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Experience 50 Podcast for Midlife

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Experience 50 is going on a brief, yet purposeful, hiatus. The next episode will release on June 25th, 2021. Enjoy listening to the who, why. when, where, and how behind the season-long spring break for host, Mary Rogers. I believe the finish l
Mary Rogers answers her listeners' most asked question "How can I learn to meditate?" Includes two recommended resources: Sam Harris Waking Up and Dan Harris Ten Percent Happier. Includes a guided Loving Kindness Meditation with Mary
This story of a midlife pivot goes south, way south - to Ecuador. Meet Amelia (52) and JP (49), American Expatriates living in Ecuador since 2017 when they faced the fact that they had no choice but to leave the United States. Full show notes h
Joan Lunden, former host of Good Morning America, meets with the Experience 50 Virtual Book Club to chat about her latest book, Why Did I Come Into This Room, A Candid Conversation on Aging. Full show notes https://www.experience50.com/240 Beco
Midlife divorce. Hear Dr. Katy Jane's story of divorce, including the business and financial losses which led to her becoming one pissed-off yogi. Her anger was preceded by denial and guilt and when she discovered that her husband had destroyed
Amy Newmark's 50th birthday included a newly empty nest and the purchase of Chicken Soup For The Soul. She didn't just buy a book, she bought the company. Now 63, Amy speaks with Mary Rogers about her own midlife transitions while discussing th
Jetty Nieuwenhuis, 49, has been through some stuff. Lots of it. Now she says "F*ck it". This is one woman's midlife pivot story. She is sharing the lessons learned from her experience with us today - and as a midlife influencer on Instagram as
Is midlife looking frighteningly dull? Let's take those chains off! Your emotional baggage and old beliefs will hold you back from any glimmer of growth, so listen in. Joanie Marx joins Mary for a deep dive into how to improve your outlook towa
Middle seat. Middle child. Oh, woe is the middle of anything. So here we are in the middle of our adulthood, sigh. Think of your life as a story. Beginnings and endings are easy. It is in writing the middle part of any story that things get a b
Canadian Brit, Tamara Bee, 50, has traveled to 76 countries, on a shoestring budget and usually alone. Blessed by the Dalai Lama, boarding down a volcano, threatened in Ethiopia, tangling with gorillas, are just a few of her tales.  Since her e
Nobody wants to be a beginner. Tom Vanderbilt, 52, spent a year as a beginner surfer, chess player, juggler, singer, jewelry maker, and more. His newest book, Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Learning, is his memoir of becoming a
Who joined our ranks in 2020? Mary welcomes the birth class of 1970 into their 5th decade. Also, in a first for Experience 50, Mary names her 50-Year-Old of the year. Congratulations MacKenzie Scott, 50! Full Show Notes at https://www.experienc
The Happy Life formula is all about your response reflex. Michelle Fishburne, 57, joins us from her RV to share her story of how she responded rather unconventionally to the events of 2020.  Michelle's project,  Who We Are Now, is her response
Aching to travel? Travel writer, Karen McCann of enjoylivingabroad.com whets our appetite for international travel. With a vaccine now in sight, maybe we can begin to plan our future adventures? Please? We discuss travel with purpose as opposed
Midlife crisis at 50? Mary Rogers takes you through the hallmark signs of female misery at 50, why it is a good thing, and how to speed up the process so you can get to the good part! Share your midlife advice with Mary in a voicemail at https:
Midlife pivots in a pandemic require flexibility in your planning but should not be abandoned. Colleen Chapman's midlife pivot plan changed over 13 months since her mentoring session with Mary Rogers, but she has achieved major accomplishments
The empty nest transition is not just a "woman thing".  Bruce Buxton, host of The Gray Beard Podcast gives us a man's perspective on empty nest living and relationships with adult kids & your co-nester. Bruce and Mary swap strategies on buildin
Buckets (!) of wisdom shared by Mimi Feldman, author of He Came In With It, A Portrait of Motherhood and Madness. You'll sit in on E50's Fall 2020 Virtual Book Club when Patrons of the podcast met with the author to discuss schizophrenia, famil
Cole Baker Bagwell's Experience 50 Moment at the age of 48 fueled her pivot toward leading a kindness revolution. Immediately upon leaving her successful career, Cole knew that she needed to "unfold herself" before she could lead the revolution
Does coloring your gray hair promote ageism? Anti-wrinkle creams? What if you use a moisturizer? Is it all about intention? Vanity? Do you make jokes about being old? Hear guest Rachel Lankester of Magnificent Midlife who calls out host Mary Ro
Tina Zaremba has found her way to less noise, more calm, and a new appreciation for life's small gifts. Her breast cancer story of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery gives voice to every woman's fears and how this traumatic experience changed h
Stay-at-home moms find themselves at a unique pivot point when 50 comes knocking. Amy Schmidt "amped up" at the prospect of less kid business and now boasts such titles as a speaker, author, and independent podcaster. Host, Mary Rogers explores
Mary Rogers interviews Nancy Davis Kho who embarked upon her 50th year filled with gratitude for how well life was treating her. Her new book, The Thank You Project, Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time is a funny and inspiri
Stories of being exactly where needed at just the right moment. Was it you? Or was a fellow human being there for you? Either way, we witness a bit of magic when we play a role or witness these moments of human connection. Can you create those
Meet the author of the Experience 50 Book Club selection, "Mimi" Feldman. Her memoir, He Came In With It, tells of her "ten bad years" -from 48 to 58 years old- midlife's Main Street. A 20+ year marriage, four teenagers, dying parents, running
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