Two Women Chatting

Two Women Chatting

Welcome to the Two Women Chatting Podcast! Join Michelle Ford for your weekly dose of laughter, wisdom, and candid conversations tailored for midlife women navigating empty nests and embracing change. Tune in to hear Michelle delve into the complexities and chaos of midlife, chatting to a variety of renowned celebrities and experts every week. From empowering discussions on women's health, lifestyle, and self-care to career transitions, relationships, and wellness; they explore a range of topics with wit, warmth, and genuine curiosity. Explore the 'midlife library' at www.twowomenchatting.com, brimming with useful blogs, resources, and irresistible offers to fuel your personal development journey; not to mention exclusive listener discounts and offers with our sponsorship partners. Connect with Michelle at twowomenchatting@gmail.com for collaborations, ideas, and comments! Remember to rate, review, and share our show to join the laughter-filled conversation about midlife empowerment and beyond... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Episodes

June 10, 2024 β€’ 32 mins

In this episode of Two Women Chatting, Michelle and special guest Dawn Dines, founder of Stamp Out Spiking, tackle the serious issue of drink spiking, with a particular focus on its rise among midlife individuals. They explore personal accounts, including a powerful testimony from Michelle's daughter Jemima, who shares her traumatic spiking experience in Singapore. Together, they discuss the importance of awareness and legislative ...

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In this episode of Two Women Chatting, Michelle and special guests James and Claire Davis, also known as the Midlife Mentors, explore the challenges and opportunities that come with fluctuating hormones in midlife, with particular reference to andropause and its impact on ageing men. Michelle questions why it is that previously easy going men become stubborn and sometimes downright irritable in midlife - more grumpy 'Victor Meldrew...

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In this episode of Two Women Chatting, Michelle and special guest Esther Stanhope, the Impact Guru, embark on an empowering journey of mastering midlife small talk and overcoming social anxieties. Esther shares her transformative journey of overcoming stage fright and building confidence in public speaking, emphasising the importance of authenticity and adding value to the audience.


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πŸŽ™οΈ Networking Strategies for Suc...

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May 20, 2024 β€’ 33 mins

In this episode of Two Women Chatting, Michelle and special guest Sarah Orecchia, founder of Unbeelievable Health, explore the fascinating world of bee products and their remarkable benefits for midlife women. Sarah shares her passion for bees and the various products they produce, delving into their incredible properties and uses.


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πŸŽ™οΈ Health Benefits of Bee Products: Sarah discusses the incredible health benefi...

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May 13, 2024 β€’ 31 mins

Welcome back to Season 7 with Michelle Ford! This episode delves deep into the transformative power of manifesting and intentional living with Cherry Healey. Join Michelle and Cherry as they explore the highlights and key takeaways from their insightful conversation:


*TW* DISORDERED EATING.


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πŸŽ™οΈ Understanding Manifesting: Explore how manifesting and the law of attraction can benefit individuals of all beliefs, as ...

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Kicking off Season 7 in organised style is the wonderful Dilly Carter from BBC’s β€˜Sort Your Life Out’. Though we bid farewell to co-host Liz at the end of last season, she joins us for one last interview with Michelle to unveil some of Dilly’s top kept secrets to transforming spaces and bringing tranquillity into the home.


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πŸŽ™οΈ Repurposing Spaces: "Discover practical strategies for repurposing your children's rooms a...

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April 29, 2024 β€’ 3 mins

Can you believe it's Season 7 already? This podcast is like a Midlife Woman... only getting better with age! Thanks to all the Two Women Chatting listeners for tuning in every week, join us in raising a glass to yet another brand new season!


As lovely Liz bids adieu to the podcast, Michelle takes to the mic solo; still bringing her cheery chat and inquisitive energy, she'll be inviting more inspiring women to share their wisdom ...

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March 25, 2024 β€’ 36 mins

Join Michelle and Liz for a lively and candid conversation with Jenny Eclair, the comedic pioneer and author of acclaimed novels like 'Writing on the Wall' and 'Older and Wider'. In this episode, aptly titled 'Life After Menopause,' Jenny shares her anecdotes and insights on ageing, friendships, the entertainment industry, and the often hilarious, yet sometimes challenging journey of post-menopause.


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πŸŽ™οΈ Embracing Li...

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March 18, 2024 β€’ 36 mins

Picture this: celebrating 50 illustrious years in showbiz and still effortlessly doing the splits on stage!? Join Liz and Michelle as they sit down with the legendary Bonnie Langford on the Two Women Chatting Podcast. From her recent role in 'Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends' to her return to the Tardis in the new Doctor Who series, Bonnie Langford shares her insights on staying vibrant and embracing new opportunities in midlife.


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Join Liz and Michelle for an extraordinary episode of Two Women Chatting, celebrating the spirit of International Women's Day at Wentworth Club. This special compilation brings you the highlights from the event where women from all walks of life gathered to champion inclusion and solidarity.


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πŸŽ™οΈDemanding a Seat at the Table: Guests discuss how they are done asking for permission and tackle issues such as fair ac...

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Join Michelle and Liz for a riveting conversation with Janey McGill as she shares her extraordinary experience leading an expedition with two Omani women across the Empty Quarter, the world's largest sand desert. Janey reflects on the challenges faced, personal growth attained, and the bonds forged with her team. Through her journey, she overcame imposter syndrome, emphasised the importance of setting personal goals, and shattered ...

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February 26, 2024 β€’ 51 mins

Ever wondered what it means to be a Queenager? Is midlife truly a time for rediscovery and empowerment? 


Join Michelle and Liz in conversation with Eleanor Mills, the founder of Noon, an online community dedicated to empowering women in midlife. In this episode, they delve into the unique challenges and triumphs faced by women over 50, exploring the need for a fresh narrative and media representation. 


πŸ‘‘ What is a ...

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February 19, 2024 β€’ 32 mins

Ever found yourself wanting to start a new chapter in midlife? Have you got a book in you? Join Liz and Michelle in an eye-opening conversation with the incredible B.A. Paris, bestselling author of psychological thrillers, β€˜Behind Closed Doors’ and β€˜The Guest’ as she takes us through her inspiring journey of transitioning to a successful writing career in her 50s.


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πŸŽ™οΈ Reinventing Midlife: "It's never too la...

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February 12, 2024 β€’ 43 mins

Ever wondered how to redefine intimacy and maintain a satisfying sex life in midlife? Join Liz and Michelle as they dive into the complexities of midlife sex with the brilliant Kate Moyle, a leading expert in psychosexual therapy. Together, they unravel the intricacies of sex beyond intercourse, the importance of communication and fun in long-term relationships, and navigating changes in desire and intimacy. Michelle, Liz, and Kate...

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February 5, 2024 β€’ 39 mins

Join Michelle and Liz in a spirited conversation with Neens and dB from Rants and Big Pants, a dynamic space advocating for the representation and empowerment of midlife women. In this episode, they explore the origins of Rants and Big Pants, the impact of the menopause conversation, and the importance of normalising menopause experiences.


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πŸŽ™οΈ Creating Rants and Big Pants: "Neens and dB share the inspiration behind ...

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January 29, 2024 β€’ 39 mins

Join Liz and Michelle for an invigorating conversation with the incredible Sally Gunnell, Olympic gold medalist and wellbeing advocate, as she shares insights on optimizing health and wellbeing in the journey of aging. Sally delves into the importance of exercise, joint health, and muscle strength for maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle.


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πŸŽ™οΈ Wellbeing Wisdom: "Wellbeing is a holistic journey, a personal ...

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January 22, 2024 β€’ 32 mins

Join Liz and Michelle for a captivating conversation with Rosie Nixon, the illustrious editor at large of Hello Magazine, as she delves into the transformative power of kindness and its profound impact on mental health. In this illuminating episode, Rosie shares her inspiring journey advocating for kindness through the groundbreaking campaign she spearheaded at Hello! Magazine. Tune in as she emphasizes the crucial need to introduc...

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Ever found yourself wondering where the line between 'you and me' truly lies? Is a people-pleaser just another word for being β€˜nice’? 


Join Liz and Michelle as they unravel the intricate world of boundaries, opinions, and self-worth in mid-life with the incredible Michelle Elman, a renowned life coach and author. Michelle delves deep into the art of setting boundaries, challenging the belief that self-worth hinges on o...

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Join Liz and Michelle in an eye-opening discussion with Jane Michell, the visionary founder of Jane Plan, as she sheds light on the alarming reality of obesity and the urgent need for systemic intervention and education. Jane dives deep into the critical understanding of BMI, highlighting the staggering health repercussions of obesity in the UK and explores the personal responsibilities and societal influences contributing to weigh...

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Back by popular demand, Liz and Michelle invite you to a merry conversation with the incredible Hannah Bartlett, the festive maestro from Jolly Festive! In this delightful episode, they dive into the joys of celebrating Christmas in midlife, providing insights and ideas of how to manage all aspects of the holiday, without the overwhelm. Discover the art of making the holiday season a time of joy, ease, and delight; from laying-low ...

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