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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!
Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. Today, we’re talking to Susan Burrell author of “Live Your Empowered Life: A 30-Day Journey Book. Susan is a feisty Scorpio (was even born with the red hair to back it up!) who has navigated life by learning how to listen within to that Divine urge that keeps pointing her in the direction of her life’s purpose even when she can’t see the road. She is a guide in the crossroads of life with a Masters Degree in Consciousness. Susan has been counseling and supporting people in transforming from the inside out for over 25 years. Her methods are proven because she has lived this journey to empowerment.
We know you love it, so press play and let’s hit the road! Today we talked about…
- Why so many women in mid-life search for purpose and guidance about what to do next.
- How Susan’s empathic nature helps guide women on their journey to find inner growth and true empowerment
- Susan’s own “messy middle” story.
- Strategies to weed out the junk in our live and the negative stories that stop us from moving forward and growing as a person.
- A 30-day journey of empowerment through Susan’s book, exercises, meditations, and other inspiration.
- One thing that can be done today to create a better future.
- Lesson’s learned along the way, and unexpected wisdom from client’s and podcast guests.
Connect with Susan
Susan’s thought provoking podcast, “Empowering Chats with Susan Burrell” can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio and other popular platforms. Her guided meditations are accessible through the Insight Timer App.
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We’re looking forward to our next road trip with you. Until next time thanks for riding shotgun.
On this week’s episode of The Messy Middle Road Trip podcast, Nicole shares her experience with reconnecting with her Emerson College sisterhood after 27 years through zoom. She explains how the Asabiyah sisterhood was formed in the late 90’s and why there was a need to reestablish those relationships now. In an effort to work on the guiding principals of the group, they have chosen to do activities based around the following themes over the next few weeks: self care and connection, identifying powerful women globally and in our communities, discuss cultural movements and work with non-profits and community service organizations.
The first week’s topic is self care which is so important at any stage, but especially in midlife. Here are a few examples of what self care looks like for the sisterhood:
Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. Today we’re going to be talking about facing our fears. This could include anything from signing up to audition for a singing competition to saying hello to the handsome barista at your coffee shop. The definition of fear in the dictionary describes an unpleasant emotion caused by the BELIEF that something or someone is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. The key word here is BELIEF. Fear is not a tangible thing even though it can feel like it with physical responses like sweaty palms, racing heart or shortness of breath. Fear is a choice. So many of us choose to live in fear because of the “What if.” What if I fail? What if I look stupid? What if I get hurt? What if I lose money? What if we “what if” ourselves into a lifetime with unfulfilled dreams and missed opportunities? There was a quote that stated “Being courageous doesn’t mean you aren’t afraid. It means your bravery overcomes your fears. I love that because oftentimes we forget that courage and fear walk hand in hand.
Today, we are thrilled to have Jessica Pertuz riding shotgun in the convertible with us. Jessica is an Account Executive with WWLP-22 News & The CW Springfield. Jessica regularly has the opportunity to meet with and get to know the clients that she works with. There was one high flying interaction with a company called Jumptown that changed her life forever when she decided to give sky-diving a try. This is an episode you won’t want to miss so hop in and let’s hit the road.
In today’s show, Jessica shares how she was introduced to skydiving and what her first jump felt like. (more…)
Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. Today, we’re talking to Emily Falcigno who started believing in visions in 2018 when her photo series “In Her Words Diary” landed a billboard in Times Square. Since then, she realized living her ideal lifestyle was a lot closer than she thought. By strategically implementing her visions on dating and work, she started attracting exactly what she wanted – including podcast guest appearances and dream vacations. Now she’s creating photo strategies for her clients, so they can live their ideal lifestyles faster.
A singles photographer who doesn’t do hair and makeup makeovers or encourage you to lose 5 pounds, Emily helps you uncover your desires, find your radiance through self-compassion, and helps you live your ideal lifestyle through vision boarding.
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Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. Today, we’re talking to Amy Kaufman Relihan the owner of Time Together Travel. Amy’s business focuses on romance travel, destination weddings, honeymoons, and vow renewals, but her real passion is creating romantic escapes for couples that are in serious need of reconnecting and reigniting their flame.
Like many women, Amy went through a difficult divorce in midlife. It was that experience that ignited her commitment to helping other couples avoid the same fate. Amy is now happily remarried, and she and her husband celebrate their continued love affair through travel and shared experiences. Through her business and personal life, she celebrates all love all the time, and helps couples remember why they fell in love in the first place, regardless of the stage of the relationship.
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Is it possible to create personal happiness and end conflict and suffering around the world by becoming more present? That’s the premise of A New Earth, Awaking to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle. In today’s episode, Janine discusses the book and Tolle’s work to free humans from our egoic mind and awaken to a new state of consciousness to build a better life and a better world.
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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.
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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.
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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…)