Midlife Madness

Midlife Madness

We are best friends who happen to be sisters and we have been talking about important, and sometimes not so important, topics our whole lives. We have supported one another in sickness, health, richer, poorer, acne, childbirth, hemorrhoids, chin hair and so much more. We have two rules – We don’t talk about politics and we don’t pass judgement. This is a safe zone! So grab your coffee, pull up a chair and let's chat!... Show More

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September 27, 2020 42 min

How are your boundaries? Do you know how important boundaries are? Join Leslie & Marie for a very real and honest discussion about Boundaries on this week's episode!

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After taking the summer off, we're back! This week we just spend some time catching up and letting you know how we've spent our summer off. We chat about things we've learned, how we've made it through COVID summer and what has happened with us. Come spend a few minutes with us hanging out and just being real about our victories and struggles over the past few months! We are so excited to be back and look forward to...

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Leslie & Marie have over 60 years of combined marital experience! They share their ideas on how to keep that fire burning over the years, and also give some advice to those considering marriage.

This podcast is part two of a Facebook Live they did the week prior - where the internet just decided it wasn't going to participate! (haha) So if you want to hear their first part (which talks about how they met their husbands) you...

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Do you get annoyed on the road? Do you lose your cool, even though you're actually a really nice person in everyday life? Yeah, we get it. Sometimes road rage can just ruin your day! Today we talk about the psychology behind it, how to avoid it and what to do when you're faced with a "rager" on the road! Don't miss this informative and super relatable episode.

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Change is a part of life - but it can be SO hard! If you are experiencing change, letting go and grasping something new - please share some time with us this week. I think it will encourage you! Here are the notes:

John C. Maxwell: It Only Takes 6 Steps to Change Your Life

By John C. Maxwell | January 20, 2015

Hope is the foundational principle for all change. People change because they have hope, and if people do not have hope, they...

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Today we discuss the importance of self-care in today's world and we offer tips and ideas to help you keep your mind and heart in check. We use the analogy of a tree - we being the tree trunk, with the branches all we do in life, and the roots are what we tend to in order to make our tree healthy. Join us a fun, encouraging conversation!

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Today, Leslie and Marie decided to talk about favorite childhood memories, positive things we are all getting out of these social distancing days, and what the first thing we want to do when this is over will be! It's a fun episode with laughs, hope and encouragement.

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April 13, 2020 43 min

Today Leslie & Marie are discussing what we are all learning during this quarantine, how we are growing and how past difficulties have shaped us. Do you remember where you were during 9/11? How about when someone famous passed away? These moments are etched in our minds - and we believe these moments of this pandemic will also be something you can learn and grow from, as well. Join us for the discussion!

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Today, Leslie & Marie decided to just pause and ask...How are you? This pandemic crisis has been hard on a lot of people - and not so hard on many others. What are we learning about ourselves? About our lives? How are we going to make things better in the future? This episode was on Facebook Live and can be watched, if you prefer, on their facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/midlifemadnesspodcast

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This week, Leslie & Marie decided to switched gears. They are a little sick of talking about virus stuff, so they decided to share a fun life experience with you! Leslie was on Survivor China in 2007, and this is how it all went down, some behind the scenes information and what Marie thought of the whole thing. Enjoy! Here's a link to Leslie's audtion video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdNVBo4HSho

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AAAAHHH!!! Whew. This is rough, folks. Let's talk about how we can make things a little less heavy at home while we are all waiting for the virus to pass! Leslie & Marie consult some "experts" (aka really awesome kids) to ask them what they are up to, how they are coping, advice they have and how they see good coming from all of this. All that, along with lots of great info, laughs, and for crying out loud - it'...

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The government is telling us to practice Social Distancing. What does that mean? What can we do? How can we be good humans? Leslie and Marie discuss the CDC guidelines, the ways to make it more tolerable and the ways that this unprecedented time in our lives can actually be a good thing for us and those we love.

You feel fine and don't understand why you should be affected by the COVID19 virus. Putting it simply, social distanci...

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Leslie & Marie talk about the Coronavirus (COVID 19) with Dr. Buck Parker, MD, a Board Certified Surgeon in Salt Lake City, UT and one of the Physicians for the US Olympic Ski Team, about the Coronavirus, how it's spread, what it's symptoms are and if we should be worried, if we should panic or if we should run out and buy up all the toilet paper! Yes, you will laugh (I mean, it's Midlife Madness, right?) but there ...

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Sometimes social media can be a bit, well, un-nerving! How can we make it pleasant? How can we use it best for our benefit? Leslie & Marie have some fun sharing personal stories and useful tips on how to navigate social media in midlife.

What does social media have to do with Midlife?

In a March 2019 article about Social Media in midlife, written by Carol Parker Walsh, she states that studies have found that for women in midlife...

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Make sure you are in a place where you can cackle during this episode! And you may want to put on some depends, just in case. ;) Just kidding! Kind of.

1. What causes our body to squeak?

From mayoclinic.com

  • Gas in your digestive system is part of the normal process of digestion. Getting rid of excess gas, either by burping or passing gas (flatus), also is normal. Gas pain may occur if gas is trapped or not moving well through your dig...
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    We want our kids to grow up and be responsible adults, but the transitioning from being at home to being on their own can be tough on some parents. Leslie & Marie discuss what they have learned about Empty Nesting and give great tips on how to get through a difficult transition a little easier.

    Tips on Empty Nesting:

  • If you still have children in your nest, make sure that you are nurturing the relationship you have with your spou...
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    Leslie & Marie talk about their monthly visitor, Aunt Flow, and how she has made them laugh, how she helped Leslie realize she needed surgery and how to talk to your daughters about this right of passage for all women! Ladies, you will totally relate, guys, you'll be enlightened and hopefully, we'll walk away with a better understanding of who she is and why she matters!

    What does Aunt Flow have to do with midlife?

  • It’s w...
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    Leslie & Marie discuss the way they deal with mental illness, the things they've learned, and how midlife can bring on its own issues with mental illness. There are laughs, hard truths and lots of helpful info for those who may be dealing with things like anxiety, depression or ADHD. 

    Show Notes:

    Coping Ideas for anxiety:

  • See a counselor/therapist.
  • Close your eyes and take three deep breaths.
  • Ask your counselor/therapist for a r...
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    Whew, motivation to do a fitness routine can be tough when you're tired, hot-flashing, or over-extended!  Leslie & Marie talk about the excuses, the why's and the how's of fitness in midlife from a very relatable place. Hopefully, you'll come away feeling understood, encouraged and maybe even a little bit motivated!

    Tips for getting motivated:

  • Group Fitness - commitment, consistency, community
  • Strength Training
  • Walk...
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    In this, their inaugural podcast, Leslie & Marie introduce themselves and give you some background to their relationship and their personalities! The vision for Midlife Madness is cast and they invite you to be a part of the community.

    You can listen and/or download our show on all BuzzSprout associated podcast players (Apple Podcast, Castbox, Castro, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, *Spotify, *Stitcher, iHeart Radio, *T...

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