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Reignite Your Flame

Reignite Your Flame

By Dr. Cindy Cork
What happens when fifty collides with midlife crisis? Join Dr. Cindy as she shares her lifehacks for navigating life after forty through inspiring, humorous stories and inspiring lessons. And you don't have to be "middle-aged" or female to listen!
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2020 - The Year of Vision
When 2020 began, my colleagues and I were ecstatic!  2020 - The Year of The Optometrist!  20/20 equals perfect vision, so the year 2020 should be a perfect year for us too!  In hindsight we can see that 2020 would be a year of significant loss for many and definitely a year of challenges.  This episode I reflect on 2020 - the year, hindsight, foresight and vision in general.
December 31, 2020
Have A Holly Jolly Christmas...or not!
Tomorrow is Christmas Day, December 25th and many will be celebrating with family and friends.  In fact, December is a month where many religions celebrate a holiday and so the month tends to be a festive one.  But what about those for whom things don't feel festive?  Let's give thanks for our blessings and have compassion for those who are struggling.
December 24, 2020
The Empty Cup
This week I want to share some more thoughts on last week's subject, Wisdom versus Intelligence.
December 15, 2020
Wisdom vs. Intelligence
What is the difference between wisdom and intelligence?  IS there a difference?  We have this discussion in this week's episode.
December 08, 2020
Thoughts on Black Friday
The day after Thanksgiving in the United States is called "Black Friday".   Where did that term come from?  What does it mean?  What do we do? All these burning questions are answered in this episode of Reignite Your Flame.  
December 01, 2020
Is that a Narcissist in Your Life?
In this episode, I interview Dr. Sacheen Mobley, Amazon best-selling author and the Creatrix-in-Chief of Living and Loving Your Best Communication, LLC.   Dr. Sacheen writes, speaks, teaches, and coaches on the topics of finding your purpose, communication, and life after divorce.  Her latest book, “Who Did You Love? 4 Faces of Narcissism” explores the world of narcissistic relationships and is available on Amazon.   She is the host of the relationship podcast “So, You’re Getting Divorced? The Podcast” found on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other platforms.  She is published in several magazines including Spiritual Badass , The Spiritual Entrepreneur, and WomELLE.   Her company serves women who are transforming and, as she says, “I help them go from pieces to peace of mind”.  You can contact her at and find out more about her work on Facebook ( ) Instagram ( ) Twitter ( ). Pinterest ( )
November 24, 2020
The Metaphysical Monarch
Join me this week as I have a conversation with Martina Coogan, The Metaphysical Monarch.   Martina specializes in empowering people to achieve inner peace and self mastery.  She's an international trainer with over 20 years experience using the aura and chakra alignment system which releases limiting beliefs and programming.  Her mission is to help people clear negativity, release debilitating programming and limiting beliefs so they can attain a happy, healthy and well balanced lifestyle.  Martina shares some excellent tips about self-care amid the challenges of the pandemic.   You can access the resources she recommends in this episode at
November 16, 2020
Resentment: A Bitter Pill To Swallow
Harboring resentment is not healthy.  It hurts you more than the other person and can poison future relationships too.
November 10, 2020
The Queen of Shine
This week I interview The Queen of Shine, Jill Wright.  At twenty years old Jill started her shoeshine business, and in short order had built it into a multi-million dollar enterprise with stands in the busiest airports around the country.  When the pandemic hit and world travel slowed to a trickle, her business suffered a huge blow and she was forced to reassess the direction of both her life and business.   Jill shares her business philosophy and how it guides her in her personal life as well as business.  
November 03, 2020
This week is about the importance of "Sisterhood" - women supporting each other and lifting each other up instead of tearing each other down.
October 29, 2020
The Imposter
Have you ever suffered from the dreaded Imposter Syndrome?  I've been a victim of it and it's not pretty!  In this episode, we'll talk about how to recognize the early signs and how to prevent it.
October 20, 2020
The Shame Is Real
This week's subject is about the pandemic of "Mom Shaming" as discussed on Red Table Talk.
October 14, 2020
Midlife Unraveling
One of my favorite "shows" is Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith, her mom and her daughter.  In season 3 episode 13,  their guest was Brene Brown and she had some great lessons to share.  Today I'm reflecting on her answer to one of the questions posed to her.
October 06, 2020
The latest online trend is "finding your tribe".  What if you don't fit into any?  What then?  Let's explore this in this week's episode.
October 03, 2020
The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With a Small Step
Starting over and redefining yourself is not an easy task when you're in your late 40s and older.  But it's not impossible.  You just need to start!
September 22, 2020
I don't have kids. Is there something wrong with me?
This week's episode is about society's reaction to a woman when she decides not to have children.  
September 15, 2020
Independent Inquiry Needed
Some timely advice from one of my childhood idols, Bruce Lee.  
September 08, 2020
There's more than one way to skin a cat
Today we discuss the importance of learning from different sources.
September 01, 2020
Traveling in the time of Covid
In today's episode, I share my travel experience to Cancun during the Covid pandemic.
August 30, 2020
What is Your Vision For Your Life?
Today we will be talking about Vision Boards and the importance of dreams.
August 11, 2020
The Caterpillar Always Turns Into A Butterfly and the Ugly Duckling Always Turns Into A Swan
In this week's episode I share my revelation regarding beauty.
August 05, 2020
Honor Yourself By Honoring Your Time
Let's talk about not allowing people to take advantage of our time.
August 01, 2020
What's Up With That Hair?
This week. let's talk about women and our hair.
July 21, 2020
What's good for the gander is most definitely good for the goose!
In this episode, we will discuss the hypocrisy with regards to what is acceptable for men and women.
July 14, 2020
Better or bitter?
How are you letting your emotions dictate your life? Are you getting better or are you getting bitter?   
July 08, 2020
1% Doubt and You Are OUT!
What happens when we allow our emotions to have more power over us than our decisions. 
June 30, 2020
Story Time!
In this week's episode, we will discuss the stories we tell ourselves that prevent us from moving forward.
June 24, 2020
What's the Rush?
In this week's episode we discuss why people seem to rush into a new relationship after leaving an old one.
June 16, 2020
The Clutter We Hold Onto
In this week's episode, we examine clutter.  Why we hoard it, why it's not healthy, and how to get rid of it.
June 09, 2020
Don't Judge A Book Until You've Walked A Mile In Her Shoes
In today's episode, we will explore judgements we make of people, places and things.
June 02, 2020
Being A Positive Mentor
In today's episode, we will talk about the responsibility we have to be positive mentors to those within our sphere that we have the ability to influence.  
May 27, 2020
The Pain of Past Hurts
How holding on to past hurts damages our relationships and cripples our goals and dreams.
May 19, 2020
The Emotionally Unavailable Partner
In today's episode, we explore the emotionally unavailable partner - why we are attracted to them, how to navigate a relationship with them, and when to leave them.
May 12, 2020
How Long is Too Long?
How do you know when it's time to exit a relationship that is no longer serving you?  In today's episode, we'll explore why we stay in jobs or relationships for longer than we should.  
May 05, 2020
No Thank You, I'd Rather Not!
Let's talk about why we feel the need to participate in things that don't interest us, just to please our significant other.  Because time is too short to be spent doing things we don't like!
April 28, 2020
Support or Sacrifice?
Ladies, why do we always feel that we need to sacrifice our happiness in order to support our significant other in their endeavors?  Why do we feel guilty to disagree with their choices and quietly follow along instead?  When is it OK to stand up for our needs?  Let's discuss this on today's episode.
April 21, 2020
Reignite Your Flame Inaugural Episode
Midlife is challenging, no doubt about it!  But there are lessons to be learned and I am here to accompany you as we navigate the trials and tribulations along the way.
April 14, 2020