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

EO84: How to Live an Empowered Life with Author and Coach Susan Burrell

Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. Today, we’re talking to Susan Burrell author of “Live Your Empowered Life: A 30-Day Journey Book. Susan is a feisty Scorpio (was even born with the red hair to back it up!) who has navigated life by learning how to listen within to that Divine urge that keeps pointing her in the direction of her life’s purpose even when she can’t see the road.  She is a guide in the crossroads of life with a Masters Degree in Consciousness. Susan has been counseling and supporting people in transforming from the inside out for over 25 years. Her methods are proven because she has lived this journey to empowerment.

We know you love it, so press play and let’s hit the road!  Today we talked about…

  • Why so many women in mid-life search for purpose and guidance about what to do next.
  • How Susan’s empathic nature helps guide women on their journey to find inner growth and true empowerment
  • Susan’s own “messy middle” story.
  • Strategies to weed out the junk in our live and the negative stories that stop us from moving forward and growing as a person.
  • A 30-day journey of empowerment through Susan’s book, exercises, meditations, and other inspiration.
  • One thing that can be done today to create a better future.
  • Lesson’s learned along the way, and unexpected wisdom from client’s and podcast guests.

Connect with Susan

Susan’s thought provoking podcast, “Empowering Chats with Susan Burrell” can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio and other popular platforms. Her guided meditations are accessible through the Insight Timer App.

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We’re looking forward to our next road trip with you.  Until next time thanks for riding shotgun.

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EO83: The Importance Of Sisterhood In Midlife

EO83: The Importance Of Sisterhood In Midlife

On this week’s episode of The Messy Middle Road Trip podcast, Nicole shares her experience with reconnecting with her Emerson College sisterhood after 27 years through zoom. She explains how the Asabiyah sisterhood was formed in the late 90’s and why there was a need to reestablish those relationships now. In an effort to work on the guiding principals of the group, they have chosen to do activities based around the following themes over the next few weeks: self care and connection, identifying powerful women globally and in our communities, discuss cultural movements and work with non-profits and community service organizations.

The first week’s topic is self care which is so important at any stage, but especially in midlife. Here are a few examples of what self care looks like for the sisterhood:


EO82: Facing Your Fears In Midlife With Jessica Pertuz

EO82: Facing Your Fears In Midlife With Jessica Pertuz

Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. Today we’re going to be talking about facing our fears. This could include anything from signing up to audition for a singing competition to saying hello to the handsome barista at your coffee shop. The definition of fear in the dictionary describes an unpleasant emotion caused by the BELIEF that something or someone is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. The key word here is BELIEF. Fear is not a tangible thing even though it can feel like it with physical responses like sweaty palms, racing heart or shortness of breath. Fear is a choice. So many of us choose to live in fear because of the “What if.” What if I fail? What if I look stupid? What if I get hurt? What if I lose money? What if we “what if” ourselves into a lifetime with unfulfilled dreams and missed opportunities? There was a quote that stated “Being courageous doesn’t mean you aren’t afraid. It means your bravery overcomes your fears. I love that because oftentimes we forget that courage and fear walk hand in hand.

Today, we are thrilled to have Jessica Pertuz riding shotgun in the convertible with us. Jessica is an Account Executive with WWLP-22 News & The CW Springfield. Jessica regularly has the opportunity to meet with and get to know the clients that she works with. There was one high flying interaction with a company called Jumptown that changed her life forever when she decided to give sky-diving a try. This is an episode you won’t want to miss so hop in and let’s hit the road.

In today’s show, Jessica shares how she was introduced to skydiving and what her first jump felt like. (more…)

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