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Welcome to To 50 and Beyond! Where aging is made joyful, confident, and alcohol-free! Your host, Lori Massicot, is a Certified Life and Recovery Coach who is on a mission to bring you weekly insightful and fun episodes every Tuesday. You will laugh, learn, and get inspired as Lori and her incredible guests share real solutions that ELEVATE your mindset, self-care, and habits and behaviors to age with joy, excitement, and freedom from alcohol. Join Lori's weekly email community to get additio ...
 
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Episode 177 Aging is a mindset and a vitality store that bring so many connotations and expectations around numbers that do not have to be a part of your experience. In this episode, I’m joined by Coach Joe Oniwor for the second time! Coach Joe is the founder of JOC VIP academy, ACE-Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Joe i…
 
Living an authentic life, recovering from addiction, and having a life that is centered around recovery and self-love is beyond possible for anyone. In this episode, I’m pleased to have my friend, Melissa Kreutz on the podcast to give you encouragement and inspiration to seek recovery from addiction. If Melissa can get sober and enjoy life after ad…
 
Whether you die tomorrow or at a 100 years old, coming home to yourself and learning to live in your truth is the greatest gift you can give yourself as you age. Integrity is the way to angle your happiness from psychological unhappiness to live in peace, joy, and love with self and others. In this episode, Martha Beck shares practical, gentle ways…
 
In this bonus episode, which I felt drawn to record this morning, I'm giving you love, and a message of hope: you are not the only one who feels the way you do, and even if you are - you are going to be a-okay. You can find the FREE VIA Characters Strength test here. To find me, please visit my website here. If you want to take life to the next lev…
 
Episode 174 Healing Through Nutrition with Lindsey Beveridge Feeling your best can be challenging when coming out of alcohol addiction. However, my guest on Episode 174, Lindsey Beveridge has gone through it, and in this episode, she breaks everything down to help you reclaim your vibrancy in life at ease. Giving your body the grace to heal and res…
 
Episode 173 A daily self-care routine can take you from feeling anxious and foggy to a peaceful and energized day no matter what life throws at you. Self-care is a prerequisite tool for aging in peace, sobriety, freedom, and radiance, not just by trying to make it through the day. I LOVE a good self-care routine! This is the first of many episodes …
 
Episode 172 Join me in this wonderful and power-packed episode, engaging with Dr. Christiane Northrup as she gives you masterpiece lessons on aging and menopause to achieve the desire of vibrancy, joy, confidence, and freedom, cravings that are sometimes absent in menopause years. In this episode, you'll learn: What women really want in life How wi…
 
Do you struggle with setting boundaries? My guest on episode 171 is the brilliant Megan Logan, a licensed social worker on a mission to help women find more love for themselves. From writing the Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are to explaining what self-love really is, Megan helps women …
 
How do you express joy? My guest on episode 170 is the joyful and talented Shannon Kaiser, who uses her bubbly personality and incredible writing skills to share her message and joy. After a decade of addiction, Shannon knew she needed to make a change. She made it her goal to replace her unwanted behaviors, never shaming herself, and start a journ…
 
Episode 169 This episode comes from my heart as a socially anxious person who thought that drinking alcohol was required in order to socialize. I know how challenging it is right now to face people you haven't seen because of COVID, especially if you are someone who is not drinking. I created this episode based on a question I received from a woman…
 
Episode 168 Do you struggle with loving yourself? You are not alone! In this very special episode, I spoke with the fantastic Paul Fishman about the difference between self love and self care, and how to find more love for yourself. Paul tells his story openly and honestly and explains his own journey through self love. Paul went from sacrificing h…
 
Episode 167 What does doing nothing mean to you? Are you spending too much of your time doing something for the sake of doing something and feeling tapped out at the end of the day? This episode is created to help you take a step back, ask yourself some questions, and reflect on what you would feel like if you allowed yourself to just BE. Resources…
 
Episode 166 Are you trying to moderate your drinking but it isn't working? Do you sometimes wonder if it would be easier to quit drinking than to try and "make it work?" Well, my friend you are not alone! My guest, the incredible Clare Pooley shares her experience with alcohol, her attempts at moderation, and some of her reasons for quitting that y…
 
Episode 165 Are you in recovery from addiction? Have you been looking for a different approach? My guest on episode 165 is the lovely and intelligent Dr. Dawn Bantel, a naturopathic physician with an innovative approach to the recovery process you do not want to miss. Dr. Dawn is a licensed naturopathic physician in Arizona. She has specialized in …
 
Episode 164 My guest on episode 164 is the amazing Cait Donovan, who has made it her mission to share her expertise on burnout with others, after her own experience with it. After years of feeling exhausted and seeking external validation, Cait realized that she was burnt out. She dove into research about the subject and has transformed herself int…
 
Episode 163 Do you worry about your health and put off going to the doctor? My guest on episode 163, the legendary Joan Lunden will help you take charge of your health today! Joan is an American journalist, author, and television host, and mom of seven who is kind, smart and funny! Joan's latest book, Why Did I Come Into This Room? A Candid Convers…
 
Episode 162 I never thought I would travel to my couch and watch a Lifetime movie without drinking let alone, vacation, but those were just old thoughts. The thoughts that tell you drinking is what you've always done, so you have to keep drinking are really outdated and deserve a re-write. On this week's episode, I talk about the Joy of Traveling A…
 
Episode #161 My guest on episode 161 is my good friend, the fabulous Michelle Spieler. Michelle shares her feelings about aging while speaking openly about her struggles with depression and an eating disorder. When her daughter was born, Michelle’s life completely changed and she had to start caring for herself more to be able to care for others. M…
 
In this bonus episode (release date: 4/29), I talk about how hard it can be to ignore those unwanted opinions and focus on yourself. A lot of times, these negative opinions are unsolicited, and give us no real value. Sometimes we need advice from our friends and our family, and in this episode I talk about balancing the advice you get with what you…
 
We would do anything for our kids, right? Including sobriety! My guest today on episode 160, is Kim Bellas, Founder of Sober Is The New Cool. Since Kim decided to get sober in 2013, she has helped people all over the world through their own recovery journeys. When her 15 year-old son started having seizures and could not drink with his friends, Kim…
 
Do you worry about relapsing or has relapse affected your recovery journey? My guest on episode 159, the inspirational Pamela Davenport, is well versed in the highs and lows of recovery, and draws on her own struggles with relapse to help others. Pamela is a certified recovery coach; meditation teacher and She Recovers coach. More importantly, she’…
 
Sobriety is a scary word! On episode 158, I talk about my own journey and the process it took for me to come to terms with my sobriety. If someone told me when I was young that alcohol would mess up my life, I wouldn’t have believed them. For a huge part of my life I drank excessively and at one point I felt like life and wine needed to go together…
 
In this episode of To 50 and Beyond Podcast, we have invited Jean McCarthy, award-winning blogger and the host of The Bubble Hour podcast and is a strong voice of recovery advocacy. Her book “The Ember Ever There: Poems on Change, Grief, Growth, Recovery, and Rediscovery” was released in June 2020. She is also the author of the book “UnPickled Holi…
 
You are not alone if you've heard "you're too sensitive!" and you don't need to "fix" anything about you. You are not alone, my friend. In this episode, #156, invited Mel Collins, a UK author of the book “The Handbook for Highly Sensitive People - How to Transform Feeling Overwhelmed and Frazzled to Empowered and Fulfilled.” Before dedicating her t…
 
Episode 155 What beliefs do you have about yourself? Are your beliefs holding you back from becoming the person you want to become? Well, this episode is for you. Today we have an opportunity to hear from Cody Kreutz. Cody has an amazing personal transformation journey that you cannot afford to miss. Besides having an incredible personal transforma…
 
Episode 154 Being sober is a whole NEW VIBE. It’s beautiful and messy, and you feel freedom like you’ve never experienced. It’s a vibe that we long for and when we experience it we want to celebrate the fact that we’re here! We’ve made it! You are not alone and there isn’t anything wrong with you if you’ve celebrated sober progress with a drink. It…
 
Did you brush your teeth this morning or make your bed? Congratulations, you've just completed a tiny habit! One tiny action may seem insignificant towards your (big) desired outcome or goals, but small habits help you progress, celebrate yourself, and create long-lasting change. In this bonus episode, I talk about creating one small tiny habit tod…
 
Episode #153 Simplicity with Courtney Carver How many clothes do you have in your closet, and how many of those clothes do you wear now and then? We can all agree that having too many clothes in the closet makes it difficult to decide what we want to wear. To help us solve the too many clothes problem, we have Courtney Carver joining us on the show…
 
Episode 152 The five most comforting words put together in one beautiful, simple sentence: I know how you feel or I feel this way too. When you connect first with yourself, and then with others fear dissipates, shame begins to dissolve, and you build confidence and trust in yourself. You become certain that you are all you need, and you become very…
 
Episode 151 When you quit drinking, you save money because you're not buying alcohol, but you also realize that money wasn't the only thing costing you while drinking. My brilliant and beautiful guest, Linda Parmar, is joining the podcast for the third time today to share her truth and her wisdom. Linda is a Certified Money Coach/Recovery Coach who…
 
Bonus episode On February 5th I celebrate three years of podcasting. Throughout the past few years, I've come to the realization that being scared to do something is the reason why you should, and you CAN figure out how to do anything you want. I'm celebrating you for listening, sharing, and allowing me into your life weekly since 2018. I thank you…
 
Episode 150 Go All In Messy vs. Perfect This episode is all about embracing imperfection and taking imperfect action towards where you want to be in life I share a story of something that happened to me last week that had me beating up over something very simple to solve. Other topics: Removing old stories of "I am a Perfectionist" to get messy Not…
 
Episode #149 My guest on episode 149, is Kwavi Agbeyegbe. Kwavi is a Certified Weight Coach/Life Coach and Retreat Creator that helps successful women in midlife manage their health, mindset and waistlines. She uses her coaching programs and retreats to help and inspire women all over the world to transform their lives and bodies and in the process…
 
Episode 148 I’m delighted to share my guest with you today, Michelle Smith! You are going to hear honest fire coming from a woman who is on a mission to eliminate the normalcy of drinking alcohol. Michelle Smith is an author and founder of Recovery is the New Black, a digital community for moms in recovery. As a wife and working mother of two, she …
 
Episode 147 You Can Get Sober and Enjoy Life I recorded a special episode to kick the year off with some honesty and encouragement for those who may think that getting sober will not be enjoyable. I talk about the difference between quitting and taking a break and sharing a bit about what I experienced when I decided to stop drinking. Also, what ma…
 
In this special BONUS episode, I talk about intention setting for 2021, and choosing a Word of the Year to guide you. I also share my word that I chose for 2021, or the word that chose me that I tried to resist, and I read the Wild Geese, a poem by Mary Oliver. I wish you all the best in 2021. I thank you for listening to the podcast. Reach out to …
 
Episode 146 Leave Alcohol in 2020 and Start Fresh Now is the time, in the middle of life to take a deeper look at the relationship you have with yourself without the influence of alcohol. In this episode, I talk about a few things I would do if I had to get sober again, the three essentials to getting sober in midlife, and staying that way, and wha…
 
Episode 145 | Coming Home to Yourself After Divorce with Lora Anne Strong (there is a glitch with the audio in for about 60-seconds in the beginning) My friend and returning guest, Lora Anne Strong talks about life after divorce, and how she has healed in her recovery. Lora Anne Strong, is a women's transformational coach. She helps women Rise, thr…
 
Learn what it takes to transform you mindset to train like an elite athlete in midlife and beyond. My guest today is Joseph Oniwor. Joe is a pro arena football player turned personal transformation coach. He has been in the fitness industry for 28 years. After becoming an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist, he started t…
 
Episode 143 | No Rock Bottom Required Casey is the host of the Hello Someday podcast, and Certified Life Coach at Hello Someday Coaching. Casey helps busy, successful women reevaluate their relationship with alcohol, quit drinking, and create lives they love without their nightly glass of wine. Casey shares her story of how she started drinking, an…
 
Episode 142 Say Yes to Forgiveness with Claire Lautier Claire is a Speaker, teacher, author and spiritual coach who is bringing hope and comfort to the podcast. Claire spent 20 years as a Professional Actress and even though she loved acting, she longed for something more. Claire shares her story of how a bad case of frozen shoulder led her back to…
 
A special bonus episode to help you celebrate the holiday's and any event alcohol-free. It's tricky in the beginning of sobriety, and you can get through the tricky parts. Listen to this episode when you need support to walk you through the moments of saying "F it, I will have just one." I'm with you all of the way. I appreciate you. Please reach o…
 
Episode 141 This episode is different. I decided to take a break this holiday week and share an uplifting, and (very) relevant story from the book, Who Moved My Cheese?, by Spencer Johnson. I first read Who Moved My Cheese? the night before I was laid off from my J.O.B. that paid me lot's of money but was never suited for me and my personality. In …
 
This episode will fire you up and reassure you that everything you ever wanted is on the opposite side of fear, including sobriety. I'm joined by my guest, Laura Taylor. Laura is the Founder and Creator of Mingle Mocktails, and a sober woman on a mission to include everyone in celebrations and events by offering wonderful alcohol-free choices. Topi…
 
In episode 139, I talk with Dora Gosselin, Founder of Soberoso, an online community and podcast that supports men and women in recovery from addiction. Dora talks openly about her experience in a relationship with a man for years that was toxic, and the night she left. Dora shares how she is recovering from both drug and alcohol addiction today. Do…
 
Episode 138 The sweet benefits of living alcohol-free from women over 40. Daily benefits of waking up hangover free, being present in your life, and remembering the night before are never lost on women who have decided to get sober. In this solo episode, I talk about embracing life without alcohol and share 25 benefits from women who I work with pr…
 
Episode 137 This episode will help you redefine how you feel about weight loss and ALL of the things you think you "should" be doing to feel confident and amazing in your body. My guest is Tanja Shaw, Founder of Fit + Vibrant Over 50. Tanja is a sought-after life and weight loss coach, host of the Fit and Vibrant You Podcast, founder of Ascend Fitn…
 
Episode 136 In this episode, I'm joined by Leslie Tucker, the Founder of A Reseller's Passion, Resell Business and Podcast. Leslie wears many hats and is a multi-passionate Entrepreneur, and is passionate about helping others create multiple streams of income. The topics discussed in this episode are: How Leslie got started from inspiration from he…
 
Episode 135 with Lori Massicot If you are a woman over 40 and you're resisting getting sober because your husband or partner drinks or society and friends are pushing you into drinking, then this is the episode for you. In this episode, I share how alcohol affected my life as a mother and wife and how I navigated my relationships after I quit drink…
 
Episode 134 My guest is my friend, Michelle Spieler who is a Hollywood Trained Makeup Artist, Photographer, and advocate for positive aging and wellness. Topics discussed: Using TikTok to have fun and let loose Using makeup to boost your mood Nutrition and exercise in your 50's How washing your face is essential Skincare for youthful skin Clean mak…
 
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