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The Midlife Movement

The Midlife Movement

By Jo Blackwell
Love your life NOW! If you're female, 45 plus & keen to grasp the opportunity midlife brings, this is for you. If you love someone who fits that description, this is for you too! I'm Jo Blackwell and this podcast is part of my business, The Midlife Movement. We make the midlife transition easier through support, community & fabulous courses & resources. Our aim is to help women step into a starring role in their own lives - whatever that means to you. email jo@themidlifemovement.com to take part. Original Music and Production: Dan Blackwell https://www.fiverr.com/dbvoiceover
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Menopause and Wellness with Marva Williams and Amanda Shayle
You know when you just need to sleep, without feeling twitchy or anxious or otherwise menopause-y? These ladies - Marva Williams and Amanda Shayle - have formulated a beautiful range of wellness products using top grade ingredients such as magnesium and essential oils for just that purpose. Shhh... Menopause and Wellness products have just become available, so I asked Marva and Amanda to join me to talk about them, and their own menopause experiences. Find out more on the website: https://shhhmenopausewellness.com/ Use the code: Midlife Movement at the checkout to receive 20% off* Run by writer and photographer, Jo Blackwell, The Midlife Movement is on a mission to defy the limiting societal narratives around ageing by supporting women to become more visible in the world - and to themselves! The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com  And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Quest Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support. https://www.themidlifemovement.com *The Midlife Movement may receive a small commission when you purchase via this link (at no cost to you)
28:22
November 26, 2021
Being non-binary, Gender and Authenticity
El Chenier is a Professor of History at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.  In this fascinating interview, we talked about being non-binary, gender and authenticity, the history of gender and El's work supporting young people to live openly in a way that is true to themselves.  Find out more about Gender Mentors 8-week course: Coming Home to Our Non-Binary Bodies https://www.elchenier.com/coming-home-to-our-non-binary-bodies Free Non-Binary Letter Writing Club meets every second Sunday at 3pm ET https://www.elchenier.com/letter-writing-club-register Connect with El on LinkedIn. Follow on Instagram. Run by writer and photographer, Jo Blackwell, The Midlife Movement is on a mission to defy the limiting societal narratives around ageing by supporting women to become more visible in the world - and to themselves! The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com  And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Quest Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support. https://www.themidlifemovement.com
47:49
November 18, 2021
Freedom from Diet Prison
In this wide-ranging conversation, I talked to Nikola Howard about the myth of "dieting". In her own words, Nikola is a life transformation specialist and the UK's leading Low Carb Expert since 1999. Find out more on Nikola's website.She helps women who want to live a healthy life, ditch belly fat and gain more energy in less than ten weeks, without fussing about calories, macros or starving themselves by using the award winning HOPE Protocol of eating tasty whole food and shifting their attitudes to life. Connect with Nikola on LinkedIn. Follow Nikola on Twitter. Connect on Facebook. Run by writer and photographer, Jo Blackwell, The Midlife Movement is on a mission to defy the limiting societal narratives around ageing by supporting women to become more visible in the world - and to themselves! Find out more: https://www.themidlifemovement.com The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com  And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Quest Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
36:30
November 11, 2021
Healing with Fiona Clark
The "Zenergiser", Fiona Clark, Joins Jo to talk about all things healing and energy systems. We had wonderful conversation catching up on why spirituality becomes so important to many women in midlife.  Fiona is an expert at helping women to find that toolbox of modalities to help them with their health and spiritual development.  Fiona explained the chakra system in the most comprehensive, beautiful way I think I have ever heard! Most of the women Fiona works with are at the midlife stage of experiencing feelings of what's next and what are they going to do as they face big life changes, with those changes sometimes forced upon us when we don't want them.  Many do not like change but Fiona works with women to help them see these life changes and challenges as a gift even if we can't see it at the time. For a free introduction to the Healy and for more information, you can contact Fiona via her website: www.fionaclark.co.uk The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy!  How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions)  Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com  And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Quest Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
28:34
October 28, 2021
Dream it, Plan it, Do it! with Margaret Sheppard
Midlife Movement member, Margaret Sheppard, talked to us today about turning dreams into reality.  I, for one, am so inspired by Margaret’s upcoming “gap year”. Having lost her confidence and losing sight of herself in the midst of work, caring for an elderly parent and sons with extra needs, she knew she needed to do something for herself, something she had always wanted to do. In 2022 Margaret will embark upon an interesting journey - sometimes alone, sometimes with friends and relatives.  She wants you to know that you too can do that “thing” you always wanted to do. Her advice?  Allow yourself to dream Set a date  Plan - budget and other practicalities  Get help where needed - make it easy on yourself!  Do it!  The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Quest Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
38:50
October 21, 2021
Finding HER with Janis Doherty
Janis Doherty is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, midlife mentor, energy guide and the creator of the HERwithin community. Janis mentors’ women and provides hope and healing through her programs “Find HER” and “ENERGYwithin” where she teaches women how to reconnect with the lost pieces of themselves and how to heal their body through emotional release. After her own experience with hopelessness and confusion, Janis developed a natural curiosity for midlife. Why is this happening? How did I get here? She kept asking herself deeper questions and then in September 2020, she published her book Find HER - 20 Revealing Questions to Discover the Woman Within. This book shines a light on 20 questions that many women avoid, fearing what they may reveal. Midlife can be tough, but to find your answers, you need to start asking yourself the right questions. Janis is a recent breast cancer survivor, mother to two sons in their 30s, stepmom to three in their 20s and lives in Calgary, Alberta Canada with her husband Paul. When she isn’t helping women find hope and healing, Janis spends her free time walking in nature, writing, gardening, and living the life her soul has been craving! LINKS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/herwithin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herwithin/ Website: https://www.herwithin.com OFFERS For all of your listeners, I’m offering an ENERGYwithin Express Session free of charge when you mention that you heard about me on the Midlife Movement podcast. Offer is available until the end of February 2021. Go to https://herwithin.com/energywithin/ and contact Janis directly. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy!  How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions)  Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com  And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
42:48
October 14, 2021
Embracing Midlife with Karen Skidmore
Karen Skidmore is a Business Growth Coach and co-founder of the Embrace Midlife and Menopause Festival, taking place on October 21st and 22nd October 2021. In this episode, we talk about how catastrophic moments in our lives can push us to the edge, fear of ageing and dying and how embracing - rather than fighting - midlife and celebrating all that we are frees us to move forward. Book onto the 2 day online Embrace Festival here: www.karenskidmore.com/embrace  20% of the ticket price goes to support The Hunger Project. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
30:24
October 7, 2021
Personality Profiling with Hazel Wright
Are you Green, Blue, Red or high energy yellow? Trainer, Hazel Wright works with companies to develop menopause friendly policies in the workplace. In this conversation, she tells us about the Personality Profiling Tool, Clarity 4D and how you can use it at work and at home. www.thewrightapproach.co.uk The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy!  How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions)  Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com  And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
19:55
September 30, 2021
Goodbye, "Good Girl"! with Karin Bosveld
If you are partnered, do you ever wish you could have more time alone? My guest this week bought herself a cottage in the woods where she can work and think. Karin Bosveld is a transformational Leadership Coach for women. She created the Mystery School for Feminine Leadership which opened it doors in Spring 2021. In this episode, we talk  about the reappraisal of the “crone” stage of life, about breaking free from patriarchal norms and the tyranny of being a “good girl”. Contact Karin via her website: https://www.karinbosveld.com The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy!  How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions)  Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com  And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
32:08
September 23, 2021
Body Confidence with Kath Burrows
How do you feel about your body? Kath Burrows shares her story of overcoming low self esteem connected to her body image and talks about the work she does coaching women with body confidence issues via the Body Love Lounge. Self acceptance, self compassion and self care are key to increasing body confidence. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy!  How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com  And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
27:36
September 16, 2021
Thriving as a Widow with Julie Foster
How do you reset your life when your world is turned upside down? We all hope that the loss of a partner is something we will never have to face. In times gone by we would have been expected to put on our widows weeds and be defined by our widowhood forever. Drawing on her own experience, Julie Foster helps women survive and then thrive after being widowed via her facebook group, “A Widow’s Hats”. In this uplifting conversation, Julie advocates embracing your one precious life by saying yes - as often and as adventurously as possible! The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
32:49
September 9, 2021
Taking the Leap into Self Employment with Nicola Moss
Nicola Moss describes how becoming a grandmother gave her the nudge she needed to start her own business. We talk about false starts, raising children and starting new careers in our fifties and beyond. Find out about Nicola and her business on her Moss Social website. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
41:21
September 3, 2021
Eat Well with Sabrina Zeif
"The Midlife Food Guru", Sabrina Zeif, shares with us how small changes in diet can help empower us through these midlife changes and beyond. Sabrina is also a collaborative nutrition author on the book, Natural Menopause with Dr Anne Henderson Find out more about Sabrina and her work on her website: www.midlifefoodguru.com  The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
23:49
July 29, 2021
Time for Creativity with Yasmin Ali
Yasmin Ali runs creative workshops, working with polymer clay and, via her monthly club, encourages women to take time out from busy lives to lose themselves in creativity. In this podcast, we talk about the upsurge in creativity many women feel at the midpoint in their lives and how expressing ourselves creatively can relieve stress and create balance. You can find Yasmin via her website: www.beadeze.com The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
22:37
July 22, 2021
Balancing Hormones with Sara Southgate
In this episode, Naturopath, Sara Southgate, talks to Jo about 3 things we can do to balance our hormones: Eat more Phytoestrogens Drink more water Breathing techniques to reduce stress Sara can be contacted via her website. Are you unsure whether you are in perimenopause? Download our free checklist. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
29:49
July 15, 2021
NLP for Midlife with Shirley Lane
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, Shirley Lane and I talk about undoing unhelpful patterns of thought, the importance of sharing our experiences and creating a better world for our daughters. Shirley Lane is a Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner who is particularly interested in whole body health and keeping healthy holistically, especially during the menopause.   As a menopausal woman herself she found Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) invaluable  in helping her with some of her menopausal symptoms.  Shirley now helps other women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms, particularly feelings of anxiety and overwhelm. Shirley uses a combination of NLP and holistic techniques, along with a healthy dose of humour!  Shirley works with clients on a one to one basis and provides both one off stand alone sessions or a set of sessions. To contact her you can e-mail on shirleylanenlp@gmail.com Or you can connect with her on LinkedIn. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
29:22
July 8, 2021
Work and the Midlife Woman with Nicola Richardson
Have you ever felt sidelined at work and suspected it was because of your age? Workplace Trainer, Nicola Richardson, discusses ageism, the need to speak out, menopause support in the workplace and stepping into a mentorship role.  You can contact Nicola via her website. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
21:39
June 17, 2021
Skincare over 40 with Liz Coleman
This week we're talking about why our skin changes in peri-menopause and menopause. Skincare expert, Liz Coleman, maintains that, apart from genes and hormones, changes are influenced 80% by diet and 20% by skincare.  I addition to her work as a Beauty Therapist Trainer, Liz has launched "Lizzie Loves" - all things health, wellness and lifestyle tips. Pamper packs, beauty boxes and grooming bags available for that special person in your life as well as a VIP club and giveaways. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
29:54
June 10, 2021
Creating Better Relationships - Sue Plumtree
This week's guest, Sue Plumtree, works as a relationship coach and is passionate about helping people create better relationships - with others and themselves. You can contact Sue via her website The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
26:17
June 3, 2021
Self Care Space - with Sue Royle
A corporate "escapee", Today's guest has a passion for creating space for relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether online or in her dedicated, bricks and mortar "self care space", Sue spends her days helping busy people unwind and relax. Connect with Sue on her website: www.tranquilitytime.co.uk The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? You can read this blog post about nourishing yourself Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
26:56
May 27, 2021
Anxiety and Depression with Vanessa Wallace
Vanessa Wallace draws on her personal experience as well as her solid professional training to help those suffering from anxiety and depression to reduce the inner critic and find a calmer, happier place. She has developed her own system - the R.E.B.E.L method - to understand how our minds work and how we can regain control. Find out more about Vanessa's work and her upcoming Anxiety and Depression Retreats on her website Crystal Clear Coaching. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Read this blog post about when you're not "fine, thanks!" Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And I invite you to Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
33:20
May 20, 2021
The Midlife Quest
Are you approaching 50 and dreading it? Or feel as if you've lost yourself recently and want to get YOU back?  Then come and join Jo and other like-minded friends in The Midlife Quest Guided 8 week program! Enrolment is now live now until 10th May 2021 at 9pm BST - and we kick off next week on 11th May! Have a listen to this podcast where Jo explains this exclusive process, then take a look at the program. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
21:54
May 6, 2021
Life Stories - Val Adaway
I always feel inspired when I encounter people 70 plus who live life on their terms, much as I used to be inspired by vibrant 50 somethings when I was in my forties! At 75, Val Adaway runs her own business as a Utility Warehouse Authorised Partner and has no plans to retire. In this episode, Val tells us about the example set by her mother, still working until the day before she died at 95, Val’s previous career in motorsport and what drives her to continue with her career. We also talk about the value of "old fashioned" communication methods and the part a positive attitude plays in staying happy throughout life. Part of the "Life Stories" series, recognising the extraordinary in the every day. You can contact Val via her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/valadawayuw/ The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
26:22
April 30, 2021
Midlife Money Matters - with Sarah Huffen
For many of us, thinking about money and the future is a daunting prospect, so we hide our heads in the sand and hope for the best. Using her parents as an example (with their permission) Sarah Huffen, from Gilded Wealth, describes how a little forward planning now can improve our quality of life in our later years. Regularly reviewing finances can give us the peace of mind we need to get on with our lives with confidence. You can contact Sarah via her LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/sarah-huffen-5a5745198 The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
17:02
April 22, 2021
Ageism is never in Style! with Jacynth Bassett
“Ageism is never in Style” what a fantastic strapline for a fashion brand! Jacynth Bassett founded her age inclusive company, The Bias Cut, in response to seeing how her mother felt overlooked by clothing companies. Using customers of all ages as models, Jacynth is disrupting the narrative around fashion and age. We talk about her latest campaign: Strike out ageism! Where ageist terms are altered to reflect the truth: (ir)relevant, (still) got it! And (in)visible, Grand(ma) to, in Jacynth’s words, “to expose, disrupt and change ageist language, unconscious biases and the terminology of everyday life.” Women of all ages are invited to join in. www.thebiascut.com The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
25:40
April 8, 2021
Stepping into the Limelight with Rachel Peru
Rachel Peru is a Silver haired curve model represented by Bridge Models in London. Body confidence activist, influencer and host of the Out of the Bubble podcast Rachel has fully embraced her curves and her naturally grey hair. In fact, she has become famous for her silver locks and is flying the flag for misunderstood and misrepresented women everywhere. She is passionate about showing other women, particularly those in midlife, that they are not invisible in the fashion industry. In this episode, we talk about ageism in fashion and skincare, body confidence and Rachel’s upcoming course, reinvention, bravery and the power of saying “yes”! The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
22:50
April 2, 2021
A Passion for Skincare with Joyce Connor
In this episode, it was my pleasure to talk about skin, travel and independence! Beauty Expert, Joyce Connor has been working in the cosmetics industry for over 20 years. Specialising in hair and make-up for weddings, fashion, corporate, video and special occasions. she is based in Berkshire in the South East of England, but travels nationally and internationally for weddings and events, and caters for all ages, skin tones and hair types. In 2019, Joyce, a qualified esthetician, set up a skincare website She regularly speak on BBC radio and writes about beauty for online blogs and print magazines and newspapers. Passionate about cosmetic education, Joyce completed her training in the U.K., New York and Paris. She will be opening a studio in Reading this year and running face to face consultations, masterclasses and workshops. You can find Joyce via her website: joyceconnormakeup.co.uk Find out more about her products, including her Gua Sha rose quartz face tool, here: joyceconnorcosmetics.com The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
25:03
March 25, 2021
Needle Phobia with Judith Hanson
Have you had your Covid jab yet? Would you like to, but are held back because you have a phobia around needles? - Have you not visited a dentist for years? - Do you avoid blood tests? - Do you avoid all medical procedures that might involve needles? - Are you unable to watch someone have an injection? - Are you unable to look at needles - a picture or for real? - Do you hate people talking about needles and medical procedures? If you have answered Yes to all, some or one of those questions then you are likely to be suffering from needle phobia. So how are you feeling about being called for your COVID-19 vaccination? Will you be able to go? Will you go and then be unable to have the vaccination? Will you feel guilty if you don’t have it? This week I’m talking to my friend, Therapist, Judith Hanson, about  Covid Anxiety and needle phobia and her new, affordable online program to combat it. Find out more on Judith’s website: www.judithhanson.co.uk/needle-phobia-program The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
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March 18, 2021
Mother's Day
A short solo podcast this week, reflecting on those who raised us and the mothering energy we all need to find within. Are you female and keen to embrace everything the second half of life brings? We have a fabulous membership group for you where we grasp opportunities by the lapels and shake them! A women's circle of support, celebration and friendship. Come and see what we're all about: www.themidlifemovement.com The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
09:16
March 12, 2021
Pro-age Make-up with Grace Fodor
PRO AGE warrior, beauty expert and STUDIO10 founder, Grace Fodor is on a mission to help every woman to look and feel their most beautiful and confident version of themselves – at ANY age. Hitting her mid 40s, Grace found herself labelled as ‘middle aged’ and surrounded by negative anti-ageing stereotypes that didn’t reflect how she felt or lived her life. Grace felt that she wanted to celebrate her age, wear it proudly and feel truly confident – after all beauty doesn’t just belong to youth, it is ageless. So many current beauty standards and brands excluding women after a certain age and ostracising the very audience they want to communicate with. And so STUDIO10 was born. Studio10 is more than skin deep, it’s a movement. Grace is a PRO AGE warrior passionate about challenging the outdated stereotypes, misconceptions and redefining age and beauty. Standing united to create a voice to give women the recognition they deserve and fight against the notions that make them feel invisible, undervalued and unattractive, stamping out ageism once and for all. It’s time to be seen and be heard – PRO AGE not anti age. It’s a high-performing, PRO AGE makeup formulated and designed for mature skins and that are super-easy to use. Skincare-hybrids enriched with the best skin loving and anti-pollution ingredients that are cruelty free, paraben free, dermatologically tested and vegan friendly. Hailed as ‘genius’ by India Knight of the Sunday Times, these ‘real -skin’ essentials are a shortcut to flawless skin, lit from within radiance and ageless beauty. STUDIO10 delivers real results with the least amount of effort. Listeners can receive 10% off using the affiliate code, MIDLIFEMOVEMENT10* The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support. **Affiliate Disclaimer: If you buy from Studio10 using my affiliate link, I will receive a small payment at no extra cost to you.
38:56
March 4, 2021
Walk this Way! With Julia Doherty
Julia Doherty is a serial Entrepreneur whose most recent venture, Adventure Geek, came about because of her passion for hiking. In this episode, we talk about The Camino Di Santiago, goal setting, accountability, finding creative ideas and her 2023 challenge - a 2,500 mile walk along the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Buy Julia’s Book: Once Upon The Camino de Santiago: 21 Life Lessons I Learnt from a Hike Across Spain Buy Julia’s recommendation: Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want Support Julia’s plans to hike the PCT by clicking on this link The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
27:11
February 25, 2021
Life Stories - Kathryn Slack
Business woman, Kathryn came to talk to us as part of the “Life Stories” series. From having a racehorse named after her to travelling when poste restante was de riguer, pre-internet and mobile phones, to coming to terms with not having a family, join us to reminisce and be inspired. Connect with Kathryn via her website: https://www.ignitesuccess.co.uk/ The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
38:50
February 18, 2021
Introducing your Host, Jo Blackwell
Introducing your host, Jo Blackwell, Writer, Photographer and the Founder of The Midlife Movement. In this solo episode, Jo recounts her personal journey through the midlife transition and how she became interested in helping other women to find their voice. You can find out more about Jo’s work via her websites: www.themidlifemovement.com and www.joblackwell.co.uk (Writing and Photography) Note: The lines by Henry David Thoreau that Jo (mis)quotes are: “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and die with their song still inside them.” This is, in fact, a misquote itself, though has passed into common usage. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
20:48
February 11, 2021
Is Midlife Changing for GenX? with Jeremi Karnell
Is the nature of midlife changing as "Generation X" hits 50? Our guest this week thinks it is! Jeremi Karnell is the CEO of Truelytics, a leading business intelligence SAAS platform in the Wealth Management sector. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife Cindy, his daughter, 9-year-old Aviana, his 8-year-old son Grayson, and his 5-year-old English Bulldog Mickey. Connect with Jeremi here:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremikarnell/ The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
28:59
February 4, 2021
It’s all in the numbers! With Numerologist, Samantha Sutherland
My guest, Samantha Sutherland, describes herself as an "Abundance Activator", using tools such as numerology, EFT and biogentics.  "It’s time to let go of fear. It’s time to stop being mediocre. It’s time to unleash your potential. Using my kick ass spiritual approach to feminine empowerment I help you to unveil who you truly are." https://www.samanthasutherland.online The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
31:37
January 28, 2021
8 Ways to Step up in Uncertain Times
What can we, as “emerging elders”, offer during these uncertain times? I believe strongly that we all have a part to play, and that the changes we can make start with us. This episode - the first in Season 2 of the Midlife Movement Podcast - outlines 8 suggestions for how we as “emerging elders” can step up in the face of calamity, both personal and global. 1. MODEL RESILIENCE 2. REVIEW YOUR BELIEFS 3. VARY YOUR SOURCES OF INFORMATION 4. SEEK OUT THOSE WHOSE EXPERIENCE OF LIFE DIFFERS FROM YOURS 5. LISTEN WITHOUT THINKING OF A REPLY 6. LET GO OF THE NEED TO BE RIGHT 7. CHECK YOUR THOUGHTS 8. KNOW BETTER, BE BETTER The transcript can be read on the blog  The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
14:16
January 21, 2021
Midlife Eating Disorders & Zestful Aging with Nicole Christina
Psychologist, Nicole Christina, has seen an increase in eating disorders in midlife women. We talk here about some of the reasons, and the forms this takes. WE talk about the pressures we face and the myth of the 10k steps goal. Nicole is also the creator and host of Zestful Aging, a lively and hugely successful podcast. Enthusiasm and passion create joy and I loved talking to Nicole about podcasting. This is the last episode of the first series of The Midlife Movement Podcast and I wanted to end on a high. We will be back in September 2020 with more engaging interviews with interesting people.  If you would like to put yourself forward or suggest someone else for an interview, please email me, jo@themidlifemovement.com The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
29:18
June 4, 2020
Pelvic Floor Health with Julie Colan
Julie Colan is on a mission to raise awareness of the importance of the pelvic floor nationally, starting from school age. Stress incontinence is something that can affect young athletes and gymnasts as well as runners of all ages. She started her company, Secret Whispers, to help women train their muscles using kegel weights, in a proven program that helps to maintain pelvic floor strength at all ages. Find out more on the Secret Whispers website  and use the code: MIDLIFEMOVEMENT for 10% off your purchase.* The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support. *Affiliate Disclaimer: If you buy from Secret Whispers using my affiliate link, I will receive a small payment at no extra cost to you.
21:06
May 28, 2020
Making Relationships Work with Sue Plumtree
Over 50s relationships specialist, Sue Plumtree, talked to me about finding her soul mate in her seventies and how she has draws on her. own experience in her coaching practice. Sue's latest book:  Open Your Heart: The 7 secrets of strong and loving relationships is available on Amazon You can buy Sue's Autobiography,  Dancing with the Mask: learning to love and be loved on her website: www.sueplumtree.com The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
37:43
May 22, 2020
Can what we eat help us to heal? With Jane McCourt
In this episode, Jane McCourt, of "The McCourt Method" describes how serious illness and a desire to avoid surgery drove her to find alternative ways to heal, through diet. Find out more about Jane and her Clean up your Life Programme  NB: The sound quality in this recording is not as good as normal. I believe that it is "listenable to" so I've gone ahead as Jane's story is fascinating. Thank you for your tolerance! The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
26:01
May 14, 2020
Non-Surgical Vaginal Laser Treatment with Emma Soos
In this episode, Emma Soos of The Women's Health clinic describes some of the problem women can experience at various life stages and how NuV Vaginal Non-surgical Laser treatment can help. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
30:37
May 7, 2020
Good Vibes only with Jo Thackwray
Coach Jo Thackwray talks with me about the value of coaching, and how she is enjoying spreading positivity as a host on Inspire Radio. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
29:00
April 30, 2020
Parenting Our Parents with Jessica Silver
It was seeing her mum not know where to turn when looking after her grandpa that prompted Jessica to do something about it. She joined forces with her friend, Nancy, and together they started ElWell, an online hub dedicated to supporting people as they look after their ageing parents. They're passionate about improving quality of life as people get older, and their topics include independent living and staying active. You can check out ElWell and contact Jessica at www.el-well.com. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
25:30
April 23, 2020
Move Over Menopause! with Sam Palmer
Sam Palmer of Midlife Makeover joins me to talk about thickening waistlines, sugar cravings and her 60 day online health and fitness transformational program, Move over Menopause! I have taken Sam's course and can whole-heartedly recommend it - and Sam - to help you get on track with health and fitness as you move through the peri-menopause years. I am delighted that she has agreed to join The Midlife Movement as a coach - Members can access her "Meno Belly" series and a new Masterclass on Movement, coming soon. You can join here: www.themidlifemovement.com/community The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
28:05
April 16, 2020
Peace Beats with Dan Blackwell
A Midlife Movement Podcast first - our first male interviewee, Musician, Filmmaker and Producer, Dan Blackwell is Jo's son. They met on the family sofa to discuss how Vision, Planning, Visualisation and Self Belief drove Dan to take his 4bar Collective project to Kabul and Jerusalem - solo. And how his exploits. provided the inspiration for the creation of The Midlife Movement, Find out more about Dan and his projects on the 4barCollective Facebook page. More music - including free meditation music - can be found on the 4barCollective YouTube Channel. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
41:36
April 9, 2020
Hypnotherapy and Kicking the Habit with Judith Hanson
Hypnotherapist and Mindfulness Teacher, Judith Hanson, has been a supporter of the Midlife Movement from the start so I was delighted when she accepted my invitation to talk about her new STOP SMOKING NOW course which goes live this month. If you have been thinking of giving up to reduce your risk of complications if you catch coronavirus, this is a great way to get help. We also talked about role models, "pivoting" in life and business and midlife challenges.  To access the FREE meditations we mention,  go to Judith's Facebook page. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
30:56
April 2, 2020
Creativity and Performance Poetry with Kezzabelle Ambler
My Guest this week is Performance Poet, Kezzabelle Ambler. Kezzabelle's latest book & cd are called 'Permission To Speak' available from www.kezzabelle.co.uk Her 'Weaving Words' creative writing workshops can be booked for festivals or events. Contact Kezzabelle. by email:  info@kezzabelle.co.uk or via her website. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
20:41
March 26, 2020
Women in Tech with Georgina Hodgkinson
IT Consultant, Trainer and. Coder, Georgina, is passionate. about encouraging other women. to. consider a career in technology. Checkout her club, Girls Code for would-be coders which has recently been taken online -  a move that was promoted by the current pandemic but which has had the fortuitous result off enabling more women, no matter where they are in the world, to explore what a career as a web developer can offer them. We also talked about Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, UK, where large numbers of women worked as code breakers. during World War 2.  You can contact Georgina via the Girls Code Website. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
29:45
March 19, 2020
How do you feel about growing older?
The Midlife Movement, in conjunction with Founder, Portrait Photographer Jo Blackwell, recently completed a project where women 40 plus were photographed without their make-up. On International Women's Day, 2020, at the resultant Exhibition and Book launch, we released a film featuring the 52 women who had taken part.  In it, we asked them the question: "How do you feel about growing older?" You can watch the film on the Midlife Movement website The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
20:29
March 12, 2020
Bio-hacking, Attitude and Joy - a Conversation with Anu Peacock and Philippa Taylor
Friends, Philippa and Anu, travelled together to take part in the Face it, Own it! Portrait Project. I asked them to chat with me about their experience beyond menopause. If you'd like to find out more about bio-hacking, take a look at Philippa's website. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
25:42
February 27, 2020
Branding your Business with Trudie Avery
Graphic Designer, Trudie, took the leap into self employment when she realised that, whilst she had successfully climbed the Corporate ladder, it was propped against the wrong wall! Trudie helps businesses define their values and create clear branding messages. She has just launched an DIY Branding online course for start ups called "Brand on a Shoestring". www.brandonashoestring.com The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
22:20
February 20, 2020
Stop Dieting and Start Living! With Carol May
Carol and I talk about body confidence, the fruitlessness of diets and how to empower ourselves in midlife. Find out more about Carol and her body positivity programmes. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
25:01
February 13, 2020
Making a Wellbeing Space at Home with Shiree Segerstrom
Designer, Writer and Wellness devotee, Shiree Segerstrom shares her love of home design and her tips for creating space for self care. Find out more about Shiree's work on her website and her "Joy of Nesting" blog. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
20:26
February 6, 2020
Adrenal Fatigue with Dr Sharzad Green
There are many reasons for chronic exhaustion. Dr Green talks to me about how we can support the function of our adrenal glands. Dr Green can be contacted by email: drsgreenrx@outlook.com The book she mentions, by Dr James Wilson, can be purchased on Amazon The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
20:39
January 30, 2020
"Me and my Menopausal Vagina" - with author Jane Lewis
Jane Lewis campaigns to educate and inform about women's vaginal health post-menopause, a hugely important subject that needs to lose its taboo status. In this episode, Jane explains the importance of knowing what is normal and what to do if you notice changes - including repeated urinary tract infections. Essential Buy: Jane's book on Amazon here. You can follow Jane on Instagram The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
29:11
January 23, 2020
Healthy Ageing with Phillipa Taylor
Philippa talks about the role of oxidation in the ageing process and how we can "bio hack" our bodies with nutrigenomics. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
15:10
January 16, 2020
Weight Loss Mindset with Clair Mackenzie
Clair is a Weight Loss Mindset Coach - helping women get to the root cause of over eating. In this episode, Clair shares her own story with us and sheds a little light on why we overeat.  "I help women in midlife learn how to love their relationship with themselves and find freedom around food so that they can end emotional eating and lose weight for good." You can find out more about Clair's work on her website.  Join her Facebook Group here. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
22:48
January 9, 2020
Intuitive Astrology and Coaching with Laurel O'Sullivan
In this episode, Laurel O'Sullivan shares with us how she uses astrology to help her clients navigate change. A former Lawyer, Laurel calls herself a "soulful pragmatist". You can find out more about her work here: www.laurelosullivancoaching.com The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
29:41
January 2, 2020
Christmas Memories - with Sally Christie and Caroline Lane
For this week-before-Christmas podcast, I asked my sisters, Sally and Caroline, to chat with me about memories of our childhood Christmases in the sixties and seventies.  Wishing you the kind of Christmas that makes your heart happy. x  The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
29:26
December 19, 2019
Recovery from Chronic Illness with Elizabeth Gordon
Elizabeth tells us how she recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome step by small, consistent step. By putting self care first,  she is able to manage her condition and live a life more aligned to her values, something she now tea he's other women as the Female Success Coach. You can read Elizabeth's story, together with many others, in the book "Believe you can Live a Life you Love at 50 plus" The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
24:33
December 12, 2019
Where did my Libido go? with Dr Sharzad Green
Consulting Pharmacist, Dr Green and I talk frankly about the fluctuations in sex drive we can all experience, and what can be done to help when our libido leaves the building. I must confess, I come from a background where we didn't even have proper names for our intimate areas, so I hope you can forgive my irreverence when I fumble around for my words! I hope this chat helps anyone listening who is mourning the loss of their libido. Dr Green can be contacted by email: drsgreenrx@outlook.com Click heere to find out more about Fabuvag, which can be bought online. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
26:18
December 5, 2019
Alternative Ageing with Suzi Grant
Author, Broadcaster and Blogger, Suzi Grant is embracing the third age of her life and living it to the full! In this broadcast, Suzi describes how, after a successful and glamourous TV career, retirement was never really on the cards - she has too much to do!  Suzi Grant is an Author, Broadcaster & Founder of Alternative Ageing: a successful blog for the Over50s.  After a career in TV, Radio and writing health books, Suzi retired at 60. By 65 she had started the blog to help spread her positive ageing message, on a mission to inspire women to grow older looking good and feeling great and to never feel invisible or irrelevant. Her blog, YouTube channel and social media platform are a mixture of fashion & style, health & ageing, with plenty of travel & lifestyle thrown in. She regularly appears in the media, podcasts and major brand campaigns to represent this important demographic. There are few 69-year-olds who could claim to be so successful on social media, with over 23 thousand followers on Instagram alone (half of whom are under 40!).  You can follow Suzi's vibrant instagram feed, her weekly YouTube vlog and the Alternative Ageing Blog. Buy her book, Alternative Ageing, on Amazon or on her website. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
28:17
November 28, 2019
Recovery from Stress and Burnout with Dr Jane Durston
Retired doctor, Jane Durston shares her own experience of workplace stress and depression and how she now helps others recognise and recover from burnout.  Find out more about Jane and the services she offers on her website: www.yourlifebalancedoctor.com The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
17:55
November 21, 2019
Surviving Widowhood with Jan Warren
Jan describes how she has navigated losing her husband, David, to Motor Neurone Disease. She now works as a Trustee for the Motor Neurone Association, using her knowledge and experience to help others going through the same ordeal. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
38:43
November 14, 2019
Developing your Career after Redundancy with Anne Gould
Like many midlife women, Anne has turned what might have been a crisis into a huge opportunity. Redundancy has given her the chance to develop the work she loves - helping busy owners to "master the digital maze"! www.masterthedigitalmaze.co.uk The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
24:24
November 7, 2019
Opening your Heart to Self Acceptance. with Caroline Palmy
Author, Speaker and Healer, Caroline Palmy, talks to Jo about her emotional journey to self acceptance, and how learning to love and care for ourselves can free us to live our most fulfilled life yet. You can find out more about Caroline and her work on her website Buy Caroline's books on Amazon: "Conversations With Me: How going through a divorce has helped me reconnect with myself again"  The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
25:22
October 31, 2019
Campaigning for Fair Pensions for Women in the UK, with Carol May
The Back to 60 Campaign recently took the UK Government to court over the decision to raise the pension age for women born in the 50s and 60s. At the time of this conversation, the case was in judicial review. The Supreme Court ultimately ruled for the Government. as the aim is to bring women's pension age in line with men's. The campaign's argument regarding the fairness of the speed of the changes does not seem to have been addressed. Campaigner, Carol May, explains what is happening, and why women should take control of their own finances at whatever age or stage they are at.
33:36
October 24, 2019
From Worrier to Warrior with Vanessa Wallace
Psychotherapist, Vanessa Wallace, introduces the course she has put into The Mid-life Movement Membership called "From Worrier to Warrior". Find out more about Vanessa's Anxiety and Depression Recovery Retreats. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
19:33
October 17, 2019
Starting a Business when you're over 50 with Colleen Kochannek
Have you ever considered self employment? After being made redundant at 48, Colleen leapt into entrepreneurship and onto the roller coaster of self employment. Realising that what she learned could help other women, she launched "Scrappy Frontier" where she guides women 50+ to get their first business off the ground. www.scrappyfrontier.com The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
19:54
October 10, 2019
Our Changing Faces with Lucy Boulter & Jane McCourt
On 24th September, The Midlife Movement was featured on The BBC Regional Evening News. Specifically, the. Portrait Project, Face it, Own it! was the subject of the segment. This Project aims to show the natural beauty of women 40 plus - without make-up.  Of course, this meant that I had to appear on National TV without make-up myself, which threw up a lot of issues for me around visibility, worthiness and fear of judgement.  In this episode, the two Midlife Movement members I invited to take part in the segment, Lucy Boulter and Jane McCourt, chat with me about the day, how it felt to be exposed to the glare of the camera and how they feel about their appearance in midlife.  If you are a woman 40+ who would like to take part, you can upload your no make-up selfie. quickly, easily and securely on the website: www.themidlifemovement.com/face-it-own-it The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
19:34
October 3, 2019
What are we putting on our skin? With Sara Austin
Teacher, Sara Austin, talks about how her teenage daughter's growing interest in skincare and make up inspired her to start researching into the effects of toxic products on ourselves and the environment.  Sara can be contacted via her Tropic website. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
17:58
September 26, 2019
Why we need to move more in midlife, with Sam Palmer
Health Expert, Sam Palmer explains why, in Midlife, Exercise is less about gaining flat belly and more about mortality. Sam has just opened the doors to her new, 6 month programme,  "Midlife Makeover" - check it out here: www.midlifemakeover.co.uk The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
23:60
September 19, 2019
Empty Nest with Julie Winzar
Midlife Movement Member, Julie Winzar, talked to me about how she dealt with her son leaving home for University and how she is starting to re-feather to her empty nest. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
17:16
September 12, 2019
"Wardrobe Wow": Introducing the Midlife Movement Contributors: Stylist, Sarah Gray
In this conversation which took place during The Midlife Movement Membership launch week, I ask Sarah, what is style? Plus she tells us about her "Wardrobe Wow" - a course created especially for The Midlife Movement. www.sarahgrayimage.co.uk The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
25:19
September 5, 2019
Roar! (Or 20,000 words). A Short Story
This short story is dedicated to all my midlife sisters who feel unheard. Enjoy! If you are a reader rather than a listener, you can read this story on the blog. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
16:04
August 28, 2019
BBC Radio Northampton - The Helen Blaby Show
Helen Blaby on BBC Radio Northampton was lovely and an excellent host. She's going through the dreaded flushes herself at the moment so she was keen to talk about peri-menopause. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
11:45
August 22, 2019
7 Things I Learned at 50
A quick, tongue-in-cheek round up for the life lessons I learned at 50. What did you realise for the first time at 50? This article originally appeared in Female First on 2nd July 2019. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
04:00
August 20, 2019
Freedom from Emotional Eating with Chinmayi Dore
Coach and Bestselling author, Chinmayi Dore, talks to us about emotional and binge eating and how she helps women find freedom from the destructive cycle of yo-yo dieting through her "Body Magic" Programs. Chinmayi's "Beat the Binge" course will soon be live in the membership. In the meantime, you can find out more about her work on her website. You can buy Chinmayi's Book, "Body MAGIC - a Blissful End to Emotional Eating" here. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
23:42
August 15, 2019
Letter to my Younger Self
A 5 minute listen, no guest, just. me reading a letter I wrote to my younger self. What would you write? You can find this and other letters in my book, Oh Crap - I'm 50! A Journey from Fearful to Fabulous (Sometimes) Available on Amazon The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
04:47
August 13, 2019
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Kerry Sheldon-Jones
Kerry Sheldon-Jones is the Director of The Equilibrium Clinic in Shropshire, (Update: This Clinic is now closed) a private practice offering Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). In this episode, she describes some of the more troublesome side effects of the peri-menopause and explains both what is happening in the body, and how BHRT can help. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
28:48
August 8, 2019
Menopause in the Workplace with Julie Dennis
Julie Dennis is a Menopause at work Trainer, delivering workshops and training solutions to women, managers and the workforce as a whole. www.juliedennis.net Symptoms of the Peri-Menopause such as brain fog, causing difficulties with concentration and memory, impaired word retrieval, anxiety, hot flushes and sleeplessness can severely impact on a woman's confidence in the workplace. Half of the British workforce are female, 3.5 million of those women are aged 50 and over. Studies shown that 75% experience symptoms that are attributable to the perimenopause, 50% feel those symptoms have adversely affected their performance at work with 25% actively considering leaving their roles as a result. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
16:37
August 6, 2019
Breathe. Introducing the Contributors - Dawn Wright
Dawn talks to Jo about how working with our breath can help us to feel less anxious and more alive.  At 10.36 she takes us through a quick and simple breathing exercise that can be used at any time to help regain calm. (Don't listen whilst driving!) www.dawnwrightyoga.co.uk The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
17:03
August 1, 2019
Career Change in Midlife with Susan Royle
Susan Royle moved away from her successful career in the city after a gradual realisation that life in the corporate world was no longer fulfilling for her. In this episode, Sue describes how she made the leap into self employment and why she is now experiencing more happiness despite having a lower income. Find out more about Sue's Retreats here: Harmonisation Retreats The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
15:34
July 30, 2019
Singing for health through the whole of life with Sophie Garner
Singer and Singing Coach, Sophie Garner, popped along to share her philosophy on the therapeutic value of singing. Talking about her work with brain injury and her Masters Degree studies, she explains why we should sing with our loved ones if they have dementia. www.sophiegarner.com The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
31:18
July 27, 2019
Interview with The Badass Women's Hour at TalkRADIO
Listen as I beard the lionesses den on the Badass Women's Hour on TalkRADIO! I was thrown at the start when they announced that I'd written "the definitive book on coping with a modern midlife crisis" - I haven't, though now I feel I ought to! And I was discombobulated when the 38 year old host talked about having a midlife crisis at 29... did I hold my own? You be the judge... This interviewed aired on 22nd June 2019 on The Badass Women's Hour The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
15:20
July 25, 2019
Stress less: Introducing the Midlife Movement Contributors: Vivienne Joy
Introducing the Contributors - Transformational Mindset Coach, Vivienne Joy. www.she-enjoys.co.uk Vivienne is a Motivational Influencer, helping stuck or start-up Business Owners, Executives & Teams to get ‘un-stuck’. She provides mentoring, public speaking, workshops & laser breakthrough Coaching for both businesses and individuals. A Master Connector with a passion for business networking, she simply loves building relationships, making change happen and inspiring others to achieve success. In this interview from Launch week, Vivienne talks about the course she has created for The Midlife Movement: 7 Steps to Stress Less. The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
19:03
July 22, 2019
Ageless Style with Lisa Newport
Style Coach, Lisa Newport, talks to Jo about why fashion is fleeting, but style is ageless, and about her approach to “comfydence”! You can find out more about Lisa and her services on her website: Lisa Newport The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
28:53
July 22, 2019
Happy and Sober - "Grey Area" drinking with Jojo Bailey
Jojo is celebrating her 6th year of sobriety. She had a wake-up call at 53 after suffering a stroke but remained in denial about her dependency on alcohol. Being reunited with her sister after 34 years was a life changing intervention. She finally acknowledged the dysfunctional relationship she had with alcohol and set out on her path to recovery. She is now a transformational coach, author and motivational speaker who has transformed her world of, in her words, shame and pain into one of purpose and joy. You can buy Jojo's book, Happy and Sober on Amazon:  https://amzn.to/30Q2yVo Read more about Jojo's story and her coaching plans here: Silverbird Sobriety: https://linktr.ee/JojoBailey The Midlife Movement can help you embrace your middle years with less stress and more joy! How? Join our free Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions) Download our free resources: www.themidlifemovement.com And Join us in The Midlife Movement Community. For less than the price of lunch with friends, you’ll be getting confidence, friendship, knowledge and support.
18:43
July 22, 2019