Today’s episode is a change of pace and perfect inspiration for anyone who is currently feeling “stuck in the muck”!
Joy Overstreet is a still-lively 82-year-old who has turned a lot of lemons into lemonade along the way, dealing with life's inevitable changes with grace and humour.
Joy shares her inspiring journey of the mindset shift, tools and daily practices that ended her weight struggles four decades ago, long before "intuitive eating" and the "anti-diet" were a thing.
A part of Joy’s amazing story is finding a new life after being widowed at 32 and raising two toddlers alone.
She thought losing her first husband had put her into early menopause, until she fell in love with a guy at 42 and her period returned just long enough to get pregnant! This resulted in her 3rd child and starting all over as a parent at 43.
After her youngest left for college, Joy then took a 9-week sabbatical driving alone (first time, age 61) around the US after 33 years straight of looking after kids at home and ending a marriage.
She talks about the joys of downsizing (4,800 sq ft to 3,300 to 2,000 to 736) as a single woman.
The importance of journaling as a discovery tool and writing a book after 40 years of procrastinating AND the release of this new book, The Cherry Pie Paradox.
At 82 years of age, Joy truly is an inspiration and this was such a fun episode to record and living proof that the best may indeed be yet to come!
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You can learn more about Joy and how to find her book The Cherry Pie Paradox over on her website HERE.
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