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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!

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
https://westernmass.dressforsuccess.org
413.732.8179
westernmassachusetts@dressforsuccess.org

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EO:82 Facing Your Fears in Midlife with Jessica Pertuz
EO:44 Tackling Obstacles with American Ninja Warrior, Sandy Zimmerman

 

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.
https://sandralovesyou.com
https://www.instagram.com/sandracostellophotography/
https://www.facebook.com/sandracostellophotography

 

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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

Menopause Café tickets 

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EO63: Part One THE MAGNIFICENT MIDLIFE WITH RACHEL LANKESTER

EO63: PART TWO THE MAGNIFICENT MIDLIFE WITH RACHEL LANKESTER

EO90: Choosing Your Identity With Intention With Nicole Markel

EO90: Choosing Your Identity With Intention With Nicole Markel

On today’s show, Nicole’s shares an update on her health journey which includes new therapies such as working with a naturopath over the past eight months, Salt bed (halotherapy), Holistic Energy Coaching and Hydrocolon therapy.

Nicole also shares information about the two most recent personal development books she’s listened to on Audible:

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz The book offers a code of conduct based on ancient Toltec wisdom that advocates freedom from self-limiting beliefs that may cause suffering and limitation in a person’s life.

The four agreements are:

Be impeccable with your word. 

Don’t take anything personally. 

Don’t make assumptions. 

Always do your best.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Told from the perspective of a shepherd boy, the idea that all individuals should live in the singular pursuit of their individual dreams. And each detour or roadblock is part of the plan to prepare you.

She encourages listeners to write a list of 10 traits you have that frame your identity (positive/negative). Ask a friend or spouse to do the same for perspective. Here are Nicole’s ten traits.

  1. Procrastinator
  2. Person with an autoimmune disorder (sick) 
  3. Caregiver
  4. Positive
  5. Supportive friend
  6. Funny
  7. Wellness warrior
  8. Loving mother, spouse, daughter
  9. Creative
  10. Passionate

How do you want to show up? How is that framed? Is it positive or negative? Is that truly helping you to be who you want to be? How can you change that mindset? Flip those self limiting beliefs? 

Nicole questions whether her top two choices are negatively framed. Choose to change the emotional trigger associated with each. Does it fill your cup? What can you let go of or lean into?

Identity can play a huge role in your overall health and wellness. Are you a Debbie Downer or Positive Patty? Nicole shares stories about her friend Kathi that recently beat cancer for the second time and her coffee meet up with friend of the podcast Dawn Whelan. 

Thanks for tuning into today’s show. I hope that you take time to discover who you are today and identify whether or not you’re fulfilled or if you have work to do to become the best version of you. We’re in control of how we show up. 

 You can find more at messy middle road trip dot com or connect with us on FB, Instagram and YouTube. If you like the show, please subscribe and send us some love by rating and reviewing the podcast. Sandra and I are looking forward to our next road trip with you. Thanks for riding shotgun. Until next time… 

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Episode 46: Conversation With a Death Doula

https://messymiddleroadtrip.com/2019/08/eo46-conversation-with-a-death-doula/

Episode 55: You Only Live Twice With Joselyn Miller

https://messymiddleroadtrip.com/2019/11/eo55-you-only-live-twice-with-joselyn-miller/

E089: LEARNING TO CLAIM THE STAGE AS A PUBLIC SPEAKER WITH ANGELA LUSSIER

E089: LEARNING TO CLAIM THE STAGE AS A PUBLIC SPEAKER WITH ANGELA LUSSIER

Does public speaking make you shake in your boots? Today’s podcast is with dynamic speaker Angela Lussier, who is a 7 time author, entrepreneur, fellow podcaster, award winning speaker and two time TEDx presenter. Angela admits that she was a shy kid with social anxiety and grew up making a terrifying observation that the best leaders were amazing communicators and impressive public speakers. 

Facing her fears, she jumped into the world of learning how to find her voice and founded a network of public speaking clubs called Speaker Sisterhood. We know you’ll love it so let’s grab the snacks, call shotgun and hit the road for another episode.

Speaker Sisterhood: https://speakersisterhood.com/

Angela’s podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/claim-the-stage-a-public-speaking-podcast-for-women/id1119712757

Angela’s TEDx talks and bio: https://speakersisterhood.com/angela/press/

Angela’s books: https://speakersisterhood.com/books/

 

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EO55: You Only Live Twice with Joselyn MIller

EO81: Manifesting Your Dreams through Vision Boarding with Emily Falcigno

 

EP88: Getting to Know Co-Host Sandra Costello

EP88: Getting to Know Co-Host Sandra Costello

Sandra Costello has been a professional photographer for the last ten years, but what did that journey look like? Beginning in high school as a way to cope with anxiety, Sandra used photography to connect with others as a way to cope and be creative. This episode talks about being your best self, being seen and being brave. Join Sandra for her first mini pod!

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EO65: Love the Skin You’re in with Body Image Activist Amy Pence-Brown

EO39: InsideOut – A New Way of Being with Nina Urman

EO87: The Messy Middle Road Trip Welcomes New Co-Host Sandra Costello

EO87: The Messy Middle Road Trip Welcomes New Co-Host Sandra Costello

Celebrating 86 episodes, The Messy Middle Road Trip is taking an epic detour with adding a new co-host to the mix. Nicole happily introduces you to Sandra Costello as she officially hops in to ride shotgun on their inaugural road trip.

Sandra will share information about her background and why she said yes to co-hosting. She and Nicole discuss plans they have for the future of the podcast and have fun chatting about some of their favorite books, shows and podcasts. This is an episode you won’t want to miss so press play and let’s hit the road.

We hope you enjoyed this episode of The Messy Middle Road Trip Podcast and feel inspired to say yes to new opportunities when the universe leads you to them. 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.
 
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EO86: Janine Hits the Road on a New Adventure and What’s Next for Messy Middle Road Trip

EO86: Janine Hits the Road on a New Adventure and What’s Next for Messy Middle Road Trip

Janine and Nicole took one last road trip together before Janine heads off into the sunset on a new adventure. Find out where she’s heading and all about the big, exciting changes happening at Messy Middle Road Trip.

The Messy Middle Road Trip team went live on Facebook to talk about the changes and this is the recording. During the show, they talked about..

  • How it all started.
  • What they loved most about this journey.
  • Janine’s new venture.
  • What’s next for the podcast.
  • Introducing Nicole’s new co-host Sandra Costello.

Join Women with Wanderlust Tribe a private Facebook group for Gen Xers and young Baby Boomers who love to travel.
Check out the latest episode of Janine & Amy’s Travel TV live about Ireland here.

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.

And if you are a woman navigating the middle of life and have a story you think we might like to hear, please reach out. We are always looking to meet amazing women and share their journey with our audience. We’re looking forward to our next road trip with you. Thanks for riding shotgun. Until next time…

We’ve come a long way… check out our very first podcast EO01: Create Your Own Happiness

 

 

 

EO85: Aging Joyfully And Redefining Health In Midlife With Annie Gaudreault

EO85: Aging Joyfully And Redefining Health In Midlife With Annie Gaudreault

‘Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. Today we’re going to be talking about how to age joyfully and in good health. The majority of us move through our 20’s as though we’re invincible with late nights, indulging with food and drink and taking our health for granted. In our 30’s we’re generally hyper-focused on career or raising a family and our health can take a back seat to the needs of others. According to nutritionist and healthy aging expert, Annie Gaudreault, now is the time to celebrate life and have joy in each day. It’s never too late to age healthy and with Annie’s help, we can hit the reset button and align our emotional, spiritual and physical body in midlife.   

We are thrilled to have Annie riding shotgun with us. She founded VEEV Health and Wellness to support smart and successful mid-aged women to lose weight, sleep better and get even more out of life. This is an episode you won’t want to miss so hop in and let’s hit the road.

On today’s show we talk about:

  1. Changing the narrative about aging being something to run from.
  2. The 6 pillars of healthy aging.
  3. Why people underestimate midlife women.
  4. The difference between life span vs. health span.
  5. The importance of making rest and rejuvenation a priority in order to become more productive and focused in your life and tips for the benefits of “scheduled” unplugging to charge our batteries.

For more information about how to connect with Annie for a free call, you can reach her at www.veev.ca

We hope you enjoyed this episode of The Messy Middle Road Trip Podcast and feel inspired to age with joy and redefine what it means to be healthy in midlife. If you like what we’re doing, please subscribe on iTunes. If you want to show some real love, please give us a rating and review. Pop on over to visit us on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube to keep the conversation going. 

And if you are a woman navigating the middle of life and have a story you think we might like to hear, please reach out. We are always looking to meet amazing women and share their journey with our audience. We’re looking forward to our next road trip with you. Thanks for riding shotgun. Until next time…

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

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