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A Podcast about fearlessly navigating life after 40…

Because Life Is An Epic Road Trip.

Buckle up as you embark on an adventure of a lifetime, handling the twists and turns of living your best life in the messy middle.

Recent Episodes

EO72: Going Gray the Right Way with Master Colorist Barbara Paulo

EO72: Going Gray the Right Way with Master Colorist Barbara Paulo


Today, we’re joined by Barbara Paulo, a Master colorist and hair designer with Salon Solace in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Barbara is the founder of Shear Xtreme and Beauty to Be which specializes in weddings and special events. Barbara has been in the business for over sixteen years and has grown with her clients, many of which are boldly transitioning to gray, silver or white hair. We’re going to get the scoop on why going gray can be empowering in midlife and Barbara will share tips on the best way to ditch the dye and feel beautiful. 

There is such a stigma attached to women with gray hair. Images in the media show bespeckled grandmothers baking cookies and evil witches that live in gingerbread houses. But going gray can be powerful too with more women running triathlons and starting their own businesses. Barbara shares her view on trends towards changing the narrative with more women deciding to embrace their natural color as it transitions. We know you’ll love it, so hop in the convertible and let’s hit the road.

On today’s show, we learn: (more…)

EO71: Is Midlife The Right Time To Downsize?  Pro Tips To Make A Move With Real Estate Professional Lesley Lambert

EO71: Is Midlife The Right Time To Downsize? Pro Tips To Make A Move With Real Estate Professional Lesley Lambert

Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. Have you officially become an empty nester? Looking to retire? Feel overwhelmed with maintaining a big property? At this stage of our lives, the majority of us have collected a lifetime of memories and things that can be difficult to part with and regardless of how easy Marie Kondo makes it look. The thought of purging items based on whether or not they bring joy can be paralyzing never mind walking away from a house that may have seen your toddler’s first steps and more recently, an epic high school graduation party.

Midlife can be filled with a million transitions so how do we know if it’s the right time to make a move? Luckily, we have Lesley Lambert joining us in the convertible today to help guide us through the decision making process. Lesley is a 31-year real estate professional with Park Square Realty in Westfield, MA. Over the years she has been a manager, trainer, coach and speaker in the real estate field. She specializes in using the internet and online resources to market the homes she represents for sale. She holds the E-Pro and Seniors Real Estate Specialist designations which meets the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties. She has been named Top 25 Women to Watch in Western Massachusetts and Women of F.I.RE by Banker and Tradesman which stands for finance, insurance and real estate. We know you’ll love it, so hop in the convertible and let’s hit the road.

On today’s show, we’ll chat with Lesley about the top reasons why people decide to downsize in midlife. We’ll also discuss the following: (more…)

EO70: Janine and Nicole Talk Travel and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

EO70: Janine and Nicole Talk Travel and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Today, Janine and Nicole hop in the convertible to talk about travel and how the Coronavirus is affecting the industry. They’ll also lighten things up with a discussion about their best travel memories, places they’d like to visit and a PSA about travel insurance. It’s a great show, so press play and let’s hit the road.

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