Episode 157: Midlife update, solo with Rachel

Mag Mid podcast host Rachel is flying solo this week, talking about what’s been happening in her world. There’s a trip to the UK Houses of Parliament and a book recommendation in the New York Times in the mix! Check out what’s been catching her attention lately.

She talks about:

  • The success of the MenoClarity live event and how you can still access the recordings
  • Going to the heart of Government to talk about menopause
  • Menopause narratives and how they seem to keep getting worse
  • Her book, Magnificent Midlife, being recommended in the New York Times
  • The podcast season to date featuring: avoiding burnout, the crisis of care, staying fit as we age, healing through memoir, getting back on stage, digital publishing and traveling the world
  • Gendered ageism
  • Digital exclusion
  • How the Masters is going

And lots more!

Meeting Carolyn Harris MP at the Houses of Parliament

Resources mentioned:

You can still listen to the MenoClarity Live recordings: https://bit.ly/menoclaritylive

New York Times: (7 Books to Guide You Through Menopause): https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/18/well/live/menopause-books.html

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Episode 154: Preventing midlife burnout with Dr Sola Togun-Butler

Dr Sola Togun-Butler is a psychotherapist and transformative life coach. She’s the founder of Butterfly Counseling Services and speaks regularly on the importance of mental health and wellness, while offering solutions to minimize stress, prevent burnout and achieve balance. 

We talk about:

  • The importance of addressing societal expectations that lead to burnout in women, particularly in midlife
  • The guilt that arises from cultural and gender expectations that women should prioritize their children and family over their own needs
  • How changing thought patterns through cognitive restructuring and reframing can help reduce feelings of guilt
  • How Dr Sola’s Nigerian cultural background influenced her upbringing
  • Polarization in the menopause discourse
  • Finding it easier to listen to different perspectives as you get older
  • The importance of curiosity and seeking diverse viewpoints in midlife
  • How Dr Sola helps midlife women come to terms with or move on from trauma
  • Why women fear embracing their authentic selves due to fear of rejection from others
  • How women can make changes despite potential conflict with loved ones
  • The power of butterflies as a symbol of transformation
  • Some effective strategies for preventing burnout
  • How Dr Sola helps women practice self compassion
  • Differences between US and Nigerian culture in regards to the status of women as they get older
  • Ageism and self-love in UK and Nigerian cultures

And more!

Dr Sola’s website: butterflycounselingservices.com

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