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

EO: 93 Navigating Change during a Global Pandemic with Margaret Tantillo

EO: 93 Navigating Change during a Global Pandemic with Margaret Tantillo

Today we’re going to talk with Margaret Tantillo, the Executive Director of Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts, about change, resilience, and how she uncovered strategies for success in the midst of a messy patch. Margaret has dedicated her career working with nonprofits to improve the lives of women and girls. She has over 20 years of experience and proven success in nonprofit management. Past experience includes a senior leadership position for a statewide organization with over 65,000 members and an eleven-million dollar budget.

We’ll talk with Margaret about a past experience in which the organization she worked for went through a major transition and how she was not emotionally equipped to deal with change at that time. We’ll talk about how she got through that messy patch and then made the commitment to learn about change and how it impacts individuals and organizations, and how those lessons prepared her to be a strong and impactful leader during a global pandemic.

Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts

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EO:92 Book the Damn Photo Shoot with Sandra Costello

EO:92 Book the Damn Photo Shoot with Sandra Costello

So often I hear women tell me they hate to have their picture taken. How they just need to lose weight, are too old, or not worthy of the simple act of being captured. I disagree. I think every woman deserves to be photographed. They deserve to be seen, to be celebrated and to be told they are beautiful.

In this episode Sandra talks about the stories we tell ourselves. Why we think we shouldn’t be in the picture when it couldn’t be further from the truth. We deserve love, kindness, and proof we have lived an amazing life. It’s time to book the damn photo shoot.

If you’re ready to get into the picture, Sandra can’t wait to hear from you.


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EO:77 The Art of Being Yourself with Sandra Costello

EO:66 Become Empowered to Choose the Healthiest Lifestyle Possible




EO91: Menopause Café With Nathalie Bonafé

EO91: Menopause Café With Nathalie Bonafé

Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. We are thrilled to have women’s health advocate, Nathalie Bonafé joining us in the convertible today. A native of France, Nathalie ​is a Doctor in Philosophy and Biology and Health with a focus in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

Nathalie moved to the United States in 1994 to pursue her career in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health, Yale Medical School and the Biotech industry. In her mid to late 40s, she outgrew her corporate suit, became aware of her purpose and started her own enterprise as a women’s health and end-of-life advocate. She now provides individualized education and coaching, advocating for personal choices and autonomy. She is highly trained, and holds numerous certifications.

Nathalie’s mission is to change the conversation about living well, aging well, and dying well to help bring more clarity, focus, perspective and empathy into our culture. She believes that each of us has the right to know about options and possibilities as we age, especially in midlife. She recently established a Menopause Café  in CT for women and men to gather together to discuss all things midlife and menopause while supporting one another in a safe space.

Today’s conversation focuses on the following:

  • Menopause is a major taboo
  • How menopause awareness can improve our collective and individual clarity and choices
  • Navigating symptoms and struggles and setting the stage for future generations
  • The biology of menopause including how it affects the brain
  • Ways employers can become educated to support their workforce
  • The creation of The Menopause Café, CT
  • Best tips to navigate menopause

We hope you enjoy this episode of The Messy Middle Road Trip Podcast and feel empowered to listen to your body and find connection with other women, knowing that the process of menopause is a natural phenomenon.

If you want to keep the conversation going visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube or at Messy Middle Road Trip.com. And if you like what we’re doing, please consider subscribing to the podcast and leaving us a rating and review so we can reach more amazing middlers.

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

Contact Information for Nathalie Bonafé:    agentlerparting@gmail.com     Call or text: 203 815 5743

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