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Season 2 Episode 15: Moving On in Midlife with Elaina Wright

In every season of life, we’re face with letting go and moving on from certain things. In today’s final episode of Midlife Plot Twists, we’re talking about exactly that. My dear friend Elaina Wright joins me to discuss the major midlife plot twists that have happened over the last few years, how they’ve impacted our lives and what it has looked like to move on from them.

I’ve enjoyed the beautiful and magical conversations that have come from this podcast over the last three years and have been honored that you’ve tuned in. Thank you for all of your support of this podcast as I’ve explored midlife!

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

If you’re enjoying this podcast or took something away from this episode, you can support the creation of this podcast by buying me a coffee!

Review the Show Notes:

Special Announcement (3:42)

Meeting Eliana (4:46)

Switching the Role (9:15)

Why a Podcast? (9:47)

Trying New Things (19:01)

Important Learnings & Experiences from the Podcast (23:13)

Being Open-Minded to Learning (30:25)

Our Midlife Plot Twists (35:25)

Knowing Your Options & Doing What Works for You (54:40)

No Caring What Others Think (1:07:10)

Advice to Younger Self (1:08:30)

Mentioned in this Episode:

Episode 9 with Julie Cristol

Connect with Eliana

https://www.instagram.com/hijadivina/

Season 2 Episode 14: Feeling Complete in Midlife with Raquita Henderson

By the time we reach midlife, many of us are aware of what we want for ourselves and those around us. Fellow photographer, Raquita Henderson lives a life that allows her to feel complete. Through this process, she’s gone through her own personal growth journey that has allowed her to be a woman she (and the people around her) can be proud of.

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

If you’re enjoying this podcast or took something away from this episode, you can support the creation of this podcast by buying me a coffee!

Review the Show Notes:

Get to Know Raquita (1:00)

Coming to terms with Middle Age (2:03)

Feeling the Human Experience (13:49)

White Supremacy and Religion (15:54)

Dismantling Prejudice (18:30)

Environment & Life (21:47)

Post-Pandemic Photography Business (27:41)

Accepting Your Children Growing Up (30:55)

Pandemic, Leadership, and Politics (40:13)

Anxiety (43:45)

Working through Burnout (46:21)

AI in Business (51:46)

Our World in Midlife – Generational Growth (54:45)

The Shift in the Photography Industry (58:39)

Advice to Younger Self (1:06:05)

Connect with Raquita:

https://pinxitphoto.com/

https://www.instagram.com/pinxitphoto/

https://www.facebook.com/PinxitPhoto/

Season 2 Episode 13: Midlife Plot Twists in the Movies, Pt. 2 with Scott Zielinski

Did you love our conversation last year about midlife plot twists in the movies? We’re back with part 2, where we’re diving into the final 5 movies that feature a midlife plot twist! Scott Zielinski joins me again to share his knowledge on all things horror and discuss some of his favorite plot twists with me!

Spoiler alert… we do share a few spoilers throughout this episode!

Listen to part 1 of this conversation here.

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

If you’re enjoying this podcast or took something away from this episode, you can support the creation of this podcast by buying me a coffee!

Review the Show Notes:

Get to Know Scott (1:26)

Recap of Part 1 (2:11)

The Fly – 1986 (5:28)

Suspiria – Remake 2018 (14:39)

The Hunger (30:57)

Crimes of the Future (42:14)

They Live (1:00:56)

Season 2 Episode 12: Midlife Caretaker with Arianna Neromiliotis

As we get older, so do our parents, which sometimes means that we become their caretakers. Arianna Neromiliotis knows the intricacies of being a caretaker in midlife very well, as she ultimately had the opportunity to be an advocate and caretaker for her mother for the last few years of her life. Arianna’s mother, Aurora, began showing signs of Dementia beginning in 2017, but in 2019, she ultimately needed full-time care. Listen in as Arianna shares how she approached her mother’s diagnosis, became her caretaker, and made the decisions that would give her mom the fullest life.

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

If you’re enjoying this podcast or took something away from this episode, you can support the creation of this podcast by buying me a coffee!

Review the Show Notes:

Get to Know Arianna (1:36)

Aurora Neromiliotis (Arianna’s Mom) (3:52)

The Process of Caretaking Elders (Rehab and Care Facilities) (17:41)

The Cost of Caring for Parents & Income-Based Placement (20:21)

How Medicaid Works (21:47)

Building Resources for Caretakers (23:19)

Noticing Signs of Dementia and Alzheimers (24:55)

Taking Care of Yourself When You’re a Caretaker (31:24)

Grief Counseling (37:55)

Cost of Grief Counseling (40:11)

Processing Grief and Death (40:54)

Identity in Grieving (43:46)

Advice to Younger Self (49:02)

Conversations & Communities (55:07)

Connect with Arianna

@justbeyondboundaries

Support the Show

Buy Me a Coffee

Season 2 Episode 11: Midlife Soul Work for Dating with Tracy Ready

Are you putting yourself out there in the dating realm? Whether it feels like you’re finding success or you’re struggling through bad dates, Tracy Ready believes the first step is through soul work. In today’s episode, Tracy joins us to share about her program, The Soul Detox, and how you build a healthy relationship with dating (or with a partner) through that soul work.

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

Review the Show Notes:

Get to Know Tracy (1:14)

Relationship with Self & Soul (4:27)

Tracy’s Program: The Soul Detox (10:58)

Who Tracy Works With (18:20)

Community (21:36)

Finding Success in the Program (28:09)

Deeper Relationships through Self and Soul (34:38)

What the Dating Experiment Looks Like (40:06)

Going Deep (45:36)

How to Lose Control of the Process (48:27)

Tracy’s Experience with the Dating Experiment (53:56)

Dating for Fun (58:12)

Advice to Younger Self (1:07:34)

Connect with Tracy

Website: tracyready.com

Soul Detox Program: tracyready.com/souldetox2

Self Study: tracyready.com/selfstudy

Personal Matchmaking; shehasitall.life

Youtube:youtube.com/@tracyreadytv

Instagram: instagram.com/tracyreadytv

Season 2 Episode 10: Midlife Fertility with Sharon Fisher

Have you waited to have children? Maybe you’re just curious about your hormones in midlife! Today’s guest, Sharon Fisher joins me to discuss midlife fertility, motherhood, and hormones in today’s episode! Listen in as we discuss how our bodies change, what to expect with menopause and perimenopause, and resources for treatment!

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

Review the Show Notes:

Meet Sharon (1:32)

Midlife Motherhood (2:50)

Lucy’s Conspiracy Theory (7:33)

Research on Midlife Fertility & Motherhood & Women’s Experiences (8:33)

Infertility & Insurance Pressure (11:14)

Research Based Numbers – 40 years old for women (13:08)

Insurance Codes & Absolute Risk vs. Relative Risk (14:15)

Self-Advocacy in Healthcare (16:22)

What You Should Know About Midlife Fertility (23:05)

Types, Phases, & Symptoms of Menopause – Including Perimenopause (23:46)

Tips for Managing Perimenopause (36:07)

Take Action (39:44)

Who to Go to for Hormone Replacement Therapy (43:50)

Suzanne Summers’ Impact on Our Knowledge (45:23)

Advice to Younger Self (50:23)

Connect with Sharon

https://nurtured-well.com/

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100040111582043

Beyond the Egg Timer

@beyond_the_egg_timer

Season 2 Episode 9: Midlife Investments with Jhanel Wilson

Investing in real estate can feel intimidating, yet the opportunities are valuable once you grasp how they work. Real estate investor, Jhanel Wilson joins us to share how she has built her $12 million real estate empire over the last 19 years. Listen in as she shares how she got started with her first investment, what new investors need to know, and how to build a team that supports your investment opportunities.

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

Review the Show Notes:

Meet Jhanel (:51)

Common Misconceptions about Real Estate Investing (4:05)

Cash Flow in Real Estate Investing + Other Factors (6:57)

Improvements on a Budget (8:23)

Real Estate is Controlled by the Seller not the Market (10:18)

Finding the Right Realtor (11:51)

Getting Started in Investing in Real Estate (12:40)

No Money Strategies Exist (13:40)

Time to Retire (16:18)

The Journey to Retire (17:29)

Coaching & Instagram (18:14)

The Challenge in Construction & Advice for Managing Contractors (20:21)

Section 8 Housing (23:34)

Maintenance Team (25:38)

BRRRR Strategy (26:18)

Getting Approved for Fixer Uppers (27:20)

The Hardest Part: Construction & Finding a Crew (29:06)

Who Is Real Estate Investing For? (31:39)

Advice to Younger Self (36:41)

Connect with Jhanel

https://jhanelwilson.com/

https://www.instagram.com/jhanelwilson/

Season 2 Episode 8: Midlife According to the Cards with Jenna Matlin

Have you had tarot cards pulled for you before? In today’s episode, Jenna Matlin joins us to talk about her experience as an intuitive reader, along with the history of tarot. Listen in as she explains the dynamics between tarot and psychology, why people typically turn to tarot for the first time, and what impacts tarot can have on you in mid-life!

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

Review the Show Notes:

Get to Know Jenna (1:06)

Intuitive vs Psychic & the Stereotypes (2:15)

Lucy & Jenna’s Introduction (4:06)

Jenna’s Talent of Connection & Tarot as a Whole Brain Activity (8:54)

The Psychology of Tarot (13:51)

Themes in When & Why People Turn to Tarot (18:47)

Patriarchal Language (24:30)

The International Line of “Crochetiness” (25:20)

Failure to Launch (29:35)

Feminism & the Workplace (33:11)

Rejecting Traditions in Midlife (37:45)

Choices in Women’s Lives (42:17)

Course Changes (45:18)

Tarot Card Expectations from Pop Culture (49:25)

History of Tarot (50:14)

Patterns in Tarot (53:46)

Reading Tarot (55:00)

Kitchen Sink Readings (1:05:41)

Mentioned in this Episode:

Book: Will You Give Me a Reading?

Connect with Jenna

IG: @jennamatlin

TT: @jennamatlin

Youtube: youtube.com/@jennamatlin8188

jennamatlin.com

Season 2 Episode 7: Midlife Plot Twists in the Movies, Pt. 1 with Scott Zielinski

It’s not often that I share my own midlife plot twists here on the podcast, but today, I’m introducing you to two of them, my newfound love for horror movies and my partner, Scott Zielinski. In this episode, Scott and I begin our two-part series on 10 horror movies that feature a midlife plot twist! If you’re a fan of horror films and plot twists, this episode was made for you! Spoiler alert… we do share a few spoilers throughout this episode.

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

Review the Show Notes:

Get to Know Scott (:28)

Horror Movies & Mid Life Plot Twists (4:43)

1. Shaun of the Dead (6:43)

2. Serial Mom (15:51)

Ex Fest (23:18)

3. The Ladies Club (27:00)

4. Halloween H2O (34:50)

5. Hereditary (47:57)

Season 2 Episode 6: Growing from Midlife Pain with Kirsten Lewis Bethmann

As we get older, we hope things get easier, yet many of us face some of our worst fears during midlife. In today’s episode, Kirsten Lewis Bethmann joins us to talk about growing from midlife pain and experiences. Listen in as she shares how her life has shifted in the last two years, what experiences she’s had to overcome, and the growing process.

Today’s episode is brought to you by my mentorship opportunities, where I help photographers better serve people. If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your business this year, check out my mentorships and trainings here.

Review the Show Notes:

Get to Know Kirsten (:25)

Kirsten’s Safari Trip (6:53)

Kirsten’s Age (13:14)

Kirsten’s Outlook on Life (15:08)

Why Kirsten Does What She Does & Childhood Amnesia (17:38)

Pruning in the Brain (20:50)

Traumatic Experience (25:29)

Photography Industry Wreck (32:16)

Becoming a Caregiver & Taking Care of a Parent (35:42)

Daughter’s Diagnosis (45:28)

Finding Love Again (53:11)

Fear of Judgement (1:09:00)

Redefining Chosen Family (1:13:40)

Advice to Younger Self (1:26:15)

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

Connect with Kirsten:

kirstenlewisphotos.com

kirstenrebekahbethmann.com

@kirstenlphotog