Experience 50 Podcast for Midlife

Experience 50 Podcast for Midlife

Women at 50 are drawn to Mary Rogers’ honest take on the experiences of the empty nest, aging parents, spending an inheritance, dating and sex, travel, downsizing things, trashing bad habits, and figuring out who you want to be now that you really are all almost grow up.... Show More

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February 26, 2021 63 min

Joan Lunden, former host of Good Morning America, meets with the Experience 50 Virtual Book Club to chat about her latest book, Why Did I Come Into This Room, A Candid Conversation on Aging.

Full show notes https://www.experience50.com/240

Become a Patron to JOIN our book club https://www.experience50.com/donate

LEND YOUR VOICE to the podcast! Send your questions for Mary's next Cleopatra's Vagina: Answers to Listeners'...

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Midlife divorce. Hear Dr. Katy Jane's story of divorce, including the business and financial losses which led to her becoming one pissed-off yogi. Her anger was preceded by denial and guilt and when she discovered that her husband had destroyed her business and livelihood - leaving her with only $500 to her name - that is when she allowed herself to be pissed-off.

We discuss anger triggers, meditation practices, the divine femi...

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Amy Newmark's 50th birthday included a newly empty nest and the purchase of Chicken Soup For The Soul. She didn't just buy a book, she bought the company.

Now 63, Amy speaks with Mary Rogers about her own midlife transitions while discussing the latest CSFTS book, Age Is Just A Number, 101 Tales of Humor and Wisdom for Life After 60.

Full Show Notes and Links: https://www.experience50.com/238

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Jetty Nieuwenhuis, 49, has been through some stuff. Lots of it. Now she says "F*ck it".

This is one woman's midlife pivot story.

She is sharing the lessons learned from her experience with us today - and as a midlife influencer on Instagram as Trujetty
I think of her as an early-achiever in the midlife experience beginning with the loss of both parents in her late 30s. If you've listened to many episodes of my show,...

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Is midlife looking frighteningly dull? Let's take those chains off! Your emotional baggage and old beliefs will hold you back from any glimmer of growth, so listen in.

Joanie Marx joins Mary for a deep dive into how to improve your outlook toward life by doing a bit of inward-focused detective work. Yes, this episode comes with homework. 

Buy the Book, Full show notes: https://www.experience50.com/236

Book Club with Joan Lunden...

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Middle seat. Middle child. Oh, woe is the middle of anything. So here we are in the middle of our adulthood, sigh.

Think of your life as a story. Beginnings and endings are easy. It is in writing the middle part of any story that things get a bit messy.

Full show notes and quotes: https://www.experience50.com/235

Mary Rogers launches Experience 50 Book Club 2021 with Joan Lunden's book "Why Did I Come Into This Room, A Cand...

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Canadian Brit, Tamara Bee, 50, has traveled to 76 countries, on a shoestring budget and usually alone. Blessed by the Dalai Lama, boarding down a volcano, threatened in Ethiopia, tangling with gorillas, are just a few of her tales. 

Since her early 20s, Tamara has worked odd jobs, bartending or waiting tables, to fund her wanderlust. Now she is sharing her stories of solo female travel across the continents on her Many Roads Travel...

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January 1, 2021 46 min

Nobody wants to be a beginner. Tom Vanderbilt, 52, spent a year as a beginner surfer, chess player, juggler, singer, jewelry maker, and more. His newest book, Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Learning, is his memoir of becoming a beginner in midlife.

Full show notes with links: https://www.experience50.com/233

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December 18, 2020 67 min

Who joined our ranks in 2020? Mary welcomes the birth class of 1970 into their 5th decade. Also, in a first for Experience 50, Mary names her 50-Year-Old of the year. Congratulations MacKenzie Scott, 50!

Full Show Notes at https://www.experience50.com/232

This episode is brought to you with the generous support of Plexaderm: https://www.buyplx.com/EXP50POD special 6-pack trial offer including shipping $14.95, money-back guarantee. ...

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The Happy Life formula is all about your response reflex. Michelle Fishburne, 57, joins us from her RV to share her story of how she responded rather unconventionally to the events of 2020. 

Michelle's project,  Who We Are Now, is her response to finding herself unemployed and without a home, a partner, or kids, or... anything.

Episode sponsored by:

KINDRA https://www.ourkindra.com 20% discount with PROMO CODE EXP50POD. Estroge...

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November 27, 2020 32 min

Aching to travel? Travel writer, Karen McCann of enjoylivingabroad.com whets our appetite for international travel. With a vaccine now in sight, maybe we can begin to plan our future adventures? Please?

We discuss travel with purpose as opposed to travel to relax, how to meet locals, the importance of being open to serendipity while traveling and... oh, it just feels so good!!!

Share your best midlife advice with Mary in a voicemai...

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November 20, 2020 51 min

Midlife crisis at 50? Mary Rogers takes you through the hallmark signs of female misery at 50, why it is a good thing, and how to speed up the process so you can get to the good part!

Share your midlife advice with Mary in a voicemail at https://www.experience50.com. Look for the Send Voicemail icon.

Full show notes at https://www.experience50.com/229

Episode sponsor: KINDRA *Get your 20% discount on menopause relief products at ht...

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Midlife pivots in a pandemic require flexibility in your planning but should not be abandoned. Colleen Chapman's midlife pivot plan changed over 13 months since her mentoring session with Mary Rogers, but she has achieved major accomplishments moving her closer to the full vision.

Schedule a one-time mentoring session with Mary https://www.experience50.com/goods

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The empty nest transition is not just a "woman thing".  Bruce Buxton, host of The Gray Beard Podcast gives us a man's perspective on empty nest living and relationships with adult kids & your co-nester.

Bruce and Mary swap strategies on building a stronger marriage when kiddie parenting is done, how to shift to a new relationship with your adult kids and their significant others, and how to know when you're in t...

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Buckets (!) of wisdom shared by Mimi Feldman, author of He Came In With It, A Portrait of Motherhood and Madness. You'll sit in on E50's Fall 2020 Virtual Book Club when Patrons of the podcast met with the author to discuss schizophrenia, family chaos, mental illness, difficult teenagers, health scares, parents dying, acceptance and surrender, female friendships, unconventional marriage, and more. Full show notes https://ww...

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Cole Baker Bagwell's Experience 50 Moment at the age of 48 fueled her pivot toward leading a kindness revolution. Immediately upon leaving her successful career, Cole knew that she needed to "unfold herself" before she could lead the revolution to bring kindness to the world of business. At 51, Cole is the founder of Cool Audrey. Her midlife story is relatable and inspiring. Mary Rogers and Cole discuss the Cool Audrey ...

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Does coloring your gray hair promote ageism? Anti-wrinkle creams? What if you use a moisturizer? Is it all about intention? Vanity? Do you make jokes about being old? Hear guest Rachel Lankester of Magnificent Midlife who calls out host Mary Rogers and in turn, Mary declares herself GUILTY! Is that okay?

So much to discuss and think about!!!  Full show notes and resource links at https://www.experience50.com/224 Check out Magni...

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Tina Zaremba has found her way to less noise, more calm, and a new appreciation for life's small gifts. Her breast cancer story of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery gives voice to every woman's fears and how this traumatic experience changed her perspective on living.

Full show notes: https://www.experience50.com/223 

Support the podcast: https://www.experience50.com/donate

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October 2, 2020 49 min

Stay-at-home moms find themselves at a unique pivot point when 50 comes knocking. Amy Schmidt "amped up" at the prospect of less kid business and now boasts such titles as a speaker, author, and independent podcaster. Host, Mary Rogers explores the stay-at-home midlife experience with Amy while they discuss her book, Cannonball; and her podcast, Fearlessly Facing Fifty.

Full show notes at https://www.experience50.com/222

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Mary Rogers interviews Nancy Davis Kho who embarked upon her 50th year filled with gratitude for how well life was treating her. Her new book, The Thank You Project, Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time is a funny and inspiring read of how her 50th year became challenging and the lessons learned (along with some how-to advice) on the "who and how" of those letters. 

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