Join us today as Joyce talks with Dr. Roger Teel, author of This Life Is Joy. Dr. Teel is a life-transforming speaker, a gifted community builder and global spiritual leader. He’ll be discussing the effects of the outer stimulus of today’s world on our inner selves and how to achieve inner peace. He’ll use his own personal testimony and some humor to connect with you and encourage your focus to shift more internally on God that’s inside you. They’ll discuss how this can add ease to transitions in life and make everything make more sense. ALSO AVAILABLE ON ITUNES!

Tune in today while Joyce meets with Linda Fitzgerald, owner of BetterOn. She has discovered the balance between being a wife, mother and grandmother and also following her dreams and thus experiencing true happiness. She uses her personal stories and experiences to describe the transition from being busy and stressed out to being happy and fun again. She’ll describe how to start focusing on yourself and feeding yourself with time spent doing the things that you love and that will ultimately bring you joy. ALSO AVAILABLE ON ITUNES!

Nancy Yearout is my guest on this edition of SecondWind with Joyce! Nancy is an author, a spiritual life coach, and a motivational speaker. As a mom and a grandmother, she enjoys sharing her life experiences in her writings, her private readings, and her talks.

During our conversation Nancy explains her belief that the energy fields in your body are your core, the energy of your soul. When they are out of balance your health and your life become unbalanced. When you are exposed to negativity consistently, over time disease can set in the body.

What can affect our energy field are every day things such as our home, our office, our car and even the people we choose to be around.

Nancy tells how we can clear our energy fields and how we can use them to our benefit.

Listen in to learn more about why Nancy feels we are a spiritual people who seem to have gotten away from our true selves and we have lost our way by looking outside of ourselves at material possessions, our looks, fame and fortune.

When we are at the end of lives here on earth our soul, our good or bad energy moves on. The stuff you accumulated and the looks you achieved will not be going with you.

What does transition look like when talking about our sexuality in midlife?  

Yes, You Can, Dr. Barb’s Recipe for Lifelong Intimacy, is an effort to keep women engaged in their continued sexuality, especially as it pertains to becoming menopausal and aging.  Dr. DePree, M.D., is a gynecologist in practice for over 25 years, specializing in midlife women’s health.

During this open and informational show, you will learn about the transition of your body with aging.  Even if you are single or married with limited sex, it is important to maintain the sexual part of your body for YOUR general good health.

On Dr. Barb’s website, MiddlesexMD.com, you can read blogs addressing many questions and concerns women have about their relationship with sex after 45 years, sex after breast cancer, sex as a single.

She uses these blogs in addition to other interesting information, to help you maneuver these transitions.

Let’s celebrate!! Good information complete with solutions are available for your healthy midlife sexuality.

 

What do you want your life to be?  Would you use the word, “MAGIC” when describing it?

You might think Magic is only for kids.  As an adult, there is no magic!!  Well my guest, Lee Milteer, author of Reclaim the Magic, The Real Secrets to Manifesting Anything You Want says you can still have and live a life of magic.

We are all made of energy.  She talks about the 5 Energies — Mental, Spiritual, Emotional, Financial, and Physical and the importance of learning how to manage these energies so they shape our lives.  And, even offers an opportunity to see her 5 video series addressing each energy.

In her book she dedicates a chapter to each listed magic:  focus, truth, intuition, prayer, meditation, forgiveness and attitude.

Basically, her book is the road map to creating that Magical Life that you deserve.  This is the steps Lee has implemented on her 20+ year journey.  She openly talks about her struggles and transitions.  What helped her move forward into being the successful woman she is today.

It’s always good to hear someone’s story.  Take what you will from her story and use the information to enrich your life.  I know I will.

Remember, what you focus on always expands.  Think positive and you expand positively.  Think negative and you attract negative into your life.

Your point of power in this life is this very minute.  You do not need to know how to reach your destination before you get there.  Just take action!!

What about the Gift of Maybe? The author Allison Carmen tells me about the magic that using the word, “maybe” can have on easing and changing challenges in your life.

One day, while still experiencing her anxiety about the future, she went to her Qigong teacher for a lesson. She related to him of her woes and anxiety. He responded with this simple story which dramatically changed everything.

His story went like this.

One day, a farmer’s horse ran away. His neighbor came by and said, “You have the worst luck.” The farmer replied to the neighbor, “Maybe.” The next day, the horse returned with five mares, and the neighbor came by and said, “You have the best luck.” The farmer replied, “Maybe.” The day after that the farmer’s son was riding the horse and fell off and broke his leg, and the neighbor came by and said to the farmer, “You have the worst luck.” The farmer replied, “Maybe.” The next day, the army came looking to draft the boy for combat but he could not go because his leg was broken. The neighbor came by and said. “You have the best luck.” Again the farmer said. “Maybe.”

Sharing with my audience of the magic this word has had in her life—personally and professional—opens so many possibilities of excitement. Allison helps clients move through the uncertainty of today’s life, failed businesses, failed marriages, challenges in the world. Her message is this: In the face of uncertainty, Maybe it opens your mind and heart. It creates a little space for hope. It allows you to take a deep breath, stay in the present, and forge your own path.

Her book suggests exercises you can use to implement this practice of the Maybe in your life today. You can find out more at http://allisoncarmen.com or go to http://www.amazon.com to buy her book.

SecondWind Success Steps is a monthly resource opportunity for SecondWind listeners to become aware of the journey to change.  Joyce begins this SecondWind Success Steps discussion with the topic of Focus on Authenticity.   What does the word, “authenticity” mean.  It means living a life with a real sense of honesty and genuineness.

Since birth you have been adapting to your environment.  You have been influenced by people around you, the culture, and lastly by yourself.  Joyce speaks to each of these influences which cause you to be “Inauthentic”.   When you find yourself adjusting to your desire to be loved, to be accepted, and to be kept safe, we many times try to please who we are interacting with. Right?

But, when you adapt too much that you lose your uniqueness, your talents, and your spirit just so you can please others.  The day will come when you realize you have lost YOU.  Your talents, your spirit, and your uniqueness is necessary to create a full and happy life.  You must keep these gifts fresh in who you are.

We use tools such as negative self-talk which keeps us spinning with doubts and fears.  We create phony “Personas” to keep people from seeing just how wonderful we are for fear of rejection.  Does this sound familiar?

“The Mask I Wear” is activity you can do to uncover your public face vs. your personal face.

Mother Teresa Once said, “Honest and transparency make you vulnerable.  Be honest and transparent anyway.”

Author and speaker John Mason has so eloquently said, “You were born an original, don’t die a copy.”

 

 

My guest this week was Mistie Sandler, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Our main topic was women and money: How involved are we in managing our money to take us through retirement.

Mistie openly shares about her transition and why she believes this is such an important topic to get some clarity around before you are faced to be the “head” money manager.

Here are 5 Money Questions to consider.

1.    Where are you financially today?
2.    Where would you like to be in the next year?
3.    Can I get there?
4.    How do I get there?
5.    How can I stay on track?

80% of all women will be faced with money management in their senior years.  Many women will face this responsibility earlier as we see divorce on the rise.  And, many times we come to the money management situation without a clue.

You will find it valuable to listen to the questions and discussion as Mistie and Joyce share stories and experiences of the Money Game.

Life is a choice……what choice will you make today?

On this weeks podcast, I talk with Janet Wiszowaty, retired police officer, Journalist, and founder of FamilyConnekt about the importance of understanding that Life is a choice.

We discuss Janet’s issues with PTSD that she developed after working as a first response with emergency dispatch. Janet tells the importance of finding positive tools, and positive people to help you overcome obstacles and transitions that occur in life.

One of the positive tools she used is Journaling.

Journaling is a great tool to help get rid of what we don’t need in our life anymore. It allows us a way to communicate our feelings without judgement. No one has to ever read it for us to heal, just putting it on paper gives us power over the past.

Listen in today and consider beginning journaling or maybe you have done it in the past and need to start it again.

Remember there is power in writing your thoughts!

 

People watching is a great past time.  But, what do we notice when we people watch?  Yep, body weight, which is rising every year!!  It is a serious problem.

This extra weight that so many people seem to be carrying robs us of our self-confidence, health, brain clarity, energy, etc.  The list of negative affects is extensive.

Laura Dion-Jones is a Pro-health activist, Certified Wellness Coach, speaker and author of:  Commit To Get Fit:  Find the Secret to Your Own True and Everlasting Weight Loss.  She shares her journey through losing 150 pounds and maintaining that weight for 13 years.  What are the secrets that she discovered in the battle of the bulge.

You will laugh when you hear me share my struggles in the name of health eating, but discover the mis-information we get these days about our foods.  How does it all go together?  What do I really need to be paying attention to to loose this belly fat and these bulging hips AND to return to energy, clear brain, productivity.

Listen in to Laura and I as we chat and laugh about our journeys around our bodies and the foods that keep us going.