Welcome to The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour Podcasts

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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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Season 3. Ep. 13. Celebrating National Poetry Month

We were so excited to celebration National Poetry Month with three poets who are poet laureates at The Three Tomatoes: Carol Ostrow, author of Poems from My Pandemic Pen, Stephanie Sloane, author of Dear Me, and Nicole Freezer Rubens, author of The Long Pause and the Short Breath. They each did readings of some of their latest poems. You’ll find their poetry monthly at The Three Tomatoes.


Season 3. Ep. 12. Memo to Brands: You Just Don’t Get Women Over 40

When it comes to marketing to women over 40, brands either don’t see us, or don’t see us as we see ourselves. Why are so many advertisers missing the mark? Erica Fite, a Co-Founder of Fancy, a woman owned NYC ad agency that specializes in helping brands understand how to market to women with a special expertise over 40, 50, 60 and beyond, shares her insights. They recently surveyed 500 women over 40 who had a lot to say on this topic.


Season 3. Ep. #11. Find Your “Soul” Purpose

What an inspiring conversation with Paula Jennings.  Originally from Ireland, Paula came to NYC with barely enough money to make her first month’s rent. However, she boldly marched onward, landing a job on Wall Street and becoming COO of a global bank. After 25 years she had an ahah moment and realized her true purpose was empowering women. Today she has a transformational coaching business where she helps people live passionately, find their “soul” purpose and shine their true selves. Learn more about her journey. Listen in here: https://bit.ly/3dh8yQ3 or wherever you listen to podcasts.


Season 3. Ep. #10. An Interview with George Chakiris Oscar winner West Side Story

George Chakiris was an absolute delight. He shares the background story of West Side Story the movie, and the London theater version which he also played in and many more stories. Like working with Marilyn Monroe twice, and Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby in White Christmas. His first meeting with Elizabeth Taylor, and evening with Brigitte Bardot and so much more.


Season 3. Ep. #9. Travelling Again, Long Haul Covid, and Much More

Are you missing travel? Are you wondering where you can travel now and what the future of travel looks like? Our guest is award winning travel writer Lea Lane who has visited over 100 countries and wrote a wonderful memoir about her travels called “Places I Remember.” She is also a blogger at forbes.com, a contributor to dozens of guidebooks, and she recently launched a travel podcast.” She also talks about being a “Covid long hauler” and discovering she had breast cancer during the pandemic. Learn more at placesIrememberlealane.com


Season 3. Ep.#8. Embrace Your Crazy!

The Three Tomatoes hosted a fun and inspiring event in honor of Women’s History Month in honor of all the “crazy” women ground breakers.  Joining us were the women behind “Know Your Crazy,” a little artbook with a big message that you’re not alone in your crazy. You’ll meet multimedia artist Vivienne Boucherat who created her “little mad women,” and co-creators of the book Cindy da Silva and Rene Harbison. Special guests include: Dr. Robi Ludwig, psychotherapist, and Maya Maya Azucena singer, song writer and activist for women’s empowerment. Learn more at http://knowyourcrazy.net You can watch the video of the event here.


Season 3. Ep. #8. Missing Broadway? Now You Can Listen to Broadway

We had a great conversation with Tony & Emmy award winning producer, director, writer, Dori Berinstein, who is also co-founder of the Broadway Podcast Network, featuring Broadway stars, cast reunions and new shows created just for podcasts. Dori’s awarding shows include The Prom, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and many, many more. Listen in here, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Learn more at Broadway Podcast Network.


Season 3. Ep #7. Celebrating 100 Podcasts

Times flies when you interview amazing people – celebrities, authors and experts in all kinds of fields. So fun celebrating this milestone with the 3T team.


Season 3. Ep. #7. Meet Zibby Owens NYC’s Most Powerful Book Influencer

If books make you happy, you will love meeting Zibby Owens who is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books where she has wonderful conversations with authors. During the pandemic she launched an online magazine, “We Found Time” and invited many of the authors she has interviewed to write essays. Those essays are now a delightful book, Moms Don’t Have Time To…A quarantine anthology.

Season 3. Ep. #6. Anyone out there suffering from stress or anxiety?

 We know that this has been a challenging year for all us and there is sure to be a bit of stress that has been stirred up. We have some tips today from our guest, Brett Cotter, a stress relief expert who has been helping companies and individuals deal with stress and anxiety for over 20 years. He is the author of The Three Keys to Managing PTSD – The Warrior’s Guide to Overcoming Combat Trauma – but spoiler alert we may all suffer from PTSD at one point in our life, no combat required! Brett shares a simple technique for managing stress and has a special offer! Learn more about Brett at www.brettcotter.com.  

Season 3. Ep. #5. Meet the Holistic Pet Vet

We all love our pets, and there’s nothing worse seeing our pets in pain or in decline as they age. This week’s guest is Dr. Tori Countner, founder of The Balanced Pet Vet.  As a holistic and integrative veterinarian, she focuses on a balanced approach to medicine and lifestyle. Some of the techniques she uses sound positively human – like acupuncture, laser treatments, and massage. Learn more at balancevetpet.com


Season 3. Ep. #4. The Secrets of Happy People

The more you chase happiness the more it will elude you. We had a fascinating and enlightening conversation about happiness and what happy people have in common, with psychologist Joan Neehall. She is the author of a brand-new book called, Happiness is the New Healthy that dares us to take charge of our emotional health and gives us the tools to do that. We also discussed the last chapter of her book about emotional well-being even during the pandemic. Learn more at joanheehall.com


Season 3. Ep. #3. We’re Not Done Yet

Hey Tomatoes! Who’s Not Done Yet? We aren’t, and our guest on this weeks’ podcast Bonnie Marcus certainly isn’t. In fact, she has written a book called Not Done Yet, How women over 50 regain their confidence and claim workplace power. By digging deep into her own reinvention, making no excuses and sharing the stories of other women over 50, Bonnie provides tips and practices to help women claim the late-stage career success they deserve. Our SF editor, Kim Selby talks with Bonnie about ageism in the workplace and we get some practical tips to help us own our power. Spoiler alert: take a deep dive into the story you tell yourself! Bonnie can be found at bonniemarcusleadership.com


Season 3. Ep. #2. Conversational Intelligence®: What it is and why it matters

Neurological and cognitive research has shown that words matter and the way we connect, engage, interact, and influence others enables us to shape reality, mind-sets, events, and outcomes in a collaborative way. This is the basis of Conversational Intelligence®. Meet three top global organizational coaches, who are also 3 of the 15 co-authors of “Changing Conversations for a Changing World” as they discuss how they have applied Conversational Intelligence® in the real world to help leaders lead effectively in a changing world.

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Season 3. Ep. #1 Manifest What You Want

Actress and singer Sterling Mire has a proven method to help you on your way to achieving what you most desire and now she is sharing it in her new book, The AOM System— Manifestation Mastery in 30 Days. She has worked with over 4,000 clients, both individuals and companies, including People Magazine, Google and Entertainment Weekly. Tune in to hear some of the ways you can get started on your own manifestation journey. Learn more about Sterling and her book at www.getyourlifenow.com.

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  1. just a mention of our video SENIORS FINALLY HAVE THEIR SAY,, ME TOO.. THIS IS A VIDEO OF 8 WOMEN SENIORS WHO TALK ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES OF THEIR YOUTH IN THIS ,NOW” ME TOO GENERATION”.
    WE DID THIS VIDEO IN ORDER TO SPEAK ABOUT SOME OF OUR LONG AGO EXPERIENCES WITH THIS SUBJECT AND IT WAS WELCOMED INTO “THE ALTERNATIVE HOMETOWN MEDIA AWARDS” COMPETITION AND IT WON THE HOMETOWN MEDIA AWARD. THIS HAPPENED IN JULY OF THIS YEAR IN PORTLAND ORE.
    SOME OF THE VIDEO CAN BE VIEWED ON YOUTUBE , EITHER UNDER MY NAME CAROL HOLLENBECK OR GILDA MIROS NAME,, THANK YOU.. CAROL HOLLENBECK

  1. November 25, 2019

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