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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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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. 

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    How to eat well in midlife with Thomasina Miers

    How to eat well in midlife with Thomasina Miers

    In the series finale, Lorraine and Trish take a trip to Thomasina Miers’ kitchen to see the chef and entrepreneur in action. As well as cooking up a delicious feast, she shares her fascinating family story, explains how cooking healed her after battling an eating disorder and why her forties are the decade she’s loving the most.
    Plus: Grumpy about frumpy undies  and a special gift for Trish and Lorraine’s alter egos (ie Marion and Milly)


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    • 59 min
    Juliet Stevenson: Why I refuse to be invisible in midlife

    Juliet Stevenson: Why I refuse to be invisible in midlife

    Actor extraordinaire Juliet Stevenson and campaigner and podcaster Nicky Clark join Lorraine and Trish to talk about the Acting Your Age campaign which calls for more representation of midlife women on screen and stage. Plus what Nicky has learned as a carer for her mum and disabled daughters. And why Juliet has finally married her partner of over 30 years
    EXTRA! Is this the ultimate midlife playlist? Trish & Lorraine turn DJ and pick the best anthems to dance to.

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    • 56 min
    Make your home happy, healthy & stylish with Michelle Ogundehin

    Make your home happy, healthy & stylish with Michelle Ogundehin

    Trish and Lorraine find out why our homes are integral to our wellbeing with interiors expert Michelle Ogundehin, who also shares her key styling tips and where to start if you want to give your home an affordable makeover.
    Plus: Fashion, beauty and lifestyle buys for a joyful summer & tales of a grown up gap year


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    Midlife weight gain, anxiety & diet: Gut guru Tim Spector joins the dots

    Midlife weight gain, anxiety & diet: Gut guru Tim Spector joins the dots

    Professor Tim Spector, author of Spoon Fed and The Diet Myth reveals new research which shows how the gut microbiome affects women in perimenopause and menopause. He tells Trish & Lorraine why depression and anxiety may be 'infectious diseases" and how eating the right food will relieve symptoms and help you live longer.
    PLUS: Your hosts test The Zoe programme and discover what is really going on with their own gut biomes. 

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    • 55 min
    Refresh and revive your midlife skin: special episode

    Refresh and revive your midlife skin: special episode

    Brought to you in partnership with Balance Me: How to reboot your skincare routine when you hit midlife and get that healthy glow: Trish and Lorraine ask sisters Clare and Rebecca Hopkins, co-founders of the multi-awarding Balance Me, what works and what doesn't when it comes to holistic skin care as we age. We tackle the big skin dilemmas from Rosacea to dryness and find out which products prompt improvements. #AD
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    • 39 min
    Fern Britton: living her best second act post divorce

    Fern Britton: living her best second act post divorce

    Trish & Lorraine meet TV presenter extraordinaire Fern Britton who looks back on her remarkable career and some of the shocking hurdles she overcame as a working mother of four; learning to beat imposter syndrome and becoming a best-selling author in her second act. And Fern also reveals how her post-divorce move to Cornwall has recharged her batteries.
    Plus: The nine-step plan for emotional healing; will it work for you? Trish tries it out.

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    • 56 min

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