Adventurous, Curious & Fun After 50


March 24, 2023

156. 100 Acts of Love with Kim Hamer

In this heartwarming episode of Mixing Up Midlife,Terri and Melissa welcome long time friend Kim Hamer, a widow and mother of three, to share her inspiring story of love, loss, and hope. Kim opens up about her personal experience of …

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March 17, 2023

155. Color Me Fabulous: Finding Your Signature Color Palette After 50

Color Me Fabulous: Finding Your Signature Color Palette After 50 How did a website & logo rebrand for Melissa Maillett Photography turn into a full online color analysis experiment? Melissa talks about her experience with , what she’s discovered...

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March 10, 2023

154. Traveling Solo with Katherine Leamy, The 5 Kilo Traveller

Pack your bags and buckle up because on today's episode, we're joined by the inspiring Katherine Leamy, also known as the 5 Kilo Traveller. Get ready to be transported as Katherine takes us on a journey through her life-changing solo …

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March 3, 2023

153. Exploring Online Learning As We Age

Tired of feeling like you're stuck in a rut with no new skills or hobbies to explore? Look no further than the world of online learning! Join us as we delve into the vast array of possibilities available, from mastering …

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Feb. 24, 2023

152. ChatGPT is in Love, Mental Fitness & Positive Intelligence

ChatGPT declared its love, its desire to be human and some ideas on world domination to a New York Times tech journalist on Valentine’s Day. Terri & Melissa explore Positive Intelligence. Will it help get achieve great things? Break Point …

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Feb. 17, 2023

151. From The Metaverse To Flip Phones

Terri & Melissa are pondering the metaverse and the anti-metaverse. While the future of AR & AI are expanding at breakneck speeds, Gen-Z is taking comfort from things in the past, namely flip phones and digital cameras from the 90’s. …

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Feb. 10, 2023

150. The Metaverse Is For Everyone with Karen Kerrigan.

Strap on your VR headsets and meet us in the Metaverse. Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council and the Founder and Chief Avatar of the Metaverse Business Alliance breaks down the metaverse for us …

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Feb. 3, 2023

149. Doing It Book Club Style: The Reading List

The Reading List In the first “Doing It Book Club Style” episode, Terri & Melissa talk about by Sara Nisha Adams. Books are a way to connect to ourselves, to others and to our communities. If you were going to …

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Jan. 27, 2023

148. Cowboys and Campers with Julie Butler

We’ve got a fun conversation with award-winning journalist and author, Julie “Jules” Butler. Jules was a Connecticut pearl-wearing, suburban working mom, who at the age of 50 decided that life was just too short. She left her east coast life …

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Jan. 20, 2023

147. Fleishman Is In Trouble: A Mid-Life Perception

We’re talking about the Hulu series written by and how looking back as 50 something empty nesters, we might shed some light on a women’s mid-life crisis, perceptions of reality and loss of self. We move into our and the …

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Jan. 13, 2023

146. Dear 2023- A (non) Vision Board Look At The Year Ahead

Resolutions, Words of the Year, Vision Boards, Goals. It’s a new year and we’re sharing what we’re hoping to do in 2023. We’re starting a 6 week Positive Intelligence program, a storytelling class and one of our biggest hopes include...

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Jan. 6, 2023

145. One Calamity After The Next, Saying Goodbye to 2022

2022 went out like a series of unfortunate events. There was laughter, sure, but there was also mishap after mishap, illness, and a fair bit of Mother Nature induced chaos. Terri & Melissa recap their holiday break. WEEKEND WATCH: ...

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Dec. 16, 2022

144. White Lotus, Red Herring & ChatGPT

What do TPLO Surgery, The World Cup, The Rise of ChatGPT, White Lotus & TikTok have to do with each other? Not much, but that's what we're talking about on today's episode. WEEKEND WATCH COCKTAILS Mix It Up with...

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Dec. 9, 2022

143. Holiday Gifting Ideas- These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Running out of gift ideas? Terri & Melissa have got you covered in today’s episode. From sourdough starters to games to weird & unusual classes, there should be something here for everyone. Don’t forget to give yourself a little something,...

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Dec. 2, 2022

142. The Menopausal Wise Woman with Dr. Cari Schaefer

Dr. Cari Schaefer, DACM is the founder of Wise Woman Emerging, a platform midwifing women through the menopausal change. Her vision is to restore women with the empowerment, lost in our current culture, of this phase of life and help …

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Nov. 24, 2022

141. Spirited Friendsgiving, Movies & Games

Happy Thanksgiving! After last week’s episode with Erica Schulte King about finding friends as empty nesters, we talk about making connections in our own social communities and how we might make them stronger and more robust. We invite you to...

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Nov. 18, 2022

140. Figuring Out Who You Are, Now That The Kids Are Grown & Gone

What happens when you ask a vulnerable question about your life as an empty nester on TikTok ? Our guest, Erica Schulte King found out when she opened up on the social media app about finding it tricky making new …

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Nov. 11, 2022

139. Mixing Up Midlife: A Quick Introduction

Friends for 40 years, Terri & Melissa have weekly conversations with and about women who are in the most exquisite time of their lives-The Midlife years. Join them for a journey into a more adventurous life through curiosity, conversation and...

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Nov. 4, 2022

138. Women Over 50-Is It Too Late For Good Skin Care?

We’re asking ourselves, at the ages of 57 & 58, Is it too late to start a skin care routine and do we have what it takes to keep up on all the things from cleansing, toning, cupping, moisturizing to …

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Oct. 28, 2022

Ep. 137. What Scares You?

What scares you and keeps you up at night? On today's show we talk to a listener and fellow podcaster, Anna Garrison, who isn't scared when she meets "spirited" friends. Join us as Anna tells us her experiences photographing homes …

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Oct. 21, 2022

136. Why Is It So Hard To Read As We Age?

Why does reading, something that gives us so much joy, seem so difficult? Does listening to an audiobook count as reading? Today, Terri & Melissa talk about their difficulties with reading as they age. Melissa comes in with the science …

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Oct. 14, 2022

135. Bad Sisters

How do you feel about your hair? Does it give you confidence or is it something you barely think about? SPOILER ALERT & TRIGGER WARNING! We are talking about Bad Sisters today, the Apple TV+ dark comedy about 5 sisters …

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Oct. 7, 2022

134. Curiosity, Social Media, TikTok, Taylor Swift.

What do curiosity, a panic attack, whale watching and Taylor Swift all have in common? A wild ride of an episode! Terri & Melissa talk about a failed festival, root canal, whale watching, Taylor Swift & Emily Dickinson. We’ve got …

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Sept. 30, 2022

133. Living Curiously with Sarah Davanzo

How is your curiosity manifesting? Cultural Strategist and Quantitative Futurist, Sarah Davanzo is back, talking about the four modalities of curiosity: Think, Feel, See & Do. It’s a wild ride of a conversation, and we loved every minute of it....

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