Create The Best Me

Create The Best Me

Transform yourself with Create The Best Me - the ultimate personal development podcast for women in midlife. Say goodbye to feeling stuck and hello to confidence and beauty. My name is Carmen Hecox and your host. I connect with real women through interviews, questionnaires, and surveys to uncover common challenges and provide practical and easy solutions. Join our community of women who are thriving in midlife and proving that you can be confident and beautiful at any age. Subscribe now and start your journey to becoming the best version of yourself!

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July 18, 2024 19 mins

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Have you ever felt the thrill of standing on the brink of a new adventure in midlife? Today, we dive into an exciting question: What if your fifties are the secret to unlocking a vibrant, passionate future? We're about to unravel the myth that age is a barrier to creativity and success. Instead, we'll highlight how the combination of freedom, wisdom, and professional expertise can fuel your most vib...

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In "Stop Living on Autopilot," Shannon Talbot opens up about her transformational journey from a high-flying corporate career to a life that truly resonates with her values and passions. She talks about the challenges she faced in balancing work and motherhood and how creating a morning routine helped her manage stress and anxiety. We explore her journey, the importance of authenticity, and practica...

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July 4, 2024 19 mins

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In today's episode, " How to Reinvent Yourself After 50," we're exploring why midlife is an exciting opportunity for reinvention. Together, we'll uncover the secrets to self-discovery, setting meaningful goals, and living a life that truly excites you. We'll break down the process into three stages—exploration, experimentation, and stabilization—and share practical tips and inspi...

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In this episode, Dr. Kris Sargent and I discuss the misconceived notions surrounding hormone replacement therapies and over-the-counter supplements for managing menopause. We delve into how substances like alcohol, sugar, and caffeine can disrupt sleep patterns and how to tailor a personal approach to navigate these challenges. Dr. Kris shares inspiring success stories and practical tips on dietary adjustment...

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In this episode, I take you on a journey through nine impactful tips tailored to help you navigate menopause with grace, joy, and strength. Discover how activities such as journaling, rebounding, and meditation, along with building strong community ties and connecting with nature, can help you feel like yourself again. Learn how to adopt these simple yet effective habits into your daily routine to foster a se...

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In this episode, Megan McShane shares her personal story of leaving an amazing career working for Tony Robbins, becoming a single mom, and navigating career changes. Together, we explore the importance of planning, setting goals, and developing daily rituals that drive personal transformation and success. Megan emphasizes the value of being selective about sharing your dreams, overcoming fear, and taking risk...

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Have you ever felt isolated or struggled to form deep connections in midlife? In this episode, we unpack the reasons why building and maintaining friendships can be challenging at this life stage and explore how to overcome those obstacles. Join me as I share inspiring stories, including my own journey with my bestie Janet Zavala and my supportive podcast mastermind group. Learn how mutual respect, unwavering...

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Are you ready to unlock the potential within you? In this transformative discussion, I sit down with Danae Robinett, a passionate advocate for breathwork and holistic wellness, to dive deep into the art of intentional breathing. From the importance of breath awareness to practical techniques for managing reactivity, we explore how breath work can be a game-changer in our daily lives, particularly in midlife.

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In this episode, I'm opening up a critical discussion on depression during and after menopause. We delve into how life's milestones, loneliness, and the daunting prospect of aging contribute to emotional challenges during this phase. More importantly, I explore effective strategies to manage and overcome these hurdles, from building supportive communities to embracing self-care practices and seeking...

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In this episode, Susie Maldonado talks about her transition from a fitness enthusiast to a professional trainer and podcaster. We explore the challenges and breakthroughs of personal growth, the impact of a positive mindset, and how to foster self-worth and eliminate self-doubt.

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1. Overcoming Impostor Syndrome: Susie dives into practical strategies to combat impostor syndrome and self-doubt, emph...

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Today's episode explores why and how midlifers should stay tech-savvy. As an enthusiastic advocate for integrating technology into our daily lives, I share my personal experiences and offer practical tips on how technology can enhance your lifestyle. Whether it's managing your home, health, or staying socially connected, technology has something incredible to offer everyone, especially during our vi...

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In today’s enlightening discussion, Wendy Wright, LMFT shares her insights on financial therapy—a field that intersects personal finance with emotional wellbeing. We delve into why understanding your relationship with money is crucial and how it can lead to more informed and empowered financial decisions. Wendy's unique approach to financial therapy, combined with her background in business and eating di...

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In this transformative discussion, Elaine Glass shares her voyage from a life of “sleeping at the wheel” to awakening to her true purpose. We delve into the unique challenges and opportunities that arise in midlife, explore the profound concept of "getting quiet," and provide you with the practical wisdom to embrace change, let go of emotional burdens, and live a life filled with creativity and love...

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In today's episode, I delve into the essence of effective communication during midlife—an essential skill that becomes our superpower for nurturing relationships. We touch on the four styles of communication—passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, and assertive—and why assertive communication is the golden key to deeper understanding. I share practical tips for refining our daily exchanges into purposef...

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April 11, 2024 46 mins

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In this engrossing episode of "Create The Best Me," Kelly Howard reveals her plans to revamp her Fitness Freedom course and shares her philosophy on simplifying life to make room for joy. We discussed how resistance and balance exercises are essential as we age and the surprising effect of cognitive focus on muscle gains. Kelly's stories of female empowerment through her company illustrate the ...

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Welcome to Create the Best Me, where we celebrate the vibrant journey of midlife and beyond. I'm your host, Carmen Hecox, and today's episode is all about menopause—embracing change and crafting the most fulfilling chapters of our lives. Join me as we dive into the heartwarming and inspiring tales of the menopause journey, where real stories light the path for others, showcasing the power of transfo...

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Join me, Carmen Hecox, as I sit down with the multifaceted Gail Taylor, who turned her midlife into an exciting new chapter filled with music, writing, and motivation. Gail discusses the iterative process of self-transformation and shares heartfelt anecdotes about her transitions and the lessons she learned along the way. From a successful finance career to setting stages alive with her melodies and words, Ga...

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March 21, 2024 48 mins

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Are you curious about how your skin changes during premenopause, menopause, and postmenopause? Join renowned dermatologist Dr. Mary Alice Mina on "Create The Best Me" as she shares expert insights and advice on tailored skincare and lifestyle choices. Don't miss out on this treasure trove of wisdom and guidance!

Dr. Mary Alice Mina unravels the mysteries of maintaining youthful radianc...

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March 14, 2024 27 mins

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Discover essential tips and advice for women in midlife navigating the empty nest phase with confidence in this transformative episode. I share invaluable insights on overcoming empty nest syndrome, embracing self-discovery, and reigniting passions. This episode is your guide to thriving in midlife, offering strategies for reconnecting with partners, engaging in community, and planning a future filled with jo...

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March 7, 2024 43 mins

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Dive into the world of financial empowerment with "Financial Planning for Women in Menopause." This episode features financial guru Danette Lowe, guiding you through the essentials of building a resilient financial future as you navigate the complexities of menopause. From debunking the myths that shroud financial planning to practical strategies for retirement saving and investing, this discussion ...

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