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Magnificent Midlife

Midlife isn’t the end of meaningful life, just the end of the first half rehearsal. Listen, laugh and be inspired as Rachel Lankester, author, mentor and founder of Magnificent Midlife, interviews women in midlife and beyond living authentic, empowered lives, not disappearing into obscurity. From round the world yachtswomen to 60 year old pole dancers, from palliative care doctors to sustainable food evangelists, this podcast explores the myriad things older women get up to and the issues we face. We challenge the status quo and bash those negative stereotypes about being an older woman. Need some inspiration about what’s possible for you when you're over 40, over 50 or beyond? These women will show you anything is. Need help overcoming your own limiting beliefs about getting older or struggles with menopause? Learn from women who’ve experienced the same but found ways to thrive and become who they were always meant to be. Learn their life-hacks and how they do what they do. This podcast is all about celebrating women in midlife and beyond. We’re not over the hill or on a downward slope. We get better with age not worse. We talk all things midlife, about issues that matter, and share fabulous stories of magnificent women doing very cool stuff. Now's our time! Find out more at magnificentmidlife.com.

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167 Menopause in Africa with Sue Mbaya
Sue Mbaya is the founder and director of Menopause Solutions Africa and host of the Pause for Menopause podcast. She’s leading menopause awareness in Africa and seeking to normalize the change while empowering women. She has over 20 years of policy advocacy, advisory and development experience at national, regional and global levels with a focus on African States and the African Union. Sue’s work and influence in the area of menopause have been recognized globally and I was delighted to be able to entice her onto the podcast! We talk about: - How Sue became so involved and passionate about menopause - The impact of stress and other life events on menopause symptoms - The psychological impact of menopause and the decision to use HRT - The challenges of getting access to healthcare in Africa - How menopause is not prioritized in Africa - The differences in terms of appreciation, knowledge, sentiment towards menopause as well as women getting older in general - Gendered ageism - The disparity in access to help and healthcare across the continent - 1 gynecologist for every 100,000 women in Kenya - Progress and initiatives in menopause awareness in Africa - Changing narratives so women don’t have to just power through menopause And more! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
48:01 6/4/24
166 Writing about Jewish culture with Lynne Golodner
Lynne Golodner is a novelist writing about strong Jewish women and Jewish culture. She shares her background and journey as a writer, her focus on writing about Orthodox Jewish life, and the challenges and research involved. Lynne recently set up her own independent publishing house for women over 40 with strong voices that need to be heard. Her first novel, Woman of Valor, joins two poetry collections and six nonfiction books, including Hide and Seek: Jewish Women and Hair Covering and The Flavors of Faith: Holy Breads. This is a fascinating dive into an often hidden culture. We talk about: - How Lynne became a writer - Writing about compelling Jewish characters - Educating others about Jewish culture - The role of food in Jewish culture - The significance of hair covering in Jewish culture - Becoming religious and then leaving Orthodoxy - Career pivots and founding a publishing house - Differences in perceptions of older women across cultures - Benefits of self-publishing and challenges in the publishing industry - Lessons learned in midlife And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
36:52 5/14/24
165 Midlife update, solo with Rachel
A midlife update from Rachel on what’s been happening lately and what’s coming up for her as we move towards summer.  She talks about: - Cherishing loved ones and coping with grief - Recent podcast episodes Being a veteran Black menopause and staying curious Staying strong and healing Embodied experience of postmenopause Discovering the joy of volunteering Finding what works in midlife The power of herbs - Questioning big claims about hormone therapy and future health - The Mind Body Spirit Festival (London) and Everywoman Festival (Cardiff) - Poverty in later life being a gendered issue - The growing concern of digital exclusion And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
33:05 4/9/24
164 The power of herbs for menopause with Hannah Charman
Hannah Charman  has been a medical herbalist since 1999, having first become interested in alternative medicine when she used it to recover from chronic fatigue syndrome in her early teens. She specialises now in helping women who prefer or need a natural route through menopause, combining herbal medicine with health coaching. We talk about: - What a medical herbalist is - Hannah’s journey to becoming a medical herbalist - Holistic approaches to menopause and health in general - The gifts of menopause - The role of trauma in menopause - How herbal medicines work and especially for menopause - The misconceptions and benefits of herbal medicine - Embracing the discomfort of menopause - Empowering menopausal women - The environmental impact of hormones - Navigating menopause based on individual experience - The power of herbs and Hannah’s passion for herbal medicine And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
45:50 4/2/24
163 Finding what works at midlife with Dr Maria Luque
Dr. Maria Luque is a menopause fitness expert, a health science professor, and an Air Force veteran. She’s passionate about helping menopausal women become healthier, stronger, and happier. Her PhD dissertation was all about enhancing quality of life in menopause. We talk about: - What quality of life in menopause means to Maria - Maria’s research on menopause - Misinformation and fear surrounding menopause - Embracing menopause and aging - Challenging menopause narratives - The influence of marketing and misinformation - Overcoming analysis paralysis - Trusting your own knowledge and instincts - The impact of polarizing menopause narratives - The need for nuanced conversations women’s health - The complexity of hormone therapy - The power of polarization in marketing - The importance of doing the work - Body image issues in menopause - Finding balance And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
53:21 3/26/24
162 Discovering the joy of volunteering with Ann Marie Jackson
Ann Marie Jackson is the co-founder of microlending organization Mano Amiga and works with Casita Linda, which builds homes for families living in poverty in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She’s lived as an expat in Mexico for a decade, is a columnist for Mexico Daily News and recently wrote a novel inspired by her life called the Broken Hummingbird. We talk about: - Why Ann Marie moved her family to Mexico - The joys of living in San Miguel de Allende - Ann Marie’s passion for volunteering - Her experience working on human rights in China - The dangers of white saviourism and how to navigate that - The migration of Mexicans and other people to the US - Issues at the Mexico-US border - Casita Linda and how it helps families in poverty - Microlending organisations - The Healing Words Project - Writing a novel - How we can all give back more And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
42:13 3/19/24
161 The embodied experience of postmenopause with Stella Duffy
Stella Duffy is an award-winning writer of 17 novels, over 70 short stories and 15 plays who’s also worked in theatre for 35 years as an actor, director and facilitator. She’s a psychotherapist and a yoga teacher. She recently completed her doctorate in existential psychotherapy and her research was in the embodied experience of post-menopause. She’s been post-menopausal since chemotherapy for breast cancer in her mid-30s. Stella has been active in equalities and diversity work in the arts and LGBTQ+ communities for many decades. We talk about: - Stella’s experience of menopause coinciding with six months of chemotherapy - Menopause as a global issue - Challenging existing narratives - Societal factors and the impact of money - Cultural differences in menopause - The UK’s influence on menopause narratives - Alternative perspectives on menopause - The importance of lifestyle factors - Societal perceptions of post-menopausal women in a patriarchal culture - Dismantling misogynistic stereotypes - Being inclusive about societal expectations and challenges related to aging - The societal pressure on women regarding fertility and how it contributes to defining their value. And more! This is such a rich and empowering conversation.   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
59:11 3/12/24
160 Staying strong and healing well with Dr Kristie Ennis
Dr Kristie Ennis is a physical therapist, nutritionist, and strength and conditioning specialist. She wants to empower people to do more than they think they can and realize they are stronger than they think they are. She has a fantastic YouTube channel, which is where podcast host Rachel found her when she injured her knee. We talk about: - The importance of letting the body heal itself - Fascia and its importance in body movement - The importance of drinking enough fluid  - The dangers of sitting too long - Hormone related aches and pains in women - The importance of considering the whole body when addressing pain - How hormonal changes in menopause can contribute to weight gain and fat distribution - Exercise and injury prevention for older adults - Common injuries in older adults - Strengthening the glutes - Pelvic floor exercises and common mistakes in women’s fitness - Fitness and nutrition for a healthy lifestyle - Cardio exercise guidelines and options And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
45:14 1/23/24
159 Black menopause and staying curious with Pamela Windle
Pamela Windle joins the podcast to talk about menopause, at work, for Black women, diversity of experience, the importance of representation and staying curious about big statements about women’s health, especially when those relate to race. Pamela is a women’s health coach and menstruation and menopause consultant for the workplace. She trained with the Integrated Women’s Health Institute and the International Menopause Society. She’s an adviser to the British Standards Institute for the new standard on menstruation, menstrual health and menopause in the workplace. We talk about: - Menopause and perimenopause in the workplace - The new BSI standard on menstruation and menopause in the workplace - Pamela’s personal experiences with perimenopause, challenging societal shame and embarrassment around menstruation and aging - Emphasizing the diversity of women’s experiences and the importance of self-care - Scepticism about research on menopause for Black women  - The lack of representation of Black women in medical research - The importance of including diverse perspectives in medical research  - Still being perimenopausal at 57 - The spread of misinformation about menopause - Menopause and HRT stigmatization in the UK - Black women and risk of cancer - Menopause and hormone imbalance for Black women And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
51:14 1/16/24
158 Being a veteran with Cat Corchado
Cat Corchado is a US Air Force veteran turned founder of the Small Space Pilates Community. She’s made it her mission to help women veterans transition from the military, and is the host of the Sisters in Service podcast. We talk about: - Why Cat is still very active in the military community - Women veterans’ transition challenges and successes - The Sisters in Service podcast - The importance of identifying oneself beyond military service (as the transition to civilian life can be challenging) - What first took Cat into the military and where she served - Cat’s transition from the military and feeling a sense of loss and uncertainty after leaving  - The importance of acknowledging and embracing ones veteran status - Recognizing and supporting veterans in the UK and US - Cat’s experience of being a single parent in the military  - Cat’s journey of leaving the corporate world for fitness full-time - The importance of weightlifting for women especially as they age - The negative impact of ageism on women’s fitness and the importance of challenging these stereotypes - Why women need to do Pilates - The importance of finding a qualified Pilates instructor who can tailor the workout to your needs and goals - The danger of burnout and getting stuck in busyness And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
45:18 12/19/23
157 Midlife update, solo with Rachel
Mag Mid podcast host Rachel is flying solo this week, talking about what’s been happening in her world. There's a trip to the UK Houses of Parliament and a book recommendation in the New York Times in the mix! Check out what’s been catching her attention lately. She talks about: - The success of the MenoClarity live event and how you can still access the recordings - Going to the heart of Government to talk about menopause - Menopause narratives and how they seem to keep getting worse - Her book, Magnificent Midlife, being recommended in the New York Times - The podcast season to date featuring: avoiding burnout, the crisis of care, staying fit as we age, healing through memoir, getting back on stage, digital publishing and traveling the world - Gendered ageism - Digital exclusion - How the Masters is going And lots more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
26:36 12/12/23
156 Staying fit as we age with Elaine Reynolds
Elaine Reynolds is a master personal trainer and yoga teacher. She teaches women over 50 to not give up or give in with the crazy things happening to our bodies. She had an epiphany at 50 and bought a one way ticket to Bali, where she lives now.  We talk about: - What’s it like being an expat in Bali and what she loves most about it - Elaine’s passion of helping older women stay fit - Issues that older women are grappling with in midlife - Menopause, aging and fitness - The importance of strengthening and stabilising muscles around joints to support aging bodies and improve recovery from injuries - Incorporating dynamic movements like yoga, barre, pilates, functional strength training, and low-impact cardio into workouts to lengthen the body and improve overall fitness - The importance of changing exercise habits after 50 to prioritize how one feels - Pain management and exercise for women in their 50s and beyond - The importance of glute strength - Knee problems and fascial release - The importance of holistic healing, including mental well-being, and how it can help alleviate physical ailments - Incorporating meditation in your daily routine And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
43:05 12/5/23
155 Healing through memoir with Sherry Sidoti
Sherry Sidoti is an author and a yogi. She recently published her first book, a memoir about her own healing journey, A Smoke and a Song. This is such a powerful and moving story highlighting how we can heal ourselves by exploring and accepting our experiences, and coming to terms with the past. We talk about: - What inspired Sherry to write her book - Sherry’s journey to writing a memoir - Sherry’s experience as a yoga teacher and how it has helped her learn to use language sparingly and effectively - Writing a memoir with a focus on self-expression and ethical considerations - How Sherry was able to write about trauma without triggering trauma - Motherhood and healing generational trauma - Using meditation and sensory awareness (five sense awareness)  to access memories - What it means to be living in the layers - What it’s like living on Martha’s Vineyard And more! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
52:44 11/28/23
154 Preventing midlife burnout with Dr Sola Togun-Butler
Dr Sola Togun-Butler is a psychotherapist and transformative life coach. She’s the founder of Butterfly Counseling Services and speaks regularly on the importance of mental health and wellness, while offering solutions to minimize stress, prevent burnout and achieve balance.  We talk about: - The importance of addressing societal expectations that lead to burnout in women, particularly in midlife - The guilt that arises from cultural and gender expectations that women should prioritize their children and family over their own needs - How changing thought patterns through cognitive restructuring and reframing can help reduce feelings of guilt - How Dr Sola’s Nigerian cultural background influenced her upbringing - Polarization in the menopause discourse - Finding it easier to listen to different perspectives as you get older - The importance of curiosity and seeking diverse viewpoints in midlife - How Dr Sola helps midlife women come to terms with or move on from trauma - Why women fear embracing their authentic selves due to fear of rejection from others - How women can make changes despite potential conflict with loved ones - The power of butterflies as a symbol of transformation - Some effective strategies for preventing burnout - How Dr Sola helps women practice self compassion - Differences between US and Nigerian culture in regards to the status of women as they get older - Ageism and self-love in UK and Nigerian cultures And more! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
43:01 11/21/23
153 Getting to grips with the crisis of care with Emily Kenway
Emily Kenway is the author of the groundbreaking book, “Who Cares: the Hidden Crisis of Caregiving and How We Solve It”, written after the painful experience of caring for her cancer stricken mother. Who Cares is an intimate and deeply researched account of the experiences of unpaid carers, and a call for us all to put care at the center of our lives. Emily researches, writes and speaks about thought-provoking social issues, shedding light on the crucial forces shaping our lives and communities. We talk about: - How Emily found the strength to write such a book out of her own deep grief - Emily’s personal experience with caregiving - The importance of recognizing care as a continuous condition of life - The need for more practical support for carers  - Reducing the stigma surrounding care work - How older people can refuse outside help due to vulnerability concerns - How women are often expected to prioritize care work over paid work - Disparities in labor rights and opportunities between men and women - Gender roles in caregiving for elderly relatives - Age, vulnerability, and acceptance of care - How practising reciprocal support can help create a culture that values vulnerability and mutual aid - The care commons idea – sharing care responsibilities in a community  - The need for government action on workplace regulations to enable care - Reducing working hours to improve productivity and work-life balance And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
54:49 11/14/23
152 Getting back on stage with Josephine Pembroke
Josephine Pembroke is a performer and founder of Radio Gorgeous. She trained at Drama Studio and has been in many bands, cabaret and theatre productions. She decided to get back on stage in her 60s and is currently starring in her own show, The Working Girls of Soho, which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival. Josephine is a hoot! Prepare to giggle and be inspired that anything is possible! We talk about: - Why Josephine is back on the stage after all these years - What the show, The Working Girls of Soho, is all about - The history and culture of Soho - Life in London in the 80s and 90s - Josephine’s experience in the London’s club scene - What’s it like for Josephine to actually be doing cabaret on the stage - The all-girl band, Pussies Galore and their performances in London and abroad - Josephine’s struggle with needing attention  - The importance of discipline and creativity in Josephine’s life - What Josephine has learned about herself by going back on the stage - How baby steps are all we need to make big change And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
36:22 11/7/23
151 Becoming a digital publisher with Amanda O'Brien
Amanda O’ Brien became a full-time digital publisher in midlife, with four successful websites focusing on travel, pets and information. She’s a former marketing director at big corporations and an Australian who’s made London her home. She’s a boutique adventurer, and she’s visited over 70 countries on her travels. We talk about: - What it was like for Amanda to switch from marketing director to digital publisher in midlife - How advertising network Mediavine works and its impact on website traffic and SEO - Transitioning from marketing to digital publishing - Amanda’s solo travel experiences and her advice for women - Amanda’s experience of climbing Kilimanjaro - The experience of feeling uncomfortable in traveling solo, but finding comfort in realizing that nobody notices or cares. - What Amanda likes about being an Aussie in London - Cultural difference between Australia and the UK - Bhutan culture, tourism, and aging society - Travel blogging, social media, and influencer marketing - Midlife transitions, online presence, and networking And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
43:01 10/31/23
150 Finding the true truth with Ann Marie McQueen
Celebrating episode 150 of the podcast with a very special guest. Ann Marie McQueen is a journalist on the world stage, focused on menopause and on a mission to cut through misleading narratives and dodgy data. She founded HotFlash Inc in 2020 to cover the latest clinical studies, treatments, products, guidance and more via a weekly research letter, podcast and across social media. She’s also one of the founder members of MenoClarity. We talk about: - Why and how menopause became Ann Marie’s focus - Living in the Middle East as a Canadian expat - Cultural differences around menopause narratives - What annoys and concerns her about how menopause is portrayed - Issues around the impact of social media on menopause narratives - The oversimplification of menopause messages - Ann Marie’s struggles with ill health and separating that out from hormonal change - The impact of belief systems and trauma on menopause - How her view of menopause has changed - Understanding research and what it’s really saying - Being sceptical about big promises that make people money - Menopause narratives that don’t empower women - Menopause as a hero’s journey And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
56:59 8/15/23
149 Creating a career you love with Carolyn Parry
Carolyn Parry is the founder of Career Alchemy, helping early-stage and established professionals escape from a job they hate and create a career they love, on purpose. She’s an award-winning career coach, a TEDx speaker and host of the Change Your Story podcast. She is the President of the Career Development Institute and based in Wales. We talk about: - Carolyn’s own career crisis - Knowing what you don’t want is as important as knowing what you want. - The emotional labor that women do in the office - How technology has changed the workplace - Why women have an advantage over men - The importance of investing in yourself - The three types of people you find at work - The choice of what story to write - How to reconnect with what really matters - The impact of imposter syndrome - Maintaining a sense of purpose is important for mental health - Finding the courage to change track - How to pivot into a new industry - Exploring ways to do life differently - How to get involved in your community And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
39:14 8/8/23
148 Why we need more MenoClarity
Something very different for this podcast – five guests on one show! Five of my fellow founders of MenoClarity, the knowledge hub for menopause set up in 2023. I’m talking to Pat Duckworth, Prof Joyce Harper, Clarissa Kristjansson, Kate Codrington and Ann Marie McQueen about why we’ve come together and what we hope to achieve with MenoClarity. This is a wild and at times hilarious conversation! We talk about: - The menopause myths we’re hoping to bust - Bringing some positivity to menopause without being Pollyannaish about it - Establishing a middle reliable ground in the currently very polarized menopause world - Bringing clarity to what symptoms are really due to menopause and what might not be - Cherry picking research findings to suit certain narratives - The dangers of getting information from social media - Providing trusted sources of information - The three stages of womanhood – none should be the default, they all matter - How we’re not broken in midlife and we don’t need fixing - Our inaugural online summit on Friday 29 September – MenoClarity Live: Menopause Without The Hype And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
36:22 8/1/23
147 Looking after women's health with Dr Cathleen Brown
Dr. Cathleen Brown is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist who has spent much of her career caring for female soldiers and their dependents. She was honorably discharged from the US Army after 12 years of meritorious service. She now provides gynecology services specifically for women at midlife during the menopause transition. We talk about: - What was it like being an army doctor - How service women manage their periods when they're on active service - The transition from military to civilian life - The difference between the medical system in America and the UK - How the US healthcare system needs an overhaul - What Cathleen likes about helping women in midlife and experiencing menopause - How women can help themselves in menopause - How women can access better food in America - How menopause can impact women’s health - Optimizing sleep and brain health And more! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
34:18 7/25/23
146 Writing your story with Julia Brewer Daily
Julia Brewer Daily wrote her first novel, No Names To Be Given, when she was over 50. This book was inspired by her own experience as an adopted child from a maternity home hospital in New Orleans. She’s also the host of the Authors Over 50 podcast. Her mission is to encourage those in mid-life and beyond to live their best lives in what she calls Life’s Sweetest Third. This is a fascinating conversation about what happened when Julia went looking for and started writing her story. We talk about: - The personal story behind Julia’s first book - Julia experience of being adopted - Why it took so long for Julia to write her book - What it was like finding her birth family - Learning about and beginning to understand her birth mother’s experience - Julia’s writing process and her second book - Julia’s podcast and mission - How new writers can best get going - What helps writers fulfil their dreams And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
44:22 7/18/23
145 Leaning into midlife, solo with Rachel
A solo podcast from Rachel with more midlife musing on life, the universe and everything in between! Let’s lean into midlife and our wisdom years! She talks about: - The new BSI Menstruation and Menopause in the Workplace Guide launch with Mariella Fostrup - How we need a revolution in how women especially older ones are viewed in the world - The inaugural MenoClarity Live summit in September - Out and about talking about midlife and menopause - The podcast season so far - One year off the booze! - How we only make change when we decide to And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
29:04 7/11/23
144 The power of yoga for menopause with Niamh Daly
Niamh Daly is the founder of Yinstinct Yoga and focuses on creating yoga practices to help especially with menopause, training teachers around the world in this. She also runs courses in Menopause Awareness and Strategies for fitness professionals, nutrition and health coaches as well as accredited courses for Psychotherapists and Counsellors. We talk about: - Why Niamh is so passionate about yoga and especially for menopause - How to adapt our practice through menopause and as we age - The stages of menopause - The importance of pleasure - Connecting with our nervous systems - What we can learn by listening to our bodies - The importance of movement throughout the day - Being cautious of people making big promises about menopause - Looking out for misleading narratives - Learning to trust ourselves And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
50:33 7/4/23
143 Caring for older parents with Liz O’Donnell
Liz O’Donnell is the founder of Working Daughter, a global community for women balancing eldercare and career. She’s the award-winning author of Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Earning A Living, which is a brilliant book. She’s a longtime marketing executive who’s become a recognized expert on caregiving and in 2020, she created National Working Daughter’s Day. We talk about: - Why Liz wrote the book, Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Earning A Living - The importance of moving from resentment to acceptance - The power of unconditional love and showing up - Why Liz focused on daughters in her book - Why it’s helpful to look forward to the time when you’re no longer caring (even though that means your parents are not there anymore) - Flexibility and the cost of being flexible - How the Covid-19 pandemic put everything in perspective - Living through the caregiving - How workplaces can help carers - The expectation that it will always be the daughter - Judging your actions not your thoughts - Finding alternative solutions to a difficult situation And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.
53:34 6/27/23
142 Ending the battle with aging with Mia Maugé
Meet Mia Maugé, a 57 year old model championing broader representation in the modelling industry. She burst onto the scene in 2020 in the midst of the global pandemic when she was picked up by a modelling agency, allowing her to leave her career in digital marketing and PR . She’s passionate about occupying spaces previously reserved for those who look nothing like her, be that her hair texture and colour, age, skin tone or body type. We talk about: - Mia’s experiences of Black Power as a mixed race child of the Windrush Generation growing up in the 70s - How she discovered her passion for writing - Working at Notting Hill carnival - How Mia became a model - Going public with her Instagram page in 2020 - Facing the fear of aging - Dyeing her hair and finally stopping - How Mia connected with the community of silver sisters - The low point in Mia’s life - Elderhood as the youth of old age - Practicing gratitude and being grateful - How the language around aging has got to change - Aging and how society views older women - Being comfortable in one’s skin and knowing one’s worth - The importance of supporting women at any age And more! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.   Follow Rachel on: Facebook: facebook.com/magnificentmidlife Instagram: instagram.com/magnificentmidlife Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/rachellankester Twitter: twitter.com/MagnifMidlife Pinterest: pinterest.co.uk/MagnificentMidlife1 Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCEteu6Z2mW1z1wnHiVB08uw Tiktok: tiktok.com/@magnificent_midlife
56:46 6/20/23
141 How She Podcasts with Jessica Kupferman
Jessica Kupferman is the CEO and co-founder of She Podcasts, the largest women’s podcasting community and organiser of She Podcasts LIVE. The She Podcasts brand currently supports over 20,000 female podcasters. She Podcasts Live Virtual is happening 20-22 June 2023. I’ve been a member of this brilliant community for years so it was great to sit down with Jess. We talk about: - How Jess got started in the podcast world - Why podcasting is so important especially for women - The She Podcasts live event and community - The challenges of organising such an event - Having ADHD and what that means for Jess - Being both a young mom and an old one - Life before She Podcasts - Her ChatGPT obsession - Top AI tips to make life zing! - Why podcasting is great for midlife women - What Jess has learnt along the way And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #14 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.   Follow Rachel on: Facebook: facebook.com/magnificentmidlife Instagram: instagram.com/magnificentmidlife Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/rachellankester Twitter: twitter.com/MagnifMidlife Pinterest: pinterest.co.uk/MagnificentMidlife1 Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCEteu6Z2mW1z1wnHiVB08uw Tiktok: tiktok.com/@magnificent_midlife
52:06 6/14/23
140 Maturing into hagitude with Dr Sharon Blackie
Dr Sharon Blackie is an award winning writer, psychologist and mythologist. She's the author of the best selling, If Women Rose Rooted and more recently, Hagitude: Reimagining The Second Half Of Life. I love both books. They completely re-envision how women fit in the world. Hagitude is a wonderful analysis of how women used to be in later life, before the modern era, and the inspiration we can take from that. Sharon is focused on the development of the mythic imagination, and on the relevance of myth, fairy tales and folk traditions to the personal, cultural and environmental problems that we face today.  We talk about: - Why she wrote Hagitude - What is it about the hags and mythology that delights Sharon - Sharon’s favorite character, the Cailleach - What mythic imagination is - The things Sharon hates about how old women are currently presented  - How the second half of life is about turning inwards - The importance of listening to your body - How if you don't stop, you don't make space for a new story to grow - What women can do to change the narratives of older women - The nature of an elder woman’s wisdom - Baba Yaga - The intersection of sexism and ageism in patriarchal religions - What Sharon discovered about herself by writing Hagitude And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #15 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.   Follow Rachel on: Facebook: facebook.com/magnificentmidlife Instagram: instagram.com/magnificentmidlife Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/rachellankester Twitter: twitter.com/MagnifMidlife Pinterest: pinterest.co.uk/MagnificentMidlife1 Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCEteu6Z2mW1z1wnHiVB08uw Tiktok: tiktok.com/@magnificent_midlife
47:21 4/4/23
139 Rewilding Britain with Rebecca Wrigley
Rebecca Wrigley is one of the founders of Rewilding Britain, and now its chief executive. She has worked in the voluntary and public sectors for 23 years, and is passionate about engaging local communities in decision-making about their land and resources. There is so much we can all contribute to protecting the environment, starting with rewilding, often on our doorstep. We talk about: - How Rewilding Britain got started - The unique contribution it makes - The highlights of Rewilding Britain since it started - How people can show support for the initiative and make a difference - Why rewilding is so important to the environment and climate change - Beavers as an example of an ecosystem engineer - How a peat bog can hold carbon - Understanding the keystone species  - Species Rebecca would like to see reintroduced to Britain - How we all benefit from prioritising nature  - Diversification of jobs and livelihoods - Frustrations about the work Rebecca does - Top lessons we can learn about rewilding  And more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #15 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.   Follow Rachel on: Facebook: facebook.com/magnificentmidlife Instagram: instagram.com/magnificentmidlife Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/rachellankester Twitter: twitter.com/MagnifMidlife Pinterest: pinterest.co.uk/MagnificentMidlife1 Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCEteu6Z2mW1z1wnHiVB08uw Tiktok: tiktok.com/@magnificent_midlife
37:47 3/27/23
138 Talking about death with Dr Kathryn Mannix (Re-Release)
Dr Kathryn Mannix has devoted her life to the palliative care of the dying. In this episode, she talked about death, the process of it and how we can all prepare better for it. She also wrote a remarkable book called With The End In Mind which everyone should read! It was such a pleasure to talk to her about death! This is a much longer interview than usual but I thought the topic deserved it. Kathryn came back on the podcast to talk about her second book, Listen and you can listen to that episode here. We talk about: - Why Kathryn was inspired to write her book, With The End In Mind - Opening up conversations about death - How our experience of death is much improved by honest communication - Denial is one way of coping which works for some people but isn’t ideal - Thinking about accommodating immobile older relatives - Sometimes being practical is better than sacrifice when it comes to caring - What normal dying actually looks and feels like – it is very gentle - Why it’s important for people to understand the stages of death - What the ‘death rattle’ really is - Asking for more pain control if death is not progressing normally - The importance of discomfort management as people approach death – otherwise the process of death itself is prolonged - The opioid crisis – how Western addiction concerns stop pain relief availability in poorer areas of the world - Morphine used properly for pain relief is safe - Dan’s death plan and how he went on TV to talk about it - The impact of faith on death - How many of us start a process of reckoning as we get closer to death - The importance of some form of belief (not necessarily religious) when it comes to evaluating our lives - The importance of being clear about what you want for your own death And lots more!   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Order the ebook or audiobook (narrated by Rachel) versions of Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond at magnificentmidlife.com/book The paperback can be purchased on Amazon or other online retailers: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ US & Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Magnificent-Midlife-Transform-Middle-Menopause/dp/173981150X/ You can listen to all the other episodes and get the show notes at magnificentmidlife.com/podcast. Recommended by the Sunday Times. Feedspot #3 in best midlife podcasts and #15 in best women over 50 podcasts worldwide. You'll find lots of strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent at magnificentmidlife.com. Check out Rachel's online Revitalize Experience, a 6-week intensive small group mentoring experience or 1-1 Midlife Mentoring.   Follow Rachel on: Facebook: facebook.com/magnificentmidlife Instagram: instagram.com/magnificentmidlife Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/rachellankester Twitter: twitter.com/MagnifMidlife Pinterest: pinterest.co.uk/MagnificentMidlife1 Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCEteu6Z2mW1z1wnHiVB08uw Tiktok: tiktok.com/@magnificent_midlife  
73:50 3/21/23

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