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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. 

    Fashion: Reinvent your midlife look with stylist Erica Davies

    Fashion: Reinvent your midlife look with stylist Erica Davies

    Instagram queen Erica Davies joins Lorraine and Trish to solve your burning fashion dilemmas: from wearing print and colour to the right underwear for your shape, as well as creating a whole new capsule wardrobe with the best High Street, online and vintage buys.
     
    Plus: brilliant books to solve a reading drought; teen bathroom horror stories and a nostalgic homage to Wendy Richards
     
    Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com
    Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Get a positive midlife mindset with Martine Wright

    Get a positive midlife mindset with Martine Wright

    Trish and Lorraine meet the disabled Paralympian and motivational speaker, Martine Wright MBE, who lost both her legs in the 7/7 terrorist bombing on the London Underground. On the eve of her 50th birthday, Martine reveals the positive mindset and coping strategies that helped her not only survive this near-death experience in 2005 but also helped her to thrive and create a remarkable life she feels she was destined to live. And she talks us through her midlife journey and how HRT has helped her day-to-day life.
     
    Plus: getting into the groove with some midlife dance moves; the seven types of rest we all need, and a nostalgic look at teenage bedtime routines


    Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com
    Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode
     
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    • 54 min
    Nell McAndrew on finding your fitness mojo

    Nell McAndrew on finding your fitness mojo

    Model and TV presenter Nell McAndrew tells Trish & Lorraine about her running and fitness strategies, how to get motivated when you don’t have the time or energy and the secrets of ‘exercise snacking’. 


    Plus: Generation resignation: giving up the day job for a more fulfilling side hustle; getting nostalgic about the Green Cross code man and celebrity spotting Adam Ant


    Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com
    Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode
     
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    • 59 min
    Kathy Lette on sex & love after divorce

    Kathy Lette on sex & love after divorce

    Best-selling novelist Kathy Lette shares her wit and wisdom with Lorraine and Trish: from midlife divorce and sex with a younger man, to the life lessons that have helped her achieve second act happiness.
     
    Plus: return of the agony aunts! Trish & Lorraine solve your dilemmas from teen pocket money to anti-vax hairdressers
     
    Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com
    Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Bonus Episode: Join the Menopause Revolution!

    Bonus Episode: Join the Menopause Revolution!

    Recorded in front of a live audience, Trish and Lorraine host a panel discussion during Menopause Awareness Month with Carolyn Harris MP, women’s health specialist Dr Shahzadi Harper and co-founder and CEO of Cult Beauty, Alexia Inge. Up for discussion: how workplaces can do more to support menopausal women, the power of creating midlife communities and the landmark Parliamentary Bill set to make HRT free for all women in the UK.
    Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com
    Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode
     
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    • 38 min
    The feelgood episode! Shopping, cocktails & wild swimming

    The feelgood episode! Shopping, cocktails & wild swimming

    Lorraine & Trish take a trip! Oxfordshire beckons for your hosts as they head off into the countryside for a weekend getaway together (minus Margo the cat, husbands and teens). The duo reboot their style with a personal shopper, get stuck into a Martini or two and Trish tries out a freezing swim in a lake for the very first time. 
     
    Listen in for: fashion & shopping tips, style tricks, witty friendship memories and a guide to wild swimming for the first time with your midlife mates 


    Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com
    Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode
     
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    • 53 min

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