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JMidlife makes us stop and take stock of life, where we’re at, what we want and what’s important to us. Things that we’ve ignored or never considered before suddenly need look at. In depth.

Join me, Karen O’Connor, and my guests each week as we chat about the things that are important to us: health, families, finances, our purpose in life, the community around us and the (state of!) world in general. We cover a bus load of topics that need to be discussed, from what men need to know about menopause to how to plan your own funeral, from style and looking good to how to lose the menopause fat.

If you’ve asked the question or thought about something to do with life after 50, you’ll hopefully find a podcast about it here. And if you don’t, message me because it’ll probably be a great topic to cover!

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Things That Make You Go... Mmm Karen O‘Connor

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

JMidlife makes us stop and take stock of life, where we’re at, what we want and what’s important to us. Things that we’ve ignored or never considered before suddenly need look at. In depth.

Join me, Karen O’Connor, and my guests each week as we chat about the things that are important to us: health, families, finances, our purpose in life, the community around us and the (state of!) world in general. We cover a bus load of topics that need to be discussed, from what men need to know about menopause to how to plan your own funeral, from style and looking good to how to lose the menopause fat.

If you’ve asked the question or thought about something to do with life after 50, you’ll hopefully find a podcast about it here. And if you don’t, message me because it’ll probably be a great topic to cover!

Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single thought provoking episode: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/email

    Finding Your Purpose, The Future of Work And The Importance of Social Interaction | Gaj Ravichandra

    Finding Your Purpose, The Future of Work And The Importance of Social Interaction | Gaj Ravichandra

    If we want to find our purpose we need to have an understanding of what we are good at and what we enjoy doing. The intersection between these two ideas is where we can find our purpose or "purposes". Because there is not just one purpose that we are here to fulfil, there may be many and they may change over time. 

    In today's episode with Gaj Ravichandra, he explains how he helps billionaires, entrepreneurs and other individual's find their purpose. 

    Gaj shares his thoughts on the 3 day work week, working for multiple bosses and how social interaction can improve our life in many ways.
     
    Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep166

    • 49 min
    How to overcome sadness and the benefits of negative behaviours With Psychologist Romy Kunitz

    How to overcome sadness and the benefits of negative behaviours With Psychologist Romy Kunitz

    Healing does not mean remembering to work through it all, because sometimes this is not the best action to take - it can even traumatise us further. If we want to get to place where we have adjusted to a more healthy lifestyle, we must listen to what we need. We should focus on is exercises to ground ourselves in the present moment, and recognise when we tend to things that are not good for us or self-destructive. what's important is to be able to do grounding exercises to ground ourselves in the, in the present moment and you know, to recognize when we tend to do things that are maybe self-destructive, not good for. When we acknowledge and we recognise our behaviours, it gives us a lot of answers moving forward. Join myself and psychologist Romy Kunitz in this episode, part two of last week's episode "Relationship difficulties, adjustment disorder and repetition compulsion". 
     
        Find out more here:https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep165

    • 34 min
    Relationship difficulties, adjustment disorder and repetition compulsion With Psychologist Romy Kunitz

    Relationship difficulties, adjustment disorder and repetition compulsion With Psychologist Romy Kunitz

    Do you consistently repeat bad behaviours or traumatic events? Are you struggling to get over a breakup, a passing of a loved one, or big changes happening in your life?Romy Kunitz is a highly experienced psychologist who specialises mainly in adults and couple therapy. In this episode she brings her expertise on how to navigate change and stop repeating negative patterns.
    Actually, a lot of the time when people are going through trauma, they don't realise they're going through trauma. For example, COVID was a trauma for most people. It has been a massive adjustment for everybody, and with that uncertainty, lack of control and change has caused people to go through adjustment disorder. As human beings, we cannot avoid trauma, loss or change, so join myself and Romy in this episode to discuss how best to navigate tough times, overcome repetition compulsion and how to adapt. 

     
        Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep164

    • 35 min
    Chronic stress, mental illness and disconnection - Why we need to process all of our negative emotions With Psychologist Dr Marny Lishman

    Chronic stress, mental illness and disconnection - Why we need to process all of our negative emotions With Psychologist Dr Marny Lishman

    Many of us grew up with people telling us not to be angry or not to be "ridiculous" - this idea that we can show some emotion, but we have to suppress others.Main:
     Dr Marny Lishman is a psychologist who joins me this episode to talk about adaptability, wellbeing and change. After the last couple of years, many of us have become more stressed, unhappy, and ultimately mentally unwell. And unfortunately, we have been grown up without being taught to properly process negative emotions, leaving us overwhelmed, and triggered at any moment.Join us in this episode to talk about mental health and how you can best navigate your emotions. 
     
        Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep163

    • 43 min
    When is it okay for a widow to smile, laugh or to love again? With Marie Alessi

    When is it okay for a widow to smile, laugh or to love again? With Marie Alessi

    When a woman loses her husband, there are these unspoken expectations held by society. And so when she moves on, when others see her enjoying herself, smiling, laughing, they judge her (whether consciously or subconsciously). Moreover, we have this idea that if you love someone, you can never love again to the same standard, but this is simply not true.After losing her husband, Marie Alessi has dedicated her life to helping other people move through grief. Join us again, as we discuss moving on, expectations and redefining our image of a widow. 
     
    Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep161

    • 44 min
    What Do You Say To Someone Who’s Grieving? With Psychologist Deirdre Brandner

    What Do You Say To Someone Who’s Grieving? With Psychologist Deirdre Brandner

    Talking about grief is getting easier, but there's still taboo surrounding the subject. When you grieve, you do it in private, and when someone else is in grieving there is an awkwardness. It's almost as though, this awkwardness and taboo coincides. So when someone is grieving, we don't know what to say, so we try to avoid them - they then become isolated, alone, and the whole situation a lot, lot worse...Join myself and psychologist Deirdre Brandner as shares insight into how to navigate the world of grief, and how to support someone who is going through a devastating time. Listen now!
     
    Find out more here: https://www.mmmpodcast.me/ep161

    • 52 min

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