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Are you living in a hormonal hothouse battling it out with your teens while the dog, cat and husband look on? You're not alone. 


Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, helping support women through all aspects of their busy lives. Between them the duo have six children, two dogs, one cat and two husbands. And this time, they’re the ones asking for help. 


Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens they cover it all. 

Postcards From Midlife Lorraine Candy & Trish Halpin

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    • 4.5 • 621 Ratings

Are you living in a hormonal hothouse battling it out with your teens while the dog, cat and husband look on? You're not alone. 


Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, helping support women through all aspects of their busy lives. Between them the duo have six children, two dogs, one cat and two husbands. And this time, they’re the ones asking for help. 


Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens they cover it all. 

    Heartbreak guru Rosie Wilby on breakups & marrying Mrs Right

    Heartbreak guru Rosie Wilby on breakups & marrying Mrs Right

    Comedian, author and self-styled ‘lesbian Louis Theroux’ Rosie Wilby tells Trish and Lorraine what she’s learned about relationships, sex and break ups - and finally marrying the girl of her dreams at 50.
     
    Plus: Secrets of the glossy magazine editors (from fashion shows, to campaigns and celebrity cover cock ups) & can you take HRT after menopause?
     
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    Beating the peri-menopause blues with Kate Thornton

    Beating the peri-menopause blues with Kate Thornton

    TV presenter and broadcaster Kate Thornton tells Lorraine & Trish how her overwhelming peri-menopause symptoms nearly floored her during lockdown. The midlife mum reveals how she’s hoping HRT will ‘give her life back’ and how she uses therapy to reset her mindset.


    Plus: Does neck Botox work & get a skincare glow up with the best exfoliators. And how to tackle life with teens.
     
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    • 48 min
    Elizabeth Hurley has a special message for you

    Elizabeth Hurley has a special message for you

    The supermodel, actor and cover girl joins Lorraine and Trish from her hot pink sofa to talk about her pivotal role in the Estee Lauder Companies’ breast cancer care campaign and explains why this year more than ever women need to be vigilant about their breast checks. Plus tales from her life in lockdown and a special cameo from her beloved spaniel.


    Also on the show: Are you a people pleaser? If so we have some boundary-setting advice for you. And when rose goes wrong - how to have a hangover free summer.
     
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    • 54 min
    A therapist's guide to finding midlife joy with Julia Samuel

    A therapist's guide to finding midlife joy with Julia Samuel

    From coping with meno rage to getting out of a mindset rut, plus the power of setting family boundaries and saying no, best-selling author and psychotherapist Julia Samuel shares the emotional tools every woman needs in midlife. 


    Plus: Culture Club - Trish & Lorraine’s round up of the books, films & TV shows to look at now; re-entry fashion - how to reboot your wardrobe and a nostalgic look back at 90s clubbing days
     
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    Self-belief, midlife success & caring with writer Kate Mosse

    Self-belief, midlife success & caring with writer Kate Mosse

    Trish and Lorraine talk to best-selling author and founder of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Kate Mosse about becoming an overnight success at 45 and her remarkable family life - from marrying her childhood sweetheart to what caring for elderly parents taught her about living well.


    Plus: a surprise way to boost your career, midlife mindset resets and micro acts of kindness will make your day more harmonious.


    Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode
     
    To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com


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    • 55 min
    The menopause sex scandal with Davina McCall

    The menopause sex scandal with Davina McCall

    In a funny, frank and sometimes tearful interview, Davina McCall opens up to Lorraine and Trish about the impact of peri-menopause on her mind, career and sex life. She also shares the shocking truths she learned making her new Channel 4 TV documentary on the subject


    Plus: The brilliant books that help to navigate midlife; Gen X parenting - have we got it right? And a nostalgic homage to Lieutenant Uhura... 


    Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode
     
    To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com


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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
621 Ratings

621 Ratings

Liuiiiisa ,

Very very recommended !

Fantastically entertaining, informative and wide ranging podcast, love it !

catherineg1993 ,

Look forward to listening every Sunday

Great guests (always relevant) interesting chat and inspirational solutions to midlife woes...thank you!

izuszek ,

Thank you !

Love you both and Davina is amazing with her fight for all of us. Enjoy your company every weekend during mine 2h Saturday sanity walk. Thank you for being there and keeping me company 😘

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