121 episodes

Are you living in a hormonal hothouse battling it out with your teens while the dog, cat and husband look on? You're not alone. 
Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, helping support women through all aspects of their busy lives. Between them the duo have six children, two dogs, one cat and two husbands. And this time, they’re the ones asking for help. 
Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens they cover it all. 

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Postcards From Midlife Lorraine Candy & Trish Halpin

    • Kids & Family
    • 3.6 • 12 Ratings

Are you living in a hormonal hothouse battling it out with your teens while the dog, cat and husband look on? You're not alone. 
Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, helping support women through all aspects of their busy lives. Between them the duo have six children, two dogs, one cat and two husbands. And this time, they’re the ones asking for help. 
Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens they cover it all. 

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    Bonus episode: Busting menopause taboos with Lisa Snowdon

    Bonus episode: Busting menopause taboos with Lisa Snowdon

    Brought to you in partnership with Tena: How to get comfortable with the uncomfortable during menopause. Trish and Lorraine meet TV presenter, Masterchef winner and menopause warrior Lisa Snowdon to talk about the lesser known symptoms of peri-menopause - from pelvic floor issues and embarrassing leaks to vaginal dryness - to help every woman get the support she needs. Plus Lisa shares the secrets of her midlife success and finding lasting love in her 40s.
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    • 45 min
    Listeners’ Stories Special (plus pets behaving badly!)

    Listeners’ Stories Special (plus pets behaving badly!)

    It’s the Season 7 finale, and to celebrate the fabulous Postcards From Midlife community, Lorraine and Trish devote this episode to listeners’ funny, brilliant, inspiring and moving midlife stories. 
    Plus: why 2022 has been the year of midlife women & furry tales of pets galore, inspired by Margo the podcat

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    • 38 min
    The surprising midlife health issues every woman needs to know about

    The surprising midlife health issues every woman needs to know about

    Hosts Lorraine and Trish interview award-winning TV and radio stand-up Angela Barnes about her midlife ADHD diagnosis and find out how it affects daily life. They also ask an expert about the pivotal role hormones play in autoimmune diseases, which affect three times as many women as men. 
    Plus how listeners can be part of a live recording of the podcast and what happened on Trish's Y-front free weekend away with her hubby. 


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Nutrition special: your midlife weight & eating dilemmas solved

    Nutrition special: your midlife weight & eating dilemmas solved

    Nutritionist Petronella Ravenshear’s ‘Human Being Diet’ is the eating plan everyone is talking about - she joins Lorraine and Trish to explain what it is and why it works, as well as the link between weight gain and menopause. 
    Plus: sensory destressing in a Botanical Bothy & nostalgic tales of water beds


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Extraordinary midlife stories: my life as a psychic medium

    Extraordinary midlife stories: my life as a psychic medium

    Spooky special! Trish and Lorraine meet world renowned psychic medium June Field, whose clients include A listers, politicians and members of the royal family, to find out if there’s ‘anybody out there’, and how tuning into our intuition and energy fields can enhance midlife. 
    Plus: the book and course to help find or deepen your spirituality, ghostly pets & a nostalgic noodle about teen seance shenanigans 


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Your autumn book club starring Pulitzer-Prize winner Jennifer Egan

    Your autumn book club starring Pulitzer-Prize winner Jennifer Egan

    She’s the global best seller whose novel A Visit from the Goon Squad won the prestigious Pulitzer prize and she counts Barack Obama as a fan of her books - Jennifer Egan joins Lorraine and Trish from Brooklyn to talk about latest novel, The Candy House, which explores themes of human connection, midlife angst and the price we pay for intrusive technology. The critically acclaimed fiction writer and New York Times magazine journalist also shares her feelings about empty nesting, turning 60 and making her 30-year marriage work.
     
    Plus: Book Club recommendations from Lorraine and Trish who pick their best reads for autumn - from serial killers to comforting kitty cats

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    • 1 hr 3 min

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12 Ratings

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