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The all inclusive weekly podcast for women in midlife and beyond. From relationships to careers, health and wellness to amazing interviews with prime time women like Patricia Heaton, Carla Hall and Marilu Henner, we talk about it all. Join our conversation.

HOT FLASHES & COOL TOPICS Hot Flashes & Cool Topics

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 110 Ratings

The all inclusive weekly podcast for women in midlife and beyond. From relationships to careers, health and wellness to amazing interviews with prime time women like Patricia Heaton, Carla Hall and Marilu Henner, we talk about it all. Join our conversation.

    Josie Bissett Part 2: From Melrose Place to an Incredible Midlife

    Josie Bissett Part 2: From Melrose Place to an Incredible Midlife

    On this episode, we continue our conversation with actress Josie Bissett.  Now that her children are in college, Josie finds herself in a place many midlife women themselves - a place of transition.  We discuss her work during this time of transition, her health and wellness and her hopes for the future (an ensemble series perhaps?).  Of course, we talk menopause as well.


    We discuss her children's book Tickle Monster and how it has become such a mainstay for many families to promote bonding and laughter.


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    • 23 min
    Josie Bissett: From Melrose Place to an Incredible Midlife

    Josie Bissett: From Melrose Place to an Incredible Midlife

    This week's guest is the incredible actress Josie Bissett.  Josie is recognized internationally for her role as the popular 'Jane Mancini' on FOX-TV's "Melrose Place," which ended its successful seven-year run in May 1999. 


    The Seattle native began her career in front of the camera at the age of 12 as a model in print advertisements and television commercials.  At 16, she left home and moved to Japan to further her career and at 17 headed to Hollywood to make her mark.  Josie soon landed the role of 'Cara' on "The Hogan Family," where she spent two seasons.  Within two years of her arrival in Los Angeles, Josie was cast on "Melrose Place" and quickly became one of television's most recognizable actors. 


    In Part 1 of our interview, we talk to Josie about her recent guest appearance on Fantasy Island and now as an empty nester, her desire to enter the acting world again.  She shares how her career started and what it was like to be married young in Hollywood.  We also dish on what it was like to work on the set of Melrose Place and so much more.


    Part 2 of our Josie Bissett interview will be available on Wednesday. 


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    • 36 min
    Anxiety Sisters: The Healing Power of Social Connection

    Anxiety Sisters: The Healing Power of Social Connection

    On this episode, we talk to the Anxiety Sisters.  Anxiety was already the most common mental health disorder in the United States, and then came the Pandemic. So if you’re feeling anxious, join the Anxiety Sister's Club.


    Abs (Abbe Greenberg) and Mags (Maggie Sarachek) have spent the past thirty years figuring out how to outsmart their anxiety-ridden brains, and the last five years sharing what they’ve learned with a growing online community of more than 200,000 like-minded sufferers from 200+ countries who are looking for ways to cope better every day. In their new book, THE ANXIETY SISTERS’ SURVIVAL GUIDE: How You Can Become More Hopeful, Connected, and Happy, Abs and Mags offer everything you’ve ever wanted to know about anxiety but were too anxious to ask. 


    We talk to the women about their community, their anxiety survival kits and how the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems can help or hurt your anxiety levels.  You don't have to go it alone!


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    https://anxietysisters.com/


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    • 48 min
    Women Over 50 Film Festival: A Place to Be Seen and Heard

    Women Over 50 Film Festival: A Place to Be Seen and Heard

    On this episode, we celebrate women over 50 with the Women Over 50 Film Festival.  The festival's creator Nuahla O'Sullivan shares her story and how the festival came to be.  In 2014 she wrote and produced a short film, Microscope, and it was her experience of submitting this short to film festivals and attending festivals that brought home to her how underrepresented older women were on both sides of the camera.  WOFFF was then created.


    Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) champions and showcases the work of older women on screen and behind the camera with an annual short film festival and year-round events and film screenings.  Every film WOFFF screens has a woman over 50 at the heart of it on screen or a woman over 50 as the writer, producer or director. There’s no upper age limit and all genders are invited to submit films.


    This year's event will be a hybrid of online and in person and people around the world will be able to virtually watch the 57 2021 films beginning September 25 through October 2nd.


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    • 39 min
    Having Thyroid Problems? Understanding Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism with Lisa Andrews

    Having Thyroid Problems? Understanding Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism with Lisa Andrews

    On this episode, we speak with Registered Dietician Lisa Andrews about our thyroid gland.  What it is?  What it does in the body? What are the problems associated with it?  We learn symptoms of hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and Hashimotos and how many mirror perimenopausal symptoms.  Lisa wrote the book The Complete Thyroid Cookbook and she shares dietary concerns, food sensitivities and inflammation.  It is important that women in midlife ask that their thyroid levels be checked because many don't even realize there is a problem.  


    Lisa is the owner of Sound Bites Nutrition in Cincinnati where she shares her nutrition knowledge through teaching, counseling, cooking demos, and freelance writing. She has over 30 years of experience in the field of nutrition. Lisa is the author of the Healing Gout Cookbook, Complete Thyroid Cookbook and upcoming Heart Health Meal Prep Cookbook.  She is active in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a House Delegate representative for Ohio and has served as president and chair on professional issues. Lisa’s line of food pun swag, Lettuce beet hunger supports those suffering food insecurity in Cincinnati. 


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    • 32 min
    BOLDER NOT OLDER WITH HAIR BIOLOGY

    BOLDER NOT OLDER WITH HAIR BIOLOGY

    On this episode, we discuss the many hair challenges women face in midlife and beyond. Procter & Gamble's Head Disruptor Kim Jackson and Principal Engineer of Research and Development Connie Roetker join us to talk about Hair Biology, a line of hair care found at Target.  Yes, we said Target! 


    Hair Biology believes in the power of celebrating age and the experience that comes with it. Procter & Gamble has formulated products designed to work with our unique hair biology, for diverse women who know that spirit and confidence don't stop as we get older, and neither should beautiful hair.


    You can find styling products, full & vibrant, soft & hydrated as well as silver & glowing products.  Best of all, they work and can be easily found at your local target.


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    • 40 min

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