How to be BRAVE-ish on Hotter Than Ever


Thank you Erin Keating and Hotter Than Ever! I loved coming on your show.

Despite traveling to 102 countries and scuba-diving with shark countless times, writer and travel expert Lisa Niver wouldn’t call herself “brave”. She prefers “brave-ish”. As Lisa explains in her memoir, Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty, cultivating bravery is like planting seeds—it takes patience and practice to see it grow. Years later, the fruits of those seeds have led Lisa on an incredible journey of self-discovery, adventure, and transformation.

In this captivating episode, Lisa reminds us that it’s never too late to live our own “Brave-ish” life, explore the world, and create the life we dream of.

In addition, Erin and Lisa discuss:

Lisa’s transformation and liberation after getting divorced at 47.

Her pursuit of 50 new adventures before turning 50 and the lessons she learned along the way

The significance of self-care, rest, and reflection in achieving personal growth

Redefining bravery as a muscle that grows through practice and facing fears

The power of embracing change, stepping out of our comfort zones, and taking  challenges head-on

The importance of honest self-assessment, finding balance between adventure and community

Crafting a unique, unconventional life path


Why are we so scared of change? The second half of your life can be happier, sexier and more fulfilled, but you may need to blow some stuff up. To find out how, we’re bringing you interviews and frank, irreverent, inexpert advice on everything from career and aging to sex and body image in what used to be called “middle age.” Laugh, get honest, break the rules and stop caring what other people think. Join us, and we can be hot together!

OUR GUEST: Lisa Niver, an award-winning travel expert, has explored 102 countries on six continents. A University of Pennsylvania graduate, she spent seven years sailing with cruise lines like Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean, and three years backpacking across Asia. Her articles appear in esteemed publications like AARP and WIRED, and she hosts the podcast Make Your Own Map, featuring interviews with figures like Deepak Chopra and Olympic medalists. With multiple journalism awards and finalist recognition, Niver is also a #3 travel influencer in 2023. She shares her insights on KTLA TV, YouTube (2 million views), and in her memoir “Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.”

🌟 Cultivating bravery, one seed at a time

💪Embracing change and facing fears head-on

🌈 Crafting a unique, unconventional life path

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@hotterthaneverpod ✨ How to Be Brave-ish with Travel Expert Lisa Niver 🌍 102 countries, countless scuba-dives, and a life that's "Brave-ish" – Lisa Niver's adventures will spark your wanderlust. Join us for an episode that's all about: 🌟 Cultivating bravery, one seed at a time 💪 Embracing change and facing fears head-on 🌈 Crafting a unique, unconventional life path 🎧 Tune in now via the link in bio or find us on your favorite podcast platform. 🎧🌟 #hotterthaneverpod #careeradvice #newpodcast #womenover40 #inspiration #reinventyourself #datingover40 #marriageadvice #adversity #therapy #therapyjourney #midlife #liveyourbestlife #midlifeawakening #braveishlife #inspirationunleashed #embracechange #wanderlust ♬ original sound – hotterthaneverpod
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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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