Hanging Up the Cape

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“The super woman role is an unsustainable model.” Janet Neal

Janet Neal is a strong woman, passionate about helping people—especially women—understand how powerful they are. She teaches from years of experience in corporate leadership training and from her own experience of pushing through life’s challenges and believing in herself even when it was the hardest thing to do, and even when those closest to her did not.

Janet had to push through barriers and the resistance of others to become more of who she knew she could be.

If you’ve ever been stifled or oppressed by the ‘shoulds’ in your life—Janet said, “I lived by my ‘shoulds'”—or maybe you felt held back from fear, then this is also for you.

Janet says “Its about being first, then doing.”

And my favorite quote from Janet is:

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Delicate Territory

In this conversation, Janet and I dive into delicate territory to discuss some of the shackles that can hold us back. You may discover some of the invisible barriers that could be keeping you from being all that you can be and from taking your life to its next level of possibilities.

Often, we—our lives—are filled with the ideas and ideologies of others. We are all products of the conditioning of our families and our cultures. Some of this provides a solid values-based foundation on which we can build the life we envision, but too often, it includes structure and decor added by others. Like the well-intended housewarming gift that doesn’t fit or belong in our dwelling, so too, with some of the conditioning we grew up with of what we were supposed to do to fit it with the expectations of society and others in our life.

When we do not fill ourselves with more of ourSELVES… our Soul… our essence, we have to fill that void with something else. Something less, and often it’s the ideas others have for us.

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Don’t settle for less for yourself… for your life. Ask as Janet did, “Why are you doing some of these things?” And if it doesn’t ring true with you, it may be time for a change.

Join Janet Neal and me in this inspiring conversation that may just be the catalyst to help you to your next level of growth. And for more, you can find Janet’s book on Amazon: Soul in Control: Reflections of a Reformed Superwoman. Janet says:

“Women have a hunger to connect with other women.”

I would add to this, that I think people have a hunger to connect with people. So reach out to someone you admire or would like to meet… someone who’s already doing something you’d like to do. See how you might be able to add value to them, even if it’s just a note of appreciation. The more we do this the more connected we will be and feel.

Speaking of that, we’d love to connect with you! Please let us know how you’re doing and what you’re working on or interested in. You can leave a comment below or visit our Facebook page.

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A writer, a certified coach, a speaker and a woman living a “should-free” life, Janet Neal has worked in education, corporations, non-profits, and as an entrepreneur. Her company, The Superbwoman®, Inc., focuses on helping women move from being stressed out Superwomen to becoming peaceful, productive and powerful Superbwomen! The mother of three grown children, Janet lives happily in New Jersey (a place she said she’d never live) with her loyal dog, Lily.

 

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Viva Fifty and Beyond

Lorraine Ladish, VivaFifty!, LeAura Alderson Baby Boomers, Latina Women Over 50, Phillipe Diederich, Sofrito, Lorraine C. Ladish is a beautiful baby boomer on fire with the entrepreneurial spirit, an artist’s heart, and a writer’s mind. An articulate, and poised free spirit, Lorraine is a woman on a mission to do great work in the world connecting, elevating and empowering others, especially bilingual Latina women.

Empowering Women

Lorraine’s life has been charmed and challenged.  She’s come full circle from comfortable international family of writers, to poverty and despair and back again.  Today, Lorraine’s is an inspiring and colorful success story.

Even if you’re not bilingual and don’t speak Spanish, you will find much of interest on Lorraine’s beautiful site, VivaFifty! If you’re a baby boomer woman, you will find lots to engage, inspire and delight you.

There are so many good articles on her sites. Two of my favorites articles on VivaFifty! is Lorraine’s articles on 10 Signs That You’re Rocking Middle Age, and Famous Authors Who Were Published After 50.

Lorraine started VivaFifty! just about a year ago, at age 50!  She had worked in a well established web publishing company, but as she approached her 50’s, she realized that if she really wanted to do work that mattered to her, she needed to create her own site.

“I realized that if I don’t do my own thing, I’m never going to be in charge.” Lorraine C. Ladish

Lorraine’s message—and life—is a lot about empowering others by sharing what she’s learning in her own journey and by bringing some of the best resources to her audience through her articles and resources as well as that of the contributing writers of VivaFifty!.

You may also be interested in learning some of the surprising cultural differences in the Latina and American communities. We touch on that and the struggles of youth and self image, and now coming more fully into the strong, confident woman Lorraine is today, inspiring others to have the courage to become more fully what they can be.

It’s interesting how it can take us a long time to become more fully ourselves, but when we do, there’s no putting that genie back in the bottle!

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Lorraine remarries at age 50 to Phillipe Diederich.

Life Remade and Remarried

A love story… a soul mate… a blended family… and today Lorraine is happily remarried to Phillipe Diederich, also an author, whose debut novel is coming out in June 2015, titled Sofrito.

Lorraine and Phil met through a chanciest of encounters—one of those things that each could have missed if not open in the moment—not long after she went through a specific emotional and mental exercise about herself, aging and relationships.

“When you’re in your mid-forties and you have kids, you love a man who treats you like a lady, who respects your children, who comes home when he says he will, and who worries about putting food on the table. So yes, in midlife, my biggest turn on is a faithful, loyal, hard-working guy.

I will never forget when we first met…”

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Phillipe Diederich and Lorraine C. Ladish found each other in their mid-forties, when she was 46 and he was 45.

“He had also done his share of soul searching and maybe that’s why our souls met. All I know is that we met at the right time.”   [Reprinted from Lorraine’s article on VivaFifty!]

Today Lorraine is fully reinventing her life, liberating her entrepreneurial and writer spirit to soar.

She is just revving up her second half of life, filled with creative ideas awaiting birth, including two new books on the way, one in English!

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Phil and Lorraine’s marriage and expanded, blended family.

Lorraine C. Ladish started VivaFifty! to inspire women to see the opportunities of aging over the obstacles and possibilities over problems.

Lorraine believes in women helping each other.

We agree and we’re looking forward to keeping up with her at VivaFifty.com and LorraineCLadish.com, and hope you’ll drop in for a visit too. Let us know if you have issues or challenges you need help with and also if you have stories of triumph over tribulations.

We’re all in this together and if we can help you by bringing you the resources you need, or help others by sharing your story, that makes a day well spent for us here a Boomers Reinvented and over at Viva Fifty!

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Lorraine C. Ladish is a bilingual author of 17 books, writer, editor, speaker & social media influencer. She is the Founder and CEO of Viva Fifty! a bilingual community that celebrates being 50+. Before this she was Editor-in-Chief of Mamiverse.com, the award-winning online hub for Latina moms. She’s contributed to People en Español, La Palma of The Palm Beach Post, NBC Latino, Babycenter, Latinamom.me and Redbook, and was the managing editor of VOXXI Mujer, an online news site for English-speaking Hispanics. Lorraine lives in Sarasota, FL with her quirky blended family.

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Fit and Fun Over 50

Fit and Fun Edutainers!

What a great term… and a great team!

Meet edutainers, twin sisters, Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams of Fun and Fit… with “Active Aging Answers for Boom-Chicka-Boomers!”

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Twin sisters, Alexandra Williams & Kymberly Williams-Evans in 1983, teaching aerobics from the beginning of the movement.
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They were teaching aerobics back when it was on vinyl records!

 

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Jane Fonda’s hand and footprint ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on 4/ 27/13 in Hollywood, with a few leg raises thrown in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their story is quite interesting—involving revolutions, Europe, lost luggage in the Arctic Circle, and workout tops gone awry.

I caught up with Kymberly and Alexandra soon after they spoke at a recent Bloggers at Midlife conference in Nashville, put on by the cool folks at Midlife Boulevard. They were there to help energize, motivate and inspire the audience while mingling and exchanging experiences with fellow boomer bloggers.

 Fitness has taken us around the world to meet some of the best people.

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They began teaching aerobics in the early 80’s even before it was a “thing”.

It seems they just happened to be in the right place at the right time. But they also seized the opportunities that came their way, walking through each open door of opportunity which led to globetrotting and living around the world during most of their 20’s.

“We’ve met some of the most amazing people around the world through fitness,” says Kymberly.

And revolutions?

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Historical collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Image from History.com
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It just seems that wherever we would travel there just happened to be a coup!

We will never know what roles they may or may not have played in catalyzing revolutions, but chances are good a few involved a few broken hearts when they finally returned home to settle down and raise kids.

 

 

The twins are sold on fitness for life and eager to help others keep healthy and fired up with healthy lifestyles.  One of their mottos is so true and so important:

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Small Steps lead to Big Changes

You can read more on that and other really helpful tips and articles on their blog.

 

In our conversation we also evaluated two angles to a similar quote:

Alexandra said, “Once you do a lot of movement it’s actually more uncomfortable to be still.”

But I thought she said, “Once you do a lot of movement it’s actually more comfortable to be still.”

Turns out both sides of this coin are true.

Tune in to this fun interview with delightful and fit boomer twin sisters, Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams, and please visit their site for some fun inspiration.

 

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Kymberly and Alexandra of FunAndFit.org

International fitness professionals, twins, and edu-tainers, Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA have been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studios opened–with them–in Europe, before leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage.

They teach, write, and present their programs on land, sea and airwaves. Kymberly is former faculty for the Dept of Exercise and Sports Studies at University of California Santa Barbara: Alexandra edits and writes for IDEA: The Association for Health and Fitness Professionals. Catch them at events or hire them for yours, and on their website FunAndFit.org.

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