Positively Midlife Podcast

Positively Midlife Podcast

Ellen and Tish, college friends now in their 50s, take on midlife with a big dose of reality, humor, and fun. They cover diverse topics including friendships, books, experiences, adventures, stories, sex, relationships & dating, health, wellness, and BIG dreams. Each week features fabulous stories, interesting guests, and open and honest discussions about topics that are important to women in midlife. Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen! If you're interested in being a guest on the podcast or advertising, send an email to postivelymidlifepodcast@gmail.com.

Episodes

February 28, 2024 35 mins

Ever find yourself snuggled under a blanket, yearning for a good book to transport you to another world? Or facing a rainy winter weekend?  That's where Ellen and Tish beckon you to join them as they share their top five  cozy winter reads perfect for the year ahead.

The podcast takes you from the comfort of your earbuds, discussing how audiobooks have become Tish's go to and a savior on tedious long work drives...

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Ever found yourself spellbound by the whirlwind romances an dramatic fallouts of reality TV? This week on Positively Midlife, we peel back the curtains with our guest Laura Heinrich to reveal our own obsessions with shows like "Indian Matchmaker" and, "Married at First Sight" the latest sensation "The Golden Bachelor."

For the weekly obsessions, Tish dishes the lowdown on a kitchen gadget she...

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Every year, as  February's chill begins to thaw for Ellen in California and Tish in South Carolina, we are reminded of the warmth found in the company of good friends—especially during Galentine's Day on February 13th which is a day to celebrate the remarkable women who make our midlife a little brighter. 

This episode wraps you in the comfort, much like Tish's latest obsession, a snug white fleece blanket ...

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Navigating the turbulent seas of modern dating can leave many of us longing for a lighthouse to guide our way. This week's episode shines a beacon of hope as we sit down with the sensational Hope with Holly, whose journey from a conservative pastor to a TikTok icon has captured the hearts of many. Holly shares her personal transformation with humor and wisdom, shedding light on the importance of building connections and settin...

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January 31, 2024 37 mins

Ever wonder why that one person loudly chewing gum or one upping you in a conversation can drive you up the wall? This week, Tish and Ellen delve into the curious world of pet peeves, those minor irritations that reveal much about our personalities and possibly our past. We examine how these nuisances, from the insignificant to those rooted in childhood trauma, can sometimes unjustly occupy a significant place in our lives.

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Embarking on the adventure of manifesting our dreams, we discovered the transformative power of vision boards, especially curated for midlife women gearing up for a remarkable 2024. Picture this: a room full of enthusiastic women, each on a mission to materialize their aspirations, and there was Tish, absorbing the collective creativity at a dynamic women's group event. And Ellen, meanwhile, uncovers a vision board path with a...

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Imagine discovering a simple way to infuse each day with a little more happiness—would you try it? That's exactly what we explored with the Big Joy Project from UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, and our latest episode is bursting with the joys and laughs we collected along this seven-day journey. We're spilling all about how micro acts of joy, ranging from watching breathtaking nature clips to laughing with ...

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Are you wearing your 'too muchness' like a cloak of invisibility or a suit of armor? Gina Hatzis, a beacon of boldness for women in communication and confidence, joins us on this week's podcast to examine how embracing our radiant selves can transform our lives and she shares how each woman's midlife awakening is a call to live a Brave, Bold, Unapologetic Life. Gina champions women to celebrate their Too Muchnes...

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Embark on a journey of self-discovery and meaningful connections with us as we ring in the year 2024 and kick off season 3 of the podcast with our INTENTIONS episode! This episode is your personal guide to setting intentions in six key areas that transform the way you navigate through midlife.  

The six key areas are: Personal Growth, Seizing Opportunities, Overcoming Fear, Building Connections, Enhancing Well-being and Em...

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To celebrate the endo f 2023, Ellen and Tish are resharing the top episodes of the year - ICMI (in case you missed it).  Today we revisit episode 68 on midlife over commitment.  Tish and Ellen address how midlife is the best time to learn to prioritize, set boundaries, delegate tasks, and practice self-care.... and they give themselves a little grace too.  Enjoy this 2023 ICMI episode. 

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Ever felt shackled to a...

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To celebrate the end of 2023, Ellen and Tish are resharing the top episodes of the year - ICMI (in case you missed it).   Today we revisit  Episode 64 on the Just Let Them Theory - which is something Tish and Ellen both put into place in a BIG WAY in 2023 and consider it one if the best midlife skills they learned this year! 

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Have you ever felt exhausted by the endless cycle of trying to control ...

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Can the holiday season be less stressful and more fulfilling? Well, join us, your hosts Tish and Ellen, along with our guests, psychotherapist and life coach Lois Spence and nutrition coach Ashley Muse, as we tackle this question head-on! We bring to you a profound conversation dedicated to the midlife women amongst us, where we attempt to pivot traditional holiday traditions in favor of our own well-being. Expect to discover the a...

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Have you ever received an unexpected call from 'tech support', or a message from a 'grandchild' needing bail money? You're not alone. Together, we - Tish and Ellen - take you on a journey exploring the dark abyss of scams that have targeted us, our friends, and countless midlife women across the globe. We'll share our personal stories and experiences, and reveal shocking statistics about the staggering...

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Are you forever puzzled about what to cook for dinner? Well, this week's podcast is for you! We're talking meal prepping, a game-changer for creating fast, delicious, and nutritious meals, especially for those of us in midlife.

We pull in Laura Pauli, chef and founder of Cucina Testarosa, to shed her culinary wisdom on creating those hearty fall and winter meals. Laura shares her journey from the world of tech t...

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Does saying "no" feel like an uphill battle for you? We're here to tell you that a powerful NO can actually pave the way for enriching new experiences. In our mission to embrace personal growth, we let you in on our "No No November" initiative. As we journey through this month, we talk about 6 things that we should let go of to make room for new opportunities by saying no.

The fear of aging and reg...

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This is one of our TOP 3 epsiodes of 2023 and we're replaying it this week incase you missed it (ICMI).  We had the most feedback and comments from listeners on this episode as our guest Brandon's message really resonated with listeners from around the world.  Sit back and enjoy this replay of BIG Midlife Transitions. 

Are you standing at the crossroads of midlife transitions, wrestling with the upheaval of a car...

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Ever feel like your clutter is more than just a mess? Well, join us as we chat with Star Hansen, author of 'Why the Fuck Am I Still Not Organized?' and explore the link between clutter and our emotional wellbeing. We're peeling back the curtain on our attachment to stuff, and Star shares how understanding this connection can help clear the chaos.

Star also brings to light unique challenges faced when declutt...

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Ever dreamed of escaping with your girlfriends for a thrilling adventure? Well,  Ellen and Tish did just that taping this episode from a girls trip in the Cayman Islands! Sharing the magic of a  midlife getaway, they discuss the transformative experiences and the deeper connections fostered along the journey. From practical tips on planning and packing to stories of unforgettable moments, they give a full scoop on why these trips l...

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Ever felt overwhelmed by midlife changes, finding yourself in need of new habits and processes to navigate this vital phase of life? Fear not, for this episode, Ellen and Tish, embrace the wisdom bestowed upon us by the transformative book "Atomic Habits," and we're excited to impart that knowledge onto you! Although we might be a tad late to the Atomic Habits party, we dive into the essence of small, incremental cha...

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Get ready to embark on a unique journey to conquer your sleep struggles with our special guest, Kali Patrick, a seasoned sleep coach with a rare perspective on sleep. With her tech background and passion for yoga, Kali presents an intriguing concept of treating sleep like a puzzle. We promise that you'll gain a fresh understanding of the complexities of sleep and discover how to solve your own sleep puzzle, one piece at a time...

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