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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. 

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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. 

    Trinny Woodall’s guide to everyday glamour

    Trinny Woodall’s guide to everyday glamour

    Lorraine and Trish kick off Series 3 with the help of makeover queen and beauty entrepreneur Trinny Woodall. Discover her everyday beauty and style secrets for midlife and find out how she built a cosmetics empire from scratch in her fifties. 


    Plus: Midlife milestones: what success means to us; and rethinking jeans: why it’s time to discover new denim


    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


    Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode
     
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    • 49 min
    We're coming back for series 3

    We're coming back for series 3

    Lorraine and Trish will be back with Postcards from Midlife on Sunday 22nd November. Here’s a little sneak peek at what they have in store…


    Want to join the conversation, ask a question or share your midlife story? DM us @postcardsfrommidlife.com, join our Facebook group or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com.




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    • 2 min
    Everything you need to know about the menopause (in less than 1 hour)

    Everything you need to know about the menopause (in less than 1 hour)

    Join Lorraine and Trish in this one off special episode for World Menopause Day as they share everything they've discovered about the menopause during Series 1 and 2 of Postcards From Midlife. From the 34 symptoms women can experience, to what's actually going on with our hormones, plus the facts about HRT - hear from experts and celebrities on how to successfully manage this time in your life.


    We'll be back with Series 3 in a few weeks time but in the meantime you can get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story: DM us @postcardsfrommidlife, join our Facebook Group or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com
     
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    • 50 min
    Caitlin Moran on surviving the midlife meltdown

    Caitlin Moran on surviving the midlife meltdown

    In the last episode of Series 2, best-selling writer Caitlin Moran chats to Lorraine and Trish about how heading into peri-menopause took her completely by surprise, when she thought she knew everything there was to know about being a woman. Find out how she coped when her daughter battled an eating disorder, why witches are cool and how she finally gave in to yoga... 


    Plus: What to do when your teens finally flee the nest and, for the first time, Lorraine tackles her frown lines with Botox.


    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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    • 56 min
    Good sleep: what it is and how to get it

    Good sleep: what it is and how to get it

    Not being able to drift off and waking up in the 3am worry zone, poor sleep is the bane of many women's lives (especially when you throw in a hot flush or two). Lorraine and Trish talk to sleep psychologist Kathryn Pinkham about what we need to do to break the cycle and get a good night's rest every night.


    Plus: talking money with teens, the cool new way to get dressed and in praise of Keanu Reeves (and Richard Briars)


    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


    Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on your own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode
     
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    • 40 min
    Ageing better not younger: get your midlife glow on

    Ageing better not younger: get your midlife glow on

    Trish & Lorraine meet health and beauty coach Karen Cummings-Palmer to find out the lifestyle tweaks and changes for diet, skin and exercise that will have us feeling and looking our most gorgeous in no time.


    Plus: at last, the teens go back to school, books we're loving, natural deodorants and why we'll never forget 1996.


    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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    • 40 min

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