A Podcast to inspire and motivate women in midlife! Let's Calm the Chaos in our lives so we can go after our purpose and passion!

The Calm the Chaos Podcast is a weekly podcast featuring guests who help to inspire and motivate women in midlife towards their goals and dreams! They share their messages and provide the listener with resources and content to take that next step. 
 

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It was a total pleasure to speak with Deborah. She’s a wonderful and well-informed interviewer who drew out the ideas from my book through her insightful questions that would most help women in mid-life. The resulting interview was informative and fun.

Jennifer Louden

About:

USA Today best-selling author Marty Wingate writes mysteries set in England. In the First Edition Library series (Berkley), Hayley Burke is the curator of a collection of books from the Golden Age of Mystery. Book two, Murder Is a Must, will be released October 2020. Marty also writes the Potting Shed books (Alibi) featuring Pru Parke, a middle-aged American gardener transplanted from Texas to England, and the Birds of a Feather series (Alibi) follows Julia Lanchester, bird lover, who runs a tourist office in a Suffolk village. 

Marty also writes historical fiction. Glamour Girls (Alcove Press, January 2021) follows the story of a young woman pilot in World War Two Britain.

Marty prefers on-the-ground research whenever possible, and so she and her husband regularly travel to England and Scotland, where she can be found tracing the steps of her characters, stopping for tea and a slice of Victoria sponge in a café, or enjoying a swift half in a pub

What You’ll Learn:

  • How Marty went from Journalist to Mystery Writer
  • Marty’s advice for women in midlife
  • How does she stay focused on her goals
  • Where in Marty’s journey did she struggle with trusting the process
  • Where does Marty find inspiration!
  • Marty’s favorite Gardens in the UK
  • How does Marty Calm the Chaos in her own life
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Resources:

Marty Wingate:  Author of The First Edition Library mysteries (Berkley)

The Bodies in the Library 

Murder Is a Must (October 2020)

WW2 historical women’s fiction Glamour Girls

(Alcove Press, January 2021)

and

The Potting Shed and Birds of a Feather mysteries 

martywingate.com

Connect with Deborah for coaching here

Take the mid life Quiz here

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About:

Leyla Alyanak is a journalist and former foreign correspondent. At 43, she made a major decision to reinvent herself and travel the world solo for six months – she was gone nearly four years, before cell phones, apps and Google. She found time to get lost in a Mozambican minefield, paddle her way out of a flood in the Philippines, and get stampeded by an elephant cow in Nigeria. Always an activist, she has worked for the World Wildlife Fund and for several health-related United Nations agencies. 

Today, at 67, she consults for the UN on human rights, continues to publish widely, and travels the world solo as often as she can, documenting it all on Women on the Road, the website for solo travel over 50. A few weeks ago, taking advantage of the coronavirus lockdown in France, where she lives, Leyla launched a new travel website called Offbeat France!

What You’ll Learn:

      • What are some issues for women that come up in conversations regarding traveling alone
      • The number one question on the site
      • Saying YES when the opportunity arises!
      • Concerns for women while traveling and how to address them

      Safety 

      Feeling Lonely

      Language

      • Age is an advantage!
      • Discussion about her new website Offbeat France
      • Leyla’s advice for women over 50

Resources:

Connect with Leyla Women on the Road here

Leyla’s new website Offbeat France here

Connect with Deborah for Life Coaching here

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About:

Debra Prinzing is a Seattle-based writer, speaker and leading advocate for American Grown Flowers. Through her many Slow Flowers-branded projects, she has brought together a national conversation that stimulates consumers and professionals alike to make conscious choices about their floral purchases.

Debra is the producer of SlowFlowers.com, the online directory to American grown farms, florists, shops and studios who supply domestic and local flowers. Each Wednesday, approximately 5,000 listeners tune into Debra’s “Slow Flowers Podcast,” 

What You’ll Learn:

  • How Debra went from being a curious journalist to begin her journey into writing about the farmers and their flowers
  • What does slow flowers mean?
  • Who is getting involved in the movement?
  • How Debra didn’t have a plan but followed her curiosity and trusted the path she was on was the right path
  • How did COVID-19 affect the flowers farmer and florists in the country
  • How did Debra started her podcast with a class and some inspiration
  • Discover all the different platforms that Debra represents by visiting www.slowflowerssociety.com
  • How can you support the slow flowers movement in your community?
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Resources:

  • Debra Prinzing’s Platform The Slow Flowers Society here and Debra Prinzing here

    Connect with Deborah Voll for coaching here

    Take the mid life Quiz here

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About:

Barbara Badolati has been featured in several publications, podcasts, TV and is a Ted Talk speaker.  She is a business coach for coaches, a mindful meditation teacher for organizations and the creator of Be Well Retreats where she provides virtual retreats for her community.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The next Be Well Retreat Schedule: 

    BeWell Retreats presents The Miracle of the Mind, transform your story

    a virtual mini-retreat  Saturday, September 26

    12:00-4:00pm Eastern   /   9:00am-1:00pm Pacific  or whatever time zone you’re in anywhere in the world.

    Featured Presenters: Dani Green, Nate Guadagni and Barbara Badolati

    Feeling stuck or in a rut? Our lives play out from the stories we tell ourselves.  What if you could use your thoughts and imagination to create a new story? One that your subconscious would agree to!  This retreat allows you to try out self-hypnosis, qigong movement and a playful envisioning activity allowing you to change any area of your life you so desire.  Includes a full Retreat Guide to use during and after the retreat.

    Early Bird special Sept 8-18 $49 includes the 15 page Retreat Guide or $79 for the Full Retreat Experience includes Friday evening Mix & Mingle, the Retreat and Retreat Guide plus our After Glow Gathering with $275 worth of Bonus Retreat gifts.

    Registration closes Friday, September 25 at noon  Take advantage of the Early Bird prices by September 18!

Resources:

Connect with Barbara here

Connect with Deborah for Coaching here

The mid life Quiz here

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About:

Hormone Balancing Fitness Expert Debra Atkinson has helped over 150,000 women “flip” their second half with energy and vitality. She’s the author of You Still Got It, Girl: The After 50 Fitness Formula for Women; Navigating Fitness After 50 and Hot, Not Bothered. Debra hosts Flipping 50 TV and the Flipping 50 podcast – an AARP top podcast for adults 50+ that has over 1 million downloads. 

She is a frequent speaker and her recent TEDx talk is Why Everything Women in Menopause Learned About Exercise May Be a Lie will be published any day!

What  You’ll Learn

  • What is Flipping 50!
  • How at 49 years young, Debra was “all in” with her biz
  • How Debra dove into Entrepreneurship and got leaner and stronger at the same time
  • How much exercise research involves women
  • How Debra created the 50 Fitness Formula
  • What is hormone balancing fitness?
  • Exercise and Diet are stress! Don’t do both at the same time
  • Why CARBS are our friend
  • What it’s like to work with Debra
  • Details about the STRONGER program. Link below to sign up!

Resources:

Flipping 50 website here 

Link for STRONGER 12 week program here

Connect with Deborah for Coaching here

The mid life Quiz here

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About:

Kim Brown Seely’s bestselling memoir, UNCHARTED, was recently published by Sasquatch Books/Penguin Random House. Winner of the 2016 Lowell Thomas Journalist of the Year Award and a Nautilus Book Award, she worked for many years as senior editor at Travel & Leisure magazine, contributing editor at National Geographic Adventure, and travel editor at Microsoft. She is a contributing writer for Virtuoso Life magazine, where she has won nearly a dozen awards for her work and enjoys writing about far-flung places. She is a former board president of Seattle Arts and Lectures and currently serves on the board of Copper Canyon Press.  She graduated from Stanford University.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The journey Kim and her husband took together and the lessons they learned
  • How does your identity shift when you become an empty-nester?
  • The dream for her and her husband.  Moving to dreams together and how they meshed. 
  • What was the trip?
  • The Great Bear Rainforest
  • What is it like to be disconnected from technology for such a long period of time? 
  • Humor goes a long way in a bad situation! 
  • The empowering part of taking a journey together as a couple
  • What did Kim learn about herself on the journey

Resources:

Kim’s website here

Connect with Deborah for coaching here

Take the mid life Quiz here

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