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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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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. 

    The power of positivity everyday with Gaby Roslin

    The power of positivity everyday with Gaby Roslin

    Trish and Lorraine talk to the endlessly energetic and upbeat TV presenter Gaby Roslin on how to harness your inner positivity, a skill that has helped her through the ups and downs of life. They also examine how memories play a vital role in our sense of self and wellbeing, and share ideas on how to make special ones, even in lockdown.


    Plus… how to create a power hour in your day and some very silly chat about the glory days of Gladiators and a starring role for Margo the cat


    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 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
     
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    • 47 min
    Bonus Episode: Menopause & Peri-menopause - The Facts

    Bonus Episode: Menopause & Peri-menopause - The Facts

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    In this special one-off episode, Lorraine and Trish speak to women’s health expert and TV GP Dr Sarah Jarvis to find out everything you need to know about the menopause - from hormones to HRT, identifying symptoms and getting the best service from your GP.
     
    Plus: beauty expert Nilam Holmes shares her tips for tackling menopausal skin troubles, and your hosts get nostalgic about DIY 
     
    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 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
     
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    • 44 min
    Emotional eating & weight loss with beauty guru Ateh Jewel

    Emotional eating & weight loss with beauty guru Ateh Jewel

    Lorraine and Trish hear the remarkable life story of beauty writer and entrepreneur Ateh Jewel and find out how she has learned to nourish her body, mind and spirit after a traumatic upbringing.


    Plus: Orgasm tips from a sex psychologist and how to reignite pleasure and intimacy in midlife; Lorraine goes karate crazy and Trish auditions for a voice over...


    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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    • 51 min
    From breadline to best-seller: midlife success with Amanda Prowse

    From breadline to best-seller: midlife success with Amanda Prowse

    Trish and Lorraine discuss reaching a midlife career crossroads and talk to best-selling author Amanda Prowse about how at 42, she went from living on the breadline to becoming a multi-millionaire. Amanda also talks candidly and movingly about her son’s suicide attempt and mental health struggles and offers great advice for parents.
     
    Plus: why good gut health can help during menopause and a nostalgia noodle about 80s soap star heartthrobs


    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
     
    For sponsorship & partnership enquiries: graceoleary@independenttalent.com
     
    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
     
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    Ageing better with Bobbi Brown's beauty & wellness secrets

    Ageing better with Bobbi Brown's beauty & wellness secrets

    Superstar make-up artist and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown tells Lorraine and Trish how she created a billion dollar beauty business from scratch while raising her family, her beauty from the inside out philosophy, and why at 63 she is taking on a brand new challenge.


    Plus: In praise of friends (we miss you in lockdown!); how to help your teens start the University application process and a little reminiscence about 80s headwear and our favourite crisps...


    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
     
    For sponsorship & partnership enquiries: graceoleary@independenttalent.com
     
    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
     
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    • 51 min
    Therapist Philippa Perry solves your midlife dilemmas

    Therapist Philippa Perry solves your midlife dilemmas

    Psychotherapist  and parenting guru Philippa Perry gives Lorraine and Trish some tried & tested advice on theirs - and other listeners’ - midlife problems, from finding harmony at home in lockdown, to unexpected confidence crashes and a peri-menopause identity crisis. Plus what it’s like living with her award-winning artist husband Grayson Perry, and getting creative for a new series of their hit Channel 4 art show.


    Also in this episode: Culture Club, our new midlife book, TV, & film hotlist; plus volume boosting hair tips and an alarming encounter with Fanny Craddock…


    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
     
    For sponsorship & partnership enquiries: graceoleary@independenttalent.com
     
    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
     
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    • 54 min

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