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.

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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About:

Denise is a licensed acupuncturist and east Asian medicine practitioner. She graduated from the Northwest Institute of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in 2001 and  has been in private practice for nineteen years. She is a co-founder of Burien family Acupuncture in Burien Washington and cofounder of  the community acupuncture Project in  Issaquah, Washington . She is certified in cranial sacral therapy, sound therapy, and is a certified yoga instructor.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What is acupuncture and it’s benefits
  • General misconceptions of acupuncture
  • Stories about some of her patients that have benefited from acupuncture treatments
  • What makes Burien Family Acupuncture unique in their community
  • What’s next on the horizon for Denise!

Resources:

  • Burien Family Acupuncture Website  here 
  • Phone number for Burien Family Acupuncture  206-244-2471

 

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About:

Carla Heins is a multifaceted energetic practitioner of many modalities.  Having walked through the greatest grief she had ever experienced through the loss of her soul Dog Takota, she founded Sacred Waves Vibrational Healing where she empowers people to have the courage to integrate their own grief and loss while being fully supported, heard and validated.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What is Sound Bathing
  • How did Carla discover this modality for herself?
  • What type of benefits as she seen not only in herself but her clients
  • Discovering different types of sound bathing. 
  • How Carla calms the chaos in her life
  • What’s next on the horizon for Sacred Waves Vibrational Healing

Resources:

  • Find Carla here on her Facebook page

  • Carla’s contact phone number: (425) 877-9140

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About:

Beth Howard quit her lucrative web producing job to bake pies at a gourmet deli in Malibu California.  On her journey she began blogging about how pie can make the world a better place which led to writing books about it. Her first book.  Making Piece: A memoir of Love, Loss and Pie is the story of how pie helped her heal from the death of her 43- year-old husband. 

What You’ll Learn:

  • What led Beth to walk in one day and quit her job at a dot com company and move to Southern California
  • What did she learn about herself handing out pie to stranger on the beach in Venice CA
  • How did touring the country and sharing her story help Beth process her grief after the death of her husband.
  • Beth discusses trusting her intuition and “track record”.  
  • Why did she decide to write the book  Making Piece
  • What’s next on the horizon for Beth 

Resources:

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