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The Boomer Woman’s Podcast

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2023 is the 4th Season of The Boomer Woman’s Podcast, formerly the Two Boomer Women Podcast.Each episode is a conversation between me – I’m Agnes Knowles, your host – and a guest who talks to a subject that, someway, somehow, is relatable to Boomer Women. The guests can be any age, any gender, as l… read more

150 Episodes | 2021 - 2023

Barbara Schnarr Giatti with Senior Workbooks

December 7th, 2023


Barb Giatti experienced dementia with both her parents while she was living internationally, so she moved back to small town, Michigan to take care of them.

Barb discusses some of the experiences with her parents – …

Taru Fisher on Ageism... Rageism?

November 30th, 2023


Taru Fisher has been a guest on this podcast before.  New topic for us, old topic between us… age-old topic between us. 

Ageism is the last socially …

Jeanne Andrus: The Gift of Menopause

November 23rd, 2023


My guest today had a perfectly fine life… until age 48; Jeanne Andrus then uses the verb “clobbered” to explain what perimenopause did to her. That began her 4 year journey through personal experience, research, and …

Beate Chelette With Thoughts for Women Planning the Next Chapter

November 16th, 2023


Beate Chelette has an amazing story… actually she has more than one. So many good ideas… and almost every calamity except pestilence… and then a gift: the Small Business Administration (U.S.A.)

A smart business woman …

Cristina Castignini: Eating Disorders at Any Age

November 9th, 2023


Cristina Castignini had an eating disorder.  Once she had her PhD in Counseling Psychology, perhaps it was inevitable that she focus in on eating …

Chris Donaldson: It’s The Journey Not The Destination

November 2nd, 2023


From bullets and bombs in Belfast in the 70s to a variety of civil wars in Africa… not to mention crossing the Sahara on a café racer… Chris …

DON’T Be Dismissed by the Medical System with Amanda Laden

October 26th, 2023


Amanda Laden’s medical issues went undiagnosed… or misdiagnosed for decades.  Ridiculously debilitating periods, several miscarriages… until the …

Swami Nityananda on Living in Joy and Freedom

October 19th, 2023


From the moment she joins the conversation Swami Nityananda’s warmth and joy shines through.

I start at the beginning, requesting a better understanding of “Swami” and her names.

If, for even a second, you struggle to …

Nan Ives on Your Ultimate Retirement Life

October 12th, 2023


Retirement is in need of a reboot.  That is Nan Ives’ mantra and she is the woman to show you how to do that.  Don’t arrive at retirement thinking it …

Paula Harris on Financial / Life Planning for Widows

October 5th, 2023


Paula Harris found herself often helping widows sort out and plan finances after the death of their husband… and thus her business had a focus.

Paula …

Dana Diaz on Narcissistic Abuse

September 28th, 2023


Narcissism… do you know it has both physical and mental effects on people?  Narcissists have an over-inflated ego they need to feed… at any cost.

Lisa Sakai - Bucket List Accelerator

September 21st, 2023


Money.  You’ll hear different financial advisors from time to time on this podcast because many of us are a generation for whom A. it was a taboo subject and B. our husbands made the decisions around money… even though …

Tina Davidson on Secrets and Creativity

September 14th, 2023


Tina Davidson has a very unusual childhood story… which she didn’t learn the truth of until she was a young adult.  As an adult she became a highly …

Color Guru Gila Melamed Becomes a Nomad

September 7th, 2023


Gila Melamed is an acquaintance of an acquaintance of mine. I knew Miriam had travelled North America in a camperized van for six months last year …

Haden Starbuck - Creatrix: Embrace Your Creativity

August 31st, 2023


This episode almost didn’t happen because Haden and I laughed so much right from the get-go.

Creativity is your ‘soul voice’ – you being you – is …

Alison Smith Uses Nature as a Metaphor for Life

August 24th, 2023


As so often happens, it’s the clarity of an analogy that opens one’s eyes to the life practicality of the analogy.  Such is the case with Alison …

Liz Deacle: Adventurer Mum to Digital Entrepreneur

August 17th, 2023


Liz Deacle and I have a few things in common… which resulted in lots of laughs, right from the get-go.

Many people keep the 9-5 even though they …

Katie Snyder - Breast Cancer: What to Expect

August 10th, 2023


Katie Snyder educates us on both breast cancer and her breast cancer journey with candid honesty and humour.  Strange bedfellows, perhaps, but Katie’s humour helps get us all through the details and anguish of that …

Gregory Anne Cox - Rebellious Wellness Over 50

August 3rd, 2023


Rebellious Aging – there are lots of ‘risks’ that come with aging… but Gregory Anne Cox says you still have “choice”.  She calls her top tips the Power of Six:  Sleep, Fat, Protein, Blood sugar, Mindset, Exercise.  …

Deb Curtis - Equity in the Workplace & in Business Acquisition

July 27th, 2023


Gender discrimination is part of the discussion today.  Many of we Boomers might recognize the theme of Deb Curtis’ stories… only hers are from the 1990s and later, not the 1960s or 70s!

Deb took all she learned over …

Amy Ewbank - ReStory Your Brain

July 20th, 2023


A few long-distance sound issues today.

Amy Ewbank is “a deliciously flawed, complex and wonderful human being, who supports other deliciously …

Leann Stickel on Living With MS

July 13th, 2023


The Power of Positive Thinking. Today’s episode is the story of an eternal optimist with four small children finding out she has a chronic illness and her navigation of life with that illness over 13 years.

Leann …

Angie Hyche on Decluttering, Simplifying and Organizing Your Stuff

July 6th, 2023


Clutter.  Angie Hyche talks about physical clutter, the to-do list, calendar clutter, brain clutter, gadget clutter.  Our possession-seeking and -keeping is a lifestyle thing, as is keeping it to a minimum.

Starting …

Carrie Pierce on Writing Children’s Stories

June 29th, 2023


“If you’re not okay at this moment in time, then it’s not the end.”  Great philosophy from Carrie pierce as we meandered our way through this age to writing children’s literature.

Carrie’s children’s books may surprise …

Alexa Nazzaro on Writing and Publishing Your Book

June 22nd, 2023


Serendipity brought Alexa Nazarro from her copywriting career to her business of Author Services – editing, publishing and marketing our writing.

How do you write a good book?  Alexa gives us some great tips!

Is an …

Jamie Bowman - International Lawyer and Storyteller

June 15th, 2023


As an American female lawyer in faraway lands, Jamie Bowman has had her share of adventures… and close calls.  In this episode she shares some of those adventures – just enough to leave you wanting more.  Oh! You can do …

Thecia Ellis is The Homesteading Grandma

June 8th, 2023


Zoom is a little staticky and a bit glitchy for the first bit today – hopefully the fun makes up for it!

Thecia Ellis is no stranger to hard work.  …

Shannon Russell on Second Act Careers

June 1st, 2023


Shannon Russell made that all-too-familiar choice to leave a job she loved to be more present for her young children. So… she changed it up from being a television producer to producing her own life.

Are you happy right …

Kristin Mallon on Feminine Longevity and Breast Health

May 25th, 2023


Kristin Mallon is a feminine longevity expert.  Sick care is so necessary but well care should be too.  And women need well care into the elder …

Melinda Satterlee - Financial Planner and Investment Advisor

May 18th, 2023


“Women don’t need more products to buy, they want to learn about managing their finances, from opening the right kind of accounts to learning how to invest their money.”

Melinda Satterlee compares connecting with new …

Tonia Griffin on Senior Living Communities

May 11th, 2023


Senior living communities. We need to get past the concept of them being for old people!  Good meals cooked for you, housekeeping done for you, …

Dr. Daved Rosensweet on Hormones and Menopause

May 4th, 2023


This episode is an important one for both women and men.  Dr. Daved Rosensweet starts with an overview of hormones for both women and men and what they do for us.

Interesting thought: not that many generations ago there …

Jill McCarthy IS The Geeky Grandma With an Encouraging Nudge

April 27th, 2023


Tech came easy to Jill McCarthy, aka The Geeky Grandma. Since her first computer arrived she has been learning and creating and teaching, and over the years it has led to the growth of a community.

She combined her …

Tamara Zoner on Practicing Happiness

April 20th, 2023


Do you take responsibility for your own happiness?  It is in your hands… and you have to cultivate it.

Life happens to all of us.  If it seems …

Barbara Mojica - The Importance of History in Creating Critical Thinkers

April 13th, 2023


An extra-long episode today – that’s what happens when Agnes gets chatting with a history educator and Barbara has so many thought-inspiring insights!

Barbara Mojica explains how history is in every part of our life – …

Paula Conroy - Connect to Your Authentic Essence

April 6th, 2023


Today’s conversation starts with discussion of the maiden years, the mother years, the crone years.

Paula’s description of her life in the corporate …

Allison O’Shea on Taking Control of Our Aging Decisions

March 30th, 2023


Allison O’Shea has over 18 years of direct hands-on experience working with seniors and their families.  This experience has given her the knowledge to be a reputable voice in the confusing and overwhelming world of …

Alara Sage - The Ecstatic Life Mentor

March 24th, 2023


A woman’s power.  That deep-rooted, deeply felt power that comes from the feminine.  Wisdom, the magnitude each woman has, inexhaustible energy.

Alara Sage calls herself the ecstatic life mentor after a spontaneous …

Juliana Dever on Why We All Need To Travel

March 16th, 2023


Juliana Dever’s enthusiasm for travel is so contagious in this episode.  It’s impossible to disagree with her reasoning on why we should travel.  …

Hilary Truong on The Mother-Daughter Relationship

March 9th, 2023


Hilary Truong is a therapist who specializes in the Mother–Daughter Relationship.  You may not want to hear all of what she says but perhaps that’s a …

Lynn Friesth on Encore Careers

March 2nd, 2023


Lynn Friesth spent 40 years in the corporate world and for the last seven has been building his “Encore Career”.

In this episode he explains just what an “Encore Career” is and the major considerations for a “silver …

Alexis Burnett replay on Cannabis Science

February 23rd, 2023


Last week I spoke with Terri Yuzon, CEO and founder of Hemplily.  Hemplily provides natural, cannabis-based alternatives for many issues that women experience: hot flashes, night sweats, stress, sleep… to name a few.

Terri Yuzon on Hemp - Menstruation to Menopause

February 16th, 2023


When she was much younger Terri Yuzon was given a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.  Determined not to be on meds for the rest of her life, she started researching a healthier lifestyle.  Part of that search led her to …

Ann Bell Talks Sex, Relationships and Connection

February 9th, 2023


There really are no holds barred when Love and Life Coach Ann Bell talks about sex.  Her playful side and her sexual side blend effortlessly.

Today …

Sherrilynne Starkie Interviews 50 Women Over 50

February 2nd, 2023


A slightly different format today as Sherrilynne describes her international career… and how it developed as the internet became a “thing”. 

Agnes and Sherrilynne connected because of their podcaster lives.  …

Carine Camara on Acupuncture and Aging Gracefully

January 26th, 2023


Carine is a practitioner of eastern medicine and explains acupuncture and has interesting ideas on the use of nature and its healing abilities. 

Andrew Wang on Dealing With Stage Fright

January 19th, 2023


Today’s episode starts off the an unexpected lesson in pronunciation and anglicization of names.

But the real story:  Andrew Wang has a career rather unrelated to music.  He decided to learn guitar, however, and found …

Judy Wilkins-Smith on Decoding Your Emotional DNA

January 12th, 2023


We are aware of DNA as it pertains to our physical traits, but how about emotional DNA?

The physical may be inarguable, but what if you challenged your emotional place in the world and decided to change it?

Food.  …

Peter Anthony - His Troubled Teen Finds Her Way

January 5th, 2023


The podcast starts its 4th season with the father of a struggling teenage daughter.  If you’ve been a parent to a teenager – or maybe you now have teenage grandchildren - the issues might resonate.  Peter did realize …

The 2022 Wrap up Episode

December 29th, 2022


Who can believe another year concludes.

In this episode, as is my habit, I review all my fabulous guests of the past year.  Plus a bit of an update …

Jennifer Conroyd of Fluid Running is The Most Listened To Episode of 2022

December 22nd, 2022


This episode with Jennifer Conroyd was the Most Listened To episode of 2022.  Here it is again!

What does a marathoner do when she gets injured 6 weeks before the most important race of her career?  Dr. Google of course.

Sue Thomas is The Sugar Free Coach

December 15th, 2022


Nothing like having a health issue to make you sit up and take notice of how unhealthy your lifestyle has become.  And of course when you clean up your act you may as well become certified as a nutritional therapist so …

Kathleen Donnelly Israel on El Camino de Santiago at Age 70

December 8th, 2022


Agnes has, for a long time, had a fascination with El Camino de Santiago - a pilgrimage with a series of routes, all of which end at the city of Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.

Today's guest walked her first …

Sarah Boyles - The Women’s Bladder Doctor

December 1st, 2022


There are two main types of bladder leakage for women - stress incontinence and overactive bladder.

Did you know you can drink too much water?  Did you know bladder leakage is common amongst athletes? 

In this episode …

Justin Smith on the Five Pillars of Retirement Planning

November 24th, 2022


Justin Smith is no ordinary financial planner.  He specializes in wide screen retirement planning, in other words, it's not all about the money.

Whether retirement is in the crosshairs or up the road a ways, thoughts, …

Juni Bucher Discusses Breast Cancer

November 18th, 2022


Juni Bucher was only 41 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  In this episode, she describes the early stages of her diagnosis, the tests, the waiting, the options and her choices.  Juni also came into this as, in …

Cathy Jean-Francois Discusses Her Depression

November 10th, 2022


Cathy Jean-Francois had had a long relationship with her unhappiness before she received a diagnosis of depression in her late 20s.  It took many …

Lynn Cherry Talks Pickleball

November 3rd, 2022


Lynn Cherry found Pickleball only a few years ago, but she is hooked... to the point that she has a Pickleball podcast and a magazine.

In this …

Louisa Hext on Forgiveness

October 27th, 2022


This episode is a partial replay of Louisa's interview from December 2021.

Louisa Hext is a skilled and experienced mediator, coach, speaker, and …

Sheryl Carroll on Hormones and Menopause Health

October 20th, 2022


From a banking career to integrative health coach.  From fanatical exercise to healthy moderation.  Sheryl’s journey has had its ups and downs.

Sheryl shares so much info in this episode… some will be too late for us …

Sara Webb - Meditation Meets Neuroscience

October 13th, 2022


Meditation is as much a part of Sara Webb’s life as eating and sleeping. In this episode Sara combines meditation information with neuroscience… hard to question neuroscience!

Neuroscience and so much more – Sara makes …

Eric Gaddy - The Live Free Retirement Advisor

October 6th, 2022


Eric Gaddy had an interesting childhood that made him understand that no one knows when today will be their last day.

He bought into the standard North American lifestyle “bill of goods” before realizing people close to …

TBW Guest: Kathy White Discusses Her Joint Renewal System

September 29th, 2022


Kathy White found yoga in her 20s, and there’s been no looking back.  Kathy shares a lot of info in this episode… as well as sharing how her yoga practice was vital to so many parts of her life. 

And then she turned 50.

Veronica Williams on Grief, Marriage & Finding Purpose

September 22nd, 2022


Boomers have experienced some form of grief by this age.  When great grief and great joy arrive on the same day, Veronica learns there is no instruction book, so she relies on her faith and her family to help her.  They …

Pam Drzewiecki on Powerful Purpose

September 15th, 2022


So much discussion about all the things woman say to themselves… and believe about themselves… and the older we get the more there is in our …

Prolific Investor Chris Odegard on Managing Your Money

September 8th, 2022


Chris Odegard is the author of "Get off Your A$$ and Manage Your Money: Why You Need Alternative Investments." In this episode he explains why conventional investing wisdom is seriously flawed and why so many North …

TBW Guest: Meirav Zur Finally Finds Humour in Her Infertility

August 25th, 2022


Infertility.  A serious subject? A sad subject? A frustrating subject?

Today’s guest took her own experiences with infertility and, finally, when she was ready, relied on her profession as a comedian to relate the …

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

August 18th, 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 …

TBW Guest: Jaimie Sherling on LIVING! Life After Cancer

August 12th, 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 …

TBW Guest: Jennifer Conroyd on Fluid Running

August 3rd, 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 …

TBW Guest: Contrarian Myles Wakeham on Being Unconstrained

July 27th, 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 …

TBW Guest: Taru Fisher on NLP

July 20th, 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 …

TBW Guest: Adult HomeShare Advocate Jennifer Hammer

July 13th, 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 …

TBW Guest: Timeshare Crusader Lisa Ann Schreier

July 6th, 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 …

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

June 29th, 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 …

TBW Guest: Sharon Glassman of Smile Songs

June 22nd, 2022


Sharon Glassman is an introverted, Brooklyn, NY fashion writer turned Colorado designer and songwriter of Smile Songs cards and gifts that sing.

TBW Guest: Sex Therapist Liz Dube

June 15th, 2022


Fun. Relaxed. Informative. 

Those are the terms that come to mind to describe a great conversation with Sex & Relationship Therapist Liz Dube.

TBW Guest: Life Coach Dawn Mathis

June 8th, 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:

  • there …

TBW Guest: Lynne Bowman, Author of Brownies for Breakfast

June 1st, 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 …

TBW Guest: International Adoption Mom Anna Maria DiDio

May 25th, 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 …

TBW Guest: Professional & Phone Photographer Debbie Flynn

May 18th, 2022


Professional Photographer Debbie Flynn combines skill with heart when she takes her photographs, with beautiful success.  So it was rather unsettling …

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

May 11th, 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 …

TBW Guest: Life Mission Guide Carissa Kazyss

May 4th, 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 …

TBW Guest: Personal Finance Coach Alissa Locke

April 27th, 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 …

TBW Guest: Registered Nutritional Therapist Alison Bladh

April 20th, 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 …

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

April 13th, 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 …

TBW Guest: TK Mitchell on Inspired Aging

April 6th, 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 …

TBW Guest: Certified Laughter Leader Kim McIntyre

March 30th, 2022


Play… Joy… Laughter… if you can't find them easily in your life, take a page out of this guest's playbook and find "laughter and play therapy"  - …

TBW Guest: Laura Brandao on ”Say Yes Everyday!”

March 23rd, 2022


When a smart, savvy, successful businesswoman tries to outsmart an invitation… and gets called on it… a whole new woman is birthed!  Comfort zone, …

TBW Guest: Patti Bevilacqua on MS: Multiple Sclerosis... Mindset Shift!

March 16th, 2022


Patti Bevilacqua has lived with MS for over 30 years.

Patti has educated herself on MS, she has learned how to live her best life with MS, she has participated in drug trials, she's run the gamut of emotions... and in …

TBW Guest: Menopause Educator Clarissa Kristjansson

March 9th, 2022


Clarissa Kristjansson is an internationally recognized menopause educator. She is widely regarded as the go-to source for the holistic health aspects …

TBW Guest: Hema Murty on Wellness: Fitness, Nutrition and Psychology

March 2nd, 2022


It's a longer episode today but so worth the listen.

Hema Murty discusses fitness, nutrition and how psychology influences us... through an eastern …

TBW Guest: International Photographer Christora Osters Shares Tips and Tricks

February 23rd, 2022


Have you ever wished you could take better photographs, as in capturing moments and people and places?

Have you ever wished you could take better …

TBW Guest: Heather Prince on Clearing your Akashic Records and Ancestral Healing

February 16th, 2022


Heather Prince is a Spiritual Response Consultant, and is known as The Root Master.

In this episode, she discusses meditation and its value and …

TBW Guest: Jacqueline Gates on Being The Leading Lady of Your Own Life!

February 9th, 2022


Who are you?

I mean, really – who are you? inside, outside, are you being your true self? showing your true colours?

Jacqueline Gates has spent much …

Monthly Manday: Alexis Burnett on Cannabis and Herbs, Part 2

February 2nd, 2022


This is the second half of the conversation with Alexis Burnett of Organigrow Canada.  Part 1 was last week and he shared in-depth information about the forms of cannabis and its components, worth going back to if you …

Monthly Manday: Cannabis & Herb Farmer & Expert Alexis Burnett

January 26th, 2022


Naturalist Alexis Burnett has many years experience with both cannabis and herbs. He shared so much information in his conversation with Agnes that it's been divided into two episodes - Part 2 will air next week.

In …

TBW Guest: Jill Thiry on Embracing Change

January 19th, 2022


Jill's dedication to Intention Setting and Change started within her family, and the effectiveness of the exercises spurred her to launch Club Change.  In this episode, Jill talks about change and intention setting - …

TBW Guest: Vegan Lifestyle Coach Lou Hooper

January 12th, 2022


There are many reasons to embrace a vegan lifestyle.  For Lou Hooper, it started as a response to health issues and then expanded to animal rights.

As a later-in-life convert, Lou understands the hesitancy, the …

TBW Guest: Survivor / Thriver / Life Coach Bobbi Kahler

January 5th, 2022


Bobbi's identity as an athlete was interrupted with a diagnosis with a 3% chance of surviving.  It took 10 years but survive she did, coming back as a stronger athlete than pre-diagnosis. 

She relates how a walk to the …

Two Boomer Women - 2021 in Review

December 29th, 2021


What amazing guests I've had this year.  Some are dear friends, some are new friends.

This short episode revisits the guests of 2021, with air dates so you can find them quickly.

Thank you for letting us be part of your …

2021 Most Listened-to Guest: Breast Cancer Coach Marnie Clark

December 22nd, 2021


Two Boomer Women has hosted some amazing guests this year... but perhaps it's no surprise that Boomer Women wanted to know more about avoiding cancer than any other subject.  

First aired in March of 2021, Marnie Clark …

TBW Guest: Digital Nomad and Coach Carol Clegg

December 15th, 2021


Today's guest is a modern day digital nomad, albeit the mid-age version.

A new year is in sight, Covid still roams among us, and many of us are ready …

TBW Guest: Consultant Louisa Hext on Forgiveness

December 8th, 2021


Today's guest is a skilled and experienced mediator, coach, speaker, and consultant. She partners with her clients to explore forgiveness, …

TBW Guest: Natural Lifestyle Coach Dr. Leslie Kasanoff

December 1st, 2021


Today's guest is a great start to December - the month when we often spend indulging our waistline, we socialize instead of exercise, and many of us …

TBW Monthly Manday Guest: Dr. Joe Casciani

November 24th, 2021


Joe Casciani had a long professional career as a psychologist with older adults facing decline and loss.  He is now putting all that knowledge and …

TBW Guest: Best You Career Coach Chelle Johnson

November 17th, 2021


Chelle Johnson climbed high on the rungs of the Fortune 50 corporate ladder during a Talent Acquisition and Human Resources leadership career that spanned 20+ years and three continents. She loved what she did until …

TBW Guest Madonna Hanna on Creating a Culture of Civility and Success

November 10th, 2021


Growing up in the conservative Boston area, Madonna Hanna was usually only one of a handful of children of colour in her schools. She was bullied and …

TBW Guest: Family Dementia Caregiver Nancy Poland

November 3rd, 2021


A reality for many Boomer women is the role of care-giver… it could be one or both of your parents… at our age, it could be a spouse or for some, it …

TBW Monthly Manday Guest Koach David Frost

October 27th, 2021


David Frost is definitely one of those people who walks the talk, practices what he preaches... you get the picture.

He calls himself the KaBoomer …

TBW Guest: Life Coach Brenda Florida

October 20th, 2021


People Pleasing!  How many of us are guilty of that?  

Brenda Florida is a reformed People Pleaser who now liberates others to their authentic power and unique self-expression.

Many women (especially us Boomers!) are …

TBW Guest: Inspiratrix Extraordinaire Gail Hamilton

October 13th, 2021


The recording gods were a little uncooperative with Agnes' voice in this episode but Gail's stories make up for everything!

How's this for a CV:

TBW Guest: Caregiver Coach Wendy Taddeucci

October 6th, 2021


Many people, especially Boomer women, are faced with a role reversal as their parents age and the need presents for them to take care of affairs for …

TBW Guest: Life Strategist Regina Andler

September 29th, 2021


Agnes has joined a podcast guest search platform and today you meet the first guest found there: Life Strategist Regina Andler.

Regina's topics are …

TBW Guest: Confidence Creator Susan Cox

September 22nd, 2021


"Get visible with your style."  That's a concept you'll never hear Agnes coaching on!

That's why you'll appreciate today's guest, Susan Cox.  Whether you're bemoaning what age is doing to your body, or ready to spruce …

TBW Guest: Freelance Success Coach Sharon Dyer

September 15th, 2021


Perhaps it's an omen that so many of the guests recently are coaching Boomer women to recreate their income source, whether that means leaving your current 9-5 or revitalizing it or yourself.

Today's guest has another …

TBW Replay: Can You Afford to Leave the J-O-B?

September 8th, 2021


The podcast seems to be running a theme right now about leaving, or at least changing up, your current 9-5.  Can you afford to do that?  You need to crunch the numbers ahead of time!

This episode is a replay of an …

TBW Editorial Rant: Agnes on the Up-Coming Federal Election

September 1st, 2021


Twenty-two months into a 4-year mandate Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a federal election.

I this episode, Agnes reviews the three main party platforms (for lack of a better word...) as they pertain to …

TBW Guest: Kathleen Wolf on Creating Career Success

August 25th, 2021


Kathleen Wolf helps forward-thinking organizations and individuals create meaningful business growth and career success. Based on her experiences in …

TBW Guest: Marena Drlik on Transitioning to Entrepreneurship

August 18th, 2021


Marena Drlik helps women 45+, who are transitioning from employee to entrepreneur, make the mindset shift that is necessary for their success. She helps her clients create their entrepreneurial identity and the focus, …

TBW Guest: Leanne Le Cras on Quitting That Toxic Workplace

August 11th, 2021


Several years ago, Leanne realized her dream job was turning into a nightmare, and she had to get out.

In this episode, Leanne shares her decision, her discussions with her husband, all the things she needed to consider …

Summer Rerun: TBW Guest Michelle on Trans Children

August 4th, 2021


Summer Rerun #3 - Regular programming resumes next week.

A scenario you might never have imagined goes like this: your grandson comes to you and …

Summer Rerun: Suspense Writer Maggie Thom

July 28th, 2021


Maggie Thom... Glenna Mageau... today you'll primarily meet Maggie Thom: award winning suspense/mystery/thriller writer.

Maggie discusses her methods - writing, plot development, character studies - and the preparations …

TBW-Manly Monday: Keenan Fiddler on Gut Health

July 26th, 2021


Gut health is one of those subjects we don't know enough about and it's not the prettiest subject around so, often, we don't mention it.

Keenan …

Summer Rerun: Financial Planner Nahanni Ackroyd

July 21st, 2021


This episode first appeared in February 2021. It appears here this week while Two Boomer Women take a well-deserved break.

Nahanni Ackroyd is a diligent, caring, perceptive, smart financial planner on Vancouver Island.

Mar-velous Monday: The Story Goddess Remembers Air India

July 19th, 2021


1987 was two years after the Air India catastrophe and it was the year that Mar Sulaika was invited to get her story as the investigations continued …

TBW Guest: Fran Pitre Pursued Her Dream

July 14th, 2021


We all have dreams... or had dreams... that got put on a back burner because life happened.

Today Fran Pitre talks about how she put a former dream back on the stove and cranked the heat!

Apparently raising three sets …

TBW Guest: Retirement Options Coach Susan Farling

July 7th, 2021


After a thirty year counselling and psychotherapy general private practice, Susan's transition to specializing in retirement and third stage of life coaching was a natural one.

Today she discusses ageism:  some of the …

Mar-velous Mondays: The Story Goddess Remembers Burstall, Saskatchewan

July 5th, 2021


Mar Sulaika is back for what might be shaping up for a new series called 
"The Story Goddess Remembers..." where she revisits some of the most …

TBW Guest: Stress & Resilience Coach DurgaMata of London Wraps Up

June 30th, 2021


DurgaMata of London brought so many fabulous and interesting stories to the podcast the time flew! so... it became several episodes.

In this third …

TBW-Manly Monday: Bob Levin on Computer Security

June 28th, 2021


Bob Levin got his start in computers in 1973!  That's called an early adopter.

In this episode he talks security: our computers, our email, the internet... and his mantra Back-up. Back-up. Back-up.

From passwords to …

TBW Guest: Stress & Resilience Coach DurgaMata of London is Back!

June 23rd, 2021


The second episode with DurgaMata was so engaging it became too long for one episode.

This week, DurgaMata explains finding the pipe and tabor and her enjoyment of busking; how the talented artist she is was found by …

TBW Guest: Personal Development Coach Sheila Finkelstein

June 16th, 2021


An award-winning artist and author, Tech Savvy Senior Sheila Finkelstein, is an 81-year-old grandmother whose “kids” (educators and business people) …

TBW Guest: Stress & Resilience Coach DurgaMata of London

June 9th, 2021


Such an interesting guest today!  Where to start...

Raised a Quaker; competitive white water canoeist; met her guru by accident... design?; teacher; silk painter; triathlete; habit stacker; musician; forest bather; …

TBW Rant: Agnes & Judith Create "Grey Ruckus"

June 2nd, 2021


Something a little different today as Agnes shares and discusses a recent conversation (but one of several) she had with Judith over how the Canadian government is failing its seniors.  For now they're calling it Grey …

TBW - Manly Monday: John Orian of Play At Creation

May 31st, 2021


John Orian has a pretty impressive CV but, now that he's "retired" (he calls it "rejuvenation"), he's exploring our true purpose for being on Earth.  John has very interesting ideas that will certainly get you pondering …

TBW Guest: Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Linda Leclerc

May 26th, 2021


When you interview a Laughter Yoga Master Trainer, you expect a lot of laughter and Linda does not disappoint!!

Yoga, exercise, therapy... the benefits of this unsung modality are profuse!  Linda teaches us and at the …

TBW Guest: Inspired U School Founder Janae Bower

May 19th, 2021


Janae Bower is an inspirational speaker and life purpose coach, and the founder of Inspired You School. Janae describes three 'worlds' we all …

TBW Guest: Penny Stevens on Family & Distance During Covid

May 12th, 2021


When you interview a good friend there are bound to be a few laughs and that’s about how this episode starts.

Living in Canada, with close family in both Canada and England, Penny – like so many listeners - has been …

TBW Guest Michelle on Trans Children

May 5th, 2021


A scenario you might never have imagined goes like this: your grandson comes to you and wants to talk.  You can tell it's important so you curl up on the couch with him and he says "Gramma, I have this boy-body but I …

TBW Guest: Kathleen Kinasewich of Soul Circle Mandalas

April 28th, 2021


Kathleen Kinasewich has always been lured by mandalas and in 2009 registered for formal training as a facilitator.

In this episode, she talks about …

TWB - Can You Answer a Few Questions Please?

April 21st, 2021


Welcome to TBW!  Today is going to be a really short episode.  The technology gods really were not kind to Agnes today when her intended guest and …

TBW Editorial - Agnes on Housing

April 14th, 2021


A common theme throughout the last year of Covid has been housing issues at so many levels.  Agnes gets out her soapbox today, flying solo, and …

TBW Guest: Author Glenna Mageau

April 7th, 2021


Mother's Day is one month away and this episode may well be a gift to both of you.

Today Glenna discusses the how and why of capturing your parents' story.  Or anyone's story really... but our elders won't be here …

TBW Guest: Jyotish Astrologer Phyllis Chubb, Part 2

March 31st, 2021


This week Phyllis returns to discuss the differences between Western thinking and Eastern thinking.  Her knowledge really is astounding.

Unfortunately, the recording equipment really doesn't like the Agnes-Phyllis …

TBW Guest: Jyotish Astrologer Phyllis Chubb

March 24th, 2021


Audio Alert: this is such a good episode, with the worst audio quality yet... so worth being patient with though - Phyllis is a joy!

As a child, Phyllis Chubb's first word was Why?

At age 9, she met a yogi and it seems …

TBW Guest: Suspense Writer Maggie Thom

March 17th, 2021


Maggie Thom... Glenna Mageau... today you'll primarily meet Maggie Thom: award winning suspense/mystery/thriller writer.

Maggie discusses her methods - writing, plot development, character studies - and the preparations …

TBW Guest: Breast Cancer Coach Marnie Clark, Part 2

March 10th, 2021


Last week Breast Cancer Coach Marnie Clark reviewed 12 of her 24 recommendations for reducing your risk of breast cancer.  Don't let the number daunt you - they are basic lifestyle changes and completely actionable …

TBW Guest: Breast Cancer Coach Marnie Clark

March 3rd, 2021


If you haven't been touched by breast cancer, there's a good chance you know someone who has.

This week Agnes interviews breast cancer coach Marnie Clark.  Marnie has written a document outlining 24 actionable things …

TBW Retirement Financials Follow-up

February 24th, 2021


Last week, the guest on the show was Certified Financial Planner Nahanni Ackroyd.

At the end of that super-informative episode, Agnes promised to …

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