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Buckle up! You’re cruising through mid-life, but don’t worry, you’re just getting started. Join us (Sandra and Nicole) in our podcasting journey through the ups and downs of the messy middle. You can listen to our entire archive of podcast episodes below or subscribe on iTunes / Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or your favorite podcast app. Let’s go!

EO118: Leaning into Change with Sandra Costello

EO118: Leaning into Change with Sandra Costello

Sandra decided to move her life and her business from one end of Massachusetts to the other during a pandemic and one of the craziest housing market in decades. Listen to her five steps for leaning into change and learning to manage and enjoy the ups and downs along the way. Hop in the convertible for Sandra’s last mini pod!

Five steps for leaning into change:
1. Listen to your intuition.
2. Visualize what you really want.
3. Surround yourself with amazing people (and/or animals :).
4. Trust forward momentum. 
5. Lean in and celebrate along the way!

How to keep in touch with Sandra:
https://sandralovesyou.com
email: sandra@sandralovesyou.com  |  tel: 413-427-1676
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandracostellophotography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandracostellophotography/

If you liked this episode you might also like:
EO83: The Importance of Sisterhood in Midlife
EO95: Carrie Rowan Uncovers the Stories Getting in Our Way

 

EO117: Chasing your Dreams with Yvonne Marchese

EO117: Chasing your Dreams with Yvonne Marchese

Yvonne Marchese is a podcaster, photographer, and serial pivoter from El Paso, Texas but currently resides in Connecticut. She describes herself as eternally curious and loves a good story. Yvonne embraces big, scary, beautiful change and believes it’s never too late to pursue a dream.

Yvonne explores midlife and what it means to step into new challenges through candid conversations with people who have busted through their midlife doldrums by stepping into the unknown. 

Today we’ll find out what compelled Yvonne to become a photographer, start a podcast, and why she loves having conversations about diving into change.

To connect with Yvonne, you can find her here: 

Websites 
Podcast: https://latebloomerliving.com
Photography: https://www.yvonnemarchesephotography.com

Social Media
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yvonnemarchesebouncephotography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yvonnemarchesephoto/

If you liked this episode you might also like:
EO106: Re-branding Midlife for Women to PrimeTime with Juju Hook
EO100: Inspiring Midlife Women to Lead Deeply Fulfilling Lives with Beth Nelson

 

EO116: The Importance Of Finding Meaningful Connections In Midlife To Prevent Loneliness With Jill McGregor

EO116: The Importance Of Finding Meaningful Connections In Midlife To Prevent Loneliness With Jill McGregor

Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. On today’s show, we’re joined by Jill McGregor, host of Lady Time podcast to chat about the importance of having conversations from the heart and finding meaningful connections in midlife to prevent loneliness. Jill shares her desire to create connections with women in midlife through podcast conversations. We also discuss that one in seven women between the ages of 45-54 experience feelings of isolation and loneliness because of trauma, loss, unhealthy relationships, burden of responsibility, poor health and lack of supportive relationships.

We dig into the following topics:

  1. the inability to grieve loss can contribute to feelings of isolation
  2. the difference between companionable silence in the same room vs. silence on social media
  3. ways to stay connected
  4. meaningful conversations we’ve had that have helped us
  5. ideas for getting out of a funk

If you’d like to connect with Jill and listen to her podcast on Spotify, you can click here.

We hope you enjoyed this episode and will consider making time for quality ways to connect with others and know that it’s an important way of looking after our health. If you want to keep the conversation going, visit us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube.

And if you like what we’re doing, please consider subscribing to the podcast and leaving us a rating and review on iTunes so we can reach more amazing middlers.

You might also like:

EO91: Menopause Café With Nathalie Bonafé

EO83: The Importance Of Sisterhood In Midlife

 

 

EO115: Spring Cleaning Tips With Nicole Markel

EO115: Spring Cleaning Tips With Nicole Markel

Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast! On today’s minipod, Nicole will be sharing some tips and tricks for Spring cleaning which include:

  1. Seasonal tips
  2. Patio/deck/gardening
  3. Closet clean outs
  4. Spruce up your indoor space
  5. Make your entrance welcoming
  6. Deep clean

She also shares two of her favorite essential oil blends for diffusing:

Spring Zing: 2 drops lemon, 2 drops peppermint, 2 drops lavender

Fresh Start: 2 drops lavender, 2 drops lemon, 2 drops rosemary

We hope you enjoy the feeling a Spring cleaning can provide. A new season, a fresh start, a calm space. If you like what you hear, please consider visiting us on iTunes to leave us a rating and review so we can reach other amazing middlers like you. You can also find us on FB, Instagram and YouTube. Until next time…

 

You might also enjoy:

EO49: Back To School: Dishing The Dirt On Anti-Bacterial Soaps And Wipes

EO20: Is Your Laundry Detergent Clean, Green and Safe?

EO114: Starting a Business in Midlife with Artist Linda Ruel Flynn of Flora-Ly

EO114: Starting a Business in Midlife with Artist Linda Ruel Flynn of Flora-Ly

Join us as we chat with Linda Ruel Flynn of Flora-Ly, an artist who in midlife took over her mom’s business of creating custom botanical collages with flowers that have meaning to her clients. Linda is telling stories through exceptionally designed, archivally-produced artwork that honors and celebrates. During our road trip we’ll discuss what it was like to start a business in midlife, learning to be successful, and lessons Linda learned along the way. Grab the snacks and let’s go!

How to connect with Linda of Flora-Ly:
website: https://flora-ly.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/floralylinda/

Simon Sinek’s, Start with Why

Other episodes we think you’ll love: 
EO106: Re-branding Midlife for Women to PrimeTime with Juju Hook
EO102: Prepare for A Career Change and Pursue Your Dreams in Midlife with Heather Burright

 

 

EO113: Print your Photos, Surround Yourself with Love with Sandra Costello

EO113: Print your Photos, Surround Yourself with Love with Sandra Costello

When was the last time you printed your digital photos? Being surrounded by images of love, happiness or empowerment can positively affect one’s self esteem and feelings of belonging. In this digital age, having a tangible reminder of the people you love, including yourself, is so important. Join Sandra as she shares resources and stories about preserving your greatest memories.

Lab:
Mpix.com – quality photo lab for printing your photos

Backup Resources:
Google Drive
Microsoft One Drive
Dropbox

Sandra Costello Photography – sandralovesyou.com

Other episodes we think you’ll enjoy:
EO107: Getting Healthy in Midlife with Heath and Nutrition Coach Kelly Page
EO109: A 50th Birthday Letter to Myself with Nicole Markel

 

 

EO112: Building Community Through Health, Wellness And Entrepreneurship With Dawn Fitch

EO112: Building Community Through Health, Wellness And Entrepreneurship With Dawn Fitch

On today’s show, we’re excited to be talking with Dawn Fitch, the founder and CEO of Pooka Pure and Simple and The Best Life Tribe. Dawn will share her story about her diagnosis with MS and how it impacted her journey to heal her body with self-care, community and a business that supported all of the above.

We learn how the name Pooka came to be and how Dawn began her business. We also discuss the impact that autoimmune issues can have on the body and the importance of finding that work/life/health balance. We dig into a conversation about how Dawn was able to pivot during the pandemic to provide products for her community and keep her business afloat. Dawn shares how The Best Life Tribe was formed and what goes on inside the group. Dawn shares some self-care tips and recipes that you can make with products in your own kitchen. We also chat about how it feels to be in business now versus when she first started and how midlife has given a new perspective on being an entrepreneur. We know you’ll love it, so hop in the convertible and let’s hit the road.

If you’d like to connect with Dawn, you can discover her natural products from Pooka Pure and Simple HERE.

You can become a member of The Best Life Tribe on Facebook HERE.

You can follow Dawn on Instagram at @dawnfitchofficial and see what’s new with the business @pookalita

We hope you enjoyed this episode of The Messy Middle Road Trip Podcast and found some inspiration as well as self-care tips for living your best life. 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.

You might also enjoy:

EO36: THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-CARE IN MIDLIFE

EO83: THE IMPORTANCE OF SISTERHOOD IN MIDLIFE

EO111: Learning How To Live Authentically In Midlife With Pamela Savino

EO111: Learning How To Live Authentically In Midlife With Pamela Savino

Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. Today, we’re thrilled to have Pamela Savino in the convertible with us. Pamela suffered two painful experiences in her life that acted as catalysts to take action to live her best life authentically, which led to her helping others to do the same. We know you’ll love it so let’s grab the snacks, call shotgun and hit the road for another episode.

Sandra and I talk with Pamela about unpacking what it means to live authentically and how big life transitions can be a catalyst to lean into transformation. We also discuss how our energy and perspective can shift when you step into your life’s purpose. Pamela shares her mantra: “If it’s not mind-blowing, body-strengthening, or soul-stirring, it’s not worth your time.” and offers some advice for capturing that in our lives.

Pamela also shares why feeling good is such an important component of our lives and how that can transform the way we move through our day. We also dive into a deep conversation about the concept of creating our own personal spiritual belief system, not based on how we grew up or what we were taught, but by what speaks to us. 

To connect with Pamela, click here to check out her coaching programs, blog, book and more.

We hope you enjoyed this episode of The Messy Middle Road Trip Podcast and are ready to take action to live authentically. You owe it to yourself to fall in love with your life and how you show up in it.

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.

You might also enjoy:

EO84: How To Live An Empowered Life With Author And Coach Susan Burrell 

EO63: PART ONE THE MAGNIFICENT MIDLIFE WITH RACHEL LANKESTER

EO63: PART TWO THE MAGNIFICENT MIDLIFE WITH RACHEL LANKESTER

 

 

EO110: Loving Yourself In Midlife With Nicole Markel And Sandra Costello

EO110: Loving Yourself In Midlife With Nicole Markel And Sandra Costello

Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. As we approach Valentine’s Day, Sandra and I wanted to sit down and have a conversation about why we think self-love, especially in midlife, is the most important kind of love we can give.  On today’s show, we discuss body image, affirmations, mirror work and small ways you can remind yourself how important it is to love yourself so that you can show up fully to love those around you.

Click here to find out more about the Mirror Work that Sandra mentions.

Click here to find daily affirmations to get you started today.

Click here to see the viral video of the father and his daughter and their morning affirmations.

What are some ways that you show yourself some love? Is it making a cup of tea in your favorite mug? Is it taking a brisk winter walk and turning your face toward the sun? Is it smiling at yourself in the mirror and telling yourself that you look cute? Is it buying yourself a piece of art that makes you smile every time you look at it? Every gesture counts when “courting” yourself. Plant those seeds with your kiddos and young family members so they can grow into adults that love themselves.

We hope you enjoyed this episode of The Messy Middle Road Trip Podcast and feel inspired to show yourself some love. Remember, it’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself and make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.

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.

You might also like:

EO100: INSPIRING MIDLIFE WOMEN TO LEAD DEEPLY FULFILLING LIVES WITH BETH NELSON

EO65: LOVE THE SKIN YOU’RE IN WITH BODY IMAGE ACTIVIST AMY PENCE-BROWN

 

 

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