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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.

Feisty Side of Fifty Feisty Side of Fifty

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 12 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.

    Joel Sartore: National Geographic’s THE PHOTO ARK

    Joel Sartore: National Geographic’s THE PHOTO ARK

    Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher and a 25 plus year contributor to National Geographic magazine as well as numerous other prominent publications. Moreover Joel is on a personal mission as “Animal Ambassador, a voice for the voiceless.” His lifetime goal is to document the varied species and present them in such breathtaking photographs that we can appreciate the contribution of each one to the health of our planet.

    Joel is also the creator of one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever seen. It’s published by National Geographic and is called: The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document Thousands of the World’s Animals. The book is a treasure trove of fascinating information and the most stunning photos you’ll ever encounter. I know each of you is going to want to have this one on your coffee table.

    So take 10 minutes, listen to what Joel has to say. We’ve already experienced the havoc a virus can create. And this has gone a long way to demonstrate there’s nothing more important than the health of the planet and each of the species who shares our world with us.

    • 11 min
    Always Italy: Frances Mayes

    Always Italy: Frances Mayes

    We feisty boomers know that one of the best ways to celebrate life is through travel, enjoying great food and learning new and fascinating information. That’s why this show is especially exciting. 

    Our guest is none other than Frances Mayes. You know Frances as a bestselling author and devotee of all things Italian. Perhaps her most well known work is one so many of us loved for both her book and the resulting movie, Under the Tuscan Sun. And now Frances has joined forces with New York Times travel writer, Ondine Cohane and National Geographic to create another true treasure that celebrates the sights, the tastes and the people of Italy. It’s called Always Italy and Frances joins us today to share all about it.

    So give yourself a real treat that will awaken each of your senses and take a listen to Frances as she shares the delightful sights, the extraordinary tastes and the rich and diverse culture of Italy!

    • 15 min
    Retirement Heaven Or Hell: Which Will You Choose?

    Retirement Heaven Or Hell: Which Will You Choose?

    Are you a boomer who is considering retirement and concerned about your financial security and general wellbeing? If so… you’ll want to be sure to take a listen to what Mike Drak and Susan Williams have to say.

    Mike is a forty-year veteran of the financial services sector who found himself thrown into retirement unexpectedly and personally suffered from what he calls “retirement shock.” While working through this major life change, he authored his first book, Victory Lap Retirement. Now Mike is following that book up with an updated version of designing your best life. It’s called Retirement Heaven or Hell: Which Will You Choose?

    Co-author Susan Williams, is the Founder of Booming Encore – a digital media hub designed to provide baby boomers with information and inspiration to help them live their best encore. In addition to hosting one of the top websites in the world for baby boomers, Susan has now achieved status as a global authority and social media influencer for aging and retirement. 

    Both Mike and Susan are joining us to share tips, strategies and more for navigating later life with purpose and meaning. If you are concerned about making the most of your Golden Years, you’ll want to make sure you catch this show!

    • 26 min
    Cathy Richards: Jump Start Fitness in the New Year

    Cathy Richards: Jump Start Fitness in the New Year

    Do you need a little more motivation to get started (or re-started) with healthier habits this year? Have you started and stopped more times than you care to remember? Fed up with fad diets and endless gimmicks that never work? You are in the right place!

    Join our guest, Cathy Richards, M.A., for a big dose of motivation and the top tips to spring into long-lasting success! Cathy is an exercise physiologist, wellness coach, and the bestselling author of BOOM: Six Steps to a Longer, Healthier Life. After working with a range of ages from college students all the way to older adults, Cathy focuses on maximizing physical health, brain function, and energy levels for all ages with a unique message of “never too early, never too late”.

    Be sure to check out Cathy’s website and sign up for her Free Masterclass on Jan. 19 on “Willpower is a Myth: The 3-Step No-Nonsense Formula for Smart Women Who Want to Shape Up and Slim Down”

    If you want to enjoy a strong body, sharp brain and endless energy throughout this year and the ones to follow, you’ll want to make sure to hear what Cathy has to share!

    • 27 min
    Nava Atlas: Plant Powered Protein

    Nava Atlas: Plant Powered Protein

    Have you decided to start eating healthier in the New Year? Do you want to incorporate more wholesome foods into your diet without spending hours in the kitchen, yet still enjoying meals that are as delicious as they are nutritious? Have you considered adding more vegan options to your menu but aren’t yet sure how to do it? If so, you won’t want to miss this show!

    Nava Atlas, celebrated vegan and vegetarian cookbook author has just come out with her latest masterpiece, Powered Protein: 125 Recipes for Using Today’s Amazing Meat Alternatives. This book is packed with mouth-watering, scrumptious recipes that are guaranteed good for you. And, even better, they’re easy to make and super delicious!

    So tune in and hear Nava share her tips for creating tasty, nutritious soups, casseroles, breakfast treats and more!

    • 20 min
    Breakup Bootcamp: Amy Chan

    Breakup Bootcamp: Amy Chan

    Age brings about a number of challenges in many areas of our lives. One of the most difficult of these is the pain of breaking up from a romantic relationship. Whether it’s by way of separation and divorce, the fallout from infidelity or simply growing apart, relationship breakups in midlife and beyond can be especially devastating.

    That’s where our guest comes in. Amy Chan is an author, blogger and relationship expert. She’s also the founder of Renew Breakup Bootcamp as well as the relationship magazine, Just My Type. Amy joins us to share her advice on ways that we can transform the story we tell others and, more importantly, ourselves about the breakup and begin to heal.

    Amy’s book is called Breakup Bootcamp: The Science of Rewiring Your Heart and this combination of psychology, neuroscience and anthropology is packed with ideas that are groundbreaking, insightful and incredibly helpful.

    If you, or anyone you care about, is experiencing the heartbreak of a romance gone wrong, you won’t want to miss this one!

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Futurefamer16 ,

So good!!

What an amazing podcast. I did some research and recommended this to an aunt of mine a few months back and she has thanked me on multiple occasions for sending it to her. Just sent it over to my mom who is nearing the age of 50 as well and am hoping for her to receive the goodness and love that Eileen is providing for her audience!

Margo Lovett ,

Oh My!

Mary Eileen, I found your podcast quite by accident, but what a marvelous find. Being the boomer that I am, it was a joy to listen the the McCartneys (mom & daughter). Keep podcasting! Great stuff for us lifelong students! Margo Lovett

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...

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