Postcards From Midlife

Postcards From Midlife

By Lorraine Candy & Trish Halpin

Are you living in a hormonal hothouse, feeling a little overwhelmed and in need of some positive, uplifting and comforting guidance on how to lead a more magnificent midlife? Well, you're not alone and this podcast is for you. Hosts Lorraine and Trish chat with celebrities and experts on all things midlife, from menopause and perimenopause to parenting teens via fashion, beauty, wellness, nutrition, fitness, careers, relationships and finances. The witty duo, who have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, have six children, two husbands, two dogs and one cat between them. They share their personal stories alongside the advice and wisdom of spirited women with extraordinary stories to tell. And they ask experts all the questions you need answered to have a healthier, happier and more harmonious second act. 

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Episodes

Deborah Meaden on how to make the most of your money & learning from mistakes

Lorraine and Trish meet their favourite Dragon and business woman extraordinaire, Deborah Meaden, for her best advice on getting over financial anxiety, making sure your money delivers for the life you want, pitching a business idea and using your instincts to build a tool box for life. She also explains how we can talk to our children about money so they understand it well, and reveals what exactly is making her feel happier and healthier than ever. Plus: Door open, door shut? The best rules for parents of teens on budding romances and how to deal with a lazy partnerSign up for our mini magazine: Postcards From Lorraine & TrishContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/2457m 42s

Daily tips to boost mental health and get more energy in the morning

Trish and Lorraine talk to Dr Sarah Hughes, CEO of Mind, about developing a daily routine to help protect your mental health and how you can spot the signs of mental distress and develop coping mechanisms. She also explains where to get the right support as well as how to help a partner, child or friend. And Sarah, 49, tells her personal story of breaking the CEO stereotype (clue: blue hair, tattoos, piercings) and her diagnosis of ADHD aged 40. Plus: favourite mood and morning energy boosters from nutritionists; Trish’s surprising everyday wins & Lorraine’s cosmic calamities Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/2458m 35s

Burnout, stress, overwhelm: Mo Gawdat's new tips on how to be unstressable

Lorraine and Trish meet the UK's most talked about stress experts, Mo Gawdat and Alice Law, to learn their easy techniques to reset your mind and body now, as well as cope with life’s ups and downs in the future. You'll live a calmer, happier life after listening to this. Plus, how to support teens during exam season; help a hedgehog & a nostalgic encounter with the WomblesSign up for our mini magazine: Postcards From Lorraine & TrishContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/241h 1m

Your midlife skincare questions answered by dermatologist Dr Malvina Cunningham

Join Trish and Lorraine, ambassadors for And Begin midlife skincare, in this bonus episode as they take a deep dive into how our skin changes as we age and the product ingredients we need to keep it looking and feeling healthy. The duo interview consultant dermatologist for And Begin Dr Malvina Cunnigham, who works in the private sector and for the NHS, about menopausal skin and also find out how your skincare routine needs to change after 40. Plus what is Lorraine's new tattoo really going to say? And you can get you first order from And Begin for just £4.99 by using the promo code PFMPOD here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/2433m 0s

Joely Richardson: how I found a wonderful sense of freedom in my fifties

Trish & Lorraine meet the fabulous Joely Richardson to go behind the scenes on her latest role as Lady Eularia Moggerhanger in Renegade Nell and why she’s having the time of her life playing maverick midlife women. She also reveals how friendships carry her through and why she documents life with her mum Vanessa. Plus: Season 11 best bits & A Race Across The World inspired Nostalgia Noodle Sign up for our mini magazine: Postcards From Lorraine & TrishContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/2452m 59s

The RSC’s Tamara Harvey on her work/family blend; plus, how to soothe your nervous system

Lorraine and Trish meet the first female co-artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company to find out how she is putting her stamp on the national institution and what she’s learned about following a creative passion while raising a young family. Also this week, another installment from the Postcards from Midlife retreat in Cornwall, featuring an interview with somatic movement educator and breathwork coach Nahid de Belgeonne: learn how your nervous system works and the breathing and movement techniques to give your mind and body peace.  Plus: good news stories about sex and sleep; remembering teenage Saturday jobs - 80s styleSign up for our mini magazine: Postcards From Lorraine & TrishContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/2458m 13s

Lessons in love, loss and good journaling with Cathy Rentzenbrink

Live from the Postcards from Midlife retreat in Cornwall, Trish and Lorraine talk to the best-selling memoirist, writing tutor and literary festival president Cathy Rentzenbrink who shares what she’s learned about healing after personal tragedy and how to get started with writing - journaling, short stories, family memoirs or novels - and the process that will make you stick at it. Plus: Cornish shenanigans, tales from midlife women and a step back in time to the school register Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/03/2458m 27s

Jools Oliver: the honest truth about family life & plans for her second act

Lorraine and Trish catch up with the model-turned-mum-turned children’s wear designer to find out how she and husband Jamie are coping with a partially empty nest, her unexpected new career plan, why all she wants to do for her 50th birthday is dance and never saying no to dinner with Madonna ever again. Plus we discuss what Jools' childhood helping care for her disabled dad taught her about parenting and relationships. Also in this episode: how to buy a new fragrance for a new life stage & a Birmingham odyssey inspires an 80s Nostalgia NoodleSign up for our mini magazine: Postcards From Lorraine & TrishContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/241h 2m

Beauty special: an expert’s guide to midlife skin & makeup

Brought to you by Olay: Trish and Lorraine call on the services of renowned beauty journalist Eve Cameron, group beauty director of Red and Good Housekeeping magazines, to share her decades of wisdom on getting the right beauty routine for your midlife skin, and how to feel and look better if you’re being derailed by menopause.Book a place on our special retreat: https://www.stmoritzhotel.co.uk/offers-and-breaks/postcards-from-midlife-retreat/Sign up for our mini magazine: Postcards From Lorraine & TrishContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/03/2432m 28s

A surprising midlife dating story with best-selling author Christie Watson

Trish and Lorraine catch up with the former frontline nurse turned novelist and ethics professor to share her story of falling in love with someone she least expected, and how together they created their blended family. We also go behind the scenes in the NHS to find out what inspired her new medical thriller Moral Injuries, and what she’s learned about transitioning from the big job of your life to a new unknown career. Plus: Lorraine tests self-hypnosis - could it help you manage anxiety in midlife? And surviving those French exchange trip in the 1980sSign up for our mini magazine: Postcards From Lorraine & TrishContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/03/241h

Midlife adventures & life-changing challenges with the Antarctic Fire Angels

Trish and Lorraine meet history-making fire fighters Rebecca Openshaw Rowe and Georgina Gilbert, better known as the Antarctic Fire Angels, to find out how, what and why they took on the challenge of skiing to the South Pole and became great friends in the process. Discover how you can develop an endurance mindset, reach peak fitness in midlife and even cope with a hot flush in polar conditions as well as the joy of a strong inner monologue during tough times. Plus: Quiz time! Find out which of the 4 main personality types you are to help you understand your priorities for your second act; & your hosts’ verdicts on One DayBook a place on our special retreat: https://www.stmoritzhotel.co.uk/offers-and-breaks/postcards-from-midlife-retreat/Sign up for our mini magazine: Postcards From Lorraine & TrishContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/2457m 56s

Extraordinary lives: Nisha Katona - from barrister to restaurant empire

Trish and Lorraine meet Mowgli Street Food founder Nisha Katona, the woman shaking up the world of hospitality thanks to both her innovative cooking and maternal management model. She shares her remarkable life story of becoming a barrister after failing A-Levels, then giving up a stellar career in midlife to follow her dream of opening an Indian restaurant. Discover her tips on what it really takes to succeed in business and how you can rustle up a divine dinner with whatever’s left in the back of the fridge. Plus: Melissa Hemsely’s meal planning quick fixes & why Trish has bought a pair of gaiters!  Book a place on our special retreat: https://www.stmoritzhotel.co.uk/offers-and-breaks/postcards-from-midlife-retreat/Sign up for our mini magazine: Postcards From Lorraine & TrishContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/02/241h

UTIs, periods, HRT: what Dr Nighat Arif wants every woman to know

Lorraine and Trish get an important health update from ground-breaking TV doctor Nighat Arif, who reveals the link between oestrogen and UTIs, what to do if periods are messing up your life, when you might need anti-depressants and why women are still experiencing medical gaslighting (and what to do about it). Plus: the joys and disasters of playing freezer roulette and six cheery spring buys (because ‘Frugal February’ is nearly over at last!) Book a place on our special retreat: https://www.stmoritzhotel.co.uk/offers-and-breaks/postcards-from-midlife-retreat/Sign up for our mini magazine: Postcards From Lorraine & TrishContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/02/241h 4m

Novelist Jennie Godfrey on her dramatic career reinvention & Yorkshire Ripper connection

For their spring book club special, Lorraine and Trish meet author Jennie Godfrey whose charming and moving debut novel, The List of Suspicious Things, about growing up in the shadow of the Yorkshire Ripper, is set to be a best-seller. Jennie reveals her personal connection to the case, why she ditched the city and a high-flying career in midlife to work in a country bookshop and how to go about getting a novel published. Plus: 10 brilliant books for your reading list; Lorraine tests her geography knowledge & who remembers Iced Gems for tea?Book a place on our special retreat: https://www.stmoritzhotel.co.uk/offers-and-breaks/postcards-from-midlife-retreat/Sign up for our mini magazine: Postcards From Lorraine & TrishContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/02/2457m 35s

Dr Michael Mosley: solve your sleep problems and lose weight

Lorraine and Trish are joined by everyone’s favourite medic, Dr Michael Mosley, to get to the bottom of the causes of poor sleep and his smart solutions for getting a good night every night.  Plus, the link between sleep and your gut health and how to follow his weight loss ‘virtuous circle’. Also in this episode: the Agony Aunts are back! Lorraine & Trish solve family dilemmas and - drum roll - announcing the very first Postcards from Midlife retreat!Find out more here: https://www.stmoritzhotel.co.uk/offers-and-breaks/postcards-from-midlife-retreat/Sign up for our mini magazine: Postcards From Lorraine & TrishContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlife Join our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/02/2459m 57s

Motivate yourself to stay fit, get strong & rest well with performance coach Adrienne Adhami

How do you motivate yourself to get fitter and healthier in midlife when the daily to-do list puts everyone else's priorities above yours? You turn to one of the best wellness coaches in the business and ask for guidance. Meet Adrienne Adhami, we promise she will bring the energy back into your mind and body. Adrienne shares her tips on weight training and running as well as the vital importance of rest. PLUS: career advice from an expert if you're struggling with a female boss you don't get on with and a nostalgic trip back to the books we loved in our twenties. Sign up for our mini magazine: Postcards From Lorraine & TrishContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/01/241h 5m

Rebuild your life after the end of relationship with Mother Pukka Anna Whitehouse

Trish and Lorraine are back with an advice-filled new season full of midlife inspiration and their unique brand of ‘knowledgeable nit-wittery’. This week they tackle divorce and how to do it successfully with author, broadcaster and parenting campaigner Anna Whitehouse, aka Mother Pukka. Anna explains how she knew her marriage was over, the steps she took to have the best divorce she could for her daughters, the unique theory of 'nesting' for separated parents and her plans for what happens next. Plus: Culture Club - brilliant things to see/watch/do in 2024; snowy bin wins & a nostalgic ‘ping’ (you have to listen now just to find out what that is, right?) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/01/241h 6m

Christmas hacks & budget gift ideas with Holly Tucker

Forget Father Christmas, we all know who really does all the work for the big day. To make it easier and way more fun, Lorraine and Trish ask Holly Tucker, MBE, co-founder of Not on the High Street and Holly & Co, for her expert tips. From thoughtful gifting to managing stress and family dynamics, the retail superstar curates the perfect holiday experience.Plus: your hosts’ festive plans & a seasonal sing song!Sign up for our mini magazine: Postcards From Lorraine & TrishContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlife Join our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/12/2350m 6s

Beat anxiety, boost confidence, feel happier with Dr Emma Hepburn

Trish and Lorraine meet The Psychology Mum, aka Dr Emma Hepburn, an award-winning clinical psychologist whose llustrated books on happiness and emotional wellbeing are the perfect toolkits for navigating modern life for both adults and children. Find out how to get off the ‘rumination wheel’, peel away layers of guilt or shame and discover why happiness is to be found where we least expect it. Plus: Our best bits of 2023; a wild swim in Scotland & the joy of a midlife vest collection!Sign up for our mini magazine: https://fromlorraineandtrish.substack.com/Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlife Join our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/11/231h 3m

Tamzin Outhwaite: how trauma healing changed her life & your feel-good stories

The actor returns to the Postcards From Midlife hot seat to tell Lorraine and Trish about her year of self discovery and emotional healing, and the awakening that prompted her to set up a non-profit organisation offering free wellbeing retreats and experiences for women who are really struggling. Plus: What to do if your career is getting you down; feel-good stories to remind us how wonderful the world can be and a close encounter with a ferret!Sign up for our newsletter: https://fromlorraineandtrish.substack.com/Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instagram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/11/2354m 41s

Food, herbs & recipes to lose weight, sleep better & boost mood with Dr Rupy Aujla

Lorraine & Trish meet Dr Rupy Aujla GP, food writer and Instagram star to ask those all important foodie questions, from what to cook that’s healthy but tastes super delicious; how to get kids to eat well; where does that midlife muffin top come from, why is it so hard to shift & how to actually be rid of it once and for all. Plus: A new way to find fashion that flatters; giving up booze (or not) & Margo the podcat’s near miss Sign up for our newsletter: https://fromlorraineandtrish.substack.com/Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/231h 10m

How to be tech savvy, not tech scared with the BBC's Zoe Kleinman

Trish and Lorraine overcome their fear (& hopelessness) of using tech with the BBC’s first ever technology correspondent Zoe Kleinman. A mother of three, Zoe tells us what we really need to know about AI, how it’s likely to change the world of work for our kids, how to keep them both safe and engaged with the latest innovations as well as her own tech go-tos as a midlife woman. Plus: Gorgeous & yummy things to get cosy with this autumn & listeners' feel good tips for domestic vexations.Sign up for our newsletter: https://fromlorraineandtrish.substack.com/Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/11/2354m 33s

Nina Stibbe: what I learned when I ran away from home & took a year-long marriage break

Trish & Lorraine find out what international best seller Nina Stibbe, author of the much-loved memoir Love, Nina, discovered about life, relationships - and herself - when she took a break from her long marriage in Cornwall to spend a year living alone in London. Expect hilarious tales from her new diary, Went to London, Took the Dog, with midlife antics aplenty from menopausal, pelvic-floor calamities to the art of loving flawed friends and creating a new social life in the city of your youth. Plus: What happened when Trish learnt the Wim Hoff method & took an ice bath for the first time; immune system boosting tricks for winter & it’s back to the 90s in the Nostalgia Noodle time machine…Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlife Join our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/10/231h 8m

India Knight’s ageless skin & makeup secrets & best beauty buys

Lorraine and Trish are joined by one of the most trusted voices in beauty, Sunday Times columnist India Knight, to talk about our relationship with our looks, finding the best version of ourselves as we age, and the answer to beauty niggles like thinning lips and crepey necks (lovely!). She also reveals what happened when she tried botox and fillers and why she’s recently decided to give up alcohol for good. Plus: strength training - why every midlife woman needs to do this now (& how to get started); & a nostalgic reminiscence about our favourite ‘plonker’Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlife Join our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/10/231h 4m

Raynor Winn: a story of hope, endurance & love. Plus 6 must read books

Trish and Lorraine have a girl crush moment when they interview one of their favourite authors, Raynor Winn, about her latest book Landlines for this season’s book club episode. The million-selling writer of The Salt Path, which charts her journey from homelessness and financial disaster to starting over in midlife, discusses how to overcome fear when life seems to be falling apart, living with her husband Moth's incurable disease and the healing power of nature. And she reveals what happened when she met Gillian Anderson who plays Raynor in the film of her life, out next year.Plus: Your hosts select their book recommendations for autumn, and a ghostly step back in time with Nostalgia NoodleContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlife Join our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/231h 3m

Bonus episode: International Day of the Girl Special

For this special episode to celebrate the International Day of the Girl on 11th October, Trish and Lorraine team up with the charity Plan International for their Girl’s Takeover campaign to let a young, aspiring journalist get in the hot seat and ask them the questions. From their proudest career moments and biggest leadership challenges to starting all over again after redundancy in midlife, they share their best learnings and advice for young women trying to get into the media.Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/2325m 59s

Midlife sex: how to reignite the spark & upgrade your lovelife

Lorraine and Trish get frank with sex educator, intimacy coach and erotic expert Ruth Ramsay to find out what her midlife clients are telling her about their sexual desires and experiences - with advice on how to talk to your partner about sex, get the lust back in long term relationships, handling a low libido, the best sex toys to try and exploring fantasies. Plus, why it’s never too late to have your first orgasm. Also in this episode: and advice filled guide on how to beat midlife loneliness, the joy of vests & the return of bin winsContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlife Join our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/10/231h 13m

Carol Vorderman: my style, my body, my men and my family

Trish and Lorraine meet the Countdown legend and powerhouse campaigner who’s intelligence, wit, energy and fearlessness could just be the ultimate midlife blueprint. The maths genius and host of Perfect 10 quiz podcast reveals how she lives her life in chapters, has both independence and intimacy in relationships, is tackling corruption in British politics and why we should all learn to train and love our brains. Plus: Autumn culture round up: the best films, TV shows, radios & podcasts; and your midlife escapades, from a steamy Greek romance to a hiking adventureContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlife Join our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/231h

Trinny Woodall on how to fear less, dress better & have more energy

Trish & Lorraine meet the beauty CEO to discover what drives her trademark energy, self belief and business know-how. From surviving major knock backs to transforming the way millions of women enjoy fashion and beauty, she reveals the personal daily routines and rituals that drive her success and optimism (& why looking like a coat hanger is her number one style secret!). Plus: How to support & parent a teenager who says they’re trans; are you ready for the 80s pixie boots revival?!Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlife Join our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/09/231h 1m

Davina McCall on what no one tells you about midlife dating

Relationship Special! Recorded in person, Lorraine and Trish catch up with Davina McCall (aka the patron saint of menopausal women…) on how she turned a midlife dating show idea into reality; the surprising things she’s learned about finding love and romance in her fifties as well as how to dress and where to go for a great first date. She also shares her advice on getting out of a style rut and her personal nutrition tips for anyone wanting to lose weight in midlife. Plus: your hosts turn agony aunts once again to offer thoughtful advice for those annoying long-term relationship grumbles. Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlife Join our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/09/231h 7m

Sarah Beeny on beating cancer, raising sons & making a home easier to live in

Trish and Lorraine are back for a brand new season, with a stellar lineup of guests, expert advice for making the most of your midlife and as always the funniest brain fog bloopers and nostalgia noodles. Catch up on their summer shenanigans, as well as the useful stuff they’ve learned about life - and themselves - that they’re going to be channeling into autumn. Kicking off proceedings is TV presenter Sarah Beeny who shares her inspiring life lessons from parenting to property know-how, as well as how she’s getting her life back on track after breast cancer.Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/09/231h

Family special: getting teens ready for university & coping with an empty nest

(Brought to you by John Lewis & Partners and Samsung.) As Lorraine and Trish get set to pack their teenagers off to university, they share their tips and tricks for making sure all the family are ready for this major life milestone. They’ve even persuaded their daughters Sky, 21, and Esme,19, to join in the chat and share their own university experiences, from living in halls, adapting to a new way of learning, making friends and getting through freshers week in one piece! Plus: how to cope with empty nest syndrome and a nostalgic trip back in time to uni days in the 80s and Trish’s enormous quiff! Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlife Join our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/09/2329m 14s

Bitesize life advice on midlife diets, family dilemmas, dating, HRT & gut health

In these highlights from Trish & Lorraine’s interviews on stage at Postcards from Midlife Live, they talk to actress Patsy Kensit, therapist Julia Samuel, gut guru Professor Tim Spector and menopause expert Dr Louise Newson, and discover how to eat well in midlife, resolve family conflict, find out if HRT and testosterone are right for you and how to get back in the dating and relationships saddle.Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/If you enjoyed this episode we would really appreciate it if you would rate and review us subscribe, or simply spread the word! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/07/231h 6m

Beat sugar cravings, lose weight & boost energy with the Glucose Goddess

For the Series 9 finale, Trish & Lorraine meet Jessie Inchaupsé aka The Glucose Goddess, to discover how balancing your glucose levels will enhance every single part of your health, from sleep, energy, cravings and mood, to letting your hormones do their thing. And there are only four simple diet and lifestyle changes to do it - simple. Buy her book The Glucose Goddess Method herePlus: showing our daughters how to stand up to sexism; brain fog bloopers & the mullet strikes back Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/231h 10m

How to dress well for your midlife size & shape

Lorraine & Trish meet YouTube sensation and queen of body shape dressing, Melissa Murrell, to answer all your fashion dilemmas. Learn the personal stylist’s secrets for balancing proportions, creating a chic silhouette, adapting your style if your body shape changes (midlife muffin top anyone?) and her go-to High Street brands for jeans and special occasions. Plus: Why Trish has gone crazy for seaweed & what happened when Lorraine went to see Take That.Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/If you enjoyed this episode we would really appreciate it if you would rate and review us subscribe, or simply spread the word! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/231h 6m

Midlife super witch Tree Carr on the power of tarot, dream reading & rituals

High priestess witch Tree Carr joins Trish and Lorraine to read their personal tarot with surprise results and teaches them how to harness their midlife powers and make best use of their intuition every day. Tree also shares her extraordinary life story and explains how to interpret dreams, cast a menopause spell and how her work as a death doula has changed the way she lives her life. Plus: Sweet treats in Nostalgia Noodle & Margo the podcat’s secret powers. If you enjoyed this episode we would really appreciate it if you would rate and review us subscribe, or simply spread the word!Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/231h 5m

The ultimate midlife MOT: 8 things every woman needs to know about her health

Brought to you in partnership with BUPA. Dr Sam Wild joins Lorraine and Trish to advise listeners on the ultimate checklist of health issues that should be on every midlife woman’s radar - from problem periods, endometriosis, contraception and menopause to heart health, cancers, diabetes and osteoporosis. This is your one-stop shop to find out everything you need to know about HRT, testosterone, anxiety, depression, nutrition, supplements, sleep, fibroids and mental health. Plus: how to help your teens with problem periods and contraception. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/2352m 26s

Heal heartbreak, banish rage & find your true voice with Donna Lancaster

Coach and therapist Donna Lancaster joins Trish & Lorraine to explain how to cure yourself of shame, rage and limiting beliefs in midlife. She tells the duo exactly how to shed the behaviours holding you back, how to let go of the people and objects that no longer serve you as well as heal emotional wounds from the past so you can live a lighter, authentic future. Plus: from whiffy armpits to scaly scalps, your embarrassing health questions answered by a midlife GP.Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/231h 9m

Novelist Katherine Heiny on marrying a spy, perimenopause & empty nest blues

Book club special: Lorraine and Trish meet Katherine Heiny, one of their favourite authors, to talk about the inspiration behind her new book of funny and insightful short stories every midlife woman will relate to - from marriage to Marie Kondo, ageing parents and wayward teens. She also chats about her own love story, adapting to an empty nest and the crime stories she can’t get enough of. Plus: genius ideas for solo travel, girls getaways and special celebrations with Sawdays Travel Check out our dedicated midlife travel hub hereContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/231h 2m

How to get what you want & need in midlife: a masterclass in growing your confidence

Therapist Maxine Mei-Fung Chung talks Trish and Lorraine through ways of boosting your midlife confidence and learning how to deal with difficult emotions and feelings. The author of What Women Want: Conversations on Desire, Power, Love and Growth also shares her personal midlife story as a single mum of one son grappling with an empty nest. PLUS Insider travel tips for new adventures from our podcast partner Sawdays Travel. Check out our dedicated midlife travel hub here Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/2357m 41s

Sex & finding new love in midlife with Anna Richardson

Recorded live on stage in London, Trish and Lorraine chat to TV presenter and therapist Anna Richardson about turning 50, getting over her break up with Sue Perkins and finding love with a new man. She also shares her wisdom and professional advice on a host of midlife dilemmas - but you’ll have to listen in to find out what made the audience gasp! Plus! Travel special: Join Lorraine and Trish gadding about on their girls getaway in Brighton, in partnership with Sawdays. Check out our dedicated midlife travel site here.Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/Listen to Anna Richardson’s new podcast, It Can’t Just Be Me, here: https://link.chtbl.com/AnnaIf you enjoyed this episode we would really appreciate it if you would rate and review us subscribe, or simply spread the word! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/231h 5m

A cure for burn out, stress & overwhelm with Katherine May

Trish and Lorraine meet author Katherine May to talk about coping with the never-ending day-to-day hustle of midlife, her strategies to recover from burn out, and the wonder of discovering who we really are and how we want to be in this world. She also opens up about her autism diagnosis and gives unique insights and advice for parenting neuro-diverse children. Plus: Fashion & home buys for a joyful summer & a close encounter with a Muppet!Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comFollow us on Instragram: @postcardsfrommidlifeJoin our private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681448662400206/If you enjoyed this episode we would really appreciate it if you would rate and review us, subscribe, or simply spread the word! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/2359m 11s

Ruby Wax: ‘My mental car crash & fearless recovery’

Recorded live on stage in London, Lorraine and Trish interview comedy legend Ruby Wax about her breakdown last year. The TV star admits she’s spent a lifetime pretending all is well and reveals the epiphany that has finally brought her peace. Expect laughter, tears and some very valuable life lessons . . .Plus: Behind the scenes at the Postcards From Midlife live show - the first and biggest gathering of midlife women in the UK, Trish & Lorraine round up their best bits and bloopers and share backstage secrets. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/2354m 45s

Midlife Book Exclusive: My Perimenopause Unravelling, As Read From Her New Book By Lorraine

We have a treat for you! Enjoy your free audio extract of Lorraine's new book "What's Wrong With Me? 101 things Midlife Women Need to Know', which is available now. We've popped it here as an extra episode of your favourite podcast to thank all the wonderful women of our midlife community who have been so supportive of our show and of Lorraine's new book which is on sale today. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/05/2357m 59s

Choosing to be childfree & midlife reinventions with designer Amanda Wakeley

Trish and Lorraine catch up with celebrity fashion designer Amanda Wakeley who reveals how she is bouncing back from the most stressful years of her life, which saw the closure of her business and the loss of her brother, and why she is now able to take stock of her achievements and look forward to her second act adventures. Plus: everything you need to know about testosterone; summer treats guide  & dialling up a Nostalgia NoodleContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/05/2353m 42s

Career transitions: how to reboot yours in midlife

Lorraine and Trish are joined by entrepreneur Hero Brown, founder of the Muddy Stilettos website, to find out how she grew her business from a one woman start up to employing 50 people as well as the personal and business lessons she's learned along the way. And career coach Rachel Schofield shares the five questions you need to ask when rethinking your work life, so you’re ready to take the next steps. Plus: Brain fog bloopers, menopause meditation & a 90s nightclubbing nostalgia noodle.Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: postcardsfrommidlifelive.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/231h

Extraordinary lives: Andi Oliver on food, friends & finding midlife success

We’re back! To kick off Season Nine, chef, presenter, writer and musician Andi Oliver joins Trish and Lorraine to talk about her remarkable life story, from teenage punk to parent at 20, as well as the family tragedy that turned her love of food into a devastating eating disorder. She also shares her cooking advice and how she survived parenting the tricky teenage years to develop a special bond with her daughter Miquita. Plus: the foodie hacks & home trends getting Lorraine & Trish excited to be in the kitchen & a worrying encounter with body paintPlease note this episode contains very strong languageContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: postcardsfrommidlifelive.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/2359m 46s

Sort out your life & your home with TV expert Dilly Carter

Lorraine and Trish meet professional organiser and TV decluttering expert Dilly Carter, who shares her remarkable life story of being adopted from an orphanage in Sri Lanka to caring for her bi-polar mother and dealing with secondary infertility. Find out how growing up in a messy cluttered home led her to start a successful business, and why creating calm and order in our own homes is one of the best things we can do for our wellbeing. Plus: Listener’s dating disasters, Season 8 highlights and an unexpected fashion faux pasContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: postcardsfrommidlifelive.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/2353m 34s

Midlife sexuality explored & brilliant fashion buys for spring

Trish & Lorraine talk to actress, charity founder and author of The Happy Vagina, Mika Simmons, about how to love and understand our bodies as they change as well as keeping us up to date about gynaecological health. Plus: The spring fashion buys to instantly update your wardrobe & Margo the podcat’s surprising new skillContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: postcardsfrommidlifelive.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/2359m 3s

Embracing your sensitivity plus parenting hacks with Lisa Damour

Lorraine & Trish meet world renowned clinical psychologist Lisa Damour who shares her expert tips on the best way to raise kids, manage their anxiety and cope in a world of social media and toxic masculinity. Plus, why sensitivity is a super power & the mystery of Lorraine and Luther!Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: postcardsfrommidlifelive.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/231h 6m

From bedsit to best-seller: novelist Jane Fallon on her second-act success

Book club special: Trish and Lorraine meet ‘Queen of the Revenge Comedy’ Jane Fallon who reveals how she ditched a 20-year career in TV to pursue a childhood ambition to write novels in her 40s (and why it’s all thanks to menopause). She also explains the reason she’s never felt overwhelmed by partner Ricky Gervais’s fame, and why she prefers hanging out with her cat Pickle to treading the red carpet.Plus: The best midlife reading list - discover your hosts' new book tips for spring; who would be Lulu in Starstruck & dialling back to the 80s for a Nostalgia Noodle.Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: postcardsfrommidlifelive.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/231h

Claire Sweeney on working with Hollywood heartthrobs & hosting Eurovision

Actress, singer and West End star Claire Sweeney joins Trish and Lorraine to talk about her stellar career, from working men’s clubs and cruise ships to Brookside and starring roles alongside Don Johnson and Patrick Swayze in hit shows Chicago and Guys & Dolls. She also reveals how she’s dealing with the overwhelm of peri-menopause while single parenting, has learned to take knock backs in her stride and the joy of a good bacon buttie on the bus. Plus: forget ‘go hard or go home’ - why midlife is a time for ‘softening’; and a Nostalgic Trip back to rubbish films from the 80sContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: postcardsfrommidlifelive.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/2357m 0s

Parenting, people pleasing & the joy of ageing with Sophie Ellis-Bextor

The kitchen disco queen joins Lorraine and Trish to talk about how she’s stopped being a people pleaser, the sexism she faced in her early career, what it’s like to raise five boys, and why it’s never too late to embrace colour and sparkle. And the midlife duo create the ultimate Gen X playlist with songs that remind them of personal epiphanies. Plus: Would you feed your kids a crisp sandwich?Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: postcardsfrommidlifelive.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/231h 2m

How to boost your memory & a new way to get more flexible in midlife

Mobility coach Petra Fisher explains exactly what's happening to our bodies in midlife and reveals the surprising (and easy) exercises you should focus on to relieve yourself of joint pain, feet problems, pelvic floor issues and injuries. Plus brain fog be gone: we give your mind a makeover too with memory guru Dr Richard Restak who helps us train our brain like a muscle. And Trish and Lorraine chat about strange odours in the kitchen and family games in Nostalgia Noodle.Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: postcardsfrommidlifelive.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/2359m 26s

How to get your mojo back after menopause with Angie Le Mar

Trish and Lorraine meet ground-breaking entertainer, broadcaster and screenwriter Angie Le Mar, who helped pave the way for Black comedians in the UK. From the school rebel overcoming racism and severe dyslexia to making history with her stand up shows, the critically acclaimed funny woman charts the highlights of a life well lived and shares her advice on overcoming menopausal and midlife challenges. Plus: Trish finally meets her footballing legend crush and the duo turn agony aunt to solve listeners emotional dilemmas. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/231h 6m

Elizabeth Day on failing, family, friendship & love

Lorraine and Trish chat to author, journalist, podcaster and founder of ‘Failosophy’ Elizabeth Day about why midlife has become her prime time, teaching our teenagers the importance of failure and how great friends and a new husband bring joy to her forties. Plus: Does journaling really work? We put it to the test and the treats we’re looking forward to this spring.Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: postcardsfrommidlifelive.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/231h 8m

Understanding hormones, weight gain & emotional eating

Lorraine and Trish meet nutritional therapist Le’Nise Brothers who changed her body - and her life - through food. From heavy periods and depression to IBS and tummy fat, she explains how to eat well to create balance and why understanding the connection between food and hormones can lead to a happier and healthier midlife.Plus! Join us for Culture Club: the TV, films, plays and podcasts we love and some Nostalgia Noodling too… Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/231h 1m

How to have great friendships by the A-listers' favourite therapist

In our friendship special, Trish and Lorraine meet Janet Reibstein, the relationship therapist Gwyneth Paltrow calls 'life changing' and ask her how we revive midlife friendships, have healthy arguments and set proper boundaries. Plus how to make exciting new friends and nourish the ones you  have. We also discuss new research on how to have a long and happy life, the ex-editors share memories of their Ab Fab inspired glossy magazine days. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/2352m 23s

Relationship special: from long-term love & dealing with divorce to midlife dating

To kick off Season 8, Lorraine and Trish speak to divorce coach Amanda Gardiner about how to know when a marriage has run its course, exiting with the least stress possible and building a happy, positive and financially stable future. Plus, how to keep long-term relationships resilient, and a trip down Gen X memory lane in Nostalgia Noodle. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/2356m 45s

Your Christmas Gift-Guide Special!

Lorraine and Trish get into the festive spirit and share their ‘cost of living’ present-buying guide for all the family. Plus, a celebrity name drop in Nostalgia Noodle and our listeners hilarious brain fog bloopers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/2233m 0s

Bonus episode: Busting menopause taboos with Lisa Snowdon

Brought to you in partnership with Tena: How to get comfortable with the uncomfortable during menopause. Trish and Lorraine meet TV presenter, Masterchef winner and menopause warrior Lisa Snowdon to talk about the lesser known symptoms of peri-menopause - from pelvic floor issues and embarrassing leaks to vaginal dryness - to help every woman get the support she needs. Plus Lisa shares the secrets of her midlife success and finding lasting love in her 40s. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/2245m 37s

Listeners’ Stories Special (plus pets behaving badly!)

It’s the Season 7 finale, and to celebrate the fabulous Postcards From Midlife community, Lorraine and Trish devote this episode to listeners’ funny, brilliant, inspiring and moving midlife stories. Plus: why 2022 has been the year of midlife women & furry tales of pets galore, inspired by Margo the podcat Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/2238m 24s

The surprising midlife health issues every woman needs to know about

Hosts Lorraine and Trish interview award-winning TV and radio stand-up Angela Barnes about her midlife ADHD diagnosis and find out how it affects daily life. They also ask an expert about the pivotal role hormones play in autoimmune diseases, which affect three times as many women as men. Plus how listeners can be part of a live recording of the podcast and what happened on Trish's Y-front free weekend away with her hubby.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/11/221h 2m

Nutrition special: your midlife weight & eating dilemmas solved

Nutritionist Petronella Ravenshear’s ‘Human Being Diet’ is the eating plan everyone is talking about - she joins Lorraine and Trish to explain what it is and why it works, as well as the link between weight gain and menopause. Plus: sensory destressing in a Botanical Bothy & nostalgic tales of water beds Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/11/221h 2m

Extraordinary midlife stories: my life as a psychic medium

Spooky special! Trish and Lorraine meet world renowned psychic medium June Field, whose clients include A listers, politicians and members of the royal family, to find out if there’s ‘anybody out there’, and how tuning into our intuition and energy fields can enhance midlife. Plus: the book and course to help find or deepen your spirituality, ghostly pets & a nostalgic noodle about teen seance shenanigans  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/10/221h 4m

Your autumn book club starring Pulitzer-Prize winner Jennifer Egan

She’s the global best seller whose novel A Visit from the Goon Squad won the prestigious Pulitzer prize and she counts Barack Obama as a fan of her books - Jennifer Egan joins Lorraine and Trish from Brooklyn to talk about latest novel, The Candy House, which explores themes of human connection, midlife angst and the price we pay for intrusive technology. The critically acclaimed fiction writer and New York Times magazine journalist also shares her feelings about empty nesting, turning 60 and making her 30-year marriage work. Plus: Book Club recommendations from Lorraine and Trish who pick their best reads for autumn - from serial killers to comforting kitty cats Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/10/221h 3m

Money makeovers & mastering midlife make up

Make-up artist extraordinaire and entrepreneur Ruby Hammer MBE joins Lorraine and Trish to share her beauty know-how and talk about the joy of grandparenting and the mistakes she won’t make again in marriage second time around.Plus: feel good finance fixes & cost of living tips; being dumped the 80s way. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/2254m 35s

Extraordinary midlife stories: from care to Lord Mayor

Donna Ludford, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, has refused to let growing up in care, surviving neglect, abuse and parental rejection define her. Instead she’s broken the cycle to create a successful career and happy family life. She shares her remarkable story and life lessons with Lorraine and Trish.Plus: Fix your finances - money tips from the experts & your hosts go Kung Fu crazy in Nostalgia Noodle Please note: this episode contains swearing and references to abuse Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/2252m 23s

Midlife love & how to age well with Anthea Turner

TV presenter Anthea Turner chats to Lorraine and Trish about finding love and happiness on the other side of a painful divorce in the midst of her menopause. She also shares the aging and wellness tips that fill her with vitality, and why Angel Delight might be on the menu for her upcoming wedding.Plus: The agony aunts are in! Your hosts solve an assortment of midlife dilemmas from ageism at work to loud friends Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/2254m 17s

Tummy fat be gone! With YouTube fitness star Lucy Wyndham-Read

Trish and Lorraine meet Lucy Wyndham-Read who is on a mission to solve weight and body dilemmas for midlife women as well as showing how exercise can relieve peri-menopause symptoms. Lucy also shares her story of living with lasting trauma following the tragic loss of her fiance and how it has shaped her life in a way she never expected.Plus: Culture club - the films, TV and podcasts to cosy up with this autumn, & a nightclub inspired nostalgia noodle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/09/2258m 52s

Menopause, the Oscars & me: confessions of a Hello! editor

Lorraine and Trish are joined by Hello! editor Rosie Nixon who shares her tales from the Oscars red carpet, secret celebrity weddings and getting changed for royal events in the work loo. She also reveals her personal menopause struggles in her career and how she’s learned to set boundaries between work and home life.Plus: how to make rows improve your relationship and a nostalgic trip back to the classroom  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/09/2257m 24s

Pearl Lowe on resilience and midlife reinvention

Trish and Lorraine meet Brit Pop rebel turned fashion and interior designer Pearl Lowe. From teen parent and party girl to recovering drug addict, she charts the milestones that have led her to finding a life of joy and tranquility as a mother of four, as well as the secrets to the success of her 27-year relationship with husband, Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey.Plus: expert advice for creating strong emotional  connections with your children, preparing for an empty nest & first encounters with a bottle of Blue Nun in Nostalgia Noodle  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/09/2257m 1s

Your midlife health, diet & lifestyle reset

To kick off Series 7, Lorraine and Trish meet Healthy Whole Me founder and mum Dani Binnington whose breast cancer diagnosis and surgical menopause turned her from jewellery designer to wellness pioneer. She shares the exercise and nutrition tips that helped her to overcome fear and recover mentally and physically. She also advises on how to support a loved one through cancer and the bittersweet gratitude for a new life she would never imagined she’d lead. Plus: intention setting to get home, family and career on track for this autumn & a Nostalgia Noodle about Trish and Lorraine’s teen rebellions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/09/2257m 26s

How to eat well in midlife with Thomasina Miers

In the series finale, Lorraine and Trish take a trip to Thomasina Miers’ kitchen to see the chef and entrepreneur in action. As well as cooking up a delicious feast, she shares her fascinating family story, explains how cooking healed her after battling an eating disorder and why her forties are the decade she’s loving the most.Plus: Grumpy about frumpy undies  and a special gift for Trish and Lorraine’s alter egos (ie Marion and Milly) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/2259m 4s

Juliet Stevenson: Why I refuse to be invisible in midlife

Actor extraordinaire Juliet Stevenson and campaigner and podcaster Nicky Clark join Lorraine and Trish to talk about the Acting Your Age campaign which calls for more representation of midlife women on screen and stage. Plus what Nicky has learned as a carer for her mum and disabled daughters. And why Juliet has finally married her partner of over 30 yearsEXTRA! Is this the ultimate midlife playlist? Trish & Lorraine turn DJ and pick the best anthems to dance to. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/2256m 46s

Make your home happy, healthy & stylish with Michelle Ogundehin

Trish and Lorraine find out why our homes are integral to our wellbeing with interiors expert Michelle Ogundehin, who also shares her key styling tips and where to start if you want to give your home an affordable makeover.Plus: Fashion, beauty and lifestyle buys for a joyful summer & tales of a grown up gap year Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/221h 2m

Midlife weight gain, anxiety & diet: Gut guru Tim Spector joins the dots

Professor Tim Spector, author of Spoon Fed and The Diet Myth reveals new research which shows how the gut microbiome affects women in perimenopause and menopause. He tells Trish & Lorraine why depression and anxiety may be 'infectious diseases" and how eating the right food will relieve symptoms and help you live longer.PLUS: Your hosts test The Zoe programme and discover what is really going on with their own gut biomes.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/2255m 55s

Refresh and revive your midlife skin: special episode

Brought to you in partnership with Balance Me: How to reboot your skincare routine when you hit midlife and get that healthy glow: Trish and Lorraine ask sisters Clare and Rebecca Hopkins, co-founders of the multi-awarding Balance Me, what works and what doesn't when it comes to holistic skin care as we age. We tackle the big skin dilemmas from Rosacea to dryness and find out which products prompt improvements. #AD Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/2239m 40s

Fern Britton: living her best second act post divorce

Trish & Lorraine meet TV presenter extraordinaire Fern Britton who looks back on her remarkable career and some of the shocking hurdles she overcame as a working mother of four; learning to beat imposter syndrome and becoming a best-selling author in her second act. And Fern also reveals how her post-divorce move to Cornwall has recharged her batteries. Plus: The nine-step plan for emotional healing; will it work for you? Trish tries it out. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/2256m 18s

Katy Brand: writing Emma Thompson’s sexiest role yet

Lorraine and Trish meet the author and comedy actor Katy Brand, aka the genius behind the poignant and compelling comedy drama Good Luck To You Leo Grande, starring Emma Thompson as a 60-year old woman who hires a sex worker to explore her sexuality. All the taboos around midlife women and sex, representation and body image will be exploded!Plus: How to beat stress and anxiety, brain fog bloopers & a nostalgia noodle back to the 90s  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/2258m 1s

Patsy Kensit on love, loss & why her 50s could be the best decade yet

Trish & Lorraine talk to Gen X poster girl Patsy Kensit about her midlife journey - from dating and career highs to empty nest and the hysterectomy that threw her into sudden menopause.Plus: The agony aunts are back! Lorraine & Trish get to solving all sorts of midlife dilemmas; & can you guess the Nostalgia Noodle year? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/2257m 59s

Your summer book club starring best-selling author Miriam Toews

It’s the midlife summer book club special, with award-winning author Miriam Toews dialling in from Toronto to discuss living with four generations of her family, and what it’s like to have her work turned into a Hollywood blockbuster. Miriam grew up in a religious sect and her unique family story which encompasses trauma and recovery forms the basis of her new book.Plus: Lorraine and Trish pick their must reads for summer & reveal how exam season is going in their homes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/2251m 24s

Find your best colour & what matriarchs can teach us about menopause

Our favourite TV zoologist Lucy Cooke explodes the evolutionary myths about females and reveals what we can all learn from matriarchal monkeys, frisky lionesses and menopausal whales. Plus colour expert Jules Standish gives Lorraine & Trish a style makeover. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/2253m 21s

Sali Hughes on midlife makeup & going grey the stylish way

Author, journalist and beauty expert Sali Hughes shares her best skincare and make-up advice with Trish and Lorraine, and also talks family estrangement, managing hormonal ups and downs and what made her agree to get married second time round.Plus: Travel Special: brilliant summer breaks & travel dilemmas sorted - in partnership with Sawdays Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/05/221h 2m

Sex, body positivity, & dating younger men

Lorraine and Trish meet entrepreneur and body positivity trailblazer Cindy Gallop, who is turning society’s norms for older women upside down - from style to staying happily single, to sexism and sex - with younger men. Plus: Super facials tried & tested; Midlife Milestones & Magic Moments; can you guess the year in Nostalgia Noodle?Warning: this episode contains swearing and frank discussions about sex Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/2259m 2s

Your midlife brain explained: how to keep mind & body healthy

Trish and Lorraine kick off Season 6 with Kate Muir, investigative journalist and TV producer who talks about the incredible impact of her menopause documentaries with Davina McCall, why HRT should include testosterone and her own story of how she rebuilt her life and found love again following a menopause-induced crisis.Plus:NEW! Your midlife milestones & magic moments; summer culture club &laughs aplenty in the new Nostalgia Noodle quiz Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/221h 2m

Better sex special: intimacy, desire & orgasms

Please note: this episode contains explicit sexual referencesIn this Season Six finale, Trish & Lorraine discuss the results of their Midlife Sex Survey and reveal what women really want between the sheets in their forties, fifties, and beyond. They also share expert advice on reviving your libido in peri-menopause and menopause, discovering how to tune into your feminine sexual energy, and communicating turn-ons (and offs) with a partner. Plus: special guest Anna Richards explains why she became an erotic filmmaker in her forties and the art of portraying female pleasure, Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/221h 1m

Rediscover your confidence & how to buy the best fitting jeans

Trish and Lorraine speak to denim expert Donna Ida Thornton about how to find the perfect pair of jeans, especially when midlife has hijacked your body or your confidence. She also shares her remarkable story of business success, how it feels to be wife number three and the decision not to have children.Plus: Lost your driving mojo or nerves holding you back from doing what you love? Mind makeovers to boost your day to day confidence. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/221h

Reset, refresh, retreat: find your perfect escape

Trish and Lorraine escape to the country on a wellness retreat and discover things about themselves (and each other) they never knew. They also talk to travel expert Carolyn Sylger Jones about how you find the perfect, life-changing retreat. And they discuss first-time motherhood in your 40s and the power of silence. Plus: fashion fit for royalty and a trip back to the 80s for a nostalgia noodle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/2257m 28s

Midlife Career special starring London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Lorraine & Trish quiz Mayor Sadiq Khan on his new menopause in the workplace policy and ask him if male managers and bosses can do more to support working women in midlife. They get a glimpse into life in the Khan household and find out why date night is a must for Sadiq, 51, and his wife. PLUS: Career confidence strategies from expert coaches to help you make the most of your work life and empower you to embrace new adventures or find a midlife side hustle. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/2250m 7s

Tanya Shadrick on how to stop sleepwalking through life

Lorraine and Trish speak to Tanya Shadrick, the author of a new critically acclaimed midlife memoir that recounts how a near death experience became a wake up call for living the life she truly wanted. Her unique voyage of discovery unlocked Tanya's creativity and also made her review her long marriage. She talks about becoming a successful artist and writer and falling in love with another man as well as loving her husband. Tanya also explains why we need to step through life's ‘thresholds’.Plus: The best new book list ever and  the queasy cocktails we couldn't get enough of in our teenage years Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/221h 1m

Kacey Ainsworth: talks careers, family & midlife positivity

Trish and Lorraine meet actor extraordinaire Kacey Ainsworth to discuss domestic violence, portraying realistic midlife women on screen and parenting a child with Aspergers. Plus, why she’s gone platinum blond in her 50s and being a paparazzi decoy for Gwyneth Paltrow.Also in this episode: celebrating - not shaming - midlife bodies; our TV obsession Yellowjackets & a Nostalgia Noodle hangover   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/2256m 21s

Claudia Winkleman: on turning 50 & imposter syndrome

Lorraine and Trish get their glitz on for a chat with shiny-haired, sharp-witted glamour puss Claudia Winkleman as she hits her half century. From naughty teens to playing bridge, people pleasing and getting out of her comfort zone, the TV presenter spills the beans on her life - and what she really wants for her birthday. Plus: the agony aunts are in, answering a myriad of midlife dilemmas; remembering ‘clackers’ in the playground and why old fashioned tea caddies are cool Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/2256m 40s

Life lessons from hair guru Charlotte Mensah

Known as the queen of black hairdressing, Charlotte Mensah shares her remarkable life story with Trish and Lorraine. From losing her mother and living in a hostel at 17 to dining with Oprah and being inducted into the hairdressing hall of fame, she shares her life lessons as well as her tips for keeping curly and textured hair healthy in midlife.Plus: Best beauty buys for spring, the joy of unexpected friendships, and a sticky Nostalgia Noodle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/2255m 42s

Walk your way to fitness & better posture with Joanna Hall

Lorraine and Trish talk to sports scientist and fitness expert Joanna Hall about the exercise our bodies really need in midlife to feel fit, strong and healthy. Find out how her WalkActive programme has helped thousands of women (including Trish!) to think about fitness in a different way as well as creating length, strength and space in joints and muscles for better posture and fewer aches and pains. Plus: take the menopause quiz; everything you need to know about HRT, perimenopause, and what to ask your GP.And find out why Margo the cat won’t be getting a Valentine’s card Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/221h 1m

Liz Earle: Nutrition know-how & diet advice from the wellbeing guru

Move over Gwyneth and Goop: Lorraine and Trish meet the original wellbeing pioneer Liz Earle to talk food, families, transformation and which supplements all midlife women really need everyday for optimum fabulousness.Plus: Culture Club - the monthly film, books & TV round up; Paris fashion week memories and a playground nostalgia noodleDisclaimer: 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/221h 7m

Freya North: midlife dating with the queen of romance

Lorraine and Trish find out how best-selling novelist Freya North carved out a new life in the countryside as a single parent, survived the emotional turmoil that triggered a five-year period of writer's block, and finally mastered the art of online dating in midlife.Plus: stressed out teens - understanding and supporting their anxieties; what we learned from 50 years of Cosmopolitan magazine & a misadventure in a swimsuit!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 episodeGet in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/2258m 46s

How to have a midlife reinvention with Ruby Wax

Trish & Lorraine kick off Season 5 with the help of the one and only Ruby Wax - TV legend turned cognitive therapist and mental health campaigner. Discover how she went from midlife career rejection and a breakdown to best-selling author and OBE recipient, taking charge of her mental wellbeing along the way. And you can join in our exclusive mindfulness session too!Plus: easy positive psychology and other ways to make a happy start in 2022; a trip down memory lane featuring a terrifying cat and the Three DegreesGet 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/221h 3m

Beat the Christmas frazzle with Fi Glover & Jane Garvey

In a Postcards x Fortunately podcast mash up, Lorraine and Trish meet their podcasting doppelgangers for a Christmas special in which they work out why it’s always down to midlife women to make the big day happen and how to put less pressure on ourselves in the process.   Plus: When presents go wrong  and a nostalgic reminder of the worst Christmas Number One ever Get 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/211h 5m

Anxiety & living a messy life with Succession writer Georgia Pritchett

Trish and Lorraine meet Georgia Pritchett, the Emmy-winning, British writer who has worked on some of their favourite TV shows including Succession, Veep and The Shrink Next Door. She talks about her brilliant new memoir, working with comedy heroes, living with crippling anxiety and slaying sexism one joke at a time.Plus: a round up of Season 4 highlights and most useful bits; undrinkable coffee and the forgotten joy of David GinolaGet 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/211h 7m

Fashion: Reinvent your midlife look with stylist Erica Davies

Instagram queen Erica Davies joins Lorraine and Trish to solve your burning fashion dilemmas: from wearing print and colour to the right underwear for your shape, as well as creating a whole new capsule wardrobe with the best High Street, online and vintage buys. Plus: brilliant books to solve a reading drought; teen bathroom horror stories and a nostalgic homage to Wendy Richards Get 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/11/211h 3m

Get a positive midlife mindset with Martine Wright

Trish and Lorraine meet the disabled Paralympian and motivational speaker, Martine Wright MBE, who lost both her legs in the 7/7 terrorist bombing on the London Underground. On the eve of her 50th birthday, Martine reveals the positive mindset and coping strategies that helped her not only survive this near-death experience in 2005 but also helped her to thrive and create a remarkable life she feels she was destined to live. And she talks us through her midlife journey and how HRT has helped her day-to-day life. Plus: getting into the groove with some midlife dance moves; the seven types of rest we all need, and a nostalgic look at teenage bedtime routinesGet 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/11/2154m 18s

Nell McAndrew on finding your fitness mojo

Model and TV presenter Nell McAndrew tells Trish & Lorraine about her running and fitness strategies, how to get motivated when you don’t have the time or energy and the secrets of ‘exercise snacking’. Plus: Generation resignation: giving up the day job for a more fulfilling side hustle; getting nostalgic about the Green Cross code man and celebrity spotting Adam Ant Get 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/11/2159m 49s

Kathy Lette on sex & love after divorce

Best-selling novelist Kathy Lette shares her wit and wisdom with Lorraine and Trish: from midlife divorce and sex with a younger man, to the life lessons that have helped her achieve second act happiness. Plus: return of the agony aunts! Trish & Lorraine solve your dilemmas from teen pocket money to anti-vax hairdressers Get 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/10/211h 2m

Bonus Episode: Join the Menopause Revolution!

Recorded in front of a live audience, Trish and Lorraine host a panel discussion during Menopause Awareness Month with Carolyn Harris MP, women’s health specialist Dr Shahzadi Harper and co-founder and CEO of Cult Beauty, Alexia Inge. Up for discussion: how workplaces can do more to support menopausal women, the power of creating midlife communities and the landmark Parliamentary Bill set to make HRT free for all women in the UK. Get 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/2138m 53s

The feelgood episode! Shopping, cocktails & wild swimming

Lorraine & Trish take a trip! Oxfordshire beckons for your hosts as they head off into the countryside for a weekend getaway together (minus Margo the cat, husbands and teens). The duo reboot their style with a personal shopper, get stuck into a Martini or two and Trish tries out a freezing swim in a lake for the very first time.  Listen in for: fashion & shopping tips, style tricks, witty friendship memories and a guide to wild swimming for the first time with your midlife mates Get 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/10/2153m 17s

Bonus Episode: Midlife make-up bag makeover

Brought to you in partnership with ClarinsRecorded live at the Clarins Virtual Beauty Festival, Trish & Lorraine get a glam makeover from editorial make-up artist Julia Wren and talk about the best beauty moments from their careers in glossy magazines Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/10/2144m 19s

How to live a longer, happier and healthier life with Dame Lesley Regan

To celebrate World Menopause Day, Lorraine and Trish meet women's health expert Dame Lesley Regan, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College, who has been reforming and influencing policy for 40 years on the NHS frontline. From humble beginnings, Dame Lesley, a mum of twins, was one of the first women to rise to the top of her profession and has survived three breast cancer diagnoses along the way. Now as Chair of Wellbeing of Women she's helping transform the workplace for menopausal women.Plus: Are your midlife dreams getting more vivid? We decode them and find out what your mind is really telling you and Trish raps a nostalgia noodleGet 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/10/2159m 30s

Botox, lasers, fillers, collagen: the midlife tweakments guide

One of the UK’s most respected beauty journalists and authors, Alice Hart-Davis, gives Lorraine and Trish her verdict on the best treatments and skincare ingredients for ageing better, having spent two decades testing every cosmetic procedure, from Botox, filler and lasers to micro-needling and vampire facials. Plus: tablescaping & trendy food platters for when friends come for dinner; Granny’s red lipstick remembered and an altercation in a sweet shopPlus: Horoscopes - should you believe or not & are they a comforting catalyst for change? Also your hosts have nostalgic recollections of being a Brownie in a bobble hat and run ins with Brown Owl.Get 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/211h 1m

TV's Dr Zoe Williams on weight gain & easy fitness tips

This week, Lorraine and Trish are joined by Dr. Zoe Williams, an NHS GP, TV broadcaster, and former TV Gladiator (no less!). She shares her personal story of growing up in a single-parent family and supporting her mum through alcohol addiction, freezing her eggs then finally becoming a mum for the first time at 41. She also has some really useful advice on staying fit and healthy in your midlife years and beyond as well as how to get the best service from your GP.Plus: Horoscopes - should you believe or not & are they a comforting catalyst for change? Also, your hosts have nostalgic recollections of being a Brownie in a bobble hat and run-ins with Brown Owl.Get 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/10/211h 3m

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/09/2156m 57s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/2157m 50s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/09/2157m 35s

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/08/2159m 19s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/08/2156m 51s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/2148m 48s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/08/2155m 42s

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?  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/07/2155m 24s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/2159m 27s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/07/2158m 52s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/2157m 58s

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/06/2158m 15s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/06/2155m 42s

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? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/06/2156m 20s

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/06/2148m 28s

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/05/2154m 50s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/05/211h

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/05/2155m 53s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/05/2158m 44s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/05/2156m 28s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/04/211h

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/04/2150m 22s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/03/2157m 49s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/2158m 21s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/2155m 32s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/2152m 58s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/2147m 45s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/02/2144m 28s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/2151m 25s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/211h

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/2151m 11s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/2154m 48s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/2154m 54s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/2151m 31s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/01/2149m 29s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/01/2150m 34s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/2034m 8s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/2049m 38s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/2050m 43s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/2048m 44s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/2049m 8s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/2050m 4s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/09/2056m 44s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/09/2041m 3s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/09/2040m 8s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/2041m 9s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/2035m 13s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/2033m 20s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/2041m 0s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/2033m 52s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/2038m 10s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/2036m 37s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/2040m 45s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/2044m 36s

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... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/2035m 21s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/2035m 52s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/2042m 44s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/2044m 40s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/2044m 7s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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