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Stories of midlife transformations that will inspire you to make positive changes in your life

The Not Your Average Lives Podcast Laurie Wright

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Stories of midlife transformations that will inspire you to make positive changes in your life

    The 5 Levers of Life Satisfaction with Meghan Krause

    The 5 Levers of Life Satisfaction with Meghan Krause

    EP153: Today’s episode is my interview with Meghan Krause, an award-winning, forward-thinking employee wellbeing authority turned coach, entrepreneur, and speaker who has worked with thousands of people to enhance their professional and personal lives. Her work has been featured on Thrive Global and TEDx and she also hosts the Bullshift podcast. 


    When Meghan was describing herself prior to her midlife transformation, she said to picture Diane Keaton in Baby Boom, feeling “can't get no satisfaction” despite a surface appearance of success - very similar to the old me except she was about 10 years younger when she experienced her “midlife nadir.” 


    She finally listened to her gut instinct and pursued a Masters in Public Health in health promotion and integrative healing therapies. Then she landed her choice gig as the college director of wellbeing. But in this role she found herself increasingly… unwell. Feeling like an imposter and feeling that strong gut instinct still gurgling, saying "Why don't you go out on your own?" So she once again listened and dove head first.


    43 years in...from the rocky, unwell road—paved with toxic mold, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disease, and a bunch of other stuff life threw at her -- her well being is born from wisdom of experience, bolstered by all kinds of degrees and certificates, and her soul’s passion of helping others in early midlife get to their own state of wellbeing. Now Meghan helps people navigate life transitions with greater meaning, purpose, and skill. 


     


    In this interview, we covered a wide variety of interesting topics including:


    The meaning behind “Bullshift,” the name of her podcast

    Her health crisis that led to back-to-back emergency room visits and her long journey of healing

    The science of tapping and hypnosis

    The importance of accessing your intuition and a fun, easy way to get answers from your subconscious 


    And most importantly, she shares the 5 levers of life satisfaction that she talks about at the very end, which was a great way to end a fascinating conversation!


     


    Click on any of the links below to learn more about Meghan and connect with her:


    Website: www.meghankrause.com


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hellomeghankrause


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meghan_krause


     


    If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:


    Website: www.notyouraveragegrandma.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma
    Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/NotYourAverageGrandma


     


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    • 45 min
    [Activating Abundance #25] With the 6 Principles of Simple Abundance

    [Activating Abundance #25] With the 6 Principles of Simple Abundance

    EP152: In this episode, I talk about a couple of fun surprises... the relaunch of my Abundance quiz where you can find out the level of abundance you are operating from AND a new course I just developed, "How to Live The Abundant Life You Desire," that teaches the 6 principles of simple abundance.


    The only way to get access to the course is if you take the quiz because the course is meant as a next step, if you find you are lower on the abundance scale.


    Through the lessons provided in the course and the exercises provided with each lesson, you'll learn how to level up and operate from a deeper state of abundance and in so doing, truly have a better life as a result.


    I forgot to mention on this episode that the course also comes with a Facebook Group where you can connect with other like-minded humans and get support as you go through the course. That way you are not alone as you embark on this amazing abundaventure!


    If you like this podcast but haven't yet given us a 5-star rating or a review, please do! It will help increase the visibility of this podcast so that others will see it!!! #activatingabundance #notyouraveragelivespodcast


    If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:


    Website: www.notyouraveragegrandma.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma
    Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/NotYourAverageGrandma


     


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    • 29 min
    Finding Passion In An Unusual Field At Age 50, with Stacey Isaacs

    Finding Passion In An Unusual Field At Age 50, with Stacey Isaacs

    EP151: I really hit it off with my guest this week, Stacey Isaacs. Stacey has gone through many career transitions - from courtroom attorney, to chef, to writer/editor/author, to now owning and running The Harvest Inn, a bed & breakfast in wine country on the North Fork of Long Island, with her husband. Clearly we had lots to chat about. 


    Stacey also has a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine/Herbs and a license in Acupuncture. As she joked, some people think this diversity is interesting while others just think she has the attention-span of a gnat. LOL! But I love her perspective on this constant desire to learn. She says: “My best life began after 40 and I get so frustrated that not all women know how to do this -- it's not hard, you just need the information.”


    She authored “The Chinese Medicine Cookbook” because she’s passionate about helping heal people with food. She put all of her knowledge together - foods, herbs, and supplements - and has helped people get amazing results using simple recipes.


    During this interview, Stacey shares her wisdom and how her life pivots evolved into a passion for Chinese medicine. Whether you are looking to heal an illness, manage your weight, minimize stress, boost your energy, boost your immune system, fix your digestion,  or look younger… Stacey’s got the food plan for you!


    So let me ask you… Are you living your best life? If not, let Stacey’s example to constantly grow and challenge herself later in life be an inspiration to you! 


    Click on any of the links below to learn more about Stacey and connect with her:


    Websites: https://kitchenofyouth.com and https://www.theharvestinnnofo.com


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheKitchenofYouth/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kitchenofyouth/


    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFiRiRpmUMHrYTD3otP5AJg


     


    If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:


    Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com     


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright       


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma       


    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NotYourAverageGrandma            


     


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    • 42 min
    [Activating Abundance #24] WithThe Simple Abundance Principle of Order

    [Activating Abundance #24] WithThe Simple Abundance Principle of Order

    EP150: In this episode, I share my experience with the simple abundance principle of Order through improvements to my workspace.


    I also talk about my home office's evolution over the past 2 years and how I rarely used it for various reasons and how it feels now to have it set up in a way that  brings me such abundant feelings as soon as I walk into it.


    I definitely understand the principle of Order after my workspace refresh!!!


    Where would more order in your life bring more abundance?


    If you like this podcast but haven't yet given us a 5-star rating or a review, please do! It will help increase the visibility of this podcast so that others will see it!!! #activatingabundance #notyouraveragelivespodcast


    If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:


    Website: www.notyouraveragegrandma.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma
    Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/NotYourAverageGrandma


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    • 21 min
    Dance To Heal with Morgyn Danae

    Dance To Heal with Morgyn Danae

    EP149: This week’s interview is with Morgyn Danae, who refers to her past self as a “wounded healer." Now she uses the experience of her own self-healing from childhood trauma-based physical ailments and mental illness, in combination with her professional studies and  training to encourage & teach others.


    Morgyn’s personal experiences led her to be a Somatic Recovery Coach & Divine Feminine Guide who specializes in dance, core wellness, trauma recovery, and conscious performance. Self-love, spiritual practice, holistic natural lifestyle, and creative expression are the foundations of her recovery toolbox which she talks about in this episode.


    Morgyn moved cross-country to Southern California in 2019, bringing her 25+ years of study, practice, and personal recovery full circle in her business and art..


    "Healer, heal thyself” are words Morgyn claims saved her life. Listen to this episode as she shares her journey to healing. She hopes listeners know it’s possible to heal deep-seated wounds & limitations, cultivate vibrant health & fitness through creative dance expression, and pursue their dreams at any age.


     


    Click on any of the links below to learn more about Morgyn and connect with her:



    Website: https://morgyndanae.com/ 


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mdanaewellnesslagunabeachca 


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morgyndanaewellness/




    If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:


    Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com   


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright      


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma      


    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NotYourAverageGrandma           


     


    Note: Not Your Average Grandma is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

    • 57 min
    [Activating Abundance #23] With My New Electric Car

    [Activating Abundance #23] With My New Electric Car

    EP148: In this episode, I talk about how I was trying to decide on whether or not to get a new car and realized I was coming from a lack mindset instead of an abundant one. I walk you through how, once I realized I was doing this and stepped into abundance, so much more abundance was returned to me - more than I had ever anticipated!


    I also share all of the things I've learned and love about my new Tesla and the experiences I've gotten that I would have missed out on if I had stayed in my lack mindset and hung on to my 9 year old SUV.


    - the crazy different experience of trading in my car, of purchasing a Tesla, and of financing it - all of which are extremely different from the way I've done these things in the past!


    - the adjustment of going from a gas to electric car,


    - the confidence I've gained from learning something that is totally different from what I've done for almost 50 years,


    - the fun and pleasure I'm getting from having my Tesla and how happy it makes me feel every time I look at it.


    Is there any decision you are trying to make but now, after listening to this episode, realize you holding back on because you are coming from a place of lack or scarcity instead of abundance and trust?


    If you like this podcast but haven't yet given us a 5-star rating or a review, please do! It will help increase the visibility of this podcast so that others will see it!!! #activatingabundance #notyouraveragelivespodcast


    If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:


    Website: www.notyouraveragegrandma.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma
    Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/NotYourAverageGrandma


    Note: Not Your Average Grandma is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.


     

    • 42 min

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