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:

Mary Beth “MB” Mannino is a former PR + advertising sales professional turned Certified Breathwork Facilitator, Meditation Teacher and Holistic Health and Wellness Coach. With her relatable and down-to-earth nature, MB’s mission is make health, wellness and mindfulness accessible to everyone so that you can feel comfortable and confident advocating for your own wellbeing.

Whether she’s leading and guiding others through powerful self-healing modalities or sharing her insights on the latest in health and wellness, MB leaves you feeling lighter, brighter and reconnected.

She lives in Metro Detroit with her husband, Steve, their Corgi Cooper and their soon-to-be first child, arriving in January 2021.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Mary Beth’s journey from corporate burnout to breathwork and meditation
  • How to look past people pleasing and step into your own truth
  • It’s never too late to start your journey!
  • Your path only needs to make sense to you. 
  • How every emotional experience or response that we have in our bodies has a corresponding breath pattern. 
  • Breathwork allows us to thrive! 
  • Your “why”  on a meditation practice 
  • Hints on how to start with daily meditation
  • How you can work with Mary Beth on her website
  • Breathwork exercise
  • Mary Beth leads us through a meditation at the end of the podcast! 

Resources:

Connect with Mary Beth here

Connect with Deborah for coaching here

Take the mid life Quiz here

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About:

Amber Fife lives on 4 wooded acres in South Jersey with her professor husband and home schools her 4 children. With degrees in math and art, Amber found photography the marriage of the two.

After a decade of being in business and moving across the country, Amber felt something was missing, and she wanted to not feel crippled by anxiety. Her healing began in 2016 as she returned to her artistic roots and made time for creating on a regular basis.

Finding so much success in her own life, Amber began Women Create Weekly in 2018, a blog and online membership to help women find themselves again through art. She enjoys running both businesses and finding life balance on a daily basis.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Amber’s journey thru photography and her weekly community Women Create Weekly
  • How to trust your journey, be open to possibilities and let your light shine!
  • What does each week look like for the women in the Community? What are they working on and how can you participate?
  • What type of benefits has Amber seen from women who participate in the platform? 
  • What’s the most rewarding part of Amber’s journey
  • How does Amber calm the chaos in her own life

Resources:

Connect with Amber here for Women Create Weekly

Connect with Deborah for coaching here

Take the mid life Quiz here

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About:

Interior designer, author, speaker, and 50+Marketing & Lifestyle Specialist. Author of new book “Design SMARTS. Design Hounds top 100 influencers, 2018, member of High Point Style Spotters and High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour. Quoted in Wall Street Journal, Aging in Place trends plus article in Women’s Health Magazine July/August 2019 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Mitzi’s journey with interior design to incorporating “lifesizing” for women in midlife
  • What is lifesizing and why should you care!  
  • Your 50’s prepare us for what our life will be like in our 60’s and 70’s. 
  • Find people who appreciate your gifts and talents. You have choices! 
  • Why Mitzi started her private Facebook group
  • Ten Reasons to Downsize Now! 
  • Life Lessons and advice to women in midlife
  • Mitzi’s challenge to the listener

Resources:

Connect with Mitzi here

Connect with Deborah for coaching here

Take the mid life Quiz here

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About:

Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, Award from the American Sociological Assoc. for Public Understanding of Sociology; On Air Relationship expert for Married at First Sight since it’s inception,

50 academic articles and 25 books, two New York Times Best Sellers, ( The Normal Bar: the surprising secrets of happy couples and American Couples : Money , Work and Sex). Latest books: Dating over 50 for Dummies, Snap Strategies ( with Dr, Lana Staheli) Past President, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Previous: Glamour Magazine columnist and AARP columnist and also Love, sexuality and relationship ambassador for over a decade,

Appearances on the Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20 CBS morning show, Oprah, etc. Married to Frederick Kaseburg, two children and three grandchildren. Lives on horse farm outside of Seattle with a lot of animals.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What is the impact of a healthy sex life
  • Is sex necessary for a good marriage?
  • Does any research show that as we age our hormones dictate the desire for pleasure?
  • How does our sexual relationship change as we move past sixty years young!
  • How have people’s relationships and intimacy changed due to COVID lockdowns
  • How does Dr. Schwartz Calm the Chaos in her life? 
  • What is Dr. Schwartz’s challenge for all of the listeners

Resources:

Connect with Dr. Pepper Schwartz here

Connect with Deborah for Coaching here

The mid life Quiz here

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About:

Michelle Viña-Baltsas is a professionally trained coach and certified intuitive eating counselor. She supports midlife women who are ready to rewrite their stories around eating, body image and movement. Her unique approach to living guides women to focus on meeting their own needs and respecting their bodies at all shapes, sizes, weights, and ages without apology.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Michelle’s journey as an intuitive eating coach
  • What is intuitive eating?
  • What does an intuitive eating program look like with Michelle’s guidance?
  • Why is this an important topic for women in midlife?
  • Discussion on a weight neutral approach
  • Success Stories around Michelle’s coaching
  • What is exercise resistance? 
  • Discussion on food and the holidays! 
  • Michelle’s challenge to the listener
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Resources:

  • Connect with Michelle here 

    Connect with Connect with Deborah for Coaching here

    The mid life Quiz here

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About:

Lisbeth “Lis” McKinley, is a Certified Professional Organizer, move manager, public speaker and owner of LET’S MAKE ROOM, LLC based in Oakland, California, now in its 12th year of operation.

Lis, along with her team at LET’S MAKE ROOM, helps clients achieve their unique vision of organization, before or after moving, remodeling or to refresh and unclutter their living, work and storage areas.

Lis speaks to both professional and community groups about downsizing, organizing, productivity and paper management. Her talks have inspired hundreds of people to enjoy their lives with less and get more done. 

Lis is from New York City, holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and lives in Oakland with her husband, three cats and a Chihuahua.

What You’ll Learn:

    • What prompted Lis to leave her job and how she felt she was capable of doing more with her life.
    • How did she start Let’s Make Room
    • What are the services she provides
    • What lessons can she share to other women thinking of starting something new 
    • How does Lis connect with clients virtually?
    • What is the “ paper clutter monster”?
    • What are the three questions to ask yourself when holding a piece of paper?

    Act, Is this something you need to act on now or in the future?

    Contain, Is this something that needs to be contained for future reference?

    Toss,  Can you toss this and find a way to access it later?  

    • What’s next on the horizon for Lis and Let’s Make Room
    • How does Lis calm the chaos in her life

Resources:

Connect with Lis and Let’s Make Room here

Connect with Deborah  here 

Take the midlife Quiz here

Enjoy the show? Don’t miss an episode, follow the podcast on Spotify, I Heart Radio and Apple Podcast and leave a review. Listen to more episodes here