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Feminine Roadmap Podcast is real talk for women 45+ who are looking for help navigating the bumpy road of midlife.

Feminine Roadmap Gina R Farrar

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 33 Ratings

Feminine Roadmap Podcast is real talk for women 45+ who are looking for help navigating the bumpy road of midlife.

    FR Ep #281 A Midlife Widow's Search For Love with Debbie Weiss

    FR Ep #281 A Midlife Widow's Search For Love with Debbie Weiss

    Today on Feminine Roadmap we are talking about a midlife widow’s search for love with Debbie Weiss. Debbie found herself widowed at 2013 at the age of 49. This journey lead her to write a book, get a Master’s degree and build a brand new life alone. Her search for love took her about five years and became the basis for her first book, “Available As Is: A Midlife Widow’s Search for Love”. In this episode she tells us some of the lessons she learned. For widows she encourages them to have faith in the future and take whatever time you need. Debbie found that it took so much longer than she thought it would to move through the grief and feel like life was beginning again. Part of her process was meeting herself again, finding what she liked to do, and trying different experiences. When it comes to dating, Debbie helps single women navigate the challenges she faced. One of her biggest ideas is not to date until you know who you are and what you want. If you are needing encouragement and hope in your own journey, then grab a cuppa something wonderful and join us!

    • 47 min
    FR Ep #280 The Sharp End of Life Part 2 with Dierdre Wolownick

    FR Ep #280 The Sharp End of Life Part 2 with Dierdre Wolownick

    Today on Feminine Roadmap we are talking to the amazing Dierdre Wolownick about the sharp end of life. In part 2 of our conversation, Dierdre talks about her big climb up El Capitan and the journey of overcoming her fear to accomplish that feat at 66 and then again at 70 years old. “Only you know what you’re capable of”, she says, “and you’ll never know if you don’t try it.” Dierdre has created a life after 65 that reflects her belief that age is irrelevant, that anybody can do anything by little baby steps. One of the challenges is to know yourself and block out the media’s representation of aging, to have the courage to think outside of the box. She is passionate about developing the mindset of digging deep and recognizing that the battle is you against you. This episode challenges the typical idea of what an older woman can do. If you’re looking for someone who is challenging the status quo, living an extraordinary life and facing down her fears after retirement, join us. Grab a cuppa something wonderful, find a cozy spot and get ready to be inspired!

    • 48 min
    FR Ep #279 The Sharp End of Life with Dierdre Wolownick

    FR Ep #279 The Sharp End of Life with Dierdre Wolownick

    Today on Feminine Roadmap we are talking to the amazing Dierdre Wolownick about the sharp end of life. Dierdre is the mother of famed free solo climber Alex Honnold. In part one of our two part conversation Dierdre lays the groundwork of her own story of finding out what she was capable of by testing the beliefs she has about herself. As a mother of two extreme athletes, she has encouraged and watched her children achieve extraordinary things. In her own life she’s been a writer, author, symphony orchestra conductor, linguist, traveler, professor and much more. This story brings us to her latest accomplishments of becoming a runner and a climber after the age of 60. Dierdre challenged not only the media view of women of a certain age but her own beliefs about what she “could” do. After a brief but seemingly insignificant interaction with her son about a one mile run she had just completed, she was faced with the idea that she could do more. If you can run one mile, you can run one and a half was all he said. This one minute exchange became the turning point to her life and unbeknownst to her, her future of becoming a rock climber. Tune in to hear the first [art of Dierdre’s inspiring story of what one woman found herself capable of a little beyond midlife when others are winding down. Grab a cuppa something wonderful and hear this inspirational story!

    • 53 min
    FR Ep #278 The Adventure Beyond Sixty with Melissa Davey

    FR Ep #278 The Adventure Beyond Sixty with Melissa Davey

    Today on Feminine Roadmap trailblazer Melissa Davey shares the adventure of Beyond Sixty. Melissa left a corporate job that she actually loved at 66 to pursue a dream. What was her dream? Her dream was to become a documentary filmmaker. The challenge was that she had no idea how to make that happen. This episode is her story of the adventure to Beyond Sixty, the documentary she made about women living extraordinary lives beyond sixty. Melissa searched for women who had stories that are interesting, inspiring and even a little unexpected. After looking at hundreds of women she chose nine who were willing to share their stories on film. Melissa is on a mission to inspire women (and men) to realize that no matter where you’ve been in your life, you can jump off where you are and move away from fear. Her advice? Follow the detours, try a different path and pay attention to what’s around you, what interests you. Melissa shares how she followed the detours in her own life to the adventure Beyond Sixty. Now she’s just finished filming what will be her second documentary on the eve of her 72nd birthday? Curious? Inspired? Grab a cuppa something wonderful and listen to her amazing journey.

    • 50 min
    FR Ep# 277 Eat With Ease Every Day with Amy Freinberg-Trufas

    FR Ep# 277 Eat With Ease Every Day with Amy Freinberg-Trufas

    Today on Feminine Roadmap we are talking about how to eat with ease every day. Author Amy Freinberg-Trufas shares her life changing journey of losing 150 pounds naturally after years of a debilitating food addiction. Her story starts when as a young child of an alcoholic mother she found herself having to navigate being responsible to cover up the alcoholism. As a 10 year old little girl, she was overwhelmed by the traumatic experiences that brought into her life so she turned to food as a way to numb her feelings. In this episode she shares how she has finally made peace with a lifetime of food addiction and healing the trauma that drove her to it. Amy came to be grateful for the trauma response that saved her life in many ways. Once she accepted that, she began to recognize that in this present moment she had the power to make a different choice. Amy calls it the power of the next right, aligned choice, one that comes from a place of grace and peace. I invite you to grab a cuppa something wonderful and have a seat for this incredible conversation – maybe invite a friend to share it with. We’re glad you’re here!

    • 53 min
    FR Ep #276 Lessons From Lucille with Judy Gaman

    FR Ep #276 Lessons From Lucille with Judy Gaman

    Today on Feminine Roadmap we are learning some lessons from centenarian Lucille who lived until 103. Judy Gaman, author and best friend of Lucille weaves a tale of joy and adventure. Judy met Lucille as a subject for her book “Aged to Perfection” on how to live to 100. Now she believes that everyone needs a Lucille in their life. That one meeting lead to a 4 year friendship that changed both of their lives in the most wonderful ways. Judy gives us a special seat to those precious years in this episode. One of the most profound impacts for Judy, a self- proclaimed workaholic, was how she spent her time. Lucille taught her many things about perspective, enjoying life, loving people, and having faith. Judy ended up writing “Love, Life and Lucille” as a tribute to their friendship. Please grab a cuppa something wonderful because you are going to love this sweet journey.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

EARohrbaugh ,

So relatable!!!

I just listened to the episode with Betty Franks and found myself nodding my head over and over. I’m 50, came from a corporate background and am now working on my art full time. What most people see as a detriment (my age) I see as an advantage because of all the same things that Betty mentioned. An art degree is not to be diminished but then again neither is life experience. Thank you for highlighting examples like Betty and giving the rest of us the encouragement we need to keep pursuing our own path!

Tedoffocus6789 ,

A note simply out of gratitude

I love this podcast! These ladies give so much useful information!

ILoveNazzy ,

A podcast that’s actually different and needed

What an idea, Gina. Love this show. Perfect length, too.,

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