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Welcome to To 50 and Beyond! Where aging is made joyful, confident, and alcohol-free! Your host, Lori Massicot, is a Certified Life and Recovery Coach who is on a mission to bring you weekly insightful and fun episodes every Tuesday. You will laugh, learn, and get inspired as Lori and her incredible guests share real solutions that ELEVATE your mindset, self-care, and habits and behaviors to age with joy, excitement, and freedom from alcohol. Join Lori's weekly email community to get additio ...
 
The Bubble Hour is a weekly podcast hosted by recovery author and blogger, Jean McCarthy. Real People. Real Stories. Real Hope. The "Bubble" is what we use to stay safe and happy in sobriety (especially early sobriety). We surround ourselves with things and people who bring us joy, laughter and comfort. What do you put in YOUR bubble?
 
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Episode 181 When you practice self-care, spirituality, and inner connection, you become unstoppable. Skincare and general healthcare are directly related to a feeling of genuine mental peace. If success is affected by our physical or financial situations, then people like Jas Boothe (aka Goddess Juliet Bravo) would not be joining me today in this e…
 
Episode 180 Are you ready to get pumped up? I recorded this episode for you after a treadmill session with myself where I was heavily inspired by Lizzo and her song Good as Hell. She says, "Boss UP and Change Your Life, and I took that lyric to heart in the song. I have spent a couple of months feeling down about something out of my control and dec…
 
Episode 179 All forms of clutter reflect a soul that is not being true to itself. My soulful guest, Peggy Fitzsimmons, joins us to give us practical tips and insights on the effects of clutter and how to declutter and live a life full of vibrancy effectively. Peggy Fitzsimmons holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and has worked in the fields of c…
 
Creating solutions to live your best life in the middle, is possible when you make time to discover how you feel about yourself sans alcohol. There is nothing wrong with being a late bloomer, in fact, it's fun as my friend, Sondra Primeaux shares in Episode 178. Sondra is back for the third time as a guest bringing you solutions for living your bes…
 
Episode 177 Aging is a mindset and a vitality store that bring so many connotations and expectations around numbers that do not have to be a part of your experience. In this episode, I’m joined by Coach Joe Oniwor for the second time! Coach Joe is the founder of JOC VIP academy, ACE-Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Joe i…
 
Living an authentic life, recovering from addiction, and having a life that is centered around recovery and self-love is beyond possible for anyone. In this episode, I’m pleased to have my friend, Melissa Kreutz on the podcast to give you encouragement and inspiration to seek recovery from addiction. If Melissa can get sober and enjoy life after ad…
 
Whether you die tomorrow or at a 100 years old, coming home to yourself and learning to live in your truth is the greatest gift you can give yourself as you age. Integrity is the way to angle your happiness from psychological unhappiness to live in peace, joy, and love with self and others. In this episode, Martha Beck shares practical, gentle ways…
 
In this bonus episode, which I felt drawn to record this morning, I'm giving you love, and a message of hope: you are not the only one who feels the way you do, and even if you are - you are going to be a-okay. You can find the FREE VIA Characters Strength test here. To find me, please visit my website here. If you want to take life to the next lev…
 
Episode 174 Healing Through Nutrition with Lindsey Beveridge Feeling your best can be challenging when coming out of alcohol addiction. However, my guest on Episode 174, Lindsey Beveridge has gone through it, and in this episode, she breaks everything down to help you reclaim your vibrancy in life at ease. Giving your body the grace to heal and res…
 
Episode 173 A daily self-care routine can take you from feeling anxious and foggy to a peaceful and energized day no matter what life throws at you. Self-care is a prerequisite tool for aging in peace, sobriety, freedom, and radiance, not just by trying to make it through the day. I LOVE a good self-care routine! This is the first of many episodes …
 
Episode 172 Join me in this wonderful and power-packed episode, engaging with Dr. Christiane Northrup as she gives you masterpiece lessons on aging and menopause to achieve the desire of vibrancy, joy, confidence, and freedom, cravings that are sometimes absent in menopause years. In this episode, you'll learn: What women really want in life How wi…
 
Victoria Vanstone examines the lighter side of life after alcohol on her blog Drunk Mummy Sober Mummy and podcast Sober Awkward. "Me and booze don’t go well together, its like bunk beds and ceiling fans – the two just don’t work," says Victoria. "There are always disastrous results and it’s just taken me a million hangovers to realise that I was al…
 
Do you struggle with setting boundaries? My guest on episode 171 is the brilliant Megan Logan, a licensed social worker on a mission to help women find more love for themselves. From writing the Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are to explaining what self-love really is, Megan helps women …
 
How do you express joy? My guest on episode 170 is the joyful and talented Shannon Kaiser, who uses her bubbly personality and incredible writing skills to share her message and joy. After a decade of addiction, Shannon knew she needed to make a change. She made it her goal to replace her unwanted behaviors, never shaming herself, and start a journ…
 
Episode 169 This episode comes from my heart as a socially anxious person who thought that drinking alcohol was required in order to socialize. I know how challenging it is right now to face people you haven't seen because of COVID, especially if you are someone who is not drinking. I created this episode based on a question I received from a woman…
 
Episode 168 Do you struggle with loving yourself? You are not alone! In this very special episode, I spoke with the fantastic Paul Fishman about the difference between self love and self care, and how to find more love for yourself. Paul tells his story openly and honestly and explains his own journey through self love. Paul went from sacrificing h…
 
Episode 167 What does doing nothing mean to you? Are you spending too much of your time doing something for the sake of doing something and feeling tapped out at the end of the day? This episode is created to help you take a step back, ask yourself some questions, and reflect on what you would feel like if you allowed yourself to just BE. Resources…
 
Sherry Hoppen is the founder of She Surrenders, a ministry encouraging women into faith-based recovery. As a Christian woman who has lived through the nightmare of addiction to alcohol, she helps others battling addiction through writing, speaking, coaching. Sherry leads weekly meetings for faith-based recovery in the group she started, Joyful Surr…
 
Episode 166 Are you trying to moderate your drinking but it isn't working? Do you sometimes wonder if it would be easier to quit drinking than to try and "make it work?" Well, my friend you are not alone! My guest, the incredible Clare Pooley shares her experience with alcohol, her attempts at moderation, and some of her reasons for quitting that y…
 
Host Jean McCarthy returns from an unplanned 3-week break and shares stories and insights from her time away. Plus information from Recovery Research Institute on the effectiveness of various recovery programs, celebrating and recognizing Bubble Hour milestones, listener letters, and thoughts on the one-year anniversary of the release of The Ember …
 
Episode 165 Are you in recovery from addiction? Have you been looking for a different approach? My guest on episode 165 is the lovely and intelligent Dr. Dawn Bantel, a naturopathic physician with an innovative approach to the recovery process you do not want to miss. Dr. Dawn is a licensed naturopathic physician in Arizona. She has specialized in …
 
Episode 164 My guest on episode 164 is the amazing Cait Donovan, who has made it her mission to share her expertise on burnout with others, after her own experience with it. After years of feeling exhausted and seeking external validation, Cait realized that she was burnt out. She dove into research about the subject and has transformed herself int…
 
Episode 163 Do you worry about your health and put off going to the doctor? My guest on episode 163, the legendary Joan Lunden will help you take charge of your health today! Joan is an American journalist, author, and television host, and mom of seven who is kind, smart and funny! Joan's latest book, Why Did I Come Into This Room? A Candid Convers…
 
Episode 162 I never thought I would travel to my couch and watch a Lifetime movie without drinking let alone, vacation, but those were just old thoughts. The thoughts that tell you drinking is what you've always done, so you have to keep drinking are really outdated and deserve a re-write. On this week's episode, I talk about the Joy of Traveling A…
 
Episode #161 My guest on episode 161 is my good friend, the fabulous Michelle Spieler. Michelle shares her feelings about aging while speaking openly about her struggles with depression and an eating disorder. When her daughter was born, Michelle’s life completely changed and she had to start caring for herself more to be able to care for others. M…
 
In this bonus episode (release date: 4/29), I talk about how hard it can be to ignore those unwanted opinions and focus on yourself. A lot of times, these negative opinions are unsolicited, and give us no real value. Sometimes we need advice from our friends and our family, and in this episode I talk about balancing the advice you get with what you…
 
We would do anything for our kids, right? Including sobriety! My guest today on episode 160, is Kim Bellas, Founder of Sober Is The New Cool. Since Kim decided to get sober in 2013, she has helped people all over the world through their own recovery journeys. When her 15 year-old son started having seizures and could not drink with his friends, Kim…
 
Do you worry about relapsing or has relapse affected your recovery journey? My guest on episode 159, the inspirational Pamela Davenport, is well versed in the highs and lows of recovery, and draws on her own struggles with relapse to help others. Pamela is a certified recovery coach; meditation teacher and She Recovers coach. More importantly, she’…
 
Sobriety is a scary word! On episode 158, I talk about my own journey and the process it took for me to come to terms with my sobriety. If someone told me when I was young that alcohol would mess up my life, I wouldn’t have believed them. For a huge part of my life I drank excessively and at one point I felt like life and wine needed to go together…
 
In this episode of To 50 and Beyond Podcast, we have invited Jean McCarthy, award-winning blogger and the host of The Bubble Hour podcast and is a strong voice of recovery advocacy. Her book “The Ember Ever There: Poems on Change, Grief, Growth, Recovery, and Rediscovery” was released in June 2020. She is also the author of the book “UnPickled Holi…
 
You are not alone if you've heard "you're too sensitive!" and you don't need to "fix" anything about you. You are not alone, my friend. In this episode, #156, invited Mel Collins, a UK author of the book “The Handbook for Highly Sensitive People - How to Transform Feeling Overwhelmed and Frazzled to Empowered and Fulfilled.” Before dedicating her t…
 
Episode 155 What beliefs do you have about yourself? Are your beliefs holding you back from becoming the person you want to become? Well, this episode is for you. Today we have an opportunity to hear from Cody Kreutz. Cody has an amazing personal transformation journey that you cannot afford to miss. Besides having an incredible personal transforma…
 
In Broken Open, parenting and family consultant Maureen Towns shares her journey through her teenage kids’ mental health and addiction issues to help parents find freedom in chaos. Maureen Towns BScN, MA is a relationship mentor with over 25 years of nursing experience in both public and private health care across Canada. After experiencing mental …
 
Episode 154 Being sober is a whole NEW VIBE. It’s beautiful and messy, and you feel freedom like you’ve never experienced. It’s a vibe that we long for and when we experience it we want to celebrate the fact that we’re here! We’ve made it! You are not alone and there isn’t anything wrong with you if you’ve celebrated sober progress with a drink. It…
 
Did you brush your teeth this morning or make your bed? Congratulations, you've just completed a tiny habit! One tiny action may seem insignificant towards your (big) desired outcome or goals, but small habits help you progress, celebrate yourself, and create long-lasting change. In this bonus episode, I talk about creating one small tiny habit tod…
 
Episode #153 Simplicity with Courtney Carver How many clothes do you have in your closet, and how many of those clothes do you wear now and then? We can all agree that having too many clothes in the closet makes it difficult to decide what we want to wear. To help us solve the too many clothes problem, we have Courtney Carver joining us on the show…
 
Episode 152 The five most comforting words put together in one beautiful, simple sentence: I know how you feel or I feel this way too. When you connect first with yourself, and then with others fear dissipates, shame begins to dissolve, and you build confidence and trust in yourself. You become certain that you are all you need, and you become very…
 
Episode 151 When you quit drinking, you save money because you're not buying alcohol, but you also realize that money wasn't the only thing costing you while drinking. My brilliant and beautiful guest, Linda Parmar, is joining the podcast for the third time today to share her truth and her wisdom. Linda is a Certified Money Coach/Recovery Coach who…
 
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