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About The dear forties, Podcast

dear forties, is a captivating and enlightening podcast hosted by the charismatic and insightful Shennice Cleckley. This show delves deep into the fascinating, complex, and often uncharted territory of life in your forties and beyond.

With authenticity as its cornerstone, "dear forties," explores the messy truths of this transformative decade, where you're no longer trying to figure out who you are but embracing your true, authentic self.

In each episode, Shennice and her diverse range of guests take you on a journey through the highs, lows, and unpredictable twists of navigating this pivotal stage of life. They pull no punches, discussing the good, the bad, and the downright ugly aspects of forties, all while maintaining a warm and relatable tone that feels like chatting with a close friend.

dear forties, goes beyond the superficial and delves into the real issues that people in their forties face, offering life skills and wisdom that your mama never told you about growing older. Shennice and her guests provide practical advice and actionable tips on everything from managing finances, nurturing relationships, and coping with the physical and emotional changes that come with age. They tackle topics such as career transitions, empty nesting, self-discovery, and the quest for fulfillment in this stage of life.

"dear forties," is not just a podcast; it's a supportive guide through the exhilarating, sometimes messy, and always transformative journey of aging. Whether you're in your forties, just over your forties, approaching them, or just curious, this show offers a treasure trove of insights, laughter, and heartfelt moments that will resonate with you long after you've pressed play.

Join Shennice Cleckley and her guests as they explore the messy truths, the revelations, and the undeniable beauty of midlife. Discover how to embrace your true authentic self and navigate this life-changing decade with grace, humor, and resilience. Tune in and let "dear forties," be your trusted companion on this unforgettable journey.

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About the Host

Shennice Cleckley


Meet Shennice Cleckley, the heart and soul behind "dear forties,." With a nurturing spirit and an infectious sense of excitement, Shennice is your guide through the exhilarating journey of your forties. As she approaches the final stretch of this transformative decade, she's on a mission to share the real, unfiltered advice that life in your forties demands

Our Story

Once upon a time, in the midst of her 49th year, Shennice Cleckley embarked on a mission that would soon become the heart and soul of "dear forties,." With a nurturing spirit that radiated warmth and an infectious sense of excitement for life, Shennice had an epiphany. She looked around and realized that many of her friends were about to step into their forties without a clue about what to expect. It was as if they needed an aging version of "What to Expect When You're Expecting" for this new phase of life.

This realization was the spark that ignited the "Dear Forties" podcast. Shennice, now 49 herself, felt a calling to share the wisdom she had gained and the truths she had discovered during her forties. It was about more than just doling out advice; it was about creating a community, a space where people wouldn't feel alone or isolated while navigating the sometimes tumultuous waters of their forties.

In "dear forties," Shennice and her special guests would not simply dole out advice but share real, unfiltered stories about the challenges, joys, and surprises that come with this age. Shennice was determined to peel back the curtain and reveal those life lessons that your mama might have missed or forgotten to tell you about.

And so, "dear forties," was born, a movement dedicated to helping people embrace and thrive in their forties, to laugh and learn from the experiences of Shennice and her guests, and to remind everyone that they were not alone in this thrilling, confusing, and transformative adventure called life in your forties.

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