The Two Boomer Women podcast started as a conversation between two Boomer Women. Nowadays there is one Boomer Woman (Hi! my name is Agnes Knowles) talking with a guest with a message for Boomer Women. It’s Boomer Life - no subject is off limits as long as it’s respectful and doesn’t hurt any person or persons. You might learn something, you might get your curiosity aroused, you might be moved to action. Come with an open mind, you might hear something of great value. Sharing of episodes is encouraged, and appreciated!
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Justin Smith on the Five Pillars of Retirement Planning
Justin Smith is no ordinary financial planner. He specializes in wide screen retirement planning, in other words, it's not all about the money.
Whether retirement is in the crosshairs or up the road a ways, thoughts, ideas... plans... need to get out of your head and on to paper. Having some trusted allies review them is a good idea too.
Justin has some interesting thoughts about this next stage that we are, hopefully, considering.
Be sure to download Justin's Career Crossroads Workbook at: https://savantwealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Career-Crossroads-Workbook-JDS.pdf
Find Justin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justindavidsmith1/
Juni Bucher Discusses Breast Cancer
Juni Bucher was only 41 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In this episode, she describes the early stages of her diagnosis, the tests, the waiting, the options and her choices. Juni also came into this as, in her words, a research nerd. Combine that with her career in the legal industry and her story becomes really interesting and fact driven.
Breast cancer seems to be on the rise among younger women – that part is worth the listen as many of have daughters. Juni talks about several aspects of our environment – internal and external – that can contribute to our risk.
Meditation is trying to get quiet. Mindfulness is experiencing all the facets of your environment and your actions, moments that bring us into the present.
We don’t have all the answers to all the questions but they give you a headstart on questions you should ask your oncologist. Juni is sensitive and sensible.
Find Juni at: https://www.junibwell.com/
Social media links at the website: https://twoboomerwomen.com/juni-bucher-discusses-breast-cancer/
Cathy Jean-Francois Discusses Her Depression
Cathy Jean-Francois had had a long relationship with her unhappiness before she received a diagnosis of depression in her late 20s. It took many more years before she recognized what had catapulted her, as a young child, into her roller coaster emotions. Like so many other health issues, you get help when you have medical coverage and when you don’t have coverage, you don’t get help. Such was Cathy’s story.
It makes sense that an English teacher would write stories… Cathy explains that while it’s something she’s always done, it’s also been a lifeline, it’s been therapeutic, and perhaps, now, she could be helping someone else.
An honest, candid chat with the author of Cathy’s Cross: A Depressive’s Positive Perspective.
Read Cathy's blog at https://cathyscross.wordpress.com/
Cathy can also be found on Clubhouse.
Lynn Cherry Talks Pickleball
Lynn Cherry found Pickleball only a few years ago, but she is hooked... to the point that she has a Pickleball podcast and a magazine.
In this episode, Lynn explains the origins of Pickleball, why it's so popular... amongst all age groups. The game is slow enough and strategic enough to be both agreeable with and challenging for older adults, but also can be played to a more aggressive level that stimulates fitter, more competitive athletes. There are Pro level competitions for both types of player.
Lynn's enthusiasm is contagious and her explanations are persuasive enough that you'll want to give it a try.
Find Lynn at https://pickleballfire.com/
Louisa Hext on Forgiveness
This episode is a partial replay of Louisa's interview from December 2021.
Louisa Hext is a skilled and experienced mediator, coach, speaker, and consultant. She partners with her clients to explore forgiveness, reconciliation, and conflict resolution, and ways she can support her clients to create positive change in their lives. Louisa is the North American coordinator for the traveling photographic exhibition, The F Word: Stories of Forgiveness (a program of The Forgiveness Project a London, UK based non-profit). She serves on The Charter for Compassion’s Global Team and is the lead organizer for the Restorative Justice sector.
In today's episode, Louisa discusses Forgiveness, how complicated a subject it is and its potential in our life. She touches on the subject of self-forgiveness, curiosity and empathy and shares stories of forgiveness that are very powerful.
A powerful episode that will give you much food for thought as we approach the coming season and prepare for a new year, possibly with new hopes.
Find Louisa at https://www.consultantshext.com/
or connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisahext
Listen to last year's full episode at:
Find out more about her up-coming webinar, and register, at
Sheryl Carroll on Hormones and Menopause Health
From a banking career to integrative health coach. From fanatical exercise to healthy moderation. Sheryl’s journey has had its ups and downs.
Sheryl shares so much info in this episode… some will be too late for us Boomers, but many of us have daughters! Sheryl’s HRT info is up-to-date, and she goes into detail, with interesting insights for our daughters and for us.
What age do you want to live to? Sheryl has a novel idea: reverse engineer your life from that date! And… beware the self-fulfilling prophecy when you talk about feeling old or getting forgetful.
Find Sheryl at https://www.ytvhealthcoaching.com/
Agnes is a delight- so thoughtful and easy to listen to- I so love her point of view, honesty and willingness to discuss anything!
Agnes is so warm and approachable. Love the info presented and the way she presents it. Thank you for what you do!
I related to this so much. Thank you!!
As a woman who previously lost her identity in her career, I resonated so much with the powerful purpose episode. Thank you for having this conversation!!