Joan Lunden an Award-Winning Journalist, Bestselling Author, and Television Host

On Episode 106 of The No Limits Selling Podcast, we have Joan Lunden, an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, television host, and motivational speaker. Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes for more than 40 years. For nearly two decades, Lunden greeted viewers each morning on Good Morning America making her the longest running female host ever on early morning television.

Lunden continues to be one of America’s most recognized and trusted personalities which has made her a sought-after speaker for events across the country. As an ardent health & senior advocate, Lunden has testified before the Food and Drug Administration advocating mandatory mammogram reporting and the Congressional House Ways and Means Committee advocating for the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Lunden is the host of the Washington Post Podcast series, Caring for Tomorrow on the future of healthcare. She also hosts the PBS television series, Second Opinion with Joan Lunden, premiering January 2021. Additionally, Lunden has become the ambassador to the Poynter Institute’s MediaWise for Seniors program which educates individuals over 50 on media literacy - separating fact from fiction online.

As a part of the sandwich generation, Lunden’s demographic is far-reaching. She is a mother of 7 including two sets of teenage twins. Like many Boomers in America she has juggled being a working mom while caring for an aging parent, and brings this experience to her role as the spokesperson for the nation’s leading senior referral service, A Place for Mom, a company helping caregivers and families find the right care and resources for their loved ones.

Lunden also encourages Americans to ensure that they have adequate medical insurance coverage to protect their health and wellbeing as spokesperson for the Assurance Medicare Advantage program.

One of the most visible women in America, Lunden has graced the covers of more than 60 magazines and book covers. Lunden’s newest book, Why Did I Come into This Room: A Candid Conversation About Aging quickly became a New York Times Best Seller.

In June of 2014, Lunden was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. An eternal optimist, she turned her diagnosis into an opportunity to become an advocate and help others. She chronicled her experience in her memoir Had I Known. Lunden continues to interact with American’s daily on her website, Joanlunden.com as well as her social media platforms.

Lunden has served as national spokesperson for various organizations such as the American Heart Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, American Lung Association, American Red Cross, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Colon Cancer Alliance.

Joan Lunden’s books include Why Did I Come into This Room: A Candid Conversation About Aging; Had I Known; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregiving; Growing Up Healthy: Protecting Your Child From Diseases Now Through Adulthood; Wake-Up Calls; A Bend in the Road is Not the End of the Road; Joan Lunden’s Healthy Living; Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking; Mother’s Minutes; Your Newborn Baby; and Good Morning, I’m Joan Lunden.

Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman.

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Introduction and Background

The podcast begins with an introduction of Joan Lunden, an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, health and wellness advocate, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, and a mom of seven children. Joan shares her background, including her career in journalism and her experiences as a working mother. She also discusses her battle with breast cancer and how it led her to become an advocate for health and wellness.

Joan's Philosophy and Approach to Aging

Joan shares her philosophy on life, which includes embracing change, staying positive, and finding humor in life's challenges. She discusses her approach to aging, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and not letting societal beliefs about aging become a self-fulfilling prophecy. She encourages listeners to challenge these beliefs and to plan for a long, active life.

Advice for Listeners

Joan offers advice to listeners, encouraging them to take control of their health and wellness. She emphasizes the importance of regular check-ups and screenings, as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She also encourages listeners to ask themselves if they have become the person they hoped to be, suggesting that they write their own eulogy as a way to reflect on their life and goals.

Joan's Personal Reflections

Throughout the podcast, Joan reflects on her personal experiences, including her relationship with her father and the impact of his death on her perspective on life and aging. She shares a touching story about a special moment with her father, which she uses as a reminder of his love and support.


In conclusion, the podcast featuring Joan Lunden provides a comprehensive exploration of her life, career, and philosophy, particularly her approach to aging and wellness. Lunden, an accomplished journalist and author, shares her experiences, including her battle with breast cancer, and how these shaped her outlook on life. She emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, challenging societal beliefs about aging, and taking proactive steps towards health and wellness. She also encourages introspection, suggesting listeners reflect on their life's journey and future goals. The podcast serves as a testament to Lunden's resilience, humor, and commitment to promoting a healthy, active lifestyle, regardless of age.

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