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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. They dive into TikTok, Pop Culture, Homesteading, Hiking, Camping & More. Part reality show, part audio diary and part cocktail hour, each week women in their fifties and beyond will be challenging themselves to take on the over 50 years one challenge at a time.

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. They dive into TikTok, Pop Culture, Homesteading, Hiking, Camping & More. Part reality show, part audio diary and part cocktail hour, each week women in their fifties and beyond will be challenging themselves to take on the over 50 years one challenge at a time.

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. They dive into TikTok, Pop Culture, Homesteading, Hiking, Camping & More. Part reality show, part audio diary and part cocktail hour, each week women in their fifties and beyond will be challenging themselves to take on the over 50 years one challenge at a time.

Language:

English

Contact:

(636) 649-4839


Episodes

128. Always Be Learning Something & What to Watch This Summer

7/8/2022
Terri & Melissa have got you covered. On today’s episode, Melissa began her summer adventure- she & her husband are trying out living and working in a new state to see if it’s a place they might want to retire in. They’ve already hit the ground running with hiking and biking, but getting into the work from home routine has been a bit tougher. Terri’s summer adventures have included balancing a social life in her new community with keeping out of the neighborhood drama, trying to find a...

Duration:00:31:35

127. Building Confidence & Strength After 50 with Susan Niebergall

7/1/2022
We continue our conversation with Susan Niebergall, an online strength coach. Today, we focus on the importance and beneficial effects of strength training for women over 50. We discuss how the act of becoming strong in our bodies, affects our mindset and our confidence. Susan even credits the feeling of power in her body with making her feel strong enough to start a business after the age of 50. We get into the specifics of how to begin an effective strength training practice - even...

Duration:00:24:39

126. The Importance of Protein & Building Muscle As We Age with Online Strength Coach Susan Niebergall

6/24/2022
Susan Niebergall, an online strength coach, podcaster & author joins us to talk about her journey into becoming a strength coach in her 50’s after years of yo-yo dieting. She educates us on the importance of protein, how we begin to lose muscle mass in our 30’s, but it’s not hopeless! We can begin building it back through strength training at any age and we don’t have to be genetically gifted! Today’s episode is part 1 of a two part series with Susan. We hope you enjoy the conversation as...

Duration:00:18:34

125. Should You Start A Youtube Channel After 50?

6/17/2022
Terri & Melissa have set forth their summer challenge: Start a YouTube channel! Can they do it without making too much work for themselves and should they do it at all? If you identify as a woman in her 50s or older and want to learn along with us as we begin our Youtube journey, get in touch and we'll create some community co-working sessions. Weekend Watch: Stranger Things Love on the Spectrum Past episodes mentioned: Episode 108 with Linda McCarthy, Boudoir Photographer Episode 25...

Duration:00:27:54

124. Gatekeeping Kate Bush and Stranger Things

6/10/2022
Why would anyone want to "gate-keep" the genius that is Kate Bush? Stranger Things featured the 1985 classic in the Season 4 episode Dear Billy and then TikTok took over, with younger creators claiming they "own" Kate Bush and are gatekeeping the song. What does the term mean anyway? TikTok creator, PotterybyDanielle has a great response with suggestions of other iconic 80's musicians including Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos and Natalie Merchant of 10,000 Maniacs. Woman of the Week: Kate...

Duration:00:22:16

123. Coastal Grandmother Is Nothing New

6/3/2022
Coastal Grandmother may be a newly coined term, but the aesthetic has been around for ages. Terri & Melissa are back together (virtually), after Melissa's real and true vacation on Cape Cod.What is Coastal Grandmother and why has the term gained popularity since being coined by TikTok influencer Lex Nicoleta? Terri has her theories. Our Women of the Week: Kelly McGillis Quote The Wander Women Weekend Watch: Top Gun Maverick Knight & Day Stranger Things Episode 83: Is It A...

Duration:00:31:52

122. Living Large In Your Own Story with Mary V

5/27/2022
We've got author, blogger and friend, Mary V back on the show! We talk about her focus on sharing stories of women over 50 who are living large in their own contentedness. We talk about social media, visibility and a slew of other things. Weekend Watch: The Honorable Woman Julia Cocktail of the Week: Bev- zero sugar, sparkling wine in a CAN Check out Mary's website & blog and get ready to be inspired! Visit Mary: on Instagram on Medium Mix It Up with Us Terri on...

Duration:00:22:17

121. Facing Your Swim Body: Bikinis After 50

5/13/2022
Show Description: Would you wear a bikini? Terri & Melissa get ready to dive into summer with a discussion prompted by an article in the Washington Post, by novelist ….While Terri feels like her daily swim “bikini” is fine for her eyes and her pool, she’s not likely to invite the neighbors for a pool party wearing it. Where is the close-to-60, ex-super model who got hit hard with the menopause middle that we can look up to? Paulina Porizkova isn’t it! Woman of the Week: Leslie Morgan...

Duration:00:21:58

120. Are You Ever Done Parenting?

5/6/2022
When does parenting stop? Will you be the same kind of grandparent that your parents were? It seems like the answer is no, even when your kids buy their own homes and start their own lives, which made us think about our own moms and the kind of grandparents they were. We Tok about Women Over 50 making life interesting on TikTok and starting a YouTube channel (it’s a funny moment). TikTokTalk / Woman of the Week: Martha Stewart Clé de Peau Weekend Watch: Russian Doll Gentleman...

Duration:00:27:03

119. Women Over 50, Meet A Friend You Haven't Met Yet : Sister Stay

4/29/2022
Sue-Anne Mayne is the founder of SisterStay, a friendly homestay community of personally verified 50+ women who open their doors to one another & make solo travel more accessible and less intimidating. We’re obsessed with the possibilities! Sue-Anne joins us for a Weekend Watch and gives us not only a cocktail, but a cordial made from foraged elderflowers. Sister Stay Info: Website Instagram Facebook Cocktail of the Week: Elderflower Collins: 1.5 parts Vodka 1 part Lemon Juice .5...

Duration:00:36:20

118. Johnny Depp & Jury Duty

4/22/2022
Melissa was *this close* to being a juror on the Johnny Depp trial. Not really, but she’s still salty that Fairfax County ruthlessly cut her from jury duty. Terri is serving end of May. Would you want to be on a high profile case? We talk parallel lives, then we circle back on the Ultimatum & our predictions. We celebrate our Woman of the Week, do a quick TikTok Talk, Weekend Watch and make a COCKTAIL! Gentleman’s Club Ladies Invited Gin Bowl: 2.5 oz Boodles Rhubarb & Strawberry Gin .5...

Duration:00:26:34

117. Taking A New City For A Test Drive & The Ultimatum

4/15/2022
How do you decide where to live, when you can live almost anywhere? Melissa is in the planning stages of a one month test drive of a new city. Terri rethinks the High School reunion question of take it or leave it. Maybe the challenge IS to go. Weekend Watch: The Ultimatum-Netflix Resources & Sources: Livability Terri on Instagram Melissa on Instagram Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group Email Us: MixingupMidlife@gmail.com Visit the Mixing Up Midlife website Maybe...

Duration:00:33:26

116. Living For The Obituary and 80's Fashion

4/8/2022
What if we dared ourselves to do things to make our obituaries more interesting? It's not a sad or as morbid as you might think. We share our thought on a Colorado woman who did just that and tried out for the Denver Bronco Cheerleaders. Diane Reitz and the Bronco’s 21 Most Popular 80’s Fashion Trends to Dress In 2022 Weekend Watch Slow Horses Severance Severance: A Post Show Recap TikTok Talk King’s Coast Coffee Golden Brown Coffee Do you know of a woman over...

Duration:00:27:40

115. Oscars and Bridgerton and TikTok, OH MY!

4/1/2022
Terri & Melissa talk about the slap heard 'round the world, Bridgerton, CSAs, plant propagation and so much more on today's episode. Terri is a fan of TIkTok for learning and has felt the shame of scrolling for a bit too long. Will Smith & Chris Rock Jada Pinkett Smith Alopecia Weekend Watch Quest Love Summer of Soul Coda Bridgerton Bad Vegan We Crashed Single Drunk Female The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey TikTok Talk Tanner the planter Snake plant propagation Spider...

Duration:00:31:10

114. High School Reunion-Take It or Leave It?

3/25/2022
Even if you loved high school, do you still show up for your 40th reunion or is memory lane a dead end? We talk reunions, friend groups and more- like what exactly are we learning about on TikTok. Of course, we dive into our Weekend Watch and ear worm or two. Tik Tok Talk Moringa Pills Sign Language Kyle Adams Love is Blind Weekend Watch For the Reunion goer: Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion The After Party The Big Chill For the non-reunion goer: Pam & Tommy An...

Duration:00:26:28

113. Can the Enneagram Tell Us Anything We Don’t Already Know?

3/18/2022
Terri & Melissa do a toe dip into the Enneagram and wonder about it’s usefulness, but if you’re an expert and want to help us figure it out, we’re here for it. Can anyone help Melissa with her OCD Wordle & all the derivatives addiction and is it normal to feel rejected when you get dismissed from jury duty? Robert Palmer Addicted to Love Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl Robin Thicke Blurred Lines First 2 hours of MTV Heardle Truity Enneagram Test Mix It Up with Us Terri on...

Duration:00:28:51

112. Can You Be Ageist Against Yourself?

3/11/2022
Can You Be Ageist Against Yourself? In today’s show, Melissa & Terri catch up and talk about an encounter Terri had with an acquaintance. When someone asks you how you are, should you tell them the truth in that moment, or do you respond with a standard civility? We get in to the Love is Blind reunion, share a cocktail & a coffee and ask if posting on social media is necessary. Love Is Blind The Ultimatum The Nor’easter Cocktail 1oz lime juice 4oz Bourbon 1oz Maple Syrup 2oz Ginger...

Duration:00:30:44

111. Is Love Blind?

3/4/2022
Can two people fall in love just by talking? What happens if there's no spark when they meet? Melissa and Terri watch Netflix Season II Love Is Blind and discuss. Have an opinion? Mix It Up with Us Terri on Instagram Melissa on Instagram Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group Email Us: MixingupMidlife@gmail.com Visit the Mixing Up Midlife website Maybe Find Us on TikTok Leave us a review if you enjoyed the podcast. As always, thanks for listening to Mixing Up...

Duration:00:28:03

110.Snowbird's The Word- A Where To Live Quiz

2/25/2022
Do Snowbirds Know What's Up? Maybe They're onto something! Melissa is back from vacation and we talk about finding the right place to spend a few weeks or even months during the winter. Can a food quiz help us figure out the right place? Quiz Inventing Anna Suspicion

Duration:00:30:13

How to Hygge in 10 Easy Steps

2/18/2022
Is Hygge still a thing? We may be late to the party, but we think this might make the rest of the winter brighter. Listen for the 10 steps to make your space a bit more hyggeligt. RESOURCES AND SOURCES The Little Book of HyggeAmanda Weldon Hygge at Home video Mix It Up with Us Terri on InstagramMelissa on InstagramJoin the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook GroupEmail UsMixingupMidlife@gmail.comVisit the Mixing Up Midlife websiteMaybe Find Us on TikTok Weekend Watch Return to...

Duration:00:30:53