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You can feel smart AND sexy, even in menopause. Each episode Susan shares practical and spiritual tools so you can lose the weight, take back control over your mid-life experience, and learn to love yourself again in the process. It’s time to lose weight and gain “ahas!” I’m Susan Collum, a certified life coach and an expert in holistic nutrition, women’s hormones, and weight loss. I took all my own tools & techniques and applied them to myself and to my clients to lose the extra mid-life we ...
 
Get Unstuck with Susan, your unstuck coach. Susan Collum is a high tech survivor and a certified Life Coach. Each episode I share all the practical and spiritual tools to get unstuck in your job, your relationships, your health, and your life. You don’t have to stay feeling stuck. Stick with me, I’ll show you how. Music composed and performed by Jameson Stewart. Shownotes: susancollum.com/podcast IG: @sucollum FB: /coachsusancollum
 
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You and I have internalized a lot of diet rules from the past that aren’t serving us anymore. They don’t work, and we don’t need them to succeed. In fact, they are holding us back. So today we are going to upgrade the paradigm. Uplevel the rules. I present to you, the Modern Guide that will truly allow you to lose weight and keep it off. I’m Susan …
 
Happy New Year! One of the things I most want this year to bring to you is new habits. This is your time to finally lose that stubborn weight and keep it off forever. To do that, you must create new supportive habits. Habits that work for you instead of against you, over the long term. Listen in to hear all the secrets to creating the habits you ne…
 
Don’t be a killjoy. You create the feelings of joy for yourself. It’s not up to your family, or your food, to bring you joy. You can create it! No matter what your holiday season looks like this year, you can experience more joy. Enjoy your holiday, your family, and your food too. I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weight loss coach, and this is …
 
I hate feeling overwhelmed, don’t you? It feels terrible. Especially at the holidays, many of us feel even more overwhelm than usual. It seems like it just takes us over, and it can ruin the fun of the season. How can you approach the holidays without being overwhelmed? This is the question I asked myself, and on this episode I share some simple so…
 
Drunk Collumnists? In this episode of the Advice Collum, we grab a cocktail and hit record. Danica, Nona, and I talk all about our drunken adventures. It’s particularly ridiculous because we aren’t big drinkers! Pour a glass of wine and listen in for 3 generations of confessions and advice about drinking the hard stuff. (Out-takes are after the out…
 
Does eating your favorite foods and still lose the weight sound good to you? In this episode, you’ll find out that what it really takes to lose weight is being able to enjoy the treats you love. Without binge or frenzy eating, without losing control, but with complete trust and confidence in yourself. Find out how you can enjoy that cupcake and los…
 
Give me some sugar! In this first of a two part series, you will learn just how sugar, flour and alcohol are sabotaging your weight loss goal, and how to reduce them for your best health. But don’t worry! In the next podcast I’ll be sharing how to fully enjoy those treats on a regular basis. Come along, you are going to feel fabulous! I’m Susan Col…
 
Celebrating! I’ve got my daughter, Danica and my mom, known as Nona, here with me for this Advice Collum bonus episode. We share the fun celebrations we’ve had, a few of the disastrous ones, and of course we give you our best of 3 generations of advice, all about celebrating yourself. Stay through the outro if you love our out-takes! I’m Susan Coll…
 
What is it about evenings, weekends and holidays that we tend to overeat and feel more out of control with our food? For most of us, we struggle more with losing or maintaining weight at these times. They are each a little bit different and I have a different approach to solving each one of them. Listen in to end the weekend, evening, and holiday s…
 
Celebrate yourself! In this episode you'll learn why it’s so important to celebrate all along the way of your weight loss journey, and how to celebrate in the best way for you. I know the power of acknowledging and celebrating even the little successes, and I’m excited to share the secret of using this tool to create the healthiest version of you. …
 
This is your Advice Collum bonus episode. Today Nona, my mom, and Danica, my daughter, and I are talking about abundance. In what ways do we feel rich, and in what ways maybe not so much? You’ll hear us all do a rampage of appreciation, and be sure to stay through the outro if you’d like to listen to the out-takes. I’m Susan Collum, the mature woma…
 
Stop quitting on your weight loss plans! In this episode I’m explaining all about how to stick to your plan instead, so you can reach your weight loss goal. I’m going to help make sure you never quit on yourself again. I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weight loss coach, and this is where I share all the practical and spiritual tools to lose tho…
 
Most of us do not have an abundance mindset. We have what’s called scarcity thinking. Those sneaky scarcity thoughts are limiting you. They are holding you back and keeping you stuck. Creating an abundance mindset will help you create the life you really want. More money, better relationships, more time to do the things you love, and the health and…
 
Welcome back to the Advice Collum. As always, I have my daughter Danica and my mom, known as Nona, joining me to talk about how we are aging. We discuss why it’s hard and why it’s awesome to get old, and we give our 3 generations of advice for you, all about aging. I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weight loss coach, and this is where I share al…
 
Those pesky snack attacks. Snacking is a big part of the reason many of you gain weight or sabotage your weight loss. You might think snacking is harmless, but I say it’s not, especially in mid-life. Your noshing may be keeping you from your healthier, ideal body. I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weight loss coach, and this is where I share all…
 
The truth is we are all aging every day, we have been since the day we were born. For some of you, the thought of aging creates a great deal of fear, stress and anxiety. In today’s episode I explore the feelings around aging for mid-life women. How can we embrace this experience instead of fearing it or stressing over it? I’m Susan Collum, the matu…
 
We have a very exciting Advice Collum bonus episode for you today. Of course I have my mom, Nona, and my daughter, Danica chatting with me. This time we have another guest with us, my son, Jameson! He joined us for this extra special episode to talk about men and emotions and what it’s like to be a more sensitive guy, with more yin energy, in today…
 
Everyone is talking about Intermittent Fasting. What the heck is it and why would anyone do it? Join me to learn what it is, how it works for weight loss, and why you may want to try it. I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weight loss coach, and this is where I share all the practical and spiritual tools to lose those mid-life pounds for good. I’l…
 
If you are like most of us, you probably overeat to avoid the “bad” feelings. This causes weight gain and/or stops your weight loss progress. Learn how to stop your emotional eating, and how to process your emotions instead of turning to food. It turns out you are eating for all the wrong reasons! I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weight loss co…
 
Welcome to the next Advice Collum bonus episode where I have my daughter and my mother talking with me about our thighs. We do not always love our thighs. Nona says hers are “blowing in the wind.” Listen in to hear how we’ve learned to love our more challenging body part, and get 3 generations of advice on how to love any body part you may be strug…
 
Do you track and count every calorie you eat, hoping that if you restrict your calories enough you’ll finally lose the weight? I never ever count calories! I have no idea how many calories I eat in a day. Listen in to find out why counting calories isn’t something I recommend, and learn a better way to get long lasting weight loss results. I’m Susa…
 
To lose weight faster and permanently, you have to be willing to love yourself at the weight you are right now. Listen in to find out how to love your body today, just as it is. You’ll learn a great technique to have gratitude for the body you have now, while you also create the future body of your dreams. I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weigh…
 
It’s time for another Advice Collum Episode, where you get 3 generations of advice and discussion by me, my mom and my daughter. Today’s topic is all about what we eat. Do we eat healthy meals most of the time, what we eat when we aren’t eating our healthiest, and some of our best advice for you. Be sure to listen for Nona’s confession about what s…
 
If you want long term weight loss, learn how to recognize the kind of eating you do each day. There are different types of eats, and on this episode you learn what they are and how knowing what type of eater you are will support you in being at your body’s ideal weight. I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weight loss coach, and this is where I sha…
 
You want to eat healthy meals, lose weight and feel great. If you are like me, and hate to cook, or just don’t have as much time as you’d like to create fancy meals - you can still enjoy healthy and nutritious food. Listen in to learn all about how to eat healthy without being a chef. Lose those pots and pans (and your excuses)! I’m Susan Collum, t…
 
Enjoy the latest bonus episode of the Advice Collum! I’m joined by my mom, Nona, and my daughter, Danica, for 3 generations of discussion and advice all about exercise. Do we do it? Do we love it or hate it? Don’t miss our take on school dodgeball and our advice to help you love exercise more than you might right now. I’m Susan Collum, the mature w…
 
Do you just want to be happy? I’ve got the secret to happiness right here. Spoiler: It’s not from feeling joyful and positive all the time. Listen in to find out how you can be happy even when you feel like sh*t. (This is a big part of your weight loss journey, don’t miss it!) I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weight loss coach, and this is wher…
 
If you hate to exercise or dread heading to the gym, this is the episode for you! Today I’m answering your questions about whether you really need to exercise to lose weight, and how to change your mind from hating it to loving it. I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weight loss coach, and this is where I share all the practical and spiritual tool…
 
This is another Advice Collum bonus episode, and I have my favorite people here with me today. My mama, Nona, and my daughter, Danica. We are chatting today about what we weigh. Actually, we’re talking about how we feel about talking about what we weigh. As usual, Nona starts us off with an amazing tip for those of you with spouses or partners, and…
 
Are you scared of the scale? Do you obsess over your weight or avoid the scale completely? I’ve been there. Today I’m talking about the number on the scale. Why you hate it, how you avoid it, and what you can do to get over it. I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weight loss coach, and this is where I share all the practical and spiritual tools to…
 
While we all love some spontaneity in life, you do not want to be spontaneous with food if you are working towards weight loss. You may think that being spontaneous means freedom. Not quite right! It turns out planning your food ahead of time will give you more freedom, not less. Listen in to find out why. I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weigh…
 
Nona, Danica, and I are back with another Advice Collum Bonus episode. Today we are talking about body image. How we've viewed our own body over the years, and we share our thoughts on how you can love your body, no matter its shape or size. Listen in for 3 generations of advice! I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weight loss coach, and this is w…
 
Do you think you deserve a little something to get you through the hot flashes? Wine and cupcakes just make everything easier, you might think. I call B.S. and in this episode I tell you why reaching for sugar and alcohol will only make mid-life harder instead of easier. Listen in to find out why, and learn a better solution. I’m Susan Collum, the …
 
Just stop! Stop the self-criticism and self-judgement. We say and think such cruel things to and about ourselves, especially when it comes to our weight and appearance. We seem to love to beat ourselves up. Listen in to learn how to stop the cycle of critical self-talk. I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weight loss coach, and this is where I sha…
 
It’s another Advice Collum bonus episode! Nona, Danica, and I give you 3 generations of laughter and advice, this time all about the lies we’ve told. Mostly those sneaky lies we tell to ourselves, but we make a few confessions too! Listen in and get our best advice about how to get more honest with yourself. (Apologies for the poor audio. Technical…
 
Well? Are you really hungry? Many of you don’t know when you’re truly physically hungry. We are all eating for so many reasons other than true hunger, and we have trained our bodies to crave food even when we don’t need it for energy. We are no longer able to reliably recognize physical hunger. Listen in to find out how you can connect back to your…
 
You need to stop lying to yourself! You think you are eating way less and way better than you probably are. You don’t do it on purpose, and you may not even realize you're doing it, but your brain is a crazy liar. Listen in to find out why you need to get honest with yourself and exactly how to do it. You’ve got to lose the lies to lose the weight.…
 
Enjoy the very first Advice Collum bonus episode! I have my daughter and my mother as guests to give 3 generations of advice. Today we are discussing all the worst diets we’ve been on (just wait ’til you hear one of Nona’s diets). Plus find out our best tips to stay away from fad dieting. I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weight loss coach, and …
 
Get off the diet roller coaster! Listen in today to learn how to end the struggle around weight loss, permanently. You may not even realize how much of your mental energy is spent agonizing over and thinking about your food and weight. This is the way to get off the wild ride. Forever. I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weight loss coach, and thi…
 
Welcome to the first episode! Listen in to learn why you overeat and why it’s not your fault. You are not to blame. You absolutely can change it. Find out the first critical steps to start your weight loss journey, and keep it off for good. I’m Susan Collum, the mature woman’s weight loss coach, and this is where I share all the practical and spiri…
 
Welcome! Listen in to this introductory episode to find out exactly who it’s created for and who will benefit from everything I share each week. I tell you a bit about myself and my own mid-life weight loss journey. I also give you all the details about what you can expect to hear in future episodes of the podcast. Thank you for joining me! I’m Sus…
 
If your job sucks and your boss is an ass, this is the episode for you. You think the way to fix it is get a new job, right? What if I told you it’s not your job or your boss making you miserable. It’s actually you, all you. Find out why, and what you can do about it today. (And you can still leave your job if you want!) Check out the show notes, g…
 
It’s a choice we make to take something personally. Did you know that? It’s not about you. In this episode you’ll get some insights as to why you may want to take nothing personally ever again. Check out the show notes, get downloads, and leave comments at susancollum.com/28. I’m Susan Collum, a high tech survivor and a certified Life Coach. Each e…
 
Are you a pro at procrastination? You just need some strategies to end that habit and get moving on those actions that will get you where you want to go. Listen in to this episode for some expert tips to finally commit. Don’t let yourself down again! Check out the show notes, get downloads, and leave comments at susancollum.com/27. I’m Susan Collum…
 
Limiting our options can give us more freedom instead of less! Listen in to learn how it could benefit you, especially if you worry about what you might miss out on, or making the wrong choice. It turns out that having less options and limiting ourselves can make our lives even better. Check out the show notes, get downloads, and leave comments at …
 
It’s time for another Advice Collum episode! I have my daughter, Danica, and my mother, Nona, as guests to give 3 generations of advice. Today we are discussing body image, how we have viewed our own body over the years, and we share our thoughts on how you can love your body, no matter it’s shape or size. Check out the show notes, get downloads, a…
 
Manifesting recipe! We’ve all heard it said, accept the now. To be happy, you have to be present, and accept your current reality. And we also hear, strive for more, dream, manifest, live as if you already have it. If you get confused too, listen in to find out one way we can accept the now and want more at the same time, and watch your dreams come…
 
In today’s episode we are talking about overworking. This is not the same thing as working hard! When we overwork we are not in balance and our lives suffer. Tune in to find out how to know if you are overworking, why we do it, and how to stop. Imagine what your life could be like without the pattern of overworking. Hint: It could be pretty damn gr…
 
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