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Buckle up! You’re cruising through mid-life, but don’t worry, you’re just getting started. Join us (Janine 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!

EO78: Find Calm In The Midst Of Chaos With Mindful Parenting Coach Tracie Osborne

EO78: Find Calm In The Midst Of Chaos With Mindful Parenting Coach Tracie Osborne

Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. Today, we’re talking to Tracie Osborne, a Mindful Parenting Coach from NYC. Tracie is a mom to four boys and navigating that journey hasn’t always been easy. We’re excited to have Tracie share her story and guide us how to parent in a calm, mindful and stress free way. If your stress level has been high during quarantine and you are looking to transform yelling into love, you’ve come to the right place.

Let’s grab the snacks, call shotgun and hit the road for another episode.

On today’s show we learn about… (more…)

EO77: The Art of Being Yourself with Sandra Costello

EO77: The Art of Being Yourself with Sandra Costello

Today, we’re talking to Sandra Costello, a photographer who is passionate about accepting people for who they are. Her favorite subjects are women because she loves digging deep and capturing more in a photo than just a pretty face. Her studio is a space to be yourself, be brave, and find new ways to appreciate who you are, exactly as you are.

We know you’ll love it so let’s grab road the snacks, call shotgun, and hit the road for another episode.

Today, we talk about… (more…)

EO76: 28 Day Juice Cleanse for Psoriatic Arthritis

EO76: 28 Day Juice Cleanse for Psoriatic Arthritis

Thanks for joining us on this episode of the Messy Middle Road Trip Podcast. Nicole is one half of the dynamic hosting duo. They’re entrepreneurs, wives, moms and women who are fearlessly navigating the middle of life. In between our regular podcasts, Janine and Nicole will be going solo to talk about their areas of expertise. Janine tackles travel and Nicole will focus on the Health and Wellness Umbrella. Today Nicole will be sharing her experience with digging into a 28 Day Juice Cleanse to heal her autoimmune flare. 

Janine and Nicole created this podcast to bring together a community of women over 40 who embrace the past, appreciate where we are now and take action to live our best life. Because it’s all about the journey.

Nicole will be sharing her autoimmune story with psoriatic arthritis and how she’s navigated the healing process. She’ll also talk about how increased stress during the Covid-19 quarantine has flared her symptoms. You’ll get to hear about the program she is using for a 28 day juice cleanse and how she discovered it. You will also hear about her experience so far at the 6 day point.

Are you ready to take the juicing plunge? Here are 5 things you can do right now. (more…)

EO75: Running The World With Keri Mandell

EO75: Running The World With Keri Mandell

Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. Today, we’re talking to Keri Mandel, a former special education teacher, learning consultant, & school administrator. Keri has stepped out of a traditional school and immersed herself into the world of fitness. Now a marathoner, Ironman, CrossFit coach, yoga instructor and yoga studio owner at Empower Yoga in Ewing, NJ, Keri has spent her career caring for and teaching others. She believes in the importance of helping, supporting, and being kind to all beings.

Keri caught our eye on Instagram when she completed the World Marathon Challenge (7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days)! She ran this race to honor her dad and raise money for the American Cancer Society. We cannot wait to hear from Keri and share more about her story and the passion behind her daily mantra: it’s a great day to be alive. We know you’ll love it, so grab your favorite snack and settle in as we head off on our next road trip.

On today’s show, Keri talks about: (more…)

EO74: Get Some Sleep with Certified Sleep Science Coach Krista Cumming

EO74: Get Some Sleep with Certified Sleep Science Coach Krista Cumming

Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. Today, we’re talking to Krista Cumming the Founder of My Midlife Mentor and The Sleep Better Tonight Method, a sleep program designed for midlife women. Krista is a Certified Sleep Science Coach and a Registered Nutritional Therapist.  After retiring from a 27-year career as a dental hygienist, she changed paths and began supporting midlife women who want to fall asleep and stay asleep without using prescription medication.

We know you’ll love, so settle in as we hit the road on our next road trip.

In this episode, we talk about… (more…)

EO73: Checking in with Psychic Medium Kathleen Farris and Nicole Gets a Reading

EO73: Checking in with Psychic Medium Kathleen Farris and Nicole Gets a Reading

Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip Podcast. Last week we hopped on a Facebook live with psychic, medium, and energy healer Kathleen Farris for a chat about the world and a live reading for Nicole. This podcast is a recording of that FB live. We know you’ll love it, so press play and let’s hit the road.

Interested in connecting with Kathleen?  You find her at her website and on Facebook at Sacred Whispers – Kathleen Farris

Could we ask a favor? If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to iTunes and leave us a rating and review to help us reach even more women fearlessly navigating the middle of life. 

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Until next time…thanks for riding shotgun!

You also might like: EO37: A Conversation with Psychic, Medium, and Energy Healer Kathleen Farris 

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.

If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to iTunes and leave us a rating and review to help us reach even more women fearlessly navigating the middle of life. Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook or Instagram to see what’s happening over there.

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EO51: Janine Answers the Question – Why Would Someone Hire a Travel Advisor
EO64: What is Sustainable Travel and Why is it Important?
EO47: A Vist to Iceland the Land of Fire and Ice

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