The Midlife

The Midlife

Ready to turn your Midlife Crisis into your Midlife Transformation? Kimberly Samson discusses all things Midlife to help you design your next best chapter and THRIVE. Midlife Crisis is real. Drawing on her corporate career in finance and banking, her years as a stay at home mom and finally as an entrepreneur over 40 something, Kimberly gives you tools and strategies to ditch the crisis and live large in the second half. During special segments title Re•Invented, Kimberly interviews inspiring women who have changed course after 40 proving it's never too late to start something new.

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June 9, 2021 14 min

If you would describe your current state of mind as paralyzed or your day to day as Groundhog’s Day, Kimberly is sounding the alarm. Midlife is not actually halfway. It's time to make changes. Now. Before it's too late. Because there will be a too late. 

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Celebrating the first year anniversary of The Midlife podcast, Kimberly shares some thoughts about what she's learned in her first year as a podcaster. 

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Today's Re•Invented guest is Jeannie Ralston. Jeannie is an author and journalist and now founder of Next Tribe, an online community and magazine with a mission to help us age boldly.

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May 19, 2021 15 min

Do you jump out of the way when someone grabs their camera? Then this episode is for you. Kimberly breaks down why we hate being in pictures but why it's time to put ourselves smack dab in the middle of the frame. She also shares with you shedding some of her own insecurities courtesy of her most recent marketing photo shoot; something she was truly dreading. Find out why.

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May 12, 2021 14 min

If you wake up everyday asking yourself is this all there is and not feeling successful, you are not alone. But this wake up call in Midlife is the biggest gift if only you will answer. Kimberly asks you to stop thinking of success as a sweeping single analysis of your life and advocate unpacking individual categories that make up every facet of your human experience. 

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This week's episode was supposed to be about the #1 Midlife Marriage Myth. And we get there. But not before discussing news of a very high profile divorce after 27 years of marriage. Yes, THAT one.

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Jennifer Levinson, founder of Jen's List, is innovating again. This time it's with the Sofa Stud. Hear about her incredible new product; every couch needs one.  But it took us a while to get there because Jen has a fascinating story. You'll recognize lots of common themes in Jen's arc from mom to midlife entrepreneur.


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A few weeks ago, Kimberly was asked to join Dr. Andrea Wilkinson on The Brainshape Podcast. Dr. Wilkinson has a PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Cognitive Aging. She has been studying brain fitness and cognitive maintenance for over 15 years. She co-founded BrainShape™   in 2014 - an online community for adults who want to enhance their mental & physical vibrancy as they age. 

What Kimberly teaches you in practice, And...

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April 14, 2021 14 min

Kimberly had a little, let's say "scuffle" at the little league park. You'll want to hear what happened and how Kimberly uses it to point out how and why our preprogramming stops us from sticking up for ourselves. 

Midlife is the time to find your voice. Kimberly empowers you to stop walking away wishing you would have said something but also points out the best way to be sure you're heard. 

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April 7, 2021 16 min

When our parents start facing the challenges of getting older, we rise to the occasion. But in what form will that assistance take place, what are the financial concerns and how will your life be impacted?

 A lot of the information out there right now may be geared to our age group but it’s as if your mother is whispering in the ear of the author. All the advice seemingly geared to you is really in the interest of your parents. Inst...

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March 31, 2021 14 min

Sorry for the vague episode title today but I had to be kind of cagey today to get you to stop by and listen because I was afraid if I laid it all out there, your initial response would have been “NOPE!” For your sake and the sake of future, wildly happy, thoroughly fulfilled you, listen with an open mind, but more importantly with an open heart.

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March 24, 2021 46 min

Stacey is one of the most flexible people I know. For as long as I have known her, she has been able to take everything in stride and keep a smile on her face. She’s had an incredibly diverse career path, but each venture has built upon the last. Stacey has been able to grow, change and evolve applying the sum total of her experiences to whatever comes next. 

If you’re feeling stuck in Midlife, I hope hearing from Stacey today will ...

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March 17, 2021 15 min

Kimberly challenges you to think about the soundtrack you are running in the background, over your dialogue and through the scenes of your everyday. What mood are you setting? Is it passive or on purpose? Do you need to upgrade your selections? And what elements go into the soundtrack you are composing to accompany the live you want and deserve.

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March 10, 2021 14 min

Kimberly talks to you about beauty, vanity, aging, and that poor woman in the mirror that you pick on.

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March 3, 2021 14 min

Your expectations are killing you. They are the source of your anger, discontent, resignation and ultimately, sadness. There has to be a better way. There is. Kimberly lays it out for you.

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February 24, 2021 44 min

On this Re•Invented segment of The Midlife Podcast, Kimberly's guest is author Stacy Parker. Stacy's book, Grief As A Second Language, is the bible you hope you’ll never need, born out of her own tragic story. Stacy's perspective is worthwhile as so many of us are in a period of grieving. Flat out some have lost loved ones and friends to COVID along with the usual tragedies of illness and accident. But also,  we are in ...

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February 17, 2021 15 min

We can all agree, life doesn't go according to plan. And the common wisdom is when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Cute saying but how do you actually do that?

In this episode Kimberly gives you the guide for how to make the most of the curveballs the universe sends our way and to see those curveballs as gifts to motivate meaningful change.

Kimberly also reveals her biggest curveball to date with an honest tale of how she w...

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Kimberly has been watching a lot of The Great British Bake Off. In this episode, she equates the competition to 3 stages in our lives and introduces one of her signature coaching strategies she uses to help women create the life they want and deserve.

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February 3, 2021 15 min

Kimberly describes the five stages every long-term marriage goes through. Number 3 and 4 are a given. She wants to get you to number 5.

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January 27, 2021 47 min

My guest today is Maryon Stewart. Maryon has written Manage Your Menopause Naturally: The 6 Week Guide To Calming Hot Flashes And Nightsweats, Getting Your Sex Drive Back, Sharpening Memory And Reclaiming Well-Being. This is her 28th book. She is a world-renowned healthcare expert having helped tens of thousands of women around the world overcome PMS and menopause symptoms without using drugs or hormones. In 2018 she was awarded th...

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