60 pippa.io <![CDATA[Aging Youthful Podcast]]> http://agingyouthful.com/aging-youthful-podcast-page/ en Mary Black Mary Black yes Mary Black info+5ac13fd80c6d96c503963ccf@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5ac13fd80c6d96c503963ccf/1530639063702-277d40d16274bd6e1edfba2cf80e1423.jpeg http://agingyouthful.com/aging-youthful-podcast-page/ <![CDATA[Aging Youthful Podcast]]> <![CDATA[How To Start a Gratitude Practice]]> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:01:50 GMT 17:01 5b42ed45cd25e7f66fffc6a3 no full 16 This week I'm sharing how to start a gratitude practice and let me start out by saying I am so happy and grateful you show up each week. Whether you listen in or read the blog/show notes, every one of you is helping me fulfill my purpose and passion which is to not let anyone stop you from getting out there and doing what YOU love, despite your age.

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing international best-selling author, Jenny Berk. Jenny’s book The Body Image Blueprint is a journal of her journey of learning how to let go of the just “love your body” mentality and switching to learning to appreciate the miracle her body is and all it does. Be sure to check it out after this week’s show.

This week I’m sharing with you one of the rituals that helps keep me on the path of having a positive attitude…my daily gratitude practice. This little morning routine helps to ground me and start each day on a positive note so I can be a better person. What I focus on expands and even if the rest of my day turns to crap, the longer I keep up my practice, the shorter my time of staying in the crap is!



It's The Little Things

Many people don’t start a gratitude practice because they believe they don’t have much to be grateful for. I hear you, I see you..and how do I know? I used to be you. While my life isn’t perfect and full rainbows and sunshine every day, appreciating what I have now AND appreciating what I would like to have come helps me keep my mind on the times when it is so when I am knee deep in crap, I know there is light at the end of the tunnel!

Another reason most people don’t get started is they think they have to write down long, prophetic things they are grateful for: yes, I am grateful for those big things, my daily practice is usually writing down things that might seem childish. On any given morning I might write I’m grateful for a good night’s sleep, the sunshine, my boys (Takum, Buster and of course, Mark!), a warm blanket, a good cup of coffee, etc.



One Minute Is All That's Needed

Also, many of us think we have to spend a half-hour or more in deep thought…not at all! Writing down just one thing you are grateful every day can have life-changing effects! If we have more time, great! If not, spending as little as a minute a day writing down one thing can have a huge impact over time. If you’d like to get started on a gratitude practice, I’m going to share __________________ simple steps to get started.Click here for the show blog with all the details!


Show Links

Episode 7: How To Remove Drama From Your Life

Episode 13: Debbie Pace Interview - How To Show Up In Your Life

Link to Get How To Start A Gratitude Practice workbook sent to your inbox

Show Sponsor: Alaska Musician Emily Anderson

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This week I'm sharing how to start a gratitude practice and let me start out by saying I am so happy and grateful you show up each week. Whether you listen in or read the blog/show notes, every one of you is helping me fulfill my purpose and passion which is to not let anyone stop you from getting out there and doing what YOU love, despite your age.

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing international best-selling author, Jenny Berk. Jenny’s book The Body Image Blueprint is a journal of her journey of learning how to let go of the just “love your body” mentality and switching to learning to appreciate the miracle her body is and all it does. Be sure to check it out after this week’s show.

This week I’m sharing with you one of the rituals that helps keep me on the path of having a positive attitude…my daily gratitude practice. This little morning routine helps to ground me and start each day on a positive note so I can be a better person. What I focus on expands and even if the rest of my day turns to crap, the longer I keep up my practice, the shorter my time of staying in the crap is!



It's The Little Things

Many people don’t start a gratitude practice because they believe they don’t have much to be grateful for. I hear you, I see you..and how do I know? I used to be you. While my life isn’t perfect and full rainbows and sunshine every day, appreciating what I have now AND appreciating what I would like to have come helps me keep my mind on the times when it is so when I am knee deep in crap, I know there is light at the end of the tunnel!

Another reason most people don’t get started is they think they have to write down long, prophetic things they are grateful for: yes, I am grateful for those big things, my daily practice is usually writing down things that might seem childish. On any given morning I might write I’m grateful for a good night’s sleep, the sunshine, my boys (Takum, Buster and of course, Mark!), a warm blanket, a good cup of coffee, etc.



One Minute Is All That's Needed

Also, many of us think we have to spend a half-hour or more in deep thought…not at all! Writing down just one thing you are grateful every day can have life-changing effects! If we have more time, great! If not, spending as little as a minute a day writing down one thing can have a huge impact over time. If you’d like to get started on a gratitude practice, I’m going to share __________________ simple steps to get started.Click here for the show blog with all the details!


Show Links

Episode 7: How To Remove Drama From Your Life

Episode 13: Debbie Pace Interview - How To Show Up In Your Life

Link to Get How To Start A Gratitude Practice workbook sent to your inbox

Show Sponsor: Alaska Musician Emily Anderson

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<![CDATA[How To Make Peace With Your Body]]> Wed, 04 Jul 2018 08:01:00 GMT 53:12 5b39b9fed3ddf7a941909995 no full 15 How To Make Peace With Our Body: An Interview With Best Selling Author Jenny Berk.

In this week's Aging Youthful Blog-Cast (a cross between a blog post and podcast) where I had the pleasure of interviewing and learning from The Body Image Blueprint author, Jenny Berk. I would like to mention quickly, last week I shared what I believe us Aging Youthful Gen X’ers can learn from millennials. Before "X" off website, hear me out. While millennial generation IS the “everyone gets a trophy” generation, they are also a socially conscious generation changing how things are being done. It’s a short and sweet episode, so if you have an extra 15 minutes, check it out after this week’s show.

How I Met A Body Positivity Best-Selling Author

Back to this week. I met Jenny in a Facebook group when I put up a post looking for people to interview for the podcast. Jenny sent me a message after checking out this site and felt she might have some value to share with the readers and listeners. Not only is she is the best-selling author of The Body Image Blueprint (find it on Amazon here) she is a certified Eating Psychology Coach, mindful eating instructor, body image mentor, speaker and health and wellness blogger. Jenny earned her certificate from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating in 2015 and her MB-Eat certificate in 2016. She is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post and Boston Mom’s Blog.

I checked out her website and when I saw what her book was about, I ordered it right away. The Body Image Blueprint, a book I read cover to cover in a weekend, tells Jenny’s life-long journey of struggling with body image and gives us permission to release the idea of having to love our bodies to learning to appreciate what our body does and allows us to do. An area I’m having to give myself some grace as I navigate the inevitable “change of life” and the hormone and weight changes that come along with it.

Releasing The "Love Your Body" Idea

I LOVE what Jenny shared that in this day when women are struggling with the statement of "just love yourself and your body" we can let go of that and switch to just appreciating what our bodies do and allow us to do instead. Don't like your legs? Learn to appreciate that they move you from point A to B. Wish you had plumper lips? Be grateful they can give kisses. Not a fan of the "batwings" on your arms? Be grateful they can give hugs to those you love. ! nugget right here can change lives!

Share This With An Aging Youthful Woman Or ANY Woman In Your Life

I believe Jenny's message is SO important and needs to be shared with just about EVERY woman! I'm going to be doing some giveaways of her book, so be sure to be following me on Facebook and Instagram! Linked below is everywhere you can find Jenny online and links to her free course as well as a link for 20% off her signature coaching course.

Jenny's Freebie: 7-day Mindful Eating Course https://goo.gl/ef6hoi

The Body Image Blueprint Book can be found on Amazon here: My book: https://goo.gl/AFECR4

Jenny's website: www.jennyedencoaching.com

Find Jenny on social media:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/coachjennyeden

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/coachjennyeden

Her Wellness Warriors Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1738140356456267/

Jenny's Coaching Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jennyedencoaching/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennyedenberk/

Twitter - www.twitter.com/coachjennyeden

Click this link to get 20% off Jenny's signature program, The Eating Empowerment Series: https://goo.gl/Pc2dyf

Are you wanting to start living an Aging Youthful lifestyle but don’t know where to start?

We believe the true fountain of youth and foundation of The Aging Youthful lifestyle is what we put into our bodies. We also believe healthy food can taste great, have variety and not deprive you of your favorite treats. Get Mary’s FREE food guide to get you started. You’ll get a clean foods shopping list, a meal planning calendar and more. Click here and we will deliver it to your favorite email!

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How To Make Peace With Our Body: An Interview With Best Selling Author Jenny Berk.

In this week's Aging Youthful Blog-Cast (a cross between a blog post and podcast) where I had the pleasure of interviewing and learning from The Body Image Blueprint author, Jenny Berk. I would like to mention quickly, last week I shared what I believe us Aging Youthful Gen X’ers can learn from millennials. Before "X" off website, hear me out. While millennial generation IS the “everyone gets a trophy” generation, they are also a socially conscious generation changing how things are being done. It’s a short and sweet episode, so if you have an extra 15 minutes, check it out after this week’s show.

How I Met A Body Positivity Best-Selling Author

Back to this week. I met Jenny in a Facebook group when I put up a post looking for people to interview for the podcast. Jenny sent me a message after checking out this site and felt she might have some value to share with the readers and listeners. Not only is she is the best-selling author of The Body Image Blueprint (find it on Amazon here) she is a certified Eating Psychology Coach, mindful eating instructor, body image mentor, speaker and health and wellness blogger. Jenny earned her certificate from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating in 2015 and her MB-Eat certificate in 2016. She is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post and Boston Mom’s Blog.

I checked out her website and when I saw what her book was about, I ordered it right away. The Body Image Blueprint, a book I read cover to cover in a weekend, tells Jenny’s life-long journey of struggling with body image and gives us permission to release the idea of having to love our bodies to learning to appreciate what our body does and allows us to do. An area I’m having to give myself some grace as I navigate the inevitable “change of life” and the hormone and weight changes that come along with it.

Releasing The "Love Your Body" Idea

I LOVE what Jenny shared that in this day when women are struggling with the statement of "just love yourself and your body" we can let go of that and switch to just appreciating what our bodies do and allow us to do instead. Don't like your legs? Learn to appreciate that they move you from point A to B. Wish you had plumper lips? Be grateful they can give kisses. Not a fan of the "batwings" on your arms? Be grateful they can give hugs to those you love. ! nugget right here can change lives!

Share This With An Aging Youthful Woman Or ANY Woman In Your Life

I believe Jenny's message is SO important and needs to be shared with just about EVERY woman! I'm going to be doing some giveaways of her book, so be sure to be following me on Facebook and Instagram! Linked below is everywhere you can find Jenny online and links to her free course as well as a link for 20% off her signature coaching course.

Jenny's Freebie: 7-day Mindful Eating Course https://goo.gl/ef6hoi

The Body Image Blueprint Book can be found on Amazon here: My book: https://goo.gl/AFECR4

Jenny's website: www.jennyedencoaching.com

Find Jenny on social media:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/coachjennyeden

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/coachjennyeden

Her Wellness Warriors Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1738140356456267/

Jenny's Coaching Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jennyedencoaching/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennyedenberk/

Twitter - www.twitter.com/coachjennyeden

Click this link to get 20% off Jenny's signature program, The Eating Empowerment Series: https://goo.gl/Pc2dyf

Are you wanting to start living an Aging Youthful lifestyle but don’t know where to start?

We believe the true fountain of youth and foundation of The Aging Youthful lifestyle is what we put into our bodies. We also believe healthy food can taste great, have variety and not deprive you of your favorite treats. Get Mary’s FREE food guide to get you started. You’ll get a clean foods shopping list, a meal planning calendar and more. Click here and we will deliver it to your favorite email!

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<![CDATA[What Gen X Can Learn From Millenials]]> Tue, 26 Jun 2018 04:17:45 GMT 15:22 5b31be6bdda624020c88286b no full 14 Hey there aging youthful Gen X community! Before I dive into what I am chatting about this week on the blog-cast -a new term I coined since the Aging Youthful Blog and Aging Youthful Podcast are kinda one in the same. But I digress...

So lets' get to this week's subject, what us Gen X and Baby Boomers can learn from the Millenials. Yes folks, we can learn a lot from the "everyone gets a trophy" generation. Before we dis them too bad, WE are the folks who raised them. While the helicopter parenting doesn't make for independent adults, we also raised them to believe they could be, do and have anything they wanted and who are we to now tell them they can't be, do or have?

Listed below are five things I believe we can learn from these "kids" who love autonomy, 80's and 90's music and their smartphones. Taking their cue, we can use these things to help us age more youthfully every day. For my full thoughts be sure to listen to the show.Here we go, Five Things Gen X Can Learn From Millenials

Millennials Are Motivated by Meaning

Having a job making them feel like they are making a difference is more important to them than a job title.

Millennials Are Open to Change

One of the most dangerous sentences in business is "because this is the way we've always done it". If we aren't open to change, we may get passed up by one of these 'kids".

Millennials Have a Hunger for Learning

We shouldn't quit learning just because we are "getting older". This reason is the all the MORE reason we should keep our brain active by always learning. Why is this important? It can ward off diseases of the brain such as Alzheimers.

Millenials Are "Famously Frank"

One of the side effects of us Gen X ers teaching Millenials they can be, do and have anything...they aren't afraid to voice what they want nor are they afraid to go after it. If us Gen Xers aren't as ballsy, we're going to get passed up by them!

Millenials Are Socially Conscious

Millenials aren't fooled by advertising. They have grown up with the internet and smart phones in their hands and with the swipe of a screen, can check to see if a brand wanting their business is being kind to their workers, the environment or any cause near and dear to their heart. They won't patronize businesses that aren't even if they have a less expensive alternative.

 

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Hey there aging youthful Gen X community! Before I dive into what I am chatting about this week on the blog-cast -a new term I coined since the Aging Youthful Blog and Aging Youthful Podcast are kinda one in the same. But I digress...

So lets' get to this week's subject, what us Gen X and Baby Boomers can learn from the Millenials. Yes folks, we can learn a lot from the "everyone gets a trophy" generation. Before we dis them too bad, WE are the folks who raised them. While the helicopter parenting doesn't make for independent adults, we also raised them to believe they could be, do and have anything they wanted and who are we to now tell them they can't be, do or have?

Listed below are five things I believe we can learn from these "kids" who love autonomy, 80's and 90's music and their smartphones. Taking their cue, we can use these things to help us age more youthfully every day. For my full thoughts be sure to listen to the show.Here we go, Five Things Gen X Can Learn From Millenials

Millennials Are Motivated by Meaning

Having a job making them feel like they are making a difference is more important to them than a job title.

Millennials Are Open to Change

One of the most dangerous sentences in business is "because this is the way we've always done it". If we aren't open to change, we may get passed up by one of these 'kids".

Millennials Have a Hunger for Learning

We shouldn't quit learning just because we are "getting older". This reason is the all the MORE reason we should keep our brain active by always learning. Why is this important? It can ward off diseases of the brain such as Alzheimers.

Millenials Are "Famously Frank"

One of the side effects of us Gen X ers teaching Millenials they can be, do and have anything...they aren't afraid to voice what they want nor are they afraid to go after it. If us Gen Xers aren't as ballsy, we're going to get passed up by them!

Millenials Are Socially Conscious

Millenials aren't fooled by advertising. They have grown up with the internet and smart phones in their hands and with the swipe of a screen, can check to see if a brand wanting their business is being kind to their workers, the environment or any cause near and dear to their heart. They won't patronize businesses that aren't even if they have a less expensive alternative.

 

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<![CDATA[Interview With Debbie Pace]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:01:34 GMT 47:18 5b2895d3b3d482444789fe93 yes full 13 Welcome to the Aging Youthful Blog/Podcast, Episode #13 and get ready for a high-energy interview with International Visibility Mentor, author, keynote speaker, podcaster, BADASS firewalker, former Navy journalist and radio/TV news personality, Debbie Pace.

Debbie and first connected with Debbie in a podcasters Facebook group, and just a few short weeks ago, I caught my first Show Up Show Podcast, and was hooked. I binge-listened to as many episodes as I could before work and I knew I had to have her on the show. If you are ready to show up more in your life or want to show up on a whole new level, Debbie will help you get you there.

Grab a cup of coffee and listen in as Debbie shares her thoughts on how to not let limiting beliefs define you, so you can age youthfully and show up in life at any age. Are you ready, let’s get ready to show up and get THIS show started.

 

Where to find Debbie online:

Debbie’s Website: http://www.emergewdp.com/

The Show Up Show Podcast: http://www.theshowupshow.com

Find Debbie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deborah.e.pace

Tweet Debbie: https://twitter.com/Emergewdp

Emerge Coaching w/Debbie Pace on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emergewdp/

Order Debbie’s Journal to Freedom: https://www.amazon.com/Journal-Freedom-Unleash-create-passionate-ebook/dp/B01LWKO5CW

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Welcome to the Aging Youthful Blog/Podcast, Episode #13 and get ready for a high-energy interview with International Visibility Mentor, author, keynote speaker, podcaster, BADASS firewalker, former Navy journalist and radio/TV news personality, Debbie Pace.

Debbie and first connected with Debbie in a podcasters Facebook group, and just a few short weeks ago, I caught my first Show Up Show Podcast, and was hooked. I binge-listened to as many episodes as I could before work and I knew I had to have her on the show. If you are ready to show up more in your life or want to show up on a whole new level, Debbie will help you get you there.

Grab a cup of coffee and listen in as Debbie shares her thoughts on how to not let limiting beliefs define you, so you can age youthfully and show up in life at any age. Are you ready, let’s get ready to show up and get THIS show started.

 

Where to find Debbie online:

Debbie’s Website: http://www.emergewdp.com/

The Show Up Show Podcast: http://www.theshowupshow.com

Find Debbie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deborah.e.pace

Tweet Debbie: https://twitter.com/Emergewdp

Emerge Coaching w/Debbie Pace on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emergewdp/

Order Debbie’s Journal to Freedom: https://www.amazon.com/Journal-Freedom-Unleash-create-passionate-ebook/dp/B01LWKO5CW

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<![CDATA[What My Sled Dogs Taught Me, Vol. II]]> Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:01:50 GMT 26:24 5b1e083df08736aa7b392ed6 yes full 12 <![CDATA[Aging Youthfully vs. Aging Gracefully]]> Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:01:00 GMT 18:01 5b14765120190b4e702350ce yes full 11 Aging Youthfully vs. Aging Gracefully


Is There A Difference? Does It Matter? Answer: Yes and Yes!

Welcome back and welcome to JUNE! Summer is rolling in like a freight train and I say BRING. IT. ON! I love this time of year as those of us in Alaska can shed a layer (or five) of clothing, wear flip flops and enjoy the near 24 hours of daylight. If you can, get outside, kick off those flip-flops and walk Julie-Roberts-Pretty-Woman-style through the grass and breathe in the fresh air!


Before we did into this week’s subject, I want to take a quick second to say thank you to everyone who has sent messages, DM’s and emails sharing with me how this podcast is just what they needed to not let their age define them. This is why I do what I do and it means so much to me to know I am making a difference in the lives of others. If you like what you hear, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a couple of minutes to leave a comment here or heartfelt review on Apple Podcasts after listening to this week’s show.


Let’s get right into it: Aging Youthfully vs. Aging Gracefully. I talked a little about this back in Episode #1, but today I’m doing a deeper dive into how Aging Youthful differs from aging gracefully, and why it’s important we tip the scales more toward aging youthfully instead of gracefully with each passing year.



What Is The Difference Between Aging Youthfully and Aging Gracefully?

I believe there are three areas of our life that determines how live our life: our mind, our body and our soul. The difference between aging youthfully and aging gracefully lives in our mind and aging gracefully means we are accepting getting older, we let age determine how we live our life and we start or stop doing something because of our age.


What do I mean by this is? We shouldn’t let our age (or anyone else’s definition of it) stop us from doing something we love. How many times have you heard “you shouldn’t do that AT YOUR AGE” or it’s cousin “you should start doing this because you’re getting older”. Um no, we should start or stop doing something because we want to do it, PERIOD. Leave age out of it (unless you are a kid, then yes, listen to your parents, age DOES matter in making decisions then).


Want to start skydiving at 70? Go do it! Want to go backpacking in Europe for a month at 55? Buy a plane ticket! A person who is “aging gracefully” wouldn’t go skydiving BECAUSE they are 70. The 55 year old wouldn’t go backpacking through Europe BECAUSE that’s what people in their 20’s do. A person with an Aging Youthful mindset would hop at the chance, and even if conditions aren’t perfect, they’d figure out a way to do them!



“If You Think You’re Old, You Are” ~Mark Black


The quote above is Mark’s succinct, tell-it-like-it-is version of the old saying “we don’t quit playing because we get old, we get old because we quit playing”. I also believe that as we get older, we just quit playing. I mean playing like a kid playing. With each passing year as we get into our teens, we add more and more responsibilities to our calendars and stop making play a priority. Want to read the full blog posts? Click here.

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Aging Youthfully vs. Aging Gracefully


Is There A Difference? Does It Matter? Answer: Yes and Yes!

Welcome back and welcome to JUNE! Summer is rolling in like a freight train and I say BRING. IT. ON! I love this time of year as those of us in Alaska can shed a layer (or five) of clothing, wear flip flops and enjoy the near 24 hours of daylight. If you can, get outside, kick off those flip-flops and walk Julie-Roberts-Pretty-Woman-style through the grass and breathe in the fresh air!


Before we did into this week’s subject, I want to take a quick second to say thank you to everyone who has sent messages, DM’s and emails sharing with me how this podcast is just what they needed to not let their age define them. This is why I do what I do and it means so much to me to know I am making a difference in the lives of others. If you like what you hear, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a couple of minutes to leave a comment here or heartfelt review on Apple Podcasts after listening to this week’s show.


Let’s get right into it: Aging Youthfully vs. Aging Gracefully. I talked a little about this back in Episode #1, but today I’m doing a deeper dive into how Aging Youthful differs from aging gracefully, and why it’s important we tip the scales more toward aging youthfully instead of gracefully with each passing year.



What Is The Difference Between Aging Youthfully and Aging Gracefully?

I believe there are three areas of our life that determines how live our life: our mind, our body and our soul. The difference between aging youthfully and aging gracefully lives in our mind and aging gracefully means we are accepting getting older, we let age determine how we live our life and we start or stop doing something because of our age.


What do I mean by this is? We shouldn’t let our age (or anyone else’s definition of it) stop us from doing something we love. How many times have you heard “you shouldn’t do that AT YOUR AGE” or it’s cousin “you should start doing this because you’re getting older”. Um no, we should start or stop doing something because we want to do it, PERIOD. Leave age out of it (unless you are a kid, then yes, listen to your parents, age DOES matter in making decisions then).


Want to start skydiving at 70? Go do it! Want to go backpacking in Europe for a month at 55? Buy a plane ticket! A person who is “aging gracefully” wouldn’t go skydiving BECAUSE they are 70. The 55 year old wouldn’t go backpacking through Europe BECAUSE that’s what people in their 20’s do. A person with an Aging Youthful mindset would hop at the chance, and even if conditions aren’t perfect, they’d figure out a way to do them!



“If You Think You’re Old, You Are” ~Mark Black


The quote above is Mark’s succinct, tell-it-like-it-is version of the old saying “we don’t quit playing because we get old, we get old because we quit playing”. I also believe that as we get older, we just quit playing. I mean playing like a kid playing. With each passing year as we get into our teens, we add more and more responsibilities to our calendars and stop making play a priority. Want to read the full blog posts? Click here.

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<![CDATA[5 Things I Learned In 10 Podcasts]]> Wed, 30 May 2018 08:01:00 GMT 18:39 5b0d879b1f85233603f8bdd0 no full 10 This week Mary is sharing 5 things she's learned in recording ten episodes of the Aging Youthful Podcast. Here is a brief summary


Lesson #1: Do A Little Research

Lesson #2: Enroll in Google University and The College of YouTube

Lesson #3: Be Willing To Suck Long Enough To Get Good

Lesson #4: “Stuff” Is Going To Happen, Just Roll With It

Lesson #5: Commit For The Long Haul


For the full blog post, click here.


Links for this week's show

 For the Love of Money w/Chris Harder 

Earn Your Happy w/Lori Harder 

Nick Harder's blog post regarding podcast equipment: shared a blog post 

Blue Snowball microphone and swing arm and pop filter for the mic.

Aging Youthful VIP Patreon supporters

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This week Mary is sharing 5 things she's learned in recording ten episodes of the Aging Youthful Podcast. Here is a brief summary


Lesson #1: Do A Little Research

Lesson #2: Enroll in Google University and The College of YouTube

Lesson #3: Be Willing To Suck Long Enough To Get Good

Lesson #4: “Stuff” Is Going To Happen, Just Roll With It

Lesson #5: Commit For The Long Haul


For the full blog post, click here.


Links for this week's show

 For the Love of Money w/Chris Harder 

Earn Your Happy w/Lori Harder 

Nick Harder's blog post regarding podcast equipment: shared a blog post 

Blue Snowball microphone and swing arm and pop filter for the mic.

Aging Youthful VIP Patreon supporters

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<![CDATA[Eat To Age Youthfully]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 05:46:00 GMT 24:46 5b050021a1715e8704b8f9e8 no full 9 <![CDATA[How To Live The Aging Youthful Lifestyle]]> Wed, 16 May 2018 16:32:53 GMT 28:07 5af86a372590f81e4ce218f1 no full 8 As an Aging Youthful Lifestyle blogger, I get asked all the time, what is the most important thing to growing older without being old, so I compiled this list of 7 Tips To Living The Aging Youthful Lifestyle (and there’s not an anti-aging cream in the lot). This article was originally written for the awesome Sixty and Me website and it received dozens of comments and double-digit shares sparking great conversation with readers sharing their aging youthful tips. I’m honored to be a part of the incredible community Margaret Manning has created for people, women especially, to live active, vibrant lives despite having a lot of birthdays under our belts. When you get a chance, head over the their website and check them out. Here we go. Read the full show notes here...

SHOW LINKS:

Click here for the Aging Youthful Checklist


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As an Aging Youthful Lifestyle blogger, I get asked all the time, what is the most important thing to growing older without being old, so I compiled this list of 7 Tips To Living The Aging Youthful Lifestyle (and there’s not an anti-aging cream in the lot). This article was originally written for the awesome Sixty and Me website and it received dozens of comments and double-digit shares sparking great conversation with readers sharing their aging youthful tips. I’m honored to be a part of the incredible community Margaret Manning has created for people, women especially, to live active, vibrant lives despite having a lot of birthdays under our belts. When you get a chance, head over the their website and check them out. Here we go. Read the full show notes here...

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<![CDATA[How To Remove Drama From Your Life At Any Age]]> Wed, 09 May 2018 15:51:25 GMT 21:16 5aedd34ae866cccc289b59ee no full 7 Remove Drama In Your Life To Age More Youthfully


Back in Episode 3, Five Things I Learned Turning 50, one of the things I learned was I didn’t have time for drama. Today I’m diving a little deeper into this subject and sharing Five Ways To Remove Drama From Your Life.


Don’t get me wrong, I love drama, as long as it’s in a movie I’m watching. In my personal life, I try to stay as far away from it I can. A while back I created the graphic below in response to all the people on Facebook posting a LOT of drama on Facebook.


I used to feel like drama was following me and guess what? I used to be one of the people saying to myself things like “why does this keep happening to me”, “there always seems to be a black cloud over my head”, and many other similar sentences. I can tell you, I was not always a lot of fun to be around; I was miserable and tired of things “happening” TO me. I don’t remember the exact date, but I remember the day I told Mark, “I’m done with the pity party, I’m going to be grateful for what I have, I’m no longer focusing on what I don’t”. What do you think happened? You guessed it! Drama quit “following me”. While making that one decision was a pivotal point in my life, drama is all around in the world and keeping drama out of my life is a daily practice. Below are five steps I take to help keep drama out of my life. More...


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Remove Drama In Your Life To Age More Youthfully


Back in Episode 3, Five Things I Learned Turning 50, one of the things I learned was I didn’t have time for drama. Today I’m diving a little deeper into this subject and sharing Five Ways To Remove Drama From Your Life.


Don’t get me wrong, I love drama, as long as it’s in a movie I’m watching. In my personal life, I try to stay as far away from it I can. A while back I created the graphic below in response to all the people on Facebook posting a LOT of drama on Facebook.


I used to feel like drama was following me and guess what? I used to be one of the people saying to myself things like “why does this keep happening to me”, “there always seems to be a black cloud over my head”, and many other similar sentences. I can tell you, I was not always a lot of fun to be around; I was miserable and tired of things “happening” TO me. I don’t remember the exact date, but I remember the day I told Mark, “I’m done with the pity party, I’m going to be grateful for what I have, I’m no longer focusing on what I don’t”. What do you think happened? You guessed it! Drama quit “following me”. While making that one decision was a pivotal point in my life, drama is all around in the world and keeping drama out of my life is a daily practice. Below are five steps I take to help keep drama out of my life. More...


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<![CDATA[Episode #6: Interview with Albie Mushaney]]> Wed, 02 May 2018 08:01:00 GMT 59:38 5ae685faae13b99e035e1274 yes full 6 Welcome to The Aging Youthful Podcast, Episode #6. Last week I shared the first in a non-consecutive series…What My Sled Dogs Taught Me. Volume 1 of what they taught me is How To Live a Life of Passion at Any Age. If you haven’t had a chance to catch Episode 5, I urge you to do so after listening to this week’s show. (You might want to grab a pen and paper to take notes!).


This week I had the pleasure of interviewing the Biggest and Baddest Santa on Earth, Albie Mushaney. Albie is a 45 – year – old father of five, who at the age of 42, diabetic and weighing 400 lbs. decided to get himself back in the gym and get himself healthy if he was going to see his newborn and all his sons grow up. He’s as jolly as any Santa you’ve ever met and three years later, at the age of 45, he’s a World’s Strongest Man Strongman competitor, and the healthier now than he was in his 30’s.


Get ready to learn what Big, Bad Santa eats, how he trains, why he thinks there is an upswing of middle-agers and beyond doing so well in the weightlifting arenas and his take on what aging youthful means. 

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Welcome to The Aging Youthful Podcast, Episode #6. Last week I shared the first in a non-consecutive series…What My Sled Dogs Taught Me. Volume 1 of what they taught me is How To Live a Life of Passion at Any Age. If you haven’t had a chance to catch Episode 5, I urge you to do so after listening to this week’s show. (You might want to grab a pen and paper to take notes!).


This week I had the pleasure of interviewing the Biggest and Baddest Santa on Earth, Albie Mushaney. Albie is a 45 – year – old father of five, who at the age of 42, diabetic and weighing 400 lbs. decided to get himself back in the gym and get himself healthy if he was going to see his newborn and all his sons grow up. He’s as jolly as any Santa you’ve ever met and three years later, at the age of 45, he’s a World’s Strongest Man Strongman competitor, and the healthier now than he was in his 30’s.


Get ready to learn what Big, Bad Santa eats, how he trains, why he thinks there is an upswing of middle-agers and beyond doing so well in the weightlifting arenas and his take on what aging youthful means. 

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<![CDATA[Episode #5: What My Sled Dogs Taught Me, Vol. 1]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:01:00 GMT 25:04 5add6a544dc900b32d0f3869 no full Aging Youthful Podcast.]]> Aging Youthful Podcast.]]> <![CDATA[Aging Youthful Interview: Dawn Bartolini]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:01:00 GMT 48:57 5acaf7d50c3456504c56d1ec no full 4 From Barely Surviving To Thriving: Dawn Bartolini Shares Her Transformation Story

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing triathlon competitor Dawn Bartolini, who just five short years ago was 115 lbs. heavier!


Who Was Dawn Bartolini?

When she was younger, Dawn says always felt she was bigger than she was due to limiting beliefs. When she looks back at pictures now, she realizes she was really an average size. However, after her two kids were born, she started gaining weight by putting everyone else ahead of herself trying to be the Supermom and Superwife. As a result, the weight kept escalating, going from a size 12 to 14, 14 to 16…all the way to her largest, a size 22 weighing more than 250 lbs.!

Even when she was at her heaviest, she says she always felt confident “from the neck up”. She has beautiful blue eyes (check out those baby blues in the photos!), but she never owned a full-view mirror, so she had a panic attack every time she had to go try on new clothes. She was also always worried her clothes were going to be too long because 5’4” and 250 lbs. she was as round as she is tall. She now is an athletic size 8, with arms that need a conceal and carry permit! Hashtag Gun Show!

What Was The Catalyst To Make The Change?

With having to wear larger sizes, her clothes options were “much older” and she was feeling unable to imagine what retirement would look like. But then in January of 2013 at a parent teacher conference, she was sitting outside her son’s classroom when her son snapped and posted a photo of her on Snapchat. More...









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From Barely Surviving To Thriving: Dawn Bartolini Shares Her Transformation Story

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing triathlon competitor Dawn Bartolini, who just five short years ago was 115 lbs. heavier!


Who Was Dawn Bartolini?

When she was younger, Dawn says always felt she was bigger than she was due to limiting beliefs. When she looks back at pictures now, she realizes she was really an average size. However, after her two kids were born, she started gaining weight by putting everyone else ahead of herself trying to be the Supermom and Superwife. As a result, the weight kept escalating, going from a size 12 to 14, 14 to 16…all the way to her largest, a size 22 weighing more than 250 lbs.!

Even when she was at her heaviest, she says she always felt confident “from the neck up”. She has beautiful blue eyes (check out those baby blues in the photos!), but she never owned a full-view mirror, so she had a panic attack every time she had to go try on new clothes. She was also always worried her clothes were going to be too long because 5’4” and 250 lbs. she was as round as she is tall. She now is an athletic size 8, with arms that need a conceal and carry permit! Hashtag Gun Show!

What Was The Catalyst To Make The Change?

With having to wear larger sizes, her clothes options were “much older” and she was feeling unable to imagine what retirement would look like. But then in January of 2013 at a parent teacher conference, she was sitting outside her son’s classroom when her son snapped and posted a photo of her on Snapchat. More...









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<![CDATA[Five Things I Learned Turning 50]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:10:00 GMT 22:38 5ac19dbe2df344f54cb153da yes full 3 Today Mary is sharing five things she learned turning 50.


  1. Time is a Commodity
  2. She Has Wisdom!
  3. She Doesn't Have Time for Drama
  4. It Was Time To Pursue Her Passions
  5. Age Is Truly Just a Number


Listen in as she goes deeper into each of the five lessons and learn how you can put these lessons into your life so you too can live your life to the fullest at ANY age! Remember the Aging Youthful mantra: why age gracefully when you can age youthfully.


Be sure to share this with someone who could use this message if it inspired you to make a positive change in your life. If you feel so moved, we'd appreciate it if you would leave an honest and heartfelt review to help us get more insight on what you, the listener, wants to hear. Thanks a bunch!


Age youthfully our friends!

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Today Mary is sharing five things she learned turning 50.


  1. Time is a Commodity
  2. She Has Wisdom!
  3. She Doesn't Have Time for Drama
  4. It Was Time To Pursue Her Passions
  5. Age Is Truly Just a Number


Listen in as she goes deeper into each of the five lessons and learn how you can put these lessons into your life so you too can live your life to the fullest at ANY age! Remember the Aging Youthful mantra: why age gracefully when you can age youthfully.


Be sure to share this with someone who could use this message if it inspired you to make a positive change in your life. If you feel so moved, we'd appreciate it if you would leave an honest and heartfelt review to help us get more insight on what you, the listener, wants to hear. Thanks a bunch!


Age youthfully our friends!

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<![CDATA[70-Year-Old Bikini Competitor, Kathy Tank]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:05:00 GMT 42:29 5ac16730add0fcca03f35bda no full 2 Hey Aging Youthful listeners, you are in for a real treat! Today Mary interviews the incredible Kathy Tank. Kathy entered her very first bikini competition at the young age of 68. No, that is NOT a typo, she strutted her stuff, on stage in a teenie-weenie, blinged-out bikini at 68 and has no plans of slowing down any time soon.



Get to know Kathy and how she went from "not loving life", aching and overweight at 65 to the active, energetic, gym-loving 75-year-old she is today. Kathy shares her secrets to aging youthful:


  • How fueling her body keeps her young
  • How she got started becoming active again in her mid-60's
  • What it's like to step on stage in 4" heels and bikini at age 68
  • What she's got on the horizon


You can find Kathy online at the following to send her a message if her story inspired you:


Website: www.KathyTankLifestyle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathy.tank1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathytank1/


Please share this episode with someone who could use this message or if you felt inspired by it. We also love hearing from you, so head over and leave us a heartfelt review so we can continue to share stories and content to help you live an aging youthful lifestyle at ANY age! Remember...why age gracefully when you can age youthfully?


We will see you again next week!

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Hey Aging Youthful listeners, you are in for a real treat! Today Mary interviews the incredible Kathy Tank. Kathy entered her very first bikini competition at the young age of 68. No, that is NOT a typo, she strutted her stuff, on stage in a teenie-weenie, blinged-out bikini at 68 and has no plans of slowing down any time soon.



Get to know Kathy and how she went from "not loving life", aching and overweight at 65 to the active, energetic, gym-loving 75-year-old she is today. Kathy shares her secrets to aging youthful:


  • How fueling her body keeps her young
  • How she got started becoming active again in her mid-60's
  • What it's like to step on stage in 4" heels and bikini at age 68
  • What she's got on the horizon


You can find Kathy online at the following to send her a message if her story inspired you:


Website: www.KathyTankLifestyle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathy.tank1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathytank1/


Please share this episode with someone who could use this message or if you felt inspired by it. We also love hearing from you, so head over and leave us a heartfelt review so we can continue to share stories and content to help you live an aging youthful lifestyle at ANY age! Remember...why age gracefully when you can age youthfully?


We will see you again next week!

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<![CDATA[Introducing Aging Youthful]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:01:00 GMT 25:49 5ac14cf40c6d96c503963cd0 yes full 1 Why A Podcast?

There’s a few reasons I chose to start a podcast. First, not everyone has time to sit down and read a blog. I know my spare time is limited with working more than full-time, training for my next Strongman competition, working with my lifestyle coaching clients and writing this and other articles as a guest blogger. I listen to at least one podcast a day, especially on weekdays. I’ll listen in the shower and while I’m getting ready in the morning and I even sometimes listen while I’m working out. I love working out to music, but an inspiring speaker on a podcast is just as uplifting as Bon Jovi!


Another reason I am starting The Aging Youthful podcast is to reach more people with our message and I can easily do it with today’s technology. Each podcast episode will also become a blog post and I’m also toying with the idea of videoing the episodes (or selected ones) and uploading to YouTube. While I spend most of my social media time on Facebook and Instagram, I know there are other ways to reach people.


Is There Difference Between Aging Gracefully and Aging Youthfully?

Absolutely and not really. (Nothing like covering my bases, right?). To me the phrase aging gracefully means accepting getting older, allowing the aging process to happen and accepting the theory your body is getting slower and weaker and it stops you from continuing to do things you used to because you’re “getting older”.


The difference between aging gracefully and aging youthfully, as mentioned in the intro above, at aging youthful we don’t let our age stop us from getting out there and doing what we love…we keep doing it DESPITE our age. We DO accept the fact we’ve had a handful (or more) decades of birthdays, respect it but just may have to do things a little differently than we did in our 20’s. BUT we don’t let us stop us. See the difference?


In Depth Interviews of People Living The Aging Youthful Lifestyle

The most fun and exciting part of doing a podcast over a blog post is the live interviews! While a written Q & A is great, but hearing the voice of the person being interviewed, their excitement and their humor is something that just doesn’t come through with the written word. I’ve recorded my first interview of someone who inspires me every day to keep up with my aging youthful lifestyle. This lady got herself back into the gym at the young age of 65 and competed in her first bikini competition at the age of 68. YES, you read that right; SIXTY-EIGHT and now at age 70, she’s showing no signs of slowing down.


I have a few more people lined up and I am excited to have them on the show. If you know of someone who is not letting their age define them, and are killing it at life despite their age, I’d love to meet them. Send me a link to their social media profile so I can send them a message to see if they want to be on the show!


I’d love to hear from you, our reader and potential listener…what are the things you struggle with as you have come into your 50’s and beyond? In addition to people who are living the aging youthful lifestyle, I’m on the lookout for other people to interview who are doing incredible things in health and wellness for those of us who’ve had a few (OK a lot) of rides around the sun. It can be someone in healthcare, fitness, skin care…you name it. Again, send me a DM on social media, shoot me an email or comment below with their name and how I can reach them.


Thank You Emily Anderson For Our Music!

I want to give a HUGE moment of gratitude to musician Emily Anderson for allowing me to use the instrumentals from her song Lost and Found. When I first heard the song, I fell in love with the funky, upbeat strings. I first met Emily when she came to my fitness classes, and loved the torture. She was so crazy, she even requested burpees! lol This past winter, Emily left her secure day job and began following HER passion for music full-time. I wish her great success and someday I know I will be able to say "I knew her when.". Thanks again Emily, I know my listeners are going to love your music as much as I do!



Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to share this episode with anyone who could use the message we are sharing. I'd also appreciate it if you would take a couple of moments to leave a heartfelt review to help us fulfill our mission of creating a tribe of middle - agers and above giving the youngsters a run for their money! See you next week and in the meantime, age youthfully my friends!

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Why A Podcast?

There’s a few reasons I chose to start a podcast. First, not everyone has time to sit down and read a blog. I know my spare time is limited with working more than full-time, training for my next Strongman competition, working with my lifestyle coaching clients and writing this and other articles as a guest blogger. I listen to at least one podcast a day, especially on weekdays. I’ll listen in the shower and while I’m getting ready in the morning and I even sometimes listen while I’m working out. I love working out to music, but an inspiring speaker on a podcast is just as uplifting as Bon Jovi!


Another reason I am starting The Aging Youthful podcast is to reach more people with our message and I can easily do it with today’s technology. Each podcast episode will also become a blog post and I’m also toying with the idea of videoing the episodes (or selected ones) and uploading to YouTube. While I spend most of my social media time on Facebook and Instagram, I know there are other ways to reach people.


Is There Difference Between Aging Gracefully and Aging Youthfully?

Absolutely and not really. (Nothing like covering my bases, right?). To me the phrase aging gracefully means accepting getting older, allowing the aging process to happen and accepting the theory your body is getting slower and weaker and it stops you from continuing to do things you used to because you’re “getting older”.


The difference between aging gracefully and aging youthfully, as mentioned in the intro above, at aging youthful we don’t let our age stop us from getting out there and doing what we love…we keep doing it DESPITE our age. We DO accept the fact we’ve had a handful (or more) decades of birthdays, respect it but just may have to do things a little differently than we did in our 20’s. BUT we don’t let us stop us. See the difference?


In Depth Interviews of People Living The Aging Youthful Lifestyle

The most fun and exciting part of doing a podcast over a blog post is the live interviews! While a written Q & A is great, but hearing the voice of the person being interviewed, their excitement and their humor is something that just doesn’t come through with the written word. I’ve recorded my first interview of someone who inspires me every day to keep up with my aging youthful lifestyle. This lady got herself back into the gym at the young age of 65 and competed in her first bikini competition at the age of 68. YES, you read that right; SIXTY-EIGHT and now at age 70, she’s showing no signs of slowing down.


I have a few more people lined up and I am excited to have them on the show. If you know of someone who is not letting their age define them, and are killing it at life despite their age, I’d love to meet them. Send me a link to their social media profile so I can send them a message to see if they want to be on the show!


I’d love to hear from you, our reader and potential listener…what are the things you struggle with as you have come into your 50’s and beyond? In addition to people who are living the aging youthful lifestyle, I’m on the lookout for other people to interview who are doing incredible things in health and wellness for those of us who’ve had a few (OK a lot) of rides around the sun. It can be someone in healthcare, fitness, skin care…you name it. Again, send me a DM on social media, shoot me an email or comment below with their name and how I can reach them.


Thank You Emily Anderson For Our Music!

I want to give a HUGE moment of gratitude to musician Emily Anderson for allowing me to use the instrumentals from her song Lost and Found. When I first heard the song, I fell in love with the funky, upbeat strings. I first met Emily when she came to my fitness classes, and loved the torture. She was so crazy, she even requested burpees! lol This past winter, Emily left her secure day job and began following HER passion for music full-time. I wish her great success and someday I know I will be able to say "I knew her when.". Thanks again Emily, I know my listeners are going to love your music as much as I do!



Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to share this episode with anyone who could use the message we are sharing. I'd also appreciate it if you would take a couple of moments to leave a heartfelt review to help us fulfill our mission of creating a tribe of middle - agers and above giving the youngsters a run for their money! See you next week and in the meantime, age youthfully my friends!

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<![CDATA[Aging Youthful Intro]]> Sun, 01 Apr 2018 20:28:17 GMT 1:48 5ac140e2add0fcca03f35bd6 no full