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How many times have you heard "Life got in the way" ?

How about "That is way out of my comfort zone!"?

When I was heading towards my fifties, I was stuck in an 'it is what it is, and it is how it is.

Let me explain...

I had somehow learned that my age defined me and what I was to do. It was not apparent to me, but looking back, I realized how I was stuck on a predefined path.

The day I left my mom's house after her funeral, the world seemed closed, claustrophobic, and heavy. My world was changing whether I wanted it to or not.

Holy hell, now what?

As I learned to be an orphan, I realized I was still learning. I realized I also had years and years of experience.

POW right on the side of a head-spinning moment.... I already had the tools and smarts, and now I needed to step from the comfort zone of 'letting things happen and expand to another step.

If I knew then what I know now, nothing would likely be different, and I am sure I would not want it to be. All the crap I have lived through is my portfolio; it is a valuable life lesson I continuously learned. I might have failed a few exams, but you also know from that.

I took to the streets and interviewed two amazing women for the podcast (streets: me in my pajamas yakking on the phone in my basement)


Hello, my name is Tracy Hicks. I am an imperfect Wife, Mother, Daughter, Aunt, and Nana. I have a beautiful daughter and two equally beautiful granddaughters. I turned 50 years young this past January and haven't looked back. I am an Entrepreneur and an Associate Market Builder with MONAT Global. I've lived in Ontario my whole life, but I love to travel. I am living my best life.

Tracy talked to us about the changes life takes us through and how we start to fit into our skin.


Hello, my name is Barb O'Dell. I am a Transformational Life Coach—a personal growth junkie from a young age. I have a passion for helping people to overcome obstacles and challenges. I have been married for 36 years and have two grown children. Currently living in Ontario, I love life and myself with the help of all I have learned in life so far.

Barb talked to us about how sometimes life lessons can take you on a transforming personal journey, and it is not always easy to see your value in those lessons. But, Barb also shows us that your greatness arrives at any age, and you are the one that gets there.

Thank you to both my guests. I hope you enjoy this episode!

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We will talk soon,


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