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.

Episodes

January 25, 2023 60 min
When we think about retirement we all dream of a happy and vibrant life. However, This new life that we looked forward to could be less exciting as we expected, and cause negative thoughts and feelings of loneliness to take over. Today’s guest is Agnes Loughlin. She spent over 2 decades lost in a life of busy-ness and disconnect from Joy. She now helps others to become aware of their situation and realize that something needs to c...
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Why do women often think that aging is gracefully is not possible? In this week’s episode, I talk with Leslie Bumpas who is a Functional Nutritionist when she shares how growing older is not a punishment. In this engaging and informative talk show we discuss how past and current health trends impact the health of our bodies and brains. With proper nutrition and lifestyle strategies, you can slow the aging process and reduce your r...
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November 30, 2022 60 min
The death of a spouse is well known to be a devastating event that can turn the world upside down and cause conflicting feelings for the person alive. In this episode, Maria talks with Jennifer O’Brien, who has found her purpose and legacy when dealing with the grief of her husband passing away. Every day a person encounters the loss of a loved one, and too many times, we have not thought of getting ready for all the changes that c...
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October 26, 2022 60 min
Growing older comes with a multitude of changes. Often, we lived our life consuming what was easy, fast, and the last diet mania. And only when menopause makes us adapt to a new body, we did realize that what we ate was not always the best for our health. Is this you? You want the health benefits of a sugar-free lifestyle BUT you know that sugar’s derailing you... You’re struggling with extra weight or health issues...You want your...
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September 28, 2022 60 min
September is world Alzheimer’s month and a great reason to talk about cognitive health issues that many people face. Statistics show that 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Today ‘s guest is Betsy Wurzel who acted as caregiver for her husband Matt after he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Maria and Betsy talk openly about living as caregiver with a person who has Alzheimer’s and many ways she and her...
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For many women the dream of being married to the love of their life and having a beautiful family with children was a dream come true. However, often they had to accommodate and adjust their personal goals and wants for the sake of a happy family. When the kids have left the house for college there is no reason to stay in an unhappy marriage. On the episode today I discuss this growing trend with Linda Hershman, who is an expert on...
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This episode is eye-opening and brimming with golden nuggets about how to prepare for retirement so that you can feel secure and safe for any unplanned emergency. Instead, you will know several ways to ensure you do not run out of money during your retirement. My guest Caryl Lenahan is a financial planner and life coach, and she has been helping people to protect their savings and make good choices about their hard-earned money for...
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Often we go through life events without realizing how much our mind and body has changed because of the negative impact this experience had on us. Examples include the death of someone you love, a car crash, job loss or a natural disaster that can severely make you feel hurt or unsafe. These traumatic events can influence how you go through other changes like the major transition into retirement. Since the recovery process can be ...
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When you think about retirement are you only looking at your financial possibilities? Or do you also plan for a happy lifestyle? Retirement is not who you are or where you are at life. It’s a rather big transition from a career and using time and money differently. Often, we forget that it’s more like a time and process to find a new identity and purpose in that next chapter of life. I’m thrilled to talk today about this subject w...
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April 27, 2022 60 min
Don’t we all want to live longer, healthier, and feel younger? Most of us think of growing older as feeling less energetic, having more health issues, and having wrinkles. We blame our genes for creating all these negative characteristics. Wouldn’t it be nice to stop all these conditions and reverse them so we enjoy our new chapter in life? Today, I’m talking to a medical professor and specialist who experienced all these age-relat...
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March 30, 2022 60 min
Are you afraid of growing older? Do you think that reaching the big milestone of sixty years is the end of your life? Have you any doubt about what’s Next? In this podcast, I will be talking with the high-spirited and beautiful Judy Wong about how you can raise your fountain of life beyond the stereotype that the best years are behind you. Why buy into these negative myths and lies? It is all about your mindset and how willing are ...
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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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