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Midlife Schmidlife is a podcast hosted by Liz Applegate, a transformative life coach, entrepreneur and multi-passionate empty-nester. Join Liz each week as she interviews people over the age of 40 who are redefining midlife and going after their dreams or discovering new passions. Midlife Schmidlife is meant to inspire you to turn your “maybe somedays” into today.
 
Women in the Middle is a podcast for women over 50 who don't want to let life pass them by. You'll learn from someone who knows what it's like to be stuck in a midlife funk and want to change but not know what to do. Master Certified Life Coach Suzy Rosenstein shares the mindfulness skills, tools and upbeat perspective you need to stop wasting valuable time, do midlife on purpose and get excited about your life again. Download a free guide to help you get unstuck at https://suzyrosenstein.co ...
 
Journalist Linda Grasso hosts candid conversation with fascinating women about the things that matter most: happiness, health and purpose. SheSez is a master class for the modern woman. In her signature unabashed style, the well-known TV broadcaster showcases her seasoned interviewing skills, fueled by a keen sense of what women want to know. With thoughtful cadence and saucy humor, Linda peels back the layers on each guest, giving equal time to successes and failures. Interviewees come from ...
 
If you feel adrift because the purpose and meaning of your life is changing, this podcast conversation is for you. Fans appreciate the tools Nancy DelSanto and her guests share to design your second half of life with confidence. Get inspiration on how to restyle your life for connection, joy, and fulfillment. This is an invitation to reawaken possibility in your second half.
 
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Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, Sometimes challenges - and opportunities - pop up in our life. What do you make them mean? I explore this in today's episode. 🗨 "Life isn’t a one way, smooth sailing go-kart course, or street. It has detours. It has bumps. It has U-turns sometimes. Yes, sometimes we change course consciously, by making a decis…
 
Are you worried about looking your age? You’re not alone. When most midlife women think about getting older, they also think about looking their age and it brings up a lot of negative emotion, including worry. Sometimes you don’t even know you have thoughts like this that wouldn’t be supportive of self-love and pro-aging. Learn More: https://suzyro…
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, Believe it or not, non-empty-nest humans listen to my podcast! What? Yep! Since I create these episodes with someone in mind who isn't quite yet in the empty nest, this makes sense! Sure, many of my examples are empty nest specific, but you can change them to apply to your current circumstance. Empty nest or n…
 
Do you “compare and despair?” It can become quite a habit in midlife that doesn’t feel good yet it can feel like quite an urge. The tendency to engage in comparing yourself to others and then experiencing negative emotion, like despair, envy, insecurity, anger, sadness, etc. can become an unintentional habit. Like other habits, increased awareness …
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, How are you doing? Let's check in. 🗨 "Any time our life is challenged we have an opportunity. An opportunity to hide, an opportunity to grow, an opportunity to rise to the challenge, and opportunity to dig deep within ourselves - to question beliefs that we thought were “right” but maybe it is time to look at …
 
Sex seems to be a hot topic no matter your age. This is especially true in midlife for many reasons. Things like empty nest and menopause add even more layers to understanding this topic for sure. Our guest today is Dr. Sonia Wright, who’s on a mission to help women embrace their sexuality as well as end the emotional pain and isolation associated …
 
Los Angeles attorney Angela Reddock-Wright has been bridging differences her entire life. As a young girl in the 1970s, she marched in Alabama with her grandmother for better wages from her nursing home employer. Raised by her mother in economically-challenged Compton, Angela crossed town every day to attend The Brentwood School, an elite high scho…
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, In this podcast episode, I share a few helpful nuggets from inside the GPS Support Flock: Your Flight to Empty Nest Success. 🗨 "Make sure you are your biggest fan." This episode's full transcript is available on my website. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast! 💚 Send audio feedback to Coac…
 
Feeling stuck in midlife can be overwhelming. The interesting thing about feeling this way is that it is confusing. Many of us have never been stuck like this before. It’s easy and common to look outside of yourself for the answers. It can even feel like your stuckness is out of control. But like everything in life, your feelings are created by you…
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, Intuition. What are your thoughts about it? I share mine in this episode. 🗨 "My theory is that much of a human’s unsettledness, or restlessness, has more to do with not following their own intuition/guidance/GPS, than to do with the outside world. Internal peace is life changing, and then, you know how to take…
 
The questions you ask yourself can both help and hurt you when you’re trying to live your best life in midlife. They can be useful and not useful. This is why it’s a great idea to understand what’s going on up there in your mind. It’s so common, especially for midlife women, to ask questions that result in some kind of an answer that doesn’t make y…
 
Lorilyn Bridges shares her experience of having a transgender child—from the steep learning curve involved to grappling with her own intense feelings. When Lorilyn’s son Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Teddy Geiger was 29-years-old, he told Lorilyn that he had always felt he was a woman. For the mom of three, the revelation came as a shock…
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, Here we go. Another attempt at college during a pandemic. What an adventure for all of us - whether your child is heading back to campus with face masks, symptom monitoring, physical distancing, and no group hangouts, or if they are home. No matter the choices that your family has made, motherhood is an advent…
 
Midlife myths can create a lot of negative emotion. You may not even be aware of how committed you are to having certain negative beliefs about aging and midlife in general. In today’s episode, we explore 4 midlife myths women need to put aside now for their own wellbeing. The definition of a myth is simply that it’s a widely held belief or idea. L…
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, This is your reminder to feel those feelings. 🗨 "...whether your child (or children) are heading back to campus or staying home - for whatever reason, I encourage you to feel those emotions. Trust that you are strong enough to process through them." This episode's full transcript is available on my website. Do…
 
So many 50th birthday celebrations are being cancelled this year due to the pandemic. Today we’re talking to a woman who planned a beautifully fulfilling and varied milestone celebration but Covid 19 ensured everything got cancelled. My guest today is Diane Shephard. Diane was very excited about what she had planned this year. When things unravelle…
 
Laurie Gerber, head coach at the Handel Group, shares insight on how to make love in a long-term relationship last. The relationship and marriage coach shares some her counsel to couples and, with candor, she also talks about own her near divorce experience. Laurie was about 10 years into her relationship with her husband when she discovered, altho…
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, I had another topic scheduled for today, but with my clients, friends, and colleagues struggling with figuring out their fall season this year due to school changes, I sat down in front of the mic to share some unscripted thoughts with you. Forgive the rabbit trails. 🐰 My friend, please know that while the nex…
 
Today we’re talking about the way that the stories that you tell yourself can keep you stuck. Stories are part of who we are. We interpret our lives through stories and use them to help us understand life. The problem is when your stories are on autopilot and don’t end up helping you get the results you want. You just keep believing your interpreta…
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, A few weeks ago, I booked a local campsite for 24 hours to reset myself. Wow, I needed that! In this episode, I share my campfire thoughts with you. 🗨 "Giving up at any one step doesn't mean you are a failure; it just means you stopped doing it." This episode's full transcript is available on my website. Don't…
 
We may be in the tech age but cultural anthropologist Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey believes we are starved for wisdom—about everything from the way nature works to how we should view self-worth. And she believes that—in a culture that's obsessed with youth—that wisdom can be found by turning to our elders, found in some of the most remote parts of the ear…
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, If your child is scheduled to head back to campus in four to six weeks, you may have questions about how to best prepare for campus during COVID. In this episode, I have great fun chatting with Dr. Jill about this topic. We talk about forms, checklists, favorite chapters of her new book, and so much more! Her …
 
Today we’re talking about the importance of finding the courage to make a shift in your life. The thing is, this path forward may not be clear. Instead, you may notice a constant nudge or pull toward making a big change in midlife. Even when you’re a serial entrepreneur. Even when you’re in corporate. Even when you don’t have a plan. My guest today…
 
These are some crazy-ass times, y'all. I'm excited to have this conversation on this episode because even though mostly I speak to and talk to women entrepreneurs. But I know that many of you are working and building a business on the side or are not interested in being in business for themselves. So today's topic is making the most of your job sea…
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, Fall 2020: some of our children's schools have plans for an on-campus return, and the campus won't be the campus our child(ren) left or visited. Life is different, and campus life will be no exception. While our daughter is scheduled to head back to college in less than six weeks, that may or may not come to f…
 
Today we’re talking about the importance of learning how to network in midlife with Nefateria Fonda. Nefateria Fonda is Certified Business and Sales Coach and PRESIDENT of Go Get It, Inc. She’s also an Author and Speaker specializing in helping new parallel-preneurs. Parallel-preneurs are professionals who are building a service-based business whil…
 
Exploring the use of Human Growth Hormones or HGH for anti-aging with female sexual health expert and urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman (The Doctors). Although not approved by the FDA for anti-aging, some women are injecting HGH to improve skin tone, build muscle, reduce fat, sleep better, and to increase sexual desire and energy. The benefits and risk…
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, In this episode, I share the first portion of my free training: Why You Don't Know What is Next For Your Life, Psst... it isn't your fault. In the full training session, I share with you how I found success in the empty nest, you will learn a bit more about me, and I ask you to consider two types of women ente…
 
Today we’re talking about the importance of developing more thought awareness, especially in midlife. Our guest today is Thomas M. Sterner, author of the amazing book, The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life -- Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process. He’s also the founder and CEO of The Practicing Mi…
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, Wow - episode 100! I decided to celebrate this milestone by sharing lessons learned from podcasting, creating a business, and life. Enjoy! 🗨 "Be In it For The Long Haul. Take the amount of time you think it will take, double it, double it again and then triple it: THAT amount of time. If you are good with THAT…
 
Today we’re talking about midlife marriage and how to make it better with guest marriage expert, Maggie Reyes. Maggie is a Life Coach and Modern Marriage Mentor who specializes in helping driven, ambitious women create the marriages of their dreams. Learn more: https://suzyrosenstein.com/podcast/ep-155how-to-make-your-midlife-marriage-better/…
 
Chef and cookbook author Gaby Dalkin on how she turned her love of California-inspired cooking into the successful blog and brand, What’s Gaby Cooking? And how being her authentic self, rather than trying to assimilate a picture-perfect social media star, was the key that unlocked her success. Plus, some farm fresh, simple summer recipes that are g…
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, I know it is June, but with colleges beginning to announce their 2020 fall plans, I've heard parent concerns in all areas: I hope they aren't online only! I'm worried about them going back! I'm concerned about it all! Let's chat a bit about that today, and try an activity. 🗨 "You have the choice to resist a si…
 
Today we’re talking about midlife make up and more with guest midlife beauty expert, Elise Marquam Jahns. It’s no surprise that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when shopping for beauty products. It’s hard to find information about what’s best to use when you’re over 50. Learn more: https://suzyrosenstein.com/podcast/ep-154-midlife-make-up-and-more-wi…
 
Heather Askinosie, an expert and educator in the field of gemstones and crystals, on how to use the stones for health and wellness. From rose quartz, which is used to connect with your feminine side to selenite which promotes purity, honesty and good sleep, Heather believes crystals help us tap the energy of the earth. Heather is also the co-owner …
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, I recorded this episode a few weeks ago. Created for the moments in your life where other humans rub you the wrong way: when you know you have to work around them (or with them), and something about them pushes your buttons. To be clear, I would not use this process for racist, abusive, or anti-humanity situat…
 
Being the “Queen of your Brain Domain” is something that you hear at the end of every Women in the Middle Podcast episode. Today we’re talking about what this phrase means and why it’s an amazing way to be in midlife. It feels way better to understand your emotions and feel like your life is under control. However, when you don’t have the skills to…
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, When you do the work on yourself, when you train your protector well, it becomes apparent what you need to do and when you need to do it - and that includes speaking up for others. In this episode, I share my thoughts on why I did this episode, my thoughts on Black Lives Matter, and I bring to your ears three …
 
When I started this series that I’m calling “Now More than Ever” the global pandemic of the Corona Virus was the backdrop. And now on June 4, 2020 when I am publishing this recording, we still have the pandemic and now in the US, we also have a lot of hurt and anger from displays of racism and social injustice with the murder of George Floyd. As a …
 
Feeling tired all the time despite getting your normal amount of sleep? If you take a functional—rather than conventional—medicine approach, one of the first things that practitioners will examine is the health of your gut. In this episode, functional health coach Mary Brooks explores the link between gut health and fatigue. Plus, a simple, new hom…
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, Wrapping up the series of your CEO (Conscious Effective Olympian) life toolbox, in this episode, I share about the importance of a well-curated toolbox. For best results, your CEO toolbox must contain resources chosen specifically for you. 🗨 "The top tray items should be things that you consciously choose to u…
 
Hair is a common bonding topic during the pandemic. Today’s episode is all about why you and your midlife hair are enjoying a holiday from constant coloring, trimming, shaving and more. Many women and men are experiencing hair angst during this strange period of time. Gray hair, armpit hair, leg hair, long hair, beards and moustaches are getting a …
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend! We are back with another Quick Tips episode with some 2020 Your Empty Nest Coach Quick Tips Team members and a special guest. Enjoy! This episode's full transcript is available on my website. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast! 💚 Send audio feedback to Coach Christine now: https://www.spe…
 
The Covid pandemic has left summer travel plans in a tangled mess with what appears to be a new set of rules on cancellations, refunds and credits. Covering everything from airline reservations to property rentals, Lux Voyage travel concierge Virgi Schiffino (who happens to be a former lawyer) offers insider advice on the best way to cancel without…
 
Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, Continuing in the series of your CEO (Conscious Effective Olympian) life toolbox, in this episode, I encourage you to find your flock - and to evaluate the flock(s) already in your life. A well-placed, positive flock in the foundational level of your CEO toolbox has the potential to lift you to heights that wo…
 
Today’s episode is all about setting yourself up for the exciting future you want and specifically, seven ways to bring excitement back to your future. When you think back to your childhood and younger years, it’s usually not too difficult to remember a time or two that you were really excited about your future. Perhaps even tingling with excitemen…
 
Today, I’m welcoming a returning guest, Paula Jenkins. Paula is the host of of the podcast Jump Start Your Joy, a podcast producer, consultant and mentor who helps others start their own podcasts. She hosts workshops and classes that will help you get the idea that you have for a show and get it launched. And, I want to add that she is also a coach…
 
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