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Midlife with Courage

Midlife with Courage

By Kimberly Benoy
This podcast is for women who are tired of doing what is expected. You are ready to be inspired and motivated to live your best life!
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Living Your Legacy with Merle Saferstein
Merle Saferstein has a wonderful story of feeling lost in midlife and then finding a new path to herself. A chance encounter with a former priest on the beach in Florida led her to working with Holocaust survivors via an Anne Frank exhibit. She calls this work the most important work she has ever done and this created her desire to help others think about the legacy they are living and leaving for others.   Merle R. Saferstein is an educator, speaker, and author. She has been journaling for 48 years and has amassed a collection of 380 journals, the majority of which are the basis for her legacy journal Living and Leaving My Legacy, vol 1. After twenty-six years as a Holocaust educator where she worked with hundreds of Holocaust survivors helping them to leave their legacy, she retired and created Living and Leaving Your Legacy®. Through classes, workshops, and lectures, she has guided thousands of people in sacred legacy work, writing for wellness, and journaling. Her short story collection, Room 732, pays homage to the historic Hollywood Beach Hotel. Merle lives in Miami, Florida with her husband of fifty-five years and has two children and two grandchildren. How to reach Merle: Website: www.merlersaferstein.com  IG: www.instagram.com/merles1212  Facebook: www.facebook.com/merle.saferstein  Twitter: www.twitter.com/safer1212 ************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code.
28:52
August 16, 2022
Be Unapologetically Yourself with Mayi Lenz
Mayi Lenz is a lively and engaging photographer, podcaster and philanthropist who empowers other women to see themselves in their best light. Her passion for helping is evident during this conversation that covers many topics.  Deciding at an early age not to fall into the victim mentality Sending messages to herself through her messages to others Her early business ventures and finding her own creative outlets The effect of motherhood on self-image How we can shift our mindset from negative to positive Learning to be unapologetically ourselves and what that means Knowing your core values improves your relationships with others How she uses her photography to positively affect women The ripple effects of changing ourselves Realizing it's OK to let feelings out Filling up our own cup so we can be helpful to others Learn more about Mayi on her website and by listening to her podcast at these links: Website: https://mayilenz.com/ Podcast: Click HERE ************************ Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
39:44
August 12, 2022
Clarity, Courage and Confidence-with Amy Nubson
Amy Nubson grew up in the midwest as a farmer's daughter and learned at an early age to honor others' needs before her own.  In her own words: I, myself, am over 40 and it was[n't] until then that I really understood myself and my voice. Over the years I found myself compromising and just getting things done, that I had lost my way and in my 40's I gave myself permission to discover what I wanted. I assist people in finding their stories, their dreams so they can have the courage to be themselves no matter what. Even though I don't just work with women, majority of my clients are women. It my role to guide them to see what they are not seeing. This conversation with Amy features many examples of Amy taking smaller, courageous steps that led to bigger steps and opportunities. Her three-year journey helped her find her authentic self, take courage in trying things that scared her and becoming a more confident woman. She uses her journey to help others take these steps as well.  If you would like to learn more about Amy and how she can help you find your clarity, courage and confidence, check out her website HERE.  Amy can also be found on LinkedIn by clicking HERE. You can join her on Facebook as well.  You may also email Amy at Amy@rebrandyoucoaching.com **************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code.
30:33
August 09, 2022
Preview of Amy Nubson Episode
Here's a snippet of Kim's conversation with Amy Nubson, a midwest girl who learned to value and tell her own story and now helps others do the same.  Full episode comes out Tuesday, August 9th at 7am CST. 
02:29
August 08, 2022
Bonus Episode-Know the Symptoms of Heart Disease and When to Keep Asking for Answers
Did you know that women may not experience heart disease symptoms in the same way as men do? See this list below to be informed about what to watch for and PLEASE get help if you are not sure if you are someone you know is experiencing heart disease symptoms! Check out the facts by goingto the American Heart Association website by clicking HERE.  Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack If you have any of these signs, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away. Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back. Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort. Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness. As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain. ************************ Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
13:56
August 03, 2022
Leading Others Out of the Muck with Nancy McKay
Nancy McKay shares her own journey of getting to her "rock bottom" of a failed suicide attempt and realizing her drinking days needed to be over. While she had help from another person in recovery using traditional methods, Nancy realized that her path to getting healthy would be somewhat different. She now helps others traveling the same path through her life and equine coaching.  Kim and Nancy discuss her journey with alcoholism and her views on what works for some people may not work for everyone. She also talks about using equine therapy and how horses can help us heal.  If you believe you may be struggling with alcohol, Nancy has 6 questions to help you take an honest look at your relationship with alcohol. You can find it on her website by clicking HERE. Other ways to reach Nancy: Email: nancy@amazingoutlookcoaching.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amazingoutlookcoaching  IG: https://www.instagram.com/recoverywithnancy/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancymckay/ ************ Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
37:01
August 02, 2022
Learning to Love Your Very Best Friend with Leslie Davis
Leslie Davis is an author and coach from Katy, Texas who wants women to realize they are their own best friend and learning to love themselves will help them eat better and get healthy. Leslie's story includes losing her own mother right before she became a mother herself and the struggles she had with knowing what to do. Her challenges led her to helping other women navigate this wonderfully crazy time in life where we look around and say "now what?" Listen in as Kim and Leslie have a lovely conversation about life, setting boundaries and being told how to feel. She even gives Kim a little lesson on what to do instead of reaching for "the cookie" when she is feeling sad/mad/frustrated.  If you are struggling with emotional eating, Leslie can help you learn to love yourself again. Schedule a free call to see if she would be a good fit for you HERE.  If you would like to learn more about Leslie including her book called "You Can't Eat Love," click the link below to go to her website: WEBSITE ********************* Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
31:10
July 29, 2022
Wellness Options-Natural Ways to Get Better Sleep in Midlife with Morgan Adams
In this month's Wellness Options series, Kim introduces us to Morgan Adams, a certified sleep coach who has some great tips for helping women in midlife catch their ZZZ's! Morgan experienced her own challenges with insomnia and decided she wanted to help other women find ways to get that vital sleep they need to survive and thrive.  Kim and Morgan discuss: The role of medication and her role as a pharmaceutical rep and the "pill for every ill" mentality associated with it.  Her experience with Ambien and how it affected her life The time and place to take sleeping pills and having a plan to stop Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as the first line of treatment for insomnia The (super) power of sleep and why we need it Media-induced anxiety over not getting enough sleep The effects of reduced sleep in midlife women Morgan's top 5 tips for getting more and better sleep If you would like to learn more about how to get better sleep, please contact Morgan for a free 20 minute consult phone call.  Website: Morganadamswellness.com  Email: Morgan@morganadamswellness.com  Instagram: @Morganadams.wellness ********************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
40:57
July 26, 2022
Empowering Yourself Leads to Helping Others with Kara Goodwin
Kara Goodwin is a midwest mom and wife who left the corporate IT world due to a move to Italy and then never went back after learning the benefits of meditation and empowerment. She talks to Kim about learning how to meditate after dealing with a very bad year and her call to teach others. She shares some great lessons including realizing that there is more than one path to enlightenment and sometimes you need to stand up for yourself along the way.  If you would like to talk to Kara to learn more about her coaching and programs, you can contact her via: Email: karagoodwin@gmail.com Website: www.karagoodwin.com Podcast: The Meditation Conversation ******************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
37:24
July 22, 2022
Realizing it was Time for a Change with Reyna Gentin
Reyna Marder Gentin loved her career as a lawyer but after many years realized she needed to make a change. This decision to be proactive before she burned out and jeopardized herself or her clients led her down a path that included becoming a writer. Kim and Reyna talk about: Writing classes and learning how to put experiences onto paper to help others understand her story and relate to it Looking at all the projects she wrote for her class and turning the character and stories into her first novel Challenging herself in her writing by offering characters that have experiences she may not be familiar with and needs to research.  You don't have to be an expert on everything that you learn Trying not to control everything in your life To reach Reyna and learn more about her and her books: Website: https://reynamardergentin.com/ ************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
20:38
July 19, 2022
Perspectives from a Younger than Midlife Woman with Genesis Amaris Kemp
Genesis Amaris Kemp is not a midlife woman but she is courageous. She is well-spoken and shares her messages of empowerment and strength that she has learned as she navigates life. This soon-to-be Mom shares her experiences and thoughts on how to stand up for what you deserve and learning to live every moment.  Genesis has experienced bullying, racism and job salary inequity and she shares how she overcame these challenges to help others find their own power through focusing on diversity and getting out of that comfort zone.  Genesis lives in Houston, Texas and spent 15 years in corporate America including 12 years in the Oil and Gas sector. She is an author of the book Chocolate Drop in Corporate America: From the Pit to the Palace, she is the host and founder of the GEMS podcast and a first generation American of South American and Caribbean descent.  Genesis is a woman that empowers others to speak up for themselves. Yes, it may be challenging; yes, it may hurt. But in the long run, she desires to encourage others to help those who may not have a voice. She is a trailblazer who wants others to live out their dreams, goals, and visions. We all have been given an excellent purpose in life. It is up to us to walk it out and live victoriously! How to reach Genesis: Website: https://genesisamariskemp.net/ Instagram and Facebook: @GenesisAmarisKemp Twitter: @GenesisAKemp Email: GenesisAmarisKemp@gmail.com **************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
27:30
July 15, 2022
You Are Everything You Have Ever Needed with Karyn Seitz
Karyn Seitz is a coach and mentor who realized she lacked confidence in her own life and through searching and mentorship, she found the missing piece to change her life. She turned inward to find out that the problem was inside her and she could help herself find what was missing. Karyn's journey started in her 20's; she realized she needed help and sought therapy which she eventually realized didn't give her what she needed.  Her journey included: Turning to healing modalities like shamanism, reiki, Healing Touch and becoming a healer herself trying to do good work for others but neglecting herself  Having a 30-something crisis where she was doing all the things and reading all the books to help herself but still feeling lost Meeting her mentors who helped her realize that she was the problem and that this was a good thing Finding the deeper understanding that the answers were within her and the freedom gained from that realization Realizing that her previous spiritual journey was a process of working against herself Knowing that she is responsible for her own choices and how this helped her create a path to happiness How God was giving her "wake-up" signs and intervened to help her find her purpose How she helps others become better versions of themselves through her program called Awakened Grace How unconditional love allows us to show up fully in our relationships Contact Karyn for a free phone call consultation by clicking the link below:  Free Get to Know You call Or just check out her website You can also find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karynaseitz ********************* Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
30:20
July 12, 2022
You Are Everything You Need with Karyn Seitz-Full Episode Releasing 7/12/22
Karyn Seitz was what you could call a wild girl who turned her life around but still wasn't happy. She talks to Kim about her journey of doing all the things she thought would bring her joy but found out, she was looking in the wrong places.  Enjoy this short clip and listen to the full conversation starting July 12, 2022 at 7am CST.  If you would like to learn more about Karyn, check out her website HERE.  *********** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111
01:43
July 11, 2022
Listen Sister: Do It Scared with Tess Scott
Tess Scott is a Canadian Mom, Grami (with a heart over the i) and author, who learned to listen to what God wanted her to do...eventually. Her journey from the black sheep to "Jesus girl" brought her to a place of recognizing that it is ok to move forward even if you are scared.  She talks candidly with Kim about her early life and not fitting in and how she filled the emotional gaps in her life with men, marrying several times, divorces, and how God turned her life around.  Tess speaks with humor about her journey through re-marrying her ex-husband, breast cancer and a mini-stroke while realizing she needed to write a book to inspire other women. Her advice to herself and others will ring true with all who listen.  Tess is an entertaining speaker and author whose book "Listen Sister: Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life" is awesome!  Learn more about Tess on her website HERE. Links to Tess' social media and other goodies HERE. ********************* Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
28:33
July 05, 2022
Bonus Episode-Take Care of Yourself!
In this short and sweet bonus episode, Kim talks about taking care of yourself and what she is doing on this holiday weekend to wind down and unplug!  Happy Weekend!! Kim would also like to hear from you! Are you enjoying these amazing stories of women who decided to live every moment? Do you have a suggestion for a guest? Is there anything you don't like? Reach out to Kim on social media or email her at midlifewithcourage@gmail.com. ************************ Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
07:51
July 01, 2022
Wellness Options Series: Helping Midlife Women Get Their Sparkle Back with Alison Bladh
This episode is the June Wellness Options Episode with Alison Bladh, a former esthetician who became a Registered Nutritional Therapist after learning that skin health starts inside the body with the food we eat. Her goal is to help other women in midlife get their sparkle back. Alison is a Brit living in Sweden who says she ended up there after she was swept off her feet by a viking!  Kim and Alison talk about: Defining peri-menopause vs menopause Knowing the symptoms Dealing with menopause from many angles, not just one Alison's top 3 health areas: bone, brain and heart health and how to support them How midlife women are motivated to focus more on their health The "menopause revolution" in Europe  Trying to get nutrients from food as much as possible Checking levels before starting supplements Tips for staying healthy including balancing blood sugar, cortisol effects, breathing techniques Find Alison on social media or her website: Instagram: @alisonbladh Twitter: @pinktearoom Facebook: @alisonbladhnutrition LinkedIn: Alison Bladh Website Alison's FREE resources for you: https://www.alisonbladh.com/resources ************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
27:49
June 28, 2022
Helping Women Navigate This Time of Life with Dilyana Mileva
Dilyana Mileva is a Holistic Menopause Coach, Yoga and Breathwork Teacher who specializes in helping women navigate the symptoms and transitions of peri-menopause and menopause. This former lawyer found a passion in yoga and meditation which led her to discover the holistic approach to self-healing. She feels she was called to communicate to other women that they can be happier, healthier and more energized by treating their symptoms holistically.  Kim and Dilyana talk about ways to get better sleep including an effective sleep routine, managing stress, balancing hormones, and relaxation.  Some nuggets from the conversation: Menopause is like being teenagers in reverse Finding the source of symptoms first  Out of balance hormones How Dilyana helps other women get better sleep Focus on self-care or "me-time" Brain fog is a real thing Difference between Peri-menopause and Menopause How to reach Dilyana: Website LinkedIn ********************* Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
23:31
June 24, 2022
Moving Forward Boldly with Jessica Klatt
This episode features Jessica Klatt, a human wiring specialist aka a matchmaker in the business world. She has a passion for helping people be their best self as they navigate the business and personal world.  Jessica and Kim talk about: How the universe pushes you into a new direction Ignoring the "push' makes it even stronger The 90/10 rule in health and wellness Leaving a 20 year career and starting a new one Her "a-ha" moment leading to "purpose over passion" Identifying who you are as a business or individual How her process works How midlife women become cheerleaders for each other Differences between working with men and women How to connect with Jessica: Website: www.wiredtobe.com Email: Jessica@wiredtobe.com Instagram: @wiredtobe Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/WiredToBe *************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
28:29
June 21, 2022
Connecting with Our Soul to find Joy with Julie Hilsen
This episode features Julie Hilsen, an author and angel guide from Georgia who started her career as a speech pathologist. Despite her reluctance to believe, her angels kept sending her messages and eventually she found the courage to invite them in and her life changed for the better. She has a unique perspective on life that includes finding joy in ways that you may not be familiar with.  Julie discusses with Kim: Looking back at her life and realizing things happened at the right time Imperfection is where you find joy Angel messages-be aware, be listening and ask for help Taking care of your body first so you can connect with your soul Just breathe Responding vs reacting What to do when fear shows up Caring for yourself as you would a child Julie Hilsen has spent her life in the love vibration. From an early age, she was empathically connected with people of all ages, origins and creeds. Her masters in communication sciences and connections to Spirit are blended within her book to share secrets about creating a unique life of deep, expansive love. She is a certified Angel Practitioner, intuitive and transformational coach. Julie Hilsen lives in Cumming, Georgia with her husband of 20 years, their sons Reese and Blake as well as their fur baby, Sydney. She enjoys cooking, playing tennis, golfing, gardening, and taking long hikes in the forest. She also enjoys coaching and coordinating as a volunteer for Special Pops, a non profit for promoting adaptive tennis for Special Olympic athletes. Her intention for living a healthy, creative, joyful, and sensual life has been illuminated by the Counsel of Light and many Angelic entities. She shares their messages and guidance with you as it is her pleasure to teach others to connect to their divine wisdom and angelic guides. As when one of us is happy, we shine that happiness out into our world and we are transformed. Where to find Julie: Website: https://www.youneedapeptalk.com/ Podcast: Life of Love: A Joyful Guide to Self and Sensuality Book available on Amazon June 24, 2022 ***************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
34:45
June 17, 2022
Love and Learning to Listen to What You Want with Jennifer Alemany
This episode features Jennifer Alemany who had a long career in Human Resources which she enjoyed but eventually realized that she was not happy or fulfilled. While she was experiencing these feelings, she lost the love of her life and as she began journaling about this, a book was being created. Kim and Jennifer talk about:  Realizing she was filtering what she showed to others and wasn't being her true self  Needing to speak her truth and be open and vulnerable Knowing the right time to release her book to the world  Knowing she needed to be of service to humanity and her previous job was not achieving that The writing process and who helped her Connecting with others who have passed Discussing grief with others including "getting over it" Finding joy in yourself rather than jobs, titles, things  Jennifer M. Alemany was born in Brooklyn, New York, she is Latin American with a background from Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Cuba. She was the first to graduate from college in her family with an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education from SUNY Cobleskill and a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College. After losing the love of her life three years ago, she began to transform her life through loss and her first book, Mark My Love was born. She speaks openly about her grieving process and being okay with not being okay sometimes. In her memoir, Mark My Love she explores love, loss, and looking at life differently.  Optimal wellness is important to Jennifer, she has been practicing yoga 13 years. Jennifer is a Reiki Master, a spiritualist and has been meditating for over 11 years. She currently lives in New York City with her dog Leo Luna.  Where to find Jennifer:  Website: https://jennifermalemany.com/  Buy the Book: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Mark-My-Love/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennifer.m.alemany/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJenniferMAlemany/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferalemany/ ************************ Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
22:39
June 14, 2022
Bonus Episode-Updates and Other Goodies
Enjoy this extra episode of updates and some other items including a request for feedback on the Wellness Options series! Kim also talks about tools for taking a little "mental health" break, what she does and what you can do when you just need a minute.  Kim is looking for feedback about the Wellness Options series she offers every month. Please click on this link to answer four short questions about these episodes. Feedback Form:  https://forms.gle/PRDsj1FFQYrKSPj28 *************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
14:50
June 10, 2022
Age Has Nothing to do With your Dreams with Sybil Swanson
Sybil Swanson is a lovely and lively woman who decided at the age of 76 to try something totally new to her: painting. Did she take classes or read books to learn? No, she watched YouTube videos for 3 months before she even picked up a brush! Now at age 80, she has explored many different mediums and has landed on oils as her preferred method of creating beautiful artwork.  Sybil has created her own business and offers in-home and group painting parties which are much different than what you may be used to seeing. She does "pour parties" where no brushes are used. Each painting is an individual and you create what you want it to be.  Sybil is a joy to talk to and her art is beautiful and available at area venues including the Maple Grove Arts Center in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Her website is still a work in progress but you can reach her via email to see her paintings or schedule a painting party with her. You can also take a class with her at the Maple Grove Arts Center by clicking the link below.  Sybil wants us all to know that age should not be a factor in achieving your dreams and she is living this out everyday. She is the little engine that could-do not limit yourself, believe in yourself! To reach Sybil via email: stswanson1@yahoo.com To find a painting class with Sybil at the Maple Grove Arts Center, click this link: https://www.maplegroveartscenter.org/classes-calendar *************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
21:19
June 07, 2022
Learning to Love Your Story as a Midlife Woman with Natalie Marr
This week, Kim talks with Dr. Natalie Marr, a clinical psychologist who specializes with working with women in midlife and helping them love their story. Her personal story helps her relate to her patients and clients so they feel heard and know they can change the world.  Dr. Natalie and Kim talk about: How it's normal to have struggles and women in midlife make it look good Guilt and shame struggles-"I know better" Two marriages that didn't work, financial troubles Based her "Learn to Love Your Story" on her own challenges Giving others the mental agility to deal with everything How to deal with "control" issues How women in midlife learn to support each other more-community is powerful How she is humbled by women in midlife Loving who she is, struggles and all Dr. Natalie coaches women in midlife who feel stuck and alone, despite the success they have achieved in their lives. Her mission is to guide them back to making self-empowered choices and rediscovering their love for life. As a Clinical Psychologist of two decades and a twice divorced single mom herself, she understands the difficulties and despair that many women are facing in midlife. Her coaching and educational services through her online program at LearnToLoveYourStory.com, helps women in pain pivot out of the challenging transitions in their lives and learn to love themselves. You can find Dr. Natalie Marr at the following sites: Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/learntoloveyourstory/?ref=bookmarks LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-m-marr-psy-d-lp-6a9298147/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/learn_to_love_your_story_/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/LearnToLoveYourStory Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/NMarrCounseling ****************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook LinkedIn If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code.
22:35
June 03, 2022
Choosing to Be Whoever You Are with Jen Jones
This week Kim speaks with Jen Jones, a #sunpowered realtor and coach who shares her self-realizations about the definition of introvert vs extrovert and even introduces us to a new term: ambivert.  Jen shares her journey along with the following: Realizing in 2019 that she wanted to connect others Some people may not have the energy for networking and why Introverts get their energy from turning inward Finding what helps fill you up-just breathing can shift your energy Extroverts wanting to be around other people's energy to fill them up Ways to focus including using oils and energy work Using white space to give yourself time to rejuvenate Defining "intropreneur" and making change with others Knowing that even extroverts need to stop and breathe sometimes Knowing you are here for bigger things Jen Jones is a REALTOR®, author, speaker, and an entrepreneur. She has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years and has successfully scaled businesses by building deep, meaningful relationships with her clients that inspire repeat business and referrals. She lives by the motto go deep not wide. She recently wrote Intropreneur: Strategies for Building a Business as an Introvert Entrepreneur. As the mom of three kids, she gets how important it is to balance family and a fulfilling business that doesn’t drain your battery and burnout. When she’s not showing houses, helping clients or volunteering, you’ll find her enjoying her alone time, yoga, honing her intuition skills, meditating, and journaling. To get your copy of Jen's book, click on this link: https://femintropreneur.com/buy-book-amazon Website: www.connectandelevate.com Freebie – Energy Toolkit - https://femintropreneur.com/energy Connect & Elevate Free Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/391015638165931 Email: jenjones@connectandelevate.com ********************************* Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you would like to support Midlife with Courage financially, please check out the following link: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
25:43
May 31, 2022
Wellness Options Series-Wisdom Resides in Our Bodies: Supporting Our Mental Health with Dr. Mary Freitag
Wellness Options Series Since May is mental health awareness month, we are talking with Dr. Mary Freitag, a clinical psychologist from Stillwater, Minnesota who offers mainstream and integrative therapies in her work. Her message that we need to listen to our bodies to help us heal is so vital to anyone and particularly with women in midlife.  Kim and Dr. Mary talk about the three top issues facing women in midlife: Sandwich generation issues-raising and launching kids, partner relationships and aging parent needs Too many roles-the need we have to give 100% in everything we do leading to burnout Menopause-the physical symptoms leading to depression and messages that it's "the end" All of these issues are often called "midlife crisis" which is not an actual diagnosis but a life stage that is completely normal and a springboard to a new chapter in life. They also discuss these issues relating to: Aligning our values with our actions by knowing what is most important to us Our midlife transition (not crisis) is based on physiological, emotional and societal changes Each woman reacts differently to midlife and the process of reclaiming who we are Emotional effects from losses experienced in midlife can lead to depression and/or anxiety How we squelch our right brain signs of distress Healing through both left and right brain therapy rather than just one or the other Integrating both types of healing through SpiritWoods Body movement grows and strengthens your brain as well as your body Our wisdom resides in our bodies-we need to listen to our bodies first and figure out the why later If you would like to contact Dr. Mary Freitag, you can use the following links: Website: www.drmaryfreitag.com Email: drmary@drmaryfreitag.com ***************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code. If you would like to support this podcast financially, please go to the following link to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
32:25
May 24, 2022
Bonus Episode-Contagious Courage and How to Find It with Claire Tomkins
Claire Tomkins is a former lawyer turned writer, story coach and self-confessed "word geek" who helps others tell their stories and grow their business. While Claire works with businesses, this discussion will resonate with anyone who is looking to find their courage and confidence.  Kim and Claire talk about the journey to finding courage including: Her love of reading and wanting to write a novel Her "aha" moment that helped her follow her dreams Realizing that courage is the starting point for new activities How mindset is sometimes more important than the technical aspects of story-telling How courage resides in all of us; we just need to nourish it Using journaling to help find courage How purpose, taking small steps and borrowing courage can keep you going Asking "What if?" and experimenting Courage is contagious-sharing stories inspires others Remembering your original passion to feed courage Finding your cheerleader You can find Claire and her Five Rubies business at the following links: Website: www.fiverubies.co.uk Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3057634440933478 Five Rubies FB page: https://www.facebook.com/FiveRubies Five Rubies IG page: https://www.instagram.com/five.rubies/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-tomkins-024b931b1/ *********************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you would like to support Midlife with Courage financially, please check out the following link: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=72155277
31:14
May 20, 2022
Sparkling On with Gratitude with Kim Kane
This week Kim introduces the listeners to Kim Kane, a former educator from Minnesota turned author, speaker and life coach who believes in aging with gratitude.  The "Kims" talk about: Her work in chemical dependency and adolescents Realizing how much she enjoys speaking to others despite being an introvert Turning towards 50 and experiencing strange physical and emotional changes-"Is it just me?" How a book grew out of her conversations with about 200 women in midlife Using humor and prayer to overcome uncertainty Feeling stuck in comfortable routines Making small changes to break out of the comfort zone Her advice to herself and others: Worry never really worked Celebrating and supporting each other Kim Kane is a retired educator; serving over 34 years. In addition, Kim is a national trainer/presenter on a variety of topics including; education, chemical dependency, stress reduction, mindfulness practices, and most recently on women, aging and living in gratitude. Kim entertains and informs many all around the world. Her mix of stories, both humorous and tender-hearted, help to create the sense that you are in her living room having a personal conversation over a cup of coffee, or more often than not, a glass of wine. After interviewing over 200 women about aging, she took ordinary experiences and created stories filled with extraordinary learning and moments of gratitude to apply for everyday living. She put it all together and created her award-winning book: Sparkle On…Women Aging in Gratitude. In addition, she is a Transitional Life Coach; helping women to navigate through transitional times as they age. Kim is the host of the podcast: Oatmeal, Pearls and Bourbon; a podcast on healthy living, pearls of wisdom and a toast to life! Her website: www.kimkaneandgratitude.com and Facebook Group: 50+ And Fabulous www.facebook.com/groups/womenfiftyandfabulous/ are both filled with space for community, resources and fun for women aged 50+. All represent her belief it is never too late to do and to be whatever it is you desire! ************************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code.
22:38
May 17, 2022
Creating Space to Receive More with Jennifer Redden
Jennifer Redden had a long and varied career as a Respiratory Therapist but she knew that was not her passion in life. She decided to make a change-a big change-without really knowing what was next.  Kim and Jenn talk about her courageous journey: 17 years as a Respiratory Therapist in all areas including administration Her personal awakening through life experiences including infertility and miscarriage Realizing there was a better way to treat people Staying in the "safe" career vs the "unknown" but she was miserable Finally finding her inner wisdom during yoga teacher training Turning in resignation 6 weeks later without a specific plan How her past career is helping her understand her clients better How she helps others create space to receive more through breath work Bonus-a breathing practice you can use during your day (but not when driving) Jennifer Redden is a Quantum Breath Activator, emotional mastery & self-leadership mentor. She guides female executives and professional women to liberate themselves from the emotional overwhelm & pressure of external circumstances so they can experience joyful freedom in their life and create the Soulful Impact they are meant to in this lifetime without the constant hustle. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/itsjennredden WEBSITE: https://orangeskywellness.com/quantumbreath LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-j-redden-0659a96 *********************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code.
31:33
May 10, 2022
Creating Hope Through Reflection with Beatrice Adenodi
Beatrice has a unique way of discussing and instilling hope in others. She discusses what she calls "Mindless Behaviors" during this episode and how to overcome them.  Working in event marketing for 20 years and then wanting more How life patterns affect our behaviors We are given tools that don't work for us because they are not ours Being comfortable in our chaos feels safe but can be toxic Negative unconscious messages we all receive and how they affect us Needing to change the system not just the message You can't serve others if you have never mastered yourself What mindless behaviors are and what they do to us How she has helped others through simulations The lie that we have no choice  How her book gives people a starting point for change Beatrice Adenodi is an Author, business consultant, awareness advocate, and founder/CEO of Mirror Ink, a business consulting firm in Minneapolis. As a first-generation Nigerian-American immigrant, Beatrice had to figure everything out independently. Over the years, she built her own set of tools to overcome life's challenges. Through her unique perspective, she has been able to help many people get out of unfortunate situations by guiding them from being reactive to reflective in their settings. After completing her book about these experiences, Mindless Behaviors: Breaking Through Unseen Barriers, her platform is now poised to help create generations of hopeful people. You can reach Beatrice via email: info@mirrorink360.com and can check out her book through her website www.mindless-behaviors.com.  Mindless Behaviors: Breaking Through Unseen Barriers can be found anywhere you purchase books as well.  ************************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code.
28:54
May 03, 2022
Good News about Pelvic Health Issues: They are Very Solvable! With Dr. Kaitlin Haider
This week is the second Wellness Options for Women episode and Kim talks with Dr. Kaitlin Haider about a subject that many women do not like to talk about or even know how to talk about: pelvic health.  Dr. Kaitlin's passion for serving women is very evident as you listen to her talk about how she helps them live their best life.  Kim and Dr. Kaitlin discuss:  How the pelvic muscles are actually part of what we think of as the "core" of our body  Pelvic floor issues (leakage, pain, weakness, prolapse, dysfunction) are all very solvable Customized plan for each person based on breathing, posture, core work and exercises Mental health issues can and do show up in the pelvis and need to be addressed Empowering women through awareness, education, resources, and support If you would like to learn more about Dr. Haider and her practice, please go to her website below. She also has a lot of free information on YouTube so please check that out if you would like to learn more. You can also send email or social media messages to contact Dr. Haider and her staff.  Dr. Kaitlin would love your feedback about this episode! Please email her at kaitlinhaider@yourfitpt.com with any questions or comments and tell her you heard about her on this podcast.  Website: www.yourfitpt.com Instagram & Facebook: @yourfitpt YouTube: Your Fit PT ************************************ Kim Benoy can be reached at any of the following links: Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code.
30:06
April 26, 2022
Happy Anniversary Midlife with Courage!
This week Kim is celebrating her one year anniversary in a special way. She is interviewing her daughters together and sharing the conversation with all of you.   Listen in as she and her girls discuss the joys of being twins, what they are accomplishing and other tidbits. They even turn the tables and ask her some great questions.  Kim's daughter Sara has been a guest on the podcast before (see Episode 2) but this is Katie's first time with the microphone.  Enjoy this fun anniversary episode and if you like what you hear, please leave a review on apple podcasts or email your thoughts to Kim at midlifewithcourage@gmail.com Take care of your beautiful self!  ***************************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code.
31:35
April 19, 2022
Dreaming Big for My Career but Small for My Life
Carrie Adelstein describes herself as a jaded actor turned wellness coach and Mom who was looking for a meaningful career and flexibility for her family. Her story is one that many of us in direct sales can relate to and she shares how her attitude toward this business model changed as she learned more and contributed to her success.  Kim and Carrie discuss:  Her successful acting career, meeting her husband and working several jobs  Having fun in her 20's but looking for that perfect job or unicorn Realized she had big big dreams for her career but dreaming really small for her life and that was not ok.  Turning down the Arbonne opportunity at first Realizing she did not fit into that "perfect" corporate job and did not want to continue for 40 more years Stress leading to skin issues and going back to Arbonne to find the products she needed Business transforming her life completely Becoming the best version of herself and helping other people do the same How direct sales is a good thing and we should own it  The ripple effect of empowerment and legacy Carrie's advice to her younger self and to the rest of us: Just Be You How to contact Carrie: Website: https://www.arbonne.com/ca/en/arb/carrieadelstein Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carrie.adelstein Instagram: @carrieadelstein ***************************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code.
24:43
April 12, 2022
Being the Best You: Building Up and Supporting Each Other
Jenny Greensmith was a synchronized swimmer and coach who eventually found a career in healthcare. However, she realized she was so unhappy that she needed to make a change. That change was starting her own fitness business that helps women (and men) change their life and feel empowered and confident.  Kim and Jenny discuss: Her gut feeling that she was not doing what she was meant to do Realizing that the one hour of her day that she was most happy would lead her to her new career Finally knowing her path was the right one and it changed her whole outlook The shame factor in fitness-identifying the shame that is meant to motivate but doesn't Jenny is the owner and founder of Best You Health Coaching and Group Training. She has a Master's Degree in Health and Exercise Psychology from the University of Alberta and an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. She has been teaching fitness classes for 14 years and is a certified personal trainer and competitive coach. Jenny is a mom to 2 great kids. She loves hiking, reading a good book and biking in the forest. Website: https://bestyouhealthcoaching.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestyouhealthcoaching/ ****************************************************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code.
22:29
April 05, 2022
Bursting at the Seams: Unpacking that Emotional Suitcase
Kelly Anderson aka Crayon Kelly has a story that many of us will resonate with. She followed the traditional path of school, marriage and kids and then found herself depleted and realizing she had given everyone else what they needed before herself. She started in the art world in high school and even opened a business with her now ex-husband but found that her art was taking a back seat. Listen as she and Kim discuss her journey towards the realization that she needed to start focusing on herself and unpack all the emotions she had kept stuffed into her emotional "suitcase." She talks about:  Divorcing her husband in 2018 and focusing on her own artwork. Working with crayons as a medium in her art; using the child-like attitude into her art to show that it can be impactful as an adult. "When feeling strong emotions, people tell you to keep it to yourself, don’t be negative or vulnerable. I was sick of hearing that." Unpacking the suitcase of emotions that are stored away.  Mindless behavior of putting things away and not sharing or dealing with them. Focusing on herself rather than everyone else.  Started her own business, new art projects, thinking about new accomplishments. Defining herself as a creative strategist-"My creativity doesn’t fit in a box." Letting go of what scares you. Everyone is creative in some way. Connecting with others who are different than you. You can reach Kelly through the following link: Email: Kelly@crayonkelly.com Linked in:  Kelly Anderson CVBS Instagram: Kellyanderson.art Facebook: @crayonkelly Website; www.crayonkelly.com ******************************************* Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111 If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code.
23:29
March 29, 2022
Look Younger and Fight Gravity Naturally without Neurotoxins
This week's episode features the first monthly segment which includes a conversation with a health expert who will talk about a subject related to women's health and wellness. The goal of this monthly feature is to provide information without judgment for women to know they have options for self-care.  Dr. Barb Wasson is the owner of River Point Family Acupuncture in Hudson, WI and is very knowledgeable and passionate about providing quality preventative wellness care for the whole family. Dr. Barb sees patients from kids to older adults and treats the whole body in a kind and caring way.  Dr. Barb practices cosmetic acupuncture which improves the appearance of the skin by reducing wrinkles and minimizing crows feet, firming and toning the skin, and preventing sagging all without the use of potentially dangerous invasive surgeries and unhealthy “non-invasive” procedures such as injectables. Listen in as she talks about how this process works and how soon you can see results. She answers the question which is probably on everyone's mind: Do those needles hurt? If you would like to learn more about cosmetic acupuncture or acupuncture in general, please contact Dr. Barb via email or phone the clinic.  Email: barb@riverpointacu.com Phone: 715-716-5909 Website: https://riverpointacu.com/ *************************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code.
19:31
March 22, 2022
Living a Life Free of Expectations
Antonia Medeiros is a life coach who specializes in helping women create the life that they REALLY want and empower themselves to become who they REALLY are.  Antonia started her journey like so many of us by realizing that she wanted more out of her own life. She had a beautiful family and a wonderful career but something was missing; she was feeling lost and unhappy and did not know why. She had "checked all the boxes" but feeling ashamed because she had these negative feelings. She stopped everything and started looking for answers and found a life coach that resonated with her. Flying to the other side of the world and experiencing an intense 4 day journey of self-discovery led her to wanting more for herself and others. She talks with Kim about:  Wanting other women to feel that freedom she has found and help them create meaning in their lives.  Feeling invisible after age 40. Realizing she was helping to empower women all along in her work as an author and journalist.  Women in their 40's and beyond are unstoppable forces that will change the world.  We need to step up and set boundaries and still be a good Mom and partner. We are so tuned into what others want us to be and that contributes to loneliness and despair.  Once we achieve that feeling of freedom, there's no going back. Antonia is offering an online course called Boundaries Busters to help you say yes to yourself more often by setting boundaries with time, other people and self-care. This course will teach you how to "un-learn" how to say yes to yourself, realize this is not selfish, and give you the energy to care for others too. To learn more about this course please go to this link: https://bit.ly/3hWr3dV  ***Antonia is offering a very special gift for Midlife with Courage listeners! Those of you who register for this course will receive a FREE 45 minute coaching session to make sure you get the most out of the course and know how to move forward. After registering, just email Antonia and let her know you heard about it on this podcast and she will get your free session scheduled.*** Website : https://www.antoniamedeiros.com  Email address : antonia@antoniamedeiros.com IG : https://www.instagram.com/antoniamedeiros.lifecoaching/?hl=en FB :https://www.facebook.com/antoniamedeiroslifecoach/ Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoniamedeiros/ Free guide to learn to say yes to yourself : https://www.antoniamedeiros.com/finding-yourself-again-fb
28:48
March 15, 2022
Courage to Change
This week is a reminder that the Courage to Change journal is available today on amazon. Our guest from last week, Jessica Fraser is a life transition coach who contemplated suicide over 4 years ago. She thankfully did not follow through on that and is currently helping others live their best life. She believes your dreams should align with your "everyday" life and should not just sit on a shelf collecting dust.  For more information about the Courage to Change journal, check out www.yourinnervitality.com/journals. ****************************************************** Kim also talks about using essential oils for spring cleaning and how she is looking forward to opening doors and windows to the fresh air. Using essential oils for cleaning is safe, effective and saves you money. No hazmat suit needed!  If you would like to learn more about the basics of using essential oils, Kim is holding a Facebook class on 3/13/22 at 2PM CST.  You can attend this free, virtual class by going to this link: https://fb.me/e/3c1y2jtkc ****************************************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage
15:21
March 08, 2022
Life Is More Precious
Jess Fraser is a Life Transition coach who helps others unpack their dreams and align them with real life so they can see what is possible NOW.  Her story is a brave one of caring for and giving to others until she was depleted and spent. Her life came to a turning point on December 21, 2017 when she decided not to complete suicide.  Listen in as she talks about what brought her to that decision and how she helps others realize that life is precious and you don't need to wait to do everything you want to do.  She says we need to "brave asking the question" to others if we feel something isn't right and reach out ourselves if we are in trouble.  She talks about how dreams can be like snow globes-they sit on a shelf looking pretty but we need to take them down and start living them. *****Jess has a 5 day journaling challenge starting on March 5th. This is a free event which will allow you to download guided journal pages designed to help you align your dreams into your daily life. Those who participate will receive a thank you gift from Jess and Kim will be including a little gift as well. Go to this link to learn more and register: https://www.yourinnervitality.com/journals Jess will be releasing her new Courage to Change journal on March 8th and she invites you to her Launch Party that night at 8PM EST. More details next week!***** If you need help please reach out to someone. If you feel that someone in your life is suffering and contemplating suicide, reach out to them. If you do not know what to say or ask, please use the following resources: United States Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 1-800-273-8255  En Español 1-888-628-9454 Canada Crisis Services Canada https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/ 1-833-456-4566 QC: 1-866-277-3553 TEXT: 45645 Hope for Wellness (Indigenous Support) https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/ 1-855-242-3310 Jess can be reached directly by email, phone or her website: coaching@yourinnervitality.com https://www.yourinnervitality.com/ (905) 809-3590 Jess also has a podcast and social media sites: Podcast-Your Inner Vitality: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4xkt8xdVILYpupwmrARedp Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/your-inner-vitality/id1559751329
26:10
March 01, 2022
Essential Oils: They are so much more than scent!
In this week's episode Kim talks about essential oils and how they help the body get back to its desired balance. If you have ever experienced the scent of a quality essential oil, you know how wonderful they are. Did you know they also affect your mood and can have positive effects on your body? You need to use high quality oils and Kim will tell you what to look for (Hint: testing and transparency!).  If you have considered using essential oils but don't know where to start, Kim can help you with that. Check out her website and sign up for a free Wellness Consult to get started.  If you would like to learn more about oils, Kim, along with her friend Sue Quinn, is holding a free online-class on Facebook on March 13th at 2pm CST. To register, go to her Facebook page and look for the Essential Oils 101 event.  ***************************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage If you use essential oils and like to make your own DIY products, you can get $5 off any $25 order at oillife.com. Just put in the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout. Kim does get a little financial bonus when you use this code.
18:04
February 22, 2022
Accountant to Artist: Being Brave in a Whole New Life
Lise Spence-Parsons is an accountant turned artist who moved to the United States from Great Britain in her mid 30's. She had been working in the corporate world-she calls it "corporate madness"-for almost 20 years and realized how exciting it would be to get out of that "rat race" when the opportunity presented itself.  Listen in as she talks to Kim about the challenges and benefits of moving to a whole new country: The culture shock of a trip to the grocery store  Being promised a white Christmas and the cold of Minnesota How her love of creating was rekindled when she came to America and the stories of her melted crayon projects as a child Her philosophy of life being full of chapters and her belief that she has a few more left in hers Her dream of writing books and making that come true Lise Spence-Parsons creates beaded jewelry and watercolor artwork which she offers on her website: www.lottiestrinkets.com. You can email Lise at lise@lottiestrinkets.com for more information. Watch for her book "The Remains of Men" to be published later this year and her current book  The Shorts, a collection of short stories available in paperback and e-format.  •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage If you would like to get your very own Brave blend roller bottle, just click on this link: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/p/doterra-brave-blend Kim loves to make roller bottles and other oil-related products and she gets her supplies from www.oillife.com. Check out the website for resources, supplies and other fun swag items related to essential oils. Use the code MIDLIFEWITHCOURAGE at checkout to get $5 off any order of at least $25. 
24:16
February 15, 2022
Updates, More Courageous Women and Consults-Oh My!
Listen in this week as Kim updates us on some exciting changes to the podcast but don't worry, she is continuing to share stories of courageous and confident women to inspire and encourage you!  She also talks about an upcoming class called "Let's Clear the Air!" and how you can join her.  Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the idea of using essential oils? If you are feeling like there is so much to learn about oils and you have no idea where to start, Kim is offering free Wellness Consults. She talks about how these work and how you can experience this no-pressure conversation with her. To get started, simply go to her website at this link: https://www.midlifewithcourage.com/eventsandspecialoffers To attend the Clear the Air class on 2/24/22, you can RSVP to HealthMax Chiropractic by calling 715-808-0445.  Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage
14:55
February 08, 2022
Finding Joy in Rediscovering Myself
Stephanie Weber is currently in the business banking world but always had a passion for fashion as a younger woman that eventually took a back seat when she decided to take a different path in life.  How a recent trip to Madison and finding her college portfolio sparked a renewed interest in her former joy Creating a very successful direct sales chapter which led to another successful company Finding her own creativity and self-confidence which is leading her to starting a new venture in image consulting for women over 50 Doing all of this on her own being scary but a good scary If you would like to reach Stephanie and find out more about her services, you can find her on Facebook (Stephanie Young Weber) or give her a call or email: Phone:  (651) 321-4216 Email:: pinkrevolutionmk@gmail.com For inquiries about image consulting, go to this link: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/61f4b95d6114df05454c4449 If you would like to grab Kim's February Collection of the Month, you can get it here: https://doterra.me/k73ywUwp I've put together a collection of products that will help you take care of your beautiful self! This includes your own membership account which also gets you education and information from Kim whenever you need it.  Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and a podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage
24:13
February 01, 2022
Episode 36-Midlife with Courage: Asking Questions
How often do we take what we read/see/listen to at face value? Probably more often than we should. Sometimes messages are designed to be communicated to us to lead us a certain direction.  This week, Kim talks about how she learned to question pretty much everything.  Learning about how advertising leads us to buy and looking deeper to find the true message Sharing a recent example of a social media post offering information, but not all the information Talking about research studies and how many parts there are and how we can navigate them Learning to question everything including our own healthcare-social media is not a reliable resource Questioning is empowering when you find the answers and make your own decisions Kim wants you to do your own research and she can help you get started Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage
16:29
January 25, 2022
Don’t Be Afraid To Be Different-Embrace It!
Sue Quinn has come to the realization that she is meant for more and meant to be happy. This did not happen overnight; it came through life experiences and self-love gained over time. Her message to others and to herself: Don't be afraid to be different. Embrace it!  Sue and Kim have known each other since middle school and while Sue left their hometown for North Dakota, they reconnected through social media and then in person. Listen in as they discuss: Growing up in a small town Sue's journey from realizing she "knew things but didn't know how I knew them" Which experience helped her realize she needed to take action  Started a journey of learning and loving herself Sue Quinn is a certified angel alchemist who offers energy and home cleansing, chakra clearing, tarot readings and high quality essential oils. She can be contacted at the following links: Facebook: www.facebook.com/heartledsue Instagram: @heartledhealing Twitter: HealingLed Oils website: mydoterra.com/susettequinn Did you enjoy listening to this episode of Midlife with Courage? If so, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, it would be so appreciated! The easiest way to do this is to click on 5 stars!  Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage
22:36
January 18, 2022
Episode 33-January Blah?
Kim wants to know how you feel about January. Do you see it as a way to start over and make new plans? Or maybe you are just fine with how things are going and you see no reason to change anything.  Either way, it's all good! January can be a let down after the holidays when we put everything away Cold weather can be isolating Making plans and setting new goals can be daunting but not when you break them down into smaller steps Resolutions? No thanks! Don't feel pressure to make big changes, celebrate what you are doing now if that's what makes you happy Let Kim know in the comments what your goals are or if you don't feel any pressure to do anything different.  Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage
16:52
January 11, 2022
Courageous Decisions to Start a New Journey and Help Others Do The Same
The first episode of the brand new year features Valerie Cady, a professional organizer who found the courage within herself to start a new journey. Her story begins with working in recreational therapy and psychology, having a successful direct sales career and then finding a new path through her love of organizing.  Valerie helps others by supporting their courageous decision to ask for help and giving them the tools they need to clear clutter and create joy. She believes we all have it within ourselves to find our path and once we start on it, there's no going back!  She shares about:  Her life as a mother and providing for her family through a very successful direct sales career  Reaching her goals and then realizing she was ready to move on to something else.  Working on self-discovery  Finding Marie Kondo and learning about her methods for organizing and creating joy Deciding it was time to leave a marriage that was not good for her Using her business to help others create ways to make their lives better-it's more than just getting rid of the junk Professional Organizer, Valerie Cady is the owner of Winnow & Spruce Organizing. Through the process of clearing out the clutter, she steps forward in partnership with you to clear space, restore order and reveal delight in homes and offices in the St. Croix River Valley and Twin Cities Metro. With her background in psychology and recreation therapy, she approaches the organizing process with compassion and fun! Valerie believes that becoming more organized will transform your life. She abides by the National Association of Professional Organizers code of ethics. Website: https://www.winnowandspruceorganizing.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/winnowandspruceorganizing Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/winnowandspruceorganizing To listen to more of Kim's Midlife with Courage podcasts, head over to www.midlifewithcourage.com/podcast  If you enjoy listening to these podcasts, please leave a 5 star rating and tell us why.  Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN who has found her passion for helping other women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm using essential oils and a positive mindset. 
21:53
January 04, 2022
Episode 32-Who is Kim Benoy--again!
This final episode of 2021 features a reminder of why Kim started this podcast in the first place. She introduces herself to you along with her family and her journey of finding ways to break free of what she was expected to do. From learning to "live every moment" and changing to a YOLO mindset, she shares her reasons for wanting to be a light to others using essential oils and sharing stories from other women. She wants to inspire and empower YOU to do what you have always wanted to do.  Get ready to empower yourself by learning about options for healthcare by attending the Wellness Options for Empowered Women event starting January 6, 2022. This 4 week Zoom series will highlight 4 women who will discuss care options including essential oils, chiropractic, functional nutrition and acupuncture. You will not want to miss this!  Register at https://www.midlifewithcourage.com/eventsandspecialoffers Do you like listening to Midlife with Courage? Kim would love to have your feedback! Please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listen to this podcast!  Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women through her essential oils and podcast. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. You can find her story at www.midlifewithcourage.com. 
22:16
December 28, 2021
Finding Success Accidentally On Purpose
From school teacher to successful direct sales business owner to purple-haired podcast host, Jennie Bellinger decides what she wants and puts in the work to get it-and the best part? She helps other women achieve their goals too!  Listen to Kim and Jennie discuss her journey to where she is now and the twists and turns it took for her to get there.  Trying to go back to teaching after her first child was born and realizing the universe was giving her signs to go a different way Starting a direct sales business and finding success "accidentally on purpose" Realizing that she has a passion for helping other women succeed  Starting a podcast and searching for just the right image to stand out and dominate the podcast world-crops and corsets anyone?  Listening to her gut and realizing that it wasn't the universe guiding her, it was her own instinct leading the way Jennie Bellinger specializes in working with rock star direct sales moms to help them avoid going broke and achieve financial freedom so they can be present in their children's lives. She does this through training workshops, private coaching, group coaching, online membership access to her via an online course, and a podcast.  To learn more about Jennie and her unique style, you can find her on Facebook (she's the only Jennie Bellinger with purple hair) or go to her website: https://badassdirectsalesmastery.com/ If you enjoyed this episode please share it with someone you know who would love it too!
42:56
December 21, 2021
Episode 30-Rest and Relax
Some people who work from home are easily distracted by kids, pets or waiting housework and they have a difficult time getting things done. Kim has the opposite problem-she wants to keep working and working even when she should be taking the time off.  Add the holiday preparations and activities on top of it and things get a bit crazy!  Listen in as she offers some ideas that have worked for her to find time to rest and relax. She literally needs to schedule it into her day and grab those essential oils to help!   So how do you relax? Do you need to schedule that time in or does it come naturally to you?  Kim also wrote about this in her blog that comes out this week on her website: www.midlifewithcourage.com
13:37
December 14, 2021
Jig Gets Lost but Julia Found a New Career
Have you ever wanted to write a book?  This week Kim introduces you to Julia Kneeland, a published author and retired elementary school teacher from Connecticut who fosters a love of reading in her own family and others. She talks about bribing-er-rewarding her son years ago for reading books when he informed her that he didn't like reading (GASP!) and how her grandkids inspired her to write and are now helping her with her books about Jig the dog.  She is a sweet lady and a beautiful example of someone who took her love of books and works to inspire young (and not so young) people not just to read but to take chances in life.  The award winning Jig Gets Lost is currently available on Amazon and watch for his next adventure called Jig Goes to the Zoo and who knows where else he will go? Actually, we do know because Julia talks about it in this episode.  Reach out to Julia on her website www.juliakneeland.net to learn more about this lovely lady. 
20:09
December 07, 2021
Episode 28-Gratitude and Oils
Kim talks about things she is thankful for during this holiday season, yes, even her cat. She also talks about the role oils are playing in her life and how she operates her oils business. #nospamallowed  Kim is also offering a Holiday Buying Guide for those men in your life who have trouble getting just the right gift. You can click HERE to get the brochure which includes links to purchasing the products described. Show it to the man in your life to make his job easier.  If you would like to get notified when Kim's podcasts and blogs are available, join her email list. Click HERE to go to her website and grab your free copy of the 3 Easy Ways to Change Your Mindset Now as a thank you gift! 
14:28
November 23, 2021
Episode 27-Dealing with Grief
This week, Kim talks about the importance of feeling those sad feelings that seem to come out of nowhere and almost physically knock you down.  We all lose someone or something during our lifetime and there is no "set" timeline for the grieving process to be over. Kim has found it helpful to let the sad feelings come and be acknowledged so that she can continue on with her day. Essential oils are also a great tool to help a person acknowledge those overwhelming feelings. They do not "make you feel better" but they do help you work through what you are feeling.  If you are having trouble coping with the grieving process or any other emotional or mental health issue, please seek professional help. Below are some resources for you. https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/mental-health-resources/ https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help
11:42
November 16, 2021
Episode 26-Gratitude & a Positivity Challenge
Instead of ranting and venting about what is frustrating her, Kim talks about what she is grateful for and challenges listeners to spread some positive energy this week.  What are YOU thankful for and how can YOU spread positive light today? Check out https://www.midlifewithcourage.com/free-resources for a free guide to change your mindset in 3 easy steps. 
14:25
November 09, 2021
Episode 25-Calm Your Mind
This week is part 3 of our series Courage, Confidence and Calm and Kim is giving some ideas to help calm that chaos in the mind that overwhelms and stresses you out. Simple to more grand ideas that you can use and share with others.  "Take a break or you will break!" If you would like to share your ideas for calming the mind, please send Kim an email at midlifewithcourage@gmail.com or post on social media.  Check out midlifewithcourage.com and get your free guide "3 Easy Ways to Change Your Mindset Now" on the free resources page. 
16:23
October 26, 2021
Episode 24-Courage, Confidence & Calm Part 2
This week we are continuing our 3 part series and talking about Confidence and the relationship between practicing courage and finding the confidence to do all the things. I give you 3 steps to achieving that confident feeling that helps you do what you have always wanted to do: Practice courage Visualize Say YES more often Did you do your homework from last week? I shared my "scary thing" and how I just did it.  I would love to hear about your experiences the last week with trying new things so send me an email at midlifewithcourage@gmail.com and let's talk about it!  Take care of your beautiful self!  ~Kim~ If you are a paper planner person, you will love the Sol Planner! The 2022 edition comes out this week and I love to share with everyone about how easy it is to use. If you use my link to order, I do get a little bonus but it doesn't cost you any more. Let me know if you have questions or if you are ready to get yours, you can order through this link: https://solplanners.com?aff=midlifewithcourage If you would like to read more about the topics covered in this podcast, check out my website at www.midlifewithcourage.com. You will find blog posts and stories meant to help inspire and motivate you. Make sure you check out the "Free Resources" page for my newest free offer to help you change your mindset. Click HERE to get your free mini-workbook. 
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October 19, 2021
Episode 23-Courage, Confidence and Calm Part 1
This week we are starting a 3 part series called Courage, Confidence and Calm. This week's episode is short and sweet and will give you the opportunity to do one action step to start you on the road to finding your courage. So grab a little piece of paper and pen and take a listen!  Then come back next week to hear about how courage leads to confidence.  If you want to review the definitions of courage I talk about from my earlier blog post, click HERE. If you are a "paper planner person" (try saying that 5 times fast), you should check out the Sol Planner for 2022. I have used this planner the last 2 years and have just ordered my third for 2022. I love it because it helps me reach my goals by having them listed out by year, quarter, month and week based on my values. It has plenty of space for everything I need to do and even has special sections for keeping track of financial goals, books you want to read, birthdays, and daily routines. Check it out at my link HERE. Full disclosure: I do get a small percentage if you purchase through my link and it doesn't cost you extra. 
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October 12, 2021
Episode 22-Reo and Courage
This week I talk about two things: Sharing the burden of not-so-fun things that happen and how finding courage in failure is beneficial in the long run.  I had to make a decision about my horse this year that was not fun but necessary and I share a little bit about that in the first part of this week's episode.  The rest of the podcast is devoted to finding courage in failure and what that means and how it can help you move forward.  We all fail at some point but what we do with that failure will determine how courageous we are.   
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October 05, 2021
Episode 21-Navigating the Empty Nest Years with Karen Herbert
Are you experiencing or about to experience that time of life where the kids are leaving home? Are you thinking: "What do we do now?" This episode is for you and anyone who is heading for the "empty nest" transition. Karen Herbert is a wellness coach who specializes in helping women and couples who are trying to find their purpose and meaning as parents, partners and people after the kids strike out on their own.  Karen's journey started about 5 years ago when she was feeling overwhelmed and burdened. She started looking for that "spark" to make changes to release what was holding her back so she could move on to the next season of life. She started working with a life coach who helped her to be intentional and empowered to put herself into the mix of what was happening and let go of that "mom guilt" so many of us experience. She has a wonderful way of explaining how she brought herself "into the mix" of her family life and how much it helped everyone.  Her experiences led her to become a life coach along with her husband and her focus is helping people do the internal work necessary to engage in this transition intentionally. Finding purpose and discovering their gifts and strengths will help empower those in this wonderful time of life. You will be inspired by Karen's story and experiences!  Karen Herbert is a certified professional wellness coach, the founder and CEO of Themelios Coaching, and the creator of the Life In Abundance a 6-month coaching program for midlife women, where she helps women find the purpose they crave as they transition to an empty nest. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gettingreadyforyouremptynest. LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/thml-karenherbert/. Karen can be reached directly at karen@thmlcoaching.com
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September 28, 2021
Being A Pineapple Person with Annie Meehan
This week's episode is a conversation with Annie Meehan, an international speaker and 5 time book author and all-around dynamo! Annie's energy is contagious and even more inspiring when you learn about her journey from childhood to where she is now.  Annie motivates by sharing her story and her beliefs about being generous, kind and attentive to others. You can live a good life, a great life or a grand life-it's up to you! She invites all of us to be a pineapple person along with her. You don't know what a pineapple person is? You'll have to listen to find out.  To learn more about Annie, please check out her website www.anniemeehan.com. You will find links to her books and more about what she offers. She is always growing her circle of friends so find her on Facebook to connect! 
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September 14, 2021
Episode 19-What I did this summer!
Take a listen as I share my latest and greatest plans and what I've been up to the last few weeks.  The future is looking bright and I can't wait to get some exciting goals accomplished!  Make sure you get all the news from Midlife With Courage by subscribing to the email list. As a thank you gift, you will get a great guide to My Top 5 Oils and how to use them! 
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August 31, 2021
Episode 18-My Phone Addiction
Hello my name is Kim and I'm addicted to my phone....... How about you? Are you walking around with your eyes glued to your screen? How much time do YOU spend on your phone? Is it necessary? (Spoiler alert: probably not!)  I give you 3 ideas to use to break the screen habit a little bit at a time.  Let me know how much time you spend on your phone and how you plan to decrease it by leaving me a comment on my social media posts. 
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August 17, 2021
Choosing a New Path to Empowering Women
Listen in on my conversation with Phyllis who is an herbalist and Mom from Hudson, Wisconsin. As so often happens, she started out on a path that she found was not the right one for her and then found another way and oh-by-the-way-a passion for helping others.  We talk about her goal of empowering others to realize they can make choices for themselves when it comes to healthcare. She wants to help people reconnect with their bodies and do what's best for them with personalized options.  If you want to connect with Phyllis, please check out her website www.sacredibisbotanicals.com or find her on Instagram. She also offers her phone number at the end of the interview. 
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August 10, 2021
Episode 16-Simone & Other Courageous Women
I have been tuning in to the Olympics over the last week and wanted to share my thoughts about Simone Biles and her decision to put her own mental health over the expectations of pretty much everyone else. Along with some other thoughts about the courageous beach volleyball team who stood up for themselves despite the threat of being fined.  Our mental health is important and many times, not addressed. Here are some online links to numbers and websites where you can find help: For mental health and substance abuse problems: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline or call 1-800-662-HELP To help you find a mental health counselor: https://www.goodtherapy.org/find-mental-health-counselors.html To explore online therapy: https://myonlinetherapy.com/ Please note, I am not endorsing any of these resources, just providing the information. 
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August 03, 2021
Successfully Escaping the Corporate World to Start a New Career after 50
What would you do if this happened to you: You worked a successful corporate job for years, had a glowing performance review and then were told that your job was being eliminated?  Then, you start working in another position where you were treated disrespectfully and literally shoved into a back corner?  Most of us would probably curl up into a ball and cry, but not Debbie Sundberg!  She took her experiences, dealt with them, and started a new career that she loves in her late 50's.  Listen to her story and be amazed. She shares some great messages for self-care and perseverance and is the perfect example of someone who found her "Midlife Courage!"  Debbie can be found on Facebook HERE or search for Be Productive VA.
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July 27, 2021
Episode 14-Surprises!
A few weeks ago, I did a little survey asking people over 40 about what surprises them as they get more mature. The responses were awesome and so relate-able!! I share what my surprises are and offer encouragement and inspiration and oh yeah-a little challenge for you!  Check out my Facebook page for a place to find a little 2 week challenge I'm starting. It's super easy so check it out here!  Take care of your beautiful self! 
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July 20, 2021
Encouraging Others to Find Their Courage and Move Forward
If I could describe this week's guest in one word it would be "Encourager." From her early college days of sending random encouraging notes to total strangers, to helping discouraged businesswomen find the courage and ideas to move forward, Kendall is a giver.  Listen to her story of finding ways to connect with others authentically by listening to other businesswomen who were brave enough to be real amid all the "should's" and "have-to's." She pays that forward by helping through her website, encouraging emails and social media groups.  Check out her website knormanproofreading.com for inspiration and yes, encouragement. Even if you are not a business owner, you will find something there that gives you a positive vibe. 
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July 13, 2021
Episode 12-Grandma
I'm sharing about a wonderful lady who touched so many lives and was a great role model for her whole family and so many others! If you would like to learn a little more about her, I also wrote about her in this week's blog at www.midlifewithcourage.com.  If you are struggling with a loss in your life and need someone to talk to, please reach out to a friend or family member. Or, you can share with me  via email at midlifewithcourage@gmail.com. Sometimes you just need to communicate how much someone meant to you to feel better.  Take care! 
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July 06, 2021
Guiding others Through the Healthcare Journey with Peace and Compassion
Listen to my conversation with Lisa, a Registered Nurse who has gone through her own major health challenges and used her experiences to help others.  She acknowledges the "noise" of the health care system from the patient's point of view and has created a peaceful place for others to come and learn self-compassion. Her vision of helping those with chronic illness has been therapeutic not only for the people she serves, but for herself as well.  This healthcare hero has also created a simple reminder for those dealing with stress--Hint: BAM is not just for comic book heroes!  You can learn more by visiting Lisa's website www.thechronicillnesslounge.com 
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June 29, 2021
Episode 10-Finding Your Confidence
When do you feel the most confident? Has there been a situation where you had a kick-booty-I-can-do-anything moment and it felt so good? Where were you? Who were you with? Let's take the memory of that moment and find it again! You never know where it will lead.  If you want to share your experience in the hope of inspiring other women, send me an email to midlifewithcourage@gmail.com. 
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June 22, 2021
It’s Time to Reinvent the 40 year old!
"It's time to reinvent the 40-year-old!"  Alissa is on a mission to show women over 40 how beautiful they are and help them find their confidence. She has the privilege of watching them transform into what they want to be through her camera lens.  Learn more about this amazing woman who inspires other women to share their story and beauty with the world. She is also sharing an amazing campaign happening this year that you need to know about. You can find more about this at this link: https://www.alissacoddington.com/promotions-projects/ and on Instagram @alissacoddington.
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June 15, 2021
Episode 8-Giving Grace
This week I'm getting real with you. I've had a tough situation that made me take a good look at myself and how I handled the whole thing.  Sometimes the most difficult thing we can do is forgive ourselves and learn to accept we are not perfect.  But it is worth it when you do. Take a listen and let me know what you think! You can email me at midlifewithcourage@gmail.com or subscribe to my website www.midlifewithcourage.com
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June 08, 2021
Episode 7 But I'm a nurse, not a business woman....
This week I'm talking about my journey with essential oils.  Joining a company four years ago "just to make some extra money" has led me to finding a voice, changing my mindset and becoming so much more confident. Who knew?  Listening to my gut, my friends and life experience have paid off and I am loving it!  For more episodes go to www.midlifewithcourage.com/podcast and check it out! 
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June 01, 2021
Episode 6 Schweet Stop
Opening a store in the middle of a pandemic seems a little bit crazy..let's be honest..but these ladies have focused on bringing joy to everyone who comes in and creating a family atmosphere for all. Listen in as I talk with Tiffany and Jessica about how they decided to go for what they wanted by taking a chance, working hard and spreading joy! If you are in or near Baldwin, Wisconsin, you need to experience the trip down memory lane at the Schweet Stop or you can order online at Schweetstop.com. They also have a big presence on TikTok @Schweetstop.
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May 25, 2021
Episode 5-Mindset is Everything
The world is full of negatives and it is so difficult to overcome the feelings and thoughts that come with them. In this week's episode, Kim talks about ways to help turn your mindset around.  Tennis anyone?  If you would like to be notified when a new episode comes out, go to www.midlifewithcourage.com and subscribe to our mailing list! 
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May 18, 2021
Episode 4-Mindful Way Coaching
Kim's guest this week is Chantal Doriott-a mindfulness coach and teacher of meditation. Chantal's story is inspiring and encouraging for women of all ages!  Her message to all of us is "be true to yourself-your life is about YOU!"  She also coined a new favorite term-YES list! Listen to find out more! 
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May 11, 2021
Episode 3 Just Dance!
You are worth it and you are amazing!  This week I'm sharing my dance story with you.  If this resonates with you and inspires you, tell me about it! Send me an email at midlifewithcourage@gmail.com. 
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May 04, 2021
Episode 2 Nerdy Girl
"Be yourself. You are enough." Wise words from one of my favorite people who has inspired me to try new and amazing things! My very own "Nerdy girl" is Sara Benoy and she is on a mission to share the benefits of working in the trades. Listen in as we talk about her story and have a few laughs along the way!  You can find Sara on Instagram @nerdygirlmechanic, on her podcast called Women Behind the Wrench and her website www.nerdygirlmechanic.com
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April 27, 2021
Who is Kim Benoy?
Enjoy this first episode of Midlife with Courage! Kim talks about her "why" and how she hopes to motivate and inspire you! 
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April 13, 2021