Two Boomer Women & The Fine Art of Conversation

Two Boomer Women & The Fine Art of Conversation

Two Boomer Women is hosted by One Boomer Woman – Agnes Knowles (while Boomer 2- Mar Sulaika Ochs - is on sabbatical) – and in the second Boomer Woman chair is a revolving door of guests who have something to say to Boomer Women. It’s Boomer time: Boomer interests, Boomer life. If you’re interested in being a guest, click this link: https://twoboomerwomen.com/guest-application-2 https://twoboomerwomen.com

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May 5, 2021 55 min

A scenario you might never have imagined goes like this: your grandson comes to you and wants to talk.  You can tell it's important so you curl up on the couch with him and he says "Gramma, I have this boy-body but I know I should be a girl."

Most of us would not know how to react, and would probably say the wrong thing.

Learn how to handle what might be the most important conversation of your life in this episode wit...

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Kathleen Kinasewich has always been lured by mandalas and in 2009 registered for formal training as a facilitator.

In this episode, she talks about the history of mandalas, how they appear in so many different cultures around the globe, and why so many of us resonate with mandalas.

The chat got so interesting, Agnes dropped her notes and let the conversation go where it would.

While CoVid has waylaid Kathleen's live workshop...

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Welcome to TBW!  Today is going to be a really short episode.  The technology gods really were not kind to Agnes today when her intended guest and she met on Zoom and after almost an hour of trying to outsmart them, they gave up, washed out their coffee cups and went for a walk in the sunshine.

Three requests in this episode:

  • any questions for Penny or Agnes about dealing with family distance during covid?
  • what do you think about ...
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    April 14, 2021 19 min

    A common theme throughout the last year of Covid has been housing issues at so many levels.  Agnes gets out her soapbox today, flying solo, and addresses issues in eldercare residential housing and other housing issues that have been recurring in the news for so many months.

    All demographics have had existing grim realities come to light in the last 12 months - Agnes wades in with opinions and some fixes.

    Looking for your ideas t...

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    April 7, 2021 43 min

    Mother's Day is one month away and this episode may well be a gift to both of you.

    Today Glenna discusses the how and why of capturing your parents' story.  Or anyone's story really... but our elders won't be here forever so time is of the essence.

    Take advantage of Glenna's expertise and follow her suggestions... and find out more at:

    https://www.glennamageau.com/

    https://www.glennamageau.com/your-moms-stor...

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    This week Phyllis returns to discuss the differences between Western thinking and Eastern thinking.  Her knowledge really is astounding.

    Unfortunately, the recording equipment really doesn't like the Agnes-Phyllis connection as this week's episode is a bit problematic too, but like last week, it's so worth listening through.

    Phyllis mentions valuable readings to get a better understanding of the "knowledge" th...

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    Audio Alert: this is such a good episode, with the worst audio quality yet... so worth being patient with though - Phyllis is a joy!

    As a child, Phyllis Chubb's first word was Why?

    At age 9, she met a yogi and it seems her path was set. Studying metaphysics and astrology when they weren't really accepted, an early career practicing and counselling 'non-compliance'.

    Two common threads here:  "Happiness is an i...

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    Maggie Thom... Glenna Mageau... today you'll primarily meet Maggie Thom: award winning suspense/mystery/thriller writer.

    Maggie discusses her methods - writing, plot development, character studies - and the preparations for publishing.

    If you've ever considered writing, you'll get lots of tips. If you're looking for a good suspense with twists and turns throughout, you'll be following Maggie in no time!

    Links...

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    Last week Breast Cancer Coach Marnie Clark reviewed 12 of her 24 recommendations for reducing your risk of breast cancer.  Don't let the number daunt you - they are basic lifestyle changes and completely actionable (maybe you're already ahead of the game and doing some, that makes it even easier).

    She is smart, knowledgeable, and "been there, done that".

    Marnie mentioned some great references online - some of them...

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    If you haven't been touched by breast cancer, there's a good chance you know someone who has.

    This week Agnes interviews breast cancer coach Marnie Clark.  Marnie has written a document outlining 24 actionable things you can do to prevent breast cancer.  This week she discusses the first half.  Tune in next week for the second half of this super-informative interview.

    You can find Marnie at:  https://marnieclark.com/

    Men...

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    February 24, 2021 26 min

    Last week, the guest on the show was Certified Financial Planner Nahanni Ackroyd.

    At the end of that super-informative episode, Agnes promised to follow-up this week with a spreadsheet she had created that really crunched the numbers of your life.  This episode reviews the spreadsheet - you'll understand the effectiveness without the video, but there is a video too.

    The video link:  https://twoboomerwomen.com/episode-extras/

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    Nahanni Ackroyd is a diligent, caring, perceptive, smart financial planner on Vancouver Island.

    In this episode she discusses some of the basics of Retirement 101 in the Canadian context.  Critical Illness insurance is recommended by Agnes and Nahanni - so she touches on it.

    Finally, if giving is part of your financial plan, 100 Who Care is a great way to keep your dollars local.

    Acronyms for this episode:

  • RRSP: Registered Reti...
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    February 10, 2021 36 min

    The conversation today starts with the value of finding one valued/valuable accountability partner.

    As Agnes chats with Michelle, it becomes apparent that no matter what we name the generations, the story for many women doesn't really change.  Some of the circumstances may look different but the commonalities are there.

    Michelle is a Gen-X-er who had a great career but, after the birth of twins, realized the income that remai...

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    February 3, 2021 42 min

    Agnes has her good friend, Robin DeFoe on this week: Robin is one of those special Boomers who still has a mom with her, and she has decided to be caregiver for her mom as dementia claims another lovely person.

    Robin has a unique gift and that is building a network marketing business, although most of her work has had to be sidelined as her mom's needs grow.

    Robin was introduced to CBD oil to help her mom - the link to the re...

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    January 27, 2021 30 min

    Agnes is pleased to introduce you to Judith Pratt-Jefferies, author of Permission Granted: How To Find and Follow a Path to a Life True to Your Self.

    A number of years ago, Judith decided to put paid to her "successful" life and create her "fulfilled" life.  and has never looked back.

    She wrote a book with stories about her adventure/endeavour as encouragement for those of us who dream of doing something similar.

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    Agnes is flying solo today - a short episode to catch you up on our collective absence.

    Mar Sulaika is on sabbatical and Agnes was waylaid with a faceplant on a cement step.  

    Good segue to a story about Good News, Bad News.  

    Real sounds  in the background resemble real life... well the reality of these Boomer Women.

    Brave woman that she is, Agnes wades in on the American election.

    Miss these women?  Join them for cocktails F...

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    October 5, 2020 30 min

    Joys of the internet today: Agnes sounds like she's calling in from her submarine.

    COVID strikes Trudy's care home again. Should Covid rules be enfored?  and is Mar Sulaika sliding back into that discarded career of investigative reporting?  Revolution at an individual level?

    Needing and finding work these days and fixing our crises...

    "hold me, squeeze me, bite my head"?? - about the 14 minute mark...

    Are you s...

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    September 21, 2020 36 min

    Two Boomer Women have settled into a new format for episodes: Two Boomer Women on Mondays and Pissed on Podcast on Fridays.

    Does Agnes' new client have COVID? What about "testing"?

    Racism and caste, caste and class new book by Isabel Wilkerson.

    Garbage trucks and customer service... customer service online -is that an oxymoron?  

    Covid antidotes and salmonella onions into the safety of our food supply.

    Is Erno Rubi...

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    September 7, 2020 40 min

    Two Boomer Women lost some time lately with Agnes' move, so this episode was recorded Friday right before they poured drinks and recorded Pissed on Podcast (hence the references).

    The move is done - no catastrophes but that doesn't stop them from discussing the subject.

    Agnes' new client is blind - let's ponder that concept, which segues nicely into care facilities.

    Covidiots and buses, hot dogs are monster meat.

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    Nude bodies on the beach... vive la France!

    The move goes sideways... of course it does!

    Two Boomer Women have a random conversation today, plus a bit of PoP confusion.

    Share your thoughts at https://twoboomerwomen.com/join-the-conversation/

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