46 episodes

In order to grow we must reveal our truth and stand in it. I am brave.  It doesn't mean that I'm not afraid. And I love myself for where I was, where I am, and, who I will become.In a world where women of a certain age are often overlooked, I’m on a mission to flip the narrative and redefine what it means to be middle-aged. Are you wanting a life you’re not living? Do you want to connect with like minded women who are curious about what the future holds? With humor and compassion join April Pruitt; greeting card creator, writer, podcaster, and professional nerd, as she dives into honest conversations about her personal journey along with a variety of guests whose own stories can help cultivate a community of support and understanding that we’re not alone in this. Get ready to bloom!

LIVING IN MID-BLOOM April Pruitt - Host

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

In order to grow we must reveal our truth and stand in it. I am brave.  It doesn't mean that I'm not afraid. And I love myself for where I was, where I am, and, who I will become.In a world where women of a certain age are often overlooked, I’m on a mission to flip the narrative and redefine what it means to be middle-aged. Are you wanting a life you’re not living? Do you want to connect with like minded women who are curious about what the future holds? With humor and compassion join April Pruitt; greeting card creator, writer, podcaster, and professional nerd, as she dives into honest conversations about her personal journey along with a variety of guests whose own stories can help cultivate a community of support and understanding that we’re not alone in this. Get ready to bloom!

    Who Said Healing Would Be Easy?

    Who Said Healing Would Be Easy?

    We want to hear from you! Send us a text and share your thoughts.In this episode, I share my ongoing journey of emotional struggles, self-care, and facing some of my fears. Life can be scary! I talk about the importance of being kind to yourself and taking small steps towards positive change. I also offer encouragement for those going through similar experiences. Chapters00:00 - Navigating Emotional Struggles and Self-Care03:39 - Facing Fears and Finding Strength06:03 - The ...

    • 9 min
    The Impact of External Validation on Personal Growth

    The Impact of External Validation on Personal Growth

    We want to hear from you! Send us a text and share your thoughts.In this conversation, I discuss the theme of external validation and its impact on my personal growth journey. I reflect on my complicated relationship with my late mother, struggles with body image and self-worth, and the importance of focusing on internal healing. I also talk about my podcast and how I created it as a way to support women of a certain age and share their stories. I share my ongoing journey of organizing my hom...

    • 12 min
    Black Woman Searching...Part Two - Friendships

    Black Woman Searching...Part Two - Friendships

    We want to hear from you! Send us a text and share your thoughts.Hey everyone. In this episode, I reflect on my journey through friendships and the invaluable lessons I've learned along the way. Join me as I share insights on the importance of setting boundaries, embracing authenticity, and making self-care a priority.I open up about my own experiences with toxic friendships and the pivotal realization that I no longer want to sacrifice my own comfort for the sake of others. Ackno...

    • 17 min
    Black Woman Searching...Part One

    Black Woman Searching...Part One

    We want to hear from you! Send us a text and share your thoughts.In this episode, I share some of my past experiences in dating. I talk about how I used external validation to boost my self-esteem and the profound impact that medication and therapy had on my mental health journey. Looking back, I realize now how I lacked self-awareness during that time. Through it all, I'm reminded how my curiosity and questioning myself are key in my personal growth. So, join me as I dive into th...

    • 19 min
    Unstoppable Jen: A Story of Resilience

    Unstoppable Jen: A Story of Resilience

    We want to hear from you! Send us a text and share your thoughts.In this episode, I interview the amazing Jen Hall, Co-Founder of Ambition to Success. We discussed her time in the military (training to be an air traffic controller), her painful spinal disease, and becoming a successful entrepreneur. We touched on topics such as her addiction to pain medication, and experiencing discrimination as a woman in the military as well in the health care system. Jen shared her heartf...

    • 44 min
    The Power of Memoir Writing

    The Power of Memoir Writing

    We want to hear from you! Send us a text and share your thoughts.In this episode, I have a heartfelt conversation with award winning author, Linda Joy Myers.Linda Joy Myers has always been haunted by the power of the past to affect people in the stream of time. She learned about World War II through her grandmother, a passionate Anglophile who would rhapsodize about the unfairness of war. Together they watched stark black and white documentaries about the war when Linda Joy was thirteen, and ...

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

heather Ridge ,

Black women searching

April you got this love it keeping real!

1977C ,

A Wonderful REAL Podcast

As a 40ish year old woman, I am really loving this podcast. Ms. Pruitt is so real and so transparent about her life and personal struggles, and I appreciate that. I have also experienced quite a bit of those same issues growing up and also presently. This podcast is a great place to come for inspiration and encouraging talks from a host who understands and “gets it”.

trish38 ,

So open and honest!

April leads the way through self-discovery in middle years with honesty, vulnerability and humor. Delightful!

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