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The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour

The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour

By The Three Tomatoes

Welcome to The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour Podcasts. Yes, we do love happy hour, and the clinking of glasses in cheers to all of you fabulous women (and men) who are fully living your lives at every age and every stage. And here’s the best news – every hour is happy hour. So whether you clink cheers with your coffee mug, or your afternoon cappuccino, remember as the song says, “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.” Join us for some grownup fun, interesting, and stimulating conversations that will motivate, inspire, or just make you laugh. Cheers!
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A Simple Four-step Process to Happiness

The Three Tomatoes Happy HourApr 05, 2023

A Simple Four-step Process to Happiness

A Simple Four-step Process to Happiness

Are you feeling anxious & stressed? Do you have sleepless nights, are you finding less joy in your everyday life? Well you are not alone. Our podcast guest, Dr. Greg Hammer, a professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a pediatric intensive care physician, shares a proven path toward personal resilience can be implemented by anyone, anywhere, in just a few minutes a day. GAIN Without Pain, (the title of his bestselling book) is a four-step process toward happiness. GAIN is an acronym for Gratitude, Acceptance, Intention, and Nonjudgment. The biggest takeaway? “Happiness is in the present moment.”

Apr 05, 202330:25
Self-Care Strategies for Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Grief
Jan 25, 202329:33
Why Anti-Wrinkle Creams and Products are Fairy Tales
Dec 14, 202243:22
Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward: “The Last Movie Stars”

Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward: “The Last Movie Stars”

We had a great conversation with producer Emily Wachtel who created and produced “The Last Movie Stars,” a beautiful and moving 6-part docuseries that takes us behind the curtain of these two iconic stars, Paul Newman, and Joanne Woodward. We learn so much about who they were as people, and it pays tribute to their legacies as actors, activists, philanthropists, parents, and friends. Emily shares how the series came about, landing Ethan Hawke as the director and wonderful insider stories on the making of this 6-part series. Emily is also a lifelong friend of the Newman/Woodward family and shares many wonderful personal anecdotes. Enjoy the podcast and watch the series, now streaming on HBO Max. 

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Valerie Smaldone Talks About Directing Her First Feature Film
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Enhance Your Bone Health and Balance in 15 Minutes, Once a Week
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Age isn't what it used to be!
Oct 26, 202227:52
Make Your Dreams a Reality
Sep 28, 202231:34
Say Your Age...Loud and Proud
Jun 22, 202238:36
Managing Your Money in Uncertain Times
May 04, 202233:22
Meet Amy Gibson: The Voice of Hair Loss

Meet Amy Gibson: The Voice of Hair Loss

After the slap heard 'round the world made headlines, the autoimmune disease Alopecia has been in the news. Jada Pinkett Smith has brought awareness to this condition and Amy Gibson has been dealing with this for most of her life. A former actress, she discovered she had alopecia at age 13 while on a soap opera. Years wearing wigs, and being ashamed, led her to eventually create her business and her discreet wig business in Beverly Hills.

Amy provides safe and comfortable solutions for women dealing with the effects of medical hair loss as well as those who want to feel more confident and increase their self-esteem. She is also the author of Sex, Wigs and Whispers - love and life with hair loss. Learn more here:

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Apr 27, 202235:53
Travel is Back! Here’s What You Need to Know
Apr 13, 202230:18
Is Happily Ever-After Possible?
Feb 23, 202233:19
Finding Balance and Peace through the Practice of Tao
Feb 09, 202229:12
Meet One of the 12 Most Powerful Women of the Mindful Movement
Feb 02, 202231:43
Managing the Aging Process with Exercise
Jan 13, 202227:31
Wine, Life, and Love
Dec 08, 202138:48
“Mom…You Just Need to Get Laid”
Nov 17, 202139:57
Celebrating Veterans Day Remembering Bob Hope
Nov 09, 202129:39
Connecting with Others Through Empathy
Nov 03, 202133:27
Improve Your Vision Naturally
Oct 13, 202135:14
Become the Happiest Person You Know
Sep 01, 202133:18
“Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old”
Aug 25, 202128:28
From Flight Attendant to Global Business Mogul
Aug 18, 202139:59
Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old?
Aug 11, 202128:41
Chakras and Food: A Revolutionary Approach to Eating
Jul 21, 202131:02
The Power of Dreams
Jul 14, 202136:33
A Fascinating Conversation about Replacement Children
Jun 16, 202131:10
Why Dress? A Conversation with Designer Gabrielle Carlson
May 26, 202135:38
The Joy of Living: A Conversation with Barry Shore
May 19, 202131:48
Celebrating National Poetry Month
Apr 28, 202154:26
Memo to Brands: You Just Don’t Get Women Over 40

Memo to Brands: You Just Don’t Get Women Over 40

When it comes to marketing to women over 40, brands either don’t see us, or don’t see us as we see ourselves. Why are so many advertisers missing the mark? Erica Fite, a Co-Founder of Fancy, a woman owned NYC ad agency that helps brands understand how to market to women with a special expertise in women over 40, 50, 60 and beyond, shares her insights. They recently surveyed 500 women over 40 who had a lot to say on this topic.

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Apr 22, 202127:43
Find Your “Soul” Purpose
Apr 14, 202129:22
An Interview with West Side Story Academy Award Winner George Chakiris
Apr 07, 202145:37
Travelling Again, Long Haul Covid, and Much More
Mar 31, 202123:45
Embrace Your Crazy!

Embrace Your Crazy!

The Three Tomatoes hosted a fun and inspiring event in honor of Women’s History Month in honor of all the “crazy” women ground breakers.  Joining us were the women behind “Know Your Crazy,” a little artbook with a big message that you’re not alone in your crazy. You’ll meet multimedia artist Vivienne Boucherat who created her “little mad women,” and co-creators of the book Cindy da Silva and Rene Harbison. Special guests include: Dr. Robi Ludwig, psychotherapist, and Maya Maya Azucena singer, song writer and activist for women’s empowerment. Learn more at

You can watch the video of the event here.

Mar 25, 202101:05:11
Missing Broadway? Now You Can Listen to Broadway
Mar 17, 202124:22
A Celebration of our 100th Podcast
Mar 10, 202131:11
Meet Zibby Owens NYC’s Most Powerful Book Influencer
Mar 03, 202126:31
Anyone out there suffering from stress or anxiety?
Feb 17, 202128:53
Meet the Holistic Pet Vet
Feb 03, 202133:09
The Secrets of Happy People
Jan 27, 202137:29
We’re Not Done Yet
Jan 20, 202131:48
Conversational Intelligence®: What it is and why it matters
Jan 13, 202145:04
Manifest What You Want
Jan 06, 202134:03
Love, Life, and Real Estate
Dec 16, 202032:07
What You Need to Know About Your Lungs from a Top Doc
Dec 09, 202032:37
The Other Pandemic: Mental Health and Addictions
Dec 02, 202030:51
Thanksgiving Reflections from The Three Tomatoes Team
Nov 25, 202039:57
Grieving for Your Pet
Nov 18, 202031:23
Everything You Need to Know about Hypothyroidism
Nov 11, 202028:18
Etiquette and Civility

Etiquette and Civility

Remember Miss Manners? Learning which fork to use? How to sit properly? Etiquette looks a little different these days. This week's episode, hosted by Kim Selby, our San Francisco Editor, chats with Rosalinda Randall - etiquette and civility expert who focuses on personal communications skills. Her newest book is Keep Your Distance! Your guide to handling common dilemmas in uncommon times. Listen in for a fun and lively discussion and learn some tips on how to communicate properly, especially now!
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Nov 04, 202031:19
Up Your Zoom Game with Emmy Award Winning TV journalist Jane Hanson
Oct 28, 202037:29
Positive and Healthy Aging: A Conversation with Barbara Hannah Grufferman
Oct 21, 202040:22
Why and How to Build Your Personal Brand
Oct 14, 202029:13
Dr. Sunitha Posina Answers Our Skin Care Questions
Oct 07, 202032:29
The Secrets to Creating a Life that Fulfills You
Sep 30, 202023:14
You were NOT Born to Suffer
Sep 23, 202040:52
Re-Ignite Your Spark

Re-Ignite Your Spark

In this week’s podcast, Cheryl Benton interviews co-host Kim Selby, who is also our SF Editor of The Three Tomatoes. And while you’ve heard her bubbly personality in her podcast interviews, we thought it was high time for you to get to know the person behind the interviews and newsletter. Kim is a bundle of energy and ideas and she is really passionate about helping other women find their passions and we’ll hear about her new venture, “Ignite Your Spark” that is poised to do just.

Sep 16, 202033:48
Tiaras and feminism

Tiaras and feminism

Grab your tiara and join us for today’s podcast with Hilary Levey Friedman. Kim Selby, our SF Editor chats with Hilary about her new book, “Here She Is: The complicated reign of the beauty pageant in America.” Hilary is a professor in the Education department at Brown University and daughter of a former Miss America. Her book is the perfect combination of the history or “herstory” of feminism interwoven into how pageants actually empower the feminist tradition.  Fun, enlightening and a delightful conversation that will change your opinion of the 100-year-old tradition of Miss America.

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Sep 02, 202029:57
Find Your Purpose and Passion
Aug 26, 202029:09
Taking Charge of Your Health
Aug 19, 202029:57
Meet Tie Dye Fashion Sensation Amber Richele
Jul 29, 202031:12
From George Clooney to Kim Kardashian: The Truth Behind Celebrity Do-Gooders!
Jul 22, 202034:50
A Gynecologist Answers Our Vagina Questions
Jul 15, 202029:06
The Joys of Growing Older
Jul 08, 202038:29
Are You Ready to Cannonball with Confidence?
Jul 01, 202026:39
What’s Your Personality Number?
Jun 24, 202036:15
Lust, Friendship, and Second Chances

Lust, Friendship, and Second Chances

We had a fun conversation with Phyllis Melhado about lust, friendship and second changes. Those are the themes of her recently published debut novel, The Spa at Lavender Lane, and it’s a perfect summer read and a great escape which we could all use right now. Phyllis is a woman of many accomplishment. She was the Vice President of Public Relations at Estee Lauder for many years. Her writing has been published in Town & Country, and Cosmopolitan. She has also ghosted a best-selling beauty book as well as a nationally syndicated beauty column. She shares some of her beauty secrets too. For more grownup fun sign up for The Three Tomatoes newsletters.
Jun 10, 202026:57
Meet the Two Ancient Semi-Enlightened Broads

Meet the Two Ancient Semi-Enlightened Broads

It's time for another entertaining podcast. Listen in as Kim Selby, our San Francisco Editor chats with Carole Simone and Dorthy Tyo the hosts of “Two Ancient Semi-Enlightened Broads” on YouTube. These two have backgrounds that read like a well penned novel, Simone has been a practicing mystic for over 35 years. Dorthy is the owner of The Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy. Their combined wisdom and wit and decades of life experience brings us a delightful schmoozing conversation.

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Jun 03, 202033:00
Is Middle Age Different for Guys?
May 27, 202041:27
Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness
May 20, 202021:37
Are you Addicted to Your Devices?
May 13, 202031:05
Meet Organic Chef and Restaurateur Jesse Cool
May 06, 202026:23
Dealing with our Sadness and Grief During and after COVID19
Apr 29, 202036:43
Healing from Trauma
Apr 22, 202029:16
Boost Your Immune System
Apr 15, 202034:14
Playful Mindfulness
Apr 08, 202030:42
Spirituality and Healing in Times of Crisis

Spirituality and Healing in Times of Crisis

Our guests today are Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway and Rev. Victor Fuhrman, who also happen to be husband and wife. Their backgrounds are fascinating. Rev. Laurie Sue is known as the “romance” reverend and has married hundreds of couples. She is also a journalist and the former Editor-in-Chief of Playgirl Magazine. Rev. Victor was an armed forces broadcaster and is known as “Victor the Voice,” and has a radio show called, “Destination Unlimited.” He is a healer and spiritual counselor and post 9-11 he was a volunteer chaplain for the Red Cross.

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Apr 01, 202029:32
Meet One of the “Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram”
Mar 25, 202027:02
How to Keep from Freaking Out in Scary Times
Mar 18, 202025:13
The Makeover Guy is in the House!
Mar 04, 202027:55
The Biggest Travel Trend? Healing Getaways
Feb 26, 202029:26
Be Proactive about Your Health (and your loved ones too!)
Feb 19, 202024:30
Grace and Frankie’s Designer Shares How to Get Their Style
Feb 12, 202032:51
Exercise is the Key to Youthful Vitality!
Feb 05, 202032:29
Top Stylist Shares Tips on How to Look Your Best with the Clothes You Have
Jan 29, 202037:28
Do Cheaters Always Win?
Jan 22, 202026:30
Feeling Burned Out?
Jan 15, 202038:21
Around the World in 30 Minutes
Jan 08, 202028:51
The Best Advice of 2019
Dec 11, 201935:16
Donna Zakowska, costume designer for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Dec 04, 201924:31
Gratitude for Today and Everyday
Nov 27, 201931:27
Yes, You Can End Back Pain!
Nov 20, 201932:55
Episode #43. Celebrating Feisty Women
Nov 13, 201932:05
Cannabis & CBD Products – Truths, Lies, Myths and Gold
Nov 06, 201937:34
“Hot Lips” Houlihan is in the House - An Interview with Loretta Swit
Oct 30, 201941:57
Want to Age Backwards? Try a Plant Based Diet
Oct 23, 201935:27
Midlife Dating: Finding Hope and Confidence to Love Again
Oct 16, 201933:46
Suffering from Anxiety? Well kick it goodbye.
Oct 09, 201931:57
The Power of Saying Yes
Oct 02, 201928:11
The “Winners Pitch” Approach for Job Seekers over 50
Sep 18, 201933:56
Singing Can Change Your Life!
Sep 11, 201930:28
It’s in the Stars – An Interview with Astrologer Virginia Bell
Sep 03, 201933:47
Break Through Your Fears and Fulfill Your Dreams
Aug 28, 201932:23
Vital, Glowing, Healthy Skin Care Tips
Aug 21, 201939:28
Keeping Up with Technology at Any Age
Aug 14, 201930:52
Heidi Carey, Jewelry Designer - Turning a Passion into a Business
Aug 07, 201924:48
Speak Up and Out with Confidence
Jul 31, 201929:11
A Happy Hour Money Conversation with NBC’s JEAN CHATZKY
Jul 24, 201931:25
Simple Fitness Tips from Celebrity Fitness Guru Denise Austin
Jul 17, 201929:04
How to Live A Limitless Life
Jul 10, 201924:46
Love How You Look in the Body You Have Now: Practical Style Tips for Women Over 40
Jul 05, 201934:48
Overcoming Fears and Phobias
Jun 26, 201922:30
Summer Perils: Lyme Disease, Sunscreens and More
Jun 12, 201937:15
Wine Talk with Wine Aficionado Leslie Sbrocco
Jun 05, 201930:37
The Taboos Around Women’s Sexual Health
May 29, 201933:24
Reboot for Your Next Act
May 22, 201932:26
Get Organized |Stay Organized | Get Your Life Back
May 15, 201935:04
East Meets West: A Cutting-Edge and Holistic Approach to Wellness After 40
May 08, 201929:08
Communicate What You Mean to Say
May 01, 201930:38
The Healing Art of Reiki with guest Danielle Martin
Apr 24, 201929:13
Episode #13: Busting Through the Myths of Midlife with Dr. Robi Ludwig
Apr 17, 201925:01
Episode #15. Insider Stories from A Top Broadway Publicist
Apr 17, 201930:55
Episode #14: Attract Wealth & Wellness with Feng Shui and EcoChi
Apr 10, 201931:31
Episode #12: The Inside Story of The Creator of Brenda Starr Reporter
Mar 27, 201931:29
Episode #11: Stories, Imagination and the True Power of Fiction with Lorraine Devone Wilke
Mar 20, 201928:01
Episode #10: The Art of Happiness with Randi Levin
Mar 13, 201928:38
Episode #9: The Woman Behind Those “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Clothes

Episode #9: The Woman Behind Those “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Clothes

 This week's The Three Tomatoes Happy House podcast with host Kim Selby, features an interview with Donna Zakowska, the inventive and creative costume designer for the beloved new Amazon show "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel". Emmy award winner Zakowska shares the behind scenes info on creating the costumes for the cast (she custom designed over 400 costumes for the main characters in season 2) and how important clothing is in moving the plot line forward and in contributing to the entire aesthetic of the show. 

This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at

Mar 06, 201925:05
Episode #8: 3 Gals and A Guy Share Real Life Online Dating Over 40 Stories
Feb 27, 201938:37
Episode #7: 45 Coffee Dates in 90 Days – Antonia Kasper’s Quest for Mr. Right
Feb 20, 201929:13
Episode #6: Midlife Dating Advice with Ronnie Joy Krasner
Feb 13, 201928:11
Episode #5: Rate Your Mate and Finding Mr. Right with Beatty Cohan

Episode #5: Rate Your Mate and Finding Mr. Right with Beatty Cohan

Today’s episode is for every woman out there who hasn’t had much success in finding Mr. Right. We’ve all met a few Mr. Wrongs along the way, and maybe even married one! Host Cheryl Benton, founder publisher of The Three Tomatoes, interviews Beatty Cohan, a nationally recognized psychotherapist, sex therapist, and author of For Better, for Worse, Forever: Discover the Path to Lasting Love. You’ll get great advice on how to make better choices and how to find lasting love. Beatty is a national speaker, columnist for the Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Medium and The Three Tomatoes, where you’ll find her Ask Beatty column. She has been an expert guest on over 1,000 national and local radio and television shows.  She’s also the host of the ASK BEATTY SHOW on the Progressive Radio Network.

This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at

Feb 06, 201927:27
Episode #4: Rock Your M.O.J.O. with Deborah Kagan
Jan 30, 201927:09
Episode #3: Get Moving with Fitness Guru Joan Pagano
Jan 23, 201927:36
Episode 2. Style & Fashion Tips from Top Stylist Paul Julch

Episode 2. Style & Fashion Tips from Top Stylist Paul Julch

Listen in to this lively conversation with Kim Selby, The Three Tomatoes SF editor and a fashionista, with stylist Paul Julch debunking the “new year/new you” myth when it comes to fashion.  Paul believes anyone can have great style and his company, Urbanite | Suburbanite provides style inspiration and wardrobe styling to clients all over the country – including via Skype. Paul shares tips on how to shop the winter sales, but NOT before you’ve done a closet inventory; and how to weave trends into your personal style – or NOT; and much more! We love his philosophy, “If you love it, who cares if it’s on trend?” Visit Paul at Urbanite | Suburbanite and read his style advice at The Three Tomatoes, facebook, instragram, and twitter.  

Jan 09, 201927:52
Episode 1 Resolution Motivation: Take Better Care of Ourselves, Guest Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Episode 1 Resolution Motivation: Take Better Care of Ourselves, Guest Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The very first episode of The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour!
Dec 18, 201830:07