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The Two Boomer Women podcast started as a conversation between two Boomer Women. Nowadays there is one Boomer Woman (Hi! my name is Agnes Knowles) talking with a guest with a message for Boomer Women. It’s Boomer Life - no subject is off limits as long as it’s respectful and doesn’t hurt any person or persons. You might learn something, you might get your curiosity aroused, you might be moved to action. Come with an open mind, you might hear something of great value. Sharing of episodes is encouraged, and appreciated! Click the Follow/Subscribe button to be notified of the next great guest.

The Two Boomer Women podcast started as a conversation between two Boomer Women. Nowadays there is one Boomer Woman (Hi! my name is Agnes Knowles) talking with a guest with a message for Boomer Women. It’s Boomer Life - no subject is off limits as long as it’s respectful and doesn’t hurt any person or persons. You might learn something, you might get your curiosity aroused, you might be moved to action. Come with an open mind, you might hear something of great value. Sharing of episodes is encouraged, and appreciated! Click the Follow/Subscribe button to be notified of the next great guest.

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United States

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The Two Boomer Women podcast started as a conversation between two Boomer Women. Nowadays there is one Boomer Woman (Hi! my name is Agnes Knowles) talking with a guest with a message for Boomer Women. It’s Boomer Life - no subject is off limits as long as it’s respectful and doesn’t hurt any person or persons. You might learn something, you might get your curiosity aroused, you might be moved to action. Come with an open mind, you might hear something of great value. Sharing of episodes is encouraged, and appreciated! Click the Follow/Subscribe button to be notified of the next great guest.

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English


Episodes

TBW Guest: Franne Golde on Her Husband’s Early Onset Alzheimer’s

8/18/2022
An amazing marriage and great success in the music industry could not protect Franne Golde and her family from the diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's that was claiming her husband, Paul. In this episode, Franne shares the beginnings, the pain, the joys, the love that follows their journey. Heart-warming, heart-wrenching, heart-felt... Franne opens her heart to describe the ups and downs and ins and outs of Paul's early onset Alzheimer's... and then, of course, along came covid. If you're...

Duration:00:59:22

TBW Guest: Jaimie Sherling on LIVING! Life After Cancer

8/11/2022
And as we find out in this episode, Jaimie is still living life with cancer. While the subject of cancer can be a scary one, difficult to talk about, in this episode, Jaimie Sherling talks candidly about the diagnosis, her next steps and the life that grew out of it all. Hair loss, double mastectomy, no reconstruction, survivor’s guilt, the fears of parents with younger children, and how her world came together with a community of drag queens. The world of flat – no prosthetics… and how...

Duration:00:47:28

TBW Guest: Jennifer Conroyd on Fluid Running

8/3/2022
What does a marathoner do when she gets injured 6 weeks before the most important race of her career? Dr. Google of course. And what does she do when the healing modality of choice leads to a recovery that qualifies her for The Boston marathon. She builds her own company around that modality, of course. Whether you’re an Olympic athlete or an 86 year old Gramma, Jennifer Conroyd explains how Fluid Running can make you stronger, fitter, healthier. Deep water running offers not only as...

Duration:00:56:51

TBW Guest: Contrarian Myles Wakeham on Being Unconstrained

7/27/2022
Agnes and Myles start this episode comparing their childhoods as "free range kids"... with near-off the grid lifestyles and compare them to city living that has been the norm for the last 40 years. Myles Wakeham was an early software developer whose life unfolded "unconstrained". He discusses the way of the western world, medical tourism and has interesting views on longevity, government statistics and recommendations, quality of life in “developing” countries. Myles shares a history of...

Duration:01:06:25

TBW Guest: Taru Fisher on NLP

7/20/2022
NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming A subject Agnes knows Nothing about as she chats with the ever-patient Taru Fisher, a highly-qualified NLP practitioner. The combination leads to an entertaining, very fun discussion about NLP and its benefits for day-to-day living. Taru gives examples to help demonstrate the practice of NLP and shares some exercises we can use in our day-to-day life. Taru can be found at https://www.taru.com/ - a site that is being updated to reflect Taru's newest...

Duration:00:48:38

TBW Guest: Adult HomeShare Advocate Jennifer Hammer

7/13/2022
Jennifer Hammer may be an advocate for HomeSharing... it is her job after all... but she also embraces it as a lifestyle choice. In this episode Jennifer explains that you need to go in with eyes wide open and, like any co-living situation (think family), there may a few bumps... but the benefits are numerous and the rewards are noticeable. Like so many choices in life, if the concept is new to you or you're not convinced, you can try co-housing for a short term interval. Agnes and...

Duration:00:54:45

TBW Guest: Timeshare Crusader Lisa Ann Schreier

7/6/2022
Lisa Ann Schreier describes herself as a former salesperson who didn't succeed because she talked too much. Apparently, in some businesses, giving all the information to potential buyers is not encouraged. In this episode, Lisa Ann explains the different types of timeshares, how they work, and why the potential buyer needs to control the conversation. She shares many good tips on what questions to ask, when to challenge, and recommends we walk away and give the purchase clear analysis......

Duration:00:44:51

TBW Guest: Lee St. James on Social Robots in ElderCare

6/29/2022
Lee St. James may not have "invented" the social robot concept but her application of it in Assisted Living and Residential Care is nothing short of genius. Lee began exploring the concept when her own father was retreating into dementia in another city. While the robot's development was too late for her father, Lee quickly realized "Mindy" has a place and a purpose in several areas of residential care. Their welcome has been immediate and enthusiastic. In this episode, Lee explains the...

Duration:01:04:46

TBW Guest: Sharon Glassman of Smile Songs

6/22/2022
Sharon Glassman is an introverted, Brooklyn, NY fashion writer turned Colorado designer and songwriter of Smile Songs cards and gifts that sing. Definitely an optimist, a glass-half-full woman whose raison d'etre seems to be to make people smile, and to uplift them. That describes Sharon and also her cards and gifts that sing. Introverts. Storytelling. Big city life, small city life and QR codes. Just part of the conversation this week. This episode will leave you feeling happy and...

Duration:00:51:54

TBW Guest: Sex Therapist Liz Dube

6/15/2022
Fun. Relaxed. Informative. Those are the terms that come to mind to describe a great conversation with Sex & Relationship Therapist Liz Dube. Yes, we're older. Yes, body parts may not be as pretty (or perky) as they used to be. Yes, desire might be a little elusive as we get older. Here's a novel thought: it's not just us women! Older men, our older partners, may well be feeling many of the insecurities/hesitations that we women are. Communication. Outercourse. Honesty. Fun. Embrace...

Duration:00:48:03

TBW Guest: Life Coach Dawn Mathis

6/8/2022
This episode has so many thought-provoking sound bites... and they're all followed up with Dawn's thoughts and explanations. How about these: Some listeners might consider it elder-knowledge, for Dawn Mathis, it's just what she does. Take the time to appreciate the fact that both Agnes and Dawn admit to thoughts that fly away with no warning - they are NOT senior moments, it's a fact of life! Find Dawn Mathis at: https://www.insitulifeworks.com/

Duration:00:45:16

TBW Guest: Lynne Bowman, Author of Brownies for Breakfast

6/1/2022
Lynne Bowman describes herself as a a snarky grandma who doesn’t own a restaurant, isn’t a reality TV star, doesn’t have a medical degree, and doesn’t particularly like to cook. However. She is a Glam Grandma, her kitchen looks like it's straight out of House & Home and she is definitely an all-star healthy-eating proponent. And the recipes in her cookbook Brownies for Breakfast are 5-star. Lynne landed in adulthood with the knowledge that chronic disease can destroy families, it can...

Duration:01:11:25

TBW Guest: International Adoption Mom Anna Maria DiDio

5/25/2022
Anna Maria DiDio is an international adoption mom whose best intentions and plans couldn't have prepared her fully for the challenges of a cross-border adoption. When we think of international adoptions, we often picture a waif of a child who is unloved and under-nourished with haunting and haunted eyes. That's not necessarily the case as today's guest found out when she and her husband adopted a young child from Mexico. In this episode Anna Maria is candid about the challenges faced by...

Duration:00:36:51

TBW Guest: Professional & Phone Photographer Debbie Flynn

5/18/2022
Professional Photographer Debbie Flynn combines skill with heart when she takes her photographs, with beautiful success. So it was rather unsettling for her to find her talent didn't translate to her phone camera. Needles to say, she solved that problem. With a background as a healing practitioner as well as a professional photographer, Debbie explains how the feel, or mood, of a photo - the occasion, the subject, the place and time - all contribute to a photographer's success. In this...

Duration:00:55:14

TBW Guest: RD Martha Tettenborn on Cancer, Keto, Chemo and Fasting

5/11/2022
Martha Tettenborn RD is a Registered Dietitian and certified Primal Health Coach with over 30 years of experience working in various areas of nutrition. When diagnosed with Stage 1 ovarian cancer, Martha began exploring the research of the disease and discovered the science of cancer metabolism. This led her to develop and use a protocol of ketogenic diet with targeted therapeutic fasting to significantly impact her response to chemotherapy. Her experience, strategies and resources, plus...

Duration:00:57:10

TBW Guest: Life Mission Guide Carissa Kazyss

5/4/2022
Carissa Kazyss understands that there is a "Golden Thread" that weaves through our life, past, present and into the future and wants us to find that golden thread and experience the aliveness that comes from that. Carissa explains that people in their third act want more aliveness, that our culture often fails to appreciate the wisdom we hold and how much we have to contribute. Based on the work (and book) of Daniel Goodenough, The Caravan of Remembering is a call to live a life of...

Duration:00:55:39

TBW Guest: Personal Finance Coach Alissa Locke

4/27/2022
Alissa Locke is part of the Financial Coaching team of Money Mentor Group, which helps people understand their money mindset, pay off debt, create a budget that respects how they want to live, and become financially confident. In this episode, Alissa explains the difference between a financial advisor and a money coach. She explains the five money personalities. Phrases like "I deserve" and "retail therapy" can lead to over-spending while "Me Money" gives you some spending freedom. Alissa...

Duration:00:54:03

TBW Guest: Registered Nutritional Therapist Alison Bladh

4/20/2022
How fortunate for us that Alison Bladh's work as a registered Nutritional Therapist is focused on women in the peri- and post-menopausal stage of life. We Boomer Women are living longer now so our post-menopausal years are many and we will take all the help we can get to be healthy through them. Alison discusses how some of the vagaries of aging, like Type 2 diabetes and chronic fatigue, bone health and heart health, can be affected by menopause - another reason to understand and be...

Duration:00:57:31

TBW Guest: Rev. Jeffrey Ryan of Center for Spiritual Living

4/13/2022
These are unusual, possibly stressful times we're living in. At a time when many people may be looking for spiritual support, mainstream churches are suffering an identity crisis which leaves many people alienated. Reverend Jeffrey Ryan has been on the periphery of Agnes' life for many years so, finally, the light came on for Agnes, that he may be the ideal person to talk about options for those people who are looking for guidance, for support, for community in these chaotic times. The...

Duration:01:00:08

TBW Guest: TK Mitchell on Inspired Aging

4/6/2022
Do you ever say... at this age... "What's next"? Do you get excited over and over again about the rest of your life? Do you ever say "I'm too old to pursue my passions" or "my best years have passed" "I'm not good enough" "I'm not smart enough". That self-talk stops with TK Mitchell. Learn about her 7 key lifestyle components… and a secret sauce. You might recognize some of TK's components; today Agnes and TK focus on rest/sleep, and a calm living space. Take this opportunity as we come...

Duration:00:56:09