Welcome to the Two Boomer Women Podcast

Two Boomer Women is hosted by One Boomer Woman – Agnes Knowles – while the second Boomer woman – Mar Sulaika Ochs – is on sabbatical.

Currently the second Boomer Woman chair is a revolving door of guests who have something to say to Boomer Women.  If you’re ready to listen, tolerate and maybe learn something, click the button above and listen in to the podcast.

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Agnes Knowles

Host: Boomer Woman 1

Mar Sulaika Ochs

Host: Boomer Woman 2 (currently on sabbatical)

Mar Sulaika has researched, written, produced and led as senior producer in charge of documentary production for several TV Networks.

Over the course of her first career as a journalist she helped win over 35 national and international awards for excellence.

While she’s currently on sabbatical from full-time podcasting she is creating a series called Mar-velous Mondays: The Story Goddess Remembers.

Judith Pratt-Jefferies

Guest: 27 January 2021

Judith is a senior enjoying her third phase life. She is active, mobile, engaged in creating a business of her own on-line called Creative Life Change Strategies Her current project is the creation of an online course to help mid-life women begin to plan for a future in which they can thrive.

Author of Permission Granted and your True Self Life Journey coach. Judith wrote the book (literally) on designing your life of choice and then pursuing it.

Robin DeFoe

Guest: 03 February 2021

Robin is the full-time caregiver of a mother with advanced dementia.  Her story includes her appreciation of CBD oil and her impressive immune system booster.  The link is for her Immunity product.


Guest: 10 February, 2021

Michelle is a Gen-X-er who had a great career but, after the birth of twins, she decided to be a stay-at-home mom.  Might sound familiar? So many of us can identify with all the stages of personal reflection and evaluation that mothers go through – seems to be a generational constant?

Nahanni Ackroyd

Guest: 17 February, 2021

Nahanni will help you build a personalized financial security plan. Financial security planning is about more than just retirement planning – it’s about building a financial strategy that considers your immediate needs and your long-term goals and dreams.

Marnie Clark

Guest: 03 March & 10 March, 2021

With 20+ years experience in natural medicine, Marnie added Breast Cancer Coach to her repertoire after receiving her own diagnosis in 2004/5.

It takes two episodes to review her 24 Ways to Decrease Your Cancer Risk – all of them pertinent and actionable.

Maggie Thom

Guest: March 17, 2021

Everyone needs an alter ego!  Maggie Thom is the pen name of the award winning author who has penned some of the most gripping, twisting-and-turning novels Agnes has ever read.  In this episode she discusses some her methods from idea to publication.

Phyllis Chubb

Guest: 24 March and 31 March, 2021

Phyllis’ first word was why. This simple word has led her into various fields of inquiry and years of study. Metaphysics led to Western Astrology, which led to Psychology and a Master’s degree (1986) in Human Relations. (Working with community counselling and psychiatry (Schizophrenia)). These paths prepared her for an introduction to Jyotish (Eastern or Vedic Astrology) and that led to the Veda of India. The Veda led her to world history, physics and back to her original question: why do we act the way we do.

Glenna Mageau

Guest: 07 April 2021

Glenna Mageau (yes, I know she looks a lot like Maggie Thom  cool) is a story-teller who also captures story about our elders.  She gives us so many tips and insights into how to how do that well in this episode.

Kathleen Kinasewich

Guest: 28 April 2021

Kathleen is a Mandala Healing Art facilitator with many and varied other interests. Learn more about mandalas, our affinity for them, and the healing abilities of these Sacred Circles.


Guest: 05 May 2021

Learn how to handle what might be the most important conversation of your life in this episode with Michelle, mother of a trans daughter, who knew more about the situation than most of us and helped her withdrawing child become the radiant, vibrant daughter she is today.

Whether the actual conversation includes you, or you just aren’t sure what’s going on as more and more people speak out about their gender identity, Michelle breaks it down and helps us understand how to be and what to say when transitioning touches our life.

Penny Stevens

Guest: 12 May 2021

Penny is, in so many ways, so typical of many Boomers who, during this pandemic, have found themselves unable to visit or assist with aging parents or visit children in another country.  We’d like to know your experience or any tips you have.

Janae Bower

Guest: 19 May 2021

Janae is an inspirational speaker and life purpose coach.  As the founder of Inspired U School, her free “Inspired You” Blueprint will help motivate/guide you to finding and being your best self as you begin to wrap your 9-5 and design your signature legacy in retirement.

Linda Leclerc

Guest: 26 May 2021

Linda Leclerc is the original Laughter Yoga Master Trainer in Canada.  Learn more about the modality and its many benefits… and laugh a lot in this great episode.

DurgaMata of London

Guest: 09 June & 23 June & 30 June, 2021

Coming from a farming and Quaker background, DurgaMata married a Bengali and discovered a global identity which embraces thought and wisdom from every corner of the globe.

She has been practicing meditation for over 40 years – a student of Sri Chinmoy – who named her DurgaMata.

After retiring from teaching, DurgaMata started experimenting with ways in which she could share the joyful energy of her meditation with others to reduce stress and increase happiness.  Silk-Paintng Workshops and Playing the Pipe and Tabor developed together. Public Speaking and Authorship followed. Then came her unique Seven Steps to Happiness Programme.

In March 2020, DurgaMata moved her Seven Steps to Happiness Programme online. 

Sheila Finkelstein

Guest: 16 June 2021

An award-winning artist and author, Tech Savvy Senior Sheila Finkelstein, is an 81-year-old grandmother whose “kids” (educators and business people) often come to her for “how-to’s.” As a former teacher and current life coach, Sheila has had years of experience in honing her communication skills. She now uses them to support boomers and seniors in having fun while learning how to thrive in the age of technology.

Many people, when looking at their computers, smart phones, or tablets, feel overwhelmed and out-of-touch about how to navigate in what feels like “foreign” territory and the need to learn a whole new language. Her goal is that boomers and seniors also find the path of technology to be an easy and exciting journey…that they never need to feel isolated.

Susan Farling

Guest: 05 July 2021

Susan’s career path has taken winding turns; from an undergraduate art degree; to being a registered nurse working mainly in mental health; to co-founding a thriving counselling center and enjoying a thirty year counselling and psychotherapy general private practice; to specializing in retirement and third stage of life coaching.

She has a Masters degree in counselling, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, a Certified Retirement Options Coach and a Certified Virtual Coach.

Fran Pitre

Guest: 14 July 2021

We all have dreams… or had dreams… that got put on a back burner because life happened.

Apparently raising three sets of twins, running a home and having two careers wasn’t enough for Fran Pitre because her former life as “the singer in the band” wouldn’t stop itching her.

Fran Pitre talks about how she put a former dream back on the stove and cranked the heat!

At her website she talks about parenting multiples and her music career…

Leanne Le Cras

Guest:  11 August 2021

At 53 Leanne started blogging about authenticity, positivity, simplicity, gratitude, and finding our voice again in Midlife. Then life took a radical turn when, at 57, she resigned from a toxic workplace, and decided to leave the 9-5 behind and embrace early retirement. Her blog was the perfect place to work through the transition from long term employment to being at home full-time. She advocates for an “Unbusy” retirement – one that is all about “being” rather than constantly “doing” – and finding joy in the flexibility and freedom of living life on our own terms.

New at Two Boomer Women: Manly Monday!

I’m really happy to introduce a new addition to the Two Boomer Women podcast…  men with a message!

On the last Monday of each month I’ll interview a man with a message for our demographic.

If that’s you, or you know a man I should interview, use either the Contac button above, or download the Guest Application!

John Orian

Guest: 31 May 2021

John has decades of experience in Project Management and Strategic Planning for large organizations, he ran his own solo side gig serving operation within municipal givernment with custom built software, AND he taught at college and university.

John retired early knowing he’d have to re-engage to pay his way in retirement.

Eight years into retirement – he calls it ‘rejuvenation’ – he is now living what he preaches.  Play At Creation is his fun and meaningful venture.  Its purpose is to inspire, train and support retirees to truly savour life by creating their own fun and meaningful ventures.

Bob Levin

Guest: 28 June 2021

Bob started working on computers in 1973, when a computer took up walls of space, and he’s been at the forefront of everything corporations (and all of us) take for granted today: hardware, software, networking, internet.

After a career in corporate tech support, first traveling around with a big toolkit fixing almost anything and everything and then as a tech trainer, in 1998 Bob decided to start his own company.  He offered local consulting, keeping company computers running, working on servers and software, and web hosting.

More recently, he was part of a beta team testing a membership SAAS, and offered training to his followers.

Needless to say, he’s more than qualified to talk about computer security, password management, computer backups and cloud storage!

Keenan Fiddler

Guest: 26 July 2021

As a  Holistic Nutritionist, Keenan works with clients to help them optimize their diet and health. The key to a healthy body is found in a healthy diet.

With over 5 years of education at Pacific Rim College and over 270 hours of clinical experience related to helping change a person’s diet to optimize their dietary experience, Keenan has a Diploma of Holistic Nutrition and is a Member of the CANNP.