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Podcast

The Midlife Reinvention

A Power Purpose Play Podcast.

INTRODUCTION TO THE MIDLIFE REINVENTION: A POWER PURPOSE PLAY PODCAST!

Welcome to the Midlife Reinvention Podcast. I’m your host Kavita, and the founder of Power Purpose Play, a global community of women in midlife.

“Choose to Challenge” – launch episode of The Midlife Reinvention on International Women’s Day!

On this first episode of The Midlife Reinvention, your host, Kavita Ahuja, founder of Power Purpose Play, tells you who she is, why she created this community and podcast, and why you should care!

Vicki Bradley: On Resilience and Being in Alignment

On this, first interview of The Midlife Reinvention, Kavita interviews Vicki Bradley  who graciously shares her views on the importance of resilience and being in alignment with yourself, and so much more.

Sheree Clark: On Courage

There can be many phases to reaching a big, brave goal, and our guest Sheree Clark is just the person to help us get some good traction. Today, Kavita interviews Sheree who says it takes guts to live the second half of your life for yourself.

Isabelle Fish: On Creativity and Community

We can learn so much from Isabelle Fish, on the importance of Creativity and Community in our lives. The story of her evolution from lawyer to businesswoman to patron of craft and design and builder of communities, is sure to inspire you!

Robin Joy Meyers: On Discovering Your Joy

On this next interview with Kavita,  Robin Joy Meyers discusses how she found her voice and Joy as an adult. Now, as a Joy Architect, she is educating and empowering thousands of women all over the world to do the same.

Belinda Clemmensen: On Women and Leadership

On this episode of The Midlife Reinvention, Belinda Clemmensen and Kavita Ahuja discuss Women and Leadership. Belinda’s thoughts are so powerful and relevant, and can be applied both personally, and within our organizations. Her whole life has been about helping other women lead their lives to their full potential.

Linda Rossetti: On Women & Transition

On this episode of The Midlife ReinventionKavita Ahuja interviews Linda Rossetti, who shares here wealth of experience and research on the topic of Transition.

Lisa Mattam: On Beauty, Values & Diversity

On this episode of the Midlife Reinvention, Kavita has a far-reaching discussion with Lisa Mattam on topics relevant to many of us as we contemplate our next steps. How can we incorporate our values into our vocation? Lisa is a great example of this.

Maria Leonard Olsen: On Reinvigorating Your Life

Through this next episode of The Midlife Reinvention, Kavita Ahuja speaks with Maria Leonard Olsen, who discusses how she navigated her way through a very difficult youth, to now,  after 50, where she has fully embraced life and all its beauty. Her story and guidance will sure to inspire you to take the time to re-evaluate your life, and think of ways to reinvigorate it to become your best self.

Kavita Ahuja: On Achievements

Join Kavita Ahuja on this special bonus episode of The Midlife Reinvention, as she discusses achievements, and how, especially as women, we need to acknowledge, celebrate and share each of our achievements with the world. It’s not about comparing ourselves to others; it’s about setting goals within ourselves which we strive to exceed.

Janet Omstead: On the Importance of Play

Enjoy this episode of The Midlife Reinvention, where Kavita Ahuja, founder of Power Purpose Play, talks about all things “Play” with Janet Omstead.  Janet’s practical approach to health and wellness is especially important as we approach midlife. Her zest for life and play is evident, and something we should all try to learn from, and embrace.

Emily Barrosse: On Sharing Your Bold Story

Be inspired  as you listen to our next episode of The Midlife Reinvention, where Kavita Ahuja interviews the wonderful, Emily Barrosse. Emily’s passion in life is to share women’s stories to the world, and to empower them to be their best, bold selves.  As Emily so eloquently describes, its important to share our stories, for all the world to learn from.

Michela Di Carlo: On Crunchy Tales, Pasta & Prosecco!

Enjoy this next episode of The Midlife Reinvention podcast with Michela di Carlo! Michela’s zest for life is infectious and we can learn so much from her carefree and beautiful outlook on life. I’d encourage you all to read Crunchy Tales – as she is on a mission to reset the meaning of middle age, one story at a time. Her words and humor remind us that life is too short not to enjoy it!

Erica Ehm: On Grit, Tenacity, and Continual Reinvention

Enjoy listening to Erica Ehm’s remarkable journey of continual reinvention, influence, creativity and leadership. It will leave you inspired and encouraged to pursue your goals with grit, and with tenacity.  I so admire  her confidence to go after what she wants. As she says so eloquently, it all starts with you – so what are you waiting for?

Sandra Pierce: On Women and Money

Enjoy this next episode with Sandra Pierce. Her generosity and kindness of spirit is so evident, and her reinvention into the “Bag Lady of Bay Street” has inspired and helped so many women in her path. Not to mention her philanthropy efforts, Sandra is a force to be reckoned with, and we can’t wait to see what she does in the next decades of her life!

Dr. Nicole Cutts: On the Heroine's Journey

Follow the Heroine’s Journey as explained by Dr. Nicole Cutts! In this fascinating and informative episode, Dr. Cutts reveals her insights into the heroine’s quest,  and topics like innate creativity and cultural competence which are so relevant for us today. She is a wealth of information, and we can all learn how to navigate challenges in our lives through her teachings .

Alexandra Stockwell: On Long-Term Relationships, Intimacy, Passion & Sex

I thoroughly enjoyed my interview with Alexandra Stockwell, and I’m sure you will also. Her advice on the importance of cultivating long term relationships is so refreshing to understand and implement. A wife of 25 years and a mother of 4, Alexandra believes the key to passion, fulfillment, intimacy and success isn’t compromise–it’s being unwilling to compromise–because when both people feel free to be themselves, and know how to love and be loved for exactly who they are, the relationship is juicy, nourishing, and deeply satisfying.

Caroline Brookfield: On Everyday Creativity and Finding Your Courage to Face Challenges

Dr. Caroline Brookfield is completely lovely,  inspirational as well as entertaining.  Her no-nonsense approach to life, creativity and taking on new challenges is so inspiring.  Caroline believes that if everyone took small, unconventional actions to embrace their inherent creativity, we could change the world. Her advice is rooted in science, and, by listening to our conversation, I’m sure you will be inspired to seek the edge of your comfort zone and move past that towards your own personal growth.

Kavita Ahuja: On Rediscovering Yourself in Midlife

Kavita Ahuja, founder of Power Purpose Play, celebrates the 20th episode of The Midlife Reinvention Podcast! As she contemplates the incredible experience it has been, she stresses the fact that Midlife is NOT a crisis – it is an opportunity for each of us to step into our individual greatness and rediscover who we are and bring that out into the world.

Dr. Rupinder Toor: On Women's Health and the Importance of Empowering Women and Girls

I so enjoyed my conversation with Dr. Rupinder Toor. Her passion for the advancement of women’s health and the empowerment of women and girls and her work in the field of reproductive healthcare is so impressive and important. We can all learn so much from her, and her mission to champion women’s health and culturally appropriate healthcare as well.

Carolyn Ray: On Women and Solo Travel

Enjoy this conversation with Carolyn Ray. Her passion for travel and living life on purpose is so real and motivating. I love her passion for building communities of women and empowering women to be the change agents in the world. Visit https://journeywoman.com/ to understand the importance of travel and how we can live a life of purpose anywhere we are in the world.

Dena K. Martines: On Numerology, Astrology and the GenXWoman

Be inspired by the words and wisdom of Dena K. Martines, as we discuss all things numerology, astrology and the GenXWoman! Dena’s passion for life and helping others find their purpose is unique, as are her views on how we are  just getting started in our 50’s. As Dena describes, its about setting life goals not retirement goals at midlife. It’s not about winding down – you’re just getting started!

Wendy Thomas: On Health Scares and the Power of a Positive Mindset

Be inspired by this next episode of The Midlife Reinvention, where we learn about Wendy Thomas, and her courageous story of surviving an early stage breast cancer diagnosis, and the power of a positive mindset.  Her authentic and eloquent words and advice should make us all pause and reflect on what is really important in our lives.

Neela White: On Longevity Planning, and Caring for Elderly and Dying Parents

Learn from Neela White’s own personal and tragic story of caring for her elderly and dying parents, and the passion by which she has drawn from her experience to provide insight to the work she does for her clients. Neela’s tips to have those open discussion about death and the preparation for it, both financially and emotionally are so important.

Elle AyoubZadeh: On Beautiful Shoes … Walk How You Want

I loved my conversation with Elle AyoubZadeh, not only because of her inspirational story of how she created the beautiful brand which is Zvelle, but also because of her warmth, honesty, and courageous views on life and how we should all, Walk How You Want.  I’m sure you’ll love to hear her wonderful story of starting her own business and her views on empowering women.

Kavita Ahuja: On Turning 55!

In this 26th solo episode of The Midlife Reinvention podcast, Kavita Ahuja, founder of Power Purpose Play https://powerpurposeplay.ca/ muses on what it means to her to turn 55 years of age. Society puts so many labels on each of us and how we should behave or what we should be doing at different stages of our lives. Kavita wants to turn those stereotypes on their head and take the word “crisis” out of midlife!

Ashton Applewhite: On Ageism

It was such a pleasure to speak with Ashton Applewhite on this important topic – her passion for leading this emerging movement to raise awareness of Ageism and how to dismantle it is fascinating, and we can all learn from, and participate in spreading this awareness.

Kavita Ahuja: On Realizing Your Dreams

Join Kavita Ahuja, Founder of Power Purpose Play as she muses about the importance of realizing our dreams.  She talks about how dreaming is not just for children, and somehow, as adults we have just stopped doing that.

Patti Pokorchak: On Living a Life With No Regrets

Enjoy this colorful conversation with Patti Pokorchuk. Her positive spirit, no-can-do attitude towards living a life on the edge is both entertaining and inspirational.

Genein Letford: On Intercultural Creativity

Enjoy this next episode of The Midlife Reinvention Podcast, where we learn from Genein Letford about Intercultural Creativity, among many other important and relevant topics  we can all apply into our lives.

Kavita Ahuja: On Being Vulnerable

Be inspired as Kavita, founder of Power Purpose Play speaks from the heart about her thoughts surrounding vulnerability, and how, as Brene Brown describes,  “Vulnerability is basically uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.”

Sara Arnell: On Rising Up From Our "Lobster Moments"

I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Sara Arnell, and I’m sure you will as well. Sara offers a look into her personal struggles and how we can all learn from her story. She explains how lobster moments or moments of crisis and triggers can be the turning point for transition, and that we all have the power to “take off our robes, and lose the trappings of what we think defines us”