The Midlife Movement

Why we need to move more in midlife, with Sam Palmer

An episode of The Midlife Movement

By Jo Blackwell
For women who want to make the most of life after 45 - whatever that means to you!
I'm Jo Blackwell and this podcast is part of my business, The Midlife Movement. We make the midlife transition easier through support and community & via the fabulous courses & resources, delivered by hand picked coaches.
It's about so much more than menopause, though, of course, we deal with that too! Our aim is to help as many women as possible see the opportunity rather than the crisis in midlife!
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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.
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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
19:54
October 10, 2019
Our Changing Faces
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
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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
23:59
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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
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 To find out more about the affordable Midlife Movement Membership, take a look at www.themidlifemovement.com/membership-page
25:18
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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
16:03
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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
11:44
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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
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, 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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
28:47
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 ands 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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
16:36
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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
17:02
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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
15:19
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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
19:02
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 helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
28:52
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: www.jojobailey.com The Midlife Movement helps women figure out what's next in midlife. Join us in the membership for courses by world class coaches, inspiration and community: www.themidlifemovement.com
18:42
July 22, 2019
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