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Hey, Boomer! goes beyond the surface, exploring the complexities of family relationships, maintaining health, navigating caregiving, coping with divorce or widowhood, financial concerns, housing and technology. It's the podcast that acknowledges the challenges and opportunities that come with aging, with a compassionate and realistic approach.

Join fellow Baby Boomers every week for insightful interviews and genuine discussions on the topics that matter most to help prepare us to age well.

Hosted by Wendy Green, her conversational style ensures every episode feels like a heartfelt chat between friends. Her guests range from experts to everyday individuals, bringing their wisdom and experiences to the table, creating an atmosphere of trust, understanding, and genuine connection.

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Hey, Boomer Wendy Green

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Hey, Boomer! goes beyond the surface, exploring the complexities of family relationships, maintaining health, navigating caregiving, coping with divorce or widowhood, financial concerns, housing and technology. It's the podcast that acknowledges the challenges and opportunities that come with aging, with a compassionate and realistic approach.

Join fellow Baby Boomers every week for insightful interviews and genuine discussions on the topics that matter most to help prepare us to age well.

Hosted by Wendy Green, her conversational style ensures every episode feels like a heartfelt chat between friends. Her guests range from experts to everyday individuals, bringing their wisdom and experiences to the table, creating an atmosphere of trust, understanding, and genuine connection.

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    Mastering Resilience, Strength & Nutrition: A Recipe for Boomer Health

    Mastering Resilience, Strength & Nutrition: A Recipe for Boomer Health

    Season 7: Episode 182
    Episode Overview:Diagnosed with MS and paralyzed by Guillain Barre syndrome, she didn't just recover; she became a European weightlifting champ.
    Today we chatted with Kim Rahir, a 60-year-old powerhouse who turned her health battles into victories. Now, she's coaching women to unlock their inner strength through resilience, muscle reactivation, and smart nutrition. Remember, it’s never too late to transform your health and mindset.
    Episode Takeaways: **Embrace Routines**: Routines are a skill learned through small, consistent habits. Start small to make big changes.
    **Strength Training**: It's crucial for bone health, muscle mass, and mental clarity, especially as we age. Modify and adapt exercises to suit any limitations.
    **Nutrition without Restrictions**: A balanced approach to eating with flexibility allows for sustainable, healthful living without the rigidity of diets.
    **Resilience in Action**: Kim's journey underscores the power of pushing through challenges and taking control of one's health narrative.
    Links:**Join the Conversation**: Become part of the Hey, Boomer community groups, Boomer Banter and Boomer Believers for enriching discussions and personal connections. Go to https://buymeacoffee.com/HeyBoomer0413 to join.
    **Connect with Carelink 360**: Use our discount code boomer at checkout to stay connected with aging relatives while managing their and your health. Go to https://mycarelink360/ref/boomer
    **Visit KimRahir.com**: Take a free health and strength assessment and learn more about Kim's coaching for inspiration and motivation.
    If today’s episode sparked something in you, share this episode with a friend and help spread the word that we all can age well throughout every decade!
    And leave a comment to let us know what you thought.


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    • 47 min
    Boomer Wellness - Thriving Through the Decades

    Boomer Wellness - Thriving Through the Decades

    Season 7 - Episode 181
    Episode Overview:In this episode, we dive deep into Boomer Wellness and thriving in every decade. Join us as fitness and mindset coach Heike Yates shares invaluable wisdom on how to make health and happiness your top priorities. Discover why it's never too late to start exercising, how to transcend the fear of the gym, and why personal joy in your workout is key.
    Heike emphasizes the extraordinary benefits of Pilates for spine alignment and core strength, and reminds us to embrace fitness regimens that light up our lives. Don't let the noise of the fitness industry overwhelm you—find the simple spark that ignites your path to wellness.
    Episode Takeaways to Thrive:Let go over concern about what others think. Their opinion is their opinion. It is not about you.Commit to starting small – one change that you can stick with dailyConsistency is the key to compounding positive results in your health journey.
    Call to Actions:Ready to embark on a journey to better health and embrace the vitality of every decade? Take your first step and connect with our expert guest, Heike Yates. She's ready to guide and inspire you with her knowledge and experience. You can find her on:
    - Follow Heike on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heikeyates/
    - Check out Heike's Website for resources and fitness guidance: https://heikeyates.com
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heike-yates/
    Join the Boomer Believers by going to https://buymeacoffee.com/heyboomer0413
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    Remember to commit to making a change from the wisdom shared today. Thank you for joining Wendy and Heike on this life-changing episode of "Hey, Boomer!"
    If today's episode sparked something in you, share this episode with a friend and help spread the word that we all can thrive throughout every decade!
    And leave a comment to let us know how you are thriving.


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    • 45 min
    Aging with Intention: Embracing The Four Agreements in our Boomer lives

    Aging with Intention: Embracing The Four Agreements in our Boomer lives

    Season 7: Episode 180
    Episode Overview:In this insightful episode of Hey, Boomer!, host Wendy Green takes us on a profound journey through the teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz's transformative book "The Four Agreements." As Baby Boomers navigate the waters of aging, Wendy emphasizes how the four agreements can serve as a beacon to transform our inner dialogue and inspire a life of authenticity and fulfillment. Throughout the episode, she dissects each agreement and its applicability to the various aspects of living as a member of the Boomer generation.
    Episode Highlights:**Be Impeccable With Your Word:** Wendy starts with a deep dive into the first agreement, exploring how the words we choose form the foundation of our self-expression and the importance of speaking with integrity, both to ourselves and others.
    **Don’t Take Anything Personally:** The discussion then shifts to the second agreement, where Wendy shares anecdotes and offers wisdom on liberating ourselves from the burden of others' opinions.
    **Don’t Make Assumptions:** The conversation around the third agreement shines a light on the misunderstandings that can arise from assumptions and how seeking clarity in communication can lead to better relationships and inner peace.
    **Always Do Your Best:** In addressing the fourth agreement, Wendy stresses on doing our best without self-judgment or regret, focusing on progress and self-compassion.
    Episode Takeaways:Words carry the power to shape our reality, so it is crucial to be mindful of our self-talk and the dialogue we share with others, especially in matters related to aging and life transitions.Reframing “I need to” into “I want to” can profoundly change our perspective and motivate us to action.Our beliefs become our thoughts. Our thoughts become our words. Our words become our actions. Our actions become our habits. Our habits become our values. Our values become our destiny
    Links:Join the Boomer Banter or Boomer Believers by going to https://buymeacoffe.com/heyboomer0413
    Be sure to leave a comment, like, and subscribe to Hey, Boomer! If you enjoyed this episode, share it with a friend who might find it uplifting or insightful. Keep the conversation going by following us on our social media platforms, and don’t miss our insightful episodes each week!
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    • 31 min
    Husband Underfoot: Surviving Your Husband's Retirement

    Husband Underfoot: Surviving Your Husband's Retirement

    Season 7: Episode 179
    Episode Overview:Join us for a laughter-filled, and caring journey into the heart of retirement with our delightful guest, Mary Kay Fleming – a retired psychology professor turned award-winning humor writer. In this episode, aptly titled "Husband Underfoot," we plunge into the shift that happens when retirement comes knocking. Discover the lighter side of stepping into the golden years alongside someone who has done it with grace, humor, and a flair for writing that tickles the funny bone.
    Episode Highlights:**Embrace New Paths**: Retirement can surprise you. Be open to newfound passions and support your partner's exploration, just as Mary Kay’s husband found joy in poetry.
    **Communicate and Compromise**: Successfully navigating life with a partner underfoot means talking openly about expectations and finding a balance that works for both of you.
    **Find Your Own Joy**: Retirement is deeply personal. Like our guest Mary Kay, let this chapter be defined by self-fulfillment, purposeful engagement, and maintaining strong friendships.
    Episode Takeaways:Retiring does not mean losing one's identity; it's an opportunity to redefine it.It's important to maintain individual interests and social networks in retirement.Plan your retirement on your own terms, if possible and allow space for adjustment.
    Links:Connect with Mary Kay Fleming:
    Discover more of Mary Kay's delightful humor by visiting her author page at https://authory.com/MaryKFlemming
    Email her at Mary.Kay.Flemming@msj.edu
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    Be sure to leave a comment, like, and subscribe to Hey, Boomer! If you enjoyed this episode, share it with a friend who might find it uplifting or insightful. Keep the conversation going by following us on our social media platforms, and don't miss our insightful episodes each week!
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    • 45 min
    Navigating the Family Mix: Blending Traditions in Midlife

    Navigating the Family Mix: Blending Traditions in Midlife

    Season 7: Episode 178
    Episode Overview:In this episode, host Wendy Green is joined by guest Suzy Rosenstein, a master certified life coach who specializes in helping women over 50 craft meaningful lives full of purpose. Together, they delve into the rich tapestry of family traditions, exploring how these practices can provide stability, joy, and a sense of belonging, while also acknowledging the challenges and opportunities that arise as families evolve and blend new elements into their shared experiences. Whether you're holding onto treasured childhood customs, integrating new ones, or creating your own traditions from scratch, this episode promises insights into making the most of these practices in midlife and beyond.
    Episode Highlights:**Embrace Blended Traditions**: Learn from Suzy how creating a mix of old and new traditions, like her celebrated guacamole on nacho nights, can bring joy and connectedness to family gatherings.
    **Big Dogs and Big Decisions:** At the age of 50, Suzy was inspired to bring a large dog into her life, rekindling the warmth of her childhood memories.
    **Big reveal: Join Wendy & Suzy at the end of the month for a Boomer Believer Zoom meet. Sign up at https://buymeacoffee.com/HeyBoomer0413
    Episode Takeaways:Family traditions offer stability and sentimental value, impacting resilience and personal growth.Blending traditions involves intentional thinking and planning, focusing on how we want to feel in the future.Appreciating what others bring to family traditions and honoring memories is crucial after the loss of a loved one.It's important to create and adapt traditions to keep them meaningful as family dynamics change.
    Links:Connect with Suzy on her website: https://suzyrosenstein.com You will find links to both of her podcasts on her website.
    Grab her free giveaway at FreePodcastBundle.com
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    • 45 min
    Grey Divorce: What You Need to Know About Mediation

    Grey Divorce: What You Need to Know About Mediation

    Season 7: Episode 177
    Episode Overview:On this insightful episode of Hey, Boomer!, we delve into a topic that's gaining more attention as our demographic evolves: "Grey Divorce." Host Wendy Green warmly welcomes Dr. Elinor Robin, an expert in mediation and licensed mental health counselor, to guide us through the nuanced process of late-in-life divorce.
    As divorce rates among those 65 and older have tripled since 1990, this discussion is more relevant than ever. Dr. Robin brings her wealth of experience from TheDivorceCoachInstitute.com and AFriendlyDivorce.com to explore the benefits of mediation, the role of a divorce coach, and the critical aspects of navigating a smooth transition into post-divorce life.
    From the financial particulars to the emotional complexities, this episode is packed with invaluable advice for those considering or going through a grey divorce. Tune in to empower yourself with the knowledge and tools to handle these significant life changes with grace and confidence.
    Episode Highlights:**Understanding Mediation:** Mediation gives couples the power to negotiate together, fostering control over personal decisions.
    **Knowing Your Finances:** Dr. Robin stresses the necessity of comprehensive knowledge of financial assets and debts.
    **Communication is Key:** Emphasized throughout the discussion is the importance of clear communication and trust between partners, especially during mediation.
    **Preparation for Post-Divorce:** Post-divorce logistics like wills, estates, and trusts are considered crucial for those over 50 embarking on this new life chapter.
    Episode Takeaways:Discover the advantages of mediation in reducing conflict and legal costs.Discover the advantages of mediation in reducing conflict and legal costs.Hear about the importance of consulting attorneys specializing in wills, estates, and trusts post-divorce.Recognize the value of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, their limitations, and the importance of updating them.
    Links:Contact Dr. Elinor Robin through her websites:
    AFriendlyDivorce.com
    TheDivorceCoachInstitute.com
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

mzfisher ,

Great show!

Excellent host and great topics!

CMcBrown ,

Love Hey Boomer!

Thanks for the inspiration and fun! Keep these episodes coming!! I’m going to keep remembering that we’re never too old to set another goal and dream another dream! Thanks, Wendy!

DeniseGG ,

Wonderful podcast with a variety of topics

I just love listening to this podcast. Wendy is great. I just finished the episode with Morrie’s son about his book. I am definitely going to get this book. Just a refreshing look at life after 50. Thanks so much Wendy for putting this together!

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