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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!

EO53: Eating Healthy in Midlife a Conversation with Dietitian Nicole Maslar

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Today we talk to dietitian Nicole Maslar about eating right and staying healthy in midlife. Nicole became a dietitian because she wants to help make a difference in the lives of people through health, wellness, and prevention.  She believes that every small change in behavior or habit makes a big difference in enhancing your life. We couldn’t agree more. 

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EO52: A Year of Podcasting, Favorite Episodes, Lessons Learned

Messy Middle Road Trip is celebrating its first anniversary. Last October, we started this podcast as a way to bring women together to support and learn from each other. Some amazing and inspiring women have hopped into the convertible to share their knowledge and hard-won wisdom. We are grateful to each and everyone one of our guests who believed in us and our mission. Thank you!

We’re also grateful to you, our listeners, for taking the time to listen to a show, like a post on Facebook or Instagram, or share the podcast with a friend. We do this all for you. Thank you!

In today’s episode, we reflect on the past year and talk about memorable episodes and things we’ve learned on this journey. We know you love it, so hit play and let’s hit the road.
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EO51: Janine answers the question – Why would someone hire a travel advisor?

 

In today’s mini-podcast, Janine talks about her business and why someone would want to hire a travel advisor. Online we face information overload and dubious reviews, so who can you trust? Plus we’re all busy and our time has value, so hiring someone to plan our travel makes perfect sense.

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EO50: Navigating CBD Benefits With Chelsea Newman and Sofia Zanzarella Part Two

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Today’s podcast is a continuation of yesterday’s conversation with health and wellness entrepreneurs, Chelsea Newman and Sofia Zanzarella.  They’re hitting the convertible to define what CBD is and how it works, who should be using it and how you can incorporate it as a business. We know you’ll love part two of the show, so press play and let’s hit the road.

Please remember we’re not health care professionals.  Heck, we don’t even know CPR. Our tips and tidbits should not replace personal judgment or medical treatment when needed. Remember, we’re not trying to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, just give you something to think about.

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EO50: Navigating CBD Benefits With Chelsea Newman and Sofia Zanzarella

On today’s podcast, Janine and Nicole are joined by health and wellness entrepreneurs, Chelsea Newman and Sofia Zanzarella. They’re hitting the convertible to define what CBD is and how it works, who should be using it and how you can incorporate it as a business. We know you’ll love the show, so press play and let’s hit the road.

Please remember we’re not health care professionals.  Heck, we don’t even know CPR. Our tips and tidbits should not replace personal judgment or medical treatment when needed. Remember, we’re not trying to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, just give you something to think about. 

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

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Today Nicole will be talking about the importance of avoiding anti-bacterial products as we head back to school and into the fall.

We’ve all used those rubber clip-on hand sanitizers for our kid’s backpacks and might have gone through disinfectant wipes like it was our job. Focused on keeping everyone safe from harmful bacteria and germs, it’s easy to miss the fact that we’re stripping our skin’s microbiome and exposing ourselves and our family to some pretty nasty ingredients. But we cannot change the past, and we are all a work in progress, right? 

We’re going to dig into information about why our skin’s microbiome is important and how to keep it healthy. Nicole also reviews harmful ingredients in antibacterial products and why we should be avoiding them. They include:  read more…

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EO48: Living Through the Unimaginable – A Conversation with Becky Savage

Children are dying after taking prescription opioids, stolen from household medicine cabinets.  Our guest, Becky Savage, has gone through the unimaginable heartbreak of losing two sons in one night from a combination of opioids and alcohol. Now, Becky is using her heartbreak to educate other families about this danger. If you have teenagers or college-aged kids, you won’t want to miss this show. 

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EO47: A Visit to Iceland the Land of Fire and Ice


Iceland is a hot destination for travelers. Janine recently visited the country of fire and ice with her teenage daughter. In today’s mini-podcast, she talks about the highlights from her trip and gives you tips for your own Icelandic adventure. Plus, some fun facts about the country.

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EO46: Conversation With A Death Doula

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Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. Today, we’re talking to Dawn Whelan, an End of Life Doula from Connecticut. Many of you might have utilized the services of a Birth Doula for the arrival of your children. Nicole did for her daughters but we had never heard of a Death Doula. As we enter midlife, for those of us lucky enough to still have our parents and partners with us, there comes a time we must prepare to say goodbye. We all wish for a pain-free, “she passed in her sleep” scenario but what happens when that doesn’t play out? We’re thrilled to have Dawn join us today and we know you’ll love the show, so hop in the convertible and let’s hit the road.

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