25 episodes

Conversations with women in their mid and elder years, exploring how we might reimagine menopause as a liberating, alchemical moment from which to shift into an authentic and fulfilling future. Hosted by writer, psychologist and mythologist Dr Sharon Blackie.

The Hagitude Sessions This Hagitude Sessions

    • Society & Culture

Conversations with women in their mid and elder years, exploring how we might reimagine menopause as a liberating, alchemical moment from which to shift into an authentic and fulfilling future. Hosted by writer, psychologist and mythologist Dr Sharon Blackie.

    Roz Savage

    Roz Savage

    Roz is an author, speaker, and the first (and so far only) woman to row solo across the world’s “Big Three” oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian. She was inspired to brave the oceans when she realised two things: 1) we are all capable of much more than we tend to believe we are, and 2) we need to make big changes if we’re going to live fulfilling lives on a thriving planet. She holds four Guinness World Records, is a Member of the Order of the British Empire, and was National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2010. Roz is passionate about each of us living to purpose as an ongoing exercise and bringing the best of ourselves into the world in service to our own evolution – individually, collectively as humanity and as part of the greater web of life. 

    • 49 min
    Stella Duffy

    Stella Duffy

    Stella Duffy is completing a doctorate training in Existential Psychotherapy and her research is in the embodied experience of postmenopause. As well as her private psychotherapy practice, Stella has worked in NHS cancer psychological support, hospice bereavement support, and is currently working with a low-cost community mental health service. Alongside her therapy work, Stella is an award-winning writer of seventeen novels, over seventy short stories and fifteen plays and worked in theatre for over thirty-five years as an actor, director, facilitator and improvisor. She was awarded the OBE for services to the Arts in 2016 and has been active in equalities and inclusion work in arts and LGBTQ+ communities for many decades. She is also a yoga teacher, leading regular workshops in yoga for writing.

    Stella has been postmenopausal since chemotherapy for her first cancer in her mid-30s, and has an especial interest in life after menopause – a conversation sadly lacking in the prevalent current discourse.

    • 50 min
    Hannah MacDonald – September Publishing

    Hannah MacDonald – September Publishing

    Hannah MacDonald (b.1971) grew up in Oxford and began working in publishing after studying English and American Literature at Manchester University. After twenty years of publishing at Andre Deutsch, Random House and HarperCollins, Hannah founded September Publishing. She is also the author of two well-received novels, The Sun Road and Julianna Kiss, and a winner of a Betty Trask Award for first novels. Starting an independent publisher was a natural extension of a life-long, escapist pleasure in buying, reading and – above all – sharing good books. She lives with her family in Kent. @septemberbooks

    • 48 min
    Kate Codrington

    Kate Codrington

    Kate is the author of Second Spring: the self-care guide to menopause. Published by Harper Collins, it offers a psychological map for menopause. Kate mentors people in perimenopause and beyond, 1-2-1 online, runs groups, nature-based Yoga Nidra sessions, hosts the Life - An Inside Job podcast, and creates multi-level art textile projects. When she’s not doing these things you’ll find her playing in her compost heaps.

    • 45 min
    The Hagitude Sessions: Jody Day

    The Hagitude Sessions: Jody Day

    The Hagitude Sessions: Jody Day by Dr Sharon Blackie

    • 51 min
    The Hagitude Sessions: Christine Valters Paintner

    The Hagitude Sessions: Christine Valters Paintner

    The Hagitude Sessions: Christine Valters Paintner by Dr Sharon Blackie

    • 56 min

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