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:

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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About:

Margaret Vandergriff coaches self-employed empty nesters from living in a place that no longer meets their needs to an exciting new place that does. She founded Margaret Vandergriff, the Moving Coach in 2017 to help others navigate their search and figure out their best places to move, so that their empty nest years can be their best years yet! Margaret created her signature Find Your Happy Place method to identify and match like-minded places and people by drawing on prospect research and strategic planning expertise she honed over 30 years as a consultant helping nonprofits find and access more than $20 million in grants. Margaret currently lives with her husband and four cats in rural Iowa and is eagerly anticipating a move to Eugene, Oregon

What You’ll Learn:

  • How Margaret’s experiences prompted her to start the moving coach
    • How does Margaret guide someone thru their relocation journey
    • The Five Step Process!  
  • Reflection

    Dream

    Plan

    Research

    Scouting Visit

    • What are your priorities when considering a new location?
    • How do your options compare to your ideal location?
    • What is a scouting visit report card?
    • What do you people neglect to consider when relocating
    • Margaret’s 30 day Challenge in September!
    • Your Challenge Questions for now

                   How does where you live make you feel?

                   Specifically, what do you love and not love about where you live?

                   What would you change about it if you could? Are these things significant or trivial?               

                  When you come back after being away, do you feel like you’re returning home or do    you wish home was someplace else?

                      Does where you live meet your needs now and into the future, or do you feel like your needs would be better met someplace else?

Resources:

  • Margaret Vandergriff The Moving Coach web site here

    Connect with Deborah for Coaching here

    The mid life Quiz here

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About:

Patty Gale is a former Securities Trader who became a Financial Therapist to help women rediscover midlife and their money.

She founded Fear.less Girl Financial to bring together financial and personal self-care to create clarity, simplicity and direction, even if you don’t like budgets, spreadsheets or math. As she says, “Finally, a feminine approach to personal finance.”

Patty is the soothing voice of reason when it comes to finances with a mission to reach 1 million women.

She believes money stories are not taboo and is passionate about removing the stigma. She also knows what it feels like to be confused about who to trust for unbiased guidance, which is why she does not sell insurance or investments.

Patty is an active member of the Financial Therapy Association, the Females & Finance Community and has been a featured guest on various midlife podcasts.

Says Patty, “Every midlife woman deserves to live the life and security she craves.”

Visit www.FearlessGirlFinancial.com to request her free MidLife Money Guide for Women. 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Patty’s journey for securities trader to Fearless Girl Financial
  • What is a mid life review? 
  • 2008 recession and COVID-19 financial and health crisis
  • Women clients in a financial industry. What are their needs? 
  • Where did we come up with retirement?  Is that even realistic these days?
  • Patty’s Plan 
  • Creating a Desired Lifestyle 
  • The Financial Plan
  • What are the tools in your box and how can Patty help you fill in the GAP
  • The importance of estate planning!
  • Patty’s morning routine
  • The emotions in finances
  • Taking back ownership of your finances! 

Resources:

Patty’s website  here

Connect with Deborah for coaching here

Take the mid life Quiz here

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