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Life Reimagined with Wendy Deacon
17 minutes | 2 days ago
How Will You Inspire Someone to Try Something New?
Or....How Floridians Survived Their First Snowshoe Hike!When was the last time you inspired somebody either through your actions, through your words, or by sharing your knowledge and experience as a mentor?You remember trying something new for the first time - how it can be intimidating and you have a number of concerns, fears and questions and how much easier it is when you have a trusted buddy or mentor with you. Someone who has done this before and hopefully knows enough about this new whatever to make it safe and breaks down any roadblocks to make it way more fun and more productive.So Join me as we talk today about how inspiring others on their next fill in the blank and sharing the gift of your time and expertise can truly help another but also bring YOU so much joy and the keys to making some new and wonderful memories as an awesome coach, cheerleader and mentor.
13 minutes | 9 days ago
Bucket List Biking With Denise!
Hear from our amazing Inspiring Your NEXT VIP Community as they share their recommendations for something every woman over 45 or 50 MUST do on their bucket list or their Live It NOW list. Denise Greer joins me today and we talk about her love of seeing the world on a bicycle, what she recommends and what she is planning on for her NEXT. Check her out on YouTube or Instagram and follow her biking, hiking, backpacking and more adventures by searching Denise Looking Out.
14 minutes | 18 days ago
4 Ways to Embrace Your Zero and Try Something New
You know, everyone starts at zero. We don't like to, we don't even love it. But every time someone tries something new, they're starting off at zero. And I think unfortunately, that limits us, keeps us from trying some new activity, experience skill, or travel to a new location. I've discussed fear of failure and how to live curiously in previous podcast episodes, but join me today as I share the 4 ways to truly embrace your starting at zero and when it's done right, what you can expect on a fun journey forward.
13 minutes | a month ago
3 Ways to Make Hay Over 50
You've probably heard the phrase "Make hay while the sun shines." What about making hay NOW?We've always worked hard and saved for the rainy day or for our future and our future is coming a little bit closer than ever before. But what if we decide to make a little hay today by injecting more fun into our regular schedule? What if we decide we don't want to delay all of the fun stuff until after retirement, but instead, now that we are financially independent, what if we decide to make a little hay and put more time into playing and adventuring right now?Join me as I talk about this idea just a bit further, and how to bring a bit of joy and start checking off experiences on your bucket list into your everyday right now.
10 minutes | a month ago
3 Reasons to Safely Rock the Road Trip Right Now
We’re now marking a full year of dealing with a pandemic and for many of us, being really stuck and cooped up at home or inside. I believe it is time. Time to get outside and ensure you’re taking care of your mental health with a little sunshine. Some of you listening might be raising roadblocks or concerns in your mind already, but hear me out. You can disagree or post any contradictory comments or questions after you hear my recommendations, so stay tuned today as I share why I believe the road trip and exploring close to home is the perfect and safest solution to ending our own hibernation.Go to www.inspiringyournext.com to download your free road trip guide and consider joining our free or VIP member community and get inspired and resourced to tackle your NEXT!
12 minutes | a month ago
7 Steps to Unbusy Your Life and Find Your Fun
I get it - you're busy. We are all busy. It seems we never have enough time to do what we really WANT to and we just keep getting pulled into what we HAVE to do.But you still have dreams. You still want to learn that second language and go to Italy some day. You want to try sailing. Maybe you want to start a blog. You think about it and want to do it. And then you get back to dealing with your daily chores and it's gone. Gone for a few hours, maybe a few days or unfortunately, maybe a few years. So what's it going to take for you to actually prioritize YOU? Join me today as I share how to see if you're really too busy for YOU and how you really can dedicate a bit of focus to take that first step to go after and ultimately get what you want.
11 minutes | 2 months ago
7 Steps for Your Best Solo Trip
Have you yet taken a trip by yourself? YOUR solo journey? Not work related and not just traveling somewhere to see family, but actually planning and going somewhere by yourself for a few days? I know it might seem a bit unexpected and interesting topic in this hopefully-ending-soon-COVID era, especially as my last episode was focused on how to connect with others and grow your friends and support crew circle, but hear me out as I share today a bit more about how to set up a solo trip or journey and how wonderful it is for your mental health, spirit and your soul.Download your free Top Road Trips You Should Take in 2021 here!
16 minutes | 2 months ago
Connecting and Finding Friends
“Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.” Roy T. Bennett. Lessonslearnedinlife.comSo how about you? Have you thought about those in your life and if you need to spend more or less of your time with them? Have you thought about expanding your support circle? Join me today as I dive in a bit on what to do if you are interested in how to connect with others and maybe just grow your support team a bit.
9 minutes | 2 months ago
My Best First Last
My best first lastHave you ever not tried something because of failure? Because you may come in last? I’ve addressed this on previous podcasts and the need to move away from fear of failure and living with judgment to a new perspective of living curiously but today I want to expand on that with a story about my recent snowshoe adventure and how coming in either almost last or dead last was so sweet.So I spent most of my adult life before age 45 living in warmer climates and not partaking in such outdoorsy or mountainous pursuits. I did not try skiing (on snow that is) until I was in my mid 20s, didn’t try mountain biking until my 30s, didn’t get into snowboarding until my 40s and now car camping until my 50s. There are many other new experiences and adventures and new likes - like a growing admiration and love of history - to dive into at another time as today I’m sharing about one of my outdoor favorites, my snowshoe adventure.Any how sweet it was to have my best first last.
36 minutes | 3 months ago
How She Stopped Playing Small with Julie
Ok so someone offers to take your picture. Do you shy away from it? Have you always? And yes, the image is changing - at least it is for me - but in many ways, the road detours and challenges that lead to every spot or mark on my skin has helped me build into a stronger and more powerful force. I want to remember what it feels like to be me at this age - to document all the fun I'm having. But some may not feel the same and may not see themselves that way. They need someone to literally shine a light, to bring their beauty and the essence of who they are, out front, for all to see. And most importantly, for SHE herself to see. That person is with me today and I think you'll see when you meet Julie, how her passion for helping elevate women - especially those of us over 50 - is changing how they feel and is truly changing lives. I love that my guest today states - almost quietly shouts it actually - that Beauty has no expiration date and it's time for you to be seen. Julie Ulstrup always loved photography but she started as a school educator who then followed her passion to become a professional photographer and is having the best time of her life. She's had her own trials and tribulations but she will explain how her personal journey after divorce and in northern Spain provided her her own life-changing experience and pushed her to stop playing small. I hope you check out Julie's artistry and how she is helping elevate women - especially her 50 Over 50 project at www.julieulstrup.com. You can hear more from Julie in her TED talk on How to Transform the Way You See Yourself, TEDxCherryCreekWomen. I have more information available on my website, www.destinationu.net and additional free resources to and I invite you to join our destinationu community and learn to live with more fun, more inspiration and more support from others out there living out loud. To stop playing small! Thanks so much everyone!
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Clarity Comes Through Action with Markell
As we roll into the new year, many of us hope for a better year and path forward. But hope can only get us so far. We have to envision that better future and actively plan and consciously and intentionally walk forward EVERY day to bring that hope and vision into your new reality.We've all had to adjust to a new normal and I cannot think of a better guest today. Like my previous guests, Markell is a model of resilience and her story will inspire and help you see that you too can overcome some of life's roadblocks, you reestablish a sense of your identity and find your purpose, so join us today as Markell shares her story of survival and how she is now helping others.Markell Morris is the Founder of Futures in Motion, Inc, and she helps clients navigate the job market whether they are re-entering the job market or realigning their career after facing life altering circumstances. Her personal experience as a young widow and brain tumor survivor, she is an expert in navigating a career after loss and she understands the challenges and dynamics of rebuilding a career, reestablishing a sense of identity and finding your purpose.Her books Fast Track Your Career. 2nd Edition and Launch Your Career Transition: 5 Steps to Define Your Next Career Move guide people step-by-step through how to decide a career direction and position themselves for a career that sparks joy. Markell will help you take control, Embrace your new normal, Envision your new future and Relaunch your career. I have more information available on my website, www.destinationu.net and additional free resources to help you get beyond a life interruption or transition. I invite you to check out and join our destinationu community and learn to live with more fun, more inspiration and more support from others out there living out loud. Also check out Markell's website and resources, www.futures-in-motion.com. She has a current special I hope you go and check out - especially if you are considering a career or job change - Career Visioning 101. I hope hearing more about the stories from Markell and my other guests inspire you and that the insights gleaned from these personal life detours helps you become more resilient and more quickly help you get to your NEXT.
9 minutes | 4 months ago
Scariest Adventure is The One You Don't Take
Think back to the one adventure that really took guts at the time - did you still do it? What about the one adventure you really WANT to take on in the future - what's holding you back? It may be scary, but to me, the absolute scariest adventure is the one you want to take but don't. Adventure can mean many different things to different people but today I'll discuss in a broader context, as writing my first book and really heading out on my own was truly one of the most terrifying adventures I've been on. But also one of the most challenging and one of the best. Getting back to you now - whatever IT is, missing your next adventure could be a huge mistake so today I'll talk about how to deal with feeling a bit anxious or excited or scared or all of the above to actually face it all and go after what YOU really want. So the bummer news today is that we are not getting any younger and if you're anything like me, you see the aging face in the mirror and feel the body needing more recovery and quality fueling compared to 10 years ago, and you know the time to try something new is NOW - not tomorrow. What have you put off?
31 minutes | 5 months ago
Hula & the Journey of a Surviving Cancer Warrior Goddess with Cheryle
Do you treat every day as a celebration and a blessing? Do you need a reminder to do so? Today is that reminder. I am so blessed myself today to speak with and learn from Cheryle, a Surviving Cancer Warrior Goddess who is celebrating years of surviving cancer. Cheryle Kapalilikahoupo (KA-PA-LEE-LEE-KA-HO-OOO-PO) Mclaughlin's Hawaiian name means " The Fluttering Heart", Heartbeat and she believes that when one has a brush with death, you never forget how blessed you are to be alive! I hope it reminds you that every single day, we must remember to celebrate and treat it as a blessing.She will talk more about the steps she took and how she's not only fought her way back to her health but how she is turning that journey into sharing and helping others on her blog and forthcoming memoir and thriving once again in her cultural roots with Hula dancing in which she is transformed into a higher dimension of light and healing.Join us to hear more about her story and how she got back up and is now more resilient, more fierce, and more courageous as ever.
41 minutes | 5 months ago
Having It All Gets to Be Defined by ME with Pamela Benson Owens
Are you confident that you could come through a year plus of health detours and consider yourself stronger and living life feeling much more awake?My guest today is Pamela Benson Owens and today we will discuss what she describes as a series of Health detours or challenges - which I consider an understatement, how she navigated the challenges and how her journey of self discovery helped her awaken her senses to much she had been previously missing. How this helped her decide to live life with much more intention and how it's helping her shift personally and professionally to survive this strange year of chaos and change.I also love that her mom had the wisdom and foresight to offer some wonderful advice during Pamela's growing up that she will also share with us in a bit - it was truly a game changer for her and something that she points to as one of the critical factors in her personal and professional success. So join us as Pamela shares how she had to create a new model for which to navigate the growth and learning in both the professional and personal spheres of her journey.
34 minutes | 5 months ago
Tipping Point From Chaos to Calm with Deborah
Ever feel so drained personally that it caused you to reevaluate your job or career? Ever believe you've truly reached burned out status? When your personal health and professional responsibilities aren't jibing - technical term here - you simply cannot be your best self.The question then becomes do you do something about it? And if so, what? What's your tipping point and where do you begin?My guest today is Deborah Rankin and after years as a sales exec for multiple Fortune 500 companies, she faced a series of personal losses with no reserves of physical or emotional health. Burned out, sick, and grieving, she clawed her way back to health and vitality using the habits and practices she now shares with readers. She says she got tired of living that way and decided it was time for a change.Join us today as we learn more about that tough season of loss and failure and the steps she then took to turn it around into what is now a business to help others get through their burnout and turn chaos into calm.Https://www.destinationu.nethttps://www.deborahrankinrd.com
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Challenge Your Narratives: Inclusion Matters with Debbie Scheer
Are you challenging yourself to live authentically AND inclusively?Are you living the life YOU want? Are you being true to your SELF? And, here's where it can get even trickier….in the midst of you living your life, being true to your self, are you also able to live inclusively and openly? Are you welcoming the ideas and engagement from those who may be different from you?Are you pausing and thinking more critically?Whoever you are - check in and fully understand all the layers of your privileges and how it shapes how you navigate your world.I believe that as I've aged and successfully overcome all my own detours, I've become much more open-minded. I've repeatedly had to challenge my personal beliefs and values and as this podcast states, I've had to redefine me and reimagine who I am and what my life looks lifk. I embrace these challenges - even when it's uncomfortable or even painful - as I believe the act of walking through it with intention and with an open mind is so valuable in me growing further and more into who I will be tomorrow. It's perfect that today, with so much turmoil in our lives, I have the wonderful opportunity to interview and learn from Debbie Scheer. Debbie has successfully navigated and survived much, including her relationship ups and downs, her adoption story and how she is dancing with grief from the loss of her mother. Join us as we dive into the life twists and turns that have shaped who she is today and how she is using her journey to create personal connections and inspire through humor.
57 minutes | 6 months ago
Life Unexpected to Life Inspired Book Panel discussion
Do you want to know more about these strong women and how they overcame their life detours? Listen in to a brief portion of last night's panel discussion with my coauthors and then run out and grab your copy of our new book available on Amazon, Life Unexpected to Life Inspired.Full video is available on my DestinationU Facebook page - https://lnkd.in/dS-EGGK and more in-depth interviews are available in my Life Reimagined Podcasts on Apple, Spotify, Google, and all podcast platforms.
11 minutes | 6 months ago
The Top 5 Keys to Become More Resilient
How will you stay the course when the waters get choppy?Are you prepared? How will you navigate the next storm? Life is unpredictable - even more so in 2020 - so you've most likely already had to navigate a number of changes in your daily living, but what about a real storm? What about a primary breadwinner's job loss? A scary health diagnosis? A loss of a close relationship? Join me as I reflect on the stories from our new book on the common thread and themes that helped these women not only survive but thrive through their storm or unexpected life detour, and I'll share what I believe to be the top 5 critical steps you'll need to successfully stay afloat.
30 minutes | 6 months ago
Navigating Unexpected New Beginnings
Today we're talking about love. The loss of it, the acceptance of possibly living without it and then the wonderful surprise of finding a whole new definition of love - of making the tough choices but then newly living a life reimagined WITH love. If you've personally experienced divorce or the loss of love, like me, I'm sure you can identify.So how would YOU navigate the unexpected life changes and new beginnings - like new love, weddings and a baby….especially at a time when you didn't think you'd be doing this? Kimberly DeShields-Spencer is with me today to share how she found love later in life and how this love and her family keeps growing. Join us as we discuss how she's navigated through some of the choppy waters along the way and continues to personally shift her mindset, approach and daily choices to live more intentionally and more happily while juggling the demands in her personal and professional life.
29 minutes | 6 months ago
Within 20 Seconds Her Entire Life Changed with Theresa Byrne
What if one ride in the car changed everything? What if, as she describes it, a 20 second car accident in your 40s alters your life path forever? Could you handle all the change thrust upon you? All the new healthcare diagnoses, professional opinions, appointments, treatment and rehabilitation? All the personal setbacks, your career plan detours, effects on you, your family and friends?Theresa Byrne is with me today and because of those 20 seconds, her life changed in ways she never expected and never could have predicted. Join us as we dive in a bit deeper about how she dealt with such a difficult event and how she is now bravely sharing her story and although she continues teaching others today, her ability to influence and impact others is huge and she is now helping millions of women engage and unleash their own Inner Warrior.
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