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Yes, we do love happy hour, and the clinking of glasses in cheers to all of you fabulous women who are fully living your lives at every age and every stage. And here’s the best news – every hour is happy hour. So whether you clink cheers with your coffee mug, or your afternoon cappuccino, remember as the song says, “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.” Join us for some grownup fun, interesting, and stimulating conversations that will motivate, inspire, or just make you laugh.  Cheers!

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Episode # 35. Singing Can Change Your Life!

This week’s episode of The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour features Jeanne Kelly, an amazing Tomato who is changing lives through singing. A former opera singer, teacher, conductor and music administrator, she created a program called Encore Creativity for Older Adults, where men and women over 55 have the opportunity to let their voices go as they sing and perform. Community is built through music, improving cognitive function and so much more. Her theory is if you have a brain and breath you can sing. Listen in to hear about the way Jeanne is improving the lives of older adults. Learn more about Encore Creativity.

Episode 34. It’s in the Stars – An Interview with Astrologer Virginia Bell

This week’s podcast features
famed astrologer Virginia Bell – author of the book “Midlife is Not a Crisis…Using
Astrology for the Second Half of Your Life.” Tune in as she shares how the
planets and their positioning have so much to do with each stage of our life.
Virginia writes horoscopes for many media outlets as well as gives personal
readings to help us understand our lives and why things happen the way they do.
Kim Selby, our SF Editor interviews this fascinating and delightful Tomato
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Episode 33. Break Through Your Fears and Fulfill Your Dreams

What if you could fulfill your heart’s deepest dreams and recapture the joy of life? Who would you be if nothing were standing in your way? Listen in to this Happy Hour episode with host Cheryl Benton and mind-body expert Sonia Satra, an award-winning motivational speaker who brings her passion for helping people achieve their goals to thousands of individuals, companies, and groups every year. She is the  founder and CEO of Moticise, an award-winning wellness program that combines movement with mindset. She is also an actress, a former star of Guiding Light and One Life to Live, and recently played Gloria Steinem in Amazon’s American Playboy. Learn how to get “Moticized” at her web site.

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Eisode 32. Vital, Glowing, Healthy Skin Care Tips

This week join SF Editor Kim Selby as she interviews Karen Ballou, founder of an all-natural skincare line Immunocolgie, which she developed after a two-year bout with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Karen’s love of beauty began at age 10 and her 30+ year career in the beauty industry started with Elizabeth Arden. Her journey is fascinating. After her bout with cancer she realized that what we put on our skin has a huge impact on healing our immune system. Her goal is to help women be the best they can be. Another fascinating Tomato you will love! SPECIAL OFFER: Use code 3TP20 code, for a 20% saving! Visit Immunocolgie.com

Episode #31. Keeping Up with Technology at Any Age

f you’re sometimes overwhelmed by technology, join the club. Unless you’re under the age of 18, keeping up with everything that’s out there, can be daunting, not to mention keeping all of your technology up and running too – like Wi-Fi, connecting your printer to your Wi-Fi, setting up your new tech devices (phones, tables, smart devices) and so much more. Wouldn’t it be great to have someone to call when you need tech help (besides your savvy tech friend)? Well listen in to our conversation with Liz Hamburg, founder of Candoo Tech, providing in-home and remote tech support and training specifically designed for older adults. And if you have aging parents, keeping them connected, and safer with technology can be a lifesaver. Learn more at Candoo Tech

Episode #30. Heidi Carey, Jewelry Designer – Turning a Passion into a Business

This week we meet jewelry designer Heidi Carey, who started her handcrafted jewelry business at age 50 and has a huge following of “Tomatoes” who love her unique, bold, confident pieces. Our SF editor Kim Selby talks to her about how she got her start from tomboy to accessories designer at Ralph Lauren, where she worked directly for Vera Wang, to running her own successful jewelry line.  It’s all about saying “yes” to opportunities. Visit her web site.

Episode #29. Speak Up and Out with Confidence

We know that public speaking fills many of us with dread and speaking up is also a problem for many of us, especially women. What a great conversation we had this week with communications and public speaking expert Diane DiResta and author of the best-selling book “Knockout Presentations” who shared techniques to help us all become better speakers. Diane says speaking is the new competitive advantage.  She helps good speakers become great speakers and nervous speakers gain confidence. Learn more at Diane DiResta Communications and sign up for her free audio course.

Episode # 28. A Happy Hour Money Conversation with NBC’s JEAN CHATZKY

Women have more money and more power than ever before. So why are we still so conflicted, and unsure, of what and how to deal with it? We had a great conversation about this with everyone’s favorite financial girlfriend – Jean Chatzky. You probably know her best as the NBC Today show’s financial expert and she often appears on shows like The View, and the Talk. She’s the author of several bestselling books about money, including her latest book, “Women with Money” – The Judgement Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and Yes, Rich) life You Deserve.”  She is the CEO of HerMoneyMedia and host of a weekly podcast HerMoney. Learn more at hermoneymedia.com. Listen in below.

Episode #27: Simple Fitness Tips from Celebrity Fitness Guru Denise Austin

If you need some motivation to get up and get moving, then listen in to today’s high energy Happy Hour Podcast with host Kim Selby and her guest Denise Austin, the fab and fit fitness guru. This 62-year-old Tomato has been promoting health and fitness her entire life. Her countless tv appearances, her own tv shows and videos have transformed many women’s lives. Her positive attitude shines in all she does. Now she has YouTube videos and programs to assist us all in our fitness journey. Denise shares tips on how to get moving and stay fit every day in the simplest of ways. Get her tips on Facebook and Instagram and get her programs at https://www.deniseaustin.com/

Episode #26: How to Live A Limitless Life

Are you feeling stuck? Are you at a point in your career or life where you’re thinking “Is that all there is?” Well don’t miss this episode with Laura Gassner Otting, founder of Limitless Possibilities and author of the bestselling book, “Limitless, How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life” that offers great advice for people at every stage of their lives. Laura’s 25-year resume is defined by navigating change across start-ups, nonprofits, political, and philanthropic organizations and includes having served as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, helping shape AmeriCorps which engages adults in public service work. Learn more about Laura at http://Lauragassnerotting.com

Episode #25: Love How You Look in the Body You Have Now: Practical Style Tips for Women Over 40

If you’re “stressing about dressing” and clothes shopping is no longer a joyful event, you’re going to love our guest today. Cheryl Benton chats with Scarlett DeBease, an image consultant who helps women over 40 love how they look with the bodies they have now. She guides women to find a personal style that works for them and shows women how to see themselves differently.  And it’s not about losing those ten pounds or buying designer clothes. We love her practical tips which she shares at The Three Tomatoes and on her own web site, Scarlett Image.com. She also wrote a terrific book with her tricks and tips called “Stop Stressing About Dressing”. 

Episode #24. Overcoming Fears and Phobias

Nearly all of us have some kind of phobia – whether its fear of spiders and snakes flying, elevators, bridges, heights, tunnels, clowns, or even balloons. Well here to help in this episode is Kalliope Barlis, America’s #1 Phobia Relief Expert.  Kalliope is a New York City-based Licensed Master Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming who has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox among other media outlets and has helped thousands of people conquer their phobias. She helps host Cheryl Benton with one of her phobias in this episode. She is the author of Phobia Relief: from Fear to Freedom and Play Golf Better Faster. She conducts phobia relief workshops and has just released a docu-series on the topic. Learn more at: www.nlp.nyc and www.fromfeartofreedom.com

Episode 23. Summer Perils: Lyme Disease, Sunscreens and More

Summer is a great time of the year but as we spend more time outside, there are health perils too. Cheryl Benton talked with holistic wellness expert Rika Keck, a highly regarded expert in Lyme Disease and author of NOURISH, HEAL, THRIVE: A comprehensive and holistic approach to Living with Lyme disease, about what we can do to prevent Lyme Disease; the conundrum of how much sun we need to be healthy; and the dangers of sunscreens. We also talked about posture and its impact on your brain, and metabolic imbalances that can contribute to digestive ailments, weight gain, fatigue, inflammation, hormonal imbalances, and many other issues. Learn more about Rika Keck at http://www.nyintegratedhealth.com/

Episode 22. Wine Talk with Wine Aficionado Leslie Sbrocco

Grab a glass of your favorite wine and enjoy this week’s podcast with Leslie Sbrocco, wine aficionado, author, and host of the PBS series, Check Please! A frequent guest on the Today Show, she is known for her entertaining approach to wine and food, this fab tomato does it all.  She is one of the top 100 influential people in the American Wine Business and entertains, delights and educates people all over the world. Author of Wine for Women: A Guide to Buying, Pairing and Sharing Wine, Leslie shares her top Rosé wine tips with The Three Tomatoes SF Editor Kim Selby (her favorite varietal!)  just in time for National Rose Day on Saturday. Cheers! Learn more about Leslie at lesliesbrocco.com

Episode 21. The Taboos Around Women’s Sexual Health

Guest: Rachel Braun Scherl

We all know those little blue pills that are marketed everywhere. But did you know when it comes to marketing women’s sexual health products there are a lot of taboos and advertisers, including Facebook, will often reject women’s sexual health products? Apparently, they didn’t get the “it’s 2019” memo. Listen in to today’s enlightening conversation with host Cheryl Benton and Rachel Braun Scherl,  a pioneer in the women’s sexual health business who shares her expertise with other companies through her company SPARK Solutions for Growth. She is also the author of a groundbreaking book called:  “Orgasmic Leadership: Profiting from the Coming Surge in Women’s Sexual Health and Wellness.”

Episode #20. Reboot for Your Next Act

Guest: Diane Flynn, Co-founder, CEO ReBoot Accel

If you put your career on pause and are now ready to resume a career, or you’re ready to explore a different career path, you are going to find today’s episode invaluable. Our SF editor Kim Selby had a terrific conversation with Diane Flynn – one of the cofounders of ReBoot Accel – a Silicon Valley based company that assists women returning to the work force. ReBoot offers classes, coaching and events for Tomatoes who are looking for what’s next. Diane shares her story of evolving from a “strategic volunteer” for 14 years while she raised her three children, to becoming CEO of her own company. She is inspiring and informative, and you will be ready to rock what’s next for you after tuning in! Learn more about ReBoot Accel. Listen to the episode below or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Episode #19. Get Organized |Stay Organized | Get Your Life Back

Guest: Andrew Mellen, the most organized man in America

If you sometimes feel like you’re drowning in stuff, you’re going to love this conversation with host Cheryl Benton and guest Andrew Mellen who has been dubbed the most organized man in the world! Andrew is an organizational expert, public speaker, and the #1 best-selling author of Unstuff Your Life! Andrew has helped over 100,000 people and businesses worldwide to declutter and simplify their lives while regaining time for the things that matter. He is a dynamo. For more great tips and free downloads, visit his web site www.andrewmellen.com and subscribe to his YouTube Channel.   Get Andrew’s spring cleaning checklist.

Episode #18. East Meets West: A Cutting-Edge and Holistic Approach to Wellness After 40

Ever wondered about acupuncture and how it may benefit you? Roberta Mittman, a licensed acupuncturist (who became one after the age of 40) and podcast host Kim Selby (The Three Tomatoes SF editor) talk about the benefits of acupuncture to restore the body’s natural, pain-free balance. Learn how Roberta combines East and West traditions to help women over 40 with many issues.  She is a Personal Revolution coach who utilizes a holistic approach to help women transform! Learn more about Roberta at www.robertamitman.com

Episode #17. Communicate What You Mean to Say

Nine-time Emmy Award winning journalist, Jane Hanson joins host Cheryl Benton in this week’s Happy Hour Podcast to share tips on how to communicate better. Jane has conducted over 100,000 interviews with presidents of the U.S. and other countries, celebrities, CEOs, and everyday people. She’s emceed events and moderated dozens of panels (like our May 11 Renewal Summit).  All her experiences have given her insights into what works and what doesn’t, and she’s turned that experience into a business that helps people communicate better.  Learn more at JaneHanson.com.   

Episode #16.The Healing Art of Reiki with guest Danielle Martin.

Danielle Martin talks with host Roni Jenkins this week about her transition from a stressed advertising executive to becoming a Reiki Master and a TransformaEtion Life Coach. Just before the interview Roni had her first Reiki session. Listen in to this enlightening conversation about the healing art of Reiki and its benefits to calm, balance and reduce stress. Learn more about Danielle and her Reiki practice and her Long Island store, Amityville Apothecary, remedies for mind, body, and soul.  Listen in to the episode at The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour Podcast.

Episode #15. Insider Stories from A Top Broadway Publicist

The New York Post calls Joshua Ellis, “the maestro”.  He handled the press for some of Broadway’s biggest hits, including more than a dozen Tony Award winners.  He worked with a multitude of legendary personalities.  The very partial list includes David Merrick, Yul Brynner, Carol Channing, Lena Horne, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. And as you can imagine, he has stories.  And he’s turned some of those stories into a highly acclaimed solo show, “Call My Publicist!” Listen in as he shares some fun anecdotes about some of the biggest names in the business in this very entertaining podcast. To learn more about Joshua and upcoming performances of “Call My Publicist, visit his web site.

Episode #14: Attract Wealth & Wellness with Feng Shui and EcoChi

You’ll love this conversation with Debra Duneier, a master Feng Shui practitioner and creator of EcoChi, an interior design system that combines green and sustainable practices, wellness studies and spiritual design philosophies. Debra and host Kim Selby discuss the principles of Feng Shui, the healing power of EcoChi, the importance of bringing the outside inside and enhancing your life. Learn more at www.ecochi.com  Listen in below.

Episode #13:  Busting Through the Myths of Midlife with Dr. Robi Ludwig

Dr. Robi Ludwig, psychotherapist, frequent TV commentator, and author of “Your Best Age is Now”, and Debbie Zipp, The Three Tomatoes LA Editor, talk about the myths of “middle age”, which is practically a four-letter word.  Influenced by our youth-obsessed culture, we fear that when we hit midlife, we stop being relevant and no longer have options—that it’s simply too late for us. Contradicting long-ingrained beliefs, Robi Ludwig draws on myth-busting data from scientific research and on her experience as a therapist to show midlife is not the beginning of our decline—it is actually a time to pursue our dreams. Learn more about Dr. Robi Ludwig and get her groundbreaking book, “Your Best Age is Now.” Listen in to this eye-opening conversation.

Episode #12: The Inside Story of The Creator of Brenda Starr Reporter

If you were a Brenda Starr fan, you’ll love this episode. Cheryl Benton chats with playwright Laura Rohrman, who also happens to be the granddaughter of Dale Messick the creator of the iconic cartoon strip, “Brenda Starr Reporter” which was in syndication for 40 years. At its peak, the comic strip was included in 250 newspapers and read by more than 60 million readers. Laura has written a play, Reporter Girl, that tells the story of her grandmother and reveals some of the secrets behind this iconic comic strip.  To learn more about Laura and Reporter Girl, visit www.laurarohrman.com or email Reportergirltheplay@gmail.com

Episode #11: Stories, Imagination and the True Power of Fiction!

Guest: author/ writer, Lorraine Devon Wilke

If you love reading and your first impulse is to pick up a book of fiction, then you are making a truly powerful choice. It isn’t always just entertainment! Award winning author and writer, Lorraine Devon Wilke, joins our LA Editor, Debbie Zipp, in a lively and illuminating conversation delving into the importance of fiction and why it has such a powerful impact in our lives. Lorraine’s award-winning novels, After the Sucker Punch and Hysterical Love, are available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her latest, The Alchemy of Noise, a literary fiction that digs deep into issues of privilege, profiling, and prejudice in contemporary Chicago, will be released April 2019. Learn more at her web site.

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Episode #10: The Art of Happiness with Randi Levin

What better topic for Happy Hour than the art of being happy. Host Cheryl Benton and Randi Levin, transitional life strategist, coach, author, and Fortune 500 keynote speaker, had a great conversation about how to be happy, right now, this very moment. Happiness is not the elusive chase of “ifs” – if only I get that job, that house, lose those 10 pounds – you know the story. Randi shares great tips on how to be happy now! And by the way, it’s okay to have an unhappy hour too. Listen to the end because Randi has two special offers (one is FREE). Learn more about Randi Levin at RandiLevincoaching.com

This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.

Episode #9: The Woman Behind Those “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Clothes

This week’s Happy House podcast with host Kim Selby, features an interview with Donna Zakowska, the inventive and creative costume designer for the beloved new Amazon show “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. Emmy award winner Zakowska shares the behind scenes info on creating the costumes for the cast (she custom designed over 400 costumes for the main characters in season 2) and how important clothing is in moving the plot line forward and in contributing to the entire aesthetic of the show. Listen in at http://thethreetomatoes.com/happy-hour-podcasts or just about anywhere you listen to podcasts.

This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.

Episode #8: 3 Gals and A Guy Share Real Life Stories of Online Dating Over 40

Whether you’re recently divorced, widowed, or are just finally ready to date again, exploring the world of online dating can be overwhelming.  Join host Roni Jenkins in this week’s Happy Hour podcast. She had a conversation with four of her friends, Judy, Vanessa, Dawn, and John, who range in ages from their 40’s to their 70’s about online dating. Her guests shared their experiences and advice too, in this very real, funny, entertaining, and sometimes poignant episode.  Listen in at http://thethreetomatoes.com/happy-hour-podcasts or just about anywhere you listen to podcasts.

This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.

Episode #7: 45 Coffee Dates in 90 Days – Antonia Kasper’s Quest for Mr. Right

Hey ladies, it’s raining men today. Antonia Kasper, comedienne and actress, joins host Cheryl Benton for a very entertaining and informative chat about Antonia’s quest to find a mate. She went on 45 coffee dates in 90 days and turned that experience into a one woman show and a soon to be released book, “45 Coffee Dates – In Search of My Soul-Mate through cyberspace and beyond”. She also shares her online dating tips and her inspiring message that it’s never too late and you’re never too old to right find your Mr. Right. Follow Antonia on facebook  or email at 45dates@gmail.com

This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.

Episode #6: Midlife Dating Advice with Ronnie Joy Krasner

Calling all you single Tomatoes. Need some help navigating the online dating jungle, or finding love in the wild? Listen in to this week’s episode with host Kim Selby, our SF Life editor and Ronnie Joy Krasner, a Certified Life Coach who specializes in coaching mid-life women on dating and relationships. Get Ronnie Joy’s great tips, including even what to wear to stand out. Married Tomatoes will pick up valuable info from her as well.  A coach, healer and spiritual advisor, Ronnie Joy will put a little joy in your life. Visit her web site ronniejoycoaching.com to learn more. 

This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.

Episode #5: Rate Your Mate and Finding Mr. Right with Beatty Cohan  

Today’s episode is for every woman out there who hasn’t had much success in finding Mr. Right. We’ve all met a few Mr. Wrongs along the way, and maybe even married one! Host Cheryl Benton, founder publisher of The Three Tomatoes, interviews Beatty Cohan, a nationally recognized psychotherapist, sex therapist, and author of For Better, for Worse, Forever: Discover the Path to Lasting Love. You’ll get great advice on how to make better choices and how to find lasting love. Beatty is a national speaker, columnist for the Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Medium and The Three Tomatoes, where you’ll find her Ask Beatty column. She has been an expert guest on over 1,000 national and local radio and television shows.  She’s also the host of the ASK BEATTY SHOW on the Progressive Radio Network.

This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.

Episode #4: Rock Your M.O.J.O with Deborah Kagan

Are you ready to start the New Year conquering your self-doubt and indecision to step into your full power, love who you are and live a turned-on, rocking, and mojolicious life? Listen in to this week’s episode with host Debbie Zipp, The Three Tomatoes LA Life editor, and her guest Deborah Kagan – the Mojo Recovery Specialist. She’s the creator of the Rock Your M.O.J.O. Programs, a best-selling author, popular speaker, mentor and founder/executive producer of VDAY Santa Monica. You’ll love their conversation about the Four Pillars of MOJO to help you connect with your true self-esteem and increase your enthusiasm for life. For all things mojolicious, check out Deborah Kagan’s web site.

This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.

Episode #3: Get Moving with Fitness Guru Joan Pagano

Listen in and get your mind set and body ready to make fitness a daily habit with ten easy steps, no equipment required! Fitness expert Joan Pagano chats with host Roni Jenkins about smart manageable steps to create permanent habits. What’s the best fitness program in your 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond? And what’s the ONE most functional exercise for life? Joan Pagano is the author of best-selling fitness books, including the new release Strength Training Exercises for Women (DK, 2014), an informational speaker on health and fitness topics and the owner of Joan Pagano Fitness in New York City. Former trainer to Jacqueline Onassis and Caroline Kennedy, Joan has specialized in strength training for women since 1988. Read her fitness tips at The Three Tomatoes.

This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.

Episode 2. Style & Fashion Tips for 2019 from Top Stylist Paul Julch

Listen in to this lively conversation with Kim Selby, The Three Tomatoes SF editor and a fashionista, with stylist Paul Julch debunking the “new year/new you” myth when it comes to fashion.  Paul believes anyone can have great style and his company, Urbanite | Suburbanite provides style inspiration and wardrobe styling to clients all over the country – including via Skype. Paul shares tips on how to shop the winter sales, but NOT before you’ve done a closet inventory; and how to weave trends into your personal style – or NOT; and much more! We love his philosophy, “If you love it, who cares if it’s on trend?” Visit Paul at Urbanite | Suburbanite and read his style advice at The Three Tomatoes, facebook, instragram, and twitter.

This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.

Episode 1.  Resolution Motivation: Take Better Care of Ourselves – Barbara Hannah Grufferman

This is the time of year for resolutions and at the top of many of our lists is taking better care of ourselves and getting healthier and more active. Barbara Hannah Grufferman, is a recognized expert on positive aging. Her most recent book is   “Love Your Age: The Small Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life.” She contributes to HuffPost and AARP, and she’s also an ambassador for the National Osteoporosis foundation.  She didn’t start running until she was in our 50s and she has now run 6 marathons!!! Visit her web site.

This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com.

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