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That Was Then, This Is Now: Design Your Own Next Chapter

2024 is the 5th Season of The Boomer Woman’s Podcast.

Each episode is a conversation between me – I’m Agnes Knowles, your host – and a guest who talks to a subject that relates to Boomer Women.  The guests can be any age, any gender, as long as their message is positive, informative, pertinent to our demographic.

When we were young many of us fell into step with societal or parental expectations and put our own dreams on the back burner. Now, this is our time.

This page is the Home of the podcast, but we can be found on most podcast platforms – check out the links below. And, of course, Share any episode that talks to you.

Scroll down now to meet this year’s guests, or click the appropriate link to meet any of the guests of the previous three years.

Where do you listen to podcasts?  We’re probably there!

Meet the guests of 2024!

Click on the pics to learn more about the guest, Click on the date to listen to the episode

Sandy Kaye

Combat Zones to Spirituality with John Lawyer

Guest: 22 February 2024

From desert combat zones to a battle within, John Lawyer transformed from soldier to spiritual seeker. John’s military service took him to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq. 

John is candid about living in war zones with his wife, his culture shock in returning to civilian life, and the VA therapist who may have saved his life.

He explains:

  • What is dharma, why is it important?
  • How do we navigate the spiritual path in the modern age?
  • What is being open to the universe about?
  • What is the Stream of Unconsciousness?
  • What’s the difference between Spirituality, Art, Science, Philosophy, Religion and Self-Help?

And finally: finding Joy, at any age.

Listen in!

Sandy Kaye

Sandy Kaye Interviews Our Favourite Musicians from the 60s, 70s, 80s

Guest: 15 February 2024

After a career in media and entertainment media, Sandy Kaye was a natural to interview all the musicians we know and love across three continents.

In this episode, Sandy has memories, anecdotes, and shares so much about so many music artists.  When I listen to her podcast (which I do now, often!) I think I don’t know that musician… oh, wait a minute, I love that song!

Today she tells us:

  • which interviews were coups for her
  • her favourites
  • who leaves her star struck
  • all the good gossip – ok, there’s none.

If you have even a shred of music enjoyment from those earlier decades, you’ll love this interview!

Listen in!

Dave Albin

Firewalking, Board Breaks and More: Dave Albin

Guest: 08 February 2024

Dave Albin’s company is Firewalk Productions. Firewalking is a 1,000 year old rite of passage ritual and he’s firewalked hundreds of thousands of people.

In this episode, he explains:

  • firewalking
  • glasswalking
  • board breaks and arrow breaks
  • why people don’t get burned
  • why it is SO empowering for participants

Dave also shares his morning ritual for health and energy.

Stay tuned for his Mom’s dating advice and “Elf on the Shelf”!

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Scherrie_Prince

Estate Planning & Asset Protection with Scherrie Prince

Guest: 01 February 2024

Dying.  We’re all going to do it, that‘s a given… but what happens to your property, your heirs, your business after you take your last breath?

Scherrie answers:

  • What exactly is estate planning?
  • What are assets?
  • What are they basic legal forms everyone should have, in terms of estate planning?
  • Is planning with a small ,mom and pop business different from a large company with many employees?
  • What are considerations for couples and families in asset planning and asset protection?

Listen in!

feminine longevity

Eating Disorders in Mid-Age with Nicole Christina

Guest: 25 January 2024

Social and media pressures haunt us from our early years all the way through to our crone years.  Even we, the wise women, are not immune.

I was stunned to learn that, recently, the number of eating disorders in mid-life women has increased dramatically.

In this episode I ask Nicole:

  • Why eating disorders are increasing in mid-life women.
  • What defines an eating disorder.
  • Is there ever a time we might consider pharmaceutical help for weight management.
  • The efficacy of apps and tools (think FitBit or Apple watch).
  • Bonus topic: how we talk to our grandchildren.

and stay tuned to Nicole’s story about her Zestful Aging including hunting pythons!!

Listen in!

feminine longevity

The Wisdom of Morrie: Rob Schwartz, editor

Guest: 18 January 2024

Mitch Albom wrote the first book. Rob Schwartz lived the reality. What reality?  Morrie Schwartz… you know, Tuesdays With Morrie, was Rob’s dad.

Almost thirty years after his dad died, Rob has released a book: The Wisdom of Morrie: Living and Aging Creatively and Joyfully – manuscripts he found in his dad’s desk years after Morrie had passed.

I ask Rob about his dad, Morrie and also about his Mom, Charlotte.  I love the warmth and pride in his voice when he speaks of them. He gets emotional at one point – it’s such emphasis that love does last forever, even if the body is gone.

Rob and I discuss Morrie’s advice for living a long and happy life, the concept of ‘tension of opposites’… and if you’re thinking those subjects sound a little esoteric, let me assure you, he is his father’s son and Rob keeps the conversation real, and in the present.

I think you’ll find the “personal question” part of this conversation really interesting!

Listen in!

feminine longevity

Live Your Third Act to Its Fullest: Carol Ebert

Guest: 11 January 2024

Sometimes when I interview health professionals, their advice sounds great but when they’re 30-40 years younger than me I can’t help but think their knowledge is based on book learning, not experience.  Carol Ebert is the exact opposite: she’s the poster woman for Boomer Women.

In this episode I ask her:

  • What is your definition of “wellness”?
  • Your speaker topic: “Too Busy For You?” – does that topic hit home for mid-life women? And what do you say to women when that topic is the basis of your presentation?
  • The important questions: If we have grandchildren at the school or college level, how do we talk to the kids about wellness – or encourage them to develop good habits – while still staying on our grandparent pedestal?
  • Where do genetics fit into the equation?

and my inevitable:  What haven’t we talked about that you want mid-age women to think about as they plan for the future?

 

Listen in!

feminine longevity

Break Free of The Rules: Heather Whelpley

Guest: 04 January 2024

Heather Whelpley started life as an audacious, confident, whole-life child… but as she grew through her teens into womanhood, she wore the societal rules so many of us grew up with, that many of us hold true to this day. Until one day, as she says… she woke up.

How did Heather wake up to this reality?

How did she connect to her “grounded wildness”? How do we do that?

What’s her advice for us mid-age women who want to recognize and break free from some of the “brules” we’ve been living under?

Listen in!

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Meet the guests of 2022!

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Meet the guests of 2021!

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