About this podcast
Consider this your guide as you age without apology.
About this podcast
Consider this your guide as you age without apology.
#55: The Art of Living With The End In Mind
Nina Collins talks with Barbara Becker about her new book, Heartwood: The Art Of Living With The End in Mind. BARBARA BECKER is the founder of EqualShot, a strategic communications consultancy specializing in strengthening the voice of the non-profit community. For over twenty-five years, she has served a broad range of institutions including the United Nations, Human Rights First, the Ms. Foundation for Women, and the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh. She has taught on the faculty of Columbia University’s master’s program in strategic communications and has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Becker holds a Master of Arts in International Administration from the School for International Training, a Master of Arts in Media Studies from the New School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Haverford College. An ordained interfaith minister, she lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.
#54: Celebrate The Gray
Nina talks with Stephanie O'dell After 10 years of fashion styling with Athleta and Stitch Fix, Stephanie O'Dell began a blog called Celebrate The Gray. After speaking with1000's of women aged 50+, she realized the visuals and stories women are given as they age are messages of anti-aging vs pro-aging. She knew something had to change and that the age models advertisers were using needed to be updated. Stephanie founded Celebrate The Gray, a full service agency for and about the 50+ woman, she represents over 45 gray haired models and works with companies to use real faces and authentic stories of positive aging. She is passionate about updating the face of aging for the 50+ woman and showing her the possibilities of positive aging. Working with brands like Athleta, Kikoko, Gennev, Revel, Rinvoq. Stephanie has been a speaker at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club, Gennev, YWCA, Rotary, interviewed on numerous podcasts (The Rant, Brand Fifty, Mean Magazine, Badass Women) and featured in local and national press (AARP “DIsrupt Aging”, California Live). Stephanie hosts a bi-monthy speaking series “How She Revels” for Revel and is a featured podcast contributor for Brand Fifty, brandfifty.com. She lives in Northern California with her husband and has a son and daughter who now view age with a different lens.
#53: The Lost Art of Connecting
Stephanie Staal talks with Susan McPherson about her new book! SUSAN MCPHERSON is a serial connector, seasoned communicator, and founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focused on the intersection of brands and social impact. She is the author of The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Relationships. Susan has 25+ years of experience in marketing, public relations, and sustainability communications, speaking regularly at industry conferences, and contributing to the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Forbes. She has appeared on NPR, CNN, USA Today, The New Yorker, New York Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. Susan is a Vital Voices global corporate ambassador and has received numerous accolades for her voice on social media platforms from Fortune Magazine, Fast Company and Elle Magazine. She resides in Brooklyn.
#52: Blow Your House Down
Nina Collins in Conversation with Gina Frangello Gina Frangello is the author of Blow Your House Down, Every Kind of Wanting, A Life in Men, Slut Lullabies, and My Sister’s Continent. Her short fiction, essays, book reviews, and journalism have been published in Ploughshares, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, HuffPost, Fence, Five Chapters, Prairie Schooner, Chicago Reader, and many other publications. She lives with her family in the Chicago area.
#51: Midlife Divorce 101
Nina Collins in Conversation with Gabrielle Hartley, ESQ. Gabrielle is a nationally recognized divorce attorney, online mediator, and divorce strategy coach. She trains divorce professionals to bring the highest level of conflict resolution into their practice. She is a highly respected negotiator, author, and engaging, dynamic speaker Gabrielle is known for her unique, non-toxic approach to divorce that she has developed over twenty-five years. She keeps 99% of her cases out of the courtroom and at the negotiating table, as she effectively supports her clients to create a healthy, uplifted post-divorce life for them.
#50: Unbound: A Woman's Guide to Power
Tulani Bridgewater in Conversation with Kasia Urbaniak Kasia Urbaniak is the founder and CEO of The Academy, a school that teaches women the foundations of power and influence. Kasia's perspective on power is unique. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she has worked as professional Dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China and obtained dozens of certifications in different disciplines, including Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations. Since founding The Academy in 2013, Kasia has taught over 4,000 women practical tools to step into leadership positions in their relationships, families, workplaces, and wider communities. She has spoken at corporations and conferences worldwide.
#49: Sex Points
Nina Collins talks with expert and author Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus. Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus is a certified sex therapist and the author of Sex Points: Reclaim Your Sex Life with the Revolutionary Point System. Dr. Marcus is the Clinical Director of Maze Women’s Sexual Health, the largest independent sexual health center in the country. She wrote her dissertation on women and vibrator use while earning her Doctor of Philosophy in human sexuality from the Institute of Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. She also has a Master’s in public health from the same institution. She is a licensed social worker with a Master’s degree from Columbia University. Dr. Marcus has worked as the executive director of not-for-profit institutions and corporations, medical practices and laboratories. In addition to being featured in a NY Times article, she is a frequent guest on radio, podcasts and has lectured both nationally and overseas on a wide variety of women’s issues.
#48: Josephine Baker's Cinematic Prism
Nina Collins talks with Woolfer Author Dr. Terri Francis about her new book, Josephine Baker's Cinematic Prism. Terri Francis teaches film studies courses and directs the Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University. She is a scholar of Black film and critical race theory. Josephine Baker, the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture, was both liberated and delightfully undignified, playfully vacillating between allure and colonialist stereotyping. Examining an unexplored aspect of Baker's career, Josephine Baker's Cinematic Prism deepens the ongoing conversation about race, gender, and performance in the African diaspora. Get the Book: https://bookshop.org/a/7661/9780253223388
#47: This Close to Okay
Carmen Tanner Slaughter in Conversation with Author Leesa Cross-Smith about her new book This Close to Okay ABOUT THE BOOK: On a rainy October night in Kentucky, recently divorced therapist Tallie Clark is on her way home when she spots a man precariously standing on the edge of a bridge. Without a second thought, Tallie pulls over and jumps out of the car into the pouring rain. She convinces the man to join her for a cup of coffee, and he eventually agrees to come back to her house, where he finally, reluctantly, shares his first name: Emmett. Over the course of the emotionally charged weekend that follows, Tallie makes it her mission to provide a safe and comfortable space for Emmett, although she doesn't confess that she works as a therapist. However, Emmett is not the only one who needs help -- and he has secrets of his own. Alternating between Tallie and Emmett's perspectives as they inch closer to the truth of what brought Emmett to the bridge, This Close to Okay is an uplifting, powerful story of two strangers brought together by wild chance at the moment they need it the most. ABOUT LEESA: Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker and the author of So We Can Glow: Short Stories, Every Kiss A War and Whiskey & Ribbons. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and children.
#42: Sex with Emily
Nina Collins in Conversation with Sexpert Dr. Emily Morse Emily Morse is on a mission to liberate the conversation about sex and pleasure. Over the last 15 years, Morse’s work has made her the best-selling author of Hot Sex: Over 200 Things You Can Try Tonight, a pioneering MasterClass instructor on Sex and Communication, live SiriusXM radio host and executive producer and host of the #1 Sexuality podcast on iTunes, Sex With Emily. Morse has helped millions of people around the world navigate their sex lives. Her candid conversations challenge cultural taboos, misinformation and awkward sex talks to create a future where people can deeply connect and embrace pleasure-filled lives.
#38: Pelvic Health
Nina in conversation with Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed of Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed is a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation who was born and raised in New York. She completed the BS/DO program at New York Institute of Technology and was trained at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Northwell Health Plainview Hospital and the NYU Langone Medical Center/RUSK Institute for Rehabilitation. A board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, Dr. Ahmed is also a fellow of the Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society.