21 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
    • 5.0 • 40 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.

    How To Be A Boss At Ageing - Christmas Break!

    How To Be A Boss At Ageing - Christmas Break!

    I'm taking a short break from the podcast until early 2021, I'll be back with more great guests and experts in the New Year so make  sure to stay subscribed to be the first to hear new episodes.

    In the meantime have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Follow me on Instagram @annikisommerville

    • 35 sec
    'All Feelings are Waves,' with Anna Mathur

    'All Feelings are Waves,' with Anna Mathur

    In this weeks episode Anniki talks about grief and loss with psychotherapist and author Anna Mathur. It's a tricky episode if you've just lost someone but hopefully will offer some tips and support on how to navigate each day and cope with difficult feelings. Please do share if you think it will help someone who is going through tough times and needs coping strategies.

    Resources:

    https://www.annamathur.com - Anna's website

    https://www.cruse.org.uk/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA5bz-BRD-ARIsABjT4njb5s1ELtLX7wWXcrdT51-Cj7_Yosx8uLPfFNc_FsKpsGZMWiAASnsaAmviEALw_wcB - Cruse Bereavement Counselling

    Edited and Produced by Alex Graham

    • 33 min
    'Motherhood is Heavy Going' with Helen Serafinowicz

    'Motherhood is Heavy Going' with Helen Serafinowicz

    In this episode Anniki talks to Helen Serafinowicz, the writer of the hit TV series Motherland about all things motherhood and writing related. They touch on tension in motherhood (and how Helen had to wear a neck brace from lack of sleep and Anniki lost two teeth) and on how tough it can be (it’s rewarding too of course but they possibly talk less about this). Motherland has a special Christmas episode coming out so watch out – it’s SOMETHING to look forward to in these trying times anyway...

    Edited and Produced by Alex Graham

    • 24 min
    'I've Got this' with Kim Palmer

    'I've Got this' with Kim Palmer

    In this lockdown special episode Anniki talks to Kim Palmer who founded the Clementine app. Kim and Anniki talk about anxiety at work, and offer up tips on tangible things to try if you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Anniki also does some outdoor recording from her local park and offers tips on how to get through lockdown (including the merits of a sausage sandwich and going on the slide).

    Clementine app https://clementineapp.com/

    Breathing exercises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odADwWzHR24

    Edited and Produced by Alex Graham

    • 38 min
    Wild Motherhood in Your Forties with Neeley Moore

    Wild Motherhood in Your Forties with Neeley Moore

    In this episode Anniki talks to Neeley Moore who became a mum at forty-five. They discuss the experience of being older parents and how it’s both tiring and inspiring at the same time. Neeley also talks openly about her path to parenthood and how she tried IVF and then opted for a double donor. They also talk about swimming outdoors and why it’s something to perhaps trial in these cold, winter months.

    Resources:

    Where Neeley had treatment: StorkKlinik Copenhagen – www.storkklinik.dk

    Follow @saragottfriedmd – for information on hormones and anxiety

    Books that Neeley recommends: ‘The Hormone Reset Diet- Sara Gottfried. MD , ‘In the Flo,’ Alisa Vitti

    Produced and Edited by Alex Graham

    Music by Paul Wells

    • 36 min
    ''Wearing Linen Isn't Compulsory" with Sam Baker.

    ''Wearing Linen Isn't Compulsory" with Sam Baker.

    In this episode Anniki talks to Sam Baker about her book 'The Shift- How I lost and found myself after 40- and you can too.' They discuss why the attitude to men ageing versus women is so different, how menopause can take us by surprise and how we become increasingly invisible. They also talk about Anniki's chin hair and how older women are expected to embrace linen in a big way. And why are so many female bosses seen as 'batty old women' or 'heartless bitches'?

    Resources:

    Sam Baker's book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shift-lost-found-myself-after/dp/1529329760/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+shift&qid=1603522415&sr=8-1

    Follow me on Instagram @annikisommerville

    Produced and Edited by Alex Graham

    Music by Paul Wells

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

heartpour ,

Love it

Raucous fun so bloody real and refreshing love it

laruiva ,

Love this podcast

Really honest, revealing, intimidate. Feels like I’m listening in on conversations between friends which is exactly what I want right now. Anniki brings out the best in all her guests and is truly herself, which is so refreshing.

MissSqueaker MissSqueaker ,

Boss at Ageing

Brilliant, loved it ❤️❤️❤️

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