12 episodes

Designing Midlife is an authentic take on how to conquer this new phase in a woman's life.
Does reaching midlife have to really be a “crisis” or can it be an exciting opportunity for growth, change or renewal?
Taj Hunter Waite talks about the variety of changes we experience and how we can intentionally design midlife to be the best phase of our lives yet!

Designing Midlife Podcast Taj Hunter Waite

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Designing Midlife is an authentic take on how to conquer this new phase in a woman's life.
Does reaching midlife have to really be a “crisis” or can it be an exciting opportunity for growth, change or renewal?
Taj Hunter Waite talks about the variety of changes we experience and how we can intentionally design midlife to be the best phase of our lives yet!

    Show Up For Yourself with Yolanda White, DAYO ~ a self-love movement

    Show Up For Yourself with Yolanda White, DAYO ~ a self-love movement

    With March being Womens Month, I've spent a lot of time the past couple of weeks engaging with other midlife women sharing our stories of the pursuit of fullfilment in our respective lives.  Today I introduce you to Yolanda White, an executive leader that has managed iconic brands in the cosmetic, automotive, food and beverage industries and now revolutionizing women’s leisure fashion as CEO of her own loungewear brand, DAYO.
    Yolanda's transition into her entrepreneurial endeavor is backed with over 17 years of marketing leadership experience at The Coca-Cola Company. She prides herself in being a cutting-edge business leader and an inspirational force for all things related to uplifting women.
    With only being on the scene for 2 years, many fashion and lifestyle publications, including Essence, People, Madame Noir, Rolling Out and others have featured Yolanda's empowering brand DAYO for its style, commitment to self-love and the face of the brand, Chilli of TLC. This force to be reckoned with is steadfast in her vision of disrupting the loungewear and pajama industry in bringing women an elevated style and functionality, so they can "show up for themselves" and feel their best. Join this self-love movement, volume up and enjoy the journey of Yolanda White.
    Follow us on IG @designingmidlife
     

    For more information on our inspiring guest, you can find Yolanda and DAYO here:

    DAYOwomen.com

    IG: @DAYOwomen

    IG: @IAMYolandaW

     

    This episode is sponsored by: All Things Taj ~ virtual interior design consultants solving all your design dilemmas a Zoom call away!

    • 44 min
    BONUS SOLO EPISODE: Mourning and Reinvention in Midlife (a personal message)

    BONUS SOLO EPISODE: Mourning and Reinvention in Midlife (a personal message)

    Hi Everyone, have you been checking in on your strong friends?

     

    We have so many moving parts in our lives in this season of midlife. It's complicated, it's stressful, it's unfamiliar in a lot of ways and honestly, it takes work to stay positive and feel confident about where our journey is taking us.

     

    This is a bonus solo episode where I'm catching you up on recent unexpected events that resulted in a period of mourning BUT also a renewed perspective on reinvention midlife. This one's short and sweet! I urge you to check in on your strong friends, we're all going through something.

     

    Thanks for listening, and as always, I'd love to hear your feedback. Leave a review, send me an email, let's chat!

     

    One love, Taj XO
     
    Follow us on IG @designingmidlife
    This episode is sponsored by: All Things Taj ~ virtual interior design consultants solving all your design dilemmas a Zoom call away!

    • 10 min
    Mastering Menopause Early

    Mastering Menopause Early

    Hello everyone, and welcome to episode #10.  With us today all the way from the UK is Deborah Forsythe, The Menopause Consultant. I came across Deborah's practice on social and her content spoke me.  What we all come to realize as midlife women is that our journey to menopause looks and feels different for each of us.  I've been wanting to explore and simply talk about all that well, we don't about enough when it comes to this pivotal phase in our lives. So, needless to say, I'm very excited to share this episode with you.
    With over 25 years of experience in aesthetic medicine, Deborah is certified by the Marion Gluck Academy, in hormone balancing therapy using Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and body identical therapy.
    Her interest in Menopause and related hormonal disturbances came from her own experience. Despite knowing and understanding the process, when it happened to her, she describes it as chaos. Deborah promised herself she would find the pathways to empower other women with the opportunity to change their own experience and take control of their menopause in a productive way. Through her work, Deb's clients regain their confidence and make informed decisions about their menopause transition.
    Follow us on IG @designingmidlife 
    For more information on our special guest, you can find Deborah here:
    DeborahTheMenopauseConsultant.com
    IG: @themenopauseconsultant
    Facebook: Deborah Forsythe - The Menopause Consultant
    This episode is sponsored by: All Things Taj ~ virtual interior design consultants solving all your design dilemmas a Zoom call away!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Embracing Paths to Healing with Rashia Bell, The Cristalline

    Embracing Paths to Healing with Rashia Bell, The Cristalline

    You’re about to hear an interview with Energetic Interior Designer and Crystal Healer Rashia Bell, the co-founder of THE CRISTALLINE, a multi-faceted lifestyle company that works to help you create balance within all areas of your life.
    I’m always exploring tools for wellness, and how to reinforce wellness in my home (as well as for my clients). I’m sure you’ll agree, this midlife maven is passionate and could probably give a Ted talk on the journey of healing, embracing crystals and seeking healthy ways to process the valleys we experience in life.
    Rashia has taken a uniquely holistic approach to the spaces she transforms for THE CRISTALLINE. The foundation for her design process is specializing in personal healing work, where she has lead workshops for all ages, private events and retreats around the world. Her work is to show her clients how to find balance within themselves and greater encompassing the spaces they inhabit.
    To learn more about Rashia, follow her on her social channels at:
    IG: @thecristalline

    FB: @thecristalline

    TheCristalline.com

     

    re-vityl.com

    IG: @re.vityl

    FB: @re.vityl


    This episode is sponsored by All Things Taj, LLC, an interior design boutique firm ~ providing virtual design consultations ~ with a focus on modern design and incorporating culture and wellness into our personal spaces.
    I'm your host, Taj.  Thank you for spending this time with me.  I hope you've subscribed to the podcast, and please leave a review.  Your thoughts and feedback mean the world.  I also invite you to subscribe to my newsletter at DesigningMidlife.com where I share a lens into my life and "midlife musings" I find along the way.
    If you're on Instagram, follow @designingmidlife  for inspiration and exclusive behind-the-scenes you won't find anywhere else. Afterall, we truly believe #thebestisyettocome ;-)
     

    • 45 min
    Living Authentically with Yvette Harris, Your PR Publicist

    Living Authentically with Yvette Harris, Your PR Publicist

    Welcome to episode #8, Everyone!  Today we have a special guest who listened to that voice within, stepped out on faith and has garnered a professional legacy of working with cultural communities with a focus on amplifying the very broad lens of women of color.  Yvette Harris is the PR Publicist you need, she is always Love & Light.  She's your Sis that not only tells you BUT show's you the glass is truly half full - and, she follows it up with a dozen happy reasons why & ideas to execute.  Can we collectively shout, Yes and Yes!!
    As we prepare to close out 2020 and hopefully kick-off 2021 on a higher vibration, this interview is right on time.  I hope you enjoy listening to this midlifers' journey of tuning into that inner voice to lead the way.

    • 45 min
    Breast Health Real Talk with Dr. Donna Marie Manasseh

    Breast Health Real Talk with Dr. Donna Marie Manasseh

    Today we're learning all things related to breast health with Dr. Donna Marie Manasseh.  I hope you'll agree with me that Dr. Manasseh and I covered all the bases (from what to expect from your doctors, to the impact of weight, what we eat and much more).  I'm also sharing for the first time in a public platform my personal breast story.
    Dr. Donna-Marie Manasseh is the Director of Breast Surgery at the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to joining the Maimonides team, she was the Co-Director of the Women's Breast Center and the Chief of Breast Surgery at Stamford Hospital. She is a strong advocate of empowering women by educating them about breast health and disease, in the hopes that this education will lead to earlier detection and a better chance of being cured. Dr. Manasseh is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and I think I could have spent the entire episode listing her numerous awards and accolades {smile}.  She is a treasure, ladies. 
     
    We love to hear your feedback.  Thanks for spending this time with us. Please share, rate & review.  
     
    Stay in touch:
    You can find Dr. Manasseh here.
    Follow us on Instagram @designingmidlife or designingmidlife.com
     
     

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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This was the best podcast ever. Such valuable information. Thanks for sharing!🥰

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Wellness in the Home

You should do a TED talk on wellness in the home. So thoughtfully delivered. I’m left wondering around my home and noticing things I could change (for the better) and I never noticed before.

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