88 episodes

Mixing Up Midlife is a weekly show for mid-lifers and empty nesters who want to shake up their middle years one challenge at a time.
Each week Terri and Melissa will be trying out things they’ve always dreamt of doing or have been curious about trying but hadn’t had the freedom (or courage) to do through the guidance of an expert guest, a self help book or an online app.
Part reality show, part audio diary and part cocktail hour, each week women in their fifties and beyond will be challenging themselves by taking improv and writing classes, getting photographed in very public places, attending conferences for the time and remembering how to have fun in midlife.

Mixing Up Midlife Terri

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Mixing Up Midlife is a weekly show for mid-lifers and empty nesters who want to shake up their middle years one challenge at a time.
Each week Terri and Melissa will be trying out things they’ve always dreamt of doing or have been curious about trying but hadn’t had the freedom (or courage) to do through the guidance of an expert guest, a self help book or an online app.
Part reality show, part audio diary and part cocktail hour, each week women in their fifties and beyond will be challenging themselves by taking improv and writing classes, getting photographed in very public places, attending conferences for the time and remembering how to have fun in midlife.

    Are We Too Old For TikTok?

    Are We Too Old For TikTok?

    Are we too old for TikTok? Terri is pretty tech savvy, and loves all things social,  but "doesn't get it". Is it because we're over 50 and didn't grow up with social media or is it something else?  All the TikTok stars she knows, she knows because of the Taylor Strecker Show.TSS co-host, Andrea Lopez Comedy is a TikTok sensation and does an incredible Kourtney Kardashian impersonation.
    Melissa has a night time routine that includes TikTok and she gets the social platform just a tad bit more than Terri. "You don't find it, it finds you". Melissa has found Whiteyy18 and Caseyrieger8
    Weekend Watch:
    Weekend Watch:
    Fabulous Fungi Netflix
    The Hack HBO Max
    Clickbait Netflix
    Fossey Verdun
    Pippin (the movie) Amazon
    the D’Amelio show Hulu
     
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    • 32 min
    Life Design and Reframing Thoughts

    Life Design and Reframing Thoughts

    We go from a reframing thoughts exercise to a Creative Live rabbit hole with Life Design.
    Weekend Watch:
    Loki, The Bureau, No Murders in the Building, Hacks, The Other 2,
    Cocktail: 
    Negroni Sbagliato Equal Parts Campari, Sweet Vermouth and Prosecco

    • 36 min
    Reframing the Negative & Feeling Positive in Midlife

    Reframing the Negative & Feeling Positive in Midlife

    Can you reframe negative thoughts and become more positive? Terri and Melissa are doing a week of self-help with help from a blog article, a TedX talk and a Creative Live Course.
    Melissa is on the cutting edge of the Weekend Watch with her recent picks of The Other Two on HBO Max and Only Murders in the Building on Hulu
    Terri is still watching The Cook of Castemar  on Netflix (and thankfully was able to turn off the English dubbing), Ted Lasso  on AppleTV+ and Loki on Disney+
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    • 29 min
    Everything I Know, I Learned From YouTube

    Everything I Know, I Learned From YouTube

    elissa may be in this Squeeze video, but she’s not the one on the guy’s shoulders
     
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    • 25 min
    84.Transistions and Ch Ch Changes in Midlife

    84.Transistions and Ch Ch Changes in Midlife

    It's a therapy sesh, live from the nook (AKA the closet). Terri & Melissa discuss major life  transitions  and Melissa gives some great ideas on how to get a feel for a town when you're not living there.
    Do you have a town that you think is an incredible place to "retire" in? We'd love to hear from you.
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    • 38 min
    Is It A Vacation or An Adventure?

    Is It A Vacation or An Adventure?

    We're together again ( and we can't help but sing about it)! 
    Are vacations adventures or adventures vacations? What is River Fashion and why should you always check the brooms in pit toilets.
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    Do you have an idea for a great adventure? Let us know!

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Mxmill3 ,

Shaken, not Stirred, with a Shot of Laughter

Terri and Melissa are your new fun friends always ISO their next caper. I learn a little, I laugh a lot and I look forward to where they will head next as they live life fully in the midlife lane. Authentic and down to earth, come meet the gals you wish lived next door!

Carrie Super Stew ,

Always a good laugh

Terri and Melissa are your two friends you didn’t know you needed until now! Warm, funny, sarcastic in the best way: give them a listen. You’ll walk away with a great recipe for a cocktail, maybe a challenge or two , something to laugh about and discover things you didn’t know you were missing!

Rockin Bobby ,

Fun

Great job Terri!

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