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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 ...
 
Welcome! To 50 and Beyond helps resilient women over 40 live a happy, healthy, and confident lifestyle alcohol-free. Your host Lori Massicot, a life and sober coach, nutrition coach, woman in recovery from alcohol, and founder of the Elevate Group Coaching Program, 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 elev ...
 
Experts from many fields giving advice to help women thrive through their menopause and emerge as the amazing women nature intended us to be.Not just advise on how to cope with menopause symptoms but a range of topics to help us thrive through the Change-of-Life and beyond.
 
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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…
 
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 …
 
In episode 71, Jill and Chris talk with Heike Yates, a fitness and nutrition expert who has helped women worldwide to stay fit for over 30 years. Her passion is empowering women over 50 to say YES. I CAN. She helps them to take back their health and strength by showing them how fitness, nutrition, and mindset strategies combined create a winning te…
 
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 #70, Jill and Chris talk about taking care of the gut and brain during menopause with Christine Bailey. Christine is an award winning degree qualified Functional Nutritional Therapist, Chef and Author with over 20 years of experience in the health, corporate and food industry. With a first class degree in Nutrition and Nutritional Therap…
 
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…
 
In episode 68 Jill and Chris talk with Juel Fitzgerald about staying healthy, walking and her new book, "Lives of a Gem." This is the 3rd time we've talked with Juel on this podcast and we continue to be inspired by her grit, determination, and outlook on life. In episode 8 she was walking marathons and we followed up with her in #24 when she walke…
 
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…
 
In this episode #133, I talk with Paula Fontenelle, therapist, author, podcaster. Paula shares her story of going through perimenopause and things you can do when you are experiencing loneliness. Topics discussed: How her sleep changed going through the beginning of perimenopause Her sleep solutions and what is working Her perimenopause journey and…
 
In episode 67, Jill and Chris spoke with Tim James about what he has discovered about health. After Tim James suffered from multiple health issues, including rectal bleeding, two separate skin issues, chronic acid indigestion and surgery to remove one of his organs due to serious digestive issues, Tim knew something had to change. He made some majo…
 
Season Four Episode 132 | Becoming Your Best Self During Perimenopause with Rachel Hughes. In this episode, I talk with my friend, Rachel Hughes of The MenoMemo's blog and Instagram account. Rachel is a Certified Nutrition Consultant who worked with chronic pain patients for ten years. After experiencing her own perimenopause symptoms, Rachel decid…
 
Never Miss an Episode Subscribe Become A Member Now! ​ Suzanne Skillen is an inspiring woman over 50 with a life filled so far with amazing adventures, life lessons and so much more! Her story starts in England as a child who became a professional ballerina. Then her life lead her to global travel including being a personal trainer to Princess Dian…
 
In episode 66, Jill and Chris talk with Christine Phillips about the power of affirmations. Christine Phillips is an Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Studies at Cuyahoga Community College with a masters degree in exercise science and is a PhD candidate for a doctor of philosophy in Health Psychology. Christine is a certified health and wel…
 
Bonus I recently received an email from a beautiful gal who asked me if I had a last hurrah when I quit drinking, and if it's a good idea to add closure before getting sober. I was the Queen of the last hurrah! Every diet I started from the age of 8, had a "last meal." Every January 1st had a "last spending spree," and every Sunday for about two ye…
 
In episode 65, Jill and Chris interview Ren Powell who is a poet, playwright, translator, theater-maker and teaching artist/mentor. Ren lives an active lifestyle, is a runner and enjoys yoga. A native Californian, she is now a Norwegian citizen settled on the west coast of Norway. Chris and Jill met Ren when she joined the Becoming Elli private Fac…
 
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