EP 7 Being Diagnosed in the Middle Years (Midlife)



In this episode, I’m breaking into uncharted territory!  Episode 7 is my first interview!  In our middle years, we all encounter changes in our health.  This got me thinking, how would my life change if I were diagnosed with an illness at my age? How is it different for those that are diagnosed with an illness … Continue reading EP 7 Being Diagnosed in the Middle Years (Midlife)


8 Ways to be a better friend MYP Ep 5



We’re backkkk! After a much needed hiatus, The Middle Years Podcast is back. We have been busy trying to get our blogs off the ground, and that took more time than we anticipated. Michelle is up and running with BOTH of her blogs www.chowbellessima.com & www.paleofoodcritic.com, and my blog www.themiddleyearjourney.com is up with a new … Continue reading 8 Ways to be a better friend MYP Ep 5


EP 4 Book Club Selection “Year of Yes”



Hi Friends!! This week’s episode marks our first selection of The Middle Years Book Club!  We discuss the New York Times Best Seller Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person, by Shonda Rhimes.  Shonda Rhimes is the creator of Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, The Catch, … Continue reading EP 4 Book Club Selection “Year of Yes”


Ep 3 Time Management….. or lack thereof



Meanwhile back at the Ranch……. We briefly discuss our feelings on the aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election, and how we can and should give back to the community We also discuss time management and how we are constantly trying to make our lives more productive, and the tools that we’d like to try, or … Continue reading Ep 3 Time Management….. or lack thereof


Ep 2 Friendships in the Middle Years



In this episode we discuss friendships in the Middle Years.  How do they evolve over time?  Are there differences from your 20’s, 30’s and beyond?  How do we handle friendships?  Is ok to ghost someone? Or work out your differences?  How do you know when it’s time to move on? Crystal talks about her new … Continue reading Ep 2 Friendships in the Middle Years


Ep 1 Living this 40’s Life



In this episode Crystal and Michelle discuss wine clubs with the help of Groupon, Pumpkin season, Crystal’s first paint party adventure, and living that 40’s life. How are our lives different in our 40’s?  Are we optimistic, overwhelmed, or just plain excited?  We also discuss our most challenging decade so far, and what we hope … Continue reading Ep 1 Living this 40’s Life