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

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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337: Summer Remix Series: The Stress Habit

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! A lot of women I consult with, who are frustrated with their state of health, often say to me that they don’t feel all that stressed. Which, if you really think about it, isn’t...
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336: Summer Remix Series: 6 Thoughts Preventing You From Making Progress

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! Health does not grow in negligent, hostile or toxic places, which the mind can certainly become without proper attention and direction. If you aren’t exerting consistent daily effort to keep your mindset in a...
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335: Summer Remix Series: The Dynamic Nature of 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! You are a dynamic thing, constantly evolving and forever changing. Which means… Your health is dynamic too. Yet we often refer to health as if it is a binary thing.  As if we either...
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334: Summer Remix Series: Self-care is really just basecamp.

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! YOU are an incredibly unique human expression. YOU are here to cause, contribute and inspire things in the world in a way that only you can. And… It is really freaking hard to be...
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333: Summer Remix Series: Menopause: A time to level up not fade out w/ Dr. Stacy Sims

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! LET’S FACE IT THE YEARS SURROUNDING MENOPAUSE CAN BE ROUGH. Stress is elevating, hormones are declining and our body is starting to do things we are struggling to understand. As tempting as it may...
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332: Summer Remix Series: The Intro & Outro of Your Day

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! It is downright impossible to create new possibilities for your life if you are living in reaction mode. After all, your reactions are a byproduct of what you have been practicing. So, if you...
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331: Summer Remix Series: How to enjoy your summer AND rock 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! Summer has arrived here in North America and with it comes travel, barbecues, camping trips, and opportunity to disrupt our everyday routines.  And saying YES to these things can be so incredibly beneficial to...
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330: Summer Remix Series: Knowing When to Push and When to Pause

The older I get, the more acutely aware I am of the value of pausing to be able to maintain the pushing and in dedication to that knowing, I am extending myself the grace of pausing the production of new episodes of the Grace & Grit Podcast until the fall. I can’t believe it but we have produced 330 episodes of content over the past several years AND to continue to produce the level of...
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329: REAL Midlife Magic: Stories from the inside.

3 years ago I decided to run an experiment in my business. I started a community called Rumble & Rise where the primary focus would be to help women develop self-leadership skills so could fortify their self-trust, improve their well-being and go after the things on their heart. It was an ambitious endeavor and I had NO idea how it would turn out, but I was so frustrated by what was being sold to women...
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328: Health in the Face of Dis-ease w/ Claire Schulz Bergman

I have long taught that health isn't necessarily the absence of dis-ease but how we show up in the face of it. Why? Because life is FULL of dis-ease. Sometimes dis-ease comes in the form of relationship challenges, financial hardship, the loss of loved ones etc. And sometimes it looks like a diagnosis you never could have seen coming. My client, dear friend and guest on today’s podcast, Claire Schulz Bergman, shares her experience of...
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327: Simplify to Amplify: Why less is more along the path to change.

There is a lot of noise "out there" trying to convince you that you need complex measures to improve your health and well-being, but what I have found to be true time and time again throughout my coaching career is that consistency with basic measures can revolutionize a person’s life. So why don’t we embrace simplicity along the path to change? Well, because we struggle with the consistency part and then convince ourselves that simple...
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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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