Break Midlife Barriers As A Gateway To Self-Love/ft. Deb Blum #210
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by Heike Yates, Deb Blum
1w ago
We're getting up close with Deb Blum, the inspiring soul behind The Whole Soul Way. She's not just the brains of this operation; she's a certified life, parent, and health coach with a Business Administration/IT background from the University of Connecticut. Deb recently started a new chapter, moving to Arizona with her husband of 20 years. Join us in this week's episode, "Break Midlife Barriers As A Gateway To Self-Love." Deb's mission? To help women in midlife shed societal expectations and reveal their true essence. She believes in the power of being fully expressed and seen for our inheren ..read more
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3 Ways To Breaking The 'All-or-Nothing' Cycle #209
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by Heike Yates
3w ago
We're diving deep into the concept of reframing health goals, directly addressing the 'All-or-Nothing' cycle that can hinder our progress. This episode is an invitation to those seeking to break free from this restrictive mindset, offering a fresh, flexible, and joy-driven approach to health and fitness. It's designed for anyone whose fitness journey has been disrupted by life's unpredictable nature, showing that it's possible to adapt and thrive amidst these challenges. Our main focus is on the transformative power of reframing health goals. We discuss how adapting our fitness and health obje ..read more
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Declutter Your Midlife And Make Room For Joy/ft. Tracy McCubbin #208
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by Heike Yates, Tracy McCubbin
1M ago
We're opening the doors to a world where joy isn't just a feeling but a space we live in. We're talking decluttering with the queen of clean, Tracy McCubbin. Imagine your home, but with breathing room, where every nook cradles peace instead of piled-up papers. That's where Tracy takes us, transforming cluttered caves into serene sanctuaries. So, let's declutter your midlife and make room for you! Tracy's not just any tidying guru; she's a story of transformation. Growing up amidst clutter, she saw first-hand how possessions can overshadow life's true treasures. Her journey from Hollywood's gli ..read more
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#207 - 6 Ways To Redefine Courage In Midlife
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by Heike Yates
1M ago
Courage in midlife isn't about grand, sweeping gestures. Instead, it can be found in the everyday acts of bravery that lead to significant changes in life. In today's episode, '6 Ways To Redefine Courage In Midlife,' we dive into offering insights and practical tips for women in this vibrant life stage.   We debunk common misconceptions about courage. It isn't about quick fixes or dramatic overhauls but involves steady, sustainable shifts in lifestyle habits. Embracing expert advice and focusing on personal journeys instead of comparing with others is critical. We highlight that true cour ..read more
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#206 Finding Love After 40 In The Digital Age/ft. Hoyt Prisock
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by Heike Yates, Hoyt Prisock
2M ago
Welcome to episode #206 of the Pursue Your Spark Podcast. Our guest, Hoyt Prisock, the innovative creator behind a successful online speed dating platform, launched with Match.com nearly two decades ago. Hoyt, who found himself navigating the online dating world after a long marriage, has since become a seasoned voice in this arena, offering unique insights through his podcast, 'Behind the Swipe.' Hoyt shared his perspective on how the dynamics of online dating differ substantially for individuals in midlife compared to younger generations. He provided thoughtful commentary on the unique minds ..read more
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#204 - 5 Pillars To A Fulfilled Midlife/ft. Bernie Borges
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by Heike Yates/Bernie Borges
3M ago
In the latest episode of the Pursue Your Spark Podcast, we begin an insightful journey into the essence of a fulfilled midlife. Heike chats with Bernie Borges, a seasoned B2B expert and podcast enthusiast, about the nuances of midlife fulfillment. Bernie, originally from New York City and now thriving in Tampa Bay, brings his rich experience from his successful 36-year marriage and his podcasting ventures, including the 'Midlife Fulfilled' Podcast. This episode centers around the concept of a fulfilled midlife, examining the 5 Pillars: Health, Fitness, Career, Relationships, and Legacy. Bernie ..read more
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#203 Navigating Body Image Through The Menopause Maze/Ft. Dr. Maria Luque
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by Heike Yates, Dr. Maria Luque
3M ago
We sit down with Dr. Maria Luque, an Air Force veteran and the go-to expert on fitness during menopause. Dr. Luque sheds light on the complex relationship between menopause, body image, and fitness, challenging common misconceptions that often hold women back. Contrary to popular belief, weight gain isn't a given, and exercise doesn't necessarily worsen menopausal symptoms; it can alleviate them. We honed in on navigating body image through the menopause maze for this episode. Dr. Luque offers empowering strategies for women navigating the 'new normal' that comes with menopause. Among these ar ..read more
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#202 Navigating Social Pressure While Intermittent Fasting during the Holidays
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by Heike Yates
4M ago
In this episode, we tackle a common seasonal challenge: sticking to intermittent fasting goals during the holidays. We explore the balance between festive joy and health commitments, ensuring holiday enjoyment without derailing fasting routines. First, we address the holiday season's unique pressures. Breaking fasting schedules can spark guilt, and balancing health choices with family expectations adds stress. We emphasize understanding these emotions as key to managing fasting during these times. Next, we offer practical tips for handling intermittent fasting's social aspects during the holid ..read more
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#201 Take Control in a Broken Healthcare System/ft. Susan Salenger
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by Heike Yates, Susan Salenger
4M ago
In this podcast episode, we welcome Susan Salenger, the inspiring author of "SIDELINED: How Women Can Navigate A Broken Healthcare System." At 80 years old, standing at 4'10", Susan is an accomplished author and an avid powerlifter, a testament to her belief in personal strength and resilience. She shares her journey from working in Salenger Films, a company specializing in corporate training films, to becoming a voice for women struggling within a healthcare system that often fails them. Susan's transition into authorship was spurred by a pivotal experience - a surgery she underwent that was ..read more
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#200 The Big 2-0-0!
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by Heike Yates
5M ago
Today isn't just another day; it's a milestone—the 200th episode of the Pursue Your Spark Podcast! I can't begin to express how grateful I am for each and every one of you. You've been the driving force behind this amazing journey, and today’s episode is a heartfelt 'Thank You' dedicated to you! We're kicking things off by taking a stroll down memory lane. From a small boutique studio in Maryland to this global platform, I share how the brand evolved and why I am passionate about helping midlife women. Ever wondered about my very first recording? I'll take you back to that moment in my basemen ..read more
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