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Women of a Certain Age

Attention adventurous women travelling beyond 50!! Host Mary Labrie and her guests tackle all the weird stuff we women face - menopause, body changes, sex, dating, relationships and more. She talks with inspiring women who know stuff or have undergone amazing transformations in their mid-life. Join us!!

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Her Mid-Life Dating Revolution
Preya is a woman of a certain age who defies the stereotypes. Since the end of her 27-year marriage three years ago, she has been blazing a trail to reinvent herself emotionally, professionally and sexually. 
30:12 07/13/2020
Kelly Ulrich- Cartooning Her Way to Fame
Mary catches up with cartoonist, illustrator and artist, Kelly Ulrich.  When Kelly became  interested in a Scottish adventurer with an adopted feral kitten, her life changed.  She is now an Instagram sensation and has a new book deal.  
26:55 07/13/2020
Woman, Seeks Pirate
When a long-time relationship failed, Karyn was left broke and broken. Rather than lick her wounds, Karyn decided to 'wash that man right out of her hair'  with new adventures like yacht sailing and ultra light flying. Everything was looking up, until her toxic ex started cyber-stalker her......then something truly unexpected (and delightful) happened. 
31:45 08/18/2020
Those magnificent women of squash
Cathy Brown, Ruth Castellino and Laura Ramsay are elite squash players and women of a certain age. In an extremely intense and physically demanding sport, each of these women displays strength, mental toughness, modesty and a beautiful camaraderie.  We catch up with Cathy, Ruth and Laura to hear their inspiring story.  Beer seems to be an important ingredient in a good squash game!
29:55 08/20/2020
Rockin' it with Kelly Zirbes
Our guest today is the talented and very fabulous woman of a certain age, Kelly Zirbes.  Hear Kelly's journey from whistling and plucking guitar as a child to becoming a lead singer, songwriter and frontwoman for the band Kelly’s Lot. She is still slinky and rockin' it at the age of 59. 
47:27 08/21/2020
Great Sex After 50 - Surviving the Global Sex Drought
In the United States, Canada and Australia, women over 50 years of age are having less sex now than 10 years ago. At the same time women over 50 believe that a good sex life is important for health and essential to loving relationships.  We talk with health professional, best-selling author and biohacker, Kate Marie about what can be done to survive the Great Global Sex Drought.  
37:40 10/13/2020
The Joy of Solo Travel with Sherry Ott
By the time we reach the age of 65, half of our female friends will be divorced, widowed or single.  That means we women of a certain age must perfect the art of 'flying solo' in terms of travel, dining out, seeing movies and everyday stuff.  In this episode, Mary Labrie catches up with travel blogger, entrepreneur and inspiring woman of a certain age, Sherry Ott, who finds adventure, enrichment and joy in travelling solo.  She know better than most that travelling solo does not mean travelling alone. 
37:54 10/18/2020
Great Sex After 50 - Rekindling Your Desire
In our second episode of Great Sex After 50, we look at that elusive thing called desire.  Hormonal changes arising from menopause can result in a decline in sexual desire or sex drive for women. That does not mean, however, that women enjoy sex any less.  In fact, research also tells us that women over 50  enjoy sex more than women in their 20's.  In fact women over 50 can have the best sex of their lives IF they can creatively learn to fan the flames of desire.   
37:04 10/27/2020
Street Style with Arlinda McIntosh
If you believe that beautiful clothing can transform your life, then you will want to meet the fabulous Arlinda McIntosh.  Arlinda is more than a fashion designer and maker of glorious sustainable clothing - she is a dream-maker.  Her business, Sofistafunk The Skirt Co, makes audacious, and joyous clothing that will rock your world.  Arlinda goes beyond fashion, building a supportive community for women to collaborate, twirl and create.  At 63, Arlinda is an Instagram 'It' girl and an inspiration for women of a certain age.  
51:54 11/03/2020
Be Fit, Strong, Healthy with Tania Dalton
You might have said to yourself, “That’s it!  I’m getting fit……after the weekend.” Tania Dalton has heard all the excuses and has made some of them herself. Tania is a social media influencer, vlogger, podcaster, personal trainer and educator. She is on a quest to help women of a certain age biohack menopause for greater fitness and well-being. She believes in you! 
33:44 11/10/2020
Great Sex After 50 - Her Erogenous Zones
You have probably heard of the C-spot and even the G-spot, but have you also heard of the U-spot and the A-spot? How about the K-spot?  If you want to have great sex after 50, then you may want to explore some of the lesser known erogenous zones of your body.  Whether you explore these 'hidden gems' on your own, or with a friend, there's treasure to be found and great sex to be had.   
32:59 11/17/2020
Great Sex After 50 - Do You Kegel or Ben Wa?
As lusty women of a certain age, we all want great sex, right?  And with the freedoms that come with menopause, less work and an 'empty' nest, sex at this time of life can be the best we've ever had. But some of the physical changes that come with menopause are downright unhelpful. In this episode, we tackle vaginal atrophy, vaginal dryness, weakened pelvic floor and some biohacks we can use to fight back. Joining me is Kate Marie, biohacker and author of Fast Living - Slow Ageing. 
33:07 12/01/2020
Antionette Blake - Encore Entrepreneur
You might be surprised to know that the fastest growing segment for small businesses in the United States is entrepreneurs aged 55 to 64! Our guest Antionette Blake calls these innovators, 'encore entrepreneurs'.  Antionette's whole business is about helping these new business owners get their digital and social marketing humming.  Whether it be Instagram, podcasting, vlogging or Twitter, Antionette has the tools to make your business a success. 
36:41 12/07/2020
Great Sex After 50 - Talk To Me
When was the last time you talked to your partner about sex? You may be surprised to hear that, as your partner ages, he or she has changing needs - just like you. In our fifth episode we talk about communication, what people say they want and a few ideas about how to be a better partner.
43:03 12/11/2020
Great Sex After 50 - His & Hers
Professor, scientist, doctor and author Dr Merlin Thomas is our guest on Great Sex After 50.  As an endocrinologist, Merlin has studied the impact of ageing on our endocrine (hormonal) systems and the implications of this for men's and women's sexual health.   He has something important to tell you about pizza!
61:16 12/30/2020
Isabella Thorp - Confessions of a Super Ager
We are living in the era of the social media influencer and there is no influencer quite as fabulous as Isabella Thorp. Isabella has created a channel called Confessions of a Super Ager, where she presents the latest on fashion, skin care, fitness, cocktails and living well for women of a certain age.  Isabella has a heart of gold and her followers know it!
24:40 01/04/2021
Ms Star Monroe - Reclaim Your Mojo
Ms Star Monroe is going to throw a hand-grenade into the notions of what constitutes a well-behaved, midlife woman. Star has run the gauntlet of self-loathing, addiction, alcoholism, co-dependency and failed marriages and she’s learned a thing or two about reclaiming her power and potential. In this episode, we gathered questions from our listeners and followers and asked Star to weigh in on some of the challenges we women of a certain age face. So ladies, put on your flak jacket because we’re going to do battle with the stereotype of the invisible, beige, mid-life woman. Your commander in chief is Star Monroe.
30:48 01/26/2021
Makeda Smith - Pole Dancing Goddess
Makeda Smith of 'Flying Over 50,' is a diva of exotic movement and pole dancing. At the age of 60, she is strong, graceful and fearless. The story of how Makeda came to the pole dancing studio for the first time, and how it transformed her life, is at times harrowing and truly amazing.  Makeda transcended depression, financial ruin, internet trolls and global mockery to become a sassy, global influencer.  She calls on women all over the world to move, embrace their inner goddess and enter the temple of the pole. After meeting Makeda, I was so inspired, that I said, "Yes" to pole dancing. At the age of 65, I went on a quest to find a dance studio and try pole dancing myself - and I lived to tell the tale. 
26:17 02/10/2021
Jess Conneely - Angel of Dance
Jess Conneely of Dance4wellbeing is a real-life angel. She works with elders in aged care and people with disabilities to help them rekindle their lifeforce through dance. Jess uses the power of music to help our elders remember who they are and to get them moving and grooving. There is now hard science and evidence about the benefits of dance for elders, and Jess has a message for you about the importance of bringing dance and movement into your life right now.  
29:52 03/04/2021
The Midlife Crisis Hotline | Attack of the Mutant Hairs!
Welcome to the Midlife Crisis Hotline where we help you grapple with the fears, the joys and the weirdness of being a midlife woman and beyond. You might be horrified to find a giant mutant hair sprouting from your forehead and, when trying to pluck it, find that it fights back!Sometimes, we just want to talk with someone about what’s happening to us, and we women of the Midlife Crisis Hotline are here to help.  Are we experts? Not really. Are we midlife women who care about you?  Absolutely!  No question is too silly. And your question is probably the same one that millions of women are asking themselves right now. You were just brave enough to ask it.  So grab a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and listen up. Your question is up next. 
33:10 03/09/2021
Cinderella Hits 50!
We’ll be focusing on a mid-life woman with big love problems. She’s HAD IT with dating — the whole game of courtship. And we don’t blame her! But she’s going to have another try and she won’t be going it alone. She’ll have the help of our FAIRY GODMOTHERS — marvellous women who know their stuff and have a bit of magic dust in their kit.  They’ll help our Cinderella contend with a part of being single that leaves most of us dazed and confused - the strange and complex world of ONLINE DATING.
36:03 03/26/2021
Claire Haywood - Chan & Dee's Drink Tank
Have you ever thought to yourself, why aren’t there more movies and shows about women of a certain age?  We want to see stories about women of a certain age, and coming to the rescue is Claire Haywood. Claire is a seasoned writer, producer and director with an extensive body of work in film and television.  Claire and her posse of fabulous women of a certain age decided to do something that some might have thought was impossible. They’ve created a comedic web series about women of a certain age, smack dab in the middle of the COVID 19 pandemic.  Shan and Dee’s Drink Tank is a web series that celebrates the weird and wonderful world of the mid-life woman, and - like all good comedy - deals with some serious issues. 
26:41 03/31/2021
The Midlife Crisis Hotline | Medical Insults
Welcome to the Midlife Crisis Hotline where we help you grapple with the fears, the joys and the weirdness of being a midlife woman and beyond.  You may have been told you have an 'age barnacle' or have had your doctor complain that your vagina is dysfunctional. Sometimes, we just want to talk with someone about what’s happening to us, and we women of the Midlife Crisis Hotline are here to help.  Are we experts? Not really. Are we midlife women who care about you?  Absolutely!  No question is too silly. And your question is probably the same one that millions of women are asking themselves right now. You were just brave enough to ask it.  So grab a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and listen up. Your question is up next. 
34:41 04/06/2021
Arlene Limas - Martial Arts Gold
I was on the hunt for inspiring women of a certain age,  when I came across Arlene Limas.  Arlene is a black belt in both Kung Fu and Taekwondo and is an Olympic Gold medallist in Taekwondo (Seoul Olympics 1988).  Apart from being a kickass woman, Arlene is down-to-earth, warm and insightful.   She wants all women of a certain age to get out and try Kung Fu as a way of improving  grace, balance, strength and memory. Arlene suggests that Kung Fu is also the path to attaining that lifelong goal.....your chi.  Try it! There may be a spin kick in your future. 
20:57 04/14/2021
Angela Robertson Buchanan - Rare Bird
Angela Robertson Buchanan  is known as "The Bird Photographer,” an award winning freelance nature photographer. She is also a published author, teacher, speaker and exhibition curator. Angela’s gorgeous photographs of birds are full of personality and life-force. She has such an affinity for these glorious creatures, she might be part bird herself.Angela is also a passionate rescuer and carer of birdlife, running a 5-star AirBnB for wounded birds in her home.  She helps these beautiful creatures to rest, rehabilitate and return to the wild.Visit Angela's website to see her marvelous array of rare bird photography.https://www.angelarobertsonbuchanan.com/
26:29 04/20/2021
The Midlife Crisis Hotline | The Case of the Disappearing Eyebrows
Welcome to the Midlife Crisis Hotline where we help you grapple with the fears, the joys and the weirdness of being a midlife woman and beyond. You might confused about how to tend to your 'lady garden' or you may be wondering how to answer that pesky person in the gym who asks you, "How old do you think I am?"  Sometimes, we just want to talk with someone about what’s happening to us, and we women of the Midlife Crisis Hotline are here to help.  Are we experts? Not really. Are we midlife women who care about you?  Absolutely!  No question is too silly. And your question is probably the same one that millions of women are asking themselves right now. You were just brave enough to ask it.  So grab a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and listen up. Your question is up next. 
38:25 04/28/2021
Making Money Your Superpower
It’s time to talk about money.  When it comes to finances, many women face an uphill battle all their lives. Women are paid about 16% less than men and many women take time out of work to raise families. The average career break for women with children is six years.  When women return to work, it is often part-time.  With lower pay, child care career breaks, and more part-time work, women retire with about half the retirement savings of men. In this episode, Caz, a recently widowed woman in her late 50s, tells us what she did to get control of her finances.  Joining the discussion is Financial Planner, John Walker of Optimal Wealth Solutions. John outlines the work he did with Caz to make money her superpower. 
37:05 05/04/2021
The Midlife Crisis Hotline | Your Lady Garden
Welcome to the Midlife Crisis Hotline where we help you grapple with the fears, the joys and the weirdness of being a midlife woman and beyond. You might be confused about how to tend to your 'lady garden' or you may be wondering how to answer that pesky person in the gym who asks you, "How old do you think I am?"  Sometimes, we just want to talk with someone about what’s happening to us, and we women of the Midlife Crisis Hotline are here to help.  Are we experts? Not really. Are we midlife women who care about you?  Absolutely!  No question is too silly. And your question is probably the same one that millions of women are asking themselves right now. You were just brave enough to ask it.  So grab a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and listen up. Your question is up next. 
29:11 05/11/2021
Ombre - Eyebrow Tattooing with Renee
Mary Labrie talks with Renee about her experience with getting her eyebrows tattooed. Renee shares her experience with choosing an artist, the preparation, the process and the results of her eyebrow tattoos, which she calls, her 'party eyebrows'. 
20:06 05/12/2021
SisterStay, for the Travelling Sisterhood
SisterStay is a UK-based organisation with a vision to make the world a safe and friendly place for travelling women over 50.  SisterStay is bucking the trend set by AirBnB of the superhost, the perfectly styled home, the somewhat dishonest reciprocal rating system, the digital check-in system and, let's face it, properties that are increasingly expensive. How does SisterStay do it?  By putting the community first and – what’s really exciting – catering to women over 50.  SisterStay has returned to the original premise of AirBnB, which is the humble notion of sharing space in your home with travellers for a modest fee.  SisterStay seeks to rekindle the delightful connection between host and guest and create a global family of travelling, adventurous 'sisters'. 
18:55 05/18/2021