Postcards From Midlife

Postcards From Midlife

By The Times

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

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…  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 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.
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 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.
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!If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to:Postcards from MidlifeThe Sunday Times Style1 London Bridge StreetLondon,SE1 9GFOr find us on postcardsfrommidlife.co.ukTWITTER: @SundayTimesLC | @TrishHalpinAnd INSTAGRAM: @SundayTimesLorraine | @TrishoftheDayJane McDonaldSub-editor StyleThe Sunday Times020 7782 5878  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.If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to: Postcards from MidlifeThe Sunday Times Style1 London Bridge StreetLondonSE1 9GFOr find us on postcardsfrommidlife.co.uk TWITTER: @SundayTimesLC | @TrishHalpin And INSTAGRAM: @SundayTimesLorraine | @TrishoftheDay  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. If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to:  Postcards from MidlifeThe Sunday Times Style1 London BridgeStreet London,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.
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.If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to: Postcards from MidlifeThe Sunday Times Style1 London Bridge StreetLondon,SE1 9GFOr find us on at postcardsfrommidlife.co.ukTWITTER @SundayTimesLC | @TrishHalpinAnd INSTAGRAM @SundayTimesLorraine | @TrishoftheDay  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. 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.
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:  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.
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.If 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.
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. If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to:  Postcards from MidlifeThe Sunday Times Style1 London Bridge StreetLondon SE1 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.
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? 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.
17/12/191m 20s
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