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Is your life what you thought it'd be at age 42? at age 50? Now more than ever, we are pausing to evaluate and strategize what we want and how to make it happen. We will share insights of life in the middle of this awesome chapter, stories of these busy gals going after their NEXT and stories of folks who found themselves with an unexpected life interruption and how they've come through it all happier, healthier and stronger. Walk with us as we discuss how to reimagine all the possibilities, how to create your best life chapter and live your life inspired....your best NEXT!

Life Reimagined with Wendy Deacon Wendy Deacon

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Is your life what you thought it'd be at age 42? at age 50? Now more than ever, we are pausing to evaluate and strategize what we want and how to make it happen. We will share insights of life in the middle of this awesome chapter, stories of these busy gals going after their NEXT and stories of folks who found themselves with an unexpected life interruption and how they've come through it all happier, healthier and stronger. Walk with us as we discuss how to reimagine all the possibilities, how to create your best life chapter and live your life inspired....your best NEXT!

    How Melanie Moved Mountains to Achieve Her Dream & Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

    How Melanie Moved Mountains to Achieve Her Dream & Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

    Have you ever read something in a book, seen something in a movie or heard a great story from a friend’s journey that captivated you so much that you just HAD to see it for yourself?  What is that ONE THING currently on your bucket list?  The ONE THING that needs to move up to your Live It NOW list?!
    My guest on today’s podcast is Melanie Michaelchuk, a sweet Texan who had a dream to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and just had to go for it!  Listen in as she shares how setting the goal was challenging, how much she had to get together to get ready for such an epic adventure, and how she moved mountains to climb it not only once, but twice, and both time after 50.  
    I hope listening in helps you really think about that one trip or experience or adventure YOU’VE been putting off and that inspires you to do it now…..don’t wait…..as each day we get a little older and we never know what tomorrow will bring.
    I picked up hiking in my late 40s and absolutely love it!  I have a free download to get you started plus my favorite hiking shoes, poles, packs, sunscreen and more, so check it all out on my website at destinationu.net/hiking or the favorites in our online store.  Also consider joining one of our upcoming trips, specially designed for women over 40 and in some of my favorite places! 

    • 58 min
    How a World War 2 Tour Inspired Sarah to Redefine Her Story and History

    How a World War 2 Tour Inspired Sarah to Redefine Her Story and History

    Have you ever signed up for a trip - maybe on a bit of a whim - only to find out how significant it would be in helping you redefine your life going forward?  Sarah Blake is with me today, sharing how she was inspired by Harry Connick Jr, H Company and a friend to take her first solo trip and historical tour in Europe to check out WW2 sites.  The stories she shares about her experiences, the Veterans she met, and the really fun Supper Club are really touching and what I love is that Sarah also recounts how much she learned about herself and how this trip changed her trajectory.  How one unforgettable comment from someone she met along the trip changed her perspective forever and helped kickstart her tackling her Live It NOW list.

    Sarah Blake is CEO and founder of Sarah Blake Consulting focusing on Emotional Intelligence & Leadership coaching.  She works with individuals and companies utilizing coaching, trainings/facilitation, and consulting strategies to reinforce growth.  Connect with Sarah at https://www.sarahblakeconsulting.com
    I hope you’ll also check out additional info on this historical tour on my DestinationU website plus bonus of some wonderful photos of the trip on the site or in the video version of our interview that will be also shared on YouTube.

    • 45 min
    I Think I Was Born Again with Celine

    I Think I Was Born Again with Celine

    Celine Anelone Brozovich joins me today to chat about how she was able to manage an early diagnosis of depression using the power of her intellectual curiosity, how this evolved into a wonderful career and why now she has made a personal and professional life change and is feeling outrageously good.  She will share more about why she has a trampoline in her office  and why she needs to share it and tell everybody!!
    She has turned all of her experience now into a way to help other women really find their true health and happiness and I hope you'll listen in to our fun interview and check out her community and resources available at www.bakenjihealthcom.

    • 46 min
    Are You Truly Ready to be the Author of Your Own Life with Claudine

    Are You Truly Ready to be the Author of Your Own Life with Claudine

    When something bad happens, it can be easy to be a victim, but today my guest Claudine will share how pretty early she decided she was not going to be a victim but instead really learn from it.  She realized her life was not in alignment but she ultimately decided to take action and now believes we don't need a hammer to create change or experience growth.  She became the author in her own life.  

    What will happen to make you really stop to become more aware of what you truly want and then finally take action toward getting there?
    Do you really want to be hit by a hammer to experience your life changing moment?
    What the heck does that mean anyways?
    Well, If you've listened to ANY of my Life Reimagined podcasts, you have already heard from so many amazing women who had their life detoured or disrupted unexpectedly and you've also heard how much it awakened them and led them to their true purpose and how now it's considered more of a positive and a blessing than anything with a negative connotation.
    But what are some of the reasons or critical steps that are taken by these seemingly ordinary women in our 40, 50 and 60s - and beyond - that allowed them to use these tough challenges and experiences to really kick their life and everything around them into high gear?
    My guest today Claudine Chiarmonte will share her personal experience and how she believes it was her mental fitness to handle her near-death experience that made all the difference in her recovery and how she used that life-altering moment to go down a completely different path and truly become the author of her own life.

    Positive Intelligence is the science and practice (mental fitness) of developing mastery over your own mind so you can reach your full potential for both happiness and success.  How are we viewing the world from a growth or fixed mindset?
    Mental fitness is your ability to handle life’s challenges with a positive mindset rather than a negative mindset. Your mental fitness affects EVERYTHING, including your performance, your relationships, and your well-being. Extensive research shows that mental fitness is the best predictor of how happy you’ll be and how well you will perform relative to your potential.
    Tap into Your Full Potential and take this Free Saboteur assessment:  Learn what is getting your way for having the life that you want:   https://assessment.positiveintelligence.com/saboteur/instructions
    To schedule a free call to review your assessment, make appointment at https://IamClaudine.as.me/Assessmentcall
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    • 52 min
    How Sweet it is To Adventure in Your Own Kitchen

    How Sweet it is To Adventure in Your Own Kitchen

    Have you stopped and really evaluated how your food is working for you - especially if you're over 50?  Is it working for you?  This is not a question I had often asked my younger self but as I get a bit beyond my 20s and 30s, I'm increasingly aware of the importance of what I'm eating and how significant my choices can be in how I feel every day and in how I'm setting a strong path for hopefully many healthy and active years ahead…..cause there's so much more I want to do, see and experience and I need this body to go the distance.
    So when I met my guest today, Ginny Grabowski, we instantly connected, and I knew I wanted to have her share the path that's brought her to now helping other women in our life chapter consider plant-based eating - and before you turn off or turn away, give us a few minutes to share that it actually can be easier and more delicious than you think.  Because as part of my life reimagined, I never thought I'd be filling a cooler of food for my road trips and never thought I'd actually enjoy even trying to prep and cook these adventurous recipes.
    I am not 100% vegan or vegetarian due other dietary restrictions but I can totally attest to the importance of plant-based eating in my life and my energy. Maybe even my hopefully keeping up my somewhat youthful appearance going forward as I'm totally in active age denial and plan to be for awhile.  So I need what I eat to work for me and it's been a really unexpectedly fun and interesting culinary adventure for me, a non-cooking or former non-cooking gal to eat more intentionally and find how much better it makes me feel.
    So join me today ….as Ginny and I talk about how to even dip your toe in the water of introducing more plant based eating into your day and how easy and how sweet this lifestyle can be.

    • 44 min
    Welcome Change & Tap into New Curiosity That Takes Us Forward

    Welcome Change & Tap into New Curiosity That Takes Us Forward

    Have you ever truly felt that you were completely aligned with your feelings and what you want?  Have you ever experienced a time of dedicated focus on you that you received so many insights and wonderful ideas and you knew that no matter where you were headed, it would all be okay?  My guest today, Michela Fantinel, shares her stories of how traveling abroad by herself led to such clarity and peace and it led her to move from a feeling of restlessness to being ready for any direction life would then take her.
    Join us to share stories and insights and hear how she's now turned this into her business, in which she shares resources and coaching with women over 50 in  Magic Fifty.

    • 36 min

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