013: Badasses Age Boldly with Jeannie Ralston

Jeannie Ralson used her entrepreneurial spirit and love of connecting like minded women to form NextTribe, a digital and real life community for women over 45. NextTribe publishes informative, inspiring and sometimes irreverent articles on how to age boldly. Jeannie shows me talk about the importance of nourishing our friendships and going for the things that make our heart sing. She also shares what we can expect from NextTribe, why it’s worth joining, and how to get involved.    What You Will Hear in This Episode:  Jeannie got her inspiration to be a badass and age boldly from her time as a freelance writer, and her parents.  One of the keys to badassery is to not take things too seriously, and to have a sense of humor about yourself.  Jeannie finds that a lot of the women she talks with at NextTribe view the age of 45+ as a rebirth of sorts, and find an inner and outer freedom that may have otherwise never existed.  Having good healthy social networks and friendships are crucial to our health and happiness.  NextTribe hosts events in Austin and San Antonio for now, but Jeannie sees more locations sprouting up in the future.  NextTribe welcomes women of all backgrounds, but they are like minded in the way that they are supportive of one another and game for life.  Don’t let negative assumptions hold you back. It’s never too late to change your story to something more empowering.  The articles on NextTribe will always be free, and Jeannie and her team just opened up memberships for discount on trips, events, and special access to networking groups and speakers. It also only costs $1 to add a friend.    Quotes:  “If you don’t have a sense of humor as you get older, there’s no hope for you.” - Jeannie’s mom  “You need to challenge yourself and break out of the stereotype of what women our age are supposed to be like.”  “I'm going to make it my job to break the mold and rules at this age.”  “Keep moving and keep laughing.”    Mentioned:  Next Tribe  @NextTribe  World Dance for Humanity  Bonnie’s Blog on the Power of Dancing and Bringing People Together 

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