Oakland Rising With Ayana Labossiere

Oakland Rising With Ayana Labossiere

Episode 19 of the Podcast Active After 35 Thrive to 105

Ayana Labossiere is one of the podcast co-hosts and has lived in Oakland almost all of her life. Her story is about thriving. Even through the very difficult role of care-giving to her mother, who suffers from a chronic disease, working through the grief of a best friend who was murdered, and becoming a new mother, Ayana has persevered and thrived. Thrive and Be Whole is the business that Ayana has established to share her skills and experience dealing with overwhelm and the uncertainty of life.

Click here for access on iTunes to Ayana’s Interview with host Stephanie Kay Atwood on the Active After 35 Thrive to 105 Podcast or head over to the website Active After 35  Thrive to 105 for access to all episodes.

A graduate of Columbia University, Ayana has chosen to be a Health & Wellness Coach, providing self-care strategies to overwhelmed and underserved people. She speaks to groups, does trainings, and provides individual coaching, helping her clients create more fulfilling and balanced lives.

Ayana and Stephanie discuss growing up in Oakland, relocating to New York, returning to Oakland, and learning how to cope with life’s curve balls.


Previous episodes (all available on iTunes and our website)
001 – Welcome
002 – Fat Myths and Truths
003 – Stephanie Atwood Still Running Marathons at 65. Her Story
004 – Bev Short Fat & Old to Fit & Fabulous After 50. Her Story
005 – Kathrine Switzer Celebrates 50 Years Since First Running the Boston Marathon
006 – Laura Dempsey Natural Healing and Multiple Sclerosis
007 – Holly Haley Discusses Loss of More than 100 Pounds and Surgical Skin Removal
008 – Irma Jennings is the Bone Health Lady
009 – Author Jennifer Adams Shares “Sleeping Apart Not Falling Apart”
010 – Dr. Sandy Baird Talks About Running Injuries
011 – Karen DeBolt, Born Without Legs. Awesome Rebound
012 – Podcast Host Stephanie Kay Atwood Reflects on the First 11 Episodes
013 – Julia Stamps-Mallon Outessa Co-founder, Champion Runner, Super Mom
014 – Not White but Not NOT White with Rosa Kadera-Redmond
015 – Periods, Pee, and Poop with Miki Agrawal
016 – The Golden Age of Women’s Climbing
017 – Sharon Wood Climbs Mt. Everest
018 – Sharon Wood and Life Beyond Everest