12 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, a self-described “Boomer by Birth, Millennial at Heart”, and her guests 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.
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.

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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, a self-described “Boomer by Birth, Millennial at Heart”, and her guests 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.
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.

    Ep.12 Hotels & Bedbugs and Facing Your Fears

    Ep.12 Hotels & Bedbugs and Facing Your Fears

    In today's episode, Terri talks about her aversion to hotels, her fear of bedbugs and how she's not letting this little phobia get in her way of having fun.
    Todays drink: The Red Snapper (AKA Bloody Mary) invented at the St. Regis Hotel's King Cole Bar
    Find the recipe here 

    • 10 min
    Ep.11 Decluttering Help in Midlife

    Ep.11 Decluttering Help in Midlife

    In this episode we explore the idea of decluttering for creativity, quick decisions and just feeling good.
    Today's Drink is a Dirty Martini, made with Gin Mare Gin
    2.5 oz Gin Mare Gin
    .5 oz dry vermouth
    .5 oz olive juice
    Chill Gin and martini glasses before making.
    Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker or glass cocktail mixer and stir until very cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass and add a drop of very good quality olive oil and an olive for garnish.
    Get on with your decluttering life with these Gurus
    Marie Kondo on Netflix
    Outer Order Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin
    A Slob Comes Clean Podcast by Dana White

    • 10 min
    Ep.10 Midlife Planning Party

    Ep.10 Midlife Planning Party

    Finding a way to get all those brilliant thoughts and ideas from her head to wherever is never an easy task for Terri.
    A Big Idea for the New Year is to find a system that works for her.
    What works best? Paper, digital or both?
    What to do with all the Aperol you bought for Summer?
    Make the Paper Plane:
    3/4 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
    3/4 oz Aperol
    3/4 oz. Amaro Nonino
    3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
    Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake
    Strain into a coupe glass.
    Balance Bound Planner
     
    Passion Planner
     
    Wellness While Walking Podcast
     
     
    Links:
    Give us a Call (636) 649-4839 thats (636) Mix-itFX
    Follow Terri on Instagram
    Mixing Up Midlife Facebook Page
    Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group
    Email Terri: MixingupMidlife@gmail.com
    Visit the Mixing Up Midlife website

    • 10 min
    Ep.09 My Sandwich Generation Story

    Ep.09 My Sandwich Generation Story

    With the passing of her 90-year-old mom, Terri is no longer part of the sandwich generation and contemplates the idea of being the oldest generation in her family now, which is driving her desire to create a community for women in midlife even more than before.
     
    Join the Facebook Group Mixing up Midlife discussion to read Terri’s intention for the New Year and leave a comment with your own intention.
    Today's Cocktail was the the Lavender Bees Knees 
    Lavender Bee's Knees Cocktail
    2 oz gin
    ¾ oz lavender honey syrup
    ¾ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
    combine all of these ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake it until your hand gets cold. strain it into a coupe glass and add a twist of lemon, a honeycomb or a sprig of lavender to garnish.
    To make the Honey Lavender syrup:
    combine 1/4 of honey with 1/4 cup of water and about 2 T of lavender flowers over low heat. Stir the mixture until its totally combined which will take about 10 mins or so.
    pull the mix off the heat and set aside to cool. Strain into a glass jar and keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
     
    I used Empress 1908 Gin, which is a beautiful purple gin that gets its color from butterfly pea blossom.
     
     

    • 11 min
    08. Unscripted and Off the Rails

    08. Unscripted and Off the Rails

    In this episode, Terri goes rouge without a script or an outline as a challenge to see if she can have a cohesive thought while having hot flashes.
    Luckily, the Celebrated Sagamore is spectacular and you should definitely make it.
    https://sagamorespirit.com/cocktails/celebrated-sagamore/
    INGREDIENTS
    1.5 oz Sagamore Rye 3 oz Sparkling Cava .5 oz Lime Juice .75 oz Spiced Cranberry Syrup DIRECTIONS
    Add Sagamore Rye, lime juice, and spiced cranberry syrup to a champagne flute. Swirl the glass to mix. Tilt glass and gently pour in Cava. Garnish with lime and cranberry. Spiced Cranberry Syrup: Mix equal parts water, sugar, and fresh cranberries in a pot. For every one cup cranberries, add one cinnamon stick and one rosemary sprig. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes. Chill overnight, and strain. This is similar to the syrup Terri makes:
    https://www.thelittleepicurean.com/2014/11/cranberry-orange-bourbon.html
    In a small pot, bring water and sugar to a boil.  Add cranberries and stir until coated in syrup.   Cook for 30-45 seconds just before the cranberries start to pop open.  Remove from heat and transfer to a 1/2 liter jar.  Add cinnamon stick.  Pour in brandy.  Pour in enough sugar syrup to fill the jar.  Cover with lid and let chill in the fridge for at least 48 hours before using.  The longer it sits, the better it gets
    6 oz fresh cranberries, washed and picked 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup water 1 cinnamon stick 1/2 cup brandy Here's Katherine, The5kilotraveller

    • 13 min
    07. Laughing more in Midlife

    07. Laughing more in Midlife

    In this week's episode, Terri is looking for ways to laugh more. Being a contestant on a trivia game show was a good start, but trying to put magnetic lashes on herself really made her laugh.
    Give us a Call (636) 649-4839 that's (636) Mix-itFX
    Follow Terri on Instagram
    Mixing Up Midlife Facebook Page
    Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group
    Email Terri: MixingupMidlife@gmail.com
    Visit the Mixing Up Midlife website
    Today's drink was the Last Laugh, created by bartender Abigail Gullo 
    To Make:
    3/4 ounce gin
    3/4 ounce green Chartreuse
    3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
    3/4 lime juice
    cava, to top
    Garnish: lime twist 
    DIRECTIONS
    Add first four ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
    Add ice, cover and shake well.
    Strain into a champagne flute.
    Top with cava and garnish with a lime twist.
    Click here for Charisma on Command’s take on how to laugh more and here for the original Ellen Degeneres and Julia Roberts clip
    You're the average of the five people you spend the most time with
    Daryn Carp Instagram
    Darren Goldberg Instagram
    Daryn and Darren Gameshow 
    Ardell Magnetic Lashes
     

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

melmaill ,

Fun, unpredictable and inspiring

I love the self-deprecating humor of this podcast - plus Terri’s energy and enthusiasm and sense of exploration. It is not just another self-help podcast, but more one that makes you feel like you are hanging with your best friend and getting motivated to DO SOMETHING (and something fun!)

CaCoConn ,

Mix it up with Terri

This podcast has made me laugh out loud, but also has caused me to pause and think about what I am now ready to take on that I might not have been able or willing to before. Terri pushes herself to try big new ideas, but also smaller ones, and I think this is a terrific framework with which to approach midlife. Plus, she is so fun and energetic, you will certainly feel refreshed after each episode. Thanks for being a great guide, Terri!

LadyTealsCurios ,

Terri's Upbeat and Hilarious!

It's never too early to drink with Terri. Her upbeat positivity gives renewed energy in a world that seems to drain it all away!

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