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We’re The Midlife Mentors. Here to lift the lid on our no nonsense approach to midlife health and happiness. As midlifers, we’re constantly told we need have it all figured out. But in fact most of us don’t.Our mission is not only to de-bust the crazy diet and fitness myths, but to empower and educate from an authentic and balanced perspective based on reality. It’s time to step away from the madness we manifest in our attempts to attain goals that are unachievable, as we help you focus on t ...
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Do you ever wish you had two therapists on call to answer your most pressing questions? Questions like, 'How do I prepare for the empty nest?', 'How do I create my second act?', and 'How do I reconnect with my partner?' We're going to dive into it all. This is Insights from the Couch with Colette Fehr, licensed couples therapist, and Laura Bowman, licensed individual therapist. These are the conversations we have all the time as close friends, and that we have every day with women just like ...
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In this compelling episode of Insights from the Couch, we discuss addiction and its impact on relationships. Our special guest, Aaron Moore, a licensed mental health counselor specializing in addiction and recovery, shares invaluable insights on navigating the choppy waters of substance abuse within marriages. We explore the cultural normalization …
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We all need supportive, fulfilling friendships in our lives - but making new friends and sustaining existing bonds can be challenging, especially as we navigate the middle years. In this engaging conversation, we explore the dynamics of platonic female relationships, emphasizing vulnerability, shared experiences, and emotional intimacy as key ingre…
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Burnout - we hear this word more and more but actually - what is it? How do we know if we’re in burnout? What causes it? And how do we either avoid it or recover from it? In this episode we’ll share why burnout is at an all time high in western society - and increasing year on year. We’ll draw on our own personal and professional experience - divin…
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In this episode, we get into the complex world of body image and fitness with the inspiring Dena Pistor, a personal trainer and studio owner with over 25 years of experience. Dena shares her personal journey with body image, exercise addiction, and how she overcame these challenges to find a healthier balance. This conversation is essential for any…
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Today we're breaking through the financial “tacky” taboos into the complex relationship between women and money at midlife. In this episode, we unpack the psychological roots of how women view and handle money, exploring personal stories and societal expectations that shape our financial lives. Join us as we discuss everything from inherited wealth…
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Navigating the complexities of modern day relationships can be overwhelming and often we don’t have the tools and understanding to deal with it effectively. In this episode we talk to psychologist and licensed sex therapist Dr Kate Balestrieri about retroactive jealousy, infedelity, sex and intimacy and how to best communicate our emotions. This is…
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In this must-listen episode, we get into the world of boundaries with Cherlette McCullough LMFT, a relationship therapist, author, and advocate specializing in helping women and couples take care of themselves emotionally and mentally. Cherlette shares her expertise on why setting boundaries is crucial for our well-being and how to navigate the cha…
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Injuries can really set us back and it’s normal to lose our confidence or fear getting back to training. It’s something that’s come up for us and has pretty much affected all our clients to varying degrees over the years. So in this episode we dive into 9 body and mind tips to regaining confidence after injury so you can feel like you again…and of …
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In this insightful episode, we sit down with the brilliant Dr. Brady Bradshaw, a dual board-certified psychiatrist specializing in working with neurodiverse patients, including those with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Bradshaw shares her personal journey of being diagnosed with ADHD in her 30s and how it has shaped her understanding of the…
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Is the spark gone in your relationship? Don't panic - every couple hits a rut at some point after the intoxicating honeymoon phase ends. But that doesn't mean the fire has to die out completely! We're dishing out real-world tips and strategies to revive the intimacy and keep that flame burning bright. We start by introducing our mission to bring ac…
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It can be all too easy to fall into negative thought patterns, and once we’re there it can feel hard to move through them, as we over catastrophise and start imagining the worse case scenario. If we’re not careful our negative thought patterns can become a self-perpetuating habit, so how do we shift these thoughts to a more positive place and bring…
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In our first-ever episode, we dive into a topic that's both significant and elusive—purpose. Everyone seems to be searching for it, and today, we're here to unpack why finding purpose feels so vital, yet so daunting, and how it's truly unique to each individual. We discuss the pressures of societal expectations, the joy of finding what genuinely ma…
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Uncertainty. Many of us fear it, and yet it’s an unavoidable part of being human. So how can we learn to understand uncertainty a little better and harness the opportunities it brings for self awareness and growth? In this week’s episode we’re joined by Sam Conniff, award-winning social entrepreneur, author, and the founder of The Uncertainty Exper…
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In this week’s episode of The Midlife Mentors, we speak to Josh Peck of Your Best Life - a midlife career change coach who helps mid to senior professionals change career for more fulfilment, without sacrificing their salary. We discuss how values begin to shift at midlife and how we can navigate the process into doing more of what we love, without…
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One of the biggest mistakes we see is midlifers taking an isolated approach to overcoming a struggle or challenge they have. Maybe they don’t feel good in their body so they’ll do a diet, get a PT or hire a nutritionist. Maybe they’ll try a gadget, app or test kit. Or maybe they feel depressed, anxious and demotivated, so they seek help - maybe wit…
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In this episode we’re joined by ex-special forces operative Joe Bates who’s also the founder of coaching brand Halen. We talk about Joe’s journey which took him from the armed forces, to trading in The City, to founding Halen. In this refreshingly honest conversation we cover topics as diverse as why men need “guy time”, the stress epidemic, the po…
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Do you ever wish you had two therapists on call to answer your most pressing questions? Questions like, 'How do I prepare for the empty nest?', 'How do I create my second act?', and 'How do I reconnect with my partner?' We're going to dive into it all. This is 'Insights from the Couch' with Colette Fehr, licensed couples therapist, and Laura Bowman…
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Procrastination - we all do it. But what happens when it’s stopping us from moving forward with goals that are really important to us? We can get really stuck in a rut with this, believing that we’ll never move ahead, which makes us procrastinate more! In this episode we discuss why we procrastinate, what kinds of people suffer from it the most and…
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This week’s episode is for anyone interested in finding out a little more about managing their relationship with alcohol. According to research, misuse is the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability among 15-49 year-olds in the UK. In this episode we’re speaking to the wonderful Dave Wilson, who is a certified grey area drinking co…
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If you’re experiencing anxiety at midlife, you’re most definitely not alone. There’s so many factors causing anxiety at midlife - hormones, relationship breakdowns, careers, children, ageing parents, finances - you name it. But in this episode, we not only want to help you feel more compassionate with yourself, but give you actionable lifestyle str…
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There can be a lot of change to our career at midlife. It might be that we have change imposed on us through redundancy, or perhaps we want to shift direction. Maybe we want a slower pace of life, but don’t know how or what that looks like, so we continue to feel overwhelmed and compromise. In this episode I James, go solo, as I talk to executive s…
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I’m so confused and overwhelmed! What’s the best exercise to do at midlife? We hear this all the time and in this episode we’re giving you the no nonsense, science backed lowdown on how to get the results you seek! There’s so much misinformation out there from so called experts, so first off we’ll break down the myths that keep holding you back, an…
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Poor sleep troubles many of us, yet an often overlooked part of the puzzle is our sleep posture. In this episode we talk to Sleep Posture Expert James Leinhardt about the importance of night time postural care and the impact on our overall health. James has spent 10+ years helping the critically injured, the chronically ill, and the in-firm and has…
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On today’s episode we’re talking about going fast vs going slow. Specifically, the benefits of taking our time to reach our goals. Quick fixes are addictive but none of us will become the best version of ourselves if we rush the process. It takes time to transform our habits, behaviours and self identity to the point where we can sustain the result…
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In this episode Claire goes solo as she speaks with Dr Debi Silber PHD, the founder of The Post Betrayal Transformation Institute, which helps people heal after betrayal, so they can regain trust in themselves and establish the security needed to regain control of their life. Debi is also a holistic psychologist, a health, mindset, and personal dev…
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In this week's episode of The Midlife Mentors podcast we look at 5 habits that can stop you living your best midlife. As we traverse this transformative phase of life, it's crucial to identify and address habits that may be holding us back from reaching our full potential. Often patterns we’ve formed in the past can keep us trapped from the growth …
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In this episode we speak to the truly inspiring Todd Crandell. Todd spent 13-years in the trenches of drug addiction and alcoholism destroying his mind, body and relationships using heroin, cocaine, alcohol and in his words - every prescription drug he could get his hands on. He was homeless and suicidal. But, after his third arrest, he had a momen…
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Why does it feel so much harder to lose weight at midlife? Well you’re not imagining it, and you’re not alone. What we used to do in our 20s and 30s no longer works and that can be really frustrating. More often than not we see midlifers doing the wrong things, that aren’t tailored to the unique challenges we face at midlife. So in this episode we’…
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In this episode we talk to journalist and author Jonathan Rauch about his book on midlife - The Happiness Curve. Inspired by his own experience Jonathan looked at research on age and happiness and found it shows that from our 20s into our 40s, happiness follows a well-documented U-shaped trajectory - a "happiness curve", declining from the optimism…
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In this episode we look at the power of micro habits and how you can utilise small changes to get big results. Often we feel overwhelmed by the thought of what we’ll need to do to make meaningful change in our lives, but actively working with micro habits like we do in our programmes makes it simple and achievable - and above all sustainable. We ta…
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In this episode we talk to Dr Bill Rawls about cellular health and the surprising impact of cellular damage and degeneration on our overall wellbeing. Dr Rawls faced a health crisis in his forties, and finding that the medical system he’d worked in for years couldn’t offer him the answers, he applied his knowledge to researching wellness at the cel…
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In this episode we’re discussing unhappiness at midlife. It seems, to varying degrees, we’re all experiencing the 'midlife malaise', and yet we’re also ashamed of feeling this way. We can feel very alone, even if we’re surrounded by people day in day out. This leads to isolation and feeling like there’s no point to it all… So we’re on a mission to …
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On this week's podcast we’re delighted to talk to Pedram Shojai, who is well known as the Urban Monk. He is a Dr of Oriental Medicine & Integrative Medicine, a taoist priest, a qi gong master, film maker and a New York Times best selling author. We met Pedram when we were in the US at a health conference and we hit it off immediately. In this episo…
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In this episode we share our key lessons of 2023, and welcome in 2024. 2023 was a year of highs and lows, and we offer our insights of how it helped us grow personally and professionally. Marbella Reset:Retreat: https://thirtyeightdegreesnorth.com/midlifemastery-marbella/ Email: team@themidlifementors.com Please remember, if you find the show helpf…
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Every so often we meet someone that we just know we have to have as a guest on our podcast. The incredible Sam Horn is one of those people. We met Sam over in America and her insightfulness at drilling straight to the nub of what you’re trying to say, and giving you a much clearer, moe powerful, succinct message to go out to the world with is simpl…
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In this episode we discuss why it’s important not to ignore red flags - your gut instinct - that says something, someone or a situation isn’t quite right. We’ve all had this experience where we’ve ignored our instinct only to kick ourselves later down the line. Or we’ve made a decision quickly, not knowing why and it’s potentially changed the direc…
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Do you often wonder why you find it so hard to change? Regardless of how much you try, you keep ending up doing the exact same things over and over? That’s because behaviour change is complex. And we want to be totally transparent - it’s not easy. But the most important thing to remember is that behaviour change IS possible, because not only have w…
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In this episode we’re discussing failure, because there’s such pressure in today’s society to be a success, that we often find the fear of failure debilitating. The reality is, we all fail. We fail at relationships, we fail at business, we fail at personal goals, we fail at being true to our ourselves. But failure isn't the end unless we let it be.…
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Divorce is often an emotionally and financially painful experience, not just for the couple involved, but for children and wider friends and family. But what if there was a way to end relationships in a kinder way, that helped couples avoid the emotional and financial turmoil of traditional solicitor approaches? In this episode we talk to Kate Daly…
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Recently, you might have seen interviews with icons like Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays and Robbie Williams sharing their experiences of andropause. It's great to see high-profile figures discussing this condition, as it affects countless midlife men and their loved ones. But here's the thing – andropause isn't limited to rockstars. This often ov…
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In this episode we’re sharing the importance of a 'realistic' morning routine and the key word here is realistic, not perfect. This episode came about after seeing a post from someone on social media about their daily routine. It had about 30 things on it and we worked out that it would take over four hours to get through, before even starting work…
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In this episode we share the five key learnings from our American Adventure, in particular, how it’s opened us up to new ways of thinking, being and working. The past few weeks have been a real game changer and we hope it inspires you to go outside your comfort zone, create new experiences and live life to the fullest. To find out about The Midlife…
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In the episode we explore enough-ness. When is our best good enough? When are we good enough? And when do we have enough? Not enough-ness is at the core of so much of our unhealthy thinking and behaviours. Striving and pushing to do more, be more and have more, until perhaps we’re forced to stop and take stock. We share our own personal experiences…
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Ever wanted to start your own business, write your own book or develop your own brand? Well have we got a treat in store for you in this episode. We talk to author and coach John Spencer Williams, writer of F*** Work Let's Play and Screw Work Lets Play, about how to be more playful with what you want to do in business, and start having more fun in …
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In this episode we discuss the importance of social connection. This topic sprung from our own realisation of how, as entrepreneurs, we can sometimes feel isolated with our heads down in work. However, recently we’ve been speaking at events and networking and the fulfilment it’s brought has been staggering. This led us to look at some of the resear…
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We’re always being asked what our diet is like. Do we count calories, do we watch our macros, do we eat cake? So in this episode we break down some of the principles we apply to our food and drink, give you some dos and donts, and take you through our typical meals including what time of day we eat them. If you’ve been unsure of what or how to eat,…
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Do fitness trackers help or hinder? Last year, the global fitness tracker market was valued at around $39.5 billion and is forecasted to reach $187.2 billion in 2032. As you can see, it's big business! However, in this episode, we pose the question - do we really need one at all? Does all the data cause overwhelm and make us rely even more heavily …
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In this episode we talk about self commitment, and why we shouldn't underestimate the power of making or breaking promises to ourself. Everything we do or don’t do gives us evidence of who we really are. It literally reinforces our self identity in a negative or positive way. We share why it’s so important to build the muscle of self commitment - i…
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Fashion and clothes are many middle aged men's nightmare, but getting your style right is crucial not only in making a good impression, but in feeling good about yourself too. In this episode we talk to top men’s stylist Sarah Gilfillan of Sartoria Lab about the do’s and don’ts of midlife men's fashion, faux pas, and dressing for the occasion - whe…
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Jim Rohn famously said that we’re the sum of the 5 people we hang out with the most. But is that really true? In this episode we look at the value of putting yourself in a positive environment aligned with your goals, and dealing with the sensitive issue of those people, places and circumstances that may no longer be aligned with who you are becomi…
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