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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, a self-described “Boomer by Birth, Millennial at Heart”, and her guests 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. 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, a self-described “Boomer by Birth, Millennial at Heart”, and her guests 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. 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, a self-described “Boomer by Birth, Millennial at Heart”, and her guests 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. 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

18. Gratitude to Tech in the Days of Lockdown

3/27/2020
This episode is a day late, but its not tech's fault. The Lucious Lockdown: 2 oz Gin Mare Gin 2oz. Cocchi Americano Bianco .50 oz Drillaud Grapefruit 2 dashes orange bitters pour into a bar glass filled with ice and stir till chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with an orange peel Some of the Tech mentioned: Slack, Netflix Party, Loom Some of the Podcasters mentioned: Elaine from Angus Eye Tea Kathy from Women Who Sarcast, Cori from that's not proper, Tina Conroy: The...

Duration:00:15:20

17. Building Online Community During the Quarantine with Zoom and a Quarantini

3/19/2020
Want to meet online? Why not, right? We all need to be social in these crazy quarantine days, so why not reach out on Instagram, do a live video or join a Zoom meetup, book group or exercise class? Email me here if you'd like to do a virtual meetup or DM me on Instagram. Ladies or those who identify as female only, please! Head over to our private FB Group, Mixing up Midlife Discussion and tell us what's on your mind and if you want the recipe for the Elder Quarantini

Duration:00:08:57

16.How to Stay Sane in the Era of Corona Virus

3/13/2020
Corona VIrus is ripping across the country and all over the globe. How do we stay sane and decrease the stress we may be feeling during this pandemic? Drink a Coronarita. Rocks Version: In a shaker filled with ice, combine the tequila, triple sec and lime juice and shake it up. pour it into a large pint glass that’s been rimmed with lime juice and coarse salt (kosher, sea, spicy). I’d rather use a deeper pint glass than the traditional marg glass tip the corona into the glass, bottle...

Duration:00:11:25

Ep.15 Imposter Syndrome is Alive and Kicking

3/5/2020
In this episode, we talk about Imposter Syndrome and how to battle it. Today's drink is the Imposter from Azuñia Tequila The Dirty Martini from episode 11 makes an appearance. Go to our Facebook Group for the recipe or check out the show notes from episode 11 Get in touch with Terri here: Give us a Call (636) 649-4839 thats (636) Mix-itFX Follow Mixing Up Midlife on Instagram Email Terri: MixingupMidlife@gmail.com Visit the Mixing Up Midlife website

Duration:00:09:46

Ep. 14 Gray Hair and Birthday Parties

2/27/2020
What does going gray mean to you? In this episode, Terri explores the idea of going au naturel and celebrating birthdays as we get older. Today's drink is an Aviation a strong drink with a gray tint to it. Check out Mixing Up Midlife on IG for the recipe Go to the Facebook Group to join the discussion on Gray hair and birthday celebrations Shoot an email to mixingupmidlife@gmail.com with your thoughts

Duration:00:16:15

Ep. 13 OK Boomer and generational slang

2/20/2020
In this episode, Terri & Melissa take a generation slang quiz on a road trip. Mixing Up Midlife Facebook Group Mixing Up Midlife on Instagram Email Terri: MixingupMidlife@gmail.com Visit the website Mixing Up Midlife Seedlip Seedlip Peel To make the Carrot Cordial: 2 Cups Water 2 1/2 Cups Super Fine (Caster) Sugar 9 oz. Carrot peelings ( I used the carrots, too) add all of the ingredients to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 mins. Cool...

Duration:00:29:50

Ep.12 Hotels & Bedbugs and Facing Your Fears

1/30/2020
In today's episode, Terri talks about her aversion to hotels, her fear of bedbugs and how she's not letting this little phobia get in her way of having fun. Todays drink: The Red Snapper (AKA Bloody Mary) invented at the St. Regis Hotel's King Cole Bar Find the recipe here

Duration:00:09:25

Ep.11 Decluttering Help in Midlife

1/23/2020
In this episode we explore the idea of decluttering for creativity, quick decisions and just feeling good. Today's Drink is a Dirty Martini, made with Gin Mare Gin 2.5 oz Gin Mare Gin .5 oz dry vermouth .5 oz olive juice Chill Gin and martini glasses before making. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker or glass cocktail mixer and stir until very cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass and add a drop of very good quality olive oil and an olive for garnish. Get on with your...

Duration:00:09:41

Ep.10 Midlife Planning Party

1/16/2020
Finding a way to get all those brilliant thoughts and ideas from her head to wherever is never an easy task for Terri. A Big Idea for the New Year is to find a system that works for her. What works best? Paper, digital or both? What to do with all the Aperol you bought for Summer? Make the Paper Plane: 3/4 oz. Bulleit Bourbon 3/4 oz Aperol 3/4 oz. Amaro Nonino 3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake Strain into a coupe glass. Balance Bound...

Duration:00:09:13

Ep.09 My Sandwich Generation Story

1/9/2020
With the passing of her 90-year-old mom, Terri is no longer part of the sandwich generation and contemplates the idea of being the oldest generation in her family now, which is driving her desire to create a community for women in midlife even more than before. Join the Facebook Group Mixing up Midlife discussion to read Terri’s intention for the New Year and leave a comment with your own intention. Today's Cocktail was the the Lavender Bees Knees Lavender Bee's Knees Cocktail 2 oz...

Duration:00:10:23

08. Unscripted and Off the Rails

12/19/2019
In this episode, Terri goes rouge without a script or an outline as a challenge to see if she can have a cohesive thought while having hot flashes. Luckily, the Celebrated Sagamore is spectacular and you should definitely make it. https://sagamorespirit.com/cocktails/celebrated-sagamore/ INGREDIENTS DIRECTIONS This is similar to the syrup Terri makes: https://www.thelittleepicurean.com/2014/11/cranberry-orange-bourbon.html In a small pot, bring water and sugar to a boil. Add...

Duration:00:11:28

07. Laughing more in Midlife

12/12/2019
In this week's episode, Terri is looking for ways to laugh more. Being a contestant on a trivia game show was a good start, but trying to put magnetic lashes on herself really made her laugh. Give us a Call (636) 649-4839 that's (636) Mix-itFX Follow Terri on Instagram Mixing Up Midlife Facebook Page Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group Email Terri: MixingupMidlife@gmail.com Visit the Mixing Up Midlife website Today's drink was the Last Laugh, created by bartender...

Duration:00:11:31

06. Do Something Scary

12/5/2019
In today’s episode, Terri recaps what a Big Idea is and how she prefers that term over Bucket List. Big Ideas may take some time to plan and complete, but as Eleanor Roosevelt said “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face” or in layman’s terms :Do one thing every day that scares you Today’s Drink is a Holiday Moscow Mule 2 ounces vodka 3/4 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice (about 1/2 lime) 2 ounces unsweetened cranberry...

Duration:00:08:19

Ep. 5 Doing Thanksgiving Differently as an Empty Nester

11/27/2019
In This Episode, Terri talks about trying to do Thanksgiving differently, with only a small crew and one of her children away. She reads a listener email (whoop!) and talks with her friend Melissa about the game JackBox, Melissa's Thanksgiving plans and gives the Soothsayer cocktail a rave review. Links: Give us a Call (636) 649-4839 or (636) Mix-itFX Follow Terri on Instagram Mixing Up Midlife Facebook Page Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group Email Terri:...

Duration:00:15:16

04.She Podcasts had a conference & I went

11/21/2019
After meeting an Instagram friend in real life, Terri finally opens an email newsletter and decides to go to her first conference despite not knowing anyone or much about the focus of the conference! The Conference is an amazing cocktail that’s perfect for this episode and was created by Brian Miller and featured in the book Death & Co Modern Classics Cocktails. Garnish: 1 lemon twist and 1 orange twist Stir all ingredients over ice; strain into a double rocks glass over one large ice...

Duration:00:12:50

03. The Dinner Dilemma

11/14/2019
Going to LA and love Vanderpump Rules? Try TomTom Bar and get the Toulouse Your Mind. Here’s how I made my version of the Toulouse Your Mind: 1.5 oz absinthe 1.25 Ginger Liqueur .50 oz. Lemon juice 1.0 oz pineapple juice 1 thin slice of a habanero pepper Slice the habanero really thin and be very careful not to get this anywhere near your eyes or nose. Wear gloves and make sure to wash your hands as soon as you’re done slicing. Those suckers are HOT! Throw a slice of the habanero,...

Duration:00:10:50

02 How Many P's are in a Photoshoot?

11/7/2019
Welcome back to the 2nd episode! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing. Terri talks with her friend and professional photographer, Melissa Maillett about having a photoshoot in very public places in Manhattan. To get through the discomfort, Terri makes a Classic Manhattan. recipe: Add 2oz. Bulleit Rye, 1oz. Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters into a shaker or large glass filled with ice and give it a good stir. Strain into a coupe glass and add a...

Duration:00:26:24

01. Icing and Big Ideas for Midlife

10/27/2019
Welcome to the FIRST episode of Mixing Up Midlife, 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, a self-described “Boomer by Birth, Millennial at Heart”, and her guests will be tackling their lists of Big Ideas- things they’ve always dreamt of doing or have been curious about trying, but hadn’t had the freedom (or courage) to do. And, they’ll do it with a cocktail in hand! Part reality show, part audio diary...

Duration:00:10:37