Southern Women Over 50: Sage & August
By Dr. Melissa Newman
Our quotable quote: "The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected."
Southern Women Over 50: Sage & August Aug 29, 2020
"The Casserole Ladies" - a novel by spouse writing team Bill and Linda Johnson
The novel, "The Casserole Ladies," is screwball comedy about five older unmarried women on a quest for postmortem romance. The authors, Bill and Linda Johnson, created the book's concept after a recently widowed neighbor began getting lots of traffic and casseroles after his wife died. Eventually, one of the "casserole ladies" became permanent.
Pastor Janice Odom Answers "the Call" at 50
Prior to her work in the ministry, Pastor Odom was an integral part of many economic support and diversification projects in eastern Kentucky. Her consulting company supported small business owners with planning and implementing social media and advertising campaigns, as well as connecting platforms to establish and operate business appointments and bookings. Janice also specialized in event planning for her clients as it pertained to tourism.
Among her many other accomplishments, which include being a past president for the Red River Gorge Train Town Corporation and a board member for the East Kentucky Leadership foundation, Janice was the 2016 Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s District 21 State Senate race.
Tonda Holmes-Bogan "Momma Tonda" Practitioner of Living Life to the Fullest
In August of 2008, Tonda went into Sudden Cardiac Arrest. She had a near death experience that has forever changed her. She was saved by a paramedic. She could not be more thankful to be alive and. Since then has become a fan of gratitude, prayer, and the power of living life to the fullest.
Last year with encouragement from family and friends, Tonda recorded some YouTube videos on a new program called “Momma Tonda.” Her program responds to issues from everyday life that she explains can best be met with kindness and love.
Merrill J. Davies, novelist, poet, and long-time educator
After an over 30-year teaching career, Merrill J. Davies, has published four novels and one collection of poetry: The Welsh Harp (2012), The Truth About Katie (2013), Our Pebble in the Pond (2016), Becoming Jestina, (2018), Branches of Love (2019).
She also loves to learn through travel and along the way finds creative inspiration. She and her husband have been to Italy, Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Jordan, Israel, Greece, Spain, and Portugal.
Elizabeth Horton-Newton 'Seductress of Suspense'
Barbara Bacon, Crystal Intuitive & Crystalline Alchemist
Cyndi Hall, JMT, CTACC Business and Leadership Coach and Speaker
Kathryn Kauffman Lexington Kentucky's Psychic Medium and Paranormal Blogger
Kathryn Kauffman is the talk show host of "Monday Night Live in Lexington," and is a keynote speaker as well as teacher and YouTuber. In 2013 Kathryn left nursing to embrace her passion for teaching and helping people through her readings. Investigating the paranormal and phenomena of spirits since the 1980s, Kathryn has become one of the foremost authorities in Kentucky on the Paranormal.
Trailer Southern Women Over 50: Sage & August
Come on over and have a listen and join our often funny, sometimes serious conversations and explore the Sage Wisdom of Southern Women over 50 who are in the August of their lives. A new guest is featured each week with your podcast host, Dr. Melissa Newman, one of the most sassy southern women you'll ever meet. Get ready ... the inaugural podcast begins August 1, 2020.