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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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Life After Grief

Creating a New Normal

In the process of healing it is imperative that you allow yourself time to grieve, but you can not allow yourself to become trapped. Our guest Keisha Blair has experienced grief from losing her husband to a rare illness, and has decided to write a book to create a roadmap for those who are grieving and trying to get back on their feet. She shares how this low point helped her return to her love of writing, be vulnerable, and sort out her feelings.

Keisha Blair is the award-winning, international bestselling author of Holistic Wealth: 32 Life Lessons to Help You Find Purpose, Prosperity and Happiness. She is the world’s foremost expert on Holistic Wealth and is the Founder of the Keisha Blair Institute on Holistic Wealth, which offers the signature Certified Holistic Wealth Consultant Program. She has been profiled in the New York Times, Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, Essence Magazine and many other publications. Her viral article “My Husband Died At Age 34. Here Are 40 Life Lessons I Learned From It” was viewed by more than 50 million people globally. Her book Holistic Wealth has been well received by highly influential TV audiences such as the producers of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk, the producers of the Mel Robbins Show (formerly of Oprah’s Favorite Things) as well as Yahoo Finance’s the Final Round. She is the host of the Holistic Wealth segment on the award-winning, internationally syndicated Daily Flash TV

"I’ve learned so much about myself, and I’ve gone back to so many of the passions that I had even as a child. I realized there’s so much out there that we can explore to have a richer life to live more of a holistically wealthy lifestyle… We have to be intentional about seeking out what it is we truly love.” Keisha Blair

What You’ll Learn from This Episode:

  • The definition of holistic wealth and the affect Covid-19 has on it
  • How Keisha Blair was able to use her writing in a therapeutic way
  • The shift in financial leadership for many widows  
  • What your personal financial identity could be
  • How Keisha Blair was able to find her life purpose and mission
  • The role her mother played in helping her adjust to her new life 
  • How Keisha is able to translate her life lessons to her children, and the importance of instilling resilience in them

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Grieving is Individual

Finding Strength in the Transition from Wife to Widow

Losing a loved one to a terminal illness forces you to change in order to adjust to this new version of life. In this episode, Jenny Lisk walks us through the beginning stages of her husband's diagnosis, his death, and life as a widow. She discusses how her life changed with little warning signs, and how she was experiencing so much uncertainty and fear. Jenny was able to use her experience to help widows rather than let the grief consume her life.

Jenny Lisk is an author, speaker, and host of the Widowed Parent Podcast, which has been featured in The Washington Post and ParentMap. On her Hundred Dreams list is riding a camel, milking a cow, and raising $44,000 for brain cancer research, in honor of her husband’s 44 years. The author of "Future Widow: Losing My Husband, Saving My Family, and Finding My Voice," Jenny lives in Redmond, Washington, with her two teenagers. She is passionate about helping widowed parents increase their family’s well-being.

“If I live half heartedly for the next bunch of decades that seems doubly tragic to me. It’s already tragic that he died and the kids lost one parent. I’m not going to compound the tragedy by having my life now just be destroyed as well as his life.” Jenny Lisk

What You’ll Learn from This Episode:

  • How Jenny had to adjust to being a single parent even before her husband passed
  • How having great people around her family helped during this painful time
  • What anticipatory grief is and the impact it had on her
  • The different ways people can experience grief, and the connection it has to gender
  • How support groups for grieving men and women can differ 
  • What Jenny was able to learn and love about herself after everything she went through
  • The choice she had to make once she accepted that her husband is gone.

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The Retirement Journey

Making The Most Of Your Next Chapter

Aging comes with a lot of questions and uncertainty. What will you make of this next chapter of your life? How will you maintain financial stability? How will you navigate and understand Medicare? Our guest for today’s episode of SecondWind, Kathe Kline, offers a great discussion on Medicare, retirement, aging, and how she helps people during this transition.

“Things are changing for women… we didn’t have the same advantages. When I first became a financial advisor … I would go to company events and there would be three of us out of 100.” Kathe Kline

What You’ll Learn from This Episode:

  • What it was like being a woman in a male dominated profession 
  • The way times are changing for women financially and socially.
  • The importance in knowing the difference between Medicare advantage, and Medicare supplement
  • The loneliness that comes with being a podcaster, and having a one sided conversation with your audience
  • People who have a hard time retiring usually had a leadership position in their career
  • The podcast Rock Your Retirement discusses the 6 pillars of retirement: lifestyle, spiritual purpose in life, significant other, family, friendships and health
  • How it feels to lose your independence with aging 

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Making Time For Yourself

Simple Ways You Can Improve Your Quality of Life

It’s easy to forget about practicing self-care when your busy schedule prohibits you from adding much more to your to-do list. On today’s episode of SecondWind, we have Hope Flansburg on to discuss everything relating to self-care from body positivity to work-life balance. She reminds us that making time for ourselves doesn’t have to be such a time consuming task.

Hope is an author, Wellness and Self-Care Educator, and owner of Hope for Health Wellness. She plants seeds of hope by teaching others how stress impacts their emotional and physical health, while sharing complimentary layers of self-care to promote healing. She wants to help you decrease stress, anxiety, and improve overall health to live the quality of life you crave free from continued symptoms and deteriorating health. 

Hope began writing sixteen years ago as part of her own healing process. She now uses her fiction romance novels to bring a voice to the exact scenarios that break us. Through stories of vulnerability, courage, and healing, these books can be used as a tool for social emotional awareness, and to inspire and empower others. With an exquisite mix of suspense, darkness, lightness, and personal growth, she sends the message that existing is reason enough to receive abundance in this life, and out of our darkest times can come our greatest achievements.

"You hear all the time that it is really important to own our “no”, but I think what's even more important is that we know what our “yeses” are. If we can define our yeses, it’ll help us find that balance of where we’re giving our time, where we’re giving our energy, and so we don’t get led to burn out and overwhelm all the time to where we feel that we aren’t showing up and giving the love that the people around us deserve as well”

What You’ll Learn from This Episode:

  • What it was like becoming a single parent with twin girls

  • How to turn your darkest times into something great

  • Why you should start manifesting and create vision boards during tough life transitions

  • How Hope incorporated her love of love, spirituality, and self-help into a novel 

  • Our society is impacted by the “disease of being busy” or stress and anxiety 

  • We tend to focus so much on loving others more than loving ourselves

  • How Hope helps those who feel their busy schedule prevents them from practicing self care 

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The Story of Your Life

Surviving and Overcoming Adversity

We have the ability to make the stories of our lives one that is triumphant and inspiring. Though our guest April Tribe Giauque has faced many adversities at various stages of her life, she still managed to create her happily ever after in her story that continues to be written. She describes the steps she took to free herself and her children from her abusive marriage which included rejecting the victim label and mentality.

April Tribe Giauque is a published author, ghostwriter, coach, and podcaster. She is an Amplifier. She is a lens/mirror/prism to your light so that it can stretch your message to thousands more. April has a passion for authors’ stories and how they connect humanity. Speaking from her heart, April’s transformational story and power captivate her audience about thriving and forgiveness. 

Her published work, Pinpoints of Light: Escaping the Abyss of Abuse, gives real hope to anyone in domestic violence to know there is a way out of emotional, spiritual, physical, mental, and financial abuse. She has created a national campaign called Pinpoints Across America. People all over America receive a free copy of the book (only pay a small shipping and handling fee) and then deliver it to a local shelter to offer the people there hope and light!

"We have to really remember that to live 'happily ever after' is definitely attainable, and it's not until the very end. You can be happy throughout your life." April Tribe Giauque

What You’ll Learn from This Episode:

  • The 3 poisons that people searching to be loved and accepted tend to take on
  • Why we should adjust the concept of living “happily ever after”
  • How April Tribe Giauque was able to create an exit plan and gain financial independence
  • Where she found her value after being challenged so many times in her marriage
  • The role faith played throughout April’s life
  • What a comfort cage is and how we play a part in creating our own
  • The inspiring story of April Tribe Giauque’s 4th great grandmother and how it motivated her to change her own life

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