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Life Reimagined with Wendy Deacon

Wendy Deacon

Is your life what you thought it'd be at age 42? at age 50? Now more than ever, we are pausing to evaluate and strategize what we want and how to make it happen. We will share insights of life in the middle of this awesome chapter, stories of these busy gals going after their NEXT and stories of folks who found themselves with an unexpected life interruption and how they've come through it all happier, healthier and stronger. Walk with us as we discuss how to reimagine all the possibilities, how to create your best life chapter and live your life inspired....your best NEXT!

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When something bad happens, it can be easy to be a victim, but today my guest Claudine will share how pretty early she decided she was not going to be a victim but instead really learn from it. She realized her life was not in alignment but she ultimately decided to take action and now believes we don't need a hammer to create change or experience growth. She became the author in her own life.
What will happen to make you really stop to become more aware of what you truly want and then finally take action toward getting there?

Do you really want to be hit by a hammer to experience your life changing moment?

What the heck does that mean anyways?

Well, If you've listened to ANY of my Life Reimagined podcasts, you have already heard from so many amazing women who had their life detoured or disrupted unexpectedly and you've also heard how much it awakened them and led them to their true purpose and how now it's considered more of a positive and a blessing than anything with a negative connotation.

But what are some of the reasons or critical steps that are taken by these seemingly ordinary women in our 40, 50 and 60s - and beyond - that allowed them to use these tough challenges and experiences to really kick their life and everything around them into high gear?

My guest today Claudine Chiarmonte will share her personal experience and how she believes it was her mental fitness to handle her near-death experience that made all the difference in her recovery and how she used that life-altering moment to go down a completely different path and truly become the author of her own life.
Positive Intelligence is the science and practice (mental fitness) of developing mastery over your own mind so you can reach your full potential for both happiness and success. How are we viewing the world from a growth or fixed mindset?

Mental fitness is your ability to handle life’s challenges with a positive mindset rather than a negative mindset. Your mental fitness affects EVERYTHING, including your performance, your relationships, and your well-being. Extensive research shows that mental fitness is the best predictor of how happy you’ll be and how well you will perform relative to your potential.

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Have you stopped and really evaluated how your food is working for you - especially if you're over 50? Is it working for you? This is not a question I had often asked my younger self but as I get a bit beyond my 20s and 30s, I'm increasingly aware of the importance of what I'm eating and how significant my choices can be in how I feel every day and in how I'm setting a strong path for hopefully many healthy and active years ahead.....cause there's so much more I want to do, see and experience and I need this body to go the distance.

So when I met my guest today, Ginny Grabowski, we instantly connected, and I knew I wanted to have her share the path that's brought her to now helping other women in our life chapter consider plant-based eating - and before you turn off or turn away, give us a few minutes to share that it actually can be easier and more delicious than you think. Because as part of my life reimagined, I never thought I'd be filling a cooler of food for my road trips and never thought I'd actually enjoy even trying to prep and cook these adventurous recipes.

I am not 100% vegan or vegetarian due other dietary restrictions but I can totally attest to the importance of plant-based eating in my life and my energy. Maybe even my hopefully keeping up my somewhat youthful appearance going forward as I'm totally in active age denial and plan to be for awhile. So I need what I eat to work for me and it's been a really unexpectedly fun and interesting culinary adventure for me, a non-cooking or former non-cooking gal to eat more intentionally and find how much better it makes me feel.

So join me today Ginny and I talk about how to even dip your toe in the water of introducing more plant based eating into your day and how easy and how sweet this lifestyle can be.

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Have you ever wondered what the heck people do when they go on a hike?

What does some one mean when they say an Epic hike?

It was something I never even wondered about in my teenage years, or 20s and 30s.

And Heck, even when I was growing up, the closest thing I knew about hiking was people eat granola. And john Denver sang about it.

That was about it. I just was not raised in a family who got out and hiked, and it was probably related to the geography in the area of which I grew up.

But regardless of that, as you know, with my podcast being focused on reimagining our life going forward and carving new paths , I found it interesting that in my 30s and 40s, I started to discover that hey, this was kind of cool, or even WAAAAYYY cool, and that there was much more out there than I really understood.

Before trying it, I thought how hard can it be? It's just walking - even if it is up the hill, right? Okay, yeah. going up a hill is gonna involve some heavier breathing. But I thought how can people find exercise or training to be something you can do while hiking you just seemed a little basic and a little too easy. Well, I can tell you that hiking is not only a wonderful aerobic and character building activity, but it's also awe inspiring, and glorious beyond which I ever even thought possible.

Now at age 53, I've gone on hundreds of hikes of all lengths, difficulty, and had totally different experiences and seen so much beauty, but 3 hikes I completed all over the age of 50 stand out that I'll comment on a bit more. Aspen to Crested Butte in Colorado, The Narrows in Zion National Park and Hiking across the Grand Canyon.

So join me today as i talk about why you - especially if you are over 40 or 50 - don't want to miss this amazing experience and why you should consider planning and going on your epic hike now and not postpone it any longer.

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