The Sheri + Nancy Show

By Sheri Salata + Nancy Hala

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Sheri Salata and Nancy Hala are life-long sister friends of 29 years, Chief Visionaries of The Pillar Life, and co-hosts of their popular podcast, The Sheri + Nancy Show. Between them, they’ve had one of the most high-powered careers in television (Sheri); married, divorced and raised two children while working with Fortune 500 companies (Nancy). Each took a different path that led to the same life-changing moment — a chardonnay-inspired dreamstorming session where they decided to join forces to elevate their lives and consciously create more happiness, success and abundance.

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EP 95 The Power of ‘What If?’ with Sarah Centrella
36:30

She’s a life coach, best-selling author and vision board mega-manifester. Sarah Centrella joins the show today to tell Sher, Nance, and the DreamTribe how to envision, articulate, and create exactly the lives we want.

Sarah gives us a juicy new sneak peek at her soon-to-be-released book, #FutureBoards, which is all about creating vision boards that bring forth our dreamiest dreams. She shares her own story of hitting rock bottom and how she used the power of daydreaming, hope and ‘What If?’ thinking to turn her life around. Sarah describes why her methods are different than all the rest, and how we can all get started right away with manifesting the best versions of our lives.

 

Takeaways:

● Sarah’s new book #FutureBoards will be available at Target stores nationwide in July. It’s all about creating vision boards that actually work.

● The timing of this week’s episode is perfect for Sheri and Nancy. They are working their Pillar Pages and both feel something big bubbling up. As they look forward to a summer break, Sarah’s techniques for manifesting the future are exactly what they need right now.

● Daydreaming is a warm bath for your spirit. It is a gentle way to give yourself hope and explore all those powerful ‘What If?’ thoughts.

● Sarah hit rock bottom when her marriage ended, but she used the techniques she teaches today to reinvent herself.

● Words matter. #FutureBoards is different than a typical vision board because it works on shaping what it is we want first, then putting a visual behind it that feels right on target.

● Whatever you focus on is going to make its way to you, so why not make it something you desire?

● Over the summer, Sher and Nance will check in about their FutureBoards. They invite the DreamTribe to do it along with them!

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Beautiful No

Reflections

#FutureBoards 

Pinterest 

Sarah Centrella

Gordana Biernat

Under the Tuscan Sun

Provence, 1970

 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN girlfriend doctor, Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal to offer. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off everything in her line of all-natural lotions and potions.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory. New DreamTribe socks are designed especially for us!

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more… all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed, and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ one-of-a-kind flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is an abundance of plant-powered goodness. Check out our recipes and tell us what you think!

Jun 18, 2019
EP 94 Yum yourself up with the Wellness Mama
43:53

Not only is Katie Wells the CEO and Founder of Wellness Mama, she is a mom-of-six warrior, intrepid journalist, top-notch researcher, and titan in the podcast space. Her show, The Wellness Mama Podcast, focuses on natural living and ways to improve your life and the lives of those in your care. She’s just a wellspring of wisdom, this one. 

In this week’s episode, Katie joins Sher and Nance to talk about the Health + Wellness Pillar, how she overcame her own challenges and created a wellness culture at home. Katie shares a few fail-safe practices to find structure and happiness. 

Listen DreamTribe, we all know this is true: it’s about spending time with who really matters and making sure we honor those non-negotiables!

 

Takeaways:

● Nance is in Cleveland taking care of her mom and shoring up the Friends + Family Pillar with some of her dearest and oldest friends.

● When you’re traveling (or at home) yum yourself up with plants, good workouts, and meditation… and keep an eye on the booze!

● While Nancy is surprising herself and sticking to her Orangetheory workouts even while traveling, Sheri manifested a Soulcycle fire alarm and evacuation.

● Katie’s journey started in 2006 when she took her health into her own hands by researching the answers to her health questions and problems. Her background in journalism helped her get answers that would ultimately enlighten many other mothers looking for information.

● Katie uses the same systems in her home life with her six children that she does in business.

● Self-care is not always about taking care of your own needs. It can also mean delegating and finding ways to reduce the stress of having to do everything yourself.

● Two of the healthiest things you can do: nurture close friendships and move your body every day.

● When something conflicts with your non-negotiable, it doesn’t make it on your schedule! 

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Beautiful No

Today’s Children Set to Live Shorter Lives Than Parents

Kolbe Index 

The Wellness Mama Podcast

Wellness Mama

 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN girlfriend doctor, Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal to offer. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off everything in her line of all-natural lotions and potions.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory. New Dream Tribe socks are designed especially for you!

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more… all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed, and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ one-of-a-kind flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is an abundance of plant-powered goodness. Check out our recipes and tell us what you think!

Jun 11, 2019
Better: We Love a BookClub!
09:03

We picked our 4 summer reads that we know you will love too.

So grab a friend or two and get your bookclub on!! (Like we did almost

thirty years ago.)

 

www.thepillarlife.com

www.thebeautifulno.com  

Jun 06, 2019
EP 93 Let’s get happy about money, with Ken Honda
35:58

Money money money. It may not be the key to happiness but it sure doesn’t hurt. Today’s guest is a bonafide rockstar in Japan, and with the June 4 release of his new book Happy Money, he is about to be just as huge here in the U.S. His nickname, the Happy Millionaire, says it all. Get your notebooks out DreamTribe! This could be life changing. 

Sher and Nance refer to Ken as the “Marie Kondo of money.” Ken tells us how to get joyful about all aspects of money, and that includes earning and spending. He offers tips for avoiding what he calls “financial constipation”, how to actually enjoy paying bills, and ways to get things flowing in the Money & Abundance Pillar.

 

Takeaways:

● Happy Money is money that gives you a smile when you receive it, and joy when you spend it. It’s a far better mindset than unhealthy money, which causes frustration, guilt and despair when you spend it.

● When you appreciate where your money is going — the goods and services you’ve gladly received — you reframe the story you tell yourself about spending. 

● You can’t worry and appreciate at the same time.

● Financial constipation is hoarding and holding on to money, and we need to release! Money flows in and out, and we need it to move to be “regular.”

● A likable spirit draws in opportunity and in turn, more money.

● Don’t find security in the amount of money in your bank account; focus more on being rich in the deep and meaningful relationships you have with others.

● Practice saying thank you, to everything in your life. Want a raise? Appreciate your boss more. Better relationship? Appreciate your partner. It’s all about the ‘thank you.’

● You are responsible for the charge of energy associated with your flow of money. If you positively charge the energy flowing through you, you can increase the money you make, and the speed at which it flows to you.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Beautiful No

Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money, by Ken Honda

Ken Honda

 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN girlfriend doctor, Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal to offer. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off everything in her line of all-natural lotions and potions.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more… all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed, and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ one-of-a-kind flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen

Jun 04, 2019
Better: DreamTribe Socks!
04:48

The most inspiring socks you’ll ever wear, while you dream up your Pillar Life. Get yours in the Pillar Life Shop at  www.thepillarlife.com.




May 30, 2019
EP 92 Becoming Love, with Elizabeth Gilbert
01:11:35

Elizabeth (Liz) Gilbert knows all about love. And what she doesn’t know she’s on a quest to find out. This week, Sheri and Nancy have the ULTIMATE girlfriend conversation with this world-renowned author and master storyteller. Best known for the global phenom, Eat, Pray, Love, Liz is back with a juicy, sexy romp of a book, City of Girls, out on June 4. 

Sheri and Nancy were both mesmerized with how Liz seems to shoot love out of her heart like a cannon, and to be “of” this world but not “get tangled” in it. They walked away from the chat with some life-changing golden nuggets, especially Liz’s goal of “being love in every room” that she enters. Becoming Love. Wow. That sounds like a Pillar goal for sure. Don’t miss this convo, DreamTribe. It’s a good one. 

 

Takeaways:

● Has the dynamic changed between Sher and Nance since they have moved to different cities? Yes, of course, but it’s for the better because now they have even more to talk about and catch up on.

● They both agree that mood management is the name of the game. Your mood alone can drastically change your experience.

● Liz Gilbert is here! Her new novel, the summer read we’re all looking for, City of Girls, is out on June 4. It is a page-turner about a young woman and her adventurous life. 

● Be like Liz, and let your love shoot out at others like a T-shirt cannon. Lol.

● The more we can be in love with ourselves, the more we can be there for others. Self-care is a daily practice, and it’s never too late to start.

● In the middle of life, it’s easy to think there’s no one to support and take care of you. Challenge this by writing down how many people (friends, family and even strangers) have supported and taken care of you just on that day alone. Feel the gratitude of how loved you are and know that you couldn’t be alone, even if you tried.

● Be the love in the room. If you are alone in the room, be love for yourself.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls

Eat, Pray, Love

@elizabeth_gilbert_writer

 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN girlfriend doctor, Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal to offer. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off everything in her line of all-natural lotions and potions.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more… all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed, and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ one-of-a-kind flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen

May 28, 2019
Better: The Mask We Wear
06:10

One of our fabulous brand partners has a product that is better-worthy. Sure, we like to make our own masks in DIY fashion, per our expert friend Kimberly Snyder. But when we want an awesome mask in a tube, we turn to Beauty Counter’s Charcoal Mask. Nancy says it makes her skin rosy and as smooth as silk. Sheri’s made it a 3 times a week beauty practice.

Buy yours in our Pillar Life Shop — www.thepillarlife.com.

And while you’re there, join the DreamTribe!



May 23, 2019
EP 91 Therapy Session: Unpacking It All with Lori Gottlieb
52:45

In her can’t-put-it-down best-seller, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Lori Gottlieb describes her life as a therapist and as a patient following a soul-crushing breakup with her fiance. Her fascinating stories struck a chord with Sheri and Nancy. Does the thought of having an hour alone with an expert helping you sort out your limiting beliefs and maladaptive patterns sound just as good to you as it does to Nance? Maybe therapy is the answer — for ALL OF US.

If self-evaluation is on your bucket list, Lori shares important tips: What to look for in a therapist, why we are our own worst bully, and how to reframe self-talk about all the possibilities that show up in the middle of life. Sheri recounts her worst therapy story, and Lori agrees it is like nothing else she’s ever heard before. Don’t miss this conversation where we peel back the layers and look therapy square in the face.

 

Takeaways:

● Nancy is forever grateful to Sheri for being her free-of-charge de facto therapist for years, but still, she yearns for actual therapy and plans to find a great one in Seattle.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone came from a place of Lori listening to her inner wisdom. She put down her pen and stopped writing a book about happiness (which was making her anything but happy) and decided to tell the truth about what was going on in her life.

● Even as a therapist, Lori herself was struggling with the feeling that “half her life was gone” following a sudden breakup… and it’s a common thought she hears from others.

● Therapy is a process of uncovering patterns and becoming conscious about all the ways we self-sabotage and limit ourselves.

● Learn from Sheri and pick a therapist who will stay awake during your sessions!

● A great therapist will listen and hold you accountable, and the best session is often one where there is no agenda.

● We tend to think that the future happens later, but we are creating it in our minds every day.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

In Treatment

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed, by Lori Gottlieb

Dear Therapist 

Lori Gottlieb

The Beautiful No

 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN girlfriend doctor, Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal to offer. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off everything in her line of all-natural lotions and potions.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more… all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed, and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ one-of-a-kind flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen

May 21, 2019
Better: Scent Your Home
06:09

The diffuser, and essential oils, that we love.

Here’s the link to get yours:

https://vitruvi.com

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.thepillarlife.com



May 16, 2019
EP 90 Build Your Empire with Amy Porterfield
47:51

It's a red-letter day for the DreamTribe and our Creativity + Innovation Pillar. Sheri has been a devoted student of Online Marketing Empire Builder Amy Porterfield for many, many months — she has three-ring binders filled with Amy’s teachings. With her wildly popular podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy, Amy is one of the 50 most influential social media people on the planet! And when you listen to her advice, you’ll understand why. 

In this episode, Amy talks with Sher and Nance about her own wisdom-filled story of working for Tony Robbins, being an intentional entrepreneur, how to grow your tribe, and why midlife is as good a time as any to leave the 9 to 5 world and go out on your own.

 

Takeaways:

● Like Sheri, Amy spent most of her time working for someone else. While she learned a ton working for Tony Robbins in the Content Development Department, she yearned to do her own thing … but didn’t know where to start.

● When starting your own business, it’s important to be super specific about only doing work that you love, with people you love, for people you love.

● Through her Digital Course Academy, Amy’s principles and practices teach people how to grow their tribe, connect through digital marketing, and build their own online courses in a way that generates revenue.

● The energy of your online business is directly tied to the strength of your email list.

● It feels good to be of service. For Sher and Nance, it’s about living it themselves, sharing it, and then making revenue streams to support it.

● Amy is open about her struggles and challenges with emotional eating and has done a lot of work in her own Health + Wellness Pillar.

● The Pillars are an integrated system and represent an integrated life. It is normal for one Pillar to get more attention than the others sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be that way for the long term.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Amy Porterfield

The Beautiful No

Digital Course Academy

My Weightloss Journey (Part 2) - they will make sure it’s the correct episode!

 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN girlfriend doctor, Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal to offer. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off everything in her line of all-natural lotions and potions.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more… all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed, and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ one-of-a-kind flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

 

May 14, 2019
Better: The Best Workout Wear
06:18

Nancy swears by Fabletics. This workout line created by Kate Hudson features high waisted leggings that don’t slip down when you’re doing your squats. Affordable and long lasting, we are naming this line a BETTER.

Here’s the link to get yours: https://www.fabletics.com/


And join the DreamTribe! https://www.thepillarlife.com

May 09, 2019
EP 89 Why it’s great to suck at something
54:02

How freeing it is to be really bad at something and still love doing it. Karen Rinaldi, publisher of Harper Wave and Senior Vice President at HarperCollins Publishers, is not afraid to wipe out in the ocean or in life. In fact, she welcomes the chance to fail (and try again) with open arms. Karen is both the Publisher and Editor of Sheri’s new book, The Beautiful No. She joins the show today to talk about loving things you are bad at, a subject she covers with heart and hilarity in her new book, It’s Great to Suck at Something. 

Let’s all avoid what Karen calls “aspirational psychosis” and just embrace the suck. It feels good DreamTribe! We promise.

 

Takeaways:

● The more forced something is, the less room there is for creativity and alignment. When Sheri felt as though the urgency to write the book had subsided, she was able to take a breath and do it on her time. Thanks, Karen!

● Karen started surfing at age 40 and it took her five years to catch a wave. Her book It’s Great to Suck at Something discusses how when we try something new (and suck at it) we build new communities, find a tribe, and get to know ourselves more deeply. 

● There is something generous about giving yourself so others can see themselves in your experience.

● When we focus too much on social media and keeping up with the success of others, we get caught up in aspirational psychosis. The more we shift it to understanding the conversation we are having with ourselves, the more we can get in touch with what it is we really want.

● It’s all about getting comfortable with discomfort and knowing there will be days filled with sorrow. Nance can relate here because of what she felt about her kids going to college. Yet another reason why having tribemates is important!

● Sucking at something brings us another frame in which to build self-compassion, resilience, and freedom.

● When you struggle, you invite kindness. Everybody wins.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Karen Rinaldi

Harper Collins

Anna Quindlen

The Beautiful No

 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN girlfriend doctor, Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal to offer. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off everything in her line of all-natural lotions and potions.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more… all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed, and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ one-of-a-kind flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

May 07, 2019
Better: Our Favorite FREEBIE
07:42

We created Your Weekly Pillar Pages to keep ourselves on track. It’s the best tool we’ve dreamt up so far to make sure The Pillar Life guidance system is a foundational, everyday part of your joy ride.

Find this FREE download on the home page at  https://www.thepillarlife.com



May 02, 2019
EP 88 How to elevate your life ASAP
42:56

Sheri and Nancy are all about upliftment, for themselves, each other, and the DreamTribe. In this episode they do a deep pillar dive and share a bunch of trials, triumphs and tips for each Pillar, so that we can start fast-tracking this Pillar Life. There’s been a giant shift in many areas for both, and they are so excited to be working on these life tenets together with the DreamTribe.

 

Takeaways:

● Sheri drives through a blinding white-out of a snowy blizzard in just a cashmere sweater to be a guest on the Dr. Oz Show. Cue the confession story and the lesson that our addictions and shameful habits really are connection killers.

● Nance finds workout inspiration while watching Beyonce’s Homecoming Concert Video.

● Body love reigns supreme is still the mantra of the Health + Wellness Pillar. When life gets busy and chaotic, that is when we need it most.

● The Spirituality + Happiness Pillar mantra is: Happiness is My Compass. Sheri and Nancy are both feeling connected and allowing nature to show them the wonder of life.

● In Romance + Sex, Nance is unstuck, and Sher is cherishing herself to let someone adore her.

Friends + Family: Sheri and Nancy are each spending some great time with family, and look forward to making new connections and friendships in their new locations of Napa and Seattle.

Creativity + Innovation: Can’t get any simpler… do what you love, with people you love, for people you love. There is freedom in the story you tell yourself.

Adventure + Discovery: Nancy is inspired by Sheri’s work on this Pillar. She’s going to look around Seattle for something to learn and dive into.

Sanctuary + Beauty: Nance took care of one of the most important aspects of settling into a new team — finding her beauty crew. Sher will soon be enjoying the sanctuary of an edible garden.

Money + Abundance: Stay tuned for Ken Honda of Happy Money, or as Sheri calls him, the “Marie Kondo of Money and the Tony Robbins of Japan.” He’s going to rock our world and look deep into our soul to get the true story of our relationship with money.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Homecoming

Mark Groves — @createthelove

Happy Money

 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN girlfriend doctor, Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal to offer. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off everything in her line of all-natural lotions and potions.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more… all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed, and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ one-of-a-kind flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

 

Apr 30, 2019
Better: Here’s a Hint
05:55

Fruity delicious, it’s our absolute favorite new water hack. Check it out here: https://www.drinkhint.com

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.thepillarlife.com

Apr 25, 2019
EP 87 Getting unstuck in love, with Arielle Ford
47:48

It’s spring and we’re ready for LOVE. Arielle Ford returns to the show to help us unstick ourselves, assuage our fear, break down walls, dismantle our armor, and let love flow in. Arielle talks with Sheri and Nancy about why we get stuck in the first place and how to set our vibration to call love into our lives. Arielle offers three great rules about dating that involve “S.E.X.” — hint: it’s NOT what you think.

Arielle also gives super smart guidance for those who are partnered, like showering your mate with at least five appreciative affirmations every day. We’re telling you, she’s a love witch. And we are ready for her love spells.

 

Takeaways:

● We can intentionally create the energy in our Romance + Sex Pillar so that a partner can feel welcome to come into our lives.

● Nancy fixed her broken bedside table lamp and voila! Just days later she opened a path to connect with an old flame. It’s all she will say for now, but she finally feels unstuck.

● Old flames have a high success rate in romance because there is a shared history and a deep knowing of one another. Just be sure you communicate your values and stay aligned with what is right for you.

● We are all connected — everyone and everything. So, we are already linked energetically to our soulmates. Arielle says we should start talking to them even before they show up!

● The main reasons we get stuck in love in the first place are fear, “what if” thinking, and limiting beliefs.

● Arielle’s three rules for having “S.E.X.” before the first date: Self Pleasure (oh my god). Eat (always down with that). And leave your exes out of the conversation (smart!).

● If you do have a mate in your life, practice giving him or her five appreciative affirmations every day.

● When we experience an adrenaline rush with someone, it mimics the hormones released in love. So find something you and your partner are deathly afraid of, and do it together!

● Love is a behavior, a choice, and a decision. Infatuation fades but safety and trust stick.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Arielle Ford

The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction, by Arielle Ford

Evan Marc Katz

Claire Zammit

Attract Your Soulmate

 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN girlfriend doctor, Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal to offer. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off everything in her line of all-natural lotions and potions.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more… all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed, and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ one-of-a-kind flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

 

Apr 23, 2019
Better: Clean It Up
06:16

Why tidiness matters


And join the DreamTribe! https://www.thepillarlife.com

Apr 18, 2019
EP 86 Turn Chaos Into Calm, with Gretchen Rubin
57:05

She’s a voice brimming with happiness and now she’s telling us how, where and why to turn external chaos into inner peace and joy. World-famous podcast star and best-selling author Gretchen Rubin brings her energy and effervescence to the show this week, and she talks to Sheri and Nancy about her newest book, Outer Order, Inner Calm. It’s all about how we can clear the clutter and create habits that support our Spirituality + Happiness Pillar. Gretchen challenges the DreamTribe to start implementing her “One- Minute Rule,” and lays down manageable steps to make more room for happiness.

 

Takeaways:

● Happiness is not a one-size-fits-all solution. It’s all about self-knowledge and finding the things that suit you as an individual rather than jamming yourself into an idea of what “should” be.

● Outer order can look very different to everyone. Whether you are a perfectionist, somewhere in the middle, or have all cabinet drawers open at all times, you can find a system that creates serenity and joy.

● While we can’t control everything in our lives, we can control how we react. There are concrete things you can do that will make you happy.

● Gretchen Rubin wrote a fascinating book about The Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Knowing your own and recognizing them in others can serve as a helpful guide for the way we approach life and relationships. You can take a free, fast quiz on her website and find out yours!

● Finding habits that lead to outer order and inner calm has a huge impact — about 40% of everyday life is shaped by everyday habits.

● Clean your fridge and change your career? Sounds big but the more steps we take to cleaning up our outer world, the more we are free to make huge improvements in our Spirituality + Happiness Pillar.

● Mementos are more meaningful when there are fewer of them.

● Thanks to a special DreamTriber for your Listener Inbox Letter this week! It’s all about finding those kindred spirits and going for the experiences that make you happy.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Happier Podcast 

Gretchen Rubin Website

Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter an Organize to Make More Room for Happiness, by Gretchen Rubin

The Four TendenciesThe Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too), by Gretchen Rubin

The Four Tendencies Quiz

Barbara’s Bookstore

Book Passage 

Thebeautifulno.com

 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN girlfriend doctor, Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal to offer. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off everything in her line of all-natural lotions and potions.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more… all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed, and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ one-of-a-kind flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

Apr 16, 2019
Better: For Women Only
05:57

A magic cream for your lady parts.

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Apr 11, 2019
EP 85 We’re Going Keto-Green™
37:05

Our Girlfriend Doctor is back! Dr. Anna Cabeca returns to the show to share a bunch of wisdom from her now #1 Bestseller, The Hormone Fix.

On this episode, Dr. Anna talks with Sheri and Nancy about the symptoms of hormone imbalance, her approach to a healthy and slimming Keto-Green diet, and she throws in some nuggets on intermittent fasting, ketogenic diet myths, and why hormone health in the middle of life is important from the inside out. We just love her.

 

Takeaways:

● Dr. Anna’s book, The Hormone Fix, is now a #1 bestseller, which proves how many women are curious about their hormone health and not getting the information they need from traditional venues.

● Dr. Anna explains that a Keto-Green diet is far different from the traditional ketogenic approach — all protein and fat. Keto-Green is full of plant-powered goodness, healthy proteins, and healthy fats.

● There is one common thread with every longevity society: their diet includes a ton of plants.

● In the Keto-Green™ lifestyle, we use ketones for fuel over glucose.

● Dr. Anna explains that intermittent fasting can be fast for at least 13 to 15 hours between dinner the night before, and breakfast the next day. And when breaking the fast, our bodies will be much more thankful if we reintroduce healthy plant-based foods.

● Get alkaline! Leafy greens and healthy fats are great, but managing our stress is at the top of the list.

● In our mid-30s, our hormones start to change and we see a decline in progesterone. This is a crucial time for self-care and healthy habits.

● Use the golden hours of the evening to wind down. Whether it’s a bath, making a tea or taking time to journal, the more we take the time to relax at the end of the day, the better for our mind, body, and spirit.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

team@thepillarlife.com

Dr. Anna Cabeca

The Hormone Fix: Burn Fat Naturally, Boost Energy, Sleep Better, and Stop Hot Flashes, the Keto-Green™ Way, by Anna Cabeca, DO, OBGYN, FACOG

Barbara’s Bookstore

Book Passage — Moderating will be the lovely April Gargiulo of Vintner’s Daughter.

Thebeautifulno.com

 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN girlfriend doctor, Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal to offer. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off everything in her line of all-natural lotions and potions.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more… all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed, and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ one-of-a-kind flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

 

Apr 09, 2019
Better: The Better Kitchen Towel
06:15

 

Multi-purpose, cheap and effective. Replace your paper towels with these.

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Apr 04, 2019
EP 84 Let it Go with Jill Herzig
43:53

Jill Herzig has had a very sparkly career: Editor in Chief of Dr. Oz The Good Life magazine, Editor in Chief of Redbook magazine, and Executive Editor at Glamour magazine. Photos shoots, clothing budgets, a jet-set lifestyle. And then, while she was at the top of her game, she was unceremoniously hip checked out of the print magazine industry. What do you do when your career trajectory takes an unwanted, unplanned and abrupt detour?

Jill and her best friend Lisa Oz are the co-hosts of an eye-opening podcast called You Turns. It’s an honest conversation about the scary, challenging, uncomfortable and even lonely parts of any transformative experience. Lisa was a fantastic guest on The Sheri + Nancy Show a few weeks ago, so we just had to bring Jill on the show to keep this chat going. Jill shares what helped her finally break free from the past and embrace the new story of authenticity and connection she has today. Don’t miss it. 

 

Takeaways:

● An important pillar for Sheri and Nancy this year is Adventure & Discovery. They are well on their way by uprooting their homes and moving to new cities. But more is in store. 

● Jill Herzig, co-host of the You Turns podcast, spent her life on the straight path to achievement and success. When her own personal “YouTurn” struck, it veered her into a life she never imagined. The digital landscape disrupted print media, and before Jill knew it, she and her team were not only out of a job but out of an entire industry.

● Jill and Lisa met while they were working on The Good Life magazine with Lisa’s husband, world-famous Dr. Mehmet Oz. Jill and Lisa clicked on many levels and YouTurns was born.

● The times in our lives where our identity is shaken to the core represent spiritual opportunities to figure out who we are, stripped down to our core.

● Jill cites her incredibly brave and adventurous backpacking trip to parts unknown as one of the catalysts that pushed her into her future.

● The more honest you can be about your story, the more you bond with people and access power through deep connection.

● Lean hard on the females in your life. (We agree Jill!) 

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

team@thepillarlife.com

YouTurns

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed

 

Barbara’s Bookstore

Book Passage — Moderating will be the lovely April Gargiulo of Vintner’s Daughter.

Thebeautifulno.com

Pillar Kitchen — Chili

 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN girlfriend doctor, Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal to offer. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off everything in her line of all-natural lotions and potions.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more… all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed, and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ one-of-a-kind flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

 

Apr 02, 2019
Better: A Better Way to Shop
04:58

Your A to Z cruelty-free resource


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Mar 28, 2019
EP 83 It’s Sheri’s Book Launch!
28:03

Ok DreamTribe, we’ve got a huge announcement. Sheri has taken a big leap. She dove head-first into a labor of love, and wrote a deeply personal book called The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation. It’s a tale of growth and discovery. It’s full of laughs, tears and Salata wisdoms. And it will launch on June 4. Talk about inspiration! 

In today’s episode, Sher and Nance unpack the writing process behind this book, share some of their favorite excerpts, and invite everyone to download a free chapter! Listen in. 

 

Takeaways:

● It’s our very own Sheri Salata’s first book, The Beautiful No: and Other Tales of Trials, Transcendence, and Transformation… out on June 4th.

● It has been a labor of love and two years in the making. Writing a personal memoir is cathartic and healing, and Sheri’s openness about her own life speaks to her commitment to The Pillar Life.

● Sher and Nance’s decision to hunker down and take a real, honest look at their own lives and ultimately create the Pillars was an absolute game changer and the genesis of this book.

● Nancy’s favorite chapter of the book, “I Did Everything Wrong and It Turned Out Alright” is relatable and just plain funny. Sheri’s fave is “Feel the Burn”, it’s an honest look at the things we will go through for what we think is our dream bod.

● Sheri’s vision for the book is that it serves as an invitation for others to join the DreamTribe and The Pillar Life.

● Sheri writes about what happens when she realized that she had the career or her dreams, but not the life of her dreams.

● This week in the Listener Inbox: The scoop on Nancy’s knives and Digestive Enzymes!

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

team@thepillarlife.com

Harper Wave

The Beautiful No

Barbara’s Book Store — link for the event wasn’t up yet! Sher will be at the Vernon Hills location on June 6, with Book Passage — link for the event wasn’t up yet! Moderating will be the lovely April Gargiulo of Vintner’s Daughter.

Thebeautifulno.com

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN girlfriend doctor, Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal to offer. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off everything in her line of all-natural lotions and potions.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more… all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed, and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ one-of-a-kind flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

 

Mar 26, 2019
Better: Outta the frying pan...
04:45

The best pan evah.


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Mar 21, 2019
EP 82 Who’s In Your Room?
57:27

Both Sheri and Nancy have relocated to new cities, so today’s episode about carefully curating the people in your life comes at a perfect time for each of them. This move is all about new dreams, new opportunities, and a chance to forge new relationships. They’ve invited Dr. Ivan Misner, founder of an extensive business networking organization called BNI, on the show. Ivan is not only a networking mastermind, he’s one of the authors of a bestselling book called Who’s In Your Room — an eye-opening reminder that the people we surround ourselves with impact the quality of our lives. 

Ivan shares practical ways we can foster only those relationships that uplift and inspire us. He tells us how to say “no” without being a jerk, the real secret to balance, ways to live a life with margins, and how to become the bouncer (or as Sher and Nance like to put it, the “curator”) of your own room.

 

Takeaways:

● As Sheri settles into her new life in Napa, now it’s Nancy’s turn to face the moving vans and boxes. Moving can be an emotional tornado, so it’s important to be kind to yourself and create time and space to find your footing.

● In midlife, deep friendship is less about proximity and ease and more about chemistry, trust and connection. Not everybody should have a front-row seat to your movie.

● The quality of your life depends on who is in your room, and you are your own bouncer or curator of your own experience. 

● Get crystal clear on the values most important to you in a friendship. Start with your dealbreakers. Nancy’s non-negotiable in friendship is meanness or cruelty. Sheri’s dealbreaker is cheapness.

● Being intentional about your relationships in all areas is a way to have your own back, look out for yourself, and protect your energy.

● Create margins in your life. Taking a mental health day once a week or one hour out of the day can work wonders for the soul.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

team@thepillarlife.com

ThePillarLife.com  — Big Salad

Who’s In Your Room: The Secret to Creating Your Best Life, by Ivan Misner, Stewart Emery, and Rick Sapio

Dr. Ivan Misner

 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN girlfriend doctor, Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal to offer. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off everything in her line of all-natural lotions and potions.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more … all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed, and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ one-of-a-kind flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

 

Mar 19, 2019
Better: Meal Time Must-Haves
04:23

A better way to dine.

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Mar 14, 2019
EP 81 You Turns with Lisa Oz
37:45

Lisa Oz is an extraordinary writer, producer and entrepreneur. She has also been married for more than 30 years to the guru of healthy living, Dr. Mehmet Oz, so she knows a thing or two about transformation, relationships, and living a balanced life. 

Lisa and her best friend Jill Herzog are co-hosts of a fantastic podcast called You Turns, which explores the shifts and transformations in the middle of life. Lisa believes we all must be our own happiness coach. This week she talks to Sher and Nance about her own Pillar practices; challenges us all to really truly answer the question “If not now, when?”; and divulges why she won’t let her husband get too “Dr. Ozzie” on her.

 

Takeaways:

● Lisa Oz believes we all have to continually work on our pillars, and Sher and Nance couldn’t agree more! The Pillar Life is a process of shoring up pillars, sometimes one at a time. 

● Lisa lives a life of balance when it comes to joy and nutrition. She says food should nourish your body and delight your taste buds.

● Find what works for you personally within The Pillar Life practices. Lisa prefers prayer over meditation, but it’s all about what feels good to you. Whatever way you choose to move, stretch, sit in stillness, and eat is determined by what gives you the most happiness and energy.

● Lisa and her best friend Jill worked together on The Good Life and wanted to continue their relationship and support each other through a period of a career change and empty-nesting. Their You-Turns podcast explores all aspects of middle of life transformations with compassion, wisdom and a sense of humor.

● The real secret to a great long-term marriage includes honesty and showing up open to learn and grow. Lisa’s advice: Always be courting each other, and keep the flames of desire lit.

● Give what you seek. Not just in romantic relationships but in all your close and intimate connections.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

team@thepillarlife.com

You Turns

ThePillarLife.com link to Nance’s broccoli soup 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN girlfriend doctor, Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal to offer. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off everything in her line of all-natural lotions and potions

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more … all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ one-of-a-kind flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

 

Mar 12, 2019
Better: It’s a wrap
04:10

Cozy, luxurious and affordable.


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Mar 07, 2019
EP 80 The Energy Codes with Dr. Sue Morter
45:23

Our energy within creates our experience on the outside. Quantum Field visionary and Master of Bioenergetic Medicine, Dr. Sue Morter joins Sher and Nance to show us how to uplift and uplevel to heal our bodies and live our best life. Dr. Sue’s new book, The Energy Code is an entirely new approach to accessing our creative genius and elevating our consciousness. She shares the mind-blowing transformative experience that led her to witness people heal every aspect of their life when they applied a few easy practices, and explains why that person who makes you cringe at a party may actually be a gift to unleash your inner power. It’s like Kegels for our chakras.

 

Takeaways:

● We are powerful beings and when we clean up our internal energy and focus it to our greatest good, we align with the pulsating outer energy of the world and can co-create greatness.

● Dr. Sue draws from her experience as a doctor and health care practitioner for over 30 years. She experienced a transformative experience during meditation and seeks to share her joy and discovery with others.

● When we uplevel, we access our internal power to handle situations in a way that gives us strength and wisdom rather than overwhelm.

● The people and experience that rattle us the most are not to annoy us but to give us the gift of accessing our internal power.

● Quantum science shows us that our lives are a reflection of our own consciousness.

● Dr. Sue’s energy work practices pull together our distorted perceptions and produce a greater sense of life and well being. They help us repurpose our energy to create positive experiences instead of a full spinout.

● Moving energy with your consciousness can start to change the power that you have inside your system.

● The “ego-protected personality” makes us feel like we are always missing something, and we try to fill it with outside achievement.

● Do you wake up in the middle of the night like Nancy? That is a gift. Your body is providing you the opportunity to uplevel your consciousness. Wow.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

team@thepillarlife.com

The Energy Code: The 7-Step System to Awaken Your Spirit, Heal Your Body, and Live Your Best Life,
by Dr. Sue Morter

ThePillarLife.com/Energy

Dr. Sue Morter 

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN doctor friend Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal for her all natural lotions and potions. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off.

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more … all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ fabulous flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

 

Mar 05, 2019
Better: Sink or Swim
07:40

Elevate your mornings with this sparkly tip.


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Feb 28, 2019
EP 79 Family Secrets with Dani Shapiro
54:57

She’s back. Dani Shapiro is one of the show’s favorite all-time guests, and she returns this week to talk about her whirlwind New York Times Bestselling book Inheritance, and her new podcast Family Secrets. 

Family is tender territory with no playbook, and Dani’s story is a shining example of the impact secrets have on families. She shares with Sher and Nance what it was like to have the rug of her identity pulled out underneath her, and what played out after that once her shocking discovery had settled around her family.

Also, the gals announce some fun new Pillar news including Pillar Pages and more from inside The Pillar Life Kitchen Show.

 

Takeaways:

● Dani is on a 30-city book tour for Inheritance, and she feels a strong sense of purpose. She loves seeing this book resonate with her readers and finds this work opens up a dialogue for others about their family secrets.

● Dani learned from taking a DNA test that her beloved dad was not her biological father. This sent shockwaves to her system and began a huge journey that led to the inspiration for Inheritance.

● This story reflects that our world is constantly changing, and we are making new breakthroughs in science and DNA testing every year. The days of secrecy are coming to an end, and we are shifting towards transparency.

● We often create a story that resonates so much on our end that we bend reality and truly believe that particular truth.

● The nature of trauma is you can’t recollect it as a story.

● Dani felt like an outsider for years and the pieces didn’t add up as to why she always felt as though something was off. She knows now that just because something is not spoken, it doesn’t mean it does not exist. We are constantly picking up on emergencies, both those we can see and those that are subconscious.

● Dani’s story is one of liberation and freedom, in large part due to everyone involved acting with pure grace and kindness.

● Dani writes in order to understand what she is feeling, and it helps her become clear on her own internal connection.

● Dani wrote 5 novels and 4 memorials before Inheritance, and all of them were about the corrosive power of secrets. When she looked at it again, it was clear she was searching for a clue.

● Her podcast Family Secrets encourages us to release the shame and fear attached to our secrets, and speak our truth to the world.

Listener Inbox: You are never too old to rev that engine. We hear from a listener who is 59, and certainly feelin’ fine.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

team@thepillarlife.com

Dani Shapiro

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, by Dani Shapiro

Family Secrets Podcast

Pillar Pages 

Our Triple Board Certified OB-GYN doctor friend Dr. Anna has a special DreamTribe deal for her all natural lotions and potions. Type in DreamTribe at checkout and get 10% off.

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more … all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 15% off all of Tea Vibes’ fabulous flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

 

Feb 26, 2019
Better: It Takes Two, Baby
07:01

It’s a pantry hack!

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Feb 21, 2019
EP 78 Know Your Hormones
58:06

We found her. The Girlfriend Doctor. The Queen of Hormones, Dr. Anna Cabeca. A triple board-certified OB/GYN and anti-aging expert, Dr. Anna helps women embrace menopause with a smile, enhance their sexual health (and libido), and age with grace and power.

In this episode, Dr. Anna does a deep dive into the ways we can all feel vibrant, juicy, and delicious through menopause and beyond. She shares some gems from her fascinating new book, The Hormone Fix, and offers some practical sexual health tips and a FREE E-Book, just for the DreamTribe. Don’t miss this one! We all need to understand what our hormones are up to.

 

Takeaways:

● Sheri and Nancy booked individual sessions with Dr. Anna and loved every minute of what felt like a long-overdue chat with a great girlfriend (and super smart doctor). They are thrilled to share her expert wisdom with the DreamTribe.

● Menopause can feel like an emotional and physical gut punch. It can cause isolation, shame, and make us feel like we’ve sailed right past our prime. Dr. Anna reminds us there is an exciting and sexy story to be told about welcoming a new stage of life.

● Dr. Anna is personally invested in living out a quality life. She had early menopause at 38 and her own research and dedication to health helped her have a child at age 41.

● Sheri’s Pillar Work has been life-changing, but she’s still working on recovering from professional burnout, which sent her stress and sex hormones reeling.

● As a 9-hour-of-sleep-a-night gal, Nancy is working on creating a nighttime ritual that promotes more relaxation and hormonal support.

● When our stress hormones (cortisol) are out of balance, it impacts our sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone.

● Weight (and waist) gain is a symptom of menopause but can be prevented and reversed.

● Dr. Anna is a fan of intermittent fasting. She says a solid 12 to 15 hour fast has great benefits.

● Download Dr. Anna’s FREE E-book on hormones... her gift to the DreamTribe!

● Organic plants and greens are powerful medicine. As predominantly plant-based eaters, Sher and Nance look forward to chatting more with Dr. Anna about her Keto-Green Way outlined in The Hormone Fix.

Listener Inbox: How do you handle friends you may have outgrown and who no longer elevate you?

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

team@thepillarlife.com

The Hormone Fix: Burn Fat Naturally, Boost Energy, Sleep Better, and Stop Hot Flashes, the Keto-Green Way, by Anna Cabeca DO OBGYN

Dr. Anna Cabeca

JAMA

What’s Happening to My Hormones? E-Book

The Pillar Life Kitchen — Episode 2 (Sauteed Corn with Red Onion)

 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more … all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we stay hydrated, cleansed and calm while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Get 10% off all of Tea Vibes’ fabulous flavors, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

Feb 19, 2019
Better: Veg Out
05:21

Simmer up some homemade goodness.

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Feb 14, 2019
EP 77 Home Cooking with Nancy
30:41

The day has come and it’s finally here. The Pillar Life Kitchen show is live, and hopefully, you’re hungry. Starring our very own Nancy Hala, the shows are snack-size episodes that demonstrate step-by-step how to create delicious, plant-powered dishes. Impress yourself and everyone around you with new and inventive ways to eat more plants.

In this week’s episode, Sher and Nance describe The Pillar Life Kitchen show, sharing what to expect and where to find it. They also tell a few of their own cooking stories, and how they find their zen in the kitchen. Don’t miss it!

 

Takeaways:

● Home cook Nancy is thrilled to share dishes that are near and dear to her heart. She will be “Nancyizing” comfort food staples — like soups, sides, and salads — making them lighter and brighter with nutritious plant-powered options.

● This show is a co-creative endeavor, and Sheri and Nancy would love to hear your questions and suggestions. Also, a special thank you to Cinematographer and Editor Ben Ivers, who brought his own magic to the production.

● The dishes Nancy likes best have a mindfulness to them. One example is the popular Buddha Bowl. Nourishing, clean and simple.

● Nancy’s commitment to cooking kicked into high gear when she had her first child, Alex. It continued throughout the years, as both of her children became student-athletes who needed big lumberjack meals all week long.

● Sheri’s two tips as a novice trying to prep home-cooked meals: find a few hours a week that you can set aside to prep, and enjoy the journey.

Listener Inbox: Are we what we drink? Or what we dream? Maybe a little of both.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

team@thepillarlife.com

The Pillar Life Kitchen — Ep. 1 

Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition,
by Joel Fuhrman

This week’s BETTER — Veg Out

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more … all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we can hydrate, cleanse, and calm ourselves while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Check out the Pillar Life T-TOX collection, which includes the custom-made Pillar Life teas, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

 

Feb 12, 2019
Better: A Zero Sum Game
06:29

Pure, clean and delicious.


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Feb 07, 2019
EP 76 The DreamTribe Writes In...
50:50

Our listeners write the best emails. Sheri and Nancy are mining some gems on this week’s show, reading all kinds of questions from devoted DreamTribers, covering a range of topics, from how to make the most of taking time off work, to favorite meditation techniques, to interesting ways to make sexy small talk with strangers.

Sher and Nance give an update on what life is like living in different cities. Sheri is actively putting out the love vibe all around her new town, and Nancy is pinging and dinging on new dating platforms.

 

Takeaways:

● The Pillar Life Kitchen cooking show will be out soon! Stay tuned for the big announcement. Make sure you’re subscribed to the newsletter. Sign up at thepillarlife.com. 

● Whether it’s upping your Sanctuary + Beauty Pillar or just committing to feeling free, the DreamTribe has really stepped up and continues to impress and inspire Sher and Nance. They love hearing what products you order and what pillars you're focusing on.

● If you struggle in one pillar and feel trapped or stuck, remember that the magic happens when you shore up the other pillars and take care of what is doable.

● Self-kindness is self-care.

● The “all or nothing” mindset leads to nothing. Drinking more water, making more food at home and just going to the yoga class is enough to make a huge impact.

● Be intentional about your time off and make a plan for what you want to accomplish with extra time.

● Conjure fun and good energy on a date by practicing and figuring out ways to talk about yourself and your life in ways that are enticing and joyful. Everyone around you can feel it.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

team@thepillarlife.com

Getting Into the Vortex

Headspace App

David Lynch Foundation

 

Pillar News:

In the latest Better, Sheri and Nancy share a trick to display everyday household things more elegantly.

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more … all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we can hydrate, cleanse, and calm ourselves while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Check out the Pillar Life T-TOX collection, which includes the custom-made Pillar Life teas, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

 

Feb 05, 2019
Better: People with glass straws…
04:16

…are earth-consciously sipping.


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Jan 31, 2019
EP 75 Making Big Moves
41:48

When you set your Pillars in motion, sometimes change happens fast. Like, really fast. The power of momentum may even trigger a root chakra upheaval, and in all honesty, a meltdown.

In today’s episode, Sheri and Nancy announce huge changes, big moves, and the twists and turns of emotions they’re processing while they realize some of their own blue-sky dreams. Luckily for both gals they have each other, and the entire DreamTribe, to help sort through the sometimes muddy transition into a fresh new life. Let’s cheer them on, DreamTribers!

This episode is also the debut of a new segment called Listener Inbox. Sher and Nance read listeners’ emails and answer all kinds of questions and queries.

Here’s to a new day.  

 

Takeaways:

● By living their Pillar Lives, Nancy and Sheri both recently realized they were ready for a change outside of Los Angeles. Sheri always thought her dream of living in Napa Valley would manifest in 10+ years, but guess what? It’s happening right now. The reality of living in a small town is exciting for her, but the move has been overwhelming, even chaotic, and very emotional.

● One expert tip from the Marie Kondo (tidiness guru) consultant Sheri hired is to toss all the photos where you don’t look good. Great advice.

● We are never tethered to just one version of life and it is never too late to reach for the next dream. However, it does take flexibility, and there may be moments that require sitting in uncertainty and disruption.

● The birth of a new dream often includes the death of an old dream.

● Nancy has figured out a way to make one of her biggest “Framily” dreams come true, and now Seattle is calling her name.

● New adventures are in store for Sher and Nance now that they’ll be living in different cities; this change feels invigorating and exciting. So many more girlfriend conversations to unfold.

Listener Inbox: Can you have an amazing marriage with your soulmate partner AND a best friendship similar to what Sher and Nance have? Tune in to hear their answer!

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

team@thepillarlife.com

 

Pillar News:

In the latest Better, Sheri and Nancy share a trick to display everyday household things more elegantly.

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more … all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we can hydrate, cleanse, and calm ourselves while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Check out the Pillar Life T-TOX collection, which includes the custom-made Pillar Life teas, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is here! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

Jan 29, 2019
Better: What’s the poop?
05:31

A behind-closed-doors magic solution.
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Jan 24, 2019
EP 74 How to Bounce Back, with Sonia Ricotti
53:27

The Pillar Life is about growth, optimism and joy. It’s an approach that can help us build up the resilience we need to move through any setbacks life throws at us, and get to our Next Right Dream. This week Sheri + Nancy are talking to best-selling author Sonia Ricotti, the queen of bouncing back from difficulties and dead-ends. 

Before she became a “bounce back expert” with a huge following and the author of several popular books including The Law of Attraction, Plain and Simple, and Unsinkable, Sonia remembers a time when she hit rock bottom: debt, illness and a home in foreclosure. Now she shares the simple but life-changing steps she used to lift herself out of despair and into success. She’s blazing trails and helping others learn how to recover and rebuild.

 

Takeaways:

● Nance opens up about a recent development in her Friends & Family Pillar. Thanks to a flash of clarity and insight months ago, she healed a longtime fractured relationship with her beloved brother. What a gift, and an important reminder that it’s never too late to reach out to someone you love and have the relationship with them that you want. It just takes one small shift to start a chain reaction that can change an entire family.

● When Sonia hit rock bottom, she realized things had to change. Wheels were in motion for something big to happen. One week later, she got the message from the universe loud and clear, “Unsinkable,” which later became the title of her book.

● How you frame things and the story you tell yourself can either be a slice of freedom or a prison sentence.

● Sonia shares her three steps to feeling better immediately and offers this sage advice: Your life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Sonia’s E-Book, Bounce Back Big in 2019 — Free!

The Law of Attraction, Plain and Simple: Create the Extraordinary Life that You Deserve

 

Pillar News:

In the latest Better, Sheri and Nancy share a trick to display everyday household things more elegantly. 

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Check it out!

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny.

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more … all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we can hydrate, cleanse, and calm ourselves while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Check out the Pillar Life T-TOX collection, which includes the custom-made Pillar Life teas, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is now open! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

Jan 22, 2019
Better: On a Silver Platter
04:31

A household hack to elevate every room
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Jan 17, 2019
EP 73 Getting “Happier” with Liz Craft & Sarah Fain
01:02:05

When they aren’t writing, producing and selling Emmy Award-winning TV shows, or hosting their hugely successful Happier in Hollywood podcast, Sarah Fain and Liz Craft are most likely spilling every detail of their day to each other. Powerhouse writing partners, showrunners, executive producers, and soul-sister has friends who want nothing more than to lift each other up. In short, our kind of women! 

In this week’s episode, Sheri and Nancy talk to Sarah and Liz about friendship, self-care and slaying the game of life. We get a teaser of Liz and Sarah’s new show, The Fix, coming soon to ABC, and Liz shares what she’s learned working with her sister Gretchen on the blockbuster podcast, Happier, with Gretchen Rubin. 

This is a mega-watt girlfriend chat, so pull up a chair, DreamTribe.

 

Takeaways:

 

● Sher and Nance find it refreshing to kick off a new year with the structure and foundational work laid out in the Pillars. For Sher, her intention is to continue to progress on Health + Wellness with more ease and flow. Nance is shining a light on the Pillars that may need a little more love, such as Adventure + Discovery.

● Liz and Sarah are TV show writers including the final two seasons of Angel, The Shield, and Women’s Murder Club (which they created).

● Their podcast Happier in Hollywood brings peace, sanity, and levity to a world that can be normally competitive and as they describe it, “fundamentally insane.”

● Their team theme in 2018 was to “expand always, all ways,” and in 2019 it is to explode! Bigger guests, deeper conversations, and just pushing themselves to do even more of the inner work that they, in turn, can share with the world.

● Liz also co-hosts one of the most popular podcasts on the planet, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, with her sister Gretchen.

● Liz and Sarah celebrate their own personal differences and tastes and are constantly learning from each other and lifting one another up.

● Even as successful as both Liz and Sarah are, they make it a practice to do the inner work, believe in themselves and observe any limiting beliefs that keep them from living to their highest potential.

● Celebrate the small wins and revel in the present accomplishments. It’s fun to plan and dream but we don’t want to lose the precious moment of NOW.

● Take it from Liz and Sarah, two of the busiest women in showbiz: you do have time to take care of yourself. In fact, you don’t have time not to.

● It’s freeing to share. If it’s on a podcast or creative project that is great but even just going deeper with a friend over tea or coffee is a game changer.

● Liz and Sarah are thrilled for their show, The Fix, to be out soon on ABC. It is a legal thriller that features Marcia Clark, the O.J. Simpson prosecutor, as their co-writer and Executive Producer.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Happier in Hollywood

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

“The Fix”

 

Pillar News:

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny!

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we can hydrate, cleanse, and calm ourselves while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Check out the Pillar Life T-TOX collection, which includes the custom-made Pillar Life teas, right here.

The Pillar Life Kitchen is now open! Plant-Powered Goodness from home chef Nancy, herself.

Sher and Nance have done it. They’ve found the condiment of their dreams. Find out what it is here: Better: Spread the Word

Jan 15, 2019
Better: An Open Book
07:19

We’re going back to our friendship roots.  

Jan 10, 2019
EP 72 Happy For No Reason with Marci Shimoff
58:24

Can you have it all, a life brimming with success and material wealth, and still give yourself a D on the Happiness Rating Scale? According to happiness teacher Marci Shimoff, yes you can. She experienced that roller coaster ride first hand, and is on this week’s podcast to tell us all about it, and how she learned to not just be happy, but be happy for no reason at all. 

Marci threw herself into the study of true happiness and wrote the #1 New York Times Best Seller, Happy for No Reason, which propelled her to being one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time. She’s also the coauthor of six top-selling titles in the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series. Marci talks with Sheri and Nancy about how our habits transform our happiness, the Seven Areas of Happiness that she identified based on reams of research, and three practices we can get started on right now to conjure up unbridled delight.

Joy for the sake of joy. That’s what we’re talking about DreamTribe. Listen in. 

 

Takeaways:

● Happiness that is based on a condition (I’ll be happy when I get this job, this relationship, a body like Halle Berry) is fleeting.True happiness for no reason is lasting and unshakeable.

● The Pillar Life approach leads us to this very concept: inner joy, unbridled optimism and spiritual contentment. 

● Habits can make us happy. Marci explains that happiness is 50% genetic, 10% our circumstances, and 40% our behavior. That means there’s huge power in our habits, behavior, and our Pillar practices. 

● Marci had it all —  a rockstar author, traveling the world and living what she thought was her dream. Yet, she felt empty inside and knew she needed to make an internal shift.  

● Marci says that happiness is like the structure of a home: Foundation (taking responsibility for your life), Four Corner Pillars (mind, heart, body, and soul), Roof (a purposeful and passionate life), and Garden (surrounding yourself with supportive people and practices).

● A practice that can shift us from anger and resentment to compassion and empathy is sending four wishes of forgiveness: I’m Sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. Love you.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Transformational Leadership Council

Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out, by Marci Shimoff with Carol Kline

HeartMath Institute

Marci Shimoff

Link to E-Book Gift

 

Pillar News:

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny!

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we can hydrate, cleanse, and calm ourselves while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Check out the Pillar Life T-TOX collection, which includes the custom-made Pillar Life teas, right here.

 

Jan 08, 2019
Better: Spread the word
03:24

We found the condiments of our dreams.

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Jan 03, 2019
EP 71 Best of 2018 Vol. 2
53:48

It’s the second installment of the Best of 2018. Sheri and Nancy went looking for their highest downloaded episodes of the year (and personal favorites) and found three inspiring women who came on the show to share life-changing wisdom. 

Mel Robbins helped us stop pressing the snooze buttons of our lives with her powerful “5-Second Rule”. Angela Manuel Davis brought us to tears when she unwrapped the layers of possibility for our gifts, our potential, our destiny. And Kris Carr reminded us that we are each the CEOs of our health and it’s time to take the wheel when it comes to self-care. 

A trivecta of motivation to get us ready for our 2019 Pillar Lives!

 

Takeaways:

Ep 34: “Mel Robbins and the 5 Second Rule”

● The gap of knowing what we want to do and deciding to actually do it is about 5 seconds long. It may seem like a flash of time, yet it dictates so much of the 35,000 decisions we make in a day. When we lean into this gap, we can take inspired action and we step into our power.

● Procrastination is a symptom of stress and our attempt to relieve it. The more we acknowledge what we are stressed about, we can use Mel’s 5 Second Rule to break through those barriers 

Ep 35: “Angela Manuel-Davis: Honor Your Body”

● Gratitude changes things. When we start with a simple thank you in the morning for even just getting out of bed, it can shift our day.

● Our body is what houses the gift of our lives. When we understand that, it changes our perspective. The choice is ours for how to honor our bodies.

Ep 42: “Kris Carr and our Crazy Sexy SELVES”

● The more plants and better quality protein we consume, the better we feel and the more positive impact we make on the planet. The name of the game is “progress” not “perfection” when it comes to diet and lifestyle.  

● The more we take accountability for our lifestyle choices, the more empowered we become. And if not now when? Midlife can be a sexy, juicy time for self-care, and it is never too late to add better, stronger choices to the mix. 

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Ep 34: “Mel Robbins and the 5 Second Rule”

Ep 35: “Angela Manuel-Davis: Honor Your Body”

Ep 42: “Kris Carr and our Crazy Sexy SELVES”

 

Pillar News:

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny!

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products and more, all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we can hydrate, cleanse and calm ourselves while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Check out the Pillar Life T-TOX collection, which includes the custom-made Pillar Life teas, right here.

 

Jan 02, 2019
Better: Popping Up a Storm
07:37

The best way on earth to make popcorn.
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Dec 27, 2018
EP 70 Best of 2018 Vol.1
53:45

This year been a joyride. Sheri and Nancy have talked with some of the most fascinating and inspiring people they’ve ever met and now they want to share a few of their favorite eye-opening, poignant and hilarious nuggets from 2018.

They upgraded their dreams and pledged to “take it easy” with Deepak Chopra, talked style and sanctuary with Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, and welcomed in Wabi Sabi love with ‘lovemaster’ Arielle Ford.

Sher and Nance are fired up for 2019, and can’t wait to take their Pillar Lives to the next level, with all of you DreamTribers!

 

Takeaways:

Ep 18: “Upgrading our Dreams with Deepak Chopra”

● When we deconstruct who we are, what we want, and what our purpose is, we end up with infinite possibilities.

● How to call in your highest purpose? Take it easy. Make your vision as vivid and colorful as possible, relax into being, let go of the effort to make things a certain way, and then surrender to uncertainty.

Ep 24: “Beauty with Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent”

● The middle of life is a time to own your individual style and have fun, not shrink or hide from it.

● Our homes are either transitional or transformational. Even if it’s just a small corner of your home, having a space that reflects your highest self is so important.

Ep 17: “Living As If with Arielle Ford”

● We can find perfect love in imperfect relationships.

● Most of the “annoying” habits of our loved ones are things we end up missing immensely when they are gone.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Ep 18: “Upgrading our Dreams with Deepak Chopra”

Ep 24: “Beauty with Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent”

Ep 17: “Living As If with Arielle Ford”

 

Pillar News:

The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny!

Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory.

Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products and more, all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we can hydrate, cleanse and calm ourselves while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Check out the Pillar Life T-TOX collection, which includes the custom-made Pillar Life teas, right here.

 

Dec 26, 2018
Better: Think FAST
09:32

This one is weight-loss gold.
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Dec 20, 2018
EP 69 Your Holiday Survival Plan
30:37

The holidays are a mixed bag. On one hand, it’s the season to celebrate with friends and families, to get cozy with hot cocoa around a fire, to bake gingerbread cookies and sip the sparkly. But for most of us, it’s also a time where we feel something missing — whether it’s loved ones who have passed, dreams that have not yet materialized, or just a moment’s peace in the frenzied bustle. 

In this week’s episode, Sher and Nance share their own Christmas stories: the good, the bad and the downright sad. And they decide to make this holiday season one of unbridled optimism, no matter what. The holidays are the perfect time to dive into our Pillar Life approach, with a special focus on the Spirituality + Happiness Pillar. Let’s all stay happy, healthy and centered this holiday season...and let’s keep that Next Right Dream in our sights for the New Year. 

Takeaways:

● While Sheri and Nancy each appreciate their Christmas traditions, this time of year can feel weighty with nostalgia and tinged with sadness. Honoring your loved ones that have passed is a holiday tradition that can help us all feel more connected and less alone.

● The first step to moving happily through the holiday season is to observe your gloomy feelings and bring them to the light. Ignoring or denying your emotional rawness will just make it burn stronger.

● Too much focus on gift buying can be stressful. Connecting with a friend over a walk or cup of tea can mean even more than a store-bought item.

● We have the opportunity to change our story and look at December as a time to really focus on our Spirituality & Happiness Pillar.

● Being a Pollyanna is one of the most spiritually powerful things you can do. See the best in your environment and the people around you. This creates positive outcomes; people and situations will show up as reflections of your optimism.

● Trade your presents for presence. Carve out moments during your holiday celebrations to sit with yourself, journal, or do anything that connects you with peace, joy and alignment. 

● A few of Sher and Nance’s favorite holiday traditions: Baking cookies, lighting Christmas-scented candles, playing carefully curated (happy) holiday music (sorry Charlie Brown and Auld Lang Syne, you make us cry), and cuddling up to great movies like The Family Stone, Elf, White Christmas, and It’s a Wonderful Life. 

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Thymes Company 

 

Pillar News:

The new Pillar Shop site is up and there are so many holiday goodies and fabulous gifts to treat yourself and your loved ones this season.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny!

Notes To Self Socks are the perfect cozy and fashionable stocking stuffers, and they’re now available with holiday-themed sayings!

Beautycounter products! The lipsticks, the facial peels, and the skin-care products make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we can hydrate, cleanse, and calm our bodies before we deck the halls. Check out the Pillar Life T-TOX collection, which includes the custom-made Pillar Life teas, right here.

 

Dec 18, 2018
Better: Without a trace
05:31

A clever solution to an age-old problem.
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Dec 13, 2018
EP 68 How to Keep it Sexy
24:05

How to move a would-be beloved out of the friend zone and into the bed zone? How to reignite the passion of a long-term relationship when things are feeling as stale as week-old bread? In this episode, our Romance + Sex soothsayer Bela Gandhi pops in to give us ingenious tips on how to keep things fresh and sexy in relationships at any stage. Bela says no matter where you are on your relationship trajectory, you should clear at least 30 seconds every day for a melty delicious hug. We LOVE that. Listen in.

 

Takeaways:

● After dating a series of men that weren’t right for her, Bela did her own dating analysis in college and found that true love was in front of her the whole time. Her best friend Andy was really what she was looking for, so she moved him straight out of the friend zone, and 21 years later they are still madly in love (and still great friends).

● One of the first steps to reconnecting in our long-term relationships is to be honest and self-aware when we feel disconnection, and willing to communicate our feelings.

● It’s easy for women to look at their partner of many years and see only what’s wrong. Things start to shift for both people when each commits to noticing and appreciating the good.

● One of the fastest ways to reconnect? Plan a fun, cool, sexy date night at least once a month. Set the rules of engagement to keep the conversation dreamy and romantic, and leave the talk about the kids, or money worries, or the leaking roof OUT.

● While a long-term relationship is great and works for many, it may not work for everyone. Some relationships have their reasons and their seasons; you don’t have to stay and slog it out if it’s not working.

● Hug it out! Bela says the 30-Second Hug is a game changer to connect with your loved ones and to regenerate oxytocin.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Bela Gandhi

Create & Cultivate

 

Pillar News:

The new Pillar Shop site is up and there are so many holiday goodies and fabulous gifts to treat yourself and your loved ones this season.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny!

Notes To Self Socks are the perfect cozy and fashionable stocking stuffers, and they’re now available with holiday-themed sayings!

Beautycounter products! The lipsticks, the facial peels, and the skin-care products make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean.

 

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we can hydrate, cleanse, and calm our bodies before we deck the halls. Check out the Pillar Life T-TOX collection, which includes the custom-made Pillar Life teas, right here.

Dec 11, 2018
Better: Wrap it up
06:29

Give your presents presence.
And join the DreamTribe! https://www.thepillarlife.com

Dec 05, 2018
EP 67 We’re Talking About Drinking
36:41

Cocktails and wine are a fun way to celebrate the holidays, but there’s a limit to what we should imbibe. When to drink, how much to drink and what to drink in order to stay healthy and on track with our Pillar Life goals? In this week’s episode, Sheri and Nancy get honest about their drinking habits and the changes they want to make in the coming months. And they talk to Todd White, a health disruptor, biohacker and the founder of Dry Farm Wines, a bespoke purveyor of wines that are free of sugar, carbs and toxins. Todd shares the latest on the frontier of the wine revolution, talks about his own personal health pillars, and describes how Dry Farm Wines offers a health-conscious, natural, additive-free answer to traditional factory winemaking.

 

Takeaways:

● Nancy was so moved by Russell Brand’s talk at the recent Wanderlust Wellspring event that she committed to six months of sobriety! 

● The profound way Russell tells his story of addiction and his approach to the 12 steps in his book Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions has led Nancy to reflect on how even moderate drinking has affected her Pillar life. Through journaling, meditating and even prayer she is connecting more deeply with herself.

● Sher and Nance discovered Dry Farm Wines from their beloved past guest, Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert, JJ Virgin, who recommended this healthy way to imbibe.

● Todd White, Founder of Dry Farm Wines, leads by example with his passion for healthy and intentional living. He is dedicated to a 23-hour daily fast (which means he eats only one hour per day). And he keeps that one meal ketogenic with high-quality meats, vegetables, and healthy fats.

● Every day is a chance to biohack our lives to positively impact and influence our biological and neurological outcome. Diet is one important way to get results, along with sleep, exercise and meditation.

● Todd developed Dry Farm Wines when he became intolerant to the sugar in other wines and wanted to develop a healthy, organic wine in small sourced batches.

● Much like the food industry, the wine business has spent a lot of money to keep ingredients off the labels. There are a whopping 76 additives approved by the FDA in winemaking, and 52% of all the wines manufactured in the US are made by only three companies.

● Todd’s biohack for staying sane during the upcoming holidays: find a quiet space to meditate every day and love yourself and those around you.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Recovery — Freedom from our Addictions, by Russell Brand

Dry Farm Wines

 

Pillar News:

The new Pillar Shop site is up and there are so many holiday goodies and fabulous gifts to treat yourself and your loved ones this season.

Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy One Bottle of Wine Get the Other for Only a Penny!

Notes To Self Socks are the perfect cozy and fashionable stocking stuffers, and now have holiday-themed sayings!

Beautycounter products! The lipsticks, the facial peels, and the skin-care products make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean. 

Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we can hydrate, cleanse, and calm the body before we deck the halls. Check out the Pillar Life T-TOX collection that includes the custom-made Pillar Life teas here.

Dec 03, 2018
Better: Awakening Your Joy
10:01

A free gift for the DreamTribe!

Nov 28, 2018
EP 66 Wake Up to the Joy of You: Agapi Stassinopoulos
01:13:35

Agapi is a tender, joyful spirit, a gifted storyteller, and that friend who will make you name your worry, then help you dance it away. She’s also Arianna Huffington’s beloved sister and the author of Wake Up to The Joy of You, her new book, a treasure trove of wisdom and feel-good mantras that Sheri and Nancy just can’t put down. 

Agapi has devoted her life to spiritual work and meaningful interaction, whether it’s one-on-one coaching or speaking to packed arenas. She talks with Sher and Nance about how we can all rise from worry to mastery, the conversations we must have with ourselves to come into our soul’s true alignment, and some practical tips to get out of our heads full of worry and into our hearts full of joy.

 

Takeaways:

● Agapi’s latest book, Wake Up to the Joy of You, provides “52 meditations and practices for a calmer and happier life.” She believes in making it a priority to rewire the brain in order to become a positive creator in your own life. 

● Ask yourself: What part of me am I judging? Find the root cause of your anxiety, and bring it to the light.

● The danger of worry is when we project it in the future or ignore it and let it gather steam. When we name it, understand it, and practice healing our present moment, the future will take care of itself.

● Agapi’s mother instilled in her and her sister Arianna the wavering faith that “life is rigged in your favor.”

● Know your linchpin, that one thing that holds it all together for you. For Nancy it’s getting a great night’s sleep. She’s a 9-hour girl! 

● The greatest gift we can give ourselves and the world is to go to bed feeling fulfilled and appreciative of all we did that day, and not to judge or feel guilty about what we didn’t get to.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Mary Morrissey

The Wedding Date

Agapi@unbindingtheheart.com

Agapi Stassinopoulos

Wake Up to the Joy Of You, by Agapi Stassinopoulos

 

Pillar News:

 

The Pillar Shop is brimming with fabulous gifts to treat yourself and your loved ones this holiday season.

 

Notes To Self Socks are the perfect cozy and fashionable stocking stuffers, and now have holiday-themed sayings!

 

Dry Farm Wines, the healthier, sugar-and carb-free way to enjoy wine — with nothing added and nothing removed so you can imbibe without a hangover at the holiday party.

 

Beautycounter products! The lipsticks, the facial peels, and the skin care products make cruelty-free beauty that much more fun.

Nov 26, 2018
Better: The Appreciation Game
06:13

I spy with my little eye...

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Nov 21, 2018
EP 65 Thanksgiving Stories
20:50

Thanksgiving. A time of nostalgia, reflection, and stuffing. Sher and Nance give a peek into their Thanksgiving meals, family traditions, and stories from days gone by. They also share hostess challenges, some near-fatal disasters, and rituals they will cherish forever. From cheeseballs to cordial cups, this holiday is a favorite for both Sheri and Nancy.

They also reflect on the difference between gratitude and appreciation. One is tinged with the shadow of scarcity while the other is the door to abundance. Listen in and see if you agree.

 

Takeaways:

● Even from a young age, Chef Nancy found great fun in being responsible for the Thanksgiving feast, a meal so important and steeped in tradition.

● Sheri still relishes the big fancy tables and appetizer offerings from her Thanksgiving meals.

● Nancy’s family is open to having Thanksgiving in different locations, but it must always include their signature components: dumplings, sauerkraut (from her Czech heritage) and two pies — pumpkin and apple.

● Sheri’s present-day Thanksgiving is a carb overload. Since she doesn't eat meat, it’s become a menu of sides. She needs a strategy!

● As much as Sher and Nance love the Pillar Life Lentil Loaf, they think it is NOT a good substitute for a Thanksgiving main dish.

● Does a big, honkin’ ball of cheese sound good to you? If so, check one of Sheri’s fan favorites: the Cheeseball. (Although these days she subs in imitation bacon bits for real bacon).

● Sheri and Nancy are so thankful for their beloved listeners and wish you and your families the best Thanksgiving ever.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Macy’s Day Parade

The Pillar Life

Nov 19, 2018
Better: House Sauce
05:06

Your signature topping.

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Nov 14, 2018
EP 64 Kyle Cease Makes Us Cry
01:06:12

It’s Kyle Cease everybody! He’s here to talk about transformation, faith, fear, self-healing … and to pretty much blow our minds. He calls for us to be absolutely in love with all the potential outcomes in our lives. He explains why we often don’t get what we really want. And he reminds us that the middle of life is a fantastic time to shift patterns and welcome growth. 

Kyle’s pillar-shaking wisdom and deep insights are delivered in his distinctly funny and endearing way. This episode had such a profound effect on Nance, it moved her to tears. And we love that.

 

Takeaways:

● This is the second of two episodes taped at the Wanderlust Wellspring Festival in Palm Springs, CA, a health and wellness gathering unlike anything Sher and Nance have seen before.

● Be absolutely in love with all the possibilities of outcome. Follow each worry, fear and doubt with the heartfelt declaration, “...and I love that,” and see what portals open up for you. This practice helps us drop the heavy baggage we’ve been carrying for decades.

● Kyle says there are only two reasons that things are in our life: we want it or we are scared to lose it.

● Don’t get kicked in the “yeah, buts” as in: “What a great idea! Yeah, but.” This is our fear army, marching in when we aim for what we love, trying to convince us why it won’t work or why we aren’t deserving.  

● Life doesn’t give us an entire map — but it does give us one step at a time. Saying yes to the opportunity opens up the next step. (The answers appear faster when we take care of ourselves.)

● You don’t need a sign to validate how you feel internally. Your feelings are the sign.

● Even if you have had an identity for 40+ years, you can still transform. Your baggage has nothing to do with the essence of you.

● We cry when we say goodbye to a story that no longer serves us. When we are falling apart, something is being birthed. We have to feel it to let go of it.

● It’s all about growth. Butterflies don’t check in with caterpillars to see what to do next. (Nor do they need to make a pro and con list!). 

● “Lost” is actually an advanced state of being. It invites you to accept the moment for what it is, and not try to control it. 

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Kyle Cease

 

Pillar News:

Dive into a one-week Pillar Life T-TOX challenge with Sher and Nance. The challenge kicks off directly after Thanksgiving, from Sunday November 25th through Saturday December 1st. Check out the collection including the custom-made Pillar Life teas here.

Sher and Nance are loving the Beauty Counter products! The lipsticks, the facial peels, and the skin care products make cruelty-free beauty that much more fun.

The Pillar Shop is brimming with fabulous gifts to treat yourself and your loved ones this holiday season. Especially Dry Farm Wines, the healthier, sugar-and carb-free way to enjoy wine — with nothing added and nothing removed.

Soon to come is a new website loaded up with tons of user-friendly content including Nancy’s popular recipes!

 

Nov 12, 2018
Better: Comforter + Joy
06:24

Slip into something more comfortable
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Nov 07, 2018
EP 63 Love Breakthrough with Mark Groves
01:05:35

Sex. Love. Romance. Viagra. These have been hot-button topics for Sher and Nance in recent weeks. And now they’re calling in the big guns — love and relationship expert (and a total lovebug in his own right) Mark Groves. Mark is a Human Connection Specialist who helps people all over the world nurture deeper relationships with the people they love. He is vulnerable and honest, sharing his own experiences as a man in love. And he helps us all break through old beliefs and routines, shedding light on what he calls our rock bottom moments, our love limits, and how to say “no” to the wrong people, faster.

Mark, Sheri and Nancy discuss the fun and flirty parts of sex and love, but also what we can learn in times of conflict and confrontation. He calls Sher and Nance out on some red flags wavin’ in the breeze in both of their Lifescapes; those things they think and say that may be preventing them from finding love. Mark is all about Creating the Love. And we are all ears. 

 

Takeaways:

● This is the first of two episodes taped at the Wanderlust Wellspring Festival in Palm Springs, CA, a health and wellness gathering unlike anything Sher and Nance have seen before.

● As Sheri follows the road down hormone lane, she reveals the results from an extensive blood test. She’s discovered that her vessel is as barren as the desert she just spent the weekend in. Oh dear. 

● Mark Groves is our beloved guest this week and he is all about helping people connect and grow in their relationships, at whatever stage they may be in.

● Let’s all gain insight into our own love limits — those toxic beliefs we buy into about what happens when we truly give ourselves over to love. Do you believe you’ll be betrayed, disappointed, dumped? These old stories are blocking you from reaching your soaring potential in love and life.

● When we are open and curious in our relationships, we can get to the rock bottom of who we really are.

● For women, especially in the middle of life, self-worth and happiness are often reliant on making other people feel good, or being of service. The DreamTribe call to action is to tend to your own garden first, work on your own Pillars, and then shine that energy and abundance out to the world.

● Mark says we need to turn conflict into intimacy. “When you get triggered, get curious.”

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

@CreatetheLove

Mark Groves

Ep#061: “Getting real about (not having) sex”

Imago Dialogue

Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin — How To Recognize and Set Healthy Boundaries,
by Anne Katherine

 

Pillar News:

Sheri is the Mistress of Ceremonies and Nancy is a Featured Speaker at The League’s inaugural Summit Gathering for the Just Like My Child Foundation on November 11 in Carlsbad, CA. You can find out more information about this great cause here.

The Pillar Shop is brimming with fun gifts to treat yourself and your loved ones this holiday season. Especially Dry Farm Wines, the healthier, sugar-and carb-free way to enjoy wine — with nothing added and nothing removed.

Dive into a one-week Pillar Life T-Tox challenge with Sher and Nance. The challenge kicks off directly after Thanksgiving (November 25th) through December 1st. Check out the collection including the custom-made Pillar Life teas here.

Nov 05, 2018
Better: Our Hangups
06:04

The only way to travel
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Oct 31, 2018
EP 62 How to reset life — Brooke McAlary
57:07

The Pillar Life is all about personal transformation and lasting change. So Sheri and Nancy pulled up a chair with Brooke McAlary, a master manifestor of a completely new way of living. Brooke is a best-selling author, beloved podcaster, and a leader in the movement toward slow living. She helps thousands of people slow the pace, clear the clutter, and reclaim what is truly important to them. 

With her new book, Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World and The Slow Home Podcast, Brooke shares so many amazing insights — like how to commit to saying “yes” and “no” to the right things, why we should all move from multi-tasking to simple-tasking, and how to take a fresh look at the myth of work-life balance. 

Pause, and listen, and let it all soak in. Slowly. 

Takeaways:

● In Sheri’s search for the perfect doctor to talk hormones, she learns she may have some post-traumatic stress still stuck in her body from years of a fast-paced life. 

● Purge the screens and ditch the scrolling! Sher and Nance make a commitment to set aside at least an hour in the day to go screen-free and focus on self-care. “Where you put your focus is where the value lies.” (A Pillar Life nugget of wisdom.) 

● As part of Brooke’s recovery from postnatal depression, she had to declutter and simplify her life. What she discovered after attempting to start by organizing a stuffed-to-capacity garage was that real change starts small. So she switched gears and cleaned out her purse instead.   

● Brooke and her husband have shed themselves of 20,000 items in one year, and they don’t miss a thing. 

● When we have our “why” in place, it gives us something to measure our choices against, and a purpose for saying yes or no to opportunities and obligations in life. Nancy’s “why” is: rest, sleep, comfort and quiet. She is resolved to say YES to activities that support these, and NO to ones that disrupt them.

● DreamTribe Challenge: Try to eliminate or lessen the use of computers and phones at the dining room table and the bedroom.

● Meditation has taught Brooke to observe her thoughts rather than to immediately react to them.

● The Slow Movement message is “Quality over Quantity” in all areas of life. Whether it’s our finances, our online behaviors, or the people we spend time with, the Slow Movement is about intention and harnessing the spread of where our money/attention/energy goes.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Slow Your Home

The Slow Home Podcast with Brooke McAlary

Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World, by Brooke McAlary

The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron

@brookemcalary

 

Pillar News:

Big announcement! Our podcast is now on Spotify.

You can catch a live This is Fifty with Sheri + Nancy recording at the Quaker’s Rise & Thrive Wellness Festival at the gorgeous Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu from November 3-5. Our podcast is scheduled for Saturday, November 3 from 11:00 am — 11:45 am.

The Pillar Shop is stocked with all the essentials: socks, wines, teas, and lipsticks! Expect some Pillar Life T-Tox check-ins on Facebook in the upcoming weeks!

Oct 29, 2018
Better: Water hazards
05:53

A special “three better” report

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Oct 25, 2018
EP 61 Getting real about (not having) sex
34:45

This week, Sheri and Nancy spill their secrets with some real talk about one of the most muddled and mysterious parts of being single in the middle of life (or, let’s face it, in any stage of life, married or single): Sex. When will they have it, how are they going to find the men to have it with, and, the big kahuna question, do they even want it anymore?

While Nancy is in the midst of her Match.com adventures, she admits to a lack of interest in the “talent” she’s finding online. Sheri thinks the answer is hormone therapy! She jumps in to find the best expert on hormones to help them ramp up their libidos. Together Sher and Nance talk candidly about sex, and the lack thereof, and issue a call out to the DreamTribe for insights and guidance (or at least some juicy stories).

 

Takeaways:

  • Happy birthday! Sheri is 59 and feelin’ fine. Both Sher and Nance urge us all to own our age and let however many times you have been around the sun serve as an inspiration to stir up the Dream Pot.
  • Whether answering online dating messages or getting ready for an in-person meet-up, dating takes up a lot of energy. Nancy realizes she may not be interested in exerting the effort, and Sheri does some vibrational work (not that kind) on her own dating energy.
  • If women have to primp and preen for every date, men can return the favor and hide the blue pills in the nightstand.
  • Calling all DreamTribers in long-term relationships: Tell us your sex stories!  Head over to the This Is Fifty Facebook Page and spill. Sher and Nance want to hear how you keep the Romance + Sex Pillar thriving, or the challenges you’ve faced in that area, with your mate or on your own. If you want to keep your conversation private, email us at team@thepillarlife.com, and all will be anonymous.
  • We are each the CEO of our own health, and it is up to us to find the best team in all aspects of our mental, physical, spiritual and sexual well being.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Pillar News:

Big announcement! Our podcast is now on Spotify. Thanks, Producer Courtney!

You can catch a live podcast recording at the Quaker’s Rise & Thrive Wellness Festival at the gorgeous Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu from November 3-5. This is Fifty is scheduled for Saturday, November 3 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am.

The Pillar Shop is stocked with all the essentials: socks, wines, teas, and lipsticks!

Oct 22, 2018
Better: Our first movie review!
07:23

Which “A Star is Born” version is better…

Oct 18, 2018
EP 60 Kute Blackson: What are you pretending not to know?
01:03:07

Are you living like a mouse when you should be living like a lion? That puzzle had Sheri + Nancy hooked from the very first page of the best seller You are the One, by the oh-so-enchanting Kute Blackson. You’re the one you’ve been looking for the whole time, according to Kute, and it’s so easy to believe him: his energy, his effervescence, his accent. Sher and Nance were swept away.

In this episode, Kute illuminates the power that exists when we really feel our truth, trust our intuition and embrace the unknown. He shares some amazing moments from his journeys to India and Bali, where he guides fellow seekers through the experience of coming to terms with the persona they have created versus who they really are (mouse versus lion). He invites us to explore the beauty of loving without expectation and the surrender to our soul’s true calling.

 

Takeaways:

● Shift the question from “what do I want” to “what is seeking to unfold” and feel the mystical quality when you allow openness.

● You can’t get out of a rut unless you see the rut you are in. If it feels like you are repeating the same patterns, that is a sign to change it up and face reality completely without judgment.

● What are you pretending not to know? Oh, that’s a big one.

● Co-creating your life is different from the need to try to control every outcome.

● Do something daily that scares you, shocks you, and takes you out of your routine. Kute loves how India shakes you loose of your habitual and linear self and connects you back to your senses.

● Make death your friend. Feel it, and use it as a motivator to make the most of your precious time. Start with the truth on how you really feel, and then the truth on who you really are will rise to the surface.

● Don’t be a lion living like a mouse. Live big, bold, and charge into the jungle of the unknown.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

You are the One: A bold Adventure in Finding Purpose, Discovering the Real You, and Loving Fully, by Kute Blackson

Kute Blackson

 

Pillar News:

Pillar Events! Sheri and Nancy will be in Palm Springs at the Wanderlust Wellness Festival Wellspring on October 26- 28, doing two live podcast episodes.

The Notes to Self Socks are flying off the shelf! Get them here, and tag @thisisfiftysn on social media to let Sheri and Nancy know which ones you get.

We all know Nancy is a lipstick-ler for the best in vegan, cruelty-free beautiful berry lipstick. She found the winner that fits all her criteria, congratulations to The Beauty Counter!

No one needs a fecal plume (up to 15 feet high!) in their bathroom. Better #09 calls for a Toilet Seat Revolution, and for good reason. For evidentiary research, here is an article from Good Housekeeping. Ew.

Oct 16, 2018
Better: Berry Big Reveal
07:21

The cruelty-free berry lip we like best


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Oct 11, 2018
EP 59 Create Your Personal Culture
43:55

April Gargiulo, the visionary behind an active botanical serum that has achieved cult-like status, has made it her life’s mission to manifest a culture of quality. April hails from a family of Napa Valley winemakers, a legacy that led her to apply a vision of purity and intention to creating quality skincare. Her product, Vintner's Daughter, is a Hollywood insider favorite, and one that both Sheri and Nancy say is a game changer in their own beauty routines (they featured it in an episode of BETTER). April shares the dream behind the creation, how she fosters a personal culture of happiness, and ways to add a little drop of entrepreneurial spirit into your everyday life.

Takeaways:

● April Gargiulo, creator of Vintner’s Daughter, wanted to create the highest possible quality and performance-focused skincare product for both men and women. So she conjured up one (and only one) bespoke product, which turned out to be a groundbreaking success. 

● As an entrepreneur, April has disrupted the beauty industry with her signature product. Even with a 9 to 5 job, you can still have an entrepreneurial spirit. Find a way to disrupt the status quo, add some new energy into your day, or even start a new venture on the side.

● Personal culture is all about pursuing the highest of quality in all that you do and everything you surround yourself with by focusing on what you personally want to consume and create.

● The Pillar Life is an intentional life-guidance approach, where everyone can make up their own recipe for tending to their personal culture, and keep the important things at the forefront of their everyday life.

● Midlife is a great time to define what intentional self-care and personal culture mean to you, and then to bring it into your everyday life.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Pillar Life

Better #08: The Best Product Ever

Brown Estates

Vintner’s Daughter

Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch, by Curt W. Coffman and Kathie Sorensen, Ph.D.

 

Pillar Events! Sheri and Nancy will be in Palm Springs at the Wanderlust Wellness Festival Wellspring on October 26- 28, doing two live podcast episodes.

 

The Pillar Life T-Tox is in full effect, and both Nance and Sher are loving the tea life. Check out what they are up to with the creators of Tea Vibes here.

Oct 09, 2018
Better: The Toilet Seat Revolution
05:29

Let’s join forces to civilize our planet. 

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Oct 04, 2018
EP 58 Sex-clusivity
54:12

The DreamTribe’s Romance + Sex pillar coach Bela Gandhi is back to help to coach Nancy on the next steps on her dating journey. She shares the red flags to lookout for, ways to rejection-proof our mindset, and why we may want to date a person who likes us a little more than we like them. Nancy adds an exciting new strategy to the mix, and then Sheri and Nancy announce some upcoming Pillar News, including a live podcast in Palm Springs!

Takeaways:

“Love yourself first, and love yourself best.” That quote from Gary Vee really resonates.

More than 75% of Bela’s clients at the Smart Dating Academy are in their 50s. Bask in these numbers single mid-lifers... out of 107 million single adults in this country, 35 million are over 50. Those are some good potential love stats.

Nancy goes into dating more self-assured and confident now than she did in her 20s. She is enjoying the slower process of getting to know a fella and observing the way he makes her feel.

People need to earn your life story and they certainly don’t need it all up front. If you wouldn’t say it at a cocktail party or job interview, you don’t need to say it on a first date.

Two red flags to keep an eye out for: Someone who wants to lock you down too quickly and protests moving slow, and a man communicating with you in an angry or hostile way.

One Bela Gandhi-ism that Nancy is following diligently: Be sex-clusive. (That means no sex until you’re exclusive with each other.) It’s a new day!

Another one: Be psychotically optimistic. Believe in your heart and soul that love exists for you because it does. There are many lids to your pot.

A man who wants to be with you will not be too busy, shy, or unavailable for you in any way. He will move mountains for you and do whatever he can to connect with you.

Dating should be joyous and fit in between the other times you are taking time to enjoy friends, work, your Pillar Life, etc. Bela recommends one to two dates a week tops, to keep it fresh and avoid first date burnout.

Nancy is getting ready to employ a new strategy of adding super connections in the mix. She will be mixing it up and nominating members in all facets of her life to join “Team Nancy,” where they set her up with a person whose awesomeness they can personally vouch for.

We are coming upon the season where online dating activity will be on the rise. Many people join or reboot their profiles for the holidays or as a New Year’s resolution to find love. The Sunday after New Year’s Day (at 8:53 pm to be exact) is the busiest online dating day of the year.

Pillar Events! Sheri and Nancy will be in Palm Springs at the Wanderlust Wellness Festival Wellspring on October 26- 28, doing two live podcast episodes.

Want to drink some delicious sugar-free wine and cozy up your toes in inspirational socks? The Pillar Life Shop has you covered.

The Pillar Life School is up and running, featuring a tiny class on listening to your body with Christine Lang and a Magic with Oracle Cards class with Colette Baron-Reid. Stay tuned because there is much more to come.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Pillar Life

Bela Gandhi

Oct 02, 2018
Better: Hidden Messages
04:49

Notes to self.

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Sep 27, 2018
EP 57 How to grow money on trees, with Christy Whitman
54:49

“Money doesn’t grow on trees” is what we all learned as kids. But maybe it does. It depends on the story you’re telling yourself about the role money plays in your life. Christy Whitman returns to the podcast to talk more about “Green Energy,” aka money, and how to make it flow your way with unlimited abundance. Count us in!

Christy challenges all of us to confront how we grew up thinking about money. Do you envy the rich? Do you spend money faster than you make it? Are you blocking it from coming to you at all? Chances are, your money story began long before you even realize, wrapped in old beliefs and fears we learned from our parents and families. It’s high time to break through all that so Christy is here to ignite our Money & Abundance pillars with practical tips and daily exercises that will unblock the flow of money and help us create happier relationships with it. Her new book, Quantum Success, outlines all the ways you can align with your purpose and passion, and take action to make your money dreams come true. And at the end of the podcast, Christy shares a free gift with our listeners! The abundance is already on its way.

 

Takeaways:

[3:18] It’s never too late to shift your money story, and become financially independent and self-supporting.

[3:55] Both Sher and Nance were hustlers from a young age. While Sher was creating the perfect sub sandwich at Leno’s Sandwich Shop, Nancy was slinging custards at her local Dairy Queen.

[5:38] What’s your money dream? Is it to have multiple homes, travel the world, or just have enough to not even think about it? Whatever it is, when it comes to money most of us are typically seeking freedom, liberation, and security.

[8:18] We are towers of energy, sending messages back and forth with the universe all the time. These messages are all about what we DO want, and what we DON’T want. The words we speak, the emotions we hold and the actions we take all spark energy that brings or blocks our desires and manifestations.

[12:10] Our relationship with money is not about external circumstances like salaries or expenses. The relationship starts inside us.

[13:22] We cannot create abundance (and that sweet, sweet green energy) in an energetic environment of lack and limitation.

[14:02] Christy shares her own money story of quickly spending as much as she had earned. When she took a step back to examine the deep roots of her conflicted relationship with money, it led her to see ways she was sabotaging her own success. Her relationship shifted when she got clear on what money meant in her life and she was able to move away from past beliefs about wealth imprinted on her from a young age.

[18:39] Many times the energy of money and abundance stays out of our field because we believe we aren’t worth it or we don’t bring enough value.

[19:18] “Give from the saucer, not the cup.” When your life overflows with abundance, that is when it’s time to give.

[22:21] The three steps in attracting more money:

1. No matter what the number is in your bank account right now, be completely grateful for it.

2. Look at your relationship with earning, spending, investing and giving.

3. Alignment and momentum are both key to create quantum success. The universe loves inspired action.

[24:26] No one expects you to do cartwheels of joy when your electricity bill comes in (yet), but begin the practice of being grateful for your bills. Every dime you pay is a “thank you” for the experience, and the value of exchange.

[30:16] There are four things we can do with money, and it is our job to practice alignment with each: Earn It, Spend It, Invest It, Give It.

[34:21] Our money habits are often an exact reaction to how we viewed our parents handling money, for better or worse. We have to unlearn the patterns of shame and secrecy, change our beliefs and then shift our own story to what elevates and empowers us.

[42:42] The Law of Attraction is simply responding to the vibration you put out. When we judge someone from either having too much or not enough, all it does is affect our own vibration and flow. Bless them for creating what they want, and let that inspire you to bring in your version of abundance.

[44:09] New DreamTribe Mantra: “Good For You, I’d Like That Too!” Release the urge to complain or to envy, and shift it to curiosity, gratitude, and blessing.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Pillar Life

Quantum Success Learning Academy

Ep #40 “Christy Whitman Unpacks the 7 Universal Laws”

Christy Whitman

Quantum Success Book  — Thank you, Christy, for giving the DreamTribe a special deal! Click here to get this amazing book FREE and only pay the shipping costs!

 

Sep 25, 2018
Better: Screen-Free Sunday
06:27

One day a week to curb our tech addiction and bring some quality back into our lives. 

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.thepillarlife.com

Sep 20, 2018
EP 56 What Is Your Body Trying to Tell You? Christine Lang
45:55

If our bodies are our energetic maps, and our symptoms the compass, Christine Lang leads us to find the hidden messages and treasures our bodies are holding, and trying to share. An energy healer, medical intuitive and translator for the spirit, Christine mixes the mystic with the practical, so in this episode she prescribes journaling, aloe vera juice and silicone arch supports all in the same breath.

Sheri and Nancy have agreed (yet again!) to forego their personal boundaries and share their own ”love letters from their spirits” —  the messages their bodies are sending them. Christine also shares the meaning behind some common symptoms, and the ways our emotional patterns manifest into physical ailments.

And wait — you can get even MORE Christine as she kicks off the very first class in the Pillar Life School! Her tiny class, Your Symptoms Are Your Compass, will feature invaluable nuggets, ways you can read and understand your own symptoms, and so muchmore. 

 

Takeaways:

[3:36] Sheri and Nancy have officially launched the Pillar Life School! They will be specially curating the faculty to share courses, wisdom, teachings, and inspiration with you, the Pillar Life Dream Team. The Pillar Life School is a place to collaborate, connect and learn how to live the lives of our dreams.

[8:13] One of Sheri and Nancy’s favorite guests, Christine Lang, returns back to the podcast (you can check out her first appearance on Ep. 44 here). 

[9:12] In the Western world we tend to see our bodies as separate from us, and seek the help of medical professionals when we feel pain, discomfort or confusion. Christine tells us that our spirits are sending us messages all the time and our bodies are the perfect answering machines to catch those messages. Instead of deleting or ignoring them, the real work is in paying attention and listening.

[11:10] Christine runs through some common ailments and what the emotional undercurrent typically may be. In the throat area, stress is stored and manifested when we can’t speak our truth or when we worry about how others will react to what we say. The more we filter our message, the more we aren’t using our authentic voice.

[14:27] When something just gets “under your skin,” it really may manifest as a skin disorder. Psoriasis, hives, and rashes often develop when we feel we have to go along with the status quo not to rock the boat.

[16:53] We all internalize and externalize stress differently. While a stressful experience may lead one person to develop a headache and another a stomach ache, they are both demonstrations of stored and unexpressed emotions.

[17:31] Feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? This may come up literally as neck and shoulder pain.

[19:20] The different sides of our bodies hold meaning as well. The right side represents future, and the left our past. This is a beautiful indication of where we have work to do or beliefs to let go of.

[21:13] Christine’s reading on the pain in Nancy’s left ankle uncovers that this flare up may be emerging because Nancy feels she is getting left behind in some important matter, or should have done something differently in her past.  

[27:46] Sheri’s chronic left knee pain may be a way of her body manifesting guilt and shame for the way she treated herself in the past. Christine gently urges Sheri and all of us to honor whatever choices she made, even over-indulgences, as they were the highest and best choices at the time. Release the rest.

[34:33] Take a look at how you deflect compliments instead of opening yourself up to them.

[36:12] Our bodies are so intelligent. They tend to store stress and negative energy as far away from our vital organs as possible.

[36:52] Autoimmune issues tend to flare up when there is an emotional pattern of feeling as though our world is unjust and a resentment for following the rules while others break them. Christine’s advice is to read books that inspire you and explain the universal laws. Your immune system will thank you.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Pillar Life

Christine Lang

Christine’s Guided Meditations

Nancy — Arch Supports

Sheri — George’s Aloe Vera

Abraham-Hicks

Sep 18, 2018
Better: Eureka, We Found It!
06:21

Sugar free, gluten free, low carb WINE … with a special offer for our listeners. 

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.thepillarlife.com

Sep 13, 2018
EP 55 Crazy Fun Q+A with a LIVE Audience
45:09

Sheri and Nancy pull up their chairs to record live from DreamCamp, swapping stories and answering all kinds of questions from the audience about their friendship, their squabbles, how they met, and when Sheri will finally start dating. Topping off the night, the beautiful singer/songwriter Emily Zisman makes a surprise appearance to perform the theme song, “You Are What You Dream.” Listen in as the DreamTribe sings along!

 

This is Fifty with Sheri + Nancy: The Weekend was a huge, blow-the-lid-off party in the redwoods, thanks to the 400+ DreamTribers who traveled far and wide to be there, along with an all-star lineup of pillar teachers who shared their wisdom and expanded our vision for what our lives could truly be. What a joyride.

 

Takeaways:

[2:07]  Sheri and Nancy both learned something BIG from Deepak Chopra on Day 1 of DreamCamp — drop the need to be right and become 95% happier right now. When we hear and see each other without this need to win an argument or prove our point, we drop a lot of the ego that keeps us from living openly and vulnerably.

[4:41] Sher had another big takeaway from DreamCamp: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent suggest moving three times a year (within your own home that is) to cleanse and refresh your sanctuary. Move your furniture and edit your stuff to improve the energy and beauty of your home.

[20:24] Sher and Nance share how they first met, and why a mutual love of The Boss turned skepticism into fast friendship.

[27:23] When it comes flying solo to a wedding, everyone is either a Sheri or a Nancy.

[29:02] It’s important to gather the teachers, mentors, and coaches that speak to you. The faculty that Sheri and Nancy handpicked to be at This is Fifty with Sheri + Nancy: The Weekend are at the leading edge of manifesting and dreaming, but also happen just to be some of the coolest people they know.

[32:20] When Sheri decided to go from a “make it happen” to a “let it happen” gal, some major life answers came to her. One of them was to sell her home, Belle Vie, and move towards something easier and more peaceful to maintain.

[37:23] Yes, they go there. Sher and Nance talk about the importance of embracing your female power center, and extra points for doing so with sparkles and glitter.

[38:41] Singer and songwriter Emily Zisman gives us a rare treat, a live rendition of the beloved This is Fifty with Sheri + Nancy theme song, “You Are What You Dream” —  and because we all love a sing-a-long, the DreamTribe joins in.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Pillar Life

Abraham Hicks — Being Right vs. Being Happy

Emily Zisman

Sep 11, 2018
Better: The Best Face Product Ever
05:34

It only takes six drops.

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.thepillarlife.com

Sep 06, 2018
EP 54 Trust your Spirit, and Jump: Sonia Choquette
54:29

A sure-fire way to reignite your dreams and change your life is to follow your intuition and trust your guiding spirit. Let’s all learn from Sonia Choquette, widely regarded intuitive, best-selling author, and beloved spiritual teacher, who trusts her inner voice so much she follows it everywhere — including packing up her life and moving to the City of Light. She didn’t know a soul or have a job in Paris; she simply decided she would move through her new life with inspiration-fueled confidence. Wow. We love that.

Whether it’s a slow simmering of feeling misaligned or a crash-and-burn that takes what seems like everything away, Sonia says you can always reinvent and repurpose. She gives some practical tips on how to empty the garbage of your fears and let your heart and spirit speak out loud.

Sonia’s new book, Waking Up in Paris invites the reader to bare all and move away from attachments and obligations that no longer serve us.

 

Takeaways

[4:25] Nancy’s big expat dream is to move to Paris for at least six months and take a French cooking class. Inspired by her Italian language class, Sheri is dreaming of an adventure in Rome, Tuscany — maybe even the Amalfi Coast.

[8:21] Often we don’t even know why we are entrenched in the roles we have been in for years, even decades. Sonia shares intimate stories about her life and the ending of her long marriage and how — while crushing at first — it was a gift that allowed her to tap into her strong intuition and create something new.

[11:15] Our dreams are not the same in mid-life that they were when we were 25. There are a new foundation and vision, and it can be surprising if you haven’t dreamed in a while.

[14:45] Sonia moved to Paris at the beautiful age of 55. She had no plan, but a lot of faith.

[17:52] Taking risks and leaps, no matter how big or small, calls for appreciation of our own courage. It’s not easy. The brave jump into the unknown, and Sonia promises that, on the other end, the universe will support us and provide solutions we never thought possible. Trust your spirit and trust life.

[20:28] Midlife is just the middle, and it’s okay to let go of all that you have built if you don’t want it, or want something different.

[23:01] If you try new things, you may be lousy at them, but that’s part of the fun! Engaging in things outside of your usual experience creates an instant mindfulness.

[24:10] She’s ready! Sheri commits to the DreamTribe to take at least one tango class.

[32:46] Fear seems to be what paralyzes us, and Sonia’s answer to this is the exercise of emptying your fears. She walks us through a daily ritual we can practice to access our vibe and tap into our intuition.

[35:40] Get into your body. Connect with music. Find things that make you laugh. Tune into your vibe by naming your spirit and asking what feels true. Sheri and Nancy give their spirits names.

[47:49] Along with a morning meditation, Sonia practices yoga to get out of her head and into her intuition.

[50:43] We NEED our intuition to be engaged and running the show.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Pillar Life

Transformational Leadership Council 

Waking Up in Paris 

SoniaChoquette.net

Sep 04, 2018
Better: Dreamy Delicious Invention
05:08

You won’t believe it’s not cheese.

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.thepillarlife.com

 

 

Aug 30, 2018
EP 53 Evolve Your Life: Kathryn Budig
48:44

Internationally celebrated yoga teacher, writer, and podcaster, Kathryn Budig is constantly creating and reinventing the business of her dreams. She talks with Sheri and Nancy about her message to herself and others to “aim true,” how to turn overwhelm into passion and openness, her love of a great quinoa bowl, and why we shouldn’t be afraid to swerve out of our lane (but not because we are texting) and into our dreams.

She’s the cover girl of this month’s Yoga Journal, the co-host of the popular podcast alongside her love Kate Fagan, and all around free cookie.

Takeaways

[6:08] Sheri’s recent coffee shop visit leads to a Public Service Announcement. When out in public, keep your humming, singing and Whitney Houston inspired song-belting to a thoughtful and respectful volume. Save your version of “The Greatest Love of All” for karaoke night.

[7:39] It’s easy to feel frazzled and frayed in our fast-paced and ever ringing and dinging society. Stay committed to your “non-negotiables”, those things that make you feel like the best version of yourself. A cup of warm lemon water and tea, some soul journaling and morning meditation can go a very long way in creating a sense of peace within even the most chaotic of days. It’s even more important to do this when you feel like you don’t have the time.

[8:36] Second PSA: don’t text and drive! It’s not worth it, and it can wait. Use the minutes (or hours for the other LA folks) in traffic to take a mindful sip of green juice, look around you or practice some deep breathing. Give yourself permission to take a beat.

[15:43] Kathryn encourages us to start small with yoga. Even just 20 minutes every couple of days is a huge game changer. It’s about creating a sustainable practice that can maintain your interest. Starting off the day with some basic sun salutations gets the blood flowing and opens your body. It’s also something that costs no money and can be done anywhere.

[21:31] Kathryn loves to shake things up and explores her whole lifescape with interest and curiosity. She shows us that it’s okay to jump out of the box people want to put us in with an ignited interest in whatever floats your boat. Her life philosophy is to “aim true,” even if you aren’t sure what it is you are pointing at, or if you change your path many times.

[27:23] Kathryn shares the evolution of her Romance & Sex Pillar, and how she discovered what she really desired in a true partnership. Sher and Nance agree that we tend to tell ourselves fairy tales or horror stories about love when in reality, it is somewhere in the middle. It’s not singing cartoon bluebirds, nor is it everyone in our life fixating about our life choices.

[38:02] Kathryn’s and her soon wife-to-be Kate Fagan’s podcast is called Free Cookies. They cover all their favorite topics including friendship, food, wellness, pop culture and their very own relationship.

[41:23] Kathryn finds making, serving, and eating food a great way to communicate love and nurture herself and those around her. She enjoys a mostly plant-based diet but also doesn’t label herself and tunes directly into what her body really needs.

[45:32] Fun fact: Famed yoga teacher and spiritual activist, Seane Corne is going to marry Kathryn and Kate!

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Pillar Life

Stamp Proper Foods

Starbucks Reserve

Yoga Journal

Free Cookies Podcast

Yoga Glo

Make My Aim True — Elephant Journal Article

 

Aug 28, 2018
Better: The Must-Have Magnificent Machine
04:46

This is the one thing we use every single day.

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.thepillarlife.com

 

 

Aug 23, 2018
EP 52 Red Lips & Red Flags: Tales of Dating
53:02

As a prelude to Nancy’s private call with her beloved dating coach, Sheri and Nancy talk beauty and self-care. A girl’s got to be ready for dates, after all. And the middle of life is an excellent time to ramp up the Sanctuary & Beauty pillar. Whether it’s a two-hour wax appointment or spending the same on a cut and color as you would a car payment, Sher and Nance know this pillar can be a big commitment. In today’s episode, they help us improve our beauty game by sharing lip tips, signature nail colors and other secrets.

Then, Nancy lets us in on a juicy conversation with dating guru, Bela Gandhi. We hear about her recent dates — the good, the promising, and the guy who can’t stop talking about himself. Bela gets Nancy started on Phase 2 of online dating. Listen in to hear her expert advice!

Takeaways

[3:44] Taking care of yourself inside and out is so much fun. From skin care to hair and nails, it’s all a big game of self-love. Sheri and Nancy are committed to their cuts, colors, and mani-pedis. Mid-life is a great time to ramp up your beauty game.

[12:26] Calling all DreamTribers… Sheri and Nancy want your bold lip tips! Email them with your favorite cruelty-free (non-animal tested) brand of bright, colorful lipstick.

[14:13] Friends don’t let friends walk around with feathered lipstick on their face. They help them pick liners and sealers to keep it in place.

[15:32] Getting ready for a night out can be a delightful ritual. Pour yourself a “dresser” (that drink you have while you’re getting ready) and learn to enjoy the process.

[23:04] Nancy has been on four dates since she enrolled in Match.com and began this dating journey. So far, her favorite relationship of them all is with her dating coach, Bela!

[24:50] Bela tells us that men date online better than women because they see it as a numbers game. They send out many messages to many different women. Still, it’s important to give the men that look interesting the benefit of the doubt.

[28:46] Nancy recaps her four recent dates and agrees that meeting for one drink is way easier than a commitment to dinner. Thanks to Bela’s wisdom, the two-hour time limit on first dates has worked wonders. It gives Nancy an “out” on the dates that are not working and keeps her from getting too invested and staying too long on those that are promising.

[30:52] Bela’s formula for assessing whether a first date has enough pulse to move on to a second is

“Okay = good enough for a second date, and amazing = red flag, moving too fast.”

[35:26] The most important pillar in dating? Psychotic Optimism. The belief that love is on its way puts you and others at ease.

[36:13] Nancy’s homework for Phase 2 is to update her photo line-up and add one new piece of text every Sunday so that her profile gets noticed on primetime Sunday evenings. She is also starting to use the “Mutual Match” for proactive searching.

[44:26] The goal of online dating is to get off the computer and into real life. Move from emails to chatting on the phone, to a real-life date as quickly as possible. You aren’t looking for a pen pal, you’re looking for a person to connect within the flesh!

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Pillar Life

Harper Salon

Bela Gandhi

 

Aug 21, 2018
Better: DIY Gorgeous
05:24

You’re four ingredients away from glowing skin.

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.thepillarlife.com

 

 

Aug 16, 2018
EP 51 Energize Your Home and Your Life with Jayme Barrett
47:38

Feng Shui wizard and best-selling author Jayme Barrett says our personal landscape is a mirror to our inner life. She’s here to enliven Sheri and Nancy’s Sanctuary & Beauty pillar, helping them see how not only their homes, but everything that surrounds them including the clothes they wear, either expands or blocks their energetic flow and path to abundance. She shares ancient wisdom and practical tips for unlocking the potential in our homes, our surrounding and our spirit — getting the stagnant energy moving and creating an environment that supports health, wealth and happiness.  

By the time we’ve reached midlife, it’s easy to have a massive collection of STUFF keeping us energetically stuck in the past and mired in old relationships and patterns. Jayme’s book Feng Shui Your Life, provides step by step methods to edit, cleanse, and re-energize our life from the inside out, and outside in. This is a big important knowing for the DreamTribe — redefining the middle of life includes clearing out the clutter, physically and vibrationally, and bringing in the joy.   

Takeaways

[5:21] There are many schools of Feng Shui, since its inception from over 4,000 years ago in Ancient China. It’s all about creating a space in your home and in your life where you feel comfortable, energized, and available to receive good energy.

[8:54] Every item in your home connects us in some way to an emotion, a memory, an energy. It’s so important to notice which things bring you joy and which ones deplete you. Fix the broken furniture, get rid of items that hold a sad memory, and regift those books you will never read or pianos you will never play.

[10:52] Our homes hold our dreams, so we have to clear out old energy to usher in new vitality. Objects from old relationships can block us. Strike a healthy balance between things that bring you joy from the past and space for new things to come into your life.

[16:20] Your house should whisper to you, and reflect who you want to be. If you want to live your dream life and energize your spirit, Jayme suggests adding art that inspires you, painting the walls a bright color and putting Aunt Gertrude’s old sad clown paintings away.

[19:14] Make it a weekly ritual to go through even one space in one room of your house and ask: “Do I need it, use it, and love it? Does it make me happy and evoke positive energy?” If not, get rid of it!

[21:40] The focus of our bedroom should be on rest, rejuvenation and passion. If you are manifesting love, try adding items in pairs (two candles, two lamps) and create your very own little Noah’s Arc of romance.

[28:41] Bringing nature indoors is important in the practice of Feng Shui. Sunlight, plants and flowers energize and bring life to our home.

[29:52] In Jayme’s book she explains and lays forth the Feng Shui Map of the Bagua.

[33:12] Colors can set the tone for now we feel and our moods. Pink opens the heart, and red is great for motivation, and blues and greens are calming. Sheri and Nancy both are fans of wearing black from head to toe but plan on incorporating bright accessories.

[36:02] In Feng Shui, water represents money and prosperity through circulating and moving energy.

[41:37] Start small and move around 20 things you love in your home to get stagnant energy flowing.

[46:53] Just as we create our special love nook with intention, we must create a space in our homes for meditation and contemplation. Jayme has a wall of motivation and manifestation, and uses it as a daily visual reminder of what inspires and ignites her.

 Mentioned in This Episode:

The Pillar Life

Feng Shui Your Life, by Jayme Barrett

Jayme Barrett

Jayme’s Women’s Rejuvenation Retreat

Jayme Barrett’s Facebook

Jayme Barrett’s Instagram

Aug 14, 2018
Better: Soul Downloads
07:10

Brand new addition to our morning magic hour. Best gift a new friend/teacher could give us. (Thanks Danette May)

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.thepillarlife.com

Aug 09, 2018
EP 50 Marcia Wieder, Queen of Dreams
58:38

Marcia Wieder — Dream Coach, best-selling author, and founder of Dream University — believes we should all get what we want. She says we need to put aside our “myth of prerequisites” that tells us we can’t do this, or have that, until (fill in the blank) and start living the lives our dreams right now. That’s exactly what she did when she packed her bags and began her beautiful life in Rome. With her newest book, Dream: Create and Clarify What You Want, Marcia is lighting the path for us all to go after our dreams with confidence and grace.

 

Takeaways

[2:26] Sheri recaps her recent trip to Montreal, where she met up with others in the Transformational Leadership Council. Founded by world-renowned Chicken Soup for the Soul author Jack Canfield, this group is full of luminaries and visionaries. This is where Sheri met Marcia and immediately knew that her story would be an inspiration to the DreamTribe.

[5:01] We each carry around our own “myth of prerequisites” that keeps us from reaching for our dreams. Prerequisites like, “I can’t find love until I lose this weight” or “I’ll change jobs once the kids are in college” are myths that keep us away from taking inspired action here and now.

[23:50] The key to manifestation is to share your dream in a way that inspires other people to help you, hire you, or invest in you.

[25:16] At Dream University, students learn the fundamentals of “CBA.” Get Clear, Believe in your dreams, and take Action. When you know what your purpose is, you aren’t spending your life climbing up the wrong mountain or chasing someone else’s vision.

[27:52] Radical self-care is the most important thing to keep us on track. Marcia discusses the inspiration behind her new book: Dream: Clarify and Create What You Want.

[29:14] To bring our dreams to reality, we must find out who we are, what our purpose is, the dreams that matter most to us, and then discern what we’re doing and thinking that supports them, and what we may need to cut out of our lives to clear the path.   

[30:04] The Number #1 way we sabotage our dreams is by projecting fears and doubts into them. 

[32:16] Accessing joy through your dreams is good for the world, and even crucial to your health. 

[41:09] The myth of prerequisites blows the lid off our limiting beliefs. For Marcia, she was putting off her dream of living in Rome by believing she needed to tend to her elderly parents. Once they gave her the green light to move, she took a chance and found she made the right choice.

[46:02] The more you get comfortable talking about your dreams the better, so find a dream buddy, coach, and community that will hold you accountable. We are never too old to go after our dreams; our duty is to develop a strategy and plan to get over our obstacles.

[49:24] We each have the Dreamer, the Doubter, and the Realist inside of us.  

[52:20] If you love helping people achieve their dreams, consider becoming a Dream Coach.  

[57:31] The Dream University homepage is loaded with free resources when you sign up, including a FREE 10-Step guide to achieving real results on personal and professional dreams.

 

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Dream University

Transformational Leadership Council

Aura Basilica Montreal

Dream: Clarify And Create What You Want, by Marcia Wieder

The Pillar Life

Aug 07, 2018
Better: Beauty Hack: Great Hair
06:52

If you can’t stand to blow dry your hair, try this.

Join Sheri and Nancy in the redwoods this summer for their inaugural live event: This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. They have an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help us ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.


And join the DreamTribe! https://www.story.co/dreamtribe/

Aug 02, 2018
EP 49 Danette May Dreams Big
49:38

In this week’s episode, Sheri and Nancy are joined by one of America’s leading healthy lifestyle experts, the fabulous Danette May. Danette is the living embodiment of what happens when you dream big even when it seems CRAZY.  Danette went from being a single mom struggling to make ends meet to running her own multi-million dollar empire in less than five years. Danette shares how she uses social media to reach a huge audience and why continuing to empower women to help them rise is her mission in life. 

 

Takeaways

[1:02] Sheri and Nancy invite listeners to visit thepillarlife.com for a FREE guide “10 Easy Steps to Launch The Pillar Life.”  They remind listeners to check out the discounts still being offered for a limited time on Seed + Mill Tahini and the Excalibur Dehydrator.

[5:52] The Pillar Life T-TOX by Tea Vibes is already changing lives. Everything you need to order and get your discount is at thepillarlife.com

[7:00] There are still a limited amount of tickets left to This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend, a 1440 Multiversity special event from August 24-26!  To check out the lineup and get tickets got to thepillarlife.com.

[13:16] Danette May shares her heartbreaking story of divorce, single motherhood, financial struggle and hopelessness and how she transformed it all into an empire.  

[18:44] It’s not just dwelling on our current reality that keeps us stuck deep in the mud, it’s our hidden limiting beliefs that are driving our choices. Those old stories live in our subconscious and we want to make sure they aren’t at the steering wheel.

[21:56] Danette still feels a great amount of fear, doubt, and anticipatory anxiety about upcoming projects, but she uses it for fuel to succeed and inspiration to dive in deeper and dream big anyway.

[23:40] Science shows that fear and excitement produce the same chemical result in our body, so one tip to move through fear or anxiety is to find a fun way to make it exciting. Nancy takes this approach when pitching big projects or running workshops.

[25:05] Danette knew that going the extra mile to follow her big dream was worth it and her soul’s calling, but she did it logically and incrementally. She waited until she had proven success in her own ventures before she dropped her 9-5 job, and built the muscle of discipline and focus along the way.

[28:30] Danette’s calling is to remind women that they have the power inside of them already to accomplish whatever it is, inside their personal recipe.

[30:10] Danette’s Three Pillars of Ultimate Success:

  1. Healing Foods
  2. Healing Movement
  3. Healing Mindset

[30:46] Danette reframes Healthy and Healing Movement not only for the purpose of fitting in our skinny jeans, but to spike our energy, clean out the cobwebs, and release the feel-good hormones. As an added bonus, Healing Movement can bring on money-making ideas, expel the toxic energy and shift it into gratitude and focus.

[35:08] Danette has found a way to make social media of great service and value. She leveraged Facebook from the very beginning by providing amazing free content and then running ads to capture emails in exchange for her #1 Fat Burning Recipe.

[40:42] What is Danette’s special sauce for tapping into her own superpowers and connecting to what steps are right in her journey? Her morning practice that she calls soul writing. Every morning, Danette sits down with a journal and asks her soul what it wants to tell her today. She starts to write whatever comes up and does not judge or limit the answer. This exercise has helped her tap into her own inner wisdom, divine guidance and has also given her great business ideas.

[44:26] Danette’s book The Rise is available for pre-order now and is available in bookstores October 23.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Pillar Life

Seed + Mill Tahini - use promo code SEEDFIFTY to get 25% off on the original and herb tahinis until August 17, 2018. 

Back to Butter, by Molly Chester and Sandy Schrecengost 

Lori Harder

Danette May 

The Rise: An Unforgettable Journey of Self-Love, Forgiveness, and Transformation, by Danette May

Danette’s Events 

Danette May Facebook

Jul 31, 2018
Better: The Magic Oven
06:55

The game-changing kitchen tool that makes super healthy, delicious snacks.

Join Sheri and Nancy in the redwoods this summer for their inaugural live event: This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. They have an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help us ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.story.co/dreamtribe/

Jul 26, 2018
EP 48 We’re Givin’ Stuff Away!
31:07

We’re cleaning up, clearing out and inviting in new vibes. We’re also giving away a free guide to launching your very own DreamQuest, and 10% off of our first co-branded product — The Pillar Life T-TOX by Tea Vibes, a delicious way to cleanse and lighten your body, mind and spirit. 

In this week’s episode, Sheri and Nancy delightedly announce the launch of their new site, The Pillar Life, a portal for living the life of your dreams and activating all eight pillars of The Pillar Life.  

They share their own pillar updates, including Nancy’s Romance & Sex pillar (her online dating profile was recently featured on Good Morning America) and Sheri tending to her Spirituality & Happiness pillar by listing her beloved Belle Vie home on the market to relieve herself from unnecessary financial stress and pave the way to more and better! 

Sheri and Nancy are joined by their fabulous friends and now business partners, David and Jennis, the cofounders of  Tea Vibes, a hip LA-based tea company making organic, handcrafted teas. Together, they are kicking off The Pillar Life T-TOX by Tea Vibes: a one-of-a-kind approach to cleansing, hydrating and slimming.  

Sheri and Nancy are so jazzed about their new website launch that there are two gifts waiting for you on the site. You can download “10 Easy Steps to Launch The Pillar Life” — a free guide for diving into the life of your dreams — and receive 10% off when you enter the code “thepillarlife” at checkout on your T-TOX order.

 

Takeaways

[1:02] Sheri and Nancy reveal a big announcement — their new website, The Pillar Life (thepillarlife.com). Head there now for a free download of “10 Easy Steps to Launch The Pillar Life.” This new site will be the portal for all pillar-related news, knowledge, tips and info. Welcome all DreamTribers! 

[2:33] Nancy’s dating life is national news. She was just featured on Good Morning America, during a segment on how fruitful and fun dating in midlife can be.

[4:39] Sheri has made a bold move in the Spirituality & Happiness Pillar and decided to put her home on the market. Although she deeply loves every inch of her home and every blade of grass on the grounds, this decision makes her feel clean, secure and stable. In the name of abundance and living in the flow, she is excited for what comes next.

[10:51] The cofounders of Tea Vibes, David and Jennis, jump on the episode to announce an exciting new project in conjunction with S & N — The Pillar Life T-TOX by Tea Vibes! We first heard about Tea Vibes from a recent Better episode, “Nancy's Weight Loss Secret”, where Nancy revealed that a cup of their tea at bedtime was her latest and greatest weight loss secret.

[13:25] Tea Vibes is the only tea company with a mixologist crafting the recipes. It is special, bespoke, and very LA.

[15:43] The Pillar Life T-TOX by Tea Vibes combines the Tea Vibes teas and the backbone of the Pillar ideals into a delicious and rejuvenative prescriptive plan. There are five teas in the T-TOX. The plan is to drink two cups of tea, five times per day, for either seven or 14 days.  

[20:49] Sheri and Nancy personally curated the teas in the T-TOX, and Tea Vibes made two teas just for them: Poolside Vibes and Soul Vibes.

[23:22] As if the vibe couldn’t get any more fabulous, the sage that Tea Vibes uses is blessed by a crystal healer.

[25:10] The benefits of The Pillar Life T-TOX by Tea Vibes may include:

  • Weight loss, boosted metabolism and a way to ward off late-night snacking.
  • Renewal, rejuvenation, and boosted immune system.
  • Detox in a gentle and sustainable way.

[27:16] The seven-day T-TOX is available today for $55, and you can get free shipping domestically and 10% off when you enter the code THEPILLARLIFE at checkout.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Pillar Life

NancyHalaStory on Instagram

Tea Vibes

“It’s Tea Time” — Nancy's Weight Loss Secret

 

Website

Story.co

Jul 24, 2018
Better: Secret Ingredient
06:20

You need this to make The Pillar Life Hummus.

Join Sheri and Nancy in the redwoods this summer for their inaugural live event: This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. They have an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help us ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.


And join the DreamTribe! https://www.story.co/dreamtribe/

Jul 19, 2018
EP 47 Money, Abundance and Friendship 911
42:20

There’s a new Pillar for the DreamTribe: Money & Abundance! Or as Sheri and Nancy like to think of it: Green Energy. Approach it without resistance and it will flow to you and through you. Also in this week’s episode, Nancy calls Sheri from her family’s home in Cleveland, Ohio. (Don’t worry, she’s not in the laundry room.) Her 87-year old dad is facing a complicated surgery and she’s there to support him and her mom. So she does what she’s been doing for 28 years — places a Friendship 911 call to Sheri to unpack it all. They discuss how to show up for their families and care for their (sometimes difficult) aging parents. And they have other business to discuss as well — Nancy’s dating updates.

 

Nancy tells Sher about her first session with Bela Gandhi, the “Fairy Godmother of Dating.” Bela waved her magic matchmaking wand over Nancy and help her elevate her photos in preparation for her online dating experience. They got the right look — and importantly the right mindset — down pat. It’s time to launch Nancy into the dating stratosphere. Follow along at #didnancyfindtheone.

 

Takeaways

[3:10] Sheri and Nancy introduce a new Pillar! Money & Abundance. In Episode 40 with Christy Whitman, which you can check out here, Christy says that money is “green energy” — just as eating well and self-care feed our physical and mental energy, tending to our core beliefs about money is crucial to our well being. Approach money from a place of abundance and it will flow more freely to you and through you.

[8:11] Sheri and Nancy share their own money stories, including times when they both lived in scarcity and could barely make ends meet, and their experience now of being able to relax and breathe with money flowing more like a river than a dripping faucet.

[8:50] The middle of life is a perfect time to focus on Money & Abundance Pillar work, even if you have struggled with it before.

[10:11] Nancy calls Sheri with an update from Cleveland. She talks about her father’s health and the energetic patterns that have come up on her visit back home. The feeling of returning home and being treated like a kid again is a familiar one to many, and hopefully, by the time you read this, Nancy’s family will allow her to drive the family Buick.

[17:11] Sheri and Nancy discuss the responsibility they feel towards their parents, now that they are the caretakers instead of receivers. Nancy has created her own strong and healthy family dynamic with her children Alex and Olivia. And she is forever grateful to Sheri for modeling an excellent dynamic with her own family.

[29:14] Nancy’s first session with dating coach Bela Gandhi was amazing. Bela’s no-nonsense attitude and take charge approach was exactly what she needed. They had a four-hour photo shoot and with her hair at an all-time fluff high, her lips bright and bold, Nancy’s Beauty Pillar is rockin’.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Christy Whitman Episode 40

@NancyHala

Bela Gandhi

 

Website

Story.co

Jul 17, 2018
Better: Guilt-free cocktailing
06:24

We found it! The best alcohol-free cocktail.

Join Sheri and Nancy in the redwoods this summer for their inaugural live event: This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. They have an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help us ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.story.co/dreamtribe/

 

Jul 12, 2018
EP 46 Kimberly Snyder Makes Beauty Rad
47:20

This week’s episode is not just about regular beauty — Kimberly Snyder says beauty can be radical. She’s a famous nutritionist and beauty expert who changed the world with her delicious and detoxifying Glowing Green Smoothie. Kimberly has amazing rad beauty tips from her many bestsellers — The Beauty Detox Solution, The Beauty Detox Foods and The Beauty Detox Power and her newest: Radical Beauty, which she co-authored with Deepak Chopra. There’s a reason so many celebrities flock to Kimberly as the go-to girl for health and wellness — she makes it all fun and accessible, full of common sense and ancient wisdom.

 

Kimberly calls for us to get back in touch with our wisdom and roots, detox from processed foods and negative thoughts, and develop beauty from within. She talks with Sheri and Nancy about her own wellness rituals in the morning and evening, how the energy of the foods we choose directly affects our own energy, and how to be more present and mindful when it comes to all the choices we make, since we are not just what we eat, but what we digest and assimilate. And she shares some glowy face mask ideas with ingredients you probably have in your fridge right now.

 

So slather some avocado on your face, grab your skin brush and get rad-ly beautiful with us.

 

Takeaways

[2:00] Kimberly’s first book, The Beauty Detox Solution, came out in 2011. She was living in NYC at the time and created what would that later became her world-famous Glowing Green Smoothie. (Her secret weapon: she blends instead of juicing.) Drink it every morning to energize your day. She makes if for Sheri and Nancy and they are hooked.

[3:06] Kimberly’s morning ritual is to start with hot water and lemon, and a big glass of the Glowing Green Smoothie.

[3:38] Although many people and use juices and smoothies interchangeably, they are very different. Both are healing and detoxifying, but smoothies keep all the fiber and vital nutrients intact.

[4:29] To prepare yourself a big batch of the Glowing Green Smoothie, the magic ingredients are: two cups of water, 70% greens (romaine, spinach, cilantro, parsley, celery), banana and apple/pear and a peeled and cut lemon.

[6:54] Kimberly went into college pre-med but discovered after interning at a hospital that it wasn’t her true calling. She then backpacked around the world by herself for three years, spending time predominantly in Asia and Africa. Separating herself out of the Western world gave her a whole new look at health and wellness and the importance of eating whole foods.

[10:07] When we treat our body right, we reconnect with our true nature and with our soul. Sheri and Nancy share that they both feel off when eating a ton of processed or mass-produced food, and the name of the game is finding a personal recipe of health and nutrition that makes sense to us as spiritual individuals.

[13:33] To Kimberly, wellness is not a number or how much you weigh, but how connected you are with yourself and how you feel internally. She too is evolving and shifting her own personal recipe.

[17:22] The research coming out on the gut-brain connection shows us how much of our mood and mental health depends on a healthy gut microbiome. Stress and shame also affect our hormones and fat storage, so the more relaxed and accepting you are, the easier it is to connect with your inner guidance.

[19:58] We are everything that we digest and assimilate. The energy of the foods we consume blends into our being and affects our inner and outer world. Plus, it’s just beautiful and restorative to look at a vibrant bowl of overflowing fruit or a bouquet of green vegetables from the Farmers’ Market.

[21:52] Kimberly says that beauty isn’t just about superficial features; it’s the ability to express your uniqueness, magnetic energy, and highest potential out to the world. Confidence and self-assuredness are beautiful, and people usually respond more to that then a “beautiful” person scowling in the corner.

[22:12] Kimberly also brings some Pillar talk to the podcast, with her The Six Pillars of Radical Beauty:

  1. 1. Spirituality
  2. 2. Tuning In
  3. 3. Connection with Nature
  4. 4. How You Move
  5. 5. How You Take Care of Your Skin
  6. 6. How You Eat
  7. [23:49] One of the most important aspects of wellness is sleep. It is a cornerstone of health that usually gets overlooked or diminished. The hour before sleep should be a time to prepare for deep rejuvenation, and for our brain to balance and detox itself. One great way to honor the magic time before bed is to make a delicious elixir. Kimberly’s elixir of choice is warmed almond or hemp milk, which provides the amino acid tryptophan, beneficial for good sleep and building serotonin. She adds powdered turmeric, sliced ginger and cinnamon for extra boosts of immunity and endocrine support.
  8. [30:13] Kimberly shares some simple beauty tweaks that have a huge impact: a silk pillowcase to maintain hair health and skin elasticity, celery and chard to remedy under eye bags, and fresh mask masks with pineapple, papaya, avocado, and honey.
  9. [36:01] Kimberly knows not to dare take away people’s coffee from them but does ask that when you can, choose organic. Nancy is a tried and true coffee lover, and Kimberly suggests in the morning she should hydrate with hot water and lemon first, then separate with coffee and green smoothie by 25-30 minutes.
  10. [39:26] Dry skin brushing is great tool to keep next to your shower, as it supports lymph detoxification. When skin brushing, brush strokes towards your heart to get the blood flowing to the heart.
  11. [42:44] Healthy hair starts from the inside out. In her book Radical Beauty, Kimberly provides a hair mask to kick hair growth into motion, but good nutrition and hydration is also key to luscious locks.
  12. [43:49] Kimberly will be launching a lifestyle brand called Soluna, that encompasses all the touch points of health and beauty, including a feel-good circle to help others go deeper in connecting with their inner wisdom and self-acceptance.
  13. Mentioned in This Episode:
  14. Kimberly Snyder
  15. The Beauty Detox Solution: Eat Your Way to Radiant Skin, Renewed Energy and the Body You've Always Wanted, by Kimberly Snyder
  16. Kimberly on Good Morning America
  17. Radical Beauty: How to Transform Yourself from the Inside Out, by Deepak Chopra M.D. and Kimberly Snyder
  18. Website
  19. Story.co
Jul 10, 2018
Better: The Beginning of Better
08:06

A new way to ignite the fires of inspiration.

Join Sheri and Nancy in the redwoods this summer for their inaugural live event: This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. They have an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help us ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

 

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.story.co/dreamtribe/

Jul 05, 2018
EP 45 Charles Chen: Feeling Good
01:03:47

Celebrity chef and wellness entrepreneur, Charles Chen, asks us: what are we feeding ourselves? Is it nourishing, feel-good food, or junk that leave us tired, wired, and off track? And what kind of thoughts and habits are shaping our lives? Are they contributing to who we want to be, or taking way from our experience? Today’s episode is chock full of tips and tricks to help us get a grasp on our food, thoughts and habits so that we can feel good, and live well.

 

Charles, host of the wildly popular #KitchenHustle, is on a mission to help others reach levels of self-connection and health they may not have thought possible. He shares his own very intimate story of shedding shame and pounds (more than 100!) on his spiritual path to joy.  Simply waking up in the morning and beginning each day with a self-selected list “non-negotiables” — things we do, or eat, or focus on before we pick up our phones or check our emails — can help us be responsive instead of reactive, calm instead of stressed, and in control of our own stories.

 

Takeaways

[1:07] After Sheri and Nancy’s last sleepover party, Nancy was super inspired to get serious about the four main activities that make a noticeable difference in her life: working out, eating clean and not drinking, meditating twice a day, and rising early. Instead of having an “all or nothing” attitude that sabotages any progress at all, she borrowed a page from Jerry Seinfeld’s method of consistency and productivity — have a giant calendar every day that you put an “X” on after you do the habit or action you are trying to create (his was writing a joke each day). Your job is just to keep the chain of X’s going, and if you break it once, start over and keep going. No judgment, no story surrounding it, just completing the action and marking it with a big “X.”

[10:41] Charles shares the fateful string of happenings that led him to This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy — it started with him taking an Instagram photo on the streets of New York, to a “Dinner with the Dead” party in Los Angeles where he met Sheri, to agreeing to be a special guest on the podcast.

[15:14] Clean eating and healthy foods are extremely important, but the #KitchenHustle life is so much more. It’s about being stewards of our own well being and connecting Health & Wellness with everything we do.

[19:55] Charles shares his own struggles with food and emotional eating. Growing up, he used food to numb himself from negative feelings, but on some level he knew that healing was an inside job from being exposed to meditation and Eastern healing practices at a young age.

[26:07] Charles encourages us to change up the food we eat, visit the farmers market regularly and learn as much as possible about food as medicine.

[29:37] Observing negative self-talk is one of the steps to moving away from a fear-based, restrictive mindset to a kinder and more realistic one. When we shift the energy of our present story, it changes the energy of the past. The stories we tell ourselves repeatedly changes the story we have told our whole life. Sheri mentions that for women, especially in mid-life, the ‘beauty story’ is extremely important. Nancy agrees and shares that growing up even though she felt bookish and awkward, her friends viewed her as being too smart and too cool to even sweat the small stuff like prom dates and boy drama.

[43:15] It’s important to develop your non-negotiables each morning before you check in with the world and start giving away your energy. Charles wakes up early to get his non-negotiables accomplished; they are: reading something positive, eating something nourishing, mindful movement, and gratitude. Non-negotiables can be a morning walk, a green smoothie, or taking a moment to feel gratitude, whatever it is that connects you with your spirit.

[57:02] When you take this time each morning, even if it’s just 10 minutes, you will feel more centered and able to handle stress. Which is helpful for our already overtaxed adrenal glands, and one of the first things Charles looks at when helping his clients lose weight.

[55:01] When you are tending to your energy and purpose, you may have friends, jobs or romantic partners that no longer serve you drop off or fade away.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

“The Seinfeld Strategy”

Dinner with the Dead

Charles Chen

Marianne Williamson

Great Day

Charles’ Wellness Tour

 

 

Website

Story.co

Jul 03, 2018
Better: Use Your Good Stuff
06:19

This is a Pillar Life favorite, and it’s been Sheri’s mantra for years!

 

Join Sheri and Nancy in the redwoods this summer for their inaugural live event: This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. They have an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help us ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

 

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.story.co/dreamtribe/

Jun 28, 2018
EP 44 Christine Lang: Energy Healer
57:10

World-renowned energy healer and medical intuitive Christine Lang is a master at looking at someone’s energy field, then tapping into their spiritual selves and identifying ways they can heal and let go of past wounds. Christine teaches us how to tap into our inherent gift of reading energy and shows us how we use that gift to make decisions all the time. Christine also explains how to gather our energy back when we feel out of control, how to deal with that scary energy vampires, and teaches an energy  practice you can do every day that is as easy as brushing your teeth. We are always trading energy with others so doing everything we can to maintain our energy fields is good medicine for the pillar life.

 

Takeaways

[2:30] Nancy’s past session with Christine revealed some old wounds regarding her divorce and the impact it had on her children. Sheri’s session kicked up the story of shame and guilt she was telling herself about a very painful and debilitating knee injury.

[5:20] Christine’s work touches upon the heart of Sheri and Nancy’s quest to take their love of story and PIllar work to transform their lives with radical self-care. All the negativity is based on stories we have made up, and stories that we have the power to change and move to a path that is more realistic and kind. Christine is looking at the energy coming off an individual as a result of those stories.

[8:12] It would be unrealistic to expect an instant overhaul of our stories that result in sadness, despair, and hopelessness. Instead, aim to stir the pot just a little each day on the old grooves set in place, and sprinkle in just a little bit of hope. This gets the motor running for your mind and body to start looking for situations to confirm that hope and make it a reality.

[10:52] Christine says that everybody perceives and reacts to energy, whether they are aware of it or not. All day long we are making choices and decisions based on the different energy of things, whether it’s an avocado at the grocery store or a friend we decide to call. We make the decision intuitively with our energy and emotion, and our mind rationalizes the “how” and “why” to back the decision.

[14:34] Most of us think of how much time or money something costs but put our energy on the back burner.

We tend to think of either having a ton of energy, or none at all. Christine says one of the first things she teaches others is to notice how they feel and give it more credit instead of trying to push through and drain it at the expense of an obligation. When we are focused on the future and our checklist of what needs to get done, our energy can be scattered and discombobulated. However, when one is is in the present moment, energy stays in the body and it’s easier to feel focused and more in control.

[18:33] Christine shares a breathing exercise to collect and center our energy. This exercise to great to do during a busy day when you would usually feel frazzled, or during an encounter with someone that leaves you feeling disempowered.

[20:43] Energy vampires aren’t the scary monsters hiding under our bed, but many people out in the world who have learned through conditioning over the years that they get love and reassurance through sharing their stories of negativity, fear, and victimhood. It’s often easier to complain about your headache and the high gas prices than it is to face what you aren’t taking accountability for in your life and work on it until it serves you.

[24:33] The front left part of our brain is where we register things that are problems, and on the right side is where we notice something positive about it. Research has been shown that people who meditate frequently are likely to notice a problem or challenge, but then quickly notice something positive or hopeful about that situation.

[26:53] Quantum physics states that energy follows intent. Christine builds upon this notion through visualization and guided imagery exercises that cleanse her energy and leave her fresh and ready to receive joy and appreciation.

[32:04] A good old complaining and stomp around session is a way we have learned to find common ground and connect with others, but Christine suggests there is a deeper way to connect with others and even inspire them.

[39:56] Many of us keep a mental and emotional scorecard and react by cutting them off energetically, but really it’s behavior that sets us back by giving our power and energy away. We can shift ourselves by connecting to the present, reminding ourselves that we are responsible for our own energy and behaving in accordance with the type of person we want to be.

[49:05] A way to preserve your own energy is to visualize yourself dropping a sheet of glass between you and the other person. This still lends the exchange for both of you to be seen and heard but creates an energetic barrier.

[56:36] Christine is excited to introduce the NuVibration supplement products, which have been infused with high vibrational energy. The supplements have been shown to soothe the central nervous system, and benefit resilience to stress, skin, mood, and overall health.

[60:02] This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend on Aug 24-26 has an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help harness our collective energy and ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Christine Lang

NuVibration

 

Website

Story.co

Jun 26, 2018
Better: Night Night
06:34

The secret to adding a magical hour to your day.

 

Join Sheri and Nancy in the redwoods this summer for their inaugural live event: This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. They have an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help us ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

 

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.story.co/dreamtribe/

Jun 21, 2018
EP 43 JJ Virgin: Dream Bodies
58:33

Today’s guest is JJ Virgin: premiere voice of scientific reason in the world of nutrition and wellness. JJ has earned an astounding amount of accolades throughout the over 25 years she has spent in the industry and is a straight shooter with a no-nonsense approach. She and Sheri have joined forces to work together and help elevate Sheri’s Health & Wellness pillar, get her on track with the right foods for her body and heal her metabolism and gut microbiome. JJ’s smash hit books The Virgin Diet and Sugar Impact Diet have helped thousands of people regain their health.

 

JJ herself is in better shape now at age 55 than she was at 25, and she is the pinnacle inspiration that mid-life gives us the opportunity to live even healthier in act 2. She also gives us the same expert advice she has given Sheri on snacking, the real breakdown about starchy and non-starchy carbs, intermittent fasting, food and carb intolerance, weight loss resistance, and connecting the dots between body, mind, and spirit. So many make weight loss and healthy habits out to be a full-time job or something we are fighting with ourselves against when really it is a chance to claim our best selves and live the dream life full of energy and joy. Sheri and Nancy invite you to step bravely on the scale, boil some potatoes, and enjoy the episode.

 

Takeaways

[5:25] Sheri manifests a true gift in the Health & Wellness universe while at a donor appreciation event: the chance to connect and talk with JJ Virgin, one of the nation’s foremost nutrition and fitness experts, public speaker and media personality. JJ has now joined Sheri’s team as her coach, and Sheri couldn’t be happier, as JJ is the expert amongst experts. The work has begun, and together they have created a joint Google Doc, food journal and workout program targeting what will work best for Sheri’s personal recipe in her Health & Wellness pillar.

[11:30] JJ encourages her clients to be more mindful about their snacking, and the amount of times they are eating per day. Our cultural norm tells us to have three meals per day with snacks in between, but for most that is not the best route for optimal health.

[16:35] Yo-Yo and crash dieting places an enormous amount of stress on our bodies and wreaks havoc on our metabolism. It may seem like a short-term solution, but instead of getting TOFI, thin on the outside and fat on the inside, JJ’s coaching methods are sustainable and create health from the inside out, even for the first time helping people break through their toughest weight loss resistance.

[20:03] JJ noticed a common thread when she worked with people to eliminate their diet of inflammatory foods. Their symptoms eased up, and they saw their energy soar and their waist size shrink. The foods that JJ feels are the ones where intolerance is most common: dairy, gluten, soy, corn, eggs and peanuts, sugar and artificial sweeteners. Eliminating these and then slowly starting to cycle them in helps give people the ideas of which ones cause the most issues, and which are okay to have in a moderate amount. JJ has seen dramatic weight loss when people lower or fully give up these foods.

[29:30] JJ goes on a snack rant and why it’s not all that and a bag of chips. Snacking keeps our blood sugar up, interferes with maintaining a healthy balance of insulin and blocks us from burning stored fat.

[32:57] JJ breaks down the difference between starchy carbs (examples include fruit, grains, potatoes, oatmeal, root vegetables) vs. non starchy carbs (celery, asparagus, salad greens).

[33:45] JJ calls potatoes and green bananas “Nature’s Diet Pill” due to resistant starch. Our bodies resist digesting these things, and in turn raises butyric acid in our large intestine that helps us burn fat and feeds our gut with good bacteria. JJ recommends boiling or roasting the smaller colored potatoes with a little coconut oil and sea salt, and then eating them room temperature or cold.

[34:51] We must delineate between the starchy vegetables such as quinoa and squash, and other gluten-containing foods such as white rice and bread that oftentimes create inflammation and insulin resistance.

[35:39] The ketogenic / low carb diet is definitely all the rage right now, but JJ does not recommend this diet for women in their mid 40’s and beyond. As a woman moves towards menopause. It is vital to take extra special care of thyroid and adrenal health.

[35:53] There is no need to fear carbs once you empower yourself with the knowledge of the right amount of carbs from the right sources. You want your body to make sugar from the foods you are eating (carrots), instead of mainlining sugar right into your system (drinking carrot juice).

[37:19] JJ finds people do better with moving their carb intake to the last meal of the day. Having a healthy carb source as part of your dinner can help you relax and sleep better.

[38:49] There are many benefits to fasting. It causes our body to scavenge up and expel bad cells and helps us digest, rest and reduce inflammation. Fasting is unique for the individual and their preferences and lifestyle. For Sheri, her 12-hour fasting window occurs from after dinner until mid-morning. JJ is a morning eater, so she creates her fasting window from after an early dinner to breakfast.

[43:28] If you have too much of a specific bacteria in the gut, it extracts calories from the foods you eat and uses them as fat storage. JJ is on the cutting edge of the science that links the gut and overall health.

[49:16] JJ is excited for the paradigm shift taking place in the health world now, where it’s up to individuals to take responsibility for their own health. Doctors and experts are important consultants and team members, but we are the leading characters of our own book.

[50:39] Sheri is challenging an absolute and stepping on the scale to weigh herself every day. Every. Day. Research shows that people who weigh themselves every day maintain their weight. If you have been avoiding scales for most of your life it may take some practice, but JJ urges us to take emotion out of it and view it from an objective, almost scientific point of view.  Patience and diligence are important virtues when embarking on a health journey.

[56:26] Our bodies aren’t a bank account, they are a chemistry lab. The first commitment is to come from a place of self-love and desire to be the best version of yourself for you.

[67:08] Sheri will be revealing her newest lab results with the Dream Tribe once they are in.

[67:14] This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend on Aug 24-26 has an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help harness our collective energy and ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Just Like My Child

JJ Virgin

JJ’s Bio

Jeremiah Brent

JJ Virgin on Dr. Phil

JJ On Dr. Oz

The Sugar Impact Diet

2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy

Dr. Rachel West

JJ Virgin Twitter

The Virgin Diet Cookbook

 

Website

Story.co

Jun 19, 2018
Better: Summer Life Challenge
04:47

Sheri and Nancy deliver a summer challenge to the DreamTribe.

 

Join Sheri and Nancy in the redwoods this summer for their inaugural live event: This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. They have an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help us ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

 

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.story.co/dreamtribe/

Jun 14, 2018
EP 42 Kris Carr and our Crazy Sexy SELVES!
58:01

Self-care is health care. Sheri and Nancy’s guest today is superstar Kris Carr and it is her mission to show us that taking charge of our own health is the most important job we will ever have in this lifetime. Kris is a shining beacon in the Health & Wellness Pillar, a #1 NY Times Bestseller, and a world-renowned Wellness Activist and Cancer Thriver. Her Documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer reveals how Kris went from NYC party girl to a woman terrifyingly diagnosed with stage 4 cancer on a quest to survive and thrive. Kris shares intimate stories about how her love of creativity fuels her wellness, the importance of taking total responsibility for her own health, and her “Pillars of Prevention and Healing” … and she gives us a glimpse into her new 21-day program, Crazy Sexy You.

 

Remember DreamTribe — the middle of life can and should be the green-juiciest time to invest in self-care. So listen in for some megawatt inspiration.

 

Takeaways:

[2:35] Planning an old school sleepover with your friends can and should be a Pillar Practice! Sheri and Nancy have a Friendship Sleepover with plenty of Pillar Talk, good food, and a RomCom. They indulge in a great vegan dinner (Cheezy Penne Pasta! One of Nancy’s favorite recipes) and a Sandra Bullock movie.

[6:16] Sheri recalls first meeting today’s guest, Kris Carr, on the Oprah show with Dr. Oz.

[10:16] Kris has been living with cancer for over 15 years. She researched, and explored, and applied what she learned to heal herself from the inside out.

[10:45] Kris has Five Pillars of Prevention and Healing and she says they all need attention if you want to thrive:

  • ● What are you eating?
  • ● What are you drinking?
  • ● What are you thinking?
  • ● How are you resting and renewing?
  • ● What kind of environment surrounds you?
  • [11:54] Self care is all about health care. We are responsible for our own well being and commitment to health, and it looks different for every person at every stage in our life.
  • [14:46] Only 5-10% of cancers are genetic. Kris sees this information as a way to empower ourselves, and to take control of our lifestyle choices.
  • [17:23] Creativity is a potent medicine for Kris, and dreaming up ways for her to channel the message of health is one of her favorite parts about life.
  • [20:42] Kris believes in progress and not perfection. Going from a meat and potatoes diet to 100% raw vegan overnight doesn’t work for most people, but slowly increasing healthy, plant-based, whole foods in addition to moving away from processed foods is a gradual way to shift toward better health.
  • [24:27] There are a lot of proteins in plants. Great sources include beans, lentils, nuts and seeds. It’s also important to get your protein from high-quality sources.
  • [26:07] Sheri has had good success so far with her new anti-inflammatory diet.
  • [30:50] Kris is using everything she knows from her research so far on helping her dad heal his own cancer.
  • [32:15] In her 20s and early 30s, Kris’s self care was all about eating to stay thin for her commercial acting career. Then, it was all about discovering how she could heal herself from cancer. Now she focuses on what is good for her.
  • [36:05] We can choose to make energy deposits in our account all day long by eating well, staying hydrated, meditating and moving our body.
  • [36:58] Kris uses a guided visualization to access her intuition. She listens to what her physical body is signaling to her as a guide to get in touch with what type of self care she is craving most.
  • [41:43] Everyone discusses their “why” … Nancy wants to be on track with intention and purpose, and let go of the “loose ends” in life that no longer serve her. Kris’s overall “why” is to make more memories and live authentically in her purpose which will light the path to help others recover their health. Sheri wants to fully inhabit and master all the Pillars in her life.
  • [46:22] Sheri recounts a medical visit where the doctors were just concerned with lab test results, without acknowledging nutrition or the spiritual side of wellness. Kris agrees that we must put together a health team that will address us holistically.
  • [48:02] Real chronic stress will result in many health issues, and eventually even disease. Our bodies are resilient and the more we take care of ourselves from a baseline level, the less stressed we feel and the more our creativity can soar.
  • [51:48] Kris and her trusted team have created a new  21-Day Program, Crazy Sexy You, which gives people the recipes, coaching, and meditations they need to change their lives. Be sure you are signed up for the DreamTribe newsletter because Sheri and Nancy will be sending out some of Kris’s best recipes to empower even the most plant-phobic reader.
  • [54:03] One of the rockstar headliners of Sheri and Nancy’s inaugural live event is… you guessed it… Kris Carr! This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend on Aug 24-26 has an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help harness our collective energy and ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.
  • Mentioned in This Episode:
  • The Proposal
  • Two Weeks Notice
  • Dr. Oz
  • Oprah Show
  • Kris Carr
  • Crazy Sexy You
  • Crazy Sexy Cancer
  • Website
  • Story.co
Jun 12, 2018
Better: Your DIY Health Potion
06:34

Sheri and Nancy reveal the key the best-ever smoothie. Something they swore they’d never do.

Join Sheri and Nancy in the redwoods this summer for their inaugural live event: This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. They have an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help us ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

And join the DreamTribe! https://www.story.co/dreamtribe/

Jun 07, 2018
EP 41 Nancy Gets a Dating Coach
43:21

Just like Charlotte in Sex in the City, Nancy feels like she has been dating FOREVER. Where is he?! Well, she’s about to find out because Sheri has done some behind-the-scenes maneuvering and hooked Nancy up with a superstar dating coach, Bela Gandhi, founder of the Smart Dating Academy. Bela has been called the “Fairy Godmother of Dating,” and she truly believes that love is out there for absolutely everyone who wants it. She is going to help Nancy sort through the dating landscape and find men with GHQ — Good Husband Qualities.

 

In this introductory session, Bela tells Nancy that being single can feel like you’re a “pot without a lid” but not to worry — there are 35 million singles over 50, and most of them are online and looking for love. Listen in to hear Bela’s first phone call with Nancy, and follow along with Nancy’s matchmaking journey to true romance.

 

Takeaways:

[2:40] One out of three marriages last year started from an online love connection. Bela Ghandi, expert dating coach, assures Nancy that many good guys are out there on dating apps. Together, she and Nance will develop a plan to find the ones who exhibit GHQ — Good Husband Qualities.

[8:08] Bela started successfully matchmaking in college and she knew that she had to follow her calling of helping others find and keep love. One of her favorite things about her work is teaching people skills around how to find quality partners who make them happy, and to let go of old unnecessary mindsets and patterns.

[17:46] Online dating is a place where shy and introverted men feel they can approach women with more confidence, because the risk of direct rejection is lower. She also tells Nancy that she may meet her next big love while feeling for ripe avocados at a farmers market. Bela reaffirms that Nancy has many options, and that love will come in an unexpected way.

[20:44] Bela tells Nancy to make three seconds of eye contact with an interesting man, and see what happens.

[24:28] Bela deems herself a “true psychotic optimist” — she believes love is out there for everyone that wants it.

[28:34] Chemistry and lust is nature’s way into tricking us into attachment. Lasting love is built on companionship, trust and friendship, and while women look for the butterflies in the stomach, it’s more important to give someone a chance spanning at least several dates — unless one of the 40 red flags pop up!

[30:54] Bela has her clients journal three things they liked about the first date, and together they decide whether there should be a second or a third date.

[36:06] A positive mindset is one of the most important and magnetic qualities in the dating process.

[37:00] Bela says that two of the greatest times to date are when you are in your 20s and in your 50s!

[38:47] Bela gifted the Dream Tribe with her ebook, The Four Commandments to Online Dating. To access this, go to The Smart Dating Academy and use the promo code — Smart Dating.

[43:03] Don’t forget to join Sheri and Nancy at their inaugural live event in the redwood forests outside of Santa Cruz: This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. They have an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help harness our collective energy and ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Smart Dating Academy

 

Website

Story.co

Jun 05, 2018
Better: Sunday Funday
07:05

Sheri and Nancy reveal a Pillar Life pro-tip.

Reserve your spot at the personal growth event of the summer, This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. Join Sheri and Nancy, Deepak Chopra, Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent, Angela Manuel-Davis, Dani Shapiro and Kris Carr. They will be gathering in the redwoods outside of Santa Cruz to refuel our imaginations and reignite our dreams. Get your tickets at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

And join the DreamTribe!  Story.co/dreamtribe/

May 31, 2018
EP 40 Christy Whitman Unpacks the 7 Universal Laws
53:36

Christy Whitman is a transformational leader, best-selling author and one of the foremost experts on the 7 Universal Laws. She joins Sheri and Nancy to share how they can manifest their biggest dreams, and she shows us all that it is not only possible, but our birthright to have what we want in life. Christy unpacks the Universal Laws and describes key practices for awareness and mindfulness so that we can train ourselves to get more of what we want, and less of what we don’t.

 

Whether we are aware of it or not, each of us is an “energy tower” sending out signals and vibrations all day. And in turn, energy boomerangs right back to us — sometimes what we get back confounds us. Sometimes it feels like the opposite of what we want. But whenever we practice appreciation and gratitude, we get back abundant deliciousness. That’s the big secret to success. Tune in and learn how.

 

Takeaways:

[2:09] Don’t forget to join Sheri and Nancy at their inaugural live event in the redwood forests outside of Santa Cruz: This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. They have an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help harness our collective energy and ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

[3:47] Nancy gives a shout-out to a far-flung family member who is a loyal “This is Fifty” listener and Dream Tribe member. Sheri reveals the exciting news that podcast superstars Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft of the “Happier” and now “Happier in Hollywood” podcasts honored them with a Gold Star, their seal of approval. Thank you all for the love!

[9:39] Practicing the art of manifesting gives you the confidence it takes to shift your life.

[13:02] It often feels like we neglect one Pillar when another one is thriving. For example, maybe you have Health & Wellness going strong but your Romance & Sex pillar is lacking. Remember, it is out of that contrast that we get to discover what we want to deliberately create.

[16:59] Most people tend to focus on what they don’t want. But when you focus on what you lack or don’t want, it’s impossible to create abundance.

[19:17] We should all shift  to deliberate creation. Ask yourself: What do I want, why do I want that and how would I feel once I get itl?

[19:47] It takes 17 seconds to shift a vibration and 68 seconds for law of attraction to bring you evidence of different than what you had before.

[22:08] One of the Seven Laws is the “Law of Sufficiency and Abundance” —  this means we cannot attract abundance when  we are in any limitation or lack. Appreciation and gratitude are the doorways to abundance.

[28:07]  If you are feeling hurt, sad, betrayed or any other negative emotion, take 90 seconds and sit in the feeling with stillness. Really feel the negative emotion and let it peacefully leave your body. After time, you can practice visualizing bringing light in, and then apply other meditative practices to raise your vibration.

[31:28] Christy explains the 7 Universal Laws: The Law of Attraction, Law of Deliberate Creation, Law of Allowing, Law of Sufficiency and Abundance (the one Christy deems as most important to learn and apply), Law of Pure Potentiality, Law of Detachment, Law of Polarity.

[46:38] Christy’s next book will be out in September. It is called Quantum Success: 7 Essential Laws for Thriving, Joyful and Prosperous Relationship with Work and Money. Christy finds that most people have mixed up meaning and programming about money, and this book will help us all self regulate and generate some more of that green energy!

[55:23] Christy is spreading the abundance and offering everyone in the DreamTribe a free Quantum Success book. You can get this amazing offer by going to story.co and joining the DreamTribe. The link for the free book will be sent to you!

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Emily Zisman

Gretchen Rubin

Happier

Happier in Hollywood

Christy Whitman

Quantum Success: 7 Essential Laws for Thriving, Joyful and Prosperous Relationship with Work and Money, by Christy Whitman

insighttimer.com

 

Website
Story.co

May 29, 2018
Better: Pour Me Another One!
05:32

It’s a daily Health & Wellness Pillar practice that Sheri and Nancy strive for. Here are their tricks to make it work.

 

Reserve your spot at the personal growth event of the summer, This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. Join Sheri and Nancy, Deepak Chopra, Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent, Angela Manuel Davis, Dani Shapiro, Kris Carr, and Angela Manuel Davis in the redwoods outside of Santa Cruz. Get your tickets at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

To join the DreamTribe sign up for Sheri and Nancy’s newsletter: Story.co/dreamtribe/


Website
Story.co

May 24, 2018
EP 39 Dani Shapiro — Writing for our Lives
48:58

Best-selling author, and revered teacher and speaker Dani Shapiro joins Sheri and Nancy for an episode that will leave you inspired to put pen to paper. Dani tells us that writing helps you bare your soul and come face to face with personal truths and insights. Writing is an essential part of Sheri and Nancy’s Creativity & Innovation Pillar, so they are both more than willing to write for their lives.

 

Dani shares how she first knew she was a writer, and the brave and unabashed way she continues to follow that calling with each turn of the page. Writing has helped Dani connect with herself and the present moment. It has taught her to remove her armor and feel the scary feelings we distract ourselves from all too often.

 

Dani, Sheri and Nancy uncover some deep thoughts on the synergy between meditation and writing; what portable rituals they take on the road; and why midlife is the best time to make friends with that budding author inside of you. Write on.

 

Takeaways:

[3:27] Sheri and Nancy are inviting people of every age and every gender to the DreamTribe. If you are excited about living the Pillar Life, you are in!

[4:28] Dani Shapiro is a best-selling novelist and memoirist, as well as a renowned speaker and teacher. From a young age, she has had a strong appetite for reading and writing. Nancy can relate: she tells stories about staying up all night reading. Both Nancy and Dani found their daydreams in books and stories.

[7:43] Journaling is a word Dani doesn’t use when she is teaching because it can feel obligatory and too all-encompassing.

[9:42] We write to connect with ourselves and others. In Dani’s class, she creates an environment of safety and trust by letting the students that what works for them is sacred.

[11:20] Writing can be a tool of illumination. It is the way we discover what we believe and think about our own inner world.

[14:22] The middle of life is the perfect time to get very conscious about how you want to spend your free time and who you want to spend it with. Sheri and Dani both have had experiences with their mothers passing that taught them this life lesson.

[21:05] Life can feel awkward and uncomfortable sometimes. We are much better off when we sit with ourselves in these moments, rather than reaching for a distraction.

[22:45] Dani uses a website and internet blocker called Insight Timer when she is writing to help her stay focused and not give in to all of the impulsive whims of the monkey mind.

[31:12] Dani uses the meditation app called Freedom. She starts her day with the 20 minutes of meditation and finds it completely changes her day. Creating a ritual that you follow when traveling is a way to ground yourself no matter where you are.

[35:58] We get better with age. Each book has been an improvement for Dani, and she is discovering new things about herself, her family and views in the sweet spot of midlife.

[43:41] Dani is also one of the esteemed faculty members at the inaugural live event: This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. Sheri and Nancy have an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help harness the group’s collective energy and ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Dani Shapiro

Dani Shapiro Books

Dani’s Workshops

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

Sylvia Boorstein

Freedom

Insight Timer

 

Website
Story.co

May 22, 2018
Better: I’ll Never! Or Would I?
08:39

What are your “nevers”? What are your “always”? A Pillar Life secret revealed in this mini episode.

 

Reserve your spot at the personal growth event of the summer, “This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend.” Join Sheri and Nancy, Deepak Chopra, Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent, Angela Manuel Davis, Dani Shapiro, Kris Carr, and Angela Manuel Davis in the redwoods outside of Santa Cruz. Get your tickets at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

To join the DreamTribe sign up for Sheri and Nancy’s newsletter: Story.co/join-dream-tribe

 

Website
Story.co

May 17, 2018
EP 38 Sheri’s Deep Dive — The Hoffman Process
39:16

Every once in a while, we all need to dive deep. Really look at the dark corners of our lives and our pasts, and try to unearth the things that bring us pain so that we can vanquish them, once and for all. That’s exactly what Sheri did when she spent eight days at The Hoffman Process, a world renowned healing and personal growth retreat. Now she is ready to share what she learned, with Nancy and all of their listeners.

 

And wow, does she have some major insights to unpack. Sheri describes the shifts and revelations she and her other Hoffman colleagues experienced as a result of the intensive work. This is what Pillar Living is all about — facing the obstacles so that you can get to the joy.

 

On a much lighter note, during the week Sher was away, Nance visited her favorite farmers markets and did her own deep dive — into vegan cooking!

 

Takeaways:

[1:05] Nancy loves a good farmers’ market and has been making it a priority to attend them and gather fresh ingredients for her beloved recipes. If you live in the Los Angeles area, she recommends the Brentwood market.

[5:58] Sheri followed the universal signs leading her to The Hoffman Process. It’s intense, intimate, and a deep dive into your past and childhood. Sheri bravely faced her old wounds so that she could  come out on the other side. She had some major shifts around how she views lovability and worthiness both in herself and her tribe.

[16:24] During Sheri’s intensive retreat, one of the rules was no technology. She did eight days of no cell phone and no laptop. This may seem like the scariest thing now, but she found it freeing. It reminded her of the past where we weren’t connected to machines 24/7.

[19:31] People in the Hoffman Process with Sheri seemed lighter and brighter physically after all the work of freeing themselves from emotional baggage. Maybe diving into old childhood wounds is the new facelift?

[23:04] What you wanted at 30 isn’t necessarily what you want in your 50s. One of the most brave and loving things we can do for ourselves is to be honest about what our current desires are and express them to the world unabashedly.

[27:53] Love and worthiness are right on the other side of shame and humiliation.

[30:04] If you can just stir up the tiniest flame of hope, that is enough of a spark to get yourself going.

[32:41] Find your DreamTribe so you can dig in and have deep, ongoing, elevated conversations. One place to look is at our inaugural live event: This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. We have an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help us harness our collective energy and ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

1440 Multiversity

Brentwood

Apricot Lane Farms

The Hoffman Process

 

Website
Story.co

May 15, 2018
Better: Nancy’s Salad Hack
04:40

Nancy has a super secret salad hack that Sheri uncovered and the sheer genius of it has transformed her entire salad life. Now, for the first time, Sheri is going to reveal the “method”. Nancy thinks this is hilarious.

Reserve your spot at the personal growth event of the summer “This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend” . Join Sheri and Nancy, Deepak Chopra, Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent, Angela Manuel Davis, Dani Shapiro, Kris Carr and Angela Manuel Davis in the redwoods outside of Santa Cruz. get your tickets at 1440.org/thisisfifity

To join the DreamTribe sign up for Sheri and Nancy’s newsletter www.story.co/join-dream-tribe


Website
Story.co

May 10, 2018
EP 37 Lori Harder: Find Your Tribe
42:56

Beloved podcaster and author Lori Harder joins Sheri and Nancy to talk about why finding your tribe may be the answer to abundance, connection and breakthroughs on every level.  As founders of the DreamTribe, this is something Sher and Nance always knew, but Lori adds a whole new perspective to the power of TRIBE.

 

In her new book, A Tribe Called Bliss, Lori passionately recounts on her own experiences of going from an anxiety-ridden, unhappy and unhealthy woman to a three-time fitness world champion, madly-in-love married person, and podcast queen. But she also tells us how she didn’t do it alone.

 

Tribes are a way for us to share our wisdom, dive deep into what’s holding us back, construct a few important boundaries and declare our intentions to a like-minded group. Tribes are an energetic exchange of souls, all seeking abundance for themselves and each other.  Lori shares her definition of a tribe, how you can find yours and what to expect once you are in one.

 

Ready to raise your vibration and meet your DreamTribe? Join us in the redwood forests of Scotts Valley, CA for our inaugural live event: This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. We have an amazing line-up of teachers and tribe-builders who are going to help us harness our collective energy and ignite our dreams. Tickets are on sale now at 1440.org/thisisfifty.

 

Takeaways:

[4:55] Don’t let fear hold you back from greatness and moving in the direction your dreams. Even with the amazing things Lori has accomplished, she still feels the internal flapping of nervous butterflies before a speaking engagement or big event. Sheri and Nancy agree, and say that often this is a signal that you are growing and expanding, rather than staying small in your comfort zone.

[7:12] In her new book, A Tribe Called Bliss, Lori set forth to help women create a tribe and community with intention and purposeful connection.

[9:01] In her childhood and early teen years, Lori struggled with feelings of anxiety and isolation. She was overweight and yearned to break free of the bad habits that surrounded her in her friends and family. It was a tough decision to move away and leave that tribe, but she had to follow her inner calling.

[11:13] Lori dedicated her time and energy to learning healthy habits, mindful eating, and fitness. This focus and commitment led to her becoming a three-time fitness world champion.

[15:02] A tribe can be many things, but should consist of people who celebrate your accomplishments and support your goals. Tribemates can be existing friends, or women you meet with the sole intention of working on your Pillar Life together.

[15:43] Lori finds a tribe of three or four to be the sweet spot in creating a powerful group force. She meets with her tribes (she is currently part of three) for an hour once every two weeks. 

[17:06] In her book, Lori explains the agreements, expectations and questions tribemates can ask each other to make sure the partnership is an equal energy exchange. 

[39:20] We are the CEOs of our own lives, and it’s up to us to avoid ruts and continue to learn and grow. When she turned 40, Nancy made it a priority to learn something new each year. On her list was knitting, yoga, and gardening and she is planning on filling up her life calendar with some new fun hobbies. Sheri is continuing to fall in love with the Italian language.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

1440 Multiversity

Amazing Women Entrepreneurs

Lori Harder

A Tribe Called Bliss

Earn Your Happy podcast

 

Website
Story.co

May 08, 2018
Better: Sheri's Signature Scent
04:30

Filling your home with a beautiful fragrance is an easy and affordable ritual that Sheri sets as a priority no matter where she lives. It’s a joy to to find your signature scents, take out those candles sitting idly on the shelf, and partake in a ritual of self-care and sanctuary.

Website
Story.co

May 03, 2018
Ep 36 When Life Gives You Lemons, with Pam Butler
43:58

Pillar Life is not about avoidance, it’s about looking life square in the face and turning all aspects of it into your wildest dreams. The truth is, sometimes life serves you lemons — we’ve all been there. By the time we hit our 50s we’ve been tossed around the ocean of life with waves of heartbreak and trauma threatening to knock us down for good. Some may think of that as rock bottom, but here in our DreamTribe, we think of it as an opportunity to heal, and rebrand life. 

 

Pam Butler, author of Return to Life, joins Sheri and Nancy today to talk about her personal account of feeling so low and stuck that she couldn’t leave the house or thrive in her own life. She had post-traumatic stress disorder by the time she took a turn and started to work on her own Pillars: mind, body, and spirit. Little by little she got her life back. Pam talks with Sheri and Nancy about learning to fail gladly, what’s in her bliss toolbox, and why it’s okay to just take a few moments and… breathe.

 

Takeaways:

[2:58] Nancy appreciates the clothesline metaphor when it comes to life that she learned from one of her writing professors. Much like the way that a clothesline has many different items hanging on one line, it’s okay to embrace the single sock with holes as it is the fluffy t-shirt. The sum total of your experiences and everything that is in your story is all supposed to be there and worthy of acknowledgment.

[6:15] Sheri and Nancy share times in their lives when they felt scared, alone, and overwhelmed. For Sheri, it was dealing with her diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. For Nancy, it was divorce and starting from scratch financially, while raising two young children.

[15:09] You can transcend your stories and focus on what’s next. You keep moving with one foot in front of another, and before you know it you are recovering, and even thriving.

[20:56] Pam Butler, author of Return to Life experienced a traumatic childbirth when having her daughter, and then lost her father at the same time. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, she was in constant fight-or-flight and was suffering from debilitating depression and anxiety.

[25:51] After Pam hit rock bottom and couldn’t leave her house without a Xanax, she discovered Mind-Body medicine and meditation. It wasn’t easy for her at first, but she kept with it and began to feel amazing results with time and commitment.

[28:38] Her books Return to Life supplies the reader with a variety of tools to help people with their struggles and how to make things better. Self-care is not a one-size-fits-all experience, so even just exploring one at a time will help you discover what is right for you.

[33:26] Not everything needs to have a giant learning lesson or holy teaching moment — some things just are, and that’s okay. Kick the inner critic out of your head and speak more compassionately to yourself.

[36:25] Pam’s favorite tool in her bliss toolbox is: STOP, DROP and BREATHE. Your breath is a built-in stress reliever and a free and easy way to take a 5-minute break to reconnect and refocus ourselves.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

1440 Multiversity

Return to Life

 

Website
Story.co

May 01, 2018
Better: Nancy's Weight Loss Secret
05:05

Nancy's cracked the code on her weight loss story and it's all about a bespoke and delicious tea she's discovered in LA. Listen in and hear the secret.

 

Takeaways:

[:39] Nancy’s newest revelation on weight loss — tea. Brewing herself a delicious pot of tea at night has curbed the snack monster and is a hydrating and calming ritual.

[2:59] Get 25% your first purchase of Tea Vibes order by using the code THISISFIFTY at checkout. 

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Tea Vibes

 

Website
Story.co

Apr 26, 2018
Ep 35 Angela Manuel Davis: Honor Your Body
44:12

Body Love Reigns Supreme (that’s a Pillar story!) in today’s episode with mind-body-spirit warrior Angela Manuel Davis. From the very first moment they met Angela, Sheri and Nancy knew they had discovered someone very special. They say her SoulCycle class in West Hollywood is like “church.” It is a path to both enlightenment and a rock-hard butt. Angela joins Sheri and Nancy to channel some body and wellness wisdom from on high. Don’t miss it.

 

Angela’s core motivation is to tap into the energy from the universe and mix it with intensity and a no-excuses approach to fitness. She embodies the DreamTribe because she truly believes that hope is a choice and that the best is yet to come, for all of us. Angela gives Sheri and Nancy some tips on how to embrace the gift of our body and disrupt our comfort zones. Her advice lays the groundwork for not one, but two Pillars: Health & Wellness and Spirituality & Happiness. To Angela, they are intrinsically linked. She advises us all to take care of our inner temples. We believe! Let’s get started.

 

Takeaways:

[3:04] Sheri and Nancy are joined by Angela Manuel Davis, one of the top SoulCycle instructors on the planet. Her approach goes way beyond health and wellness and into the realm of spiritual wholeness and energetic joy. She invites everyone around her to join in and rise up for a spiritual experience.

[6:00] Especially in our 50s it’s easy to feel as though we’ve been through so much. As someone representing the age demographic herself, Angela believes and practices that what we have gone through prepares us for brighter and better days ahead.

[7:55 ] Hope is a choice and we can shift from fear to faith.

[12:42] Starting the day with gratitude and mindful movement is a powerful way to embrace the gift of our body and disrupt what no longer serves us.

[20:50] Angela’s mantra about becoming stronger, losing weight, or just getting healthier is simple: Change your mind, change your body, change your life.

[27:31] Happiness is circumstantial but peace is internal. It is a privilege and honor to take care of our bodies and to live up to our full potential.

[36:33] The great physique and slammin’ body that one gets from a commitment to health isn’t the answer alone to sustainable inner peace, but it sure is nice. Treating our body with self-care is a way to open us up for connections with both our own spiritual side and loved ones in our life.

[38:56] Angela announces the AMDIO Method, which stands for Angela Manuel Davis Inside Out. Her signature method promotes her philosophy of change. More to come on it soon, so stay tuned to her webpage and socials.

[40:48] Want more Angela? Of course, you do. You have the chance to hang with her during: This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend. She will be lifting our energy and holding the space for spirit. Link for event at 1440 Multiversity in notes below.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

1440 Multiversity

@ShapewithAngela

SoulCycle 

AMDIO Method 

 

Website
Story.co

Apr 24, 2018
Better: You Gotta Make Your Own Stuff
05:08

Sheri and Nancy kick off their mini episode series called “Better” with a Health & Wellness Pillar tip.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Nancy’s Recipes


Website
Story.co   

Apr 19, 2018
Ep 34 Mel Robbins and the 5 Second Rule
51:57

Five seconds. According to motivational speaker and all around firecracker, Mel Robbins, that’s all it takes to rev our engines and zoom away from old habits, laziness and stagnation and into a life filled with energy and purpose. This is our chance to stop pressing the snooze button on our lives! Let’s dive in.

 

Our thoughts are not just habit-forming, they are life-creating. Your life becomes what you focus on and think about, that is all there is to it. In this episode, Sheri and Nancy sit down with Mel, author of the best-selling book, The 5 Second Rule, to help us all banish the snooze button we are pushing every day, on a million different topics. The Rule is this: count backwards from five and when you hit one, GO! It’s a simple but profound trick to get yourself up out of your seat and doing the thing you’ve just been talking about doing.

 

As a perfect example of someone who is crushing it in her 50s, Mel shares how she came upon the now world-famous 5 Second Rule in her darkest hours, and she shares how applying it eventually led her to understand the true nature of procrastination: that it is a massive cover up for root problems, stresses and issues that must be solved in order to live the life you deserve. She gives us excellent tips and tools for overriding procrastination so that we can embrace who we are meant to be.

 

Mel is the most booked female speaker in the world these days. Check out her TED Talk (14 million views and counting), and stay tuned for her new TV show — Kick Ass with Mel Robbins.

 

Takeaways:

[4:39] Today’s guest is motivational speaker and best-selling author Mel Robbins. Mel’s TED Talk “How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over” has 14 million views, and she gets over two million visits each week to her YouTube channel. As a procrastinator who dealt with anxiety and self-doubt first hand, she came up with the 5 Second Rule to take her away from the negative thoughts and patterns that kept her stuck for years from living her best life. The first step in the 5 Second Rule is knowing what to do and actually making yourself do it.

[10:59] Sheri and Nancy get real about what they are putting off most in life — Sheri could use more yoga and meditation, and Nancy has always wanted to be an early riser but finds it much easier to continually hit the snooze button.

[14:25] It’s important to be very clear with yourself about whether or not you actually want to do something, or just feel like you should. Are you bullying yourself into trying to do hot yoga when the truth is, you hate hot yoga? Be honest and make room in your life for the things you really want.

[17:34] Procrastination has nothing to do with what you actually need to do. It is a form of stress relief and a way for our brain to divert us from overwhelm-ment and potential threat.

[25:20] Even nine years after her 5 Second epiphany, Mel uses the 5-Second Rule every morning to get out of bed early.

[45:56] Mel calls her TED Talk “How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over” which was viewed by 14 million people, a “21-minute panic attack.” She happened to mention the 5 Second Rule at the end when she went off topic, and this resulted in changing the mindsets and life course for over 20 million people every month! Amazing.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

1440 Multiversity

Mel Robbins

5-Second Rule

Mel’s TED Talk

 

Website
Story.co

 

Apr 17, 2018
Ep 33 Geneen Roth, Part 2
36:12

Ok everybody, let’s get rid of the “Crazy Aunt in the Attic” once and for all — that’s what best-selling author and brilliant life coach Geneen Roth calls the punishing inner voice we each have; the one that fills us with self-doubt, criticism, sadness, even fear. In Part 2 of Sheri and Nancy’s chat with Geneen, she shares her treasure trove of insights about dialing up living, dialing down complaining, and she offers some practical tips we can all use to jump away from our old rutted lanes of habitual thinking and into new neural pathways of joy and gratitude.

 

Takeaways:

[1:18] Sheri and Nancy share stories about how their recent cleanses have improved their bodies and spirits. Sheri stayed true to her commitment of being vegan and alcohol-free for 90 days! She is working on how to bring back the foods and drinks she loves with a balance of what is best for her health. Nancy joined up for the final 30 days and traded in her nightcap of a Real Housewife-sized glass of wine for a cup of chamomile tea.

[14:05] Change is possible for anyone, and it’s never too late to work toward what you want. Using food as an example, Geneen talks about focusing on moving toward what makes us feel vibrant and energetic. When Geneen started to incorporate an anti-inflammatory diet into her lifestyle, she felt so good that it overpowered any feeling of deprivation or loss.

[21:08] It’s okay to shift the stories we tell ourselves to make those stories kinder and more compassionate.

The less you pay attention to the “Crazy Aunt in the Attic” the less impact that inner voice will have on our thoughts and actions.

[23:55] Notice how often in daily life you are complaining, expressing dissatisfaction, reliving old hurt and anger. In Geneen’s words, when you do this you are “at war with what already happened”, and just creating more momentum toward the unwanted.

[29:59] When you stop complaining, you create light and space around yourself, and open up new neural pathways that lead you toward that which is in alignment with your highest self.

[33:25] Geneen is doing a free video class for anyone who purchases her new book, This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide. The class is called “Women, Weight, and Power — Releasing the Energy of Obsession.” See the link below!

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

1440 Multiversity

This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide, by Geneen Roth

Geneen Roth

Bonus Masterclass with Purchase of Book

 

Website
Story.co

Apr 12, 2018
Ep 32 Geneen Roth, Part 1
44:51

Reading Geneen Roth’s new book, This Messy Magnificent Life, is like sitting down and listening to your favorite friend’s best stories. When she joins Sheri and Nancy in this special 2-part podcast, the conversation is just as good. Honest, brave, hilariously funny and powerfully smart, Geneen is the girlfriend and life-guide we all need, to help us move through our days with purpose, clarity and a killer sense of humor.

 

Best known for her books tackling food and weight issues, Geneen is a best-selling author, TV personality and world-famous teacher who shines a light into our messy, magnificent emotional landscapes. Her point of view fits perfectly with Sheri and Nancy’s Pillar Life — she shares her thoughts on how to embrace the imperfect parts of life to gain appreciation and clarity on what we have, and all that is going right in this exact moment. That’s a Spirituality & Happiness lesson for sure! She offers so many insights that we dedicated two episodes to this conversation. Don’t miss Part 2 airing this Thursday.

 

Takeaways:

[2:07] Early in her career, Geneen used her love of writing to express her obsession and struggle with food, and then once she got a grasp on her relationship with eating, she went many steps further to explore core issues and reasons why.

[9:16] We’ve all got the deep, dark places inside of us and it’s better to turn towards them then to try to run away from the messiness.

[12:16] Our relationship with food reflects the way we navigate our entire lives. Food is a reflection of how we honor our body, the way we spend our time and money, and our mindfulness and ability to be present in the moment.

[16:17] Geneen shares her pivotal experience of losing 30 years of financial investment during the Bernie Madoff scandal as an awakening to focus on the good parts of life, and what she had rather than what she had lost.

[24:23] Try taking a few minutes every day to write down a list of a few things that aren’t wrong in your life. This switches your mind from the negative to the positive.

[34:58] Often times we turn away from the “messy” feelings in life like rejection, resentment and fear. What they really call for is to be heard, acknowledged and given space to move through into the magnificent.

[42:24] Geneen is offering a free class to anyone who buys the book and sends her a picture of the receipt!

[43:08] Nancy’s recipes on the Story.co website have been a hit. Check out her latest ones including Tomato Vegetable Bean Soup and Cheezy Penne with Mushrooms and Peas.

[44:35] Sheri and Nancy’s inaugural live event —This is 50 with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend — is on sale now! August 24 - August 26 at 1440 Multiversity, an enlightenment and learning center in the heart of the redwood forest. The Weekend will be chock full of teachers and spiritual leaders. Toast a s’more, drink some wine and get woke at their “Dream Tribe Lollapalooza.” Space is limited so book your space soon. By your tickets here: 1440.org/programs/thisisfifty

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

1440 Multiversity

This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide, by Geneen Roth

Geneen Roth

Bonus Masterclass with Purchase of Book

 

Website
Story.co

 

Apr 10, 2018
Ep 31 Dr. Laura Berman Gives Us Quantum Love
53:03

Every feeling we have stems from a story we’re telling ourselves. Dr. Laura Berman — love coach, sex therapist, best-selling author, and TV & radio personality — explains how to set our energy levels so that we can manifest the things we want in our lives, especially love. Her book, Quantum Love, is about becoming a veritable divining rod to attract true love. Dr. Berman talks about all of this and more with Sheri and Nancy in this week’s episode.

 

Dr. Berman breaks down exactly what Quantum Love means, and how it’s the most powerful way possible to transform your own thoughts, feelings and, eventually, your reality. We learn how feelings create energy, how friends and family may react to the “new you”, and how to use certain techniques in your daily life to create harmony and peace no matter where you are or who you’re with. What a gift. Listen in.

 

Takeaways:

[0:39] Big news! Sheri and Nancy are hosting their first-ever live event: This is 50 with Sheri and Nancy: The Weekend will take place at 1440 Multiversity, a majestic 75-acre campus in the California Redwoods, dedicated to immersive learning and enlightenment. This inspiring spiritual spot is the perfect place for the Dream Tribe to work on their Pillar Lives! The event is August 24 — 26 and the lineup is an impressive array of thought leaders and teachers: Deepak Chopra, Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent, Dani Shapiro, Kris Carr, Dr. Laura Berman, and Angela Manuel-Davis.

[14:07] Sheri and Nancy are joined this week by Dr. Laura Berman, author of a groundbreaking book on relationships and energy, called Quantum Love. She tells us how we can apply Quantum Love to our interactions with our spouses, partners, friends, families, co-workers and loves-yet-to-be-found. 

[14:37] According to research in quantum physics, we are each a vessel of constantly moving and changing energy and vibrating atoms. We take in 40 billion bits of information into our brains every millisecond, but only consciously process 2,000 of them.

[19:03] We all set our energetic frequency with our thoughts and feelings. It takes practice, but we can learn to mindfully set this energy. Eventually the body can itself to set itself to “home frequency”, its natural and best energetic space.

[21:07] If you are walking around the world most of the time in a place of scarcity, fear, anger, and guilt, you will create more of these feelings, and even worse — experiences that mirror them. 

[23:09] Every feeling we have is because of a story we are telling ourselves. Our bodies don’t know the difference between reality and rehearsal, so shifting to higher frequency thoughts and feelings will, in turn, create a high-frequency type of reality.

[30:21] It starts with hopefulness and optimism, and then it’s easier to get to joy and elation. You don’t need to pretend to be a certain way or act inauthentically; just to practice being in a state of hope, optimism and positive thinking at least 51% of your day.

[34:19] Dr. Berman gives us a daily practice we can use to help set our home frequency and in turn change our realities.

[40:49] Ask yourself: if my dream were here today, how would I feel? What would the sensations be if that was my reality right now?

[41:48] Once you start to shift, some people close to you may match you and entrain to you, and others who feel negative and toxic may just drift away or even try to rattle you. It’s important to keep doing your thing and putting in the work, and you will see that you’re becoming a magnet to the life you want to create.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

1440 Multiversity

Dr. Laura Berman

Quantum Love: Use Your Body's Atomic Energy to Create the Relationship You Desire,
By Laura Berman, Ph.D.

Quantum Love Guided Meditations

Dr. Berman’s Uncovered Radio Show

 

Website
Story.co

Apr 03, 2018
Ep 30 Martha Beck Cracks It Open
56:29

Martha Beck is a best-selling author, life coach and spirit guide, and today she takes Nancy on unexpected and unplanned journey of a lifetime. It’s a powerful episode, friends. We learn, through Nancy’s lens, how old rooted beliefs from our childhoods totally shape the way we navigate our lives today. Sheri and Nancy always say that the stories we tell ourselves are what make our dreams come true. But this deeply personal episode peels back layers and reveals that those stories can also hold us back from happiness, and keep us from finding love.

 

Martha leads Nancy through a coaching session — a path that she compares to Dante’s rings of hell — but she assures Nance, and the rest of us, that this is the only way to confront and “burn through” old beliefs, and arrive on the other side — where truth and joy await us.

 

Takeaways:

[7:40] The conversation between Nancy and Martha begins with Nancy opening up about feeling lost and lonely despite believing that she is open and receptive to love. Martha encourages Nancy to lean into her feelings of distress and hopelessness, as she guides Nancy into the “doorway of freedom.”

[20:36] Nancy connects to a feeling of despair from childhood, which may have led to what she admits is her current belief — that in matters of love, “things won’t end well for me.”

[24:33] Martha guides Nancy through the painful childhood scenarios she has been protecting herself from. Nancy bravely dives into her own suffering. 

[37:28] Martha says that writing out our “heart” is a powerful way to get out of our mind and into our true feelings. You can either write a letter to your inner child who experienced the suffering, or you can answer the questions that are blocking your progress.

[41:05] You know that something in your present experience is connected to a old and deep belief system when it feels as though life is not working for you. Life is supposed to be good. When it’s not, there’s a reason.

[52:57] It is never too late to do this work, and to become the very thing it is that you seek. It’s the agony that brings forth the love, and we only get there by diving in headfirst.

[55:16] Martha’s writing class, Write Into Light, begins in April 2018. It is a guide for people to connect with every part of themselves, so we can all pull light and love into our lives.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Martha Beck

The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life, by Martha Beck

Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live, by Martha Beck

Write Into Light

 

Website
Story.co

Mar 27, 2018
Ep 29 Leaning into Clean with Kathy Freston
53:09

Kathy Freston may have found the key to longevity. A New York Times best-selling author and health and wellness advocate, Kathy joins Sheri and Nancy for a thought-provoking talk about food, health and clean protein as we explore the Health & Wellness pillar over a cup of herbal tea. Kathy explains how she got into plant-based eating and shares the many reasons for and benefits of going vegan. She also shares the perfect protein source (hint: it’s not animals) as well as the science on what livestock does to our climate, the future of protein, and how to lean in to health, one bowl of lentils at a time. Kathy’s latest book Clean Protein, is co-written by wellness expert Bruce Friedrich and is available now. In a nation obsessed with protein, Kathy is on the forefront of the revolution to eat in a better, healthier, more intentional way.

 

Takeaways:

[3:49] Nancy stayed committed to her Health & Wellness pillar while on a business trip in Chicago. Instead of going out for celebratory dinner and drinks after a successful pitch meeting, she stayed on the path of clean plant-based living. And sobriety!

[6:34] This week’s guest is Kathy Freston, a New York Times best-selling author and health and wellness advocate. Her latest book, Clean Protein, is on sale now.

[8:52] Kathy is on a mission to educate people on how they can get their protein in a clean and humane way.

[11:08] Factory farming creates more climate change gases than all the transportation in the world, combined.

[15:38] One of the first steps to shifting towards plant-based eating is to slowly switch out an animal protein for a plant protein for one meal at a time, here and there.

[20:17] There are so-called “Blue Zones” all over the world, and they represent the longest living and healthiest populations on earth. Their environment calls for physical activity, connection to their community, and not having a Taco Bell on every block.

[24:20] There are many different reasons one would switch over to eating a predominantly plant-based diet — health related issues, concern over animal welfare and weight loss are three.

[28:06] Beans are the single best longevity protein you can eat. Try to add in a cup a day of lentils, pinto beans, black beans, edamame, or any other variety, once a day. 

[39:35] It’s more efficient to go direct to the plant to get our protein instead of eating the carrier of a protein such as a pig or chicken.

[43:47] The future of meat is a laboratory-grown version. Kathy thinks that we are about a decade away from it becoming widely available.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Clean Protein: The Revolution that Will Reshape Your Body, Boost Your Energy—and Save Our Planet, by Kathy Freston and Bruce Friedrich

The One: Discovering the Secrets of Soul Mate Love, by Kathy Freston

Kathy Freston

Harvard Nutrition Source

 

Website
Story.co

Mar 20, 2018
Ep 28 Our Path Among Pillars
36:59

Sheri and Nancy are deep in the desert on a spiritual retreat and detox fast, with plenty and time and space to reflect on living the Pillar Life. They share the revelations they’ve had recently about this path they’ve taken, and how their DreamQuests have upped the ante in all things mind, body and spirit. Nancy has an epiphany on the connection between health and spirituality. Sheri is immersing herself in discovery: from learning Italian to getting acquainted with classical music.  Both are loving Pillar Living; they feel like they are walking the cusp of enlightenment.

 

Takeaways:

[2:34] As Nancy was doing a walking meditation in the desert, she focused her thoughts inward to take a look at her heart’s greatest desire. It was there she made the connection between cosmic spiritual work and optimal health in her physical body.

[8:12] Sheri has made some major shifts in her Health & Wellness Pillar, challenging her “absolutes”   as a result she’s made bold moves, like giving up alcohol for 90 days and weighing herself regularly (instead of never!).

[14:28] It’s raining shamans for Nancy. She just signed up for her first shaman class and people in her path are offering advice and connections at every turn. She’s also finding that her work in the Health & Wellness Pillar is preparing her body for a shamanic conversion.

[21:23] Sheri and Nancy are enjoying the freedom of feeling more open-minded and light-hearted when it comes to dating and finding love.

[24:17] Sheri flexes her new language muscles and is starting her second Italian class soon. The delicious feeling of something out of the ordinary is inspiring and exciting to her.

[27:58] Sheri recommends the book,Year of Wonder, by Clemency Burton-Hill — a lovely introduction to classical music that offers brief, poetic descriptions and clips of music every day of the year.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day, by Clemency Burton-Hill

 

Website
Story.co

 

Mar 13, 2018
Ep 27 Your Personal Brand Story
34:56

We are all the lead characters of our own stories.This week, Sheri and Nancy talk about the idea that each of us has the power to craft our own personal brand stories — that magical alchemy of who you are and who you want to become. It’s a story built on vision, fueled by bravery, and in service to your biggest, boldest dreams.

 

Parts of your brand story might be that you create a beautiful sanctuary in your home, so that it rises up to greet you every day. Or maybe you dedicate yourself to a daily practice of mindfulness with meditation and yoga. Your brand story might be a combination of many things — your health and wellness program, your happiness compass, your love plan. Whatever goals we set, actions we choose, frame of mind we inhabit — these things end up creating our present and future brand story.

 

Speaking of brands, Sheri and Nancy announce that This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy is now their official public-facing brand, so be sure to follow @thisisfiftysn on all social media platforms to see what they’re up to as they go about living their Pillar Life and making their dreams come true.

 

Takeaways:

[2:20] Sheri takes a trip down memory lane and remembers having liposuction back in 2000. Nurse Nancy was there to help her through the recovery. It was so painful and traumatic they think they both blocked it out.

[7:17] Sheri and Nancy’s new public-facing brand is This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy, thanks to the success of this podcast!

[11:30] When Nancy, who is a brand strategist, works with brands and organizations, she encourages them to be firmly rooted in the present but simultaneously looking toward the future. If businesses have brand pillars in place and a framework in mind, the road becomes much clearer. The same is true for your personal brand.

[14:39] Dream the biggest dream you can. The key ingredient to telling your story of transformation and dreams is bravery.

[20:02] If you can see yourself as the main character in your own story, and love that character unconditionally, doors will open that normally would have stayed shut if you viewed everything with a critical eye.

[24:56] Nancy shares some of her “brand whisperer” tactics. The first thing she asks brand leaders is “what is the biggest dream you have for your brand?” and “how do you wish you could describe it?”

[29:11] Nancy and Sheri think women are particularly great at noticing what they like in other women -- what inspires them, what they want to incorporate into their own lives. If you tell yourself the right aspirational story and surround yourself with like-minded women, it’s all about admiration.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Website
Story.co

Mar 06, 2018
Ep 26 Secret Files of a Man Expert
53:08

She’s a lover and appreciator of men. A woman with suitors lined up as far as the eye can see. A gal who navigates the testosterone waters with the greatest of ease. Meet Donna, who is having the time of her life.

Sheri and Nancy first heard about this Man Expert from her sister, Susan, who regaled them with tales over dinner about how Donna, a dating app aficionado, goes on more than 100 dates a year with men of all kinds. They knew they had to meet her and hear her tips and insights, so they booked her for the podcast the very next day. Sheri and Nancy believe this is a real breakthrough for the Romance & Sex pillar – they plan to learn from Donna’s light and open-hearted approach to dating and sex and relationships. This wisdom is the kind that any woman, single or partnered, can use. Listen and learn!

 

Takeaways:

[10:10] The guest of honor today is Donna, a true expert on dating and loving men. Sheri and Nancy sought her out for advice about Romance & Sex. Donna, who is in her 50s, is a prime example of reimagining the middle of life and going for what you want.

[12:30] Donna shares how she went from cynical and skeptical to open and vulnerable. She decided to make each date a brand new experience, with no preconceived notions from the past. Her approach is to assume every date is going to be with a kind and delightful man.

[15:35] Her mindset before each date is to have a great time and enjoy the moment with no pressure on starting a romantic relationship. If there is no connection, she advises Sheri and Nancy to try to think of it as the start of a possible friendship, or even just a nice meal!

[19:42] Donna talks about how to flirt, and show affection, with a simple touch on the hand.

[29:04] Donna’s general rule is to chat on a dating app for a maximum of one week, and then take it into real life. If the man is dragging along on making plans, move on to someone more eager.

[34:27] Donna believes if we see the best in a person and offer our respect and appreciation, they are much more likely to live up to our vision of what we want.

[35:57] Skip the 30-minute coffee meetup on a weekday and save dating for Friday through Sunday, when you can dedicate a few hours and really enjoy yourself. Also, skip the table and sit next to each other at the bar. It’s more flirty and fun.

[43:29] Don’t assume someone is monogamous until there is a clear conversation with both parties being honest.

[44:56] Donna’s best advice to people in long-term relationships: keep it fresh and leave the past in the past. If that means role-playing with your partner, even better.

[47:51] Donna is going to continue as Nancy’s dating concierge and romance coach. She’s going to help Nance tweak her game.

[49:03] Finding love and lust while you sow your wild oats is totally fine! The best thing to do is put yourself out there and learn what you like.

 

Website
Story.co

Feb 27, 2018
Ep 25 Spiritual Cliff Diving with Anjali Kumar
38:22

Spiritual adventurer, risk taker and best-selling author Anjali Kumar joins Sheri and Nancy for a talk about a renaissance of the soul. Anjali’s book, Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe in, took her on a journey around the world as she searched high and low and in unlikely places —  from baking muffins for a Wiccan potluck in Brooklyn to waiting in line for a faith healer in Brazil — for something to believe in. Anjali talks to Sheri and Nancy about what she found, and what she didn’t, on her quest for meaning.

 

Anjali shares stories about shamanism, tantric sound baths and the importance of surrounding yourself with great women. She also explains how she incorporates her own brand of spirituality into her life — something Sheri and Nancy are focusing on everyday in their Spirituality & Happiness pillar.

 

Listen along and dive off the spiritual cliff with us!

 

Takeaways:

[2:37] Best-selling author and spiritual explorer, Anjali Kumar, comes from the startup world. Her fascinating career includes a stint at Warby Parker and six years at Google as a senior lawyer. She is currently the Chief People Officer and General Counsel at Cheddar, a news network for Millennials. Her new book, Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe, was released in January 2018.

[5:17] Nancy asks questions about becoming a shaman and Anjali gives her good advice: If you are looking into shamanism, it’s important to find a teacher and guide you feel is trustworthy and safe.

[8:14] Sheri shares her experience with Brazilian healer John of God. There were magical parts of the visit but she left with a feeling of skepticism and wanting more.

[19:15] Anjali’s work has led her to the conclusion that we’re all looking for the same three things in life: health, happiness, and love.

[20:19] Anjali felt moved and changed by the entire Burning Man experience, but next time she wants better accommodations.

[30:54] Her TED Talk is called, “My Failed Mission to Find God — and what I found instead.”

[33:01] Anjali still incorporates Indian and Hindu cultural traditions in her home, and she also practices transcendental meditation, as do Sheri and Nancy. All three are working on taking spiritual practices in little bite-size pieces, just 10-15 minutes a day, switching up the modalities and approaches as they go.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Anjali’s TED Talk

Anjali-kumar.com

Cheddar

Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search For Something To Believe in, By Anjali Kumar

 

Website
Story.co

 

Feb 20, 2018
Ep 24 Beauty. Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
36:43

Sheri and Nancy are diving into their newest pillar — Sanctuary & Beauty — with their two great friends Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, world-famous designers, best selling authors and stars of the TLC hit series, Nate & Jeremiah by Design. (Season 2 premieres April 7th.) Nate and Jeremiah have a lot to say about classic beauty, modern fashion, and how they create and convey their best lives through the power of design and style. Sheri and Nancy talk with them about everything they can dream up under this pillar: how homes can either be transitional or transformational, why we all want to be Diane Keaton, how to dress like a French lady, and why it’s so important to even have just a corner in your house that is a source of peace and inspiration.

According to Nate and Jer, a wrinkle-free forehead is great but it can only take you so far. Inner beauty, confidence, and a great smile is the ultimate beauty tip, especially for those rebranding in their 50s.

 

Takeaways:

[5:02] Sheri and Nancy welcome their amazingly funny, talented, smart, gorgeous friends Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent to the show.

[8:14] Nate has lots of tips to share: The “beauty” cocktail for women (and men if they so please) in their 50s starts with botox, followed by Juvederm or another filler.

[17:15] The team discusses Diane Keaton, who is an icon of pure beauty, style and elegance at any age.

[21:45] Your style and space should be an expression of who you are, and an extension of your spirit.

[33:16] Money does not equate style. Expensive bags and shoes are great, but the most interesting move you could make stylistically is to do something personal and connect with your own vibe.

[37:28] Home can either be transitional or transformational. When you look around your space, your eyes should land on the things that matter most to you. For Jeremiah, it’s the moments and sensations that matter, and for Nate, it’s the tangible things. Together this is a perfect blend to help the people they work with create a sanctuary.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Real Real

 

Website
Story.co

Feb 13, 2018
Ep 23 Yoga Legend Seane Corn
55:23

Guru, activist, yoga goddess Seane Corn joins Sheri and Nancy to share poses, flows and breathtakingly wise advice on how to overcome all of life’s hesitations. Seane tells us that yoga creates a space for us to observe our own judgements and critiques, and then helps us shift into a place of acceptance where we can honor both the light and the shadow within us.

 

Sheri and Nancy both need to re-energize their practices. Seane tells them to start with 15 minutes each morning when they rise, dedicating their practices to someone they love. After many years of sharing her yogic wisdom, Seane says that her practice went from thinking it was all about her as the individual, to now doing yoga for the sake of making her community and world a better, safer, more grounded place.

 

As Sheri and Nancy embark on their year of fresh joy, Seane’s advice may just be what they need to inspire their stronger selves. 

 

Takeaways:

[5:39] Yoga legend and inspirational thought leader Seane Corn joins the podcast.

[7:15]  Making the time commitment to begin a yoga practice can feel overwhelming. Seane tells us that if we commit 15 to 20 minutes a day, our practice can becomes a meditation in action.

[9:14] Seane shares an amazing story on how she reframed the spiritual side of her yoga practice at age 19.

[15:19] Seane welcomes judgment within herself and her students, because it mirrors the way we critique ourselves in real life, and allows us to ultimately transition into acceptance.

[18:15] Sean discusses developmental trauma, shame and humiliation, and how yoga helps release it all. She shares a beautiful story about her father's death.

[33:09] Seane selects yoga poses to move energy based on a specific chakra, depending on an individual’s characteristics and ailments.

[37:25] About breathing: When you inhale, you take in nutrient-rich oxygen, purifying your body and regulating the central nervous system. When you exhale, you expel stress.

[41:46] Iyengar Yoga integrates alignment, balance, strength and flexibility.

[43:25] For those who continue with their practice, yoga creates an internal shift from thinking about the individual to thinking about the collective. 

[46:05] Seane co-founded an organization, Off the Mat Into the World, to bridge the gap between yoga and social activism.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Seane Corn

Off the Mat Into the World

 

Website
Story.co

Feb 06, 2018
Ep 22 Waking Up in Mid-Life with Cheryl Richardson
50:27

Let go of everything that bores you! That’s just one of the many nuggets uncovered in this week’s episode, where Sheri and Nancy meet Cheryl Richardson, whose groundbreaking new book, Waking up in Winter, explores what it means to redefine the middle of life.

Cheryl is a New York Times bestselling author, renowned speaker and coach, and a total inspiration to Sheri and Nancy. She tells them, “The only reason people are worried about time passing is because they are not happy with the lives they are living.” 

Listen along as they talk about inner adventure, immersion of pleasure, and facing some of the wintry parts of ourselves. Nancy says that, for her, the title of Cheryl’s book reminds her that the “winter” of life can be like a blank white canvas, where we are invited to rewrite our own story, at any time. 

 

Takeaways:

[7:05] Today’s guest is Cheryl Richardson, author of several best-selling books, including her new one, Waking Up in Winter.

[9:09] Cheryl shares her thoughts behind the book’s poetic title. “Waking up in winter” means taking time to reflect, rest, breathe and even face the tough cold parts of our lives.

[12:02] Cheryl, a life-long journal keeper, wrote this book as an honest and revealing journal over many years, and then unearthed it and turned it into the gorgeous work that it is today. 

[18:30] Especially for women in their 50s, embracing the empty nest, and then finally the preparation for the winding down of life should be a beautiful and powerful time. Culturally, women have always needed permission from society and sometimes even themselves to feel this way, but Cheryl, Sheri and Nancy are here to prove otherwise!

[24:01] The more you live authentically and get to know your inner self, the less afraid you are of time passing.

[25:43] Cheryl says we should let go of anything that bores us. (What a great, freeing thought that is.)

[37:02] Create wonder and leave yourself open and receptive to the energy the universe wants to bring you.

[44:38] Cheryl often journals through photography. She also makes lists every night of 10 things that brought her pleasure that day.

[47:02] Get comfortable with pleasure, whether it’s a foot massage, dancing with your partner, or taking more baths.

[53:35] Sheri wants to be danced this year! And we want that for her too.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Cheryl Richardson

Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife, by Cheryl Richardson

 

Website
Story.co

Jan 30, 2018
Ep 21 Pillar Talk
36:26

Sheri and Nancy greet 2018 with energy and excitement, and they’re using their “DreamQuest Pillars” to navigate the joyride.They open the episode by sharing how they’re each on track to make their dreams come true in the new year: Sheri has boundless clarity from her cleanse, and Nancy has revived her dinner party fabulousness with gumbo and chocolate mousse.

Sheri and Nancy decide on an amped up approach to make sure they tend to their LIfeScape -- they’re making sure to “touch” their pillars everyday, to keep those goals vibrationally active and alive. Whether it’s a phone call each week to stay in touch with a family member, or it’s leaving your body in an astral exploration with the best shaman in Los Angeles -- Sheri and Nancy are waving in the new year with both arms.

Grab a non-alcoholic Bloody Mary with some nut cheese crackers and enjoy!

 

Takeaways:

[2:56] Sheri and Nancy talk about how to stay accountable to their pillars, and tend to the map of their LifeScape.

[4:32] Sheri gives an update on her cleanse. She loves the clarity and peace that comes with eliminating dairy and sugar and alcohol. Passing on the Bloody Marys and Mai Tais may be challenging for now, but she is focused and fully committing.

[11:57] Nancy followed her inspiration to revive the great dinner party. Between Christmas and New Years she threw a fabulous bash, inviting old and new friends for a casually elegant evening topped off with a killer chocolate mousse.

[16:16] Nancy is deepening her journey in shamanism and plans to find her own personal shaman in Los Angeles. There may even be some hallucinogenic brews in her future.

[28:08] Nancy’s Bumble journey continues, and Sheri keeps energy and good vibrations around her love altar.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Seedlip

 

Website
Story.co

Jan 23, 2018
Ep 20 DreamQuest 2018, Part 2
45:09

As Sheri and Nancy reflect on their 2017 DreamQuest pillars, they prepare for the year ahead. In part two of this two-part episode, they take a glance backward on some of the great successes of the year and realize how fun and joyous it was to live consciously with an eye on progress. In this episode, Sheri and Nancy get into the last three pillars: Creativity & Innovation, Friends & Family, and Adventure & Discovery.

Nancy shares exciting news about a new job and Sheri decides she’s going to learn Italian. Amidst other reflections, they announce a brand new DreamQuest Pillar: Sanctuary & Beauty. What a way to start a new year!

Takeaways:

[5:12] When Sheri and Nancy look back on the pillars for 2017, they see how much it helps them to live mindfully and consciously. They’ve realized it’s totally fun to thoughtfully move towards your dreams.

[7:20] Sheri is applying the Wabi Sabi lifestyle towards her own “golden cracks.”

[12:12] Nancy’s Creativity & Innovation story is “new people, new places, new things” and expanding her horizons in 2018. She took a new job as the Chief Strategy Officer at MU/DAI, a design and innovation firm. She wants to implement a monthly Dream Big moment for the company, so stay tuned!

[16:09] In the Friends & Family pillar, both Sheri and Nancy plan to throw more dinner parties! Sheri wants to start a “salon” and Nancy is thinking about hosting monthly dinner parties, to connect with friends as much as possible.

[25:41] In the Adventure & Discovery pillar, Sheri signed up for an Italian language class. There also may be some hiking in the Alps on the horizon. Nancy is open to exploring her own surroundings and is going to treat her own new hometown LA like she’s a tourist -- going places, seeing things.

[34:19] New Pillar Alert! Sheri and Nancy were so inspired in 2017 that they added a new pillar to their expanding lifescape: Sanctuary & Beauty. Sheri’s very first step towards creating a more perfect sanctuary has been decluttering old photos from her house, to make room for new memories and the present moment.


Mentioned in This Episode:
MU/DAI


Website
Story.co

Dec 26, 2017
Ep 19 DreamQuest 2018 Part 1
38:47

As Sheri and Nancy reflect on their 2017 DreamQuest pillars, they prepare for the year ahead. In part one of this two-part episode, they focus on the first three pillars: Health & Wellness, Spirituality & Happiness, and Romance & Sex.

Sheri and Nancy open the show by chatting about how they plan to map out their personal recipes and strategies for an amazing 2018. They tell each other what the “story” of the year ahead looks like, along each pillar. From their plans to live in their healthiest, most vibrant bodies, to the many ways into their spiritual journeys, to a redefined notion of romance and dating, Sheri and Nancy take a moment to pause, reflect and then imagine a bold way forward, inviting every listener to do the same. Whether it’s Nancy exploring shamanism or Sheri meditating at her love altar, they both agree: these pillars provide a framework for the narrative of their lives.

Takeaways:

[4:22] Nancy’s areas of focus in Health & Wellness are strength, thinness and balance. She loves her Orangetheory Fitness workouts and has surprised herself with the commitment and time she has put in towards her fitness goals. Looking to 2018, she is planning to layer in more balance, yoga, self-care and WeCare detox retreats. Sheri is also “slaying the pillar game” continuing with her Transcendental Meditation, her workouts with trainer Susan, and introducing FitBit tracking. She is also planning a pretty intense cleanse: 90 days of no alcohol or caffeine, combined with vegan-only eating.

[15:24] Nancy is following her calling towards shamanism, which she discovered during a desert fire ceremony this summer. She is passionate and excited to become a shaman and use the training and perspective to help heal herself and others.

[19:34] While it’s easy to look at an upcoming year and want to tackle it perfectly right away, Sheri is taking it all in three-month chunks and will revise her recipe as she goes.

[21:51] Sheri describes the Abraham-Hicks “PlaceMat” approach, which gives her a bit of a ritual and consistency to following her dreams. To do this: take a piece of paper and draw a line down the center of the page. On the left side, write “things that I will do today.” This is your action list. On the right side, write “things I will let the universe take care of today.” This helps you focus your desires in a less resistant and controlling way.

[26:44] Nancy has recast her Romance & Sex pillar. Instead of saying she’s going to find the “soulmate man of her dreams,” she’s going a little softer and saying she will “date” in 2018. Accomplishing joy in incremental progress towards her path of love.

[31:58] Both Sheri and Nancy have assembled their Love Alters, as suggested to them by relationship expert Arielle Ford. The alters are comprised of crystals, candles, sound bowls, sage sprays, and romantic trinkets for two.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Being is Beautiful

Esther Hicks

The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence, by Deepak Chopra

“The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success”

The PlaceMat Process

Sex with Emily 

 

Website
Story.co

Dec 19, 2017
Ep 18 Upgrading our Dreams with Deepak Chopra
43:29

It’s a deep dive this week, friends! One of the wisest and most prolific teachers of our time, Deepak Chopra, joins Sheri and Nancy this week.Together they unpack why it’s so important to examine the construct of aging and decipher the illusion of time. This mystical talk is like catnip to Sheri and Nancy and they jump right in. Deepak explains how the experience we have in our physical bodies can trick us into believing a story about aging that sends our mind reeling in bewilderment, rather than filling us with lighthearted joy. Deepak shares a wonderful, life-affirming nugget: “Joy is happiness for no reason.”

Deconstructing who we are can seem terrifying, but letting go of outcomes and attachments will open up the world for our own wild ride. Deepak’s pearls of wisdom and reminders to take a break, breathe, and let go of limiting beliefs are perfect for thinking about how to navigate and embrace the middle of life.

In the end, Deepak says, Life is just a story … so make sure you are telling yourself a good one.

 

Takeaways:

[1:31]  Deepak shares his three new intentions from a recent week of silence: to unravel reality, to help alleviate suffering in the world to the extent that he can, and to release himself from all business activities in which he is involved.

[4:35] The key is to deeply examine the construct of aging, our physical bodies, and how our experience of having a body shifts throughout our whole life, moment to moment.

[11:12] Consciousness has no age and the real you is never born and never dies.

[18:41] If you want to create a new story, first you have to deconstruct all current stories you are telling yourself, and realize that you are having an experience that you can rewrite at any point.

[23:52] If you deconstruct who you are, why you are grateful, and what is it you want based on the stories you tell yourself, you can clear the path for infinite possibilities.

[34:09] Deepak’s advice on achieving your dreams: make the dream as vivid as possible. Relax into being. Let it go; surrender to uncertainty and predictability.

[36:01] For many of us, our backstory is bewildering, our present story is stressful, and our future story is challenging. Choose to see it as a great adventure with twists and turns and an outcome you aren’t attached to.

[38:54] Happiness for no reason is JOY.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Deepak Chopra 

 

Website
Story.co

Dec 12, 2017
Ep 17 Living As If with Arielle Ford
57:02

It’s Wabi Sabi time. Sheri and Nancy sit down with Arielle Ford as she tells them about her philosophy of not only accepting, but embracing and adoring the “cracks” in your life and the people in it. Imperfections are the most interesting, and often the most endearing, parts. Arielle also shares how she approaches her life by “Living As If” and invites all of us to do the same. Live As If your love has arrived, your joy is complete and everything that you are (vibrationally) already connected to has arrived. This is next-level dreaming, and Sheri and Nancy love it. Arielle is a celebrated love expert, speaker and author who helps people find and keep their soul-mate relationships. Sheri and Nancy decide they don’t just want Wabi Sabi love … they want a Wabi Sabi LIFE.

 

Takeaways:

[1:19] Arielle Ford, our guest today, helps people manifest their dream relationships and keep those relationships through joy and humor.

[4:19] Often, we’re in a rush to finding perfection with a partner, but the juicy and fun part comes with learning how to coexist and thrive with that person.

[7:18] Arielle shares why perfection is really “pure fiction.” Appreciating the beauty in imperfection in ourselves and others is one of the best ways to find and keep great love.

[11:14] A Wabi Sabi life is about crafting a new story and reframing negative things as gifts, lessons and endearing quirks.

[18:00] Toxic and negative thoughts can suppress our immune system for up to eight hours. Ariel gives suggestions on what to do when you’re caught in a negativity loop.

[21:47] “Tapping” is method to release limiting thoughts and stress patterns.

[25:42] Yes, we can co-create and manifest but there is also destiny, fate and karma, which can take us into situations we cannot predict.

[31:55] You are already connected to your soulmate. Talk to him (or her) on a heart level.

[37:16] Think about things you can you do today to Live As If. You can Live As If you already have your dream house or job or love.

[42:19] If you’re in a relationship, do something together that scares you both. This will release similar chemicals to when you first fall in love. (Great tip!)

[46:29] After your dates, look for what’s right rather than what’s wrong. Dates are a great way to have casual conversations and enjoy yourself. 

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Arielle Ford

The Soulmate Secret

Tapping

 

Website
Story.co

Dec 05, 2017
Ep 16 Our Spirituality Stories
49:26

A good spiritual conversation fills Sheri and Nancy with joy and inspiration. The more they talk about their spiritual paths, the more they feel guided by their intentions. In this week’s episode, they focus on the DreamQuest pillar of Spirituality & Happiness; for Sheri and Nancy, this is all about the foundation of our connection with ourselves, each other, and our world. Although each comes to her understanding of the universe from different backgrounds and perspectives, Sheri and Nancy have something big in common...their open minds. And they both truly believe that the thoughts we think and the words we say have an enormous impact on every facet of our lives. In 2018, Sheri and Nancy may be dancing in the quantum field as mystical Shamanic healers! Who knows? Join them on the journey.

 

Takeaways:

[2:46] Spirituality may mean something different to everyone, but at its highest purpose, it is a connection with one’s soul, inner being, and alignment with sacred source energy.
[13:48] Sheri describes the teachings of Abraham Hicks as the “working man’s Quantum physics.” This work is her language for a life of co-creation and manifesting.

[20:35] Nancy had a powerful experience at a fire ceremony in the desert, and did some transformative work with Shaman Mari during her spiritual fast at We Care Spa.
[35:07] Many times women in the middle of life tell false and unkind stories to themselves regarding their weight, worthiness, and opportunities. Words have power!

[42:06] Meditation and retreats are wonderful, but even just talking about spirituality can spark enthusiasm and help you remember to refocus.

 

Mentioned in This Episode: Belief
Abraham Hicks
We Care Spa

 

Website

Story.co

Nov 28, 2017
Ep 15 Girl Chat with Leigh Koechner
01:05:29

Join Sheri and Nancy for a talk with the hilariously funny and honest-to-the-bone Leigh Koechner – speaker, parenting expert, spiritual teacher and overall badass. The moment they sit down, the three are instant friends. Throughout the episode, they explore the valuable lesson of mindfulness in every relationship, and chat about being a mother to kids who are forging their own identity, and the tough balance in marriage between supporting your partner and attending to your own happiness and dream of love. Leigh lays down some true wisdom about the importance of keeping things fresh and present in the moment.

Takeaways:

[12:56] Sheri and Nancy are joined by guest Leigh Koechner.
[22:25] Nancy and Leigh exchange thoughts on motherhood – about raising strong kids who are finding their own paths to happiness, and how parenting has shaped their professional and personal lives. Motherhood softened Leigh and helped to heal her from a rough childhood.
[28:03] Leigh and her husband, actor and comedian David Koechner, have five children and have been married for 20 years. She has a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology from USM. This work helped her release and recraft any stories and negative energy that didn’t serve her.
[44:14] Leigh shares an emotional and beautiful story of her mother’s passing and how it brings a feeling of closeness and connection.
[55:59] Practicing mindfulness in a relationship is a way to keep things fresh and to not give in to false stories or ego-based attachments.
[60:08] Leigh’s 33 Days Series “Find your Gift and Give your Gift” is a mindful meditation series designed to spark inspiration and mindfulness, and guide listeners to giving their highest gifts.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Leigh.la
Davidkoechner.com

Universityofsantamonica.edu

 

Website

Story.co

Nov 21, 2017
Ep 14 Talking with the Dead & Medical Marijuana
38:18

A few weeks ago Sheri and Nancy carved out a new DreamQuest pillar for themselves -- Adventure & Discovery -- and this week they’re really going for it. Sheri attends a dinner party with dead loved ones, and Nancy gets her medical marijuana card (legal in CA). So pull up a chair for tales of spiritual adventure and access to cannabis.

 

Takeaways:

[3:17] Sheri is all about learning new things these days, so she’s sharpening her knife skills and taking some classes to amp up her Health & Wellness pillar.

[5:18] You can check out some of Nancy’s recipes on www.story.co. They are simple, plant-based, and super easy to prepare.

[6:22] Nancy keeps on Bumbling on, with three dates under her belt, and she tells a story of her friend in Cleveland who just found true Bumble love in one swipe.

[10:43] This is 50 dating rule! Keep all conversations on the dating app until you’re in a relationship (don’t give your cell number to people too soon).

[16:58] Sheri recounts some “messages from the other side” she received an evening at Dinner with the Dead, an intimate dinner party hosted by psychic medium Thomas John.

[23:24] Nancy got her “med card” and shares her recent experience at a dispensary. She recommends CBD to Sheri...maybe one day they’ll take a This is 50 field trip to a dispensary as part of their Adventure & Discovery pillar.

[29:22] In response to listeners who have been asking Sheri how she quit smoking, she tells us that she quit once she met a doctor who was non-judgmental about addiction. The patch along with small doses of Wellbutrin was the winning combination for her.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Dinner with the Dead

Intention Beads

 

Website
Story.co

Nov 14, 2017
Ep 13 The Oracle – Colette Baron-Reid
59:10

What’s better than sitting down with an Oracle on your birthday? On the day Sheri turns 58, she has a special birthday reading with Colette Baron-Reid, world-renowned intuitive counselor, psychic medium and best-selling author. Colette offers a glimpse into the year ahead for Sheri, and the two talk about how to let go of things that don’t serve you, the art of manifesting your dreams, and how to open your heart with meditation and gratitude.

Also this week, Sheri and Nancy kick off the episode by reading a few DreamTribe reviews of their podcast. They even try to call a few people to thank them on air (with less-than-optimum results).

 

Takeaways:

[19:29] World-famous oracle Colette Baron-Reid joins the podcast for Sheri’s special birthday reading.

[21:19] Birthdays are an opportunity to look at the previous year, see what you learned, and think about what to let go of during the next cycle.

[30:14] Magic happens in the invisible, but you have to be willing to be present and observe the moment rather than be caught up in your to-do lists.

[32:25] Manifesting is not as easy as people think. It’s a constant practice and a dance between the mystical and taking action.

[34:21] During challenging times, Colette does a heart-opening meditation on gratitude. Some days are easy to be tuned in and feel the flow of the universe. On other days it’s like training a puppy. Practice makes perfect.

[41:42] Colette is a Harley-Davidson rider, a singer (she’s starting a new album!), and an all-around inspiration to women who want to create their own path in their 50s.

[46:16] Colette’s new Oracle cards are available on her website now. They are fantastic tools for co-creation and deliberate manifesting.

[53:14] Colette is always learning and seeking personal growth. In our society today, it’s easy to feel jealous and compare our success with others. The first step is not to try to cut off that feeling but to send love to the part of us that feels that way.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Colette Baron-Reid

HayHouse Publishing

International Women’s Conference

 

Website
Story.co

Nov 07, 2017
Ep 12 Happy Hour with the Wine Whisperer | Coral Brown of Brown Estate
01:23:21

It’s Happy Hour at Belle Vie, and Sheri and Nancy are hosting the Wine Whisperer of Napa Valley, the Scheherazade of zins and chards: Coral Brown of Brown Estate. In 1980, Coral’s family, the Browns, followed their dream and purchased an abandoned ranch in Napa Valley. They transformed it into one of the most heralded and respected wineries in the region. Brown Estate is a near-magical place, and as director of brand management, Coral weaves lyrical tales about the land, the grapes, the people and the wine.

 Coral, Sheri and Nancy tip back many a glass in this week’s episode as they talk about wine making and sample delicious bites of food with every sip. Coral shares her beautifully written tasting notes for each wine they drink. She says “When you are writing a note about a wine, it is truly a love letter.”

It always feels good to walk through someone else’s dream, and this Happy Hour consists of all the big dream talk Sheri and Nancy like so much. In addition to the world of wine, the three friends share stories about dating, love and living a life of discovery. By the end of the episode, they all decide they’re the captains of their own happiness ships! (There was a lot of wine.)

Special message from Sheri and Nancy: This was taped prior to the fires in Northern California, and is dedicated to the beloved wine country. Our hearts are very much with the people there.

Takeaways:

[8:14] Our guest today is Coral Brown, of Brown Estate in Napa Valley. Years ago, Sheri dubbed her “Scheherazade” because she is magical storyteller of wine.

[13:40] Coral’s warmth and informative style make her the perfect wine storyteller – she is never pretentious or snobby about wine. She and her family can take even the most rookie wine drinker and explain how to pair food, recognize flavors and notes, and elevate their experience of wine.

[17:22] Brown Estate’s signature varietal is Zinfandel.  

[22:03] Brown Chardonnay was poured at The White House for President Obama, and at the James Beard Foundation Awards dinner.

[27:10] Coral’s father is from Jamaica and her mother is from Panama. They wanted to give back, so they moved the family to Jamaica for a year. This is where Coral says she grew her imagination and forged her love of storytelling.

[37:57] At Brown Estate, wine is pair thoughtfully with food -- to educate, elevate and inspire.

[63:36] Expert tasting tip: get yourself some honeycomb. Spread it on a cracker and pair it with cheese. It adds a creamy, sweet texture and brings out even more of the wine’s robust flavor.

[65:54] “Reserve wine” is special in the way it’s cellared, aged and barreled. Brown reserve wine is sold in limited quantities.

[79:18] Brown Estate’s wine-making values include purity, balance and high quality.  

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Brown Estate — Napa Valley

Brown Estate on Facebook

Instagram: @BrownEstate

 

To email Sheri and Nancy: info@story.co

 

Website
Story.co

Oct 31, 2017
Ep 11 Tatum O’Neal
01:16:01

When iconic actor and Hollywood royalty Tatum O’Neal joined Sheri and Nancy for this week’s podcast, the conversation turned to the things they all have in common: food, love, self acceptance and the pursuit of happiness across the board. Tatum openly shares her story of self-acceptance. “I’m open to letting love in -- finally,” she says.

 

Tatum -- who just launched her own delightful podcast, Tatum Verbatim -- is focusing on inner work in the Health & Wellness pillar, among other things. Sheri and Nancy love her no-holds-barred approach on everything from self-care to friends and family (“framily”) to dating in her fifties (she explains why none of us should hesitate to bail mid-dinner on a bad date). Like Sheri and Nancy, Tatum is manifesting her dream life, focusing on her own “recipe” for joy, and surrounding herself with people who uplift her.

 

Welcome to the DreamTribe, Tatum!

 

 

Takeaways:

[10:36] Tatum O’Neal shares what inspires her to feel a sense of passion and how she is making the most of life in her fabulous fifties.

[12:16] It’s important to only surround yourself with friends and family (framily) who encourage you and lift you up. Your vibration and energy depend on it.

[14:23] The pressure to stay thin for any woman is daunting, but as an actress in Los Angeles, Tatum has personal experience with pressure while living in the public eye. Growing up as a young girl she was surrounded by Hollywood’s most iconic beauties and felt the need from both inner and outside influences to maintain a very demanding ideal of beauty.

[26:59] Tatum’s ideal eating plan that works for her to stay strong, healthy, and beautiful is mostly protein and vegetables. It is important for her to stay on the path of Health & Wellness due to some health challenges with Candida and Rheumatoid Arthritis. She and Sheri both see Dr. Rachel West in their journey to optimal health and are grateful for the spiritual relationship they have with their doctor.

[36:55] Tatum is single at the moment, but she inspires us all with her no-nonsense attitude toward dating.

[45:51] Insider dating tip: Have men meet you somewhere close to your house. That way you only have a short walk or drive home. They should come to you!

[53:05] Tatum’s dream that she’s currently manifesting is to work on a series, stay focused on her own recipe, and continue her full and delicious life with uplifting friends and family.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Tatum O’Neal

Tatum, Verbatim podcast

Dr. Rachel West

Criminal Minds

To email Tatum: tatumverbatimpodcast@gmail.com

To email Sheri and Nancy: info@story.co

 

Website
Story.co

Oct 17, 2017
Ep 10 Adventure, Old Friends, and Bumble
41:31

The big question that started everything for Sheri and Nancy was very simply, “What’s next?” What does it mean to be a woman in her 50s? What more can we do? Is there such a thing as a next act, a chapter two?

The answer to “What’s next?” keeps expanding and evolving. The DreamQuest started with five pillars: Health & Wellness, Spirituality & Happiness, Romance & Sex, Friends & Family, and Creativity & Innovation. Now Sheri and Nancy have added a sixth pillar, and this might be the most exciting one of all: Adventure & Discovery.

Adventure & Discovery is all about breaking out of old habits, trying new things, facing those things that used to embarrass or scare you, and deciding you’re going to do them anyway. This doesn’t have to mean scaling mountains or skydiving. Discovery can be learning a new language. Adventure can be trying a dating app. Anything that opens your heart and shifts your perception. That’s what Sheri and Nancy are committing to in their sixth DreamQuest pillar. And they invite you to join the adventure.

 

Takeaways:

[8:00] Sheri and Nancy suggest using questions like “What’s next?” and “Why not me?” as internal prompts for conversations with ourselves and the people we love.

[13:14] Old friends, who we know like the back of our hand, give us the great gift of making us feel seen and known.

[16:14] Adventure & Discovery is the newly added DreamQuest pillar! Getting out there and mixing it up can take many forms, even just dancing by yourself at a wedding.

[22:08] Sheri and Nancy do a DreamQuest pillar update, sharing their status on Health & Wellness and Romance & Sex.

[25:25] Nancy moved out of Belle Vie (Sheri misses her cooking), and is about to jump into the LA dating scene with Bumble.

[37:05] Sheri and Nancy decide that rather than worry about specific ages, attributes or types in their potential soul-mate men, they’re going to focus on how they want to feel in love.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Iowa Hawkeyes

The Gilded Razor: A Memoir, by Sam Lansky

Bumble

Laura Berman

 

Website
Story.co

Oct 10, 2017
Ep 9 Manifest Your Dreams
43:18

Sheri and Nancys launched their DreamQuest when they decided it’s never too late to make the rest of your dreams come true. This week, social media spiritual leader and next-level manifestor Gordana Biernat joins them to talk about the power of dreams, inspiration and “high-frequency” thoughts.

 

Gordana’s twitter account (@MyPowerTalk) is a light in the social media darkness. She uses her platform for the power of positivity by tweeting wisdom nuggets and spiritual haikus. And her new book, #KnowtheTruth, published by Hay House Publishing, is full of insights and gentle guidance. Gordana says that when times are tough and things seem “low,” it’s an invitation to go even deeper into your intentions, daydreaming and gratitude.

 

Gordana shares the three main steps that can help heighten your energetic frequency, no matter what’s going on around you, so that you can manifest your best life: 1) setting an intention in the morning, 2) daydreaming throughout the day, and 3) practicing gratitude in the evening for all lessons learned. Sheri and Nancy are reading Gordana’s book, and they’re both committing to these three steps for 45 days. They want to “Shine On” with Gordana. Join them, and share your stories.  

 

Takeaways:

[8:12] Gordana Biernat is one of our generation’s upcoming spiritual leaders. Her new book is called #KnowtheTruth, published by Hay House Publishing.

[11:31] Owning our energy and our frequency is crucial to living our most elevated lives. If we worry and think negatively, the universe will show us reasons to feel that way.

[12:11] Frequency is information about who we actually are. Gordana goes deeper into this topic and how “source” comes into play as the highest frequency.

[17:02] Our society perceives high positive thinking as naive, and values critical and negative thinking. This is a contrast to our true (positive) nature.

[18:30] Many things can wear us down in life -- heartbreak, burnout, lack of self-care. Gordana shares some easy steps on how to flow into a new pattern full of intention and focus.

[21:32] Every morning is an opportunity to set an intention for how you want to feel and who you want to share your thoughts and energy with throughout the day.

[23:31] When you daydream, you are consciously creating pictures that you bring into your 3D reality. It’s not only okay to daydream; it’s an important way to manifest what you want.

[28:52] Gratitude and focusing on the positive is the key to upward momentum.

[31:14] End each day telling yourself what you learned and what you can take away. Even events that don’t seem “good” for us can be a lesson and a blessing.

[37:17] Gordana shares the secrets of manifesting soulmate love. Focus on what you desire in a partner, believe in it and feel it in your heart.

[42:15] Gordana started tweeting in 2012, and she found her voice in 140 characters, connecting with others of like-minded frequencies. She is an inspiration for how social media platforms can be used for good and to make the world a more magical place.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Gordana Biernat Twitter: @MyPowerTalk

Know the Truth: Why Knowing Who You Are Changes Everything, by Gordana Biernat

Hay House Publishing

 

Website
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Oct 03, 2017
Ep 8 Why Can’t I Meditate?
43:12

Sheri and Nancy have a confession to make. They talk about meditating more than they actually meditate. There! It’s out in the open. And yet they know that twice daily meditation is the key to the kingdom when it comes to one of their most important pillars: Spirituality & Happiness. So in this episode, they try to figure out how to really, once and for all, make daily meditation -- specifically, Transcendental Meditation (TM) -- part of their lives.

 

Luckily, Bob Roth, one of the most renowned and beloved TM teachers in the world, joins Sheri and Nancy at Belle Vie to help inspire them, and all of us, by sharing the benefits of meditation and how to easily make it part of daily life. One of Bob’s best messages is simple: Forgive yourself for straying away from daily practice. (Good news for Sheri and Nancy.) But also, he wants us all to prioritize ourselves and take responsibility for the quality of our own energy. It’s how celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld and Paul McCartney stay on top of their creative game. If this episode speaks to you enough to find a TM teacher or even just download a meditation app on your phone, know that Sheri and Nancy are cheering you on. 

 

Takeaways:

[14:01] Don’t worry if you fall asleep while meditating. Your body does what it needs to do in a state of relaxation.

[16:13] Meditation is a tool used by creative luminaries like Jerry Seinfeld and Paul McCartney.

[18:15] Turn the story around from “I should”, try changing it to “I get to” for self care routines like exercise, eating healthy and meditating.

[24:41] When you are doing something good for you and get pulled in a different direction, the first and most important thing is to be understanding and forgiving to yourself. Next is to realize how important it is to make yourself a priority.

[30:23] Bob has been meditating for over 48 years, and gives examples on other types of meditations compared to TM.

[33:54] Meditation helps you prepare your day mindfully, to have more quality energy. Over time, the benefits of daily practice are cumulative, and include deep rest and a healthy prefrontal cortex.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Sharon Salzberg

Transcendental Meditation

Bob Roth

David Lynch Foundation

Catching Big Fish

Carla Brown

 

Website
Story.co

Sep 26, 2017
Ep 7 The Food Guru
42:27

If there’s one thing Sheri and Nancy both love with equal fervor, it’s food. But they’re in the midst of making a transformative shift in their approach to eating -- moving away from their “meat and potato” midwestern roots and embracing a whole-food, plant-based diet so that they can feel better in their bodies than ever before.

 

Like in so many of their pursuits, Sheri and Nancy were looking for information, inspiration, and a little bit of magic to get the momentum going in the right direction when it came to food and nutrition. And deep in the desert, at WeCare Spa, they found her --  the Food Guru, Bridgette Becker. Nutritionist, naturopath, aromatherapist, yogi, and doula. She’s the renaissance woman of wellness.

 

Bridgette visited Belle Vie to cook some of her favorite recipes with Nancy and Sheri, and to chat with them about how she’s made health and longevity a priority in her own life. She shares the main “ingredients” that add up to great health: hydration, gut health, eliminating artificial and processed foods, and making the time for mindful eating. Sheri and Nancy have never felt more empowered, and they share some delicious tips and tricks to creating a health-forward, vegan(ish) life.

 

Takeaways:

[5:47] This episode’s special guest is WeCare Spa’s superstar nutritionist and Food Guru, Bridgette Becker. 

[11:44] On the path to holistic Health & Wellness, one of Sheri and Nancy’s key DreamQuest pillars, one of the first and most important things to do is eliminate artificial flavors, sweeteners and processed fast foods.

[13:03] About 80% of all Americans are dehydrated. Bridgette tells us why and shares a formula for just how much water we all need in a day (it’s more than you think).

[17:36] Gut health is crucially important, and something that our culture needs to focus on now, more than ever.

[23:05] Beware dairy! Most people are intolerant.

[36:44] The body can live without fruits but not without vegetables. To keep blood sugar balanced, Bridgette recommends keeping fruit intake to one to two  servings a day.

[42:00] Sheri and Nancy share some recipes and products they like. Yum -- vegan coconut milkshakes!

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Bridgette O’Connell Becker — LinkedIn Page

We Care Spa

 

Website
Story.co

 

Sep 19, 2017
Ep 6 Desert Detox
44:48

Juice fasts and colonics. Fire ceremonies and sound baths. Walking meditation through a holy labyrinth. Learning to Dream Awake. In this episode Sheri and Nancy take it to the desert for an inside look into their six-day detox and spiritual retreat at WeCare Spa in Desert Hot Springs.

A big part of their DreamQuest is, after all, a commitment to radical self care and transformation. What better way to stay true to that goal than to give it over to the experts: WeCare founder Susana Belen and her daughter Susan Lombardi, co-owners and visionaries of the WeCare wellness program that integrates Body, Mind, and Spirit.

 

Sheri and Nancy have conversations with Susana (who at 80 practices yoga and dances every day) and Susan (50+, gorgeous and vibrant), and the insights and revelations they share are mind blowing. This mother-daughter team is an inspiration to women everywhere on how to revere your body and cherish your spirit. And Sheri and Nancy share revelatory moments of their own. Nancy may be on her way to becoming a shaman, and both plan to learn reiki, the art of healing touch. Listen in as they describe the magic and miracles of their desert detox.

 

Takeaways:

[6:08] Sheri and Nancy talk about the importance of ceremony and daily ritual.

[8:00] They learn a new concept — “Dream Awake” — which means encouraging themselves to bring the largest and deepest dreams into everyday reality.

[12:20] Both Sheri and Nancy experienced some symptoms from detoxing, but after about two days the fog cleared, and they both feel energetic, clear-minded, and refreshed.

[19:30] Susan Lombardi, co-owner of WeCare Spa, sits down with Sheri and Nancy, describing how the spa originated on this blessed and holy land.

[26:19] The tricks and tips learned in a retreat can stay with you in everyday life.

[35:13] Health pioneer Susana Belen founded We Care Spa 30 years ago, when she was 50 years old. Her program has been developed over decades of studying health and wellness and helping thousands of people.

[43:04] Susana shares her insights on food choices that enliven our spirits and strengthen our life force. Her advice: eat with reverence and gratitude.

[47:03] Mental attitude is essential. You are what you believe.

[51:53] Susana talks about spirituality in healing, and having a life of meaning.

[55:00] Sheri and Nancy suggest some easy ways to have your own retreat if you can’t attend one yet.

 

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

We Care Spa

 

Website
Story.co

Sep 12, 2017
Ep 5 Meet the Matchmaker
41:13

This week’s episode is all about matchmaking. Not that thing where your neighbor’s hairstylist knows someone who was pretty sure she heard of an eligible man somewhere, but professional matchmaking! With a bonafide modern-day yenta — an expert who specializes in finding true love. Everyone, meet the matchmaker, Claire Wexler.

 

Sheri and Nancy are on different paths to calling in the soulmate men of their dreams, but short of walking around with sandwich boards advertising their eligibility, both can use a little help. Claire, who works at the luxury matchmaking firm, Selective Search, talks to Sheri and Nancy about finding love in their fifties, what men are looking for in true-love partners, and the importance of being the best versions of themselves to attract the right men and sustain the relationships of their dreams. Let’s be real, this is advice all of us could use!

 

Takeaways:

[7:58] Nancy has dipped her toe in the matchmaking world before, but nothing as personal and curated as Selective Search.

[18:25] Claire the matchmaker gives her thoughts on the pros and cons of online dating.

[25:05] Claire pulls back the curtain for a behind-the-scenes look at professional matchmaking. She also shares feedback and advice for women on how to put their best dating foot forward.

[34:26] Sheri is on her love path through another angle of personal work, meditation and cleaning up her diet. Nancy is jumping right in and determining whether hiring on a full-time matchmaker is right for her.

 

Tweetables:

“In love, your past does not determine your future.”

 

“Sometimes in love you have to push faith just a little. Finding the right person is important enough to put some effort into it.”

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Selective Search

 

Website
Story.co

 

Sep 05, 2017
Ep 4 Fountain of Youth
42:47

Most women can point to times in their lives where health and wellness took a backseat to other commitments. No more! Sheri and Nancy are making Happiness their “Job One” on this DreamQuest, and that means being in the bodies they’ve always wanted.  

 In this episode Sheri and Nancy call in two health gurus. The first is Sheri’s new doctor, Rachel West. After years of following traditional Western medicine, Sheri broke out of that box and found a doctor who combines non-traditional and traditional methods, with a kind of gentle wisdom that makes Sheri’s heart sing. Dr. West seems to have cracked the code to helping her improve her health on so many fronts. She’s starting to feel younger and better in her body than ever before.  

The second expert is a fitness queen who created Nancy’s new workout obsession -- Ellen Latham, founder of Orangetheory Fitness, the hottest interval training program in the country. After years of belonging to countless gyms and hiring personal trainers, with less than stellar results, Nancy is over the moon that she found a program she loves, that motivates her, and where she feels she belongs. Ellen, who is in her 60s, is an inspiration for all women who want to age beautifully in strong bodies.  

 

Takeaways:

[4:08] Sheri talks about finally being on the leading edge of healthy and alternative approaches like raw diets, colonics, and Eastern Medicine.

[23:00] Nancy explains Orangetheory fitness and interval training, and why it works for her.  

[25:07] Ellen Latham, founder of Orangetheory Fitness, shares her background in the fitness industry, and how she created Orangetheory Fitness. She is 60 years old, and an inspiration for pushing to be the best version of our lives. Her base, push, and all out methods are the answer to Nancy’s fitness dreams!

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Dr. Rachel West

Orangetheory Fitness

Ellen Latham

Push: A Guide to Living an All Out Life: The Story of Orangetheory Fitness, by Ellen Latham 

 

Website
Story.co

 

Aug 29, 2017
Ep 3 Sex Therapy
43:49

True love. It’s the frosting to everyone’s cake but so far it’s eluded Sheri and Nancy. While for years Sheri has been “shut down like a bunker”, Nancy has tried every manner of meet-ups  and online dating imaginable. Sheri points out that while their approaches are as different as night and day, the results are the same. Single in their 50s. 

 

The good news is that both Sheri and Nancy are both more focused than ever before to make all of their dreams come true, and that includes finding the soul-mate men of their dreams. This week’s episode is about their approach to the Romance & Sex pillar of their DreamQuest, and for this one they’re calling in the big guns: renowned Love Coach and Sex Therapist Dr. Laura Berman joins the show, and has private love sessions with each of our hosts. As Dr. Laura listens to their stories, she shares essential nuggets of wisdom and insight: calling in your femininity, turning on your “front porch light”, marinating in your own “feeling words” -- all in the service to manifesting true love. 

 

 

Takeaways:

[4:05] Sheri and Nancy give us give a run-down on their status in the Romance & Sex Pillar.

[14:21] Introducing Dr. Laura Berman, This is Fifty’s Love Coach and Sex Therapist.

[20:21] Dr. Laura gives Nancy some solid love advice on how important it is to your open your heart and embrace that you may get hurt.

[34:42] Dr. Laura talks to Sheri about amping up her sexuality. 

[37:28] Dr. Laura explains “Goddess Interrupted” -- when we cut ourselves off from our sensuality and femininity. 

  

Mentioned in This Episode:

Craigs

Match.com

OkCupid

Dr. Laura Berman

Soho House Chicago 

 

Website
Story.co

Aug 22, 2017
Ep 2 Mine your LifeScape
29:16

In this week’s episode, Sheri and Nancy explain their definition of a LifeScape -- it’s the landscape of your life. They talk about how mining it consistently and diligently is one factor in being happy, fulfilled and well balanced. The good news is that every day presents a new opportunity to start, with small simple steps, tweaking things here and there. Even if it’s doing yoga for just 10 minutes a day, drinking more water, or adding some plant-based meals into your week, those things made a difference for Sheri and Nancy. Achievement in the Health & Wellness pillar is built slowly and consistently, but not by deprivation or limitation.

 

Sheri and Nancy share their successes and setbacks with fitness and diet, along with specific goals for the future. Ideal body weight, fitness levels and health goals are very personal things -- it’s your own “recipe” -- and they believe in being conscious and supportive about it in a joyous way. We would love to hear your own personal recipe for health. What’s worked for you? What new things about health are you discovering now?

 

Takeaways:

[2:22] To join the DreamTribe with Sheri and Nancy, sign up at www.story.co.

[8:45] The Five Pillars of DreamQuesting are broken down again: Health & Wellness, Spirituality & Happiness, Romance & Sex, Friends & Family, Creativity & Innovation. 

[11:28] This episode focuses on the pillar of Health & Wellness. Both Sheri and Nancy have had successes and setbacks in health and fitness.

[14:09] Tedious workouts and diet plans don’t work and they’re no fun.  

[16:55] Nancy gives a big shout out to Orangetheory Fitness, an interval training group exercise program that combines cardio, power, weights and resistance.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Orangetheory Fitness 

 

Website
Story.co

 

Aug 14, 2017
Ep 1 Thelma and Louise Launch a DreamQuest
25:55

Welcome to the kick-off of This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy -- a podcast about redefining and rebranding midlife.

 

In this episode, lifelong friends Sheri Salata and Nancy Hala tell the story of how they met more than 20 years ago in Chicago, at the “happy hour house.” They immediately bonded over Bruce Springsteen and their love of reading, which led to their very own two-person book club. You’ll get glimpses of their personal and professional backgrounds, and a quick overview of what their listeners -- who they’ve dubbed “The DreamTribe” -- can expect throughout upcoming episodes.

 

Last year, these professional storytellers decided to put their years of cocktail conversation to the test and launched their own company, called STORY. In their startup year, they decided it was high time to make all the rest of their dreams come true. They identified their Five Pillars of DreamQuesting: Health & Wellness, Spirituality & Happiness, Romance & Sex, Friends & Family, and Creativity & Innovation.

 

In upcoming episodes, Sheri and Nancy will share their revelations about being in their 50s and challenging anything that’s holding them back from living their best, most joyous lives. Join them behind the scenes as they elevate their lives to the highest levels. There will be many stories, lots of laughs and some tears. There will also be teams of experts to share insights and inspiration. Join the DreamTribe and listen along!

 

Takeaways:

[1:53]  We meet Sheri and Nancy as they tell personal and professional background stories, and like true-blue friends, share what qualities they appreciate most about one another.

 

[13:47] In your 40s and 50s we’re led to believe there’s a winding down. Sheri and Nancy think there should be a “ramping up” instead. They say this is actually the best times to make your dreams come true and check off the important things on your list.

 

[14:51] Sheri and Nancy are rebranding what “midlife” means in the stories people tell themselves. They believe the story you tell yourself about the middle of your life should be full of positive energy, not giving up on what you want.

 

[17:24] Sheri and Nancy map out what’s coming up in this podcast -- they are going to tell us about their triumphs and setbacks in the Five Pillars of their DreamQuest: Health & Wellness, Spirituality & Happiness, Romance & Sex, Friends & Family, and Creativity & Innovation.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Emily Zisman

Aaron Sorkin

West Wing



Website

Story.co

Jul 25, 2017