Real Talk: Midlife By Design

Ericka, Curator of Zest

Midlife, what does it mean to you? I believe that midlife is a place to recognize, reprioritize, and redefine your purpose. It’s a place of new beginnings, new personal growth, and new adventures! Midlife is a chance to release your outdated labels and begin designing your second-life journey. How? With heart-centered experts, tangible tools, and a supportive community. Why? Because if not now, then when!? Now that’s Real-Talk! I’m Ericka, your host and curator of zest. Let’s begin building your Midlife by Design together. If you’re enjoying this content, please follow and share this podcast with someone you care about too, as it truly helps to keep the zesty energy flowing! Want more? Visit www.thezestfulmovment.com where you become part of community with our weekly Essence of Zest newsletter and you'll find more resources cultivated to guide you in Reprioritizing and Redefining self for your designed second life journey on the TZM | Blog.

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Ep | 32 It's Never Too Late To Discover Your Body's Amazing Abilities with Petra Fisher
Mar 22 2022
Ep | 32 It's Never Too Late To Discover Your Body's Amazing Abilities with Petra Fisher
Midlife is a time when everything changes and oftentimes it feels like all at once. One of the biggest changes is your physical body. There's new and unfamiliar aches and pains that comes along with a consistent sense of discomfort. Oftentimes, it can be chalked up as part of the aging process, but what if it doesn't have to be that way? In fact, what if nothing has to be the way it seems to be in a traditional midlife? What if you could feel good in your body while living out your sense of adventure in the process? Our guest today is a brilliant example of both being possible.______________________________Petra is a movement coach, that means she helps people move better all day long in ways that nourishes health and builds physical sustainability. She focuses on helping people improve function especially of joints and feet, so they can be better at movements our bodies need, such as walking, squatting and hanging. She also helps people build lifestyles with more movement all day long, instead of traditional exercise. Working on movement this way improves function, decreases risk of chronic issues like osteoarthritis and pelvic floor problem, and often helps decrease pain. Specifically, Petra is certified with Katy Bowman, a nutritious movement, functional range conditioning, and Kin Stretch.Stay connected with Petra  and find out more about her work with the quick, access links below:WebsiteInstagramSPECIAL Bonus:Build Better Feet LinkWe're inspired to become the #1 Resource for Midlife Women. Go get access to articles, expert insights and more at  The Zestful Movement
Ep | 32 It's Never Too Late To Discover Your Body's Amazing Abilities with Petra Fisher
Mar 22 2022
Ep | 32 It's Never Too Late To Discover Your Body's Amazing Abilities with Petra Fisher
Midlife is a time when everything changes and oftentimes it feels like all at once. One of the biggest changes is your physical body. There's new and unfamiliar aches and pains that comes along with a consistent sense of discomfort. Oftentimes, it can be chalked up as part of the aging process, but what if it doesn't have to be that way? In fact, what if nothing has to be the way it seems to be in a traditional midlife? What if you could feel good in your body while living out your sense of adventure in the process? Our guest today is a brilliant example of both being possible.______________________________Petra is a movement coach, that means she helps people move better all day long in ways that nourishes health and builds physical sustainability. She focuses on helping people improve function especially of joints and feet, so they can be better at movements our bodies need, such as walking, squatting and hanging. She also helps people build lifestyles with more movement all day long, instead of traditional exercise. Working on movement this way improves function, decreases risk of chronic issues like osteoarthritis and pelvic floor problem, and often helps decrease pain. Specifically, Petra is certified with Katy Bowman, a nutritious movement, functional range conditioning, and Kin Stretch.Stay connected with Petra  and find out more about her work with the quick, access links below:WebsiteInstagramSPECIAL Bonus:Build Better Feet LinkWe're inspired to become the #1 Resource for Midlife Women. Go get access to articles, expert insights and more at  The Zestful Movement
Ep. 31 | Shift from Fear and Doubt to Taking Action with Courage and Clarity with Lauren Fontiera
Mar 8 2022
Ep. 31 | Shift from Fear and Doubt to Taking Action with Courage and Clarity with Lauren Fontiera
Do you feel stuck in your midlife? A sense of knowing there has to be more for you, yet not knowing how to move beyond this feeling of stuck-ness? Could you believe that that feeling is trapped within your nervous system and your subconscious? If you said yes, how would you feel about being able to move beyond it so you may experience more of the freedom and joy that you deserve in your life journey?I personally believe that midlife is the most excellent time to move beyond these stuck layers, and I'm grateful that our guest today will be shining some light on this topic. _________________________________________________________________________Lauren is an intuitive soul coach and guide for humans seeking more soul guidance for their spiritual journeys and awakenings. Her work is rooted in ancient wisdom, modalities, and tools, and she brings a multi-dimensional approach to her work to support all of you, mind, body, and soul. Having studied and been certified in emotional freedom technique and hypnotherapy, she merges many modalities and intuitive practices to support you in embodying the truth of your soul. Lauren specializes in energetic practices of tapping, past life soul regression, and spiritual hypnotherapy. Her work is rooted in the belief that you have within you all of the answers that you are ready for, and her hope is to guide you home to that truth.Stay connected with Lauren  and find out more about her work with the quick, access links below:WebsiteInstagramWe're inspired to become the #1 Resource for Midlife Women. Go get access to articles, expert insights and more at  The Zestful MovementTags:
Ep. 30  | Community, a Must In ALL Phases of Life with Nancy Carter
Feb 27 2022
Ep. 30 | Community, a Must In ALL Phases of Life with Nancy Carter
I'm honored to share today's guest with you as she is the reason why I found the courage to begin my podcast. So, it only feels fitting to share her story with you on this milestone episode 30.Nancy is a sales coach and mentor for female sales professionals of all ages. She is the host of the Sales Made Simple Podcast and the founder of the Five Figure Paycheck Sales Membership Program. Nancy started coaching because she saw so many capable sales women that just need a little extra guidance and confidence boost, so they could turn their sales into successful careers while changing their lives and their families. She went from a six figure a year income to a stay-at-home mom, to a single mom who solely raised and supported her two young daughters._________________________________________Nancy provides her clients with a professional private sales coach touch without the private coach price tag. She believes it's important for every woman to be able to support herself and her family, or at the very least who understand her family's finances. Nancy's truth is this, if you want it badly enough, you can find a way to make it happen AND community can help give you courage along the way!Stay connected with Nancy  and find out more about her work with the quick, access links below:WebsiteInstagramWe're inspired to become the #1 Resource for Midlife Women. Go get access to articles, expert insights and more at  The Zestful Movement
Ep. 28 | Guiding You from Stuck to Unstoppable with Naomi Levine
Feb 15 2022
Ep. 28 | Guiding You from Stuck to Unstoppable with Naomi Levine
Question. If you're being honest with self, would you say that you've lost your inner sparkle, the insight, perspective, energy, and gumption that helps you take on your life with a sense of purpose, excitement, and zest? It's normal to feel like your sparkle has faded in midlife, and it's more than possible to reignite it as well, or as today's guest has coined sparkle as, slay and shine. She's going to teach some new ways to unify our mind, body, and soul so we can show up unapologetically as our true selves.Naomi is an energy and empowerment transformation coach whose mission is to guide ambitious women like you from stuck to unstoppable and into alignment using potent and powerful techniques, plus the wisdom of the chakra system so you can shift your mindset and identity, slay fears and limiting beliefs, and shine with confidence and clarity. As a master practitioner of NLP, EFT, and TIME techniques, hypnotherapy, and integrative alchemy, Naomi supports women who are ready to show up as the best versions of themselves in their bodies and their careers and their relationships and create their dream lives that feel aligned AF and bring them joy and abundance.NAOMI HAS A SPECIAL OFFER FOR YOU. GO GET YOUR SPARKLE ON!Book a Session at 50% Offusing code ZEST: Naomi's EnergyAmplifier Audio for FREE using code ZEST: connected with Naomi  and find out more about her work with the quick, access links below:WebsiteInstagramWe're inspired to become the #1 Resource for Midlife Women. Go get access to articles, expert insights and more at  The Zestful Movement
Ep. 23 | A Wholistic Approach to Well-Being with Coach, Corie Mustoe
Jan 11 2022
Ep. 23 | A Wholistic Approach to Well-Being with Coach, Corie Mustoe
Stuck, it seems to be an interchangeable theme for midlife!AND a feeling of being stuck in your own personal wellness can be a challenging hurdle to overcome, especially with all of life's shifts happening at once!You may know it's important, yet you're not clear in your personal why.You may know some benefits, yet you're not clear on how it could truly impact your quality of life.You may know you want to make some of the changes for better health, yet you don't know where to begin after so many years of doing little to no physical activity!Today is the day to help you get a bit clearer on your personal wellness as our guest has the answers to these questions and more!Corie Musto is a certified health and life coach for women. She's passionate about coaching women and guiding them to a life they want to live and truly deserve.Working with her as a coach, women begin to live a healthier lifestyle by setting goals and doing the work necessary to thrive. She has seen the scenario play out time and time again. It's rewarding for her and for her clients. What a time to celebrate. Her clients also enjoy a journey of self discovery to their gain benefits include more energy, less stress, and inner peace. Other benefits include proper nutrition, guidance, weight, loss, confidence, boost, and most of all, feeling like yourself again. Stay connected with Courtney  and find out more about her work with the quick, access links below:WebsiteInstagramWe're inspired to become the #1 Resource for Midlife Women. Go get access to articles, expert insights and more at  The Zestful Movement
Ep. 20 | Midlife, Redirect Your Path with Dr. Ellen Albertson
Dec 14 2021
Ep. 20 | Midlife, Redirect Your Path with Dr. Ellen Albertson
Question, if you're in a role that allows you to be of valuable influence in others lives, how well do you practice your own valuable advice?How well do you allow yourself to be guided?AND What's it costing you to be present to the highest for everyone but yourself?This path is all too common for women and it's easy to understand why we may fall into such circumstances.Midlife is the ideal time of knowing and believing that you have the tools to redirect your path with your needs at the helm.Our guest today has found the courage to do this for herself in many areasof her life and I'm grateful she is here to guide us into our own journey!Dr. Ellen, also known as the midlife whisperer, has more degrees than a thermometer, but she's proud of her track record empowering women at midlife to get unstuck andmake their next chapter their best chapter. She's a PhD Psychologist, Registered Dietician National, Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Mindful Self Compassion Teacher and Reiki Master with over 25 years experience transforming women's lives. A best selling author and inspirational speaker.Dr. Ellen has appeared on Extra, the Food Network and in BBC World News and has been quoted in Psychology Today, Eating Well and USA Today. She has written five books and articles for Self,  Better Homes and Gardens and Good Housekeeping. Her latest book is a Rock Your Midlife: Seven Steps toTransform Yourself and Make Your Next Chapter Your Best Chapter. Stay connected with Dr. Ellen  and find out more about her work with the quick, access links below:WebsiteInstagramWe're inspired to become the #1 Resource for Midlife Women. Go get access to articles, expert insights and more at  The Zestful Movement
Ep. 18 | Big Leaps Take Courage In Midlife with Jess Yarrington
Nov 30 2021
Ep. 18 | Big Leaps Take Courage In Midlife with Jess Yarrington
Often times in life our roles can be so clear… daughter, sister, wife, mom, friend. Other times in life, the roles remain clear, yet they can shift in fulfillment, or even connection. Then there becomes an awareness that changes need to take place.Yet, the changes aren’t nearly as graceful. It may require courage in the face of uncertainty. It may require walking away from comfort and stepping out on uncomfortable faith. While neither option brings a sense of excitement, could these actions be exactly what’s required to discover what’s possible on the other side of stepping into who we’re capable of becoming with a hefty dose of faith!Today’s guest took that step and come out the other side with a sense of genuine connection and happiness for herself and her family.Jess is a mom, daughter, sister and friend. She works out Very Well KC as the Collective Coordinator wearing many hats, she also teaches yoga breath work and yoga nidra at Very Well KC and the Yoga Patch. She does this type of work to help others learn how to calm their nervous system and find a fulfilling space within themselves. For many years, she looked outside of herself to find happiness. And after many years of working through trauma and pain, she realized that all the happiness she needed was already within her.Stay connected with Jess  and find out more about her work with the quick, access links below:WebsiteInstagramWe're inspired to become the #1 Resource for Midlife Women. Go get access to articles, expert insights and more at  The Zestful Movement
EP. 13 | Joint Mobility, Reducing Daily Body Aches with Meghan Greich
Nov 12 2021
EP. 13 | Joint Mobility, Reducing Daily Body Aches with Meghan Greich
My mom always said that 40 could feel like the new 60 when it comes to discovering new happenings in our bodies.It's the simple things like noticing the aches in our knees when walking down the stairs, feeling the tug in our low back when bending over to capture an item off the floor, and my personally favorite .. being cautious not to move my neck too quickly in the mornings to hopefully avoid literally getting a pain in my neck!Why does this happen and more importantly is there anything we can do to mange our daily aches and pains, so we may have the freedom to engage fully in our lives as we age?Our guest today has some answers to these questions and I for one can't wait to learn more!Megan is a doctor of physical therapy with over 18 years of experience treating patients with a multitude of diagnoses, injuries, surgeries and medical complications. She has developed a dynamic skill set for various treatment settings and patient populations to develop a diverse and powerful skill set of helping people understand their mobility and their muscle skeletal pains. She has developed how to move without pain to reach more people who want to live, work and be active without joint pain and strain folding them back. She is an expert and postural help, mobility, wellness and understanding what our joints are trying to tell us. She is passionate about teaching others about their joint pain, mobility and wellness so they can be strong, healthy and mobile for their entire life.Stay connected with Meghan  and find out more about her work with the quick, access links below: WebsiteInstagramWe're inspired to become the #1 Resource for Midlife Women. Go get access to articles, expert insights and more at  The Zestful Movement