Women Seeking Blissful Retirement

Women Seeking Blissful Retirement

This show is for unique women dreaming to soon retire blissfully. In reality, many women are uncertain about what retirement means for them. It is not just a date. It can be potentially a long time, and many could live for another thirty years. A lot of women who are at the doorstep to retirement have fears of financial challenges and are stuck in a job they don’t like. As a matter of fact, they worry more about other areas that have a significant impact. Life in retirement is so much more than having enough money to spend. Maria’s passion inspires anyone to change perspectives, and to plan ahead to gain control of this next phase in life. This fun, educational and interactive show talks about a variety of retirement topics with guest experts and contributions from other women around the world. You’ll see that you are not the only one who is unsure about life in retirement. Each show provides ideas, resources and tipping points to plan a blissful retirement.... Show More

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January 8, 2021 60 min
One of the decisions you get to make when planning your Golden Years is where do you want to live? There are many choices whether to remain in the current home or relocate into a residence of a loved one, independent, assisted-living, or memory care community, and if the decision is made to move, how to go about doing it all. This is an important topic that I will discuss with my guest Thomesa Lydon. For more than 12 years she has ...
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January 1, 2021 60 min
Are you a person that sets goals each year in January? Do you keep track of them and accomplish what you want? Many women (and men) make the mistake to think that Retirement is just a date that you don’t work anymore. However, your next chapter can last another 30 years. If you don’t plan for it you might feel unfulfilled, bored and invisible. The best thing about retiring is that you get to choose your life’s direction again. Thi...
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The pandemic has created for many women an environment that has often toxic feelings and frustrations of how easy life seemed before it turned the world upsite down. Nobody knows how long this situation will last, causing our mood and vision for the future to worry. I am excited to talk to our guest speaker Bonni Smith who is a certified Calmologist. Different forms of mental toxicity can make it harder to feel good, achieve our g...
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Many parents have mixed feelings when their children move out to go to college or live on their own. Being a single mother is hard enough, but becoming an empty nester can be more difficult or even traumatic. What happens if you have been a single parent for so long that once the kids leave you don't know who you are anymore? How do you start to figure out who you are and who you truly want to be? Did you ever get the feeling...
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One of the biggest worries many women have about retirement is running out of money. Since we do not know how long retirement will last I want to go deeper on this topic today with my special guest Cindy Hounsell (President, Women’s Institute for Secure Retirement). Living much longer than their parents’ generation, today’s seniors are spending more time in retirement and less time planning for it. This longevity, however, puts man...
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December 4, 2020 60 min
Many women have a lot of questions about Social Security as it will be a huge part of what we can afford in the next chapter of our life. For many retirees, Social Security is the only source of guaranteed income they can count on for the rest of their life no matter how long they live. Women tend to live longer than men and they often spend their final years alone due to widowhood, divorce or having never married. Therefore, it is...
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My guest Keri Stanley is the ideal woman to talk about how faith can give your life purpose, and how to be open and more confident in living a spiritual life in the future. In this episode we will explore what faith is and why it can be such an important part of a women’s journey in life. Especially starting the new chapter of retirement often creates anxiety and discomfort about many aspects of life. She has found her calling i...
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November 20, 2020 60 min
Are you a person that sets goals each year in January? Do you keep track of them and accomplish what you want? Many women (and men) make the mistake to think that Retirement is just a date that you don’t work anymore. However, your next chapter can last another 30 years. If you don’t plan for it you might feel unfulfilled, bored and invisible. The best thing about retiring is that you get to choose your life’s direction again. Thi...
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November 13, 2020 60 min
Do you know what prevents you from living a retirement free of money worries and anxiety? Do you want to be Financially Independent? Do you want to have more Freedom? More Choices? More Money? Creating financial independence is waaaaay bigger than choosing the right stocks, buying properties, or making money at your job or in your business! There are many factors that play a role in how quickly you can become financially independen...
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Are you nervous to finally leave your corporate job and retire? Or has the pandemic you forced to take early and unplanned retirement? Let's talk about finding purpose during the wisdom years. We're experienced and empowered women with time on our hands. It's time for relighting our purpose in a new way. What have you always loved? What has given you joy throughout your life? What is your natural skill? My guest Laya R...
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October 30, 2020 60 min
Retirement should be a season of reduced responsibilities in order to devote time to those things that bring us joy and fulfillment that we have previously not had opportunity to pursue. Every possession is a responsibility. Enjoying or approaching retirement is the time to reframe our thinking about stuff, clear the clutter and simplify life to enable us to make the most of life after 60 (or so). My guest Sue Marie Bowling will ...
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Whether a person is turning 65, working, not working or retiring after age 65, the maze of Medicare is a mixture of Federal Regulations, misinformation and unrelenting mailings from companies selling Medicare plans. Making the wrong decision in Medicare enrollment or non-enrollment can include lifetime financial penalties. Today I talk with Erin Fischer, a Medicare expert and consultant, who knows everything about Medicare. She wil...
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Seven in ten Americans turning 65 today will need care for prolonged periods. That’s a staggering statistic when you think about your retirement plans. So much of our vision for our retirement takes place on the sunny side of the street. Once a financial goal has been achieved, the rest is filling in a calendar with activities you like or eagerly awaiting the time to make it happen. But, reread that first sentence. Whether that sev...
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Many retired women are in the same situation. Retirement depression — feeling sad or lacking energy and focus after retiring — is surprisingly common. Lacking a purpose is the main reason so many people feel depressed after retiring from 40 years of working! Missing the social and intellectual stimulus of work are other common reasons for retirement depression. Losing the schedule and structure of work can be another emotional blow...
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The pandemic has created for many women an environment that has often toxic feelings and frustrations of how easy life seemed before it turned the world upsite down. Nobody knows how long this situation will last, causing our mood and vision for the future to worry. I am excited to talk to our guest speaker Bonni Smith who is a certified Calmologist. Different forms of mental toxicity can make it harder to feel good, achieve our g...
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The time right before and after retirement can be an emotional roller coaster. Even when retirement came after a long wait and a lot of planning, finally crossing the threshold can bring unexpected thoughts and feelings. For couples there are many questions and issues to consider when planning and preparing for retirement together. Sharing half a life-time of working and raising children, some couples are shocked to discover how fa...
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September 16, 2020 60 min
How do you know it is the right time to retire? What do you have to consider when you have your own business and need to think of succession planning? Everyone is at a different stage of retirement planning and has a different view of what life in retirement can be. Rewiring your retirement takes an old idea of retirement and replaces it with something better. To make the decision to quit a job or to leave a business involves mult...
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Growing older comes with some challenges. Having seen how dementia impacted my mom’s last years of life, I have a deep respect for the research and work related to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. I am super excited to talk to Keith Gibson, the Regional director of Program Services at the Florida division of the Alzheimer’s Association. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 5.5 millio...
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Are you worried about the many drugs prescription and what effect they have on your body? Do you often wonder how to naturally heal a disease like diabetes or asthma? Or how to lose weight by not starving the body? How can you find alternative ways to live a healthier life and use natural therapies for common conditions and diseases such as obesity? The guest speaker in this show is Dr. Holly Donahue. As a licensed, board-certified...
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Are your concerned about the strength of your immune system? Are you tired of low energy and living with chronic aches and pains? Are you tired of feeling sick and tired? Healthy gut flora is absolutely vital to living a healthy life, and when you suffer from an imbalance, your health deteriorates. We explore this topic with Jill Seebantz,a Certified Raw Food Chef and Radical Wellness and Mindset Coach. Find out how you can rebuild...
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