Menopause, Marriage and Motherhood

Menopause, Marriage and Motherhood

Midlife is generally seen as the beginning of the end and life only goes downhill from here. Join mother of four, Karen O’Connor, each Wednesday morning as she talks to her guests about the issues and challenges facing women in midlife. If you are struggling with peri-menopause, menopause, an empty nest, changing relationships, getting back into the workforce, or are worried about your financial future, this show is for you.

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May 18, 2022 42 min
Most women are used to the fact that once a month they - or someone they know - is incapacitated for a few days because of the "discomfort", it's "normal", "all part of being a woman", "just the way things are. Unfortunately, it's not. We shouldn't be allowing ourselves, our daughters and friends to struggle with monthly pain because the pain is very likely to be a symptom of something much m...
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When Jo-Anne Bowyer and Lauren Lakin took stock of their lives, they realised that they were way too dependant on alcohol to "relax" and "wind down" and made the decision to stop drinking alcohol. But they quickly realised that there was nothing drinkable to replace their beloved cocktails, so they set about creating their own, the fabulously irreverent Smug AF Cocktails.

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If you've thought you need to cut down the alcohol or even give up altogether for a while, you need to listen to this. Alcohol coach, Rachael Layton, explains why it's a good idea to cut down and how to do it  in the face of no agreement. Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep128  
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Think strengthening your pelvic floor is just about incontinence and prolapses? Did you know that a weak pelvic floor can have a seriously negative impact on your ability to have and enjoy sex? In both men and women.

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There's a tiny gap between allowing people to fully express themselves and not making it mean anything and feeling like you're being a door mat. Find out how to stop taking responsibility for other people's stuff.

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April 6, 2022 38 min

It seems that so many people and teachings tell us that if our lives were perfect, we'd be happy all the time and that is what we should aim for. How would life be different if we stopped making 'negative' feelings such as anger or sadness wrong and instead accepted them as a necessary part of our existence? Join us for this deep dive into stress, trauma and how positivity is toxic.

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If a man is forthright and takes charge of a situation, he's called a leader. If a woman does the same thing, she's called bossy at best or something like "a b*ll breaker" at worst. In this episode, I find out about some of these Violent Femmes, these women "who were brave, bold, and ingenious, yet are mostly remembered for their brutality or villainy, if at all." Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast...
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What we call "core" classes are generally about getting a flat stomach or ripped abs, they're not actually exercising our true core muscles, partly because we don't know how to recognise or connect to them. Physiotherapist Angela James, explains the implications of this. Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep122

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'Women are in pain, all through their bodies; they're in pain with their periods, and while having sex… And many are so, so tired … But women's pain is all too often dismissed, their illnesses misdiagnosed or ignored.'

Guardian journalist, Gabrielle Jackson, talks to us about her research into, and personal experience of, Endometriosis.

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Sarah Thomson had painful periods as soon as she began menstruating and it only got worse over the years. Join us as she shares her story, the problems she had with the medical system, being ignored as well as getting a diagnosis, plus surgeries gone wrong, and how having endometriosis impacts her life. 1 in 10 women suffers with Endometriosis yet it takes on average more than 6 years to be diagnosed and costs every woman with the...
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More than 60 million women in the US alone suffer from bladder leakage problems... and they're just the ones who admit to having a problem... We talk about the latest research and a new solution to this huge problem. Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep119 

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Do you ever wonder why some people seem to get their own way all the time and win every argument? Find out why and also how easy it is to do when you know how.

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The difference between supporting someone and gaslighting them. Louise Pieri explains the dark side of "Everything always works out for the best" and the toxic positivity that can go with always looking on the bright side of things. Find out more and read Lousie's article here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep117

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Nikki Jevtovic has two absolute pearls of wisdom regarding separation and divorce to share in this podcast: 1. MEDIATE! TALK! DON'T COMMUNICATE THROUGH LAWYERS' LETTERS, and 2. Get legal advice BEFORE you start to go down ANY legal path, divorce or otherwise. Find out why. Connect with us here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep116  
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If someone asked us to put in writing the most profound moments of our life or a story we want to share with our grandchildren, most of us would look at the blank piece of paper or blank screen and never manage to write a thing. Find out how to move beyond that.

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Why is it that we don't know what to expect when we reach Peri-Menopause? There are whole sections of the library about what to expect when you're expecting and we understand puberty in great detail, so why not menopause? Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep114
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How do we, as parents, instil in our kids the things that are the most important to us? And what about the things that we don't necessarily mean to pass on as values or ways of being, but do? Now those are the ones we get to feel really guilty about, right? Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep205

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Most of the focus on midlife and menopause is negative: the mood swings, the brain fog, the admittedly awful symptoms, but there's a huge, and often hidden, blessing in changes taking place.   Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep113
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December 29, 2021 37 min
How many times have you shovelled popcorn into your mouths when you're watching a scary movie? Recognising the reasons for doing something is the first step to having control over it. Find out how you can do that when it comes to eating & weight loss. Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep112
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When members of the Sydney LGBTQI community started an online group, they were excited to find that a group of refugees in an African camp had joined. Then they realised the extent of the violence and suppression these people are subjected to; some were so malnourished they didn't have the strength to lip sync through a full song. Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep111  
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