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The Matt Feret Show

The Matt Feret Show focuses on the health, wealth and wellness of adults, retirees, and caregivers helping loved ones. I interview interesting people, insiders, and experts to help light a path to successful living in midlife, retirement and beyond.Getting older, planning for retirement, taking care of our loved ones AND ourselves is so much more complex and dynamic than stocks, bonds, annuities and insurance on repeat.While those topics are occasionally covered, I kept looking for a show that discussed the "other" really important middle and older-adult issues like relationships, health, wealth, travel, careers, mindfulness, ageing, sleep health, retirement planning, Medicare, Social Security, financial advisors, caregiving, retirement homes and communities, taking care of parents or loved ones from afar, retirement time management, family dynamics, and so much more.I couldn't find that show, so I decided to create it myself! Welcome to The Matt Feret Show!Find out more at https://TheMattFeretShow.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Overlooked and Important: The Muscles of the Face, Jaw, and Throat and their Impact on Quality of Sleep and Health with Myofunctional Therapist Karese Laguerre | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #066
In this episode of The Matt Feret Show I interview Karese Laguerre, a myofunctional therapist. We discuss the importance of proper tongue posture, jaw function, and nasal hygiene for overall health and quality of sleep. She also explains how these factors can impact overall health, including breathing and brain functioning. She gives some expert advice on addressing orofacial dysfunction and emphasizes the importance of advocating for oneself with dismissive healthcare professionals.Introduction to Karese Laguerre by Matt Feret [1:09]The Purpose of Myofunctional Therapy with [3:26]Sleep Apnea and Tongue Placement [12:30]Jaw Placement and Its Impact [18:37]The Origins of Dysfunctional Orofacial Placement [22:44]How to Improve Orofacial Health [27:26]Connect with me via the podcast website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.Check out Karese Laguerre on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and her clinic website. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
41:53 4/16/24
Preventing Disease of the Teeth and Gums with Dr. Bill Levine, DDS and Chief Scientist of PeriActive Mouth Rinse | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #065
In this episode of the Matt Feret Show, I interview periodontist Dr. Bill Levine about gum health and its impact on overall health. He explains the impact gum disease can have on various aspects of health and provides advice on how to avoid and mitigate the effects of gum and oral disease. We discuss electric toothbrushes, teeth whitening, and mouth rinse. Dr. Levine is also the scientific brain behind PeriActive, a natural mouth rinse that improves gum health and strength. Introduction to Dr. Bill Levine and Periodontal Disease [1:09]Healthcare Practitioners and Oral Health with Dr. Bill Levine [5:39]Cause and Prevention of Oral Disease [14:35]Common Hygiene Practices to Prevent Gum Disease [23:37]Benefits of PeriActive Mouth Rinse with Dr. Bill Levine [30:56]Oral Health and Aging [35:18]Teeth Whitening and Oral Health [41:25]Conclusion and Out by Matt Feret [44:26]Connect with me via the podcast website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.Check out Dr. Bill Levine's LinkedIn and PeriActive Mouth Rinse. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
48:33 4/9/24
Medical Gaslighting, Disability, and Chronic Pain with Activist and Author Kelly Mendenhall M.S. | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #064
In this episode of The Matt Feret Show, I interview Kelly Mendenhall, an author, artist, speaker, and advocate raising awareness about medical gaslighting and navigating life as a spine patient. Kelly shares her personal experience of dealing with chronic pain, medical gaslighting, and the challenges of finding the right medical care. She emphasizes the importance of advocating for oneself, being transparent with doctors about symptoms, and finding ways to make the world work for your body. Kelly also discusses the role of caregivers and the need for support and understanding in their journey. She highlights the complexities of the Social Security disability system and the importance of seeking legal assistance when applying for disability benefits. Watch the full episode on YouTube.Introduction by Matt Feret [01:09]Kelly Mendenhall’s Story with Disability [04:23]Kelly Mendenhall on Defining and Discussing Medical Gaslighting [11:44]Kelly Mendenhall’s Advice for the Newly Disabled [32:01]Kelly Mendenhall’s Advice for Caregivers of Disabled Adults [43:45]Kelly Mendenhall on Social Security Disability [55:23]Connect with me via the podcast website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.Check out Kelly's website, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
60:32 4/2/24
Grieving the Loss of a Child with Barbara Legere | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #063
In this episode of The Matt Feret Show I interview published author Barbara Legere. We discuss her experience with grief and loss after losing her son to suicide and the challenges she faced trying to support him through his addiction. Barbara emphasizes the importance of empathy and understanding for the individuals and families impacted by grief, addiction, and mental health struggles. Barbara also offers advice on how to support someone who has experienced the loss of a child or grandchild. She discusses her new book, Talk to Me, I'm Grieving - Supportive Ways to Help Someone Through Grief, which aims to educate people on what not to say to someone who is grieving, and offers suggestions for more helpful ways to provide support. Watch the full episode on YouTube. 1:08 - Introduction by Matt Feret2:26 - Barbara Legere’s Story with Grief and Child Loss5:17 - Barbara Legere on the Healthcare System, Society, and Addiction 8:31 - Barbara Legere’s Experience with the Stigma Associated with Grief and Addiction 14:02 - Barbara Legere on Lessons from her Journey 18:02 - Barbara Legere’s Advice for Parents Grieving the Death of a Child 25:17 - Barbara Legere’s Advice for Family and Friends of Someone Grieving the Loss of a Child 32:15 - Barbara Legere on her New Book Connect with me via the podcast website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.Learn more from Barbara and her journey through her books, website, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
42:44 3/26/24
Holistic Wellness and Decentering Pharmaceuticals with Pharmacists Sylvia and James Boblak | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #062
In this episode of The Matt Feret Show I interview Drs. Sylvia and James Boblak to talk about their work with holistic wellness, Ayurvedism, and the power of probiotics. After years of experience in pharmacology, Drs. Sylvia and James Boblak developed a surprising perspective on prescription medication; it is often overprescribed with harmful side effects, and the same benefits may be achieved through alternative, natural remedies that heal the mind and body holistically. Join us as we discuss their story, mission, and perspectives on the state of modern medicine in America and the utility of alternative wellness. Watch the full episode on YouTube.Introduction by Matt Feret [1:11]Drs. Sylvia and James Boblak on the Current State of American Pharmaceuticals [6:49]Drs. Sylvia and James Boblak on the Overuse of Medication [11:04]Drs. Sylvia and James Boblak on Holistic Healthcare [19:00]Drs. Sylvia and James Boblak on Homeopathic Supplements [30:14]Dr. Sylvia Boblak on Ayurvedic Practices [39:18]Drs. Sylvia and James Boblak on the Future of Their Company, Health Made in America [51:05]Conclusion and Closing Stories by Matt Feret and Drs. Sylvia and James Boblak [57:00]Connect with me via the podcast website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.Check out the Boblaks’ family owned probiotic and wellness store. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
62:35 3/19/24
Stress Management and Strategic Breathing with Performance Trainer Nick Bolhuis | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #061
In this episode of the Matt Feret Show I interview Nick Bolhuis, an expert in stress management and performance optimization. We discuss the importance of breathing properly and how it can improve overall health and performance. Nick shares insights from working with elite athletes, like Kirk Cousins and Jordan Spieth, and high-performing individuals; highlighting the importance of resilience and learning from failure. He encourages listeners to prioritize their health and make lifestyle choices that support their well-being. Watch the full episode on YouTube.Introduction by host Matt Feret [01:12]Introduction to Stress Management by expert Nick Bolhuis [06:20]Nick Bolhuis on How to Identify Stress [12:00]Nick Bolhuis on Breathing Techniques to Reduce Stress [19:30]Nick Bolhuis on the Health Implications of Stress Management [32:51]Nick Bolhuis on the Relationship Between Stress and Failure [40:51]Nick Bolhuis on Priorities and a High Achievement Lifestyle [45:03]Connect with me via the podcast website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.Follow Nick Bolhuis on LinkedIn and check out his stress management training program website Neuropeak Pro. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
51:24 3/12/24
Improving Intimate Relationships in Midlife and Retirement with Courtney Boyer, M. Ed., M.S. | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #060
In this episode of The Matt Feret Show I interview licensed counselor and sexuality expert Courtney Boyer. We discuss the challenges and changes that couples face in their relationships as they enter midlife and beyond. Courtney emphasizes the importance of open communication, setting priorities, and being proactive in maintaining a healthy and fulfilling relationship. She also addresses the impact of physical changes, such as menopause, on sexual intimacy and offers suggestions for navigating these changes. Watch the episode on YouTube. Introduction by Matt Feret [1:08]Courtney Boyer on Relationships in Midlife [2:13]Courtney Boyer on How to Approach Relationship Check-Ins [15:09]Courtney Boyer on Common Issues for Women in Relationships [21:51]Courtney Boyer on Common Issues for Men in Relationships [29:59]Courtney Boyer on the Reproductive Cycle and Relationships [31:37]Courtney Boyer on Sexuality in Older Adult Relationships [44:13]Connect with me via the podcast website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.Follow Courtney on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook. Check out her book. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
64:23 3/5/24
Overcome Addiction Through Gratitude with Bracha Goetz | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #059
In this episode of The Matt Feret Show I interview Bracha Goetz, a published children’s book author and gratitude champion. We discuss her experience with overcoming food addiction and achieving life fulfillment through gratitude and spirituality. She shares her concept of a "pleasure ladder," a framework in which levels of pleasure, love, creativity, and transcendence can be experienced through gratitude. Watch the full episode on YouTube. Introduction by Matt Feret [1:08]Bracha Goetz’s Story with Food Addiction [4:39]Bracha Goetz’s Perspective on Addiction [16:31]Bracha Goetz on the Power of Gratitude [29:24]Bracha Goetz on Gratitude vs. Intentional Dieting [34:45]Final Thoughts and Conclusion by Matt Feret [37:20]Connect with me via the podcast website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.Follow Bracha Goetz on LinkedIn, Instagram, and X. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
40:43 2/27/24
Empowering Women and their Stories with Phyllis Jenkins | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #058
In this episode of The Matt Feret Show, I interview Phyllis Jenkins. Phyllis is the founder of Powerful Journey, an organization dedicated to empowering and helping women to tell their stories through speaking and authorship. Phyllis shares her personal journey to empowerment and several testimonies of women who have found community and emotional well-being through the process of sharing and recording their stories. Watch the full episode on YouTube. Phyllis Jenkins’ Story [1:42]The Importance of Storytelling [7:45]The Generational Power of Storytelling [21:49]Connect with me via the podcast website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.Learn more about Phyllis Jenkin’s mission on her website.Connect with Phyllis on LinkedIn. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
33:46 2/20/24
Declutter Your Space, Declutter Your Mind with Julie Coraccio | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #057
In this episode of The Matt Feret Show, I discuss decluttering and downsizing with Julie Coraccio, a professional organizer. We discuss all aspects of decluttering, our emotional attachment to objects, how to navigate downsizing during a move or retirement, and what to do with a loved one’s belongings after they pass. Julie emphasizes the importance of having open conversations about decluttering with loved ones and working together to create a plan for the future, including digital assets and end-of-life planning. Julie gives some great tips on approaching decluttering independently and with a professional organizer. Watch the full episode on YouTube.1:08 - Introduction2:09 - Downsizing and decluttering10:36 - Feng Shui and clutter19:03 - What to do with unwanted clutter25:48 - Decluttering in retirement 32:50 - Decluttering and death 45:21 - End-of-life planning47:26 - Conclusion and outroConnect with me via the podcast website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.Find Julie Coraccio on her website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
50:59 2/13/24
How to Use Life Insurance While You're Still Alive with John Ensley, ChFC | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #056
In this episode of The Matt Feret Show, I interview financial consultant John Ensley. He shares his philosophy on using life insurance as a financial planning tool and how to “bank on yourself,” a concept which involves using whole life insurance policies as a way to save, borrow, and invest. We discuss the benefits of these policies, such as high cash value, low commission, and dividend payments, and how they can be used to achieve financial objectives without taking unnecessary risks. John also addresses common detractors of this approach, such as the "buy term and invest the difference" strategy, and emphasizes the importance of seeking out advisors who are knowledgeable about these types of policies. We talk about the potential use of life insurance policies in long-term care planning and the concept of "family banking," where multiple generations pool their assets and savings to create a financing resource within the family. Overall, John highlights the versatility and benefits of using life insurance as a tool for financial planning. Watch the full episode on YouTube.1:36 - Intro2:51 - Explaining "bank on yourself"10:23 - The banking equation25:30 - Life insurance and retirement31:00 - Family banking47:39 - What to look for in a financial advisor51:00 - Policy loanConnect with me via the podcast website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.Follow John Ensley on LinkedIn and check out his website. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
55:31 2/6/24
Mindful Eating with Michelle May, M.D., CSP | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #055
Welcome back to The Matt Feret Show! In this episode, I interview Dr. Michelle May, a physician and expert in mindful eating. We discuss the difference between diets and mindful eating, and how mindful eating can help people develop a healthier relationship with food. Dr. May explains how diets often lead to restriction, cravings, and overeating, while mindful eating focuses on listening to your body's hunger and fullness cues, eating what you love, and stopping when you're satisfied. She emphasizes the importance of curiosity, awareness, and non-judgment in learning to eat mindfully. Dr. May also addresses the cultural factors that contribute to our eating habits and discusses the impact of diet culture on our relationship with food. Check out Dr. May’s book Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat to learn more about this fascinating topic. Watch the full episode on YouTube. 1:31 - Introduction9:24 - The genesis of diet culture11:05 - Mindfulness and eating20:49 - Understanding hunger25:35 - Understanding fullness 39:59 - Weight loss and mindful eating43:35 - Culture and eating habitsConnect with me via the podcast website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.Learn more about mindful eating on Dr. May's website. Follow her on LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
54:24 1/30/24
How to Travel Solo: Advice and Safety with Travel Advisor Alyssa Johnson | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #054
Welcome back, everyone! In this week's episode of The Matt Feret Show, I sit down with travel advisor Alyssa Johnson to discuss solo travel. Alyssa is an experienced solo traveler and shared some helpful tips on how to stay informed, healthy, and safe while traveling. We discuss how solo travel can be intimidating, especially for women, and how to keep yourself and your belongings safe. She describes how to ease your way into solo travel and the benefits of attending planned trips that combine group touring with solo exploration. We also discuss the necessity of travel insurance and commonly overlooked items that could be helpful to pack on your next trip. Watch the full episode on YouTube.1:09 - Introduction2:02 - How to navigate solo travel12:40 - Benefits of solo travel27:19 - Solo travel and safety35:30 - Travel insurance and packing tipsConnect with me via the podcast website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.Find Alyssa Johnson on TikTok and Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
47:31 1/23/24
Medication, Fitness, Nutrition: Senior Health with Amy K. Wilson, BCGP | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #053
Hey listeners! In this episode, I chat with Amy K. Wilson about medication management, nutrition, and the lifestyle changes that reverse aging to keep seniors healthy and independent. Amy K. Wilson is a geriatric pharmacist, nutrition coach, and fitness professional. We discuss how to stay proactive when navigating a medication routine, and she reveals the true impact our lifestyle choices have on the aging process and our overall health. Amy stresses the importance of whole foods and fitness and describes how a personalized lifestyle plan can improve functioning. It’s never too late to take control of our health; join us as we discuss how to begin that process! Watch the full episode on YouTube. 1:08 - Introduction3:43 - Navigating medication as we age9:28 - Lifestyle and aging22:12 - Nutrition and aging30:52 - Combining medication and nutrition33:18 - What is reverse aging?37:47 - How to help loved ones navigate lifestyle changesVisit Amy K. Wilson's website, Instagram, and LinkedIn. You can find me on Amazon, LinkedIn and Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
46:42 1/16/24
Understanding Anger with Bronwyn Schweigerdt, LFMT | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #052
Hey everyone! In this episode of The Matt Feret Show, I interview Bronwyn Schweigerdt, a licensed psychotherapist and anger expert. Bronwyn has over a decade of experience helping individuals with mental health struggles develop a healthier relationship with anger. We discuss the role of anger in relationships, the impact of suppressed anger on mental health, and the importance of reframing anger more positively. We also share personal anecdotes about how anger has impacted our lives personally. Watch the full episode on YouTube. 1:09 - Introduction5:15 - Anger and Childhood 8:58 - Anger and Adulthood17:23 - Addressing anger at parents21:01 - Navigating anger in a marriage24:22 - Recognizing and accepting anger Bronwyn Schweigerdt can be found on LinkedIn, Facebook, Psychology Today. Listen to Bronwyn Schweigerdt's podcast Angry at the Right Things.You can find me on Amazon, LinkedIn and Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
43:29 1/9/24
Caregiver Burnout: Prioritizing Self-Care with Iris Waichler, LCSW, MSW | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #051
Hello and welcome back! In this episode, I chat with licensed clinical social worker Iris Waichler. Iris has forty years of experience helping patients and their families navigate the nuance of caregiving and how to address burnout with self-care. She emphasizes the importance of having conversations with loved ones about their wishes and preferences for care, as well as the need for caregivers to take care of themselves and seek support. Iris also provides advice for supporting a spouse or parent who is a caregiver, as well as tips for long-distance caregiving. She highlights the importance of incorporating moments of joy and finding support from healthcare professionals and community resources. 1:09 - Introduction6:01 - Grief and Social Work14:33 - Caregiving Conversations21:16 - Caregiver Planning28:15 - Mental Health and Caregiver BurnoutIris Waichler can be found on Facebook, LinkedIn, X, and on her website.You can find me on Amazon, LinkedIn and Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
50:52 1/2/24
Transforming Lives through Social Mission with Andrea Putting | The Matt Feret Show |#050
Hello and welcome back to The Matt Feret Show! I'm Matt Feret, and in today's episode, we're joined by Andrea Putting, a passionate advocate for social missions and community involvement.Together, we explore the transformative power of engaging in social causes and how it can bring joy and fulfillment not just to others, but to ourselves as well.Key MomentsAndrea's journey in initiating social missions and her vision for community harmony.Insights into the positive impacts of volunteering and community involvement.Strategies and tips for finding the right volunteer opportunities that align with personal joy and fulfillment.Key TakeawaysThe importance of aligning volunteer work with personal values and passions.How small, individual efforts in social missions can make a significant impact.The role of volunteering in enhancing personal happiness, health, and social connections.Memorable Quotes"Touching one person's life can change the world.""When we align our actions with our hearts, volunteering becomes a source of joy, not just duty." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
38:19 12/26/23
Healing & Prevention in Sports Medicine with Dr. Kevin R. Stone | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #049
Hi there, and welcome to The Matt Feret Show! Today's episode is a special one as we're joined by Dr. Kevin R Stone, a renowned orthopedic surgeon.We're set to explore a variety of topics including the growing trend of pickleball, the ins and outs of joint replacements, and the crucial role of rehabilitation in orthopedic health.Get ready for an informative session that promises to deepen your understanding of these key health issues.Key MomentsIntroduction to Dr. Kevin R Stone: Discover Dr. Stone's journey in orthopedic surgery and his mission to revolutionize joint health.The Pickleball Phenomenon: Dr. Stone discusses the surge in pickleball popularity and how to prevent related injuries.Beyond Joint Replacement: Exploring alternative, less invasive treatments for joint issues.Tech in Orthopedics: How the latest technology is changing orthopedic surgery and improving patient outcomes.The Art of Recovery: Understanding the importance of rehabilitation and mindset in orthopedic success.Arthritis Management Techniques: Effective strategies for treating arthritis without surgery.Selecting the Right Orthopedic Care: Tips on finding a doctor who aligns with your health goals.Broadening Orthopedic Horizons: Addressing ankle and shoulder injuries, and the critical role of physical therapy.Key TakeawaysPrevention in Sports: Strategies to reduce the risk of injuries in popular sports like pickleball.Innovations in Joint Care: How technological advancements are reshaping orthopedic treatments.The Importance of Rehabilitation: A holistic approach to recovery, combining physical and mental well-being.Navigating Orthopedic Options: Empowering patients to make informed decisions about their care.Memorable Quotes"Understanding the risks in sports is key to prevention and long-term health.""Orthopedic surgery is evolving with technology, offering patients faster and more effective recovery.""A positive mindset is as crucial as physical therapy in orthopedic recovery." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28:33 12/19/23
The Cost of Medical Care: Deep Dive into Medical Bill Negotiation with CEO Braden Pan | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #048
Welcome to another enlightening episode of The Matt Feret Show. I'm your host, Matt Feret, and today, I'm joined by Braden Pan, the founder and CEO of Resolve. Braden is dedicated to preventing medical bills from bankrupting Americans.Join us as we discuss the complexities of healthcare costs and explore strategies to reduce medical bills.Timestamps0:18–1:59: Introduction to Braden Pan, discussing his mission to lower medical bills for Americans.2:45–6:29: An in-depth look at the financial and legal aspects of uncovered insurance and full medical bill payments.6:53–10:28: Understanding the market and regulatory reasons behind high hospital charges in America.21:35–23:48: How to handle aggressive billing and insurance complexities.32:03–19:00: Closing insights on how Braden's company helps customers save money and the importance of real insurance.Key Takeaways#1 Education and Healthcare Costs: Gain knowledge about healthcare costs' technicalities and legalities. Professional help can significantly ease the financial burden of medical care.Memorable Quotes"Each insurance company negotiates its payment structures with the hospital.""Healthcare is open, especially for emergency care services, leading to little market pressure for competitive pricing.""People enter healthcare with good intentions, but the complexity and incentives in the system can isolate them from helping patients." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
41:39 12/12/23
Living Life in Multiple Lanes with Multidisciplinarian Joe Curcillo | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #047
Join us in this fascinating episode of The Matt Feret Show as we dive into the multifaceted world of Joe Curcillo, a remarkable individual with a career spanning from criminal defense law to ventriloquism. Joe's journey is a testament to the power of embracing diverse experiences, effectively utilizing opportunities, and overcoming the fear of the unknown.In this episode, Joe shares his insights on living a multidisciplinary life, embracing every lane he's been in, and how this approach has enriched his personal and professional growth. His unique blend of roles, including being a lawyer, engineer, artist, and mentalist, offers a rare perspective on tackling life's challenges and opportunities.🎧 Listen to the full episode to discover how embracing multiple disciplines can lead to an extraordinary life.👇 Episode Timestamps:00:00 - Introduction to Joe Curcillo03:22 - Joe's Diverse Career Journey11:46 - Cross-Disciplinary Thinking and Growth20:11 - Overcoming Challenges in Varied Careers28:35 - Joe's Life Philosophy35:46 - Applying Multidisciplinary Skills41:53 - The Benefits of a Multifaceted Career48:15 - Joe's Take on Problem-Solving and Creativity🔗 Connect with Joe Curcillo:Joe Curcillo, a man of many talents and professions, offers a unique view on life's endless possibilities. His multidisciplinary approach to life has seen him excel in various fields, from law and engineering to fine arts and entertainment. Joe advocates for embracing the full spectrum of one's interests and skills to lead a rich and fulfilling life.Meet Joe - https://joecurcillo.com/meet-joe/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
63:30 12/5/23
Your Guide to Mastering Medicare with eHealth's Andy Gossett | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #046
Today on The Matt Feret Show, we have Andy Gossett, an experienced eHealth expert in Medicare for over 10 years. Andy began as a licensed agent and worked his way up to Sales Excellence Manager. He has a lot of knowledge and understands the consumer journey in healthcare insurance. eHealth is great at finding people the right healthcare coverage that fits their needs and budget. Andy and I discuss challenges in the Medicare process to help you make informed healthcare choices.Timestamps00:00 — 04:21: Andy's Journey: From Sales to Medicare Expertise.04:22 — 15:19: eHealth's Role in Simplifying Health Insurance Choices.15:20 — 19:45: Decoding Medicare: Tips for the Annual Enrollment Period.19:46 — 25:59: Factors to Consider for Optimal Medicare Plan Selection.26:00 — 32:59: The Personal Touch in Healthcare: eHealth's Customer-Centric Approach.33:00 — 44:00: Andy's Insights: Empowering Consumers in Healthcare Decisions.Key Takeaways#1 Medicare Mastery: Unraveling the complexities of Medicare with expert guidance.#2 Consumer-Centric Approach: How eHealth prioritizes individual needs and preferences in healthcare plan selection.#3 Empowerment through Knowledge: Gaining the tools and understanding to confidently navigate Medicare's Annual Enrollment Period.Memorable Quotes"We see our beneficiaries as human beings. That they have real lives, they've done real things... And we believe that they should be treated with respect and dignity at all times and in all parts of this process.""We have an entire team that we dedicate because we don't want to just be your agency when you're signing up, we're your people.”"We just really believe that our seniors should be treated with dignity and respect.”Additional ResourceseHealth WebsiteLinkedinFacebookInstagramAbout the GuestAndy Gossett, Manager in Sales Excellence at eHealth, has over a decade of experience in Medicare. A graduate from Texas Bible College, Andy has a background in theology and a rich history in sales, giving him a unique perspective on customer needs. His career at eHealth is driven by a commitment to ensuring customers receive healthcare coverage that aligns with their lifestyles and budget constraints. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
58:40 11/28/23
Wandеring Solo: Embracing thе RV Lifеstylе with Jenell Jones |The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #045
In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jenell Jones, a pioneer in solo RV travel and the founder of the Wandering Individuals Network.We dived into the world of RV living, shedding light on the freedom and unique experiences this lifestyle offers.Jenell shares her captivating journey on the road, revealing the ups and downs of RV life, especially for solo travelers like herself.Our conversation is packed with insights into embracing independence, finding community on the road, and celebrating life in the most unconventional ways.If the idea of exploring the unknown in an RV intrigues you, or if you're just curious about this unique lifestyle, then this episode is a must-listen.Jenell's stories and experiences are not just about travel; they're about embracing life with an adventurous spirit.Kеy Takеaways#1 Solo RV Travel Empowers IndеpеndеncеJenеllе Jonеs highlights thе libеrating aspеcts of solo RV travеl, emphasizing how it fosters indеpеndеncе and self-discovery. The ability to navigate challenges and relish unique еxpеriеncеs contributes to personal growth.#2 Community Enhancеs thе RV ExpеriеncеJoining an RV community, such as thе Wandеring Individuals Nеtwork, provеs invaluablе for solo travеlеrs. It providеs a support systеm, sharеd rеsourcеs, and a sеnsе of camaradеriе, addrеssing potеntial concеrns about lonеlinеss or safеty on thе road.#3 Flеxiblе and Uniquе CеlеbrationsRVеrs, including Jenеllе, define holiday celebrations. Whеthеr it's Thanksgiving on a Mеxican bеach or Christmas in a gravеl parking lot bеhind an Elks Lodgе, thе RV lifestyle encourages flexibility, crеativity, and the creation of new traditions while on thе mоvе.Kеy Quotеs"This lifestyle keeps you young, keeps you active. When you're traveling with a group of pеoplе and onе of thеm wins a lottеry to hikе thе wavе in Utah, why wouldn't you go to that?""If you don't know what you want to do, whеrе you want to go, comе travеl with us. You may not find that it's a fit for you, but it'll hеlp you kind of finе-tunе how it is that you do want to travеl.""If you're alrеady thinking about this, all you havе to do is takе thе steps to make it work."ConnectJenell Jones can be found on her LinkedIn, Facebook and website.You can also find the host Matt Feret on Amazon, LinkedIn and Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
71:11 11/21/23
Pathways to Peaceful Aging: Insights on Housing, Healthcare, and Financial Security with Arvеttе Rеid | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #044
Join me on a deep dive into the complexities of planning for senior living with expert Arvette Reid. In this episode, we go beyond the numbers, exploring crucial aspects of lifestyle, healthcare needs, and the unique challenges faced by solo agers. Whether you're looking ahead for yourself or assisting a loved one, our conversation offers invaluable guidance on creating a well-rounded strategy for senior living. Tune in to discover how to navigate these waters with confidence and foresight.Kеy Takеaways#1 Comprehensive Planning Bеyond FinancеsAging planning is a multifacеtеd еndеavor that transcеnds financial considеrations. Arvеttе Rеid advocatеs for comprеhеnsivе planning, emphasizing the importance of delving into prеfеrеncеs, lifеstylе choicеs, and potеntial hеalth scеnarios. To crеatе a holistic plan for aging, individuals and families need to engage in open communication, fostеring dialoguе that еncompassеs thе multidimеnsional naturе of sеnior housing planning. This goеs bеyond monеtary aspеcts, addrеssing lifestyle prеfеrеncеs and potential health challenges, ensuring that thе aging process is approached with an informed and proactive mindset.#2 Solo Agеrs ProactivityThе discussion pivots to thе uniquе nееds of solo agеrs, individuals navigating aging without thе immеdiatе support of a partnеr or closе family. Arvеttе underscores thе necessity for solo agеrs to bе proactivе plannеrs. This involvеs addrеssing statе documеnts, such as wills and advanced care directives, and exploring various housing options suited to their prеfеrеncеs and needs.Thе kеy takeaway is the importance of solo agеrs taking chargе of thеir planning, making dеcisions that align with thеir vision for aging, and ensuring a supportive environment as thеy navigatе thе complеxitiеs of growing oldеr alonе.#3 Financial ImplicationsUnvеiling thе financial aspеcts of aging, Arvеttе dеlvеs into thе substantial costs associatеd with 24-hour carе at homе, еmphasizing thе nеcеssity of comprеhеnsivе planning. Bеyond thе common misconcеption that moving to rеtirеmеnt communitiеs might bе a financial burdеn, Arvеttе highlights thе potеntial bеnеfits, including built-in support systеms and hеalthcarе rеsourcеs. This takеaway еncouragеs individuals to considеr various scеnarios, еvaluating thе financial implications of staying at homе vеrsus moving to sеnior communitiеs. By undеrstanding thе nuancеd financial landscapе of aging, individuals can makе informеd dеcisions alignеd with thеir prеfеrеncеs, ultimatеly еnsuring a sеcurе and wеll-supportеd futurе.Connect with the SpeakersArvette Reid can be found on her website, LinkedIn and Email.You can also find the host Matt Feret on Amazon, LinkedIn and Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
44:07 11/14/23
From Stroke to Strength: How Jo Ann Glim Found Wellness and Wealth in Recovery | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #043
Hey, friends! Strap in for a chat that's gonna warm your heart and bend your mind. I've just had a sit-down with the amazing Jo Ann Glim – a warrior, wordsmith, and wisdom-sharer, who's turned a stroke into a stride into strength.🚀 On this journey, Jo Ann doesn't just talk the talk; she walks it, with a resilience that'll make you want to stand up and cheer. And me? I'm just here to share her tale, sprinkled with my own brand of storytelling.✨ "Life becomes what you make of it." – Jo Ann Glim. And folks, Jo Ann's made it something spectacular.🔑 Unpack the gems of her story:1️⃣ Grasp the grit that fueled her comeback. It's real talk about real work, and it's more powerful than any pep talk.2️⃣ Witness the strength drawn from a circle of love. She's got that support squad magic, and it's a game-changer.3️⃣ Hear how belly laughs and bulldog tenacity mixed into her recovery cocktail. It's a recipe for healing that you won't find anywhere else.💬 Quotes that stick with you:"You have to look at this as though you're an Olympian. You have to train, you have to do everything they say, and not do it just the five times or ten times they tell you, do it 20 times, do it after breakfast, after lunch, after dinner.""Surround yourself with love, and a lot of good things will happen."📺📖 Timestamps & Tales:00:00 - 01:15 | A dash of laughter with Jo Ann and your truly, Matt.01:16 - 07:54 | Jo Ann's heart-gripping account of her stroke and its immediate aftermath.07:55 - 14:40 | The nitty-gritty of her day-to-day battles and triumphs post-stroke.14:41 - 17:15 | The wonders of the brain's healing powers – it's neuroplasticity at its finest.17:16 - 21:40 | The might and light of having folks in your corner – the unsung heroes of recovery.21:41 - 27:50 | The chuckles and chortles that saw her through the toughest times.27:51 - 37:40 | And the book? Oh, it's a journey in itself. Jo Ann shares the scoop on how her words are weaving wellness and wisdom for all of us.Looking to soak up more of Jo Ann's incredible energy? Here's where you can find her:👩‍💻 Tap into Jo Ann's insights: www.JoAnnGlim.com🎥 Check out "Don't Count Me Out" on YouTube for a dose of inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSh5lbMQ76s_d5eq3ootM4A💬 Join the conversation on Facebook, in the warmest group around: https://facebook.com/groups/DCMO.talks📚 Grab a copy of her award-winning books and see why everyone's talking: https://amazon.com/-/e/B07WXKBQB9We're all crafting our life's story, one day at a time. And Jo Ann? She's writing a bestseller with hers. Don't miss out on her chapters of courage and cheer.💙 If this episode touched you, send some love with a like, drop a comment, or share it with someone who needs a little light today. For more heart-to-hearts and stories that stir the soul, don't forget to subscribe.Stay tuned, stay inspired, and remember, life's what you make it – make it magnificent!#JoAnnGlim #StrokeSurvivor #InspirationalJourney #WellnessWarrior #FinancialFreedom #AuthorLife #PodcastLove #Resilience #RecoveryRoad #MotivationMagic Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
53:36 11/9/23
Unpacking the Emotional Weight of Wealth with Kinē Corder | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #042
Hey folks, it's Matt Feret! Today's chat is something special.We're peeling back the layers on one of the most tangled topics out there: our feelings about money. With the help of Kinē Corder, an expert in the world of financial therapy, we delve deep into the intricate emotions surrounding wealth – from societal expectations to personal journeys.Curious about how our relationship with money can shape our lives? This episode's got you covered.Together, we're making sense of the financial twists and turns.For more from me, Matt Feret, dive into these:All Things Medicare: prepareformedicare.com Decoding Social Security: prepareforsocialsecurity.comMy Written Works on Amazon: www.amazon.com/stores/Matt-Feret/author/B09FM3L4WWThe Matt Feret Show's YouTube: www.youtube.com/@themattferetshowOfficial Podcast Website: themattferetshow.comNetwork with me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/prepareformedicareCatch my tweets on Twitter: twitter.com/feret_mattSee behind the scenes on Instagram: www.instagram.com/matt_feret/Join our community on Facebook: www.facebook.com/themattferetshow/And don't forget to explore Kinē's worldHer Online Home: www.presidentiallifestyle.comConnect on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kinecorder/Deep Dives on YouTube: www.youtube.com/@presidentiallifestyleEngage with her on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kinecorder/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
59:37 10/24/23
Medicare Made Easy: Insider Tips from a Decade of AEPs with Olivia Richardson | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #041
Join Matt Feret as he sits down with Olivia Richardson, the Vice President of Corporate Alliances at Senior Marketing Specialists, in this enlightening episode. With 11 AEPs under her belt, Olivia brings a wealth of experience and insights into the evolving world of Medicare. She’s not just an executive but a passionate trainer dedicated to empowering advisors to offer the best services to beneficiaries. Discover the changes, challenges, and opportunities in Medicare, and garner invaluable tips to navigate this essential landscape. Olivia’s dedication to making healthcare accessible to everyone makes this episode a must-watch!"This is the annual election period or the AEP. And even sometimes Medicare messes up and calls it the OEP at the open enrollment period. It's not, but basically it's the time period between October 1 and then October 15 to December 7 where people can make changes to their Medicare coverage." - Matt Feret"In the past, what you picked at 65 may not be what you need at 72. This year, what you picked at 65 may not be the same plan you needed at 66" - Olivia RichardsonFull episode transcript, notes, quotes and links:https://themattferetshow.com/episode/navigating-medicare-changes-with-expert-insights/ Be sure to check out my Insider's Guide to Retirement Books!PREPARE FOR MEDICARE BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/3G4ZWbUPREPARE FOR MEDICARE WORKBOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/39H7cP4PREPARE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/44IUbwwPREPARE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY WORKBOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/42HF6JBPASSWORD BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/3LnHCxRFIND US AThttps://themattferetshow.comhttps://prepareformedicare.comhttps://prepareforsocialsecurity.comFOLLOW ME ON SOCIALTwitter: https://twitter.com/feret_mattFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/themattferetshow/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prepareformedicareInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/matt_feret/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
70:19 10/10/23
Frank Davis, CEO of Optivida Health on Chemical vs. Whole Food Vitamins, Supplements and Minerals | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #040
Frank is the CEO of Optivida Health, which uses cutting-edge technology and specific sourcing to provide natural wellness supplements that turn fresh fruits and vegetables into powder with minimal loss of nutrients, colors, or flavor. On this episode of The Matt Feret Show, we touch on the state of US nutrition, agriculture practices, “food as medicine,” the supplements industry and the how difference between commonly found synthetic vitamins and minerals in our foods and multivitamins are so very different than those found in whole foods. The Matt Feret Show listeners – Type in FERET15 at checkout to get 15% off at https://www.optividahealth.com Full episode transcript, notes, quotes and links:https://themattferetshow.comBe sure to check out my Insider's Guide to Retirement Books!PREPARE FOR MEDICARE BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/3G4ZWbUPREPARE FOR MEDICARE WORKBOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/39H7cP4PREPARE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/44IUbwwPREPARE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY WORKBOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/42HF6JBPASSWORD BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/3LnHCxRFIND US AThttps://themattferetshow.comhttps://prepareformedicare.comhttps://prepareforsocialsecurity.comFOLLOW ME ON SOCIALTwitter: https://twitter.com/feret_mattFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/themattferetshow/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prepareformedicareInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/matt_feret/#vitamins #wholefood #nurition #foodasmedicine #OptividaHealth #supplements00:00 The Matt Feret Show Introduction.02:00 Frank Davis introduction and background.09:38 Frank discovers “Food as Medicine.” 11:15 How nutrients in food degrade over time.15:36 Organic, flash-freezing and farmer’s market are best, but not perfect.17:13 Nutrient value story sourcing from a family farm. 18:49 Optivida Health’s strict process. 23:49 Fortified food vs. real whole food. 26:01 Lab chemical vitamins vs. natural vitamins. 28:01 Advertising whole food tricks and labels. 33:44 Frank’s personal health and healing power.39:12 What’s actually in Frank’s nutrition supplements!42:58 How to find Frank and his team on the internet.44:03 “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t take it.”48:40 Complete Essentials50:34 Be very selective what you put in your body.54:25 The Matt Feret Show wrap. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
56:11 9/26/23
Side Hustle to Legit Business for Professionals - Career and Life Transitions in Your 40’s and 50’s with Author, Host and 48days.com Founder Dan Miller | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #039
Best-selling author Dan Miller and his team at 48 Days specialize in helping professionals redirect careers, evaluate new income sources, and achieve balanced living for increased personal and business success. On this episode of The Matt Feret Show, we’ll talk about how successful people with good incomes and fancy job titles can actually find themselves trapped, unwilling to embrace change, and what to do about it!Full episode transcript, notes, quotes and links:https://themattferetshow.comBe sure to check out my Insider's Guide to Retirement Books!PREPARE FOR MEDICARE BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/3G4ZWbUPREPARE FOR MEDICARE WORKBOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/39H7cP4PREPARE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/44IUbwwPREPARE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY WORKBOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/42HF6JBPASSWORD BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/3LnHCxRFIND US AThttps://themattferetshow.comhttps://prepareformedicare.comhttps://prepareforsocialsecurity.comFOLLOW ME ON SOCIALTwitter: https://twitter.com/feret_mattFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/themattferetshow/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prepareformedicareInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/matt_feret/#career #sidehustle #Eaglesightings #entrepreneur #FIRE #layoffs #success #careercoach #author00:00 The Matt Feret Show Introduction.02:00 Dan Miller introduction.03:43 Career transitions in middle age.06:43 The Millionaire Next Door vs. reality.10:11 Golden handcuffs vs. entrepreneurship.12:18 How professionals can think about side hustles.17:23 Values, dreams, and passions - recurring themes when you were in the “zone.” 20:45 My AC kicks on and interrupts the podcast (Ha!).23:48 K-12 Education prepares us for… what, exactly? 33:37 Layoffs might be the perfect time to jump into entrepreneurship. 38:28 The illusion of job security.42:13 Dan’s a fan of side hustles.46:19 How to find Dan and his team on the internet.50:37 The Matt Feret Show wrap. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
51:23 9/12/23
Gray Divorce, Navigating Marriage Stages and The Go-Giver Marriage with Relationship Coach and Coauthors Ana and John Mann | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #038
Husband and wife coauthors John Mann (New York Times bestselling author) and Ana Mann (educator, therapist, corporate trainer, speaker, and relationship coach) talk about how to keep a marriage flourishing, how it can break down, how to rekindle it, how relationships evolve over time and its impact on family members, and how individuals evolve within a marriage.  Put the two together, and you’ve got the makings of a wonderful take on making marriage work over the long haul: The Go-Giver Marriage.Full episode transcript, notes, quotes and links:https://themattferetshow.comBe sure to check out my Insider's Guide to Retirement Books!PREPARE FOR MEDICARE BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/3G4ZWbUPREPARE FOR MEDICARE WORKBOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/39H7cP4PREPARE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/44IUbwwPREPARE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY WORKBOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/42HF6JBPASSWORD BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/3LnHCxRFIND US AThttps://themattferetshow.comhttps://prepareformedicare.comhttps://prepareforsocialsecurity.comFOLLOW ME ON SOCIALTwitter: https://twitter.com/feret_mattFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/themattferetshow/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prepareformedicareInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/matt_feret/#graydivorce #marraige #relationships #family #growth #author00:00 The Matt Feret Show Introduction02:00 John and Ana Mann, co-author introductions.03:53 Why John and Ana wrote the Go-Giver Marriage.06:43 The COVID Divorce Boom. 08:28 The Gray Divorce Epidemic.12:35 How marriages must evolve to survive.16:57 Gray divorce impact on family and kids. 26:56 Fading love, saying thank you and paying attention during a marriage.37:06 Is it ever too late? 42:48 Starting over after a divorce. 53:04 The Matt Feret Show Wrap Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
55:09 8/15/23
A Breast Cancer Survivor’s Journey with Osteopath, Author and Entrepreneur Helen Bullen | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #037
Hellen Bullen’s life was all going to plan. She’d put in years as an Osteopathic Doctor, ran a successful large practice and had retired early. In 2021, she got a surprising wake-up call – an aggressive Stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis. Using a healthy dose of humor, humility and practicality, this is Helen’s journey. Her advice is based on her own experience and as you’ll hear, she very much hopes it brings support, hope, and some laughter to all who listen to it. Full episode transcript, notes, quotes and links:https://themattferetshow.comBe sure to check out my Insider's Guide to Retirement Books!PREPARE FOR MEDICARE BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/3G4ZWbUPREPARE FOR MEDICARE WORKBOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/39H7cP4PREPARE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/44IUbwwPREPARE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY WORKBOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/42HF6JBPASSWORD BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/3LnHCxRFIND US AThttps://themattferetshow.comhttps://prepareformedicare.comhttps://prepareforsocialsecurity.comFOLLOW ME ON SOCIALTwitter: https://twitter.com/feret_mattFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/themattferetshow/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prepareformedicareInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/matt_feret/#cancer #breastcancerawareness #caregiver #author00:00 The Matt Feret Show Intro02:21 Helen’s background as an osteopathic doctor and entrepreneur.03:38 Helen’s retirement and being a business mentor.05:08 Helen’s two books, including Agnes, Bea, Cancer and Me!06:08 Helen’s breast cancer diagnosis in 2021.09:37 The diagnosis and the denial.11:28 How Helen’s brain processed a Stage 3 cancer diagnosis and processing it.14:30 Going from shock and tears to a bit of humor.16:04 How humor helped Helen deal with treatment and outlook.18:42 Self-care, positive podcasts and connecting with people.21:14 The importance of a support structure.24:10 “There’s no wrong way to handle cancer.”26:04 How to help and empathize with a friend or acquaintance with cancer.31:08 How Helen approached the dark days.47:20 How Helen came up with the title of her latest book.50:54 Writing as therapeutic outlet for Helen. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
54:51 8/1/23