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What if you could hear stories of midlife women over 50 who have STOPPED apologizing for having big dreams and STARTED boldly pursuing them? What if you could see a part of yourself in their stories? And what if that sparked new possibilities for your own life, moving you closer to your dreams and desires, whether you’re 50 or 90, or somewhere in between? Welcome to Reinvention Rebels. Stories of unapologetic women, 50-90 years young, who have boldly reimagined life, on their own terms, to find new purpose and possibilities. These women don't have all the answers but they're figuring it out. They've got interesting, insightful, and inspiring stories to share. They are up to amazing things - living life with joy and purpose. These Reinvention Rebels are going for it, not holding back, claiming joy, unabashedly glowing, and embracing being older with reckless abandon! At 55 I’m embracing my inner Reinvention Rebel and I have a hunch, that you just may be too, no matter your age. I invite you to join me on this journey every Thursday. Let’s become Reinvention Rebels together.

Reinvention Rebels Wendy Battles

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 98 Ratings

What if you could hear stories of midlife women over 50 who have STOPPED apologizing for having big dreams and STARTED boldly pursuing them? What if you could see a part of yourself in their stories? And what if that sparked new possibilities for your own life, moving you closer to your dreams and desires, whether you’re 50 or 90, or somewhere in between? Welcome to Reinvention Rebels. Stories of unapologetic women, 50-90 years young, who have boldly reimagined life, on their own terms, to find new purpose and possibilities. These women don't have all the answers but they're figuring it out. They've got interesting, insightful, and inspiring stories to share. They are up to amazing things - living life with joy and purpose. These Reinvention Rebels are going for it, not holding back, claiming joy, unabashedly glowing, and embracing being older with reckless abandon! At 55 I’m embracing my inner Reinvention Rebel and I have a hunch, that you just may be too, no matter your age. I invite you to join me on this journey every Thursday. Let’s become Reinvention Rebels together.

    Midlife Reinvention: Offer Yourself Gratitude and Grace as You Navigate Your Reinvention Journey

    Midlife Reinvention: Offer Yourself Gratitude and Grace as You Navigate Your Reinvention Journey

    What happens when you lean into more gratitude in your life?

    I believe it's a powerful tool that can propel our lives forward in new ways in our reinvention journey.

    For one, it builds our appreciation for the little things and helps up find joy (even in challenging situations).

    I like to practice gratitude all year long. But it's hard not to focus on it as we near the end of year.

    Thanksgiving is all about being thankful, having gratitude and appreciating what we have in our lives.

    I'm leaning in hard this year, thankful for so many things in my life. You too?

    I can't wait for you to listen to this solo episode where I share:

    ✳️ Why gratitude is so important
    ✳️ What I'm most grateful for this season
    ✳️ Why having gratitude for our challenges is empowering
    ✳️ How we can offer ourselves gratitude and grace on our reinvention journey
    ✳️ 3 questions to help you tap into more gratitude in your life

    If you're celebrating Thanksgiving, here's to a joyful weekend with time spent with those you love.

    And here's to endless joy for all of us as we welcome in the holiday season.

    Enjoy this episode and let's all celebrate our gratitude!

    P.S. Did you check out last week's episode with the amazing Wendy Hutchinson? I love how she stopped people pleasing and kicked her perfectionist tendencies to the curb to find her authentic self. If you're a midlife woman trying to figure it out and find more joy, this is a must-listen episode!

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    Visit me at reinventionrebels.com
    Check out other things I'm up to here: http://linktr.ee/reinventionrebels


    Ready to pursue your midlife and beyond dreams? Here's a simple and fun way to get started and kick uncertainty to the curb! Download my audio cheat sheet, 5 Questions to Spark Your Curiosity and Inspire Your Reinvention Journey.  Let's get inspired together. 🥳 It's never too late and you're never too old to pursue your dreams!
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    Thanks for joining me, let's reinvent and get inspired together!

    Let's connect:
    Instagram: @reinventionrebels
    Twitter: @rebelsreinvent
    Facebook: @ReinventionRebels

    • 11 min
    Reinventing My 50s: Good Girl Gone - How I Ditched Perfectionism and People Pleasing to Find My Authentic Self with Wendy Hutchinson

    Reinventing My 50s: Good Girl Gone - How I Ditched Perfectionism and People Pleasing to Find My Authentic Self with Wendy Hutchinson

    What's possible when we find the courage to reinvent and be our authentic selves?
    When we shed who people think we should be and step into who we truly want and are meant to be?

    The truth is, anything is possible when we learn to stand up for ourselves.

    We can use self-empowerment to propel us forward as we reinvent ourselves. There are limitless opportunities to show up and shine, comfortable in our skin.

    That's exactly what happened to my extraordinary guest, Wendy Hutchinson.

    A lifelong people pleaser and self-proclaimed good girl, Wendy grew tired of putting everyone else before herself.

    Instead of complaining, she did something about it.

    She reinvented herself in bold ways and learned a lot about herself along the way. She shared so many powerful insights in our conversation:

    ✅ How learning how to love herself helped her see new possibilities
    ✅ Why perfectionism is a dream killer
    ✅ How she shed old aspects for herself to embrace who she really is - her authentic self
    ✅ Why reinvention is an inside job and not about acquiring "more stuff"
    ✅ How we can build our stress tolerance and learn to set boundaries during our reinvention journey (because some people will be resistant to the new, empowered you)
    ✅ Why we have to look at the stories we've been telling ourselves and determine if they're true

    I love Wendy's reinvention story. I love the wisdom she shares. I love how she ditched people pleasing to emerge as a passionate, happy and fierce version of herself.

    She reminds us that we can all find our Reinvention Rebel groove too. Each of us in our own unique way.

    I can't wait for you to listen to her empowering story!

    Mentioned in this episode
    Reinvention Inspiration: Revisit Past Experiences to Find Fresh Reinvention Ideas!Wendy  Battles a guest on Wendy Hutchinson's podcast, The Path of Me

    Connect with Wendy:

    Website: Alinea Life Coaching
    Podcast: The Path of Me Podcast
    Book: Finding the Path of Me
    Instagram: @mamahutch47

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    Ready to pursue your midlife and beyond dreams? Here's a simple and fun way to get started and kick uncertainty to the curb! Download my audio cheat sheet, 5 Questions to Spark Your Curiosity and Inspire Your Reinvention Journey.  Let's get inspired together. 🥳 It's never too late and you're never too old to pursue your dreams!
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    Thanks for joining me, let's reinvent and get inspired together!

    Let's connect:
    Instagram: @reinventionrebels
    Twitter: @rebelsreinvent
    Facebook: @ReinventionRebels

    • 49 min
    Reinvention Inspiration: Revisit Past Experiences to Find Fresh Reinvention Ideas!

    Reinvention Inspiration: Revisit Past Experiences to Find Fresh Reinvention Ideas!

    What happens when we revisit our past experiences as fodder for our current growth and expansion?

    Have you ever noticed that a fresh perspective can transform an old idea into something new?

    And those new ideas can help us navigate the reinvention process in interesting, and sometimes unexpected, ways.

    While we may look to the past and be reminded of things that we didn't like or didn't go well, the opposite can be true too.

    The past is a remarkable place to help us move forward. Instead of thinking of it with fear or dread, we can approach it with possibility.

    Sometimes we had a good idea but the timing wasn't right. Being patient and believing in the power of manifestation can propel our reinvention journey forward in the most joyful ways.

    In this solo episode I share:

    ✳️ What happened when I revisited my dislike for bananas years later
    ✳️ Why we should stay open to new ideas even if we're resistant
    ✳️ How revisiting voice acting 20 years later sparked my career as a podcast host
    ✳️ Why being open to change is so important in reinventing ourselves
    ✳️ 3 questions to ask yourself that can help spark to new ideas

    I've got ideas for you to help you keep moving forward as you reinvent yourself.  Take a listen and try them on for size.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Reinventing My 80s: Taking Center Stage - How I Launched a Full-Time Acting Career with Stephanie SchwartzReinventing My 80s: How I Thrive at 89 - Curiosity, Community & Connection with Elaine Battles******
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    Your feedback means everything to me! If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Castbox or leave a comment at reinventionrebels.com

    Please spread the word! Let's encourage more women to unapologetically embrace their Inner Reinvention Rebel and boldly pursue their wildest dreams.

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    Let's Stay in Touch!

    Visit me at reinventionrebels.com
    Check out other things I'm up to here: http://linktr.ee/reinventionrebels


    Ready to pursue your midlife and beyond dreams? Here's a simple and fun way to get started and kick uncertainty to the curb! Download my audio cheat sheet, 5 Questions to Spark Your Curiosity and Inspire Your Reinvention Journey.  Let's get inspired together. 🥳 It's never too late and you're never too old to pursue your dreams!
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    Thanks for joining me, let's reinvent and get inspired together!

    Let's connect:
    Instagram: @reinventionrebels
    Twitter: @rebelsreinvent
    Facebook: @ReinventionRebels

    • 22 min
    Reinventing My 80s: Taking Center Stage - How I Launched a Full-Time Acting Career with Stephanie Schwartz

    Reinventing My 80s: Taking Center Stage - How I Launched a Full-Time Acting Career with Stephanie Schwartz

    Have you ever caught yourself thinking about what you can't do anymore because of your age?

    CAN'T isn't in Stephanie Schwartz's vocabulary.

    This amazing Reinvention Rebel embodies the idea that we CAN reinvent ourselves at any age or any stage.  Age? Just a number that doesn't have to define us.

    At 85, she's not only talking the talk but also walking the walk as she pursues her passion as a full-time actor.

    She’s not holding back, leaning into new opportunities, challenging herself and
    finding immense joy in the journey.

    You will love her story about how she nurtured a childhood interest in the arts over decades. From getting started in grade school to appearing in plays alongside her students as a college professor. Now retired, she has abundant time to pursue this passion.

    I love what she shares about:

    ✅ How she started acting in mid-life and restarted 20 years later
    ✅ Why we should try things we haven't done
    ✅ Why we should accept invitations and try new things
    ✅ How rejection helps us grow
    ✅ Why self-acceptance is so important
    ✅ How she's learned to be more patient
    ✅ Why it's so important to ask for what you want

    That's just tipping the iceberg on the wisdom she shared.

    This episode reminds me that there are endless possibilities for us to shine, lean into our talents, express ourselves and find deep joy.

    Get inspired by Stephanie's Reinvention Rebel journey.

    Connect with Stephanie via email: stephanieflschwartz@gmail.com

    Mentioned in this episode: Reinvention at 50+: Accelerate Your Reinvention Journey with Self-Commitment, Purpose and Passion

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    Your feedback means everything to me! If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Castbox or leave a comment at reinventionrebels.com

    Please spread the word! Let's encourage more women to unapologetically embrace their Inner Reinvention Rebel and boldly pursue their wildest dreams.

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    Let's Stay in Touch!

    Visit me at reinventionrebels.com
    Check out other things I'm up to here: http://linktr.ee/reinventionrebels
    Ready to pursue your midlife and beyond dreams? Here's a simple and fun way to get started and kick uncertainty to the curb! Download my audio cheat sheet, 5 Questions to Spark Your Curiosity and Inspire Your Reinvention Journey.  Let's get inspired together. 🥳 It's never too late and you're never too old to pursue your dreams!
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    Thanks for joining me, let's reinvent and get inspired together!

    Let's connect:
    Instagram: @reinventionrebels
    Twitter: @rebelsreinvent
    Facebook: @ReinventionRebels

    • 51 min
    Reinvention at 50+: Accelerate Your Reinvention Journey with Self-Commitment, Purpose and Passion

    Reinvention at 50+: Accelerate Your Reinvention Journey with Self-Commitment, Purpose and Passion

    Have you ever considered that when you give yourself permission to focus on YOU, new possibilities emerge?

    Or that once you decide to reinvent yourself, things start to move in that direction?

    Finding more joy and reinventing ourselves with purpose starts with a commitment to ourselves.

    Our dreams and desires matter.  Our goals matter. And the only way we're going to make them happen is deciding they are a priority and actually doing something about it!

    In this encore episode from season 2, we are revisiting the idea of self-commitment.

    You can accelerate your reinvention journey further and faster when you understand that reinventing yourself is more than a list of tasks to cross off a list. It's also about aligning with your purpose and passions. 

    In this solo episode I share how I:

    ✳️ gave myself permission to focus on my reinvention journey (aka be happy!)
    ✳️ ditched people-pleasing to focus on my dreams
    ✳️ learned to say no to others in order to say yes to me
    ✳️ made my reinvention journey a priority, not a "someday" task
    ✳️ tuned into my purpose and passion as reinvention catalysts
    ✳️ embraced a "perfectly imperfect" mindset to take forward action 
    Come join me for motivation and inspiration to fuel your own Reinvention Rebel journey. No matter your age or stage in life, you can reinvent yourself at any time.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Reinvention Rebels Episode: Ready to Reinvent? Let's Get Curious? Reinvention Rebels Episode: Flex Your Muscle, Find Your Courage & Reinvent Your LifeNatalie Wester, fierce Reinvention Rebel! Listen to her episode, Solo World Traveler and Whiskey Intern at 61Kim Boudreau Smith, bold Reinvention Rebel! Listen to her episode, How I Reinvented 61: Pivots & New PossibilitiesReady to pursue your midlife and beyond dreams? Here's a simple and fun way to get started and kick uncertainty to the curb! Download my audio cheat sheet, 5 Questions to Spark Your Curiosity and Inspire Your Reinvention Journey.  Let's get inspired together. 🥳 It's never too late and you're never too old to pursue your dreams!
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    Thanks for joining me, let's reinvent and get inspired together!

    Let's connect:
    Instagram: @reinventionrebels
    Twitter: @rebelsreinvent
    Facebook: @ReinventionRebels

    • 26 min
    Reinvention at 69: How I Created "Alive, Fit & Free" - a Community of Sexy, Smart and Strong Modern Seniors with Vickie Aigner

    Reinvention at 69: How I Created "Alive, Fit & Free" - a Community of Sexy, Smart and Strong Modern Seniors with Vickie Aigner

    Ready for a powerful reinvention story that will help you redefine what it means to age with vibrancy, health, and joy?

    Meet 69-year young Vickie Aigner, an integrative fitness guru who has transformed the lives of hundreds of seniors.

    Using her virtual Alive, Fit and Free platform, Vickie helps seniors gain strength and energy, build community, and make joyful connections that support vibrant health. Her oldest member, Lois, is 101 and going strong!

    These aren't your average seniors. They're modern seniors leaning into being their strongest, sexiest and self-confident selves!

    Vickie has overcome numerous obstacles to powerfully reinvent herself and add value to the world. She is changing lives in the best ways!

    I love what she shares about her reinvention journey and how she:

    ✅ transformed her disklike for how seniors are viewed and reimagined the idea of Modern Seniors
    ✅ created a network of connected seniors and built longevity and vitality
    ✅ combats isolation and helps seniors build new neuropathways
    ✅ overcame rectal cancer and continues to reinvent
    ✅ had to be willing to fall apart in order to come back together better and stronger.

    As painful as certain times of her life have been (like being widowed with six kids), she says she wouldn't change a thing.

    Vickie shares powerful wisdom about resiliency and how new possibilities can emerge when we're open to reinventing ourselves.

    This is a beautiful episode that can help inspire your own reinvention journey!

    Mentioned in this episode:

    3 Ways Reinvention Rebels Adopt a "Perfectly Imperfect" Mindset

    Connect with Vickie:
    Website: alivefitandfree.com
    Email: vickie@alivefitandfree.com
    Instagram: @alivefitandfree
    Facebook Group: Alive, Fit and Free
    LinkedIn: Alive, Fit and Free
    YouTube: Alive, Fit and Free channel

    Ready to pursue your midlife and beyond dreams? Here's a simple and fun way to get started and kick uncertainty to the curb! Download my audio cheat sheet, 5 Questions to Spark Your Curiosity and Inspire Your Reinvention Journey.  Let's get inspired together. 🥳 It's never too late and you're never too old to pursue your dreams!

    Your feedback means everything to me! If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Castbox or leave a comment at reinventionrebels.com
    Ready to pursue your midlife and beyond dreams? Here's a simple and fun way to get started and kick uncertainty to the curb! Download my audio cheat sheet, 5 Questions to Spark Your Curiosity and Inspire Your Reinvention Journey.  Let's get inspired together. 🥳 It's never too late and you're never too old to pursue your dreams!
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    Thanks for joining me, let's reinvent and get inspired together!

    Let's connect:
    Instagram: @reinventionrebels
    Twitter: @rebelsreinvent
    Facebook: @ReinventionRebels

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

Jesse Veritas ,

I’m not in the demo… but!

It’s valuable to many people. As a women’s ally, it’s important to have your finger on the pulse and many will find this podcast interesting. It’s aimed at women in their 50’s but I feel like I learned something today.

roseannforte ,

Love the Focus

Thank you for inspiring so many that life is never "done". We can find purpose at any age!

Jgeorge792 ,

Dose of inspiration

Amazing podcast by Wendy! If you need a dose of inspiration to take that first step toward pursuing your dreams, this is the podcast to listen to. I feel so empowered hearing these stories of strong women pursuing their passions despite societal timelines or expectations. Bravo!

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