The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour
By The Three Tomatoes
Welcome to The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour Podcasts. Yes, we do love happy hour, and the clinking of glasses in cheers to all of you fabulous women (and men) who are fully living your lives at every age and every stage. And here’s the best news – every hour is happy hour. So whether you clink cheers with your coffee mug, or your afternoon cappuccino, remember as the song says, “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.” Join us for some grownup fun, interesting, and stimulating conversations that will motivate, inspire, or just make you laugh. Cheers!
Managing the Aging Process with Exercise
Have you resolved this year to get yourself into better shape, and better health? Well listen in to our conversation with fitness guru Joan Pagano. She is the owner of Joan Pagano Fitness in NYC and has specialized in strength training for women since 1988. She is a leading authority on exercise programs designed for osteoporosis. And by the way, she is the former trainer to Jacqueline and Caroline Kennedy. She is a long-time contributor to The Three Tomatoes web site. We talked about preventing osteoporosis and Joan’s 12 Fitness Rules to Live by. Learn more at joanpaganofitness.com For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
January 13, 2022
Wine, Life, and Love
Grab a glass your favorite wine and listen in to this Happy Hour Episode with winemaker Steven Kent Mirassou, founder of the Steven Kent Winery in Livermore, California. His new book is a personal memoir, Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine that weaves his story, his family’s story, and the story of wine making, with such beautiful, exquisitely rich descriptions that the reader experiences how it looks and feels to be a winemaker. A perfect holiday gift for wine lovers. Learn more at https://stevenkentmirassou.com/ For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletter.
December 08, 2021
“Mom…You Just Need to Get Laid”
In this episode we talked to Kate Somerset about dating in midlife. She is the author of the recently published book, Mom... You Just Need to Get Laid…The Adventures of Dating After Divorce which tells her hilarious true account of moving from Texas to NYC after her divorce, and her foray into dating. The book tells the stories of 15 men she dated, and you’ll be charmed, amused and inspired. Learn more at katesomerset.com. For more grownup fun sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
November 17, 2021
Celebrating Veterans Day Remembering Bob Hope
We had an awesome conversation with Martha Bolton, the first female comedy staff writer for Bob Hope. She recently collaborated with Bob Hope’s daughter, Linda Hope to create a beautiful new book, DEAR BOB...Bob Hope's Wartime Correspondence with the G.I.s of World War II. We talked about Martha’s amazing career, her fond memories of Bob Hope, and his special connections with G.I.s around the world for over five decades. For more grown up fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
November 09, 2021
Connecting with Others Through Empathy
Dr. Annabelle Bugatti is a licensed marriage and family therapist and expert on emotionally focused therapy. She helps individuals and couples learn how to love better and have successful lives and relationships. In this episode she shares how important it is to connect to others through empathy. Something we all need to develop as we navigate life today. Her latest book is titled "Using Relentless Empathy to connect with Challenging and Difficult clients.” It’s geared towards health professionals, but so helpful for all of us. www.drbelle.com For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
November 03, 2021
Improve Your Vision Naturally
Most of us Tomatoes either wear glasses or know someone who does, whether for reading or distance. And wouldn’t it be nice to lose them for good? Listen in to this fascinating conversation with Meir Schneider who was born with cataracts and was legally blind until the age of 17 when he learned exercises that enabled him to see for the first time. Now 50 years later, Meir has taught thousands of individuals how to improve their own vision naturally and without surgery. He is the author of three books on self-healing and holds seminars and workshops worldwide. Learn more here.
October 13, 2021
Become the Happiest Person You Know
Feeling overwhelmed or unable to make decisions? Dr. Dravon James, a pharmacist, actress, life coach, inspirational speaker and thought leader, has suggestions that will help you navigate life with a different outlook. Her positive nature will inspire you to become the leader of your own life. Learn more at: www.drdravonjames.com For more grownup fun sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
September 01, 2021
“Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old”
Many of us think we are not going to do what the elders in our life did. You know, like driving well past the time when we shouldn't. Award-winning journalist Steven Petrow addresses these issues in his book, "Stupid Things I won't Do When I Get Old." It’s a funny and honest look at aging and a guidebook for all of us as we head into elderhood. You will laugh out loud and perhaps shed a few tears. Steven is a columnist for The Washington Post, USA Todayand a contributing writer for The New York Times as well as reaching the over 2 million mark for views of his TED talk. Learn more at: https://stevenpetrow.com/ For more grown-up fun, sign up for our newsletters at The Three Tomatoes.
August 25, 2021
From Flight Attendant to Global Business Mogul
It’s in the Bag, is the remarkable story of a determined woman and a little dog named SHERPA who created the soft-sided pet carrier category from scratch and turned it into a global brand. Gayle shares some of the trials, tribulations, and challenges along the way. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, or a budding entrepreneur, a pet lover, or you just love hearing success stories, this episode is for you. Learn more at gaylemartz.com. For more grown-up fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
August 18, 2021
Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old?
That's the title of the most recent book co-authored by our guest Richard Leider about aging purposefully. This inspiring conversation brings to light how important it is for us all to have a purpose in life, particularly as we move from "adulthood" to "elderhood." He is founder of Inventure the Purpose Company, and his books have sold over a million copies. Tune in and learn to live a life of purpose. Get more details. For more grown-up fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
August 11, 2021
Chakras and Food: A Revolutionary Approach to Eating
Tomatoes, are you familiar with the Chakra System? Perhaps you've heard the term and know a little bit about these energy centers. Listen in to this lively interview with Cyndi Dale, one of the authors of the new book, "Chakras Food and You," a revolutionary approach that customizes health assessments based on the chakras. Spoiler alert, it's ok to eat that chocolate cookie! Get the book. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes Newsletters.
July 21, 2021
The Power of Dreams
Did you know unlocking the messages in your dreams can improve relationships, careers, health, wealth and so much more? Listen in to this fascinating conversation with Kelly Sullivan Walden, one of America’s premiere dream analysts. A regular on many national talk shows, she has worked with thousands of people, including celebrities to unlock their dreams. She’s also the author of 10 best-selling books, including her newly released Luminous Humanness: 365 Ways to Go, Grow & Glow to Make it Your Best Year Yet. Learn more at www.kellywaldensullivan.com
July 14, 2021
A Fascinating Conversation about Replacement Children
What do Elvis Presley, Barbara Walters, Katherine Hepburn, and countless others have in common? They were replacement children growing up in the shadow of a lost of impaired sibling. Often families don't grieve the loss of a child and put hopes and dreams they had for one child, onto another. Rita Battat and Dr. Abigail Brenner, co-authors of the book Replacement Children, The Unconscious Script, let us know that no matter what your age, you can always heal! Learn more. For more grownup fun and interesting topics, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
June 16, 2021
Why Dress? A Conversation with Designer Gabrielle Carlson
If you’re rediscovering your clothes, you will love today’s Happy Hour episode with New York City fashion designer Gabrielle Carlson. We have been one of her many fans for years and it’s not just about her beautiful clothes in fabulous fabrics and colors that are designed for real women. We talked about how she pivoted her business during the pandemic, including making masks, and her philosophy on always dressing your best. Visit her web site: gabriellecarlson.com For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
May 26, 2021
The Joy of Living: A Conversation with Barry Shore
After a rare disease paralyzed him from the neck down, Barry Shore created the Joy of Living institute, a platform that teaches people to live in joy, no matter the situation. Kim Selby had an inspiring conversation with him discussing his new book “The Joy of Living: How to Slay Stress and Be Happy.” You will definitely be inspired by his energy, words and practical ways to live in joy. Learn more at: www.barryshore.com For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
May 19, 2021
Celebrating National Poetry Month
We were so excited to celebration National Poetry Month with three poets who are poet laureates at The Three Tomatoes: Carol Ostrow, author of Poems from My Pandemic Pen, Stephanie Sloane, author of Dear Me, and Nicole Freezer Rubens, author of The Long Pause and the Short Breath. They each did readings of some of their latest poems. You’ll find their poetry monthly at The Three Tomatoes. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
April 28, 2021
Memo to Brands: You Just Don’t Get Women Over 40
When it comes to marketing to women over 40, brands either don’t see us, or don’t see us as we see ourselves. Why are so many advertisers missing the mark? Erica Fite, a Co-Founder of Fancy, a woman owned NYC ad agency that helps brands understand how to market to women with a special expertise in women over 40, 50, 60 and beyond, shares her insights. They recently surveyed 500 women over 40 who had a lot to say on this topic. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
April 22, 2021
Find Your “Soul” Purpose
What an inspiring conversation with Paula Jennings. Originally from Ireland, Paula came to NYC with barely enough money to make her first month’s rent. However, she boldly marched onward, landing a job on Wall Street and becoming COO of a global bank. After 25 years she had an ahah moment and realized her true purpose was empowering women. Today she has a transformational coaching business where she helps people live passionately, find their “soul” purpose and shine their true selves. Learn more about her journey. Paula can be found at www.paulajennings.com For more grownup fun sign up for The Three Tomatoes Newsletters.
April 14, 2021
An Interview with West Side Story Academy Award Winner George Chakiris
Our guest this week is George Chakiris who played the career defining role as Bernardo, leader of the Sharks in one of the most beloved musical films of all time, West Side Story. He also had a remarkable career before and after West Side Story and you can read all about it in his new memoir, My West Side Story, just in time to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the film. Learn more at www.georgechakiris.com For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
April 07, 2021
Travelling Again, Long Haul Covid, and Much More
Are you missing travel? Are you wondering where you can travel now and what the future of travel looks like? Our guest is award winning travel writer Lea Lane who has visited over 100 countries and wrote a wonder memoir about her travels called “Places I Remember.” She is also a blogger at forbes.com, a contributor to dozens of guidebooks, and she recently launched a travel podcast.” She also talks about being a “Covid long hauler” and discovering she had breast cancer during the pandemic. Learn more at placesIrememberlealane.com For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
March 31, 2021
Embrace Your Crazy!
The Three Tomatoes hosted a fun and inspiring event in honor of Women’s History Month in honor of all the “crazy” women ground breakers. Joining us were the women behind “Know Your Crazy,” a little artbook with a big message that you’re not alone in your crazy. You’ll meet multimedia artist Vivienne Boucherat who created her “little mad women,” and co-creators of the book Cindy da Silva and Rene Harbison. Special guests include: Dr. Robi Ludwig, psychotherapist, and Maya Maya Azucena singer, song writer and activist for women’s empowerment. Learn more at http://knowyourcrazy.net You can watch the video of the event here.
March 25, 2021
Missing Broadway? Now You Can Listen to Broadway
Missing Broadway? Now you can LISTEN to Broadway in a very exciting and unique way with the Broadway Podcast Network! Joining me today is, the co-founder and CEO Dori Berinstein, a Tony-winning Broadway producer and Emmy-award-winning director, producer and writer of film and television. Among her award winning shows are The Prom, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf; Legally Blonde: The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie and many, many more. Learn more at http://broadwaypodcastnetwork.com For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletter.
March 17, 2021
A Celebration of our 100th Podcast
The Three Tomatoes team joined in to celebrate our milestone. We talked about our favorite podcasts, life after COVID 19 and vaccines, and in honor of women’s history month, we each picked one inspiring woman we’d like to have a conversation with. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletter.
March 10, 2021
Meet Zibby Owens NYC’s Most Powerful Book Influencer
If books make you happy, you will love meeting Zibby Owens who is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books where she has wonderful conversations with authors. During the pandemic she launched an online magazine, “We Found Time” and invited many of the authors she has interviewed to write essays. Those essays are now a delightful book, Moms Don’t Have Time To…A quarantine anthology. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
March 03, 2021
Anyone out there suffering from stress or anxiety?
We know that this has been a challenging year for all us and there is sure to be a bit of stress that has been stirred up. We have some tips today from our guest, Brett Cotter, a stress relief expert who has been helping companies and individuals deal with stress and anxiety for over 20 years. He is the author of The Three Keys to Managing PTSD - The Warrior's Guide to Overcoming Combat Trauma - but spoiler alert we may all suffer from PTSD at one point in our life, no combat required! Brett shares a simple technique for managing stress and has a special offer! Learn more about Brett at www.brettcotter.com. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletter.
February 17, 2021
Meet the Holistic Pet Vet
We all love our pets, and there’s nothing worse than seeing our pets in pain or in decline as they age. This week’s guest is Dr. Tori Countner, founder of The Balanced Pet Vet. As a holistic and integrative veterinarian, she focuses on a balanced approach to medicine and lifestyle. Some of the techniques she uses sound positively human – like acupuncture, laser treatments, and massage. Learn more balancepetvet.com. For more grown up fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
February 03, 2021
The Secrets of Happy People
The more you chase happiness the more it will elude you. We had a fascinating and enlightening conversation about happiness and what happy people have in common, with psychologist Joan Neehall. She is the author of a brand-new book called, Happiness is the New Healthy that dares us to take charge of our emotional health and gives us the tools to do that. We also discussed the last chapter of her book about emotional well-being even during the pandemic. Learn more at joanheehall.com For more grownup fun, signup for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
January 27, 2021
We’re Not Done Yet
Hey Tomatoes! Who’s Not Done Yet? We aren’t, and our guest on this weeks’ podcast Bonnie Marcus certainly isn’t. In fact, she has written a book called Not Done Yet, How women over 50 regain their confidence and claim workplace power. By digging deep into her own reinvention, making no excuses and sharing the stories of other women over 50, Bonnie provides tips and practices to help women claim the late-stage career success they deserve. Our SF editor, Kim Selby talks with Bonnie about ageism in the workplace and we get some practical tips to help us own our power. Spoiler alert: take a deep dive into the story you tell yourself! Bonnie can be found at bonniemarcusleadership.com For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
January 20, 2021
Conversational Intelligence®: What it is and why it matters
Neurological and cognitive research has shown that words matter and the way we connect, engage, interact, and influence others enables us to shape reality, mind-sets, events, and outcomes in a collaborative way. This is the basis of Conversational Intelligence®. Meet three top global organizational coaches, who are also 3 of the 15 co-authors of “Changing Conversations for a Changing World” as they discuss how they have applied Conversational Intelligence® in the real world to help leaders lead effectively in a changing world. Learn more at: · LinkedIn Company Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/53491754 · LinkedIn group page: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13584242/ · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ciqeuropeancollective/ · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ciqeuropeancollective/ · Twitter: https://twitter.com/CiQEurope
January 13, 2021
Manifest What You Want
Actress and singer Sterling Mire has a proven method to help you on your way to achieving what you most desire and now she is sharing it in her new book, The AOM System— Manifestation Mastery in 30 Days. She has worked with over 4,000 clients, both individuals and companies, including People Magazine, Google and Entertainment Weekly. Tune in to hear some of the ways you can get started on your own manifestation journey. Learn more about Sterling and her book at www.getyourlifenow.com. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes Newsletters.
January 06, 2021
Love, Life, and Real Estate
Holly Parker, who is one of Manhattan’s most successful real estate brokers - she has sold over $8 billion of luxury real estate throughout her career at Douglas Elliman. She talked to us about her brand-new book, called Back on the Market, A Realtor’s Guide to Love and Life, which is a funny and poignant view of life after divorce that weaves in real estate as its metaphor. Learn more at hollyparker.com For more grownup fun sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletter.
December 16, 2020
What You Need to Know About Your Lungs from a Top Doc
Our lungs, an organ often taken for granted, and their health are more important than ever in this time of COVID 19. Today’s podcast, hosted by SF newsletter editor Kim Selby, features an indepth conversation with Dr. Michael Stephen, pulmonary clinician, researcher, academic and author of the soon to be released book BREATH TAKING, The Power, Fragility, and Future of Our Extraordinary Lungs. Dr. Stephen works with COVID 19 patients in addition to working with those with all lung diseases and has himself recovered from the virus. The conversation opens our eyes to the importance of mindfulness, awareness of our environment and sheds light on the history of lung disease. For more information, please visit https://mjswriter.com For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
December 09, 2020
The Other Pandemic: Mental Health and Addictions
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and fears heighten, our guest today says there is a much bigger crisis that is NOT being reported that effects millions of people—and that’s mental health and drug addiction problems that have increased during lockdowns. A triple-board certified neurologist, Dr. Russell Surasky is also one of the top addiction specialists in the country. We talked about the toll this crisis has taken, addiction and the brain, and new and very hopeful treatments for addiction. Dr. Surasky says NO ONE is beyond reach. Learn more at drsurasky.comand http://www.bridgebacktolife.com/ Follow Dr. Surasky on Instagram and Facebook. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
December 02, 2020
Thanksgiving Reflections from The Three Tomatoes Team
Well we made it to Thanksgiving, and that alone is something to be grateful for this year. Among the many things we feel grateful for in this strange and most unusual year is each and everyone of you. We have a special Happy Hour Podcast today to all of you from The Three Tomatoes team. We talked about our personal experiences these past few months, lessons learned, and things we are thankful for. We hope you enjoy it! For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
November 25, 2020
Grieving for Your Pet
Have you ever lost a pet? For those who have, the grief is palpable and often debilitating. This week's guest Reagan Pasternak, a well known actress and now author, chats with Kim Selby, our SF Newsletter Editor about her new book, Griffin's Heart, Mourning Your Pet with No Apologies. After the loss of her soul pet, Griffin, Reagan's heart was breaking. To cope she wrote this book which is part memoir and part interactive guide. It is poignant and lovely and serves as guide to help others who have lost a pet deal with their feelings. Learn more at griffinsheart.com and reganpasternak.com For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes Newsletters.
November 18, 2020
Everything You Need to Know about Hypothyroidism
Everything You Need to Know about Hypothyroidism What is hypothyroidism? Did you know that over 30% of women are diagnosed with having an underactive thyroid gland? Symptoms can include fog brain, fatigue, hair loss, difficulty losing weight, and more. Kim Selby, our SF Newsletter Editor interviews Dr. Hugh Melnick, a well-known NYC endocrinologist, who has been treating women for over 30 years about the causes and treatments of this often-undiagnosed issue. A delightful gentleman who truly listens to his patients in order to diagnose and find the correct treatment plan. Learn more at http://www.mythyroidmd.com/
November 11, 2020
Etiquette and Civility
Remember Miss Manners? Learning which fork to use? How to sit properly? Etiquette looks a little different these days. This week's episode, hosted by Kim Selby, our San Francisco Editor, chats with Rosalinda Randall - etiquette and civility expert who focuses on personal communications skills. Her newest book is Keep Your Distance! Your guide to handling common dilemmas in uncommon times. Listen in for a fun and lively discussion and learn some tips on how to communicate properly, especially now! For more grownup fun, subscribe to The Three Tomatoes Newsletters.
November 04, 2020
Up Your Zoom Game with Emmy Award Winning TV journalist Jane Hanson
If you spend time on Zoom (hello?) then you will be singing hallelujah when you listen in this great advice today from nine-time Emmy Award winning TV journalist Jane Hanson. An NBC anchor for years, and now a communications consultant, and host of Curious Jane, she shares some priceless advice on how to not only look your best on zoom, but even more importantly how to connect and communicate effectively. Learn more about Jane at www.janehanson.com For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
October 28, 2020
Positive and Healthy Aging: A Conversation with Barbara Hannah Grufferman
It’s more important than ever to stay positive and healthy, and to help us with that is our podcast guest this week, Barbara Hannah Grufferman. She’s an award-winning, nationally recognized advocate for positive living and the author of two books on the topic. She is a frequent guest in national and local media and she recently launched the Menopause Cheat Sheet for women of every age. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
October 21, 2020
Why and How to Build Your Personal Brand
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a corporate executive, or one of the many people job searching right now, you need more than just a reputation for being exceptional, you need to have a compelling personal brand and a strategy. Our podcast guest, Janet Wise is a master career strategist and personal brand advisor who helps women thrive in their careers using a unique program called “The Branding Room.” For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
October 14, 2020
Dr. Sunitha Posina Answers Our Skin Care Questions
This week’s Happy Hour Podcast is all about skin care. Kim Selby, our San Francisco editor interviews Dr. Sunitha Posina - the "Beauty Internist". Dr. Posina is an internal medicine doctor who is passionate about skincare and helping women look their best at any age— that's us! Lots of great info is shared, like do you really need 10 products? Listen in to find out. Visit her website at https://sunsimaya.com/ For more growup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
October 07, 2020
The Secrets to Creating a Life that Fulfills You
Do you find you never have enough time? Are your days filled with things you don’t really enjoy? Do you have days when you feel scattered? Well here to help us find clarity, focus, and fulfillment is Deborah Goldstein, who is founder of Driven Professionals an organization that helps companies attract, retain, and promote exceptional talent, and she also helps individuals achieve balance in their professional and personal lives. For more grown up fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletter.
September 30, 2020
You were NOT Born to Suffer
Good to know right? Join us this week as Kim Selby, our SF Editor interviews international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer. With an extensive background in alternative medical practices, meditation, religious studies, traditional medicine and self-healing, Blake shares insights on the philosophies outlined in his book, "You were NOT Born to suffer." Practical suggestions and tips will help you discover how to love yourself and overcome self-destructive habits that prevent us from loving ourselves and fulfilling our life purpose. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
September 23, 2020
Re-Ignite Your Spark
In this week’s podcast, Cheryl Benton interviews co-host Kim Selby, who is also our SF Editor of The Three Tomatoes. And while you’ve heard her bubbly personality in her podcast interviews, we thought it was high time for you to get to know the person behind the interviews and newsletter. Kim is a bundle of energy and ideas and she is really passionate about helping other women find their passions and we’ll hear about her new venture, “Ignite Your Spark” that is poised to do just.
September 16, 2020
Tiaras and feminism
Grab your tiara and join us for today’s podcast with Hilary Levey Friedman. Kim Selby, our SF Editor chats with Hilary about her new book, “Here She Is: The complicated reign of the beauty pageant in America.” Hilary is a professor in the Education department at Brown University and daughter of a former Miss America. Her book is the perfect combination of the history or “herstory” of feminism interwoven into how pageants actually empower the feminist tradition. Fun, enlightening and a delightful conversation that will change your opinion of the 100-year-old tradition of Miss America. And for more grownup fun signup for The Three Tomatoes newsletter.
September 02, 2020
Find Your Purpose and Passion
In this week’s podcast, Kim Selby, our SF Editor has a wonderful conversation with Genevieve Piturro, founder of the non-profit "Pajama Program" that donates new pj's to children in shelters awaiting foster care. She shares her story of leaving corporate America and giving it all up to start a non-profit. She listened to a voice in her head and encourages us to do the same. Her delightful new book just launched, and it is perfect for this time of isolation. Purpose, Passion and Pajamas - How to transform your life, Embrace the human connection and Lead with meaning. Listen in and get some great takeaways to inspire you to do what makes your soul sing. Learn more at https://www.genevievepiturro.com/ For more grownup fun signup for The Three Tomatoes newsletter.
August 26, 2020
Taking Charge of Your Health
You know the maxim, knowledge is power? Well when it comes to our health, knowledge and information we can trust, is so important if you want to take charge of your health. And I’m very excited that our guest today is Beth Battaglino, the CEO of HealthyWomen, the premiere source on women’s health, which has been recognized by Forbes and Oprah Magazine as one of the top and most trusted women’s health web sites. We had a great conversation on taking care of yourself in midlife and beyond, and how to handle your health and wellness during this pandemic. Learn more at HealthyWomen.org For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes Newsletters.
August 19, 2020
Meet Tie Dye Fashion Sensation Amber Richele
Today’s guest is creator, artist, fashionista and black female entrepreneur, Amber Richele. Her Tie Dye clothing capsules took off at the beginning of the Pandemic and then when the world rallied around the BLM movement, she could barely keep up with all the orders. A true Instagram success story listen in as Amber shares how she got started with help from her family. shopamberrichele.com For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
July 29, 2020
From George Clooney to Kim Kardashian: The Truth Behind Celebrity Do-Gooders!
Radio and TV personality, and author Cooper Lawrence discusses her just published book Celebritocracy, The Misguided Agenda of Celebrity Politics in a Postmodern Democracy, which exposes nonfictional accounts of the many instances when celebrity activism ended up causing more harm than good. This is a fascinating and eye-opening conversation of activism that goes wrong, celebrity pseudo experts (i.e., Gwyneth Paltrow) and much more. Learn more at cooperlawrence.com For more grownup fun, signup for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
July 22, 2020
A Gynecologist Answers Our Vagina Questions
We had a straightforward, no holds barred conversation with top gynecologist Dr. Alyssa Dweck, a practicing gynecologist in Westchester County, New York, about our VAGINAS, sexual health and menopause. She has co-authored three books: The Complete A-Z for your V; The Sexual Spark; and V is for Vagina. She provides care to women of all ages and has delivered thousands of babies. But these days she focuses her practice on woman of post childbearing age and female sexual health. She suggested some great online resources too. Learn more at Drdweck.com For more grownup fun, sign up for our newsletters at The Three Tomatoes.
July 15, 2020
The Joys of Growing Older
We had a great conversation with Jane Goldman, author of With No Regrets: Growing Older, Face It, Live It, Love It, (The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing) about embracing growing older. We talked about transitioning from corporate careers which once defined us, to discovering new passions and filling our soul; getting through the pandemic with a little help from our friends; and learning to love and accept ourselves. Jane’s book is available exclusively on Amazon. Learn more about The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing.
July 08, 2020
Are You Ready to Cannonball with Confidence?
“Midlife is not a crisis, it’s an opportunity.” That’s the advice of our Happy Hour guest Amy Schmidt, founder of Fearlessly Facing Fifty whose mission is to empower and encourage women forty-plus to go all in and not lose their identity or become invisible. She’s also the author of Cannonball! Fearlessly Facing Midlife and Beyond(published by The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing). We had a great conversation about how to overcome the obstacles we put in our way that keep us from moving positively and with excitement into the next best phase our life. Learn more at Fearlessly Facing Fifty. For more grownup fun and inspiration, signup for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
July 01, 2020
What’s Your Personality Number?
Are you curious what your number is? And by number, we are talking about your Enneagram type and number. Join us this week as Kim Selby, our SF Editor interviews Suzanne Dion, Enneagram Teacher, Coach and fabulous Tomato. Learn about all 9 types in this personality assessment that has been around forever! The Enneagram helps us realize our true nature which in turn helps us explore personal and professional development and how we can better relate to those with whom we are connected. Suzanne co-authored a book The Enneagram, Relationships, and Intimacy, Understading one another leads to loving better and living more fully. A fascinating interview follows so listen carefully and determine the answer to “What is your type”? Learn more at http://www.chaeldiongroup.com For more grownup fun, signup for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
June 24, 2020
Lust, Friendship, and Second Chances
We had a fun conversation with Phyllis Melhado about lust, friendship and second changes. Those are the themes of her recently published debut novel, The Spa at Lavender Lane, and it’s a perfect summer read and a great escape which we could all use right now. Phyllis is a woman of many accomplishment. She was the Vice President of Public Relations at Estee Lauder for many years. Her writing has been published in Town & Country, and Cosmopolitan. She has also ghosted a best-selling beauty book as well as a nationally syndicated beauty column. She shares some of her beauty secrets too. For more grownup fun sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
June 10, 2020
Meet the Two Ancient Semi-Enlightened Broads
It's time for another entertaining podcast. Listen in as Kim Selby, our San Francisco Editor chats with Carole Simone and Dorthy Tyo the hosts of “Two Ancient Semi-Enlightened Broads” on YouTube. These two have backgrounds that read like a well penned novel, Simone has been a practicing mystic for over 35 years. Dorthy is the owner of The Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy. Their combined wisdom and wit and decades of life experience brings us a delightful schmoozing conversation. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
June 03, 2020
Is Middle Age Different for Guys?
So listen up Tomatoes, it’s not just women who struggle with middle age and we were so excited to welcome Chris Cimino and Rick Sommers who recently launched The Middle Aged Warriors podcast. We had a fun and illuminating conversation with these two terrific guys who want to encourage guys to—get this—talk about their feelings. You can listen to Chris and Rick at Middle Age Warriors. For more grown up fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
May 27, 2020
Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness
Did you know that one in five people live with a mental health condition, but stigma and misinformation keep many from seeking help and finding support? May is mental health awareness month and featured on this episode are two mental health advocates to help us understand the issues facing millions of Americans and the obstacles that stand in the way of recovery. Madlyn Epstein Steinhart is the author of a book of poetry called, Put Your Boots on and Dance in the Rain, and Dior Vargas is on the staff of Bring Change to Mind, founded by actress Glenn Close. Learn more at bringchange2mind.org. For more grownup fun, sign up for our newsletters at The Three Tomaotes.
May 20, 2020
Are you Addicted to Your Devices?
Anyone feel too attached to their devices? Technology addiction is a real thing and today’s podcast guest Doreen Dodgen-Magee, psychologist, author and speaker chats with Kim Selby, The Three Tomatoes SF Editor about how important it is to take breaks from technology to gain back some of the gray matter. Doreen’s award winning book Deviced! Balancing life and Technology in a Digital World explores the effects of technology on our brain, relationships and personal lives. Theories in her book lead to a lively discussion as we learn the art of thriving in this technology drenched pandemic world. Visit her web site. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
May 13, 2020
Meet Organic Chef and Restaurateur Jesse Cool
In 1976 Jesse Cool opened the first organic restaurant in the country and currently operates Flea Street Café a local favorite in Menlo Park. In these days of sheltering we want our restaurants to survive. Listen in to this week’s podcast with Three Tomatoes SF editor Kim Selby and local Bay Area Restaurateur and chef Jesse Cool as they discuss the future of the restaurant industry, the creative ways Chefs and owners are making do and how important it is to give back at this time. Jesse has authored seven cookbooks, teaches, talks and shares her passion about healthy organic cooking – she is an original farm to table advocate! Learn more at http://www.cooleatz.com For more grownup fun an interesting topics signup for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
May 06, 2020
Dealing with our Sadness and Grief During and after COVID19
Right now so many of us are feeling an overwhelming sadness and stress with the pandemic and many of us are grieving for loved ones we’ve lost. Here to help us deal with some of these feelings of stress, anxiety, grief, and chronic pain, is Dr. Bob Wright, “the stress relief doctor” and wellness coach. Join in the “mini vacation” exercise at the end of the podcast plus a special offer. Learn more at Stress Relief Now. For more grownup fun and interesting and informative topics, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
April 29, 2020
Healing from Trauma
Whether or not we realize it, we are all experiencing trauma in 2020 and Ilene Smith, our podcast guest today shares methods we can employ now to reduce the effects of trauma from settling in our bodies in the future. Listen in to this timely conversation with SF Three Tomatoes Editor Kim Selby. Ilene’s book, “Moving Beyond Trauma” is a guide to helping us heal and create a life of ease and vitality. Through Somatic Experience therapy, we can all learn to heal from our past. Learn more about Ilene here. For more grown up fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
April 22, 2020
Boost Your Immune System
Wondering what supplements to take to boost your immune system? Today’s podcast features Kim Selby, our SF Editor speaking with groundbreaking nutritionist Lyn-Genet Recitas who shares valuable tips on how important it is to rid our bodies of inflammation especially in the time of Covid-19. Lyn-Genet is a bestselling author of the book "The Plan" which is an effective way to lose weight, improve health and get this, reverse aging! While we are sheltering in place, this is a great time to discover what foods may be causing inflammation in your own body. Lyn-Genet will also be a panelist at our next Renewal Summit. She joins a panel of experts on aging backwards hosted by Kim Selby. Learn more about Lyn here. For more grownup fun, signup for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
April 15, 2020
This week’s podcast guest is Ted DesMaisions, creator of "Playful Mindfulness." He teaches this class through Stanford’s continuing education classes, and he has authored a book of the same name. He merges meditation with the art of improvisation to help us live a more thoughtful and more rewarding life. Listen in as Kim Selby, our SF Editor chats with Ted and plays an improv game that gets them chuckling, something we all need in today's world. Learn more at his website. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
April 08, 2020
Spirituality and Healing in Times of Crisis
Our guests today are Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway and Rev. Victor Fuhrman, who also happen to be husband and wife. Their backgrounds are fascinating. Rev. Laurie Sue is known as the “romance” reverend and has married hundreds of couples. She is also a journalist and the former Editor-in-Chief of Playgirl Magazine. Rev. Victor was an armed forces broadcaster and is known as “Victor the Voice,” and has a radio show called, “Destination Unlimited.” He is a healer and spiritual counselor and post 9-11 he was a volunteer chaplain for the Red Cross. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
April 01, 2020
Meet One of the “Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram”
Anyone out there think you are too old for social media like Instagram? Today's fabulous podcast guest, Jan Correll, begs to differ. Kim Selby, our SF Editor spoke with Jan, whose intriguing brand is “Silver is the new Blonde.” Jan began her Instagram presence three years ago and now has over 65 thousand followers. Listen in as we find out how she was selected by the New York Times as one of the Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram! From technology sales to fashion and beauty influencer, Jan's age positivity presence is booming, and she encourages us all to follow our dreams no matter what age. Follow her on Instagram. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
March 25, 2020
How to Keep from Freaking Out in Scary Times
We live in unprecedented times and with new phrases in our lexicon like “social distancing”, “self-quarantines” and shortages of things like toilet paper (!), no wonder we’re all stressed or actually freaking out. So here to help us all take a deep breath and calm down some is Dr. Robi Ludwig nationally known psychotherapist, award-winning reporter, and author. For more grownup fun sign up for our newsletters.
March 18, 2020
The Makeover Guy is in the House!
If you’re a regular subscriber to The Three Tomatoes, Christopher Hopkins, aka “The Makeover Guy,” needs no introduction. His inspiring and transformative makeover videos have been viewed by tens of thousands of followers. Listen in to our SF editor Kim Selby’s interview with the dynamic and entertaining Christopher who truly cares about helping women feel great about themselves. Subscribe to his YouTube Channel and we promise you’ll be binge watching. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
March 04, 2020
The Biggest Travel Trend? Healing Getaways
Have you ever returned from a vacation feeling like you actually need another vacation? Are you feeling physically and emotionally stressed? Have you put your health and your wellbeing on a back burner? Maybe it’s time for a healing vacation. Our guest today is ANNE BIGING, CEO of Healing Hotels of the World which she founded in 2006 anticipating people’s desire to experience personal transformation towards a healthier, fulfilling lifestyle, way beyond the average wellness vacation. For more grownup fun sign up for The Three Tomatoes Newsletters.
February 26, 2020
Be Proactive about Your Health (and your loved ones too!)
Today’s podcast features a most important message for everyone! It’s about empowering yourself to take control of your health. Kim Selby talks with Joan Peckolick, Director and Founder of Self-Chec, an organization that helps save lives by raising awareness of the importance of early detection and preventative action that help keep us healthy. It’s the best gift your can give yourself and those you love. Learn more at Self Chec where you will find terrific tips and tools and things to ask your doctor. For more grownup fun, sign up for our newsletters.
February 19, 2020
Grace and Frankie’s Designer Shares How to Get Their Style
Pop your collars Tomatoes and put on your boho caftans and listen in to this very special podcast. Kim Selby interviews Allyson Fanger, the Emmy Award nominated costume designer for Grace and Frankie. Allyson talks about the style on our favorite show and the inspiration for the clothing for Grace and Frankie (Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin). We delve into how all of the characters' personal development is reflected in their fashion choices (selected by Allyson of course!). Love Grace's crisp and colorful shirts? Pour yourself a martini, listen in and get the scoop. For more grownup fun sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
February 12, 2020
Exercise is the Key to Youthful Vitality!
If you feel like you’re losing your youthful edge, you’re in good company. At the age of 60, Jackie Kennedy sought exercise guru Joan Pagano’s help in a training program because she felt she was losing her youthful edge. Well for more than three decades, Joan has been on a mission to integrate physical fitness into her clients’ routines for them to achieve a healthy, active and productive life. We had a great conversation which will motivate you to get out from behind our computers, and off the couch, and regain your vitality! Learn more at joanpaganofitness.com. For more grown up fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
February 05, 2020
Top Stylist Shares Tips on How to Look Your Best with the Clothes You Have
It all starts with organizing your closet! Join host Kim Selby, our San Francisco Editor as she has a fun and informative conversation with Stylist and Three Tomatoes contributor, Paul Julch. Paul shares tips on many ways to provide self-care through your wardrobe (hint - take care of those clothes!) and these two fashionistas laugh and talk about renting clothes, fast fashion vs. investment pieces and so much more. Learn more about Paul at urbsuburbstyle.com For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
January 29, 2020
Do Cheaters Always Win?
Pour yourself a glass of wine right now, because we’re talking about the “C” word today - Cheating. Does the very word make you a little uncomfortable? High profile cheating is all over the news these days – from Jeff Bezo’s infidelity, to the college admissions scandal, and now the latest baseball scandal – cheating is everywhere. Does everyone cheat? Is there more cheating going on now than in the past, or has our relationship to cheating changed over time? Well here to answer these provocative questions is historian and New York Times Bestselling author, J.M. Fenster, whose latest book is titled, “Cheaters Always Win, The Story of America.” For more grownup fun and interesting conversations, sign up for our newsletters.
January 22, 2020
Feeling Burned Out?
Feeling burnout after the Holidays or just in general? Join host Kim Selby, the SF Editor of The Three Tomatoes, as she has an in-depth conversation with author, energy healer and Holistic Registered nurse, Jennifer Marcenelle. You will learn how Jennifer healed herself from extreme burnout (a health crisis and near suicide) and turned her life around after working for many years as a critical care nurse and a top executive in a medical sales company. Jennifer also gives a quick tip on how to calm down and manage your own burn out. Her book “From Burning out to Burning Bright,” will show you ways to heal your own emotional or physical pains. Tomatoes, you will love this! Learn more here. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
January 15, 2020
Around the World in 30 Minutes
Fasten your seat belts Tomatoes, because you’re about to travel the world from Andorra to Zimbabwe in the next 30 minutes. Our guest is Lea Lane who gives new meaning to “world traveler.” Lea Lane is an award-winning travel writer and author of 9 travel books, including her latest travel memoir, “Places I Remember: Tales, Truths, Delights from 100 Countries,” (published by The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing.) You’ll be inspired to start packing your bags. For more fun and inspiration, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
January 08, 2020
The Best Advice of 2019
In the past year, we’ve interviewed more than 46 terrific guests who offered some great advice, made us think, and often made us laugh too. We have highlights today from three of our most listened to Happy Hour Podcasts. Positive aging expert, Barbara Hannah Grufferman shared tips from her book, “Love Your Age: The Small Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life.” Psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig, a frequent TV commentator, and author of “Your Best Age is Now,” talked to our LA editor Debbie Zipp about midlife myths. And America’s most organized Man, Andrew Mellen, shared his tips on how to get organized, stay organized, and get your life back. If you want to hear the full episodes, you’ll find them in our podcast library. Want more grownup fun? Sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
December 11, 2019
Donna Zakowska, costume designer for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
If you’re a fan of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and you’re as excited as we are that Season 3 is here, then you will love this episode. A few months ago, we had the pleasure of having Emmy Award winning costume designer Donna Zakowska, who is the costume designer of those fabulous clothes on our favorite show, as our guest. If you missed the episode, or want to listen in again, here is a rerun of this terrific interview with our SF Editor Kim Selby and Donna – in season 2 she custom designed over 400 costumes. Listen in. For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
December 04, 2019
Gratitude for Today and Everyday
We have a Thanksgiving gift for all of you today. It’s a beautiful performance by Christina Connors singing “We Live on Borrowed Time” from her solo album “Dream Bigger…Songs of Hope, Healing, and Inspiration,” and you can listen to the song on our special Thanksgiving Day Happy Hour Podcast. It reminds us to live and appreciate every moment of every day. When you listen to the song, you’ll realize why Christina Connors won our Tomatoes Got Talent Show last year. Christina is a performer, inspirational speaker, massage therapist and meditation guide. She is beautiful on the outside and radiates an inner glow. You’ll be inspired by our conversation. Learn more about Christina Connors at www.christinaconnors.com For more grownup fun, sign up for our newsletters.
November 27, 2019
Yes, You Can End Back Pain!
Anyone out there suffer from back pain? 80% of us do or will at some point, particularly as we age. Today listen in as Kim Selby, our SF. Editor has a conversation with Dr. Jack Stern, a leading neurological surgeon (annually named one of the “Best Doctors in New York” by New York Magazine) who is also the author of a book entitled Ending Back Pain. Dr. Stern offers insight into how to help diagnose what your issues are before you see a spine specialist. suggestions on how to advocate for yourself, and, most importantly he offers many ways that may help you non-surgically. Learn more at https://drjackstern.com/ For more grownup fun, sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
November 20, 2019
Episode #43. Celebrating Feisty Women
In today's podcast, Kim Selby, our SF Editor dives deep with Eileen Williams, creator of the radio show and website, The Feisty Side of Fifty. Listen in as these two audacious and feisty women talk about everything from searching for a career after mid-life, how important it is to celebrate women, and yes even Florence Henderson and her wisdom. Williams has interviewed countless famous "tomatoes" and shares her joy of life and aging in this delightfully upbeat interview. Learn more about Eileen at Feisty Side of Fifty. For more grownup fun, signup for The Three Newsletters.
November 13, 2019
Cannabis & CBD Products – Truths, Lies, Myths and Gold
This was a very happy Happy Hour episode because we talked “weed” with one of the rising stars in the Cannabis industry. This is a fascinating and very informative conversation with Jeanne Sullivan, a fierce advocate for the legalization and regulation of cannabis. She is an amazing and inspiring woman who co-founded the first female led venture capital firm in NYC in the ‘90s, and she is now investing in the cannabis industry. We talked about the history of cannabis, the health benefits, the investment opportunities, and what you need to know when you’re buying CBD products. For more grownup fun, signup for our newsletters.
November 06, 2019
“Hot Lips” Houlihan is in the House - An Interview with Loretta Swit
Our guest on this episode of The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour is Loretta Swit, who played the iconic Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan, on M*A*S*H, and what a delight she is. She was nominated for 10 Emmys for her role as Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan and won two Emmys. And while you know her as an incredible actress, you may not know about that she is also an accomplished artist and an animal rights activist. We talked about her incredibly beautiful book SwitHeart that features her extraordinary watercolors, and the proceeds from the book go to her nonprofit, Switheart Animal Alliance, which donates funds to various animal rights groups with a focus these days on military service dogs. And of course, we talked to her about M*A*S*H. It’s a great episode. For more grownup fun, visit The Three Tomatoes and sign up for our newsletters
October 30, 2019
Want to Age Backwards? Try a Plant Based Diet
Plant based eating is here to stay because it is good for our bodies and great for the environment. If you are "vegecurious," listen in as Kim Selby our SF Editor talks with Elysabeth Alfano, a personal coach and plant-based lifestyle, food and news expert, and award-winning media personality. Elysabeth shares how a plant-based diet can actually help you age backwards, and what Tomato doesn't want that? Learn more about Elysabeth, plant-based eating, and get her plant-based recipes at https://elysabethalfano.com/ For more grownup fun, visit The Three Tomatoes and sign up for our newsletters
October 23, 2019
Midlife Dating: Finding Hope and Confidence to Love Again
If you’re a single Tomato who’s feeling a little hopeless about finding love, this episode is for you. Sandy Weiner is a dating coach and Chief Love Officer of Last First Date and is devoted to helping women achieve healthy, off-the-charts love in the 2nd half of life. She's an internationally known dating and life coach, blogger, radio host, communications expert, and TEDx speaker. And if you are in the NYC area, you can meet Sandy and other dating experts at our Three Tomatoes event, “The Ultimate Dating Advice Event” on Oct. 28. Learn more about Sandy Weiner at LastFirstDate.com. For more grownup fun, visit The Three Tomatoes and sign up for our newsletters
October 16, 2019
Suffering from Anxiety? Well kick it goodbye.
Anyone out there suffer from anxiety? Yes, us too! So, listen to this week's podcast with Kim Selby, our SF Editor as she interviews Stephanie Dalfonzo, author of Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom. Trained in many modalities such hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping, Neurolinguistics Programming, reiki, yoga and more, Stephanie helps people move from anxiety to freedom, peace of mind and joy. It's our choice to move away from the flight or fight syndrome and live anxiety free. So let's do this! Learn more about Stephanie and get her book. For more grownup fun, visit The Three Tomatoes and sign up for our newsletters.
October 09, 2019
The Power of Saying Yes
The Three Tomatoes founder, Cheryl Benton and Kim Selby, The Three Tomatoes San Francisco editor talk about the power of saying yes. So often we ignore our gut instincts and put up roadblocks that keep us from fully living our lives. So listen in and you’ll also learn more about Cheryl and Kim. They’re fun – really! For more grownup fun, visit The Three Tomatoes and sign up for our newsletters.
October 02, 2019
The “Winners Pitch” Approach for Job Seekers over 50
Welcome to The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour and I’m Cheryl Benton your host today and we have a great podcast today for any Tomato out there who is looking for a job or thinking about changing careers. If you are job seeking, you know the frustration of applying online and sending your credentials into the internet ether, often with no reply. Well what if you could attract interviews without ever applying for a job? Our guest today is Grace Totoro, a career coach and founder and president of Transitions by Grace. She is the creator of The Winners Pitch™ a three-phase approach to attracting interviews and others without applying for a job. Learn more and get a free coaching session. https://www.transitionsbygrace.com For more grownup fun, visit The Three Tomatoes and sign up for our newsletters.
September 18, 2019
Singing Can Change Your Life!
This week's episode of The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour features Jeanne Kelly, an amazing Tomato who is changing lives through singing. A former opera singer, teacher, conductor and music administrator, she created a program called Encore Creativity for Older Adults, where men and women over 55 have the opportunity to let their voices go as they sing and perform. Community is built through music, improving cognitive function and so much more. Her theory is if you have a brain and breath you can sing. Listen in to hear about the way Jeanne is improving the lives of older adults. Learn more about Encore Creativity. For more grownup fun, visit The Three Tomatoes and sign up for our newsletters.
September 11, 2019
It’s in the Stars – An Interview with Astrologer Virginia Bell
This week's podcast features famed astrologer Virginia Bell - author of the book "Midlife is Not a Crisis…Using Astrology for the Second Half of Your Life." Tune in as she shares how the planets and their positioning have so much to do with each stage of our life. Virginia writes horoscopes for many media outlets as well as gives personal readings to help us understand our lives and why things happen the way they do. Kim Selby, our SF Editor interviews this fascinating and delightful Tomato about her third act in life. Learn more at: https://virginiabellastrology.com/ Visit http://thethreetomatoes.com and sign up for our newsletters for more happy hour fun and entertainment.
September 03, 2019
Break Through Your Fears and Fulfill Your Dreams
What if you could fulfill your heart’s deepest dreams and recapture the joy of life? Who would you be if nothing were standing in your way? Listen in to this Happy Hour episode with host Cheryl Benton and mind-body expert Sonia Satra, an award-winning motivational speaker who brings her passion for helping people achieve their goals to thousands of individuals, companies, and groups every year. She is the founder and CEO of Moticise, an award-winning wellness program that combines movement with mindset. She is also an actress, a former star of Guiding Light and One Life to Live, and recently played Gloria Steinem in Amazon’s American Playboy. Learn how to get “Moticized” at her web site.
August 28, 2019
Vital, Glowing, Healthy Skin Care Tips
This week join SF Editor Kim Selby as she interviews Karen Ballou, founder of an all-natural skincare line Immunocolgie, which she developed after a two-year bout with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Karen's love of beauty began at age 10 and her 30+ year career in the beauty industry started with Elizabeth Arden. Her journey is fascinating. After her bout with cancer she realized that what we put on our skin has a huge impact on healing our immune system. Her goal is to help women be the best they can be. Another fascinating Tomato you will love! SPECIAL OFFER: Use code 3TP20 code, for a 20% savings! Visit Immunocolgie.com Listen in at http://thethreetomatoes.com/happyhourpodcast or wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about The Three Tomatoes.
August 21, 2019
Keeping Up with Technology at Any Age
If you’re sometimes overwhelmed by technology, join the club. Unless you’re under the age of 18, keeping up with everything that’s out there, can be daunting, not to mention keeping all of your technology up and running too – like Wi-Fi, connecting your printer to your Wi-Fi, setting up your new tech devices (phones, tables, smart devices) and so much more. Wouldn’t it be great to have someone to call when you need tech help (besides your savvy tech friend)? Well listen in to our conversation with Liz Hamburg, founder of Candoo Tech, providing in-home and remote tech support and training specifically designed for older adults. And if you have aging parents, keeping them connected, and safer with technology can be a lifesaver. Learn more at Candoo Tech.
August 14, 2019
Heidi Carey, Jewelry Designer - Turning a Passion into a Business
This week we meet jewelry designer Heidi Carey, who started her handcrafted jewelry business at age 50 and has a huge following of “Tomatoes” who love her unique, bold, confident pieces. Our SF editor Kim Selby talks to her about how she got her start from tomboy to accessories designer at Ralph Lauren, where she worked directly for Vera Wang, to running her own successful jewelry line. It’s all about saying “yes” to opportunities. Visit her web site.
August 07, 2019
Speak Up and Out with Confidence
We know that public speaking fills many of us with dread and speaking up is also a problem for many of us, especially women. What a great conversation we had this week with communications and public speaking expert Diane DiResta and author of the best-selling book “Knockout Presentations” who shared techniques to help us all become better speakers. Diane says speaking is the new competitive advantage. She helps good speakers become great speakers and nervous speakers gain confidence. Learn more at Diane DiResta Communications and sign up for her free audio course.
July 31, 2019
A Happy Hour Money Conversation with NBC’s JEAN CHATZKY
Women have more money and more power than ever before. So why are we still so conflicted, and unsure, of what and how to deal with it? We had a great conversation about this with everyone’s favorite financial girlfriend – Jean Chatzky. You probably know her best as the NBC Today show’s financial expert and she often appears on shows like The View, and the Talk. She’s the author of several bestselling books about money, including her latest book, “Women with Money” – The Judgement Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and Yes, Rich) life You Deserve.” She is the CEO of HerMoneyMedia and host of a weekly podcast HerMoney. Learn more at hermoneymedia.com.
July 24, 2019
Simple Fitness Tips from Celebrity Fitness Guru Denise Austin
If you need some motivation to get up and get moving, then listen in to today’s high energy Happy Hour Podcast with host Kim Selby and her guest Denise Austin, the fab and fit fitness guru. This 62-year-old Tomato has been promoting health and fitness her entire life. Her countless tv appearances, her own tv shows and videos have transformed many women's lives. Her positive attitude shines in all she does. Now she has YouTube videos and programs to assist us all in our fitness journey. Denise shares tips on how to get moving and stay fit every day in the simplest of ways. Get her tips on Facebook and Instagram and get her program at https://www.deniseaustin.com/
July 17, 2019
How to Live A Limitless Life
Are you feeling stuck? Are you at a point in your career or life where you’re thinking “Is that all there is?” Well don’t miss this episode with Laura Gassner Otting, founder of Limitless Possibilities and author of the bestselling book, “Limitless, How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life” that offers great advice for people at every stage of their lives. Laura's 25-year resume is defined by navigating change across start-ups, nonprofits, political, and philanthropic organizations and includes having served as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton's White House, helping shape AmeriCorps which engages adults in public service work. Learn more about Laura at http://Lauragassnerotting.com
July 10, 2019
Love How You Look in the Body You Have Now: Practical Style Tips for Women Over 40
If you’re “stressing about dressing” and clothes shopping is no longer a joyful event, you’re going to love our guest today. Cheryl Benton chats with Scarlett DeBease, an image consultant who helps women over 40 love how they look with the bodies they have now. She guides women to find a personal style that works for them and shows women how to see themselves differently. And it’s not about losing those ten pounds or buying designer clothes. We love her practical tips which she shares at The Three Tomatoes and on her own web site, Scarlett Image.com. She also wrote a terrific book with her tricks and tips called “Stop Stressing About Dressing”.
July 05, 2019
Overcoming Fears and Phobias
Nearly all of us have some kind of phobia – whether its fear of spiders and snakes flying, elevators, bridges, heights, tunnels, clowns, or even balloons. Well here to help in this episode is Kalliope Barlis, America’s #1 Phobia Relief Expert. Kalliope is a New York City-based Licensed Master Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming who has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox among other media outlets and has helped thousands of people conquer their phobias. She even helps host Cheryl Benton with one of her phobias in this episode. She is the author of Phobia Relief: from Fear to Freedom and Play Golf Better Faster. She conducts phobia relief workshops and has just released a docu-series on the topic. Learn more at: www.nlp.nyc and www.fromfeartofreedom.com
June 26, 2019
Summer Perils: Lyme Disease, Sunscreens and More
Summer is a great time of the year but as we spend more time outside, there are health perils too. Cheryl Benton talked with holistic wellness expert Rika Keck, a highly regarded expert in Lyme Disease and author of NOURISH, HEAL, THRIVE: A comprehensive and holistic approach to Living with Lyme disease, about what we can do to prevent Lyme Disease; the conundrum of how much sun we need to be healthy; and the dangers of sunscreens. We also talked about posture and its impact on your brain, and metabolic imbalances that can contribute to digestive ailments, weight gain, fatigue, inflammation, hormonal imbalances, and many other issues. Learn more about Rika Keck at http://www.nyintegratedhealth.com/
June 12, 2019
Wine Talk with Wine Aficionado Leslie Sbrocco
Grab a glass of your favorite wine and enjoy this week's podcast with Leslie Sbrocco, wine aficionado, author, and host of the PBS series, Check Please! A frequent guest on the Today Show, she is known for her entertaining approach to wine and food, this fab tomato does it all. She is one of the top 100 influential people in the American Wine Business and entertains, delights and educates people all over the world. Author of Wine for Women: A Guide to Buying, Pairing and Sharing Wine, Leslie shares her top Rosé wine tips with The Three Tomatoes SF Editor Kim Selby (her favorite varietal!) just in time for National Rose Day on Saturday. Cheers! Learn more about Leslie at lesliesbrocco.com
June 05, 2019
The Taboos Around Women’s Sexual Health
Guest: Rachel Braun Scherl We all know those little blue pills that are marketed everywhere. But did you know when it comes to marketing women’s sexual health products there are a lot of taboos and advertisers, including Facebook, will often reject women’s sexual health products? Apparently, they didn’t get the “it’s 2019” memo. Listen in to today’s enlightening conversation with host Cheryl Benton and Rachel Braun Scherl, a pioneer in the women’s sexual health business who shares her expertise with other companies through her company SPARK Solutions for Growth. She is also the author of a groundbreaking book called: “Orgasmic Leadership: Profiting from the Coming Surge in Women’s Sexual Health and Wellness.”
May 29, 2019
Reboot for Your Next Act
If you put your career on pause and are now ready to resume a career, or you’re ready to explore a different career path, you are going to find today’s episode invaluable. Our SF editor Kim Selby had a terrific conversation with Diane Flynn - one of the cofounders of ReBoot Accel - a Silicon Valley based company that assists women returning to the work force. ReBoot offers classes, coaching and events for Tomatoes who are looking for what's next. Diane shares her story of evolving from a "strategic volunteer" for 14 years while she raised her three children, to becoming CEO of her own company. She is inspiring and informative, and you will be ready to rock what's next for you after tuning in! Learn more about ReBoot Accel.
May 22, 2019
Get Organized |Stay Organized | Get Your Life Back
Guest: Andrew Mellen, the most organized man in America If you sometimes feel like you’re drowning in stuff, you’re going to love this conversation with host Cheryl Benton and guest Andrew Mellen who has been dubbed the most organized man in the world! Andrew is an organizational expert, public speaker, and the #1 best-selling author of Unstuff Your Life! Andrew has helped over 100,000 people and businesses worldwide to declutter and simplify their lives while regaining time for the things that matter. He is a dynamo. For more great tips and free downloads, visit his web site www.andrewmellen.com and subscribe to his YouTube Channel. Get Andrew’s spring cleaning checklist.
May 15, 2019
East Meets West: A Cutting-Edge and Holistic Approach to Wellness After 40
Ever wondered about acupuncture and how it may benefit you? Roberta Mittman, a licensed acupuncturist (who became one after the age of 40) and podcast host Kim Selby (The Three Tomatoes SF editor) talk about the benefits of acupuncture to restore the body’s natural, pain-free balance. Learn how Roberta combines East and West traditions to help women over 40 with many issues. She is a Personal Revolution coach who utilizes a holistic approach to help women transform! Learn more about Roberta at www.robertamitman.com
May 08, 2019
Communicate What You Mean to Say
Nine-time Emmy Award winning journalist, Jane Hanson joins host Cheryl Benton in this week’s Happy Hour Podcast to share tips on how to communicate better. Jane has conducted over 100,000 interviews with presidents of the U.S. and other countries, celebrities, CEOs, and everyday people. She’s emceed events and moderated dozens of panels (like our May 11 Renewal Summit). All her experiences have given her insights into what works and what doesn’t, and she’s turned that experience into a business that helps people communicate better. Learn more at JaneHanson.com.
May 01, 2019
The Healing Art of Reiki with guest Danielle Martin
Danielle Martin talks with host Roni Jenkins this week about her transition from a stressed advertising executive to becoming a Reiki Master and a Transformation Life Coach. Just before the interview Roni had her first Reiki session. Listen in to this enlightening conversation about the healing art of Reiki and its benefits to calm, balance and reduce stress. Learn more about Danielle and her Reiki practice and her Long Island store, Amityville Apothecary, remedies for mind, body, and soul.
April 24, 2019
Episode #13: Busting Through the Myths of Midlife with Dr. Robi Ludwig
Dr. Robi Ludwig, psychotherapist, frequent TV commentator, and author of “Your Best Age is Now”, and Debbie Zipp, The Three Tomatoes LA Editor, talk about the myths of “middle age”, which is practically a four-letter word. Influenced by our youth-obsessed culture, we fear that when we hit midlife, we stop being relevant and no longer have options—that it’s simply too late for us. Contradicting long-ingrained beliefs, Robi Ludwig draws on myth-busting data from scientific research and on her experience as a therapist to show midlife is not the beginning of our decline—it is actually a time to pursue our dreams. Listen in to this eye- opening conversation. Learn more about Dr. Robi Ludwig and get her groundbreaking book, “Your Best Age is Now.”
April 17, 2019
Episode #15. Insider Stories from A Top Broadway Publicist
The New York Post calls Joshua Ellis, “the maestro”. He handled the press for some of Broadway’s biggest hits, including more than a dozen Tony Award winners. He worked with a multitude of legendary personalities. The very partial list includes David Merrick, Yul Brynner, Carol Channing, Lena Horne, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. And as you can imagine, he has stories. And he’s turned some of those stories into a highly acclaimed solo show, “Call My Publicist! The Starry Education of a Broadway Publicist”. Listen in as he shares some fun anecdotes about some of the biggest names in the business in this very entertaining podcast. To learn more about Joshua and upcoming performances of “Call My Publicist, visit his web site.
April 17, 2019
Episode #14: Attract Wealth & Wellness with Feng Shui and EcoChi
You’ll love this conversation with Debra Duneier, a master Feng Shui practitioner and creator of EcoChi, an interior design system that combines green and sustainable practices, wellness studies and spiritual design philosophies. Debra and host Kim Selby discuss the principles of Feng Shui, the healing power of EcoChi, the importance of bringing the outside inside and enhancing your life. Learn more at www.ecochi.com
April 10, 2019
Episode #12: The Inside Story of The Creator of Brenda Starr Reporter
If you were a Brenda Starr fan, you’ll love this episode. Cheryl Benton chats with playwright Laura Rohrman, who also happens to be the granddaughter of Dale Messick the creator of the iconic cartoon strip, “Brenda Starr Reporter” which was in syndication for 40 years. At its peak, the comic strip was included in 250 newspapers and read by more than 60 million readers. Laura has written a play, Reporter Girl, that tells the story of her grandmother and reveals some of the secrets behind this iconic comic strip. To learn more about Laura and Reporter Girl, visit www.laurarohrman.com or email Reportergirltheplay@gmail.com
March 27, 2019
Episode #11: Stories, Imagination and the True Power of Fiction with Lorraine Devone Wilke
If you love reading and your first impulse is to pick up a book of fiction, then you are making a truly powerful choice. It isn’t always just entertainment! Award winning author and writer, Lorraine Devon Wilke, joins our LA Editor, Debbie Zipp, in a lively and illuminating conversation delving into the importance of fiction and why it has such a powerful impact in our lives. Lorraine’s award-winning novels, After the Sucker Punch and Hysterical Love, are available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her latest, The Alchemy of Noise, a literary fiction that digs deep into issues of privilege, profiling, and prejudice in contemporary Chicago, will be released April 2019. Learn more at her web site. This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.
March 20, 2019
Episode #10: The Art of Happiness with Randi Levin
What better topic for Happy Hour than the art of being happy. Host Cheryl Benton and Randi Levin, transitional life strategist, coach, author, and Fortune 500 keynote speaker, had a great conversation about how to be happy, right now, this very moment. Happiness is not the elusive chase of “ifs” – if only I get that job, that house, lose those 10 pounds – you know the story. Randi shares great tips on how to be happy now! And by the way, it’s okay to have an unhappy hour too. Listen to the end because Randi has two special offers (one is FREE). Learn more about Randi Levin at RandiLevincoaching.com This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.
March 13, 2019
Episode #9: The Woman Behind Those “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Clothes
This week's The Three Tomatoes Happy House podcast with host Kim Selby, features an interview with Donna Zakowska, the inventive and creative costume designer for the beloved new Amazon show "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel". Emmy award winner Zakowska shares the behind scenes info on creating the costumes for the cast (she custom designed over 400 costumes for the main characters in season 2) and how important clothing is in moving the plot line forward and in contributing to the entire aesthetic of the show. This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.
March 06, 2019
Episode #8: 3 Gals and A Guy Share Real Life Online Dating Over 40 Stories
Whether you’re recently divorced, widowed, or are just finally ready to date again, exploring the world of online dating can be overwhelming. Join host Roni Jenkins in this week’s Happy Hour podcast. She had a conversation with four of her friends, Judy, Vanessa, Dawn, and John, who range in ages from their 40’s to their 70’s about online dating. Her guests shared their experiences and advice too, in this very real, funny, entertaining, and sometimes poignant episode. Listen in at http://thethreetomatoes.com/happy-hour-podcasts or just about anywhere you listen to podcasts. This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.
February 27, 2019
Episode #7: 45 Coffee Dates in 90 Days – Antonia Kasper’s Quest for Mr. Right
Hey ladies, it’s raining men today. Antonia Kasper, comedienne and actress, joins host Cheryl Benton for a very entertaining and informative chat about Antonia’s quest to find a mate. She went on 45 coffee dates in 90 days and turned that experience into a one woman show and a soon to be released book, “45 Coffee Dates – In Search of My Soul-Mate through cyberspace and beyond”. She also shares her online dating tips and her inspiring message that it’s never too late and you’re never too old to right find your Mr. Right. Follow Antonia on facebook or email at firstname.lastname@example.org This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.
February 20, 2019
Episode #6: Midlife Dating Advice with Ronnie Joy Krasner
Calling all you single Tomatoes. Need some help navigating the online dating jungle, or finding love in the wild? Listen in to this week’s episode with host Kim Selby, our SF Life editor and Ronnie Joy Krasner, a Certified Life Coach who specializes in coaching mid-life women on dating and relationships. Get Ronnie Joy’s great tips, including even what to wear to stand out. Married Tomatoes will pick up valuable info from her as well. A coach, healer and spiritual advisor, Ronnie Joy will put a little joy in your life. Visit her web site ronniejoycoaching.com to learn more. This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.
February 13, 2019
Episode #5: Rate Your Mate and Finding Mr. Right with Beatty Cohan
Today’s episode is for every woman out there who hasn’t had much success in finding Mr. Right. We’ve all met a few Mr. Wrongs along the way, and maybe even married one! Host Cheryl Benton, founder publisher of The Three Tomatoes, interviews Beatty Cohan, a nationally recognized psychotherapist, sex therapist, and author of For Better, for Worse, Forever: Discover the Path to Lasting Love. You’ll get great advice on how to make better choices and how to find lasting love. Beatty is a national speaker, columnist for the Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Medium and The Three Tomatoes, where you’ll find her Ask Beatty column. She has been an expert guest on over 1,000 national and local radio and television shows. She’s also the host of the ASK BEATTY SHOW on the Progressive Radio Network. This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.
February 06, 2019
Episode #4: Rock Your M.O.J.O. with Deborah Kagan
Are you ready to start the New Year conquering your self-doubt and indecision to step into your full power, love who you are and live a turned-on, rocking, and mojolicious life? Listen in to this week’s episode with host Debbie Zipp, The Three Tomatoes LA Life editor, and her guest Deborah Kagan - the Mojo Recovery Specialist. She’s the creator of the Rock Your M.O.J.O. Programs, a best-selling author, popular speaker, mentor and founder/executive producer of VDAY Santa Monica. You’ll love their conversation about the Four Pillars of MOJO to help you connect with your true self-esteem and increase your enthusiasm for life. For all things mojolicious, check out Deborah Kagan’s web site. This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.
January 30, 2019
Episode #3: Get Moving with Fitness Guru Joan Pagano
Listen in and get your mind set and body ready to make fitness a daily habit with ten easy steps, no equipment required! Fitness expert Joan Pagano chats with host Roni Jenkins about smart manageable steps to create permanent habits. What’s the best fitness program in your 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond? And what’s the ONE most functional exercise for life? Joan Pagano is the author of best-selling fitness books, including the new release Strength Training Exercises for Women (DK, 2014), an informational speaker on health and fitness topics and the owner of Joan Pagano Fitness in New York City. Former trainer to Jacqueline Onassis and Caroline Kennedy, Joan has specialized in strength training for women since 1988. Read her fitness tips at The Three Tomatoes. This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.
January 23, 2019
Episode 2. Style & Fashion Tips from Top Stylist Paul Julch
Listen in to this lively conversation with Kim Selby, The Three Tomatoes SF editor and a fashionista, with stylist Paul Julch debunking the “new year/new you” myth when it comes to fashion. Paul believes anyone can have great style and his company, Urbanite | Suburbanite provides style inspiration and wardrobe styling to clients all over the country – including via Skype. Paul shares tips on how to shop the winter sales, but NOT before you’ve done a closet inventory; and how to weave trends into your personal style – or NOT; and much more! We love his philosophy, “If you love it, who cares if it’s on trend?” Visit Paul at Urbanite | Suburbanite and read his style advice at The Three Tomatoes, facebook, instragram, and twitter.
January 09, 2019
Episode 1 Resolution Motivation: Take Better Care of Ourselves, Guest Barbara Hannah Grufferman
The very first episode of The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour!
December 18, 2018