Show cover of The Midsters Podcast -  Friendship Meets Midlife

The Midsters Podcast - Friendship Meets Midlife

We are three college friends in our 50s who are exploring the endless possibilities for women at midlife - and celebrating it with humor and friendship. Join us to explore ideas, friendship, books, experiences, adventures, stories, sex, dating health and wellness, and BIG dreams. Nothing is off the table with co-hosts Tish, Ellen & Felicia. Please subscribe, rate & review wherever you listen to podcasts. If you're interested in being a guest on the podcast, send an email to themidsters@gmail.com.

Tracks

15. Fall Vibes and back to school Midsters
Fall is a special season! This week we're talking about things that give us fall vibes and fall traditions that we love. We'll take a look at fall fashion favs, adventures, fall decorating, and fall food and drinks! It’s the nostalgia of wanting to pick out new school supplies and a lunch box.... it’s the Midsters fall back-to-school episode.   This week's obsessions:Tish: the one piece you need for your fall wardrobe Spanx faux leather leggingsEllen:  Pentel grown-up kid multi-color pen! Grab a tee shirt, beanie, or hoodie at  The Midsters Store
25:51 08/17/2022
14. Airbnb Hosting...Two Midsters Success Stories
Have you ever considered running your own Airbnb? This week we have Kristin Baker an Airbnb super host shares her story of creating a successful passive income business in Burlington, VT and our own Midster co-host Ellen shares her California Airbnb story.   Listen to these two success stories to get inspired.  Become part of the 54% of global Airbnb hosts that are women or market your short-term rental through any other platform too. .Whether it is a stand-alone unit like Kristin or part of your own residence like Ellen, both can be very successful.Hear how both Ellen and Kristin are using their units to bring themselves more financial freedom.  Learn how they set themselves apart from other units on the market and have become Super Hosts.  And even hear why Kristin may need a "bat phone" in her unit LOLWhether you want to get inspired to have an Airbnb or you want to get inspired to just stay in one of these curated and styled units....you will love their stories.Kristin's Short term rental:  https://www.facebook.com/DowntownDesignerDigs/Ellen's unit  https://abnb.me/YUQMXWoUmsbKristin's unit   https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/31833416ObsessionsTish: Think Dirty  This is a phone app that helps you Think Dirty and Buy "Clean".  Easy Way to learn about potentially toxic ingredients in your household, cosmetics and personal care products Ellen:  Collecting Sea Glass There is something so joyful about collecting beautiful colored sea glass and keeping it to remind us of that special vacation
36:13 08/10/2022
13. Laugh or Cry...We Knew We Were Old When...
This week Tish, Ellen, and Felicia share lots of laughs and stories about moments when they've felt old and how they've managed to face their 50s head-on.  This is a topic that everyone can relate to and laugh along with.  ObsessionsTish: Bautista  coconut dry shampooEllen:  Tony's Chocoloney is ethically sourced chocolate Felicia: a diet trick - hummus  and celery sticks on the goGrab a  Misdters tee shirt, beanie, or hoodie at  The Midsters Store
30:57 07/23/2022
12. What I learned from my mother... honoring the things they taught us
Ellen, Felicia and Tish talk about the things they learned from their moms and how those things have stayed with them. Whether you are close to your mom growing up or not, there are things we learned. Sharing stories of their moms made everyone feel so much closer to them and honored their memories.The Girls encouraged their listeners to share what they learned from their own mothers on their The Midsters Podcast Facebook page
32:45 07/22/2022
11. Midlife Dating...a Man's POV
Ellen and Tish welcome Kevin Cross to the show to talk about midlife dating from his point of view.  He's a friend and a big supporter of the Midsters Podcast and he is currently single.  Kevin shares his dating philosophy called equally yoked and we ask him questions sent in by our listeners! Tish's obsession: Smile Direct LED teeth whitening kit and refill pack Ellen's obsession:  Mrs. Meyers Geranium room sprayGrab a  Misdters tee shirt, beanie, or hoodie at  The Midsters Store
37:36 07/20/2022
10. New Midlife Hobbies..... Bee Keeping
In this week's episode, Tish talks about the new hobby she started doing with her adult daughter, Meme.  Tish and her daughter took up bee keeping last year.  And this year Tish and another friend started their own hive.  Tish tells us about some amazing  Bee facts you may have never heard before.  And how many times do you think Tish has gotten stung?We talk about why every Midsters needs to start a new hobby to keep things interesting in life.  By the end of this episode, we hope to inspire you to go out of your comfort zone and try something new. We will also have pictures on our Facebook page The Midsters PodcastThis week's obsessions:Tish:  Honey Butter Crescent RollsEllen:  Wordle and the New York Post mini crossword puzzle1  12 oz package2 tablespoon salted butter1 tablespoon honey1 tablespoon powders sugarBake the crescents for 12 -15 minutes.  While crescents bake begin making honey butter.  In a small sauce pan, melt salted butter. Then add the honey and powdered sugar. Mix well until incorporated (the sauce will instantly become thicker once the powered sugar is added), remove from the heat and set to the side. Drizzle over crescents.While crescents bake begin making honey butter. In a small sauce pan, melt salted butter. Then add the honey and powdered sugar. Mix well until incorporated (the sauce will instantly become thicker once the powdered sugar is added), remove from the heat and set to the side.While crescents bake begin making honey butter. In a small sauce pan, melt salted butter. Then add the honey and powdered sugar. Mix well until incorporated (the sauce will instantly become thicker once the powdered sugar is added), remove from the heat and set to the side.
30:21 07/13/2022
9. Play Pickleball Midsters!
In this week's episode, Tish shares her pickleball obsession with Ellen.  She'll tell us why this easy-to-learn and inexpensive sport is a great way for Midsters to get or stay active and meet new people. By the end of this episode, you'll know why the sport is called pickleball too.  This week's obsessions:Tish: Movie Parties with friendsEllen:  Aperol Spritz - the drink of the summerTish recommends this pickleball set for beginnersGrab a  Misdters tee shirt, beanie, or hoodie at  The Midsters Store
26:47 07/07/2022
8. Should I Stay or Should I Go..... Gray?
When is the right time to go gray?  It's a very personal decision and one that so many women are thinking about in midlife.   Like many Midsters,  Ellen has been coloring her hair since her 20s and now colors it every three to four weeks to keep the gray covered.  She shares why she's kept up this schedule and discusses with Tish if there is a way to gracefully go gray or do you need to go all in or go at all?  Ellen tries out a few options and gets lots of opinions from her friends and family - but you'll have to listen to find out if she stays with her dark hair or if she goes gray...or maybe something in between!  This week's obsessions:Tish: Madison Reed is now on Amazon!  Tish recommends the touchup and brow filler too. Ellen:  K-18 leave in hair conditionerGrab a  Misdters tee shirt, beanie, or hoodie at  The Midsters Store
25:03 06/30/2022
7. Midlife Adventures - Why EVERY Midster Needs Some Adventure
Adventures are having experiences that are fun, challenging, that make you happy and keep you young at heart.  Adventures are exhilarating and take you outside of your comfort zone and make you feel like you accomplish a dream or a goal.Adventures bring much more long-term happinessBecome a Tourist in your Hometown. Making the effort to enjoy all the things happening in your neck of the woods Tish’s Obsession  - Fairy Rings.  Fairy Ring is a common name for a group of redwood trees growing in circle, usually around the stump of a logged or fallen tree.  The new generation of trees grows up around the fallen tree. It’s a magical place inside the ring.Ellen’s Obsession  - Packing Cubes. Use these cubes to help organize your suitcase. #UrbanArt #MissionDistrict #Fairycircles #Sanfrancisco #Paintedsteps #scubalessons #Groupon #Nopantsonthetrain #grievousgallery #rageroom
24:11 06/20/2022
6. Tish's Weight Loss Journey - Why This Time is Different!
This week  Tish and Ellen talk about Tish's weight loss journey and how she got healthy during the pandemic.  She's struggled with her weight for years and she shares her six steps to putting yourself first and making long-lasting changes to benefit your health! Tish's six keys to lasting weight loss:Create a Big Enough Why Clear your Head Space  Get Selfish Find What Works for you for Diet and Exercise Plan your Snack Attack Strategy  The Big G&R (Goals and Rewards)This week's obsessions:Tish:   G Hughes sugar-free saucesEllen:  her Fit bit for better sleep with the link bracelet!Grab a tee shirt, beanie, or hoodie at  The Midsters Store
33:15 06/19/2022
5. Five GREAT Summer Reads for 2022!
Kick back Midsters, put your feet in the sand, and check out Ellen's five great summer reads!   This week our Midster bibliophile and co-host Ellen shares, why she loves book groups and why checking one out, is an excellent idea for every  Midster.    And, Ellen shares with us 5 books by some of her favorite authors for Midsters to check out this summer. This week's obsessions:Tish: NeoraGlow  Illuminating Body Oil  Ellen: Travel mini steamer - don't ever iron again!Felicia: tennis lessons!Ellen's Summer 2022 book suggestions:1. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave -  mystery-thriller 2. Gifts of imperfection by Brene Brown –  self-help3. Sister Stardust by Jane Green - chick lit/romance4. Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by  Taylor Jenkins Reid- chick lit/romance 5. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles - historical fictionGrab a tee shirt, beanie, or hoodie at  The Midsters Store
26:20 06/15/2022
4. Becoming an Artist with Ellen Howard
How many of us dream of becoming an artist? Can it be now...at midlife?  In this episode,  we interview Ellen Howard (@ellenhowardart) a California-based studio and Plein Air artist about her journey to becoming an artist and what her advice is to anyone wanting to become an artist. Check out Ellen's art and sign up for her newsletter at: ellenhowardart.comEllen is represented by Rieser Fine Art in Carmel and Holton Studio Gallery in Berkely, CAClick to see Tish's interview of Ellen painting in Pescadero, CA.This week's obsessions:Tish: going home again...Buffalo, NYEllen: farro, a high protein grainGrab a tee shirt, beanie, or hoodie at  The Midsters Store
29:35 06/08/2022
2. Midlife Side Hustles - How to make that quick cash!
What's a side hustle and how do you choose one?  If you ever need to make some quick cash to bring into your household, side hustles are a great option.  From eBay to Facebook Marketplace to selling books and Instacart - there are so many options!  Felicia shares her Midster go-to side hustles with Tish in this episode.  This week's obsessions:Felicia:  Watermelon Glow DropsTish: using Swavorski crystal pins in new ways!Grab a tee shirt, beanie or hoodie at  The Midsters Store
29:48 05/25/2022
3. Navigating Midlife Online Dating..... And some funny stories to share!!
You might feel 16 again when you start dating,  but it's a whole new world of online dating as a Midster. Tish shares her 5 tips for any Midster who is new to the world of online dating in 2022 with Bumble, Match, The League, and more options.  And, Tish and Ellen both share some hilariously funny dating stories too. This week's obsessions:Tish - Community gardensEllen - warm yoga at Love Story Yoga The Hilton Head community garden Tish visited:  Sea Pines Heritage Farm AssociationGrab a tee shirt, beanie or hoodie at  The Midsters Store
30:58 05/25/2022
1. Create the Midlife-Life You Want..Have a Butterfly Moment!
What is a butterfly moment and when do women face one?  The Midster time in our lives is filled with significant changes - kids moving on, parents needing help, reflecting on career choices, and changes in relationships with partners and friends  - just to name a few of the midlife changes. In midlife, we now finally have time, resources, and perhaps money to follow our dreams.  Are you ready?  How do you get prepared?  You can turn the unknowns into butterfly moments - a rebirth of who we are and positivity.  Tish gives us her advice on making the most of the Butterfly Moments to thrive in this stage of our lives.This week's obsessions:Tish: the beauty of Spanish moss throughout the southEllen:  a Panda planner - a different way to start your day Grab a tee shirt, beanie or hoodie at  The Midsters Store
28:51 05/23/2022
The Midsters Trailer
This is a podcast about women celebrating midlife and looking at the endless possibilities to shape our future.  We're three college friends now in our 50s - join us to explore ideas, friendship,  experiences, stories, adventures, books, sex, health, wellness, and BIG dreams.  Meet the podcast co-hosts Tish, Felicia, and Ellen! Grab a tee shirt, beanie or hoodie at  The Midsters Store
03:10 04/19/2022