50 episodes

Squeeze the Day captures the stories of older adults to inspire and encourage all of us to seek a meaningful and purpose-driven second chapter of life.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Squeeze the Day captures the stories of older adults to inspire and encourage all of us to seek a meaningful and purpose-driven second chapter of life.

    James Ivey on Ministering, Mentoring and Longevity Despite Health Troubles

    James Ivey on Ministering, Mentoring and Longevity Despite Health Troubles

    James Ivey spent much of his life as a minister in the U.S. and as a missionary around the world. In his later years, a health incident brought him back to Middle Tennessee. Join us to learn what keeps James Ivey motivated to help others and himself, how he continues to minister and mentor those around him, and the role his daughter's friends, the Sister Circle, play in his life.

    • 29 min
    Rhonda Clark on How Attitude and Advocacy Help Her Manage Cerebral Palsy

    Rhonda Clark on How Attitude and Advocacy Help Her Manage Cerebral Palsy

    Rhonda Clark was not expected to live 48 hours much less 50+ years. Born with cerebral palsy, she demonstrates daily that everyone in life has a purpose and that life with a disability is just another way of living. Let’s learn how this entrepreneur is living her best life and why she intends to create better transportation options for adults in Middle Tennessee who are living with disabilities.

    • 31 min
    Bill Anderson on Evolving as a Songwriter, Opry Member, and Human Being

    Bill Anderson on Evolving as a Songwriter, Opry Member, and Human Being

    Grand Ole Opry icon Bill Anderson’s career spans seven decades. He is one of the most awarded songwriters in country music history, a million-selling recording artist, a beloved onstage performer, a television game show host, a network soap opera star, and an author. Anderson flirted with a baseball career in his youth and dabbled as a journalist and a deejay. His moniker, Whisperin’ Bill, speaks loudly of his accomplishments.

    • 34 min
    Kathy Mattea on Her Roots, Music Advocacy and Embracing Her Changing Voice

    Kathy Mattea on Her Roots, Music Advocacy and Embracing Her Changing Voice

    Kathy Mattea has Grammys, CMAs, gold albums, hit singles, and a platinum for her music ranging from country and Celtic, to folk, gospel, and bluegrass.  She explains how her performance career nearly ended when – in her 50s – her voice began to change. In this podcast, she underscores the power of perseverance, tenacity, faith, and music.

    • 34 min
    Chicago Blues Player Larry Cox on Longevity, Opportunity, and the Harmonica That Saved His Life

    Chicago Blues Player Larry Cox on Longevity, Opportunity, and the Harmonica That Saved His Life

    Larry Cox shares how hard work as a sharecropper caused him to seek new horizons in Chicago, where his love for the harmonica led him to the blues scene. There he rubbed shoulders with greats including Muddy Waters. Now, he has traded the Windy City for Music City.  In this podcast, he shares his inspiring story of how perseverance and life skills – from swimming to scouting and a harmonica – have been lifesavers.

    • 33 min
    Singer and Songwriter Tricia Walker on Roots, Relationships, Writing, and Why the Opry and Grammys Are Integral to Her Success

    Singer and Songwriter Tricia Walker on Roots, Relationships, Writing, and Why the Opry and Grammys Are Integral to Her Success

    Grammy-winner Tricia Walker has performed with Shania Twain, Paul Overstreet, and Connie Smith. As a singer and songwriter, her passion is music rooted in the American South. In this podcast, she speaks on her friendship with Opry legend Roy Acuff, her success in country and gospel music, being a founding member of the Bluebird Cafe's Women in the Round, and establishing a Grammy Museum in her home state of Mississippi.

    • 34 min

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This podcast is for you If you believe you can be fabulous after 501

Squeeze the Day is a tribute to those of us over 50 looking at ways to live our best lives forward. Personal stories have always fascinated me and especially as I move closer to the finish line than the start, I strongly believe I want to be fabulous to the finish and join others that believe that’s possible. This podcast delivers that in spades. Thanks for finding fascinating stories!

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