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Aging with Grace and Style, the podcast that celebrates women over 50 who are defying stereotypes and living their best lives. We empower women to embrace their age with confidence, grace, style, and a touch of sass.

As we get older, we know that the only constant in life is change. Kids grow up, careers evolve, and our bodies and minds transform. It can be a challenging and confusing time, but it can also be an exciting opportunity to reinvent ourselves and discover new passions and pursuits.

That's where "Aging with Grace and style" comes in. Our show is dedicated to providing women in their 50s and beyond with tips, tools, and resources to help them navigate this transformative phase of life. We will chat about topics unique to us; the stuff girlfriends talk about. Oh, and we'll have fun while doing so.

Grab your favorite beverage and join us twice monthly for a little girl talk. Check out our website for additional, tips, resources, and inspiration.

Aging with Grace & Style Valerie Hatcher

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Aging with Grace and Style, the podcast that celebrates women over 50 who are defying stereotypes and living their best lives. We empower women to embrace their age with confidence, grace, style, and a touch of sass.

As we get older, we know that the only constant in life is change. Kids grow up, careers evolve, and our bodies and minds transform. It can be a challenging and confusing time, but it can also be an exciting opportunity to reinvent ourselves and discover new passions and pursuits.

That's where "Aging with Grace and style" comes in. Our show is dedicated to providing women in their 50s and beyond with tips, tools, and resources to help them navigate this transformative phase of life. We will chat about topics unique to us; the stuff girlfriends talk about. Oh, and we'll have fun while doing so.

Grab your favorite beverage and join us twice monthly for a little girl talk. Check out our website for additional, tips, resources, and inspiration.

    Loving the Skin You're In: Essential Skincare Tips for Aging Gracefully

    Loving the Skin You're In: Essential Skincare Tips for Aging Gracefully

    Show Notes:
    Summary:
    In this episode of "Aging with Grace and Style," Valerie dives into the topic of embracing and caring for aging skin with love and grace. She shares insightful tips and practical advice to help listeners nurture and celebrate their skin as they journey through the natural process of aging. Valerie highlights the significance of simplicity in skincare routines, the importance of key ingredients, the role of hydration, and the influence of nutrition and sleep on skin health. Through personal anecdotes and expert knowledge, Valerie encourages listeners to view skin care as a daily celebration of their unique beauty and a form of self-love.
    My To Go Fenty Skin products mentioned in the episode:
    Cleanser
    Hydra Vizor Moisturizer
    Clay Mask
    Overnight Recovery
    Peptide Eye Cream
    Timestamps:
    0:00:07 Introduction to the episode "Loving your Skin"
    0:00:55 The importance of embracing and nourishing your skin
    0:02:00 Tip 1: Simplicity is key in skincare routines
    0:03:40 The significance of ceramides in hydrating moisturizers
    0:04:50 The role of key ingredients in skincare products
    0:06:00 Tip 2: Hydration as the cornerstone of healthy skin
    0:07:13 The impact of hydration on skin health and recommendations for moisturizers
    0:08:25 The natural changes in skin as we age and tips for addressing them
    0:09:48 Valerie's experience with Fenty Skin products and their benefits
    0:10:58 Tip 3: The impact of nutrition and sleep on skin health
    0:12:14 The significance of a restful pre-bedtime routine for skin health
    0:13:20 Conclusion and encouragement to celebrate and nourish one's unique beauty
    Key Takeaways:
    Key Takeaways:
    Embrace the skin you're in and prioritize self-love through skincare. Simplify your skincare routine with a focus on gentle cleansers, hydrating moisturizers, and sunscreen. Pay attention to key ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and antioxidants for optimal skincare. Stay hydrated internally and externally to maintain healthy and vibrant skin. Celebrate the journey of aging and adjust skincare routines to cater to the changing needs of mature skin.
     Connect with Valerie:
    Leave me a voice message or sign up for our Circle of Fabulousness newsletter at pod.agingwithgraceandstyle.comFacebook, Instagram, and Threads @iamvaleriehatcher   Email at hello@agingwithgraceandstyle.com
    Join Us Next Time:
    If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode! 
    Stay tuned for more inspiring chats, tips, and stories about the midlife journey.
    See you soon! Let's continue to age with grace, style, and a touch of sass.

    • 14 min
    From Negative Self Talk to Self Love: Celebrating Your Body and Embracing Your Journey

    From Negative Self Talk to Self Love: Celebrating Your Body and Embracing Your Journey

    Show Notes:Summary:
    In this episode of "Aging with Grace and Style," Valerie dives into the theme of self-love and reframing one's relationship with their body at any stage of life. Valerie shares insights on overcoming negative self-talk, celebrating one's body's capabilities, embracing natural changes, dressing for confidence, and surrounding oneself with positivity. Through empowering tips and personal anecdotes, Valerie encourages listeners to appreciate and love their bodies, fostering a community of strong, beautiful women supporting each other.
    Timestamps:
    00:00 Introduction to the podcast and topic of reframing the relationship with our bodies
    01:09 Rejecting beauty standards and embracing our bodies as they are
    02:28 Ditching the inner critic and replacing negative self-talk with positive affirmations
    04:37 Celebrating what our bodies can do and focusing on strength and capabilities
    06:50 Embracing and appreciating the natural changes that come with age
    08:32 Dressing for confidence and embracing personal style
    10:26 Surrounding ourselves with positivity and supportive communities
    11:45 Weekly affirmation and closing remarks
    12:34 Conclusion and call to action for subscribers and engagement
    Key Takeaways:
    Reframe your relationship with your body and embrace it at every stage, celebrating your radiance.Challenge negative self-talk and replace it with positive affirmations to build yourself up.Celebrate what your body can do, emphasizing strength, flexibility, and endurance over the number on the scale.Embrace the natural flow of your body's changes and focus on nourishing it with healthy foods and enjoyable movement.Dress for confidence, not for a label, expressing your personal style and embracing your unique beauty.
     Connect with Valerie:
    * Facebook, Instagram, and Threads @iamvaleriehatcher.  
    * Email at hello@agingwithgraceandstyle.com
    Join Us Next Time:
    If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode! 
    Stay tuned for more inspiring chats, tips, and stories about the midlife journey.
    See you soon! Let's continue to age with grace, style, and a touch of sass.

    • 13 min
    Don't Be Left Behind: Strategies for Staying Relevant and Engaged as We Age

    Don't Be Left Behind: Strategies for Staying Relevant and Engaged as We Age

    Show Notes:
    Summary:
    In this episode of "Aging with Grace & Style," Valerie dives into the topic of ageism and how it affects individuals over 50. She explores the impact of ageism in the workplace, social circles, and communities, and offers insights and strategies to combat ageism and continue thriving as we age.
    Timestamps:
    00:00 Introduction to the episode and topic of ageism
    02:58 Insight #1: Lifelong learning is key
    04:15 Insight #2: Showcase your skills and creativity
    05:38 Insight #3: Stay involved and adapt to change
    07:47 Insight #4: Defying stereotypes and making an impact
    09:49 Insight #5: Taking responsibility for your own growth
    Key Takeaways:
    Embrace lifelong learning to stay relevant and adaptable, regardless of age.Showcase your skills and experience in the workplace, and don't shy away from self-promotion.Stay involved and open to change, demonstrating your value and adaptability.Defy stereotypes of aging by staying energetic, engaged, and enthusiastic about life.Take responsibility for your growth and development to prevent being left behind.
     Connect with Valerie:
    * Facebook, Instagram, and Threads @iamvaleriehatcher.  
    * Email at hello@agingwithgraceandstyle.com
    Join Us Next Time:
    If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode! 
    Stay tuned for more inspiring chats, tips, and stories about the midlife journey.
    See you soon! Let's continue to age with grace, style, and a touch of sass.

    • 12 min
    Redefine Your Style: 5 Tips for Embracing Fashion after 50

    Redefine Your Style: 5 Tips for Embracing Fashion after 50

    Show Notes:
    Summary:
    In this episode of "Aging with Grace and Style," Valerie explores redefining personal style after the age of 50. Valerie provides five essential tips to help listeners refresh and reinvent their fashion choices. She emphasizes the importance of identifying style icons, decluttering and organizing wardrobes, investing in key pieces, experimenting with colors and textures, and accessorizing to elevate looks. Through real-life stories and practical advice, Valerie inspires listeners to embrace change and express their unique style confidently and fabulously.
    Timestamps:
    0:00:06 Introduction to the series on the power of reinvention after 50
    0:00:48 Redefining personal style after 50
    0:02:05 Step one: Identify style icons
    0:04:06 Step two: Declutter and organize wardrobe
    0:07:00 Step three: Invest in key pieces
    0:09:04 Step four: Experiment with colors and textures
    0:10:58 Step five: Accessorize to elevate your look
    0:14:18 Conclusion and giveaway announcement
    0:15:44 Closing remarks and call to action
    Key Takeaways:
    Identify your style icons for inspiration on blending classic and contemporary elements into your wardrobe.Declutter and organize your wardrobe to prioritize pieces that truly spark joy and reflect your vibrant personality.Invest in versatile, timeless key pieces that make you feel confident and exude quality over quantity.Experiment with colors, textures, and accessories to add personality and flair to your outfits.Seek inspiration from others who have successfully revamped their style and embrace the journey of redefining your look after 50. 
    Connect with Valerie:
    * Facebook, Instagram, and Threads @iamvaleriehatcher.  
    * Email at hello@agingwithgraceandstyle.com
    Join Us Next Time:
    If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode! 
    Stay tuned for more inspiring chats, tips, and stories about the midlife journey.
    See you soon! Let's continue to age with grace, style, and a touch of sass.

    • 16 min
    The Road to Reinvention: Prioritizing Health and Wellness After 50

    The Road to Reinvention: Prioritizing Health and Wellness After 50

    Show Notes:
    Summary:
    In this episode of "Aging with Grace and Style, " Valerie delves into prioritizing health and wellness as a crucial element in the journey of reinvention after age 50. Valerie emphasizes the holistic approach to well-being, sharing insights and practical steps to help listeners integrate health and wellness into their reinvention process. She discusses the importance of balanced nutrition, regular physical activity, prioritizing mental health, getting regular health checkups, and nurturing social connections and hobbies. Through personal anecdotes and practical advice, Valerie inspires listeners to prioritize their health and well-being as they navigate the exciting stage of reinvention.
    Timestamps:
    00:06 Introduction to the series "The Power of Reinvention"
    00:41 Importance of prioritizing health and wellness during reinvention
    02:01 Step 1: Balanced nutrition and fueling the body with the right foods
    04:21 Step 2: Regular physical activity and finding enjoyable ways to stay active
    08:05 Step 3: Prioritizing mental health through practices like meditation
    09:24 Step 4: Regular health checkups and being proactive about managing conditions
    11:17 Step 5: Nurturing social connections and engaging in hobbies
    12:36 Susan's story on the importance of self-care
    13:59 Conclusion and call to action for taking care of oneself during reinvention
    Key Takeaways:
    Embrace balanced nutrition by fueling your body with the right kinds of foods, including colorful fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, healthy fats, and maintaining hydration.. Incorporate regular physical activity into your daily routine, finding activities that bring joy and keep your body healthy and strong. Prioritize mental health by incorporating practices like meditation, mindfulness, and engaging in creative activities to maintain balance and contentment in daily life. Ensure regular health checkups with healthcare professionals to catch potential health issues early and proactively manage any conditions.. Nurture social connections and hobbies to combat loneliness and burnout, emphasizing the importance of staying connected, engaged, and finding sources of happiness and stress relief.
     Connect with Valerie:
    * Facebook, Instagram, and Threads @iamvaleriehatcher.  
    * Email at hello@agingwithgraceandstyle.com
    Join Us Next Time:
    If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode! 
    Stay tuned for more inspiring chats, tips, and stories about the midlife journey.
    See you soon! Let's continue to age with grace, style, and a touch of sass.

    • 14 min
    The Power of Reinvention Series: Career Transformation After 50 Unveiled

    The Power of Reinvention Series: Career Transformation After 50 Unveiled

    Show Notes:
    Summary:
    In this episode, Valerie explores the power of reinventing one's career after 50. Drawing on her 16 years of experience in human resources and a master's degree in the field, she shares five essential strategies for career reinvention. These include assessing current skills and interests, researching new career opportunities, updating the professional toolkit, networking, seeking mentorship, and setting realistic goals and action plans. Valerie emphasizes the importance of aligning work with current passions and lifestyle to create a fulfilling career path in this exciting stage of life. She also shares inspiring stories of individuals who successfully made career changes after 50 and encourages listeners to share their own experiences and questions.
    Timestamps:
    00:06 Introduction to the series "The Power of Reinvention"
    00:38 Topic: Reinventing your career after 50
    01:23 Importance of career reinvention and personal experience
    02:45 Step 1: Assess your current skills and interests
    04:08 Step 2: Research new career opportunities
    05:21 Step 3: Update your professional toolkit
    07:11 Step 4: Network and seek mentorship
    08:55 Step 5: Set realistic goals and action plans
    09:35 Story of Carla starting a restaurant at 55
    10:48 Conclusion and encouragement to pursue career reinvention
    Key Takeaways:
    Assess your current skills and interests to discover what makes you tick professionally and personally.Research new career opportunities by exploring industries that excite you and talking to people in those fields.Update your professional toolkit, including your resume and LinkedIn profile, to reflect your skills, experiences, and aspirations. Network and seek mentorship to build genuine connections and gain valuable insights and advice. Set realistic goals and action plans to make your career transition manageable and achievable.
     Connect with Valerie:
    * Facebook, Instagram, and Threads @iamvaleriehatcher.  
    * Email at hello@agingwithgraceandstyle.com
    Join Us Next Time:
    If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode! 
    Stay tuned for more inspiring chats, tips, and stories about the midlife journey.
    See you soon! Let's continue to age with grace, style, and a touch of sass.

    • 12 min

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