Saturday, June 28, 2008

No Live Broadcasts! Taking a Holiday Break


Playing with Sparklers
No Live Broadcasts Today!
Taking a Holiday Break




Statue of LibertySeven Bold Ways to Revitalize Democracy
For Beyond 50's political talks, listen to Michael Waldman, the former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and avid historian. He offers common sense ideas that are his seven bold ways to revitalize democracy. Some of them include ending voter registration, end partisan gerrymandering, end the Electoral College and more. It's a call to restore the vision of the Founding Fathers, where people run the government and the government serves the people.

Sound Symbol To Hear the Past Recording, Click on This: Episode 51



Gabriel CousensGabriel Cousens on Reversing Diabetes in 21 Days
For Beyond 50's "Natural Healing" talks, listen to internationally renowned healer and author Gabriel Cousens, MD. talk about how to reverse diabetes through his Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program that involves eating a vegan (plant-based) diet, green juice feasting, inner spiritual cleansing, taking supplements and more within 21-days. He has helped many for the last 30 years achieve a normal blood sugar level and alkaline body, proving that it can be done.
Sound Symbol To Hear the Past Recording, Click on This: Episode 46






Michael and Jill in ItalyA Memoir of Food, Wine & Love in Italy

They starred in the popular "L.A. Law" television show from the 1980s, playing husband and wife in a law firm. When Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry's son left for college, they needed to solve the empty-nest syndrome. Their answer: buy a 350-year-old, vine-covered Rustico in the beautiful, Spoleto valley amid an olive grove and fruit trees of every kind. Their Beyond 50 interview is for anyone who has ever dreamed of baking homemade pizza from a four-hundred-year-old wood-burning oven in an Italian countryside.

Sound Symbol To Hear the Live Broadcast, Click on This: Episode 47





Beyond 50's Information Booth
Lucy at the Booth
We've got resources galore! After conducting over 600 interviews since 2004, Beyond 50 has started to compile our best resources to share. We'll be adding to the list weekly. This is made possible by our affiliation with www.Boomer411.com: a top search engine for Baby Boomers nationwide and worldwide.




Happy 4th of July!
Declaration of Independence

Beyond 50 wishes you a safe and fun 4th of July as America celebrates its 231st year since the signing of the Declaration of Independence.


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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Part-Time Pioneers/"The Farm" & Intentional Communities



Oregon Cabin
Part-Time Pioneers/"The Farm" & Intentional Communities
Friday, June 27
12 - 1 p.m. (PT)/3 - 4 p.m. (ET)
A Live & Online Broadcast

For Beyond 50's "Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Practices" talks, listen to William Sullivan discuss about what it was like building a log cabin with his wife Janell in the wilds of Oregon's Coast range and living there every summer for over 25 years. He'll also bring up solving a murder mystery on the property with the help of a ghost. Afterwards, Thomas Hupp will talk about "The Farm" that was a social experiment about communal living by Hippies during the late 1960's that continues to be a model for creating modern-style, intentional and eco-village communities worldwide.*

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Jeff WilliamsStarting a Business in Midlife
For Beyond 50's "Business Basics" talks, listen to Jeff Williams, the founder of Bizstarters.com. He talks about the growing trend of 50+ Boomers coming full circle to become adult entrepreneurs. Most have turned to corporate employment as adults in order to fulfill their financial obligations. And now, as millions of older Boomers reach and pass age 60, they are taking a long look at being their own boss.

Sound Symbol To Hear the Past Recording, Click on This: Episode 19



NARFE
Are You an Active or Retired Federal Employee?
If you are one or know someone who is, the National Active and Retired Federal Employee (NARFE) Association is a group you can join that serves to protect the retirement benefits of federal retirees, employees and their families. They have since 1921. Tune in to Beyond 50's interview with Lanny Ross and Chuck Brodigan to learn more about becoming a NARFE member.

Sound Symbol To Hear the Live Broadcast, Click on This: Episode 48




For Your Viewing Pleasure

Sexy Legs

It's a feast for the eyes! Head over to Beyond 50's video page at www.squidoo.com.


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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Coach Carl Casanova: Positive Psychology & The Happiness Trap

The following is an excerpt from Coach Carl Casanova's book, "What Every Successful Person Knows":

Positive Psychology is founded on the belief that people are competent, resourceful, capable, strong and adequate that people want to be happy and lead meaningful and productive lives. People want to be able to cultivate the best within themselves. Positive Psychology is categorized in the six virtues: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperence, and transcendence. In addition, is the list of 24 principle character strengths which lead to these virtues: creativity, curiosity, love, kindness, persistence, integrity, vitality, social intelligence, ethics, citizenship, fairness, leadership, love of learning, bravery, leadership, mercy, humility, prudence, perspective, hope, appreciation of beauty, humor, gratitude and excellence.

Dan Baker, author of "What Happy People Know" believes people fall into traps that keep them from attaining their happiness. He lists the five traps of happiness:
  1. Trying to buy happiness.
  2. Trying to find happiness through pleasure.
  3. Trying to be happy by resolving the past.
  4. Trying to be happy by overcoming weakness.
  5. Trying to force happiness.

Field Activities from Your Success Coach:
  1. Make a list of four things that bring you happiness. What is it about these things that makes you happy?
  2. Name four ways and four people you can share greater optimism:
  3. Define your idea of a power greater than yourself. How is this an influence on your path of success?
  4. Review and study the six virtues and the twenty four character traits. When, where and how can you implement them in your life?
*Carl Casanova is the founder of The Center: A School for Professional and Personal Development in Portland, OR. He is also the author of "What Every Successful Person Knows." To reach him, call (503) 233-9983 or visit www.thecentreusa.com.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Ralph Nader Honors His Parents' Seventeen Traditions

Ralph Nader Honors His Parents' Seventeen Traditions

Listen to Beyond 50's interview with presidential nominee Ralph Nader of the Green Party. He talks about his book called "Seventeen Traditions" that are the guiding principles his parents instilled in him. The landscape of his boyhood character were shaped by traditions of charity, independent thinking, solitude, civics, listening and more. Ralph was honored by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Americans of the 20th Century.

Sound Symbol To Hear the Past Recording, Click on This: Episode 45


*Share your own family traditions as many have on Ralph Nader's website: www.seventeentraditions.com.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Increase Your Online Presence/Wild Foods Gathering

Harmony Hikes
Increase Your Online Presence/Wild Foods Gathering
Friday, June 20
12 - 1 p.m. (PT)/3 - 4 p.m. (ET)
A Live & Online Broadcast

For Beyond 50's "Business Basics" talks, listen to Lamar Morgan, a expert on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to reach your target audience. Afterwards, Sergei Boutenko of Harmony Hikes will teach about picking wild edibles that are common worldwide from nature's free supermarket, the great outdoors. What can be picked is highly nutritious and organic. His interview is accompanied by a video presentation on our show's blog page.*

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*Subject to change. To join in the conversation during the live broadcast, call (724) 444-7444. When asked for the Talk Shoe ID, dial 59781#, and for the last code, press 1#. If you happen to miss any of the interviews, it is available through our archives.



The KennedysBrothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years
In remembrance of the 40th year anniversary of Robert Kennedy's assassination, listen to Beyond 50's interview with David Talbot, the author of "Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years." His thorough research is based on newly released government documents and more than 150 interviews with those from the inner circle of the Kennedy brothers. His book is very timely as America ponders who will be the next JFK and our struggles once again with another unpopular overseas war.

Sound Symbol To Hear the Live Broadcast, Click on This: Episode 43




Mark RibkoffEnd Chronic Pain Without Drugs or Surgery
For Beyond 50's "Natural Healing" talks, listen to Mark Ribkoff explain in detail about how to use Neuro-Linguistics Programming (NLP) to end chronic pain in the body. Part of our mind seems to enmesh physical pain and emotional pain as being the same. The key is separating the two in our thinking for miraculous results.

Sound Symbol To Hear the Past Recording, Click on This: Episode 17




Wayne Gerdes
Guru of the Month: Wayne Gerdes
Beyond 50 continually seeks out and recognizes ideas from unique visionaries who are innovative, solution-oriented, and revolutionary.

He's considered the "King of the Hypermilers." "Hypermiler" is a term he coined that refers to someone who is obsessive about getting as much miles per gallon out of any vehicle they drive. Wayne is well known for getting up to 180 m.p.g. from cars, a feat he did to win Hybrid Fest. You can learn how to use his beginner and advanced method from his website: www.CleanMPG.com.

For Beyond 50's "Sustainable Practices" talks, listen to Wayne Gerdes from Chicago teach you about his basic methods of getting the most from every drop of gas in your car tank.

Sound Symbol To Hear the Past Recording, Click on This: Episode 16


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Friday, June 6, 2008

Tips from a Cruise Master/Best Places to Golf Before You Die


The Love Boat
Tips from a Cruise Master/Best Places to Golf Before You Die
Friday, June 13
12 - 1 p.m. (PT)/3 - 4 p.m. (ET)
A Live & Online Broadcast


For Beyond 50's "World Travel" talks, listen to Barry Vaudrin, a longtime expert in the cruise industry go over how to get the absolutely best deals when planning for a cruise. Afterwards, Kris Fay of Northwest Golf Adventures will give his recommendation of top destinations to golf before you die. This is to celebrate Father's Day.*

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Voyage to ManhoodPassage to Manhood
Our society assumes knowledge of the difference between a boy and a man; and the difference between a young, a middle-aged, and an old man. But men themselves often lack context to know exactly where they are in life, compared to some cultures. For Beyond 50's "Personal Growth" talks, listen to Al Polito talk about the different male archetypes and the heroic journey they go through.

Sound Symbol To Hear the Past Recording, Click on This: Episode 15



Do You Remember
Summer Camp?

Ahh, memories of summer camp...singing "If I Had a Hammer", getting to third base with your camp crush, learning archery, bunk room raids, and tie-dye making. Going back in time, listen to Beyond 50's hilarious interview with Roger Bennett, the author of "Camp, Camp". He'll reminisce about America's great tradition of going away for summer camp. Roger will bring up the adventures and misadventures of many who went through the coming-of-age experience in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Sound Symbol To Hear the Past Recording, Click on This: Episode 42


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Best Places to Golf Before You Die
by Kris Fay, NW Golf Adventures

  1. Scotland (St. Andrews)
  2. Monterey, California (Pebble Beach) Family-friendly vacation area.
  3. New Zealand (Cape Kidnappers) Family-friendly vacation area.
  4. Hawaii (Kapalua) Family-friendly vacation area.
  5. North Carolina (Pinehurst) Family-friendly vacation area.
  6. Thailand (Phuket) Family-friendly vacation area.
  7. Costa Rica (Cariari) Family-friendly vacation area.
  8. Bandon, Oregon (Bandon Dunes)
  9. Australia (Royal Melbourne)
  10. British Columbia (Whistler) Family-friendly vacation area.
*Kris Fay has been a golf writer for the past eight years with articles featured in both regional and national golf publications. He started Northwest Golf Adventures over six years ago with the goal of bringing more golfers into the Pacific Northwest of the United States and introducing them to the great courses in the region. Kris had golfed all of his top 10 golf course recommendations, except for Royal Melbourne in Australia.



PG-50+ Movie Reviews
Beyond 50 only recommends films that are creatively responsible to reveal the finest qualities of the human spirit; allow you to think and feel deeply about life; make your heart soar; and champion human rights.

Mongol
Mongol
This is a historically accurate drama that focuses on the early years of the legendary Genghis Khan (pronounced chen gis) who conquered half the world in 1206. The rugged landscape and brutal battle scenes in the film were beautifully shot. It begins with his privileged childhood that was taken away with the poisoning of his father, the khan (leader) of their Mongolian tribe. He becomes a slave who grows up to steal a man's wife named Borte, a former concubine. You'll learn about the forces that shape his character to become a barbarian of great determination and strength to unite his people. (Available in theatres everywhere; Genre: Drama; Running Time: 2 hrs., 4 min.)


Encournters at the End of the WorldEncounters at the End of the World
Beyond 50 is a big fan of filmmaker Werner Herzog for his great love of landscapes and cultures. His new documentary is about community life in the Antarctic at McMurdo Station. The gorgeous landscape scenes serve as a meditation of nature: a land of fire, ice and solitude. Herzog interviews the researchers to show that the Antarctic is also a place of dreamers and eccentrics. (Available in theatres on June 11; Genre: Documentary, World History/Culture; Running Time: 1 hr., 39 min.)


The Man Who Skied Down EverestThe Man Who Skied Down Everest
Beyond 50 would like to congratulate Yuichiro Muira for being the second oldest climber of Everest at 75 years old last month on May 26. Another congratulations to a Nepalese man who climbed it the day before on May 25 at 76 years old. The film, "The Man Who Skied Down Everest" premiered in 1975 and won an Academy Award for "Best Documentary" was Yuichiro's attempt to be the first person to ever ski down the mountain. It was beautifully filmed with many contemplative and quietly thoughtful moments by him. He talks throughout the film his great reverence to the spirit of the mountain as he attempts his dangerous feat. (Available on video & DVD; Genre: Documentary; Running Time: 1 hr., 26 min.)


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Motorbiking Around the World/Granddaughter of Harley Davidson

Emilio Scotto
Motorbiking Around the World/Granddaughter of Harley Davidson
Friday, June 6
12 - 1 p.m. (PT)/3 - 4 p.m. (ET)
A Live & Online Broadcast


For Beyond 50's "World Travel" talks, listen to Emilio Scotto who broke world records motorbiking around the globe twice. He has many fascinating stories to tell about his adventures. Afterwards, Jean Davidson, the granddaughter of the Harley Davidson motorbike empire will share about her family's business and the values they lived by to become a world leader in their industry.*

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*Subject to change. To join in the conversation during the live broadcast, call (724) 444-7444. When asked for the Talk Shoe ID, dial 59781#, and for the last code, press 1#. If you happen to miss any of the interviews, it is available through our archives.



Looking for WorkNetworking Your Way Into the Hidden Job Market
More than 80 percent of job openings go unadvertised and 1 out of 1,500 resumes results in a job offer. For Beyond 50's "Career" talks, listen to Katherine Hansen of Quintessential Careers, a nationally renown expert on best networking practices that are currently the most effective (like using online social networking) and conducting informational interviews so that you can get work faster. She'll add some other suggestions to try that have proven to be successful for job seekers.

Sound Symbol To Hear the Past Recording, Click on This: Episode 14


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A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way Into the Hidden Job Market

The following are ideas from Katharine Hansen's book, "A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way Into the Hidden Job Market."

Besides Doing Information Interviews, Here are More Ways to Network:
  • Use a Networking Card - It's exactly like a business card, but for people not currently employed. It contains all the information about how to contact you. Instead of listing your job title and where you work, it lists your area of expertise and what you have to offer.
  • Your Online Presence - Enhance your presence on your own website with such ancillary components as an online portfolio (including your resume) and a blog. A portfolio shows employers that you are technically savvy, open to new trends, and poised on teh cutting edge.
  • Go on Online Communities - The are among the networking's fastest-growing trends. About 65 percent of business professionals use these communities, of which 35 percent use them for job seeking. Among the more well-known of these networks are LinkedIn and Ryze.
  • Join Online Discussion Groups - There are special interest groups. To find an online group to match your interests and situation, it's easy to start your won at sites like Yahoo! Groups and ezboard.
  • Some Top Networking Hotspots - professional organizations, volunteer organizations, charity and fundraising events, civic and community groups, religious community, golf course, health clubs, political campaigns, chamber of commerce, your hometown, airplanes, favorite watering holes for your dream company/industry, toastmasters, weddings, cocktail parties, cruises, conventions and trade shows, book clubs, training and continuing education programs, college conferences, organizations and events dedicated to networking, newspaper business section, on the sidelines of children's sports games, clubs catered around hobbies, wine tastings, investment clubs, coffee shops, computer users groups, and more.
Katherine Hansen, PhD, is the creative director of the job-hunting website Quintessential Careers. Visit www.quintcareers.com.