’ll be sharing that you’ll want to bake up either for this holiday or future ones to come. You can find them all listed conveniently on my website with clickable links here at: https://www.latterlifeplanninginstitute.com/feast-of-gratitudes-menu.html
But a pre-show warming, we are certain this unconventional episode will make you very hungry! So, we do recommend having some snacks nearby too as you listen along too! But this not-so-ordinary episode will also elevate your gratitude meter in immeasurable ways, bring smiles, prompt appreciations and remind us that with gratitude in our heart, every day is like Thanksgiving.
For those who may be facing this holiday alone, we hope this episode will in some ways bring comfort, friendship, gathering and fill your heart with intense gratitude and warmth as we toast our way through the hour and share so many amazing reasons to be grateful. A show that definitely elevates the spirit, makes your mouth water taps into the childlike wonder in each of us, but most of all, reminds us that regardless of what life doles out, there is always plenty to be grateful for!
We wish everyone an amazing and safe Thanksgiving and may we remember that every day is a reason for Giving Thanks. I appreciate every listener! I am grateful for you! You rock, you role model! I wish you safety, health, happiness and joy! May you each live gratitude!
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Leave Your Light On: Navigating the Lighthouse of Life After Loss w/Shelley Buck & Kathy Curtis
Aging GreatFULLy brings listeners a heartwarming show on an important topic for everyone, especially those who have endured loss of any kind. Join us for “Leave Your Light On: Navigating the Lighthouse of Life After Loss,” as we welcome special guests Shelley Buck, Kathy Curtis and honor the illuminating life of Ryder Buck in this transformative hour that will endear all. This year in particular, has been one where we as a world have endured losses of all kinds and in this episode, our guests share firsthand how to come back out of the dark tunnels of despair from the most devasting losses one can imagine.
We also talk about the mysterious emotion grief— and how it can cripple us, empower us, and at times, be a major motivator in what changes us. Kathy and Shelley talk about using the light from our passed loved ones to shape that recovery and how to use it as a tool to live with more energy and purpose.
We bring this show to our global family of listeners as we enter the holidays knowing it is a time of challenge for many, as we are certain the lessons of parenting and tribulations, combined with the power of Ryder’s larger-than-life spirit will hold promise and bring profound messages to others for living in the light and ultimately being the lighthouse keeper once again for others. And we will celebrate light, love and learn how to find our way back living after experiencing loss as we explore in depth the book, Leave Your Light On: The Musical Mantra Left Behind by an Illuminating Spirit, by Shelley Buck & Ryder Buck with Kathy Curtis.
Our guest, Shelley Buck moved to California after college to follow her dream of working for Disney. It was there she met and fell in love with her husband, Chris, who worked in Animation. After they married and had their first child, Ryder, she stayed home to be a full-time mom to him and the two brothers who followed. Shelley is a storyteller and artist which she expresses through her original jewelry at www.Shelrae.com.
Shelley shares her journey of having a child diagnosed with cancer, what it was like to experience that and then to suffer the most unimaginable loss. But her story is one that brings a lifeline to others and some essential messages for those who have ever been in the darkness. And that is, how exploring the light that our loved ones leave behind can be the bridge between that light and our own healing.
Ryder Buck lived a short but charmed life west coast, where he fell in and out of love, and formed an indie band, Ryder Buck & the Breakers, that made waves all across the LA area. After a 9-month battle with cancer, Ryder emerged disease-free and fearlessly followed his dreams of changing people’s lives through his music. When tragedy met him on a dark highway, the light he had so fiercely protected throughout his life became limitless. His words and songs continue to carry that light forward. Ryder received the Flame of Hope Award (posthumously) from a local cancer facility where he and his band played for cancer survivors. Ryder’s dad, Chris Buck, is the producer of the film, Frozen and Frozen 2. Ryder became the inspiration for a new character in Frozen 2 and for one of the films songs. You can learn more about Ryder Buck’s infinite legacy and music by visiting www.RyderBuckMusic.com.
Kathy Curtis moved into Shelley’s neighborhood when they were both 12 years old and an instant, lifelong friendship took root. She has worked as a healing artist and writer since 1991. Her programs support the transformation of grief, illness, and emotional barriers through creative expression. She is the author of Invisible Ink, a memoir about her own journey through grief. The unique writing process that brought her so much healing has since become a successful program, online and at various venues in the Midwest. Kathy’s intimate...
PERFECT: A Path to Love, Forgiveness and Transformation with Judi Miller
In this episode of Aging GreatFULLy we embark on a path alongside our guest, author Judi Miller, and her not-so-ordinary journey of generational and individual healing. For those who have been curious about near-death experiences, past lives, and who have always felt different for reasons you have never understood, this is a must-listen show.
Judi Miller was a highly success CPA and corporate finance executive, who unknown to her co-workers, lived with a frightening secret. Throughout her life, Judi always felt different. But she also lived in terror of the night and the possibility of sexual assault continually plagued her, yet she never understood why. Happily married with children, her fears made life a modern-day nightmare, but the mystery as to why haunted her as she knew of nothing in her own personal background that would warrant this constant state of fear she continually faced.
Finally, she set out on a quest to unravel the mystery that had such a hold over her life and this ultimately led to an amazing and unexpected life changing journey she never saw coming. Her growth was no longer aimed at making herself better; instead, she began to focus on finding her intrinsic wholeness. This shift brought her numerous lessons around the nature of the creator, forgiveness, and the trajectory each soul follows throughout the course of many lives.
Tune in to this power-hour of enlightYOUment as we understand why she came to write the book, Perfect: A Path to Love, Forgiveness and Transformation, and how her transformational journey brought the right people together in the right order, to heal wrongs committed decades ago; before her birth and which left shadows on her soul.
In the end, it becomes evident we all have the capacity to open our hearts to connect with our true selves and allow the love that heals and direct us towards the light and path we are meant to take to awaken, prosper and serve. We discover ultimately that faith is paramount in our journey of life as we aspire towards living with more passion, fulfillment, clarity, joy and seeing life in all of its splendidly imperfect perfection.
To connect with Judi Miller or purchase her book, Perfect, visit her at www.JudiMiller.net where you can claim five bonuses with a book purchase. Thank you, amazing listeners, for sharing, downloading and listening to the Aging GreatFULLy show! We appreciate our fabulous listeners around the world who support our show! If you enjoy this episode, please leave us a show review on your favorite platform! We spotlight shoutout a special listener every episode that leaves a review and it could be YOU! You rock, you role model and we appreciate you making our show awarded by Feedblitz (among one) as a top show on aging in the world to listen and subscribe to two years in a row! To connect with us or find ways to stream the show, visit our official host page at www.CTRNetwork.com/holleykelley.
Hope, Empowerment & Maintaining Health While Growing Older with Dr. Joe
There are certain diseases commonly referred to as “age-related diseases” but that doesn’t necessarily mean just because you’re growing older, they’re predestined for you. In this episode of Aging GreatFULLy, we welcome Dr. Joe Nieusma, Founder and CEO of Superior Toxicology, for an important conversation about the top ten diseases commonly affecting older adults, the typical prescriptions prescribed, as well as some alternative remedies and natural approaches to help circumvent the affects or even avoid the risks altogether. Dr. Joe encourages us to adopt healthy lifestyle approaches early and reminds us that the little things we do can make a big difference in our health.
One thing is certain, we learn that it’s never too late to begin positive and healthy habits in the right direction. And the more we know, the better decisions we can make regarding our own health and wellness. We don’t have a crystal ball to forecast the future. But we can certainly implement a positive mindset, good habits, well care, and make strides each day to position our mind, body and spirit to be in the healthiest state possible! It’s an important conversation and in the end, we realize the more we know about these things, the more we can do to circumvent many of them.
This is an empowering hour, encouraging listeners to take charge of their health, one step at a time, one day at a time. Dr. Joe also has a program called H.O.P.E., (Health Optimization Prescription Evaluation) where he works with clients to assess their prescriptions to ensure they should be on what they are on, that there are no overlaps, interactions, and that they really need what they are taking. To learn more or to sign up for his H.O.P.E. program, visit him at www.superiortoxicology.com.
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Take A Hike! Prescription for the Soul in the Great Outdoors with Barney Scout Mann
In this captivating episode of Aging GreatFULLy everyone will be inspired to accept Mother Nature’s standing invitation to join her in the Great Outdoors as we welcome author of Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail, Barney Scout Mann. His stories will enthrall all, whether you are already addicted to the outdoors, newly ushered into the ranks of walkers, simply enjoy neighborhood strolls, or only dream of breathtaking vistas, you will be inspired to take a hike! One resonating message Barney Scout Mann has for everyone, hiking is no longer just for hikers!
In this wild meets the Breakfast Club adventure, Barney shares one unfolding adventure after the other as he and his wife Sandy, (“Frodo”) and four others hike more than 2500 miles from Mexico to Canada. Through challenges, sacred moments and gripping tales, one thing is certain in the end, anything can happen out there … and it often does.
Barney Scout Mann shares candidly how “out there” things become different, why hikers get trail names, dangers of the trail, some of the greatest challenges, something he still aspires to see “out there,” and so much more. Barney Scout Mann also shares tips on how to begin if you’re new to hiking.
Barney Scout Mann is one of the rare individuals who have hiked America’s Triple Crown of Trails: The Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide of Trails. His connection to the PCT run deep, as each spring for the past fifteen years he and his wife Sandy have hosted hikers starting out on the PCT (more than 7,000 to date) at their San Diego home.
Mann has served as board chair of the Pacific Crest Trail Association and is currently president of the Partnership for the National Trails System. Mann’s writing on the trails has been featured in a variety of publications, including Backpacker, the Portland Oregonian, and the New York Times online, and has been recognized with a Lowell Thomas Journalism Award. He is the co-author with Mark Larabee of The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail (foreword by Cheryl Strayed) and is the author of The Continental Divide Trail.
A must-listen power-hour of enlightenYOUment in this part action thriller, part arm chair adventure, and part handbook to one of the most fascinating trails on earth, the Pacific Crest Trail. To connect with Barney Scout Mann or learn more about his work, fascinating adventures or purchase his new release book that is a fascinating read from beginning to end, Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail, visit him at www.barneyscoutmann.com.
Whether you enjoy watching nature from your back porch or picnics at the park or immersing yourself deep in the wild, there’s something to be said for connecting ourselves with the greater natural world and its positive effects on our mind, body and spirit.
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Rockin’ Role Models: How Seniors Are Saving the World with Dr. Thelma Reese
Join this Aging GreatFULLy power-hour of enlightYOUment as we welcome guest, Dr. Thelma Reese, co-author of How Seniors Are Saving the World, for an empowering dialogue on how older adults are also some of today’s boldest experts, activists and leaders! In her book, co-authored with BJ Kittredge, they share inspiring true stories of seniors working with vigor and purpose. And they argue that instead of thinking of the 60’s and beyond as the twilight years, that instead, this is the time to shine in the spotlight and take your stage!
Tune into this inspiring episode as Reese shares why retirement should be UNretirement, why exiling seniors to nursing homes is not only dangerous, it’s our loss, how volunteerism is being transformed by older adults and how purpose and meaning are recharging love and intimacy for seniors. We even unpack in great detail the damaging ramifications of ageism—both how it’s not only counterproductive as a society—but how it insidiously makes its way into our own lives in ways we may not even be aware.
Dr. Thelma Reese is also the author of The New Senior Woman and the New Senior Man and creator of the blog, www.ElderChicks.com. She’s a retired professor of English and Education, the former spokesperson for Hooked on Phonics, and has long been active in national and Philadelphia-based educational and cultural initiatives. Her book, co-authored with BJ Kittredge, How Seniors Are Saving the World: Retirement Activism to the Rescue, is available on Amazon or her website where you can connect with her and learn more about her passion driven work.
Listeners will enjoy every moment of this soul-enriching hour as we remind everyone that age is just a number, we may be growing older but that doesn’t mean we’re old, and seniors are definitely not fragile; but we are certainly fabulous, incredibly resourceful, and absolutely not fading into irrelevance anytime soon!
Thank you, amazing listeners, for tuning into the Aging GreatFULLy show! You rock, you role model and it is you the amazing listener and incredible guests that make this show the success it is! We appreciate your listens, shares and downloads! If you enjoy this episode please leave us a show review and share it with your friends and family! Thank you for being part of our Aging GreatFULLy global family of listeners and Aging GreatFULLy with us every week in the spirit of gratitude! To connect with us, visit our official host page at www.CTRNetwork.com/holleykelley
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Deep and insightful
Holley welcomes speakers and listeners into her space with warmth and enthusiasm. Her questions are well thought out, and she exudes an understanding of both her topics and her audience.
A host with an amazing gift for telling stories
Holley Kelley weaves together seamless conversations with her guests, artfully bringing her knowledge and insights into the flow of each dialogue. She is so in tune with her listeners, it makes you feel like you're sitting in the room with her and she's speaking directly to you. I love her mission of helping people move greatfully through life. She brings an uplifting element to my week!
My new favorite podcast
I had the privilege of being a guest on this wonderful show last week and I learned so much from Holley. I felt honored to be able to have a conversation with such a wise and compassionate person. I am looking forward to binging on programs I missed and returning in the future. I feel at home and encouraged when I listen to her. Highly recommended.