Mementoes are a reminder of a time that gave us joy, and truly precious mementoes will never vanish…not from our homes, not from our minds.
It’s time to get rid of those things that no longer serve us…in our homes and in our minds. Mickie gives you suggestions for deciding what to keep and what to let go.
It's a realization that can take awhile to sink in. We are all aging. However, in this episode, Mickie Zada turns the tables on her age and learns to celebrate all the years and the wonderful things that have come into her life!
I wasn’t at Woodstock; I didn’t ride a Freedom bus; I didn’t participate in sit ins to protest Vietnam. As a “53-year-er” I am part of the Generation to experience the first man on the moon, the first computers and easy, safe birth control.
We are the next Generation to transition, to pass….to die. Are we leaving the world in a better or worse condition than we inherited from our parents?
The answer is a resounding…. I don’t know!
Can you identify women who have inspired your life…encouraged you to become who you are at your core? Mickie introduces you to five women who helped shine the light on invisible bridges at the end of her dead end streets. She also shares the traits she has identified to help each of us be more inspiring to others.
If you're looking to create joy in your life, you really don't have to look very far or spend a ton of money. Today, Mickie Zada shares 5 easy ways to create more joy in your life, and the good news is that you can get started today.
Liking Yourself…A Rebellious Act?
Mickie and Jan Janke discuss the possibility that in today’s society, liking yourself may be considered a rebellious act. Advertising tells us we aren’t “enough” without their products and those messages are often implanted in our minds. Listen and gain some insight and a few usable ideas to joyfully embrace Who you are.
"Never stop looking for what's not there," is the advice that Morgan Freeman's character Monte Wildhorn, in the movie The Magic of Belle Isle, gives to the little girl he has been mentoring. It’s an inspiring movie with powerful life lessons. At one point in her life, Mickie wanted to “see what’s not there” and she found herself!
Listen to the story of Karen Stillie BC and AC, (before and after cancer). After 20 years as an engineer, her cancer diagnosis caused Karen to question how she spent her 86,400 seconds each day. Inspiring and empowering, hear her tell Mickie how she moved from using her left to her right brain: from engineer to health consultant.
In the midst of her life change, my guest was told by her dying friend to “Change the Paradigm”. She wasn’t sure what “paradigm” meant, but discovered he was challenging her to change her mode, her pattern, the way she was doing things. He challenged her to do something different. And she did. And her Life changed. Tune in and enjoy! Mari McNeil’s story is intriguing…and emotional…and inspiring.
No matter our age, it’s likely that there is an exciting aspect of our future that is locked inside us. Did you recently retire and now find yourself watching more TV than you thought you would? Stop it! Listen to your thoughts, your desires, and get going…create the future you want to Live. Mickie tells several stories of successful “Second 53 Year-ers”, provides 9 suggestions for success and shares some of the fun “impossible” activities she’s tackled and survived.
Mickie Zada comes to realize the power of the beads in her life and along the way discovers they have been used for thousands of years to calm our minds and focus our attention.
One partner changing and the other not is quite a common occurrence within “The Second 53 Years” crowd. Kids are grown, retirement is on the horizon (or already your lifestyle). Have you looked at your long-time spouse and wondered “Who is this person I’m living with?” A story about wandering the Forrest of Life provides insights, poses questions and offers suggestions to consider.
When someone asks directions, the first question you ask is “Where Are You Now?” Mickie provides a tool to discover your beginning point in achieving Balance in your Life. In fact, you will have a unique model of what balance looks like for you. Bring your paper and pen and have fun!
Your truth is something many people may claim to be able to direct you to. But your path to your truth is something only you can decide. Mickie shares a story to illustrate the point perfectly.
Create the Life you Love…we have more freedom now that we’re over 50!
We’ve discovered Our Style, we’ve learned to depend on ourselves and we’re no longer tied to a car pool or “acting our age”!
Mickie shares some of her personal experiences and provides baby-steps to help you choose to enjoy living in your Second 53 Years.
In this episode, Mickie gathers her girlfriends to share some of their most comical Thanksgiving memories. We all know that disasters that happen around the holidays leave a treasured footprint on our minds! So grab a drink and sit back and relax and enjoy these hilarious stories!
We women have been conditioned to be enablers, to be sure everyone in our lifw is taken care of, happy, fed, loved. Often taking care of others is detrimental to our own well being.
Listen to my guest, Jan Janke, talk about her Life Mission and how she learned it’s not her job to scrub, clean and disinfect those she loves….it’s not yours either.
Jan hosts a Monday morning (7:30 to 7:45 a.m. EASTERN time) Splash Call. Write down this number: 605-475-3215 access code 726853. After listening to this interview, you’re going to want to call in to Jan’s Splash Call.
One of the fun things about being over 50 is that we find more “Me time”.
There was a year when I did one brand new thing, something I had never done before, once a week…52 new things!
This episode discusses some things I’ve done and some that I am willing to try, based on a Huffington Post list of 50 things people over 50 can do the year of their Half-Century Birthday.
See the entire list in this week’s Blog Post at www.TheSecond53Years.com
From traditional roles of wife and Mom to successful entrepreneur, Carolyn Brown offers sage advice and theories to seriously consider while on our growth path.
After becoming a single Mom and embarking on a successful real estate career, Carolyn discovered direct sales… because her identity became that of a Realtor, though, when she decided to change careers, she wondered “Who is Carolyn Brown if not a realtor?”
In building her business she learned the value of allowing others to help her (a giant lesson for most women) and she learned it’s the space between the notes that makes the music.
If you have questions after listening to this podcast, contact Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
In this episode, Mickie Zada shares some ways to embrace change and them importance role it can play in determining whether we are growing into all that we are supposed to become.
“The Girl on the Right”
Have you made outside-the-norm choices for your life? Do you long to do something meaningful, even though you’re in your “second 53 years”? All you need is a little inspiration and some encouragement to take that first baby step? This is the podcast for you!
This episode is inspired by a face book graphic…several little girls in ballet class paying attention to the teacher, but “the girl on the right” is hanging upside down on the barre by her knees! The caption is: “Be like the girl on the right”.
Research led me to four women who chose paths not traveled by their peers: Agree with their politics or not, they lived “girl on the right” lives!
Juliett Gordon Low: Founder of the Girl Scouts
Maggie Kuhn: Founder of The Gray Panthers
At 47 Sheri Bush ran her first half-marathon and was struck with an epiphany that “running would become a huge part of her life”. At that moment she moved from Where she was to Who she is! Today Sheri is one of 2 American women to have completed all 6 Major World Marathons…and she has goals to complete before she’s 60! Running may not be your thing…it’s sure not mine! Sheri’s story will inspire you to live YOUR life!
“Test the Strength of the Rope”
You’ve seen that horse on face book, tethered to blue plastic chair? Well, like that horse, we are all tethered to something we could walk away from…except we are held by our conditioning! In this discussion, learn ways to discover what’s holding you in places you’ve outgrown.
In this episode, Mickie shares her journey from a marriage of 34 years, to being on her own and responsible for her own finances and well-being. Although the journey has had it's low points, Mickie has learned valuable lessons that she has carried with her. Mickie also talks about the motivation for the podcast and why it is such an amazing accomplishment for her.