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If you're a woman over 40 looking to improve your wellness, mindset, career and more, Forty Thrive is for you. You'll meet experts and discover the resources you need to not just survive midlife, but thrive.

Whether you're facing the madness of menopause head on, looking to make a big life transition or just want to feel like the best version of yourself, Forty Thrive is all about real life solutions to everyday problems women in their 40s and 50s face.

Hosted by Jackie MacDougall

Forty Thrive Jackie MacDougall

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    • 4.9 • 80 Ratings

If you're a woman over 40 looking to improve your wellness, mindset, career and more, Forty Thrive is for you. You'll meet experts and discover the resources you need to not just survive midlife, but thrive.

Whether you're facing the madness of menopause head on, looking to make a big life transition or just want to feel like the best version of yourself, Forty Thrive is all about real life solutions to everyday problems women in their 40s and 50s face.

Hosted by Jackie MacDougall

    The Tool We All Should Be Using

    The Tool We All Should Be Using

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    The Reframe: a tool that may not be so easy, but it's really simple. In this interactive episode, therapist Melody Murray shares her brilliance with members of the Forty Thrive community, as she answers questions and inspires us all to reframe in a way that will bring more peace, understanding and sanity to our lives. 
    Melody is the very first guest of our Forty Thrive live series. Each month, we record one episode where we include our Forty Thrive community members and podcast supporters.
    Support Forty Thrive on Patreon and be part of this special series!
    Mentioned in this Episode: A Lesson in Blowing Up Your Life

    About Our Guest: Melody Murray is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Child Mental Health Specialist in private practice.  She also works as a Mental Health Evaluator in the ER at Seattle Children’s Hospital and co-facilitates Suicide Assessment and Treatment trainings for the nursing staff. Melody has a wide variety of expertise, often speaking on topics including: Suicidal Ideation, Self-Care, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Mental Health & Social Media and Secondary Trauma.  

    Melody is a solution-focused clinician with a direct, casual, yet interactive approach. She helps clients learn positive ways to manage negative thought patterns, unwanted behavioral responses, process experiences that create fear, shame and sadness. Melody's goal is to help her clients love and accept themselves again OR, for the very first time.

    Before becoming a therapist, Melody spent several years working in film, television and casting as a producer and director.  She was also an actor, hosted a children’s show and performed standup comedy.  

    Melody has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles.  She's a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the Producers Guild of America.

    You're Invited: Join Forty Thrive and Melody Murray for a special workshop called Who Are You? We dive into our Family of Origin which will help us begin to understand HOW we are WHO we are. This exercise helps us explore the Nature vs Nurture theories of who we become and why. Are we the sum of all our intentions and choices? Or are we destined to stay a certain way because of the choices made by the people who raised us? In this workshop, you'll get tools to help the real you bust through and come out on the other side of reinvention. REGISTER HERE

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    • 49 min
    It's Your Time

    It's Your Time

    If you’re a woman who’s excited to see what’s next… maybe make a pivot in your career… or even (dare I say) put yourself out there, today’s guest can help you big time. Juju Hook helps "primetime women" (that’s us!) build brands. In this episode, we talk "Breakthrough Breakdowns," six lies we’ve come to believe about aging, the 50 hour rule and so much more.

    Join us for Forty Thrive LIVE! Once a month, you’ll have an opportunity to join other Forty Thrive listeners for a live interactive podcast recording. Visit our Patreon page for more info!

    About Our Guest: Juju Hook is a consultant, coach, and speaker. For more than a quarter century she developed brand strategy for corporations. Today, through online programs, live events, and one-to-one coaching, Juju motivates, inspires, and educates PrimeTime women in topics related to business, life, and relationships. She holds a BA in English and an MBA, and is certified as a coach and a yoga teacher. Juju lives in San Diego with her husband and her son. You can find her branding blog at StrategicJuju.com and her program for PrimeTime women at PositivelyPrimeTime.com. Connect with Juju on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

    Get Juju's book : Hot Flashes, Carpools, and Dirty Martinis: The Quintessential Guide for Turning Midlife Into PrimeTime

    Mentioned in this Episode:

    Amy Porterfield on Forty Thrive

    Fumiko Takatsu on Forty Thrive

    Face Yoga Method 6 Week Bootcamp

    Join Juju for these two LIVE events! 

    1. LIVE 90 Minute Masterclass on January 27th, 2021

    Answer Questions Like...

    How do I build a presence? How do I build a platform?  How do I get people to listen to me? Can I shift from a brick and mortar to go online? 


    2. If you’re ready to up your game  — you know you’re meant for great things and ready to take the leap toward it, Juju is hosting PrimeTime PROSPER-- The 3-Day Interactive Online Experience.

    During this event, you’ll work individually and in small groups to turn your “something special” into something truly sellable You’ll create a plan and design a platform for reliable, sustainable income doing what you love. REGISTER HERE

    • 52 min
    Screw the Resolutions

    Screw the Resolutions

    Welcome to Forty Thrive 2021! Are you ready to make this year your healthiest yet? This episode is for you.
    If you've been listening to the podcast for awhile, you know exactly who Courtney Townley is. Courtney helps women mend their relationship with their body so they can achieve true deep health and deliver their best to the things that matter most to them. She is so smart and so gifted in helping women really get honest with ourselves and move toward the best version of ourselves possible. She has been instrumental in my journey through her work on the Grace and Grit podcast, as well as within her membership site and all of her free events. Join Courtney's Rumble and Rise membership today and rock 2021! 
    Please take our Forty Thrive listener survey!  


    Mentioned in this episode: 

    Join our Free and Private Community

    Catch LIVE recordings and be part of of the show!

    Join Courtney for Healthiest Year Yet Challenge!

    Other Courtney Episodes: 

    The Real Reason You Feel Like Crap 4 Steps to Reach Your Health Goals with Ease 4 Simple Steps to Make It Stick How to Ignite Confidence over 40

    Questions to Ask Yourself: 

    How are you defining health currently? Keeping that definition in mind, on a scale from 1-10, how would you rate your health here at the end of 2020? What is the best decision you made regarding your health this year? And Why? In all the ways you showed up for yourself along your health journey, what are you most proud of? Why? How did you do it? What were the winning strategies? What were the thoughts that allowed you to show up
    and execute those strategies? What were the primary feelings that drove you to take
    action in that way? What is the worst decision you made regarding your health this year? What feels misaligned about your health story at the end of 2020? Where specifically do you feel unorganized or messy in your self-care? Where are you lacking confidence? What are you feeling shame about? What thoughts do you need to leave behind in 2020 to improve your health in 2021? Why aren’t you a 9/10 with your health yet, really? Imagine you are being coached by your future self who is already living at a 9/10... what advice does she have for you?

    • 49 min
    Who Are You Really?

    Who Are You Really?

    As we wrap up the year, I’ve got an episode for you that’s short, sweet and impactful. Janet Ioli is the author of Less Ego More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women and the creator of 2021 Power Presence Practices calendar journal. Both of which she’s generously giving away to one of our lucky Forty Thrive listeners.
    Have you ever seen those posts where people choose a word that sort of serves as their compass for the year to come?
    I love choosing a word each December . Something that inspires me to try new things and have new experiences. My word for 2020 was Connection. Little did I know that circumstances would make that a little bit more difficult. But it was a great reminder when things got crazy that I could still create connection, it just might look a little different. 
    My word for 2021 is CURIOSITY. My plan is to come from a place of curiosity. To hear people out. To discover things about myself that I maybe haven’t yet tapped into. What’s one word you’ll carry into 2021?
    Pop into our free and private FB group and share in the dedicated post I created there. In fact, when you comment on that post, you’ll be entered to win both Janet’s book, Less Ego More Soul, as well as her 2021 Power Presence Practices calendar and journal. 
    Please take our Forty Thrive listener survey!
    About Our Guest: Janet Ioli has been helping people and organizations make changes and maximize their impact for over 25 years. As a former leader inside four Fortune 200 companies, she understands first-hand the complexities and realities leaders face leading their organizations. 

    Grounded in real experience working with thousands of leaders in different industries and countries and having provided over 10,000 hours of coaching, Janet has earned a reputation as an extraordinarily talented, highly results-oriented and sought-after leadership coach, change strategist, speaker, and organizational advisor. Forbes has recognized Janet as one of the country’s leading business coaches with membership in the Forbes Coaches Council. 

    Janet’s wealth of practical experience is backed by continuous and robust educational substance and focus, in addition to thousands of hours of self-study in psychology, leadership, change, neuroscience, and human development. She has master’s degrees in both Public Administration and Business, an undergraduate degree in Business, and has extensively studied Human Development and Adult Learning at the Doctoral academic level. Janet also holds a certification from the National Board of Medical Examiners as a health and wellness professional. Janet is certified as a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation and has an Advanced Executive Coaching Certificate from the Smith School of Business and a Certificate in Positive Psychology and Well-being Coaching. 

    Janet partners with major universities as an industry expert in women’s leadership— she is on the faculty of American University’s Key Executive Leadership Program for government leaders and is a designer and speaker for the University of California at Irvine’s Women in Leadership Certificate Program. As a recognized thought leader on leadership, self-development, and change, Janet is a contributor to Forbes and Thrive Global. She is the author of The Cure, Power Presence for Women, and Less Ego, More Soul.

    Connect with Janet on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. 

    • 25 min
    A Delightful Little Episode on Aging

    A Delightful Little Episode on Aging

    We don't often hear the words "delightful" and "aging" in the same sentence, but today, we're changing that. Stephanie Raffelock is the author of A Delightful Little Book on Aging. (She Writes Press, April 2020). A graduate of Naropa University’s program in Writing and Poetics, she has worked as a freelancer for The Aspen Times and The Rogue Valley Messenger. She’s also written and blogged for Nexus Magazine, Omaha Lifestyles, Care2.com and SixtyandMe.com, to name a few.
    The new co-host of Yak About Today, Stephanie can be heard on i-Heart Radio, station WCZR 101.7 in Florida. Or you can listen to the podcast version, available wherever you get your podcasts.
    Stephanie is a popular public speaker for Employment Relations Groups. She talks about the changing issues of midlife women. She’s given keynotes for Breaking the Glass as well as Charles Schwab.
    A recent transplant to Austin, Texas Stephanie enjoys an active life with her husband, Dean and their Labrador retriever, Mickey.

    Connect with Stephanie on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. 

    • 28 min
    You're Not Fearless (And Why That's a Good Thing)

    You're Not Fearless (And Why That's a Good Thing)

    Dr. Michele Cooley-Strickland is not only is she brilliant at what she does as a psychologist, researcher, professor and podcaster, she’s actually masterful at adding and subtracting things to her life when she wants more — or less –– and not settling for meh. 
    In this episode, the multi-faceted, multi-talented and multi-passionate Dr. Michele inspires and provides step-by-step tools to take the leap into the life you truly want. If you don’t yell "hell yeah" at least a dozen times during this interview... well, I just don’t believe you. 
    About Dr. Michele: Michele Cooley-Strickland, M.Ed., Ph.D. is an award-winning licensed psychologist, professor, researcher, and podcast co-host. She’s been on faculty at UCLA since 2009 and is a Project Scientist in the David Geffen School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Bio-behavioral Sciences. She’s also been on faculty at Johns Hopkins University since 1996, first as an Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor, and now Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Mental Health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Michele is a therapist in her private practice – Doctor Michele, LLC – specializing in helping people – women in particular – build life skills that empower them to become their best selves. Her personalized approach is tailored to help each client achieve emotional and behavioral health and wellness in a way that’s authentic, sustainable, and joyful.

    Dr. Michele has appeared as an expert psychologist on KTLA-5 (Los Angeles) and the nationally syndicated Extra! television show as an Extra! Life Changer. She has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Today Show, CNN, and CBS Early Show to discuss her family’s relation to our third American president, Thomas Jefferson. Dr. Michele is the seventh generation descendant of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.

    Dr. Michele is the co-host of “The She Built It Podcast with Melanie & Dr. Michele,” which began in January, 2019 and airs in over 40 countries. The weekly show targets women to help them take leaps in their life, career, and community.

    Sponsored By: This episode of Forty Thrive is sponsored by Kindra. Feel like yourself again with Kindra’s estrogen-free menopause supplements, expert advice, and powerful community. Get 20% off of Kindra site wide! Click here and use promo code: FORTYTHRIVE20


    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Diane Diaz ,

It’s giving me life!

Just listened to A Delightful Little Episode on Aging and I’m really feeling what you shared. At 54 years of age, I’ve lost my ability to care one single bit what others think of me and what I do. And it’s so friggin liberating!! I hope women listen to your podcast and embrace their older selves and all the wisdom and confidence that comes with that. Speak your truth ladies! Such an inspiring episode and podcast!

KRSYoga ,

Love every episode!

This podcast hits every topic/issue/dilemma I’ve come across as I near 50! I’ve been introduced to individuals who have supported and guided me through some interesting transitions (especially recently) and I look forward to continuing this journey with Jackie and others.

Kinmaine ,

Jackie is a total rockstar!

This podcast is the manual for finally living in alignment and living YOUR best life. Jackie is an incredible interviewer with a true gift for clarity, hilarity and asking the questions we all want to ask. I highly recommend adding this one to your library.

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