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A Guide For Gratitude with Sarah Ban Breathnach (Ep. 7)



Are you interested to hear from a best-selling author who was once referenced by Time Magazine as the Martha Stewart of the Soul? 

In this episode, Barbara Archer is joined by Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of 13 books including her number one New York Times Best Seller: Simple Abundance, A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, and Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self. She is the creator of two concepts, the gratitude journal, and the term authentic self. 

Barbara and Sarah discuss: 

  • How Sarah’s journey with simple abundance started 
  • Some tips on how to incorporate feelings of gratitude into your daily life 
  • Why detailing the simple pleasures in life can get you closer to that feeling of gratitude on a daily basis
  • How to see gratitude through a three-coin analogy
  • And more

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A writer of remarkable wisdom, warmth, and compassion, Sarah Ban Breathnach (pronounced “Bon Brannock”) has become a trusted voice for women around the world. Sarah is the author of thirteen books including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy and Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self and she is the creator of The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude. Sarah’s work celebrates quiet joys, simple pleasures, and well-spent moments. By reminding us to search for the small and the sweet in our daily round with appreciation and awe, we find the beauty in the everyday.

Sarah’s ground-breaking book, Simple Abundance, has sold over five million copies in the US, topped the New York Times Bestsellers list for two years, and has been translated into 28 languages. Simple Abundance is also responsible for introducing two concepts—the “Gratitude Journal” and the term “authentic self” into the American conversation. Sarah’s follow-up to Simple Abundance, Something More, debuted at number one on the bestseller lists of the NY Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Publisher’s Weekly and has sold over 1.2 million copies to date. Sarah also became the first author in the history of the Wall Street Journal’s weekly compilation of best-selling books to appear in both the Number One (Simple Abundance) and Number Two slots (The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude).

Sarah’s other titles include The Best Part of the Day (her first foray into children’s books), Peace and Plenty: Finding Your Path to Financial Serenity, The Peace and Plenty Journal of Well-Spent Moments, Romancing the Ordinary, The Simple Abundance Companion, The Illustrated Discovery Journal, A Man’s Journey to Simple Abundance, Moving On, The Victorian Nursery Companion and Mrs. Sharp’s Traditions.

Oprah Winfrey has called Sarah’s work “life-changing” and Sarah has been a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and OWN’s Super Soul Sunday. Additionally, Sarah has been a contributing editor of Good Housekeeping and a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post Writer’s Group and was named as one of the 50 women redefining what it means to be fifty today by MORE Magazine

In 1995, Ban Breathnach founded the Simple Abundance Charitable Fund, which has aided over 100 non-profit organizations by awarding over one million dollars in financial support.

Time Magazine has called Sarah, “the Martha Stewart of the soul” and Deepak Chopra has said “Sarah Ban Breathnach is a one-woman women’s movement, an awakener of awareness whose simple message has timeless roots…She exemplifies a surging social movement much greater than herself.  This is just the subversively cosmic voice society needs.”

Sarah lives in Southern California near her daughter, Kate, and their beloved animals.

 

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Navigating Aging Eye Care with Dr. Nancy Holekamp (Ep. 6)



If you have trouble seeing, have constant dry eyes, if you are wondering if everyone gets cataracts or sunglasses and finally, if you are wondering how vitamins can maintain the overall health of your eyes, this episode is for you! 

In this episode, Barbara Archer is joined by Dr. Nancy Holekamp, director of retina services at the Pepose Vision Institute in St. Louis. Dr. Holekamp is an international speaker, consultant to numerous ophthalmic pharmaceutical companies, and was previously a professor of clinical ophthalmology and visual sciences at the Washington School of Medicine. She received her bachelor degree with honors from Wellesley as well as her medical degree from John Hopkins School of Medicine.

Her expertise comes from her active role in clinical research dealing with age related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion and diabetic retinopathy and she is joining us to talk about all things eye care and what to look out for when concerned about common retinal problems. 

Dr. Nancy Holekamp discusses: 

  • Common eye degeneration symptoms everyone can experience with aging
  • Why some people have their cataracts removed and the benefits of it 
  • An in depth understanding of why our eyes get worse over time
  • How to improve your vision through adapting to the new prescription in your eyes
  • And more

 

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About Our Guest:

Dr. Nancy M. Holekamp is Director of Retina Services at the Pepose Vision Institute in St. Louis. She is actively involved in clinical research, having been principal investigator or sub-investigator in over 35 national clinical trials dealing with age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion, and diabetic retinopathy. She has published 80 peer-reviewed publications and 22 book chapters and has given more than 120 presentations both nationally and internationally. Dr. Holekamp is a paid consultant and speaker for Roche/Genentech.


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The Silent Symptoms of Menopause with Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg (Ep. 5)



Are you or a loved one nearing menopause or full menopausal? Have you been experiencing sleep problems? Do you feel moody? Do you have hot flashes, itchy skin or have you experienced hair loss? These are all silent symptoms of menopause. 

In this episode, Barbara Archer is joined by Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg, the chief of the division of behavioral medicine at McDonald women’s hospital, University hospitals at Cleveland medical center and professor in reproductive biology and psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Her areas of clinical specialization includes sexual medicine, female sexual disorder, menopause, pregnancy and postpartum mood disorder, as well as the psychological aspects of infertility. 

Dr. Kingsberg is an associate editor for sexual medicine reviews, sits on the editorial boards of the journal of menopause, is a past president now serving as advocacy chair for both the North American menopause society and the international society for the study of women’s sexual health and she is here to discuss all things menopause! 

Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg discusses: 

  • Symptoms of menopause as well as those less common that many women undergo 
  • What to look out for when you are post-menopausal 
  • How menopausal symptoms can change balances in your vagina, making some daily tasks a little bit tougher
  • How to spot pre-menopause and understand how your body is handling it
  • And more

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How to Prepare your Family for What We Will Never Avoid with Kathi Balasek (Ep. 4)



Having tough conversations about the future and preparing the inevitable can be extremely tough for many. As our guest Kathi puts it, “Grief is grief, no matter how you spin it, it can define you or strengthen you.” 

In this episode, Barbara Archer is joined by Kathi Balasek, university lecturer, educator, empathy and grief communication counselor and widow ambassador on a mission to normalize the hard conversations surrounding loss and life’s difficult transitions. As the founder of Grief Smart Advisor, she is here to teach financial professionals how to improve their grief and literacy communication skills to better serve their bereaved clients.

Kathi Balasek discusses: 

  • Her life as a widow with five children to take care of   
  • The importance of having vital conversations with your spouse to prepare if they pass prematurely 
  • How to keep the memories alive of a loved one who has passed without the pain that grief can cause
  • How covid has normalized conversations surrounding death and steps forward once dealing with loss
  • And more

Kathi Balasek has resources on how to support people dealing with challenging transitions on her website, www.kathibalasek.com/ 

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Email: kathi@kathibalasek.com 

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Brain Play for Sharper Thinking with Dr. Cynthia Green (Ep. 3)



Have you ever had trouble recalling someone’s name or wondered why you went into a room to get something? Have you ever worried about staying mentally sharp as you age? 

With dementia on the rise, as someone in the world develops it every three seconds, it is not uncommon to worry about losing your memory and staying mentally healthy.

In this episode, Barbara Archer is joined by Dr. Cynthia Green, President and Founder of Total Brain Health, a lead provider of training products and services to improve your memory and overall brain fitness. As a clinical psychologist and author of six different books, Dr. Green is here to offer us her wisdom on how to keep your brain active, improving overall brain wellness.

Dr. Cynthia Green discusses: 

  • How we can engage across a blueprint of wellness  
  • How poor brain health is directly related to diseases and memory loss
  • Important practices you can incorporate into your daily life that can refresh your brain and keep it active
  • How cognitive vitality can help us create a longer, healthier lifespan
  • And more

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Navigating Tipping Points When Caring For A Loved One with Mim Senft (Ep. 2)



When caring for a loved one, no matter the challenges, it is always tough to determine when enough is enough. These might include physical or behavioral challenges that can impede on the better judgment of these individuals.  

In this episode, Barbara Archer is joined by Mim Senft, Founder of Motivity Partnerships and Managing Director of Motivity Care. Motivity Care strives to take the complexity out of caregiving management to give you back the gift of time with your loved ones. Barbara and Mim explore the real-life tipping points caregivers experience, and how to prepare for and manage in a proactive and impactful way.

Mim discusses: 

  • How to alleviate the pain points caused by caregiving at every stage of aging  
  • How to prepare for and deliver quality care to those in need
  • Important practices when dealing with the lives of family members who require caregiving
  • And more

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FEATURE

Meet Your Host: Barbara Archer (Ep. 1)



Hightower is proud to present Keeping the Well in Well-thy podcast. This show focuses on advice for families who are going through different stages of transition. 

In the inaugural episode, get to know Barbara Archer, Partner at Hightower Wealth Advisors, St. Louis. Discover why Barbara has the honor of representing Hightower and how her well-rounded background has gotten her to where she is today, offering your family advice on how to live the life that you desire. 

Barbara discusses: 

  • How she worked her way into the wealth management industry
  • Her recipe to a fulfilling life 
  • How her successes over the years brought her to where she is today
  • What to expect from our podcast, including exciting guest speakers
  • And more

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