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SecondWind was created as a resource for change. 

It is a source to shine light to your darkness by hearing other women talk about their Defining Moment to transform their lives... to hear about their fears, doubts, discouragements and joys.


Joyce Buford, a Life coach, Author, speaker, and Internet Podcast Host, is a woman who has experienced transition in her own life and shares her secret to facing the Fear of Change with Total Confidence.

Through her unique program and coaching style, Joyce supports clients during their transition to reclaim their true purpose and strengths. Her program focuses on helping clients who have experienced their own transitions of divorce and loss to thrive without limits.

She lives her life on purpose, using and enjoying her talents to get her message with effortless happiness.


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Taming Your Inner Critic

Making the Power of Positive Thinking a Part of Everyday Life

Everyone has an inner critic. It's only too happy to jump up and destroy happiness or prevent us from pursuing possibilities in its misguided efforts to keep us safe. In this episode, host Joyce Buford offers a detailed look at how inner critics operate and what they're trying to achieve. She also shares helpful strategies and insights to stop allowing your inner critic to derail your life and your happiness. 

Joyce Buford is a life coach, author, speaker, and podcast host who has experienced transition in her own life and shares her secret to facing the fear of change with total confidence. Through her unique program and coaching style, Joyce supports clients during their transition to reclaim their true purpose and strengths. Her program focuses on helping clients who have experienced their own transitions of divorce and loss to thrive without limits.

"It's important that we grow. It's important that we change. It's important that we complete our mission on earth." ~ @YourSecondWind 

What You'll Learn from This Episode:

  • What the inner critic is and how it develops

  • The inner critic's purpose

  • How it is possible to turn the inner critic's negatives into positives

  • How your inner critic adversely affects your life

  • Examples of what an inner critic sounds like

  • When your inner critic is likely to act up

  • How your inner critic causes self-sabotaging behaviours

  • Signs of self-sabotage

  • Tips to stop procrastination

  • Five strategies to remind yourself that you're worthy

  • Seven types of inner critic from authors Bonnie Weiss LCSW and Jay Earley, Ph.D. 

  • How to connect with your inner critic to help reduce its adverse impact on your life (a visualization)

  • Information about Joyce's upcoming webinar: Five Secrets to Get Past Divorce like a Movie Star

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Joyce's free PDF Happiness in 5 Steps:

Seven Types of Inner Critics by Bonnie Weiss and Jay Earley:

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When Divorce is on Your Doorstep

The Importance of Having Practical Strategies to Navigate the Financial Consequences of Divorce

Divorce is a significant life event, no matter how amicable it might be. Emotions run high during this time of transition, and it is essential to have sound financial advice to assist in making the major decisions that go along with it, or with other challenging events such as becoming a widow. In this episode, Adrienne Grace offers practical strategies and information that are financial game-changers for women facing divorce or widowhood.

Adrienne Grace is the Founder of Transitioning Finances, a holistic financial planning firm that works to empower women to live in harmony with their money and reach their financial goals. She specializes in helping women before, during or after the divorce process. She also advises widows and others experiencing financially challenging transitions on how to protect, manage and grow their assets. With a long career in financial services, Adrienne brings wide-ranging knowledge to assist clients in creating financial peace of mind. 

"Most people only get divorced once and you don't know what you don't know. You need specialized advice." @AdrienneGrace

What You'll Learn from This Episode:

  • Some of the most significant reasons to have sound financial advice during divorce or other major life transitions

  • Why it is important not to allow emotions to influence major decisions

  • Why it's a good idea to educate yourself and be involved in marital financial planning even when there is no sign of trouble

  • The pros and cons of having joint finances during marriage, and in particular second (or more) marriages

  • Why setting financial goals with your spouse can help your marriage

  • Why it might not be as advantageous as it seems to keep your marital home

  • Typical reasons why women diminish their entitlement to their husbands' pension money

  • Situations to consider when planning for ongoing maintenance and/or child support

  • Why it's best to leave your former financial advisor behind during divorce, and begin with someone new 

  • The three most important people to have as members of your "team" and why

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Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts - 


Worksheet: "Can I Stay in my House?" Request via email

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Overcoming Years of Depression

Recognizing Depression and How to Find the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Many people suffer from depression, whether as a response to a specific situation or because of ongoing environmental or other factors. Surprisingly, it can be difficult to recognize the symptoms, especially if they have been present for months or even years. In this episode, Jill Wheeler explains some of the ways in which this devastating life challenge can overwhelm us, how we can recognize it in ourselves or others, and she shares information and resources that can help with the healing journey.

Jillian Coleman Wheeler has been an author, consultant, speaker and personal mentor for more than three decades. She has a background in counseling, writing and marketing and has also had extensive training in the mental health arena. Jillian founded Good Samaritan Counseling Center in Spring, Texas, and co-founded The Child Abuse Prevention Center of Texas. For 7 years, she owned and operated an affordable housing complex for single parent families, which included a childcare center and a range of social programs. She is the co-author of six books on personal development, spirituality and marketing.

"Human beings are endlessly resourceful." @JillianCWheeler

What You'll Learn from This Episode:

  • Some of Jillian's own powerful story of overcoming a traumatic childhood that caused depression from the age of five

  • How Jillian's healing journey led to creating her Signature Program, Reboot Your BlissTM

  • A look at the evolution of antidepressant medications over the last few decades

  • Some of the differences in causes of depression many years ago as compared to now

  • One of the major causes of depression in our current society

  • Common symptoms of severe depression that we might see in ourselves or in others

  • How to spot early symptoms of depression

  • Why even joyful, positive changes and events in our lives can cause grief and even depression

  • Insights into handling significant life changes

  • Several major traumatic events in Jillian's adult life that have contributed to her own healing and her ability to develop further resources for clients

  • How to find joy in spite of traumatic and challenging events

  • Why it is important to have a holistic approach to life

  • Some simple but powerful first steps to take toward healing from depression

  • One of the best tools to regain a sense of power and control over your life

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Twitter: @JillianCWheeler


Free ebook: 7 Steps to Reboot Your BlissTM (on

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When Life Transitions Impact Your Business

How to Reinvent Yourself and Your Business During Life Transitions

Our world is changing faster all the time, and so is the way we conduct business. It can be difficult to keep up with the changes and especially when your personal life is suddenly thrown into transition as well. In this episode, Ellen Violette shares her journey of ups and downs in highly competitive industries, and outlines some of the lessons she learned along the way. As technology changed, so did her business, forcing her to become increasingly resourceful and creative in all aspects of her work. 

Ellen Violette is an award-winning book and business coach, who works with author/entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, trainers, and speakers. She is a multiple international #1 bestselling author, 3-time eLit award winner, a former regular contributor to Published! Magazine, CEO of Create a Splash and Grammy-nominated songwriter. She uses her own creative spirit and business knowledge to help her clients differentiate themselves and their books, to think outside the box and increase their reach and their impact.

"Persist, keep searching, clarify and have fun." ~@ellenviolette

What You'll Learn from This Episode:

  • The importance of having the right cover and title for your book

  • How technology changed the music and publishing industries

  • Some of Ellen's personal journey of loss, crisis and hardship 

  • How Ellen turned her challenges into successful businesses

  • Why it is essential to keep searching for answers until you find -- or create -- what you need

  • What to do when your business leaves you feeling bored and disconnected

  • What to consider when wondering what to do with your life

  • Some of the pitfalls of the publishing industry and how to avoid them

  • How long an ebook should be

  • The benefits of print on demand versus buying bulk copies from a printing company

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Ellen's gift:






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From Refugee Camps to Success and Happiness

Turning Wounds into Wisdom to Live Your Best Life

When we are handed challenges and traumas in life, we can do one of two things: We can either feel overwhelmed and stay stuck, or we can face them head-on and allow the growth and wisdom that are to be gained. In this episode, Rukshana Triem shares a bit about her extremely difficult childhood in refugee camps, as well as other life challenges that pushed her from self-destruction to self-love. She also offers some key points to get you started on your own path to a happier, healthier life.

Rukshana Triem, former refugee and immigrant from Mozambique came to the United States in the 1990s. Using the wisdom she has gained after surviving refugee camps in childhood and various other life challenges, she helps women on their healing journeys. Rukshana is also the founder of the Firmina Foundation, a 501(3)C non-profit that helps build schools in Mozambique and in the future, Malawi and Zambia, Africa.

"If not now, then when? If not you, then who?" ~@RukshanaHafez

What You'll Learn from This Episode:

  • Some of the challenges of living in Africa, and in particular in remote villages

  • What it was like as a child hiking for three days across mountains to escape war and find a refugee camp

  • The challenges of getting -- and keeping -- food in a refugee camp at 10 years old

  • The mantra that kept Rukshana going during all of this, even as a child

  • The difficult process of seeking asylum

  • How Rukshana's old beliefs led to self-destructive behaviour after divorce

  • The catalyst for her transformation to a life of self-love, joy and success

  • Key tips to get you started on your own happier, healthier journey

  • How an innocent conversation under a mango tree will change countless African lives for decades to come

  • The importance of self-love in a healing journey, and what it looks like

  • Why self-care is essential to healing

  • Why learning to enjoy being alone is a valuable skill

  • How Rukshana's "Change your Story, Change your Life" workshops can help

  • Why it is so important to spend time in nature

  • Information about the school-building project in Africa and how to join Rukshana's groups to see it

  • Rukshana offers her gift: 30-minute discovery call

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