Episode 108: This Voice Actor Found Her Way By Listening To Her (Inner) Voice

Uncategorized Apr 19, 2021

My latest guest is Thérèse Plummer, an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator, who lives and works in The Big Apple. She has recorded over 500 audio books for various publishers and won the 2020 Audie Award for her collaborative work on "The Only Plane In The Sky: An Oral History of 9/11" by Garrett M. Graff which garnered Audiobook of the Year!

Thérèse was a complete stranger to me when we logged onto Zoom for this interview as I had coordinated the interview through her publicist, but we instantly connected. She's the first actor I've interviewed and I so enjoyed hearing her backstory from being a rebel as a teenager to making the decision, at the last minute, to not go the traditional route of college, and instead followed an inner calling, moving to New Your City to become an actor.

We cover a lot of topics that I think you'll find relatable, but the main thing I came away with is that I believe Thérèse is an old soul, wise beyond...

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Episode 107: The Thrill of Thrift

In this episode, I share my first lesson in a book I ordered last month when I was looking to delve deeper into living from a more abundant state of mind. But before I talked about the lesson which brought back a wonderful memory, I explained a bit about the author and her back story.

By the end of this episode, you'll have learned:

  • The struggles that led the author to write this book.
  • Some amazing quotes from the author that you'll want to write down.
  • How the adventure of thrifting is far from a lack mindset.
  • About my amazing Aspen thrifting experience!

Do you visit thrift or consignment stores? If so, how does thrifting make you feel? If not, are you ready to plan your first adventure? Reach out to me on social media and let me know if this episode has inspired you to take action...

Here's my Amazon link to "Simple Abundance: 365 Days to a Balanced and Joyful Life" by Sarah Breathnach: https://amzn.to/3tmJr3P

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:


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Episode 106: Changing Your Life 1 Pound at A Time

Uncategorized Apr 12, 2021

I had so much fun interviewing my latest guest, Lisa Asbell, a southern dynamo who exudes energy and sass! She is one of my favorite interviews because she was so easy to talk to and she made me LOL, more than once!

Lisa speaks from a place of gratitude about life that will surely rub off on you. As she says: "You just need to love yourself to get started."

She's a married, mother of three AND grandmother of three. She grew up poor but had a big drive to succeed from a very young age. She is a Registered Nurse turned entrepreneur and business professional with an extensive background in sales and motivational speaking, training, and coaching.

In this episode, Lisa talks honestly about her big midlife shift which happened in September 2019 when she decided to stop lying to herself that it was it was OK to be 100+ pounds overweight and "that everything is just fine because my blood work is good." That was then she decided to turn her life around, one food choice at a time.


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Episode 105: The 5 Abundance Personas

In today's episode, the second of my new Activating Abundance series, I talk about the new quiz that we just released and the 5 Abundance Personas I've created that describe the various levels of abundance each person is operating from.

When you take this quiz, it's important that you answer each question honestly, with the way you are, and not choose the answer that's the way you'd like to be.

The personas are:

  • Lacking Linda
  • Situation Sally
  • Judging Jane
  • Dutiful Debbie
  • Plentiful Polly

You can find the quiz at: www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/abundance-persona-quiz

If you have a great story of abundance or inspiring midlife transformation that you think would be something my over 50 audience would like to hear, send me the details here: www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/podcast-contact

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:
Website: www.notyouraveragegrandma.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright
Instagram: www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma

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Episode 104: The Cookbook Coach: Cookbooks Are Her Craft And Could Be Yours Too

Uncategorized Apr 05, 2021

In this episode I got to chat with Maggie Green, owner of the Green Apron Company and host of the podcast Cookbook Love, learn all about her lifelong passion for cooking and how it transformed into a cookbook writing and coaching career.

Maggie took her experience as a Culinary Dietitian and Cookbook Author to the next level when she decided to take the knowledge and lessons she'd learned along the way and help others create cookbooks - so she created the "Get Paid to Get Published" method and program.

I loved hearing Maggie's back story about how she ended up working for the grandson of Irma Rombauer, the author of "The Joy Of Cooking" and the inspiring story of Irma.

What I also found fascinating is what a wide variety of cookbook ideas there are and how publishers are always looking for good cookbooks so you don't have to spend your own money to self publish.

What Maggie has done is a perfect example of how you can turn the wisdom gained from a career into a profitable online...

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Episode 103: Welcome To My New Abundance Series!

Welcome to Episode #1 of my new Abundance Series!!! If you're here and committed to listening every week, I'm excited to be on this abundaventure with you!!!

As I've been delving into this whole abundance thing, I've realized it's so much more than what I originally thought... which is why I felt so inspired to learn more and share it with you.

It's not just spending 2 to 3 minutes writing 3 things I'm grateful for in my "Good Days Start With Gratitude" journal. It's living in a grateful state for as many of my waking hours as possible. It's being aware of all of the good around me.

I've always felt like I'm a very positive and optimistic person, but abundance goes so much deeper than that. Those are personality traits which I think to a large degree are a part of my gene pool.

But abundance is a state of being that we all have the choice to live from, no matter what our personality traits.

And to be perfectly honest, I think my state was often one of lack, wanting what I didn't...

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Episode 102: If Your Ancestors Are Dead, How Can They Still Be Affecting You?

Uncategorized Mar 29, 2021

In this episode, my guest is Cyndie Kramer, an Ancestral Energy Healer & Coach, who empowers women in midlife to find their voice and finally start saying YES to themselves, by releasing unresolved family patterns that have been holding them back from living fully.

After over 20 years working in land use planning for local governments, Cyndie was called to follow her personal passion for ancestral exploration and use it to help other women.

Through many hours of family research, she has developed a gift for seeing each woman's life as a unique soul journey while at the same time being intricately linked to the lives of the family that came before her.

She helps women in midlife understand and transform the patterns of feminine wounding in their family history so they can finally uncover who they are, why they are here and what they want to do with the rest of their lives.

In 2020, Cyndie launched her ancestral healing and coaching practice, Ancestress Awakening.

Here are the...

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Episode 101: My 3 Tips to Mother-In-Law Mastery

Uncategorized Mar 25, 2021

This is a follow up to Episode 99, so if you haven't listened to that episode about how to improve relationships, you should check it out! You don't have to watch these two episodes in chronological order, but if you find this episode helpful, you'll definitely want to hear my other valuable tips.

For this episode, I delve into the specific relationship of in-laws and particularly the relationships involving mothers-in-law and kids-in-law, meaning the relationship you have with the spouses/partners of your children.

I have great experience in this area, and in this episode, I share my worst moment as a mother-in-law, why I believe it happened and what I learned from it.

I also share 3 great tips that I think will help you if you are navigating a tense or difficult in-law relationship. They are:

  1. Let go!!!
  2. Look inward!
  3. Look for the good/positive and ditch the negative!

I know you love your child and if you are struggling with his/her spouse/partner, the best thing you can do is...

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Episode 100: Lean Out Late In Life With Intermittent Fasting

Uncategorized Mar 22, 2021

If you're at midlife, this is a must-listen fitness conversation with Heike Yates who empowers women 50+ to take back their health and strength for a vibrant lifestyle. Heike hosts the Pursue Your Spark podcast and has developed a 4 Week Lean Out Program called "Pursue Your Spark."

Her fitness, nutrition, and mindset programs help women 50+ to build muscles, burn fat with intermittent fasting, and prioritize their health goals to look and feel better.

In this conversation, we talked about her journey about how she got into fitness, how intermittent fasting was the solution for her once she got to midlife, and how she moved her business from the traditional style of teaching fitness in person in a gym environment to doing it online. Like most of my guests, Heiki started her online business late in life at the age of 55 and is super passionate about her purpose-driven work.

To learn more about Heiki Yates, you can connect with her at the following sites:
Website: heikeyates.com

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Episode 99: How To Improve Your Relationships: 3 Questions To Ponder

Uncategorized Mar 18, 2021

In this episode, I share 3 questions that are worth pondering when it comes to your close relationships. They have really helped me in my life so I thought they were worth sharing.

If you want to improve your relationships, listen to this episode, learn about these questions and start being aware of how your actions or non-actions are contributing to the strain you may be facing in a particular relationship you have.

Question 1: What compliments are you NOT saying but are thinking? Start verbalizing these little things. They are gifts!

Question 2: What are you expecting in return when you do something for someone? Are there strings attached? What about letting go of those expectations?

Question 3: What message are you sending non-verbally that they could be interpreting negatively? What would you look like if you had a mirror on you?

I'd love to hear what happens to your relationships once you start applying the simple tactics behind these questions so check back in and let me...

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