15 episodes

This podcast is about people’s stories. Stories of our struggles and the work it takes to overcome those struggles, of our failures and finding success, and ultimately of healing and love. My guests and I share stories of challenges and successes, especially in the second half of life. The second half means the second half of our lives and the unique issues we face during this period of time but it also means the pivotal decisions or circumstances that happen at any time in our lives that change and redefine who we are. I'm hoping that the stories that my guests share will help you feel less alone in your own struggles and will make us all feel more connected as a community. New episodes every week!

The Second Half Rebecca

    • Personal Journals

This podcast is about people’s stories. Stories of our struggles and the work it takes to overcome those struggles, of our failures and finding success, and ultimately of healing and love. My guests and I share stories of challenges and successes, especially in the second half of life. The second half means the second half of our lives and the unique issues we face during this period of time but it also means the pivotal decisions or circumstances that happen at any time in our lives that change and redefine who we are. I'm hoping that the stories that my guests share will help you feel less alone in your own struggles and will make us all feel more connected as a community. New episodes every week!

    Losing Your Mother As You Welcome Your First Child to the World

    Losing Your Mother As You Welcome Your First Child to the World

    Today I'm talking to Ella.  Ella didn’t want to use her real name but agreed to share the incredible and tragic story of how she lost her mother at the same time as she welcomed her daughter to the world.  

    • 42 min
    The Impact of Coronavirus on Healthcare Providers & the Community

    The Impact of Coronavirus on Healthcare Providers & the Community

    Dr. Cecily Havert discusses the novel coronavirus and its impact on healthcare providers and the community at large.  Dr. Havert is a family doctor with special interests in women’s health and mental health.  She’s been practicing for over 15 years. ...

    • 34 min
    Women and Heart Disease

    Women and Heart Disease

    Dr. Cecily Havert talks about heart disease and how it affects women's lives and their health. Dr. Havert is a family doctor with special interests in women’s health and mental health.  She’s been practicing for over 15 years.  She also teaches medical...

    • 22 min
    When Your Child's Disability Changes Your Life

    When Your Child's Disability Changes Your Life

    Diane Cooper-Gould talks about how her son's autism changed the course of her life.  Diane is Co-Founder of Fairfax County Special Education PTA, was its inaugural President and now works as its Co-Chair of Advocacy.  Diane is the creator of several...

    • 33 min
    Aging, Beauty and Identity

    Aging, Beauty and Identity

    Kate Hood and I talk about aging and beauty and their complicated effects on women’s identity and self worth.

    • 22 min
    Life Redefined by a Father's Alzheimer’s

    Life Redefined by a Father's Alzheimer’s

    Chris Leavitt talks about his father’s Alzheimer’s and how that has affected his family and changed him and the way he lives his life.  Chris is the Executive Director of Luxury Sales at Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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Real and Honest

I binge-listened to TSH while meal-prepping this weekend. It definitely kept me entertained. The stories are real, honest and reminded me that we’re all normal with our own struggles and successes in life. I laughed, cried and learned about being a better person. Thanks, Rebecca for sharing these stories with your listeners. I’m looking forward to more episodes.

Kate C Hood ,

Storytelling connects us

I love how Rebecca uses storytelling as a means of sharing life experiences AND helping people feel connected to each other. So often interviews feel like a peek into someone else’s life. I do enjoy those, but this podcast seems to weave common threads that we can follow and even use to find facets to ourselves we didn’t know were there. So much about this “middle” age is about self discovery, and what better way to find something new than to see yourself through the lens of another person’s story.

AmirKDesign ,

Connecting

At a time where most of the world makes it appear they are very connected with each other through social media, many are actually very disconnected and alone.

What a gift to have The Second Half, a Podcast that opens the door to a safe and loving environment where stories can be shared and judgement and pretense is left outside.

I love these stories and value their honestly. Their healing qualities are real and valuable.

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