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Welcome to To 50 and Beyond! A podcast that celebrates aging! Your host Lori Massicot, a life and sober coach and woman in recovery from alcohol, offers you weekly episodes that give you an honest look into her life as a 30-year drinker and the decision she made to get sober at 45. You will laugh, learn, and get inspired as Lori and her guests share real solutions that elevate your mindset, self-care, and habits and behaviors to age with joy, excitement and freedom from alcohol. If you are a ...
 
Welcome to the Fit Strong Women over 50 podcast where the cohosts from the Becoming Elli Community, Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown, interview experts and share their insights about losing weight, keeping it off, working out and becoming fit and strong. Hear from others who are making it work, become inspired and motivated. For more information find Becoming Elli on Facebook and Twitter or visit our website at http://www.becomingelli.com for more motivation, work-out ideas, recipes, tips and ...
 
Inspiring women over 50 who have daughters often say it is their daughters who inspire them! Each ‘SheroesUnlimited – Mother & Daughter Podcast’ we chat to Mothers & Daughters to discover their lives together and along with the ‘highs & lows’ of their relationship -(always a fun reaction when Jaynie asks those probing questions haha!) PLUS find out who ‘inspires’ who! Join the conversation and SUBSCRIBE, Comment and SHARE with others! Are you a Woman over 50 who has a story to tell about you ...
 
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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…
 
In episode 86, Jill and Chris talk with Lisa Bartlett about her running, health challenges and how she stays fit after 50. Lisa Bartlett is an active member of the Becoming Elli community. Last year she began to tell us about training for a marathon but then she ended up having to run it virtually because of the pandemic. She persisted and ran the …
 
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…
 
In episode 85 Jill and Chris interview Gail Lind, who at age 65 discovered she had a passion for lifting weights, became a personal trainer and class instructor at Anytime Fitness in Alabama at 70 years old. Gail offers insights and inspiration to women in the second half of their life. We discuss: Benefits of getting fit How it changes aging How s…
 
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 …
 
In episode 83 of the Fit Strong Women Over 50 podcast Chris and Jill talk about their dogs, fitness and eating as part of Healthy Living 2021. Topics covered: dogs and walking to get more steps strength training at the gym healthy eating the veggie challenge 2021 effective sleep routinesBy Becoming Elli with Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown
 
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…
 
In episode 82, Jill and Chris talk with Kristin Kirkpatrick, President of KAK, Consulting, LLC and a dietitian and consultant of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a best-selling author, an experienced presenter, and an award winning Dietitian. More detail: Becoming Elli…
 
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…
 
In episode 81, Jill and Chris interview Dr. Kylie Burton, DC, CFMP, an expert in functional medicine who has helped thousands of individuals with seemingly impossible health struggles, find answers, healing, and hope, even if they've been told their labs are normal. Grab a copy of your lab results when you listen to this episode. Besides helping pa…
 
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’…
 
In episode #80, Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown interview Lyn Lindbergh, an expert at creating real change in people's lives. She has three chronic health issues, but still she gets out and exercises every day. Those health issues fuel her compassion for people and her understanding of what it really takes to get moving when life gets in the way. Ev…
 
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…
 
In episode 79, Jill and Chris talk with Nia Shanks, who specializes in helping women “unleash their awesome” with an empowering approach to health and fitness. Nia’s philosophy revolves around strength training programs with a focus on getting stronger. She also stresses flexible, obsession-free, nutrition principles. Nia Shanks is a coach, writer,…
 
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…
 
In episode 78, Jill and Chris talk with Elizabeth Sherman about the problems with dieting and willpower. Elizabeth is a life and weight loss coach who works with women in mid-life to lose weight and feel better through managing easy to do, sustainable habits: diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management. Using certain cues, including cravings, hung…
 
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…
 
In episode 77, Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown talk with Sue Loncaric, an Australian Over 50 lifestyle blogger, certified health and life coach for women and the founder of Women Living Well After 50. She is a qualified Group Fitness Instructor and takes classes for Over 50 Women in the Strong Healthy Women Virtual Studio. In 2020 Sue fulfilled a dr…
 
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…
 
In episode 76, Jill and Chris talk with Tammy White about her transformational story. In her 40’s Tammy White was busy teaching high school and she felt she was too busy to make self-care a priority… As a result, her health took a nose dive. She was told by her doctors that if she didn’t find a way to make a change to her lifestyle, she would die e…
 
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…
 
In episode 75, Jill and Chris talk with Jen Brovoica about mental performance, triathlons, and overcoming trauma. Jennifer Borovica is a three-time Ironman finisher and an avid triathlete. She coaches triathletes and specializes in mental performance coaching. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in the State of Ohio. She currently ru…
 
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…
 
In episode 74 Jill and Chris celebrate their three year anniversary of the Fit Strong Women Over 50 podcast. They discuss tracking and motivation while reviewing highlights from past episodes. Mentioned in this podcast: Veggie Challenge Strength Training Cardio Sleep Akron Half Marathon Biking Goal Setting Working out at home Healthy Eating Food an…
 
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…
 
In episode 73 Jill and Chris talk with Tracy Keenan about finding joy through creativity. Jill has known Tracy Keenan since high school. Over the years they lost touch with each other, and then thanks to social media and a high school reunion, became reacquainted. Tracy Keenan is a Presbyterian pastor, an Enneagram-based coach, and sees creative wo…
 
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…
 
In episode 72, Jill and Chris talk with Jane Crawford is a Recreation Therapist who lives in Calgary, Canada. She walks the talk about wellness and healthy living. As a Recreation Therapist she has learned the clinical tools to support those with chronic health conditions and been able to use those tools in her own life. In 2008 she set the goal of…
 
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…
 
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