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Forever Fierce with Catherine Grace O’Connell
42 minutes | 2 years ago
[AUDIO] Loretta Sayers
Today, Loretta Sayers, the creative behind the inspirational TheCountdownto60.com, joins Catherine to share the lessons she has learned as a woman who is getting ready to turn 60. Loretta's story will inspire you to look at vulnerability in a whole new way. Join Catherine and Loretta in a powerful and intimate conversation that will shift the way you think about the process of aging. On todays show you will learn: How to use the power of vulnerability to change your life. Why what you are most afraid to reveal is where your power lies. How vulnerability impacts every relationship in your life. What you can learn from letting your #ShieldsDown. Why our culture has it all wrong when it comes to aging. How writing can change your life. Why vulnerability makes us stronger You can connect with Loretta at TheCountdownto60.com and on social media at @lorettas_countdownto60 on Instagram and Lorettas Countdown to 60 on Facebook.
52 minutes | 2 years ago
[AUDIO] Dr Melissa Hunt
Can Social Media be used in a way that fosters community and connection, leading to an increase in well being? Dr Melissa Hunt, a prominent psychologist and Associate Director of Clinical Training at the University of Pennsylvania lead a recent study on social media that showed the very first causal link between social media and anxiety and depression. On today's show, Catherine challenges Dr. Hunt and the UPenn study to view social media in a different light, in a way that fosters community and connection and builds self esteem. As a woman at Midlife, Dr. Hunt, shares the results of the UPenn Study and engages in an enlightening conversation surrounding the pros and cons of social media. Join us today to learn: 1. Why social media can be both a pro and a con when it comes to well being. 2. The importance of awareness in monitoring your time on social media. 3. How social media is impacting younger generations both positively and negatively. 4. How to use social media to build self esteem. 5. What social comparison theory is and why it's important not to compare ourselves with others on social media. 6. Why she encourages limiting the time we spend on online platforms. 7. How to view social media as simply a tool and how to use it effectively. You can find the details on the UPenn Study in the original article here: penntoday.upenn.edu/news/social-media-use-increases-depression-and-loneliness Dr. Melissa Hunt is a clinical psychologist with a private practice that specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. You can connect with her here:melissahunt.net
51 minutes | 2 years ago
[AUDIO] Magda Brown PHD., Holocaust Survivor
What would it have been like to survive the Holocaust as a teenager and how would that affect the course of your life? Today's show is a rare opportunity to hear from Magda Brown, a 91 year old survivor and passionate speaker, who is one of the few remaining survivors of the Holocaust. Magda is on fire to keep the story of the Holocaust alive with a powerful message of love. Magda vividly recalls her time at Auschwitz and shares her greatest lessons and what she hopes will be a legacy of peace and understanding through love, forgiveness, empathy and compassion. You'll want to make sure to tune into today's show to learn: What it was like to be 17 and to lose almost your entire family in an instant. How positivity can transform suffering and why we must stay positive. Why it's so important to find meaning in your suffering. How empathy and understanding are the antidote to hatred. Why it's so important to leave a legacy of love for younger generations. How focusing on the future is the key to our happiness. How to let go of the past and forgive. What we must learn from the Holocaust to make sure it never happens again. How to empathize with people who have caused you to suffer. Why true love isn't the romantic love we've been taught to believe. Magda is a true survivor. She is the epitome of goodness and grace. Her wisdom is ageless and timeless. Her legacy of love is a powerful one. Make sure to visit MagdaBrown.com to hear her entire story and to be filled with inspiration, compassion and hope.
32 minutes | 2 years ago
[AUDIO] Davidji - Meditation Master
It's not every day that you have the opportunity to connect with a true Meditation Master. Join us on today's show with Davidji, an inspiring and deeply spiritual man who apprenticed under Deepak Chopra and lead the Chopra Center Meditations for over 10 years. If you've been curious about meditation or want to know how it could impact your health and well being, you won't want to miss this edition of The Forever Fierce Show. On today's show, you'll learn: What is mindfulness and how to connect to the present moment. How meditation can help you access your own creativity. How a regular meditation practice can help you achieve your dreams and desires. What is fear and how meditation can help us with anxiety and stress. How you can find true presence in 16 seconds. Why self care is vital to serving yourself. How meditation nourishes your body and soul. Why meditation isn't the answer but a tool to find your own answers. How a regular meditation practice can slow life down and reduce stress. How to find your own guru within. Isn't it time you gave yourself the gift of meditation? Trust me, by the end of today's show, Davidji will have inspired you to give it a try. He's not only a Meditation Master. He's making meditation fun!
54 minutes | 2 years ago
[AUDIO] Author/ "The Secret Lives of Adults: Your Seven Key Relationships"
Allison Keating is a renowned psychologist and the author of "The Secret Lives of Adults: Your Seven Key Relationships." She's a relationships expert, beginning with the most important relationship, the one we have with ourselves. Tune into today's show along with my co-host, Michael Castagna (who channels Billy Joel), to learn: The difference between your public self and your private self. Why we get into trouble when the chasm becomes too great between our public and private selves. How we can become more aware of our unconscious triggers to heal them. What is our shadow and why it's so important to understand. Why we all wear masks and how to feel safe enough to let them go. Why true connection is vital to emotional and mental health. Why it's important to cultivate the relationship with yourself through self awareness. How our belief systems develop and how to let go of beliefs that may be holding you back. If you're ready to let go of some old beliefs, self doubts or patterns that aren't serving you and resulting in creating your best life, Allison has some wisdom to share culled from almost two decades studying psychology. She's refreshing and candid with a brilliant understanding of what goes on the secret lives of adults. You can find her book here on Amazon.
51 minutes | 2 years ago
[AUDIO] Cat Coluccio, Sophie Davies
What’s it really like to experience FierceCon? It’s a can’t miss show with the Fierce & Fabulous Cat Coluccio and Sophie Davies, two of the most engaged Fierce sisters from around the globe. Learn what inspired Cat to join the FierceCon celebration and to take a risk both emotionally and financially? Today’s show is filled with heartfelt vulnerability. Cat is the leader of the her own Rocking Midlife Community in New Zealand and believes that collaboration over competition is the answer. Join both Cat and her UK Forever Fierce Sister, Sophie Davies, as they open their hearts and share their fears, their dreams and their journeys from two different corners of the globe. On today's show you’ll learn: 1. Why both Cat and Sophie were terrified to join FierceCon. 2. What went on in Cat and Sophie’s inner world both before, during and after their FierceCon experience. 3. What they learned about themselves through this journey pushing through their fears. 4. What were their highlights of the weekend? 5. How they grew by pushing through their natural fears and resistance. 6. What surprised them most about the experience and why they would do it again. 7. What made FierceCon unique from other conferences. 8. What is was like to join the speaking team with a group of accomplished women with powerful stories.
57 minutes | 2 years ago
[AUDIO] Jeff Brown
Why would a former criminal lawyer leave that world behind and begin to pursue a path of grounded spirituality and “Soulshaping?” Join me and my Co-host, Michael Castagna, to learn the powerful awakeneing story of Jeff Brown, Author of 5 popular books, including Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation along with his latest book, “Grounded Spirituality” newly available for presale on Amazon. Jeff has written articles for Good Morning America and appeared on hundreds of radio shows and offers a refreshing perspective in the new world of #metoo and TimesUP. Jeff will help you to learn: What it really means to be fully conscious and present. Why the Ego has received and a bad rap and how it’s fundamental to being spiritually grounded. Why it’s critical for both men and women to be able to tap into their emotions and process them in a healthy way. Learn what “Grounded Spirituality” is and why it’s important to be grounded when going deeper in your process of awakening. What is a “Spiritual Bypass” and why it’s important to know. Why we need to build a bridge between men and women and bring them into the conversation for greater understanding. Why Jeff feels it’s time to turn the reigns over to women to lead the way forward. Why you must be discerning of the “New Age” world and teachings. Why it’s important to be conscious of our thoughts and the language that we use. Be prepared for some deep conversation. You can find Jeff on his social media channels, Facebook and Instagram as well as his websites, soulshaping.com, enrealment.com and soulshapinginstitute.com. You can order his latest book, Grounded Spirituality on Amazon.com.
48 minutes | 2 years ago
[AUDIO] Kim O’Hara
Are you looking to find your voice or begin sharing that story that’s in your heart? Today’s guest, Kim O’Hara, an Intuitive Book Coach will inspire you to begin writing that story. Kim shares her powerful and vulnerable story of awakening at Midlife. Kim's memoir, Kicking Abuse In The Ass (A Brutally Honest Memoir), from Waterside Press, is available on Amazon. She unfurls the denial of sexual abuse that held her hostage for her whole life, and with an open heart, provides the writing prompts she used to heal. Two decades as a movie producer and screenwriter in Hollywood taught her the art of story development and artistic collaboration. Through her company, A Story Inside, Kim has coached over twenty-five authors in the last three years through the writing of their memoirs and self-help books. She works with ambitious women to powerfully turn their words and stories into books with passion, purpose and urgency. The time is now to have your voice. If you’re inspired to begin writing, today’s show will leave you with: 1. A simple process to put pen to paper and begin crafting your story. 2. How to use the metaphor of film and screenwriting to keep you out of overwhelm and get you moving forward. 3. What is a writing prompt and how it can help you share your story? 4. How writing can help you to heal emotional wounds and overcome adversity. 5. How tapping into your intuition can make you a better writer.
51 minutes | 3 years ago
[AUDIO] Cheryl Richardson
My guest is the amazing Cheryl Richardson, New York Times Bestselling Author who’s latest book, "Waking Up In Winter," is an inspiring and empowering heroine’s journey through Midlife. I have followed Cheryl for over 20 years and this is truly a dream come true to interview this centered and powerful woman! On today’s show, you’ll learn: Why women need extreme Self Care Why it’s important for women to be Self aware. Why it's OK to be OK with being bitchy and impatient sometimes! Why raising consciousness is the key to a fulfilling life. What the difference is between a Midlife crisis and a Midlife Awakening. How the journey of a Midlife woman is a true Heroine’s journey. Why it’s so important to be real with ourselves! It’s a rare opportunity to join Cheryl, an Oprah regular and long time collaborator, in an intimate conversation dedicated to the Midlife woman. She's also a proud and fierce member of the Forever Fierce Revolution! Thank you our sponsor, The Essex Street Inn in Newburyport, MA for hosting today’s show and to Beach Plum Floral in Newburyport, MA for the beautiful flowers on set.
43 minutes | 3 years ago
[AUDIO] Tracy Chadwell
Did you know that 50 percent of companies are founded by women but only 2 percent receive funding from Venture Capital? My guest today, Tracy Chadwell, Founder of 1843 Capital has 19 years of experience in the world of Venture Capital and private equity. Her philosphy is refreshing. Tracy and her team will only invest in companies with a female founder at the helm. Join us today to learn: 1. Why businesses with a female founder make better investments? 2. How your own beliefs may be holding you back from asking for what you want. 3. How asking for what you want, be it in business or in life, can be difficult for women and how to overcome that. 4. Why clarity and vision of your idea or mission are critical to success. 5. Find out what “Silver Investing” is and why it’s good business. This is a show for all women as Tracy believes that being financially secure is not only smart, but sexy!
46 minutes | 3 years ago
[AUDIO] Jaclyn Jones
If you’re looking for fierce inspiration to reinvent yourself, you’ll want to watch today’s show featuring Jaclyn Jones, Founder of JaclynJonesUSA. While in her mid-20’s, Jaclyn realized the path she was on wasn’t the one in her heart. She returned to school to study fashion design and began a new journey to reinvent herself, following her passion for beautiful design while utilizing her background in business. By the time she was 30, Jaclyn launched her own company, JaclynJonesUSA, taking on the luxury, designer shoe market that had traditionally been dominated by men who didn’t actually wear the shoes they were designing. Jaclyn had a vision to design shoes that were not only luxurious and beautiful but also provided a comfortable experience to her customer. Each shoe is meticulously handcrafted by artisans in the US with the designs created by Jaclyn as the personal connection to her customer is everything. Her mother, who’s now in her 50’s, was a powerful role model and influence on Jacyln who now designs shoes with the Midlife woman firmly in mind. On today’s show, Jaclyn shares her personal story and secrets to achieving your dreams in life, including her unique way of facing her fears and her attitude on keeping a fierce mindset that’s an unstoppable force. She’s the epitome of fierce reinvention and will inspire you to reach for the stars (listen to today’s show to hear the stars they recently sent shoes to!) and follow your heart to make your dreams come true.
51 minutes | 3 years ago
[AUDIO] Dr. Carol Parker Walsh
Is there something you want to change in your life but you don’t know where to begin? You’re in luck as today’s show is filled with incredible wisdom, insights and advice from my Co-Host, Dr. Carol Parker Walsh, Founder of CarolParkerWalshConsulting. Carol had a powerful wakeup call after a devastating car accident leading her to evaluate her life’s path and purpose. Her story is an inspirational one where a life changing event led Carol on a new path of Self discovery and a new life’s purpose helping her clients find their true calling. If you have a deep desire to reinvent your life and awaken to a greater passion and purpose, Carol has some brilliant pearls of wisdom to share. She’s a sought after speaker and best selling author who is the essence of fierce and the queen of reinvention. She will undoubtedly fire you own to begin to look within and ignite a life of meaning, passion and purpose. You can find Carol at EvolveYourImage and begin your own path of Self discovery.
53 minutes | 3 years ago
[AUDIO] Jinny Ditzler
Are there dreams you are looking to achieve but you don’t know how? Join today’s guest, Jinny Ditzler, Founder of Your Best Year Yet. Jinny has created a simple system based on 10 questions to help you create your goals and make them a reality. She’s been at it for over 3 decades guiding thousands around the world to not only set their goals but to achieve them through a process changing their inner belief systems. Her system is designed to help you become aware of the stories you may be telling yourself that are holding you back from your life’s goals and purpose. Listen to today’s show and begin to create a new life for yourself beginning with a plan to make this your best year yet. Jinny’s book, “Your Best Year Yet” can be found here: amzn.to/2KRwE35 You can find out more about Jinny and her programs here: bestyearyet.com
55 minutes | 3 years ago
[AUDIO] Dr. Frank Lipman
For Dr. Frank Lipman, health is more than just the absence of disease: it is a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing. Dr. Lipman is a widely recognized trailblazer and leader in functional and integrative medicine, and he is a New York Times best-selling author and his latest book, "How To Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life," is also his personal favorite. The philosophy Dr. Lipman shares is a holistic one, incorporating the mind, body, spirit and emotions. His personal journey led him on a path searching beyond the physical symptoms to treat his patients and their illnesses by looking for the root imbalance. He believes in listening to his patients and empowering them to tune into their bodies by quieting their minds. If you’re searching for more balance in your life, more energy, better sleep, and a higher quality of life, Dr. Lipman shares simple solutions to help you lead a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle. A huge proponent of simple techniques such as Meditation, spending time in nature, incorporating gratitude and finding support through community and connection, today’s show will inspire you to take action and begin changing habits that may be holding you back from your best life. Dr. Lipman’s website is a wealth of the latest information to promote overall health and wellbeing. bewell.com To purchase your own copy of "How To Be Well," click here: amzn.to/2tEwkNV
50 minutes | 3 years ago
[AUDIO] Leona West
Leona West is a certified Nutritionist and Herbalist who has maintained a successful functional medicine nutrition practice for over a decade. She has also been a natural health educator and public speaker on health, food and nutrition for over 20 years Leona takes a food as medicine, whole body, and whole mind approach to health, favoring traditional modalities that consider the whole person coupled with cutting edge approaches in lab testing and diagnosis. She is excited to work with people who are ready to make a change in their health and in their life. She understands and has observed that even the simplest of food and lifestyle changes can make a significant and positive effect on how we feel in our body and mind and how it reflects in our entire lives. She can be found at LeonaWest.com and will be serving as an expert on our Age Disruption team. Be on the lookout as Catherine will be sharing her experience in a year long Ultimate Age Disruption Experiment with Leona as her guide!
50 minutes | 3 years ago
[AUDIO] Julie Diamond
Fit at Any Age! Join today’s show with celebrity trainer, Julie Diamond to inspire you to in your quest for health and wellness. At 53, Julie is a powerful role model for women of all ages through her inner strength and vulnerability. You can find her on JulieDiamondFitness.com.
60 minutes | 3 years ago
[AUDIO] Annie Spano
Don’t miss today’s show with Annie Spano, The Founder of The Style Collective and a leader inspiring women to be their own #BossBabe. Annie turned an experience of being bullied in the workplace into a powerful collective and sisterhood. She shares what she has learned to help young women monetize their blogging business with real world business skills. With an MBA and her vast knowledge of marketing and business skills, Annie has created a unique niche and community where bloggers can learn and connect with one another. She openly shares with courage and vulnerability. She has become a powerful role model by overcoming immense adversity and losing her Mother to cancer at the age of 17. She believes in using the power of positivity to transform adversity and life’s painful challenges into opportunities for growth and evolution. Annie and The Style Collective can be found here stylecollective.us and her Becoming Fearless Podcast will inspire you stylecollective.us/podcast. Make sure to check out her upcoming conference in Raleigh, NC with information on her website.
50 minutes | 3 years ago
[AUDIO] Tricia Cusden
Are you a woman at Midlife and beyond searching for inspirational role models? Today's show featuring, Tricia Cusden, the Founder of Look Fabulous Forever, is lighting the world on fire and inspiring women to rewire rather than retire. Launching her cosmetics line for older women at 65 was the beginning of a new path for Tricia. Join me and my cohost, David Harry Stewart, as we share Tricia's incredible story as she lives to empower women to look and feel beautiful and confident no matter your age. With her book, Living the Life More Fabulous, launching this month in the U.K and her cosmetics line selected for the Oscar gift bags, Tricia is a powerful role model inspiring women to think differently about aging. Visit LookFabulousForever.com for her fabulous makeup line and check out her tutorial videos on YouTube.
62 minutes | 3 years ago
[AUDIO] Nanine McCool
What would it be like to be the woman who stood up to Tony Robbins? This is an exclusive and powerful interview with Nanine McCool, a 55 year old woman who challenged Tony Robbins and his views of the #MeToo movement in the midst of an Unleash the Power Within event in March of this year. Nanine shares her personal experience of standing in front of 12K people and how she found the "power within" to speak her mind and call out Tony Robbins on his views and how they are part of the problem facing women today in their quest for empowerment and gender equality. As a long time follower and fan of Tony Robbins and as a #MeToo, I struggled with preparing for this interview and am grateful for the experience. What will you hear and learn in this show? Why Nanine felt she had to be the one to stand up and speak. The candidness and power a of woman that is no longer ashamed of being a victim of abuse and sexual harassment. How she was feeling on the inside versus how the experience looked on the outside. What Tony Robbins' shocked team members told her after the exchange. The incredible claim from men that when the most qualified applicant for a job is an attractive woman, she is too big of risk to be hired. Nanine's personal struggles on reinventing herself at Midlife and how this drew her to the event. Discussion of if there is a male power elite that refuses to let go of it's patriarchal view of a woman's place in society. How can we all work together to educate those that refuse accept an abused woman has a different viewpoint, and enable them to understand it is relevant? This interview will change the way you view your own personal power. I hope that it keeps the conversation going about #MeToo, #TimesUp, and how we can integrate men and women together to work for a solution to empower women to speak without shame or hesitation. Never again should we be given a lesson by a powerful man that it's a woman's fault for being competent, qualified, and attractive. Women and men need to rise together to ensure that women are evaluated on their skills and ability, and not on the fact that men in power may find them sexually attractive. This needs to stop now.
52 minutes | 3 years ago
[AUDIO] Arash Jacob
What would it be like to have the gift of intution and insight to the point that the world of the "unseen" becomes more real than what we can see? Today’s show is unlike anything you have ever seen before. I’m honored to introduce Arash Jacob to you. Arash is a physician turned healer but he’s far more than that. He is a man who’s unique gifts have the power to transform your life in an instant. He is a personal experience that must be had to understand. His deep connection to the Divine allows his clients to open up to powerful transformations and miraculous healings. In his work, there is no time and space. Energy isn’t a linear experience but a quantum leap to healing and awareness on the deepest level. Watch today’s podcast and learn the simple techniques that only take moments each day to create massive change in your own life. Arash is at a rare level of consciousness; one in which I had not experienced in over 25 years on a holistic healing and spiritual path. He has personally helped me to lift myself out of the darkest spaces, including a life threatening illness. His gifts are shared openly with an abundant heart. If you’re looking for miracles and quantum shifts to occur in your own life, don’t miss this show. You’ll want to share Arash and his insights with those you love. He has been my refuge in the most turbulent of times and has helped me to see the gifts and the power I had locked deep within. Cheers Beauties...here’s to Transformation and Fierce Reinvention! To work with Arash anywhere in the world, I invite you to visit his website: arashshealing.com
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