Jonell McLain and Patti Channer on Midlife Magic

The Finding Magic in Midlife Radio Show was produced and archived by Exceptional Wisdom Radio from August 2008 through June 1013, when EWR went off the air. I’m moving the show archives to Choosing To Be Fit because much of the wisdom I’ve gained about creating a body- mind-spirit fitness lifestyle came from reading books by and talking with these exceptional midlife women. The interviews are timeless. I hope you will get to know some of these brilliant, talented, and inspirational women and learn from them as I did.

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Jonell McLain and Patti Channer were interviewed on the Finding Magic in Midlife Show in November of 2008.

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Jonell McLain and Patti Channer

Jonell McLain

“I’ve been a cowgirl, a debutante, a cheerleader, a sorority girl, an activist, a feminist, a mentor, and an idealist,” Jonell says, now adding “social experimenter” to her list for her role in the Women of Jewelia project. The amazing story of how she shared a diamond necklace with other women inspired the book The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment that Transformed Their Lives by Cheryl Jarvis. Currently a real estate broker in Ventura, Jonell has been involved in non-profits and fundraising over the last 40 years.

Patti Channer

Patti Channer, one of the thirteen women who form the Women of Jewelia project, lives in Ventura, CA, and is the CFO of a pediatric dental practice. In describing her part in the Women of Jewelia project, she says: “The Necklace came into my life when I was thinking of how I could make a difference in the community where I live. It was the perfect opportunity for me to get involved and express my commitment to a world that works for everyone.” 

The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives

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