Old Chicks Know Sh*t Podcast
019 Living your Wellness Why

019 Living your Wellness Why

July 6, 2020

# 19 - In this episode we go deep on the importance of a wellness plan with Heather Denniston, a chiropractor, athlete, personal trainer and wellness strategist.  We often think about wellness as eating well and exercising and while we do cover this, our conversation focused a lot around mind-body connection, stress management and mindfulness as being key ingredients to any wellness plan. 

I know that in my own life having a disciplined diet and exercise regimen that looked great on the outside was actually a key contributor to my burnout because I didn’t have the right mindfulness and stress management practices in place. In this engaging conversation Heather takes us through “Should vs Good” wellness goals, getting to your “Wellness why” and how to build your wellness pit crew.  So many great take-aways for all of us to make sure we are living our best full colour lives for the next chapter.

Dr. Denniston is a seasoned chiropractor with an additional certification as a Wellness Chiropractor, (CCWP). She is an NASM trained Certified Personal Trainer, an avid athlete, health enthusiast, and writer who has a passion for inspiring people of all ages to ignite first steps toward their personal best. Through online content, public speaking and coaching, Heather shares wellness, fitness, and nutrition expertise for those looking for deeper change. Dr. Denniston is a frequent Wellness Strategist presenter for companies like Microsoft. She is also the author of “The Three Day Reset,” and the creator of the online wellness membership program,  “The Change Cave”. Dr. Heather presents nationally in a format that is energetic and  engaging.

Reinventing Your Career in Midlife

Reinventing Your Career in Midlife

June 28, 2020

#018 - This episode is all about career. Often around midlife we find ourselves contemplating our careers and making decisions about whether we would like to continue to invest in the current path or try something else for our second act.  It can be a difficult decision when we have already invested so much to get to where we are. Cindy Harvey, career strategy coach talks with me about navigating this decision, how to evaluate the decision to stay or go and how we go about finding a career path that aligns with who we are.  I wish I could have had this conversation when I was making the decision to leave my corporate career. It would have saved many, many months of mental anguish. If you are in the process of contemplating next steps in your career this is a much listen.


Cindy Harvey is a Career Strategy Coach and founder of Amelia Dee, a company that helps high achieving corporate women breakthrough professional plateaus and thrive in fulfilling careers fully aligned to who they are. She has coached hundreds of clients on leveraging the power of energy & mindset to create success at work as well as designing a magnetic professional brand to make their next career move a breeze.

Reclaiming Lost Parts of Us

Reclaiming Lost Parts of Us

June 19, 2020

#017 In this episode of the podcast I chat with Betsy Murphy, author of Autobiography of an Orgasm which chronicles her journey from being disconnected from her body to in her 40’s to finding herself through exploration of orgasm.

This is a candid conversation where we chat about the relationship we have with our bodies as we age, societal perspectives on aging and our bodies, navigating menopause and different ways to reclaim lost parts of us at a time when the world most need us to step into the leaders we have become.

If you’ve ever found yourself feeling disconnected from your body or any part of your own truth this conversation is for you.

Betsy Murphy is a writer, performer, mother, grandmother, and guide for women to retrieve the hidden parts of our stories. She believes that sometimes moving forward means first going back to reclaim the lost parts of ourselves. 

 Her books include Autobiography of an Orgasm, Beyond O, Write On: A Daily Writing Practice for Anyone with a Story to Tell, and Chasing Temples (August 2020).

You can find out more about her books, solo shows, and where Betsy is teaching at betsybmurphy.com

Self Trust and Embodiment

Self Trust and Embodiment

June 13, 2020

#016 Excited to share this episode with you. It's near and dear to my heart. Elizabeth Dialto is the creator of Wild Soul Movement and The Embodied Movement Studio and was the first coach I ever hired, many years ago when my midlife reinvention journey began.  

In this conversation we talk all about Self Trust and embodiment - how to get out of your head, into your body and learn to trust your own inner wisdom. We also talk about menopause, body betrayal, societal programming and truth.  For me personally Elizabeth’s work was the beginning of an ongoing journey to uncovering long buried parts of myself and my deepest truths which have allowed me to create a truly authentic life that I love.  I hope you take some helpful nuggets from this conversation.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments. Send me a message and if you loved it I would be so appreciative if you would rate and review  wherever it is that you listen.

Navigating Midlife Relationships

Navigating Midlife Relationships

May 29, 2020

015 - I am super excited to share this episode with you. Probably one of my favourites to date. It's all about navigating changes in relationships – friendships and intimate partnerships - in midlife. Barb Beck is The Revolutionary Love Coach with a 20-year career in helping people create strong healthy relationships. We went deep on the topic of the quality of your relationships being directly proportional to the quality of relationship you have with yourself. Mic drop!!!! Such a good conversation. I also learned a few things about the way men experience midlife and relationships.  Tune in to this one.  You’re not going to want to miss this. 

014 Navigating  Grief

014 Navigating Grief

May 21, 2020

In this episode of the podcast I speak with Michelle Anhang, a coach specializing in grief and mental health.  And it’s not what you think it’s about. 

We typically think of grief related to the death of a loved one however in this episode we talk about grief being an integral and necessary part of any major life change, even the positive ones.  We discuss permission to grieve and even how to navigate grief arising as a result of  stay at home orders in the current global pandemic. 

It’s a necessary conversation for anyone of us who is in the process of navigating midlife change.

013 Starting Over

013 Starting Over

May 2, 2020

EP 013 Starting Over!

In this episode we share story of Lorraine Ladish, writer, publisher and yogini who at the age of 45 found herself divorced, unemployed, broke and in debt, with two young daughters. She was just days from being homeless and forced to feed her children with food stamps and charity as she figured out how to not only start over but to do it in a new country.

Lorraine tells us an inspiring story of navigating her way from deep depression to building a highly successful bilingual digital media company which celebrates Life over 50..  What struck me most about Lorraine’s story was the perseverance and deep self-belief that carried her through. A truly inspiring story.

012 The hidden cost of busyness and how it impacts our lives

012 The hidden cost of busyness and how it impacts our lives

April 23, 2020

NEW PODCAST:  In this episode we talk about something that I definitely struggled with for most of my adult life and that was the disease of business. In staying busy all the time and focusing on serving the needs of others we think we are doing everything right because that’s what our culture that rewards.  But it has a cost. We often find ourselves burnt out mentally and emotionally, unhappy and maybe even physically sick. We talk about how we reconnect with ourselves and the innate wisdom that lives inside us at a time when we need it most in our lives.  Jenna is an ontological coach trained in psychotherapy, a shaman, a Reiki/Energy Healer and Yoga teacher.

This is a juicy conversation all about forgetting and then learning to remember who we are.

011  Deep Genius - Finding your Hidden Talents

011 Deep Genius - Finding your Hidden Talents

April 7, 2020

# 011 This edition of the Old Chicks Know Sh*t podcast is all about “Deep Genius” - the combination of your unique talents, experience and innate strengths that can help you see your gifts, uncover your value and even your life purpose.

Nancy Marmolejo  is the founder and creator of  Deep Genius and shares “We often cant see our selves clearly. We are conditioned to not value the things that come naturally to us”.  This is so true, especially for us aS women who have spent much of our lives in service of others. We talk all about how tapping into your deep genius can  help with finding your passions, reinventing your life and creating your kick ass next chapter.

The Wisdom of Menopause

The Wisdom of Menopause

February 12, 2020

Tania Elfersy is an educator on Menopause and women's health. Many of us go through life unaware of what menopause actually is and how it will affect us. I know for myself I was completely unprepared for the range of symptoms that smacked me between the eyes and how they  would impact my life.  In this episode we talk about the innate wisdom of women's bodies to navigate this change and what this very natural change may be telling us about ourselves and our lives. Tania offers a very different perspective that what you might hear in the mainstream on this topic.  Have a listen and I would love for you to share your thoughts on the topic and the episode.