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E123 Where Music Takes Us | Midlife Memories

  Today’s episode shares three life lessons: Learning to pay attention to coincidences Appreciating how music connects us to moments of our lives Realizing that the depth of your sorrows is matched by the height of your joys The sentiment comes from an essay I wrote shortly after interviewing Karen Black…

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E122 My Sister’s Guardian with Karen Smith

Karen Smith shares her powerful story of midlife transformation which includes taking over the guardianship of her sister Eileen after their parents’ death. Eileen lived her life at home with her parent’s until the age of 25. Her permanent functional age is that of a 2 or 3-year-old. When Eileen…

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Jails and Prisons: The New Asylums

Welcome to Experience 50. When did Americans decide that incarceration was acceptable housing for the seriously mentally ill? Have you noticed that in midlife you’ve become less tolerant of things that fundamentally make no sense? I, for one, am so frustrated by government and institutional policies that ignore the experiences…

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E121 The Ultimate Gift: A New Heart

Meet Gretchen Harfst, 54, recipient of a heart transplant one year ago. She now celebrates two birthdays: the day she born and the day she received her new heart. Listen to her story of transition and the grace with which she accepted this gift of a second chance, a new…

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E120 Rebranding Midlife Women with author Juju Hook

Midlife Women, just getting started! Author Juju Hook is on a mission to change the lives of a million women. So, let’s start with you. And me. I am completely onboard. Juju is 50, she gets it. After a long and very successful career spent working with global companies on…

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