“Transcendence is what Judy suggests; pursue a course of action that will inspire and be good for other people, something that will add meaning to your life.”

—Linda Wertheimer, co-founder of All Things Considered for NPR

“Transcendence is what Judy suggests; pursue a course of action that will inspire and be good for other people, something that will add meaning to your life.”

—Linda Wertheimer, co-founder of All Things Considered for NPR

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The HappiNest Podcast and upcoming book HappiNest: Finding Fulfillment When Your Kids Leave Home will inspire you to reinvent yourself during this time of change, revitalization and repurpose. By pinpointing priorities, tapping into passions, setting new goals, cultivating key relationships, and contributing to something larger than yourself, you can transform the second half of life into the best time ever! #HappiNestbook 

As you enter midlife, you might find yourself standing on the edge of the high dive, wishing you could cannonball. But you’re frozen. What’s holding you back? Fear of the unknown? Procrastination? Self-doubt? Fear of failure?  Just ask Amy Schmidt, a podcaster and author of Canonball, Fearlessly Facing Fifty, whose goal is to encourage women older than forty to push fears aside and “go all in.” In her book, she shares personal stories and those...
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Mai Trinh is a chronic disease prevention expert and corporate wellness speaker. She says what we focus on grows. If we focus on stress and feeling disempowered, our feelings of helplessness grow. “As long as you are alive, you have the choice of where to place your compass,” she says. “By focusing on your health, you are pointing yourself in the right direction.” You can find her at www.maihealthnow.com. If you like what you hear,...
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Terri Hanson Mead is an entrepreneur and helicopter pilot based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is also author of Piloting Your Life: Take the Controls and Be the Pilot of Your Own Life. If you like what you hear, I’d really appreciate it if you would subscribe, rate and review the show. It’s easy to do on Apple Podcasts, or you can go directly to the podcast section of my website at judyhollandauthor.com....
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On the heels of this pandemic and in the next few years, we will see an explosion in innovation and creativity. But many people stifle their own creative impulses. Martha Alderson helps people move beyond self-criticism, negative emotions, and unhelpful habits that block them from accomplishing creative goals. The author of Boundless Creativity: A Spiritual Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubt, Emotional Traps and Other Creative Blocks, Martha focuses on unlocking inspiration! If you like what you...
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At the time of the World Trade Center attacks, Virginia Buckingham was head of Boston’s Logan Airport, which became the launching pad for the two hijacked planes that destroyed the World Trade Center on 9/11. She was blamed for security flaws at Logan in the worst terrorist attack on American soil. She was forced to resign and sued by a 9/11 victim’s family for wrongful death. But she was able to rebuild her life and career and...
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Author and music therapist Dr. Sandi Curtis explores how creating one’s own music and embracing that of artists including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Rihanna can empower women to live their healthiest and happiest lives. Sandi is the author of Music for Women (Survivors of Violence): A Feminist Music Therapy Interactive eBook. She has worked for more than three decades with women and children survivors of violence and to empower women worldwide. If you like what you...
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Dr. Randy Schroeder is a pastor, couples’ counselor and family therapist. He is also author of a new book Simple Habits for Marital Happiness: Practical Skills and Tools that Build a Strong, Satisfying Relationship. Why do 50 percent of marriages end in divorce and 70 percent of married couples say they are unhappy? Tune in to hear tips from Dr. Randy! If you like what you hear, I’d really appreciate it if you would subscribe,...
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Richard Slatcher is a psychologist at the University of Georgia who focuses on understanding the effects of close relationships on health and well-being. He researches self-disclosure and partner responsiveness when it comes to intimacy and explores the links between close relationships, biology and physical health. His lab also looks at smartphone and social media use and its impact on relationships. And he has just launched an international study examining the impact of the pandemic on...
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Dr. Terri Orbuch, aka “The Love Doctor,” is an expert on love relationships. She is also an author, speaker, therapist, professor at Oakland University, and researcher at the University of Michigan. She has authored six books, including, “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.” Terri is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of...
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