Show Notes

Episode 15 -You CAN be confident and sexy in middle age – here’s how.

Show Notes: Today Karen is joined by the vivacious Kim Selby, who shares her inspiring journey of aging gracefully and confidently. From her early career at Glamour Magazine to starring in a lingerie ad in her 60s, Kim’s story is a testament to resilience and self-acceptance. We explore societal beauty standards, the pressures of cosmetic...

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Episode 14 – 6 Ways to Discover True Wealth and Claim Your Purpose

Show Notes: Age is just a number, and those of us in the middle are here to prove it.  Join us for an inspiring conversation with Curtis Thompson, a remarkable musician, dedicated father, loving husband, and esteemed professor who eschews ageist stereotypes to follow his dreams. Together, we challenge the conventional wisdom surrounding ageism, and...

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Episode 13 – Etiquette Tips for your next fancy meal, date or dinner with the boss

Show Notes: Polish your dining etiquette for any occasion with these essential tips! These insights aren’t just about following rules; they’re about exuding confidence in any dining scenario, whether it’s a casual meal with friends, a first date, or a formal business dinner. Do you freeze when you encounter a piece of gristle or bone...

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Episode 12 – Stop Future Chasing and Avoid Burnout with these 3 Tips

Show Notes: Are you a “future chaser”? Are you constantly pushing for “the next thing” and forgetting to appreciate where you are right now?   Join us as we explore these insights and more with our special guest, Tiffany Wilson, a seasoned marketing and communications professional who has navigated her career with resilience and grace....

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Episode 11 – Caring for an adult sibling. It’s more common than you think.

Show Notes: Statistics show that a growing percentage of the population chooses to be childless and single. Who is going to care for these individuals when they become incapacitated? Join us for a heartfelt discussion on the often-unspoken challenges that come with siblings caring for siblings through medical crises and disabilities. In this episode, we...

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Episode 10 – Are you ready to die? Legally, that is. Find out with special guest Andrea Patton, Estate Planning Attorney

Show Notes: We’ve all heard the horror stories that can unfold when a person dies unexpectedly or without an estate plan to carry out their wishes.    In this episode, seasoned estate planning attorney Andrea Patton and I delve into the intricate world of wills and trusts, exploring the emotional and legal complexities of estate...

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Episode 9 – Winning strategies for negotiating everyday things: Salary, cars and more.

Show Notes: Have you ever noticed how a well-timed pause can speak volumes during a negotiation?   Join me and returning guest, sales executive Kevin Headley, as we unravel the intricacies of negotiation, an art form that’s just as relevant when buying a candy bar as it is in the boardroom. We pull back the...

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Episode 8 – Artificial Intelligence Q&A: Deep Fake Nudes, Music, Dr. Visits, Jobs and more…

Show Notes: AI and cybersecurity expert Chris Roberts returns to the show to answer some intriguing listener questions on the topic of AI. Chris was my guest on Episode #2, and his appearance certainly stirred up some emotional responses and interesting inquiries. Tune in to hear Chris’s take on AI and its impact on various...

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Episode 7 – Loving a Widower: A journey through the complicated, challenging and beautiful

Show Notes: This episode dives explores the complexities, challenges and beauty of dating a widow or widower. We’ll meet Megan Steen and hear her story of finding love  with a widower she met at work. We explore the foundation of building a new relationship while acknowledging and honoring the memory of the one who is...

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Episode 6 – People Dread Meetings: 11 Ways to Make Yours Better

Show Notes: Ever feel like meetings are the bane of productivity? Whether you’re steering the ship in a high-stakes boardroom or weaving through the nuances of a casual brainstorm session, I’ve laid out an 11-step roadmap to keeping your meetings tight, engaging, and—above all—respectful of everyone’s precious time. From the art of the punctual start...

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Episode 5 – Success, Fear and Mindset with author Mandy Schaniel

Show Notes: Discover the transformative power of mindset as Mandy Schaniel, author of “Faith Over Fear: How to Adopt a Success Mindset,” joins me for a deep dive into the psychology of success. Together, we uncover the dangers of a negative mindset and the liberating potential of a growth mindset, emphasizing the significance of mindfulness...

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Episode 4 – Why is pickleball so popular?

Show Notes: Admittedly I’ve never tried pickleball. In fact, turns out I belong to “Stage One” of the four stages of pickleball acceptance, which is ‘judgement’. Today we explore the pickleball phenomenon with my special guest Rick McCord, co-founder of a career coaching company who guides individuals through transitions and helps them discover their true...

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Episode 3 – Choose Happiness

Show Notes: “The thief of happiness is comparison.” Feeling joy can be as simple as a shared smile or an empowering tune. This episode is not just about the big revelations; it’s a celebration of life’s little moments that collectively weave the tapestry of our well-being. In this episode, I dive into the theme of...

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Episode 2 – Artificial Intelligence

Show Notes: Join me for a thought-provoking journey with cybersecurity and AI expert Chris Roberts to uncover the transformative power of artificial intelligence in our everyday lives. Together, we dissect the spectrum of AI development, from its humble beginnings as programmed decision systems to the nuanced, data-centric models like GPT that silently shape our existence....

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Episode 1 – My name is Karen. I’m NOT a Karen.

Show Notes: Welcome to ThirtyFiveSixtyFour, a podcast for the middle. Join me as we chuckle, commiserate, and most of all, cheer each other on. Because here, in the middle, is where the zest of life’s experience gives us the best stories to share. Join me, Karen Stones, as I share a personal and candid reflection...

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