Are you living in a hormonal hothouse battling it out with your teens while the dog, cat and husband look on? You're not alone.
Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, helping support women through all aspects of their busy lives. Between them the duo have six children, two dogs, one cat and two husbands. And this time, they’re the ones asking for help.
Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens they cover it all.
It’s the Season 7 finale, and to celebrate the fabulous Postcards From Midlife community, Lorraine and Trish devote this episode to listeners’ funny, brilliant, inspiring and moving midlife stories.
Hosts Lorraine and Trish interview award-winning TV and radio stand-up Angela Barnes about her midlife ADHD diagnosis and find out how it affects daily life. They also ask an expert about the pivotal role hormones play in autoimmune diseases, which affect three times as many women as men.
Nutritionist Petronella Ravenshear’s ‘Human Being Diet’ is the eating plan everyone is talking about - she joins Lorraine and Trish to explain what it is and why it works, as well as the link between weight gain and menopause.
Spooky special! Trish and Lorraine meet world renowned psychic medium June Field, whose clients include A listers, politicians and members of the royal family, to find out if there’s ‘anybody out there’, and how tuning into our intuition and energy fields can enhance midlife.
She’s the global best seller whose novel A Visit from the Goon Squad won the prestigious Pulitzer prize and she counts Barack Obama as a fan - Jennifer Egan joins Lorraine and Trish to talk about latest novel, The Candy House, which explores themes of human connection, midlife angst and the price we pay for intrusive technology. The critically acclaimed fiction writer and New York Times magazine journalist also shares her feelings about empty nesting, turning 60 and making her 30-year marriage work.
Make-up artist extraordinaire and entrepreneur Ruby Hammer MBE joins Lorraine and Trish to share her beauty know-how and talk about the joy of grandparenting and the mistakes she won’t make again in marriage second time around.
Donna Ludford, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, has refused to let growing up in care, surviving neglect, abuse and parental rejection define her. Instead she’s broken the cycle to create a successful career and happy family life. She shares her remarkable story and life lessons with Lorraine and Trish. Plus: Fix your finances - money tips from the experts
TV presenter Anthea Turner chats to Lorraine and Trish about finding love and happiness on the other side of a painful divorce in the midst of her menopause. Plus: The agony aunts are in! Your hosts solve an assortment of midlife dilemmas from ageism at work to loud friends
Trish and Lorraine meet Lucy Wyndham-Read who is on a mission to solve weight and body dilemmas for midlife women as well as showing how exercise can relieve peri-menopause symptoms. Lucy also shares her story of living with lasting trauma following the tragic loss of her fiance and how it has shaped her life in a way she never expected.
Lorraine and Trish are joined by Hello! editor Rosie Nixon who shares her tales from the Oscars red carpet, secret celebrity weddings and getting changed for royal events in the work loo. She also reveals her personal menopause struggles and how she’s learned to set boundaries between work and home life.
Trish and Lorraine meet Brit Pop rebel turned fashion and interior designer Pearl Lowe. From teen parent and party girl to recovering drug addict, she charts the milestones that have led her to finding a life of joy and tranquility as a mother of four, as well as the secrets to the success of her 27-year relationship with husband, Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey.
Lorraine and Trish meet Healthy Whole Me founder Dani Binnington, whose breast cancer diagnosis and surgical menopause turned her from jewellery designer to wellness pioneer. She shares the exercise and nutrition tips that helped her to overcome fear and recover mentally and physically and also advises on how to support a loved one through cancer.
In the series finale, Lorraine and Trish take a trip to Thomasina Miers’ kitchen to see the chef and entrepreneur in action. As well as cooking up a delicious feast, she shares her fascinating family story, explains how cooking healed her after battling an eating disorder and why her forties are the decade she’s loving the most. Plus:
Actor extraordinaire Juliet Stevenson and campaigner and podcaster Nicky Clark join Lorraine and Trish to talk about the Acting Your Age campaign which calls for more representation of midlife women on screen and stage. Plus what Nicky has learned as a carer for her mum and disabled daughters. And why Juliet has finally married her partner of over 30 years
Trish and Lorraine find out why our homes are integral to our wellbeing with interiors expert Michelle Ogundehin, who also shares her key styling tips and where to start if you want to give your home an affordable makeover.
Professor Tim Spector, author of Spoon Fed and The Diet Myth reveals new research which shows how the gut microbiome affects women in perimenopause and menopause. He tells Trish & Lorraine why depression and anxiety may be 'infectious diseases" and how eating the right food will relieve symptoms and help you live longer.
Brought to you in partnership with Balance Me: How to reboot your skincare routine when you hit midlife and get that healthy glow: Trish and Lorraine ask sisters Clare and Rebecca Hopkins, co-founders of the multi-awarding Balance Me, what works and what doesn't when it comes to holistic skin care as we age. We tackle the big skin dilemmas from Rosacea to dryness and find out which products prompt improvements
Trish & Lorraine meet TV presenter extraordinaire Fern Britton who looks back on her remarkable career and some of the shocking hurdles she overcame as a working mother of four; learning to beat imposter syndrome and becoming a best-selling author in her second act. And Fern also reveals how her post-divorce move to Cornwall has recharged her batteries.
Lorraine and Trish meet the author and comedy actor Katy Brand, aka the genius behind the poignant and compelling comedy drama Good Luck To You Leo Grande, starring Emma Thompson as a 60-year old woman who hires a sex worker to explore her sexuality. All the taboos around midlife women and sex, representation and body image will be exploded!
Trish & Lorraine talk to Gen X poster girl Patsy Kensit about her midlife journey - from dating and career highs to empty nest and the hysterectomy that threw her into sudden menopause.
Award-winning author Miriam Toews dials in from Toronto to discuss living with four generations of her family, and what it’s like to have her work turned into a Hollywood blockbuster. Miriam grew up in a religious sect and her unique family story which encompasses trauma and recovery forms the basis of her new book.
Our favourite TV zoologist Lucy Cooke explodes the evolutionary myths about females and reveals what we can all learn from matriarchal monkeys, frisky lionesses and menopausal whales. Plus colour expert Jules Standish gives Lorraine & Trish a style makeover.
Author, journalist and beauty expert Sali Hughes shares her best skincare and make-up advice, talks family estrangement, managing hormonal ups and downs and getting married second time round. Plus: Travel Special in partnership with Sawdays
Lorraine and Trish meet entrepreneur and body positivity trailblazer Cindy Gallop, who is turning society’s norms for older women upside down - from style to staying happily single, to sexism and sex - with younger men.
Trish and Lorraine kick off Season 6 with Kate Muir, investigative journalist and TV producer who talks about the incredible impact of her menopause documentaries with Davina McCall, why HRT should include testosterone and her own story of how she rebuilt her life and found love again following a menopause-induced crisis.
Please note: this episode contains explicit sexual references. Trish and Lorraine discuss the results of their Midlife Sex Survey and share expert advice on reviving your libido in menopause, discovering how to tune into your feminine sexual energy, and communicating turn ons (and offs) with a partner. Plus: special guest Anna Richards explains why she became an erotic film maker in her forties and the art of portraying female pleasure
Trish and Lorraine escape to the country on a wellness retreat and discover things about themselves (and each other) they never knew. They also talk to travel expert Carolyn Sylger Jones about how you find the perfect, life changing retreat. And they discuss motherhood in your 40s and the power fo silence.
Lorraine & Trish quiz Mayor Sadiq Khan on his new menopause workplace policy and ask him what more male colleagues and bosses can do to support working women in midlife. They also get a glimpse into life in the Khan household and find out why date night is a must for Sadiq and his wife Saadiya, a solictor.
Lorraine and Trish speak to Tanya Shadrick, the author of a new critically acclaimed midlife memoir that recounts how a near death experience became a wake up call for living the life she truly wanted. Her unique voyage of discovery unlocked Tanya's creativity and also made her review her long marriage. She talks about becoming a successful artist and writer and falling in love with another man as well as loving her husband. Tanya also explains why we need to step through life's ‘thresholds’.
Trish and Lorraine meet actor extraordinaire Kacey Ainsworth to discuss domestic violence, portraying realistic midlife women on screen and parenting a child with Aspergers. Plus, why she’s gone platinum blond in her 50s and being a paparazzi decoy for Gwyneth Paltrow.
Lorraine and Trish get their glitz on for a chat with shiny-haired, sharp-witted glamour puss Claudia Winkleman as she hits her half century. From naughty teens to playing bridge, people pleasing and getting out of her comfort zone the TV presenter spills the beans on her life - and what she really wants for her birthday.
Known as the queen of black hairdressing, Charlotte Mensah shares her remarkable life story with Trish and Lorraine. From losing her mother and living in a hostel at 17 to dining with Oprah and being inducted into the hairdressing hall of fame, she shares her life lessons as well as her tips for keeping curly and textured hair healthy in midlife.
Lorraine and Trish talk to sports scientist and fitness expert Joanna Hall about the exercise our bodies really need in midlife to feel fit, strong and healthy. Find out how her WalkActive programme has helped thousands of women (including Trish!) to think about fitness in a different way as well as creating length, strength and space in joints and muscles for better posture and fewer aches and stiff bits.
Move over Gwyneth and Goop: Lorraine and Trish meet the original wellbeing pioneer to talk food, families, transformation and which supplements all midlife women really need everyday for optimum fabulousness.
Lorraine and Trish find out how best-selling novelist Freya North carved out a new life in the countryside as a single parent, survived the emotional turmoil that triggered a five-year period of writer's block, and finally mastered the art of online dating in midlife.
Trish & Lorraine kick off Season 5 with the help of the one and only Ruby Wax - TV legend turned cognitive therapist and mental health campaigner. Discover how she went from midlife career rejection and a breakdown to best selling author and OBE recipient, taking charge of her mental wellbeing along the way. And you can join in our exclusive mindfulness session too!
In a Postcards x Fortunately podcast mash up, Lorraine and Trish meet their podcasting doppelgangers for a Christmas special in which they work out why it’s always down to midlife women to make the big day happen and how to put less pressure on ourselves in the process.
Trish and Lorraine meet Georgia Pritchett, the Emmy-winning, British writer who has worked on some of their favourite TV shows including Succession and Veep. She talks about her brilliant new memoir, working with comedy heroes, living with crippling anxiety and slaying sexism one joke at a time.
Style expert and midlife Instagram queen Erica Davies joins Lorraine and Trish to answer your burning fashion dilemmas: from wearing print and colour to (finally) finding the right jeans to creating a whole new capsule wardrobe with the best High Street, online and vintage stores.
Trish and Lorraine meet the disabled paralympian and motivational speaker, Martine Wright MBE, who lost both her legs in the 7/7 terrorist bombing on the London Underground. Martine reveals the positive mindset and coping strategies that helped her not only survive this near death experience in 2005, but also helped her to thrive and create a remarkable life she feels she was destined to live.
Model and TV presenter Nell McAndrew tells Trish & Lorraine about her running and fitness strategies, how to get motivated when you don’t have the time or energy and the secrets of ‘exercise snacking’.
Best-selling novelist Kathy Lette shares her wit and wisdom with Lorraine and Trish: from midlife divorce and a new love life with a younger man, to the lessons that have helped her achieve second act happiness. Plus: the return of the midlife agony aunts! Trish & Lorraine solve your dilemmas from teen pocket money to anti-vax hairdressers
Brought to you in partnership with Cult Beauty. Recorded in front of a live audience at the Allbright, Mayfair, Trish and Lorraine host a panel discussion during Menopause Awareness Month with Carolyn Harris MP, women’s health specialist Dr Shahzadi Harper and co-founder and CEO of Cult Beauty, Alexia Inge.
Lorraine & Trish take a trip! Oxfordshire beckons for your hosts as they head off into the countryside for a weekend getaway together (minus Margo the cat, husbands and teens). The duo reboot their style with a personal shopper, get stuck into a Martini or two and Trish tries out a freezing swim in a lake for the very first time (under Lorraine’s watchful eye). Listen in for: fashion & shopping tips, style tricks, witty friendship memories and a guide to wild swimming for the first time with your midlife mates
Brought to you in partnership with Clarins, and recorded live at the Clarins Virtual Beauty Festival, Trish & Lorraine get a glam makeover from make-up artist Julia Wren and talk about the best beauty moments from their careers in glossy magazines
To celebrate World Menopause Day, Lorraine and Trish meet women's health expert Dame Lesley Regan, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College, who has been reforming and influencing policy for 40 years on the NHS frontline. From humble beginnings, Dame Lesley, a mum of twins, was one of the first women to rise to the top of her profession and has survived three breast cancer diagnoses along the way. Now as Chair of Wellbeing of Women she's helping transform the workplace for menopausal women.
One of the UK’s most respected beauty journalists and authors, Alice Hart-Davis, gives Lorraine and Trish her verdict on the best treatments and skincare ingredients for ageing better, having spent two decades testing every cosmetic procedure, from Botox, filler and lasers to micro-needling and vampire facials.
This week, Lorraine and Trish are joined by Dr Zoe Williams, an NHS GP, TV broadcaster, and former TV Gladiator (no less!). She shares her personal story of growing up in a single parent family and supporting her mum through alcohol addiction, freezing her eggs then finally becoming a mum for the first time at 41. She also has some really useful advice on staying fit and healthy in your midlife years and beyond as well as how to get the best service from your GP.
Lorraine and Trish chat to comedy queen and author Arabella Weir about the inspiration for her famous catch phrase (Does My Bum Look Big In This - in case you didn’t know), her complex and damaging relationship with her parents and how therapy has helped her to break harmful habits and self doubts for a fulfilled and happy midlife.
In 2020, broadcaster and journalist Aasmah Mir, 49, took on the biggest job of her career as the launch presenter of the Times Radio breakfast show - and then her marriage fell apart. She talks to Lorraine and Trish about keeping the plates spinning and rediscovering herself as a midlife, single mum one year on.
From a high-flying career in PR, to first lady of Downing Street and now a leading campaigner for the education, health and rights of girls and women around the world, Sarah Brown is a woman on a mission. She talks to Lorraine and Trish about life behind the scenes with husband Gordon, bringing up teenage sons, her midlife journey and her feelings as the couple approach the 20th anniversary of the death of their baby daughter Jennifer.
Running a global fashion empire while raising five children hasn’t been easy, but Anya Hindmarch has learnt a lot of really helpful stuff along the way and in this week’s episode she shares her pearls of wisdom.
Lorraine and Trish interview Welsh MP Carolyn Harris about her Parliamentary Bill which is set to change everything for midlife, menopausal women this autumn and could make HRT free for all across England. The outspoken and spirited MP also shares her moving story of how a personal tragedy took her from barmaid and dinner lady to the corridors of Westminster.
Self-care author Nadia Narain, the A-list’s go to yoga and meditation teacher, joins Lorraine and Trish to share her practical life lessons. Nadia also talks about her personal journey of finding - and adapting to - new love and relationships in her late forties.
Brought to you in partnership with Nioxin In this special one off episode, Trish and Lorraine speak to trichologist Mark Blake and celebrity stylist Zoe Irwin about the causes and solutions for hair thinning during peri-menopause and how to improve the quality, condition and volume of your locks. Plus: Lorraine & Trish reveal their hair idols, and look back and laugh at the styles they wish they’d swerved
The behavioural scientist guides Lorraine and Trish through the shifting social and cultural landscape many of us are navigating as women and mothers in society now in this modern masterclass in thinking about race, gender, motherhood and belonging. Plus: best sunscreens for summer, quickie fitness videos to follow on Instagram & what to do if your partner is a flirt
She's one of the funniest women on stage and screen, meet actor, singer, dancer, novelist, broadcaster and mum of four (including triplets) Jackie Clune. Trish and Lorraine chat to Motherland's hilarious school secretary Mrs Lamb about her globe-trotting career, early menopause and parenting adventures. PLUS: Summer recipes to soothe the soul and how to write an easy to-do to-do list . And for nostalgia noodle we ask: would you eat a crisp sandwich?
Nutrition for energy, mood and midlife weight loss. Menopause nutritionist Emma Bardwell joins Lorraine and Trish to share the specific easy-to-follow dos and dont’s of eating to thrive before, during, and after peri-menopause. If your weight, energy levels or mood aren’t what they should be, discover Emma’s diet tweaks and tips to find your mojo again. Plus: Agony Aunt special: What to do if your married friend is having an affair. Nostalgia Noodle: Why we love Just 17 magazine
Dr Annice Mukherjee, aka the Hormone Doctor, explains how to manage your fluctuating hormones in midlife and the lifestyle tweaks that will helping you achieve hormone balance and renewed vitality before, during and after the menopause.
From jacking it all in and starting again, to dealing with difficult bosses and colleagues, plus rebuilding your professional identity if you’ve taken time out of the workplace - Lorraine and Trish get some expert advice from BBC News presenter & career coach Rachel Schofield.
The chart-topping novelist tells Trish and Lorraine about the women who motivated and supported her during breast cancer treatment and how the disease has changed her life - in surprising ways she never expected.
Best-selling author Lisa Taddeo, whose ground-breaking book Three Women was a profound investigation into female desire, talks to Lorraine and Trish about understanding, acknowledging and giving ourselves permission to act on our desires.
Comedian, author and self-styled ‘lesbian Louis Theroux’ Rosie Wilby tells Trish and Lorraine what she’s learned about relationships, sex and break ups - and finally marrying the girl of her dreams at 50.
TV presenter and broadcaster Kate Thornton tells Lorraine & Trish how her overwhelming peri-menopause symptoms nearly floored her during lockdown. The midlife mum reveals how she’s hoping HRT will ‘give her life back’ and how she uses therapy to reset her mindset.
The supermodel, actor and cover girl joins Lorraine and Trish from her hot pink sofa to talk about her pivotal role in the Estee Lauder Companies’ breast cancer care campaign and explains why this year more than ever women need to be vigilant about their breast checks. Plus tales from her life in lockdown and a special cameo from her beloved spaniel.
From coping with meno rage to getting out of a mindset rut, plus the power of setting family boundaries and saying no, best-selling author and psychotherapist Julia Samuel shares the emotional tools every woman needs in midlife.
Trish and Lorraine talk to best-selling author and founder of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Kate Mosse about becoming an overnight success at 45 and her remarkable family life - from marrying her childhood sweetheart to what caring for elderly parents taught her about living well.
In a funny, frank and sometimes tearful interview, Davina McCall opens up to Lorraine and Trish about the impact of peri-menopause on her mind, career and sex life. She also shares the shocking truths she learned making her new Channel 4 TV documentary on the subject..
In a rare interview photographer, food writer, film maker, meat-free campaigner and mum of four Mary McCartney talks to Lorraine and Trish about feeding families well across the generations - from living with dad Paul in lockdown to continuing mum Linda’s vegetarian legacy. She also shares her easy peasy, favourite recipes.
Broadcaster Nicky Chapman, 54, joins Lorraine and Trish to talk about her remarkable career and bouncing back after a brain tumour at 52. From being at the heart of the music industry in the 90s, when she worked with The Spice Girls, Kylie Minogue, Take That and Simon Cowell, to selling the midlife dream on Escape to the Country, Nicki shares her career, health and lifestyle wisdom.
Trish and Lorraine find out what to do if your sex life has become a peri-menopause casualty. Joined by the sexual and reproductive health expert and menopause specialist, Dr Paula Briggs, they discuss how to revive a lost libido and how to recognise symptoms of sexual health disorders. And they explore treatments for the 80% of women who suffer a degree of vaginal atrophy at this life stage.
Take control of your monthly cycle with tips from Perimenopause Power author and women's health expert Maisie Hill. And Lorraine and Trish find out From Maisie which simple lifestyle changes will lead to better midlife health and happiness. PLUS: Can you tap your way to more energy and is bad breathing holding you back?
From Birmingham to New York, self-made businesswoman Michelle Feeney has a life story and career like no other. She talks to Trish and Lorraine about how she set about revolutionising some of the world’s biggest brands. The mum of two also shares her tips on motivating yourself at work and explains how she built her sustainable fragrance brand, Floral Street, from scratch in her fifties.
Emma Freud has been a driving force behind Red Nose Day for more than three decades, alongside her work as a film producer, writer and mum of four. As the nation gears up for another night of laughter, she talks to Lorraine and Trish about empty nesting, never marrying and midlife adventures.
Lorraine and Trish talk to actress/producer/fashion designer Sadie Frost about her remarkable life - from the heady days of the nineties and the Primrose Hill set, through 30-years of parenting and plans for her next creative chapter. Discover the lessons she's learned along the way and how she built the strength and emotional resilience to pursue a life that's true to who she is.
Trish and Lorraine talk to the endlessly energetic and upbeat TV presenter Gaby Roslin on how to harness your inner positivity, a skill that has helped her through the ups and downs of life. They also examine how memories play a vital role in our sense of self and wellbeing, and share ideas on how to make special ones, even in lockdown.
Brought to you in partnership with Avon In this special one-off episode, Lorraine and Trish speak to women’s health expert and TV GP Dr Sarah Jarvis to find out everything you need to know about the menopause - from hormones to HRT, identifying symptoms and getting the best service from your GP.
Lorraine and Trish hear the remarkable life story of beauty writer and entrepreneur Ateh Jewel and find out how she has learned to nourish her body, mind and spirit after a traumatic upbringing.
Trish and Lorraine discuss reaching a midlife career crossroads and talk to best-selling author Amanda Prowse about how at 42, she went from living on the breadline to becoming a multi-millionaire. Amanda also talks candidly and movingly about her son’s suicide attempt and mental health struggles and offers great advice for parents.
Superstar make-up artist and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown tells Lorraine and Trish how she created a billion dollar beauty business from scratch while raising her family, her beauty from the inside out philosophy, and why at 63 she is taking on a brand new challenge.
Psychotherapist and parenting guru Philippa Perry gives Lorraine and Trish some tried & tested advice on theirs - and other listeners’ - midlife problems, from finding harmony at home in lockdown, to unexpected confidence crashes and a peri-menopause identity crisis. Plus what it’s like living with her award-winning artist husband Grayson Perry, and getting creative for a new series of their hit Channel 4 art show.
TV's most famous and fabulous female sports reporter talks to Lorraine and Trish about her career highs and lows, her IVF journey, parenting twins and her competitive fitness streak.
Lorraine and Trish meet beauty power house Caroline Hirons for a frank and funny chat about bringing up four children, building a super successful career in her 40s, being a midlife grandma and her honest facts about skin as we age.
Lorraine & Trish talk to health and fitness expert Amanda Thebe about how to get stronger and leaner and the impact it can have on our midlife minds and bodies. They also discuss the rise of ‘grey drinking’ and ask should you be reassessing your relationship with alcohol?
Lorraine and Trish kick start 2021 with their shortcuts to positive thinking and the health tests every midlife woman should be having this year. Meanwhile, special guest Katie Brindle explains how a daily self-care regime based on Chinese Medicine can help boost immunity, relieve peri-menopause symptoms and deliver glowing skin too.
Joining Lorraine and Trish to talk about the day her husband left the family home, writer Rosie Green shares how she survived the aftermath, navigated the divorce, protected her children and ventured into the world of dating for the first time in more than 20 years.
Linda Magistris, former Grange Hill actress and founder of The Good Grief Trust shares her moving and inspirational midlife love story.
Joining Lorraine & Trish to share her life lessons, is writer, professor and nurse Christie Watson. Her books, The Language of Kindness and The Courage to Care are a fascinating insight into the world of nursing, in which she weaves her own life story and the lessons about humanity that she has learned along the way.
Lorraine and Trish kick off Series 3 with the help of makeover queen and beauty entrepreneur Trinny Woodall. Discover her everyday beauty and style secrets for midlife and find out how she built a cosmetics empire from scratch in her fifties.
Best-selling writer Caitlin Moran chats to Lorraine and Trish about how heading into peri-menopause took her completely by surprise, when she thought she knew everything there was to know about being a woman. Find out how she coped when her daughter battled an eating disorder, why witches are cool and how she finally gave in to yoga...
Not being able to drift off and waking up in the 3am worry zone, poor sleep is the bane of many women's lives (especially when you throw in a hot flush or two). Lorraine and Trish talk to sleep psychologist Kathryn Pinkham about what we need to do to break the cycle and get a good night's rest every night.
Trish & Lorraine meet health and beauty coach Karen Cummings-Palmer to find out the lifestyle tweaks and changes for diet, skin and exercise that will have us feeling and looking our most gorgeous in no time.
TV presenter Anna Richardson joins Lorraine and Trish for a rollercoaster ride of riotous laughs and moving moments, as she reveals how she feels to be turning 50, finding love with another woman, the shocking moment she discovered she was infertilie and her tragic family history of depression.
Physical, emotional and hormonal changes can all play havoc with your sex life. To find out how to get back in the pleasure zone, Lorraine and Trish talk to Dr Shahzadi Harper about vaginal health, libido boosts and favourite sex toys.
Trish and Lorraine get the lowdown from specialist Dr Louise Newson on getting the right treatment for you during perimenopause, as well as the other health checks we should all be doing in midlife.
Trish and Lorraine delve into midlife hair issues, from thinning to greys and the impact of oestrogen deficiency. Plus, teen-parenting expert Alicia Drummond tells us how to set boundaries and tackle the most tricky and sticky situations our adolescent children put us through.
Trish and Lorraine team up with actress Tamzin Outhwaite to discover what it’s really like dating a (20 years!) younger man when you’re hitting perimenopause, and why she’s finding midlife a time of great freedom.
Lorraine and Trish talk to their old magazine buddy and best-selling author Mike Gayle about what’s going on for midlife men, what they know about menopause and how turning 50 is an emotional milestone for them too.
The nutritionist Jane Clarke joins Lorraine and Trish to explain why things can go barrel-shaped with our bodies once we hit our forties, and why we just can’t cut it on the lady petrol (aka rosé) any more. Find out how to write a food diary and the tweaks you can make to boost your mood and energy levels.
From fear of failure and emotional stress to social pressures and financial strains, Trish and Lorraine explore the symptoms of the new midlife crisis for generation X women with American author Ada Calhoun, whose latest book explores why you’re waking up in the 4am worry zone and what to do about it.