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Embrace your middle-age body

I was recently introduced to Kim Selby who is a dynamic, creative, energetic podcaster. After meeting her, I listened to a few of her podcasts on Ignite Your Spark and looked at some of her social media activity. Almost immediately, I knew that I had to invite her to be a guest on ThirtyFiveSixtyFour.  One...

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Supplements and your middle-age health

At ThirtyFiveSixtyFour, we’re not registered nutritionists or health professionals, but we are deeply invested in taking charge of our health. Founder, Karen Stones, and podcast regular, Megan Steen, recently discussed the things they do to monitor and improve their overall health. As we age, many of us look for ways to turn back the hands...

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Life is a gift. Keep playing.

Here at ThirtyFiveSixtyFour we absolutely believe that age is just a number. Sure, there are things we did at 16, 25, even 35 that are harder now that we’re 50, 55, 60. But that doesn’t mean we stop. I just listened to the raw recording of our latest podcast episode with Curtis Thompson. His conversation with Karen Stones was...

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Dining Etiquette 101: 12 Quick Reminders for Dining Out

My mother taught me manners – say “Please” and “Thank you.” Call my elders “Mr.” or “Mrs.” Hold the door for people. Wash your hands. But she wasn’t much for fancy dining so she didn’t really teach me a lot about etiquette for fine dining situations.  As I started going to work dinners or out...

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Confessions of a recovering future chaser

I’m Tiffany and I’m a recovering future chaser. I was raised by my parents to plan, evaluate, study and achieve my goals. I’m thankful that my parents taught me how to set goals and how to plan out and execute the steps needed to reach those goals. This has helped me succeed in my education, career and personal life. But it has also made me a future chaser. From early on – as early as high school – I was always looking to do more, strive for the next big award, degree or job. I was constantly questioning if was doing the best I can.

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Don’t let caring for aging parents or adult siblings overwhelm you.  

Just as we get comfortable with the idea of being middle-aged, we realize there’s a responsibility looming on the horizon that we rarely, if ever, thought of in our teens and twenties. That’s the responsibility of taking care of an aging parent, ailing partner, or an adult sibling who is disabled or sick.  When this...

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Estate Plan: Protecting Your Loved Ones and Your Legacy

Nobody likes to think about death, whether it’s their own or that of a loved one. But if you hide your head in the sand and figure you’ll deal with it when the time comes, you’re not only lying to yourself, but you’re doing yourself and your loved ones a disservice.  I get it. It’s...

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Mastering Negotiation Tactics: The Art of Give and Take

When it comes to negotiation, my motto is, “Everything is negotiable” and my attitude is “The worst they can say is ‘No.’”  Negotiation happens every day both in business and personal situations. This includes buying a home or a car, agreeing on the salary or perks of a new job, deciding which shows the family...

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AI Myths Exposed: Unraveling the Truth About Deepfake Tech

In an earlier blog, Chris Roberts discussed Artificial Intelligence (AI) at a high level, providing general information about what it is, how it’s being used today and how it impacts our daily lives. This blog will address some questions the ThirtyFiveSixtyFour team received from listeners after our first episode discussing AI. What’s a deep fake?...

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Journey of Moving on from Grief: Partnering with the Widowed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95zUCG2BUBg&t=26s Grief is not an area I expected to deal with at this stage of my life. The death of a person or the death of an idea for your life (from the words of my therapist) seemed years away until it came in various forms. If you had told me at 25 years old...

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Sick of meetings that waste your time?  Read this!

Making meetings work – 11 tips to make yours better Meetings are a necessary part of running a successful business. Even part of your life outside of work involves meetings – with a contractor, your attorney, your child’s teachers, sports team meetings, and so many more. Good meetings, regardless of business or personal, help those...

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The Keys to Success in Life and Business

As a leadership and business consultant, my passion is to help business leaders define their goals, lay out the steps to reach them and then help them achieve those goals. Over the years, I’ve developed an approach that builds on four pillars to achieve success.  Consider your goals – no matter how big or how...

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Why I Choose Happiness

I have often been told that I have an aura of true happiness around me; that I seem to always have a smile on my face, even during tough situations.  While I would not disagree, it’s not because I’m oblivious to the stress or the bad things in the world around me. I have a...

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Why is Pickleball So Dang Popular?

Pickleball has taken the world of middle-aged recreation by storm. Since 2019, it’s the fastest growing recreational sport in the U.S. and is fast, becoming a favored pastime for many middle agers. In this blog post, we’ll delve into what pickleball is, the essential gear needed to play, the reasons behind its popularity among older...

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Artificial Intelligence: Rise of the Machines

What is Artificial Intelligence? Artificial Intelligence seems to be in the news every day now. It touches every aspect of our lives – work, home, education, social, shopping and so much more. There are people who wholly embrace it and others who want to stay far away from it. But there’s truly no avoiding AI...

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My name is Karen. I am NOT a Karen!

My name is Karen. I am NOT a Karen! Something amazing is coming! ThirtyFiveSixtyFour! It’s a new podcast for listeners between the ages of 35 and 64. We like to call it “A podcast for the middle.” The first episode launches in February 2024 and in it you’ll meet ThirtyFiveSixtyFour host and creative brain behind...

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