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TBW Guest: Leanne Le Cras on Quitting That Toxic Workplace

TBW Guest: Leanne Le Cras on Quitting That Toxic Workplace

August 11, 2021

Several years ago, Leanne realized her dream job was turning into a nightmare, and she had to get out.

In this episode, Leanne shares her decision, her discussions with her husband, all the things she needed to consider in order to make "getting gone" a reality.

Leanne is very open about the before, the during and the after of her decision to quit her job... which makes this a must-listen for anyone who is thinking that leaving their workplace is the most healthy option. She shares a few tips too about processes you might want to check out.

She has been a blogger for a number of years and she references several articles she wrote during and about her journey, the links are:

 
Leanne also references an Australian book with lots of great advice, The Barefoot Investor:  https://www.amazon.com.au/Barefoot-Investor-2018-Update-Money/dp/0730324214
 
Summer Rerun: TBW Guest Michelle on Trans Children

Summer Rerun: TBW Guest Michelle on Trans Children

August 4, 2021

Summer Rerun #3 - Regular programming resumes next week.

A scenario you might never have imagined goes like this: your grandson comes to you and wants to talk.  You can tell it's important so you curl up on the couch with him and he says "Gramma, I have this boy-body but I know I should be a girl."

Most of us would not know how to react, and would probably say the wrong thing.

Learn how to handle what might be the most important conversation of your life in this episode with Michelle, mother of a trans daughter, who knew more about the situation than most of us and helped her withdrawing child become the radiant, vibrant daughter she is today.

Whether the actual conversation includes you, or you just aren't sure what's going on as more and more people speak out about their gender identity, Michelle breaks it down and helps us understand how to be and what to say when transitioning touches our life.

Michelle and her family live in California so do the necessary research for help and support where you live.

One link that Michelle shares is:  https://genderspectrum.org/

If you have questions that Michelle could answer send them to Agnes at agnes@twoboomerwomen.com 

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Summer Rerun: Suspense Writer Maggie Thom

Summer Rerun: Suspense Writer Maggie Thom

July 28, 2021

Maggie Thom... Glenna Mageau... today you'll primarily meet Maggie Thom: award winning suspense/mystery/thriller writer.

Maggie discusses her methods - writing, plot development, character studies - and the preparations for publishing.

If you've ever considered writing, you'll get lots of tips. If you're looking for a good suspense with twists and turns throughout, you'll be following Maggie in no time!

Links mentioned:

Scrivenor:  https://twoboomerwomen.com/scrivener

(that's Maggie/Glenna's affiliate link - full disclosure: she will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you)

Draft 2 Digital:  https://draft2digital.com

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com

Island Rock Creations:  https://www.facebook.com/Island-Rock-Creations-110559340676979

Find Maggie:  

https://www.maggiethom.com

https://www.facebook.com/maggiethomauthor

 

TBW-Manly Monday: Keenan Fiddler on Gut Health

TBW-Manly Monday: Keenan Fiddler on Gut Health

July 26, 2021

Gut health is one of those subjects we don't know enough about and it's not the prettiest subject around so, often, we don't mention it.

Keenan Fiddler in a Holistic Nutritionist.  

He explains probiotics, prebiotics, antibiotics.  You may inherit your genetics but you also inherit habits - that's not always handy.  Healthy food can help, even fix, a lot.  Stress can be internal and external and is not helpful, in the least.  Keenan guides us on what's good to eat, what should we avoid (we know most of this, we often choose to ignore that knowledge).

Keenan gives us great general information.  However - his information does NOT preclude or replace a doctor's consultation or recommendations.

You can find Keenan at https://www.naturalnutrition.me

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Summer Rerun:  Financial Planner Nahanni Ackroyd

Summer Rerun: Financial Planner Nahanni Ackroyd

July 21, 2021

This episode first appeared in February 2021. It appears here this week while Two Boomer Women take a well-deserved break.

Nahanni Ackroyd is a diligent, caring, perceptive, smart financial planner on Vancouver Island.

In this episode she discusses some of the basics of Retirement 101 in the Canadian context.  Critical Illness insurance is recommended by Agnes and Nahanni - so she touches on it.

Finally, if giving is part of your financial plan, 100 Who Care is a great way to keep your dollars local.

Acronyms for this episode:

  • RRSP: Registered Retirement Savings Plan
  • TFSA: Tax Free Savings Account
  • RRIF: Registered Retirement Income Fund
  • CRA: Canada Revenue Agency
  • OAS: Old Age Security
  • CPP: Canada Pension Plan
  • GIS: Guaranteed Income Supplement

Links:

Nahanni Ackroyd:  https://www.nahanniackroyd.com/

100 Who Care:  https://www.100whocarealliance.org/

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Mar-velous Monday: The Story Goddess Remembers Air India

Mar-velous Monday: The Story Goddess Remembers Air India

July 19, 2021

1987 was two years after the Air India catastrophe and it was the year that Mar Sulaika was invited to get her story as the investigations continued to unfold.

The woman she spoke with gifted her a sari, a few pieces of which Mar Sulaika still has and appreciates.

During her career as an investigative researcher and producer, Mar Sulaika had a front row seat to the outfall from many impactful events.  In this series, she explores her most memorable and touching.

You can find more Story Goddess at https://thestorygoddess.ca/

The Story Goddess Remembers... series can be found at https://thestorygoddess.ca/mar-velous-feature-episodes/

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TBW Guest: Fran Pitre Pursued Her Dream

TBW Guest: Fran Pitre Pursued Her Dream

July 14, 2021

We all have dreams... or had dreams... that got put on a back burner because life happened.

Today Fran Pitre talks about how she put a former dream back on the stove and cranked the heat!

Apparently raising three sets of twins, running a home and having two careers wasn't enough because her former life as "the singer in the band" wouldn't stop itching her.

Hear her story and listen to her tips about pursuing that dream, not letting it fizzle out.  To try, and possibly pivot is better than always wondering "what if".  The opposite of success is not necessarily failure.

You can find Fran at https://franpitre.com/ and https://www.franpitresings.com/

Her YouTube channel is:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPK87tZfqvU3q788zxpTAeQ

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TBW Guest: Retirement Options Coach Susan Farling

TBW Guest: Retirement Options Coach Susan Farling

July 7, 2021

After a thirty year counselling and psychotherapy general private practice, Susan's transition to specializing in retirement and third stage of life coaching was a natural one.

Today she discusses ageism:  some of the background, why it's important to recognize it, the impact of internalized ageism, ageism in society, and intergenerational ageism. 

Both Susan and Agnes have personal examples.

Susan can be found at https://susanfarling.com/  Her free e-book on planning adequately for retirement can be found at the bottom of the main page.

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Mar-velous Mondays: The Story Goddess Remembers Burstall, Saskatchewan

Mar-velous Mondays: The Story Goddess Remembers Burstall, Saskatchewan

July 5, 2021

Mar Sulaika is back for what might be shaping up for a new series called 
"The Story Goddess Remembers..." where she revisits some of the most memorable, heart-leading stories from her career as a reporter and producer.

Today: Burstall, Saskatchewan where tragedy befell the small community in 1995.

Mar Sulaika leads with her heart, captures a story from the hearts of others, and touches our hearts with her memories.

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TBW Guest: Stress & Resilience Coach DurgaMata of London Wraps Up

TBW Guest: Stress & Resilience Coach DurgaMata of London Wraps Up

June 30, 2021

DurgaMata of London brought so many fabulous and interesting stories to the podcast the time flew! so... it became several episodes.

In this third and final episode, she reviews her Seven Steps to Happiness. Hopefully listeners will join DurgaMata and Agnes as they brainstorm the qualities and skills of happy people.

Find out more about DurgaMata and the varied ways she leads clients to reduce stress and increase resilience at http://www.durgamataoflondon.com/   You can also download her free Seven Steps ebook there.

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