Welcome to The Boomer Woman's Podcast
2023 is the 4th Season of The Boomer Woman’s Podcast, formerly the Two Boomer Women Podcast.
Each episode is a conversation between me – I’m Agnes Knowles, your host – and a guest who talks to a subject that, someway, somehow, is relatable to Boomer Women. The guests can be any age, any gender, as long as their message is positive, informative, pertinent to our demographic.
You, dear listener, might need to be open-minded, curious, tolerant, inclusive… and if you are, you will enjoy these conversations, maybe learn something, and I encourage you to share each and any episode!
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Scroll down now to meet this year’s guests, or click the appropriate link to meet any of the guests of the previous two years.
Meet the guests of 2022!
Click here to see the line-up and listen to epsiodes.
Meet the guests of 2021!
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Meet the guests of 2023!
Click on the pics to learn more about the guest, Click on the date to listen to the episode
Alara Sage - The Ecstatic Life Mentor
Guest: 23 March 2023
A woman’s power. That deep-rooted, deeply felt power that comes from the feminine. Wisdom, the magnitude each woman has, inexhaustible energy.
Alara Sage calls herself the ecstatic life mentor after a spontaneous kundalini awakening. She talks about orgasm in a sexual way, but also in a non-sexual, more sensual way… that life is meant to be highly pleasurable.
An interesting discussion about being in the present moment – our minds may not be but our bodies always are. An embodied woman is present in the moment and understands her own personal power.
Shame. Intuition. Self-worth. The Divine. The Creative. Submission vs Surrender. Playfulness. Such great topics for conversation… with no shortage of laughter.
Juliana Dever on Why We All Need To Travel
Guest: 16 March 2023
Juliana Dever’s enthusiasm for travel is so contagious in this episode. It’s impossible to disagree with her reasoning on why we should travel. Whether experiencing something new (or better than?) your status quo; or how novelty unleashes a creativity you’ve never acknowledged before; or finding a person or a thing that startles your sense of what is. And guess what, Listeners! In Juliana’s experience, women are the more adventurous of the sexes… and older women at that!!
You’ll appreciate the insight that travel is about connecting with the place or the people… not necessarily being an adrenalin junkie.
As you listen, you’ll realize Juliana tours you to places you’d never find by yourself. And the women on those tours are women this host wants to travel with!! That said, she also has great suggestions about traveling safely and comfortably, even alone.
You’ll learn. And you’ll laugh!!! As well as a travel pro, Juliana is a delightful story-teller!
Hilary Truong on The Mother-Daughter Relationship
Guest: 09 March 2023
Hilary Truong is a therapist who specializes in the Mother–Daughter Relationship. You may not want to hear all of what she says but perhaps that’s a control issue (my words, not hers) – no one ever suggested parenting was easy and there is no “one-size-fits-all” method for the generations to figure it out.
At any age, we need to remember that the mother is the mother and her daughter is the daughter and not allow those lines to blur. If you’re an older woman trying to heal a lifetime with a mother who wasn’t perhaps who you wanted or needed her to be, it is, as in so many relationships, about the story… often a story that goes back generations.
Hilary also has insights into the over-protective (overbearing?) father.
Mothers, did you know listening is a huge part of the equation?
Lynn Friesth on Encore Careers
Guest: 02 March 2023
Lynn Friesth spent 40 years in the corporate world and for the last seven has been building his “Encore Career”.
In this episode he explains just what an “Encore Career” is and the major considerations for a “silver entrepreneur”. We discuss mindset, skill sets, value propositions and “practice”. Did you know that entrepreneurs over age 55 had a higher rate of success than their young counterparts?
There are many ways to reinvent yourself after your long career – you can scale back, you can scale back and mentor those who follow, or you can change lanes completely.
And is pickleball the new golf?
Alexis Burnett on Cannabis Science - excerpts from last year's conversation
Guest: 23 February 2023
Last week I spoke with Terri Yuzon, CEO and founder of Hemplily. Hemplily provides natural, cannabis-based alternatives for many issues that women experience: hot flashes, night sweats, stress, sleep… to name a few.
Last year I spoke with an herb and cannabis farmer from Ontario and he was SO knowledgeable about the bio-chemistry of cannabis and the endo-cannabinoid system within our bodies, that I decided to pull excerpts from my conversation with Alexis and follow last week’s conversation with his information.
Alexis and I spoke for two hours and I have edited that down to 30 minutes of information… I wanted only to give you the basic science behind cannabis. I DO encourage you to listen to both episodes of my conversation with Alexis last year to hear the full context of our conversation – cannabis, growing cannabis, different cultivars…and also to learn more about other herbs and natural remedies.
Terri Yuzon on Hemp - Menstruation to Menopause
Guest: 16 February 2023
When she was much younger Terri Yuzon was given a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Determined not to be on meds for the rest of her life, she started researching a healthier lifestyle. Part of that search led her to cannabis but cannabis in those days was a more drug-associated product. Finally she was able to create a hemp-product that didn’t have the “drug” effects of marijuana. Hemplily was officially launched.
Cannabinoid receptors are part of the human brain which helps to explain why cannabis assists with so many issues of the body. Terri’s products are designed for women “from menstruation to menopause”.
From gummies to tinctures to topicals, Terri talks about the differences and the many products available for women – and some that are great for men too.
And then there are mushrooms…
Ann Bell on Sex, Relationships and Connection
Guest: 09 February 2023
There really are no holds barred when Love and Life Coach Ann Bell talks about sex. Her playful side and her sexual side blend effortlessly.
Today Ann reminds us Boomer Women about things we either knew and have forgotten over the years or maybe we never knew them at all.
Lots of laughs in this episode where conversation ranges from orgasm to cougars to eat, pray, love.
Sherrilynne Starkie Interviews 50 Women Over 50
Guest: 02 February 2023
A slightly different format today as Sherrilynne describes her international career… and how it developed as the internet became a “thing”.
Agnes and Sherrilynne connected because of their podcaster lives. Sherrilynne’s podcast is a passion project… so interesting as she interviews 50 women over 50. Some of her interviews are impactful… you may be adding her podcast to your playlist. Between these two podcasters there is a lot of positive future forecasting.
After drawing Sherrilynne out, Agnes throws her a curve ball by asking her some of the questions she asks her guests. Agnes knows what those questions are as she has been interviewed by Sherrilynne!
Don’t think this synopsis analyses the podcast, there are lots of side tracks!!
And you know that question Agnes always ask guests… what haven’t we talked about that you want listeners to think about… SO worth the listen!
Carine Camara - Acupuncture and Aging Gracefully
Guest: 26 January 2023
Carine is a practitioner of eastern medicine and explains acupuncture and has interesting ideas on the use of nature and its healing abilities.
Interestingly, she pulls in politics and it all makes sense. Are we more global than we ever thought?
Carine talks about accepting and loving her aging – she did dread it when she was younger but shares how she grew into it.
Interested in learning about rejuvenation acupuncture?
How about styles for older women?
Carina is like one-stop shopping for us mid-age women!!
Andrew Wang on Dealing With Stage Fright
Guest: 19 January 2023
Today’s episode starts off the an unexpected lesson in pronunciation and anglicization of names.
But the real story: Andrew Wang has a career rather unrelated to music. He decided to learn guitar, however, and found himself experiencing serious stage fright when he played in front of people. Ring a bell with you? Start a new project as an adult only to realize doing it in front of people was nerve-wracking.
Andy chose a genre of music that was relatively popular but with very few musicians playing it live. The invitations to play started to come in. It’s hard to say No to a cousin’s wedding.
When you keep saying Yes… where can that lead you?
Andy shares several stories about saying Yes, and has a great philosophy about sharing our gifts. AND he ties it back to retirement.
Stay tuned to the end when I ask Andy a question from out of left field!
A wonderful conversation with a delightful person.
Judy Wilkins-Smith on Decoding Your Emotional DNA
Guest: 12 January 2023
We are aware of DNA as it pertains to our physical traits, but how about emotional DNA?
The physical may be inarguable, but what if you challenged your emotional place in the world and decided to change it?
Food. Money. Relationships. Huge triggers of negative emotions or experiences. Judy explains that Genealogy 1.0 is “Here’s where you belong” and Genealogy 2.0 is “Here’s what happened, and how it matters to where you belong”. Most of your “inflated” feelings are results of your emotional dna.
Judy also shares an interesting exercise she does with clients… you might want to try it yourself.
If you’re a newcomer to emotional DNA, Judy has written a book that explains and assists you!
Peter Anthony - His Troubled Teen Finds Her Way
Guest: 05 January 2023
The podcast starts its fourth season with the father of a struggling teenage daughter. If you’ve been a parent to a teenager – or maybe you now have teenage grandchildren – the issues might resonate. Peter did realize that he couldn’t “fix” his daughter’s problems, and he is quite candid that this story is as much about his growth as Belle’s. He learned to be a listener and a support as Belle worked to find her path.
Peter and Belle’s story may not be unique, it is definitely heartfelt. Spoiler alert: they find many positives as time goes on.
This episode might be a little unusual as Peter requests and is truly open to suggestions and assistance as Belle (and her silent partner, Peter) develop the endeavour that has grown out of their mutual growth.
The story of a special father and a very remarkable young woman.