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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Tania Elfersy talks about how we can be wiser about the menopause transition, so we suffer less and feel its power more.

Why we need more MenoClarity

Talking to the founders of MenoClarity about why we’ve come together and what we hope to achieve with this group.

Why I Want To Change The Menopause Narrative

Menopause gets a bad rap. How about we re-frame it and change the menopause narrative, so we stop fighting it, and instead embrace it and find its gifts.

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Episode 93: Mothers, daughters, estrangement and healing with Laura Davis

Trigger Warning: Sexual Abuse

Laura Davis is the author of 6 non-fiction books which have sold more than 1.8 million copies. She’s talking here mainly about her latest book, her first memoir: The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story. I finished the book the day before recording, and was profoundly moved by it. I was also very tearful. I’m grateful to Laura for sharing her story and giving me the opportunity to read it. I recommend the book for all women as we’re all daughters. And many of us have people who we’d like to be closer to.

We talk about:

  • Why Laura wrote this particular book
  • The challenge of untying the mother daughter knot
  • Digging deep to tell such a vulnerable story
  • The impact of life trauma on women’s passion and purpose
  • Coming to terms with life trauma
  • Helping people heal from trauma and especially sexual abuse
  • Coping with family estrangement
  • What Laura has learnt about mother daughter relationships
  • How Laura’s feelings towards her mother changed as she got older and sicker
  • Laura’s advice for women when they lose their parents and mothers especially

And more!

Find more about Laura:

Laura’s website: lauradavis.net

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Laura’s latest book: The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story

Other books written by Laura Davis

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