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Back to Life: Finding Fulfillment After 50

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Join Danny as he talks with guests in their second half of life, hear how they think, and what they do to stay fully alive and engaged in life on the other side of 50, 60, 70, 80, and beyond. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be sure to be inspired.

Join Danny as he talks with guests in their second half of life, hear how they think, and what they do to stay fully alive and engaged in life on the other side of 50, 60, 70, 80, and beyond. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be sure to be inspired.


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Join Danny as he talks with guests in their second half of life, hear how they think, and what they do to stay fully alive and engaged in life on the other side of 50, 60, 70, 80, and beyond. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be sure to be inspired.






Season 2, Episode 6: Coach Geno Auriemma

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 6 of our Back to Life: Finding Fulfillment After 50 Podcast. I'm very excited for you to meet our guest today, Coach Geno Auriemma! Coach Geno Auriemma has been the head basketball coach for the women's program at the University of Connecticut for over 30 years. His achievements include: The highest winning percentage among NCAA basketball coaches at 88.5%. 11 NCAA Division I National Championships, the most in women's college basketball history8 national...


Season 2, Episode 5: John Ondrasik

Thanks for tuning into the Back to Life: Finding Fulfillment After 50 Podcast. Today, I am honored to talk with Grammy Nominee, John Ondrasik, who is known by his stage name Five for Fighting, is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, record producer, and philanthropist. In this episode, John and I discuss what the past 16 months have been like for him. He shares his internal struggles during Covid, and how turning his attention to his family business has grown and stretched him in ways he...


Season 2, Episode 4: Dick Yuengling

Welcome to the Back to Life: Finding Fulfillment after 50 Podcast. Today, I’m onsite in Pottsville, Pennsylvania at the D.G. Yuengling & Son Brewery where I’m talking with current owner, Dick Yuengling, about building a beer empire and how he still finds fulfillment in the day-to-day operation of the business after over 36 years of ownership, and at the age of 78! Dick talks about the difficult year of COVID and how he and his people faced the uncertainty. Dick, the fifth-generation owner...


Season 2, Episode 3: Dr. Andrea Wieland

In this episode, Dr. Wieland discusses what she calls her “Core 4” of performance she’s developed through her sports training and shares her personal experience of how the strong mindset she developed through her athletic career propelled her forward after she was sexually assaulted. You’ll hear Dr. Andrea talk about how we can practice using feeling, and visualization to support being us in getting to the other side of whatever chaos and challenge is being experienced...really insightful...


Season 2, Episode 2: Danny Bader

Danny Bader reflects on past Back To Life episodes and allows his audience's demographic (over 50) to influence he and his team to refine the show’s focus to do just this….creating and maintaining fulfillment for all the days of our lives.


Season 2, Episode 1: Jacqui Clark

As grim as it may sound, passing and death are things that one needs to prepare for in life. This doesn’t only talk about wills, managing inheritance, and such. To prepare for such a thing is to be comfortable with life in every aspect, including the possibility of dying. With that opened sense, one begins to truly live life and not just live life through until the last breath. In this episode, Jacqui Clark explains the most overlooked fundamental need of financially and legally preparing...


Episode 37: Dr. Andrew Newberg

At an early age, human beings start to ask a lot of questions about life. There are many things we do not understand in this world, especially about religion and the existence of God. Which is why having passion for inquiry can be a very powerful asset to have if you want to discover what is truly real and existing. Never allow people to hinder you from asking these questions because they foster personal and spiritual growth. In today’s episode, Dr. Andrew Newberg, the director of research...


Episode 36: Aaron Scotti

If you really want to inspire and help people, you can begin today! You don’t have to wait a long time to start when you have become wealthy, achieve that greatness during your journey. Don’t hesitate to come out of your comfort zone and let fear dictate your future. Everything you need is within you and all you have to do is to translate those intentions with love. In today’s episode, Aaron Scotti, a Spiritual Coach, and an Executive Producer at Armory Films, talks about the importance of...


Episode 35: Danny & Joey

Every day we come Back To Life, and have the opportunity to take a look at our approach to life; and the principles that make up this approach. Simply put…your approach creates your life. jckrbbt® is an approach, a model, and a set of principles that are very powerful to change your life for the better and get you out of a dark place. These five principles, which Danny calls the jckrbbt® model have incredibly helped him get through his struggles and hold a more productive perspective on...


Episode 34: Josephine Atluri

It has become very difficult for people to focus on the present because they have a lot of responsibilities. We tend to lose sight of who we are and take life so seriously. However, with meditation, you will achieve those moments of stillness that will allow you to relieve stress and make better decisions. In today’s episode, Josephine Atluri, a meditation coach and the host of the Responding to Life Podcast, talks about her journey, how to meditate, the importance of mindfulness, and being...


Episode 33: Dr. Lori Whately

The majority of people in our society are more connected to their screens than their loved ones. We lose a lot of precious time, and this abuse of always using our phones can negatively impact us. That is why we need to start learning ways to avoid this addiction and change our lives. In today’s episode, Dr. Lori Whatley, a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the effects of digital device usage on both individuals and businesses, wrote the book Connected and Engaged. She shares...


Episode 32: Mike McGlothlin

A lot of people in the world try to control situations that are uncontrollable. They become stuck in those events and lose sight of the great things that lie ahead in their future. Don’t let those bad days define you and keep working towards your next possession. In today’s episode, Mike McGlothlin, the Executive Vice President of Retirement at Ash Brokerage, provides insight about the importance of vision, being still, controlling the controllables, and getting through difficult times....


Episode 31: Coach Dolan

On our journey of life, we have these little races that we start and finish. These races are sometimes full of joy and happiness, but can also be full of sadness, challenges, and doubt. And, it is in those moments where we really need to press on. In today’s episode, Coach Steve Dolan, the director and the head coach of the cross country and the track and field program at the University of Pennsylvania, provides some insight and coaching on how to run those races in your life,...


30: Trust Your Animal Instincts with Tab Scott

Often times, what we’re looking for is already inside of us. Tuning into our animal instincts is all we need to get aligned with our passions, find our happiness, and create the life we want. In today’s episode, Tabitha Scott, the author of Trust Your Animal Instincts, discusses how we can become more in tune with our intuition and get aligned with our values. Tab and Danny talk about why we should take more risks, follow our gut, and why living a life outside of our passions can lead to...


29: Rewrite Your Story with John Breen

Today’s guest, John Breen, is a recovered alcoholic who turned his life around and founded Fitness in Recovery. In his conversation with Danny, John shares what his battle with addiction looked like and what resources helped him find sobriety. He discusses how the support of his community, God, and fitness has helped him establish a healthier mindset, as well as help others do the same. John and Danny talk about the mental struggles behind addictions and other various aspects of mental...


28: Pull the Stick Out of Your @$$ with Bruce Serbin

Learning to take life for what it is and make the best of it is one of the most freeing things you can ever do. It’s important to let go of our impulses for control and to let life happen to us. Today’s guest, Bruce Serbin, has worked as a publicist for over 20 years and has recently published his own book, Pull the Stick out of Your @$$. In this conversation with Danny Bader, Bruce shares what it truly means to live lightly and have a positive vision for yourself. They discuss the...


27: Overcome Fear and Achieve Your Wildest Dreams with Matt Javit

Often times, we watch others achieving our dreams but for some reason think that those dreams are unreachable for us. Sometimes risk, uncertainty, and the lack of self-confidence stirs our doubt, but once you’ve established your goal, you can change your mindset to allow life to bring the opportunities you desire to you. Today’s guest, Matt Javit, was a Division 1 All American Athlete who went straight from college to achieve major corporate success. He then left his job to go travel the...


26: Finding a New Sense of Normalcy After Tragedy with Zach Schmitz

Sometimes life happens to us in ways that we could never anticipate, but we have to find ways to see the light in every situation. Today’s guest, Zach Schmitz, currently works at SC Johnson and is studying for his MBA. 2 years ago, Zach experienced a traumatic injury that shifted the course of his life forever. In this interview, Zach shares his story, along with his recovery process and his journey to finding a new sense of normalcy. He discusses how to shift your mindset to find...


25: Perfectly Hidden Depression with Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Developing a strong sense of self-worth and acceptance can be a long and difficult journey for many people. It is often particularly difficult for those who struggle with depression and anxiety. Often times, people who struggle with mental health strive for unachievable levels of perfection, which only leaves them more discouraged. Today’s guest, Dr. Margaret Rutherford, is a clinical psychologist and author of Perfectly Hidden Depression. In this interview, Dr. Margaret shares her...


24: Finding Peace in the Middle of Hardships with Lizzy Bader

When faced with hardship, it can be easy to succumb to negative thoughts. In order to find peace and grow as individuals, it’s important we reframe our way of thinking. Today’s guest, Lizzy Bader, freshman at the University of Pennsylvania and athlete, shares how COVID-19 directly impacted her daily and emotional life, and how she is able find peace through the unanticipated disruption. Lizzy reveals many thoughts and struggles that many of us likely experienced, and possibly still are. She...