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Magnificent Midlife

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Celebrating women in midlife and beyond, challenging the status quo and bashing negative stereotypes about being a bit older. Over the hill? On a downward slope? Nope, we get better with age not worse. Rachel Lankester talks all things midlife, sharing fabulous stories of magnificent women doing very cool stuff. Now's our time!

Latest Episodes

Just Doing It And Living The Dream With Jo Moseley

A return visit from the amazing Jo Moseley. Since we spoke in Season 1, Jo has completed a North of England coast to coast stand-up paddle board challenge, becoming the only woman ever to have done this at the tender age of 54. I’m so inspired by this woman and I know you’ll love catching up with her adventures. We talk about: How Jo doesn’t consider herself a sporty person but loves to move How she set herself the challenge of stand-up paddle-boarding from Liverpool to Goole, 162 miles across the country How she ended up paddle-boarding at the Chelsea Flower Show and the fun she had there The importance of not taking yourself too seriously Being open to possibility Feeling the fear and doing it anyway Living a simple but brave life Envisaging a future version of ourselves and wondering what they would do or say How Jo trained for such a big challenge How she used visualization and self talk to inspire herself to keep going The importance of believing in yourself How telling everyone what she was going to do helped her actually do it How adrenaline carried her through the atrocious weather Picking up litter as she paddle-boarded Making friends online Finding help in unexpected places Inter-generational understanding and friendship- millenials and midlifers The gift of learning from younger people Moving beyond being fearful of life The importance of making the very most of life How the death of friends focuses the mind on how short and precious life is Being grateful for having the chance to try these big challenges Moving on from a time when just getting out of bed was hard Being recognized having been on the telly Wanting to share her story to help other women feel better You can find out more about Jo on herwebsiteand Instagram athealthyhappy50, and on Twitter as@OneHappyRowerand@HealthyHappy50 Part 1 of Jo on the podcast is Episode 3. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Find out how to leave a review here:bit.ly/leavepodcastreview You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode atmagnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

41 MIN17 h ago
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Just Doing It And Living The Dream With Jo Moseley

Leaving medicine for yoga with Nadine Kelly, Yogi M.D.

Nadine Kelly was a medical doctor for many years but gave it up to be a yoga instructor. She has a fascinating story to tell about why she did that and how she lives her life now. In this inspiring and moving interview we talk about: Why Nadine moved from being a medical doctor to teaching yoga Building a different kind of life after leaving the system when medicine became more of a business How Nadine is driven by respect for elders and what they have brought to her life Taking a holistic approach to health and wellness rather than just focusing on curing illness Why Nadine now focuses her work on older people Combining medical knowledge with yoga practice to provide a well-rounded experience What Nadine liked about pathology Adapting a yoga practice to make it accessible for all bodies Slowing things down in all aspects of our lives Breaking the myths associated with doing yoga No pain no gain is nonsense, but no strain no gain makes sense The passion and importance of life-long learning Moving beyond limiting beliefs and letting go of perfectionism If you're struggling with something, ask yourself what you're trying to prove Learning to be enough Talking about death and grief with her friend How we can learn from everybody The power of diet and lifestyle changes in extending life with a cancer diagnosis Holding space and being present to enable someone to tell their story Wanting to help people and have an impact How we both hate small talk Ageing is a beautiful natural process and gifts come with time We short-change ourselves by not seeing the beauty of ageing What Nadine has learnt from podcasting And lots more! Find out more about Nadine, her work and her podcast on her website. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Find out how to leave a review here:bit.ly/leavepodcastreview You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode atmagnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

36 MIN1 w ago
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Leaving medicine for yoga with Nadine Kelly, Yogi M.D.

Going on a messy middle road trip with Janine and Nicole

Buckle up for a fabulous interview with Janine Queenin and Nicole Markel, hosts of the Messy Middle Roadtrip Podcast. In this fascinating and very wide-ranging interview we talk about almost everything under the sun from perimenopause to travel, from toxic products to being a ninja warrior! And all things midlife in between. We cover How Janine and Nicole came up with the concept and the name for their podcast, Messy Middle RoadTrip Getting beyond the invisibility of getting older and the embarrassment of menopause Changing society’s narratives around our worship of youth How midlife women are a huge untapped sector of society How we can sometimes make ourselves invisible by our poor self-talk Fighting against the urge to step back Starting new businesses in midlife Disconnecting through travel Eliminating toxicity from the products we use everyday Finding inspiration for a business in illness Defeating psoriatic arthritis and improving psoriasis through eating clean, using clean products and lifestyle changes, rather than medication How labels can in be incredibly misleading Regulations on products are woefully inadequate and worse in the US than in Europe How the term fragrance can be used to hide a multiple of nasty ingredients In the US only 11 harmful ingredients are banned. In Europe the figure is 1300! How hormonal changes in midlife can highlight issues that need to be dealt and it’s important to listen to our bodies How stress can create a perfect storm of factors leading to ill health How positive natural solutions can be massively transformative The importance of not letting disease define you Trial and error in starting a business and not wanting to have a boss any more The importance of thinking about the environment when it comes to travelling The prevalence of greenwashing – making environmental claims that cannot be backed up How product formulations change when the small business sells out to a bigger company The impact of laundry detergent on skin The impact of inhaling vapours from synthetic cleaning products especially at home when it’s cold outside The importance of checking labels on products The impact of the toxic body buildup of ingredients on fertility and other issues including our experience of menopause The amazing things midlife women are doing and that they talk about on the Messy Middle Roadtrip podcast How little we know about teenager’s lives The spirit of midlife women and their willingness to share The importance of talking about health issues in particular The power behind owning your story and being proud of it And lots more! Find out more about Janine and Nicole, their work and the fabulous Messy Middle Road Trip podcast on theirwebsite. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Find out how to leave a review here:bit.ly/leavepodcastreview You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode atmagnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

43 MIN1 w ago
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Going on a messy middle road trip with Janine and Nicole

New decade musings with Rachel (solo)

This is a special New Year's Day episode solo with Rachel. She's in contemplative mood, after a decade in review exercise and looks back at the last year, sharing three big things from 2019: The podcast itself A year of not buying any new clothing Christmas spent caring for the homeless with charity Crisis at Christmas She talks about how we may all want to move forward into the new decade, finding our purpose either with a small or a capital P, but certainly feeling more fulfilled. She encourages us all to dream big! Marie Forleo's Decade in Review My Year Not Buying New Clothes Crisis If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Find out how to leave a review here:bit.ly/leavepodcastreview You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode atmagnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

24 MIN2 w ago
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New decade musings with Rachel (solo)

Making what you want with Jennifer Louden

I interview Jennifer Louden, a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first best-selling bookThe Woman’s Comfort Book. Brené Brown has this to say about Jennifer: “Jennifer shows you how to live with more courage and greater intention and how to embrace the truth that you are enough right now.” In this insightful episode we talk about: Being a self care pioneer Saying yes to everything Staying fit and starting to run in midlife Moving beyond the fear of falling How running is good for maintaining bone density, mood and longevity The importance of staying mobile The importance of making what we want in life Why it can be good to be suspicious of self care How self care can help get you more in touch with your values and how you want to live – not the bath salts! Taking the time to show up in the world Claiming and sharing our voices Making commitments to ourselves and sticking to them as we would to those made to others The importance of retreat in midlife and the discomfort of slowing down to do that How looking deeply inside can be scary What stops us from getting our scary sh*t done Tips to get your scary sh*t done And lots more! Find out more about Jennifer and her work on herwebsite. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Thank you! Find out how to leave a review here. You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode atmagnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

33 MIN2019 DEC 17
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Making what you want with Jennifer Louden

Twisting the plot with Dr Cecilia Dintino and Hannah Murray Starobin

Meet Dr Cecilia Dintino and Hannah Murray Starobin, a psychologist and psychotherapist, who are the hosts of the very fabulous Twisting the Plot podcast. ​ These two are all about changing the unhelpful narratives we may hold dear and creating new stories for ourselves as we go through midlife and beyond. Anything is possible! We talk about: How they went from complaining about midlife to finding the glory in it How not having any rules means you can make up your own story How they met doing musical theatre How you can rewrite your story at any stage of life Applying fun, hope, imagination and creativity to our lives How we have to fight the cultural messages to see this stage as more positive The prevailing negative narrative about getting older How there is always more to learn and be right to the end of life The importance of remaining curious throughout life How you can still grow even if you don’t have your health Not being defined by being a mother, grandmother Living fully ...

31 MIN2019 DEC 10
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Twisting the plot with Dr Cecilia Dintino and Hannah Murray Starobin

Healing yourself through nutrition with Louise Carr

Meet Louise Carr who healed her own midlife trauma through retraining as a nutrition consultant. She has a fascinating story to tell about how to improve our health through nutrition, but also how health issues can be changed by eliminating trauma from our lives. All driven by her own experience. Listen in for so much value about how to accept our issues, deal with them and thrive beyond them. This is such a powerful interview. We talk about: How Louise retrained in nutrition in midlife to cope with her own health issues Not accepting the doctor’s narrative that health issues were age-related (at 46!) How learning about nutrition can transform our lives The importance of supporting our adrenal glands with nutrition Replenishing our bodies and minds with down time and self care How one big change can lead to many others – the domino effect Learning to trust your gut Coping with overwhelm and depression Recognizing the true sources of one’s stress Realizing when one’s relationship is no longer viable The power of food and nutrition in transforming our lives The damaging effect stress has on our health How walking away from the wrong relationship can be very good for our health Breaking free of abusive behavior How IBS is a tell for trauma in our lives How midlife is the perfect time to re-evaluate how we nurture ourselves How inflammation and fighting our menopausal experience will make our experience of menopause worse The empowering effect of stepping out of the victim mindset Not accepting what we’re told if our gut tells us otherwise The importance of a holistic approach to health especially in midlife Dealing with PTSD as a midlife woman Re-engaging with your body after trauma How trauma effects short term memory – it may not be menopause! Stress and hormonal health Is it a mood swing or a food swing? Keeping blood sugar levels stable Weight-gain around the middle in midlife and its connection to stress and metabolism Cortisol driving weight to the center of our bodies in midlife Mineral dense foods Calories don’t count – nutrition does Learning to value ourselves more especially with food And lots more! You can find out more about Louise and her work on herwebsite. You can also follow her onFacebook. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode atmagnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when? Start your tomorrow today!

39 MIN2019 NOV 28
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Healing yourself through nutrition with Louise Carr

Redefining the potential of midlife with Barbara Waxman

Meet gerontologist, coach and author of The Middlessence Manifesto, Barbara Waxman. She's redefining how we think about midlife and highlighting our incredible potential and the opportunities available for those who remain open to growth. In this inspiring and uplifting interview we cover: What Barbara means by Middlessence Getting rid of the competition between women for the benefit of the world! The power of women when we come together Women as connectors and how good we can be at support and building communities How middle-aged men's power is waning in the US and elsewhere 60% of divorces after 40 are initiated by women How if men can embrace the changes in midlife women, it's better for all of us Becoming aware of the many more older woman role models and taking inspiration from them. What Barbara means by re-potting The importance of engaging with information sources you don't agree with Not getting entrenched in our thinking as we get older The dangers of living in a bubble Why staying uncomfortable is very powerful Not getting hung up on the idea of having more purpose Making the most of the time we have The essential elements to getting midlife working well The importance of a holistic approach to health The power of coaching Making the most of the things that only time can bring us And lots more! You can find out more about Barbara on her website. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode at magnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

34 MIN2019 NOV 22
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Redefining the potential of midlife with Barbara Waxman

Building a business with Eileen Willett and Nancy Zeffman of Cucumber Clothing

Join me as I interview Nancy Zeffman and Eileen Willett the founders of Cucumber Clothing, designed to keep women cool in all circumstances. In this eye-opening interview we cover: Starting a business in midlife The importance of friendship, support and trust in starting Cucumber What makes Cucumber Clothing special especially for midlife women Having the confidence to just give it a go Making the most of your empty nest Capitalizing on earlier life skills to create something new The importance of continuing to challenge yourself Learning new skills in midlife Coping with not knowing what you don’t know Different fabrics and how environmentally they are Applying sustainable principles to a business Sustainable washing – we wash clothes too much And lots more! Listeners to this podcast can also get a discount onCucumber Clothing. Just use discount code: MAGNIFICENT15 valid till Dec 31st 2019. Find out more aboutCucumber Clothing here.

33 MIN2019 NOV 9
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Building a business with Eileen Willett and Nancy Zeffman of Cucumber Clothing

Podcasting in midlife with Sarah Auerswald and Julia Frey of Menopodcast

EMeet the very funny Julia Frey and Sarah Auerswald, the co-presenters of Menopodcast. These two first met as children growing up on Maui. They moved to Los Angeles, worked in the film industry, set up businesses and are doing a massive job now raising awareness of menopause on their fabulously popular podcast. I've been a guest on their podcast three times! So it was lovely to turn the tables and find out about their midlife journeys. We had a lot of giggles. In this fabulous interview we cover: what it's like hosting a podcast about menopause why they are so keen to raise awareness how it's important to hear regular voices talking about menopause going through menopause with young children at home how the podcast grew out of blogging growing up on Maui and getting newspapers when someone flew in with one surprising things about menopause heart disease as the #1 killer of women negative stereotypes around menopause the opportunities of menopause that Fleabag scene giving zero fucks and how great that is the importance of getting and staying healthy And lots more! Find out more about Sarah and Julia and listen to the wonderful Menopodcast here. Follow them on Facebook. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode at magnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to make the most of your next chapter, free resources and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

38 MIN2019 NOV 8
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Podcasting in midlife with Sarah Auerswald and Julia Frey of Menopodcast

Latest Episodes

Just Doing It And Living The Dream With Jo Moseley

A return visit from the amazing Jo Moseley. Since we spoke in Season 1, Jo has completed a North of England coast to coast stand-up paddle board challenge, becoming the only woman ever to have done this at the tender age of 54. I’m so inspired by this woman and I know you’ll love catching up with her adventures. We talk about: How Jo doesn’t consider herself a sporty person but loves to move How she set herself the challenge of stand-up paddle-boarding from Liverpool to Goole, 162 miles across the country How she ended up paddle-boarding at the Chelsea Flower Show and the fun she had there The importance of not taking yourself too seriously Being open to possibility Feeling the fear and doing it anyway Living a simple but brave life Envisaging a future version of ourselves and wondering what they would do or say How Jo trained for such a big challenge How she used visualization and self talk to inspire herself to keep going The importance of believing in yourself How telling everyone what she was going to do helped her actually do it How adrenaline carried her through the atrocious weather Picking up litter as she paddle-boarded Making friends online Finding help in unexpected places Inter-generational understanding and friendship- millenials and midlifers The gift of learning from younger people Moving beyond being fearful of life The importance of making the very most of life How the death of friends focuses the mind on how short and precious life is Being grateful for having the chance to try these big challenges Moving on from a time when just getting out of bed was hard Being recognized having been on the telly Wanting to share her story to help other women feel better You can find out more about Jo on herwebsiteand Instagram athealthyhappy50, and on Twitter as@OneHappyRowerand@HealthyHappy50 Part 1 of Jo on the podcast is Episode 3. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Find out how to leave a review here:bit.ly/leavepodcastreview You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode atmagnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

41 MIN17 h ago
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Just Doing It And Living The Dream With Jo Moseley

Leaving medicine for yoga with Nadine Kelly, Yogi M.D.

Nadine Kelly was a medical doctor for many years but gave it up to be a yoga instructor. She has a fascinating story to tell about why she did that and how she lives her life now. In this inspiring and moving interview we talk about: Why Nadine moved from being a medical doctor to teaching yoga Building a different kind of life after leaving the system when medicine became more of a business How Nadine is driven by respect for elders and what they have brought to her life Taking a holistic approach to health and wellness rather than just focusing on curing illness Why Nadine now focuses her work on older people Combining medical knowledge with yoga practice to provide a well-rounded experience What Nadine liked about pathology Adapting a yoga practice to make it accessible for all bodies Slowing things down in all aspects of our lives Breaking the myths associated with doing yoga No pain no gain is nonsense, but no strain no gain makes sense The passion and importance of life-long learning Moving beyond limiting beliefs and letting go of perfectionism If you're struggling with something, ask yourself what you're trying to prove Learning to be enough Talking about death and grief with her friend How we can learn from everybody The power of diet and lifestyle changes in extending life with a cancer diagnosis Holding space and being present to enable someone to tell their story Wanting to help people and have an impact How we both hate small talk Ageing is a beautiful natural process and gifts come with time We short-change ourselves by not seeing the beauty of ageing What Nadine has learnt from podcasting And lots more! Find out more about Nadine, her work and her podcast on her website. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Find out how to leave a review here:bit.ly/leavepodcastreview You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode atmagnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

36 MIN1 w ago
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Leaving medicine for yoga with Nadine Kelly, Yogi M.D.

Going on a messy middle road trip with Janine and Nicole

Buckle up for a fabulous interview with Janine Queenin and Nicole Markel, hosts of the Messy Middle Roadtrip Podcast. In this fascinating and very wide-ranging interview we talk about almost everything under the sun from perimenopause to travel, from toxic products to being a ninja warrior! And all things midlife in between. We cover How Janine and Nicole came up with the concept and the name for their podcast, Messy Middle RoadTrip Getting beyond the invisibility of getting older and the embarrassment of menopause Changing society’s narratives around our worship of youth How midlife women are a huge untapped sector of society How we can sometimes make ourselves invisible by our poor self-talk Fighting against the urge to step back Starting new businesses in midlife Disconnecting through travel Eliminating toxicity from the products we use everyday Finding inspiration for a business in illness Defeating psoriatic arthritis and improving psoriasis through eating clean, using clean products and lifestyle changes, rather than medication How labels can in be incredibly misleading Regulations on products are woefully inadequate and worse in the US than in Europe How the term fragrance can be used to hide a multiple of nasty ingredients In the US only 11 harmful ingredients are banned. In Europe the figure is 1300! How hormonal changes in midlife can highlight issues that need to be dealt and it’s important to listen to our bodies How stress can create a perfect storm of factors leading to ill health How positive natural solutions can be massively transformative The importance of not letting disease define you Trial and error in starting a business and not wanting to have a boss any more The importance of thinking about the environment when it comes to travelling The prevalence of greenwashing – making environmental claims that cannot be backed up How product formulations change when the small business sells out to a bigger company The impact of laundry detergent on skin The impact of inhaling vapours from synthetic cleaning products especially at home when it’s cold outside The importance of checking labels on products The impact of the toxic body buildup of ingredients on fertility and other issues including our experience of menopause The amazing things midlife women are doing and that they talk about on the Messy Middle Roadtrip podcast How little we know about teenager’s lives The spirit of midlife women and their willingness to share The importance of talking about health issues in particular The power behind owning your story and being proud of it And lots more! Find out more about Janine and Nicole, their work and the fabulous Messy Middle Road Trip podcast on theirwebsite. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Find out how to leave a review here:bit.ly/leavepodcastreview You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode atmagnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

43 MIN1 w ago
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Going on a messy middle road trip with Janine and Nicole

New decade musings with Rachel (solo)

This is a special New Year's Day episode solo with Rachel. She's in contemplative mood, after a decade in review exercise and looks back at the last year, sharing three big things from 2019: The podcast itself A year of not buying any new clothing Christmas spent caring for the homeless with charity Crisis at Christmas She talks about how we may all want to move forward into the new decade, finding our purpose either with a small or a capital P, but certainly feeling more fulfilled. She encourages us all to dream big! Marie Forleo's Decade in Review My Year Not Buying New Clothes Crisis If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Find out how to leave a review here:bit.ly/leavepodcastreview You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode atmagnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

24 MIN2 w ago
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New decade musings with Rachel (solo)

Making what you want with Jennifer Louden

I interview Jennifer Louden, a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first best-selling bookThe Woman’s Comfort Book. Brené Brown has this to say about Jennifer: “Jennifer shows you how to live with more courage and greater intention and how to embrace the truth that you are enough right now.” In this insightful episode we talk about: Being a self care pioneer Saying yes to everything Staying fit and starting to run in midlife Moving beyond the fear of falling How running is good for maintaining bone density, mood and longevity The importance of staying mobile The importance of making what we want in life Why it can be good to be suspicious of self care How self care can help get you more in touch with your values and how you want to live – not the bath salts! Taking the time to show up in the world Claiming and sharing our voices Making commitments to ourselves and sticking to them as we would to those made to others The importance of retreat in midlife and the discomfort of slowing down to do that How looking deeply inside can be scary What stops us from getting our scary sh*t done Tips to get your scary sh*t done And lots more! Find out more about Jennifer and her work on herwebsite. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Thank you! Find out how to leave a review here. You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode atmagnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

33 MIN2019 DEC 17
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Making what you want with Jennifer Louden

Twisting the plot with Dr Cecilia Dintino and Hannah Murray Starobin

Meet Dr Cecilia Dintino and Hannah Murray Starobin, a psychologist and psychotherapist, who are the hosts of the very fabulous Twisting the Plot podcast. ​ These two are all about changing the unhelpful narratives we may hold dear and creating new stories for ourselves as we go through midlife and beyond. Anything is possible! We talk about: How they went from complaining about midlife to finding the glory in it How not having any rules means you can make up your own story How they met doing musical theatre How you can rewrite your story at any stage of life Applying fun, hope, imagination and creativity to our lives How we have to fight the cultural messages to see this stage as more positive The prevailing negative narrative about getting older How there is always more to learn and be right to the end of life The importance of remaining curious throughout life How you can still grow even if you don’t have your health Not being defined by being a mother, grandmother Living fully ...

31 MIN2019 DEC 10
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Twisting the plot with Dr Cecilia Dintino and Hannah Murray Starobin

Healing yourself through nutrition with Louise Carr

Meet Louise Carr who healed her own midlife trauma through retraining as a nutrition consultant. She has a fascinating story to tell about how to improve our health through nutrition, but also how health issues can be changed by eliminating trauma from our lives. All driven by her own experience. Listen in for so much value about how to accept our issues, deal with them and thrive beyond them. This is such a powerful interview. We talk about: How Louise retrained in nutrition in midlife to cope with her own health issues Not accepting the doctor’s narrative that health issues were age-related (at 46!) How learning about nutrition can transform our lives The importance of supporting our adrenal glands with nutrition Replenishing our bodies and minds with down time and self care How one big change can lead to many others – the domino effect Learning to trust your gut Coping with overwhelm and depression Recognizing the true sources of one’s stress Realizing when one’s relationship is no longer viable The power of food and nutrition in transforming our lives The damaging effect stress has on our health How walking away from the wrong relationship can be very good for our health Breaking free of abusive behavior How IBS is a tell for trauma in our lives How midlife is the perfect time to re-evaluate how we nurture ourselves How inflammation and fighting our menopausal experience will make our experience of menopause worse The empowering effect of stepping out of the victim mindset Not accepting what we’re told if our gut tells us otherwise The importance of a holistic approach to health especially in midlife Dealing with PTSD as a midlife woman Re-engaging with your body after trauma How trauma effects short term memory – it may not be menopause! Stress and hormonal health Is it a mood swing or a food swing? Keeping blood sugar levels stable Weight-gain around the middle in midlife and its connection to stress and metabolism Cortisol driving weight to the center of our bodies in midlife Mineral dense foods Calories don’t count – nutrition does Learning to value ourselves more especially with food And lots more! You can find out more about Louise and her work on herwebsite. You can also follow her onFacebook. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode atmagnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when? Start your tomorrow today!

39 MIN2019 NOV 28
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Healing yourself through nutrition with Louise Carr

Redefining the potential of midlife with Barbara Waxman

Meet gerontologist, coach and author of The Middlessence Manifesto, Barbara Waxman. She's redefining how we think about midlife and highlighting our incredible potential and the opportunities available for those who remain open to growth. In this inspiring and uplifting interview we cover: What Barbara means by Middlessence Getting rid of the competition between women for the benefit of the world! The power of women when we come together Women as connectors and how good we can be at support and building communities How middle-aged men's power is waning in the US and elsewhere 60% of divorces after 40 are initiated by women How if men can embrace the changes in midlife women, it's better for all of us Becoming aware of the many more older woman role models and taking inspiration from them. What Barbara means by re-potting The importance of engaging with information sources you don't agree with Not getting entrenched in our thinking as we get older The dangers of living in a bubble Why staying uncomfortable is very powerful Not getting hung up on the idea of having more purpose Making the most of the time we have The essential elements to getting midlife working well The importance of a holistic approach to health The power of coaching Making the most of the things that only time can bring us And lots more! You can find out more about Barbara on her website. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode at magnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

34 MIN2019 NOV 22
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Redefining the potential of midlife with Barbara Waxman

Building a business with Eileen Willett and Nancy Zeffman of Cucumber Clothing

Join me as I interview Nancy Zeffman and Eileen Willett the founders of Cucumber Clothing, designed to keep women cool in all circumstances. In this eye-opening interview we cover: Starting a business in midlife The importance of friendship, support and trust in starting Cucumber What makes Cucumber Clothing special especially for midlife women Having the confidence to just give it a go Making the most of your empty nest Capitalizing on earlier life skills to create something new The importance of continuing to challenge yourself Learning new skills in midlife Coping with not knowing what you don’t know Different fabrics and how environmentally they are Applying sustainable principles to a business Sustainable washing – we wash clothes too much And lots more! Listeners to this podcast can also get a discount onCucumber Clothing. Just use discount code: MAGNIFICENT15 valid till Dec 31st 2019. Find out more aboutCucumber Clothing here.

33 MIN2019 NOV 9
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Building a business with Eileen Willett and Nancy Zeffman of Cucumber Clothing

Podcasting in midlife with Sarah Auerswald and Julia Frey of Menopodcast

EMeet the very funny Julia Frey and Sarah Auerswald, the co-presenters of Menopodcast. These two first met as children growing up on Maui. They moved to Los Angeles, worked in the film industry, set up businesses and are doing a massive job now raising awareness of menopause on their fabulously popular podcast. I've been a guest on their podcast three times! So it was lovely to turn the tables and find out about their midlife journeys. We had a lot of giggles. In this fabulous interview we cover: what it's like hosting a podcast about menopause why they are so keen to raise awareness how it's important to hear regular voices talking about menopause going through menopause with young children at home how the podcast grew out of blogging growing up on Maui and getting newspapers when someone flew in with one surprising things about menopause heart disease as the #1 killer of women negative stereotypes around menopause the opportunities of menopause that Fleabag scene giving zero fucks and how great that is the importance of getting and staying healthy And lots more! Find out more about Sarah and Julia and listen to the wonderful Menopodcast here. Follow them on Facebook. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode at magnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to make the most of your next chapter, free resources and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

38 MIN2019 NOV 8
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Podcasting in midlife with Sarah Auerswald and Julia Frey of Menopodcast
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