Fortyish 53 – Summer Vacation Fever!

Summertime is in full swing so Stephanie and Dan talk about their favorite things from childhood vacations, including a harrowing story of survival from Dan. Then they go to the street to talk to a few people about what vacations were like when they were kids and what trip they need to take before they leave the Earth. Words of wisdom is back with several from their new philosopher, Carl Jung.

Fortyish 52 – The Bella Of Louisville

Dan’s away so the ladies play! Stephanie brings in former guest host Kim Inge of the Seeking Balance Podcast to mark the 52nd episode of the show. They invite Bella Portaro Kueber to sit and chat and talk about her super successful Louisville blog, www.bellaoflouisville.com, where you can read up on love, life, and Louisville. Bella became an “insta-mom” and shares her story.

Fortyish 51 – 23 Adult Truths

After a mixed bag of “adulting” talk (including a pretty cool idea for a #40ish event) and discussing the passing of time via children growing up and leaving home, Stephanie and Dan revisit the well-worn list of “23 Adult Truths” to see if they really apply in life.

Fortyish 50 – 5 things to make life easier in middle age

Little nuggets of stoicism have leaked out in the previous 49 episodes of this show, but this week Dan and Stephanie run down a recent article they found that features 5 things you can do in order to better cope with life at middle age. In other news, summer is upon us so the two run down good stuff going on – plus, Dan paid his annual visit to his primary care doc and feels the need to update the #40ish crew.

Fortyish 49 – What’s Up With Yoga?

You’ve seen it. Yoga with goats? Yoga with beer? Hot yoga? Stephanie and Dan sought answers from yoga expert Jessie Alexander on the basics and what’s good for people of a certain age. On a different note, cancer has been at the forefront of life in recent days and will continue to affect people of all ages for the unforeseeable future. What, if anything, can we do about that?

Fortyish 48 – 40ish In The Big Apple

Stephanie’s friend Lisa came to visit from New York City so she and Dan sat down and got the full download on her life, how she got where she is, her outlook on life at 40ish, and what goals she still wants to accomplish. Dan also reads through a tweet stream of an acquaintance who seemingly goes through a mid-life crisis 140 characters at a time – and finds it fairly accurate for a guy of a certain age.

Fortyish 47 – Do we REALLY improve with age?

They say (sometimes) that people are like wine and cheese – the older we get, the better. But Dan took the Gallup Strengths Finder assessment for his job and decided to dive into the deep end of the pool with that knowledge to discover that we’re pretty much wired from a young age with our talents. Stephanie took the quiz as well and the two run down their top 5 strengths to learn more about what makes the other tick.

Fortyish 46 – Drinkin’ At Derbytime

As Dan celebrates another trip around the sun (at 45, he’s aging out of his own podcast), he’s perhaps a little concerned about what his kids think about his cocktail consumption on occasions like the Kentucky Derby. Plus he gets some solid wisdom from the nice lady that cleans the office and decides to share with you.

Fortyish 45 – Dead People’s Stuff

On the week that Dan actually turns 45, the 45th episode is released to the world – in which Stephanie has a few harsh words for those in the world who don’t leash their dogs. The conversation then turns to the family legacy, a burden resting comfortably on the shoulders of Generation X. What do we do with the stuff? How do we document the stories? How do we preserve that from whence we came? All this and “Whatcha Like This Week”.

Fortyish 44 – The Disney Genius

If you have kids, you catch a lot of grief for not spending every waking day at a Disney resort – so when the inevitable comes, there’s a lot of work to be done! Stephanie’s friend Lindsey Porter dropped by to talk about how she specializes in helping families get the most of out their trip to Orlando and otherwise. Plus, Dan waxes poetic about 13 Reasons Why, a Netflix series he binge watched and that put him in a very dark mind space. But behold! The clouds part for the return of Words Of Wisdom!