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May 28, 2022

Recycling the Right Way
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Every day, consumers diligently sort their trash, putting their recyclables in the recycling bin. But too often, they add items that can't be recycled. Then, the midlife crisis is real; mid-lifers reexamining their goals, and what really matters. A renowned life coach shares her story.
Episode Segments:
Myths about recycling
Susan Robinson, Senior Public Affairs Director of Waste Management outlined the biggest myths surrounding recycling. She talked about the most common items that consumers place in recycling bins that don’t belong there, and what items should be recycled that often are not. She also discussed whether communities lose money on recycling programs.
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What Really Matters at Midlife
Cheryl Richardson, motivational speaker and life coach, author of Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife discussed thought-provoking questions about what matters at mid-life. She shared her personal story of being dissatisfied with a successful career once she reached her fifties. She talked about the value of journaling and how it helped her reexamine everything – her marriage, her work, her friendships, and her priorities.
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Delaying retirement
About a third of all Americans retire and start claiming Social Security when they turn 62. Maria Fitzpatrick, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Policy and Management at Cornell University, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research co-authored a study that found that men who retire at 62 experience a 20 percent higher likelihood of early death, compared to those who delay retirement. She talked about the possible factors behind this phenomenon and what retirees can do to stay physically and mentally healthy.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Cheryl Richardson
Cheryl Richardson is the New York Times bestselling author of several books including, Take Time for Your Life, Life Makeovers, Stand Up for Your Life, The Unmistakable Touch of Grace, The Art of Extreme Self Care and her new book with Louise Hay called You Can Create an Exceptional Life. She was the first president of the International Coach Federation. Her work has been covered widely in the media including Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, New York Times, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and O Magazine. She was the team leader for the Lifestyle Makeover Series on the Oprah Winfrey Show and she accompanied Ms. Winfrey on the “Live Your Best Life” nationwide tour.

Cheryl also served as the co-executive producer and host of “The Life Makeover Project with Cheryl Richardson” on the Oxygen Network and as the co-executive producer and host of two Public Television Specials – “Stand Up for Your Life” and “Create an Abundant Life.”

She hosted an Internet Radio Show called “Coach on Call” for 10 years. Click here to listen to archives of the show. You can also find her Facebook Fan Page here and follow her on Twitter under her username “coachoncall.”

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