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Attention intrepid women who are travelling beyond 50!! Host Mary Labrie talks with fabulous mid-life women from around the globe, who have a story to tell. We tackle all the weird stuff we women face, like menopause, body changes, sex, dating, relationships and more. We also interview inspiring women who have undergone amazing transformations in their mid-life. Join us!!

Attention intrepid women who are travelling beyond 50!! Host Mary Labrie talks with fabulous mid-life women from around the globe, who have a story to tell. We tackle all the weird stuff we women face, like menopause, body changes, sex, dating, relationships and more. We also interview inspiring women who have undergone amazing transformations in their mid-life. Join us!!

Location:

Australia

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Attention intrepid women who are travelling beyond 50!! Host Mary Labrie talks with fabulous mid-life women from around the globe, who have a story to tell. We tackle all the weird stuff we women face, like menopause, body changes, sex, dating, relationships and more. We also interview inspiring women who have undergone amazing transformations in their mid-life. Join us!!

Language:

English

Contact:

61428210084


Episodes

Sleep and the Midlife Woman with Dr Delwyn Bartlett

5/4/2022
Whether you’re perimenopausal, or post-menopausal, you may still be visited by the 7 fairies of menopause. You know, itchy, bitchy, sleepy, sweaty, foggy, bloaty and psycho. But the two that drive us nuts are sleepy and sweaty. We need help! Associate Professor and Doctor Delwyn Bartlett is a health psychologist at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR) and at University of Sydney. She works in sleep medicine as a researcher in the quest to understand sleep disorders and develop...

Duration:00:28:09

Tackle Cyber Scammers Head On

4/20/2022
We watch with fascination shows like, 'Inventing Anna,' and 'Tinder Swindler,' where normal, intelligent people are fooled by tales of deception, and the clever use of social media. Scams are on the rise and one of scammers’ favourite targets is men and women of a certain age. Why? Mostly it’s because we have savings and assets, we are trusting, and we grew up in a time when cons and scams were relatively rare. Now not a day goes that I don’t get a call from a scammer or notice that one of...

Duration:00:33:49

Midlife Crisis Hotline - Is Baked Bread Better Than Sex?

4/14/2022
You have reached Midlife Crisis Hotline! What is your crisis? Are you fretting over the number of followers on your Instagram account? Or are you feeling lonely and looking for some ideas for how to meet new people? And why are the women of the Midlife Crisis Hotline talking about Paul Hollywood, the sexiest silver fox baker on the planet? Sometimes we just want to talk to someone about what's bothering us, and we women of the Midlife Crisis Hotline are here to listen. Are we experts? Not...

Duration:00:30:44

Your Self-Esteem with Tanya Walker and Dr Lucille Necas

4/6/2022
Time and time again, we women of a certain age put ourselves second, third or fourth, behind family, work colleagues and friends. We often simply doubt our own feelings and undermine our needs for boundaries and respect. But there is an opportunity for many women to do 'the work' to learn how to value themselves and put themselves first. My guests today are Dr Lucille Necas and Tanya Walker, two terrific women with experience in psychotherapy and coaching . We took questions from the...

Duration:00:40:18

Midlife Crisis Hotline - I'm dropping out of 'Grandparent School'

3/18/2022
The Midlife Crisis Hotline is ringing off the hook! Have you discovered the magic of washing your hair? Are you planning on dropping out of the 'grandparent academy'? Sometimes we just want to talk to someone about what's bothering us, and we women of the Midlife Crisis Hotline are here to listen. Are we experts? Not really! Are we midlife women who care about you? Absolutely! Put your feet up and hit 'play' on this podcast, because your question is up next!

Duration:00:26:19

Dervish Dust - The Life and Words of James Coburn by Robyn Coburn

3/3/2022
We talk with Robyn Coburn, author of, 'Dervish Dust, The Life and Words of James Coburn'. Robyn started writing this book, her first published biography in her fifties. Robyn has lots to share with us about the process of researching and writing this beautiful biography. Who knows, maybe there’s a biography, autobiography or memoir in your future. As Robyn says, just start!

Duration:00:19:15

Midlife Crisis Hotline - My Daughter Thinks I'm Fugly

2/24/2022
The Midlife Crisis Hotline is running hot! Does your daughter secretly think you're fugly? Are you tired of hearing your best friend boast about her AMAZING children? Sometimes we just want to talk to someone about what's bothering us. And we women of the Midlife Crisis Hotline are here to listen. Are we experts? Not really! Are we midlife women who care about you? Absolutely! So soak your feet in Epsom salts, and recline with some cucumber slices over your eyes, because your question is...

Duration:00:30:08

Your Bowel and Butt Guru - Dr Penelope De Lacavalerie

2/16/2022
When it comes to health for women of a certain age we must talk about the holy (or is that holey) trinity: the urethra, the vagina and the anus. All these systems undergo changes with ageing and with menopause. Our health and quality of life depend on these systems working well. But it means we have to stop being embarrassed and start being proactive. We spoke with Doctor Penelope De Lacavalerie who describes herself as an expert in bowels and butts. She has something important to tell you...

Duration:00:33:56

Midlife Crisis Hotline - My Brother Wants My Kidney!

2/6/2022
You've reached the Midlife Crisis Hotline. What is your crisis? Are you noticing that your breasts are actually getting smaller? Is your drop-kick brother asking for your kidney? Sometimes we just want to talk to someone about what's happening to us, and we women of the Midlife Crisis are here to listen. Are we experts? Not really. Are we midlife women who care about you? Absolutely. So watch the Stanley Tucci YouTube video and make yourself a negroni, because your question is coming up...

Duration:00:31:20

Life Without Leakage with Dr Harpreet Arora

2/2/2022
Fact: 50% of women over 50 have some level of urinary incontinence, and that percentage rises with age. You may be one of the lucky ones, but look around, your friends, your sisters and your mother or aunt is probably struggling with this. So, what to do? Suffer in silence? Buy incontinence pads and find the nearest toilet? No! We want to live full lives and we can. In this episode, we talk with Doctor Harpreet Arora, a gynaecologist with a specialization in urogynaecology. She wants to...

Duration:00:34:11

The Midlife Crisis Hotline - What Was My New Year's Resolution Again?

1/17/2022
You've reached the Midlife Crisis Hotline. What is your crisis? New Year's might have you hoping that 2022 will be better, or at least, less weird. Are you wondering whether resolutions are just bunk? Are you finding yourself trapped in boring conversations about cryptocurrency? Sometimes we just want to talk to someone about what's happening to us, and we women of the Midlife Crisis are here to listen. Are we experts? Not really. Are we midlife women who care about you? Absolutely. So...

Duration:00:28:23

Power Your Pelvic Floor with Penny Hanlon

1/3/2022
Although people make jokes about it, a weak pelvic floor is no laughing matter. It leads to things like incontinence, prolapse and other problems. By the time we women of a certain age are 50, 50% of us will have some pelvic floor weakness, and the percentage rises with age. But even though the problem is common, we women don’t really want to talk about it. We have shame. All we have to do is admit we need help and help will be on its way. In this episode we talk with physiotherapist Penny...

Duration:00:30:01

Midlife Crisis Hotline - Does My Dress Look Like a Shower Curtain?

12/16/2021
With people emerging from lockdown and trying to party in a COVID-safe way, there are all sorts of social challenges cropping up. The Midlife Crisis Hotline is running hot! Have you received a backhanded compliment lately? Is a friend asking you to read her first great novel? Or are you finding yourself attracted to your female tennis buddy? Have no fear! You're not alone. We women of the midlife crisis hotline are here to help. So spike up a gin and tonic and dangle your feet in the...

Duration:00:33:56

Midlife Crisis Hotline - 'Tis the Season!

12/10/2021
You've reached the Midlife Crisis Hotline. What is your crisis? Burnt out from random babysitting requests? Confused by all the weird advice about sleep lately? Worried about how you're going to afford the Christmas season this year? Sometimes we just want to talk to someone about what's happening to us, and we women of the Midlife Crisis are here to listen. Are we experts? Not really. Are we midlife women who care about you? Absolutely. So grab an eggnog (spiked with rum of course) and...

Duration:00:38:37

Midlife Crisis Hotline - Triggered by Thanksgiving

11/27/2021
You've reached the Midlife Crisis Hotline. What is your crisis? Thanksgiving brings a veritable minefield of tricky situations, like family members who are rabid anti-vaxxers. Or, you may have broken up with your partner and want to keep the dog. Sometimes we just want to talk to someone about what's happening to us, and we women of the Midlife Crisis are here to listen. Are we experts? Not really. Are we midlife women who care about you? Absolutely. So grab a mug of pumpkin spiced...

Duration:00:36:08

Midlife Crisis Hotline - May the Flowbee with You

11/16/2021
You've reached the Midlife Crisis Hotline. What is your crisis? You might be triggered by Hallowe'en or you may be contemplating cutting your own hair. Sometimes we just want to talk to someone about what's happening to us, and we women of the Midlife Crisis are here to listen. Are we experts? Not really. Are we midlife women who care about you? Absolutely. So pour yourself a kombucha, and take a rest from doing downward-facing dog because your question is up next.

Duration:00:26:27

Midlife Crisis Hotline - Don't Give Me a Cow

11/1/2021
The Midlife Crisis Hotline is running hot! Are you wondering whether facial yoga works? Are you looking at your midlife hands and contemplating having your wedding rings redesigned? Do you hate going to the gym and want an alternative? Have no fear! You're not alone. We women of the midlife crisis hotline are here to help. So whip up a turmeric latte and get cross-legged near the zen fountain. Your question could be coming up next.

Duration:00:40:03

Midlife Crisis Hotline - Cast off Your Jammies

10/26/2021
Welcome to the Midlife Crisis Hotline. What is your crisis? You might be anxious about your uneven skin tone or worried about your husband spending Facebook time with a former girlfriend. Sometimes we just want to talk to someone about what's happening to us, and we women of the Midlife Crisis are here to listen. Are we experts? Not really. Are we women you care about you? Absolutely. So make yourself a hot chocolate with marshmallows and leave your pyjamas on all day. Your question is...

Duration:00:27:12

Midlife Crisis Hotline - Strut Your Pink

10/12/2021
You've reached the Midlife Crisis Hotline. What is your crisis? You might be feeling oppressed by the 'over 50' fashion police, or you might be harbouring secret tattoo fantasies. Sometimes we just want to talk to someone about what's happening to us, and we women of the Midlife Crisis are here to listen. Are we experts? Not really. Are we midlife women who care about you? Absolutely! So whip up a banana smoothie and draw yourself a bubble bath. Your question is up next.

Duration:00:30:44

Exercise and the MidLife Woman | Tania Dalton & Jo Pybus

10/5/2021
We know from statistics that only two in five women over 50 are getting enough exercise. That means three in five women of a certain age (or 60%) are not getting the minimum recommended amount. Think about that for a minute. How much is enough? Women and men over 50 should be getting at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week (e.g. walking) or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise (e.g. jogging or running). The exercise you do now pays you forward, improving your quality of life later on....

Duration:00:41:09