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    Loving Yourself Through The Lens With Photographer Debbie Smith

    Be honest: how do you feel about most photos of you? If the answer is “ugh”, you’re definitely not alone. Most women “don’t exist” in photos, says Debbie Love, owner of Fifty Love Photography. Debbie knows firsthand how transformative and powerful a positive personal photography session can be and has made it her mission to take timeless, flattering, and gorgeous photos of regular women. In this episode we talk about the techniques Debbie uses to help women discover themselves through photography, and how you can start to love the way you look in photos, one session (or selfie!) at a time. Elevate your shoe game with cute styles + amazing…

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    Everything You Wanted To Know About Plastic Surgery with Dr. Terri Zomerlei

    What’s it really like to have a cosmetic procedure like a tummy tuck, breast lift, or liposuction, and what should you ask a surgeon to help you decide? Why are some of the criticisms of plastic surgery outdated? And can cosmetic procedures and body positivity co-exist? In this episode I talk with Terri Zomerlei, MD, from the Centre for Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids, MI. We dig in what to think (and ask!) about when considering having a cosmetic procedure, some of the procedures she performs most often on women in their 40s and 50s, and what you can do to increase the chances you’ll stay safe during and after…

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    A Simple Approach To Avoiding Inflammation With Nutrition Coach Rachel Hughes

    Inflammation. We’ve all heard we should avoid, prevent, and/or reduce it. But, where does inflammation really come from, and which diet is the right one for heading it off at the pass? Is it possible that mitigating this chronic health-threatening condition can be as simple (nobody said EASY…) as managing stress, getting enough sleep, and sustaining an eating and movement lifestyle that feels good? In this episode, Certified Nutritional Coach Rachel Hughes of The Meno Memos does a deep dive into what chronic inflammation really is and how it can affect our health, and offers some simple strategies for heading it off at the pass. We also talk about the…

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    Thriving After Health Trauma With Kathreen Francis (Meagan’s Sister!)

    Everything was looking up for Kathreen Francis. In her late 40s, she was finally past her “broke single mom” phase: she had a solid career, a supportive partner, her kids were older, and she was beginning to enjoy all the things in life she’d never had time for before. But at age 50, Kathreen was seriously sidelined when an aneurysm in her brain burst, leading to a month-plus hospitalization and several surgeries. While Kathreen eventually made a full recovery physically, her emotional recovery took longer and there were many bumps along the way. In this episode Kathreen talks frankly about some of the holistic practices she leaned on as she…

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    Leaning (Back) In To What You Love with Amy Clark of the Mom Advice Book Club

    What are the things in your life that used to make you feel like really YOU – that you maybe let go of when things got busy? And, is it time to rediscover them? In today’s episode of Mother of Reinvention, I talk to Amy Clark, creator of MomAdvice.com, the Mom Advice Book Club, and the Mom Advice Book Gang podcast. We talk frankly about Amy’s struggles with Ehler Danlos Syndrom (EDS) and how early menopause has exacerbated this already-challenging condition, prompting Amy to double down on the activities she feels most passionate about: one of which is discovering books and authors for her community. Featured Sponsor Elevate your shoe…

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    From “Mediocre” To Marathon Runner at 47 With Personal Trainer Tania Dalton

    Tania Dalton had always considered herself “mediocre at everything”… but then ran a marathon for the first time at 47. In this interview, Tania – who is also a healthy aging coach and personal trainer – shares her story of how it felt to get through training and then cross the finish line after decades of never feeling like she’d accomplished much. It not only gave her a huge amount of confidence, but also helped her reframe what her body is capable of – and now she helps women approaching midlife and beyond tap into their own potential. If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s too late for you to try…