Meet Melanie Rigney, Author

Meet Melanie Rigney

Melanie is an author of three great books, Sisterhood of Saints; Radical Saints and Menopause Moments. Our interview focused mainly on Menopause Moments, published by Twenty-Third Publications.  She also writes for Living Faith, Catholic Update and Viva Mercy.

Why this journal?

Aging and change are a part of life. Menopause is inevitable and yet often ignored. Instead of fighting it, look at it as a time of spiritual growth as we do other life challenges.

The journal is a tool to look at the changes in our bodies and offer them up in prayer and reflection. As I said in the episode, I laughed many times while reading the reflection Melanie wrote.

What’s inside the book?

39 reflections, scripture verses, and prayer prompts with room to write a few lines of your own. There is also a suggested action to take for the topic covered. All of this is on 2 facing pages!

Find out more about all of Melanie’s work on her website, Rejoice! Be Glad!

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When you are struggling, remember that God is with you, as it says in Exodus 3:12, “I will be with you.”

 

Summer Reading for the Working Woman

Summer Reading for the Working WomanEpisode 90–Summer Reading for the Working Woman

 

Deanna Cauthen, the host of The Working Woman Radio Show, shares 10 of her favorite books to encourage summer reading for the working woman.

The nice thing about the summer is that most people usually take vacations during the summer, and this can be a great time to catch up on some reading that you may not have been able to do during the other months of the year.

The list that she shares is not in any particular order as far as preference is concerned.

So she encourages you to put your feet up, kick back, and take a little time to do some reading this summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helpful Resources:

The following are a list of the books that I mentioned on the podcast:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

The Wisdom of Menopause  by Christiane Northrup, MD

Emily Posts Complete Encyclopedia of Etiquette by Emily Post

Love is a Verb by Gary Chapman

Soothe Your Nerves by Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett

Becoming  by Michelle Obama 

Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

The Boy Crisis by Warren Farrel, Ph. D and John Gray, Ph.D

The Power of a Praying Wife  Stormie Omartian

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Win the War Over Weight

Win the War Over WeightEpisode 61–Win the War Over Weight

 

Every day millions of working women struggle to win the war over weight.

Special guest, Dr. Andrea Christian Parks, an OB/GYN, candidly shares about her own personal struggle with weight loss and the secret she learned to overcome weight issues.

She shares why women gain weight during perimenopause and why weight loss is different for women than men.

She also weighs in on the Keto diet and intermittent fasting and shares some personal recommendations.

Dr. Andrea gives some specific tips on how to jumpstart your metabolism.

Finally, she shares about the biggest deterrent to losing weight and the number one thing you must do in order to get started on your journey to weight loss.

 

 

 

 

Win the War Over Weight

More About Dr. Andrea Christian Parks

Dr. Christian Parks, who has actually been a guest on the show before, is a board-certified, obstetrician-gynecologist and lifestyle medicine physician.  Additionally, she is certified as an integrative nutrition health coach, and a certified life and weight loss coach. She has been caring for women in clinical practice for more than a decade with an emphasis on natural and holistic living. 

Dr. Christian Parks is the creator of A Journey To Wholeness, a blog where she shares her personal growth and holistic living lessons. Dr. Christian Parks also has a Youtube channel called ‘For This Moment Now’ which features videos on weight loss and meditation and mindfulness. Dr. Christian Parks is the wife to the love of her life and mother of four incredible homeschooled children, ages 7 to 13.

 

 

Helpful Resources:

Trim Healthy Mama - What is THM? - TJsTaste.com

Trim Healthy Mama

There is a learning curve to Trim Healthy Mama. It is not designed like most conventional diets as a 30 or 90-day plan. You are not instructed what to eat at every meal with portion sizes dictated to you. The plan encourages you to learn to put meals together that will suit your own needs, challenges, and food preferences. Since Trim Healthy Mama is geared as a lifelong plan, you learn as you go, but after a while, it becomes second nature for most people. For more information, Trim Healthy Mama.

 

 

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss (The Wellness Code) by [Dr. Jason Fung, Timothy Noakes]

The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung

The landmark book from New York Times bestselling author Dr. Jason Fung, one of the world’s leading experts on intermittent fasting for weight loss and longevity, whose 5-step plan has helped thousands of people lose weight and achieve lasting health.

In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.

 

 

 

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Be A Super Senior

Be a Super SeniorEpisode 59–Be A Super Senior

 

Growing old and dealing with all of the changes that come with that can be a difficult process. Dr. Lois Ricci, a gerontology specialist, talks about some of the common challenges that senior women face as they age, and how to overcome them and become a super senior.

Dr. Ricci believes that living your best life is a matter of choice.

She shares how menopause, although sometimes difficult, is a natural passage from one stage of life to another, and she encourages women to use this time to reinvent themselves.

She shares what can a senior who may be experiencing some low-grade depression can do to get motivated.

Dr. Ricci also talks about the role physical activity plays in being a super senior and she gives other practical tips on how women can stay viable as they age.

 

Helpful Resources

 

African American woman sits cross-legged on a bed and meditates

Ready to Give Meditation a Try?

| If you’ve always been interested in — if a bit daunted by — the idea of meditating, now might be the perfect time to forge ahead with the practice. Research shows that cutting through the mental static and focusing your mind this way helps alleviate stress and anxiety, slows aging, improves your attention span — and can even act as a sleep aid. And who doesn’t need help with all of the above right now? To read the article in its entirety, click the link, above.

 

 

Be a Super Senior

More About Dr. Lois Ricci

Dr. Lois Ricci is a longtime resident of Tucker, where she chairs the Tucker Civic Association’s Lifelong Community Committee. She serves as an adjunct faculty member at both Kennesaw State University where she teaches gerontology courses and the Professional Development in Gerontology Certificate Class. 

Her column “Age-Friendly Tucker” featured in the ‘Our Town DeKalb’ magazine discusses the city’s commitment to its age-friendly designation by the World Health Organization and the challenges and issues around that. 

 

 

 

 

 

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