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If you feel adrift because the purpose and meaning of your life is changing, this podcast conversation is for you. Fans appreciate the tools Nancy DelSanto and her guests share to design your second half of life with confidence. Get inspiration on how to restyle your life for connection, joy, and fulfillment. This is an invitation to reawaken possibility in your second half.
 
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Just back from Maison et Objet, the international interior design show, Barbara Bell shares how travel and design can change the way you live. Nancy Del Santo and Barbara discuss traveling as an immersive experience, bucket list travel ideas, overcoming anxiety about traveling, and getting started with your own travel itinerary. Link to the episode…
 
From iconic cruise destinations to the newest safari land and cruise packages, travel experts Eve and Thomas Chauvel share what you should consider for your next trip. Learn about expedition voyages, river cruises, small ship cruises, personalized excursions, and the benefits of inter-generational cruise experiences. https://askdecor.com/podcast/22…
 
Host Nancy DelSanto talks about the results of her experiment with a fruit and vegetable rich diet, intermittent fasting, and other recommendations from medical doctor Felice L. Gersh. Could you change your life by doing more of something that’s beneficial to you and less of something that isn’t? Nancy talks about the benefits of listening to more …
 
Nancy DelSanto talks with Dr. Felice L. Gersh, M.D. about integrative medicine, the therapeutic toolbox used to treat early-stage medical issues, the role of estrogen in women’s bodies, menopause and midlife. Circadian rhythm, sleep cycles, the role of digestion, the benefits of a plant-based diet, and new studies about fasting are also discussed.…
 
Statistically, New Year’s Resolutions don’t work. Nancy DelSanto advocates for a one word intention that can change your upcoming year. Bonus materials help you map our your intention and how it will affect the things you make time for in your life. You can infuse your one word intention into all aspects of your year going forward. Motivation, insp…
 
Can furniture be healthy for you? Shannon Willey, proprietor of Sea Green Designs LLC, works with artisans and eco-conscious companies to create beautiful furniture, lighting, and accessories that are better for your health. Discover 7 top tips for a sustainable home and how to get a coastal inspired look. Learn the right questions to ask about fur…
 
As 2018 ends, Nancy Del Santo walks you through a 3 step process to set yourself up for a lifestyle that brings you more joy, connection, and fulfillment. Reflecting on her own transformation living on the coast as an empty nester, Nancy shares how you can side step anxiety and regain your confidence even when the future is uncertain. Get bonus con…
 
Attention women over 50: it’s likely you'll be the one in charge of your family's finances. Do you feel comfortable about how you’ll afford your second half of life? Get a better understanding of budget formulas that work, unexpected costs in retirement, and the value of a team to help you navigate your financial future. Get bonus materials at http…
 
Use your wisdom to step into the life you really want in your second half. • Stories of how intuition can help you problem solve, lead you toward more joy, and keep you safer • Watch for signs of synchronicity to know you’re on the right path • How to try new things and know if you’re going in the right direction Get a special exercise that will su…
 
Fashion and beauty blogger Grace Liang shares her story, from a childhood in China to her life in America. The loss of her father haunts her for years. Her husband’s illness and death culminates in Grace’s sense of meaning and purpose as a messenger to others. She shares with us her experiences and life after loss. Read more at https://askdecor.com…
 
So many things get added into the holidays, from home maintenance and repairs to make everything perfect for your Thanksgiving guests to holiday decorations, gifts, and parties to attend. If you're a high achiever, you'll get everything done at the expense of your health and wellness. Let's talk about strategies to stop overwhelm and make this your…
 
Laura Vanderkam is a time makeover expert. Her newest book Off The Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done holds nuggets of gold for anyone designing their second half. She’s sharing actionable ideas you can implement today to improve your experience of time and make marvelous memories. There’s a lot of information here for midlife empty nest…
 
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national mentoring program with legal status, perfect for empty nesters who want to give back and add more meaning to their midlife experience. CASA provides a different kind of volunteer opportunity that makes a profound, positive impact for children in the foster care system. Regan Phillips, CEO of CA…
 
Create meaningful legacy with experiences that are novel and new over tried and true. A story about downsizing and living more joyfully. Wisdom for midlife, empty nesters, grandparents in the making and life with grown children. How to change your mind-set for better relationships and what one thing you want to avoid by changing your focus.…
 
Expert Sheryl Gillett holds the highest honor in the oldest appraisal organization in the United States. If you have special things to sell, donate, or pass down, Sheryl explains how to determine their value. Links: www.gcappraisers.com www.askdecor.com/podcast/sherylgillettBy Nancy DelSanto, Sheryl Gillett
 
These 4 essential moving hacks are relevant for empty nesters who have accumulated a lot of stuff and are downsizing. Learn about taking an inventory of your furniture, art, and collectibles. Use my free worksheet. Create a photo collage of your desired lifestyle and look. Create a floorplan with multi-functional spaces. Outsource estate sale and d…
 
Life is complicated. We have too many things to do and too many commitments. We feel stressed out trying to fit everything into our day. By the time we’re in our 40s and 50s we start thinking that there must be more to life. Those things that you were naturally drawn to early in your life hold secrets to designing your second half more authenticall…
 
Moving is not for the faint of heart. Everything But The House (EBTH) is a new, national company that helps you navigate the stuff you don’t want to take with you on your next move. Shawna O’Connor is a Los Angeles based sales specialist with Everything But The House. She shares her experience with traditional estate sales companies and the online …
 
Meet Michelle Brown, a real estate professional who encourages her clients to live their dreams and is following her own advice by spending more time in Hawaii where she bought a second home. Michelle discusses the downside of Zillow, what her empty-nester clients want, why traffic and tourism matter, tax considerations with home sales, and trade-o…
 
I want to talk about something I found to be incredibly helpful early on during my own experience of designing my second half. I really think you’ll see amazing benefits too and the sooner you start, the better off you’ll be. By doing this one thing I had a startling revelation that has really helped me and I’m hoping you’ll have a similar revelati…
 
Welcome to the first episode of Design Your Second Half. A radical change in our lives set off a chain of events that awakened lost dreams. Host Nancy DelSanto shares her story and 5 things no one tells you about designing your second half. For more information, visit the show notes at http://www.askdecor.com/podcast…
 
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