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NORTH OF 40 is a place for conversation, to tackle discussions around life, death, rebirth, soul-shifting experiences and how to embrace our human condition when life throws you curve balls.

NORTH OF 40 podcast will deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective, anecdotal advice, and levity driven perspective on real life issues one may face when approaching and 'graduating to the fourth decade' of life – tailored for women approaching a vibrant and unique time within the aging process. NORTH OF 40 is produced by Maryam Myika Day.

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NORTH OF 40 Maryam Myika Day

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

NORTH OF 40 is a place for conversation, to tackle discussions around life, death, rebirth, soul-shifting experiences and how to embrace our human condition when life throws you curve balls.

NORTH OF 40 podcast will deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective, anecdotal advice, and levity driven perspective on real life issues one may face when approaching and 'graduating to the fourth decade' of life – tailored for women approaching a vibrant and unique time within the aging process. NORTH OF 40 is produced by Maryam Myika Day.

Find us at www.wearenorthof40.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/north-of-40/support

    Friendship, Forgiveness, and Facebook

    Friendship, Forgiveness, and Facebook

    Celebrity business coach Bershan Shaw #RHONY confesses to a big secret. She realizes her losing her friendship with Maryam was a real true heartbreak. After the death of Maryam’s husband, Bershan took to social media to announce his passing; an action Maryam took offense with. Now these life-long friends talk about how the have come full circle to forgive each other for this unprecedented mistake and the fallout wrath that affected their relationship forever.

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    • 57 min
    Keep going

    Keep going

    This is the season two finale of North of 40 and we are honored to welcome Black Women in Media founder Judith Jacques-Laguerre.  

    The Black Women in Media Conference and Awards powered by Opulence MD Beauty is the embodiment of that resilience. While the pandemic could have completely canceled the event, the Founder of Black Women in Media Judith Jacques-Laguerre made the recent 5th annual conference a virtual one. We talk about the challenges of making the conference work in the midst of a world-wide pandemic in the shadows of losing  the most important woman in her life, her beloved mother.

    This is a real look at soul-shifting, as Judith took her pain and turned it into her power. We are thrilled to be able to bring this personal story of triumph to you.  Judith is leveling the playing field of what it means to be a boss in all things including media.


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    • 36 min
    ROCA

    ROCA

    On this 2020 Thanksgiving day, under normal circumstances, most of us would be watching the Macy's Day parade in the heart of Herald Square. A New York and holiday tradition capped by a stunning performance from the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. With Covid-19 still surging, the look of Thanksgiving Day parade is not too familiar.

    In keeping with tradition, Maryam wanted to bring something to the podcast that highlights the parade's special moments and the tradition it holds.  Nothing is more quintessential to the parade than the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. This episode of North of 40 is unique as we introduce Jennifer Jones, the first African American Radio City Music Hall Rockette, and Erica Vaughn, former Rockette, dancer, performer, artivist. Jennifer, mother of two and trailblazer alongside, Erica talk about what it means to be a Rockette, the tradition of Radio City, and the soul-shifting moments that took them to a dancing career and beyond.  

    We tackle Covid-19, the bureaucratic ladened Rockette machine and hope. They highlight their hopes for the future in this episode. Also, they break down ROCA :: Rockettes of Color Alumnae organization,  why it's important to the legacy of American culture and you. We are honored to share this vital session with you.

    This episode was recorded at home via Zoom during Covid-19 pandemic.


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    I know what's for me

    I know what's for me

    Faith and friendship is the theme for this bonus episode of North of 40. In a time when intuition and sheer grit can be the only thing that charts our way, finding fortitude and solid friendships certainly lends its benefit. Guest, Susan Pateras, wife, mother, businesswoman, leads by example. She gives two riveting stories of her journey that will leave you in tears. Please open your hearts to her life so you, too, can know what truly is for you!

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    • 17 min
    Stop the car from rolling downhill

    Stop the car from rolling downhill

    We are gifted with all the tools we need to show up in our lives to win.  But sometimes we allow doubt rare up and then we ask ourselves, are we enough? Yes you are! This poignant episode takes a look at what it means to go after life as if your soul depended on it.  Are you waking up following your goals because you like them or love them?  Are you goals equivalent to your dreams? Are you living on purpose? Do you opt in to you?  
    On this episode of North of 40, Maryam takes a deep dive on quantifying your passion and qualifying your resolve with multi-hyphenate artist Keena Ferguson. This actor, choreographer, director, wife and new mom, who currently plays Leslie Davenport on Tyler Perry's Sista's on BET, is a NAACP Award winner and HBO nominee.  Keena gets real about how life will show up and what we need to do to bend.  Her greatest lessons and the mantra she uses to help her from spiraling out of control. 
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    • 42 min
    Live. Love. Leap.

    Live. Love. Leap.

    When you have the opportunity to change your life, what do you do?  You dig down deep and you Live, Love, Leap.  Visualize, manifest and claim your future.  Keisha Senter is the prime example of going brave in order to make her life happen.  She shares with Maryam tools she used to create the life she wanted and recounts stories of how she continues to level set expectations.  Her experiences lead this spirited conversation.  
    Keisha is the Founder and Chief Impact Officer of The Solution Senter, a boutique public affairs firm dedicated to developing creative solutions to pressing global challenges.  Recently, she served as the Vice President of the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation where she led strategy, operations and development. Keisha was the Senior Associate Director in the President’s Office of The Rockefeller Foundation, where she led external affairs for the President’s Office and identified ways to leverage the President’s influence and brand at global convenings such as the World Economic Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, United Nations General Assembly and others. Keisha created and produced Insight Dialogues, a live-event and digital-content series focused on leveraging influential leaders and sparking global conversations and solutions to pressing issues. The series gained global recognition across 1,000 + media platforms including Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, Rolling Stone and won numerous awards including the Bulldog Media Relations Award and the Mercury Award.  

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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