Fearlessly Facing Fifty™

Fearlessly Facing Fifty™

Do you find yourself standing on the edge of a high dive wishing you could cannonball with fearless exhilaration like you did when you were ten? But you're frozen. What's holding you back? Fear of the unknown? Procrastination? Self-doubt? Others judging you? Fear of failing? This podcast is about making connections and having conversations that will inspire you to action. Amy Schmidt is right alongside you on this journey, and you'll feel like you're sitting on the couch with her, as her guests share their incredible stories and their insight. Let's change the narrative around midlife. It's not a crisis, it's an opportunity. Let's #cannonballwithconfidence We haven't peaked yet; we are just getting started.

Episodes

July 9, 2021 39 min

Join a 'perimenoposse' of savvy, hopeful women around the world who subscribe to my global digital magazine, where each week I cover the latest research, public policy, tech, business, podcasts, products, movers and shakers and more.


How’s your energy level? Sleep? Brain fog? Heard of frozen shoulder, burning tongue or formication? Those are just some of the dozens of symptoms of perimenopause – aka the other puberty, second...

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I believe in spirited movement and revelatory stillness. That we are made to move and be moved in ways that astonish us, lifelong. That physical movement can be spiritually seismic. Breath and sweat are doorways to the heart—noise cancelling headphones for the symphony of our DNA. That ultimately, the metric that matters is joy.


Today my guest is Nicole Meline, and we talk about this thing she calls, "heartward leadership"

To...

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Navigating our teens comes with some unexpected waves and currents.  Today my guests, Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Curtis have authored a book to help you calm the currents and steady the waves.  They are the co-authors of: The Parent Compass.

Bragging rights and bumper stickers are some of the social forces fueling today's parenting behavior, and as a result even well-intentioned parents are behaving badly.

Many parents don't ...

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How often do we say, "It's not our mom's midlife."  Well today's guest tagged that very thing...the new midlife.  Meet Michelle Newman.... Podcast host of the new mid podcast, and Founder of the new mid academy.   

The New Mid is a frank, funny look at women in mid-life and their day-to day-struggles and successes, as well as the big stuff - questions about meaning, fulfillment and happiness. It’s a place where w...

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 My name is Lorraine Miano. As an Integrative Holistic Health Coach certified in hormone health, and author of the bestselling book “The Magic of Menopause: A Holistic Guide to Get Your Happy Back!”, I am especially passionate about working with women in all phases of menopause who have weight, metabolism and aging concerns, so that they can have more energy, less stress and feel comfortable in their own skin.

It’s time to change ho...

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You are NOT the only one dealing with stress and anxiety.

My passion is watching people grow into the best version of themselves.I have the utmost respect for people who are devoted to improving themselves. I want to be a part of that change by helping to overcome barriers. Therefore, I work with teens & adults who have trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, dual diagnosis & and several other mental health concerns. If you have be...

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Redefining the Prime Woman

PRIME is for the ageless generation of women who don’t dress, think, or act like women in previous generations. We are unique. Just as our teen and adult lives did not mirror our mothers, neither do our lives at 50, 60, or 70. Being entrepreneurial prime women ourselves, we launched PRiME as an online magazine that caters to just us! PRiME is a lifestyle guide for living well – not just living long. We pro...

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Finding the clues and putting it all together when it comes to your nutritional health is one of the most important steps in your journey. 

Jennifer Fugo, MS, LDN, CNS is a functional clinical nutritionist, founder of Skinterrupt, and the host of the Healthy Skin Show.

In her clinical practice, she helps women and men with never-ending “stomach problems”, chronic skin rashes, brain fog, chronic fatigue, and autoimmunity find a way b...

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Do you ever wonder what it's like to be a producer for some of the most watched and highly rated daytime television shows? In this episode, my guest is the  Emmy Award winning TV Producer, and media coach Amy Rosenblum.  She has been a force in the broadcast business for over thirty years. Amy began her career at CBS news, where none other than Andy Cohen was an intern, and won an Emmy for a special report she produced with Dan...

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The myth that older women are invisible is shattered in this inspirational and revealing look at remarkable women thriving, leading lives rich in experiences and accomplishments that defy perceptions and reveal what is possible beyond sixty.

In this episode I chat with the filmmaker, Melissa Davey.  Melissa says, "A woman’s age is not her story." 

From the voice of Apple’s Siri to one of the oldest women to swim the English...

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So what is going on?  I'm hot. I'm tired. I can't sleep.

Sounds familiar?  So many women have questions about menopause. 
Does this sound question sound relatable?

“ I wish I knew what all the potential symptoms were so I could be better prepared.”  We all know the classic symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and brain fog, but are there any lesser known side effects that women should be aware of?

Today I talk with Ca...

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Divorce doesn't have to be destructive

There are many options as you begin to navigate the journey through divorce. In today's episode I talk with Rosemarie Ferrante. Rosemarie  is an attorney licensed in New York and Connecticut, who focuses her practice on non-adversarial divorce through mediation and the collaborative divorce process.  


This episode takes time to address the following:

The traditional litigation process is ...

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From the moment of birth, Michael Kutcher has overcome challenges and conquered obstacles that most people never even catch a glimpse of.  He was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of three, and ten years later underwent a heart transplant.  He is nothing short of a miracle.


Michael has had the ability to not just overcome obstacles, but thrive and live with a "difability"...a term he uses when talking about his journe...

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If there was ever a need for a book like this, it is now. As a world renowned expert on the subject, Dr. Joan Neehall is the one to deliver this message.

Have you been stressed, anxious, or worried? Have you felt pangs of loneliness in recent times? Are you longing for greater connection with others and the world around you? In a phrase, Are you looking for happiness?

If so, you are not alone—at least not statistically speaking. Mill...

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Two midlife, empty nester walk into a cannabis dispensary.....that's what we are talking about today - and you don't want to miss it.

When menopause starts, and often well before, women can stop feeling like themselves. Hormones go haywire and with them your mood; temperature regulation goes out the window; restful sleep becomes a distant memory; and mental clarity vanishes. Women are left to “deal with it.” We think that’s ...

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Barbara Majeski is a nationally recognized lifestyle expert and mom of three from New Jersey. She appears frequently on top network stations around the country. As a mom Barbara is dedicated to living life with purpose and approaching all aspects of living with creativity and confidence!

In 2015 while entering a divorce Barbara was handed a diagnosis of Stage III cancer. While in the midst of treatment she vowed that if she beat can...

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Today’s guest is Lynn Lyons, LICSW who is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who lives in Concord, New Hampshire and is in private practice for over 27 years.

In my experience, most people who state they want to improve some aspect of their family life really do want to improve some aspect of their life. They’re not lying. Of course, there may be old patterns or experiences that impact the outcomes people get… but...

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Resilience and the power of forgiveness.  Today I talk with Stephanie Thornton Plymale about her memoir, American Daughter. The subtitle of Stephanie’s book says it all: A Memoir of Intergenerational Trauma, a Mother’s Dark Secrets, and a Daughter’s Quest for Redemption. 

Her memoir has been called harrowing, and her childhood was unimaginably traumatic. But today, Stephanie is a successful author, the CEO of Heritage School of Inte...

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There’s no better time to explore how you can stay up to date on social media and not become outdated....no anti-social over here!

Today we dig in.... 

Take it from The Instagram Expert herself, Sue B. Zimmerman, if Instagram is where your followers and ideal customer avatar are hanging out, then it's time to checkout all of this wisdom...jam-packed into this bonus episode of the podcast!

Stand up...lean in and let's get socia...

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Age is NOT just a number.  Amen!

 Are you ready to grow up and not grow old?   Today's episode will inspire you to #cannonballwithconfidence. Listen in as two award-winning ad creatives talk about launching their #AgeisNOTjustaNumber video campaign -- an "Age Anthem" tackling ageism head-on.  I was part of the campaign and loved every minute of it - you can watch it here.

If you believe that “age doesn’t define you, that...

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