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:

Fran and Laura launched Brown Butterfly in 1999. Their goal is to create a line of 100% natural and healthy skincare and bath products that are free from chemicals, synthetic fragrances, parabens, petroleum, etc. using the best organic botanical ingredients available.  All Brown Butterfly products are cruelty free and Leaping Bunny Certified. 

Brown Butterfly Philosophy

Each item is individually handcrafted using the finest natural ingredients.

Only pure vegetable oils are used.  We don’t use synthetic based oils or petroleum.  We don’t use animal by-products, nor do we condone the use of testing on animals.

Only pure essential oils (aromatic essences from plants and flowers) are used as fragrances.  Pure essential oils are known for their therapeutic qualities in both skincare and emotional wellbeing.  This is the healing art known as “Aromatherapy”.

We do not use parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, petroleum, propylene glycol, DEA, TEA, imidazolidinyl or diazolidinyl urea.

Brown Butterfly products give you a natural and safe alternative that is human and earth friendly.  We are Certified by Leaping Bunny as a cruelty free company.

All items are handcrafted in small batches to ensure superior quality control and consistency.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How did Fran and Laura come up with the name Brown Butterfly
  • What is their top selling product?
  • What is the purpose of a complexion oil?
  • What type of complexion oils do they make 

     Nourishing

     Purifying

     Harmony

     Rejuvenating

     Normal

  •   They do make a men’s aftershave
  •    Understanding Rosacea
  •    How does Fran Calm the Chaos in his life?
  •    Fran’s challenge to the listene

Resources:

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About:

Nicolette believes that everyone deserves  a great life,  profound love, a meaningful career, freedom to play, travel and share abundance.   Nicolette consults  both on-site and on-Skype with National and International Feng Shui clients all over the world, working with clients with various lifestyles and equally diverse interests. She is  continuously inspired by her experiences with her clients and awed by how a tiny shift in our environment (and a huge shift in our thinking) can open up a whole new life.

Nicolette’s mission is to help you create your most magical life.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Nicolette’s journey to Feng Shui
  • How your environment affects our nervous system
  • Sharing on how she has seen work for others in their environment
  • The front door is the mouth of Chi, new energy passing thru
  • Does your home energize or deplete you?
  • How Nicolette calms the chaos in her own life
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Resources:

         Nicolette, Inspired Living  Feng Shui Website  Link  here  

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About:

Iris Higgins, MA, CHt is a certified hypnotherapist, working primarily with women entrepreneurs. Multipassionate, Iris got a master’s degree in psychology and was halfway through a second master’s in nutrition before she discovered a love of hypnotherapy. She has been working with clients virtually for the past 8 years, helping them to connect in with their highest selves and overcome limiting beliefs. She believes that we all have the answers within us; that sometimes we just need a little guidance to find them.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Iris’ background and journey to getting to Hypnotherapy
  • Difference between Client and Script based 
  • How Iris made a pivot in her life to hypnotherapy
  • Difference between hypnotherapy and meditation
  • How to pick your hypnotherapist
  • Pateron program available 
  • Free six minute guided meditation at the end of the podcast  “Caring for your Anger”

Resources:

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About:

Julie Morgenstern is one of the leading experts on organization, business productivity and time management. The author of six best-selling books, a consultant to large corporations and a sought-after speaker, Morgenstern has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, and NPR’s Fresh Air and helped thousands of people transform their homes, businesses, and attitudes about every kind of clutter. The New York City-based Julie Morgenstern Enterprises has been successfully in business for over 30 years.

What You’ll Learn:

This book will help you clear the cutter for good!  Julie takes a different approach by using the SHED process. Moving beyond throwing things out and walks you thru the pitfalls of de cluttering.

De clutter is identifying what’s obsolete and no longer serves you.

Organizing is designing systems that make  you more efficient where you are right now.

SHED stands for: 

  • Separate the Treasures
  • Heave the Trash
  • Embrace your Identity
  • Drive yourself Forward

 

Finding your Theme:  What is your  big picture?  What do you want to express or experience in the future?  What do you need to let go of and where are you heading?

Points of Entry!  

Clutter is not junk!  Clutter is an attachment to something you are struggling to release. Ask  yourself what does it represent?  Go in with love and tenderness for yourself.  

Being in the present moment!  

You can also use this process to evaluate your commitments,  schedule and habits!  

  • Understand
  • Recognize
  • Touch
  • Move

Take a moment to sit and acknowledge and move thru the exercise provided in this podcast episode.

Resources:

  • Julie Morgenstern Web site here

  • My new web site! here

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About:

We discuss how to move forward from our experiences  with Covid-19 and address our grief.  All of us at some point need to ask ourselves to let go and grieve what we lost as a result of our experiences during this time. Let’s work towards  moving  forward mentally and emotionally.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Based on your experience, what do you need to face for yourself and accept that in order to move forward you need to grieve that moment or occasion in your life that is lost forever. We will explore some of those occasions.
  • Grief doesn’t fit in a box. Some forms of grief take year to work through while other types take a few months or a single moment of deep acknowledgement
  • The path towards addressing your grief:
    • Understand
    • Recognize
    • Touch
    • Move
  • Take a moment to sit and acknowledge and move thru the exercise provided in this podcast episode

Resources:

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About:

Shannon Douglas is the creator of Honest Magazine, a quarterly publication exploring our food and its roots. With a unique perspective, her magazine takes a slow-paced, intentional look at our food and the ways it comes to us

Note from Deborah! This is independently published by Shannon and advertising-free

Explore a current issue here!

What You’ll Learn:

  • How Shannon went from Photographer to magazine publisher! 
  • What is Honest Magazine?
  • How did Shannon work thru her self-doubt in putting herself and her magazine out for people to enjoy
  • What is the hardest part of photographing, writing and editing the magazine on your own?
  • What inspires Shannon in her work
  • How you can find Honest Quarterly! 
  • Win your free copy of the recent issue of Honest Quarterly! 

Resources:

  • Honest Quarterly here

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