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:

Victoria Lane was born and raised in Syracuse, NY, where she is  currently employed by Syracuse University as a book designer at SU Press. Until she was about 35 or so, she spent every summer at my family’s summer home on Otisco Lake, where she developed a love of fishing and creating art work. Victoria  loves to fish and paint (mostly painting trout and other freshwater fish; go figure). She is  also a calligrapher and has done commissions for wedding invitations, certificates, poetry, etc. She finds it most enjoyable and rewarding. Right now Victoria is  looking forward to retirement in about 6 mos. when she  hopes to be able to do some travelling; both domestic and international. Of course that is all very much up in the air at this point. Victoria maintains a positive outlook and also looks forward to more volunteer work with Casting for Recovery.  She has a daughter and sister whom she  loves dearly and tries  to spend as much time with as possible. Victoria is looking forward to retirement as a new chapter in my life.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Victoria shares how she discovered her passions and turned them into her purpose! 
  • Her journey to calligraphy and how she maintains her side hustle creating beautiful works of art! 
  • Victoria’s journey to Casting for Recovery! 
  • How Victoria was thrown into the deep end and faced her fears of public speaking during a retreat
  • How you can contribute to Casting for Recovery! 
  • What Victoria has learned about herself through her volunteer work. 
  • How did Victoria set herself up for retirement
  • How does Victoria Calm the Chaos in her life!
  • Victoria’s challenge for the listeners

Resources

Connect with Victoria here 

Connect with Deborah for Coaching here

The mid life Quiz here

Goal and Execute Challenge Link here

 

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About:

Cara Downey is a once-therapist turned museum archivist. She is the founder of Freagh Cottage Residency for Artists + Writers, a creative residency located on the west coast of Ireland. She is also a co-founding editor at Empty House Press, a small magazine focusing on home, place, and memory. She recently relocated to the wilds of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where she works at a small museum by the ocean attempting to read 100-year-old handwriting. 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Cara’s journey from mental health therapist to where she is at today working at the museum, her online publication and managing her cottage in Ireland for creatives!
  • What prompted Cara to make her home available?  
  • Cara shares about Freagh Cottage and what makes it unique
  • The collaboration with her friend on Empty House Press
  • How Cara Calms the Chaos in her own life
  • What’s next on the horizon for Cara and Freagh Cottage

Resources:

Connect with Cara and Freagh Cottage here

Empty House Press here

Connect with Deborah for Coaching here

Take the Midlife Quiz and see if you are ready for your next chapter here

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About:

 Emma Smreker, is 30 years old and  lives  in Oklahoma City, OK.  She is a high school French teacher, and  has been teaching for 7 years. She has  been speaking/learning French for 18+/- years, and is a total Francophile. She has lived in Amiens, France for a year and worked as an English Teaching Assistant.  Emma created her instagram account @inusedbooks in February of 2018 because of her love of used books and the treasures she found inside them.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How finding one receipt in a used book changed her journey
  • How she shares her curiosity  for uncovering the untold stories surrounding her finds in used books 
  • How each find is it’s unique treasure
  • Her passion has helped to reunite people with their items
  • We are all connected to people more than we realize
  • If you find something that brings you joy then embrace it and allow it into your life!
  • Emma shares a couple of stories of her memorable finds
  • Don’t let moments of self doubt ruin your journey of self discovery

Resources:

Connect with Emma here on Instagram  

Connect with Emma here on Facebook

Connect with Deborah for Coaching here

The mid life Quiz here

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About:

Deborah Voll is a certified professional life coach for women in midlife who are seeking their  life purpose and passion! From her own experience, Deborah believes that once women calm the chaos in their lives, they’ll have more time and energy to focus on what really matters! As the creator and producer of her own Calm the Chaos weekly podcast, she discusses a variety of exciting life-changing topics with experts who share tips for living a life of happiness and passion. Through her eight-week one-on-one coaching program, Deborah safely creates a space for women to come alive with the clarity of how to achieve the meaningful moments they want for their best years ahead. She feels just as fulfilled as her clients do when they crush their goals with the help of her results-oriented workbook “Find Your Purpose and Passion.” Deborah loves living in Redmond, Washington, where she raised her two adult children and found her own midlife purpose when she certified as a professional life coach, proving it’s never too late to find your new passion in life! Read more about Deborah at www.deborahvoll.com where you can sign up for her weekly newsletter and take a free quiz to discover how ready you are to start your next chapter!

What You’ll Learn

  • A worksheet where you are guided through Tips and Ideas for How to Calm the Chaos this Holiday Season! 

By going to the link below and accessing the worksheet you will be able to gain clarity on what’s most important for you during these weeks and alleviate the common burden of stress while remembering how to stay grounded in your reason for the season! 

Resources:

  • Get your WORKSHEET here 

    Connect with Deborah for Coaching here

  • The mid life Quiz here

 

About:

Wendy Zanders is a Professional Home Organizer and Your Declutter Coach who is passionate about helping families Collect Memories and Experiences, NOT Things. An underperformer in grade school due to undiagnosed attention deficit disorder (ADD), Wendy worked hard and surpassed the expectations of everyone around her. Early in her career, she found that she had a knack for systems and organizing, but found herself living in a totally disorganized home after several episodes of depression. She helps overwhelmed families and special needs families get organized by helping them identify what has created the disorder in their lives, and by helping them create systems so they can get back in control of their possessions and homes. Wendy also works with families like herself that are struggling with ADD, depression, PTSD and anxiety. 

 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Wendy’s observation of her gifts in the military and how she translated those to her full time career!
  • How Wendy trusted herself to take the leap into a new career and leave the military behind.   
  • Why she wrote book:  From Brokenness to Strength
  • How Wendy serves her community through her Focus Time with Wendy
  • Wendy’s advice:  Don’t wait for the approval of others!  Do YOU!!  
  • What does success look like for you? 
  • How does Wendy Calm the Chaos in her life
  • What’s next for Wendy and her declutter coaching community!

Resources:

  • Connect with Wendy Zanders here 

    Connect with Deborah for Coaching here

    The mid life Quiz here

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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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