Living in a world of uncertainty, I can't think of a better time to create multiple streams of income while building businesses you love.
My guest in episode 136, Leslie Tucker will fire you up because of her passion and her drive for creating multiple streams of income in her life.
Leslie Tucker is married to Thomas. Thomas and Leslie have a blended family with ten children. Leslie’s background is in food service, with a 15 year career as a professional baker.
Leslie is currently a full time reseller who sells on Poshmark, Mercari and Etsy. She also hosts a podcast called A Reseller’s Passion. She offers advice and motivation to the reselling community.
Leslie also hosts resellers and other business professionals on her YouTube channel each week. Leslie is a business consultant, handmade artist and motivational speaker. Leslie’s brings daily motivation to the reselling and business community on her Instagram page A Reseller’s Passion....
Navigating marriage Society, alcohol pushers, and boredom in sobriety take a lot of grit and patience. When I quit drinking in 2013, my husband supported me by stopping also. Even though I had his support, it was still hard.
If you are a woman over 40 and you're resisting getting sober because your husband or partner drinks or society and friends are pushing you into drinking, then this is the episode for you.
In this episode, I share how alcohol affected my life as a mother and wife and how I navigated my relationships after I quit drinking. A lot of those relationships were built on alcohol, including my marriage.
When relationships are glued together because of alcohol and drinking, and one person decides to change, it's very hard, in the beginning, to be on the same page. It's essential for you if you are sober, and someone like your husband or partner is still drinking that you don't try to control their drinking, and you stay in your lane.
In episode 117 of the To 50 and Beyond podcast - I talk about the physical, psychological, and social effects that stem from a long period of alcohol consumption and answer a question for a listener.
Do you think alcohol makes you age faster? I feel like my face is changing daily - I workout, eat well, take vitamins, and use expensive skincare - is it the alcohol?!
Brace yourself for the answer...
Yes, I do!
In my personal experience, when I was forty-five, I felt and looked older. Not that getting older is a bad thing. I praise women in the middle of life and beyond, and I also know that I how you feel is subjective.
For me, alcohol made my body feel inflamed which made me ignore exercise because I was already sore and stiff. And, the hangover munchies kept me from eating food that helped me look and feel my best.
I feel my best when I'm taking care of...
I was the Queen of the last hurrah! Every diet I started from the age of 8, had a "last meal." Every January 1st had a "last spending spree," and every Sunday for about two years, I had an "I'm never going to drink again" speech.
Until August 11th, 2013, when I quit drinking, there was no last hurrah.
I didn't plan to stop drinking that night, I received a sign, and I took it. A sign which now I know was God, and he said, "Lori, you've had enough," enough to last a lifetime (or two)."
I recently received an email from a beautiful gal who asked me if I had a last hurrah when I quit drinking, and if it's a good idea to add closure before getting sober.
I respect this question so much, and honestly, I couldn't believe I've never talked about this topic until now.
I have a couple of different perspectives that I want to share if you are asking this same question and possibly experiencing several "last hurrah's!"
First of all, let's talk about why...
Women in midlife are getting sober because they are tired of settling for hangovers, regret, and the shame that comes with over-drinking.
When I quit drinking at forty-five, I felt like I had been run over by a truck for years. Back and forth, back and forth, trying to decide to quit drinking after thirty years of a close relationship with alcohol - I was beyond tired of settling.
At this stage of life (the middle), women from all over the world are noticing the disadvantage of just a small amount of alcohol. From sleepless nights, waking up in the morning fuzzy and hungover to ending the day with another drink, women, just like you are exhausted.
The fight to keep drinking has become harder than the journey to sobriety, or so they think. I thought this way back in 2013 when I decided to pour two bottles of chardonnay down the sink and declare (to myself) that I can't, and won't...
Did you know that only 7% of our genes predict longevity? That means 93% of longevity is under our control. I always say, “what I do today predicts my future.” Not saying that I’m anywhere near perfect in self-care daily, but I have found a healthy balance that supports my mindset first, which helps my overall wellness.
I learned this information from my excellent guest, Annie Gaudreault, when I interviewed her for episode 128 of the To 50 and Beyond podcast.
Annie had three different careers before coming to holistic nutrition and wellness in her early forties. Space beginning in childhood, Annie experienced numerous health issues, including living with cystic fibrosis. This genetic disease affects the pancreas, which prevented her from being as active as other children.
Losing her mom to cancer and her brother to suicide in her early twenties caused her to retreat and into what she considered a “safe...
In 2020 there are so many different options to help you stop drinking long-term, but that isn't always a good thing. It's the day and age of information overload! So, what is a midlife gal who has been drinking since she was a teenager do? Which option should she choose?
First of all, take a deep breath in through your nose and exhale out through your mouth. I've got you!
Second of all, you are not alone in feeling overwhelmed, along with the back-and-forth indecision of quitting; it's too much! I speak with women over 40 every day, fighting with themselves on not only how to stop but also if they need to.
Let's end the fight together, shall we?
In episode 126 of the To 50 and Beyond podcast, I talk about how to quit drinking and make it stick because I know how hard it is to maintain long-term sobriety.
This photo was taken in 2009 right before my mom was going into surgery...
Some of us have an easier time than others putting themselves out there to make new friends, especially as we age. Our "in-real-life" relationships may start to change due to your career, divorce, or lifestyle change, like getting sober.
Sometimes, a relationship from yesteryear fades away without reason. Have you ever been left holding the "old friend" bag of confusion and heartbreak? I think we all have at one point or another, so what is a midlife gal to do?
Where do you meet new female friends who "get you" and share your same passion and purpose?
If it were last year at this time, I would say go to a live event focused on a topic you are interested in or take an exercise class or cooking class. But, in 2020, our live events have been canceled, and our get-togethers in person are rare.
In 2020, our mental health needs friendship and connection more than ever, and so many women are struggling with loneliness...
For decades, you have been a daughter, a mom, a wife, a sister, a friend, an employee, and whatever other roles you have played. Midlife is the time to claim who you are and align yourself with who you want to become. If not, when?!
If you are here because you feel lost in an identity crisis, you are not alone. It's a typical conversation that I have with many women over 50 who are searching for something else but just aren't sure of what it is.
Amy Schmidt of Fearlessly Facing Fifty joined me on the To 50 and Beyond podcast to share her wisdom and story with us. Amy talks about the day her husband called her mom, and she realized that she didn't know who she was.
Amy guides us through her story as it unfolds into learning more about who she is and what she wants to do as she ages. The day Amy decided to start a podcast, write a book, and empower women to share their stories with others.
It's a wonderful...
Chaos is a complete disorder and confusion; it mayhem, disorganization, Chaos, and disruption in midlife. I say Chaos has no place in the middle of life or sobriety.
2020 has been a whirlwind. From the pandemic to the murder of George Floyd, and racial injustice happening every time we turn around, we live in a world of disarray.
To control what we can in our lives and unplug from negative energy and behaviors and people who add madness to our life is a must right now.
As I decided to record an episode about removing drama and Chaos, I came off of a chaotic experience in my life. This experience added to the stress to 2020, now that it's over, I feel as though I can breathe better, think better, and create more freely.
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