“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw
Get ready to play and step into possibilities because today’s show is going to help you have more fun at midlife and navigate what’s next.
You’ll discover that having fun is actually good for you. As our first guest Dr. Mike Rucker explains, having fun is not just for pleasure, but a vital component of living a fulfilling life. When we let it, fun can improve our mental well-being, boost creativity, and increase productivity.
Then we’ll be talking with life coach and podcaster, Wendy Green who is going to help you discover how to navigate the midlife transformational journey with more joy and ease.
It’s going to be a great show. Use the link in my bio to listen live or check out the replay on your favorite podcast platform.
More About My Guests
Dr. Mike Rucker is an organizational psychologist, behavioral scientist, and charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association. He has been academically published in publications like the International Journal of Workplace Health Management. His ideas about fun and health have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company, Psychology Today, Forbes, Vox, Thrive Global, Mindful, mindbodygreen, and more. He currently serves as a senior leader at Active Wellness and is the author of the best-selling book The Fun Habit, which is out now.
Wendy Green, host of the inspiring live show & podcast. “Hey, Boomer!” is serving an important inspirational role for people 55 to 75, who are looking for ways to live meaningful, fulfilling lives. Her goal is to help people see that they are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream. Graduating from University of NC at Asheville. with a degree in Computer Science, Wendy entered the computer field as a programmer and moved into customer support at Digital Equipment Corp. It was at Digital that she built and grew the US Expertise Center. After moving to Maryland, she earned a Certificate from Georgetown Univ. in Change Management. In 2005 she started a KidzArt business, an after-school enrichment program and was recognized as the Franchisee of the Year in 2009. In 2013 she trained for and was certified as a Life Coach. Wendy served as President of the Reedy River Rotary Club in Greenville, SC for 2 years. Along with all of these diverse business successes, Wendy has raised two successful children, and is a grandparent to 4 outstanding and lovable grandchildren. Besides the podcast, Wendy offers a 6-week “What’s Next” group coaching program to help people find their vision for the next chapter of life.