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Life Reimagined with Wendy


Welcome to Life Reimagined -  real life stories and recommendations to make your next chapter your best.

Each Wednesday, we'll post a new podcast to discuss the unique challenges of life over 45 and to making the most of this life we have.  I will showcase great life stories and interview women who found themselves at a different place in their lives than originally planned or imagined.  Something changed the course of their lives forever and we’ll discuss how they came through it and how it changed their life for the better.


Join us to hear stories of inspiration, to hear how sometimes the unexpected road twist ends up being a blessing and how you to achieve your best next chapter and your Life Reimagined.

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Check out our Vodcasts & 80 sec to Inspire Videos below & on our YouTube Channel

DestinationU Vodcast Immerse Yourself in a Fall Colors Hike
Wendy & DestinationU - Ageless Adventurers Over 40

DestinationU Vodcast Immerse Yourself in a Fall Colors Hike

I was 46 years old when I went on my first true hike on a trail in the Rocky Mountains and little by little, I began to learn all about hiking, took on longer and more aggressive trails, and grow my collection of great gear to support my new and healthy addiction. I have hiked up over 15 14-ers (again a topic for another podcast), completed numerous EPIC hikes and now lead hiking groups. The past few weekends I have been reveling in the change of seasons in my Colorado home town. I experienced Fall or Autum as a kiddo in Ohio and the Midwest, and again while in college in Nashville, but I spent more time in Florida, South Carolina and Texas and the changing of the leaves while pretty, were short lived and not always spectacular. I feel so fortunate that I found this new activity and literally this whole new world of trails in the mountains over the past 10 years and that I have soooo many more to explore. Each season brings unique beauty, like the Winter snow hikes with tons of fluffy white snow against bright blue skies, the gorgeous green colors and the creeks and rivers flowing fast in the Spring, & the sea of wildflowers in Summer. All are wonderful. But there is this whole other world that happens in late September and early October that changes all the greens to the most amazing mixture of yellows, oranges and reds along the mountain trails. The Fall is incredible. The air is crisp and I have to bring additional clothing layers, but I don’t mind. The weather cooling is usually a nice break from the summer heat and the changing colors makes me walk much slower along the hiking trail to take a gazillion photographs of the splendor. Although the photos are pretty, they still cannot capture what it feels like in person. What it’s like to walk along a quiet trail of dirt and rock with wild grasses all around. With lightly flowing creeks and yellow and red leaves falling quietly and gently around you, creating a feeling of sweet light confetti dropping along as you walk. It’s a way to truly connect in and with nature and it’s honestly a place I feel closest to God. It’s quiet & I’m doing something that helps my physical health, my mental health as there are no phone or emails needing my attention, and my emotional health. I can peacefully reflect and refocus on what’s important as I walk along the path. I have recommendations on how to plan for now or next year to get you out on an awesome Fall Colors Hike. I have a free downloadable hiking gear checklist, links to my favorite gear and upcoming private and customized small group hiking meetups and trips on my website. Check it all out and I'll see you on the trails!
What's So Great About Snowboarding After 50 - DestinationU Wendy
Wendy & DestinationU - Ageless Adventurers Over 40

What's So Great About Snowboarding After 50 - DestinationU Wendy

EVERYTHING!!!! I'll never forget Ina - she was so inspiring. Especially as I was new to snowboarding in my 40s. Ina Gillis is a certified legend at Keystone Resort in Colorado. She was skiing in her 80s, worked until she was 92 years old and even planted flowers around Keystone well into her 80s. Keystone named a ski run, Ina's Way, and an iconic bridge in River Run Village after Ina, and it is here that I first met Ina, as she was busy welcoming up to 40,000 skiers and boarders to the mountain each week in ski season. Ina passed away in 2019 and I hope YOU get inspired by Ina and her story. If it's been awhile since you've been on the ski slopes or if you just want to get a sense of what it feels like, I hope you'll check out my video with the reasons I think it's fantastic over 40 & 50 and the key recommendations on how to ski/board more safely and with wayyyyy more fun. Thanks Ina!! I was a late bloomer to mountains and snow sports and I did not start snowboarding until my 40s. I grew up in the Midwest and then in Florida and in a water sports family, but definitely NOT in a ski family, so when I found my love for the mountains and snowy sports like snowboarding, I realized I had so much fun to catch up on. Even now as I’m aging – and I am getting older every day – I decided I was not ready to give up my time on my board, and so I plan differently now. I have to be smart and safe and do whatever I can to allow me to spend as many days ahead playing on the mountain, in the snow and on my board. I include my thoughts about what’s so great about snowboarding at this age plus recommendations to make it less intimidating if you haven’t been on your skis or board in a long time or safer, like going to less crowded locations and on non-holidays to avoid out-of-control 17 year olds flying down the mountain. I know I will have to stop snowboarding at some point, eventually, so I’m currently learning other snow sports that allow me the option to get as much of the feeling of being out there (the crisp air, the playtime in the snow, etc). So, now I’m taking lessons for additional winter and snow activities I know I can do long into hopefully my 70s and 80s! What about YOU?!?! When was the last time you got on your skis or snowboard and giggled like a little kid? Quick note that all the video footage is my own and all over the age of 50:) Big time thanks for my favorite gear – all links available on my website under FAVES – I do not have commercial relationships with these companies, so it’s not an official promo, but I LOVE my Salomon board, my Dragon goggles, my Mountain Hardware jacket and much, much more!
Life Reimagined Video Podcast - Rachella Climbing to New Heights After 50
Wendy & DestinationU - Ageless Adventurers Over 40

Life Reimagined Video Podcast - Rachella Climbing to New Heights After 50

How Rachella Kept Climbing to New Heights After 50 Rachella Seeley didn't break a sweat until her late twenties and didn't start running marathons until her thirties, but she found herself increasingly surrounded by incredible women who inspired her to keep moving and to keep setting new goals. She and her husband and friends traveled to marathons in many wonderful places and she even qualified for Boston and ran it multiple times. She continued traveling and adventuring into her fifties and she learned of a group trying to raise money for a hospital at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro and that was IT. Although it took her a few more years, she made her first trek up the world's 4th tallest mountain at the young age of 55, and absolutely loved it. She didn't plan to see Mount Kilimanjaro again, but she was inspired by another wonderful but different cause this time. She repeatedly stated that she would support others but that she was NOT going to trek up the mountain a second time. The cause and the girls won her over and she ultimately decided she had to hike and summit this incredible mountain again....only this time she would be 69, turning 70! Hear how Rachella believes putting yourself out there and staying active with a bunch of wonderful and like-minded, goal-setting women are some of the keys to creating incredible and once in a lifetime memories. She shares her stories and will encourage you to go after your dreams, as she believes these are life changing experiences not to be missed... Check out additional photos of Rachella's Girl Gang on my website at and comment below if you've been to Mount Kilimanjaro!!!!
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