The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour

The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour

Welcome to The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour Podcasts. Yes, we do love happy hour, and the clinking of glasses in cheers to all of you fabulous women (and men) who are fully living your lives at every age and every stage. And here’s the best news – every hour is happy hour. So whether you clink cheers with your coffee mug, or your afternoon cappuccino, remember as the song says, “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.” Join us for some grownup fun, interesting, and stimulating conversations that will motivate, inspire, or just make you laugh. Cheers!


September 28, 2022 31 min

Are you ready to make your dreams a reality? Sonia Satra tells us how she did that and how you can too. Sonia is a soap opera star, award-winning mind-body coach, and a motivational speaker. Her mission in life is to help people find their core purpose, overcome fear, and make their dreams a reality. She is an expert on the mind-body connection and her award-willing wellness company Moticise™, gives people the tools to set their li...

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We had a lively conversation with Mariann Aalda,  a “pro-aging evangelist,” on this week’s Happy Hour Podcast. Mariann is on a mission to change the perception that young is good and old is bad. She is an actress and a comic, and these days she uses her comedic skills to shine a light on ageism.  Her popular TEDxTalk is called “Ageism is a bully”, her solo show, “Getting Old is a Bitch,” with performances around the country sells o...

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We’re talking about money and finances which has a lot of us nervous in these uncertain times - COVID is still around, there’s a major war, inflation has hit record highs, and a recession could be around the corner. To help calm us down is Ella Newman, a top financial advisor at Norton Advisory Group where she helps people with retirement, estate, and business planning, life insurance, annuities, disability insurance and long-term ...

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After the slap heard 'round the world made headlines, the autoimmune disease Alopecia has been in the news. Jada Pinkett Smith has brought awareness to this condition and Amy Gibson has been dealing with this for most of her life. A former actress, she discovered she had alopecia at age 13 while on a soap opera. Years wearing wigs, and being ashamed, led her to eventually create her business and her discreet w...

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If you’re ready to travel again, listen in to this week’s podcast with travel expert April Merenda, founder and CEO of Gutsy Women Travel, and author of “It’s your Life LIVE IT!”. April shares great advice and tips on traveling safely in a pandemic world – how to pick a destination, new types of travel insurance, her favorite destinations, and much more. Learn more at 

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February 23, 2022 33 min

We all want to fall in love and live happily ever after. But is happily ever after possible? Did you know that 73% of third marriages end in divorce? Have you noticed how the media glamorizes dysfunctional relationships? What are the 10 steps to never fail in a relationship again? Beatty Cohan, a nationally recognized psychotherapist, sex therapist, author, and host of the Ask Beatty Show has a lot to say on these topics.  Learn mo...

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insecurity, political upheaval, and the escalating stress of daily life. If you're feeling confused and anxious, you're not alone. Listen in to this fascinating interview with Diane Dreher, author of five books demystifying the principles found in the 25 centuries old Tao, including her best seller, "The Tao of Inner Peace," and learn how Tao can be a powerful and calming source of growth, inspiration, and well-bein...

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If you’re feeling stressed, and you want to live a healthier life in body, mind and spirit, Cheryl Jones will inspire you to do just that through the practice of mindful meditation. She explains how mindful meditation is about awareness and being in the moment. It can lower stress, keep you focused, happier and improve relationships. And she has a FREE mindful meditation every Monday. Learn more at

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January 13, 2022 27 min

Have you resolved this year to get yourself into better shape, and better health? Well listen in to our conversation with fitness guru Joan Pagano. She is the owner of Joan Pagano Fitness in NYC and has specialized in strength training for women since 1988.  She is a leading authority on exercise programs designed for osteoporosis. And by the way, she is the former trainer to Jacqueline and Caroline Kennedy. She is a long-time cont...

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December 8, 2021 38 min

Grab a glass your favorite wine and listen in to this Happy Hour Episode with winemaker Steven Kent Mirassou, founder of the Steven Kent Winery in Livermore, California. His new book is a personal memoir, Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine that weaves his story, his family’s story, and the story of wine making, with such beautiful, exquisitely rich descriptions that the reader experiences how it looks and...

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November 17, 2021 39 min

In this episode we talked to Kate Somerset about dating in midlife. She is the author of the recently published book, Mom... You Just Need to Get Laid…The Adventures of Dating After Divorce which tells her hilarious true account of moving from Texas to NYC after her divorce, and her foray into dating. The book tells the stories of 15 men she dated, and you’ll be charmed, amused and inspired. Learn more at

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We had an awesome conversation with Martha Bolton, the first female comedy staff writer for Bob Hope. She recently collaborated with Bob Hope’s daughter, Linda Hope to create a beautiful new book, DEAR BOB...Bob Hope's Wartime Correspondence with the G.I.s of World War II. We talked about Martha’s amazing career, her fond memories of Bob Hope, and his special connections with G.I.s around the world for over five decades.

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November 3, 2021 33 min

Dr. Annabelle Bugatti is a licensed marriage and family therapist and expert on emotionally focused therapy. She helps individuals and couples learn how to love better and have successful lives and relationships. In this episode she shares how important it is to connect to others through empathy. Something we all need to develop as we navigate life today. Her latest book is titled "Using Relentless Empathy to connect with Chall...

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October 13, 2021 35 min

Most of us Tomatoes either wear glasses or know someone who does, whether for reading or distance. And wouldn’t it be nice to lose them for good? Listen in to this fascinating conversation with Meir Schneider who was born with cataracts and was legally blind until the age of 17 when he learned exercises that enabled him to see for the first time. Now 50 years later, Meir has taught thousands of individuals how to improve their own ...

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September 1, 2021 33 min

Feeling overwhelmed or unable to make decisions? Dr. Dravon James, a pharmacist, actress, life coach, inspirational speaker and thought leader, has suggestions that will help you navigate life with a different outlook. Her positive nature will inspire you to become the leader of your own life. Learn more at:

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Many of us think we are not going to do what the elders in our life did. You know, like driving well past the time when we shouldn't. Award-winning journalist Steven Petrow addresses these issues in his book, "Stupid Things I won't Do When I Get Old." It’s a funny and honest look at aging and a guidebook for all of us as we head into elderhood. You will laugh out loud and perhaps shed a few tears.  Steven is a colum...

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It’s in the Bag, is the remarkable story of a determined woman and a little dog named SHERPA who created the soft-sided pet carrier category from scratch and turned it into a global brand. Gayle shares some of the trials, tribulations, and challenges along the way. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, or a budding entrepreneur, a pet lover, or you just love hearing success stories, this episode is for you. Learn more at


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That's the title of the most recent book co-authored by our guest Richard Leider about aging purposefully. This inspiring conversation brings to light how important it is for us all to have a purpose in life, particularly as we move from "adulthood" to "elderhood." He is founder of Inventure the Purpose Company, and his books have sold over a million copies. Tune in and learn to live a life of purpose. Get more ...

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Tomatoes, are you familiar with the Chakra System? Perhaps you've heard the term and know a little bit about these energy centers. Listen in to this lively interview with Cyndi Dale, one of the authors of the new book, "Chakras Food and You," a revolutionary approach that customizes health assessments based on the chakras. Spoiler alert, it's ok to eat that chocolate cookie! Get the book.

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July 14, 2021 36 min

Did you know unlocking the messages in your dreams can improve relationships, careers, health, wealth and so much more? Listen in to this fascinating conversation with Kelly Sullivan Walden, one of America’s premiere dream analysts. A regular on many national talk shows, she has worked with thousands of people, including celebrities to unlock their dreams. She’s also the author of 10 best-selling books, including her newly released...

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