Sacha Jones on the Conversation around Menopause

A holistic health counselor opens up about menopause, the importance of educating the men in our lives, and removing the taboos around this key transitional moment.

It’s natural, it’s normal. (Sacha, 36:13)

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My guest today is Sacha Jones. A native of South Wales, in the UK, Sacha moved to New York City in 1988 and founded Sacha Jones Holistic Living after training at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.  She runs seasonal nourish & cleanse classes virtually to allow people from all over the world to participate. Sacha is also a Lifecycle Celebrant who officiates weddings, funerals and naming ceremonies.  Along with her husband Mike, she splits her time between the East Village in New York City, and Sullivan County in upstate New York.

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Marjorie Speirs on Natural Piety

After casting aside the limits imposed by her Scottish immigrant parents and practicing law for decades, a woman embraces the joy she feels while working in the garden and decides to go back to school for a Masters in Applied Theology at age 62.

This was a knowing. (Marjorie, 19:47)

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Marjorie Speirs is a writer, gardener, wife, mother, grandmother, recovering attorney, and spiritual seeker. She earned a Masters in Applied Theology at age 62 and loves to explore opportunities for spiritual awakening in the midst of our daily lives. She has a small spiritual counseling practice and was a hospice volunteer until COVID made this work impossible. She is especially interested in interfaith conversations and exploration of the ways in which various faith paths intersect.  She lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S.

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Diane Charney on the Wisdom of Letters

A lifetime of letter-writing inspires a retired French professor to compile her unsent correspondence to her favorite authors in the book Letters to Men of Letters.

Letter writing requires a lot of patience. (Diane, 24:18)

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Diane Joy Charney is an expat whose blog, “In Love With France, At Home In Italy,” features her misadventures in the Italian countryside where the food and fresh air are way better than the roads. Diane taught French and writing at Yale for 33 years. Her new book, Letters to Men of Letters, considers how what you read can help you understand who you are. An enthusiastic musician, she enjoys playing in Yale student orchestras where she tries to hide behind the better players and NEVER play any unintended solos. Among her other passions are yoga, growing her own food, and tap dance.

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