Welcome to Grace & Grit.

The Grace & Grit podcast is your go-to resource for reclaiming, generating, protecting and expressing your power as a woman in midlife.

This show will completely change the way you think about health & well-being and help you make your second act the best one yet!

Recent Episodes

349: Year in Review: Noteworthy Lessons Gifted by 2023

Pausing to look back at the road you have traveled… this day, this week, this year… is such a power-filled practice. Why? Because it shows you how you have been showing up in your life and how you might want to navigate the journey forward a little differently. In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I share with you 5 of my biggest takeaways from the past year and how I am using...
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348: Boundaries for Breakthroughs: The Upside of Self-Imposed Limits

Self-imposed limitations aren’t always a bad thing. Establishing limits for yourself can actually be a kindness; a form of self-respect and even self-care. This episode of the Grace & Grit podcast explores: The dark and bright side to self-imposed limitations. Why you owe it to yourself to set limits on how you spend resources like time, energy and mental bandwidth. Constraint as a form of self-respect and even self-love. How to say “no” in a...
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347: Breaking the Mold: Reconsidering Holiday Norms to Protect Your Health

“Shoulding” all over yourself is never good for your mental and emotional health and the holiday season is ripe with expectations around how you "should" be spending them. So, this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast invites you to consider how you want to spend the holiday season this year even though what you discover may go against the grain of tradition and family expectations. Topics explored in this episode include: Extending yourself the...
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346: Navigating the Ecosystem of Midlife Well-Being

Years ago I watched a documentary called Biggest Little Farm, which tracked the rumbles and rises of a couple who purchased a desolate farm in California and restored it to a thriving ecosystem. The film was such a powerful reminder that nature does not heal by focusing on one thing, but rather by tending to the wellness of MANY things. Midlife wellness is an ecosystem of sorts too, composed of a multitude of ever-changing layers. It...
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345: Behind the Scenes: Insights from the Inaugural Grace & Grit Retreat

Truth be told, I was super resistant to hosting a retreat for my clients despite the many requests I had received to organize one over the years. I am SO glad I relented and, in this week’s episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I share some of the biggest revelations that came from bringing 16 clients together for 4 days on a 3000-acre ranch here in Montana. More specifically, in this episode, I share:...
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344: Proactive Living: Strategies to Tame Emotional Reactivity

Constantly reacting to your emotional landscape can create a lot of unintended damage in your life. AND… if you have spent a lifetime allowing your emotions to run wild, it can be oh-so-hard to NOT react. In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, I introduce one of the most powerful exercises I have ever learned to manage my own emotional landscape when I am feeling particularly reactive. I have taught this simple practice...
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343: Midlife Transitions: Navigating the space in between.

In the realm of midlife, we encounter a myriad of transitions. These shifts encompass changes in careers, relationships, living environments, and even our own biology. They present the midlife woman with a unique opportunity to engage in a powerful dance with transformation. In this captivating episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, we unravel the profound potential concealed within the liminal space of midlife. More than just acknowledging its existence, we equip our listeners with...
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342: Woman Reignited: Restore Your Personal Power In 24 Hours (or less!)

If your confidence is feeling flatter than a pancake on a Sunday morning, DO NOT miss this podcast episode. I work with women every day who are feeling a bit (or very) stagnant in their lives, so I teach them (or sometimes reteach them) 4 key practices to reignite their personal power (aka confidence). Even better, I have created a companion guide that walks you through each practice so you can reignite your own confidence...
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341: The Interplay Between Nervous System Health & Exercise: A conversation w/ Irene Lyon

The state of your nervous system is a very big deal. Why? Because your nervous system governs literally every system in the human body and massively influences how you show up in the world. More conversations around nervous system health are being had thanks to people like Irene Lyon, my guest in this week’s episode of the Grace & Grit podcast. Irene and I have talked extensively on this show about the workings of the...
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340: Summer Remix Series: When “Loving Yourself” Feels Impossible

This episode is part of the Grace & Grit Summer Remix Series which started with episode 330. This series will reintroduce episodes that have previously been published as reminders that self-development is not a one-and-done job but rather an ongoing practice. Enjoy! Some health coaches heavily focus on nutrition, others on fitness, and others on mindfulness. While the work that I do as a coach addresses all of these things in depth, the thing I am MOST...
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339: Summer Remix Series: The Call to Own Your Worth

This episode is part of the Grace & Grit Summer Remix Series which started with episode 330. This series will reintroduce episodes that have previously been published as reminders that self-development is not a one-and-done job but rather an ongoing practice. Enjoy! Most women I work with have spent a lifetime trying to prove or earn their worth, but worthiness is not something you need to hustle for. Worthiness is baked into your humanity. That being...
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338: Summer Remix Series: Renovating Your Life to Support Your Health

This episode is part of the Grace & Grit Summer Remix Series which started with episode 330. This series will reintroduce episodes that have previously been published as reminders that self-development is not a one-and-done job but rather an ongoing practice. Enjoy! I call the years between 40 and 60 the renovation years. Why? Because of shifting hormones combined with balancing more responsibilities than ever, we are really presented with an opportunity at this age and...
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Say it with me “my body is NOT the problem!”

Ahhh…doesn’t it feel great to release the chains you’ve lived with for so long?

It’s true that the wellness and diet industry wants you to believe that your body is broken—that it needs to be fixed, resculpted, and forced into looking a certain way.

The Power Years Coaching is all about ditching that narrative and nourishing your body consistently. This is what provides the jumping off point for a life of self-leadership, trust in your wonderful body, and peace knowing you’re making the most of your second act.

Are you ready to put your best years ahead of you rather than behind you?

Let’s do it!

Your guide to changing the conversation around vitality and start truly showing up for yourself. It’s all inside my FREE Midlife Magic Quickstart Guide.

Ready to make some magic?

Mend the fabric of your health story, one episode at a time.

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