OWN THE GREY
A podcast about HEALTHY AGING in body, mind and spirit.
For 50+, baby boomers, and seniors who don't fit into the current 'aging person' image.
It's for men and women who are not satisfied with becoming invisible, and for anyone who wants to enjoy vibrant later years.
Hosted and produced by Debra Jones RM, her mission is to change negative attitudes towards aging and reinstate the reverence it deserves.
Why this podcast exists
The Background Story
When I was approaching age 50, I searched for role models to guide me into the second chapter. I found barely a handful, such as Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Helen Mirren.
MODERN ELDERS are not like the former elders in that we have zest for life, and passion for adventure and exploration. We are not content to spend all our days in a rocking chair on the porch. We are active and social. We don’t feel old (although our bodies sometimes do.) We have a youthful mindset, believe that the best is yet to come, and we want to get the most out of life.
Our society tells us that aging is undesirable. Why? As soon as we're born, we're aging. At OWN THE GREY, we believe that our age should be worn as a medal of honour. As we get older, we gain the power of perspective and WISDOM; an asset gained only by age.
Let's change the conversation and set new, healthy, POSITIVE attitudes, and eliminate outdated stigmas.
At OWN THE GREY, we uncover the hidden wisdom from the MODERN ELDERS of society so that ALL ages can be inspired by, and benefit from their stories.
'Own The Grey' refers to not feeling that we have to dye our hair to look younger for society's sake. I used to pull out the grey hairs until I began the podcast. Now, I own my grey!
"It took me a long time to realize we are not meant to be perfect; we're meant to be whole." - Jane Fonda
"Your 40s are good. Your 50s are great. Your 60s are fab. And 70 is f*@king awesome!"
- Helen Mirren
"I gained another pound today, but I think it's a pound of knowledge."
- Lily Tomlin
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Reviews from listeners and guests
Gregory Anne Cox
via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/22
Debra is an engaging host and keeper of the flame so to speak. Her episodes are thoughtful about elders, aging, and dispelling stereotypes about getting older. I love these conversations
via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/22
Thoughtful! Debra is a thoughtful and insightful podcaster and interviewer. Good stuff!
via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/26/22
Debra is a wonderful person and talented host who arranges interesting guests and conversations to make her listeners think. Highly recommend!
via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/08/21
Debra is that thoughtful, articulate, warm and supportive voice we all need in our lives. A conversation with her is a wonderful experience for a guest or a listener. She’s the best!
via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/21
Awesome show! I work with a lot of older clients, so this show is super helpful! I highly recommend it!
About Own The Grey
Own The Grey is a podcast for men and women over 50 looking for positive role models and inspiration to feel good as they age. Made for people who want to age with attitude, Our goal is to re-frame aging, help change the stigma, and support healthy aging. Our listeners don't see themselves fitting into the current 'aging person' image. They’re not satisfied with becoming invisible. Self-care is important to them.
Bi-weekly episodes, on the 1st and the 15th of each month aim to inspire listeners to live a healthier, happier, more vibrant life.
Own The Grey launched in December 2020. In its first month, it had over 500 downloads. Since then, it has been listened to in over 45 countries, 517 cities, and its audience has continued to grow, with over 2,500 downloads in its first year. Own The Grey was featured in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community’s Best Episodes of 2020.
Own The Grey is hosted, produced and edited by Debra Jones, recorded at Debra Jones Healing Centre near Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. It is scripted by Debra Jones, who is also the cover art artist, social media tech, contact person, media voice and promotions manager. The podcast music was produced and recorded by Debra’s brother, Nigel Appleton, a musician and sound engineer in the UK.
Download / Subscribe: The show can be streamed directly from the website, or subscribed and listened to on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Tune-In+Alexa, Pandora, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Pocket Casts, Deezer, Listen Notes, Player FM, Podcast Index, Overcast, Castro, Castbox, and Podfriend.
Select episodes are also released on YouTube (with captions) at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSrm-bsGH74TVk5EF9Rxj4Q
Monthly Blog: FOLLOW https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/NGHetsc/ownthegray
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"Ageism is a prejudice against our own future selves"
~ Ashton Applewhite
Author of This Chair Rocks, and a TED main-stage speaker, she is a leading voice in an emerging movement dedicated to dismantling ageism and honouring age as a vibrant and necessary aspect of diversity.