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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

    Learning About Witches, Faerys, and Magick, with Expert Winifred Costello

    Learning About Witches, Faerys, and Magick, with Expert Winifred Costello

    EP264: This week my guest is Winifred Costello, an Intuitive Healer, Reiki Master Teacher, Tarot Reader, and Earth Witch. She is the founder and mentor of The Witching Well Community and proprietress of the online Pagan Shop called AwenTree. She lives with her husband and dog on unceded Pocumtuc Land in Western, MA.

    Winifred has studied and is experienced in Goddess Traditions, Faery Seership, Folk Magick, Witchcraft and Tarot. To add to that, she is also a National Guild Certified Hypnotherapist & Past Life Regression Facilitator. She’s also an avid outdoors-person who loves hiking, backpacking and organic gardening. 

    In this episode, Winifred and I talked about:


    A little education about witches, a faerys, and magick (with a “k”).
    Her two midlife pivots and how they unfolded for her at the perfect times.
    The practice of Reiki and how it can help you.
    The history and practice of Tarot cards, why people use them and how they are different than Oracle cards,

    While choosing the unconventional path has brought some big challenges for Winifred, it has also brought the most meaningful experiences and rewards to her life. And by developing strong spiritual practices, seeking to know and align with her core values and being radically authentic to her soul's essence, even when it means standing out, she’s perfectly fine not going along with popular/cultural opinions and expectations.

    Winifred hopes to inspire listeners to never give up on a dream, especially ones that feel deeply aligned with your soul's purpose. “When life is challenging and during uncertain times, lean into your resources, deep listening and best of your self-care practices. To be the captain of your ship requires tenacity, but also flexibility.”

     

    To learn more about Winifred and her work, you can go to:

    Website: http://www.awentree.com 

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

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

     

    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   

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@grandmawhoisnotaverage   

     

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Lesson in the Three Gates

    The Lesson in the Three Gates

    EP263: This lesson came from a combination of a guided meditation session AND an incident with my husband having to do with my new desk. 😂 

    This incident happened last weekend but the meditation session didn't come until 4 days later - I love delayed lessons that come from sitting quietly in a meditative state!

    It was a message that definitely resonated with me and I needed to receive. And when I got that lesson, I knew I had to share it with my listeners.

    This is one great example of why I love the guided meditations by Tamara Levitt in the Calm app. I usually get some kind of necessary lesson.

    This particular guided meditation was called "Kind Communication" and my communication certainly didn't fall into the kind category last weekend. But fortunately I caught myself and self-corrected.

    We're human so we often forget to lead with kindness in our communication because we do it to get OUR needs met (ego) vs. thinking about what the other person needs. So this lesson was a great reminder!

    If you want to know what the three gates are, you'll have to tune in and listen to the episode to find out, but I'll give you a hint... They are 3 questions to ask yourself BEFORE you speak.

    As the 13th century poet Rumi wrote: "Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates..." 

    If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and subscribe to (or follow) the podcast (if you haven't already) so you don't miss any new episodes.

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

    Email: lauriewright@notyouraveragegrandma.com 
    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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    • 24 min
    Almost Dying Twice Led to Med School After Menopause, with Dr. Lotte Valentin

    Almost Dying Twice Led to Med School After Menopause, with Dr. Lotte Valentin

    EP262: This week my guest is Dr. Lotte Valentin, “The Intuitive Physician”, who is a Naturopathic Physician (N.M.D.), author, medical intuitive, evidential medium, ancestral healer and an international keynote speaker. Dr. Lotte has authored Med School after Menopause, The Journey of my Soul, which is an inspirational story about transformation, healing and spirituality, which won 1st place in the category of Spiritual Leadership in August 2021 from Living Now Book Awards.

    Dr. Lotte is also the creator of Healing Your Ancestral Mother Wound, which she produced in collaboration with Hemi-Sync. To add to her long list of qualifications, she is also trained in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for women. She treats menopause, peri-menopause, endometriosis, PCOS and other menstrual issues. 

    In this episode, Dr. Lotte and I talked about:

    Her two near death experiences which turned her from skeptic to believer.
    How the discovery of her gifts led her down a new path to medical school and writing three books.
    The difference between a dream and what she calls ’soul journeying.’

    As an N.M.D., Dr. Lotte understands the importance of healing not just the physical body but on an energetic, emotional and spiritual level. 

    Her near death experiences have been spiritually transformative visits to “the other side” and have left her with certain spiritual and psychic gifts. She believes these experiences were lived to lead her to become a physician, author and spiritual healer.

     

    To learn more about Dr. Lotte and her work, you can go to:

    Medical Websites: www.DrLotte.com

    Spiritual Website: www.DivineSpiritualEssence.com

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

    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dr.lottevalentin/?hl=en

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC42wTMb1j-VlDOZOcxVpnTA

    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lotte-valentin-41110020/

     

    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  

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@grandmawhoisnotaverage  

     

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Lesson In Being Present

    The Lesson In Being Present

    EP261: In today's episode I share how valuable it was to be present as I vacationed with friends at the beach last week and the 4 examples that are so simple, yet most of us rarely do and when we do, we don't really tune in and appreciate those experiences.

    Listen in and hear the other 3 things that truly made me feel so much more connected to the people around me and, more importantly, to myself. 

    I came back from this short 5 day trip more relaxed, more peaceful, and continuing to be more present than I've felt in awhile. This experience made me realize that these present moments are all around us all day, every day, so I find myself, in my day to day, much more aware of when I feel myself too focused on what's ahead and hasn't happened yet or fretting about what's already happened.

    And since I'm now so much more aware of how good it makes me feel to be focused on the present moments, I can more easily shift my mind there.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and subscribe to (or follow) the podcast (if you haven't already) so you don't miss any new episodes.

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

    Email: lauriewright@notyouraveragegrandma.com 
    Website: www.notyouraveragegrandma.com     
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright     
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma     
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    • 26 min
    Finding Answers Beyond The Physical Realm, with Jacqueline Pirtle

    Finding Answers Beyond The Physical Realm, with Jacqueline Pirtle

    EP260: This week’s guest is Jacqueline Pirtle, a bestselling author of inspiring self-help books, podcaster, speaker, knowing-of-the-soul thought leader, mindful happiness expert, and healing practitioner with twenty-four years of experience helping thousands of clients all over the world to discover their own happiness and how to live a conscious and mindful life.

    Jacqueline’s special skill as a healing practitioner is her clairvoyant abilities. She works with energy and other holistic modalities to find solutions that go way beyond the physical level, and in so doing, she finds solutions to the trickiest life issues, questions, and situations that are hard to imagine. 

    In this episode, Jacqueline and I talked about:

    What it means to read people’s energy.
    Finding the beauty in crying and anger.
    The signs and symptoms that tell you when you’re out of alignment and how to correct that.
    Her incredible, one-book-a-month publishing goal and the subjects she wrote about.

    Jacqueline says to “embrace this time and allow the bravery to go places you have not been before - in every way, emotionally, energetically, and physically - and get to know oneself truly and fully, probably for the first time ever.”

    To learn more about Jacqueline and her work and let her know if you were inspired by her interview, you can find her on the following sites: 

    Website: https://www.freakyhealer.com/meet-jacqueline 

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

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

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacqueline-pirtle-a-k-a-freakyhealer-a1412134/ 

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreakyHealer 

     

    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 

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@grandmawhoisnotaverage 

              

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    • 48 min
    How Labels Delay Us From Finding Our Passion-Filled Purpose, with Jen Kline Clark

    How Labels Delay Us From Finding Our Passion-Filled Purpose, with Jen Kline Clark

    EP259: This week’s guest is Jen Kline Clark, a lawyer by trade with a curvy path through service, charter schools, nonprofits, advertising/marketing, and now as a coach for business owners helping them design their dream business that’s profitable, her journey has been filled with passion, love and community.

    Her biggest career pivot was when she decided to sell her lucrative advertising business and be a full time coach when she realized her true passion was helping clients who came to her for ads in her advertising business, but stayed for her business guidance, that’s exactly the moment when she decided to put her focus on their success.

    In this episode, Jen and I talked about:

    Why her dad called her the “black sheep” of the family and how that label impacted her.
    Her pattern of always choosing logic vs. following her heart and how it affected her path in life.
    Valuable lessons she’s learned about why businesses aren’t profitable and the one thing all business owners need to make the money they desire.  

    As the black sheep of her family, she says we’re trained to believe the road less traveled is to choose wrong, but she has found her gifts and true blessings in fully owning her own unique and less traveled road.

    Jen’s superpower is her ability to see where her clients are headed, reverse engineer the ways to get there, and stay beside them step-by-step so they can achieve success and increase their personal income.

     

    To learn more about Jen and her work, you can go to:

    https://jenklineclark.com/site 

    Click here to book a discovery call with Jen:

    ​​https://jenklineclark.com/book-discovery-call1649257537142 

     

    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

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@grandmawhoisnotaverage          

     

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Theresatruenorth ,

Not Your Average Lives

I love the way Laurie shines a spotlight on women over 40. We’re such a youth oriented society, and women in particular seem to be “dismissed” when our beauty starts to fade. Yet this is exactly when we’re truly coming in to our wisdom and power! Laurie’s podcast is fun, informative, and inspiring. Check it out. You’re in for a treat!

jennywaterswellness ,

Who has time to waste being average!

Laurie’s podcast is very inspiring! Her solo podcasts as well as the ones with guests have lots of hidden gems on how not to live an average midlife!

Leslie Bosch ,

Lots of great insights!

The guests provide lots of real life inspiration for living your best life!

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