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What The Fifty Podcast

By Niki & Mich

What The Fifty Podcast is a community where women can gather tips, tools and techniques to live life at the moment, with simplicity, joy and confidence.

We wish we had known more along the way, but here we are now! What the Fifty!
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Episode 54: Bye Bye, Season 5! A few of our favourite things
Episode 54: Bye Bye, Season 5! A few of our favourite things
It’s becoming somewhat of a Christmas tradition that we end our podcast season with a few of our favourite things and this year, we’re staying true to that tradition. Grab your headphones and cock up yuh foot one last time for the season as you listen to us (or watch us on YouTube) share a few things near and dear to our hearts!  Thank you so much for listening ALL season. See you again next season. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Plus, we’re on YouTube so go subscribe! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
21:26
December 08, 2022
Episode 53: Jonkunoo in Jamaica: A masquerade with meaning
Episode 53: Jonkunoo in Jamaica: A masquerade with meaning
Jonkonnu is one of the oldest dance forms in Jamaica which was performed on the three holidays allowed to the enslaved Africans in the English-speaking Caribbean – Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. This traditional festival is not as engrained in our culture as it should be but we’re fighting for it, as the meaning is as strong as our past! Tune in now to hear how the Institute of Creative Training & Dev Jamaica is playing their part to shine a light on such a powerful traditional. We were so happy to sit down with their Chairman, Mr. Kenny Salmon.  WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT 🎭Jonkunoo Festival - Why it’s a priority for the Institute of Creative Training & Dev Jamaica 🎭What the Jonkunoo Festival is all about  🎭Origin of Jonkunoo Festival 🎭What the characters represent  🎭What the Institute of Creative Training & Dev Jamaica is planning with the JCDC 🎭How to organize a Jonkunoo show 🎭The objectives of the Institute of Creative Training & Dev Jamaica Photo Cred: https://masksoftheworld.com/

See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Plus, we’re on YouTube so go subscribe! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
16:18
December 01, 2022
Episode 52: A parent and a teacher: A convo with Auntie Nushie
Episode 52: A parent and a teacher: A convo with Auntie Nushie
There’s a quote that says "Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher." And our sons have been blessed with many days of having Aunty Nushie as a teacher, mentor and friend. So just imagine how enriched they are! 🤗 We absolutely LOVE @nushiebunting and everything she stands for and you know what? We think you’re gonna love her too. Tune in now! WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT 🍎A little background on Aunty Nushie 🍎How Mich met Aunty Nushie 🍎How Aunty Nushie went from MTV tempo to teaching 🍎How Aunty Nushie creates a bond with her kids 🍎How teenagers have changed 🍎Renaissance men 🍎The world of social media and the internet 🍎How can parents support their teenagers 🍎Aunty Nushie’s advice to parents See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Plus, we’re on YouTube so go subscribe! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
33:25
November 24, 2022
Episode 51: Relationship Advice from the Relationship Mentor
Episode 51: Relationship Advice from the Relationship Mentor
If we had to get back to how it was like when we first started dating Trevor and Chris, we would have a far way to travel back to😜 But seriously, just thinking about those dating days brings sweet nostalgia and we have Kim (@kimkdesilva), the relationship mentor, to blame for this journey down memory lane. Come sit with us while she dishes on some tips for a healthy relationship. Tune in now!                                                                                             ABOUT KIM
 Kim helps moms bring the romance and spark back to their relationship -  like it was when they first started dating. Her clients work with her to feel loved and reconnected with their partners.  With a background in lecturing Latin American History and Spanish, she also enjoys working with women in cross-cultural relationships or with those who are using Spanish as a tool to connect with family and community members.⁣ WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT 👩‍❤️‍👨What Kim really does  👩‍❤️‍👨The excitement of dating  👩‍❤️‍👨Who’s looking for the answers  👩‍❤️‍👨Tips for keeping the love burning bright  👩‍❤️‍👨Journaling and why it’s important 👩‍❤️‍👨The love languages  👩‍❤️‍👨What the Romance Restoration Blueprint is all about  👩‍❤️‍👨Where you can find Kim WHERE TO FIND KIM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/languagerelations Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimkdesilva/ Email: kim@overtheandes.com See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Plus, we’re on YouTube so go subscribe! In the meantime, tell your partner you love them. Like now. Yes, now. Go! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
24:50
November 17, 2022
Episode 50: How Languages Let Her See The World
Episode 50: How Languages Let Her See The World
你好, hola, bonjour! Our 50th episode! Like WTF?! And what a lovely episode it was with the even lovelier Avalon, creator of @languageboutique75. Hear how languages took her to France🇫🇷, Spain 🇪🇸, China 🇨🇳 and back to Jamaica 🇯🇲. ABOUT AVALON She’s a language enthusiast who loves to share her passion for languages by promoting cultural diversity in Jamaica and seeking diverse opportunities. She also loves creating material that has students' interests at the forefront. Whether you are in the business of corporate or private language affairs, she’s got you! WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT 🇫🇷How Mich and Niki know Avalon 🇪🇸Growing up in May Pen 🇨🇳Moving to Kingston 🇯🇲Why she decided on Linguistics 🇫🇷Her French journey 🇪🇸The second time in France 🇨🇳Racism in France 🇯🇲Her Spanish journey 🇫🇷Her Chinese journey 🇪🇸The start of the Language Boutique See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Plus, we’re on YouTube so go subscribe! In the meantime, au revoir, adiós, 再见! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
39:22
November 10, 2022
Episode 49: Shubh Diwali- All about the Indian Festival of Lights
Episode 49: Shubh Diwali- All about the Indian Festival of Lights
Diwali - the what, why and how of it all with Julie Ramchandani (@juliebellamafia). We’re talking about this beautiful celebration and how it’s done in this melting pot we call Jamaica 🇯🇲 Tune in to listen now and in the meantime, may the Diwali lamps brighten your life and the rangoli add more colours to it.  WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT  🕯Julie’s background 🕯Diwali’s background 🕯What is Diwali 🕯The five days of Diwali 🕯Mich’s first time celebrating Diwali 🕯Julie Mango Restaurant See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Plus, we’re on YouTube so go subscribe! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
22:51
November 03, 2022
Episode 48: Nothing But The Tooth: Talking Teeth Things
Episode 48: Nothing But The Tooth: Talking Teeth Things
Conversations about Dental Hygiene can feel much like getting a root canal but not this one, baby! Chomp those misconceptions about Dental Hygiene that you have and spit them down the drain because you’re in for an exciting talk. It’s Dental Hygiene Month and Dr. Lawson-Myers (@ligfamdent_official  @dentalassistingmadeeasy) is the perfect personality to address some questions we have. Get those teeth ready to smile because we had fun during this convo! Tune in now! ABOUT THE DENTIST Dr. Heather-Dawn Lawson-Myers grew up in Jamaica but received her training from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington D.C. Although Dr. Lawson-Myers practiced for some time in the United States, her desire was to return to Jamaica. She was able to do just that after purchasing Liguanea Family Dental in Kingston. Together with her dental team, they serve a broad cross-section of patients in the Kingston and St. Andrew metropolitan areas, where significant emphasis is placed on exceptional quality dental care and optimum customer service.   WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT 🦷How Mich knows Heather 🦷How oral health is related to pregnancy and impotence  🦷How often you should be going to a dentist 🦷Sealants -The Best Thing Since Slice Bread 🦷”Cosmetic Dentistry” 🦷How Jamaica’s dentistry is more economical 🦷Dental Sleep Medicine 🦷How “grinding” happens 🦷Children and teeth grinding 🦷Everyday oral health 🦷Tips and tricks ⁣See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
34:04
October 27, 2022
Episode 47: The Doc is in the House: Advice from Dr Kiri
Episode 47: The Doc is in the House: Advice from Dr Kiri
We’re talking o-shots, g-shots and women things and trust us, you’re going to want to learn about these!! You might even end up booking an appointment to get an o-shot or g-shot for yourself. And no - we’re not giving you even a little hint. Tune in and listen to the doc @DrBridgewaterOBGYN chat with us. We promise you’ll love her energy as much as you’ll love the information she’s sharing!!  ABOUT THE DOC Dr. Kiri-An Bridgewater is your friendly, experienced and knowledgeable Obstetrician and Gynecologist who loves looking after her fellow women. What sets her apart as a doctor, is her ability to listen and connect with her patients. In addition, she has created a safe space to form collaborative and individualized plans to help them achieve the their best health. WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT 🩺Newlywed Life 🩺Her background 🩺How she chose her speciality  🩺How she can guide patients 50+ 🩺Why mammograms are needed 🩺Why self examination is especially important  🩺Cosmetic gynaecology 101 ⁣ ⁣See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
28:17
October 20, 2022
Episode 46: Life After Breast Cancer: Living with Love
Episode 46: Life After Breast Cancer: Living with Love
⁣Breast Cancer Awareness month will always have a special place in our hearts. That’s why we never miss the opportunity to share someone’s story, especially an uplifting one like this with a happy ending. Come sit with us and hear how @drena_mack conquered breast cancer, how it changed her and how she is now thriving and living in love. ABOUT ANDRENA Andrena is a 44 year old wife and mother of two. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 41.  She is an advocate of self examinations as a complement to mammograms.  WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT ⁣💓How Mich and Andrena know each other 💓Andrena’s journey 💓How cancer was restful  💓Her epiphany  💓Side effects of chemo 💓Loving through cancer 💓Mind, body and spirit 💓Giving herself grace 💓Chasing joy, not happiness 💓Cancer’s aftershock 💓How her husband managed it all ⁣See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and to our Youtube Channel and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Also, make sure to check your breasts and remind the women in your life to 💓 Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
29:45
October 13, 2022
Episode 45: Don't miss a beat. Let's Talk Heart Health
Episode 45: Don't miss a beat. Let's Talk Heart Health
Let's have a heart to heart: It's time to get back to yam and banana and less processed foods. Our heart demands it- not to mention our health! Today we’re sitting down with the enthusiastic Deborah Chen from the Heart Foundation of Jamaica and we’re talking heart facts. So turn up that dial and chat with us for a while. ABOUT DEBORAH CHEN Deborah Chen is the Executive Director of The Heart Foundation of Jamaica with 30 years’ experience in cardiovascular care and extensive experience in the field of tobacco control. She is a visionary and has been the driving force behind the continued growth and success of The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ). ABOUT THE HEART FOUNDATION OF JAMAICA Basic services include an initial screening of the heart, and blood work to assess if the patient is at risk for heart disease. Electrocardiogram (ECG) Blood Pressure Check Urinalysis/Kidney Test Haemoglobin HBA 1C Body Mass Index (BMI) Total Cholesterol   They also provide advanced screening, such as: Pacemaker Evaluation Echocardiogram 24 and 48-Hour Holter Monitor Stress ECG / Treadmill Stress Echocardiogram Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram Bubble Echocardiogram 24-hr Ambulatory Blood Pressure   For advanced tests an appointment and a referral are needed. Persons can make an appointment by calling 876-926-4378. WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT 🫀How Deborah Chen became the executive director of Heart Foundation of Jamaica 🫀The Tobacco ban in Jamaica and Deborah’s role 🫀Factors leading to heart disease 🫀Front-of-pack labels campaign in Jamaica  🫀Sugar Campaign  🫀Moderation 🫀Outreach  🫀What is included in a screening 🫀Sponsorship call See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
47:30
October 06, 2022
Episode 44: Hello, Season 5!
Episode 44: Hello, Season 5!
Well hello, Season 5! WTF... how did we get here so fast?!?! Is it safe to say we're podcasters now? 🤔 Sometimes it doesn't feel like it and then other times, with your kind words, your streams, your feedback, we're encouraged to continue. And then here we are... Season 5! So let's do this, what do you say? Another amazing season! This episode is reminiscent of Summer so as we're saying hello to Fall, let's bid Summer farewell for now.  + we're on YOUTUBE! So you'll be seeing us (and our guests) more! Tune in on any platform you prefer and subscribe! Niki & Mich 💕
24:49
September 29, 2022
Episode 43: WTF... Season 4 has ended!
Episode 43: WTF... Season 4 has ended!
Seriously, where did the season go?! We’re at the very end of Season 4 and we’re so grateful for all our guests and all our listeners. But don’t worry, you can catch our summer reruns and if you sign up for our email list, you'll catch some sweet deals, too! Come chat with us one final time and catch the last episode of the Season! WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT ☀️Season 4 wrap up ☀️Summer reruns ☀️YouTube Channel ☀️Email list sign up ☀️Our College Ladies Highlight ☀️Our summer plans ☀️Tips for “doing road” ☀️Carnival recap See you again next season. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Plus, we’re on YouTube so go subscribe! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
29:56
July 21, 2022
Episode 42: Let's Get Dressed!
Episode 42: Let's Get Dressed!
Let’s get dressed! Today, we’re talking about showing up as your most stylish, confident, authentic selves. We’re also talking about how your outward appearance can be aligned with who you are on the inside. Tune in to this episode and hear Renee (@letsgetdressednow) address how you, too can become magnetic and share your magic with the world. It’s all in the way you dress! ABOUT RENEE Renée Lindo is a Personal stylist based in Toronto, Canada serving clients globally. With her keen sense of style and corporate sales background, she is perfectly positioned to guide professional women on their style journey, so that they can show up as the best version of themselves. Renée has worked on magazines, red carpet styling and fashion shows. However she gets the most joy leading her 1:1 clients on their personal style transformations. She accomplishes this by working closely with her clients to craft a clear, confident and consistent Style Story. The unique story they want to tell through their style. When this is successful it’s a game-changer. She is a wife and mother and tries really hard to be organized, exercise, spend time with family and travel as much as her busy life allows. WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT 👗Feeling 30 👗Clothes as an armour 👗Renee’s background 👗Dress how you want to be addressed 👗Blue T-Shirt Study 👗Personal branding 👗Clarity in brand definition 👗Case study on WTF 👗How to define NEW style as you get older 👗Inspiration in dressing 👗Cleaning out your closet 👗How to accentuate our changing bodies 👗Packing for summer travels 👗Sets 101 👗How to dress our NEW bodies 👗Iron/Steamer: Must pack 👗Renee’s top designer choice 👗Online shopping 👗Renee’s shopping trip in Madrid See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
45:08
July 14, 2022
Episode 41: Building Your Personal Brand
Episode 41: Building Your Personal Brand
We recently went to a Brand Camp hosted by the amazing @naomigarrick, @theprchick and it BLEW. OUR. MIND 🤯 So it’s only fitting that we brought a condensed version to you. Tune in for invaluable tips and an inspirational story. ABOUT NAOMI Naomi Garrick is a leading Personal Branding Expert and Brand Strategist who helps individuals, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and CEO's to position, package and promote their unique personal brand in order to effectively communicate their expertise and stand out in their craft or industry both on and offline. Essentially she is a Brand Builder. She is an international speaker and trainer, and Leadership Contributor for Entrepreneur Magazine. She is also the published author of 4 books around building more purposeful and profitable personal brands. Naomi is the CEO and founder of Garrick Communications Ltd – a boutique PR agency based in Kingston, Jamaica and a Certified Reputation Champion by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) with over 20 years of experience in Public Relations & Marketing, working with local and international brands. She is also the Co-Founder of Ready to Emerge – that hosts personal development summits and workshops. WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT ✒️Naomi’s PR Chick pink ✒️The importance of building around a colour ✒️Naomi’s journey ✒️Her move to Kingston ✒️Naomi’s pregnancy and how it changed her trajectory ✒️How her past contacts came through for her ✒️The birth of 8 Steps to Personal Branding ✒️The Online Branding Bundle ✒️Brand Camp ✒️CVC - Clarity, Value, Communication ✒️Naomi’s Tips See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
44:34
July 07, 2022
Episode 40: Human Design 101
Episode 40: Human Design 101
Ever wondered why you react to some things the way you do? That’s human design for you and we’re delving deep into it with the Mystic Nurse @mysticnurse. Grab a seat… let’s chat! ABOUT DIANE Diane is a holistic nurse with over 33 years of experience (20+ years in behavioral health). She has been studying astrology for the last 4 years and have added human design readings in the last year as she finds both of these so valuable in helping her understand her "energetical blueprint" and help her to get to know her own unique gifts, skills, talents and abilities, as well as her SOUL'S PURPOSE (or DHARMA). She is also a Reiki Master Teacher. In 2021, she became certified as a Spiritual Life Coach through the Dharma Coaching Institute and now also offers Life, Well-being, and Spiritual Life Coaching and Mentorship programs.  WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT 🌟What is Human Design 🌟Why she considers herself the Mystic Nurse 🌟5 major types of design 🌟Can people change their human design? 🌟Niki’s Human Design 🌟Mich’s Human Design 🌟Cost for your Human Design See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify!  Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
50:38
June 30, 2022
Episode 39: In Pursuit of Success
Episode 39: In Pursuit of Success
Talk about a Jamaican success story! @calvinjw_ is such an inspiration and such a young one at that. Just 25 years-old and he’s charting some major waters and taking on the world on step at a time. Tune in now at the link in our bio for your weekly dose of inspiration! ABOUT CALVIN
 Founder of @gradquo, Calvin is a former Lafayette-Jamaica Scholar. He has several years of experience mentoring, teaching and advising students interested in pursuing education in the US, Canada, and Europe. Currently, he is an Assistant College Advisor at College Quo, helping students ace the SAT and prepare competitive applications. Calvin is finishing his PhD in Finance at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Before that, he was a Predoctoral Research Fellow at Berkeley. He has experience working on wall street and conducting research at the frontier of Economics and Finance. He has been admitted to several graduate programs in Economics and Finance including Columbia, Cornell, UT Austin. Today, he helps students get into similar programs in the US, UK and Canada.  Calvin is from humble beginnings, having grown up on Waltham Park Road in Kingston, JA with a single mother. He is fluent in French,  loves working out, enjoys making music and is a cantor at Church. WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT 🎓Where he started 🎓Where he is now 🎓Life as a Pre-Doc 🎓Calvin’s bigger goals 🎓GradQuo 101 🎓About housing inequality 🎓Real estate data in Jamaica 🎓Calvin and singing 🎓Calvin and French  🎓Calvin and travelling  🎓Pipelines for access 🎓Calvin’s Tips See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
41:31
June 23, 2022
Episode 38: To Dad, With Love
Episode 38: To Dad, With Love
There’s a quote that says "A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely” and that’s so true for this dad, Robert (@ robertphgayle). A dad both of us admires, we’re talking all things fatherhood in this episode and we’re dedicating this one to all Dads, with love 💕 Happy Father’s Day to our source of strength and our kids’ heroes! ABOUT ROBERT Robert is a FIU EMBA, UWI graduate and Calabar alumnus. He is from a Church of God upbringing and boasts a deeply knit family, lifelong friends and many other blessings. Among those blessings are his interesting 18-year-old daughter and comical 13-year-old son, which he invests in constantly though getting involved with school, extracurricular, hobbies, church life and PTA/HSA.  WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT 👨🏼‍🍼Growing up in Jamaica 👨🏼‍🍼Reminiscing about schooling in Jamaica 👨🏼‍🍼Robert’s amazing kids 👨🏼‍🍼How he parents 👨🏼‍🍼The importance of the village 👨🏼‍🍼Different cultures and raising teenagers 👨🏼‍🍼Parenting mixed genders 👨🏼‍🍼How Robert’s outlook changed after being a Dad 👨🏼‍🍼Advice for Dads 👨🏼‍🍼The future he envisions  See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
46:50
June 19, 2022
Episode 37 Bright Sparks: College Bound
Episode 37 Bright Sparks: College Bound
Cue the inspiration! Cue the goose pimples! Cue the pride you will feel when you listen! Often times on the internet we come across stories of exceptional students all over the world bound for even more exceptional things and marvel at their accomplishments. But we chalk it up to a rare phenomenon that happens outside of our realm and most times, outside of Jamaica. But these three ladies prove that to be wrong and you have got to hear their stories and how the amazing @college_quo helped them to realize their academic dreams. Remember their names because we KNOW you’re going to hear them again in the future. ABOUT THE LADIES
 Tiana: Maryland, Hanover born, Tiana (@Iamtiana_ja) has been accepted to 11 universities in USA, Canada and China such as Dartmouth College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of British Columbia and Emory University. She has received over $2 Million USD in scholarship awards, but decided to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Robertson Scholar. This scholarship makes her a dual student at UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University and is a full ride with 3 fully funded summer experiences and 2 semesters abroad. Currently, she is a College Quo Fellow, Head Girl of Mount Alvernia High School and holder of several leadership positions at school and in her community. Zaria: Currently serving as the Deputy Head Girl at the Immaculate Conception High School, Zaria (@zarii.anna) is also the Vice-Captain of the school's dance team where she has contributed to their medal acquisitions both as a performer and choreographer. She also held leadership positions such as First Vice President for School Challenge Quiz Team and PRO for Heritage Club. Outside of school, she performs solo dances at her church and also helps in the Multimedia and Youth Ministries. She has been a French Tutor at Immaculate as well as a mentor for students with physical disabilities at the Abilities Foundation. In the fall, she will be attending the prestigious Harvard College. Taylor-Jade: Graduating from Campion College this year, Taylor-Jade (@taylor_tjh) will be attending Cornell University in the Fall. She enjoys reading and watching Netflix (especially crime dramas like The Blacklist, Criminal Minds etc.). She’s also very passionate about her faith, service and trying to ensure that she leaves a positive impact on those she interacts with. WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT 📚Where the ladies will be going to University 📚About Taylor-Jade and why she chose Cornell University 📚About Zaria and why she chose Harvard College 📚About Tiana and why she chose the University of North Carolina and Duke University 📚Tiana’s commute to school daily  📚The other schools the ladies got in 📚The essays and the sacrifices 📚About the overall journey and tips for the journey  📚How Tiana inspired the College Fellowship 📚What the ladies are most excited about  📚Areas of study  📚Tips for parents See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
54:05
June 09, 2022
Episode 36: Feminine & Masculine Energy
Episode 36: Feminine & Masculine Energy
Masculine and feminine energy. You’ve heard us hinting at this multiple times in past podcast episodes but today, we finally get to explore it a little more in depth with the amazing Columbian in Dubai, @jimena_freespirit. Join us at the link in our bio and let us know which of the energies you’re trying to tap into more. ABOUT JIMENA Jimena is a certified Dharma coach (souls purpose) + Spiritual life coach. She empowers corporate professionals and leaders worldwide to reconnect with their inner soul, self worth and joy to create a purposeful life they love, transforming within. WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT 🪷How Niki and Jimena met 🪷What a Columbian is doing in Dubai 🪷Masculine and feminine energy breakdown 🪷The inaccuracies regarding masculine and feminine side 🪷 Difference between being emotional and connecting with your emotional side 🪷 How feminine and masculine energy affects the dynamics of relationships 🪷 Life in Dubai and how masculine/feminine energy is there 🪷How to find your power in feminine energy 🪷Jimena’s ah-ha moment 🪷How masculine/feminine energy affects Niki’s and Mich’s marriage 🪷Jimena’s tips on how to tap more into our feminine energy 🪷All about Jimena’s coaching See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
41:03
June 02, 2022
Episode 35: Hot Flashes and Boarding Passes
Episode 35: Hot Flashes and Boarding Passes
Think about not being able to copy and paste to being a fully fledged social media manager in the know with the latest social media trends. A full 360, wouldn’t you say? Well, that’s what happened with Stacey from @hotflashesandboardingpasses, a determined 51 year old beautiful soul who shows every day that it’s not too late to start over. ABOUT STACEY Stacey is a 51 year old career bartender and single mama who reinvented herself at age 50 through social media. She moved to Mexico, healed herself through dog rescue and became a social media manager, where she helps female owned businesses with their social media presence.  WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT ✈️How @hotflashesandboardingpasses got its name ✈️Stacey’s career change ✈️How her life changed in Bali ✈️How Tulum happened ✈️How she became a social media manager ✈️About Mid-Life Women’s Group Trip ✈️Stacey’s Social Media Tips See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
23:41
May 26, 2022
Episode 34: A Journey Into Entrepreneurship
Episode 34: A Journey Into Entrepreneurship
The pandemic for some, was a blessing in disguise and that was the case for the lovely @deedeelyew. Hear this 23 year old’s journey to true entrepreneurship and her passion for all things @lashout.byd and @bumblebeautyja. ABOUT DEEDEE DeeDee is a 23 year old Lash Technician & CEO of Bumble Beauty. According to her, she is still trying to figure out how to make the most out of life! She graduated from Howard University with a Sports Medicine degree & Chemistry minor in 2020 when getting a job out of college especially in Jamaica, seemed impossible. Then began her journey into true entrepreneurship & dedication to living a full life WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT 💄DeeDee’s journey 💄How 2020 worked in DeeDee’s favour 💄DeeDee’s initial plans before the pandemic 💄DeeDee’s take on sports medicine 💄How she got into her current field 💄About Bumble Beauty 💄Skin Talk 💄Where you can get Bumble Products 💄DeeDee’s vision for Bumble 💄About Lash Out 💄How to book an appointment See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
39:40
May 19, 2022
Episode 33: Motherhood & Music
Episode 33: Motherhood & Music
It's Season 4!!! And in our first episode, the baddest bad gyal in the Jamaican music sphere graced our podcast stage and it was so much fun! We sat with @badgyalmarie and her lovely daughter @allimarmusic  to talk music, motherhood and more. Such a fitting topic for our recent Mother’s Day Celebrations. ABOUT BAD GYAL MARIE Marie is a Japanese female selector/sound system owner/music producer. She first visited Jamaica at 19 years of age and eventually fell in love with all that we love here in Jamaica 🇯🇵🇯🇲 A proud mom, she takes care to include mother the Jamaican and Japanese culture in her daughter’s upbringing, all while balancing her growing career. WHAT WE SPOKE ABOUT 🎶How Marie became a Jamaican DJ 🎶Marie’s move to Jamaica 🎶What Marie loves about Jamaica 🎶About the Japanese Hostel in Jamaica 🎶Jamaican versus Japanese reaction to music  🎶How Marie keeps the crowd hyped up 🎶Balancing motherhood and music  🎶Alicia’s schooling in Japan and her Japanese side of the family 🎶Alicia’s current single and a snippet from the song 🎶Marie’s next big gig 🎶Jamaican food versus Japanese food See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
22:20
May 12, 2022
Episode 32: Season 3 Wrap Up
Episode 32: Season 3 Wrap Up
Do us a favour. Click the link in our bio and thank us later. Because this episode wraps up Season 3 and gives a crash overview on all our talks for this season. That doesn't mean you don't need to catch up on the ones you've missed but this gives a pretty good run down on what we've been up to. And we've been up to a lot, quite frankly. Also, where did the time go???? We just started Season 3! Thank you for all the listens, all the shares, all the comments. We're sending so much virtual love to you right now! ❤️ Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast so you can get notifications when we release Season 4. See you again next Season! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich 😍🥰
24:51
April 14, 2022
Episode 31- Bottom's Up: Let's talk Colon Health
Episode 31- Bottom's Up: Let's talk Colon Health
Our first EVER social media LIVE! Such a great chat with GI Doc, Dr. Trevor Murphy that we had to reshare on our podcast! Be sure to catch us on our next live and until then, catch up on this one if you missed it. WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT What is colon cancer? The A-Symptomatic nature of colon cancer Signs of colon cancer When to screen for colon cancer Ways to screen for colon cancer Colonoscopy 101 Diet and Colon Cancer Testing of the Polyps The one time you need to know about Colon Health Where to find Dr. Murphy Colon Washouts: Is it recommended? WHERE TO FIND HIM:
 Dr. Trevor Murphy Island Medical Specialists. 2a Beverly Vale.
Instagram: @murphygidoc Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
19:41
April 04, 2022
Episode 30: Professional Women- Work/Life Balance
Episode 30: Professional Women- Work/Life Balance
The surgeon, the lawyer, the psychiatrist. Like old friends finally catching up, it was so fun to sit with these ladies and have a candid chat about motherhood and navigating life as professionals in male dominated fields. Chime in to the conversation in the comments below and share your views. We’d love to know what you think!  ABOUT THE LADIES Dr. O’Shea: Completing her training in General Surgery in 2006, Dr. O’Shea graduated from the University of the West Indies with a Doctor of Medicine in General Surgery. In 2016 she joined the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus as a lecturer in Surgery. She currently leads Renal Transplant surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Maisha: In field for 20 years, Maisha is a psychiatrist and loves work and down time equally! Dr. Shillingford: 48 years of age, Sasha was born in Dominica but grew up between Dominica, Jamaica and Barbados. She went to high school and university in Barbados and then Law school in Jamaica. She has 2 older brothers and a 10 year old son. WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT 🎙️ Introduction of the ladies 🎙️ Motherhood as professional women 🎙️ Being in male dominated jobs 🎙️ The importance of support from spouses 🎙️ Perception of male colleagues 🎙️ Feminine vs Masculine energy 🎙️ Changing the mindset of women 🎙️ Passive gender bias in the workplace 🎙️ Finding partners as successful women 🎙️ The art of sacrificing WHERE TO FIND THEM: Instagram: @oshea9031 , @sash0604 See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
59:59
March 31, 2022
Episode 29: Super Six. Badass. All Female. Shooting Team!
Episode 29: Super Six. Badass. All Female. Shooting Team!
Badass. All Female. Shooting Team! These ladies are phenomenal and just their existence pulls a trigger on gender bias. They’re shooting down so many barriers we could not help the goosebumps that formed when we sat down to talk to two of the six, @renrickhi and @Kayla.K.Keane.

Come talk to them with us! ABOUT THE SUPER SIX The Super Six Shooting Team is an elite all female shooting team. They participate in two main shooting events (IPSC and USPSA) and are the first all female shooting team to enter SWAT roundup. WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT 🔫 The bias in supporting female athletes 🔫 How Renee and Kayla got into shooting 🔫 How the Super Six was formed 🔫 Their first SWAT competition 🔫 The journey henceforth and team dynamics  🔫 Their family support 🔫 The bias regarding female athletes 🔫 Highlighting the other amazing members of the team 🔫 What’s next for the Super Six  🔫 The Super Six Nationals Fundraiser 🔫 The legacy they want for Super Six  🔫 Maintaining the feminine energy in this masculine sport 🔫 Their “Thank You’s” See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
32:22
March 24, 2022
Episode 28: Re-Investing In Jamaica
Episode 28: Re-Investing In Jamaica
Sweet, sweet Jamaica 🇯🇲 Let’s talk about how these two ladies are making the unconventional decision to reinvest and reintegrate back in Jamaica, long before retirement! ABOUT NICHOLA Nichola Chang is a certified Human Resources and Payroll Professional. She loves to enhance the development of people, streamline business processes and can manage any project from soup to nuts!  When she is not training, coaching or designing a project she loves to spend time outdoors, hiking, walking or just enjoying any body of water (preferably a beach in Jamaica). She is devoted to her two young adults which she loves to laugh and spend time with! ABOUT JACKIE Jackie is all about living her passion of helping others attain their education goals! Her career in higher education spans over 16 years of progressive academic operations holding positions at popular colleges in the Toronto, Canada area. Outside of the office, she is always up for good trek in nature, reading and meeting new people to hear new perspectives. She believes in self-development and taking the lead for your own journey of happiness! WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT 🇯🇲How they ended up staying in Jamaica for an extended period 🇯🇲About themselves and their friendship 🇯🇲About their children 🇯🇲The impetus behind re-educating the mindset of Jamaicans and the diaspora 🇯🇲Why they plan on reinvesting in Jamaica 🇯🇲How they maintain the Jamaican culture among their children 🇯🇲The adjusting process- living in Jamaica and Canada 🇯🇲Their long term vision for Jamaica 🇯🇲How being aligned made their plan for easier WHERE TO FIND THEM Instagram: @Nixx @js.jackie See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
33:51
March 17, 2022
Episode 27: Partnership In Education
Episode 27: Partnership In Education
These three ladies have over 50 years of experience among them! 😮 Hear about this amazing example of women building women- Actually, strong women building strong women. And the outcome? A school we’ve all come to respect (@reachacademyja) ABOUT THE REACH LADIES Vanessa is a wife, mother of 1, co-owner and principal of Reach Academy. She’s an innovator, creative and lover of all things Education.  Kanna is a mother of 2, a passionate educator for over 20 years and a proud co-founder of Reach Academy. Jodie is a mother of 2 and a co owner of Building Blocks Preschool and Reach Academy. She’s been an educator for over 22 years and classifies herself as an invested Jamaican Educator WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT 👩‍🏫 About the Reach ladies 👩‍🏫 How the partnership came about 👩‍🏫 The heart of Reach Academy 👩‍🏫 The cutthroat nature of business 👩‍🏫 Jodie’s preschool  👩‍🏫 Each persons' roles 👩‍🏫 How they balance out each other 👩‍🏫 Where to find Reach Academy 👩‍🏫 Their individual tips on partnership 👩‍🏫 Their individual tips on education WHERE TO FIND THEM Instagram: @reachacademyja Website: Www.reachacademyja.com See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
37:48
March 10, 2022
Episode 26: Lady Boss
Episode 26: Lady Boss
We're dedicating the month of March to women!!!! We will have discussions on various topics with the common thread being the beauty of having a community and benefits gained from mutual support. So it's fitting that we start this month off with one of the strongest women we've admired for a long time!! Let’s learn about her hype tribe that keeps her going!! @ladyboss876 is such a great example of grit and grace and we can't wait for you to hear our chat with her 😍 ABOUT LADY BOSS Sarah is the proud owner of her design studio—simply JIM-DANDY. Twelve years in, she attributes her success to her incredibly supportive family and friends, a business steeped in relationship building, attention to detail, strict adherence to deadlines and the hunger to never stop learning. She looks forward to moving her career forward and opening the consultancy side of the business in the near future. She’s also the proud Founder of the community brand Lady Boss (@beingladyboss) and the Co-Founder and Creative Director of the brand AWF&ON (@awfandon), an apparel line of Jamaican sayings borrowing from the past and fusing it with her modern + minimalist aesthetic. WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT 👩‍💼Niki & Mich’s reflection on strong women 👩‍💼About Sarah and being Lady Boss 👩‍💼The beginning of her design journey 👩‍💼Her big decision and how she started her own company 👩‍💼How simply JIM-DANDY got its name 👩‍💼About Lady Boss 👩‍💼Sarah’s Tribe 👩‍💼The need to get rid of “scarcity” 👩‍💼Sarah’s advice  👩‍💼About Sarah’s apparel line  WHERE TO FIND HER Email: beingladyboss@gmail.com Instagram: @beingLadyBoss @awfandon Website: www.shopladyboss.com See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
47:12
March 03, 2022
Episode 25: A Russian - Jamaican Love Story
Episode 25: A Russian - Jamaican Love Story
A Russian - Jamaican love story based in Thailand, Vietnam and now Jamaica. 🇷🇺🇯🇲🇹🇭🇻🇳 You'll have to listen to hear their amazing story of love, resilience and eventual financial independence. The amazing thing is that they're just getting started! After talking with them, we are definitely #TeamStevens and we guarantee that by the end of the podcast episode, you'll absolutely love Errol (@lifewiththestevens) and Ekaterina aka Swaggy (@swaggypondiisland) , too! WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT 💕How Errol and Swaggy met 💕Mixing of cultures and how they manage it 💕What Errol asked for his birthday present 💕Their first days together  💕After life in Thailand 💕Life in Vietnam 💕Swaggy’s family’s reaction to Errol 💕Their journey to getting married 💕Building their empire 💕The birth of their Airbnbs 💕About Errol's book "To Hell And Back" 💕How life is for Swaggy in Jamaica 💕How Swaggy infuses her Russian culture in her children's upbringing 💕About Errol’s second book, Finding Financial Independence  💕How Errol became financially conscious 💕How they’re raising their kids in light of their financial beginning 💕Future plans 💕Life in Ocho Rios 💕Tips for success WHERE TO FIND THEM Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/LifeWithTheStevens, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCznfUpB4klhAZEHKyT7iYuA See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
45:35
February 24, 2022
Episode 24: Where Next Heidi? A World Traveller's Tale
Episode 24: Where Next Heidi? A World Traveller's Tale
35 countries 🤯🤯 @wherenextheidi has been to 35 countries - and counting- and in this episode, she's sharing all her tips for travel and how she makes travel a priority every year for her and her husband, Jonas. MORE ABOUT OUR WORLD TRAVELLER Heidi is an HR consultant with a passion to travel. Married 15 years with 2 kids, she loves all things adventure: camping, hiking, waterfall chasing, you name it. She loves the concept of "travel deeper" to get a better sense of appreciation for a country, it's culture and the people, more so than just checking it off a list. WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT ✈️Where you can find Heidi ✈️How Heidi and her husband, Jonas, got into travel ✈️Why it was important for Heidi and her husband to travel as a couple ✈️Why they changed the way they travel ✈️Planning for a trip, especially the expensive ones ✈️The strategy behind couple travel goal planning for the year ✈️Heidi’s planning process ✈️How Heidi finds the balance between being in the moment and capturing the moment ✈️Travel gems in Jamaica ✈️2020 recap and how Heidi pivoted successfully  ✈️Heidi’s favourite countries ✈️Tips to afford travel See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich
45:43
February 17, 2022
Episode 23: 5 Love Languages
Episode 23: 5 Love Languages
Do you know your partner's love language? 🤔 When you do, it eases communication, enhances appreciation and increases connection. Join us while we chat with @tracyacowanrichardson about how important it is in a relationship.  ABOUT TRACY Tracy is a newlywedish who believes in the value of good and consistent communication which can enhance the exploration of the love languages. She enjoys helping people on their fitness journey and also tries to embrace life and create memories. MORE OF WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT 💕How Mich and Niki view Valentine’s Day 💕How Mich and Tracy met 💕How Tracy and her husband met 💕How Tracy got into Love Languages 💕The 5 love languages and what they mean 💕How love languages can be demonstrated in every relationship  💕How to discover what your love languages are 💕How Tracy introduced her husband to love languages See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify and have a Happy Valentine's Day when it comes! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next season? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
37:16
February 10, 2022
Episode 22: Season 3 Kick-Off! + Get to know us (again)
Episode 22: Season 3 Kick-Off! + Get to know us (again)
We're back! And we're kicking it off with some reflection and re-introduction. Since its inception, this podcast has managed to infiltrate homes in 8 different countries and we're honestly so proud that we're an international program!!  😊 But with that comes new listeners and a reintroduction is well overdue. We have so many great topics to explore and chat about this season and we can't wait. In the meantime, do us a favour and say "Hi" in the comments and let us know where you're from. We'd love to (virtually) welcome you to our community! Click the link in the bio for our first episode of the season and get ready for a great ride! Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast so you can get notifications when we release an episode! See you again next week! Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next season? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
14:42
February 03, 2022
Episode 21: Our All Time Fav Gifts to wrap up the Season
Episode 21: Our All Time Fav Gifts to wrap up the Season
Today is our last episode of the season! WTF?🤯 How did that happen? Anywho, we're talking favs this episode. Both of us will be sharing five of our all time favourite gifts and products + a brawta! So if you're searching for gift ideas, then this is the episode for you. Plus, it's our last episode this season so you can't miss out! And if you're curious about what we mentioned, here are the links: 🎁Guess Wah Game Cards - @guesswahibj 🎁Diana Jordan Bags - @dianajordanbags 🎁Fortyfour Miles - @44milesjewellery 🎁Jamaica Sandal Company - @jasandalco 🎁Rachel Lane Candles - @rachael_laneja 🎁Tshirts- @awfandon by @beingladyboss 🎁Epic Cards- @myepicintentions by @iamstacyhines 🎁Calendar- @deirdre.ewart.art 🎁Pinto Pottery- @pintopottery 🎁Robert Campbell- @khadabra_nds_inclay You can get these at: 🛍️Fontana Pharmacy: @fontana_pharmacy 🛍️My Jamaica Store: @my.jamaica.store 🛍️The Collective: @the.collective876 See you again next year. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next season? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
37:01
December 16, 2021
Episode 20: Design Genius with Trudi Alexis
Episode 20: Design Genius with Trudi Alexis
Want to make Christmas magical but simple? @trudialexis.ds shares how you can easily achieve this with tips and tricks. Her eye for detail is astounding and the way she sees things and transforms a space is nothing short of genius. But enough with our rambling, go listen to our new episode with Trudi right now Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your hosts, Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. MORE OF WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT 🪴 The method behind Trudi's magic 🪴 About Trudi Alexis Design Studio 🪴 Services offered 🪴 Trudi's personal touch 🪴 Basic decorations for Christmas 🪴 How to build a tropical Christmas 🪴 Front door decor ideas 🪴 Making Christmas beautiful on a budget 🪴 Christmas decoration rotation idea See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
33:26
December 09, 2021
Episode 19: Talking Christmas Traditions with Shantayaé
Episode 19: Talking Christmas Traditions with Shantayaé
Gee Whiz! 😲 It's almost Christmas! 🎄Are you feeling the Christmas cheer yet? Well, we got to sit down with our friend Shantayaé (@shantayaegrantblack), who is a big fan of Christmas, and on this episode, we're talking about our different Christmas Traditions and what they mean to us. 🎄Like the spirit of Christmas past, we spoke about ingrained traditions growing up. 🎄Like the spirit of Christmas present, we spoke about our traditions for our own families now. 🎄Like the spirit of Christmas future, we spoke about traditions we want to start and re-start. Have a listen and share one of your Christmas traditions in the comments! See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich 🎄🎄
28:51
December 02, 2021
Episode 18: Easy Entertaining with The Juicy Chef
Episode 18: Easy Entertaining with The Juicy Chef
Looking for food and cocktail inspiration this Christmas? Celebrity Chef, Jacqui Sinclair (@nyamandtrod), dished out the details on how you can make your Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning simple, memorable and oh so delish. Plus, she's got so many tantalizing things up her sleeves you don't want to miss so tune in now! Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your hosts, Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. MEET Jacqui - Chef, Food Writer, Food Stylist and Recipe Developer Jacqui Sinclair is the Founder of Nyam & Trod, a boutique food & travel brand, Co-Founder of Kingston Kitchen, Jamaica's 1st Food Festival and a Meatless Monday Global Food Ambassador. She's British, Jamaican parentage and was raised in the UK, Jamaica & US. She was the former food writer for the Jamaica Observer (6 years 2008-2014), she's won 2 Jamaica Food Awards including Culinary Personality of the Year in 2011, she's a Jamaica Gleaner/PSOJ 50Under50 Awardee (still under 50), among many other accolades. A lot of celebrity chefs and food journalists also consult with her to discuss local cuisine, which speaks to her expertise and respect in the area. WHERE YOU CAN FIND HER Instagram: @nyamandtrod Website: www.nyamandtrod.com Email: juicychef@gmail.com MORE OF WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT 🍴Jacqui's Intro 🍴Why Jacqui took a pause from social  🍴Jacqui's Digital Adventures 🍴Jacqui's thinking behind her brand identity 🍴Nyam & Trod and local blogging 🍴How Jacqui got the name "Cocktail Queen" and how it inspired her podcast name 🍴Jacqui's tips to DIY cocktails 🍴How to pair your cocktails 🍴Making Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning Special 🍴Catch Jacqui LIVE 🍴Cocktail Journey + December courses 🍴Jacqui's cocktail kits - All you need to know 🍴Kingston Kitchens sneak peak + history 🍴Jacqui's recipe releases coming soon See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
54:30
November 25, 2021
Episode 17: The Chosen One: My Adoptee Journey With Stephanie McIntyre Groves
Episode 17: The Chosen One: My Adoptee Journey With Stephanie McIntyre Groves
It's Adoption Awareness Month and we were pleased to host the vibrant Stephanie McIntyre Groves (@stephyfabulus) on our podcast this week. As an adoptee herself, she comes with a fresh perspective on what it's like being adopted and different experiences she had growing up. This convo will open your eyes - and hopefully your heart- so tune in! Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your hosts, Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. MEET Stephanie, Entrepreneur, Sign Language Interpreter and Educator Stephanie born and grown in Kingston pursued her first degree overseas in the United Kingdom in Sociology and Psychology and graduated with honours. Loving Jamaica and family as she does, she returned home shortly after and had aims of doing her masters in Social Work . Her career of working with the disabled community and particularly the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ended up choosing her and just like her story began, it continues as she is always chosen and continues to obey her calling. Stephanie McIntyre Groves is now the Founder and CEO of PAH! Bridging the Gap, along with the Co-Founder Kamar Groves. WHERE YOU CAN FIND HER Instagram: @stephyfabulus @pah_bridging the gap @pahdeafdancecompany Website: www.learnjsl.com Email: smcintyre84@gmail.com MORE OF WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT 🎙️Stephanie's story as an adoptee for parents with different ethnicities 🎙️Different experiences growing up 🎙️How she remained confident and open about being adopted 🎙️The Adoption Creed 🎙️What to say and what not to say to adoption children 🎙️How the topic of adoption isn't spoken about much in Jamaica 🎙️Changing the policy of closed adoption in Jamaica 🎙️Stephanie's drive to adopt and her less than favourable experience with the system in Jamaica 🧏How Stephanie's career chose her 🧏The differentiation between deaf and dumb 🧏Dancing for the deaf See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
48:15
November 18, 2021
Episode 16: Navigating the empty nest with Nicky Clarke
Episode 16: Navigating the empty nest with Nicky Clarke
We went from worrying about our little boys to wishing our growing young men well on their respective life journeys. How did we get here so fast? 😲 How is our nest becoming emptier and emptier by the second? In this episode, we have a convo with a mom of adult children on how to navigate this new stage!!! 😅 Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your hosts, Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. MEET NICKY, Spiritual Life Coach, Mindfulness Coach, Aliveness Activator Nicky Clarke is certified as a Spiritual Life Coach and a Mindfulness Coach, and is also certified in the Aliveness Method®️ and is an official Aliveness Activator™️. She is an empty nester, proud mother of 3 amazing grown "kids", married for 31 years, pursuing her dreams at 51! Chapter 2 Unleashed (@chapter2unleashed) was created after being given the gift of becoming an empty nester a couple of years ago. Writing her story was important in finding her AUTHENTIC self, speaking her truth UNAPOLOGETICALLY and allowing Nicky to be unleashed! WHERE YOU CAN FIND HERE Instagram: @chapter2unleashed Website: www.chapter2unleashed.com Email: nickyclarke42@gmail.com MORE OF WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT 🦜Navigating adult children 🦜Moving from mother to mentor 🦜Parenting girls vs boys into adulthood  🦜How to navigate lifestyle choices that our children make 🦜How to maintain closeness with kids into adulthood 🦜Putting in non-negotiables and why they are important 🦜About Chapter 2 Unleash and Nicky's Masterclass 🦜Where you can find more information 🦜Nicky's final tips to Parents 🦜Nicky's final tips to Wives 🦜Why it's important as women to find your authentic self See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
40:18
November 11, 2021
Episode 15: Convo with our Sons, Caelan and Zako
Episode 15: Convo with our Sons, Caelan and Zako
Over the years, we've worn many hats, but the hat of "Mom" has been one of our proudest ones. We still can't believe they agreed to join us, but today, we share with you two of our greatest blessings, our sons @caelan.murphy and @zakowilliams. We're so proud of the men they are becoming and we hope you enjoy this slice of them Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your hosts, Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. MORE OF WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT Caelan and Zako spoke on 🎙️5 fun questions 🎙️Their personal introductions 🎙️Parent's support 🎙️Advice to parents 🎙️Parenting boys vs girls 🎙️Social media 🎙️Their perfect day 🎙️About Zako's Shop @shop876ltd 🎙️About Caelan's podcast @contemplationspodcast See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
55:17
November 04, 2021
Episode 14: October Wrap Up + A Giveaway!
Episode 14: October Wrap Up + A Giveaway!
W I N a free mammogram for you or someone you love! Dr. Michelle Doonquah from Danhope Radiology (@danhoperadiology) has so graciously gifted us a free mammogram for one of our lucky listeners and that can be you! All you have to do is: 1. Follow @wtf.whatthefifty 2. Tag someone who you think would appreciate a free mammogram 3. Share any of our posts to your story and ask your friends to follow us. Don't forget to tag us so we can see! Make sure to go listen the our October Wrap Up podcast episode at the link in our bio. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted on November 1, 2021! GOOD LUCK!
08:45
October 30, 2021
Episode 13: Beyond Thriving: Her epic life journey beyond breast cancer with Stacey Hines
Episode 13: Beyond Thriving: Her epic life journey beyond breast cancer with Stacey Hines
There's this concept called "Expanders", where when you meet someone, you know they are going to expand your world and push you to be greater. At the end of this conversation, @iamstaceyhines proved that she was indeed an expander and what a conversation it was! Click the link in our bio to tune in now! This conversation may just be able to expand your world, too Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your host, Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. Meet Stacey Hines, Author, Speaker, Woman In Tech Stacey Hines is an author, speaker, executive and the President of the JTDA, Jamaica’s Technology and Digital alliance. For her work in the field she was recently selected as one of the Top 50 Caribbean Women in Tech. In 2010 Stacey experienced a dramatic and tragic shift in what would have once been considered “the American Dream” life. She was diagnosed with breast cancer, thrust into relocating countries for the second time, separated from her husband and battling clinical depression, all while being a tech exec and mothering 3 young children on her own. This inspired her to write a memoir which became the catalyst in creating multiple programs and products to help women avoid the challenges and life threatening changes that she battled and survived. A business & leadership transformation expert and coach, Stacey recently founded Epic Transformation, a technology focused workforce transformation company. She is also a podcast host of “The Balanced Lady Boss Show”, she most recently published her personal photo memoir 5 Year Love Affair and a deck of Daily Intention Cards and her intention is to help professional women to live, love and lead holistically so they can experience a deep sense of contentment, enjoy peace of mind and avoid becoming stressed, sick & toxic. WHERE YOU CAN FIND HER Instagram: @iamstaceyhines, @5yearloveaffair, @myepicintentions Email: epiclife@staceyhines.com Website: staceyhines.com KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE 52:07 Introduction of Stacey Hines 4:30 When Stacey realized who she wanted to be in lift 6:09 Stacey's rude awakening 8:24 Stacey's life collapse and what it meant for her 10:09 How Stacey approached Cancer like a project 14:40 Stacey's village 15:34 Stacey's treatment  16:54 Stacey's urine treatment  19:34 Removing toxicity from Stacey's life 20:50 Stacey's move to Canada + divorce + final move to Jamaica  23:40 Stacey's journey to stepping into her authentic power 26:25 Epic Transformation, Stacey's business and all you need to know 27:22 Stacey's book 30:00 Having a love affair with yourself 33:28 Mich's takeaway from Stacey's story 34:35 Where you can get Stacey's book 35:35 Stacey's affirmations and intention carda 39:59 Stacey's upcoming projects 42:17 Where you can get Epic Intention Cards 42:45 Stacey's podcast 49:00 Stacey's tips for a fulfilling life See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
55:04
October 28, 2021
Episode 12: When Cancer Hits Close To Home: For Marta and Gail
Episode 12: When Cancer Hits Close To Home: For Marta and Gail
We are not the teary-eyed type. If you know us, you know this is true. But this episode hits so close to home that our vulnerability took centre stage as we decided to share some of our hardest times supporting loved ones with Cancer and the devastating loss that followed. But don't worry, we kept it light. We think. Here's to Marta and Gail Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your host, Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. MORE OF WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT 🎙️Niki's Mom's journey with Cancer 🎙️ How Niki's life changed after her friend Marta died from Breast Cancer 🎙️The importance of movement and Hope Zoo 🎙️ About Gail, Mich's younger sister's journey with Cancer and how it affected Mich 🎙️Lessons to learn from Marta and Gail 🎙️Mich's friend Jackie's journey with Cancer 🎙️ Why we need to take action in protecting ourselves and loved ones 🎙️Mich's photo-book project, Beauty After The Beast See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
27:03
October 21, 2021
Episode 11: Talking Yoga + Fitness + Spiritual Community with Sharon Feanny
Episode 11: Talking Yoga + Fitness + Spiritual Community with Sharon Feanny
We all know how important it is to stay physically fit. But what about Spiritually Fit, Mentally Fit and Emotionally Fit? What about addressing your Toxic Overload and focusing on Super Nutrition? It's time we place priority on all those other areas and learn the perfect balance for our lives. Click the link in our bio to listen this conversation with Sharon Feanny, jam-packed with so many nuggets of wisdom Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your host, Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. Meet Sharon, Yoga Meditation Instructor, Health Coach and Author of the Live Fit Kitchen Cookbook Master yoga teacher and wellness warrior, Sharon Feanny, has spent the past three decades dedicated to spreading the gifts of well-living across her homeland of Jamaica and beyond. A sought after wellness expert, each year Sharon hosts retreats, cooking workshops, detox programs and yoga classes to an international client base.  Her bestselling "Live Fit Kitchen" Cookbook, which includes over 100, simple healthy recipes is a staple in kitchens across the globe. In 2020, Sharon launched Shakti at Home, an online Yoga + Fitness + Spiritual Community for Women. This new online platform is the home to the Shakti Studio with daily Yoga and Fitness Classes taught online by a team of experts, her Shakti Activation 21 Day Detox Program and her 3 month deeper coaching Immersion Program. In just a year, Shakti at Home is serving hundred of women worldwide to lead happier, healthier lives. WHERE YOU CAN FIND HER Instagram: @sharonfeanny Email: sharon@sharonfeanny.com Website: www.sharonfeanny.com MORE OF WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT ⚖️The 3 Most Important ways we can finish 2020 strong Meditation ⚖️Movement ⚖️Super Nutrition ⚖️Why we should normalize 3 day Wellness Weekend Breaks for Women! KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE 0:34 Sharon's introduction 4:17 Niki's experience with losing a close friend to breast cancer 7:22 Sharon's life philosophy 9:10 Breaking down Sharon's philosophy  9:41 Spiritual wellness on what it means 12:30 Physical fitness and what it means  15:25 Functional fitness and what it means  16:58 Mental and Emotional fitness 18:24 Why meditation is Sharon's cornerstone right now 20:00 Why we need to be conscious of what we're eating and the 80/10/10 rule 22:58 Toxic Overload 24:20 Detox and the 5 pillars for a successful detox  31:50 Getting a detox partner 32:35 3-night Retreat and normalizing taking time off 37:05 Shakti at home 40:50 Tips to finish 2021 strong 41:38 Sharon's 3-week intensive program to enter 2022 strong 51:36 Mich's personal story with Sharon See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
54:49
October 14, 2021
Episode 10: Breast Cancer Convo with the Doc
Episode 10: Breast Cancer Convo with the Doc
Every October is an opportunity for us to rise up and do more than we did the previous October and this time, it's no different. Breast cancer awareness is an effort to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of breast cancer through education on symptoms and treatment. That's exactly what we will aim to do with every episode of our podcast this month, starting with this one Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your host, Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. MEET DR. VINCE REID Dr. Vince Reid migrated to the USA after graduating from the Wolmers’ Boys School  in Kingston. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Maimonides Medical Center, New York where he received numerous awards including the Chief Resident of the Year Award.  In later years, Dr. Reid joined the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center where he is currently the Medical Director. He also holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Reid’s clinical practice in Surgical Oncology involves managing diseases such as Melanoma, Breast cancer, head and neck cancers and Colorectal Cancer. With over 22 years in the medical field, Dr. Reid is committed to the health and well-being of individuals. WHERE YOU CAN FIND HIM Associate Professor of Surgery: Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery.  The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Office: 319-369-4652 Fax: 319-398-6874 E-mail: vreid@mercycare.org MORE OF WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT 🩺 Breast Cancer facts and Jamaica 🩺Concerning signs to look out for 🩺 Why it's important for women of colour to do mammograms 🩺 What women can do to mitigate the occurrence of breast cancer 🩺Does marijuana matter? 🩺And More!  KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE 0:30 October line up for WTF 1:00 Breast Cancer facts and Jamaica 4:16 Intro on Dr. Reid 6:20 Mich's history with Dr. Reid 9:47 Framing the importance of the issue of Breast Cancer 10:10 Self Breast Exams and why it's important 11:00 Concerning signs to look out for 13:46 What are the recommended screening guidelines 15:32 Baseline for Mammograms 16:16 Next steps after a lump is found 19:05 Mich's personal journey with benign legions 25:38 Different types of biopsies 27:17 Why it's important to request an ultrasound at the same time of your mammograms 27:35 Key takeaways 27:38 Frequency of mammograms (annual) 28:32 Why it's important for women of colour to do mammograms 29:31 What women can do to mitigate the occurrence of breast cancer 32:11 Does marijuana matter? See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
35:22
October 07, 2021
Episode 09: Talking Sex with Dr. Jess and Brandon
Episode 09: Talking Sex with Dr. Jess and Brandon
Let's talk sex! Not hushed. Not using euphemisms. Just plain, raunchy, hot-blooded, beautiful sex. Nothing in this conversation spells Taboo and you're going to want to tune in! Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your host, Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. MEET DR. JESS "THE SEXOLOGIST" AND HER LIFE PARTNER, BRANDON This week’s episode is entitled “Talking Sex with Dr. Jess and Brandon” and for the first time ever, we have two guests at the same time; Dr. Jess and her life partner Brandon Ware.  Jess and Brandon have been together for nearly 2 decades and though they don’t normally work together (he’s in real estate) they’ve been collaborating on the podcast for the last 24 months and the chemistry is palpable. Jess dives into the research and practical strategies for more fulfilling relationships and Brandon offers the perfect balance of personal experience, vulnerability, and humor. The result is a balance of entertainment, education, and real take–home value. DR. JESS OFFERS THE FOLLOWING  Mindful Sex https://www.happiercouples.com/offers/s4aS5LFa/checkout Mind-blowing Oral: Penis Edition https://www.happiercouples.com/offers/8pTJzWT6/checkout Mind-blowing Oral: Clit Edition https://www.happiercouples.com/offers/JFnoad8p/checkout WANT SEX TOYS? Get a discount on We-Vibe and Womanizer with code DRJESS We-Vibe Pivot - https://www.we-vibe.com/us/pivot?sscid=91k5_ui352&utm_source=ShareASale&utm_medium=aff&utm_campaign=1401510_855596 We-Vibe TouchX - https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=855596&u=1401510&m=65394&urllink=www%2Ewe%2Dvibe%2Ecom%2Fca%2Den%2Ftouch%2Dx%23color%3D77&afftrack= Womanizer Starlet - https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1399576&u=1401510&m=65394&urllink=&afftrack=0 WHERE YOU CAN FIND THEM Instagram: @SexWithDrJess Email: jess@sexwithdrjess.com Podcast: Sex With Dr Jess Website: https://www.sexwithdrjess.com/ KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE 00:45 Introducing Jess & Brandon 3:45 Clearing up the myth of "Why Asians do not want to talk about sex" 6:00 Brandon's childhood experience talking about sex with his parents 6:50 Jess' childhood experience talking about sex with her Mom 8:35 The Jamaican culture and sex education 10:35 Pre Colonization and a more open view towards sex 11:50 Acknowledging boundaries you have with talking about sex 12:07 The concept of "auditioning" when talking to your child about sex 13:27 Tips on keeping your relationship spicy and vibrant 14:15 How unrealistic it is to look to your partner to fulfill your every need 14:48 Why trying new things is beneficial to a relationship 15:40 Planning for sex is important 17:00 Long term relationships and responsive sex 17:22 Arousal first desire and what it means 18:08 Things that can affect sex and how to overcome them 22:00 How to deal with sex and aging 24:56 Things that lead to mind blowing pleasure 27:27 Mindful sex 28:39 Sexuality and aging 29:17 Sex toys: Education and Recommendation 34:30 Where you can find Jess and Brandon See you again next week. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/
36:30
September 30, 2021
Episode 08: Wine Made Easy with Chanile Vines
Episode 08: Wine Made Easy with Chanile Vines
In this episode, listen to Chanile Vines as she will help us learn key wine terms, how to taste wine, popular wine varietals, and food and wine pairing basics. Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your host Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. MEET CHANILE "THE WINE EXPERT" This week’s episode is entitled “Wine Made Easy” and our guest is Chanile Vines. She helps others lead rich and fulfilling lives, both in her work leading Health and Wellness technology research and as the founder of Vines Play, a wine club and importing firm. As a researcher, she works with renowned Health agencies and hospitals to create person-centred health technology. She built a groundbreaking Dementia Care App currently on Google Play. Chanile holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Psychology from The University of Liverpool. She also has her Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 1 & 2 Awards. Chanile says there are five things to evaluate if both a wine and your life are good. A good wine and good life are distinctive, balance, complex, connectedness and whole. Cheers to indulging and learning about wines!! 🍷🥂 WHERE YOU CAN FIND HER Instagram: @vinesplay |  @chanilevines Website: www.chanilevines.com If you consider yourself a wine enthusiast and want to learn about great wines, join “The Vines Play Wine Club”. Email us at info@vinesplay.com MORE OF WHAT WE TALK ABOUT 🌸 Chanile’s favourite wine “Varietal Pinot Noir and Chardonnay” 🌸 Vines Play: How it all started 🌸 The Real Difference between New World and Old World Wines 🌸 Wine and Food Pairing Guide 🌸 Wine-Storage Basic You Need to Know 🌸 and More! KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE 00:40 Introducing Chanile Vines 1:40 Where you can find her 2:30 Chanile talked about her Wine club and what they do 4:24 Chanile’s favourite Wine “Varietal Pinot Noir and Chardonnay” 8:00 Understanding Wine names by region 10:24 Chanile shared her experience moving from Jamaica to Canada 11:36 Vines Play: How it all started 15:51 The difference between New World and Old World Wines 16:13 The difference between Red and White wine | food pairing guide 20:20 Best Organic Wine from different countries 23:16 Everything you need to know about White Wine 25:00 The difference between Champagne and Prosecco 26:18 What is Rosé and how is it made? 28:36 How Ice Wine is made? 35:35 The ideal temperature to store and serve Wine See you again next week at 11:00 am Eastern. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: www.wtf-whatthefifty.com Facebook: @wtf.whatthefifty Instagram: @wtf.whatthefifty Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
45:11
September 02, 2021
Episode 07: Mindful Co-parenting in Divorce with Jane Howlett
Episode 07: Mindful Co-parenting in Divorce with Jane Howlett
In this episode, listen to Jane Howlett as she shares some positive co-parenting tips to help you understand how to co-parent in order to provide your children with a balanced and happy upbringing. Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your host Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. MEET JANE "THE FAMILY LAW MEDIATOR" This week’s episode is entitled “Mindful Co-parenting in Divorce” and our guest is Jane Howlett. She is a trained family law mediator, with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB). Jane was called to the bar in 1997 and has practiced exclusively family law for more than 20 years. She has extensive experience working with families in times of crisis and is confident and competent in facilitating difficult conversations. She is a strong proponent of non-adversarial dispute resolution processes, believing the best results come from people being part of their own solutions. Her background in social work and family law makes her ideally suited to family law mediation WHERE YOU CAN FIND HER Instagram: @motherof4kdplus1 Facebook: Website: www.bayofquintefamilylawconsultationandmediation.ca If you’re interested in mediation services, email us at BoQmediation@gmail.com or phone us, Bay of Quinte Family Law Consultation & Mediation at 613 - 779 - 1036 MORE OF WHAT WE TALK ABOUT 🌸 The Scope of Mediation 🌸 Confidentiality and Mediators’ Duties 🌸 Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children 🌸 Tips for Co-parenting Plans 🌸 and More! KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE 0:28 Introducing Jane Howlett 1:54 Niki talks about meeting Jane in college 3:52 Jane talks about her personal life and how she got into mediation 5:17 Jane talks about the scope of mediation 9:00  Separation and Divorce Advice 12:20 Jane talks about dealing with clients who are going through a divorce 15:00 When is the best time to call for a mediator 20:30  Confidentiality and Mediators’ Duties 23:00 Jane talks about the psychological effects of divorce on children 27:00 Tips for Co-parenting plans 38:20 Jane’s Advice: > Seek the assistance of a mediator > Model working thru conflict > It is always in the best interest of your children that you facilitate a positive relationship between your children and other parents. 41:30 Where to find Jane Howlett See you again next week at 11:00 am Eastern. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: wtf-whatthefifty.com Facebook: @wtf.whatthefifty Instagram: @wtf.whatthefifty Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
44:44
August 26, 2021
Episode 06: Getting College Ready with Amanda Rickman
Episode 06: Getting College Ready with Amanda Rickman
Wondering how to help your soon-to-be college student secure acceptances & huge scholarships to universities around the world? Listen to Amanda Rickman as she shares her advice about preparing your kids for college. Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your host Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. MEET AMANDA "THE CHIEF COLLEGE MATCH-MAKER" This week’s episode is entitled “Getting College Ready” and our guest is Amanda Rickman. She is the Founder & Chief College Match-Maker at College Quo, a young & dynamic college consultancy. Amanda puts her intricate knowledge of the college admissions process, as well as her passions for writing & researching into working with students to helping them get into their desired universities. She is known for her authenticity, her effectiveness in helping students to shine in their essays, & for creating a personal connection with the students & parents who make up the College Quo family. During her time at Bowdoin, her alma mater, Amanda worked as a Senior Interviewer in Bowdoin Admissions, & as a Peer-Advisor in Bowdoin Career Planning. She also travelled to Hanoi, Vietnam to work at Vietnam's Friendship Village & studied abroad in Barcelona where she solo-travelled around Europe. Amanda has returned to Jamaica & uses her passions & experiences to help students secure acceptances, scholarships, & have a better understanding of their future goals. WHERE YOU CAN FIND HER Instagram: @college_quo | @amanda_rickman    Facebook: @Collegequo    Website: www.collegequo.com To sign up for college or test prep programs, you may reach Amanda directly at collegequo@gmail.com MORE OF WHAT WE TALK ABOUT 🌸 College Quo: Overview of what they offer 🌸 When and how to start talking with your soon-to-be college student 🌸 Smart tips to balancing sports and academics 🌸 College Selection Process: How hands on-parents should be 🌸 and More! KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE 3:51 Introducing Amanda Rickman 5:31 Niki & Mich talked about their struggles having a college student 7:29 How College Quo was born 9:27 Where to find Amanda Rickman 10:07 When and how to start talking to your kids about College 12:27 How to balance academics & college sports 15:07 College Selection Process: How hands on-parents should be 20:53 Amanda talked about “School Survey Questions for Parents” 22:12 Mich shared her personal experience about helping her kids with the college decision 22:51 Amanda explained how to choose a college that's right for your kids 24:49 How parents can mentally prepare kids for boarding school 31:43 Summer activities that can help prepare your kids for college 35:11 Three essential college planning tips for parents See you again next week at 11:00 am Eastern. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast & give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: wtf-whatthefifty.com    Facebook & Instagram: @wtf.whatthefifty Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
43:01
August 19, 2021
Episode 05: Back to School During COVID Uncertainty with Vanessa Salazar
Episode 05: Back to School During COVID Uncertainty with Vanessa Salazar
Wondering how you can help your children learn and grow during the COVID-19 crisis? Listen to today's episode as we discuss preparing your young learners for a safe return to school. Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your host Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. MEET VANESSA "THE WORLD-CLASS PRINCIPAL" This week’s episode is entitled “Back to School During COVID Uncertainty” and our guest is Vanessa Khouri-Salazar. She is the Co-founder and Principal of Reach Academy, a dynamic Prep School that continues to think outside the box. Vanessa is married to her amazing husband Javi and has a seven-year-old son that is her reason for ensuring Reach Academy is up to date and always one step ahead. Aunty Vanny, as she is known by all of her students, advises that you start preparing your children for back to school. While we don’t know what September will bring, we hope it will be face to face.  Some tips she gave us on raising well-adjusted children. 1. Take the kids out and don’t let school be the first place they go where they need to interact with others independently 2.  Make the kids feel that they are seen and heard. 3. Equip our children with the tools to manage and face the world. WHERE YOU CAN FIND HER Instagram: @reachacademyja Facebook: @ReachAcademy Website: www.reachacademyja.com If you are a new family interested in enrolling your children, kindly contact the school admission at admin@reachacademyja.com MORE OF WHAT WE TALK ABOUT 🌸 Reasons why teachers are pandemic heroes 🌸 An overview of Hybrid Teaching practices and parents perspective 🌸 The what, why and how of COVID-19 protocols - Students struggle 🌸 Reach Academy’s engagement-based learning and teaching approach 🌸 The importance of parental involvement during pandemic times 🌸 and More! KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE 1:06 Niki and Mich talk about their children’s classroom precautions during COVID-19 4:11 Mich explained the benefits and burdens of wearing face masks at school 5:09 Introducing Vanessa Khouri-Salazar 5:53 Reach Academy: How it all started 9:00 Vanessa explained the changing role of teachers and technologies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic 12:11 An overview of Hybrid Teaching practices and parents perspective 13:40 The what, why and how of COVID-19 protocols - Students struggle 16:30 Reach Academy - the responsive classroom approach 19:00 The importance of parental involvement during pandemic times 22:00 Vanessa’s advice on preparing your children for the unknown 25:00 Back to school anxiety during COVID-19 - Parents struggle 37:10 Connecting families to schools - Building trusting relationships 38:13 Where to find Reach Academy See you again next week at 11:00 am Eastern. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
38:60
August 12, 2021
Episode 04: Fitness and Fun with Wendy Fletcher
Episode 04: Fitness and Fun with Wendy Fletcher
If you are taking steps to live a healthy lifestyle, but still struggling, listen to this episode as Wendy shares with us the key to staying physically active, feeling good. Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your host Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. MEET WENDY "THE CERTIFIED HEALTH ENTHUSIAST" This week’s episode is entitled “Fitness and Fun” and our guest is Wendy Fletcher. She is the owner and operator of Just You and Me Training Limited, more popularly known as JYM.  It is a personal training gym located in New Kingston, Jamaica. Wendy has always been a health enthusiast - a self-described avid gym-goer with a love for sports. She set her vision and took her passion and made it into a successful business. She has a committed following of people who go to JYM to get strong in a motivating and fun environment! The best part about JYM is Wendy’s belief in her clients. If you are lucky enough to be in Kingston, make sure to stop by for a Dancehall class with DJ Wendy! She is the mother of 19-year-old twin boys who attend college in the US.  She is also the proprietor and founder of the popular Teriyaki Food Truck, Hibachi San. WHERE YOU CAN FIND HER Instagram: @jymtrainingja Facebook: jymtraining Website: www.jymtrainingja.com If you want a personal trainer who has knowledge of general fitness, exercise, and health, you may reach Wendy directly at wendymangue@gmail.com MORE OF WHAT WE TALK ABOUT 🌸 Quick tips on starting a gym or fitness centre business 🌸 Surprising benefits of massage therapy 🌸 Some essential facts about metabolism and weight loss 🌸 Exercising when you’re over 50: Best practices and routines 🌸 and More! KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE 0:32 Introducing Wendy Fletcher 2:13 Just You and Me Personal Training & Fitness Centre: How it all started 5:50 Wendy’s advice for starting a Gym business 7:17 Where to find Wendy 10:33 JYM offers virtual fitness classes for international subscribers 12:50 Wendy explained that Fitness is a feel “GOOD-FEELING” 15:14 Wendy’s senior exercise and fitness tips 18:30 Some of the physical benefits of massage 19:43 Some essential facts about metabolism and weight loss 20:20 Best exercise tips for over 50 according to Wendy 21:50 Wendy’s Outro 26:27 Niki’s weight loss journey 28:00 Mich’s weight loss journey 31:00 Niki and Mich’s yoga tips every beginner should know 33:00 Niki and Mich’s tips for healthy eating See you again next week at 11:00 am Eastern. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
36:07
August 05, 2021
Episode 03: Covid 19 Tips for Summer Travel with Simone Dasilva
Episode 03: Covid 19 Tips for Summer Travel with Simone Dasilva
Wondering how safe it is to travel during the Covid 19? Here are some precautions you need to take, whether or not you’ve been immunized. Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your host Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. MEET SIMONE "THE PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL AGENT" This week’s episode is entitled “Covid 19 Tips for Summer Travel” and our guest is Simone Dasilva. She is the Regional General Manager of Trafalgar Travel. She has been in the industry for 29 yrs and at Trafalgar Travel for 20 years, planning every detail of unforgettable vacations and seamless business trips to perfection. Trafalgar Travel is 27 yrs old this year. And it is one of the leading travel agencies in the Caribbean. WHERE YOU CAN FIND HER Instagram: @simonedasilvajm To get expert advice for your next vacation, you may reach her directly at sdasilvajm@gmail.com MORE OF WHAT WE TALK ABOUT 🌸 Simone shared some summer travel safety tips and best practices during Covid 19 🌸 Understanding COVID-19's impact on the airline sector 🌸 How HEPA filters in aircraft help protect passengers from Covid 19 🌸 Canada, US, and UK’s Covid 19 travel restrictions 🌸 and More! KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE 0:40 Mich’s first covid travel experience 1:20 Mich’s second travel with the first dose of Covid 19 vaccine 1:40 Niki’s first covid travel experience without vaccine 5:21 The impact of Covid-19 in the Airline Industry 5:50 Niki’s tips and ways to stay safe while travelling 7:26 Introducing Simone Dasilva 8:13 Simone talks about her experience during Covid 19 8:56 Here’s why you should use a travel agent during Covid 19 13:20 JAM Covid Release Form - what is it and why is it so important 14:00 Canada’s key travel requirements 15:29 Covid 19 travel guide for the United Kingdom 16:45 How HEPA filters in aircraft help protect passengers from Covid 19 20:42 Where to find Simone 25:06 Information about cruise vacations See you again next week at 11:00 am Eastern. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
28:34
August 03, 2021
Episode 02: Organizing for Ease and Flow with Carrie English
Episode 02: Organizing for Ease and Flow with Carrie English
Do you ever dream of living in an exquisitely clean and organized home? Excited about it but you're feeling exhausted and not what you enjoy most. Welcome to another episode of What The Fifty Podcast with your host Niki and Mich! If you're listening to this podcast for the first time, we are so glad you’ve joined us. Each episode features mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. MEET CARRIE "THE HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPERT" This week’s episode is entitled “Organizing for Ease and Flow” and our guest is Carrie English, a wife, a mom of 2 beautiful kids and the cutest fur baby ever, named Copper. She is the owner and founder of The Simply Organized - a virtual organizing business that she absolutely loves. She is here to help you live an organized life that feels right for you. Picture her as the person on the other end of an organizational hotline helping you get rid of your mess quickly and start living a clutter-free life. WHERE YOU CAN FIND HER Instagram: @carrielenglish | @new.leaf.co Facebook: @carrielenglish For home improvement consultation, you may reach her directly at carrieenglish5@gmail.com MORE OF WHAT WE TALK ABOUT 🌸 How does Carrie know what she is passionate about? 🌸 What it's really like to work with Professional Organizer? 🌸 Best organizing tips that will make sure your spaces will get organized: good planning, good tools, and good maintenance 🌸 Clever ways to organize your food storage containers 🌸 and More! KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE 2:08 Introducing Carrie English 4:16 Figuring out what she is passionate about in the first place 5:01 Taking home organization courses to get her client’s life and home organized 6:20 Why does an organized home aid relaxation? 6:40 What professional organizers really do, and how can they help? 7:00 Carrie explained that each home should create an organizational system that works for the family’s lifestyle. 8:40 Niki’s question to Carrie: If someone needs your services, how can you help them from where you are? 10:00 Carrie’s home organization services include: floor & space planning 12:40 Carrie quoted, “Kitchen is the hub or heartbeat of the home” 14:16 How does Carrie work with a client? 16:20 The best organizing tips that will make sure your spaces will get organized are good planning, good tools, and good maintenance 16:30 Basic kitchen tools 17:30 Decanting - the organizing step you don’t want to skip 22:00 Important tips on how to organize your food storage containers 31:50 Where to find Carrie See you again next week at 11:00 am Eastern. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and give us a Follow and Review on Spotify. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US: Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
35:52
July 22, 2021
Episode 01: All About Niki and Mich
Episode 01: All About Niki and Mich
Welcome to What The Fifty Podcast with your host Niki and Mich! Join us every Thursday around 11:00 am Eastern, where we feature mindful conversations with speakers across all industries, focusing on how to live a more fun-filled life with less fuss. WHAT THE FIFTY MISSION What The Fifty is a community where women can gather tips, tools and techniques to live life at the moment, with simplicity, joy and confidence. We wish we had known more along the way, but here we are now! What the Fifty! ABOUT THE TWO REMARKABLE LADIES BEHIND THE MICROPHONE Nicola Chang Murphy Wow, 50 came fast and the '50s are going even faster. So, now I am trying to slow it all down and enjoy more joy, more light, and more ease every day.  I can't turn back the clock, but I can move into this next chapter with purpose, confidence and feeling worthy of it all! Michelle Williams I am (over 50) already and I almost did not see it coming. And here I am accepting and appreciating this amazing second half of my life's journey. Like a butterfly, I am spreading my wings and I continue to evolve and embrace the patterns, colours and shapes of my wings that make me uniquely, utterly special. KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE 🌸 1:14 How “What The Fifty” was born 🌸 2:30 Our Mission and Values 🌸 3:15 Guest Speaker Overview & Highlight: Areas of Expertise and Topics 🌸 4:30 Pandemic-Inspired Lessons: What Hard Times Teach Us 🌸 6:00 We feature mindful conversation topics about dreams and aspirations, career goals, fears, accomplishments, challenges, and more 🌸 7:30 Meet the Entrepreneur & Mother of Boys: Nicola Chang Murphy 🌸 9:38 Meet the Educator & Mother of Boys: Michelle Williams 🌸 10:50 What do we have in common? 🌸 11:50 What other people don’t know about Niki? 🌸 17:12 Mich explained what passionate women do differently As we grow our podcast, we're interested in your feedback on what topics you'd like us to cover in future episodes. Share your thoughts in the comment section below. Enjoy, --- Niki & Mich CONNECT WITH US Website: https://wtf-whatthefifty.com/ Facebook: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Instagram: https://wtf.whatthefifty/ Would you like to be featured in our next episode? Send us a message at wtf.whatthefifty@gmail.com
21:31
July 15, 2021