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Rock Your Midlife
Dr. Ellen Albertson
ROCK YOUR MIDLIFE will help you get real, discover who you are, and give you the tools to navigate your life.
Rock Your Midlife
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Secrets to Being Happy and Confident at Midlife
Midlife is challenging! There are so many things to deal with - relationships, finances, career, health - and multiple stressors. Whatever challenges you are facing you can be happy and confident at midlife. In this episode we share multiple strategies and secrets to help you be your best, most confident, and joyful self even when life is tough. You'll discover how to: Be high-for-life Boost your confidence Improve communications and relationships Live more consciously and mindfully Change your life for good Have more fun Buckle up your midlife seatbelt, it's going to be a powerful, transformative show that will empower you to make your next chapter your best chapter.
May 18, 2022
Healing Your Body, Mind, and Spirit at Midlife
At least 25% of the US population are women over 40. Midlife women are now taking charge of their health and talking about the midlife changes and stressors that were once largely ignored. Midlife is a period that can be filled with numerous challenges including the menopausal (aka peri-menopause) transition, which is often accompanied by symptoms including hot flashes, insomnia, and mood swings. Your risk for breast cancer also increases at midlife. About 80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer each year are 45 or older. The good news is that there are many things that midlife women can do to balance their hormones, improve their health, reduce their cancer risk, and feel fantastic. In this week’s show we’re going to share natural, anti-aging remedies and approaches to boost your energy and wellbeing including nutrition therapy, Chinese medicine, and meditation. Plus, I’ll also be discussing what to do when life throws you an unwelcome curve ball or test that you weren’t expecting.
May 11, 2022
Be Beautiful & Claim Your Dream Life at Midlife
“Put blinders on those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.” Meryl Streep Are you stuck in a rut? Today's show is going to help you get unstuck, feel beautiful, and start to create your dream life. You'll learn: The 3 mind shifts you need to make to get unstuck The biggest thing holding women back from living a life they love How to discover your worthiness The number one problem women deal with when it comes to self-care and fashion/beauty How to make yourself a priority 5 ways to save for and continue earning during retirement overseas The truth about travel myths, especially “But is it safe there?” The top 3 ideas to escape, chase your dreams, and travel the globe How international retirement is easier than you would ever think How COVID-19 has affected travel and international retirement planning It's going to be a powerful, positive life transforming show.
May 4, 2022
Loving, Supporting, and Embracing Your Amazing Midlife Body
“As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you, no matter how ill or how despairing you may be feeling in a given moment.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn At midlife it can feel like your body is going south. Yes, aging and menopause can be challenging, but the truth is there is more going right with your 32 trillion cells than wrong! In today's episode you'll discover how to love and embrace your incredible midlife body. We'll be talking with two midlife women who are really changing the conversation around midlife health. You'll learn how to: Thrive at midlife rather than just survive! Take control of how you age Feel younger and stay active, independent without pain of injury Make an exercise routine stick Reverse negative body image without changing your body Feel good as you go through peri-menopause A seasonal approach to boost your wellbeing Prepare for perimenopause and a vibrant Second Spring It's going to be a powerful episode filled with actionable wellbeing tips and techniques!
Apr 27, 2022
Heal Yourself and Reach Your Highest Potential at Midlife
One of the most important things you need to do if you want to Rock Your Midlife is to heal yourself and all your relationships including your relationship with money. Healing is like pressing reset and starting again stronger, wiser, and whole. How do you heal? You make peace with yourself by forgiving yourself and others and learning from your mistakes. And you give your body, mind, heart, and spirit what they need to get back in balanced This week's show is going to give you the keys you need to identify where you've been wounded and use that information to heal and become empowered. We'll be talking with Lisa, Tahir, LCSW who will share how you can use astrology as a diagnostic tool. Specifically, she will share how to use the placement of the minor planet Chiron in your birth chart to identify the core wounds and unconscious patterns which block self-empathy and to forgive. Then we'll be talking with The Wealthy Life Mentor, Anjel Hartwell who will share how you can heal your relationship with money. You'll Discover the 5 ays That We Ward Off Wealth & What We Can Do To Welcome It Instead! In this episode you will learn: Who/what is Chiron What Psychoastrology is and why it is useful How you can start to heal your core wounds How to move from wounding to healing The three vibrations of money and how to know right away which one you are emanating. How challenging it can be to Claim Your Value when you’ve always been paid according to someone else’s rules. The exact 5 Ways That We Ward Off Wealth The most powerful “Message” that you can send to the Universe to Welcome Wealth instead! It's going to be a power packed program that will give you the tools and knowledge you need to heal yourself and your relationship with money and wealth so you can Rock Your Midlife.
Apr 20, 2022
How to Empower Yourself at Midlife
“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel On today's show we're talking all about empowerment. The Oxford Dictionary defines empowerment, which is a noun, as “authority or power given to someone to do something” and “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.” Midlife is the time to fully empower yourself so you can step into your purpose and became everything you want to be. It's time to stop feeling invisible, unheard, or dismissed and let your people pleaser go. It's time to start to step into your greatness by nurturing your gifts and sharing them with the world. You'll gain valuable tips and insights to help you feel and be empowered. You'll learn how to: •Embrace accept yourself exactly as you are •Age with grace and ease •Get back in touch with what you REALY want •Heal from betrayal •Be your own champion •Stop surrendering your own power •Redefine what it means to grow older •Use specific practices to empower yourself Buckle up it's going to be a power packed show that will empower you to Rock Your Midlife!
Apr 13, 2022
Rewrite Your Story Transform Your Life and Change the World
“Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.” - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author What's your story? In today's episode we explore the stories we tell ourselves and others and why stories matter. We'll cover: How to change your story. Powerful ways to become empowered Eating right tips for active women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s Why midlife is the time to try new things he importance of self acceptance and being truthful about your capabilities and where your body is At midlife, you’re gifted with an entire second adulthood to know and love yourself on a deeper level. To figure out who you are and what you want. To take all the mistakes you made in your first adulthood, throw them in a makeover blender, and create a smoothie of an existence. Nothing is written in stone, and anything and everything is possible. How do you start to transform so you can Rock Your Midlife? You change your stories. By changing your stories and taking action, you can become the woman you’ve always wanted to be. Annette, Simmons, author of, Drinking from a Different Well: How Women’s Stories Change What Power Means in Action will discuss how women can learn to trust their instincts, tell their stories, and benefit the common good. Then Jennifer Maxwell, co-founder of the original PowerBar energy bar, will share her amazing story of how she healed through music after the death of her husband. Plus, she'll tell us about her new company JAMBAR and share secrets to positive aging and staying vibrant and healthy at midlife. Want to try JAMBARS for yourself? Visit JAMBAR.com, and use code DRELLEN20 for 20 percent off.
Apr 6, 2022
Manage Menopause and Boost Your Mood with Ease
On this week's show we're talking about two once taboo topics: Menopause and depression Each year 1.3 million American women enter menopause - the time when menstruation officially stops. Millions more will go through peri-menopause. Here's another fact: women at midlife have the highest rate of depression for any group by gender and age - 12.3% about 1 in 8. Hot flashes, fatigue, insomnia, brain fog, moodiness, weight gain - these are just a few things that women may experience at midlife. How do you deal and get the support you need through every stage of menopause? There isn’t a one-size-fits-all regimen when it comes to managing menopause and boosting your mood at midlife. We each need to figure out: What works for me? Fortunately, there are numerous options to support midlife women and help them thrive as they transition through menopause and into their second half of life. Today's show is going to give you keys that will empower you to take charge of your mental and physical health. Here's what we're dishing about • Real solutions to deal with the changes your experiencing as you go through menopause • The latest medical treatments for your symptoms • Creative ways to manage menopause at work • Boosting your mood by hacking your brain's happiness hormones • Plant-based solutions designed for women
Mar 30, 2022
Reject Diets and Reclaim Your Food Voice
Many women struggle with their weight, especially at midlife. Hormonal changes can influence your appetite, including how much you eat and what you're craving. These hormonal changes can also cause you to store more fat. While you may be tempted to diet, dieting is not the answer. Dieting is not sustainable, and predicts weight gain not loss. Plus, dieting increases stress which can also trigger emotional eating and weight gain around your waistline. What's the answer? Reclaim your food voice and learn to eat intuitively and in this week's show you'll learn how to do it! I'll be dishing with registered dietitian Julie Duffy Dillon about how you can ditch dieting forever and learn to listen to your intuitive wisdom around eating. Plus, Julie will also share her wisdom around PCOS (polycystic ovary disease). You'll lean what PCOS is, what to do about PCOS cravings, and how it can impact menopause. In the second half of the show we'll shift gears and talk about heart disease the leading cause of death in US women, with Tim Bilbrey. He's developed an award-winning home-based system to help cardiac patients, and will share an innovative solution for supporting cardiac patients.
Mar 23, 2022
Transform Your Life and Live More Consciously and Daringly
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller At midlife there is often a strong desire to get unstuck and transform your life and make your next chapter your best chapter. But how do you do it? Transformation is different for everyone, but there are many tools that can help you and people who can inspire you. Today's guest will do both. Our first guest, Ora Nadrich is a pioneering Mindfulness expert who will help you to connect with your higher consciousness, which she says brings us to the divine power that awaits. Instead of busily looking for answers outside of ourselves, and relying on distractions, stimulants, materialism and other external influences, Ora says we have inner resources to become more awake, present and aware. She’ll share how you can tough this mystical place by practicing mindfulness. It's a way to rein in our random thoughts and hold us in present moment awareness. As we stay focused on the present, we’re able to look more deeply into what we’re actually feeling in that moment — and in our awareness, to transcend limited thoughts and beliefs and raise our consciousness. Seven years ago, our second guest Antoinette Lee Toscano recovered from a traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, reversed lupus, improved kidney and gallbladder function, high cholesterol and blood pressure, significantly reduced instances of migraines, and now manages multiple chronic conditions. How did she do it? She received the gift of outdoor recreation when she learned to whitewater kayak. Today, as a 54-year-old all-around adventure sportswoman and sponsored athlete, Antoinette will tell you how to create your new normal and live as big a life as you can envision through the 'New Normal Big Life' process. Join us as we help midlife women get real, discover who they are, and get the tools to navigate life.