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Midlife makes us stop and take stock of life, where we’re at, what we want and what’s important to us. Things that we’ve ignored or never considered before suddenly need look at. In depth. Join me, Karen O’Connor, and my guests each week as we chat about the things that are important to us: health, families, finances, our purpose in life, the community around us and the (state of!) world in general. We cover a bus load of topics that need to be discussed, from what men need to know about men ...
 
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We are always taught that grieving is something that takes place behind closed doors. We are not taught how to support others in grief, or how to support ourselves. So in the time of joy, happiness and festivities, sadness and loss is the last thing anyone is talking about is this. It was the last thing I was going to talk about, until a guest I ha…
 
Dealing with teenagers can be a difficult and daunting task particularly when they're struggling with issues that we, as parents, may not be able to comprehend. Psychologist Angela Karanja is an expert in the behaviours of teenagers and educates parents and teachers on how to deal with both the teenagers concerns and their actions in a way that doe…
 
There are so many barriers that stop us from trying something new: the fear of what other people will think or the idea that after a certain age there is no point (just to name a couple). And a big one is a feeling of guilt...I should be at my job working right now or I should be at home doing something productive. Join myself and Karly Nimmo in co…
 
Did you know that in Germany, I think it's about an hour after they've gone off stage they can't be held accountable for any actions that they take to wards a crime. They'll still be charged, but they won't be criminally culpable - they'll be considered to be insane. The nature of getting into character has its effects on our psychological state, a…
 
As we age, although our muscles and bones start to decline which in theory should make us much lighter in weight, many people gain a significant amount of weight in midlife and put on more fat. In this episode I am joined by Donna Aston, a nutritionist and performance coach, who shares her thoughts, opinions and advice on how to manage the midlife …
 
The divorce rate is at around 50% and increasing - could open relationships be the solution to this problem? Today's episode, we are joined by Deborah McGinnis who shares her insight and perspective on the topic. Deborah is moving towards becoming a relationship counsellor with a strong focus on open relationships. She has spoken to many people inv…
 
Entering the dating scene as an older women is daunting - especially when you are doing it within the online world. Kylie Mitchell, someone who has not only used these apps, but succeeded in finding love on them, shares her experiences, as well as, things that helped her. Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep152…
 
The sex trafficking industry is larger than the global cocaine market. If you put together the yearly revenue of McDonald’s, Netflix, Wall Disney, and Best Buy, you get about the same value*Most of us can't imagine it. Our kids have dreams, they want to be movie stars or baseball heroes, doctors or astronauts. Imagine if your child found themselves…
 
We treat menopause as if there's something wrong and when men think that something's wrong, they want to fix it. The problem is, they don't know what it is that needs fixing when menopause hits because, on the whole, neither do the women. In this episode, we discuss how menopause affects the men in our lives and the impact that it can have on our s…
 
There are many physiological changes that happen during menopause, one of which is how much oestrogen your body produces, which you may already know, but are you aware of the impact that has on other parts of your physiology? Join me and Dr Ron Eaker, an ob/gyn with decades of knowledge and expertise on menopause to find out more. More information …
 
Are there any archetypes (aka role models) that are relevant to women today? This is an interesting thought when we consider that Kim Kardashian is currently a very big archetype. Join me in conversation with author Elizabeth Gould, why it's important to have role models and why midlife women need to step up as role models for future generations.Fi…
 
Today's guest, AJ Grossman, is a divorce lawyer and an expert in conflict and dispute resolution. In this episode he shares with us how many people focus on being right and proving that they're right - at the expense of moving forward. Tune in now!Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep143By Karen O‘Connor
 
Today’s guest, Kerri Wilson, is a US citizen who is horrified and saddened at the way her country is going. Tune in to this controversial and potentially polarising conversation with someone who lives in the heart of the chaos.Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep142By Karen O‘Connor
 
We all know of Julius Ceasar and Socrates, but who are the female figures in ancient history? There is distinct lack of prominent female figures in ancient history. Jamie O'Connor and I explore ancient history as we attempt to find important female figures. Join us in this fascinating and captivating episode.Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodca…
 
Menopause is often seen as something that a woman should keep to her self, her own private secret. More recently, it has been talked about openly but there it still largely considered a taboo topic and women continue to suffer in silence. Connect with us here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep138By Karen O‘Connor
 
This is quite a confronting subject for many - due to its controversial nature it's one of those topics that isn't talked about. However, I've never been one to shy away from sharing my opinion, and this podcast is no exception to that. Join myself and Ryan O'Connor in this fascinating discussion about Australian politics and the inner workings of …
 
On this episode I am joined by clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst Dr. Thomas Jordan who shares his fascinating insight into relationships and love. We discuss how to overcome unhealthy habits, toxic patterns and ultimately, psychological barriers that are inhibiting you from achieving your dream love life. Find out more here: https://www.mmmpo…
 
Join clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst Dr. Thomas Jordan and I as we discuss the root cause of toxic, unhealthy relationships. Dr. Jordan explains how we can overcome negative patterns and beliefs around relationships. Listen to this insightful and fascinating podcast to learn about how you can achieve your dream love life. Find out more here…
 
Money expert, Sherri Dumbrell, firmly believes that trying to create your financial future from a budget is quite possibly the worst thing you can do. Come and find out how to stop living from pay cheque to pay cheque and get on top of your finances without the whole lot of pain that goes with budgeting.Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me…
 
Weak pelvic floor muscles can cause so many problems but overly strong and tense pelvic floor muscles can cause just as many problems. There are rows and rows of laxatives available at the supermarket yet a large proportion of constipation problems are caused (or started) by muscular problems not digestive issues. And it's relatively easy to resolv…
 
For many years now, I've thought of dermatologists as doctors who give you creams for skin conditions. Apparently, that's not true. Join me and Dr Shyamalar Gunatheesan of ODE Dermatology to find out what we can actually do to help our skin (and hair and nails!) as it ages without resorting to surgery, creams or prolonged treatments at the salon.Fi…
 
"Mother's Day is for real mothers. You're not a real mother because you didn't actually give birth to your child, you lost it before it was born." What constitutes a "real" mother? And why, in this age of supposed equality, careers and life choices, do women (and men!) have to justify their decision not to have children? Join us as we consider thre…
 
Most women are used to the fact that once a month they - or someone they know - is incapacitated for a few days because of the "discomfort", it's "normal", "all part of being a woman", "just the way things are. Unfortunately, it's not. We shouldn't be allowing ourselves, our daughters and friends to struggle with monthly pain because the pain is ve…
 
When Jo-Anne Bowyer and Lauren Lakin took stock of their lives, they realised that they were way too dependant on alcohol to "relax" and "wind down" and made the decision to stop drinking alcohol. But they quickly realised that there was nothing drinkable to replace their beloved cocktails, so they set about creating their own, the fabulously irrev…
 
If you've thought you need to cut down the alcohol or even give up altogether for a while, you need to listen to this. Alcohol coach, Rachael Layton, explains why it's a good idea to cut down and how to do it in the face of no agreement.Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep128By Karen O‘Connor
 
It seems that so many people and teachings tell us that if our lives were perfect, we'd be happy all the time and that is what we should aim for. How would life be different if we stopped making 'negative' feelings such as anger or sadness wrong and instead accepted them as a necessary part of our existence? Join us for this deep dive into stress, …
 
If a man is forthright and takes charge of a situation, he's called a leader. If a woman does the same thing, she's called bossy at best or something like "a b*ll breaker" at worst. In this episode, I find out about some of these Violent Femmes, these women "who were brave, bold, and ingenious, yet are mostly remembered for their brutality or villa…
 
What we call "core" classes are generally about getting a flat stomach or ripped abs, they're not actually exercising our true core muscles, partly because we don't know how to recognise or connect to them. Physiotherapist Angela James, explains the implications of this.Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep122…
 
'Women are in pain, all through their bodies; they're in pain with their periods, and while having sex… And many are so, so tired … But women's pain is all too often dismissed, their illnesses misdiagnosed or ignored.' Guardian journalist, Gabrielle Jackson, talks to us about her research into, and personal experience of, Endometriosis. Find out mo…
 
Sarah Thomson had painful periods as soon as she began menstruating and it only got worse over the years. Join us as she shares her story, the problems she had with the medical system, being ignored as well as getting a diagnosis, plus surgeries gone wrong, and how having endometriosis impacts her life.1 in 10 women suffers with Endometriosis yet i…
 
More than 60 million women in the US alone suffer from bladder leakage problems... and they're just the ones who admit to having a problem... We talk about the latest research and a new solution to this huge problem. Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep119By Karen O‘Connor
 
The difference between supporting someone and gaslighting them. Louise Pieri explains the dark side of "Everything always works out for the best" and the toxic positivity that can go with always looking on the bright side of things. Find out more and read Lousie's article here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep117…
 
Nikki Jevtovic has two absolute pearls of wisdom regarding separation and divorce to share in this podcast:1. MEDIATE! TALK! DON'T COMMUNICATE THROUGH LAWYERS' LETTERS, and2. Get legal advice BEFORE you start to go down ANY legal path, divorce or otherwise.Find out why.Connect with us here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep116…
 
If someone asked us to put in writing the most profound moments of our life or a story we want to share with our grandchildren, most of us would look at the blank piece of paper or blank screen and never manage to write a thing. Find out how to move beyond that. Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep115…
 
How do we, as parents, instil in our kids the things that are the most important to us? And what about the things that we don't necessarily mean to pass on as values or ways of being, but do? Now those are the ones we get to feel really guilty about, right? Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep205…
 
When members of the Sydney LGBTQI community started an online group, they were excited to find that a group of refugees in an African camp had joined. Then they realised the extent of the violence and suppression these people are subjected to; some were so malnourished they didn't have the strength to lip sync through a full song. Find out more her…
 
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