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Dork Diaries--Rachel Renee Russell

If you’re a grandma, no doubt you know there’s no greater fun than sharing a lively, delightfully illustrated book with your grandchildren—especially one that will help them navigate the difficulties of middle school. Each one of theDork Diaries booksis just that! Author Rachel Renee Russell and her co-author daughters have just come out with another highly entertaining story, Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Happy Birthday, that issure to engage the imagination of any granddaughter. So, if...


Lacy M. Johnson: The Reckonings

As boomers, we know all too well that many of our cherished values are being undermined and even mocked in today’s social and political climate. However, there is some awfully good news. Young women are coming to the fore and making real strides in speaking out to change things. One of those remarkable women is our guest today. Lacy M. Johnson wrote about her horrendous experience of being kidnapped and raped in her highly acclaimed book, The Other Side. Now, she is exploring the aftermath...


The Burn Zone: Renee Linnell

If you are a fan of sweeping stories that engage you from page one, you are going to want to be sure to catch this show! Our guest, Renee Linnell, has a fascinating background. She graduated magna cum laude with a double degree, traveled to nearly fifty countries on her own before she turned thirty-five, was a surf model, a professional tango dancer andstarted five companies. Nevertheless, with all of these achievements to her credit, she is here to share about a very different experience....


My Mixed Emotions: Maureen Healy

If you’re a grandma, no doubt you know there’s no greater joy than sharing a thoughtful, sensitively written and truly helpful book with your grandchildren.My Mixed Emotionsis just such a book! Our guest,Maureen Healy is an award-winning author and a thought leader in the field of children’s emotional health. She has written the foreword to this absolutely must-have addition to any child’s library and joins us to talk about some of the best ways to handle the emotional ups and downs of...


Unpunished Murder: Lawrence Goldstone

If you are a grandparent, then you know there’s no greater joy than sharing an inspiring, informational and thought provoking book with your grandchildren. Our guest, Lawrence Goldstone, has authored over a dozen books focusing on history, inventors, entrepreneurs and various social issues. Now he has chosen to write a book aimed at young adult readers (actually, this book is a great read for their parents and grandparents, too) that brings to light one of the most disturbing chapters of...


Arlene B. Englander: Let Go of Emotional Overeating!

Who among us doesn’t run to the fridge for the mint chip ice cream when we’re feeling stressed? And who among us doesn’t beat herself up after binging on the sweet stuff? If you relate to the previous sentences, this show is for you! Our guest, Arlene B. Englander, has been a licensed psychotherapist for more than twenty years and specializes in working with clients who identify as emotional overeaters. Arlene has just released her new book, Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food:...


Nocturia: You May Not Know the Name But You Likely Have the Condition!

A staggering 72 percent of American adults have never heard the name, but aleading cause of sleep loss is a medical condition called nocturia. Nocturia forces individuals to get up two or more times per night to urinate. And losing sleep is no laughing matter! It can interfere with daily activities and work productivity. It can also leave one feeling tired and irritable. If left untreated, sleep loss can result in serious medical consequences. Please take a few minutes to listen to Dr....


What Doctors Don’t Know About Menopause

Did you know that nearly one third of this country’s women are post-menopausal? You will find this and several other fascinating facts about this major life transition in the article, “What Doctors Don’t Know About Menopause,” that was published in the August/September Issue of AARP THE MAGAZINE. Please take 15-minutes to listen to Dr. Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Officer for AARP Services, as she share her insights and expertise on a topic that is vitally important to each of us. Your good...


Decoding Your Dreams: Layne Dalfen

How many times have you awakened from a powerful dream left trying to understand the meaning behind it? Have you ever dreamt of flying? Why? Have you ever dreamt about your teeth falling out? Why? Have you ever had recurring dreams that appear again and again for several years? Why? Our guest, Layne Dalfen, is a renowned dream analyst who founded The Dream Interpretation Center in Montreal in 1997. She is also the author of a two-book set entitled Have a Great Dream: Decoding Your Dreams to...


Dav Pilkey, Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas

If you’re a grandma, no doubt you know there’s no greater fun than sharing a lively, colorful and hilarious book with your grandchildren. Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas is just that!Author Dav Pilkey has penned yet another of his highly entertaining and engaging graphic novels and he’s joining us to share all about his latest crime-sniffing hero—a heroic hound with a nose for justice. He will also tell us about his Hollywood experience as his creation, Captain Underpants, starred in the recent...


Bobbi Palmer: Date Like a Grownup!

If you are a woman of a certain age and are looking for love, you have likely encountered your share of difficulties. But, after listening to our guest today, your troubles may well be in the past. Bobbi Palmer is a woman who knows whereof she speaks. In fact, she has lived your story. Fed up with being single and determined to succeed in her romantic life (like she had in the rest of her life), she worked her butt off to figure out ‘the love thing’ and became a first time bride at age 47....


Dr. Marilyn Joyce: The Stress to Success Formula

Wouldn’t you love to have all the energy you need to enjoy a feisty and fulfilling life? Wouldn’t it be great learn how to deal with daily stress, relax and rejuvenate and reconnect with the real meaning of your existence? What about being there to offer a helping hand to others, thereby feeding your own soul? If these ideas sound good to you, you are going to love this show! Join Dr. Marilyn Joyce, RD, aka The Vitality Doctor, as she shares 5-minute tips and strategies from her latest book,...


Glenna Crooks: The NetworkSage

Those of us on the Feisty Side of Fifty have come to realize that building and maintaining networks is the very best way to enhance most every aspect of our lives. Life is so much better when you share it with friends—and that becomes even truer with age! Our guest, Glenna Crooks, PhD, knows all about creating, building and maintaining networks. In fact, Glenna has been called a “one-woman think tank for her work as an innovator in education and health care. She joins us to share all about...


Mary Kay Andrews The High Tide Club

Mary Kay Andrews “aka Queen of Beach Reads” is the New York Times bestselling author of 24 books. Her much loved work has included novels, novellas, mysteries and even a cookbook. Mary joins us today to share her latest spellbinder that’s recently been released in audio book form. It’s called The High Tide Club and will make for the perfect beach read or more accurately “beach listen” and is guaranteed to you make your summer days even hotter. If you love a great beach read... who...


Women at Woodstock: A Celebration of Our Generation

There’s no doubt that baby boomer women are revolutionizing the spirit and style of aging. And—thanks to Ann Baker, visionary boomer/organizer—we now have two special gatherings to celebrate this remarkable time in our lives! Women at Woodstock and The Writers Retreat are all about creativity, connections, and passion. These content-rich events feature notable speakers, inspiring workshops as well as plenty of time for building new relationships with like-minded women. You will find yourself...


Becoming Starlight: Sharon Prentice, PhD

Despite the many upsides of age, one of the hardest lessons the years bring is the need to face significant grief and loss. Death affects each and every one of us, but this process is still life’s greatest mystery. Among her numerous accomplishments, Dr. Sharon Prentice is a psychotherapist and a commissioned minister of pastoral care. Yet it is the story Dr. Prentice will share in this broadcast that might be the most remarkable feature of her life. She writes about it beautifully in her...


The Green Reaper: Elizabeth Fournier

Despite the many upsides of age, the Feisty Side of Fifty is time to realize that life won’t go on forever. The majority of us boomers, moreover, hope to leave the world a better place. In fact, we volunteer, recycle, grow our own veggies and clean our beloved hiking trails. But have you given much thought to the ultimate act of environmental volunteerism? You know, the one gift you give... after you die? Our guest, Elizabeth Fournier, a lifetime mortician, also known as the “green reaper”...


Santa Fe Footprints: Bob Ackenhausen

The Feisty Side of Fifty is just the right time to take full advantage of travel and the life-changing experience of learning about new places, foods and people. Recently, I had just this type of travel experience on a trip to Santa Fe. Better yet, I was lucky enough to have Bob Ackenhausen as my guide to this remarkable city. Here’s a little about this tour guide extraordinaire: After officially retiring, Bob decided to take on an encore career that merged his passion for history and...


Healthy You—Healthy Planet: Marian Carroll

Have you found yourself lacking energy and a sense of wellbeing? Do you suffer from uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing digestive issues? Do you want to help to prevent or reverse the most dreaded diseases of aging? If you answered yesto any of the above, you are going to want to hear from our guest, Marian Carroll. Marian is a certified Holistic Health Counselor and an Integrative Health & Nutrition Coach. In other words, she acts as a guide and mentor who empowers her clients by...


Barbara Hannah Grufferman: LOVE YOUR AGE

Barbara Hannah Grufferman is a true role model for making the years after 50 the best they can be. Moreover, Barbara knows whereof she speaks. She is an author, frequent guest on radio and TV, regular contributor to AARP and Huffington Post, and the Bone Health Ambassador of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.And these are just some of her numerous accomplishments. Most of all, Barbara ison a mission to share the latest science-backed information into ways we can make the most of this...