Postcards From Midlife

Postcards From Midlife

By Lorraine Candy & Trish Halpin

Are you living in a hormonal hothouse battling it out with your teens while the dog, cat and husband look on? You're not alone. 


Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, helping support women through all aspects of their busy lives. Between them the duo have six children, two dogs, one cat and two husbands. And this time, they’re the ones asking for help. 


Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens they cover it all. 

Episodes

Arabella Weir on bums, mums & therapy (plus midlife orgasm guide)

Lorraine and Trish chat to comedy queen and author Arabella Weir about the inspiration for her famous catch phrase (Does My Bum Look Big In This - in case you didn’t know), her complex and damaging relationship with her parents and how therapy has helped her to break harmful habits and self doubts for a fulfilled and happy midlife.Plus: the health benefits of sex toys, brain fog bloopers & a teenage hair crimping catastropheGet in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/09/211h 4m

Aasmah Mir on life after divorce & balancing work as a single mum.

In 2020, broadcaster and journalist Aasmah Mir, 49, took on the biggest job of her career as the launch presenter of the Times Radio breakfast show - and then her marriage fell apart. She talks to Lorraine and Trish about keeping the plates spinning and rediscovering herself as a midlife, single mum one year on.Plus: under the spell of a new hypnotherapy app;  reviewing a summer of new learnings & do the catchphrase quiz in Nostalgia Noodle.Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/09/2156m 52s

Passions, purpose & parenting with Sarah Brown

From a high-flying career in PR, to first lady of Downing Street and now a leading campaigner for the education, health and rights of girls and women around the world, Sarah Brown is a woman on a mission. She talks to Lorraine and Trish about life behind the scenes with husband Gordon, bringing up teenage sons, her midlife journey and her feelings as the couple approach the 20th anniversary of the death of their baby daughter Jennifer.Plus: At last! Some positive representations of midlife women on TV; getting a good night’s sleep; and its dogs vs cats in Nostalgia NoodleGet in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/09/2157m 45s

Help, I’m overwhelmed! Organise your life with business dynamo Anya Hindmarch

Running a global fashion empire while raising five children hasn’t been easy, but Anya Hindmarch has learnt a lot of really helpful stuff along the way and in this week’s episode she shares her pearls of wisdom with Trish and Lorraine.  Plus: doing our bit for climate change, time out treats and recommendations & a nostalgic trip to the roller disco Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/09/2157m 30s

Carolyn Harris MP on leading the menopause revolution

Lorraine and Trish interview Welsh MP Carolyn Harris about her Parliamentary Bill which is set to change everything for midlife, menopausal women this autumn and could make HRT free for all across England. The outspoken and spirited MP also shares her moving story of how a personal tragedy took her from barmaid and dinner lady to the corridors of Westminster.Plus: summer holiday culture club - favourite family films and escapist novels; Lorraine solves her tummy troubles & Trish discovers a new way to depilateGet in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/08/2159m 13s

Life lessons from the A- list’s go to yoga master

Self-care author Nadia Narain, the A-list’s go to yoga and meditation teacher, joins Lorraine and Trish to share her practical life lessons. Nadia also talks about her personal journey of finding - and adapting to - new love and relationships in her late forties.Plus: how to stop overthinking; holiday rules for friends and family and a look back at the silliness of 70s slimming productsGet in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/08/2156m 46s

Bonus Episode: Midlife hair crisis special

Brought to you in partnership with Nioxin In this special one off episode, Trish and Lorraine speak to trichologist Mark Blake and celebrity stylist Zoe Irwin about the causes and solutions for hair thinning during peri-menopause and how to improve the quality, condition and volume of your locks. Plus: Lorraine & Trish reveal their hair idols, and look back and laugh at the styles they wish they’d swerved Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/08/2148m 44s

Bonus Episode: Midlife hair crisis special

Brought to you in partnership with Nioxin In this special one off episode, Trish and Lorraine speak to trichologist Mark Blake and celebrity stylist Zoe Irwin about the causes and solutions for hair thinning during peri-menopause and how to improve the quality, condition and volume of your locks. Plus: Lorraine & Trish reveal their hair idols, and look back and laugh at the styles they wish they’d swerved Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/08/2148m 44s

Race, gender, identity: a midlife masterclass with Dr Pragya Argawal

Behavioural scientist Pragya Agarwal guides Lorraine and Trish through the shifting social and cultural landscape many of us are navigating as women and mothers in society now. The 45 year old mum of five year old twins and a 24 year old daughter gives us a modern masterclass in thinking about race, gender, motherhood and belonging.  Plus: best sunscreens for summer, quickie fitness videos to follow on Instagram & what to do if your partner is a flirtGet in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/08/2155m 37s

Midlife multi-tasking with Motherland's Jackie Clune

She's one of the funniest women on stage and screen, meet actor, singer, dancer, novelist, broadcaster and mum of four (including triplets) Jackie Clune. Trish and Lorraine chat to Motherland's hilarious school secretary Mrs Lamb about her globe-trotting career, early menopause and parenting adventures. PLUS: Summer recipes to soothe the soul and how to write an easy to-do to-do list . And for our nostalgia noodle we ask would you eat a crisp sandwich?   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/07/2155m 19s

Diet & nutrition for energy, mood & weight loss

Nutritionist Emma Bardwell joins Lorraine and Trish to share the specific easy-to-follow dos and dont’s of eating to thrive before, during, and after peri-menopause. If your weight, energy levels or mood aren’t what they should be, discover Emma’s diet tweaks and tips to find your mojo again. Plus: Should you tell your friend's husband she is having an affair? Friendship dilemmas discussed by midlife agony aunts Lorraine & Trish: and acupuncture in peri-menopause. And more hilarious Nostalgia Noodles Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/07/2159m 22s

A hormone masterclass to reboot your midlife health

Trish and Lorraine talk to leading endocrinologist Dr Annice Mukherjee about the hormone fluctuations that affect women in midlife, from peri-menopause to underactive thyroid and adrenal burnout as well as the impact of surgical and chemical menopause.  Plus: how to manage post-lockdown teens during the summer holidays; mascaras and tinted moisturisers tried and tested and a Next Door inspired noodleGet in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/07/2158m 47s

Reboot & rethink your career with coach Rachel Schofield

From jacking it all in and starting again, to dealing with difficult bosses and colleagues, plus rebuilding your professional identity if you’ve taken time out of the workplace - Lorraine and Trish get some expert advice from BBC News presenter & career coach Rachel Schofield.Plus: three simple ways to lead an anti-inflammatory lifestyle and give a big old boost to your health; this months film, TV and book recommendations, and a trip down memory lane to the sunshine days of the Radio 1 roadshowTo get in touch please see contact details on our website: www.postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/07/2157m 53s

Beating breast cancer & midlife friendship rules with Josie Lloyd

Chart topping novelist Josie Lloyd tells Trish and Lorraine about the women who motivated and supported her during breast cancer treatment and how the disease has changed her life - in surprising ways she never expected. Plus: how to get a good night’s sleep when it’s hot, hot, hot; Trish vows to stop self-deprecating and Lorraine reveals a surprising secret.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/06/2158m 10s

Libido, lust & desire: sexual awakenings with writer Lisa Taddeo

Best-selling author Lisa Taddeo, whose ground-breaking book Three Women was a profound investigation into female desire, talks to Lorraine and Trish about understanding, acknowledging and giving ourselves permission to act on our desires. Plus: Hair - Lorraine’s wonder volume discovery & Trish’s verdict on colour shampoos; and what we’ve learned from 50 episodes of Postcards From Midlife that changed our lives  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/06/2155m 37s

Heartbreak guru Rosie Wilby on breakups & marrying Mrs Right

Comedian, author and self-styled ‘lesbian Louis Theroux’ Rosie Wilby tells Trish and Lorraine what she’s learned about relationships, sex and break ups - and finally marrying the girl of her dreams at 50. Plus: Secrets of the glossy magazine editors (from fashion shows, to campaigns and celebrity cover cock ups) & can you take HRT after menopause?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/06/2156m 15s

Beating the peri-menopause blues with Kate Thornton

TV presenter and broadcaster Kate Thornton tells Lorraine & Trish how her overwhelming peri-menopause symptoms nearly floored her during lockdown. The midlife mum reveals how she’s hoping HRT will ‘give her life back’ and how she uses therapy to reset her mindset. Plus: Does neck Botox work & get a skincare glow up with the best exfoliators. And how to tackle life with teens.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/06/2148m 24s

Elizabeth Hurley has a special message for you

The supermodel, actor and cover girl joins Lorraine and Trish from her hot pink sofa to talk about her pivotal role in the Estee Lauder Companies’ breast cancer care campaign and explains why this year more than ever women need to be vigilant about their breast checks. Plus tales from her life in lockdown and a special cameo from her beloved spaniel.Also on the show: Are you a people pleaser? If so we have some boundary-setting advice for you. And when rose goes wrong - how to have a hangover free summer.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/05/2154m 45s

A therapist's guide to finding midlife joy with Julia Samuel

From coping with meno rage to getting out of a mindset rut, plus the power of setting family boundaries and saying no, best-selling author and psychotherapist Julia Samuel shares the emotional tools every woman needs in midlife. Plus: Culture Club - Trish & Lorraine’s round up of the books, films & TV shows to look at now; re-entry fashion - how to reboot your wardrobe and a nostalgic look back at 90s clubbing days  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/05/211h 0m

Self-belief, midlife success & caring with writer Kate Mosse

Trish and Lorraine talk to best-selling author and founder of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Kate Mosse about becoming an overnight success at 45 and her remarkable family life - from marrying her childhood sweetheart to what caring for elderly parents taught her about living well. Plus: a surprise way to boost your career, midlife mindset resets and micro acts of kindness will make your day more harmonious.Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFor sponsorship & partnership enquiries: graceoleary@independenttalent.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/05/2155m 48s

The menopause sex scandal with Davina McCall

In a funny, frank and sometimes tearful interview, Davina McCall opens up to Lorraine and Trish about the impact of peri-menopause on her mind, career and sex life. She also shares the shocking truths she learned making her new Channel 4 TV documentary on the subjectPlus: The brilliant books that help to navigate midlife; Gen X parenting - have we got it right? And a nostalgic homage to Lieutenant Uhura... Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFor sponsorship & partnership enquiries: graceoleary@independenttalent.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/05/2158m 39s

Mary McCartney on motherlove, healthy midlife eating and family ties

In a rare interview photographer, food writer, film maker, meat-free campaigner and mum of four Mary McCartney talks to Lorraine and Trish about feeding families well across the generations - from living with dad Paul in lockdown to continuing mum Linda’s vegetarian legacy. She also shares her easy peasy, favourite recipes. Plus: how to network with ease and boost your career; micro exercise sessions and peculiar midlife smells...Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFor sponsorship & partnership enquiries: graceoleary@independenttalent.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/05/2156m 23s

TV's Nicki Chapman on success and second chances

Broadcaster Nicky Chapman, 54, joins Lorraine and Trish to talk about her remarkable career and bouncing back after a brain tumour at 52. From being at the heart of the music industry in the 90s, when she worked with The Spice Girls, Kylie Minogue, Take That and Simon Cowell, to selling the midlife dream on Escape to the Country, Nicki shares her career, health and lifestyle wisdom.Plus: how to talk about your menopause at work & the best products for great legs Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFor sponsorship & partnership enquiries: graceoleary@independenttalent.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/04/211h 0m

Your sexual health with Dr Paula Briggs

Trish and Lorraine find out what to do if your sex life has become a peri-menopause casualty. Joined by the sexual and reproductive health expert and menopause specialist, Dr Paula Briggs, they discuss how to revive a lost libido and how to recognise symptoms of sexual health disorders. And they explore treatments for the 80% of women who suffer a degree of vaginal atrophy at this life stage.Plus: How to drag teens away from the Pot Noodle and get them to eat healthily - without causing a row.To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFor sponsorship & partnership enquiries: graceoleary@independenttalent.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/04/2150m 18s

Hormones, HRT and Periods by Maisie Hill

Take control of your monthly cycle with tips from Perimenopause Power author and women's health expert Maisie Hill. And Lorraine and Trish find out From Maisie which simple lifestyle changes will lead to better midlife health and happiness.PLUS: Can you tap your way to more energy and is bad breathing holding you back?To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFor sponsorship & partnership enquiries: graceoleary@independenttalent.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/03/2157m 44s

Career motivation with millionaire entrepreneur Michelle Feeney

From Birmingham to New York, self-made businesswoman Michelle Feeney has a life story and career like no other. She talks to Trish and Lorraine about how she set about revolutionising some of the world’s biggest brands. The mum of two also shares her tips on motivating yourself at work and explains how she built her sustainable fragrance brand, Floral Street, from scratch in her fifties.Plus: what we’ve learned about love and relationships in lockdown; the most important fashion buys for you this spring and do you remember Scream Inn?To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFor sponsorship & partnership enquiries: graceoleary@independenttalent.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/03/2158m 15s

Comic relief special with Emma Freud (& Richard Curtis!)

Emma Freud has been a driving force behind Red Nose Day for more than three decades, alongside her work as a film producer, writer and mum of four. As the nation gears up for another night of laughter, she talks to Lorraine and Trish about empty nesting, never marrying and midlife adventures Plus: the good news review - the week's best stories for women; preparing for kids going haywire as lockdown lifts and the social cache of Snoopy slippersTo get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFor sponsorship & partnership enquiries: graceoleary@independenttalent.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/03/2155m 27s

Building strength and emotional resilience with Sadie Frost

Lorraine and Trish talk to actress/producer/fashion designer Sadie Frost about her remarkable life - from the heady days of the nineties and the Primrose Hill set, through 30-years of parenting and plans for her next creative chapter. Discover the lessons she's learned along the way and how she built the strength and emotional resilience to pursue a life that's true to who she is.Plus: Culture Club - the best new books, films and TV shows; what your dentist isn't telling you and a surprising discovery about Pierce BrosnanTo get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/03/2152m 54s

The power of positivity everyday with Gaby Roslin

Trish and Lorraine talk to the endlessly energetic and upbeat TV presenter Gaby Roslin on how to harness your inner positivity, a skill that has helped her through the ups and downs of life. They also examine how memories play a vital role in our sense of self and wellbeing, and share ideas on how to make special ones, even in lockdown.Plus… how to create a power hour in your day and some very silly chat about the glory days of Gladiators and a starring role for Margo the catTo get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/02/2147m 40s

Bonus Episode: Menopause & Peri-menopause - The Facts

Brought to you in partnership with AvonIn this special one-off episode, Lorraine and Trish speak to women’s health expert and TV GP Dr Sarah Jarvis to find out everything you need to know about the menopause - from hormones to HRT, identifying symptoms and getting the best service from your GP. Plus: beauty expert Nilam Holmes shares her tips for tackling menopausal skin troubles, and your hosts get nostalgic about DIY  To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com  Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/02/2144m 24s

Emotional eating & weight loss with beauty guru Ateh Jewel

Lorraine and Trish hear the remarkable life story of beauty writer and entrepreneur Ateh Jewel and find out how she has learned to nourish her body, mind and spirit after a traumatic upbringing.Plus: Orgasm tips from a sex psychologist and how to reignite pleasure and intimacy in midlife; Lorraine goes karate crazy and Trish auditions for a voice over...To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com For sponsorship & partnership enquiries: graceoleary@independenttalent.com Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/02/2151m 20s

From breadline to best-seller: midlife success with Amanda Prowse

Trish and Lorraine discuss reaching a midlife career crossroads and talk to best-selling author Amanda Prowse about how at 42, she went from living on the breadline to becoming a multi-millionaire. Amanda also talks candidly and movingly about her son’s suicide attempt and mental health struggles and offers great advice for parents. Plus: why good gut health can help during menopause and a nostalgia noodle about 80s soap star heartthrobsTo get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com For sponsorship & partnership enquiries: graceoleary@independenttalent.com Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/02/211h 0m

Ageing better with Bobbi Brown's beauty & wellness secrets

Superstar make-up artist and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown tells Lorraine and Trish how she created a billion dollar beauty business from scratch while raising her family, her beauty from the inside out philosophy, and why at 63 she is taking on a brand new challenge.Plus: In praise of friends (we miss you in lockdown!); how to help your teens start the University application process and a little reminiscence about 80s headwear and our favourite crisps...To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com For sponsorship & partnership enquiries: graceoleary@independenttalent.com Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/02/2151m 6s

Therapist Philippa Perry solves your midlife dilemmas

Psychotherapist and parenting guru Philippa Perry gives Lorraine and Trish some tried & tested advice on theirs - and other listeners’ - midlife problems, from finding harmony at home in lockdown, to unexpected confidence crashes and a peri-menopause identity crisis. Plus what it’s like living with her award-winning artist husband Grayson Perry, and getting creative for a new series of their hit Channel 4 art show.Also in this episode: Culture Club, our new midlife book, TV, & film hotlist; plus volume boosting hair tips and an alarming encounter with Fanny Craddock…To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com For sponsorship & partnership enquiries: graceoleary@independenttalent.com Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/01/2154m 43s

Gabby Logan on menopause, motherhood and men in midlife.

TV's most famous and fabulous female sports reporter talks to Lorraine and Trish about her career highs and lows, her IVF journey, parenting twins and her competitive fitness streak. Plus How to Win at Midlife lingerie shopping and advice on beating your lockdown blues. And Nostalgia Noodle gets a little fruity this week so keep that sound turned down during family time!To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/01/2154m 49s

The truth about ageing with Caroline Hirons

Lorraine and Trish meet beauty power house Caroline Hirons for a frank and funny chat about bringing up four children, building a super successful career in her 40s, being a midlife grandma and her honest facts about skin as we age.Plus: coping strategies for lockdown stress and how to revive your love life by an expert. To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/01/2151m 27s

Stronger: body boosters & booze limiters

Lorraine & Trish talk to health and fitness expert Amanda Thebe about how to get stronger and leaner and the impact it can have on our midlife minds and bodies. They also discuss the rise of ‘grey drinking’ and ask should you be reassessing your relationship with alcohol?To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com.Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/01/2149m 25s

Chinese Medicine & the art of self care

Lorraine and Trish kick start 2021 with their shortcuts to positive thinking and the health tests every midlife woman should be having this year. Meanwhile, special guest Katie Brindle explains how a daily self-care regime based on Chinese Medicine can help boost immunity, relieve peri-menopause symptoms and deliver glowing skin too. Plus: how to navigate teens, piercings and tattoos; and a nostalgic chat about the first ever Blue Peter tortoise (but we’re still not getting one, whatever the kids say) To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/01/2150m 29s

It’s the Christmas special!

Lorraine and Trish get the festivities started with their ingredients for the perfect midlife Christmas (as well as the stuff that drives them nuts about the whole shebang).From presents, parties and cracker jokes to family games, stockings and stuffing the turkey, they share the fab and the funny, as well as nostalgia noodles from Christmas past…To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/12/2034m 5s

Sex & dating after divorce

Joining Lorraine and Trish to talk about the day her husband left the family home, writer Rosie Green shares how she survived the aftermath, navigated the divorce, protected her children and ventured into the world of dating for the first time in more than 20 years.Plus: How to channel that midlife rage;  what to do when your teen won’t talk to you, and stepping back in time to the youth club disco To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/12/2049m 33s

Love, Loss & New Beginnings

Linda Magistris, former Grange Hill actress and founder of The Good Grief Trust shares her moving and inspirational midlife love story. Plus: Be your own life coach: easy steps to follow for a happy now and a brighter, more brilliant tomorrow; also how to live in harmony with messy teens and a sporty trip back in timeTo get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/12/2050m 39s

Life lessons: from birth to teens, midlife & beyond

Joining Lorraine & Trish to share her life lessons, is writer, professor and nurse Christie Watson.  Her books, The Language of Kindness and The Courage to Care are a fascinating insight into the world of nursing, in which she weaves her own life story and the lessons about humanity that she has learned along the way. Plus: How to win at midlife - quick nutrition wins; those annoying what’s app groups and heartthrob nostalgiaTo get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/11/2048m 40s

Trinny Woodall’s guide to everyday glamour

Lorraine and Trish kick off Series 3 with the help of makeover queen and beauty entrepreneur Trinny Woodall. Discover her everyday beauty and style secrets for midlife and find out how she built a cosmetics empire from scratch in her fifties. Plus: Midlife milestones: what success means to us; and rethinking jeans: why it’s time to discover new denimTo get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/11/2049m 4s

We're coming back for series 3

Lorraine and Trish will be back with Postcards from Midlife on Sunday 22nd November. Here’s a little sneak peek at what they have in store…Want to join the conversation, ask a question or share your midlife story? DM us @postcardsfrommidlife.com, join our Facebook group or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/11/202m 0s

Everything you need to know about the menopause (in less than 1 hour)

Join Lorraine and Trish in this one off special episode for World Menopause Day as they share everything they've discovered about the menopause during Series 1 and 2 of Postcards From Midlife. From the 34 symptoms women can experience, to what's actually going on with our hormones, plus the facts about HRT - hear from experts and celebrities on how to successfully manage this time in your life.We'll be back with Series 3 in a few weeks time but in the meantime you can get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story: DM us @postcardsfrommidlife, join our Facebook Group or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/10/2050m 0s

Caitlin Moran on surviving the midlife meltdown

In the last episode of Series 2, best-selling writer Caitlin Moran chats to Lorraine and Trish about how heading into peri-menopause took her completely by surprise, when she thought she knew everything there was to know about being a woman. Find out how she coped when her daughter battled an eating disorder, why witches are cool and how she finally gave in to yoga... Plus: What to do when your teens finally flee the nest and, for the first time, Lorraine tackles her frown lines with Botox.To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/09/2056m 39s

Good sleep: what it is and how to get it

Not being able to drift off and waking up in the 3am worry zone, poor sleep is the bane of many women's lives (especially when you throw in a hot flush or two). Lorraine and Trish talk to sleep psychologist Kathryn Pinkham about what we need to do to break the cycle and get a good night's rest every night.Plus: talking money with teens, the cool new way to get dressed and in praise of Keanu Reeves (and Richard Briars)To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/09/2040m 59s

Ageing better not younger: get your midlife glow on

Trish & Lorraine meet health and beauty coach Karen Cummings-Palmer to find out the lifestyle tweaks and changes for diet, skin and exercise that will have us feeling and looking our most gorgeous in no time.Plus: at last, the teens go back to school, books we're loving, natural deodorants and why we'll never forget 1996.To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/09/2040m 5s

Life changes to make now: TV's Anna Richardson’s happiness reset

TV presenter Anna Richardson joins Lorraine and Trish for a rollercoaster ride of riotous laughs and moving moments, as she reveals how she feels to be turning 50, finding love with another woman, the shocking moment she discovered she was infertilie and her tragic family history of depression.Plus: teenage milestones, protein balls tried and tested and being a secret shot put championTo get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/08/2041m 5s

Better sex please: how to reboot your libido in midlife

Physical, emotional and hormonal changes can all play havoc with your sex life. To find out how to get back in the pleasure zone, Lorraine and Trish talk to Dr Shahzadi Harper about vaginal health, libido boosts and favourite sex toys. Plus: When we do and don’t need to parent boys and girls differently, the best glow products for luminous skin, learning French and revisiting the culinary peculiarities of 70s dinner partiesTo get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/08/2035m 10s

How to survive the perimenopause

Trish and Lorraine get the lowdown from specialist Dr Louise Newson on getting the right treatment for you during perimenopause, as well as the other health checks we should all be doing in midlife. Plus: Why we should be proud of our Gen Z teens, badly behaved pets, DIY tinted eyebrows and a walking plan to beat muffin top.To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/08/2033m 17s

Help! What’s happening to my hair?

Trish and Lorraine delve into midlife hair issues, from thinning to greys and the impact of oestrogen deficiency. Plus, teen-parenting expert Alicia Drummond tells us how to set boundaries and tackle the most tricky and sticky situations our adolescent children put us through.  And not forgetting some fashion and beauty chat about kimonos, facial massage and tubby terriers.To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/08/2040m 56s

Midlife dating: Tamzin Outhwaite on why it’s no longer about finding ‘The One’

Trish and Lorraine team up with actress Tamzin Outhwaite to discover what it’s really like dating a (20 years!) younger man when you’re hitting perimenopause, and why she’s finding midlife a time of great freedom. Plus: Silly billy teens and the illogical things they get up to, teeth whitening tried and tested, and why we will always love Kate Bush … To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/08/2033m 49s

What’s going on inside the mind of the midlife man?

Lorraine and Trish talk to their old magazine buddy and best-selling author Mike Gayle about what’s going on for midlife men, what they know about menopause and how turning 50 is an emotional milestone for them too. Plus, generational parenting styles: how the way you were brought up impacts the way you parent; Lorraine models a chin strap; and Trish does some positive thinking … To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/07/2038m 7s

Muffin top begone: eating habits that can change your midlife

The nutritionist Jane Clarke joins Lorraine and Trish to explain why things can go barrel-shaped with our bodies once we hit our forties, and why we just can’t cut it on the lady petrol (aka rosé) any more. Find out how to write a food diary and the tweaks you can make to boost your mood and energy levels. Plus: how to be a role model for your teens, at-home juicing, fake tans tried and tested, and the glamour of Findus Crispy Pancakes … To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/07/2036m 34s

The new midlife crisis: are you having one?

From fear of failure and emotional stress to social pressures and financial strains, Trish and Lorraine explore the symptoms of the new midlife crisis for generation X women with American author Ada Calhoun, whose latest book explores why you’re waking up in the 4am worry zone and what to do about it. Plus: how to react when you catch your teen lying, the ultimate hi-tech face mask, reviving roller skates and remembering our first filthy books…To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/07/2040m 42s

To hell and back: Marian Keyes on how to find your midlife joy

Joining Lorraine and Trish to kick off series two, bestselling novelist Marian Keyes shares her remarkable midlife story. Find out how she is rocking her fifties after overcoming severe depression, accepting she won’t have children, redefining work on her terms and becoming a proud Botox and HRT devotee.Plus: what to do with teenagers who have turned into summer sloths; amazing mascaras and DIY gel manicures tried and tested.Want to join the conversation, ask a question or share your midlife story? DM us at @postcardsfrommidlife, join our Facebook group or contact us at postcardsfrommidlife.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/07/2044m 27s

We're coming back for series 2!

Postcards from Midlife will be back for Series 2 from Sunday 5th July! Here's a sneak peek of what's coming up...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/06/201m 22s

Introducing Stories of our times - Love (and divorce) in the time of Coronavirus

Today something different for you - an edition of our new free daily podcast Stories of our times. It takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day, it is hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch.If you want to hear more please search for Stories of our times and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.Today - Couples all around Britain are being asked to make tough decisions. Apart or together, the Health Secretary's advice is clear: "make your choice and stick with it." We speak to one couple in the middle of a divorce in isolation together, and one couple very much in love but separated by coronavirus (and an ocean). Guests:Steph (a nurse in Chicago treating coronavirus patients) and Katie (a tech consultant from London) .Kenny (a former journalist now in PR) and Helen (a business coach), both living in Wales.Host: Manveen Rana.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/04/2022m 1s

Coping with corona quarantine!

Welcome to the final episode in this series of Postcards from Midlife, and with some uncertain times ahead, Lorraine and Trish share the tips and tricks they'll be using in self-isolation and get some expert advice from menopause specialist Dr Shahzadi Harper. We're all glued to our phones at the moment, but how do the gadgets affect our children? They talk to psychologist Suzi Godson about how parents should really feel about teens, screens and social media.Find out more about the MeeTwo App here: https://www.meetwo.co.uk/about-usCheck out Instagram for live Postcards from Midlife updatesIf you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to:  Postcards from MidlifeThe Sunday Times Style1 London Bridge StreetLondonSE1 9GF  Or find us on www.postcardsfrommidlife.com TWITTER: @SundayTimesLC | @TrishHalpin  And INSTAGRAM: @SundayTimesLorraine | @TrishoftheDay  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/03/2035m 19s

Where has all the collagen gone & other skincare dilemmas.

Dry skin, frown lines, dark spots, saggy jowels, menopausal acne – the list of midlife skin issues is not the prettiest. But as Trish and Lorraine discover, with the help of dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting, there are plenty of ways to get your glow back and feel great about your skin. Plus: Mothers-Day memories, the family dynamics of food and making new friends.If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to:  Postcards from MidlifeThe Sunday Times Style1 London Bridge PlaceLondon,SE1 9GF.  Or find us on www.postcardsfrommidlife.co.uk  TWITTER: @SundayTimesLC | @TrishHalpin  And INSTAGRAM: @SundayTimesLorraine | @TrishoftheDay  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/03/2036m 0s

Louise Minchin on her menopause ‘superpower’, plus exam stress!

Ahead of her Sport Relief ultra-marathon, BBC presenter Louise Minchin talks to Lorraine and Trish about becoming a triathlete during her peri-menopause, and how hot flushes in front of the cameras led to the BBC’s menopause awareness week. Plus, keeping everyone in the house calm during exam season, old lady hands and being a Smiths fan To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/03/2035m 50s

Coping with ageing parents (when life is already too busy)

In the middle of bringing up children at one end and helping with ageing or sick parents at the other? Welcome to the sandwich generation. Lorraine and Trish talk to Jane Caldwell about the lessons she learned – and the advice she wished she’d had – while caring for her mother Olivia after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Plus, midlife fashion fixes, cloud inspiration and our favourite family member – the dog To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/03/2040m 30s

What every woman needs to know about HRT and breast cancer

Professor Michael Baum is a world expert on breast cancer, while his daughter Katie Taylor is the founder of the menopause support group and website the Latte Lounge. Together they separate fact from fiction about HRT and breast cancer, look at the issue of female pain, as well as Katie’s menopause story and experience of hysterectomy. Plus, what’s going on with teenage hormones, 80's workout gear and hot men!To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/03/2042m 42s

Kate Garraway on why older women are sexy

Have life’s routines and responsibilities left you feeling like you’re stuck in a midlife rut? That you’ve achieved as much as you’re going to, and it’ll be a slow and steady downward drift from here? That’s how journalist and broadcaster Kate Garraway felt before she entered the celebrity jungle. She tells Trish and Lorraine how the experience has led her to reset her life at the age of 52.Plus, refereeing your kids’ sibling rivalry, morning routines and the joy of a veg box.To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/02/2038m 17s

Meg Mathews’s menopause story — and how she got strong again

Telling it like it is, the activist and entrepreneur Meg Mathews shares her menopause story, from misdiagnosis to osteoporosis, with Lorraine and Trish. Find out how she coped when severe anxiety took hold, and how HRT, diet and exercise have made her strong again. Plus: helping stressed teens, cleansing balms and the joys of cold-water swimming. To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/02/2029m 27s

I’m still me: style, sex appeal and identity.

You feel like the same person you were in your twenties and thirties, so why does society portray menopausal women as the grey-haired, cardie brigade? Lorraine and Trish talk to Britpop star Louise Wener about reforming her band, Sleeper, in her fifties, how style and sex appeal evolve and why you’re never too old to wear leopard print.Plus, how to cope when teens discover booze and partying; the Sunday night conflict zone; and sorting your gut health.To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/02/2032m 18s

HRT & the menopause symptoms you shouldn't ignore

Want to know the secret to getting through your peri-menopause without going insane? Lorraine and Trish talk to Dr Shahzadi Harper about exactly what’s happening with your hormones, the symptoms you shouldn’t ignore and how to get the right help from your GP.Plus: rowing with your teens, the power breakfast and getting a good night’s sleep. To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/02/2044m 37s

Career success and a happy home life - by a mother of 10!

Busting the “have it all” myth, Lorraine and Trish discuss the realities of building a successful career or business while bringing up a family with the straight-talking entrepreneur, C-suite consultant and mother of 10 (yes, 10) children, Danusia Malina-Derben. What are the qualities that make some women great mothers as well as great leaders, how do we ask for help and what might a menopause-friendly workplace look like? Lorraine and Trish discover the answers to these questions and more. Plus: getting messy teens to do their bit around the house, and what’s changed their lives this week. If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to:  To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/01/2044m 3s

The emotional labour of parenting

How do you cope as a parent when two pairs of hands become one? Lorraine and Trish talk to the television and radio presenter Beverley Turner about her experience of parenting after divorce, from the everyday practicalities to the sometimes overwhelming emotional labour. Plus: midlife muffin top (weight gain and appetite during menopause), Top of the Pops and piercings.To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/01/2041m 4s

Where has my libido gone?

If your sex drive isn’t what it used to be and the most exciting thing that’s happened in the bedroom lately is a Netflix binge, well...you’re not alone. In the first episode of Postcards from Midlife, Lorraine and Trish find out how to rediscover desire, intimacy and pleasure with Suzi Godson, The Times sex and relationships columnist, as well as how to understand and support your teens as they start to explore their own sexuality. Plus: holidaying alone, magazine memories and women they love. To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/01/2033m 53s

Postcards from Midlife...COMING SOON!

Are you living in a hormonal hothouse battling it out with your teens while the dog, cat and husband look on? Well, you're not alone. Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, helping support women through all aspects of their busy lives. Between them the duo have six children, two dogs, one cat and two husbands. And this time, they’re the ones asking for help. Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens they cover it all.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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