10 episodes

The magnificence and rapture of womanhood are often not passed down from our mothers. We are all too familiar with stories of sacrificing, shrinking, and overcoming. The majority of women are left to feel like something is constantly missing. And what’s usually missing is the feminine essence of every single one of them.

Dr. Amanda Hanson is a clinical psychologist and a global influencer who has helped millions of women to reimagine their lives, reconnect with their feminine side, and heal generational trauma.

In each episode, Dr. Amanda will introduce you to concepts of womanhood that will ignite your radiance, ease the confusion, and help you craft an unshakeable foundation of self-worth.

Whether you are seeking guidance, inspiration, a deeper reflection on your life, or knowledge for making your lifetime of being a woman more fulfilling ~ The Midlife Muse podcast is for you.


For women of all walks of life, regardless of their origin, religious views, age, or previous experiences, this is a universal platform that unites safe women across the globe.

Midlife Muse: Things Your Mother Never Told You Dr. Amanda Hanson

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

The magnificence and rapture of womanhood are often not passed down from our mothers. We are all too familiar with stories of sacrificing, shrinking, and overcoming. The majority of women are left to feel like something is constantly missing. And what’s usually missing is the feminine essence of every single one of them.

Dr. Amanda Hanson is a clinical psychologist and a global influencer who has helped millions of women to reimagine their lives, reconnect with their feminine side, and heal generational trauma.

In each episode, Dr. Amanda will introduce you to concepts of womanhood that will ignite your radiance, ease the confusion, and help you craft an unshakeable foundation of self-worth.

Whether you are seeking guidance, inspiration, a deeper reflection on your life, or knowledge for making your lifetime of being a woman more fulfilling ~ The Midlife Muse podcast is for you.


For women of all walks of life, regardless of their origin, religious views, age, or previous experiences, this is a universal platform that unites safe women across the globe.

    Understanding Fear and Safety from a Man's Perspective: Man or Bear? EP9

    Understanding Fear and Safety from a Man's Perspective: Man or Bear? EP9

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    I enjoyed diving into a deep and meaningful conversation with my 23-year-old son, Hayden. Together, we explored our family dynamics, perspectives on contemporary societal issues, and the intriguing "man or bear" dilemma that has sparked conversations globally.
    I feel incredibly fortunate to have another one of my children joining the show. Grateful for the opportunity, Hayden shared his excitement about deepening the discussion around man or bear. We discussed our family’s unique trait of engaging in profound and lengthy conversations, often turning a brief interaction into a deep discussion. Hayden acknowledged how this family practice makes “typical”, superficial conversations in the world less intriguing for him.
    As we unpack the viral TikTok question: "If you were alone and lost in the woods, would you rather encounter a random man or a bear?" Initially part of a viral trend, this question serves as a litmus test for understanding perspectives on safety and trust in society. Last week, my daughter Ava and I discussed this, and I now seek Hayden’s viewpoint.
    Hayden expressed his initial reaction, both shock and disappointment, but was quickly able to pivot into curiosity rather than outright dismissing the question. He reflected on how societal issues and behaviors shape such hypothetical dilemmas, noting the importance of discussing these issues to raise awareness and understanding.
    Hayden was surprised to hear that his mom, sister, and girlfriend would rather face a bear than a random man in the woods. This initial shock led Hayden to ponder deeper societal issues affecting women's sense of safety. Through our discussion, he understood why many women might have this instinctive preference, acknowledging the unfortunate reality of how some men are perceived as more threatening than wild animals.
    We then critically examined the notion that men are traditionally seen as protectors of women. Hayden questioned the validity and genuine sentiment behind this concept, especially in light of contemporary issues like restrictive abortion laws. He argued that these laws reflect control rather than protection, challenging listeners to consider the broader implications of so-called protective behaviors.
    So, how should men respond to issues raised by women? Hayden talked about the natural defensive reaction many men have and how it hinders meaningful dialogue. He stressed the importance of curiosity and empathy, advocating for men to listen and engage rather than immediately defend. 
    Hayden shared the negative influence of figures like Andrew Tate, who perpetuate toxic masculinity. He emphasized that such influences thrive on insecurities and lead young men astray. Hayden advocated for listening to oneself and seeking positive role models who promote genuine respect and empathy.
    Hayden shared his experience living with his male friends and learning to express emotions openly. He highlighted the relief and clarity from honest conversations, underscoring the value of emotional vulnerability and communication. Reflecting on my parenting philosophy, I noted how I avoided "baby talk" and engaged my children in meaningful conversations from a young age. This approach has fostered my children's ability to handle deep and challenging dialogues.
    The episode ended with me expressing my desire to explore topics like patriarchy and its impact on both men and women even further. 
    Our interaction reminded me of the importance of deep, empathetic conversations within families and society. Our discussion highlighted critical societal issues and offered insights into fostering better understanding and stronger interpersonal relationships.
    Thank you for joining us and having this engaging conversation. Stay tuned for more episodes where we continue to explore important and thought-provoking topics.
     
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    • 34 min
    Man or Bear? Why Women Feel Safer with Wildlife EP8

    Man or Bear? Why Women Feel Safer with Wildlife EP8

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    Have you heard about the man versus bear debate in the woods? Women would rather encounter a bear than a random man in the woods, surprising, not really. This idea stems from the belief that masculine energy is intimidating and unsafe for women and the notion that women have to teach men about their experiences.
    I'm joined by my special guest, my daughter Ava, for another deep conversation about how societal norms have pushed women to choose the bear. Ava's unique insights and personal experiences bring a valuable perspective to the conversation on gender dynamics and communication. 
    Focusing on fostering empathy and healthy relationships, we offer practical strategies and thoughtful observations on the impact of masculine energy on women. Engaging in open, honest conversations and committing to deepening understanding makes her an essential contributor to discussions about gender relations and balance in relationships.
    We explore masculine energy's impact on women and its influence on communication and relationships, providing practical strategies for engaging in deep and meaningful conversations with men to foster understanding and connection. Balancing feminine and masculine energies in relationships is significant for improved communication and harmony.
    Statistics on violence towards women versus bear encounters underscore the need for creating safer environments. The preference for encountering a bear over a random man reveals a deep-rooted fear of exploitation and harm. We emphasize the importance of open and honest conversations with men about women's fears and experiences to foster empathy and understanding. Addressing societal biases and power dynamics through dialogue is crucial for promoting safety and inclusivity.
    Masculine energy impacts women and relationships, stressing the need for a balanced dynamic that allows for mutual support and understanding. We challenge traditional notions of masculinity and embrace empathy in relationships as key components of fostering healthy connections. The transformative potential of engaging in curious conversations about gender dynamics is an opportunity for personal and collective growth.
    You never know who you're going to help. The power of listening, understanding, and fostering curiosity in relationships cannot be overstated. This episode aims to provide practical insights and strategies to help navigate the complexities of gender dynamics, ensuring safety and fostering healthy, balanced relationships.
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    • 37 min
    An Honest Conversation on Violence Against Women in Entertainment and Setting Boundaries with Ava EP7

    An Honest Conversation on Violence Against Women in Entertainment and Setting Boundaries with Ava EP7

    Are you seeking to achieve deeper intimacy and understanding in your relationships? Do you want to truly connect with your loved ones on critical societal issues? If so, you're in the right place. We dive into the heart of complex relationships and societal perceptions to spark a more profound understanding of how the media we consume affects how we show up in life.
    In this special episode, I sit down with my daughter, Ava, to explore the often uncomfortable yet crucial conversations about violence against women in entertainment and the importance of setting boundaries. You may not have even noticed the on-screen violence, as we as a society have been so conditioned that it is okay to see women being raped and beaten. But once the veil has been lifted, you will see women's current male-depicted role in most media.
    Have you ever felt uneasy about your partner’s media choices but didn't know how to address it?  You’re not alone. Many of us have been told to let it go, not rock the boat, or that it’s not a big deal. But the pain of suppressing your truth and seeing no change in your relationship will lead to unhappiness. 
    Ava shares her discomfort with a popular TV show, Game of Thrones, the portrayal of women, and how she opened a conversation with her boyfriend about his TV choices. This discussion opens a deeper conversation about media influence, relationship dynamics, and societal norms. We offer a fresh perspective on approaching sensitive topics and setting healthy boundaries.
    This raw and honest episode dives into the intricate layers of relationships and societal issues. Together, we'll explore the power of meaningful conversations and media and discover their profound impact on our lives and relationships.
    Join us on this journey towards greater connection and understanding.
     
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    • 45 min
    Embracing Menopause with Curiosity and Grace EP6

    Embracing Menopause with Curiosity and Grace EP6

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    Join me on my journey through menopause as I share my unique experience as a woman. This isn’t about negating anyone else's experience; I am offering my perspective with the hope that it might resonate with some of you.
    Let’s explore menopause from multiple lenses. As a woman who honors the natural world and a psychologist who views human experiences through a distinct lens, I bring a dual perspective to this conversation, from silent bystander to active participant, sharing insights on the female body, life's cycles, and the impact of societal structures.
    We live in a patriarchal system that often shames natural aging processes like menopause. If we shift our perspective to a matriarchal viewpoint, emphasizing feminine consciousness and holistic well-being we can approach menopause with curiosity and celebration. This has allowed me to navigate menopause with grace, not seeing it as something broken or wrong.
    I’m sharing my journey with alternative healing and natural childbirth and how our narratives influence our experiences. These stories have shaped my approach to menopause, fostering a sense of awe and wonder rather than fear and confusion.
    There is an interconnectedness of our physical and mental health, the importance of what we put into and onto our bodies, and how societal expectations influence our perception of menopause. By embracing a narrative of love, honor, and curiosity, we can redefine this stage of life.
    Whether you're experiencing menopause, approaching it, or simply curious about a different perspective, I invite you to listen with an open heart. This is for anyone ready to explore a new narrative and find beauty in the natural cycles of a woman's life. 
    Let's celebrate our bodies and the profound journeys they take us on.
     
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    • 30 min
    Feminine Consciousness and the Cycles of Womanhood: Periods, Childbirth, Menopause EP5

    Feminine Consciousness and the Cycles of Womanhood: Periods, Childbirth, Menopause EP5

    ​​If you're feeling weighed down by the shame and inconvenience of your natural cycles, like periods, childbirth, and menopause, then you are not alone! The societal narratives around these life phases have been deeply entrenched in patriarchal beliefs, leading to feelings of embarrassment, inconvenience, and fear. Let’s explore the phases of womanhood from the patriarchal and matriarchal lens. Which one would bring us more celebration and joy?
     Women have been conditioned to view their bodies and experiences through a lens of shame and limitation. Still, there is a different way to approach these cycles, one that honors and celebrates the feminine consciousness. Why have the cycles of our bodies been looked at as inconveniences? After all, without the woman’s body and natural cycles, there would be no life on this planet. 
    Everything you thought you knew about your body and its cycles was just a fraction of the truth. A truth that has kept you feeling shameful and embarrassed about your beautiful body that creates life: we need to bring feminine consciousness to the surface to begin leading to a life of beauty, power, and profound wisdom. 
    Join me as I share the real stories of periods, childbirth, and menopause through a matriarchal lens. Come with an open mind and be ready for a paradigm shift that will challenge societal norms and unlock the hidden potential within you. This is your invitation to a more beautiful way of living and being. 
    The changing of the lens starts here, and the possibilities are endless.
    Are you curious to explore the untold narrative of womanhood? The path to feminine consciousness awaits.
     
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    • 38 min
    Aging as a Spiritual Journey EP4

    Aging as a Spiritual Journey EP4

    Are you tired of the overwhelming pressure to maintain a youthful appearance? Have you found yourself trapped in a cycle of trying endless anti-aging products, only to feel unsatisfied and constantly striving to keep up? 
    It's time to break free from the toxic beauty culture holding you back and redefine your worth beyond appearance. We need to explore how embracing natural aging can lead to a sense of liberation, allowing you to tap into the beauty of your journey. Aging should be celebrated, not shamed. 
    About seven years ago, as I sat in the salon watching all these beautiful women, including myself, apply harmful chemicals to their scalps, I realized something needed to change. This ignited my curiosity, and I began to ask deeper questions.
    Why did we all feel we had to harm ourselves with these toxins being rubbed into our scalps to be acceptable in society? Why aren’t gray hairs a sign of wisdom instead of something we try to hide? That moment changed everything and opened a new lens on the beauty industry and the world of aging with confidence. I let my grays grow out and haven't dyed my hair since. 
    I have decided to accept the story that aging is a natural, beautiful, privileged part of my life. There's nothing to change. There's only everything to honor, celebrate, and notice. ~Dr. Amanda
    Aging is a natural process that should be embraced rather than feared. It is a journey of wisdom, experience, and growth. Embracing the changes with age can lead to a deeper sense of self-acceptance and confidence.
    Join me in discovering the true essence of aging as a spiritual and transformative experience on the Midlife Muse Podcast.
     
    The Muse Community: The Muses. A Safe Sisterhood Where Women Heal Women
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    Connect with Dr. Amanda Hanson on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlife.muse/.
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    • 24 min

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Empowered

Wow! An incredibly empowering podcast that all women need to listen to and implement into their lives. Thank you so much!

Becky Barberini ,

The best role model 🥰 thank you !

So much wisdom and thoughtfulness has gone into this podcast.
We need more like you as role models for women.
So much of this stuff never gets talked about and I am so grateful to have found this at the age of 37 also questioning so much of the standard and believes in our society around beauty self worth as a women and so much more. You bring so much into the light and are someone I know look up to.
Thanks Amanda, I greatly appreciate you.

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