Watch the podcast, above, or listen below.
My colleague Sarah Baillie and I discuss a 2011 article from The Atlantic (by author Sandra Tsing Loh) that is still a very relevant and hilarious read for women in midlife, no matter where they are when it comes to the hormonal transition of perimenopause and menopause.
We discuss what it would mean if fertility was actually the “Big Change” and menopause was just a “return to normal” and why this theory actually makes far more sense in our modern world.
Sarah talks about the value of living an “entitled life” and why this isn’t selfish, but instead well-earned for her as a woman in her 50s.
Sarah and I discuss the power of midlife women as a demographic and why we can consider menopause a major cultural event.
Sarah shares her Costco story and what she’s learned about her “inside voice”.
We discuss the role of declining estrogen in midlife women’s diminishing drive to take care of everyone, why this is even more challenging for Gen X women in the sandwich generation, the difference between “overcare” and care, and some of this article’s best nuggets of advice for midlife women.
Oh, and of course, the author’s Brian Hong story. Tune in to find out what made it doubly funny for Sarah this time around!
For free tools and resources for making change around alcohol, burnout, or midlife, visit: www.wendymccallum.com/learn-with-wendy