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There is so much more to midlife than having a crisis, being in menopause, or crying over an empty nest. It is a time to focus on freedom, rediscovery and becoming the best version of ourselves. Follow me on a journey where we replace midlife crisis with love middle life…connection, contentment, contemplation and fun. Love Middle Life - The Podcast is a fun and informative podcast for women who are in the middle of life and who want to learn, grow and get inspired about all-things-middle life! Gina Fromme is the creator and host. Joining her are a lot of cool and smart guests covering all kinds of topics. Tune in and follow Love Middle Life! Rewriting our stories, shifting our priorities, and building a life that we love!


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There is so much more to midlife than having a crisis, being in menopause, or crying over an empty nest. It is a time to focus on freedom, rediscovery and becoming the best version of ourselves. Follow me on a journey where we replace midlife crisis with love middle life…connection, contentment, contemplation and fun. Love Middle Life - The Podcast is a fun and informative podcast for women who are in the middle of life and who want to learn, grow and get inspired about all-things-middle life! Gina Fromme is the creator and host. Joining her are a lot of cool and smart guests covering all kinds of topics. Tune in and follow Love Middle Life! Rewriting our stories, shifting our priorities, and building a life that we love!






Podcast & Blogging 101: Your Digital Content Project Begins Here!

Show Notes: Welcome back to the Love Middle Life Podcast, where we celebrate the fabulousness of life's middle years! I'm your host, Gina, and today, we're diving headfirst into the exciting world of Blogging and Podcasting 101. If you're new to this journey, don't fret – we've got you covered! In today's episode, we'll be talking about the essentials of blogging and podcasting. Whether you're an aspiring content creator or just curious about these mediums, we've got valuable insights and resources to share. Blogging 101: Choosing Your Niche:hereCrafting Captivating Content:here.Building Your Audience:here.JennaKutcher.comMonetizing Your Blog:here.bysophialee.comPodcasting 101: Choosing Equipment:here.Editing Like a Pro:here.Selecting a Hosting Platform:here.Promoting Your Podcast:here.Podcasting Styles and Formats:here.And there you have it, our Blogging and Podcasting 101 crash course! We've barely scratched the surface, so be sure to visit our blog at www.lovemiddlelife.com for in-depth articles, resources, and guides on both blogging and podcasting. Remember, we're all in this together, and you can absolutely thrive in the world of digital content creation. Stay tuned for more episodes where we'll delve deeper into the fascinating realms of middle life. Until next time, stay fabulous! lovemiddlelife.com


Embracing the Silver: A Journey to Grey Hair with Stylist, Casey Cook

In this episode join me and my special guest, Casey Cook, an expert stylist (and MY Curly Hair Stylist!) as we discuss a topic that many of us can relate to—going grey. We'll dive into the journey of embracing our natural hair color, sharing tips, stories, and insights to help you navigate this beautiful transition. So, grab your favorite beverage, get comfortable, and let's embark on this enlightening conversation with Casey Cook. Some of the info we refereced in the podcast is here: Lorraine Massey, the Original Curly Girl, write about Silver Hair and Saying Goodbye to Dye, Letting Your Natural Light Shine! (Amazon, $10) Casey Cook, stylist extraordinaire, can be found at stlouiscurls.com and will be taking new clients Summer, 2024 Although not about going grey, Viola Davis #1 New York Times Bestselling book and an Oprah Book Club Pick, Finding Me, is about discovering who you are before the world put a label on you! (Amazon, $12) True Enlightenment Scalp Scrub (Amazon, $42) And you can find the accompanying blog at www.lovemiddlelife.com lovemiddlelife.com


Transcending Existence: Navigating Life's Purpose and Embracing Mortality

Hey, lovely souls out there, welcome to another insightful episode of Love Middle Life! Today I have a friend and fellow podcaster, Donnie, join me to talk about life and death (just a light subject). Donnie has a podcast called The Trevor Donald Experience that you can find on Spotify and Amazon Music. Join us as we talk about this journey called life. In this podcast, we're diving deep into a topic that resonates with everyone, no matter where you are on life's journey – the pursuit of purpose and the art of embracing our own mortality. It's something we all ponder, especially as we embrace middle life. Together, on our respective podcasts, we've explored these themes from different angles. But today, we're coming together to dive even deeper. We share personal stories, engage in some thought-provoking discussions, and invite you, our amazing listeners, to join us on this introspective journey. So, whether you're finding your purpose, redefining it, or simply curious about how facing mortality can enhance the quality of your life, you're in the right place. Grab your favorite beverage, get cozy, and let's explore life's profound questions together on this special crossover episode of Love Middle Life and The Trevor Donald Experience. You can also find my blog on the same topic at lovemiddlelife.com lovemiddlelife.com


European 101 Travel Tips with Heather

My friend, Heather Young, joins me to talk about European travel 101! Heather and her husband, Chris, have been living in Germany for nine months. His job took them there, and before that Heather had not been to Europe (Chris had way back in his twenties). In true Heather form (she doesn't ever do anything halfway), she jumped in with both feet. She and Chris have been traveling like crazy! She's learning a lot about traveling Europe, and she shares some amazing tips on this podcast. So hit play, grab your coffee or wine and listen in about all-things-Europe! Find Love Middle Life - The Podcast - on Spotify Find Love Middle Life - The Podcast - on Amazon Music Click Here for Show Notes for This Episode lovemiddlelife.com


Career Burnout, Taking a Sabbatical, and Loving Your Life Again!

Join me as I talk with Heather Young about walking away from a thriving career because of burnout and leap of faith involved with her bold move. And hear about her journey with the sabbatical life that took an unexpected, but amazing, turn! lovemiddlelife.com


Do you want a life that is more than FINE? Learn how to change fine to FANTASTIC!

Join me as I talk with Lori Saitz! Lori Saitz is the founder and CEO of Zen Rabbit (zenrabbit.com) and host of the podcast, "Fine is a 4-Letter Word." An award-winning writer, speaker, and broadcaster, Lori is on a mission to teach the world to be calm and grounded no matter what is going on. So many women I talk to who are in mid-life take a long hard look at life and are asking themselves, "How can I make my life happier, more meaningful, more creative, more productive, more satisfying." It is not a new phenomenon...we've been asking ourselves this for millennia. Seeking. Searching. Wanting to live our best lives...but what is that really? Lori explores the beliefs that have been programmed and engrained in us since birth and stories we have told ourselves over and over. You can find Lori at... zenrabbit.com Fine is a 4-Letter Word Podcast Get your own Mandala coloring book HERE Check out my companion blog on this topic HERE lovemiddlelife.com


Brain Health, Memory Loss & Dementia

Join me as I talk with Casey Corbin and Dr. Debra Tann about dementia, brain health and Alzheimer's. This episode is full of great information if you are finding someone you love with a diagnosis involving dementia. My mom is in her late 70s and is experiencing dementia, as is my Aunt Elaine, her older sister who just turned 80. I love both of these women with all of my heart, and it is difficult to watch them lose cognitive abilities. They are not alone. As Americans continue to live longer, dementia is poised to become the biggest health challenge of the next few decades. The CDC expects the number living with Alzheimer's to more than double from 5 million to 14 million by 2050. I had the opportunity to speak with my cousin, Casey (my Aunt Elaine's son) and his friend and one of the individuals helping provide support to him and his mom, Dr. Debra Tann. Dr. Tann specializes in brain health in Valdosta, Georgia, where my cousin and Aunt live. Dr. Tann has an impressive background. For the past seven years, she has committed her life’s work to the advocacy of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Her calling is to educate, empower, and encourage those in our community and at-large. Reminiscent (debraondementia.com) is the name of her business located in Georgia that is focused upon enhancing and advancing the knowledge and dialogue concerning dementia. Reminiscent strives to dismantle myths, illuminate the truths about the disease, and destigmatize those who are living with dementia, and usher uncompromised support for caregivers. She is an advocate, educator, stigma-buster and has a long list of accomplishments. She has written a book called, The Race of Dementia(Amazon, $15). And Casey helps so many people through his counseling services and year of experience. Show Notes & Resources: Check out Dr. Debra Tann's business and website full of great information, REMINISCENT Get Dr. Tann's Book, The Race of Dementia (Amazon, $15) Find Counselor Casey Cole Corbin at caseycolecorbin.com Treatments/Medications for Memory Loss The Alzheimer's Association is one of the most trusted resources for information, education, referral and support: caregiving informationsupport groupMemory Loss & 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s | alz.orgDementia Society of America'ssite is full of great information dementiadownthehall.com is a site that provides support for care partners who are helping someone who has dementia. Everyday Dementia Guide Podcast Listen to NPR's report on Leqembi,the drug that has been approved that slows Alzheimer's lovemiddlelife.com


So, You Have A New Puppy: Here Are Some Tips!

Let’s talk PUPPIES. Oh, they are cute. But they can be curious and energetic tornadoes that get into trouble and are without house manners in the beginning! It’s helpful to channel your patience for the wonderful-world-of-puppy-ness. Check out my blog at lovemiddlelife.com for more info. And here are some of our favorite puppy essentials: Get your Nylabone Puppy Chew Toy Pack HERE! Click here to get yours. FOOD BOWL – CLICK HERE. WATER BOWL – CLICK HERE. HERE is a great dog bed Martingale collars and leashes Puppy Pads are a MUST! Foldable Puppy Pen Training bites You are going to need POOP BAGS. this SLOW FEEDER A Stain and Odor Remover Snuffle Mats Enjoy your new furry friend! Woof! lovemiddlelife.com


Harvesting Your Garden & Amazing Farm to Table Tips!

July is a busy and fun month for gardeners. There’s so much to do in the garden, from weeding and watering to harvesting and making the most of your bounty! If you’re like me you look at your herbs and veggies with pride but then think, “what in the world do I do with all of this yummy-ness?” My friend and Tribe Member, Trina, has put together some great tips covering gardening this month. And she joined me on the Love Middle Life Podcast…take a listen! Check out these great Gardening and Farm to Table Resources that Trina and I LOVE: RosevineCottageGirls.com have a great Claussen pickles at home recipe HERE. Bowood by Niche is an urban garden center in St. Louis’ Central West End offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here’s Trina’s salsa inspo from mission-food.com. Here are those Dilly Beans that Trina and her family love. Bowood Farms in St. Louis has lots of fun planting & plant care classes on the schedule for Summer 2023. The Lost Kitchen started as a show on TV but is now a destination in Freedom, Maine! Field to Table Institute is the program that Trina’s husband, Brian, manages which offers community classes in addition to culinary degrees! Such and Such Farm and Farm Spirit is a family farm in DeSoto, Missouri doing great things! STL Barkeep is a St. Louis-based team that works with professional bartenders and brand partners to create handcrafted cocktails and one-of-a-kind experiences. St. Louis Area Farmer’s Markets Who better to share her Best Flowers to Plant in Your Cutting Garden than the one and only Martha Stewart! Northeast Nursery has a great list of cool season and warm season crops. Enjoy your gardening adventures. And remember it is a learning experience full of trial and error! Happy Gardening!! lovemiddlelife.com


Am I Codependent: Codependency Explained

Join me and my friend, Mary Kane, as we explore another topic central to narcissism: Codependency. We talk about the definition, the signs, and the way out of the toxic trait of codependency. Here are some of the resources and links mentioned in the podcast: www.coda.org (Codependents Anonymous) Am I Codependent: Codependency Explained - LoveMiddleLife.com Mary Kane's Website, www.loseyournarc.com Mary Kane on Tick Tock @MaryFrickingKane ‘Codependents No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Care for Yourself‘', by Melody Beattie ‘Facing and Overcoming Codependency: Practical Guidance to Fix Your Codependency, Stop Being a People Pleaser, and Start Loving Yourself‘, by Andrei Nedelcu The Better Boundaries Workbook: A CBT-Based Program to Help You Set Limits, Express Your Needs, and Create Healthy Relationships, by Sharon Martin MSW lovemiddlelife.com


Finding Biological Parents and Siblings as an Adult

Listen to my friend, Lisa's, journey to finding TWELVE biological half brothers and sisters as an adult, plus her birth mom and she thinks her birth dad. WOW. The process of finding your birth family can be long and emotionally complex. Many adoptees aren't sure where to start. But here are some steps you might take if you find yourself in search of your biological family: adoption reunion registrybirthparentfinder.comlovemiddlelife.com


Manifesting and The Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction can be understood by ‘like attracts like'. What this means is that whether we realize it or not, we are responsible for bringing both positive and negative influences into our lives. A key part of the Law of Attraction is understanding what you focus on, manifests – which can have an intense impact on what happens to you. If you spend your days wallowing in regrets about the past or fears of the future, you’ll likely see more negativity appearing and limiting beliefs taking over, but if you look for the silver lining in every experience then you’ll soon start to see positivity surrounding you every day. Therefore, the Law of Attraction encourages you to see that you have the freedom to take control of how your future develops, shaping it in the ways you choose. It doesn't matter at what stage you are at on your manifesting journey, there is always more to learn about the Law of Attraction. Manifesting doesn't go on vacation, which is why when you start using the Law of Attraction and consistently keep using it to its full potential, this is when you begin to understand that manifestations occur in very subtle ways every minute of the day. Becoming more mindful of your own thoughts helps you to discover what you should keep or remove from your own mind and the reality of your experience. You will become more attentive to underlying negativity and can start to combat it with new beliefs and feelings that better reflect your positive vision of the coming days. This ongoing focus on self-reflection also enables you to start seeing what you really want from your future, and you can then progress to formulating clearer goals with actionable steps at every stage. Here are some helpful resources as you explore manifesting in your life: www.thelawofattraction.com Manifestation Journal for Beginners lovemiddlelife.com


The Addiction of Busyness and The Power of Stillness

Join me as I explore our culture and its emphasis on being busy with the other side of the coin: stillness. Staying consistently busy, making our lives busier than they must be, and thriving on busyness is not good for us, just like overindulging in other activities. Taking a pause to be mindful, still and in the moment can help with balance and perspective. Join me as I talk about busyness, stillness and 'monkey mind'. Here are the show notes and links to some of the things I talk about in this podcast: Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer WithinPeace Is Every StepThich Nhat Hanh8 Science Based Tips for Quieting the Monkey Mind Adult Coloring Books - Flowers - Buy Here on AmazonPortable Hammock - Buy Here on Amazon lovemiddlelife.com


Narcissism 101: An introduction to narcissism

Many of us have struggled with narcissism. Maybe it is a family member. Maybe a friend. Maybe a romantic partner. It's hard. It's confusing. And it takes digging deep and self love to overcome narcissistic abuse. You can grow. You can expand. You can overcome. Join Mary and I as we talk about narcissism and we begin to educate and untangle this web of confusion. YOU can become the higher version of yourself once you understand. Come with us on this journey of self discovery! From today's show we referenced the following: www.coda.org This is a group for co-dependents, a group that goes hand-in-hand with narcissistic abuse. The key is understanding ourselves and loving from within. Follow podcast guest, Mary, at www.loseyournarc.com. And follow guru, Prof. Sam Vaknin on Instagram @narcissismwithvaknin Keep watching this space and www.lovemiddlelife.com for more on this topic. lovemiddlelife.com


Grief & the Loss of a Child

Whew. This is a tough one. Join me as I talk with my childhood friends, Beth and Jenni about the loss of our sons. We each lost our sons within the span of two months in 2020. All loss is hard, but the loss of child is said to be one of the ultimate losses one can experience. Take a listen and maybe take away a better understanding of how to be a support to someone who is going through grief and loss, something we all encounter on this journey called life. Thank you, Jenni and Beth, for your vulnerability. xoxo lovemiddlelife.com


Episode 1: TAKE 2! If at first you don't succeed, try again, right? Introduction to the Love Middle Life Podcast!

Join me and learn a little about me, Gina Fromme, the creator of Love Middle Life, the blog and podcast. Learn about the podcast name, Betty Pick Up Please. And get an introduction into what the podcast is about! I'm excited to talk with you about all-things-middle life! lovemiddlelife.com


Talk with Addictions Counselor, Casey Corbin, about Substance Abuse Disorder

Substance Abuse is at record highs in this country. Join Gina Fromme and Addictions Counselor, Casey Corbin, as they explore this epidemic. Hear how Gina faced her son's addiction and the loss of her son to an accidental fentanyl overdose. And hear Casey's expert input on the topic as an addictions and substance abuse counselor for the last 35 years. Reach out to Casey: CaseyColeCorbin.com Shatterproof.org Addiction Is a Public Health Crisis (shatterproof.org) Ending addiction stigma (shatterproof.org) lovemiddlelife.com


Sober Curious and The Naked Mind - Annie Grace

Join Gina Fromme and sidekick, Tammy Dugan Robbins, as they talk about the sober curious movement, author Annie Grace and The Naked Mind, and cultural norms around alcohol. As so many embark on Dry January, this topic is one that starts a conversation about taking a break from alcohol and exploring one's relationship with drinking. We hope you enjoy! lovemiddlelife.com