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The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour
30 minutes | Jan 25, 2023
Self-Care Strategies for Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Grief
Dr. Jan Patterson is a cancer survivor, bereaved parent, and integrative medicine and infectious disease doctor who has practiced and taught medicine for thirty years. She and Phyllis Clark Nichols, an award-winning inspiration writer, who is also no stranger to grief and has been the caregiver to her husband for ten years through three battles with cancer, teamed up to write a book, Breath for the Soul: Self-Care Steps to Wellness they explore ways you can use your breath, movement, nutrition, and spirit to care and heal yourself. I’m so excited to have Dr. Jan Patterson here to talk about their book and to share some of the self-care steps to wellness. The book is available at Amazon and booksellers everywhere. Learn more at https://www.drjanpatterson.com/
43 minutes | Dec 14, 2022
Why Anti-Wrinkle Creams and Products are Fairy Tales
What an education we got today from Dr. Fayne Frey, a board-certified dermatologist who has just written a book debunking everything we thought we knew about skincare products, called, “The Skin Care Hoax, How You’re Being Tricked into Buying Lotions, Potions & Wrinkle Cream.” Dr. Fayne Frey also has a fabulous website, FryFace.com, where she helps education consumers on how to choose the safest and most affordable skin care products.
37 minutes | Dec 7, 2022
Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward: “The Last Movie Stars”
We had a great conversation with producer Emily Wachtel who created and produced “The Last Movie Stars,” a beautiful and moving 6-part docuseries that takes us behind the curtain of these two iconic stars, Paul Newman, and Joanne Woodward. We learn so much about who they were as people, and it pays tribute to their legacies as actors, activists, philanthropists, parents, and friends. Emily shares how the series came about, landing Ethan Hawke as the director and wonderful insider stories on the making of this 6-part series. Emily is also a lifelong friend of the Newman/Woodward family and shares many wonderful personal anecdotes. Enjoy the podcast and watch the series, now streaming on HBO Max.
38 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
Valerie Smaldone Talks About Directing Her First Feature Film
A feel-good movie just in time for the holidays, or anytime. Valerie Smaldone has taken her talents as one of the top voiceover people in the country (she’s a 5x Billboard Magazine winner), a fabulous interviewer, actress, producer, and now she has produced and directed her first feature film The Thursday Night Club that features Gloria Gaynor. It's now streaming on Pure Flix.
52 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
Enhance Your Bone Health and Balance in 15 Minutes, Once a Week
How would you like to improve your bone density, muscular strength, balance, and overall health In just 15 minutes, 1x a week? Shaw Hauver, owner of Osteostrong Park Avenue tells us all about this unique system to develop skeletal strength. And if you are in the NYC area, listen in to the end for a special offer for a free session and a special membership offer. Learn more here.
28 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
Age isn't what it used to be!
We Tomatoes all know that don't we? Our podcast guest today is Dr. Frieda Birnbaum who is redefining age to fit new social norms. Dr. Frieda as she is known, is a research psychologist, psychoanalytic therapist and author. She is living proof that age is no longer a limitation after having twins at age 60! We talk about that of course, and Dr. Frieda shares how important it is to stop limiting beliefs because you are never too old. Learn more at: www.drfrieda.com
32 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
Make Your Dreams a Reality
Are you ready to make your dreams a reality? Sonia Satra tells us how she did that and how you can too. Sonia is a soap opera star, award-winning mind-body coach, and a motivational speaker. Her mission in life is to help people find their core purpose, overcome fear, and make their dreams a reality. She is an expert on the mind-body connection and her award-willing wellness company Moticise™, gives people the tools to set their lives in motion. Learn more at SoniaSatra.com
39 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
Say Your Age...Loud and Proud
We had a lively conversation with Mariann Aalda, a “pro-aging evangelist,” on this week’s Happy Hour Podcast. Mariann is on a mission to change the perception that young is good and old is bad. She is an actress and a comic, and these days she uses her comedic skills to shine a light on ageism. Her popular TEDxTalk is called “Ageism is a bully”, her solo show, “Getting Old is a Bitch,” with performances around the country sells out, and her latest initiative is on Instagram called “Say Your Age, Loud and Proud.” Follow her on https://www.instagram.com/sayyourage_loudandproud/ For more entertaining and grown up fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
33 minutes | May 4, 2022
Managing Your Money in Uncertain Times
We’re talking about money and finances which has a lot of us nervous in these uncertain times - COVID is still around, there’s a major war, inflation has hit record highs, and a recession could be around the corner. To help calm us down is Ella Newman, a top financial advisor at Norton Advisory Group where she helps people with retirement, estate, and business planning, life insurance, annuities, disability insurance and long-term care. You can reach Ella at email@example.com
36 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
Meet Amy Gibson: The Voice of Hair Loss
After the slap heard 'round the world made headlines, the autoimmune disease Alopecia has been in the news. Jada Pinkett Smith has brought awareness to this condition and Amy Gibson has been dealing with this for most of her life. A former actress, she discovered she had alopecia at age 13 while on a soap opera. Years wearing wigs, and being ashamed, led her to eventually create her business createdhair.com. and her discreet wig business in Beverly Hills. Amy provides safe and comfortable solutions for women dealing with the effects of medical hair loss as well as those who want to feel more confident and increase their self-esteem. She is also the author of Sex, Wigs and Whispers - love and life with hair loss. Learn more here: https://createdhair.com/ For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes Newsletters.
30 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Travel is Back! Here’s What You Need to Know
If you’re ready to travel again, listen in to this week’s podcast with travel expert April Merenda, founder and CEO of Gutsy Women Travel, and author of “It’s your Life LIVE IT!”. April shares great advice and tips on traveling safely in a pandemic world – how to pick a destination, new types of travel insurance, her favorite destinations, and much more. Learn more at gutsywomentravel.com
33 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
Is Happily Ever-After Possible?
We all want to fall in love and live happily ever after. But is happily ever after possible? Did you know that 73% of third marriages end in divorce? Have you noticed how the media glamorizes dysfunctional relationships? What are the 10 steps to never fail in a relationship again? Beatty Cohan, a nationally recognized psychotherapist, sex therapist, author, and host of the Ask Beatty Show has a lot to say on these topics. Learn more at beattycohan.com For more grownup fun, signup for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
29 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
Finding Balance and Peace through the Practice of Tao
insecurity, political upheaval, and the escalating stress of daily life. If you're feeling confused and anxious, you're not alone. Listen in to this fascinating interview with Diane Dreher, author of five books demystifying the principles found in the 25 centuries old Tao, including her best seller, "The Tao of Inner Peace," and learn how Tao can be a powerful and calming source of growth, inspiration, and well-being. Diane is a Professor Emeritus at Santa Clara University, holds credentials in holistic health and spiritual counseling. Her passion is helping people connect with their creative potential, discover their vocations, and make a positive difference in the world. www.dianedreher.com For more grown up fun sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletter.
32 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
Meet One of the 12 Most Powerful Women of the Mindful Movement
If you’re feeling stressed, and you want to live a healthier life in body, mind and spirit, Cheryl Jones will inspire you to do just that through the practice of mindful meditation. She explains how mindful meditation is about awareness and being in the moment. It can lower stress, keep you focused, happier and improve relationships. And she has a FREE mindful meditation every Monday. Learn more at thrivingwithcheryljoines.com For more grown up fun, sign up for our newsletters.
28 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Managing the Aging Process with Exercise
Have you resolved this year to get yourself into better shape, and better health? Well listen in to our conversation with fitness guru Joan Pagano. She is the owner of Joan Pagano Fitness in NYC and has specialized in strength training for women since 1988. She is a leading authority on exercise programs designed for osteoporosis. And by the way, she is the former trainer to Jacqueline and Caroline Kennedy. She is a long-time contributor to The Three Tomatoes web site. We talked about preventing osteoporosis and Joan’s 12 Fitness Rules to Live by. Learn more at joanpaganofitness.com For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
39 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Wine, Life, and Love
Grab a glass your favorite wine and listen in to this Happy Hour Episode with winemaker Steven Kent Mirassou, founder of the Steven Kent Winery in Livermore, California. His new book is a personal memoir, Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine that weaves his story, his family’s story, and the story of wine making, with such beautiful, exquisitely rich descriptions that the reader experiences how it looks and feels to be a winemaker. A perfect holiday gift for wine lovers. Learn more at https://stevenkentmirassou.com/ For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletter.
40 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
“Mom…You Just Need to Get Laid”
In this episode we talked to Kate Somerset about dating in midlife. She is the author of the recently published book, Mom... You Just Need to Get Laid…The Adventures of Dating After Divorce which tells her hilarious true account of moving from Texas to NYC after her divorce, and her foray into dating. The book tells the stories of 15 men she dated, and you’ll be charmed, amused and inspired. Learn more at katesomerset.com. For more grownup fun sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
30 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Celebrating Veterans Day Remembering Bob Hope
We had an awesome conversation with Martha Bolton, the first female comedy staff writer for Bob Hope. She recently collaborated with Bob Hope’s daughter, Linda Hope to create a beautiful new book, DEAR BOB...Bob Hope's Wartime Correspondence with the G.I.s of World War II. We talked about Martha’s amazing career, her fond memories of Bob Hope, and his special connections with G.I.s around the world for over five decades. For more grown up fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
33 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
Connecting with Others Through Empathy
Dr. Annabelle Bugatti is a licensed marriage and family therapist and expert on emotionally focused therapy. She helps individuals and couples learn how to love better and have successful lives and relationships. In this episode she shares how important it is to connect to others through empathy. Something we all need to develop as we navigate life today. Her latest book is titled "Using Relentless Empathy to connect with Challenging and Difficult clients.” It’s geared towards health professionals, but so helpful for all of us. www.drbelle.com For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
35 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Improve Your Vision Naturally
Most of us Tomatoes either wear glasses or know someone who does, whether for reading or distance. And wouldn’t it be nice to lose them for good? Listen in to this fascinating conversation with Meir Schneider who was born with cataracts and was legally blind until the age of 17 when he learned exercises that enabled him to see for the first time. Now 50 years later, Meir has taught thousands of individuals how to improve their own vision naturally and without surgery. He is the author of three books on self-healing and holds seminars and workshops worldwide. Learn more here.
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