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The To 50 & Beyond podcast celebrates women over 40. Your host, Lori Massicot, is a former over-drinker, over-eater, and over-thinker turned truth-teller, wannabe comedian, and sober (aging) life coach. Twice a week, Lori shares honest stories, wellness + alcohol-free solutions, and empowerment through solo shows + interviews with women who are going after their dreams + challenging you to do the same. Midlife is the best life to age with grace + self-kindness while unapologetically living life on your terms; to 50 & beyond.

To 50 & Beyond Lori Massicot

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The To 50 & Beyond podcast celebrates women over 40. Your host, Lori Massicot, is a former over-drinker, over-eater, and over-thinker turned truth-teller, wannabe comedian, and sober (aging) life coach. Twice a week, Lori shares honest stories, wellness + alcohol-free solutions, and empowerment through solo shows + interviews with women who are going after their dreams + challenging you to do the same. Midlife is the best life to age with grace + self-kindness while unapologetically living life on your terms; to 50 & beyond.

    Becoming Your Own Best Friend with Caroline Hinchliff

    Becoming Your Own Best Friend with Caroline Hinchliff

    Episode 104
    Becoming Your Own Best Friend with Caroline Hinchliff 
    In this episode, I talk with Caroline Hinchliff, a holistic nutritionist, author, and wilderness guide.  Caroline helps women build unshakable confidence in their bodies and finally feel good about food. 
    Caroline shares her story of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail for five months to find herself years ago.  She talks about the commonality of being your own worst enemy and getting to the point of becoming your own best friend and changing the dialogue with yourself. 
    Bullet points: 
    Binge eating + purging Setting out to feel better  The gift of aging Using food for pleasure  Shifting out of fear and shame and judgment and into a place of exploration, pleasure, and reward Having a “good” job but hating it  Abusive relationships + feeling lonely  Struggling with food + body image for years Redefining the external factors of success Simplistic living and living on less than you think you need Having an out-loud conversation with yourself  How to get out of the self- judgment mindset  Gentle exercise + not pressuring your body Struggling with a deep degree with her weight inside  When we take care of ourselves, we become more loving to everyone around us The book discussed, Wild, by Cheryl Strayed
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    • 56 min
    Anxiety, Aging and Alcohol

    Anxiety, Aging and Alcohol

    BONUS 
    Aging with Anxiety and Alcohol 
    In this episode, I share my story of when I started drinking at 14 to when I quit at 45.  The story I told myself was that I needed alcohol to be social and to be liked.  I was wrong. 
     
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    • 13 min
    The Gift of Community in Recovery with Dawn Nickel

    The Gift of Community in Recovery with Dawn Nickel

    Episode 103
    The Gift of Community with Dawn Nickel 
    In this episode, you will hear from Dawn Nickel, the founder of SHE RECOVERS.
    Dawn talks about turning 60 this year and how she wants to go into her third act of life and she is spending a lot of time in self-reflection. 
    Also, how she discovered at a young age that there had to be more to life than substance use and addiction.  Uncovering what led her to drink and using drugs. Today, Dawn is working on her workaholism.  She talks about putting in long hours and catching herself so she doesn’t do it every day. 

     
    Bullet Points: 
    Self-reflection going into 60  Childhood emotional trauma  Recovering from perfectionism Building She Recovers Blacking out from workaholism Anxiety and workaholism  Working 12-15 hours somedays  Sleeping 8-9 hours a night  Surviving stage 3 colon cancer  Where to choose an area in your life to heal first  Getting connected to stop isolation and get help  Dawn Nickel is a thought leader in the women’s recovery sphere and the creator of SHE RECOVERS, currently the largest online platform dedicated specifically to supporting women in recovery from behavioral health issues and related life challenges. Dawn started her own journey of recovery from a substance use disorder and domestic violence in 1987, she is also in recovery from anxiety, grief, trauma, and cancer. She is a strong advocate for the view that every woman in or seeking recovery must be supported to find the tools and pathways that will work best for her as an individual.
    To find Dawn: 
    Website 
    Instagram
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    • 51 min
    How to Prove Yourself Wrong

    How to Prove Yourself Wrong

    BONUS:
    How to Prove Yourself Wrong 
    It's so simple! 
    In this episode, I talk about how to prove yourself wrong so you build confidence and vitality in the middle of life. 
    The drama that you create by living in the past, worrying about the future, and not taking action today.  This drama is what keeps you from proving yourself wrong. 
    It doesn’t need to be this way.
     
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    • 10 min
    Un-Becoming Codependent with Stephanie Curtis

    Un-Becoming Codependent with Stephanie Curtis

    Episode 102
    Un-Becoming Codependent
    In this episode, I talk with Stephanie Curtis about what it was like to marry young, leave the marriage, and marry again to an alcoholic husband. 
    Stephanie recounts her days in a marriage where Budweiser was the mistress, and how she made the decision to leave the marriage and work on her own recovery from codependency. 
    For years Stephanie fought desperately to save her husband, her family, and herself from the overwhelming destructive power of alcoholism, addiction, and abuse. Ultimately, she realized that in her attempts to lift him up, she was burying herself. The only way to find peace and protect her family was to redefine them completely. Now, as a single mom of two, she chips away at the armor she welded on over the years as protection. And hopes her story provides light to those cowering in the darkness of addiction - both the alcoholics and the unseen heroes - the spouses.
    Topics include: 
    Abusive Relationships  Getting married at twenty  Having an affair in her first marriage  Running away from the relationship because she couldn’t take the abuse Moving in with someone else quickly after leaving her first marriage Married a man who was an alcoholic - Mr. B.  Seeking help + self-reflection + recovery  Finding help on Instagram through hashtags  Justifying the relationship with her alcoholic husband  Her husband’s behavior when drinking beer  Why you don’t “just” leave an abusive relationship with an alcoholic  Trying to get her husband to recover instead of her own recovery  Telling her husband to leave the home finally in 2018  Surrendering as a codependent Having the confidence to own who you are  Narrowing your circle  - Quality over Quantity as an adult Fitting In vs. Belonging Finding Love again on IG To find Stephanie: 
    IG: @unbecoming.mrs.b
    Podcast: @theresabrightside - releasing on March 1, 2020
     
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    • 48 min
    How I'm Building My Money Confidence

    How I'm Building My Money Confidence

    On the first Saturday of every month, I will share what I have learned in working on my money story in 2020. 
    Topics discussed in this episode: 
    Valuing myself + questions that I need to dive deeper into Tracking Income + Expense  What's working for me now  How I accomplished my Money Time Habit  To learn more about my Money Story: 
    My Money Story Part One 
    My Money Story Part Two 
    Money Shame with Linda Parmar 
     
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

supershelly100 ,

A warm hug!

I love listening to Lori’s podcasts! She understands the midlife journey and empathizes with it, all the while motivating you to be your best version of yourself. I always learn something new from Lori and her great guests. It’s like grabbing a cup of coffee with a great friend!

Kimberly's Phone ,

So relatable

Fell in love with this show after the first sentence. Lori is so real! It’s so amazing to be able to relate with a woman that talks about being a alcoholic in such a relatable and honest way. Thank you for being you~Kimberly

Nissarea ,

Best Podcast!

No doubt To 50 and Beyond is my favorite podcast! Lori is REAL and relatable for those of us who are going through midlife. She is not afraid of any subject and cuts to the chase. I’ve listened to all of her podcasts and still want more!

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