We Are More Than Menopause

Allison

The podcast is for anyone who knows that midlife is so much more than just the changes our bodies go through. We explore the ups and downs of midlife, menopause, and life in general.

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Episode 23 Unshakeable Wealth with Lari Olteanu
Dec 14 2023
Episode 23 Unshakeable Wealth with Lari Olteanu
In this insightful podcast, Larissa (Lari) shares her inspiring journey, highlighting pivotal moments that shaped her resilience and positive mindset. The conversation unfolds with Lari recounting a traumatic childhood incident where she intervened to prevent her stepfather from harming her mother. This early experience taught her the profound impact of choices in life.Lari reflects on her challenging adolescence in Moldova, a country with economic struggles, where she shouldered the responsibility of caring for her younger brother after her mother migrated to Italy for work. Undeterred by financial hardships and societal expectations, Lari navigated her teenage years with determination, illustrating the power of gratitude and resourcefulness in the face of adversity.As she embarked on a new chapter in the United States, Lari faced language barriers and cultural differences. Undaunted, she entered the corporate world with a positive attitude and an eagerness to learn. Her commitment to going above and beyond expectations became a recurring theme in her professional and personal life.The conversation delves into Lari's philosophy of impact and purpose. She emphasizes the significance of recognizing the influence we have on others, even in seemingly mundane interactions. Lari's perspective on purpose embraces the idea that life comprises numerous small impactful moments rather than a single grand purpose.Addressing roadblocks, especially those related to her gender and immigrant status, Lari shares her strategy of focusing on personal growth and learning rather than dwelling on external challenges. Her advice emphasizes resilience, choosing not to carry the emotional baggage of others, and finding purpose in daily moments.The podcast concludes with Lari's thoughts on parenting and the realization that, as a mother, she cannot shield her children from life's challenges. Instead, she aims to instill in them the same resilience and positive mindset that has defined her journey.Living her statement of becoming the best version of yourself & building the life that you love waking up to...one with abundant freedom, joy, and peace.Lari's story is a testament to the transformative power of choices, gratitude, and a determined spirit in overcoming obstacles and finding purpose in every phase of life.Find out more about this amazing woman at: www.unshakablewealth.comwww.wearemorethanmenopause.com
Episode 22: Elevating the Self-Love Game
Nov 17 2023
Episode 22: Elevating the Self-Love Game
Join Ally and Pam as they navigate the intricacies of midlife and delve into topics that go beyond the stereotypical narratives. In today's episode, they're exploring a fascinating subject: the art of elevating your self-love game.The conversation begins with a warm exchange between Allie and Pam, setting the tone for a candid and uplifting discussion. As they delve into the main topic, they share personal experiences and insights on the challenges of prioritizing self-love during midlife. The duo draws on their own journeys and dives into a thought-provoking exploration of what self-love truly means.The girlfriends share a self-assessment tool, prompting listeners to reflect on their own sense of self-worth. The questions are thoughtfully crafted, covering aspects like self-perception, the importance of boundaries, and the ability to communicate needs. Listeners are encouraged to rate themselves on a scale of 0 to 5, leading to a powerful moment of self-reflection.At the end of the episode you are encouraged to go to www.wearemorethanmenopause.com to download the self-assessment tool.Whether you're on a journey of self-discovery or simply seeking connection with like-minded women, "We Are More Than Menopause" is the podcast that goes beyond the surface, offering a space where women can embrace their uniqueness and celebrate the richness of this transformative stage of life. Tune in for conversations that inspire, resonate, and remind you that you are more than menopause.www.wearemorethanmenopause.com
Episode 21 Styling with Confidence with Hallie Abrams
Oct 24 2023
Episode 21 Styling with Confidence with Hallie Abrams
Today we are thrilled to bring you a fashion guru who's all about taking the stress out of getting dressed. Hallie, our guest today, is a true throwback in the best way possible.With a background in communication and marketing, Hallie sees clothing as a powerful means of expression. She knows that our outfits send non-verbal cues to those around us, and she's here to make sure those messages are intentional. Hallie's extensive experience in advertising, real estate, and retail gives her the expertise to help clients authentically express themselves through their wardrobe.Hallie's journey in the world of fashion began in 2004 when her sister-in-law returned to work and needed a wardrobe makeover. Word of mouth quickly spread, and Hallie realized there was a white space for honest yet kind guidance in the realm of personal style. In 2005, she launched the Wardrobe Consultant, a systematic, personalized approach to styling that has empowered over a thousand clients from various walks of life.Now that Hallie is entering another stage of life, she knows that fashion needs to be comfortable as well, whether it's hot flashes, night sweats, or a new "menobelly" her sage style advice is dedicated to making fashion attainable and enjoyable for everyone. She firmly believes that clothing is an optical illusion, giving us the power to control where attention goes and where it doesn't. It's all about creating visual harmony and balance, not just for looking put together but feeling confident in your own skin.Join us as we delve into the secrets of styling, building confidence through fashion, and embracing your authentic self with Hallie, the go-to friend for fashion advice. So get ready to transform your wardrobe and style with the "Styling Confidence" podcast.Hallie Abrams The Wardrobe ConsultantJoin Hallie's Facebook GroupWe Are More Than Menopause Facebook Groupwww.wearemorethanmenopause.com
Episode 20 I am as Happy as My Saddest Child
Oct 16 2023
Episode 20 I am as Happy as My Saddest Child
In this heart-wrenching and honest podcast, Allison Kenney and Pam Shipley delve into the profound emotional journey of parenthood and midlife challenges. This conversation revolves around a quote that struck a chord with Allison: "I'm as happy as my saddest child." The wisdom of this quote becomes profoundly clear as Allison and Pam share their personal experiences and insights.Allison starts by reflecting on how her understanding of this quote evolved as her own children became adults. It's not just about having adult children but seeing them go through the trials of life and feeling their anguish as your own. The physical and emotional connections between a mother and her child are explored as they recount experiences like hearing a newborn cry and having a let-down reflex during breastfeeding.The podcast's focus soon shifts to the real-life nightmare faced by Pam as a mother, whose daughter found herself in a bomb shelter in Tel Aviv due to escalating conflicts. Her firsthand account of the emotional turmoil and fear that gripped her when she received the news is both chilling and touching. The conversation delves into the complexities of supporting an adult child during a life-threatening situation, where logic often clashes with raw emotions.The dialogue resonates with parents who have experienced similar challenges, whether their children face life-threatening situations, grapple with mental health issues, or confront relationships and abuse. Allison and Pam's deep friendship and shared experiences add a layer of authenticity to the conversation. Their candid exploration of the universal theme of midlife parenting challenges, combined with Pam's unique experience, makes for a compelling and emotional podcast.www.wearemorethanmenopause.com
Episode 19: Positive Perspectives with Peggy
Sep 27 2023
Episode 19: Positive Perspectives with Peggy
In a world filled with extraordinary women, we bring you Peggy Pepper, a name that's bound to resonate with you as much as her remarkable story will. Her beauty, both inside and out, is awe-inspiring, and today, we're diving deep into what makes her shine.Peggy Pepper is a global positivity propeller, and you can feel her positivity radiate from within. It's in her eyes, her smile, and the very essence of her being. She's not just a motivational and strategic mentor, she's an award-winning creative catalyst and writer, an author, a speaker, and a trusted confidant. Her journey includes successful entrepreneurship and a commitment to seeing the best in others.But what sets Peggy apart is her unwavering belief that the glass is not just half full, it's refillable. She'll share her incredible journey from a challenging point in her life to becoming the radiant, impactful woman she is today. She'll inspire you to embrace your own inner sparks and trust your intuition because, as Peggy believes, we're all born to sparkle in our unique ways.Join us as we unravel Peggy's story and uncover the secrets to living a sparkling life. This podcast is your guide to finding your inner brilliance, even in the most unexpected places. So, get ready to be inspired, motivated, and uplifted, as we embark on this journey with Peggy Pepper.Tune in, believe in yourself, and let's make life sparkle together! ✨💫https://www.positiveonpurpose.com/Blog: https://www.positiveonpurpose.com/weeklycolumnwww.wearemorethanmenopause.com