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


Sherry is a nutrition coach and a personal trainer. She helps midlife women lose weight and reduce the symptoms of menopause using simple fitness and nutrition habits. She went back to school to study fitness and nutrition in her 40s and worked at the YMCA instructing fitness classes and doing personal training for 6 years before starting her own business. She now has a number of online programs and one on one coaching for women going through menopause. 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Sherry’s journey from project manager to personal training and nutrition coach
  • Benefits of exercise for women in menopause
  • Success stories of women in Sherry’s program
  • How to get started on your own program or challenge your existing program
  • Sherry’s challenge for the listeners


Sherry’s website here

Connect with Deborah  here 

Take the midlife Quiz here

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Amy is a podcaster, author, public speaker, blogger and CEO of  ARS and Associates and founder of the brand Fearlessly Facing Fifty. Her mission is to empower and encourage women forty plus to go all in and not lose their identity or become invisible.  She want to embolden women to push their fears aside and create the life they envision for themselves going forward into midlife and beyond

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why Amy wrote her book Cannonball, a book for women in midlife
  • How Amy faced her fears before, during and after her TV interview!  
  • Amy’s story about running her 5K .  Her training and event. Stepping into something that was uncomfortable and making it happen.  
  • A health scare on Easter Sunday and how that became an important lesson that she shares with our listeners
  • What is refocusing and recalibrating in midlife?
  • Making yourself a priority!  Have you gotten sidetracked on a goal or thrown off course?  It’s never too late to begin


Connect with Amy here 

Connect with Deborah for Coaching here

The mid life Quiz here


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USA Today best-selling author Marty Wingate writes mysteries set in England. In the First Edition Library series (Berkley), Hayley Burke is the curator of a collection of books from the Golden Age of Mystery. Book two, Murder Is a Must, will be released October 2020. Marty also writes the Potting Shed books (Alibi) featuring Pru Parke, a middle-aged American gardener transplanted from Texas to England, and the Birds of a Feather series (Alibi) follows Julia Lanchester, bird lover, who runs a tourist office in a Suffolk village. 

Marty also writes historical fiction. Glamour Girls (Alcove Press, January 2021) follows the story of a young woman pilot in World War Two Britain.

Marty prefers on-the-ground research whenever possible, and so she and her husband regularly travel to England and Scotland, where she can be found tracing the steps of her characters, stopping for tea and a slice of Victoria sponge in a café, or enjoying a swift half in a pub

What You’ll Learn:

  • How Marty went from Journalist to Mystery Writer
  • Marty’s advice for women in midlife
  • How does she stay focused on her goals
  • Where in Marty’s journey did she struggle with trusting the process
  • Where does Marty find inspiration!
  • Marty’s favorite Gardens in the UK
  • How does Marty Calm the Chaos in her own life


Marty Wingate:  Author of The First Edition Library mysteries (Berkley)

The Bodies in the Library 

Murder Is a Must (October 2020)

WW2 historical women’s fiction Glamour Girls

(Alcove Press, January 2021)


The Potting Shed and Birds of a Feather mysteries 


Connect with Deborah for coaching here

Take the mid life Quiz here

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Leyla Alyanak is a journalist and former foreign correspondent. At 43, she made a major decision to reinvent herself and travel the world solo for six months – she was gone nearly four years, before cell phones, apps and Google. She found time to get lost in a Mozambican minefield, paddle her way out of a flood in the Philippines, and get stampeded by an elephant cow in Nigeria. Always an activist, she has worked for the World Wildlife Fund and for several health-related United Nations agencies. 

Today, at 67, she consults for the UN on human rights, continues to publish widely, and travels the world solo as often as she can, documenting it all on Women on the Road, the website for solo travel over 50. A few weeks ago, taking advantage of the coronavirus lockdown in France, where she lives, Leyla launched a new travel website called Offbeat France!

What You’ll Learn:

      • What are some issues for women that come up in conversations regarding traveling alone
      • The number one question on the site
      • Saying YES when the opportunity arises!
      • Concerns for women while traveling and how to address them


      Feeling Lonely


      • Age is an advantage!
      • Discussion about her new website Offbeat France
      • Leyla’s advice for women over 50


Connect with Leyla Women on the Road here

Leyla’s new website Offbeat France here

Connect with Deborah for Life Coaching here

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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?


  • 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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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!


Connect with Barbara here

Connect with Deborah for Coaching here

The mid life Quiz here

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