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Welcome to the kick-off of This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy -- a podcast about redefining and rebranding midlife.


In this episode, lifelong friends Sheri Salata and Nancy Hala tell the story of how they met more than 20 years ago in Chicago, at the “happy hour house.” They immediately bonded over Bruce Springsteen and their love of reading, which led to their very own two-person book club. You’ll get glimpses of their personal and professional backgrounds, and a quick overview of what their listeners -- who they’ve dubbed “The DreamTribe” -- can expect throughout upcoming episodes.


Last year, these professional storytellers decided to put their years of cocktail conversation to the test and launched their own company, called STORY. In their startup year, they decided it was high time to make all the rest of their dreams come true. They identified their Five Pillars of DreamQuesting: Health & Wellness, Spirituality & Happiness, Romance & Sex, Friends & Family, and Creativity & Innovation.


In upcoming episodes, Sheri and Nancy will share their revelations about being in their 50s and challenging anything that’s holding them back from living their best, most joyous lives. Join them behind the scenes as they elevate their lives to the highest levels. There will be many stories, lots of laughs and some tears. There will also be teams of experts to share insights and inspiration. Join the DreamTribe and listen along!



[1:53]  We meet Sheri and Nancy as they tell personal and professional background stories, and like true-blue friends, share what qualities they appreciate most about one another.


[13:47] In your 40s and 50s we’re led to believe there’s a winding down. Sheri and Nancy think there should be a “ramping up” instead. They say this is actually the best times to make your dreams come true and check off the important things on your list.


[14:51] Sheri and Nancy are rebranding what “midlife” means in the stories people tell themselves. They believe the story you tell yourself about the middle of your life should be full of positive energy, not giving up on what you want.


[17:24] Sheri and Nancy map out what’s coming up in this podcast -- they are going to tell us about their triumphs and setbacks in the Five Pillars of their DreamQuest: Health & Wellness, Spirituality & Happiness, Romance & Sex, Friends & Family, and Creativity & Innovation.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Emily Zisman

Aaron Sorkin

West Wing


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