Midlife & Beyond with Jo Blackwell

Jo Blackwell

If you're asking yourself questions like who am I now? Where have I been? Where am I going? Am I happy? And, if not, what am I going to do about it? You need to subscribe to this podcast!

Like all transitions, midlife can be messy and sad and glorious all at once, leaving many midlife women feeling rather alone and somewhat invisible. But what does this transition we are experiencing lead to?

I'm here to remind you that if we manage our health and embrace it, growing older can lead to one of the greatest periods of growth and transformation of our lives.

I'm Jo Blackwell, a photographer, author and coach for women who want more from their lives post 50. This podcast is part of my business, The Midlife Movement, on a mission to make the midlife transition easier through coaching, information and community.

My aim is to help women step into a starring role in their own lives - whatever that means to you. The Midlife Movement was created to change minds about midlife and growing older, one story at a time. Because we only become invisible when when we stop seeing ourselves.

email jo@joblackwell.co.uk to take part in the podcast.

Browse the website to see how I can help you to become more visible in life and in business.
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Episodes

Regaining your Mojo with Sue Chalmers
Oct 26 2023
Regaining your Mojo with Sue Chalmers
Do you feel you’ve lost your “mojo”? Sometimes, slowing down, even taking a prolonged break can be the answer. Small business owner, Sue Chalmers, talks to Jo about setting up and running a business at 50 plus. She then “Completely lost my mojo in 2022 felt overwhelmed, didn’t know who I was or what I wanted and fell out of love with my business and all the noise surrounding it. Mothballed Willow & Hen and spent next 12 months finding me again – now I feel like my old self and raring to go with the next stage of my journey!” Follow Sue on Instagram: www.instagram.com/willowandhenbarn/ About this Podcast. Like all transitions, midlife can be messy and sad and glorious all at once, leaving many midlife women feeling rather alone and somewhat invisible. But what does this transition we are experiencing lead to? I'm Jo Blackwell, a photographer, author and coach for women who want more from their lives post 50 and I'm here to remind you that if we manage our health and embrace it, growing older can lead to one of the greatest periods of growth and transformation of our lives. The Midlife Movement was created to change minds about midlife and growing older, one story at a time. Because we only become invisible when when we stop seeing ourselves. email jo@joblackwell.co.uk to take part in the podcast or suggest guests. See The Midlife & Beyond section of my website for more information and resources to help you navigate change with less stress and more joy! www.joblackwell.co.uk
A Writer's Life with Jane L Rosen
Oct 16 2023
A Writer's Life with Jane L Rosen
A treat for the book lovers among you! This podcast with author, Jane L Rosen, covers her switch from screen writing to novels, her writing process and the pitfalls and joys of setting a book of fiction in your own home town. Buy “On Fire Island” here: https://amzn.to/46dvxVf Jane L. Rosen is an author, screenwriter and former Huffington Post contributor. Jane often takes inspiration from real-life stories and interviews to craft her novels. Her first novel Nine Women, One Dress was translated into ten languages. Her second novel Eliza Starts a Rumor has been optioned by NBC. A Shoe Story and On Fire Island are out now. She lives in New York City and Fire Island with her husband and three daughters. About this Podcast. Like all transitions, midlife can be messy and sad and glorious all at once, leaving many midlife women feeling rather alone and somewhat invisible. But what does this transition we are experiencing lead to? I'm Jo Blackwell, a photographer, author and coach for women who want more from their lives post 50 and I'm here to remind you that if we manage our health and embrace it, growing older can lead to one of the greatest periods of growth and transformation of our lives. The Midlife Movement was created to change minds about midlife and growing older, one story at a time. Because we only become invisible when when we stop seeing ourselves. email jo@joblackwell.co.uk to take part in the podcast or suggest guests. See The Midlife & Beyond section of my website for more information and resources to help you navigate change with less stress and more joy - including 121 coaching with me. www.joblackwell.co.uk
Forward after 50 with Rebecca Ronane
Sep 28 2023
Forward after 50 with Rebecca Ronane
How do you talk about growing older? This week I’m talking to author and life coach, Rebecca Ronane about how two major unexpected life events in her mid fifties made her aware of ageism for the first time, and her determination to ignore it!“Since my mid fifties, I've created my own business. I've created two podcasts, I've created two websites, I've created a networking organisation, and now I've written a book.And so if I can do it, anyone can do it.”Rebecca describes that “post 50 freedom feeling” - something she wants everyone to experience.“Forward after 50” by Rebecca Ronane is available to buy on Amazon now: https://amzn.to/3PTjfLO You can connect with Rebecca on her website: https://www.rebeccaronane.com/ About this Podcast. Like all transitions, midlife can be messy and sad and glorious all at once, leaving many midlife women feeling rather alone and somewhat invisible. But what does this transition we are experiencing lead to? I'm Jo Blackwell, a photographer, author and coach for women who want more from their lives post 50 and I'm here to remind you that if we manage our health and embrace it, growing older can lead to one of the greatest periods of growth and transformation of our lives.My aim is to help women step into a starring role in their own lives - whatever that means to you. The Midlife Movement was created to change minds about midlife and growing older, one story at a time. Because we only become invisible when when we stop seeing ourselves. email jo@joblackwell.co.uk to take part in the podcast or suggest guests. See The Midlife & Beyond section of my website for more information and resources to help you navigate change with less stress and more joy! www.joblackwell.co.uk
Stop waking up Tired with Ralph Montague
Sep 14 2023
Stop waking up Tired with Ralph Montague
In this episode, Author of Stop Waking up Tired!, Ralph Montague, talks about the importance of sleep for health, longevity and general well being. Ralph’s top 10 tips for better sleep in a nutshell: ConsistencyDon’t eat large meals before bedCalm your mindGet some natural light every dayExercise, but not in the eveningNo stimulants, like coffee in the afternoon and eveningNo late night liquidsKeep your bedroom cool… and darkDitch blue lights - screensBuy Stop waking up Tired: https://amzn.to/3RbuUqw About this Podcast. Like all transitions, midlife can be messy and sad and glorious all at once, leaving many midlife women feeling rather alone and somewhat invisible. But what does this transition we are experiencing lead to? I'm Jo Blackwell, a photographer, author and coach for women who want more from their lives post 50 and I'm here to remind you that if we manage our health and embrace it, growing older can lead to one of the greatest periods of growth and transformation of our lives. My aim is to help women step into a starring role in their own lives - whatever that means to you. The Midlife Movement was created to change minds about midlife and growing older, one story at a time. Because we only become invisible when when we stop seeing ourselves. email jo@joblackwell.co.uk to take part in the podcast or suggest guests. See The Midlife & Beyond section of my website for more information and resources to help you navigate change with less stress and more joy! www.joblackwell.co.uk
Done with Dieting with Elizabeth Sherman
Aug 31 2023
Done with Dieting with Elizabeth Sherman
Certified Health Coach, Elizabeth Sherman, talked to me recently about our distorted relationship with food that, she believes, we don’t recognise until we hit midlife.We all know we can’t eat and exercise the same way as we did at 20 or 30. Once we understand how food and exercise makes us feel we can get away from the “calories in, calories out” mentality and actually start to become more healthy.Elizabeth’s common sense approach to diet and exercise is a breath of fresh air. As is what she calls “self authority” - who decided what we should eat? Or how a middle aged woman should look? That women should be good cooks or that body hair is unfeminine?What does feminism mean today? And does the “pursuit of happiness” prevent us from living in the moment and actually being happy? Do we need to let go of relentless self improvement? I’d love to know your thoughts!Connect with Elizabeth via her website: https://elizabethsherman.com/ About this Podcast. Like all transitions, midlife can be messy and sad and glorious all at once, leaving many midlife women feeling rather alone and somewhat invisible. But what does this transition we are experiencing lead to? I'm Jo Blackwell, a photographer, author and coach for women who want more from their lives post 50 and I'm here to remind you that if we manage our health and embrace it, growing older can lead to one of the greatest periods of growth and transformation of our lives. My aim is to help women step into a starring role in their own lives - whatever that means to you. The Midlife Movement was created to change minds about midlife and growing older, one story at a time. Because we only become invisible when when we stop seeing ourselves. email jo@joblackwell.co.uk to take part in the podcast or suggest guests. See The Midlife & Beyond section of my website for more information and resources to help you navigate change with less stress and more joy! www.joblackwell.co.uk
Staying Married with Jen Vertanen
Aug 17 2023
Staying Married with Jen Vertanen
Although happy and successful on the outside, at 45, Jen Vertanen felt lonely, sad and bitter. The only thing she hadn’t tried was leaving her husband!In this raw and honest episode, we talk about: Loneliness Childhood traumaDifficult parental relationshipsGaslighting Finding different perspectives on old storiesRole modelsWhat do we mean when we talk about “doing the work”?The need for human connection The challenges of lifelong relationshipsWanting to be alone and without emotional responsibilityEmotional BurnoutHow Jen and her husband came back from the brinkBeing role modelsOur hope for our daughters’ generationWe discuss how we can project our own discontent onto someone we love so strongly that they almost become and effigy for everything wrong in our lives. Ultimately, Jen realised she needed to write new stories that served her better, to stop trying to run from herself or confront herself and work on healing.Find out more about Jen and her coaching practice here: https://jenvertanen.com/About this Podcast. Like all transitions, midlife can be messy and sad and glorious all at once, leaving many midlife women feeling rather alone and somewhat invisible. But what does this transition we are experiencing lead to? I'm Jo Blackwell, a photographer, author and coach for women who want more from their lives post 50 and I'm here to remind you that if we manage our health and embrace it, growing older can lead to one of the greatest periods of growth and transformation of our lives. My aim is to help women step into a starring role in their own lives - whatever that means to you. The Midlife Movement was created to change minds about midlife and growing older, one story at a time. Because we only become invisible when when we stop seeing ourselves. email jo@joblackwell.co.uk to take part in the podcast or suggest guests. See The Midlife & Beyond section of my website for more information and resources to help you navigate change with less stress and more joy! www.joblackwell.co.uk
A Holistic Approach to Aging Well with Annie Gaudrault
Aug 3 2023
A Holistic Approach to Aging Well with Annie Gaudrault
From being the last kid in school to be picked for teams to becoming an endurance athlete in midlife, Nutritionist and Women’s Health Coach, Annie Gaudrault, is an advocate for running as a form of stress release. We talk about camaraderie among women, becoming comfortable with discomfort and being a late bloomer.Annie takes us through her signature 6 Pillars of Healthy Aging”: NutritionSupplementation, if requiredMovementRest and Rejuvenation Emotional HealthPurpose We talk about emotional health, beliefs around aging and mindset, beauty and the importance of having people around us who push us to be the best version of ourselves we can be. Finally, gratitude, self acceptance and the ability to enjoy our lives. Oh, and I finally found out what “pickle ball” is! Enjoy.Buy Breaking the Age Code by Becca Levy: https://amzn.to/3q0jnPq Find out more about Annie and her programs on her website: https://veev.ca/About this Podcast. Like all transitions, midlife can be messy and sad and glorious all at once, leaving many midlife women feeling rather alone and somewhat invisible. But what does this transition we are experiencing lead to? I'm Jo Blackwell, a photographer, author and coach for women who want more from their lives post 50 and I'm here to remind you that if we manage our health and embrace it, growing older can lead to one of the greatest periods of growth and transformation of our lives. My aim is to help women step into a starring role in their own lives - whatever that means to you. The Midlife Movement was created to change minds about midlife and growing older, one story at a time. Because we only become invisible when when we stop seeing ourselves. email jo@joblackwell.co.uk to take part in the podcast or suggest guests. See The Midlife & Beyond section of my website for more information and resources to help you navigate change with less stress and more joy! www.joblackwell.co.uk
Flying High with Nushin Elahi
Jul 20 2023
Flying High with Nushin Elahi
Coach and pilot, Nushin Elahi took to the skies as a trainee pilot in midlife and found herself gaining not only her pilot’s licence, but a new perspective on life! Join us as we talk about feeling invisible, moving outside our comfort zones, the challenges she faced in joining what was essentially, a “Boys’ club” and how learning to fly mirrored her personal development journey. Nushin can be contacted via her Reframe Coaching website: https://re-frame.coach/ Reframe Coaching Buy Nushin’s book “Find your Wings and Fly: Life Lessons from the Cockpit” here: https://amzn.to/46Uao2O For more information on the book in Nushin’s own words, scroll down. About this Podcast. Like all transitions, midlife can be messy and sad and glorious all at once, leaving many midlife women feeling rather alone and somewhat invisible. But what does this transition we are experiencing lead to? I'm Jo Blackwell, a photographer, author and coach for women who want more from their lives post 50 and I'm here to remind you that if we manage our health and embrace it, growing older can lead to one of the greatest periods of growth and transformation of our lives. My aim is to help women step into a starring role in their own lives - whatever that means to you. The Midlife Movement was created to change minds about midlife and growing older, one story at a time. Because we only become invisible when when we stop seeing ourselves. email jo@joblackwell.co.uk to take part in the podcast or suggest guests. See The Midlife & Beyond section of my website for more information and resources to help you navigate change with less stress and more joy! www.joblackwell.co.uk More about Nushin: "I launched my book, Find Your Wings and Fly: Life Lessons from the Cockpit on Amazon in January this year on Blue Monday, so called because it’s considered the gloomiest day of the year. The book is the story of how I became a pilot, but as one reviewer said, it’s about so much more than flying. It is about the way we learn as adults; a story of adapting to change with hope, optimism and courage.For me, it’s a dream come true – a dream I have worked so hard to realise, and at times thought would never happen. I kept going because I had promised myself that I would help the woman who felt as lost and dispirited as I did all those years ago, to realise there was a different path. This has been on my vision board for a very long time. Sometimes, though, that goal doesn’t happen in the time frame you had hoped, and you have to accept that and go with what life gives you. For me, it was lemons, and I couldn’t see how to make lemonade. My son was ill, I didn’t feel like a pilot, I was squarely back in the mum phase. How did I make that authentic in a book where I am telling people they can discover their best life? It was actually working with a coach that helped me find the answer. I knew I wasn’t sorry about what I had chosen, even though I was sad I was in a situation where I had to make those choices. “Own it,” she said. And suddenly I knew the answer. We all have bad weather we have to fly around, and I had a downpour. I just had to acknowledge that, and I did so by writing an epilogue, for all the women who find that things aren’t working out quite the way they wished. A parent or a child who needs care, a body that isn’t functioning the way you would like, a job that doesn’t fulfil. Whatever it is, we all face it, some of us many times over. And I found the more compassion I gave myself, the easier it was. So that was one of the lessons I learnt, but not in the cockpit. And now I hope my book will be, as someone wrote, a paper plane that can help other women discover a different future for themselves."Buy Nushin’s book “Find your Wings and Fly: Life Lessons from the Cockpit” here: https://amzn.to/46Uao2O
Midlife and Mental Health with Kylie Patchett
Jul 5 2023
Midlife and Mental Health with Kylie Patchett
Biologist and self care coach, Kylie Patchett and Jo talk about their experiences of midlife depression in this raw and honest discussion. They touch on: Shame and guiltThe role of HormonesThe role of TraumaTrauma ResponsesDepression as an invitation to heal old woundsThe dark side of resilience, bravery and strength Redefining the roles we play in our own livesThe value of getting out of the head and into the bodySomatic practices, breath work and yogaMental Health First AidReducing stigma The Jim Carrey quote Kylie was thinking of is, I believe: “Depression is your body saying f*ck you, I don’t want to be this character anymore, I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me. You should think of the word ‘depressed’ as ‘deep rest.’ Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character that you’ve been trying to play.” Jim Carrey Books mentioned:“The Woman’s Brain” by Dr Sarah Mackay: https://amzn.to/44gPE3W“The Second Spring, The Self Care Guide to Menopause” by Kate Coddrington: https://amzn.to/3PEdL7V You can find Kylie here: https://www.kyliepatchett.com.au/About this Podcast: Like all transitions, midlife can be messy and sad and glorious all at once, leaving many midlife women feeling rather alone and somewhat invisible. But what does this transition we are experiencing lead to? I'm Jo Blackwell, a photographer, author and coach for women who want more from their lives post 50 and I'm here to remind you that if we manage our health and embrace it, growing older can lead to one of the greatest periods of growth and transformation of our lives. My aim is to help women step into a starring role in their own lives - whatever that means to you. The Midlife Movement was created to change minds about midlife and growing older, one story at a time. Because we only become invisible when when we stop seeing ourselves. email jo@joblackwell.co.uk to take part in the podcast or suggest guests. See The Midlife & Beyond section of my website for more information and resources to help you navigate change with less stress and more joy! www.joblackwell.co.uk
The Secret Life of Clutter with Helen Sanderson
Jun 29 2023
The Secret Life of Clutter with Helen Sanderson
Do you yearn to simplify your life?How much do you anchor your emotions and memories in “stuff”?Are there things you want to hide from yourself? This week I’m talking to de-cluttering expert, psychologist and Interior Designer, Helen Sanderson about how our space affects our well being. See below for more about Helen and her services. About this Podcast. Like all transitions, midlife can be messy and sad and glorious all at once, leaving many midlife women feeling rather alone and somewhat invisible. But what does this transition we are experiencing lead to? I'm here to remind you that if we manage our health and embrace it, growing older can lead to one of the greatest periods of growth and transformation of our lives. I'm Jo Blackwell, a photographer, author and coach for women who want more from their lives post 50.My aim is to help women step into a starring role in their own lives - whatever that means to you. The Midlife Movement was created to change minds about midlife and growing older, one story at a time. Because we only become invisible when when we stop seeing ourselves. email jo@joblackwell.co.uk to take part in the podcast or suggest guests. See The Midlife & Beyond section of my website for more information and resources to help you navigate change with less stress and more joy! www.joblackwell.co.ukAbout HelenHelen Sanderson, author of The Secret Life of Clutter, helps people create beautifully organised, clutter-free homes and live more mindful and meaningful lives. One of the UK’s most experienced and well-respected clutter experts, Helen uses her insights as a practising psychotherapist to understand how our homes reflect our psyches and how to transform both.Helen works with her clients in a holistic and integrated way to help them uncover the ‘why’ behind their clutter, then take positive action to clear whatever blocks stand in their way. This leads to life-changing shifts, which leave people with a new-found clarity and homes that work better on a practical, emotional and spiritual level. The powerful truths she has uncovered through this work can inform and inspire anyone who wants to build a better relationship with the place they live. Website: www.helensanderson.comEmail: hello@helensanderson.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/MinistryOfCalm/Instagram: www.instagram.com/ministryofcalm/ Buy “The Secret Life of Clutter”: https://amzn.to/3NfwkfR
Relationships, Andropause, Menopause and Stress with Claire and James Davis
Jun 22 2023
Relationships, Andropause, Menopause and Stress with Claire and James Davis
Claire and James Davis, aka The Midlife Mentors, are on a mission to get midlifers - and beyond! moving and feeling fitter than ever. Their integrated, science-based approach and compassionate understanding of hormones and life changes makes for a thought provoking, informative episode - with plenty of laughter thrown in!Enjoy - and hit subscribe to be the first to know about new episodes!In this episode, we talk about: 0.54 The joys and trials of working and living together5.57 Is it ever too late to start exercising?9.09 Jo’s personal struggles with mobility and fitness12.04 The pain trap 14.45 Mindset around aging16.40 Andropause19.15 Addressing lifestyle factors19.34 Mindset factors20.34 Libido21.04 Midlife Mental health 22.43 Feeling invisible24.32 Loneliness25.35 Communication26.37 Divorce30.05 Stress35.28 Small steps37.08 Reducing cortisol40.08 An integrated approach to midlife health and happiness You can check out The Midlife Mentors at: https://themidlifementors.com/jo See below for more information about James and Claire.About this Podcast. Like all transitions, midlife can be messy and sad and glorious all at once, leaving many midlife women feeling rather alone and somewhat invisible. But what does this transition we are experiencing lead to? I'm here to remind you that if we manage our health and embrace it, growing older can lead to one of the greatest periods of growth and transformation of our lives. I'm Jo Blackwell, a photographer, author and coach for women who want more from their lives post 50. This podcast is part of my business, The Midlife Movement, on a mission to make the midlife transition easier through coaching, information and community. My aim is to help women step into a starring role in their own lives - whatever that means to you. The Midlife Movement was created to change minds about midlife and growing older, one story at a time. Because we only become invisible when when we stop seeing ourselves. email jo@joblackwell.co.uk to take part in the podcast or suggest guests. See The Midlife & Beyond section of my website for more information and resources to help you navigate change with less stress and more joy! www.joblackwell.co.uk More about James and Claire:Claire and James Davis are the husband and wife team behind the multi-award winning wellbeing company 38 Degrees North and thriving midlife coaching business, The Midlife Mentors.The couple have a successful midlife health podcast; The Midlife Mentors (top 1.5% globally) and their passion is helping midlifers achieve the body, mind and lifestyle they deserve, without giving up what they love or making huge sacrifices.The couple’s science based approach, leveraging their backgrounds and qualifications in psychology, coaching, hormones, nutrition, personal training, stress management, menopause and NLP, empowers individuals with the practical tools and knowledge they need to make positive, long lasting changes to their lives. Claire & James are incredibly passionate about offering an anti-fad approach to the health and wellness narrative. You’ll find no fancy diets or pseudo science - just authentic, balanced information based on years of professional and personal experience. They also work with corporates providing coaching and wellness programmes for individuals and teams, and are regular media commentators. They have also been featured in The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Times, The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller, The Evening Standard and more. https://themidlifementors.com/jo tiktok.com/@themidlifementors instagram.com/midlifementors facebook.com/@themidlifementors
Love the skin you're in with Sherry Jibb
Jun 15 2023
Love the skin you're in with Sherry Jibb
Have you felt any longer term affects on your well being post pandemic?Did you find unexpected benefits to being "locked down"?How can mindful movement benefit you through midlife and beyond?Join Jo and Guest, Sherry Jibb as they share their own challenges through the past few years, and discover how Sherry is empowering women to love the skin they're in.About Sherry:"I believe that every woman in her midlife years and beyond should have access to resources & support that empower and challenge her, but also allow her to start with the body she has at this very moment. Using my Movement Breath and Thought Foundational approach, I empower women to create a strong, mobile, flexible body, calmer mind and a positive mindset.I have been working with women since 1996 helping them create a strong, mobile body, calm mind and positive mindset. I’m a kick ass Grandma, mother, spouse, nature lover, and a converted northern girl. I love to inspire, motivate and empower women in the middle years and beyond to live their best lives. I bring over 25 years of experience into all of my teaching and coaching. It is my mission to help women truly love the skin they are in using small steps to create big sustainable change."Find out more on her website: www.sherryjibb.comAbout this podcast.Like all transitions, midlife can be messy and sad and glorious all at once, leaving many midlife women feeling rather alone and somewhat invisible. But what does this transition we are experiencing lead to? I'm here to remind you that if we manage our health and embrace it, growing older can lead to one of the greatest periods of growth and transformation of our lives. I'm Jo Blackwell, a photographer, author and coach for women who want more from their lives post 50. This podcast is part of my business, The Midlife Movement, on a mission to make the midlife transition easier through coaching, information and community. My aim is to help women step into a starring role in their own lives - whatever that means to you. The Midlife Movement was created to change minds about midlife and growing older, one story at a time. Because we only become invisible when when we stop seeing ourselves. email jo@joblackwell.co.uk to take part in the podcast or suggest guests. See The Midlife & Beyond section of my website for more information and resources to help you navigate change with less stress and more joy! www.joblackwell.co.uk
Authors over 50 with Author, Julia Brewer Daily
Nov 17 2022
Authors over 50 with Author, Julia Brewer Daily
Do you have a story that is burning to be written? Authors over 50 is a new podcast for - yup - authors who have written and published a debut novel or non fiction book over the age 50! In this episode, Jo talks to fellow podcast host, Julia Brewer Daily about the joy of podcasting, later life careers and her newly released novel, The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch, now available on Amazon. Have you ever fancied giving podcasting ago yourself? As mentioned, Jo has made an easy to follow, low cost course on how to set up and run a podcast - check it out here: https://www.joblackwell.co.uk/easy-photo-film-courses-for-business-owners (the podcast cost is at the bottom of the page and is suitable for everyone) About this week's guest: Julia Brewer Daily is a Texan with a southern accent. She holds a B.S. in English and an M.S. in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has been a Communications Adjunct Professor at Belhaven University, Jackson, Mississippi, and Public Relations Director of the Mississippi Department of Education and Millsaps College, a liberal arts college in Jackson, MS. She was the founding director of the Greater Belhaven Market, a producers’ only market in a historic neighborhood in Jackson, and even shadowed Martha Stewart. As the Executive Director of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi (300 artisans from 19 states), which operates the Mississippi Craft Center, she wrote their stories to introduce them to the public. She is a member of the Writers’ League of Texas, the Women Fiction Writers’ Association, Women Writing the West, and the Pulpwood Queens Book Club. A lifelong southerner, she now resides on a ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas, with her husband Emmerson and Labrador retrievers, Memphis Belle and Texas Star. The Midlife Movement is a friendly community which aims to challenge outdated stereotypes around midlife and ageing through the sharing of stories and 121 personal coaching. Find out more here: www.themidlifemovement.com Enjoyed this episode? Rate and review the podcast, and Subscribe wherever you might be listening to it so you never miss a new episode. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-midlife-movement/message
Self Sabotage with Jacqueline Connors MA
Sep 29 2022
Self Sabotage with Jacqueline Connors MA
Have you ever found yourself repeating unhelpful behaviours, self sabotaging your efforts to reach your goals or make changes in your life? This week, Jo is talking to psychotherapist and coach, Jacqueline Connors about why this happens - and how we can break the patterns that keep us stuck, without relying on willpower alone. Jacqueline Connors MA is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist and Mindset Coach who specializes in helping individuals get to the root cause of their issues and reprogram limiting beliefs in the subconscious that affects personal and professional growth. She has over 15 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors at leadership levels for Behavioral Health, has supervised therapists and served as a County Administrator in Health and Human Services. She found Discovery 2.0, her private practice that provides an alternative and modern- day approach for both therapy and coaching. She has a unique blend of skill sets from Psychoanalysis, Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming to Rapid Transformational Therapy. Her therapy and coaching approach effectively change negative and limiting thought process at the subconscious level which improves mindsets and outcomes in life. Jacqueline has customized 30-day programs including a “Midlife Upgrade” program to propel desired changes for the next phase of ones life. For more information visit www.discovery2-0.com or email Jacqueline directly at info@jacquelineconnors.com. The Midlife Movement is a friendly community which aims to challenge outdated stereotypes around midlife and ageing through the sharing of stories and 121 personal coaching. Find out more here: www.themidlifemovement.com Enjoyed this episode? Rate and review the podcast, and Subscribe wherever you might be listening to it so you never miss a new episode. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-midlife-movement/message
Your Inner Wild Woman with Jen le Marinel
Aug 4 2022
Your Inner Wild Woman with Jen le Marinel
Join me as I talk to the powerhouse that is Jen le Marinel about the role of nature in reconnecting to yourself and how reconnecting to our inner wild woman can help us thrive in all areas of our life.  Wild soul, adventurer, coach, trainer and wild guide Jen Le Marinel is on a mission to playfully push the boundaries of what’s possible in life, and to inspire and encourage other women to do the same. After leaving her high-flying and promising career in corporate financial services five years ago, Jen embarked on a series of life-changing adventures. From walking solo from Land’s End to John O’Groats, to living off grid in a yurt in the woods, to spending time with the San bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, Jen is a passionate believer in the power of nature to heal, inspire and bring forth courage. Though her business Wildfire Walks, Jen works with women business leaders who are so busy being good at what they DO, that they’ve forgotten who they ARE. Through a combination of coaching and taking these women out on retreats out in the wild, Jen helps her clients reconnect to who they really are, get clarity about what they really want, and (re)discover the courage to go out there and do it. Affectionately dubbed “the wild woman of the woods”, when not with her clients Jen can frequently be found out and about on some new wild adventure; camped out in the woods, foraging for wild food, hiking the moors, swimming in wild water or simply hanging out in a hammock or around the fire! Find out more about the life affirming programs she offers on her website: www.wildfirewalks.comThe Midlife Movement is a friendly community which aims to challenge outdated stereotypes around midlife and ageing through the sharing of stories and 121 personal coaching. Find out more here: www.themidlifemovement.com Enjoyed this episode? Rate and review the podcast, and Subscribe wherever you might be listening to it so you never miss a new episode. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-midlife-movement/message