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Welcome to Mixing Up Midlife, a weekly show for women in their 50's and beyond who want to explore this incredible age by being more adventurous and more curious. 
Each week Terri and Melissa talk about what matters most to empty-nesters and mid-life women.
Part reality show, part audio diary and part cocktail hour, this show is about remembering how to have fun in midlife.

Leave us a review if you enjoyed the podcast. As always, thanks for listening to Mixing Up Midlife, a podcast for women over 50 who are adventurous, curious and want to have fun.

Dec 16, 2022

What do TPLO Surgery, The World Cup, The Rise of ChatGPT, White Lotus & TikTok have to do with each other? Not much, but that's what we're talking about on today's episode.



White Lotus

Slow Horses

The Bear



Clarified Milk Punch Alton Brown


All Spice Dram

Mulled Cider



Mix It...

Dec 9, 2022

Running out of gift ideas? Terri & Melissa have got you covered in today’s episode. From sourdough starters to games to weird & unusual classes, there should be something here for everyone. Don’t forget to give yourself a little something, too!


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Dec 2, 2022

Dr. Cari Schaefer, DACM is the founder of Wise Woman Emerging, a platform midwifing women through the menopausal change. Her vision is to restore women with the empowerment, lost in our current culture, of this phase of life and help them find the optimal mental, spiritual and physical balance she knows is possible.


Nov 24, 2022


Happy Thanksgiving! After last week’s episode with Erica Schulte King about finding friends as empty nesters, we talk about making connections in our own social communities and how we might make them stronger and more robust. We invite you to add suggestions! We’re giving gratitude for our listeners and those who...

Nov 18, 2022

What happens when you ask a vulnerable question about your life as an empty nester on TikTok ? Our guest, Erica Schulte King found out when she opened up on the social media app about finding it tricky making new friends. The comments that she got in her now viral video, encouraged her to take action and to arrange a...