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Health & Wellness Podcasts

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 menopause to how to plan your own funeral, from style and looking good to how to lose the menopause fat. If you’ve asked the question or thought about something to do with life after 50, you’ll hopefully find a podcast about it here. And if you don’t, message me because it’ll probably be a great topic to cover! Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single thought provoking episode: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/email

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United States

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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 menopause to how to plan your own funeral, from style and looking good to how to lose the menopause fat. If you’ve asked the question or thought about something to do with life after 50, you’ll hopefully find a podcast about it here. And if you don’t, message me because it’ll probably be a great topic to cover! Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single thought provoking episode: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/email

Language:

English


Episodes

Sitting with our thoughts, self-awareness & belonging With Gaj Ravichandra

2/7/2023
French philosopher Pascal in the 19th century had this beautiful quote that I think goes id something along the lines of this: all of the world's problems come from the fact that we cannot sit alone in a room by ourselves with our thoughts. Understanding our behaviours, reactions, our personality is so important, but for a lot of people, sitting with our inner thoughts, and analysing ourselves is one of the most uncomfortable things we will ever do. This week Gaj Ravichandra and I discuss...

Duration:00:49:01

Adaptibility, Curiousity & How To Cope With Stress - Karen O’Connor

1/31/2023
When I think about the pandemic and the last few years, the different ways in which people responded was so fascinating - people I thought I knew well were responding in ways that I never expected. It had me wondering things...Why did they respond in that way? Is there a common trait in the personality of those who hate change? Does the flight or fight response impact our adaptability to change? In this episode I explore how our fight or flight responses impact how adaptable we are, how to...

Duration:00:16:52

How to overcome sadness and the benefits of negative behaviours With Psychologist Romy Kunitz

1/17/2023
Healing does not mean remembering to work through it all, because sometimes this is not the best action to take - it can even traumatise us further. If we want to get to place where we have adjusted to a more healthy lifestyle, we must listen to what we need. We should focus on is exercises to ground ourselves in the present moment, and recognise when we tend to things that are not good for us or self-destructive. what's important is to be able to do grounding exercises to ground ourselves...

Duration:00:34:37

Relationship difficulties, adjustment disorder and repetition compulsion With Psychologist Romy Kunitz

1/10/2023
Do you consistently repeat bad behaviours or traumatic events? Are you struggling to get over a breakup, a passing of a loved one, or big changes happening in your life? Romy Kunitz is a highly experienced psychologist who specialises mainly in adults and couple therapy. In this episode she brings her expertise on how to navigate change and stop repeating negative patterns. Actually, a lot of the time when people are going through trauma, they don't realise they're going through trauma. For...

Duration:00:35:50

Chronic stress, mental illness and disconnection - Why we need to process all of our negative emotions With Psychologist Dr Marny Lishman

1/3/2023
Many of us grew up with people telling us not to be angry or not to be "ridiculous" - this idea that we can show some emotion, but we have to suppress others. Main: Dr Marny Lishman is a psychologist who joins me this episode to talk about adaptability, wellbeing and change. After the last couple of years, many of us have become more stressed, unhappy, and ultimately mentally unwell. And unfortunately, we have been grown up without being taught to properly process negative emotions, leaving...

Duration:00:43:24

When is it okay for a widow to smile, laugh or to love again? With Marie Alessi

12/27/2022
When a woman loses her husband, there are these unspoken expectations held by society. And so when she moves on, when others see her enjoying herself, smiling, laughing, they judge her (whether consciously or subconsciously). Moreover, we have this idea that if you love someone, you can never love again to the same standard, but this is simply not true. After losing her husband, Marie Alessi has dedicated her life to helping other people move through grief. Join us again, as we discuss...

Duration:00:44:21

What Do You Say To Someone Who’s Grieving? With Psychologist Deirdre Brandner

12/20/2022
Talking about grief is getting easier, but there's still taboo surrounding the subject. When you grieve, you do it in private, and when someone else is in grieving there is an awkwardness. It's almost as though, this awkwardness and taboo coincides. So when someone is grieving, we don't know what to say, so we try to avoid them - they then become isolated, alone, and the whole situation a lot, lot worse... Join myself and psychologist Deirdre Brandner as shares insight into how to navigate...

Duration:00:52:03

Why you Need To Plan Your Own Funeral With Lindee Garrett

12/13/2022
In this episode I am joined by Lindee Garrett, a funeral celebrant, who has insight into how different people celebrate the lives of their lost loved ones, and the different ways of doing so. One thing we speak about is organising your own funeral - yes you heard that right - according to Lindee, we all should be organising our own funerals. Want to find out why? Listen now! Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep160

Duration:00:37:03

Can You Be Happy When You’re Grieving For Someone? With Marie Alessi

12/6/2022
When someone close to us passes away, it's very difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Is it possible to find happiness during or even after, the grieving process? Western societies generally believe that if you truly love someone, you can never heal from that loss. However, Marie Alessi has a different take on the whole thing. After losing her husband when they were in their early 40's, Marie chose to grieve in a different way. She now shares her experiences with others,...

Duration:00:46:33

The difficult side of Christmas: loneliness, grief and loss

11/29/2022
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 had on recently suggested it. So today, let's talk about how to deal with the pain and loneliness of grief in a time of merriness and love - the...

Duration:00:15:23

Why Is There An Epidemic Of Loneliness Among Teenagers? How Do You Deal With This As A Parent?

11/22/2022
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 doesn't fracture the adult/child relationship. Join Angela and I in this fascinating discussion about teenagers, and find out how she's helping...

Duration:00:50:58

This is how to change your life with Karly Nimmo

11/15/2022
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 conversation as she tells us about her experiences of trying something new and the power in investing a bit of time just for your own personal fun....

Duration:00:46:35

The Psychology Of Acting and the Dangerous Side Effects of Getting into Character with co-host Ryan O’Connor

11/8/2022
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, and especially when you are getting into the character of a murderer or in Ryan's case, a wife beater. Join us for a fascinating deep dive into the...

Duration:00:41:59

How To Lose The Menopause Weight With Donna Aston

11/1/2022
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 weight gain*. Listen to learn more! Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep154 *The opinions expressed in this episode may not represent...

Duration:00:43:22

How to Successfully be in an Open Relationship With Deborah McGinnis

10/25/2022
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 involved in them and those wanting to start, and has so much invaluable knowledge on how open relationships work and how they can be successful....

Duration:00:47:18

How I Found Love on a Dating App in my 40s

10/18/2022
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

Duration:01:07:21

Harrowing True Stories of Children Who’ve Been Trafficked For Sex

10/11/2022
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 caught by strangers and forced to have sex with other strangers with no way of ever escaping. You can help right now by listening to this...

Duration:00:51:51

The Ultimate Guide to Menopause... for Men with Dr Ron Eaker, Gynaecologist

10/4/2022
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 significant relationships. Dr Ron Eaker is an obstetrician and gynaecologist who has specialised in menopause for the last thirty-three years, and...

Duration:00:45:31

Are you ’normal’?

9/27/2022
We have been seeing more emphasis in society on what is considered to be acceptable, aka 'normal'. But what is 'normal' and why does the idea of 'normal' hold so much power over us? Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep149

Duration:00:33:20

The Shocking Primary Cause Of Death For Women Aged 50+ with Dr Ron Eaker.

9/20/2022
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 here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep148

Duration:00:55:39