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Life's Too Short

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Life's Too Short... so make the most of it! Try something new, eat something healthy, grow something beautiful, hug someone you love, move around a lot, and be kind to yourself.

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Life's Too Short... so make the most of it! Try something new, eat something healthy, grow something beautiful, hug someone you love, move around a lot, and be kind to yourself.

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Episodes

Encore Episode: Finding Your Financial Footing Over 50

5/7/2019
Life sometimes takes us down an unpredictable path. Find your financial footing once your primary earning years have passed.Millions of people in their 50s and 60s find themselves facing job and financial insecurity. Financial wellness can be defined as the amount that makes you feel grounded and content. You have to find a textured and meaningful life on a modest income. As you age, you may not be considered for jobs that pay as much as the last job you left. Consider taking a freelance...

Duration:00:14:02

Encore Episode: Finding Your Financial Footing Over 50

5/7/2019
Millions of people in their 50s and 60s find themselves facing job and financial insecurity. Financial wellness can be defined as the amount that makes you feel grounded and content. You have to find a textured and meaningful life on a modest income. As you age, you may not be considered for jobs that pay as much as the last job you left. Consider taking a freelance position or two in order to generate income. Short consultancies, subletting rooms in your home and driving for a ride share service are options. Things beyond your control may have landed you in your current financial state. You can learn from past mistakes, but the economic state of the country doesn’t boost your savings. Listen as Elizabeth White joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how to find your financial footing over 50.

Duration:00:13:55

Encore Episode: Benefits of Midlife Yoga

4/30/2019
Yoga is a fantastic way to improve mobility while taking it easy on your joints.When you reach a certain age, finding the right low-impact fitness can be a challenge. Yoga is a great option for middle-aged individuals to strengthen muscles and maintain mobility. Mid-life is roughly defined as ages 45 to 65. It’s a peak time for career-minded individuals, and the hustle and bustle of running a household is also a challenge. Yoga encourages stress reduction and mindfulness. Listen as Dennis...

Duration:00:21:30

Encore Episode: Benefits of Midlife Yoga

4/30/2019
When you reach a certain age, finding the right low-impact fitness can be a challenge. Yoga is a great option for middle-aged individuals to strengthen muscles and maintain mobility. Mid-life is roughly defined as ages 45 to 65. It’s a peak time for career-minded individuals, and the hustle and bustle of running a household is also a challenge. Yoga encourages stress reduction and mindfulness. Listen as Dennis and Kathy Lang join Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how yoga can benefit you in mid-life.

Duration:00:21:21

Fulfillment in Men Over 50

4/23/2019
Men face specific challenges as they grow older.Men 50 and over have a lot of opportunity ahead of them. The trick is to be healthy to enjoy them. Older men often become more sedentary and neglect their health. Oftentimes, partners have to motivate them to get necessary screenings and make lifestyle changes to live longer. Tips for Men in Middle Years For partners, it’s ideal to be supportive and encourage longevity. However, you sometimes have to take control so the life-preserving...

Duration:00:15:21

Fulfillment in Men Over 50

4/23/2019
Men 50 and over have a lot of opportunity ahead of them. The trick is to be healthy to enjoy them. Older men often become more sedentary and neglect their health. Oftentimes, partners have to motivate them to get necessary screenings and make lifestyle changes to live longer. Tips for Men in Middle Years For partners, it’s ideal to be supportive and encourage longevity. However, you sometimes have to take control so the life-preserving actions can happen. Listen as Louis Bezich joins Melanie Cole, MS to discuss how to find fulfillment as you grow older.

Duration:00:15:14

Encore Episode: Perimenopause: Adult Puberty

4/16/2019
What's the deal with perimenopause?Menopause ends the female reproduction window. Perimenopause is like adult puberty, the transition from regular menstrual cycles to one year without periods. Perimenopause is tough to define. Symptoms can occur for three to five years or longer. Menopause occurs when the ovaries have fully retired. Heavy or light periods, irregular bleeding, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and night sweats may pop up as the ovaries wind down their work. Until the ovaries...

Duration:00:21:44

Encore Episode: Perimenopause: Adult Puberty

4/16/2019
Menopause ends the female reproduction window. Perimenopause is like adult puberty, the transition from regular menstrual cycles to one year without periods. Perimenopause is tough to define. Symptoms can occur for three to five years or longer. Menopause occurs when the ovaries have fully retired. Heavy or light periods, irregular bleeding, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and night sweats may pop up as the ovaries wind down their work. Until the ovaries shut down completely, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Progesterone may be prescribed by your provider to even things out. Some over the counter products like black cohosh may provide some relief from symptoms. Listen as Dr. Mary Jane Minkin joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss what to expect from perimenopause.

Duration:00:21:35

Cultured Cuisine: Blending America in the Kitchen

4/9/2019
Celebrate the joys of diverse cultures through Americanized food.Different cultures contribute to our culinary melting pot. The flavors of American foods alter with these new contributions, influencing generations to come. What was once known as “foreign” food eventually becomes adopted and Americanized. It’s inevitable that food changes as it mixes with American cultures. Lack of unique ingredients and brushing up against other cultures gives food a new identity. Americans are spoiled, as...

Duration:00:17:15

Cultured Cuisine: Blending America in the Kitchen

4/9/2019
Different cultures contribute to our culinary melting pot. The flavors of American foods alter with these new contributions, influencing generations to come. What was once known as “foreign” food eventually becomes adopted and Americanized. It’s inevitable that food changes as it mixes with American cultures. Lack of unique ingredients and brushing up against other cultures gives food a new identity. Americans are spoiled, as we can enjoy a panoply of flavors every day. The strength of our country is in our differences and should be celebrated. Be adventurous and try something new. Listen as Chef Edward Lee joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how Americanized foods are worthy of celebration.

Duration:00:13:17

Encore Episode: Empty Nest Syndrome

4/2/2019
It can be tough when your children move away. You're not alone.Parents can feel an emotional upheaval when their children venture off to find their fortunes. Empty nest syndrome is legitimate. From the moment the child is born, the focus of a parent becomes the best survival of that child. While watching out for the next milestone, personal activities and relationships can fall away. Start asking yourself what you’d like to be doing. What is fun for you? Re-engage with those things. Find...

Duration:00:10:15

Encore Episode: Empty Nest Syndrome

4/2/2019
Parents can feel an emotional upheaval when their children venture off to find their fortunes. Empty nest syndrome is legitimate. From the moment the child is born, the focus of a parent becomes the best survival of that child. While watching out for the next milestone, personal activities and relationships can fall away. Start asking yourself what you’d like to be doing. What is fun for you? Re-engage with those things. Find time for yourself before your child leaves the nest so you can start to reclaim friendships and discover new interests for yourself. Listen as Samantha Lewis joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to prepare yourself for and survive empty nest syndrome.

Duration:00:04:13

Encore Episode: Enduring Difficult & Toxic People

3/26/2019
Find out how to endure difficult and toxic people in time for the holidays.It’s not uncommon to have at least one person in your life who stresses you out. Holidays can force interactions with toxic family members. First, don’t take their toxicity personally. It’s often not about you. They may misdirect upset from other aspects of their own lives. You don’t have to have this person in your life regularly. If you are upset with someone, acknowledge the different viewpoint. “Interesting...

Duration:00:13:35

Encore Episode: Enduring Difficult & Toxic People

3/26/2019
It’s not uncommon to have at least one person in your life who stresses you out. Holidays can force interactions with toxic family members. First, don’t take their toxicity personally. It’s often not about you. They may misdirect upset from other aspects of their own lives. You don’t have to have this person in your life regularly. If you are upset with someone, acknowledge the different viewpoint. “Interesting point-of-view; I have this point-of-view.” Unexpressed to the source of stress, this can help you handle their opinions. Repeat to yourself until you don’t feel as charged up about it. Additionally, you can be a kind and caring person without a toxic person in your life. It is a kindness to let them go. Be good to yourself and live your life without this person as a regular participant in it. Listen as Doris Schachenhofer joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how you can interact with toxic individuals... or not.

Duration:00:13:30

Leaving Your Abuser

3/19/2019
Aside from personal safety, a significant concern when leaving an abuser is financial well-being.Victims of abuse (physical, sexual, verbal) are often fearful of leaving the abuser for a number of reasons. Aside from personal safety, a significant concern is financial well-being. Many times, the "bread winner" of the household is the abuser, making it problematic for the abused to leave the relationship. Rosemary Lombardy is a financial advisor with over 35 years of experience. Although her...

Duration:00:17:15

Leaving Your Abuser

3/19/2019
Victims of abuse (physical, sexual, verbal) are often fearful of leaving the abuser for a number of reasons. Aside from personal safety, a significant concern is financial well-being. Many times, the "bread winner" of the household is the abuser, making it problematic for the abused to leave the relationship. Rosemary Lombardy is a financial advisor with over 35 years of experience. Although her professional expertise is in financial matters, her perspective on marital abuse, divorce, and recovery is deeply heartfelt and holistic, having gone through her own abusive situation. Rosemary has some helpful tips for anyone who is in a dire situation and needs to seek help: If you're unable to afford legal help, shelters often provide a lot of assistance, such as free or reduced cost legal counsel, therapy, and job assistance if you've been out of the workforce. If you can, Rosemary suggests getting the advice of a financial expert in addition to your attorney. Listen in as Rosemary joins host Melanie Cole, MS, to learn more about the "right" way to get out of a bad situation and additional resources for those who are suffering abuse.

Duration:00:17:07

Why and How: Warm Up and Cool Down

3/12/2019
Find out why warming up and cooling down are so important.Warming up and cooling down are both important parts of any workout. People want to get to the meat of the workout, skipping these necessary parts. The warmup gets the muscles warm and pliable, making them ready for a complete workout. It also helps focus the mind on the work that’s to come. Blood flow is increased to the muscles and other parts of the body. Tailor the warmup to the activity you’re about to undertake. Do the warmup...

Duration:00:16:58

Why and How: Warm Up and Cool Down

3/12/2019
Warming up and cooling down are both important parts of any workout. People want to get to the meat of the workout, skipping these necessary parts. The warmup gets the muscles warm and pliable, making them ready for a complete workout. It also helps focus the mind on the work that’s to come. Blood flow is increased to the muscles and other parts of the body. Tailor the warmup to the activity you’re about to undertake. Do the warmup close to the time you’ll be engaging in the activity so your body doesn’t cool off before you begin. The cooldown helps your heart settle down. It gives the lactic acid from the workout a chance to clear out a bit. If your head is above your heart during the main workout, the blood is pushed to the lower body. Cooling down allows the blood to return to other parts of the body, reducing lightheadedness after exercise. Listen as Dr. Brian Parr joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss the importance of warming up and cooling down.

Duration:00:16:51

Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

3/5/2019
Make the most of your dates to find your mate.What conversations should you have with your potential mate to know your love will last a lifetime? If conversations start out harsh, the relationship will often break down into loneliness and unhappiness for both parties. Conversations where each partner discusses the positive things they need tend to go smoother. You don’t have to hook up with your clone. In fact, someone a little different from you makes it interesting. You can learn from...

Duration:00:11:54

Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

3/5/2019
What conversations should you have with your potential mate to know your love will last a lifetime? If conversations start out harsh, the relationship will often break down into loneliness and unhappiness for both parties. Conversations where each partner discusses the positive things they need tend to go smoother. You don’t have to hook up with your clone. In fact, someone a little different from you makes it interesting. You can learn from each other. Here are the topics that make a date easy and enjoyable, while giving you the information you seek quickly: Discussing the history, experiences and preferences with each of these topics will help both of you see if this is a relationship worth pursuing. Listen as Dr. John Gottman joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how to have the conversations for a lasting love.

Duration:00:11:49