Want to THRIVE in midlife and beyond?


It's time to take care of you.

Many women in our generation believe that our job was to care for others. And maybe, you've always cared for people you love because they know they can always count on you. But now, you need to take care of your energy, for the long haul.

It's time to shift your mindset.

My dear, you are not too old and you are not done by any stretch of the imagination. Sure, you’re older than you used to be but this is a new phase of your life. And you’ve got so much wisdom, experience, and gifts to share with the world!

It's time for your third act.

You can thrive during all the shifts happening right now. All that focus you've put on others needs to be directed toward you now. When you do that, your third act can be so much more than you think.

What's behind the name: Third Act Wellness?

If the first act of life is about education and youthful exuberance, and the second act mostly about career and family, the third act of life is about the pursuit of wisdom, self-actualization, and leaving some kind of legacyFounded in 2021 by Dana Leipold, yoga teacher, wellness coach, and holistic nutritionist, Third Act Wellness teaches women over 45 how to reduce their stress, calm their minds, and take care of their bodies in their third act of life so they can be there for the people they love and make the most of their third act in life. 

How I Help You
Third Act Wellness is also all about keeping things simple...because life's complicated enough! When you work with me, we focus on four areas of your health and wellness:
Nourish: eat nutrient-rich, whole foods and feed your mind with positivity.
Relax: allow your body and mind to rest and restore.
Move: do low-intensity activities every day.
Connect: spend time in community with people you love.

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My Story

I hit my mid-forties and noticed that my body began to change, and it seemed like it was out of my control. No matter how much exercise I did, I couldn't lose the weight...and I was TIRED ALL THE TIME. I drank coffee to stay awake at work and wine at night to "unwind" so I could sleep.

Then after turning 50, I realized my teenage kids didn't need me as much anymore. My husband was deep into his career and I didn't know what to do with myself. It all came to a crescendo when I started experiencing severe pain in my lower back that ran all the way down my right leg and on the right side of my neck. I found I could no longer sit at my desk and do my job that I'd been at for over 20 years without suffering. My doctor told me I had sciatica and said I should quit my job if I didn't want to live in pain. Anxiety gripped me (and I drank more wine to ease my anxiety) as I tried to figure out how to heal myself so I could earn a living.

Feeling worthless, with no direction, and self-critical, I discovered a book called, Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife by Barbara Bradley Hagerty. After reading it, my whole perspective changed about the possibilities for my future. Then I decided to study yoga, holistic nutrition, and meditation. My body AND my mind began to shift into an ease I have never experienced before, and my pain was gone! I noticed that I was stronger, had more energy, and most importantly developed equanimity (the ability to stay calm and centered, especially in difficult situations). I wanted to share this new perspective with every woman over 45 on the planet! So, I created Third Act Wellness L.L.C.


One of the things that we all need more of as we age is purpose. That’s why I built purpose into my business model. Third Act Wellness L.L.C. is about way more than just profits. It's about making a positive impact on the world both through my services and through my ability to contribute to issues I really care about.

When you purchase my services, you support these non-profit organizations: 

Oceana: Save Our Oceans

No organization was working exclusively to protect and restore the oceans on a global scale. To fill the gap, Oceana was created in 2001, an international organization focused solely on oceans. Oceana works to win strategic, directed campaigns that achieve measurable outcomes that will help make our oceans more bio diverse and abundant. Since its founding, Oceana has won more than 225 victories and protected nearly 4 million square miles of ocean. 

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Providing clean and safe water to every person on the planet. The water crisis is massive. But together, we can solve it. Charity:Water is a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe water to every person on the planet. Founded in 2006, Charity:Water has funded 78,350 projects in 29 countries that have brought clean and safe water to 13,086,400 people. 

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She's the First

Every girl has the right to choose her own future. She's the First teams up with grassroots organizations to make sure girls everywhere are educated, respected, and heard. Since 2009, She's the First has impacted 102,900 girls in 26 countries with advocacy and empowerment toolkits. 

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