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Hello and welcome to The Merry Menopause Book Club, the podcast that brings you the authors of the books written to inspire us, educated us and guide on our journey through midlife. Created and hosted by me Jo Fuller, Menopause and Menstruation educator and founder of the Merry Menopause. In each episode, I will be chatting to the author of a book that has inspired me, educated me and got me thinking. I'll also be giving away a copy of the book in discussion over on my Instagram account @the ...
 
Mixing Up Midlife is a weekly show for mid-lifers and empty nesters who want to shake up their middle years one challenge at a time. Each week Terri and Melissa will be trying out things they’ve always dreamt of doing or have been curious about trying but hadn’t had the freedom (or courage) to do through the guidance of an expert guest, a self help book or an online app. They dive into TikTok, Pop Culture, Homesteading, Hiking, Camping & More. Part reality show, part audio diary and part coc ...
 
Episodes help Midlife Women with health, relationships, confidence and finances. Interviews with Experts or Jean sharing her experience PATTERN INTERRUPT - Brief talks by Jean about the unseen effects of the COVID-19 Lock-down on our lives now and into the future. She predicts the consequences will fall most heavily on Midlife Women but provide them with great opportunities too.
 
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Personal stylist Elysha Lenkin joins Terri & Melissa on today's episode and she's transforming our ideas of what getting dressed looks and feels like. Elysha is encouraging us to invite creativity into our personal style by starting with curiosity and the simple question "I wonder what would happen if..." Elysha gave us a 5 day homework challenge t…
 
Welcome Back! 2022 is coming in hot and like everyone else, we've got goals, plans, a non-bucket list-list of things we'd like to achieve or do. (Is there a difference?) We will be continuing to create challenges & adventures for ourselves, but we also want to highlight other women in and out of the media who are examples of doing the midlife, agin…
 
Today's episode is a quick one. We give an update on how our TikTok experience is going after all the help that Helen Polise, The TikTok teacher gave us in episode 101. We have some Hygge inspired Holiday Weekend Watches and we wish you all a happy, healthy holiday! Weekend Watch: Melissa: Trout & Coffee Youtube Terri: Home For Christmas Follow Ter…
 
Are you TikTok Curious? We sure are and we are thrilled to have Helen Polise aka The TikTok Teacher on today's episode. Helen shares how her background as a commercial producer and director for over 30 years helped her produce content that not only educates, but entertains her 500K+ TikTok followers. She gives us insight into why we should be using…
 
For the final episode of Season 4, I am joined by Dr Ginni Mansberg, a sought-after speaker and regular host and medical expert on Australian TV. A forerunner of the Menopause conversation in Australia, she is the author of today’s book choice, The M Word: How to Thrive in the Menopause which offers sound advice for women going through Menopause, a…
 
Come celebrate with us! We're so happy and grateful that we've made it to 100 episodes and that you've been with us on this journey. Today, we play a fun game or In or Out, talk about why the pod started, how it evolved and where we hope it goes. Emily Peck Prokop was instrumental in helping Terri get it going Today's cocktail is an Ornamentini. Th…
 
In the penultimate episode of Series 3 I am joined by Josie Lloyd author of 15 bestselling novels (as both Josie Lloyd and Joanna Rees), including the number one hit Come Together, which she co-authored with her husband Emlyn Rees, and the bestselling parody We're Going On A Bar Hunt. But this episode is dedicated to her latest book The Cancer Ladi…
 
This is SUCH A FUN EPISODE! Sorry for shouting, but its a good one! The holidays can be stressful, but friends, we've got you! We've got some of our favorite people sharing their best hacks for making the most of the holidays. First up is minimalist, sage, decluttering expert, and all around awesome friend, Mary V of The Pop Purge & Shift Your Stor…
 
My guest from S2 Jackie Lynch author of The Happy Menopause chose The Age Well Plan as her book choice, and so we have her to thank for this episode where I meet and talk to Susan Saunders Health Coach, Writer, TV producer and author and author of, The Age Well Plan. Susan has spent the last decade researching how to live a longer, healthier life a…
 
On today’s episode Terri & Melissa talk with good friend and friend of the podcast, Health Coach Carolyn Cohen, about reducing stress during the holidays, the benefits of walking and being grateful. We talk about Hanukkah, Christmas and creating holidays that are more about experiences and memories than they are about material giving. We invite Car…
 
For this episode, I am joined by Dr Sara Gottfried Harvard-educated Physician-Scientist and New York Times bestselling author. In Her latest book Women, Food and Hormones, Dr Sara explains the science behind the relationship between weight loss and hormones and in doing so provides a revolutionary new plan that helps women balance their hormones so…
 
In this week's episode, Terri & Melissa get up to speed on personal (long term) projects and how their morning routines are shaping up. Terri found ASL Dr. Bill Vicars (Deaf/hh) of "ASL University" on YouTube to help her with her project of learning ASL and Melissa gives a little audio show and tell. We talk Turkey, Booster shots and rapid tests, t…
 
I think it is so important that those of us going through Perimenopause draw on the insights and experiences of women Post Menopause. Hence, I was delighted to have as my guest Charlotte Bauer Journalist and Author of the funny and thought-provoking "How to Get Over Being Young." In this insightful and deeply personal episode, Charlotte shares with…
 
The Holidays are coming and we want your holiday hacks! Terri & Melissa are talking end of year projects, Agile Sprints, Old dogs, Learning American Sign Language and Meet Me At Our Spot comes up again. TikTok has become a weekly topic of discussion, so much so, that there's a new segment devoted to it- We're calling it TikTok Talks. This week TikT…
 
To kick off season three of The Merry Menopause Bookclub podcast I am delighted to be joined by Kimberley Wilson Chartered Psychologist and author of How to Build a Healthy Brain. Kimberley believes the way we think about mental health – as separate from physical health – is flawed. Her philosophy of Whole Body Mental Health is a comprehensive appr…
 
On today’s show we’re celebrating our 2nd anniversary of the pod! We do a little Tik Talk, and get into Terri’s obsession with Elyse Myers and get into what A No Bones Day is and why Noodle and his person Jonathan Graz can’t stop won’t stop Knitting Keep Or Toss It. We Have a Hot Flash for you and it’s a little on the ick side. We talk about some o…
 
Watch Out TikTok, Here We Come! In this week's episode , Terri & Melissa get caught up on the projects they've been working on. Terri gets on a soap box and gets a little vulnerable about being on video & feeling a bit old. Terri is obsessed with TikTok star, Elyse Myers, Melissa and Terri start Helen Polise, TIkTok Teacher's $15.00 course ( it's g…
 
On today’s show we get a little bawdy, Terri swears quite a lot, we talk more on the knitting saga, being competitive as an athlete and missing the company of a group of women. Melissa tries to explain Pickleball and its intricacies to Terri. Why does Pickleball have food related slang? We hit the Weekend Watch and talk about Ted Lasso the relation…
 
Knitting Saga continues as does our education. Can Sheep & Stitch save us? Melissa derails the knitting experiment without meaning to and Terri suprises Melissa with her version of Vogue's 73 Questions. We laugh a lot in this episode, which is one of our favorite things to do. Weekend Watch: The Weigh Down Squid Game The Watch Podcast Follow Terri …
 
Should you learn to knit in midlife? In this episode, Melissa convinces Terri that knitting is great and that she can do it-with a little help from her friend! Terri definitely has her doubts. Can we complete a project before Halloween? Trigger warning: this knitting challenge is directly related to holiday gift giving and fingerless gloves are the…
 
Melissa learned to do the Question I Get Asked dance on TikTok, but it was all for naught- the most brilliant TikTok that never got made is still in our heads. Should we keep trying or let it go? The TikTok Takeaway? It seems like a lot of work and trying to do a video together when you’re apart is beyond us. Are we making it way more complicated t…
 
Today's episode is a day late- Terri had a week of no sleep, lots of work and if you notice the sound is off, you can blame it on the Great Murphy Bed Debacle of 2021. Terri and Melissa continue their education with a little TikTok deep dive. Where did the Grace Kelly trend start and should we as midlife women really care about this platform? Some …
 
Are we too old for TikTok? Terri is pretty tech savvy, and loves all things social, but "doesn't get it". Is it because we're over 50 and didn't grow up with social media or is it something else? All the TikTok stars she knows, she knows because of the Taylor Strecker Show.TSS co-host, Andrea Lopez Comedy is a TikTok sensation and does an incredibl…
 
Can you reframe negative thoughts and become more positive? Terri and Melissa are doing a week of self-help with help from a blog article, a TedX talk and a Creative Live Course. Melissa is on the cutting edge of the Weekend Watch with her recent picks of The Other Two on HBO Max and Only Murders in the Building on Hulu Terri is still watching The …
 
It's a therapy sesh, live from the nook (AKA the closet). Terri & Melissa discuss major life transitions and Melissa gives some great ideas on how to get a feel for a town when you're not living there. Do you have a town that you think is an incredible place to "retire" in? We'd love to hear from you. Follow Terri on Instagram Follow Melissa on Ins…
 
We're together again ( and we can't help but sing about it)! Are vacations adventures or adventures vacations? What is River Fashion and why should you always check the brooms in pit toilets. Follow on Instagram Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group Email Terri: MixingupMidlife@gmail.com Visit the Mixing Up Midlife website Do you hav…
 
We hope you're enjoying your summer ( or winter depending on which hemisphere you're living in). Melissa is just finishing up an epic camping trip with her husband and Terri has just sold her home of 25 years, bought a new one and is currently on a rafting/camping trip on the Green River in Colorado. We'll be back "live" soon! Follow on Instagram J…
 
My last guest of Season 2 is the wonderful Sarah Chadwick author of The Sweetness of Venus - A History of the Clitoris. Challenging today’s definition of female sexuality, The Sweetness of Venus is a provocative, straight-talking and rigorously researched history exposing the denial, misunderstanding and brutality endured by this taboo body part. S…
 
Melissa and I are both having BIG adventures this month, so we're bringing you some of our favorite episodes and some of our most downloaded. We'll see you "live" in August. Follow on Instagram Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group Email Terri: MixingupMidlife@gmail.com Visit the Mixing Up Midlife website…
 
My guest on the penultimate episode of S2 is Emma Bardwell registered nutritionist and member of the British Menopause Society. Her evidence-based approach, coupled with an ongoing interest in Perimenopause and Menopause has made her one of the go-to names in women’s health. Emma is deeply anti-fad and doesn’t care for restriction, believing in pos…
 
Melissa is off on an extended camping trip with her husband and Terri is buying, selling and stressing before she heads out on her own adventure. Listen to a repeat of one of our favorite episodes and enjoy your fun in the sun! As always you can find us Follow Terri and the show on Instagram Follow Melissa on Instagram Join the Mixing Up Midlife Di…
 
In this episode, I am joined by Sophie Fletcher clinical hypnotherapist and author of Mindful Menopause. Sophie specialises in women’s wellbeing at transitional stages of their lives and her focus is the body and mind connection, exploring thoughts and feelings that may arise at times of vulnerability giving practical, everyday tools that make a di…
 
Today’s episode is a quickie and was part of our in person hiking, camping and fishing adventure. If you’re new to the podcast and are listening for the first time- welcome! We’d love for you to go back and listen to Episodes 76 and 77 where we talk about our hiking and camping misadventures. You heard that right- misadventures. The fishing didn’t …
 
In this episode, I have the pleasure of talking to Kim McCabe, author of ‘From Daughter to Woman’ a guide to parenting girls safely through their teens. Kim is a child development expert and founder-director of the non-profit organisation Rites for Girls. She studied psychology at Cambridge University, before training as a counsellor for distressed…
 
In this episode, I am joined by Jackie Lynch author of "The Happy Menopause" and host of The Happy Menopause Podcast. Jackie discovered the power of nutrition 15 years ago when she followed personalised nutritional advice and experienced first-hand the dramatic changes in her energy well being and performance. This led her to give up her senior cor…
 
Last we left off, Terri and Melissa were recording from the Shenandoah National Park parking lot, after hiking for 8 hours and almost 10 miles. Did we hike another mile or 2 and find a campsite? Listen to hear what happened! Follow on Instagram Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group Email Terri: MixingupMidlife@gmail.com Visit the Mix…
 
In this episode, I am in conversation with Dr Philippa Kaye, GP and author. Philippa has a weekly column in Woman magazine and you may recognise her from her regular appearances on ITV’s, This Morning. The M Word is a complete one-stop guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause, covering everything from understanding symptoms and managing relationshi…
 
Terri and Melissa are on an actual adventure. Together! Listen in as they talk about their "little" day hike on the Old Rag Mountain Circuit in Shenandoah National Forest and why it's a good idea to plan before you do this hike. Follow on Instagram Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group Email Terri: MixingupMidlife@gmail.com Visit the…
 
We are joined by the one, the only DIVA Q, Danielle Bennett. With over 400 individual BBQ awards to her name as well as having taught over 20,000 students, Diva Q is a respected industry leader and ambassador for all things Grilling & BBQ. As a motivational speaker, Danielle is passionate about inspiring others to overcome adversity, believing in y…
 
We broke out of our COVID bubbles and WE’VE GOT PLANS! Was it weird, do we hug, are we still masking? Listen in to hear what we’re up to. Listen to our friends Becky and Diana from Homespun Haints and their interview with Roy Tomko, our guest from ep.46 WEEKEND WATCH: The Quiet Place And SPOILER ALERT If you haven’t watched Mare of Easttown yet ski…
 
In this episode, Terri and Melissa talk with Jen Ripple, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the international flyfishing lifestyle magazine, Dun Magazine and it is SO eye-opening. Jen is a professional angler and conference speaker, who spends her time empowering anglers by teaching fly tying and casting clinics, speaking nationwide on a variety of t…
 
Join our Facebook Group Mixing Up Midlife Discussion to join us in this week’s challenge. You can post your results or just laugh at our efforts. Can we take good photos of ourselves? In this episode, Melissa leads with some easy to follow tips on how we can move beyond the selfie and still get photos that we feel good about, which for Terri, is a …
 
In this episode, Terri & Melissa see if they can make knowing where their food comes from (or at least knowing a little more about it ) FUN. Join us in all of the food fun! Foodprints for the Future Climate Friendly Recipes Find Out Your Food Print Quiz Carolyn Cohen, Wellness While Walking Podcast Episode 63 Here’s the composter ad Terri got serve…
 
What’s your perfect date? If you said April 25th, we love you! Terri & Melissa talk perfect days, Mother’s day, hormones and their feature in Podcast Magazine Weekend Watch: Taylor Swift The Best Day A little Chaos Mare of East Town Lilac Simple Syrup: 3 cups of lilac florets 2 C Sugar 2C Water. Bring water and sugar to boil. Reduce heat, add washe…
 
Terri and Melissa play 20 questions, do a little walk down memory lane with mixtapes and music, do a little trash talk and book talk and of course, there's the Weekend Watch and the drink of the week! Melissa’s Spotify: Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Lewis Bag Weekend Watch: The Baker and The Beauty Shadow and Bone on Netflix based on the Grisha Trilo…
 
In this episode, I talk to Ruth Devlin, Registered Nurse and founder of Let’s Talk Menopause, which she set up in response to the conflicting advice she received during her Perimenopause. Ruth has gone on to raise awareness and provide accurate and helpful information on Menopause, through her courses, guest speaking at events and appearances on TV…
 
Please Subscribe, Follow and shoot us a review where ever you listen to podcasts! We're hoping to get outside more, now that the weather is changing where we live and we've noticed a lot of trash. Join us in a long term project of cleaning up as we get outside. Melissa will be plogging and Terri will be picking up trash, while walking the pooch. Ch…
 
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