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Wabi Women Leigh & Crystal
Want to laugh out loud about aging, and give more life to your years and years to your life? Join Wabi Women each week for a wabi wash on Midlife. Co hosts Crystal Buchan and Leigh Morrow playfully explore new ways to navigate the middle years and beyond. From Wabi Sabi and Kintsugi to counter clockwise experiments and mapping your longevity, this show will prompt you to explore your midlife and beyond in a novel way while sparking your creative impulses. Tune in and play with us!
This show is currently being produced on a regular basis, and can be heard on the Peach City Radio stream at the following dates & times:
Mondays @ 1900h
Wednesdays @ 2300h
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In this episode we find out what Sparks joy! for us, and help you identify what also Sparks Joy for you! As Women we can realize in Midlife that our true purpose is much different than the life we have been leading. We may have been very successful in our career or in our designated roles. But Midlife is the time to make sure our successes have been for us, and we are not fulfilling someone else’s expectations. In this episode, listeners will discover- or perhaps- rediscover- what in their middle years is whispering for them to complete, while they still have time. How can they make a difference? What ideas resonate as both personal, and those that may also serve the greater good? Listen up to this episode!
Episode 29 - Wabi Women- The Power of Possibilities- Episode 29 -Just Push Play Posted: June 21, 2018 - 58 minutes - 34.9 Mb -
Crystal and I think as midlife women and beyond we need to stop acting as society has prescribed us to act- less outgoing, less demonstrative, frail and feeble – and start acting how we feel- strong, empowered wisdom keepers who have something to share with the world.
How we feel biologically has a lot to do with how we act.
There is so much to share with you today you might want to get out your Wabi Women notebook to jot down any thing that sparks interest amusement or thought. Then this week you can begin to chart the next seven weeks together as explore how to retool our mind and ignore the “what is suppose to happen now, calendars”,
Episode 28 - Wabi Women- Botox for the Brain Posted: June 14, 2018 - 58 minutes - 53.1 Mb -
There is scientific evidence that proves we are what we believe. One of our favorite authors and researchers is the acclaimed Dr Ellen Langer. We have talked alot about her famous experiments, which all show how our mind and body are truely linked together, and if we can harness our younger mind, our younger body will follow.
Langer calls it BOTOX for the BRAIN! Have a listen and see what you can do to make your brain younger and your body will follow!
Episode 27 - Nostalgia-Wabi Women- The Midlife Mind Posted: May 31, 2018 - 58 minutes - 54.9 Mb -
In our on going series on The Midlife Mind, and longevity we discover the fascinating world of nostalgia in this episode and how to harness the scientifically proven benefits of reframing nostalgia to increase memory, reduce blood pressure, improve vision, hearing, strength and vitality! Visit our website for a complete background on the ground breaking work of leading researchers into the world of nostalgia and its connection to living a longer, healthier and more vibrant life.
Episode 26 - Food for Thought- Wabi Women- The Midlife Mind Posted: May 24, 2018 - 58 minutes - 53.9 Mb -
We are changing our brains and our minds to be the best they can be as we set out to live a long healthy life. This episode is all about our brain and the food that fuels it! Food for thought, is all about how are we feeding ourselves, the science of certain foods, and share some easy to swallow tips. We look at food as a medicine to promote our longevity and support our lifegevity. One secret is Hari Hachi Bu!
Episode 25 - The Midlife Memory Posted: May 17, 2018 - 58 minutes - 34.7 Mb -
In this the 2nd episode of our Midlife Brain, we examine the fascinating subject of memory and how we can improve our memory banks. It is possible to reset your Midlife memory, even if you find it is not performing as well as in the past. In this episode we examine the top five memory techniques, do our own sleuthing and explore the science behind how our memory works.
Episode 24 - The Midlife Mindset Posted: May 10, 2018 - 58 minutes - 34.9 Mb -
This episode kicks off our new episode on the Midlife bran. This first episode explores new possibilities of resetting our Midlife mind to a new mindset that is not based on our calendar age, but instead our biological age. The centenarians of the Okinawa island in japan do not think old age is something to fear, but rather, something to look forward to as the best years in their life. The science behind this is where our favorite psychologist Dr Ellen Langer fits in, with her interesting scientific experiments with aging and mindset.
In our last episode in our series on Longevity, we have a toast to the Happy Hour, and everything sacred to community, friendship and laughter. Building a community and companionship are a big part of life in places where people live extraordinary long lives.
"The opportunity to be lonely almost doesn't exist," said Blue Zone expert, Dan Butler. He has seen how holding a happy hour is a great way to foster friendships. Crystal and I enjoy to share a glass of wine, but even if you dont drink, get together for tea or coffee — the important thing is gathering, not what you're imbibing. Also, laughter, and playfulness are part of this sacred hour each day to do what makes us smile. It is one of the five keys to living a long long life.
In our continuing theme on Longevity, this week we have a conversation about the Hidden Gems in life. By Midlife we are finding a lot of hidden gems on our doorstep. These are life's truly amazing ahh ha moments. Hidden gems arrive, sometimes with perfect timing and often quite unexpectedly.
Sometimes, Hidden gems appear when you are looking or expecting one thing, and something entirely different arrives.
Some Hidden Gems are big, bright, and can't be missed.
Others are shrouded, concealed, and the true meaning or significance, will not be recognized or understood for many years.
Hidden gems are more often seen by Wabi Women.
Wabi washing, a phrase we coined and something we have talked about in many of our radio episodes, helps the shift occurs, so those gems can be discovered. Wabi washing, help us navigate through Midlife and beyond, and if you are curious, head over to our website later, and find out the three simple questions wabi washing asks.
Enjoy the show!
Episode 21 - Wabi Women- Bestfriend-ology- Just Push Play -episode 21 Posted: April 5, 2018 - 58 minutes - 36.4 Mb -
This episode is all about Friendship and how having friends, good friends, in your life is one of the secrets to longevity. Science has shown that people who have even just one best friend, experience far less of the negative emotions associated with aging. Friends that have witnessed your life, and help keep memories alive and active, increase our longevity. Scientists say North American society under values the importance of cultivating strong friendships that will last a lifetime. Centenarians around the world have strong social networks and make time daily to just socialize with their friends and enjoy life. This is one of the secrets to their longevity. See what kind of a friend you are, and take time to appreciate the friends you may be overlooking.