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Episode 142: Ending the battle with aging with Mia Maugé

Meet Mia Maugé, a 57 year old model championing broader representation in the modelling industry. She burst onto the scene in 2020 in the midst of the global pandemic when she was picked up by a modelling agency, allowing her to leave her career in digital marketing and PR . She’s passionate about occupying spaces previously reserved for those who look nothing like her, be that her hair texture and colour, age, skin tone or body type.

We talk about:

  • Mia’s experiences of Black Power as a mixed race child of the Windrush Generation growing up in the 70s
  • How she discovered her passion for writing
  • Working at Notting Hill carnival
  • How Mia became a model
  • Going public with her Instagram page in 2020
  • Facing the fear of aging
  • Dyeing her hair and finally stopping
  • How Mia connected with the community of silver sisters
  • The low point in Mia’s life
  • Elderhood as the youth of old age
  • Practicing gratitude and being grateful
  • How the language around aging has got to change
  • Aging and how society views older women
  • Being comfortable in one’s skin and knowing one’s worth
  • The importance of supporting women at any age

And more!

Mia’s website: www.miamauge.com | Instagram

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Episode 111: The secrets of alternative aging with Suzi Grant (Re-Release)

Welcome to our summer season where I’m dipping into the archives to share some of the gems from the vault. We start by going all the way back to the beginning, to my very first guest, the wonderful Suzi Grant, author of Alternative Ageing, blogger at alternativeageing.net, YouTube and Instagram star. If anyone can inspire you to age like a badass, this woman can. Suzi is the very best example of an older woman determined to squeeze the very last drop out of life, on her own terms.

We talk about:

  • How Suzi came to set up Alternative Ageing and became an Instagram star
  • How she was featured in the New York Times Style Section
  • How she got 700,000 likes on Instagram
  • The importance of staying authentic
  • How blogging (and learning in general) helps to exercise your brain
  • The wonders of being creative
  • Being proactive about ageing
  • Fasting and why it’s so good for us
  • How chronic diseases can be helped by lifestyle change
  • Being outrageous

And more!

Find out more about Suzi:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest

Suzi’s book: Alternative Ageing: How To Stay Looking and Feeling Younger For Longer

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube | Tiktok

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Episode 107: The power of older women with Jennifer Arthurton

Jennifer Arthurton is the creator and founder of Old Chicks Know Sh*t, a community and podcast (of the same name) designed to inspire and support midlife women in chasing their dreams and creating a kick-ass next chapter. Having made her midlife course corrections, she’s a passionate advocate of the inherent power and knowledge that women possess, at a time when they often feel overlooked and doubt themselves most.

We talk about:

  • How Jennifer got so passionate about changing midlife narratives
  • Jennifer’s own menopause and midlife experience
  • How she reinvented herself after reaching rock bottom
  • How so much of what we believe about midlife, menopause and aging is wrong
  • What makes Jennifer angry about what women are told/believe about getting older
  • How women can get very stuck in midlife and how to get unstuck
  • How women can step up to lead more
  • What Jennifer has learnt from doing her own podcast
  • How Jennifer has changed the perception of midlife for her own daughter
  • What Jennifer most wants women to know about midlife and beyond

And more!

Find more about Jennifer:

Jennifer’s website: oldchicksknowshit.com

Instagram

Listen to her podcast: Old Chicks Know Sh*T Podcast

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Episode 105: How agetech will change the world with Keren Etkin

My guest today is Keren Etkin, the Gerontechnologist. She’s a gerontologist who’s written a fascinating book called The Agetech Revolution: A book about the intersection of aging and technology. We dig into the fascinating area of technology designed especially for older people.

We talk about:

  • How Keren got so passionate about agetech
  • What agetech is and why we need it
  • Why we’ll still need agetech when the digital natives are older
  • The impact of Covid on the agetech industry
  • Digital exclusion and touch screens
  • How best to develop technology for older people
  • The importance of aging in place
  • Cultural differences towards aging
  • What needs to be considered when building technology for older people
  • Keren’s agetech predictions for the next 5, 10 and 20 years
  • How we can all get better at embracing technology in general

And more!

Find more about Keren:

Keren’s website: thegerontechnologist.com

Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Spotify

Keren’s book: The AgeTech Revolution

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Episode 100: Making sense of midlife with Mr Magnificent

A very special 100th episode of the podcast as I welcome the first man on to the podcast, my husband Mark Estdale, who has shared my Magnificent Midlife journey over the last sixteen years.

We talk about:

  • Our support animal
  • How I managed to persuade Mark to come on my podcast
  • How Ashton Applewhite’s words on ageism impacted us both
  • The importance of learning and being open as we move through midlife
  • Getting men to embrace this period, especially for the women in their lives
  • The rollercoaster of Rachel’s early menopause diagnosis and how it happened
  • Reversing the early menopause diagnosis for a time
  • The pain of secondary infertility
  • How we both became aware of the negative narratives around women, menopause and aging 
  • Learning to appreciate the cyclicality of women and the power that can come from that
  • Society’s attitudes towards menstruation, menopause and lack of awareness
  • How and why heterosexual relationships can break down in midlife
  • The evolution of our relationship including our sexual one
  • The misrepresentation of data when it comes to menopause
  • The still waters after menopause
  • Current narratives around HRT and the importance of a holistic approach
  • The importance of curiosity, exploring ideas and challenging dogma
  • Fear driven narratives around menopause and HRT
  • How Mark thinks Rachel has changed
  • Trusting that the dots will connect when you look back in the future
  • The book baby
  • Ground flaxseed, yoga, exercise in general and cutting down on alcohol
  • Barefoot shoes
  • Mark’s advice to other men with menopausal partners

And more!

Bogey, the baby substitute

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.”

STEVE JOBS

To celebrate this 100th episode you can get 50% off Rachel’s book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause and Beyond with the code PODCAST100 at magnificentmidlife.com/book

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