33 episodes

The Tea’s Made is a weekly podcast celebrating calm, connection, and community, hosted by writer & midlife mom Meagan Francis. With cozy conversations about creativity, wellness, family and more, it’s like sharing a cup of tea with a good friend. Pull up a chair and get comfortable…The Tea’s Made and I'm glad you're here! More at theteasmade.com.

The Tea's Made with Meagan Francis Meagan Francis

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 117 Ratings

The Tea’s Made is a weekly podcast celebrating calm, connection, and community, hosted by writer & midlife mom Meagan Francis. With cozy conversations about creativity, wellness, family and more, it’s like sharing a cup of tea with a good friend. Pull up a chair and get comfortable…The Tea’s Made and I'm glad you're here! More at theteasmade.com.

    Living authentically in midlife with Rachel Macy Stafford

    Living authentically in midlife with Rachel Macy Stafford

    From navigating relationships with our teenagers to how we engage with social media, the post-40 years offer many opportunities to rethink old patterns of people-pleasing and live more authentically. In this conversation with author Rachel Macy Stafford, learn how to create a "Soul Shift" that will help you slow down, connect, and live more in line with your deepest values.
    Episode Links:
    Find Rachel Macy Stafford Online:
    Instagram Substack FacebookRachel's website Rachel's Books:
    Hands-Free MamaSoul ShiftOnly Love TodayLive Love Now
    Brand Partners:OSEA - Use the code TEASMADE or MEAGAN for 10% off your first purchase.
    Vionic – with unmatched support and stability, Vionic’s line of shoes and boots are wearable wellbeing for your feet. Use code TEASMADE for 15% off after you log into your account.
    Hatch – Well-rested mornings begin with relaxing bedtime routines, and the Hatch Restore 2 offers both. Use code TEA20 for $20 off.


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    • 40 min
    Loss, change, and the importance of feeling it all

    Loss, change, and the importance of feeling it all

    Sometimes life is hard, sometimes life is exciting...and often, it's both at the same time. When that happens, it's not always easy to know how to feel from one moment to the next. In this episode I'm sharing some news from my life over the past week, and how I've been coping with some sad events and hard moments in the midst of the exciting things happening alongside them.


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    • 9 min
    Thriving when your plate is (really) full

    Thriving when your plate is (really) full

    With a graduation, a move, an anniversary, and travel all happening within a couple of weeks of each other during what was already a jam-packed spring, I've been giving a lot of thought to what helps particularly chaotic periods feel more manageable. In this episode, I'm reflecting on some of the practices, habits and mindsets, from sticking to healthy routines to leaving room for spontaneity, that I've learned can help me thrive - not just survive! - during really, really busy seasons of life.
    Featured Tea:Gorge Sunrise from Good Medicine Tea - use code TEASMADE for 15% off!
    Episode Links:Episode 27: Five ways to add more steps to your day

    Brand Partners:OSEA - Use the code TEASMADE or MEAGAN for 10% off your first purchase.
    Vionic – with unmatched support and stability, Vionic’s line of shoes and boots are wearable wellbeing for your feet. Use code TEASMADE for 15% off after you log into your account.
    Hatch – Well-rested mornings begin with relaxing bedtime routines, and the Hatch Restore 2 offers both. Use code TEA20 for $20 off.


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    • 22 min
    Why (and how!) to take yourself on a solo adventure

    Why (and how!) to take yourself on a solo adventure

    Have you ever dreamed about getting away from it all...all by yourself? Five years ago, a year or so after getting divorced when I desperately needed to do something just for myself, I went on a life-changing six-day solo hiking and camping adventure. In this episode I share why the trip was so meaningful, how I packed and prepared, how you can safely plan your own solo getaway - and why you should consider it.
    Episode Links:
    Beginner hiking and camping gear guide for women
    A woman's guide to solo hiking and camping
    Episode 26: Herbal how-to: my favorite herbal teas & how I prepare them

    Brand Partners:OSEA - Use the code TEASMADE or MEAGAN for 10% off your first purchase.
    Vionic – with unmatched support and stability, Vionic’s line of shoes and boots are wearable wellbeing for your feet. Use code TEASMADE for 15% off after you log into your account.
    Hatch – Well-rested mornings begin with relaxing bedtime routines, and the Hatch Restore 2 offers both. Use code TEA20 for $20 off.


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    • 29 min
    How I more than doubled my steps-per-day + 5 ways to make natural movement a bigger part of your life

    How I more than doubled my steps-per-day + 5 ways to make natural movement a bigger part of your life

    A few months ago I looked back over the last few years' worth of my smart watch data and was shocked to see my step average had plummeted by over half in the last year or so - coinciding with some other health issues that I believe were related. We're told to get in at least 10,000 steps per day, and while there's some debate over that number, I definitely feel my best when I'm consistently getting in lots of natural movement - but sometimes tight schedules and modern conveniences conspire to keep us sedentary! In this episode you'll hear five ways I've gotten those daily steps back up - way up - and how you can create a more movement-oriented mindset, without ever going to the gym.
    Episode Links:
    My Garmin Vivoactive 4s - I've used this watch for daily movement and sleep tracking (as well as keeping time!) for over 3 years and it's still going strong.
    I love these 2-lb Velcro wrist weights with thumb loop. I wear them for the first part of my walk, while I do the stairs, and I incorporate lots of arm movements (both planned and more random) to maximize the "strength training" portion of the day. Then I ditch them in my car and enjoy the rest of my walk like normal. I also have a 20-lb kettlebell in my car and will often tack on a quick leg workout + kettlebell swings at the end of my walk.
    I LOVE wearing my Happy Feet toe aligner socks to show my feet a little love at the end of the day!
    Vionic insoles - I put these in all my non-Vionic shoes, including my regular sneakers and hiking boots. Vionic is a sponsor; use code TEASMADE at checkout for 15% off.
    A good magnesium supplement also helps a lot with foot and other muscle/joint pain.
    Brand Partners:OSEA - Use the code TEASMADE or MEAGAN for 10% off your first purchase.
    Vionic – with unmatched support and stability, Vionic’s line of shoes and boots are wearable wellbeing for your feet. Use code TEASMADE for 15% off after you log into your account.
    Hatch – Well-rested mornings begin with relaxing bedtime routines, and the Hatch Restore 2 offers both. Use code TEA20 for $20 off.


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    • 19 min
    Herbal how-to: my favorite herbal teas & how I prepare them

    Herbal how-to: my favorite herbal teas & how I prepare them

    Herbal teas (or to be more accurate, tisanes) are a delicious and approachable way to explore the nutritional and therapeutic benefits of herbs-- and I drink them literally every day! In this episode I share the herbal infusions I'm drinking most often right now, along with product recommendations and details about how I prepare them. I also unpack why herbal "tea" technically isn't actually tea, and offer some words you can use instead.
    Episode Links:Lots of links in this episode! I've organized them by products + resources.
    Products:
    Wholesome Cleanse from Flying Bird BotanicalsQueendom Reign by Modestine TeaTulsi Citrus Soother from Light of Day OrganicsWarm Hugs from Good Medicine Tea **Use code TEASMADE for 15% off your first order**Breathe Deep from Yogi TeaMint Medley from BigelowChocolate Trufflemint from Good Medicine Tea **Use code TEASMADE for 15% off your first order**Peppermint from Smith TeaLet Go by Modestine TeaAphrodite from Good Medicine Tea **Use code TEASMADE for 15% off your first order**Smooth Move from Traditional MedicinalsNordic Mug from David's Tea
    Resources:
    Blog post: 3 Herbal Tea Blends To Help You SleepBlog post: Three Black Teas I'm Loving LatelyBlog post: 3 system-supporting herbs that are always in my tea cabinetEpisode 13: Tea as self-care with Laura Cepeda of Modestine Tea

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

CandiceCangemi ,

Excellent show

Meagan’s down-to-earth, generous, and positive style are a balm to my soul in this rushed and antagonistic world. Keep up the great work and I look forward to listening to and reading your content for years to come!

Sunnycheer ,

A Highlight of My Week

This podcast is a highlight of my week. All the topics are my cup of tea (pun intended!) and I really enjoy the reframe that Meagan provides on life as a middle-age woman. Plus I’ve gotten some great new tea recommendations. I highly recommend giving it a listen!

Koko04 ,

So happy to be able to hear more of Meagan’s insights and thoughts!

I have been a longtime follower of the Mom Hour. That podcast has been my favorite for years and when I learned Meagan had a new podcast I knew I had to listen to her thoughts as well! I enjoy how down to earth her views are and how realistic her approach to literally everything is! She doesn’t try to encourage anyone to have a perfect cookie cutter life but brings her own experiences to listeners in super relatable ways. Also as a fellow Mom I really appreciate when she shares real life stories and those from her childhood as well! Loved her and Sarah and still adore her in this awesome new podcast!

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