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The Rocking Midlife® Podcast's mission is to encourage women over 40 that life can ROCK in their next season. Hosted by Cat Coluccio, a vibrant speaker, entrepreneur, author, life and business coach who resides in New Zealand, Rocking Midlife® features real, unscripted conversations with amazing midlifers from around the globe. From menopause, to reinventing your life, to finances, to sex – no subject is off limits. Rocking Midlife® will inspire and motivate you to be brave, to stop procrast ...
 
Your host Heike Yates, a Fitness and Nutrition coach, shows empty-nester moms 50+ how to reprioritize their health fitness goals to look and feel better in their second half of life. She breaks down complicated fitness, nutrition, and mindset strategies into baby steps so that YOU, the women 50+, can take action now with sustainable strategies. Heike interviews some of the most inspiring women and experts who share how they went from their worst to their best life. By listing to these relata ...
 
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Are you over 40 and divorced? Then this week's Rocking Midlife® Podcast interview is one you won't want to miss, as I talk to certified divorce recovery coach Martha Bodyfelt about recovering from divorce at midlife. Martha teaches divorced women how to break free from the patterns that keep them stuck so they can feel fulfilled, have more fun, and…
 
Yoga is a wonderful reflection of life, and by learning to breathe and soften, we can be more open to all the possibilities life has to offer. Dagmar Spremberg is a Yoga entrepreneur and the founder of Montezuma Yoga in Costa Rica. While growing up in Germany, all she could envision for herself was a life in the sunshine and under the palm trees. T…
 
Tune in as I interview Mike and Kim Barnes from www.parentingagingparents.com about protecting your aging parents from scams! We had a fabulous interview recently about "Parenting Aging Parents" but when we touched on the issue of elderly people being targeted for scams, we knew that this was an important topic that needed its own episode! Unfortun…
 
What you eat and drink makes a big difference in how you look and feel. So the most common recommendation from family, friends and some nutrition experts is "Watch what you eat" when you want to lose weight. Some experts tell you to count calories or log every macronutrient. Then some want you to listen to your body. This can be confusing. Energy-d…
 
Are you over 50 and think that it is too late to start your own business? Think again! This week’s guest on the Rocking Midlife® Podcast is the wonderful Colleen Kochannek who not only shares her personal story of creating a business over the age of 50, but who has encouraging insights for other women who might be thinking they are too old to consi…
 
Midlife is a much broader window of time than it ever has been before. It can be in your 40s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and even for some, their 80’s! So while it can be a difficult time, it can also be a great time to reevaluate and change directions and try new things! A Qualified Educator, Podcaster, Personal Trainer, and Life Coach, my guest this week …
 
If you're a woman over 40, there's a good chance you are currently - or might soon be - caring for your aging parents. How that looks for you might be completely different to me due to our differing circumstances, however the reality is that many of us end up in the same caregiving boat of parenting our aging parents during our midlife years. Fortu…
 
Do you realise that there is a strong connection between decluttering and ROCKING your midlife season? No? Well trust me when I say that there is - in fact I wrote 3 hacks about how impacting it is, and how to start tackling it in my latest book: "21 Hacks to ROCK your Midlife!" In case you're still on the fence about the benefits of decluttering h…
 
Knee pain is one of the most common orthopedic complaints affecting 25 percent of adults, with osteoarthritis being the most common cause for people over 50. Oftentimes people think that not being active and just staying on the couch is the solution to preventing knee pain and injury, but this is not true. Inactivity can be just as bad for your kne…
 
Has life ever made you feel like you are stuck in the muck? We have all felt this way, and our guest on this podcast episode shares about turning your muck into magic. When life knocked Wendi Knox down, hundreds of red dragonflies lifted her up. What she learned from them was so life-changing; she just couldn't keep it to herself. Wendi Knox is an …
 
How and where do we fit in? What is your next step, and what is your purpose in life? These are some of the questions you might ask yourself as you are approaching becoming an empty nester. I'm not a counselor, but I have had many conversations with other empty-nester moms about their feelings when the kids are gone, and I'm an empty-nester mom mys…
 
Aging and losing strength, balance, endurance is frightening. Starting a fitness program at 50, 60, or 70 is pretty scary. The trick is to find something you love doing, or you are in love with the results. You have to want it to keep yourself going. Finding something that you love, enjoy, and repeat makes the fitness journey easier. Today, my gues…
 
Does this sound familiar? You’re tired and hungry after a busy day, and all you want is something healthy and quick for dinner. But when you look into your fridge, you find old kale, random what I call a “fitzls” (a made-up word for tiny portions of food that I just couldn’t throw away and had to save), but that’s not a meal either rather more like…
 
Many women after menopause find that they have trouble losing stubborn weight. We talk about some of the causes on this episode of Pursue Your Spark Podcast, primarily, focusing on the role that insulin plays in your health. People often think that insulin is a bad thing or that only people with diabetes need to think about it, but the truth is our…
 
Tune in to hear my 5 tips to help you get back on track with your goals for this year! If your New Year resolutions have already fallen by the wayside, this short episode will give you some easy, practical steps that you can start using today, to help you get back on track. 👉 Get my FREE workbook "10 Hacks to Simplify your Life!" https://bit.ly/10h…
 
Do you wonder why you don’t lose weight, but you have tried diet after diet? Why don’t you feel stronger after all those classes you took, and gardening is still super hard on your back? Why can’t you seem to run after the grandkids without getting out of breath? Why are your muscles stiffer than you remember them being, and now picking up your soc…
 
The very first episode of Season 3 of the Rocking Midlife Podcast features the lovely Katie Phillips who was one of our relationships experts at the Rocking Midlife Virtual Summit last year. Katie is the founder of The School of Self Love. She is a Women’s Empowerment Master Coach, a Love & Dating Mentor and author of The Self Love Affair - A Woman…
 
If you are like Karen Wright or me, you may have had someone you trust deeply, such as a partner, betray your trust and leave you feeling like you have to take care of everything. She labeled this role as becoming an accidental alpha woman. She never planned on being the sole breadwinner for her family or even a single parent, but unexpected confes…
 
Have you said or heard someone else say: "I want to have a body like Tina Turner!" or "I wonder what she is eating to look so good?" All too often, we compare ourselves to others without even noticing. Diving into why comparing is natural and how it can influence how you feel is essential to taking back control of your thoughts and feelings. Also, …
 
There are a lot of stereotypes that go with obesity, and Sue, like many people, did not fit those stereotypes. Our guest today is Sue Reynolds. Sue is the author of “The Athlete Inside: The Transforming Power of Hope, Tenacity, and Faith.” She transformed herself from a 335-lb couch potato into a 135-lb World Championships-qualifying triathlete—all…
 
This year you might be preparing for the holiday in the same way you have many other years. But, if you’re like most people, you might be able to identify with one or all of the following questions: Are you exercising ahead of the holidays because you know that you’ll miss most of your workouts? Are you closing your eyes, ignoring all the healthy e…
 
Do you struggle with emotional eating? Many people do. Recognizing that emotional eating is deeply ingrained in us through both positive and negative eating patterns is an essential step in the healing process. Whenever something happens emotionally, we eat. For example, we eat and have meals around both weddings and funerals. The connection betwee…
 
The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is the most challenging time of the year to stick to your hard-earned health and wellness goals. We are preparing meals that we don’t make any other time of the year, and you might be looking forward to the special stuffing your daughter-in-law makes or the pie that Aunt Jane will bring. Are you taking a…
 
Our guest today is Iffy Ibekwe; she is an estate planning attorney. We are talking about how estate planning is for everyone, no matter your estate's size or age. First, we'll find out How to Leave a Legacy through Estate Planning. Estate planning is not just for the super-rich but for everyone. It's a wonderful gift to your loved ones to not have …
 
Looking young and staying young is the message we are bombarded with all the time. We are often marketed to by someone or other that we need something to look younger, more toned, more fit, and perhaps like our younger self. A multi-million-dollar anti-aging industry promises to help older adults (like me) to feel young again - implying that there …
 
Have you ever had a dream so big that people called it a pipe dream? A pipe dream is defined as an unattainable or fanciful hope or plan. Today we will be talking about turning those pipe dreams into reality with Christine Renynebeau, the founder and CEO of Dreambuilt Books, an independent children's book publishing company dedicated to providing b…
 
Followed by the episode's summary, the bottom line is that there seems to be a pattern between weight gain and the holidays every year. These include Halloween parties, Thanksgiving, and other holiday feasts. You may plan to invite your family over or to visit them during the holidays. That means you’ll eat more and move less. Why is it important t…
 
Can you think of someone who has betrayed you? If you are like me, you have experienced betrayal before. Whether it be from a coworker, a romantic relationship, a good friend, or even family, we have all experienced betrayal by someone you trusted deeply that shook you to the core. That is why I am talking to guest speaker Dr. Debi Silber on this p…
 
Are you self sabotaging? What are some of the signs and ways you could be doing it? For example, you followed a nutrition or fitness program for the longest time and reached your goals. But then something happened, and during your Netflix binge, the snack gremlins come out, and you couldn’t help but give in. So you’re thinking, why am I doing this …
 
Many people find themselves living with chronic pain at midlife - and I'm one of them. I've alluded to it in my books and during the recent Rocking Midlife® Virtual Summit and felt that it was time to share a little of my story on the podcast - along with some tips I've learned to help me live positively DESPITE my condition. Listen in, and if you …
 
Today more than ever, women in midlife are letting go of society’s expectations of them and truly stepping into the lives they desire. There long was an “acceptable” way to age, but that’s no longer the case. Instead, women can be as wild and free in their golden years as they were decades before. There’s something about getting older and being mor…
 
During quarantine, it became a lot easier to snack more and exercise less. This lead to weight gain for some, what is now dubbed the “Covid-19” (pounds, that is). For others, this time at home was utilized to create better eating and exercise habits. Your own health and what you ate were some of the only things you could control during this time. H…
 
Sandy Wade's life completely changed one month after she turned 51. She found herself feeling old, frumpy and very depressed as well as realising that she had more life behind her, than in front. She chose to change her life and after calling out to God to help, and her healing journey led to her publishing a book and becoming a certified master li…
 
After years of working towards a career, being married, and raising kids, Dr. Sharon Ufberg decided she needed a radical change in her life at 40 years old. So she stepped into the unknown and embarked on a journey that took her to New York City, in a much less comfortable but exciting lifestyle with so many possibilities around her. Sharon knew sh…
 
Dr. Isabel Hunsinger MD, aka the "doctor on a mission" and passionate about women understanding the connection between menopause and brain health. In this episode of the Rocking Midlife® Podcast, my conversation with Dr. Isabel covers her work - helping people reverse the effects of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and alzheimers - and especially…
 
When you’re on a health and fitness journey, it is important to surround yourself with people who support you in making healthy decisions. If you have naysayers or people who discourage you from doing what is best for you and your health, having them around you can often hinder your progress and confidence. All you need to do is unlock the confiden…
 
People say the only consistent thing about life is that it’s always changing! And with all of these new shifts, happiness will come – but so will hardship. As we get older, it can be difficult to navigate massive life changes like retirement or your kids moving away. It’s easy to slip into a negative mindset about your new routine which may feel un…
 
If you have kids, a major shift will happen in your life when they move out for college or move away to experience a different city. It can be a hard adjustment, but you can see this time as a wonderful opportunity for growth and new experiences for you too! Raising our kids to be amazing humans is such a wonderful goal in life, but now it’s your t…
 
If you are on a journey to lose weight, it can be stressful to make sudden changes in your eating and exercise habits. All of this new pressure triggers your body to release the hormone cortisol – which is responsible for why you feel stressed. Cortisol causes the body to go into fat storage mode instead of fat-burning mode, which can cause your we…
 
After 30, we start to lose and break down more bone in our bodies than we can build back. Eventually, we start to feel the wear and tear that this process has had on us, and we can experience joint pain. This can happen especially when we do activities that include a repetitive motion we may have done for years (ex: golfing, gardening, typing, etc.…
 
As older women, we often feel pressured to look and act much younger than we actually are. In society’s eyes, we must all try to be young, thin, and wrinkle-free. Cosmetic and diet companies capitalize on this and market to us to make us feel self-conscious of our perfectly normal and natural “flaws.” I started letting my hair go grey two years ago…
 
Whenever people hear that I do intermittent fasting, they either don’t understand it or have tons of questions ready to ask me. Intermittent Fasting is commonly mistaken for being just another “diet,” but it is a lifestyle in reality. I want to educate you on what I’ve learned about Intermittent Fasting so that you don’t feel too overwhelmed with t…
 
In our society, we are so used to being on the go constantly. We are encouraged to pack each hour of our day with work, activities, and anything else that is productive. This can cause us to neglect aspects of our health integral to our overall well-being, including getting consistently restful sleep! You may have heard it a million times, but the …
 
Have you ever felt overwhelmed with cooking for yourself (let alone a family) for three meals each day? Do you usually end up ordering take-out, or putting together something quick and unhealthy, only to feel disappointed that you fell off your nutrition plan again? If you can relate, this week’s podcast episode is for you! Meal prepping – a.k.a. m…
 
Did you know that stroke is the No. 4 cause of death in women? The lifetime risk of stroke for women between 55 and 75 in the United States is 1 in 5. Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women. Stroke is also the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. These facts astonished me when I heard them. Stroke is no…
 
Two years ago, my life changed drastically. It all happened so fast. One day I was fine, and the next, I was curling over in excruciating pain in the emergency room. I had tried cutting out certain foods for months and trying to track if anything changed, but nothing was giving me relief. After visiting with my doctor, I was diagnosed with Microsco…
 
You get home from a long, stressful day at work and all you want to do is relax. You turn on the TV, grab a snack and cuddle up on the couch with a glass of wine. You finish your episode and go to pour another glass. Before you know it, you’ve watched 4 episodes in a row, and the whole bottle is gone! Drinking can be okay in moderation, but alcohol…
 
Have you ever had the feeling where your stomach feels so stuffed that you’re almost uncomfortable? You start to wonder if that meal you just ate full of fat and sugar was worth it or not because now you’re in so much pain! Being bloated can feel awkward and painful. Luckily, I have reduced my belly bloat symptoms by using a combination of diet cha…
 
I always emphasize how important it is to stay active as we get older. Being active as a part of your lifestyle is good for your body, mind, and overall well-being and happiness! Doing an activity you enjoy is also key to staying consistent in your fitness practice. I always recommend trying new types of activities to keep yourself engaged in movem…
 
We’ve all been there. You open your eyes in the morning, and the first thing you notice is how stiff and achy your body feels. It’s more pronounced than it ever has been at any time in your life, and you wonder if this is how it’s always going to be. Inflammation is an essential part of the body’s immune response, but it can be painful and irritati…
 
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