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We’re The Midlife Mentors. Here to lift the lid on our no nonsense approach to midlife health and happiness. As midlifers, we’re constantly told we need have it all figured out. But in fact most of us don’t. Our mission is not only to de-bust the crazy diet and fitness myths, but to empower and educate from an authentic and balanced perspective based on reality. It’s time to step away from the madness we manifest in our attempts to attain goals that are unachievable, as we help you focus on ...
 
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Is it a Midlife Crisis or a Midlife Transition? The truth is - every single one of us goes through changes, challenges and upheavals at this time of our life. If you're feeling this way, you’re not alone and it IS natural to question where you’re at and where you want to be… However, we can shift how we perceive this transitional time. Will we let …
 
Another stint on Weight Watchers or Slimming World isn’t what you need. Neither is a new workout plan from an Instagram Influencer. You don’t even need more motivation. In order to create lasting change, what we need is a deeper understanding of why we do what we do. The triggers that create our sabotaging behaviour. The limiting beliefs that keep …
 
In this week’s episode of The Midlife Mentors podcast, we’re joined for the second time by the wonderful Dr Katie Armstrong - GP, and founder of Clinic 51. The previous podcast with Katie was such a hit, as she talked us through the ins and outs of the perimenopause and menopause, as well as HRT…. So we couldn’t wait for her come back for this epis…
 
We get asked this question all the time by clients. And it’s important we DO have enough protein in our diet - especially as we age. In this episode we’ll explain why it’s important and give you a tonne of strategies about how to up the levels of protein in your diet. Join our free Facebook Group: The Midlife Mentors Community - where we connect wi…
 
On this week’s episode of The Midlife Mentors podcast, we’re joined by the lovely Rosie Green - journalist, author and relationship expert. Rosie shares her story of overcoming the breakdown of her marriage and how she managed to rebuild her self worth and confidence. Rosie has some incredibly practical insights and we know you’re going to love thi…
 
As we age, fluctuating levels of hormones can impact our digestion and cause side affects like bloating, constipation and gas. As uncomfortable as it can be, there are simple ways we can support our digestive system and therefore reduce the likelihood and frequency of these symptoms. We hope you enjoy! To enquire about The Midlife Method - email us…
 
In this week’s episode of The Midlife Mentors, we’re delighted to be joined by the UK's top celebrity dating expert and dating coach, James Preece. Here James shares his top tips and advice for people new to the dating scene, such as how to identify what relationship you’re looking for, the best way to build up confidence, what steps to take when c…
 
We’re incredibly excited to have Chip Conley on this week’s episode of The Midlife Mentors podcast. Chip is CEO and founder of The Modern Elder Academy - a school dedicated to helping people navigate midlife and beyond - and turn the mid life crisis into a midlife calling. Chip is a hospitality entrepreneur, New York Times best seller and with 2,00…
 
On this week's episode of The Midlife Mentors podcast, we’re talking about breakfast, because it’s a meal that often causes the most confusion with our clients. When to eat it, what to have, what to avoid? We believe it’s the most important meal of the day and we’ve all heard the phrase breakfast like a King, lunch like a prince, dinner like a paup…
 
We’re thrilled to have the lovely Lottie Leefe, CEO and Founding Director of The Dura Society on this week’s episode of The Midlife Mentors. Lottie's company encourages women to invest in their relationship with wealth, no matter what stage of life they're at, so they can experience more freedom and confidence to develop their financial, social and…
 
There are lots of reasons we don’t take action in the direction of our goals. One of the hardest to overcome is that of ego. Also known as… "I already know how to do that…" In this episode we look at the danger of our ego preventing us moving forward and we outline 5 signs your ego could be holding you back, along with 5 steps you can take to overc…
 
Increased anxiety is an issue that comes up for so many of us at this time of life. In fact, this episode was inspired by a post Claire recently did, where she talked about the role of serotonin in anxiety and was blown away by the thousands of comments from people who were unaware of the link. Serotonin - our feel good hormone is impacted by other…
 
Fear is a natural human experience and none of us are immune - whether it's the fear of failure, fear of success or even a fear of fear itself! The truth is, it will always be a factor in our life and it can be a real stumbling block that holds us back from being truly successful, healthy and happy. BUT - fear shouldn't hold us back forever - and w…
 
Summer’s here and it's that time of year when your social media feed fills up with 30 day weight loss programmes - many of them being offered by reps from multi level marketing brands. In this episode we dive into why you should avoid this approach and we break down two market leading 30 day programmes (Arbonne & Isagenix) to show you what’s in the…
 
In this episode we discuss the five things your fitness journey shouldn’t be. This discussion came about from Claire's recent experience and also witnessing certain challenges and mistakes many busy people in their 40s, 50s and 60s make. We dive into strategy and give you some helpful tips to make sure your fitness journey is results driven, sustai…
 
One of the things that comes up over and over again when we speak to prospective clients is the question, “But will I have to follow a diet?” Our answer is always an emphatic “NO!”, because we believe in giving you a solid education in the essentials of nutrition at midlife, so that you have the tools to make informed choices that will make you hap…
 
In this episode we talk about the secret sauce to success, which is Accountability! We’ve all experienced our motivation dwindle away. We might start a new project or programme and then before we know it, we’re right back to where we started. Each time we lose a little more self belief. So in this episode we’ll dive into motivation, pose some power…
 
In this weeks’ episode we’re thrilled to be joined by Lord James Bethell, Champion for Health at the House of Lords, and a passionate campaigner for better health for the nation. Lord Bethell was the Minister for Innovation in the Department of Health and Social Care during the pandemic, and on the front line in the fight against covid, an experien…
 
We’re incredibly excited to talk to Dr Katie Armstrong, a GP and women’s health specialist on this week’s episode of The Midlife Mentors. Katie shares an enormous amount of information with us about HRT - what it is, why we might need it, who it’s for and the pros and cons of certain types of HRT solutions. We know without a doubt, that you’ll find…
 
In this episode we discuss 7 things that age you faster at midlife. This is especially crucial at midlife, when we find some unhelpful habits and behaviours creeping in, as well as a cocktail of hormonal changes affecting our body, mind and emotional wellbeing. We also give you tips on how to shift the needle on these things - so you can live a hea…
 
In this episode we’re introducing you to the concept of future rehearsal. This is one of our all time favourite tools for building an unstoppable mindset aligned with our goals and who we want to become. We’ll explain the science, then guide you through a future rehearsal for your life, so you can start claiming your deepest desires and become the …
 
It can become very frustrating when we feel like we’re doing everything we used to do to be fit, healthy, strong and lose some extra pounds - but nothing’s working. The truth is, as we age our metabolic rate naturally slows down, so it’s a good idea to educate ourselves on how we can boost it and regain energy, vitality and body confidence. In this…
 
It can be really tough keeping the weight off in your 40s and 50s. But before you’re too hard on yourself, understanding that there’s a cocktail of hormonal changes happening (that can make it harder to shed body fat and keep it off) often brings compassion to the situation and helps us identify what steps to take. In this episode we uncover what h…
 
In this episode, we’re talking about the surprising effects of stress. We’re probably well aware of many of the mental and emotional symptoms of stress, along with some of the physical ones like raised blood pressure, and increased heart rate. But did you know stress has a range of effects on our physiology? In this episode we guarantee they’ll be …
 
In this episode we talk about happiness...and how it is in fact, a habit. Throughout life I'm sure, like us, you've experienced many times when you felt happy and then something, without warning took that feeling of happiness away. It could be the loss of a loved one, relationship, job, home or even our health. We can feel disappointed, sad and los…
 
Obstacles can become life changing opportunities. In fact, they often provide an extraordinary and unexpected path to growth and greater fulfilment. In this episode we share our own personal stories of overcoming some incredibly challenging times, and share seven tips to help you move through obstacles you may currently be facing - so you can creat…
 
Lacking energy can be really debilitating - and at midlife it’s no surprise we feel this way, as we’re being pulled in a million different directions. It’s not just the physical impact. A lack of energy can also bring us down emotionally. We end up reaching for stimulants - like coffee, energy drinks, alcohol, sugary food. We might feel grouchy and…
 
Losing those midlife pounds can feel incredibly challenging, and all too often we either don’t know what we should be doing, or fall back to what used to work when we were younger. We see the same mistakes all the time! So in this episode we cover 5 fat loss mistakes you could be making in your 40s, 50s and beyond and of course - how to fix them so…
 
With the recent tragic news about Shane Warne, and the alleged crash diet that MAY have contributed to his heart attack, we really wanted to address the topic of extreme dieting. Put simply, at midlife, you’re playing a risky game with your health if you continue to crash diet. Crash diets may work for the very short term, but the stress they put o…
 
On this week’s episode James flies solo as he talks to Ross Tomkins of Alphagenix about the role for testosterone replacement therapy for men facing the andropause. As men age natural levels of testosterone drop steadily year by year, and by the time a man is in his late 30s, 40s or 50s, his testosterone levels could be 30 to 50% lower than they we…
 
It’s crazy to think that as we headed into the tail end of 2019, we had a vague idea of wanting to provide more tools and support for midlifers, which is how The Midlife Mentors podcast was born. Fast forward through a pandemic that shut the world (and our main business) down for almost two years and that podcast is now in the top 1.5% globally, an…
 
In this episode we discuss a potentially controversial and uncomfortable topic - p*rn. Specifically p*rn addiction. Not ones to shy away from having important conversations, we chat with the wonderful Matt Sinkovitz who helps men end their addiction of watching p*rn, so they can reignite the passion in their marriages and be better role models for …
 
In this episode we’re discussing sleep! We're sure we can all agree a lack of sleep plays havoc with our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. It can be truly debilitating. As more research is done into sleep, new discoveries are being made. In fact, the most recent, which found sleeping more can also help you lose weight, encouraged us to reco…
 
In this episode we speak to returning guest, Dr Ben Webb - Neuroscientist and founder of Ology. We asked him back to talk about the teenage brain, after mentioning it on one of our previous podcasts. We explore why teenage brains make them behave a certain way and why this can be such a challenge for parents. We dive into strategies to help you sta…
 
Midlife relationships can be challenging to say the least. Not only do we have untold pressures, but it’s a time where we might be experiencing profound changes in our life, such as grief and come across things that need healing. We might also be changing as people, questioning how we wish to live the second act of our life and of course a shift in…
 
At midlife strength training is a non negotiable. It strengthens bones, increases our metabolic rate, improves posture and flexibility, sculpts our body shape and lifts our mood. However, many people aren’t weight training correctly, which not only works against what you’re trying to achieve, but can be dangerous. So here’s 5 things you MUST know a…
 
In this episode, Claire flies solo, as she talks to Erin Spurling - founder of The Child Free Lounge. Erin’s mission is to change the conversation for and about women, who choose to embrace a childfree lifestyle, whether that’s by choice or circumstance. Claire and Erin speak about some of the misconceptions of being child free and why they feel it…
 
You don’t want to miss this episode as we take you through our method to Vision Setting for 2022. Let’s be honest - most goal setting approaches are dull and uninspiring and don’t address the REAL reasons your dreams fail to become a reality. That’s all going to change in this session, so if you can - take the time to really work through our Vision…
 
With all the talk of resolutions and what you NEED to be doing as we head into the New Year, we thought we’d offer you... 7 things you need to STOP doing in 2022 ….to turn your dreams into reality. It’s all about getting the balance right and keeping things simple. To join our free Vision Setting Masterclass on 2nd January 2022, 10am UK time, click…
 
Christmas is upon us. ...and of course, it's a time to enjoy yourself, be with those you love and celebrate the good things in life. However, things can quickly come undone! In mind, body and soul! So here’s 7 tips to making it through the festive season with our energy and waistline (fairly!) in tact! To join our free Vision Setting workshop in Ja…
 
Self confidence. A lack of it affects so many people and it can become a painfully difficult, life long struggle. It stops us living as our most authentic selves and even from reaching for our dreams. This creates huge internal battles. We lose faith in ourselves and in turn, the frustration can lead to unhealthy behaviours. Confidence isn’t someth…
 
Did you know your brain shrinks from around 30 years of age? And that stress can lead to a toxic build up and shrink your mental capacity. Did you also know that certain lifestyle factors can negatively alter the structure of your brain? In this episode we’re joined by professor of neuroscience Ben Webb, who gives us not just a fascinating insight …
 
Frank Sinatra famously sang, “Regrets, I’ve had a few…” We can all hold onto regrets. Regrets about things we have done, things that have happened to us. Too often though, the past can continue to spill into the present, affecting our behaviour, our emotional state, our choices. Sometimes we’re aware of this, but all too often it can be unconscious…
 
Finding love at midlife… The prospect of dating again can be difficult at the best of times, but at mid-life it comes with another level of complexity. Managing children, a home, a job, family members and finances…can make even the idea of finding love daunting. In addition - past relationship experiences will have shaped your belief systems, which…
 
How often have you committed to changing something in you life, or move towards a goal, only to fall back into old patterns of behaviour. You beat yourself up and convince yourself - it’s just never going to happen for me. In this episode, we’ll explain why this keeps happening - so that you’re able to be more aware and therefore compassionate with…
 
What are the 6 essential pillars to Midlife Health & Happiness? In this episode we’re going to reveal 6 elements you need to get dialled in and provide three practical tips for each. This is how our clients get phenomenal physical, mental and emotional results that last. You really don’t want to miss this incredibly informative information…. Sign u…
 
Recently on a podcast interview we were asked how we switch off. Our reply inspired this episode, where we share our own personal experience of overworking and over obsessing, and how in recent months, we have successfully become more present in our lives. We also share the most common reasons for not being able to switch off, some research and fin…
 
Autumn... As the leaves fall, it's the perfect time to slow down, take stock and reflect on Spring and Summer. Like our ancestors, we can review our harvest, give thanks for what we've received and reflect on what we've learnt. In this episode we walk you through five questions that will help you evaluate and feel inspired for what's coming. Join o…
 
It never goes away. That little devil on your shoulder - appearing each time you level up in your life. As you reach for more expansion, more fulfilment, more alignment with who you really are. It whispers not so sweet nothings in your ear. It might tell you that you’re better off where you are (even though it’s painful) It might tell you you’ll lo…
 
In this episode we’re joined by multiple world champion dancer and Strictly Come Dancing star - Neil Jones, who shares his inspiring story of following his passion and building a career that has taken him around the world and to the top of his profession. We muse on why taking risks is important, the best way to start your day, his upcoming Gingerl…
 
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