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Positively Midlife Podcast

Ellen and Tish, college friends now in their 50s, take on midlife with a big dose of reality, humor, and fun. They cover diverse topics including friendships, books, experiences, adventures, stories, sex, relationships & dating, health, wellness, and BIG dreams. Each week features fabulous stories, interesting guests, and open and honest discussions about topics that are important to women in midlife. Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen! If you're interested in being a guest on the podcast or advertising, send an email to postivelymidlifepodcast@gmail.com.

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Ep 98 Blending Luxe with Less: Beauty Bargains and Midlife Skincare Wisdom
Ever found yourself torn between the allure of high-end makeup and the practicality of drugstore finds? This week's beauty banter is all about navigating that very puzzle, promising you insider tips on when to indulge in the luxe and when to seize the steal. Our makeup bags are a testament to the beauty that lies in balance, blending the splurges with the saves. As we share tales from a recent girls' getaway turned impromptu beauty exchange, we peel back the curtain on what really goes into the price tag of your favorite products, from ingredients to packaging and marketing.Hold onto your highlighters as we sashay through an abundance of beauty product recommendations—think of us as your personal shoppers for all things glam. Marvel at multi-use oils and serums that promise to rejuvenate your skin, and foundations that meld with your complexion like magic. We don't stop at just our own experiences; our friends have spilled their top-shelf secrets, too, featuring stalwarts like Armani and Chanel alongside faithful finds from L'Oreal and Il Makiage. Whether it's the foundation that won't quit in the heat or the skincare that's post-menopause-approved, we've sampled and scrutinized to bring you the crème de la crème.Lastly, we're not just talking surface-level beauty; we're diving into the nitty-gritty of midlife hair and skincare woes. Embrace the challenge of thinning tresses or graying locks with products and tales straight from our own journeys, and discover how the right hair care can redefine femininity at any age. We wrap by cultivating a community of empowered midlife mavens, redefining what it means to age with grace, wisdom, and a little bit of lip balm. So, brush off the old and blend in the new as we share, connect, and inspire one another through the transformative power of beauty.Here is the link to the High - Low Amazon Postively Midlife store! Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
57:31 4/10/24
Ep 97. Learn How to FINALLY Organize All Your Photos with Organizing Expert Miss Freddie
Have you ever stared at a mountain of digital and physical photos, feeling the weight of unorganized memories? You're not alone, and help has arrived with this episode of the  Positively Midlife Podcast that Tish hosts solo this week.  The special guest Casey Von Stein, better known as Miss Freddie, joins us to unravel the complexities of photo organization, providing insights and strategies that transform this overwhelming task into an achievable mission. She shares her personal shift from capturing to curating moments, emphasizing the legacy we create through organized photo collections for future generations.Managing the ever-growing digital photo collection we've all amassed by midlife can seem like a herculean task, but it doesn't need to be!  This episode guides you through the steps to consolidate your memories, from the initial gathering of photos to the joy of minimal maintenance with cloud storage solutions. Discover how the 'decide once method' can revolutionize your photo-taking habits, and learn to embrace tools that swiftly deal with duplicates and bring order to your digital chaos. And don't worry, we haven't forgotten those live photos – we discuss how to handle them with ease to keep your digital life clutter-free.For both the creatives and sentimental hearts, we explore innovative ways to keep family memories alive. Tish divulges her  secrets for crafting engaging monthly chat books that your children will adore, creating archival-quality yearbooks, and the magic of video albums, which turn your family's adventures into cinematic keepsakes. If you're ready to embark on your photo organization journey, you won't want to miss the details of the Backup Bootcamp course. Join listeners from coast to coast in this episode that's brimming with motivation and actionable advice to curate and safeguard your precious photo moments.Support the show and be a Patron!Website: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: ellen@positivelymidlifepodcast.comBy listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating . Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. The  Positively Midlife Podcast is presented solely for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only.   Not a single word is meant to be construed as legal, financial, tax or any other kind of advice.  Consult your own financial professionals.  Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
44:05 4/10/24
Ep 96. Advocating for Your Health Susan Salinger's Call to Action in her book Sidelined
Have you ever felt sidelined in your own healthcare journey? Susan Salinger, the acclaimed author of "Sidelined: How Women Can Navigate a Broken Healthcare System," joins us to shine a light on the intricate challenges women face in the medical world. Through her compelling stories and the candid revelations from her research, Susan guides us through the maze of decisions that can either empower or hinder our health. We kick off the conversation by diving into the powerful personal narratives that shaped her book, including a cautionary tale about an unnecessary surgery, reminding us of the importance of self-advocacy and informed decision-making. We've all had that moment of hesitation at the doctor's office, wondering if we should voice our concerns or just tough it out. In today's heart-to-heart, we confront this very hesitation and the alarming trend of women deprioritizing their health. Susan urges us to break free from the silence and shame surrounding our medical discussions, exploring the critical role of clear communication and why having a health advocate can be a game-changer. We also tackle the complexity of seeking second opinions without fear of offending our doctors, and share how a list of symptoms can be your strongest ally in a consultation.Wrapping up, we explore the nuanced dynamics between female patients and their doctors, pondering whether gender plays a role in the quality of our healthcare. Susan imparts her wisdom on the importance of finding a medical professional whose practice style aligns with our needs, and she candidly shares how her journey as an author has emboldened her to own her health narrative. This episode doesn't just shed light on the issues – it hands you the tools to carve out your path to better health, underscored by Susan's infectious energy and the empowering message that taking control of your healthcare is not just necessary, it's your right.Obsessions:Tish: Ellen: Support the show and be a Patron!Website: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: ellen@positivelymidlifepodcast.com By listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating . Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. The  Positively Midlife Podcast is presented solely for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only.   Not a single word is meant to be construed as legal, financial, tax or any other kind of advice.  Consult your own financial professionals. Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
45:46 4/3/24
Ep 95. Smart Retirement Strategies and increased Social Security benefits based on an Ex-Spouse
Unlock the secrets to a more robust retirement income as we join forces with Lynn Toomey, CEO of Her Retirement to talk about retirement planning for midlife women! With Lynn's guidance, we expose an often-overlooked benefit for midlife women: the potential for women to claim Social Security benefits based on an ex-spouse's record. This episode is full of wisdom, revealing the eligibility quirks and strategic moves needed to bolster your financial security as you consider ALL your options for retirement.This conversation is a roadmap for navigating the complex terrain of Social Security benefits and beyond. We tackle the big questions, like when to claim benefits to maximize your retirement income, and the little-known details, such as the impact of post-retirement work on your Social Security. With wit and clarity, Lynn helps us to construct decision trees—a tool as crucial for planning your financial future as a compass is for steering a ship.Finally, we address the stormy seas of ageism in the workplace—a reality that can capsize careers unexpectedly and affect the best laid retirement plans. But fear not, we discuss  preparation and resilience, discussing continual upskilling, networking, and the benefits of having a solid financial plan.  As our conversation with Lynn wraps up, she shares her infectious optimism, reminding us that with the right plan and a dash of humor, retirement can be a journey to look forward to rather than a destination to fear.Obsessions:Tish: Piezano Pizza Oven Ellen: Kut white demin jacket Support the show and be a Patron!Website: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: ellen@positivelymidlifepodcast.com By listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating . Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. The  Positively Midlife Podcast is presented solely for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only.   Not a single word is meant to be construed as legal, financial, tax or any other kind of advice.  Consult your own financial professionals.  Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
47:05 3/27/24
Ep. 94: Navigating Health: Transforming Autoimmune Conditions with Nutrition and Self-Care - A Midlife Conversation with Andrea Nakayama
When midlife and autoimmune disease collide, it can feel like navigating an uncharted wilderness. Yet, Andrea Nakayama's personal triumphs and profound expertise in functional medicine nutrition light up the path to wellbeing. This episode is a treasure trove of insights, as Andrea shares her own journey with Hashimoto's disease and how she's turned adversity into advocacy for those wrestling with chronic illnesses. We also talk about an ingenious life hack—a medical planner—that could revolutionize how you keep tabs on your health, and Ellen's enchanting mason jar fairy lights to add a sprinkle of magic to your evenings.Tackling autoimmune diseases requires more than just medication—it's about understanding the symphony of factors that play together in our bodies. In this heartfelt conversation, we unravel how diet, lifestyle, and even our mindset shape our health landscape. Andrea eloquently describes the 'tree of symptoms,' urging us to look beyond the branches and explore the roots, diving into the worlds of genetics, digestion, and inflammation. We also dive into the practicalities of managing conditions like lupus amidst the challenges of medical gaslighting, emphasizing the importance of self-trust and the art of narrative medicine.In our quest for optimal health, Andrea reminds us of the three pillars of nutrition: fat, fiber, and protein. She guides us on how to balance our meals for our gut's sake, harmonize our hormones, and fortify our overall health. The conversation culminates with actionable steps—simple yet transformative dietary and lifestyle adjustments that can have outsized impacts on autoimmune disease management. As we share Andrea's wisdom, we illuminate the path for anyone seeking to reclaim their health, one mindful bite at a time.Obsessions:Tish: Medical Planner Ellen: Colored Mason Jars outdoor lightsBy listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. The  Positively Midlife Podcast is presented solely for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. Support the show Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
56:57 3/20/24
Ep. 93: Spring Cleaning for the Soul: Embracing Renewal and Mindful Growth
Spring is in the air, and with it comes the promise of a fresh start. Join us as we guide you through a transformative spring cleaning experience that's about more than just dusting off shelves—it's about refreshing your spirit. We're riding the wave of enthusiasm from our previous spring cleaning hit to bring you even more inventive ways to organize your life, from the trunk of your car to your cozy cotton overalls. Imagine the sense of renewal that comes with a decluttered space and a decluttered mind, and we're here to make it happen, one soothing soundtrack and aromatic spritz at a time.We've all been there—the cluttered closet, the overflowing junk drawer, the holiday decorations that seem to multiply every year. But have you ever considered the power of a mindful clean-up? This episode takes you through the steps of turning the mundane task of cleaning into a serene ritual. We'll show you how to curate your possessions and let go of the excess in a way that's gradual and gentle on the soul. It's not just about making room in your closet; it's about making room in your life for new experiences and joys. And don't forget your car and digital spaces—these too deserve a springtime spruce-up!As we explore the connections between clean spaces and midlife growth, we invite you to consider how this season of renewal can impact your personal journey. Transform and transcend the everyday with strategies that promote not just a clean environment but a clear mind. Join us as we embrace the vibrant energy of spring, bringing the outdoors inside and creating sanctuaries in our homes and hearts. Whether you're donning your favorite cotton overalls or simply sipping tea, let's embark on a path to clarity and growth together. Get ready to feel refreshed, inside and out, as spring cleaning takes on a whole new meaning.Obsessions:Tish: trunk organizer      Car Trash Can    Car Seat Gap Filler  Cleaning Gel Insurance/Registration FolderEllen: Overall with pocketsGive us a review... Click hereWant to start podcasting?  Click here to let Buzzsprout know we sent you, this gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and help support our showBy listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. The  Positively Midlife Podcast is presented solely for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. Support the show Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
33:43 3/13/24
Ep. 92: Inspire Inclusion: Celebrating International Women's Day 2024
March 8th is International Womans Day 2024! As we celebrate International Women's Day and Women's History Month under the banner of "Inspire Inclusion," we promise you'll be moved by the remarkable stories  that are defining women's empowerment today.   We're delving into the power of influential literature, like Michelle Obama's "The Light We Carry" and Chrissy King's "The Body Liberation Project," and discussing the impactful ways in which International Women's Day galvanizes unity and progress for women around the world.  And have you ever wondered how a box of Girl Scout cookies could represent a giant leap for womankind?  We discuss this on the podcast too.  The path to the top is steep, especially for women in leadership, and the view from above reveals a landscape still lacking in diversity. This episode pulls back the curtain on the stark underrepresentation of women in the highest corporate roles, and I'll share how mentorship turned my own aspirations into achievements. We're laying out practical steps and initiatives—such as mentorship programs, workshops, and advocacy campaigns—that promise to elevate women's voices and dismantle the barriers that have kept too many from reaching their potential.Our journey through this month's theme we discuss the inspiring women who have guested on the show who are changing the game across many different aspects of midlife. You'll hear about Elizabeth White's innovative CoLiving solutions for older women, Susan Salinger's expertise on women in healthcare, and the transformative role of women in sustainable agriculture and sports and dance with Julia Adam. These stories not only highlight the strides we've made but also serve as a call to support fundamental causes like Take Your Daughters to Work Day and We The Women by Julie Suk about the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment, underscoring our collective responsibility to champion women's equality every single day.ObsessionsTish: Find Girl Scout Cookies https://www.girlscouts.org/en/cookies/how-to-buy-cookies.htmlEllen: shares three great books to celebrate womens history month and IWD The Light We Carry - Michelle Obama        Chrissy King The Body Liberation Project          We The Women by Julie Suk Give us a review... Click hereWant to start podcasting?  Click here to let Buzzsprout know we sent you, this gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and help support our showBy listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. The  Positively Midlife Podcast is presented solely for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. Support the show by becoming a Patron of the show.   Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
29:33 3/6/24
Ep: 91 Cozy Winter Reads: Positively Midlife's Selection of GREAT Winter Reads - Ep 91
Ever find yourself snuggled under a blanket, yearning for a good book to transport you to another world? Or facing a rainy winter weekend?  That's where Ellen and Tish beckon you to join them as they share their top five  cozy winter reads perfect for the year ahead. The podcast takes you from the comfort of your earbuds, discussing how audiobooks have become Tish's go to and a savior on tedious long work drives, and her new  book club to a chat so cozy you can practically feel the fireplace crackling. Ellen shares what her book group is up to and why book groups from ones at the library to small ones with friends are a midlife lifeline. Tish and Ellen unwrap "Erasure" by Alex Thompson and its film "American Fiction," dissecting Monk Ellison's riveting narrative.   Tish shares the latest book by Kristin Hannah called the women.  As the pages turn, our conversation wades through the emotional depth of a novel set amidst the Vietnam War, following the transformation of an Army nurse, and  Ellen examines the reflection of society in the mirror of Anne Patchett's "Tom Lake," a tale rooted in the pandemic era. The discussion of the Girl in the Stilt House heats up with audiobook narrations that can make or break the experience, and we debate the merits of authentic Southern accents. We venture into the historical tapestry of the early 1900s with The Girl  in the Stilt House, drawing parallels with "Where the Crawdads Sing," and cap off the episode with Bodie Monroe's mystery "I Have Some Questions for You," which leaves us pondering the elusive nature of memory and truth. So, if you're itching for a story that sticks or a discussion that digs deep, pull up a chair and join our circle—you won't want to miss where these winter reads take us.Obsessions:Tish: Portable and prefab tiny homes Ellen: Yoga pants that go from work to workout! Ellen and Tish's Cozy Winer Reads books:The WomenErasureI Have Some Questions for YouTom LakeThe Girl In the Stilt HouseGive us a review... Click hereWant to start podcasting?  Click here to let Buzzsprout know we sent you, this gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and help support our showBy listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. The  Positively Midlife Podcast is presented solely for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. Support the show Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
35:35 2/28/24
The Guilty Pleasure of Reality TV - Ep. 90
Ever found yourself spellbound by the whirlwind romances an dramatic fallouts of reality TV? This week on Positively Midlife, we peel back the curtains with our guest Laura Heinrich to reveal our own obsessions with shows like "Indian Matchmaker" and, "Married at First Sight" the latest sensation "The Golden Bachelor." For the weekly obsessions, Tish dishes the lowdown on a kitchen gadget she just can't live without , while Ellen share her latest cozy fashion find - a hoodie that's become my her go to for work from home and California's relentless winter rain. Not to be outdone, our guest Laura brings her flair to the table with an Amazon ring set that's as stylish as it is affordable.We've all seen it: strangers marrying at first sight, the search for love and hopeful midlife singles navigating the matchmaking maze. But what hooks us to these shows is the raw, unscripted dance of human connection—something we all crave, especially as we may bring our midlife wisdom to the shows.  Our guest Laura adds texture to our musings, agreeing that the lens of reality TV might be more scripted that we think. Yet, we can't help but marvel at the surprising success stories that emerge, sparking a lively debate on the role of arranged marriages in today's world.   Laura kicks off with insight into her favorite reality show MAFS-Married at First Sight and how decision day is quickly arriving for season 17.  Tish shared why she binges the Indian Match Maker on rainy weekends.  And Ellen shares why she both loved and hated the Golden Bachelor. Rounding off our open conversation into the realm of televised reality matchmaking and love, we toss around the concept of a reality show featuring none other than us—podcasters in the throes of midlife!  Do you think it could work?  And we tease the promise of co-host Ellen as the new "The Golden Bachelorette," we part with a GREAT reminder to  find joy in every step of the midlife life's journey, and who knows, maybe even one reality TV episode at a time.Obsessions:Tish:  Chicken shredder Ellen:  Anrabess zip sweatshirt Laura: Qudo stacking ringsGive us a review... Click hereWant to start podcasting?  Click here to let Buzzsprout know we sent you, this gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and help support our showBy listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. The  Positively Midlife Podcast is presented solely for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only.  Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
47:48 2/21/24
Galentine's Day: Celebrating Female Friendships and Joy in Midlife - Ep. 89
Every year, as  February's chill begins to thaw for Ellen in California and Tish in South Carolina, we are reminded of the warmth found in the company of good friends—especially during Galentine's Day on February 13th which is a day to celebrate the remarkable women who make our midlife a little brighter.  This episode wraps you in the comfort, much like Tish's latest obsession, a snug white fleece blanket ideal for cool spring nights.  And Ellen chats about her obsession - the laugh-out-loud moments provided by an adult coloring book that melts stress away, and give a shout-out to friends like Ellen, whose thoughtful acts are rays of sunshine on a cloudy day.For Galentines Day, Ellen shares her top pick  books on friendship which include the deep friendship narratives of "Firefly Lane" and "The Villa," a book set in the 70s in an European villa, two books that perfectly encapsulate the journey of female friendships across the tapestry of time. Come along as we share on our own Galentine's traditions (or future plans), whether it's a simple text or a festive bash, and uncover the secrets behind Laura Pauli's legendary Phenomenal Woman parties.  And for Tish, it's about celebrating the 'too much woman' in all of us, and cherishing our girl tribes in every creative way we can muster—so set your finest plates, choose a moving poem, and let's feast on the joys of camaraderie and support.Obesessions:Tish:  Fleece blanketEllen: Coloring Book Live Laugh and Fuck off.Great reads on friendship:Firefly LaneThe Villa  Give us a review... Click hereWant to start podcasting?  Click here to let Buzzsprout know we sent you, this gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and help support our showBy listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. The  Positively Midlife Podcast is presented solely for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only.  Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
32:57 2/13/24
Smart Dating in Midlife with Holly Tidwell - Ep. 88
Navigating the turbulent seas of modern dating can leave many of us longing for a lighthouse to guide our way. This week's episode shines a beacon of hope as we sit down with the sensational Hope with Holly, whose journey from a conservative pastor to a TikTok icon has captured the hearts of many. Holly shares her personal transformation with humor and wisdom, shedding light on the importance of building connections and setting boundaries in a world that often rushes toward intimacy without a second glance. Dive headfirst into the deep end of self-love and self-awareness as Holly recounts her own experiences, from an arranged marriage to finding freedom and true self post-divorce. She imparts the wisdom of the '90 day rule' and the art of vetting potential partners through critical questions that ensure your emotional and physical safety. This episode is a trove of insights for those who are charting their course in the quest for meaningful relationships, reminding us all that sometimes the most profound love stems from a place of self-appreciation and knowing one's worth.Finally, we wrap up with the latest innovation in the dating app world, Skip, which Holly has been instrumental in marketing. Its unique features tackle common frustrations like ghosting and transparency, aiming to make the dating process more straightforward and honest. Whether you're in the dating game or enjoying the view from the sidelines, this episode is packed with laughter, resilience, and the superpower of embracing every aspect of your journey. So, get ready to be inspired by Holly's story and maybe even discover a few superpowers of your own. Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
52:29 2/7/24
Unwrapping Midlife Pet Peeves - Ep. 87
Ever wonder why that one person loudly chewing gum or one upping you in a conversation can drive you up the wall? This week, Tish and Ellen delve into the curious world of pet peeves, those minor irritations that reveal much about our personalities and possibly our past. We examine how these nuisances, from the insignificant to those rooted in childhood trauma, can sometimes unjustly occupy a significant place in our lives. Ellen and Tish swap tales of the trivial things that under their skin, such as 'Hi' slack messages void of substance and the chronic late friend we all have . We also touch upon more poignant issues, like the sensitivity around peers griping about their aging mothers, which hits closer to home for both of us. Through laughter and genuine emotion, we navigate the maze of life's tiny trials, sharing tips for managing and confronting these frustrations directly or opting for the more peaceful route of simply stepping aside.Wrapping it all up, we share actionable advice on how to address pet peeves with five actionable steps. From advocating for more meaningful communication to developing a game plan to dodge irksome situations, we lay out methods for overcoming these tests of patience. And as we venture together through the landscape of midlife annoyances, we encourage you to share your stories and join us and share some of your midlife pet peeves on our social channels. Obsessions:Tish: Flower chokers - set of 4Ellen: QUDO stacking rings Give us a review... Click hereWant to start podcasting?  Click here to let Buzzsprout know we sent you, this gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and help support our showBy listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. The  Positively Midlife Podcast is presented solely for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only.  Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
37:57 1/31/24
Vision Boards: A Midlife Guide to a Vibrant 2024 - Ep. 86
Embarking on the adventure of manifesting our dreams, we discovered the transformative power of vision boards, especially curated for midlife women gearing up for a remarkable 2024. Picture this: a room full of enthusiastic women, each on a mission to materialize their aspirations, and there was Tish, absorbing the collective creativity at a dynamic women's group event. And Ellen, meanwhile, uncovers a vision board path with a focus on love and self-discovery via an online class with the captivating love coach, Carissa Montooth our podcast guest in episode 59. Have you ever imagined your deepest desires coming to life right before your eyes? That's the magic we explore through vision boards as they serve not just as an artistic endeavor, but as a powerful manifestation tool.  Ellen crafted a board that manifests her pursuit of love and what's important for her in the areas of health, success and wealth. We loved how these visual prompts are not confined to the start of the year but are year-long beacons, pushing us towards small victories and life-changing habits. Our 2024 vision boards are a testament to our resolve, a mixture of personal growth, adventure, and for Tish the courage to step out of her comfort zones.We signed off with a reminder to our listeners to harness the anticipation of what lies ahead, all while staying positively midlife. Join us on this episode as Ellen and Tish  we embrace 2024 with open arms and a their vision boards  as their compass.Obsessions:Tish: Chat BooksEllen: Dust BusterGive us a review... Click hereWant to start podcasting?  Click here to let Buzzsprout know we sent you, this gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and help support our showBy listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. The  Positively Midlife Podcast is presented solely for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only.  Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
27:49 1/24/24
The Big Joy Project & the Power of Micro Joys in Midlife - Ep. 85
Imagine discovering a simple way to infuse each day with a little more happiness—would you try it? That's exactly what we explored with the Big Joy Project from UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, and our latest episode is bursting with the joys and laughs we collected along this seven-day journey. We're spilling all about how micro acts of joy, ranging from watching breathtaking nature clips to laughing with loved ones, have transformed our daily outlook. We even delve into the surprising delights of our latest obsessions, like indoor games that light up our living rooms with laughter, and the life-altering choice to switch to colored contacts, making our midlife adventures that much more vibrant.But the journey doesn't stop with laughter; it's also about the profound impact of kindness and gratitude. Join us as we unpack how these small, yet powerful acts have rippled through our lives, nudging us towards a more joy-filled existence. With heartfelt anecdotes of family life, the challenges of parenting, and the warmth of deep conversations, we offer up a slice of our lives while inviting you to create moments of happiness in your own. Discover practical steps to nurture joy, resilience, and a grateful heart by tuning into our conversation—a heartfelt mix of personal stories, laughter, and the wisdom of embracing each day's potential for joy. Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
30:08 1/17/24
Celebrating 'Too Much Woman' with Gina Hatzis - Ep 84.
Are you wearing your 'too muchness' like a cloak of invisibility or a suit of armor? Gina Hatzis, a beacon of boldness for women in communication and confidence, joins us on this week's podcast to examine how embracing our radiant selves can transform our lives and she shares how each woman's midlife awakening is a call to live a Brave, Bold, Unapologetic Life. Gina champions women to celebrate their Too Muchness and confidently live a regret-free life.  Striding boldly into midlife can feel like navigating an intricate maze, but it's also an opportunity to cement self-trust and muster Charisma, Confidence, Courage and Communication . In this open discussion, we illuminate the sectors of the 'wheel of life' where self-awareness can be a make or break and how to build a foundation of self-trust and courage to not only face change but to embrace the charisma and confidence that come with it. Whether reshaping your career path, deepening relationships, or redefining financial success, Gina shares how warmth and competence intertwine, urging you to start where self-trust is most needed in your wheel of life. She discusses  the resilience required to both enact change and weather its outcomes at midlife.This episode culminates in a powerful introspective journey, one that challenges you to align with your core values and let them guide your communication and your 'too muchness'.  Gina shares how to peel back the layers of transformative realization, when aligning with  authentic values - courage, freedom, self-expression - will catalyze a wave of positive change in all midlife women's lives.  Ellen and Tish step up to challenge themselves to reevaluate their own values, understanding that true fulfillment, purpose, and joy spring from this congruence of values. And as we delve into the Once Upon a Woman project led by Gina, we celebrate the wisdom of community. By claiming your 'too much woman' superpower, you enrich not just your own life, but those around you - here's to charisma, confidence, courage, and communication.  Gina shares her new journal with 100 days of prompts , her master classes and other ways you can work with her. Gina Hatzis - www.ginahatzis.comFollow Gina on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/ginahatzis/Follow Gina on Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Gina.TooMuchWoman/Follow Gina on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ginatoomuchwomanGet Gina's book - Celebrating the Too Much WomanGive us a review... Click hereWant to start podcasting?  Click here to let Buzzsprout know we sent you, this gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and help support our showBy listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. The  Positively Midlife Podcast is presented solely for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only.  Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
49:13 1/10/24
Setting Intentions: A Midlife Guide to a Thriving 2024 - Ep. 83
Embark on a journey of self-discovery and meaningful connections with us as we ring in the year 2024 and kick off season 3 of the podcast with our INTENTIONS episode! This episode is your personal guide to setting intentions in six key areas that transform the way you navigate through midlife.  The six key areas are: Personal Growth, Seizing Opportunities, Overcoming Fear, Building Connections, Enhancing Well-being and Embracing Change.  Tish and Ellen roll up their sleeves rolling up their sleeves and share how they will put the six intentions to work in 2024 from Ellen learning  Spanish, and Tish is dusting off her pottery wheel to reconnect with her artistic roots. As you tune in, you'll find inspiration to deepen bonds and enhance your well-being in ways that echo comfort and familiarity.   Tish shares a heartwarming story of how rekindling a connection with her mother's friend has brought her closer to cherished memories. We also talk about the wonders of yoga, the fun of pickleball, and the serenity that comes from curling up with a good book to underscore the many facets of well-being.   Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
31:27 1/3/24
ICMI - Incase You Missed It...Insights Into Midlife Over Commitment: From Superwoman to Self Care - Ep. 82
To celebrate the endo f 2023, Ellen and Tish are resharing the top episodes of the year - ICMI (in case you missed it).  Today we revisit episode 68 on midlife over commitment.  Tish and Ellen address how midlife is the best time to learn to prioritize, set boundaries, delegate tasks, and practice self-care.... and they give themselves a little grace too.  Enjoy this 2023 ICMI episode. ++++++++Ever felt shackled to a to-do list that's longer than a CVS receipt? Ellen and I certainly have, and we're peeling back the layers of why our calendars are crammed with more than just cozy fall recipes and autumn equinox festivities. Our latest chat bravely confronts the tangled web of social expectations and perfectionism that lead us down the path of overcommitment, especially prevalent among women at midlife. We're swapping tales of FOMO and sharing the candid crunch of realizing when your 'yes' should've been a 'no'. With laughter, empathy, and a dash of tough love, we navigate the choppy waters of saying 'no' and the relief that follows. We get real about the art of people-pleasing and the necessity of pausing before piling on more to our plates. Through tales of car cleaning gone wrong and the familiar itch to appease, we're here to remind you that sometimes, checking your calendar is more vital than checking off tasks. Ellen and I don't shy away from the PPT—People Pleasing Trap—and we're dishing out strategies to strike a balance between being generous with your time and being generous to yourself.As the conversation winds down, we embrace the quiet strength found in solitude, dissecting the difference between being alone and feeling lonely. We muse on the evolution of downtime needs as we journey through midlife and the wisdom of setting boundaries that are less about fences and more about self-preservation. So, if your soul's crying out for a breather, let our talk be the sign you've been waiting for. It's time to honor your needs, find joy in your commitments, and maybe, just maybe, treat yourself to a mini Dutch oven meal—because you deserve it. Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
40:36 12/26/23
ICMI....Exploring the "Just Let Them" Theory: A Journey to Emotional Freedom and Richer Relationships - Ep. 81
To celebrate the end of 2023, Ellen and Tish are resharing the top episodes of the year - ICMI (in case you missed it).   Today we revisit  Episode 64 on the Just Let Them Theory - which is something Tish and Ellen both put into place in a BIG WAY in 2023 and consider it one if the best midlife skills they learned this year! +++++++++++++++++Have you ever felt exhausted by the endless cycle of trying to control the outcomes of those around you? Join us as we delve into the 'Just Let Them Theory', a liberating perspective coined by the phenomenal Mel Robbins.  Through candid discussions on the challenges of changing entrenched behaviors and finding peace in personal autonomy, this episode is an invitation to a more fulfilling way of engaging with the world.In this episode, we unravel the philosophy of allowing people to be themselves, highlighting its profound implications for your emotional peace and relationships. We delve into our personal experiences, sharing how we've learned to trust and respect our loved ones' autonomy. We also venture into the realm of parenting, discussing the profound impact of allowing our children the freedom to fail, learn, and grow from their experiences. Our conversation takes a deep dive into the power of acceptance and the significance of individuality in relationships. We discuss the harmful effects of trying to change a loved one and how jealousy, a form of control, can erode relationships.Listen as we explore how letting people pursue their happiness can enhance love in relationships, even if it means risking failure. We also shed light on the importance of empathy and the freedom to express emotions. This is an episode you won't want to miss!Support the show by being a patron with a monthly subscription. Website: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
46:09 12/21/23
The Midlife Holiday Pivot: Navigating Stress, Setting Boundaries, and Embracing Joy - Ep. 80
Can the holiday season be less stressful and more fulfilling? Well, join us, your hosts Tish and Ellen, along with our guests, psychotherapist and life coach Lois Spence and nutrition coach Ashley Muse, as we tackle this question head-on! We bring to you a profound conversation dedicated to the midlife women amongst us, where we attempt to pivot traditional holiday traditions in favor of our own well-being. Expect to discover the art of setting personal boundaries and finding your authentic voice amidst the holiday chaos.Ever felt the weight of the world on your shoulders as you try to pleasing everyone during the holidays? Well, you're not alone. We share our personal experiences and strategies for managing stress, setting boundaries, and prioritizing self-care during the festive season. We also delve into the often ignored topic of loneliness during the holiday season, and how to find joy in new experiences - be it volunteering or trying new hobbies.But the holidays aren't all stress and despair. They're also about the joy of gift-giving and the thrill of new experiences. We'll help you navigate the expectations that come with gift-giving and even offer some unique ideas for thoughtful, budget-friendly gifts. And because we all know the holidays are a time for indulgence, we've roped in Ashley Muse to guide you in maintaining balance in your blood sugar for overall health throughout the season. So, whether you're tuning in from Melbourne, Australia, Reno, Nevada, or New Britain, Connecticut, we appreciate you and encourage you to share our podcast with your tribe - the more, the merrier! Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
60:02 12/13/23
Empowering Midlife Women Against Scams - Ep. 79
Have you ever received an unexpected call from 'tech support', or a message from a 'grandchild' needing bail money? You're not alone. Together, we - Tish and Ellen - take you on a journey exploring the dark abyss of scams that have targeted us, our friends, and countless midlife women across the globe. We'll share our personal stories and experiences, and reveal shocking statistics about the staggering financial losses incurred by our age group due to these scams. We don't just highlight the problem, we arm you with defenses too. From cultivating healthy skepticism to independently verifying suspicious communication, we're here to guide you on how to keep safe while navigating the digital world. We’ll introduce you to resources like AARP, Nextdoor, and reputable antivirus software that will help you stay a step ahead of the scammers. Plus, we'll discuss the newest threats, including deep fakes and the malicious use of artificial intelligence. But remember, isolation is a scammer’s best friend, and community is our strongest defense. So, we'll discuss the importance of open communication about scams within your circles. By sharing our stories, we can arm each other with knowledge, prevent more victims, and ensure our midlife journey is safe and positively empowering. Don't let the scammers win. Let's navigate these murky waters together, and safeguard our future.Obsessions:Tish: Couch Console tray - perfect for a holiday giftEllen: Carhartt pink beanie  Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
41:00 12/6/23
Mastering Midlife Meal Prepping: Transformation with Chef Laura Pauli - Ep. 78
Are you forever puzzled about what to cook for dinner? Well, this week's podcast is for you! We're talking meal prepping, a game-changer for creating fast, delicious, and nutritious meals, especially for those of us in midlife. We pull in Laura Pauli, chef and founder of Cucina Testarosa, to shed her culinary wisdom on creating those hearty fall and winter meals. Laura shares her journey from the world of tech to the kitchen and then onto philanthropy, all while emphasizing the importance of having healthy food at your fingertips.Now, what's the secret of meal prepping? One strategy is preparing a base recipe that can be magically transformed into a variety of dishes throughout the week. Laura and co-host Ellen take you through a versatile tomato soup recipe that's not just for a bowl and spoon but also forms the base for pasta sauce, gazpacho, and even Bloody Marys. Ever struggled with kale? Well, Laura has some tricks up her sleeve to make it more palatable. And wait, there's more! We also share recipes for an enticing kale and quinoa lentil salad, and a flavorful carrot ginger soup.The second strategy is to prep a variety of fresh ingredients that you use to put together fresh and nutritious meals in minutes. We've got some handy hacks for storing your prepped veggies for the week and the importance of having hard-boiled eggs on hand (talk about a protein-packed snack!) and prepping veggies and grains or legumes to mix and match. Laura also shares her secret weapon – using seasonal ingredients to create nutrient-rich dishes. Eat the rainbow is the secret to a healthy diet. We delve into how prepping meals can be your one-way ticket to health and convenience. By the end of our chat, we promise you'll feel inspired to create mindful, delicious, and economical meals for you and your family. So, what's on your meal prep menu this week? Obsessions:Souper cubes- meal prep soups for easy storage A 12 pack of glass Mason jarsGlass meal prep containersWe would be so thankful if you could please support us with a monthly PATREON subscription and get a quarterly live  Q&A with Ellen and Tish.Give us a review... Click hereWant to start podcasting?  Click here to let Buzzsprout know we sent you, this gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and help support our show.This episode is for entertainment purposes only.  We are not medical professionals and we strongly suggest that you reach out to your physician for any medical advice.Support the show Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
42:45 11/29/23
No No November… 6 Ways to Say No and to Let Go - Ep. 77
Does saying "no" feel like an uphill battle for you? We're here to tell you that a powerful NO can actually pave the way for enriching new experiences. In our mission to embrace personal growth, we let you in on our "No No November" initiative. As we journey through this month, we talk about 6 things that we should let go of to make room for new opportunities by saying no.The fear of aging and regret can hold us back, nestled deep within our psyche. In our soul-searching dialogue, we'll explore these heavy feelings and their impact on our lives. We share our personal experiences and insights about regret as a learning tool, and the fear of aging as a societal pressure. There's beauty in the natural process of aging and accepting ourselves as we are, a beauty that we're excited to discuss with you. Toxic relationships and unrealistic expectations can weigh us down. Let's delve into recognizing the signs of an unhealthy relationship and how to put an end to it – because everyone deserves peace and respect. We’ll also share our personal journey of shedding self-doubt as we age, and embracing self-acceptance.  And, again we touch on tips on setting healthy boundaries and being gentle with yourself - giving yourself and others grace.  Let's release these six things and together and celebrate the gift of the present moment. Tune in, and let's embark on this journey of self-discovery and acceptance together.ObsessionsTish - crochet ragalan sleeve turtleneck sweater!  So cute for the holidays and beyond!Ellen:  Mikes Hot Honey We would be so thankful if you could please support us with a monthly PATREON subscription and get a quarterly live  Q&A with Ellen and Tish.Give us a review... Click hereWant to start podcasting?  Click here to let Buzzsprout know we sent you, this gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and help support our show.This episode is for entertainment purposes only.  We are not medical professionals and we strongly suggest that you reach out to your physician for any medical advice.Support the show Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
46:22 11/22/23
ICMI - Incase you missed it... BIG Midlife Transitions: A Powerful Dialogue with Brandon Maslin - Ep. 76
This is one of our TOP 3 epsiodes of 2023 and we're replaying it this week incase you missed it (ICMI).  We had the most feedback and comments from listeners on this episode as our guest Brandon's message really resonated with listeners from around the world.  Sit back and enjoy this replay of BIG Midlife Transitions. Are you standing at the crossroads of midlife transitions, wrestling with the upheaval of a career shift or grappling with the emotional toll of divorce? You're not alone. In our riveting dialogue with Brandon Maslin, a 'recovering lawyer' turned executive coach, we unpack the challenging stages of midlife – career changes, marriage and divorce alterations, the bittersweet reality of empty nesting, and the profound loss of a parent or elder. Brandon offers a raw account of his personal journey, detailing his encounters with grief, loss, and how these experiences served as a catalyst for his transformative path.Picture this – you've finally reached that lofty career peak, only to discover that the happiness you anticipated is glaringly absent. We reveal how to navigate this professional transition, outlining a roadmap to adapt and thrive amidst unexpected career twists and turns. Our exploration continues as we delve into the often-taboo subject of divorce among adults over 50. We shift the narrative, inspiring you to perceive this challenging period as an opportunity for growth and a testament to your resilience. The empty nest phase can stir up a whirlwind of emotions. We dig deep into its profound impact on men and women, offering a fresh perspective to transform this time of perceived loss into a thrilling opportunity for self-discovery. Moving onto the heart-wrenching topic of parental loss, we discuss the unique grief it brings and ways to navigate through this emotionally draining period. Importantly, we highlight how to cherish relationships while we still have the chance, encouraging a mindset shift to serve others in the face of loss. We conclude with a powerful reflection on the assumption of the matriarch or patriarch role after the death of a parent and the unexpected joy and empowerment that can unfold from this transition. Step into this enlightening conversation and emerge equipped to navigate your midlife transitions with confidence and clarity. Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
54:37 11/15/23
Unpacking Clutter: A Deep Dive into Emotional Wellbeing and Transformative Organizing with Star Hansen - Ep. 75
Ever feel like your clutter is more than just a mess? Well, join us as we chat with Star Hansen, author of 'Why the Fuck Am I Still Not Organized?' and explore the link between clutter and our emotional wellbeing. We're peeling back the curtain on our attachment to stuff, and Star shares how understanding this connection can help clear the chaos.Star also brings to light unique challenges faced when decluttering in midlife and how to process grief through organizing memorabilia. We discuss how to empathize with a hoarder and explore Star's ground-breaking concept of 'clutter x revision'. This approach encourages us to reimagine the organizing process, emphasizing the importance of emotional health and understanding underlying feelings associated with clutter.We wrap things up by shedding light on how to help someone with clutter issues and how the transformative power of skill development can help. We also dive deep into Star's ingenious concept of 'body doubling' and its benefits in the world of organizing. This enlightening episode is more than just about tidying up. It's about understanding the deeper meaning behind our clutter and finding ways to address it effectively. Get ready to challenge the way you think about clutter and start reclaiming your personal spaces.http://starhansen.com/podcast/https://starhansen.com/10in20/    Link to the free download Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
50:20 11/8/23
The Power of Midlife Girlfriend Getaways and Road Trips - Ep. 74
Ever dreamed of escaping with your girlfriends for a thrilling adventure? Well,  Ellen and Tish did just that taping this episode from a girls trip in the Cayman Islands! Sharing the magic of a  midlife getaway, they discuss the transformative experiences and the deeper connections fostered along the journey. From practical tips on planning and packing to stories of unforgettable moments, they give a full scoop on why these trips like the one to the Caymans are the ultimate game changers. Tish and Ellen made this bucketlist trip with college friends  a catalyst for self-discovery and pushing boundaries and supporting each other. Ellen shares how she overcame her fear of the ocean to  kiss a stingray and swim with tarpons!  The group learned how to play Empire - so many laughs.  A beach photo shoot all in white at sunset.  Pickleball doubles! Yup, that's just a glimpse of the adrenaline rush they experienced with a group of nine friends!  They also discuss the importance of rest and relaxation during these trips and how they help in navigating transitions like empty nesting, new marriages, and career shifts.Lastly, we share how these trips served as our own empowerment movement. Indulging in self-care, exploring new places, and creating lasting memories led us to a deeper level of connection and sisterhood. We learned the importance of un-plugging from everyday life without cell phones or TV, the joy of simple moments, and the beauty of being in the moment. At this stage a girls getaway needs to take into consideration midlife sleep habits, who is working and who is retiring,  planning a year out for a large group, assigning a photo master to organize and share photos, and how these trips have brought us joy and fulfillment. So ladies, are you ready to plan your midlife girls getaway?Obsessions:Tish:  Bucket Towel Warmer -  hot towel warmer with LED display for bathrooms a great holiday giftEllen: 7 Fathoms Rum - from the Cayman Islands Please support us with a monthly PATREON subscription and get a quarterly live  Q&A with Ellen and Tish.Find Ellen Howard's gouache painting from the trip and her Plein Air art at https://ellenhowardart.comGive us a review... Click hereWant to start podcasting?  Click here to let Buzzsprout know we sent you, this gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and help support our show.This episode is for entertainment purposes only.  We are not medical professionals and we strongly suggest that you reach out to your physician for any medical advice. Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
36:01 11/1/23
Small Habits, Big Midlife Changes: Unlocking the Power of Atomic Habits - Ep. 73
Ever felt overwhelmed by midlife changes, finding yourself in need of new habits and processes to navigate this vital phase of life? Fear not, for this episode, Ellen and Tish, embrace the wisdom bestowed upon us by the transformative book "Atomic Habits," and we're excited to impart that knowledge onto you! Although we might be a tad late to the Atomic Habits party, we dive into the essence of small, incremental changes and how these nuances can make an enormous impact on our lives as we traverse through midlife changes.Despite some technical glitches, our conversation never loses its momentum. We delve into our personal experiences, interpretations, and revelations from this empowering book. We explore the concept of viewing midlife changes not as burdens but as platforms for self-development and evolution. This episode promises to be an enlightening journey into the depths of self-discovery, irrespective of what stage of life you're currently at. Tune in to our heart-to-heart conversation and let's discover the art of embracing change together.Obsessions:Tish: Kollea Beer Chiller SticksEllen: Advent Calendar for your dogPlease support us with a monthly PATREON subscription and get a quarterly live  Q&A with Ellen and Tish.Give us a review... Click hereWant to start podcasting?  Click here to let Buzzsprout know we sent you, this gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and help support our show.This episode is for entertainment purposes only.  We are not medical professionals and we strongly suggest that you reach out to your physician for any medical advice. Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
36:10 10/25/23
Unlocking the Midlife Sleep Puzzle: A Conversation with Sleep Coach Kali Patrick - Ep. 72
Get ready to embark on a unique journey to conquer your sleep struggles with our special guest, Kali Patrick, a seasoned sleep coach with a rare perspective on sleep. With her tech background and passion for yoga, Kali presents an intriguing concept of treating sleep like a puzzle. We promise that you'll gain a fresh understanding of the complexities of sleep and discover how to solve your own sleep puzzle, one piece at a time.In this episode, we explore an array of topics with Kali, including the role of yoga and meditation in achieving a balanced lifestyle and the perils of overvaluing productivity at the expense of sleep. We also take a deep dive into the correlation between sleep and the immune system, especially in the context of vaccinations. Learn why it's essential for adults to aim for seven to nine hours of sleep and how to create a rhythm to supplement sleep as we age.In our conversation, Kali generously shares her insights into sleep coaching, emphasizing the importance of setting up microgoals and cultivating positive self-talk. We also discuss her unique, customizable coaching process that caters to each individual's specific needs. So, are you ready to embark on a journey to better sleep? Tune in now, and let's decode the sleep puzzle together, because this isn't just about sleep, it's about overall health and wellness too. We're excited to embark on this journey with you! Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
63:23 10/18/23
Embrace Your Authenticity AND Stop Caring What Other People Think - Ep. 71
Are you ready to stop caring so much what other people think at midlife?  Join us as we navigate through personal anecdotes of self-acceptance and self-love, discussing the importance of setting boundaries and prioritizing our needs to care less what other people think. We all fight battles, some with societal pressures and some with our self-image. During our chat, we tackle these tough topics and share our own experiences. We explore how being constantly labeled as the 'nice one' can be daunting and share tips on how to face this stereotype from co host Ellen.  Tish talks about how age is not just a number, but it should be worn as a badge of honor reflecting the wisdom and experience you've gathered over the years.In the latter part of ourpodcast conversation, we delve into the complexities of social media and its effects on us and how important our self-care routines are to self confidence and awareness. We share insights on when and how to disconnect and emphasize the importance of self-love and acceptance. To wrap up, we provide four practical steps to embrace authenticity and self-care and just not care about what other people think of you - it's liberating!  This episode is  of insights and strategies to live a more authentic life, so jump in and start embracing your true self today!Obsessions:Tish: Acorn lights - perfect for the fall.Ellen:Turkey candle holders Please support us with a monthly PATREON subscription and get a quarterly live  Q&A with Ellen and Tish.Give us a review... Click hereWant to start podcasting?  Click here to let Buzzsprout know we sent you, this gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and help support our show.This episode is for entertainment purposes only.  We are not medical professionals and we strongly suggest that you reach out to your physician for any medical advice.Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
51:56 10/11/23
Shedding Light on the Growing Trend of Gray Divorce: A Conversation with Danielle Blumenberg - Ep. 70
What if the road to financial stability and self-discovery was paved with the insights of experts? That's exactly what we promise this week as we delve into the often-overlooked world of 'silver divorces' - a terrain dominated by couples over 50 deciding to part ways. We have the privilege of welcoming divorce coach Danielle Blumenberg to share her expertise on why this is a growing trend and how it demands a different approach from the divorces of younger couples. Danielle helps us unravel the complexities of silver divorces, tackling the unique challenges these couples face, from the division of substantial assets to the emotional turmoil. But the journey doesn't stop there. We throw light on the crucial role of a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), who can guide individuals through the financial labyrinth of a gray divorce. From drawing up a realistic budget to making better financial decisions, we explore how a CDFA can help you build a strong economic foundation for the future.But what about life after divorce? We take a deep dive into assisting women to find a new purpose post-divorce and how to uncover their core values and passions from past accomplishments. We also tackle the issue of sudden divorce syndrome and walkaway wife syndrome, providing valuable resources and coping strategies. Remember, the end of a marriage is also the beginning of a new journey. It's about being the driver in your divorce decisions and allowing yourself to grieve. So join us, as we navigate through the ups and downs of silver divorces and help you find your footing amidst the inevitable change.Obsessions:Tish: Bluesky Cam - birdfeeder with solar panel and camera! Ellen: Wilifidom dog water bottle - filter and folding dispenser. Please support us with a monthly PATREON subscription and get a quarterly live  Q&A with Ellen and Tish.Give us a review... Click hereWant to start podcasting?  Click here to let Buzzsprout know we sent you, this gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and help support our show.This episode is for entertainment purposes only.  We are not medical professionals and we strongly suggest that you reach out to your physician for any medical advice. Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
59:30 10/4/23
From Tech to Tastes: A Journey of Culinary Activism with Laura Pauli - Ep. 69
Tune in this week as we delve into the captivating journey of Laura Pauli, a tech-marketer turned chef and accidental activist. Laura, the heart and soul behind Cucina Testerossa and the non profit Feed the World, shares her riveting life story, from her early days in technology marketing to her remarkable transformation to chef and sommlier. Hear her recount how her passion for food and humanitarian efforts led to her making a significant impact on the lives of many with World Central Kitchen, raising funds through GoFundMe to deliver hope in the form of donations, supplies and warmth to Ukrianians.Laura's story serves as a beacon of resilience and determination as she dove deep into the world of humanitarian work that combined her love of food, service, and people. Her tenacity and will to make a difference, leveraged by her Silicon Valley leadership experience, led to her setting up Feed The World, providing a lifeline to the Ukrainian people through volunteerism.  She shares about  her initial ideas for her non profit  to help volunteers, citizens and soldiers with mental heath issues - and how her time in Ukraine helped her understand where she can really make a difference. To round off the episode, we explore the positive ripple effect of Laura's work at midlife, and how it led her to become an accidental activist. From starting with a single email during the early days of the pandemic she turned her weekly online community events into a movement that provided relief and hope and she merged her two passions into one cause - Feed the World.  Laura's journey is a testament to the power of purpose and the change one individual can bring about. Don't miss out on this episode that is sure to inspire, motivate and move you.Obsessions:Tish: Kasa Smart Plugs - control yourelectronics and lights with Alexa!  Ellen:Trust Your Crazy Ideas - 30 pop up cards with fun and inspirational ideasSupport the Positively Midlife podcast by being a Patreon sponsor!  What we talk about in this episode:Feed The World is a Paypal charity and the direct link to donate is here. Pandemic of LoveWorld Central Kitchen+++++++Website: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.comThe  Positively Midlife Podcast is presented solely for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only.  Support the showWebsite: www.thepositivelymidlifepodcast.comEmail: postivelymidlifepod@gmail.com
55:28 9/27/23

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