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Mixing Up Midlife

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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. Part reality show, part audio diary and part cocktail hour, each week women in their fifties and beyond will be challenging themselves by taking improv and writing classes, getting photographed in very public places, attending conferences for the time and remembering how to have fun in midlife.

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. Part reality show, part audio diary and part cocktail hour, each week women in their fifties and beyond will be challenging themselves by taking improv and writing classes, getting photographed in very public places, attending conferences for the time and remembering how to have fun in midlife.

Location:

United States

Description:

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. Part reality show, part audio diary and part cocktail hour, each week women in their fifties and beyond will be challenging themselves by taking improv and writing classes, getting photographed in very public places, attending conferences for the time and remembering how to have fun in midlife.

Language:

English

Contact:

(636) 649-4839


Episodes

77. Did We Stay Or Did We Go-Camping?

6/24/2021
Last we left off, we 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!

Duration:00:25:41

76. Hiking Misadventures in Midlife

6/18/2021
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 Mixing Up Midlife website

Duration:00:21:43

75. Smoking Hot with Danielle Bennett aka Diva Q

6/11/2021
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 your goals and working for what you want. She certainly inspired Terri & Melissa! So much so that Terri made her first Tomahawk steak- all...

Duration:00:50:37

74. Popping Our COVID Bubble

6/4/2021
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 skip from 21:15 to 28:15. Follow on Instagram Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group Email Terri:...

Duration:00:39:44

73.Fly Fishing For Women in Midlife with Jen Ripple

5/28/2021
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 topics, and devoting her time to conservation efforts through nonprofits. A sounding board for women in this currently male-dominated sport, Jen...

Duration:00:37:49

72. The Selfie Project: Midlife Photography

5/21/2021
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 tricky one. For Melissa, the real challenge is being the subject. Can she do it? Listen for tips on what to wear, how to frame your photo (who...

Duration:00:28:16

71. What's Your Food Print and Other Sustainable Thoughts

5/14/2021
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 served Spotify Playlist Weekend Watch: Mare of East Town Shanar Victim Number 8 Have Fun with Dear Holmes

Duration:00:44:27

70.Is There a Perfect Date?

5/7/2021
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 washed lilac florets and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cover. Leave to steep for up to 8 hours for a stronger lilac taste. You...

Duration:00:32:18

69. Do You Even Know Me?

4/30/2021
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 Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo Follow Terri on Instagram Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group Email Us: MixingupMidlife@gmail.com

Duration:00:25:51

68.Trash Talk in Midlife

4/23/2021
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. Check out our Facebook Group Mixing Up Midlife Discussion to join in or see how we're doing and visit Earthday.org to find out more about the 5...

Duration:00:21:57

67. A Girl Walks Into A Crystal Shop

4/16/2021
What happens when you walk into a crystal store and pick out a crystal that connects you with nature in a very unexpected way? WEEKEND WATCH: Melissa’s pick- Top Chef Terri’s Pick- The Flight Attendant Cocktail: Elderflower Old Fashion (listen for the recipe) Make sure to vote for us for Podcast Magazine's Hot 50 AND Top Moms of Podcasting See Melissa's video in the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group Follow Terri on Instagram Join the Women 50+ Club on Clubhouse or The...

Duration:00:30:04

66.Crystal Curious in Midlife

4/9/2021
Terri & Melissa get crystal curious with Vena Crichlow, owner of Ifetayoartwear , faciliatator of Waist Beads & Wine, a virtual event being held on Sunday, May 2 and Clubhouse club founder of the Crystal Clear Tribe Vena walks Terri & Melissa through the basics of choosing, clearing, programming and working with crystals. This week's assignment: Choose a crystal and work with it for a week, journaling (audio journaling is ok!) for 5 mins a day. Want to join us? Send us your audio via an...

Duration:00:40:10

65. Values, Fears & Hot Flashes, Oh MY!

4/2/2021
Melissa and Terri discuss their experiences figuring out what they give an *F about, following last week’s ( Episode 64) discussion of the YouTube video from Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a *F. They are joined by a listener ( Hi Carrie!) who sent in an audio recording of her values. The listener participation is EVERYTHING! HOT FLASH: AirPods, losing them, finding them in strange places and brain fog. NO COCKTAIL this week, although there’s been a lot of...

Duration:00:29:30

64.Do We Give an *F in Midlife?

3/26/2021
Oh, man. We get into Mark Manson's video that summarizes his book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F, and decide which of the principles we're going to explore. We give a little Weekend Watch update- spoiler alert, Melissa makes predictions about Behind Her Eyes (Netflix) Make sure to vote for us for Podcast Magazine's Hot 50 AND Top Moms of Podcasting Follow Terri on Instagram Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group Join the Women 50+ Club on Clubhouse

Duration:00:35:18

63. A Virtual Photo Shoot in Midlife?

3/19/2021
Can a virtual photo shoot be effective and successful? Possibly, but when these two friends get together, its all about connection, trying something new and laughing. A lot. View Melissa's real photography here Have you seen Kid 90? It's Melissa's Weekend Watch and now Terri HAS to get Hulu Get the recipe for the Empress 1908 Bee's Knees here Follow Terri on Instagram Mixing Up Midlife Facebook Page Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group Email Terri:...

Duration:00:26:09

62. Embracing Courage with Gin

3/12/2021
Terri and Melissa met Gin in Terri in a Clubhouse room called "Women 50+, Should We Podcast". Gin is the Editor for Society and Culture at Podcast Magazine and although she's had her podcast's url since 2017, she never pressed publish, until just recently. We talk to Gin about why she waited, what she wishes she had known and what advice she has for anyone who wants to start a podcast Gin's boldness encouraged us to reach out to you, our listeners, to ask that you vote for us for Podcast...

Duration:00:24:02

61. Women Over 50, Should We Podcast?

3/5/2021
Here's the Why, the When, the How of podcasting for women over 50. Should we? In a nutshell... you bet. Follow Terri on Instagram Email Usi: MixingupMidlife@gmail.com Visit the Mixing Up Midlife website and Check us out on Clubhouse every weekday, M-F 12 EST with Wellness While Walking's Carolyn Cohen in our room Women 50+

Duration:00:27:45

60. Are We Happier in Midlife?

2/26/2021
Terri and Melissa talk about the ALL the things, including the Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin, Cross Country Skiing, Instagram Reels, Vitamin D, The Weekend Watch of Rectify and I Care A Lot. Most importantly here is Melissa's Youtube channel, where she's creating vlogs. Check out the gorgeousness of her cross country ski trip. Find Terri every M-F at 12pm EST on Clubhouse where she and Carolyn of Wellness While Walking podcast host rooms under the title Women 50+ Melissa joins us...

Duration:00:32:06

59.Competition, Happiness and Staying True to Yourself

2/19/2021
Is it possible to stay on your own path, put the blinders on to what others in your "space" are doing and stay happy? In this episode Melissa and Terri talk about competitive feelings and walking their own walks. Will reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin help? Cocktail of the week: The Godfather 2oz. Blended Scotch and 1/4 oz Amaretto. Weekend Watch: Men in Kilts with Sam and Graham Listen Up: Death, Sex & Money Follow Terri on Instagram Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion...

Duration:00:29:29

58. Are We Still Laughing In Midlife

2/12/2021
Terri and Melissa try to find the treasures in the tragic by doing the homework that life & laughter coach Pasha Marlowe gave them in episode 57. Melissa came up with a good one. Sad, touching and funny. Just like life. Terri is burning up with a HOT FLASH (a little life moment that really gets us hot and sometimes sweaty) and kisses Dry January goodbye with a Smoked Sazerac. We're hanging out in Clubhouse every M-F at 12pm EST in our Women 50+ room. Join us by sending us a DM on instagram,...

Duration:00:29:08