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A show about life in the middle. Midlife isn't a bed of roses. But neither were our younger years! With her guests, Lou Blaser explores midlife's twists and turns so we can go out there, enjoy our middle years, and make the kind of ruckus we've always wanted to make.

Second Breaks Lou Blaser

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

A show about life in the middle. Midlife isn't a bed of roses. But neither were our younger years! With her guests, Lou Blaser explores midlife's twists and turns so we can go out there, enjoy our middle years, and make the kind of ruckus we've always wanted to make.

    173. There are no midlife police.

    173. There are no midlife police.

    Forget what so-and-so said about how someone of a certain age should look or sound or act or behave. In midlife, just as in every other phase of our life, "You Do You" is an awesome principle to follow.
    In this episode, I've distilled five principles for a well-lived midlife, gathered from my own research of midlife's twists and turns and deep conversations with other midlifers on the podcast.
    For the written transcript and all the links, head on over to http://secondbreaks.com

    • 25 min
    172. Can Expressing Gratitude Really Change Our Lives with Nancy Davis Kho

    172. Can Expressing Gratitude Really Change Our Lives with Nancy Davis Kho

    “I would look at the next name on the list and I would spend a whole week just thinking about what specifically have I learned from this person. What good advice have they given me? When did they help me? How am I different because I know them?” — Nancy Davis Kho

    • 40 min
    171. Self-Loyalty: What it Looks and Sounds Like with Nancy Jane Smith

    171. Self-Loyalty: What it Looks and Sounds Like with Nancy Jane Smith

    “One of the ways I started working on self-loyalty is by looking at myself in the mirror, really asking ‘How are you doing today?’ and pausing to hear the answer. And inevitably, when I do this, I get tears in my eyes.” — Nancy Jane Smith

    • 42 min
    170. Stress and Stress Relief 101 with Shulamit Ber Levtov

    170. Stress and Stress Relief 101 with Shulamit Ber Levtov

    "It takes effort to hold that it all in. So, not only are you having a demanding experience on the inside, you're placing the extra demand on yourself to hold it in and to keep a straight face. Without some way to discharge, physiologically and emotionally, what's happening is quite literally like keeping the lid over a pot of boiling water. Eventually, it's going to boil over." — Shulamit Ber Levtov

    • 43 min
    169. Successful Aging: A Physician's Perspective with Dr. Mickey Barber

    169. Successful Aging: A Physician's Perspective with Dr. Mickey Barber

    "If we can stay healthy, and well, and avoid those diseases associated with the aging process, then our chances of being able to participate in things that we really enjoy, are so much better." — Dr. Mickey Barber

    • 39 min
    168. Menopause: Truth Or Consequence with Lorraine Miano

    168. Menopause: Truth Or Consequence with Lorraine Miano

    "Menopause is not an ending. It is a new beginning." — Lorraine Miano

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Mary Beth Simon ,

A Touchstone for Midlife

Lou’s is an expert interviewer and her guests are so smart and open to discussing their experiences and perspectives. This show covers the taboos of midlife in a refreshing and unique way. The guests inspire me to think differently and try new things.

This Podcast is Spot ON! ,

Inspiring and On Point!

Listening to this show always makes me feel a little smarter and hopeful! Lou is engaging and thoughtful. She asks the questions of her guests that you'd want to ask and some you might not think to ask. Love this show!

Paintsplash ,

Thoughtful and Worth the Listen

Second Breaks is very thoughtfully and intelligently created. Lou does a great job asking questions that get insightful answers from her guests. I really like how she’ll take a time out to explain more in depth about things that come up for enhanced clarity. Thank you for making such an enjoyable listening and learning experience!

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