Reinvention Rebels

Reinvention Rebels

What if you could hear stories of wise women who have STOPPED apologizing for having big dreams and STARTED boldly pursuing them? What if you could see a part of yourself in their stories? And what if that sparked new possibilities for your own life, moving you closer to your dreams and desires, whether you’re 50 or 90, or somewhere in between? Welcome to Reinvention Rebels. Stories of unapologetic women, 50-90 years young, who have boldly reimagined life, on their own terms, to find new purpose and possibilities. These women don't have all the answers but they're figuring it out. They've got interesting, insightful, and inspiring stories to share. They are up to amazing things - living life with joy and purpose. These Reinvention Rebels are going for it, not holding back, claiming joy, unabashedly glowing, and embracing being older with reckless abandon! At 55 I’m embracing my inner Reinvention Rebel and I have a hunch, that you just may be too, no matter your age. I invite you to join me on this journey every other Friday. Let’s become Reinvention Rebels together.


June 17, 2022 29 min

What kind of reinvention magic is possible when you lean into your purpose and passions?

Talk to any one of my Season 3 Reinvention Rebels, the unapologetic and bold women between 50 and 90 that I interview, and they'll tell you "anything."

The truth is simple.

You can be as badass as you want to be.

You can invite in more joy and fun.

You can make the biggest or tiniest dreams a reality.

You can kick limiting notions of h...

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What if you listened to your inner wisdom as a guide to pursue your biggest midlife dreams?

What if you kicked naysayers to the curb, ignoring their self-limiting beliefs about what you can achieve?

And what if you believed in yourself like never before?

That's just what 52-year young Reinvention Rebel Jill Carlyle has done!

This fierce Rebel has gone for it when others told her not to and she's reinvented herself in bold, brav...

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How does a burnt-out opera singer reinvent herself as someone who uplifts souls and helps people shine?

An interesting journey of self-development full of twists and turns, that's how.

50-year young Franzie Jean-Louis is living on purpose in "rebelicious" ways!

The self-proclaimed Mental Fitness Coach is on fire, sharing her light and radiance in the world and helping other people find their inner light too.

But it wasn'...

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What kind of reinvention magic can we create in our 60s?

What if we leaned into our inner voice, trusted our gut, and created something that added value to the world in fun and inspiring ways?

And what if that creation included working side by side with our best friend to help women find their empowered voices through comedy improv?

Such is the awakened and adventurous reinvention journey of 61-year young Ellen Feldman Ornato.

This fi...

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What if your 80s included ample amounts of art appreciation, community involvement, and pursuing those things that light you up?

What if being 89 meant vibrant living, memoir writing, and inspiring others about what's possible?

This is the story of my very special guest, my mom, Elaine. ❤️

In addition to mom, I also call her an almost-90 phenom.

She is quite the Reinvention Rebel.

She's excited about life and new possibilities....

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What happens when you welcome in support to enable forward progress toward a goal or dream? It makes a difference, right?

Reinventing ourselves and stepping into whom we're meant to be is no small task. We can go it alone or we can choose to walk that reinvention path with others.

I believe it's deeply empowering (and more effective) when we work together toward our reinvention goals.

This solo episode is chock full of ideas t...

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Can you imagine embarking on something new at exciting that you've never done before in your late 70s and sharing it with the world?

That's just what happened when an almost-80 year young travel writer couldn't globetrot thanks to the pandemic. With time on her hands, she created an award-winning travel podcast, at 79, with listeners in over 110 countries.

Meet the energetic and engaging Lea Lane - noted author, travel bl...

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In what ways do you cultivate self-compassion in your life?

Do you know that self-compassion is a powerful elixir to navigate midlife with more grace, confidence, and joy? It's true -- self-compassion is a potent ingredient in your midlife recipe for reinvention success.

Spend a little time with Dr. Ellen Albertson and you'll learn about her own journey to deeper self-compassion and self-love and the lessons she's learned...

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What if at 71 you felt the strongest and most empowered you've felt in your body, EVER?

It's possible as my guest, Reinvention Rebel Mary Newell, can attest.

At 71-years young, Mary is vibrant, healthy, athletic and strong. So much so that she's run in marathons around the world and has no plans to stop. Ever.

Even cooler? She didn't start running until she was 55, proving it's never too late to start, to reimagin...

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What's possible when you lean into your dreams, take action and then let go?

Ever notice that things unfold in a simpler (often less stressful!) way?

That when we're willing to make forward progress AND trust things are moving in our direction, we can get a lot further than when we try to control every step of the way? (I'm a recovering control freak myself. You too?)

Letting go can be tough. It's human nature to want...

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What if turning 50 sparked a reinvention revolution inside of you that inspired action?

And what if that inspired action led to impacting and elevating 50-something women everywhere, spreading joy, hope and inspiration?

That's just what my guest, fierce and fabulous Tracie Momiem has done!

This 51-year young Reinvention Rebel is all about creating community, cultivating joy and leaning into her creative genius. She is the founder...

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Who do you know that thrives on new possibilities and isn't afraid to reinvent herself across decades? Someone who is passionate about community building and intergenerational collaboration?

One of these amazing people is 62-year young Michelle St Jane. This fierce and fearless Reinvention Rebel has reimagined what it looks like to start fresh in her 50s and 60s while helping to make the world a better place.

After running a succ...

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What happens when you find a tribe of A-MAZ-ING women, 50 to 90 years young, and ask them to share their bold and inspiring reinvention stories? Pure pro-age, reinvention magic, that's what!

Season 2 of the Reinvention Rebels podcast is a wrap. I am eternally grateful for each of these beautiful souls who graced me with their presence over the last 6 months!

The end of the season also means it's time to walk down memory lane ...

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What would be possible if a tiny idea cooked up in your kitchen at 56 led to a bold midlife reinvention playing out in your 60s?

And what if that reinvention helped other midlife women to normalize and embrace aging, learning to love the skin they're in?

Such is the reinvention journey of 61-year young Reinvention Rebel Angel Cornelius, a fierce and fabulous pro-age advocate. She is shining a light on the unique hair and skincare...

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What would be possible if you dreamed BIGGER and BOLDER than ever before?

If you ignored the naysayers who discouraged you or said you couldn't do it?

If you surrounded yourself with a positive tribe of supporters who normalized your midlife dreams and reminded you that they are, in fact, VERY possible?

What you'd have is the midlife reinvention of Lori Tharps. 

This amazing Reinvention Rebel traded in a stable career in academ...

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What would be possible if we reinvented ourselves in our 50s, 60s, AND 70s?

According to 72-year young Reinvention Rebel Janet Luongo, just about anything!

This energetic artist and activist should know. She's not only reinvented herself multiple times later in life, but she's also honed her reinvention skills over many years.

Can you imagine seeing yourself exhibiting your artwork in Paris and then fearlessly making it happen...

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What would be possible if you boldly reinvented yourself until you found the just-right fit, and then helped other women reinvent themselves in equally bold and inspiring ways?

What if your work as a reinvention coach not only helped women 50+ see new possibilities but also helped turn ageism in the workplace on its head?

Such is the work of 56-year young Reinvention Rebel Dana Hilmer.  Dana is no stranger to reinvention, having ...

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What would be possible if you gave yourself permission to fully focus on your reinvention journey?

Unlimited reinvention possibilities, that's what! 

You can do, create, and be anything you like when you commit to seeing your reinvention journey through.

The truth is that reinventing yourself doesn't happen overnight. It takes time and commitment. It takes prioritizing your self-growth and self-care over other things competing...

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How does it feel when you tune into your bold voice and let her roar?

For many women, finding our bold voice takes time. We've been told to play nice and keep her under wraps.

Finding our authentic self, from which our bold voice emanates, is no small task. It takes time, patience, and courage.

But when we do - pure magic!

61-year young Reinvention Rebel Kim Boudreau Smith knows a lot about finding that bold voice and inviting her ...

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What would be possible if you followed your greatest passion and reinvented yourself in new, bold, and exciting ways? 

Almost anything, as 61-year young Reinvention Rebel Ife Michelle Gardin can attest.

This unapologetic rebel has found her sweet spot, leaned into her many gifts, and reinvented herself to create a lasting cultural legacy – The Elm City Lit Fest in New Haven, Connecticut.

This isn’t just any kind of literary festival. 


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