Two Boomer Women & The Lost Art of Conversation
Two Boomer Women Guest: Judith Pratt-Jefferies

Two Boomer Women Guest: Judith Pratt-Jefferies

July 9, 2020

Agnes is pleased to introduce you to Judith Pratt-Jefferies, author of Permission Granted: How To Find and Follow a Path to a Life True to Your Self.

A number of years ago, Judith decided to put paid to her "successful" life and create her "fulfilled" life.  and has never looked back.

She wrote a book with stories about her adventure/endeavour as encouragement for those of us who dream of doing something similar.

She shares some of the highlights of her decision with Agnes today.

Judith can be found, and contacted, at https://TrueSelfLifeJourneyJudith.com

Her book can be found at Amazon: https://trueselflifejourneyjudith.com/order_Permission_Granted

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Thank you, Judith, for coming on today!

Flashback:  Mar Sulaika is Starting To Realize How Much is Possible & The Secret Lives of Cats

Flashback: Mar Sulaika is Starting To Realize How Much is Possible & The Secret Lives of Cats

July 6, 2020

BoowWithABang.com gets kudos from Mar Sulaika.  https://boomwithabang.com/

This time last year we were planning for this podcast. Sorting, Sorting, Sorting...

Expanding Mar Sulaika's website... and her brain.  Interesting hindsight as these things really do take on a life of their own and unfold the way they should.

Agnes is the Analogy Queen this episode - hope you can follow.  When it comes to the discussion of possibilities: if you can dream it, the ability to make it so is probably out there somewhere!

A quick update on Kashi - which leads to the secret lives of cats.

 

A Veritable Potpourri of Boomer Opportunities

A Veritable Potpourri of Boomer Opportunities

July 2, 2020

Agnes is flying solo today - some time ago she collated a variety of income opportunities for Boomers... she reviews them today, and if you don't need an income opportunity then perhaps something here will be a diversion as we find our Normal in this current global Normal.

Links mentioned:  https://boomwithabang.com/synapses-synapping/

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Flashback: Cat Tales and Designing Your Online Presence

Flashback: Cat Tales and Designing Your Online Presence

June 29, 2020

Flashback to 2019 - Agnes was helping Mar Sulaika realize her vision of a website to represent her online.  It's such a personal piece of property, your online home.  A slightly shorter episode today as Two Boomer Women really got into the minutiae of design and we didn't want to bore with you too much of that!

As an aside, your take-away from this episode is that you should be firm with your wishes when it comes to your website, and so much of the fine tuning can be done with the click of a mouse.  Don't be intimidated - Do It!

Interesting flashback today as tomorrow (in real time) Agnes meets with another artist, this time a musician friend, to discuss his vision for a website.  Maybe it's a Spring-thing.

Today's episode begins and ends with cat tales - Kashi and Cat.  Kashi is Mar Sulaika's mom's cat but currently her responsibility, getting older... preparing for the death of a loved pet is not easy.

Somewhere in there you'll hear a brief mention of this podcast, which was still just an idea this time last year!

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Two Boomer Women Review The State of The Current World And…

Two Boomer Women Review The State of The Current World And…

June 25, 2020

Bonbons... what was that show called?  Oh, right, Married With Children.

School's done - that's a huge relief for Agnes.  She's still house hunting - so there's speculation on what's going to happen to house values.

Mar Sulaika watched Boys Don't Cry... which leads to many insights into the "human condition".  Two Boomer Women dig into history and personal viewpoints as they wade through that complex subject.

Voices: real, recorded, AI, subtle manipulation...

Finally genes/jeans, Agnes owns her density.

Flashback: June 2019 Was The Birth of The Story Goddess

Flashback: June 2019 Was The Birth of The Story Goddess

June 22, 2020

A little progress in the matter of Agnes' family housing issue post-apartment fire... they are settling into their "current normal" - interesting as it is a key phrase this year when Agnes talks about COVID.

Mar Sulaika experiences the joys of apartment living as she has water issues just as she's planning a trip away.

Mar Sulaika shares some of the 'oddities' of her mom's dementia.

Agnes is meeting Mar Sulaika to firm up plans for The Story Goddess (TheStoryGoddess.ca).

Memories of Mar Sulaika's artist friend Robert, followed by the joy in small pleasures.

Finally anecdotes about deer and bear wandering through the town.

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Current Realities re: COVID, the Salvation Army and “Business”

Current Realities re: COVID, the Salvation Army and “Business”

June 18, 2020

Of course, a discussion around eggs morphs to where to find us online!

The power of conversation as we each (all of us) create our go-forward reality.  Mar Sulaika got to see her mom this week, after 3 months of isolation - to 2 or not to 2 (metres, that is...) and the varying realities of relationships.

Dementia... and when it speaks inappropriately in public spaces.

A short discussion around the Salvation Army - Agnes voices personal preferences so don't take anything as suggestion/recommendation.

Listen in on a bit of a business conversation - Mar Sulaika's and our two podcasts: this one and Pissed on Podcast... life is ever-evolving!

References to Stella Artois commercials (Mar Sulaika's faves):

Flashback:  Stats for Proposal and Selling Navajo Jewelry

Flashback: Stats for Proposal and Selling Navajo Jewelry

June 15, 2020

Mondays will be Flashbacks to the same time 2019 for a while as Mar Sulaika takes advantage of the creative energy that has possessed her of late.  Thursday will be current as, of course! will be Pissed On Podcast!

So... last June Mar Sulaika was pursuing neighbourhood stats for a business proposal... with very little luck - technology is great but it's ineffective if it's not kept up-to-date.

Mar Sulaika was selling a piece of jewelry: Navajo turquoise... not sure if it's sold - contact her at the website if it's of interest to you!

There was nothing much of excitement in Agnes' life so there's a quick update on the fire that put her daughter and family out of their home last June... life can throw curve balls when you least expect it!

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Sign of The Times: Many Heavy Subjects Today

Sign of The Times: Many Heavy Subjects Today

June 10, 2020

It's very difficult to be upbeat with the world going through its current growing pains - and Two Boomer Women weren't going to fake it.

Mercury in retrograde was an easy place to start...

Then on to COVID and Black Lives Matter and police and revolution and Brokeback Mountain and Me Too and COVID.  How's that for tackling the world as we know it?

We did end on a somewhat lighter note: sending photos by email, playing in the rain and Skype scat - can Agnes work editing magic?  (Apparently only some.)

Good news is tomorrow's Friday and it's Pissed on Podcast!  https://pissedonpodcast.podbean.com/

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Flashback: Apartment Fires and The Trials and Tribulations of Self-Employment

Flashback: Apartment Fires and The Trials and Tribulations of Self-Employment

June 8, 2020

June is off to a bit of crazy start for Two Boomer Women so thank goodness they have episodes in the vault!  Here is another one from June 2019.

To bring you up to speed, one year ago Agnes's daughter and her family were "collateral damage" from an apartment fire in the suite above them in their downtown high rise.  They quickly learned the generosity of people... although Agnes had called her daughter just last week to comment on the one year 'anniversary' and, one year later, they are back in their suite but there are still issues resulting from the fire.  A good reminder how things can change in the blink of an eye.

This time last year, Mar Sulaika was working on a contract with a local business to hold IELTS (International English Language Testing System) training for their employees.  Mar Sulaika and Agnes continued that conversation and brainstormed ideas - spoiler alert: the manager who was supporting her proposal was transferred  out of the area shortly after this conversation (welcome to the world of the self-employed).  Part of this conversation is a reminder of the value of The Lost Art of Conversation!

Mar Sulaika was having a small medical procedure so Agnes may (and did) do double duty as Florence Nightingale!

Finally, a brief discussion and story about unions.

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