Postcards From Midlife podcast

Postcards From Midlife

Lorraine Candy & Trish Halpin

Are you living in a hormonal hothouse battling it out with your teens while the dog, cat and husband look on? You're not alone.


Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, helping support women through all aspects of their busy lives. Between them the duo have six children, two dogs, one cat and two husbands. And this time, they’re the ones asking for help.


Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens they cover it all.

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    The feelgood episode! Shopping, cocktails & wild swimming

    53:13

    Lorraine & Trish take a trip! Oxfordshire beckons for your hosts as they head off into the countryside for a weekend getaway together (minus Margo the cat, husbands and teens). The duo reboot their style with a personal shopper, get stuck into a Martini or two and Trish tries out a freezing swim in a lake for the very first time.  Listen in for: fashion & shopping tips, style tricks, witty friendship memories and a guide to wild swimming for the first time with your midlife mates Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode 
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    Bonus Episode: Midlife make-up bag makeover

    44:16

    Brought to you in partnership with ClarinsRecorded live at the Clarins Virtual Beauty Festival, Trish & Lorraine get a glam makeover from editorial make-up artist Julia Wren and talk about the best beauty moments from their careers in glossy magazines 
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    How to live a longer, happier and healthier life with Dame Lesley Regan

    59:25

    To celebrate World Menopause Day, Lorraine and Trish meet women's health expert Dame Lesley Regan, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College, who has been reforming and influencing policy for 40 years on the NHS frontline. From humble beginnings, Dame Lesley, a mum of twins, was one of the first women to rise to the top of her profession and has survived three breast cancer diagnoses along the way. Now as Chair of Wellbeing of Women she's helping transform the workplace for menopausal women.Plus: Are your midlife dreams getting more vivid? We decode them and find out what your mind is really telling you and Trish raps a nostalgia noodleGet in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode 
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    Botox, lasers, fillers, collagen: the midlife tweakments guide

    1:01:38

    One of the UK’s most respected beauty journalists and authors, Alice Hart-Davis, gives Lorraine and Trish her verdict on the best treatments and skincare ingredients for ageing better, having spent two decades testing every cosmetic procedure, from Botox, filler and lasers to micro-needling and vampire facials. Plus: tablescaping & trendy food platters for when friends come for dinner; Granny’s red lipstick remembered and an altercation in a sweet shopPlus: Horoscopes - should you believe or not & are they a comforting catalyst for change? Also your hosts have nostalgic recollections of being a Brownie in a bobble hat and run ins with Brown Owl.Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode 
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    TV's Dr Zoe Williams on weight gain & easy fitness tips

    1:03:18

    This week, Lorraine and Trish are joined by Dr. Zoe Williams, an NHS GP, TV broadcaster, and former TV Gladiator (no less!). She shares her personal story of growing up in a single-parent family and supporting her mum through alcohol addiction, freezing her eggs then finally becoming a mum for the first time at 41. She also has some really useful advice on staying fit and healthy in your midlife years and beyond as well as how to get the best service from your GP.Plus: Horoscopes - should you believe or not & are they a comforting catalyst for change? Also, your hosts have nostalgic recollections of being a Brownie in a bobble hat and run-ins with Brown Owl.Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode 
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    Arabella Weir on bums, mums & therapy (plus midlife orgasm guide)

    1:04:28

    Lorraine and Trish chat to comedy queen and author Arabella Weir about the inspiration for her famous catch phrase (Does My Bum Look Big In This - in case you didn’t know), her complex and damaging relationship with her parents and how therapy has helped her to break harmful habits and self doubts for a fulfilled and happy midlife.Plus: the health benefits of sex toys, brain fog bloopers & a teenage hair crimping catastropheGet in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comDisclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode 
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    Aasmah Mir on life after divorce & balancing work as a single mum.

    56:52

    In 2020, broadcaster and journalist Aasmah Mir, 49, took on the biggest job of her career as the launch presenter of the Times Radio breakfast show - and then her marriage fell apart. She talks to Lorraine and Trish about keeping the plates spinning and rediscovering herself as a midlife, single mum one year on.Plus: under the spell of a new hypnotherapy app;  reviewing a summer of new learnings & do the catchphrase quiz in Nostalgia Noodle.Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode 
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    Passions, purpose & parenting with Sarah Brown

    57:45

    From a high-flying career in PR, to first lady of Downing Street and now a leading campaigner for the education, health and rights of girls and women around the world, Sarah Brown is a woman on a mission. She talks to Lorraine and Trish about life behind the scenes with husband Gordon, bringing up teenage sons, her midlife journey and her feelings as the couple approach the 20th anniversary of the death of their baby daughter Jennifer.Plus: At last! Some positive representations of midlife women on TV; getting a good night’s sleep; and its dogs vs cats in Nostalgia NoodleGet in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode 
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    Help, I’m overwhelmed! Organise your life with business dynamo Anya Hindmarch

    57:30

    Running a global fashion empire while raising five children hasn’t been easy, but Anya Hindmarch has learnt a lot of really helpful stuff along the way and in this week’s episode she shares her pearls of wisdom with Trish and Lorraine.  Plus: doing our bit for climate change, time out treats and recommendations & a nostalgic trip to the roller disco Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode 
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    Carolyn Harris MP on leading the menopause revolution

    59:13

    Lorraine and Trish interview Welsh MP Carolyn Harris about her Parliamentary Bill which is set to change everything for midlife, menopausal women this autumn and could make HRT free for all across England. The outspoken and spirited MP also shares her moving story of how a personal tragedy took her from barmaid and dinner lady to the corridors of Westminster.Plus: summer holiday culture club - favourite family films and escapist novels; Lorraine solves her tummy troubles & Trish discovers a new way to depilateGet in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode. 
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