31 episodes

‘How to Be a Boss at Ageing’ is the irreverent and funny podcast by Anniki Sommerville which tackles the question- who the heck am I now that I’m an ‘older’ woman? Each episode tackles a different issue, interviewing different female experts and focusing on how to combat falling out of love with your work, dealing with grief, coping with menopause and look okay without people saying things behind your back.

How To Be A Boss At Ageing Anniki Sommerville

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

‘How to Be a Boss at Ageing’ is the irreverent and funny podcast by Anniki Sommerville which tackles the question- who the heck am I now that I’m an ‘older’ woman? Each episode tackles a different issue, interviewing different female experts and focusing on how to combat falling out of love with your work, dealing with grief, coping with menopause and look okay without people saying things behind your back.

    Rural life, Mental Health and Writing with Rebecca Schiller

    Rural life, Mental Health and Writing with Rebecca Schiller

    In this episode Anniki interviews Rebecca Schiller about her new book - Earthed and they talk about writing, rural life (and the myths around how idyllic it is) and mental health. Rebecca was diagnosed with ADHD there’s also an ad for Anniki’s book - please do buy if you haven’t already!

    Resources

    https://uk.bookshop.org/books/earthed-a-memoir/9781783965496?aid=482 

    https://www.you.co.uk/this-was-the-good-life-so-why-did-i-want-to-smash-it-to-pieces/

    https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/

    https://www.instagram.com/motherswhowrite/?hl=en

    Follow Anniki on Instagram - @annikisommerville

    Anniki's new book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Be-Boss-Ageing-navigate-ebook/dp/B08RZ8W8VK

    Produced and Edited by Alex Graham

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    • 31 min
    Why Do we Booze so Much? with Mandy Manners

    Why Do we Booze so Much? with Mandy Manners

    In this episode Anniki interviews coach Mandy Manners about how our relationship with alcohol shifted during lockdown and many of us upped the ante. This doesn't have to represent a problem necessarily but if you feel that now rules are relaxing, your relationship with booze has become problematic then this episode is for you. They discuss why drinking is so much part of the British culture, how to socialise sober and when it might be a good opportunity to kick drinking altogether.

    Resources:

    https://www.lovesober.com- for more on Mandy's (with Kate Baily) coaching services

    For Mandy and Kate's book: https://www.lovesober.com/love-yourself-sober-book

    For meditation that really works- https://www.tarabrach.com

    Follow Anniki on Instagram - @annikisommerville

    Anniki's new book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Be-Boss-Ageing-navigate-ebook/dp/B08RZ8W8VK

    Produced and Edited by Alex Graham

    If you've enjoyed this episode don't forget to follow this podcast wherever you're listening. If you're on Apple podcasts it would be great if you could leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating and a review!

    • 34 min
    How Play Can Set Us Free with Emma Worrollo

    How Play Can Set Us Free with Emma Worrollo

    In this episode Anniki talks to Emma Worrollo about how we can be more playful. As we get older there can be a tendency to be a bit rigid in our mindset and to tell ourselves that we aren't playful or that it's silly. It's also common for many mums to feel out of control and anxious when play gets 'out of hand'. So how can we cut loose sometimes and be less regimented in our parenting style?

    https://www.theplayfulden.com - Emma's website

    @the_playful_den - Emma's IG

    Anniki's new book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Be-Boss-Ageing-navigate-ebook/dp/B08RZ8W8VK

    Produced and Edited by Alex Graham

    • 31 min
    Here's How to Breathe with Jess Harrod

    Here's How to Breathe with Jess Harrod

    In this episode Anniki talks about breathing and breath work with Jessica Harrod who is an expert in this area. They discuss why we often pant and hold our breathe when we're busy and distracted and how this leads to anxiety/anger and a feeling of being out of control. Jess also does a quick and easy breathing technique that you can integrate into your day if you're feeling on edge and not quite yourself. At the end of the day breathing is something that we don't really think about but it plays a pivotal role in how we feel emotionally so creating more awareness can be really helpful - whether you suffer with anxiety or whether you just want to feel stronger and better equipped to deal with whatever life throws in your direction.

    If you've enjoyed this episode don't forget to follow this podcast wherever you're listening. If you're on Apple podcasts it would be great if you could leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating and a review!

    Follow Anniki on Instagram - @annikisommerville

    Anniki's new book! - https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Be-Boss-Ageing-navigate-ebook/dp/B08RZ8W8VK

    Resources:

    Instagram @breathe_out_with_jess

    Facebook @BreatheOutCoachingBreathwork

    Website http://www.breathe-out.com/

    Book that Jess mentions by James Nestor - to find out more about the science of breathing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Breath-Lost-Science-Misunderstood-Function/dp/0241289084

    • 34 min
    Perimenopause Power with Maisie Hill

    Perimenopause Power with Maisie Hill

    In this episode Anniki interviews Maisie Hill who has written a brilliant book all about perimenopause. The thing is it’s a subject that really needs demystifying as so many women don’t really understand what the difference is between menopause and perimenopause, don’t really know how to navigate the world of supplements/HRT and therefore suffer in silence or go to their GP on the back foot and not aware of what the next step might be. One of the key things Maisie advises is tracking your periods so you become more aware of your cycle, how you feel on different days and whether there are fluctuations as you approach menopause. They also discuss Maisie’s early days living in New York and how Anniki has always dreamed about living there but sadly seems to have missed the boat.

    Maisie’s book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Perimenopause-Power-Navigating-hormones-menopause/dp/1472978862

    And for Anniki’s book about ageing (which includes chapters on the MENOPAUSE) – do pre-order here:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Be-Boss-Ageing-navigate-ebook/dp/B08RZ8W8VK

    • 38 min
    Do the Hustle (No Please Don’t) with Gayle Haddock

    Do the Hustle (No Please Don’t) with Gayle Haddock

    In this episode Anniki speaks to Gayle Haddock about her role helping women feel more confident so they can develop their business ideas. The thing is starting your own business is really hard work and it pays to be cautious when you look at social media and it looks like a breeze. They also chat about the terrible term ‘side hustle’ and why we need to be mindful that not everyone has to have one especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed. They also chat about how buying dungarees is an addiction and how that comes at a cost.

    Resources:

    Gail’s business: https://www.hustleandfox.com/

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

kmelllddjd ,

Great podcast

Really enjoyed listening to this

ValeB8 ,

Funny and so relatable!

Short episodes that are ideal to listen to whilst on the go (or cleaning the kitchen after dinner!) full of wit and humour to cover important topics for women in their 40s

heartpour ,

Love it

Raucous fun so bloody real and refreshing love it

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