46 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Why Taking the ‘Tougher’ Road Can Produce the Ultimate Life Experience in Your 50s w/Sherry Ott
Remember when you were young and it felt like you could do ANYTHING you set your mind to? Travel, learn a new skill, start a completely new career - it all felt possible. But in our 40s, 50s, and 60s, we become skittish about trying anything that will challenge us. Well, it’s time to call BS on whoever said aging means slowing down! Why age ourselves prematurely by letting our age define us? Today, we are joined by my good friend and travel connoisseur, Sherry Ott. Years ago, Sherry did something scary, different, and downright amazing. She left her well-paying, awesome job and moved out of her apartment to travel the world solo. Sherry’s going to help you spark the fire and give you key strategies to go after your dreams, push through discomfort and fear, and do the really big thing we’ve always wanted to do (even if we’ve lost touch with it). Sherry will share: The story of her own big leap into the unknown and the brave first steps she took to make sure she followed through on her goal. Why accomplishing tough things makes us more confident and expands what we’re capable of. How to spark your imagination and start defining what you want to do. The power of looking at your old photos (for inspiration, not to mourn your youth!) 3 strategies to go from sparking your idea to getting things in motion. How to get out of the wormhole of worst-case scenarios, and see the positive possibilities and unexpected outcomes of stepping out of your comfort zone.
44 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Menopause is Kicking My Ass! Help is on the Way with Leading Expert, Ellen Dolgen
Resources FREE Menopause Resource Cheat Sheet Download Find a Menopause Specialist https://ellendolgen.com/resources/find-a-menopause-specialist Menopause Symptoms Chart http://www.ellendolgen.com/downloads/Ellen-Dolgen-Menopause-Symptoms-Chart.pdf Hot Flashes Guide https://ellendolgen.com/resources/hot-flashes-guide Hot flashes, insomnia, horrible brain fog, muscle aches and creaks, vaginal dryness, hair loss and weight gain. These are just some of the annoyances that menopause bestows on us...and don’t even get me started on all the emotions! Has an alien taken over your body? Women experience perimenopause and menopause in a multitude of ways, and for most of us, it’s hard to answer two simple questions: what is going on with me and what the heck can I do about it? Well ladies...today I’m joined by menopause guru, Ellen Dolgen. She is going to answer all these questions and offer an arsenal of information and tactical solutions we can turn to today. In this episode, Ellen provides some much needed clarity on menopause, sharing why we don't have to suffer in silence, and how we can finally normalize this conversation. You’ll hear all about; Ellen’s personal journey with menopause and how her own struggles led to her advocacy. How to mitigate the physical, emotional and mental implications of menopause. Where to find a menopause specialist who can help you, and why it’s not always your current OB-GYN. The most successful treatment for hot flashes as determined by the North American Menopause Society. What makes menopause such a hard topic for women to talk about and how to shift our mindset so we stop suffering in silence. Guest Bio Ellen Dolgan is a nationally recognized menopause and women’s health advocate and influencer. She is a wellness and menopause awareness advocate, author, blogger, and speaker. For Ellen, menopause education is a mission. Spurred by her own experience struggling with the symptoms of menopause, Dolgen has devoted the last ten years of her life to sharing the keys to the menopause kingdom on EllenDolgen.com. With her latest free e-Book, MENOPAUSE MONDAYS The Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Perimenopause and Menopause, Menopause Mondays® blogs, and wonderful YouTube Video channel featuring the infamous A Singing Uterus Explains Perimenopause and Menopause video, Dolgen’s goal is to empower women to become their own health advocates. For more information, visit https://ellendolgen.com.
30 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
How to Utilize the Anti-Aging and Health Improvement Powers of CBD w/Dr. Junella Chin
Remember when marijuana (aka cannabis) was the dangerous drug we hid from our parents. It was illegal and we were told it could destroy our minds. Well... A LOT has changed since then. And everyone (even your parents!), is talking about cannabinoids and using them to enhance their health, wellness and even their beauty routines. CBD seems to cure and treat everything...but is it just hype? Intrigued by its popularity and all the positive possibilities, I had to know more! Why has it amped up in popularity in recent years? How can CBD help us with everything from skin rashes and pain to anxiety and insomnia? How is it being used to improve our beauty and skincare routines? Can CBD be used effectively to help improve our sex lives? Decreased libido? With so many companies putting out CBD products right and left, how do we find reputable sources? In today’s episode, we’re diving into the world of CBD, with physician and CBD expert, Dr. Junella Chin. She tells us all we need to know about why CBD works. Guest Bio Dr. Junella Chin is a practicing physician and expert on cannabinoids. For over 15 years, she has specialized in integrative medicine. Her training includes Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California, Medical Acupuncture at Harvard University, and research at Columbia University, Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Women’s Health. Dr. Chin is an advocate for better understanding of the science and medicine of cannabis. Her work has been featured in Forbes, LA Times, CNN, Good Morning America, among others. She serves on multiple advisory committees and is among a select group of physicians with clinical experience focused on the endocannabinoid system. The book she co-authored, Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness, was published in June 2019. For more information, visit drjunellachin.com and follow @drjunechin on Instagram.
40 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
How Women Can Manage Stress, Anxiety and Depression in Their Daily Lives w/Dr. Erin Joyce
Resources Find a Licensed Therapists - Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists Online and Virtual Therapy Solutions Woebot Health https://woebothealth.com Better Help https://www.betterhelp.com Talk Space https://www.talkspace.com There is no denying that living in a pandemic has had an immense impact on our mental health and wellness. With 4 in 10 people experiencing some sort of anxiety or depression, calling this last year stressful is a huge understatement. The loneliness, interruption of our normal lives, and worries about our health are just a few of the major stressors we’re all dealing with. It’s a recipe for fear, uncertainty, and overwhelm. Human beings can only take so much stress, and because we’re going through something so monumental, it’s normal to feel like something is amiss. Taking care of our mental health should be an urgent priority, and luckily, there are many resources that will help us not only cope during these times but actually thrive. How do we identify the symptoms of anxiety and depression? What are some of the interventions and behavioral treatments that can help us function better and optimize our wellbeing? In this episode, licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Erin Joyce shares how the pandemic is affecting our mental health, and some of the practical steps we can take to take care of ourselves in these challenging times. Guest Bio Dr. Erin Joyce is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Los Angeles. She primarily works with women struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. Dr. Joyce works with couples as well. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Joyce worked and trained in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System where she learned about the complex interface between mental/emotional and physical health, as well as the gold standard treatments for a variety of mental and behavioral health problems. Dr. Joyce received her doctoral training from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium and Columbia University, Teachers College. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. For more information, visit https://drerinjoyce.com.
39 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Caring For Your Aging Parents? The Latest Technologies You Can Start Using Today
Products Mentioned: Balance & Fall Risk: Zibrio Smart Scale Bluetooth Heart Rhythm Detector: Alivecor Kardiamobile (Gold standard hands down!) Apple Watch Galaxy Watch Blood Pressure: Smart Blood Pressure Monitors by Withings (Arm) Qardio Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor (Arm) Samsung Galaxy Watch3 LTE Smartwatch (Watch) Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 (Watch) Diabetes Trackers That Send Data To Doctor: One Drop: Diabetes Management Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System Bed Exit Technology: Bed Alarm | Fall Prevention Wandering Safety | GPS Watches | GPS Tracking | Door Alarms and Motion Sensors (more amazing wandering assistive devices) Fall Detection With 24/7 Call Center: MobileHelp® Duo | Best Medical Alert System for Seniors GreatCall - Lively Wearable2 Mobile Medical Alert FreeUs Medical Guardian Unali Wear Fall Call pairs with AppleWatch Fall Prevention Peer Well for Rehab PeerWell for Pre Hab Brain Training Tools/Stay Sharp: Brain Exercises, Brain Training, Brain Health – BrainHQ from Posit Science SharpBrains (Great resource for brain health) MindMate Lumosity Brain Training: Challenge & Improve Your Mind Social Engagement: Zoom Facebook groups Facetime GoogleMeet Telemedicine: MedSign SafelyYou Alexa pairs with Constant Companion for...
25 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Virtual Try-Ons: The Next Level Tech Changing the Face of Beauty and Skincare w/Adam Gam
Products Mentioned: Perfect Corp. Suite of Free Apps You Cam Makeup App (tracks skincare too!) Everyone loves the ease and convenience of online shopping. But we have to admit that when it comes to finding the right shade of foundation, blush, or lipstick, it’s hard to feel confident about our choices when we’re buying blindly! Luckily, there’s a company harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR) to change the shopping experience forever. 2020 catapulted the need for brands and products to connect to consumers outside of the store, and virtual try-ons increased by 32%. PerfectCore is allowing consumers to easily discover products, get personalized recommendations, and even diagnose skin conditions! How has virtual try-on gone from a nice-to-have to a must-have component of the shopping experience? What are some of the amazing applications of AI and AR that are meeting the new consumer demands? In this episode, Perfect Corp’s Chief Marketing Officer, Adam Gam shares how they are using AI and AR to change the face of retail and beauty. Guest Bio Adam Gam is the US Chief Marketing Officer for Perfect Corp., the developer of YouCam Makeup the world most downloaded beauty App. With over 900 million downloads, YouCam Apps use AR and AI to revolutionize the consumer journey for beauty lovers, brands and retailers around the globe. Adam is dedicated to transforming how consumers, content creators and beauty brands interact together. He has 25 years of marketing experience with a proven record of translating business goals to operational reality. Prior to joining Perfect Corp., Adam was a AVP of Marketing at L'Oréal USA where he received a 2015 Beauty Shaker Innovation Award. Throughout his career Adam has had outstanding success in managing established brands as well as creating new products, line extensions and breakthrough innovation from ideation to commercialization Adam holds a BBA with an emphasis in marketing and finance from the University of Michigan and an MBA with honors from Fordham University Graduate School of Business, where he also teaches as an Adjunct Marketing Professor in Experiential and Luxury Marketing. For more information, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamjgam and https://www.perfectcorp.com/business.
41 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
The Anti-Aging Treatment That’s Solves So Much More Than Wrinkles w/Lauren Gallagher
The anti-aging treatment conversation would be incomplete without an exploration of Botox! This magical and multifaceted treatment has the power to help with everything from wrinkles and skin texture to excessive sweating and pain. For the same price as an expensive eye cream, you can get your crow’s feet injected and so much more. That’s why more and more people are jumping on the Botox bandwagon, including younger people, who use it as a preventive tool. For all its amazing uses and applications, Botox hasn’t even been tapped fully for its potential. I had a conversation with a medical professional who will share all the incredible ways it can be used to achieve your anti-aging goals. How does Botox work, and what are some of the little-known ways it can be used? What’s the difference between cosmetic Botox and medical Botox? In this episode, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, Lauren Gallagher gives a breakdown of Botox and why it’s such a popular and powerful treatment. Guest Bio Lauren Gallagher is an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist at SkinSpirit Skincare Clinic and Spa. She worked in healthcare and hospital administration for six years before returning to school to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Samuel Merritt University. She decided to pursue Aesthetics professionally to combine her love for all things science with helping others learn how to take better care of their skin through innovative technology – including treatments, procedures, and machines. Working in the aesthetics field allows Lauren the opportunity to make a contribution to her clients’ overall well-being on a daily basis. She is grateful every day she comes into work and is able to help her clients feel better about the way they look and feel. Lauren ultimately wants to assist her clients to achieve a better version of themselves. “If I can help my clients to look and feel their best, then I feel like I’ve been successful.” Clients who see Lauren say she’s fun, easy to talk to, and very caring. “If we aren’t laughing at some point during our appointment together, I’d be surprised. I want my clients to leave our appointment having had a great experience.” For more information, visit https://www.skinspirit.com/expert/lauren-gallagher-rn-bsn and follow @thefieryrn on Instagram.
49 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Retinol: Why Everyone is Obsessed with this Miracle Anti-Aging Ingredient w/Dr. Sheila Nazarian
Retinol is the ingredient the world just can’t stop talking about. Influencers are raving about it, skincare specialists and magazines are recommending it, and it’s all over TikTok; but what is it, and why is it such a huge deal? Retinol is Vitamin A in skincare form and ultimately, it prevents and reverses aging. That means it targets everything from sunspots and wrinkles to clogged pores and acne. Retinol is so vital to our skin that everyone over the age of 20 should be using it. It isn’t a question of if you should use Retinol, it’s a matter of how to get started and which product to use. What are the different kinds of retinol, and what’s the right product for a new user? What other key products do we need to be incorporating into our skincare regimen? In this episode, I’m joined by Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, and founder of Spa26 and The Skin Spot, Dr. Sheila Nazarian. She gives us an in-depth breakdown of retinol and why it’s a core part of any anti-aging skincare regimen. She also shares some retinol hacks and tricks you didn’t know you needed! Guest Bio Dr. Sheila Nazarian is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with a private practice in Beverly Hills. She has a Masters in Medical Management degree from the Marshall School of Business at USC. She also serves as Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California. She is the founder of Nazarian Plastic Surgery, Spa26, The Skin Spot e-commerce site, and the Nazarian Institute where she brings thought leaders to teach business owners in the luxury space to Think BIG – Branding, Innovation, Growth. Dr. Nazarian is also the star of the new Netflix original series: Skin Decision Before and After. She is married to a neurosurgeon, Dr. Fardad Mobin, and has three children. She also enjoys being an influencer in the digital space. @drsheilanazarian, @themodelsurgeon, @spa26.official, @theskinspot, @thinkbig on Instagram and Nazarian Plastic Surgery on Facebook and YouTube. The Benefits of Retinol The Side Effects of Retinol
41 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Don’t Let Age Be an Excuse: How to Prioritize and Accomplish Dreams W/Bevin Farrand
Products Mentioned Take The DAMN Trip Facebook Community Summit site if you want to see what she just wrapped up! As women, we often put things off and wait for the perfect time to do what matters to us, often at the expense of our personal dreams and aspirations. We are all capable of going after what we want, sometimes we just have to get out of our own way, and boldly say yes to ourselves. As we get older, it feels like there are limitations placed on what we should do - that we can’t accomplish amazing things because it’s too late and it’s not the “right time”. The truth is, there’s never a perfect time to do what we want, and with the right framework, we can make our big idea happen. Bevin Farrand, the founder of the Take the Damn Trip Movement, has a journey that truly reflects this. What is the story behind the movement? How do we reframe what we want in our lives so that it becomes a priority? What’s the difference between asking for permission and asking for support and why is this distinction so important? In this episode, Bevin and I have a powerful discussion about what holds us back from achieving our big idea and how to overcome those barriers. Guest Bio Bevin Farrand is the founder and CEO of Collaborate.Work, which supports small businesses and entrepreneurs in developing and executing strategies to take their revenue to 6- and 7-figures. In 2019, after unexpectedly losing her husband 5 days after they returned from a whirlwind trip to France, she founded the Take the DAMN Trip movement. Her DAMN framework has inspired hundreds to connect with the people that they love, do the “crazy thing” that makes all the difference and, when given a choice, to take the damn trip. Visit https://takethedamntrip.com for more information.
43 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Key Strategies for Tackling Weight Loss in Your 40s, 50s & Beyond w/Orlena Kerek
Many women in their 40s and 50s notice a significant change in their ability to lose weight. Keeping the pounds off feels harder, and no matter how hard we try, our bodies don’t respond to diet and exercise the way they used to. It truly feels like our bodies are rebelling against us! What is actually going on in our bodies that makes weight loss so much harder? As we get older, our bodies change in terms of our muscles, metabolism, and hormones, which has a huge bearing on how we gain weight, and the difficulty of losing it. Then there’s menopause, which also has a huge effect. Weight loss shouldn't just be about how we look and being free from disease. It’s about being healthy and fit to live our best lives. Is nutrition as simple as calorie in, calorie out? How do we make real changes to our health routine, and what is holding us back from making the adjustments that we need? In this episode, I’m joined by weight loss and health coach, Dr. Orlena Kerek. She shares how we can automate healthy habits, and why weight loss becomes harder as we get older. Guest Bio Dr. Orlena Kerek is a pediatrician turned weight loss and health coach who helps women over 40 achieve their ideal lives. Orlena teaches busy women how to effortlessly enjoy healthy eating and living. She is also the author of the book Feeding Toddlers and hosts her own podcast called Fit and Fabulous at 40 and Beyond. For more information, visit https://www.drorlena.com, learn more about the podcast and sign up for the New Me Challenge https://www.drorlena.com/new-me.
39 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
The Secrets Behind The Practice of Breathwork to Manage Stress, Control Anxiety and Prevent Disease with Jasmine Marie
Products Mentioned: Virtual Breathwork Circle - Hosted Monthly Aligned & In Flow After last year's events, it’s safe to say we’re all carrying a fair amount of energetic gunk and congestion. Because of the significant changes we’ve gone through, mental stress and emotional trauma are rampant, and we need a way to collectively heal at a deeper level. This is where breathwork comes in. This tool helps to heal the stress and trauma trapped in our body, and helps us find our center in difficult times. We have to train ourselves to understand what we’re experiencing with compassion so we can move through stress in a healthier way. That process starts with us turning our attention inward and releasing the grief, stress and anxiety we’re holding in. I’m joined today by an entrepreneur who is changing lives through breathwork, serving communities, and helping women overcome chronic stress. She has built a platform aimed to help black women prioritize their mental health. What are some of the ways the mental stress of the last year is showing up? How do we learn to deal with difficult feelings and situations with self-compassion? In this episode, founder of Black Girls Breathing and House of BGB, Jasmine Marie shares why breathwork is so important to our mental health. Guest Bio Jasmine Marie is a trained breath worker, mindfulness practitioner and the founder of Black Girls Breathing and House of BGB. She has brought her extraordinary work to Fortune 100 companies and prestigious colleges such as Harvard Business School, Columbia University, Cornell, UCLA, among others. Her powerful work has been featured in high-profile media outlets such as Vogue, NYLON MAG, Glamour, Marie Claire, Goop, Well and Good, Black Enterprise, MindBodyGreen and so many others. Jasmine is doing groundbreaking work in utilizing your breath to manage and improve your mental health. House of BGB is the newly launched research and creative agency dedicated to helping brands reach underserved minority communities by gathering real-time statistically significant data and insights on black women’s thoughts and behaviors. For more information, visit https://www.blackgirlsbreathing.com, and email email@example.com. Follow @blackgirlsbreathing and @thatgirl_jmarie on Instagram.
31 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Optimizing Pelvic Health & Practicing Pelvic Fitness w/Kim Vopni
The pelvic floor is a very important foundation for some of our body’s most fundamental functions. It is the foundation of our core, and as women, it’s where we derive our power, our confidence, and our creativity from. Dysfunction in our pelvic health directly compromises our quality of life and creates a multitude of health-related difficulties. Often we are told that the dysfunction is a normal part of being a woman, with having children or simply aging, but solving these issues is possible and within our control. There’s a huge gap in the information that’s given to women about the pelvic floor. My guest today is a pelvic health evangelist fighting to change that. What purpose does the pelvic floor serve in our bodies? Are we more prone to pelvic health issues as we age? How can we add pelvic health maintenance into our self-care routine? In this episode, I’m joined by Kim Vopni, an entrepreneur, pelvic health coach, and author who is also known as The Vagina Coach. She shares how we can get our pelvic floor working optimally and why kegels are anti-aging! Links Mentioned in this Episode Buff Muff Challenge Kegel Mojo Birth Like a Boss Prepare to Push Guest Bio Kim Vopni is an entrepreneur, pelvic health evangelist and coach, author and certified fitness professional. She is known as The Vagina Coach and is a driving force behind helping hundreds of women connect to their pelvic floors and overcome challenges like incontinence, painful sex, low back pain and organ prolapse. Kim offers DIY pelvic floor fitness programs and one-on-one coaching programs for pregnant and non-pregnant women. For more information on Kim’s work and her 28-day challenge, visit https://www.vaginacoach.com and follow @vaginacoach on Instagram.
26 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
How Nurx is Treating Migraines & Helping People Live Without Pain w/Varsha Rao
We’ve learned time and time again that some of the most pressing health challenges faced by women are also the most overlooked and dismissed. Migraines are one of these overlooked conditions, and the numbers are telling. 39 million Americans are affected by migraines, and 85% of them are women. There are millions of women suffering in silence, struggling to find the relief they need. So many things trigger migraines, from screen time, skipping meals, allergies and birth control, to powerful smells, emotions and diet. This is an area of health that needs more attention and expert quality care. Nurx is a healthcare platform that’s working to provide solutions for migraines so people can enhance their quality of life. How are migraines different from the average tension headache? What treatments can be used to alleviate them? In this episode, I’m joined by the CEO and founder of Nurx, Varsha Rao. She shares how they are helping people who suffer from migraines, and why this is an urgent health concern. Guest Bio Varsha Rao is an entrepreneur, international executive and CEO and founder of Nurx. Nurx is a healthcare startup that delivers prescriptions and home screening tests to the consumer’s doorstep. Varsha has a passion for mission-driven consumer-tech and consumer-health companies. Her experience spans the spectrum from financial analyst to founder and CEO of an internet-based cosmetics company. For more information, visit https://www.nurx.com.
33 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
How to Normalize the Menopause Conversation & Thrive Through Change w/Jill Angelo
Menopause is the big M-word every woman experiences, but no one talks about it. In the realm of women’s health, we’re usually more focused on pregnancy and childbirth. There’s a societal aversion to talking about menopause, and the physical and emotional changes we go through. This does women a huge disservice. If we don’t talk about menopause enough, it’s hard to find the solutions we need, and celebrate this time in our lives. What changes can we expect in menopause? How do we accept this new normal, feel more at home in a changing body, and manage the symptoms? How does this phase of our life set the tone for our health as we age? In this episode, I’m joined by Jill Angelo, the CEO and founder of Gennev, the first-ever online clinic for women in menopause. We talk about this very important subject in women’s health, and how to navigate it with positive discussions. Guest Bio Jill is the CEO and founder of Gennev whose mission is to empower women to take control of their health. Gennev is the first-ever online clinic for women in menopause and offers telemedicine access to OBGYNs, menopause health coaches, wellness products, and free education. Prior to running Gennev, Jill had a 20-year career in tech, with 15 of those years spent at Microsoft in executive roles such as Chief of Staff to the CMO, Director of Global Media, and Product Management for Emerging Markets. Jill recently joined the Board of Directors for Special Olympics of Washington. To take the Menopause Assessment visit https://gennev.com/assessment.
38 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Holy Grail K-Beauty Ingredients & Why They Are So Insanely Effective for Anti-Aging w/Shirley Thomas
K-Beauty has flipped just about everything we knew about what it takes to achieve gorgeous, super glowy, supple, and healthy skin. There’s a reason why it’s so buzzed about and sought-after. K-Beauty is light years ahead, and it has tapped into phenomenal technology for transforming skin. It is results-oriented and concerned with using sophisticated products that penetrate deeper into the skin and rejuvenate it from the basal layer. Not all K-Beauty products are created equal, though. Professional K-Beauty brands like Beauren are a cut above retail and drugstore brands and give us far superior results. That’s why I’m excited to be launching The Age to Perfection quarterly collection, to bring you the best and most sophisticated products to transform your skin. How is K-Beauty so different from how we approach skincare? What are the basic concepts and ingredients that make K-Beauty so great at helping us see results? How does our skin function, heal, and rejuvenate? In this episode, I’m joined by skincare and K-Beauty expert and trainer, and owner of Spa Saturday, Shirley Thomas. We talk about the key ingredients in K-Beauty brands that make them so great for achieving great skin. Guest Bio Shirley Thomas is a skincare and K-Beauty expert and trainer and owner of Spa Saturday. Spa Saturday is a premiere boutique spa located in Scottsdale, Arizona, specializing in unique skincare treatments. For more information, visit http://www.spasaturday.com, follow @spasaturday, and like them on Facebook. The Age to Perfection collection is the only hand-curated, quarterly collection of must-have and adored health, beauty, and wellness products for women celebrating their life after 40. To get on the waitlist for The Age to Perfection Collection go to https://www.wickedawesomeyou.com/waitlist.
51 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
Top 7 DIY Trends From 2020 That Aren’t Going Away w/Robin Raskin
Products Mentioned Peloton The Mirror Zoom Marketplace Kinsa Digital Thermometer Netflix Disney Plus Hulu Discord Patreon Duo Lab Remi Prose Zelle Venmo LED Massage Mask Life as we know it today is wildly different from a year ago, prior to the pandemic. We’ve collectively pivoted in just about every area of our daily lives. We’ve witnessed an astounding and rapid adoption of new habits, new technologies and new approaches to beauty, fitness, nutrition, work and entertainment. Every industry is looking at the processes that worked before the pandemic and the digital transformation of the last year. There’s been so much change, but ultimately, everything we’re seeing is about digitally-powered personalization. In today’s episode, I have an exciting guest who gives us a deep dive into the trends that have emerged and how our lives have changed along with them. What kind of consumers have we become because of the pandemic? How has health changed? How did 2020 democratize entertainment? In this episode, I’m joined by writer, author and founder of Living in Digital Times, Robin Raskin. We talk about the biggest digital insights and takeaways from 2020. Guest Bio Robin Raskin is a writer, author, publisher, TV personality and conference and events creator. She is the founder of Living in Digital Times (LIDT), a team of technophiles who bring together top experts and the latest innovations to look at the intersection of lifestyle and technology. LIDT produces a number of notable conferences and expos at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) and at conferences and events worldwide. The company’s trademark events include The Last Gadget Standing, Digital Health Summit, FashionWare, Fitness Tech Summit, Kids@Play Summit, The Digital Money Forum, and others. In a previous lifetime, Robin honed her tech chops at a variety of technology publications. She was editor of PC Magazine and began FamilyPC and YahooTech!. Author of 6 books, magazine publisher, blogger, TV and radio personality, Robin has been at the forefront of an ever-changing topic: what it means to be digital. For more information, go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/robinraskin.
43 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
How Facing Discomfort Will Accelerate Your Personal Growth With Jocelyn Kopac
This year brought Black Lives Matter to the forefront, resulting in a profound awakening for us all. I gained a new understanding and purpose, and a valuable perspective on how I can use my voice to stand up for what I believe. Coming to terms with our own biases at a later stage in life can be challenging. We become set in our ways, our beliefs, and worldview, and we have to keep educating ourselves and learn about the experiences of others. Every single person has their own perception of how the world functions and they are all different. When we talk to others, we have to remember that they may be coming from a life situation that is distinctly different from our own. We have to actively learn about the experiences of others to practice true allyship. What can we do to keep our awareness up? How do we talk about race and privilege with people who don’t share our worldview? How can we make our workplaces and businesses more inclusive? In this episode, entrepreneur, business coach, digital marketing strategist, and DEI educator Jocelyn Kopac talks about how to learn more about people whose experiences are different from ours, and how to put our allyship and anti-racism sentiments into action. Guest Bio Jocelyn Kopac is a serial entrepreneur, business coach, digital marketing strategist, content extraordinaire and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) educator. She works with coaches and consultants that have high-ticket courses and services, who are STELLAR at what they do, want their business to succeed, and sees the need to be an influencer in their field. A serial entrepreneur, Jocelyn started her first business at the age of 7. She helps leaders become confident in their growth plans, make sales, and build an audience through unfettered honesty, positivity, and doable strategies. Her ingenuity and positive attitude represent true leadership, but she attributes a lot of her success to the power of abundance, paying it forward, and a great cup of coffee. For more information, visit https://www.jocelynjkopac.com and follow @jocelynjkopac on Instagram and Facebook.
36 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
The future of allergy sinus pain relief is here, and it's drug-free! w/Jennifer Ernst
Products Mentioned Tivic Health ClearUP® Sinus Pain Relief Sinus related conditions compromise quality of life for 1 in 5 people, and for some, the pain and discomfort is a daily occurrence. Allergies caused by the inhalation of particles, pollen, pet dander, and dust mites are very widespread, but where do the root causes come from? Is it environment, anatomy, age or genetics? Our bodies have a lot to do with why we experience these conditions, but the good news is they also hold the key to the most effective treatment! Our bodies are electro-chemical systems, and we can harness our electric signals as an alternative to pharmaceutical treatments for sinus pain. The Tivic Health ClearUP® is a device that brings bioelectric medicine and technology together for a localized systemic treatment that heals by triggering a natural response. There’s so much potential with bioelectronic medicine, and today I have a conversation with an entrepreneur who is tapping into it. CEO & Co-Founder of Tivic Health, Jennifer Ernst shares why we get sinus allergies and her innovative new approach for treating them. Guest Bio Jennifer Ernst is the CEO & Co-Founder of Tivic Health, a bioelectronic device company delivering relief for sinus pain. Jennifer is a consummate hi-tech business developer with a history of developing markets from new technologies such as Thin Film Electronics ($480M market cap in 5 yrs) with Xerox PARC. With over 20 years at Xerox PARC, she held multiple go-to-market roles and marketed multiple award-winning products. MBA, Santa Clara University. For more information, visit https://tivichealth.com
65 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Sexual Wellness, Orgasms & The Device That Puts You in The Driver’s Seat of Your Pleasure w/Liz Klinger
Products Mentioned Lioness Smart Vibrator Use code “wickedawesome” at checkout for $10 off! A big part of wellness is being able to create routines around the things that matter. We create routines and consistency around our skincare, sleep and fitness, but one critical area we skip is sex and pleasure. Sexual wellness and pleasure is a big part of what we deserve as we get older and something that we should be focusing on. Our sexual wellness tells us a lot about our bodies, and making it part of our routines has massive health benefits. Women’s pleasure and sex drive is an area that doesn’t get as much focus as men’s, and today I’m talking to an entrepreneur who’s changing that with a smart vibrator! What do our orgasms teach us about our overall health? As we get older, what changes start to happen with our bodies and sex drives? Why is our sexual pleasure a big part of our self-care and self-discovery? In this episode, we’re joined by Liz Klinger, the creator of Lioness, the world’s first smart vibrator. She talks about pleasure, the benefits of understanding our orgasms and how the Lioness can teach us to value our sexual wellness more. Guest Bio Liz Klinger is a speaker, writer and co-founder and CEO of Lioness, a smart vibrator company and sex research platform. Lioness is the first and only vibrator that helps you improve your orgasms. Precision sensors let you literally see your arousal and orgasm to experiment and understand yourself, after all, as the old saying goes, “never measured, never improved.” For more information, visit https://lioness.io.
49 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Cutting Edge Technology & Anti-Aging Skincare Secrets From My Esthetician w/Captulina Batausa
Of all the areas in the world of anti-aging, nothing is as buzzed about and discussed as our skin. Our skin changes noticeably as we get older (another thing to add to the list). We start seeing differences in tone and texture, and we start noticing things like wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and of course, the dreaded jowl. We also start to require more from the treatments, active ingredients and even the grade of products we use as part of our skincare regimen. From cutting edge K-Beauty products, to powerful technologies and treatments, glowing and healthy skin is within reach. If we focus on cell turnover and renewal, we’ll get the best results! What are the greatest issues women over 40 are facing with their skin? What is the number one anti-aging ingredient? What treatments should you be asking your esthetician for? In this episode, I’m joined by the owner of Captulina Skincare and Le Fantasme, and my personal esthetician, Captulina Batausa. She gives the inside scoop on the products and ingredients we need to be using after 40. She also shares her perfect skincare regimen, and the next level at-home treatments that bring a bit of the spa into our lives! 3 Things We Learned From This Episode The 3 levels of skincare products and ingredients Cosmetic level skincare products are regulated and used only to treat the surface of the skin. Cosmeceutical skincare products are a blend of cosmetic and pharmaceutical (which is what your esthetician uses and sells). Pharmaceuticals are what you’d get from a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Why cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical skincare products are necessary The grade of product you need will change according to your concerns and your age. Cosmetic-grade products might not work because you need something more corrective with a higher percentage of active ingredients that are going to penetrate deeper into the skin and work harder. Why toning is critical to our skincare regimen Tone your skin to bring the pH levels back to normal. Our serums, face cream and eye cream are all formulated at a particular pH so it has to be compatible with the skin to get proper absorption so that it actually works. Guest Bio Captulina Batausa is the owner at Captulina Skincare as well as Le Fantasme, a Lingerie Online Store. She is a Reiki Master/Teacher and Esthetician, and has been in the beauty industry since 1989 and practicing Reiki since 2002. She is passionate about helping others and dedicated to promoting wellness and healing for the highest good. In her Reiki treatments, Captulina is divinely guided. This work clears blocks, heals traumas, balances the body, mind, emotional and spiritual energies and raises energy signatures. For more information, visit https://www.captulina.com/shop @captulinaskincare https://www.facebook.com/captulinaskincare/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/captulina-batausa-55461311/ Products Mentioned Discover treatments you can start today at home, plus find out specific treatments you should ask for the next time you visit your esthetician. BR Farm Mela Serum RX 20% Vitamin Sorella Apothecary Poppyseed Exfoliator Enzyme Mask Clarifying Toner...