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Go BTS into my creative life/career as I regain my integrity and create a system that aligns with my values and supports an abundant, healthy lifestyle.

It’s taken me decades to find my way back to me. The journey has been messy, out of control and all of the things I feared. I fear them no more. Take these stories as your own.

Imperfect. Unedited. Uncensored.

Confessions of an Aging Ingenue Jenni Tooley

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Go BTS into my creative life/career as I regain my integrity and create a system that aligns with my values and supports an abundant, healthy lifestyle.

It’s taken me decades to find my way back to me. The journey has been messy, out of control and all of the things I feared. I fear them no more. Take these stories as your own.

Imperfect. Unedited. Uncensored.

    The Thing About Colonoscopies

    The Thing About Colonoscopies

    Hello lovely listeners! Welcome to another insightful episode of Confessions of an Aging Ingenue with your super-duper host, Jenni Tooley. 
    As always, I am excited to be on this side, recording these amazing episodes, and I’m thrilled to have you on the other side, listening and I hope, getting inspired!
    So, I’ve got news… It’s the season finale for season two! And we're wrapping up this season of Confessions of an Aging Ingenue with a very special episode. But, if you want this season to keep going, make your voice heard! I’ll even take requests, whoa. So, if you want an encore, let me know.
    Now, let's get to it. Today’s topic might surprise you: colonoscopies. Yep, we’re going there! If you’re listening to this on the day it drops, I’m either in the middle of getting one or recovering from it. So please, send good vibes my way for a speedy recovery.
    In this episode, I'll share my experiences with screenings, the hilarious concept of mailing poop (thanks, Cologuard!), and the importance of getting checked, especially if you're over 50. It's all about taking care of ourselves, despite the fears and awkwardness.
    From dealing with a little bleeding that led to this colonoscopy to the anxiety of asking for help, I'm laying it all out there.
    We don't talk about this enough, and there's a lot of stigma around it. But it's so important, especially as we get older. And today, I’m being vulnerable and sharing my experiences, my fears, and some funny moments about dealing with this procedure. Trust me, you’ll want to hear this.
    This episode is a mix of laughs, fears, and a whole lot of real talk about health and aging. It’s a perfect, if not quirky, way to end the season.
    So, grab your favorite drink, get comfy, and let’s dive into the not-so-glamorous, but oh-so-important world of colonoscopies.
    As Season Two draws to a close, now will be a great time to catch up on Season 1 (if you missed it or want to relive the experience). Also, I encourage you to check out the Interactive Companion Guide for Season One and consider Joining My Mentorship Program - Let's get up close and personal as I guide you on your own journey of growth.
    The Season 1 Confessions Companion Guide is here!! order yours today and visit my website jennitooley.com to sign up for my monthlyMuseletter and access exclusive insider tips and info straight to your inbox.
    If today's episode resonated with you, then hit the subscribe button, like it, and leave me a review!
    Until next time!
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    • 22 min
    A Candid Conversation With Belén Arriola

    A Candid Conversation With Belén Arriola

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of Confessions of an Aging Ingenue with your favorite host, Jenni Tooley! Season Two has been an incredible ride filled with introspections, reflections, humor, insights, and lots more and I’m thrilled to have you with me on this journey.
    In today’s episode, I am excited to have the highly-esteemed Belén Arriola join me again! We’re set for an engaging and enlightening conversation that will leave you with plenty to think about and apply in your own life.
    We’re exploring the transformative power of forgiveness and the complex interplay of our ancestral lines on our present lives. From personal stories about tracing family roots back to the 1600s to thoughts on the path to finding oneself, this episode is a profound exploration of what it means to grow, heal, and live with grace.
    Listen in as we share insights on the importance of boundaries, self-care, and the grace needed to navigate life's uncertainties.
    Whether you're grappling with personal guilt, trying to understand the root of inherited patterns, or simply seeking a path to healing and peace, this episode offers thoughtful perspectives and practical advice for your journey.
    Join us for a heartfelt conversation that spans centuries, cultures, and personal experiences – a conversation that will inspire you to look at your own life and relationships through a lens of compassion and forgiveness.
    The path to forgiveness, healing and growth is often challenging, but it's also incredibly rewarding. So, I hope today's episode offers you some valuable insights on how the past shapes our present and the power of unconditional forgiveness.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, rate, and leave a review. I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences with forgiveness and healing so follow any of the links below to connect with me on social media.
    If you’re yet to, please check out the Interactive Companion Guide for Season One and consider Joining My Mentorship Program to get up close and personal and have me guide you on your own journey of growth.
    Remember, the Season 1 Confessions Companion Guide is on its way. Pre-order yours today for a chance to get a signed hard copy!
    Visit my website jennitooley.com and sign up for my monthly Museletter to keep up-to-date with exclusive tips and insider info.
    Until next time!
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Sending Out An SOS

    Sending Out An SOS

    Welcome back to "Confessions of an Aging Ingénue". I am your host, Jenni Tooley, and I’m super-thrilled to have you here on today’s episode!
    I invite you to join me on this journey sparked by a chance encounter with a box turtle. A poignant tale that ignited series of introspection on the subtle nuances we often overlook in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
    Reflecting on my own struggles with obsessive thinking, this episode seeks to explore and offer life hacks on the challenges of staying focused in a world full of distractions.
    For me, this was a journey of self-discovery and I hope you find actionable insights for recognizing and addressing the ‘shiny object syndrome’; the importance of awareness, acceptance, and deliberate action. This episode will guide you to reclaiming focus and steering clear of the shiny distractions that litter life's path.
    So, whether you’re struggling with distractions, finding it difficult to maintain focus in your personal or professional life, seeking actionable steps on staying committed to your goals, or just seeking motivation for today, you are in the right place! This is a story you will not forget in a hurry – a story that will change your life!
    Don't miss this illuminating episode packed with wisdom and humor. Tune in now to Episode 10 of “Confessions of an Aging Ingénue" for an enriching experience that promises to leave you inspired and empowered.
    I encourage you to check out the Interactive Companion Guide for Season One and consider Joining My Mentorship Program for even deeper exploration.
    And don’t forget, the Season 1 Confessions Companion Guide is on its way. Pre-order yours today for a chance to get a signed hard copy!
    Visit my website jennitooley.com and sign up for my monthly Museletter to access exclusive insider tips and info straight to your inbox.
    If today's episode resonated with you, then hit the subscribe button to stay in the loop with all future episodes, like it, and leave me a review!
    Until next time!
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    • 19 min
    Dr. Mitch Clionsky: Dementia Prevention - Using Your Head to Save Your Brain

    Dr. Mitch Clionsky: Dementia Prevention - Using Your Head to Save Your Brain

    Hello, amazing listener! I’m excited to have you join me on another episode of "Confessions of an Aging Ingénue"! I'm your host, Jenni Tooley.
    Before we proceed to the business of the day, remember that enrollment for the Time to Create (your dream project) 6-month Mentorship is ongoing and the Interactive Companion Guide for Season One is available! Head on to jennitooley.com to get more information on these and other exclusive content.
    Today, we're shifting gears a bit from our usual discussions to tackle a topic that hits close to home for many: dementia prevention.
    Joining me, as a guest on today’s episode, is the highly esteemed Dr. Mitch Clionsky, a seasoned neuropsychologist with over four decades of experience! Dr. Clionsky is here to shed light on the importance of cognitive health and some insights from his groundbreaking book, "Dementia Prevention: Using Your Head to Save Your Brain," co-authored with his brilliant wife, Emily. This is one concise yet insightful episode that you do not want to miss.
    In this episode;
    Dr. Clionsky shares insights into his extensive experience evaluating cognitive functions and discusses his mission to empower individuals to reduce their risk of developing dementia. [02:12]He shares highlights from his groundbreaking book, "Dementia Prevention: Using Your Head to Save Your Brain," which provides actionable strategies based on scientific research. [04:36]Together, we explored the importance of adopting a holistic approach to health and wellness and the significance of sustainable lifestyle changes. [09:31]Dr. Clionsky dismantles common misconceptions about quick-fix solutions and highlights the value of gradual, sustainable changes in behavior. He also shares practical tips for initiating lifestyle changes, the concept of "baby steps" and the importance of setting realistic goals. [12:09]And we discussed actionable steps for optimizing aging, especially the multifaceted nature of dementia. [29:57]
    Whether you’re currently dealing with dementia or just curious about preserving your mental acuity, this episode offers valuable information to help you safeguard your cognitive well-being. It is specifically tailored for individuals who are interested in proactively maintaining their cognitive health, particularly in the face of aging and the potential risks of dementia.
    So, sit back, relax, and prepare to be well-informed as we demystify dementia. Tune in!
    Also, don’t forget to sign up for my monthly Museletter to stay in the loop and gain access to insider tips and info.
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    • 34 min
    Dana Leipold: Aging Gracefully, It's All In Your Mind

    Dana Leipold: Aging Gracefully, It's All In Your Mind

    Welcome back to "Confessions of an Aging Ingénue". I am your delightful host – Jenni Tooley! And I’m excited to have you join me on today’s episode!
    I have an esteemed guest joining me as well, Dana Leipold - a dedicated Wellness Coach, Holistic Nutritionist, and Yoga Instructor. With over five years of experience, Dana specializes in supporting individuals aged 50 and above in cultivating a positive mindset, nourishing their bodies with optimal nutrition, and establishing a consistent movement practice. Her mission is clear: to guide her clients from feeling aged and achy to vibrant and healthy, empowering them to flourish in their golden years. You’ll gain valuable insights and practical tips from Dana as we explore a topic that resonates with so many of us: the art of living life to the fullest and aging gracefully.
    Get ready for an eye-opening conversation today as we discuss the intricacies and challenges of aging, both personally and within the context of caring for aging parents, and the struggle of balancing how one feels mentally with the changes that occur in the body as we age.  Dana shares insights from her experience as a coach, untangling and demystifying the process of aging.
    From societal attitudes toward aging and the pressure to maintain youthfulness, to navigating the complexities of getting older and mortality, no stone is left unturned! This episode will benefit individuals of all ages who are interested in understanding the topic of aging and wellness from a holistic perspective. Whether you’re on your own journey - aging, caring for aging loved ones, or simply seeking inspiration for living a more fulfilling and meaningful life, there’s valuable wisdom and practical advice for everyone.
    So, grab your favorite beverage, get comfy, and join us on this journey of reflection, empowerment, and growth. If you find something that resonates with you, make sure to apply it in your own life.
    And I have exciting news! Dana is generously extending a special offer to all our listeners: a complimentary 16-minute Yoga Nidra session. Designed especially for individuals aged 50 and above, this practice offers a myriad of benefits, including stress reduction, anxiety management, improved sleep quality, and enhanced healing. Let Dana guide you through this rejuvenating meditation that will leave you feeling refreshed and restored.
    Access Dana’s Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation here!
    And don’t forget, the Season 1 Confessions Companion Guide is on its way.
    Pre-order yours today for a chance to get a signed hard copy!
    Visit my website at jennitooley.com and sign up for my monthly Museletter to access exclusive insider tips and info straight to your inbox. Also, subscribe to this podcast to stay updated on new episodes, like it, and leave me a review! Your support is invaluable to me.
    Until next time!
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    • 49 min
    Driving Through The Storm

    Driving Through The Storm

    Hello and welcome to another exhilarating, engaging, and insightful episode of your favorite podcast – "Confessions of an Aging Ingenue" with Jenni Tooley.
    Today is story time! I’m sharing all about a gripping journey through a harrowing storm – a drive through a treacherous weather event that is reminiscent of Dorothy's adventure in "The Wizard of Oz."
    Thinking on the battle through torrential rain and ominous skies, and the intense focus and determination that propelled me forward, I’ve been able to draw parallels to the challenges I have faced (and I’m still facing) in my personal and professional life.
    In this episode, I’ll be sharing insights from navigating the storm both on the road and in my mind and the lessons I learned facing adversity on the highway and tackling the obstacles of entrepreneurship.
    Through moments of uncertainty and fleeting glimpses of hope, I hope that this story serves as a poignant reminder that storms, both literal and figurative, eventually pass and brighter days lie ahead for those who persevere.
    Whether you're catching this on your way to work or winding down after a long day at home, I'm thrilled to have you here. Join me on an inspiring voyage through the storm and discover the resilience and hope that lie on the other side. Don't miss out on these valuable insights!
    The Season 1 Confessions Companion Guide is coming! Pre-order yours today for a chance to get a signed hard copy!
    Please subscribe to this podcast, like it, and leave me a review!

    Until next time!
    Connect with me:
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    Website: Jennitooley.com

    • 13 min

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