Welcome

Hi, my name is Karen O’Connor, host of the Menopause, Marriage and Motherhood podcast and blog.

What I’m passionate about is sharing the stories, experience and wisdom of midlife women and creating connection and community.

About 4 years ago, after raising four children, I found myself smack bang in the middle of menopause and with zero idea of what to do with my life.

Middle Aged Womens Stuff

Depressed, lonely and majorly hormonal, I was shamefully convinced that I was the only person who felt this way, as every other woman I knew seemed to have their act together.

But as I began to talk to people, I realised that most women going through midlife experience a similar sort of thing. I also realised that even though menopause is something that 50% of the population will experience, it’s neither understood not discussed enough.

The podcast & blog is my way of doing my bit to change that.

The latest posts & podcasts...

WE’RE ALL DIFFERENT SO WHY WOULD WE EXPECT THE SAME KIND OF COUNSELLING WORK ON EVERYONE? Meet the delightful Shawn Matthews, a woman who really understands that there’s no ‘One Size Fits All’ when it

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RETIREMENT IS NO EXCUSE TO SIT BACK AND TAKE THINGS EASY! When Heather Abbot got married at age 57, she retired. Pretty soon, she was really bored. So she started looking at possible investments to

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Great conversations are something that we all need in our lives. They make us feel connected, heard, understood, and a host of other things. It’s even better when those great conversations are a heap of

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Is anyone in the space of “thank god that year is over”? I’m kind of not, but where I am at is, “Wow! How can so much change in ONE YEAR?” 2020

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Great conversations are something that we all need in our lives. They make us feel connected, heard, understood, and a host of other things. It’s even better when those great conversations are a heap of

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FRENCH WOMEN DON’T GET FAT! How on earth do French women eat all that rich food, those baguettes, croissants, amazing desserts and exquisite sauces and don’t put on any weight? These are the things Marie-Anne

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If you know you need to clean up your act but the thought of eating healthy food makes you reach for the nearest chocolate bar, then it’s time you met Kerri Robertson. Kerri spent her

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Great conversations are something that we all need in our lives. They make us feel connected, heard, understood, and a host of other things. It’s even better when those great conversations are a heap of

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Great conversations are something that we all need in our lives. They make us feel connected, heard, understood, and a host of other things. It’s even better when those great conversations are a heap of

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When we think of ADHD, the general image that comes up is probably a little boy who’s bouncing off the walls and generally being disruptive and causing chaos in his class. But while most studies

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Great conversations are something that we all need in our lives. They make us feel connected, heard, understood, and a host of other things. It’s even better when those great conversations are a heap of

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Dr Alice Kerby has a clinical doctorate in physical therapy (physiotherapy for those in the UK and Australia), and she’s also health consultant, an addiction recovery coach and a resiliency coach. After studying with the

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Great conversations are something that we all need in our lives. They make us feel connected, heard, understood, and a host of other things. It’s even better when those great conversations are a heap of

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Meet Sally Imeson: Mother, Nutritionist, former Athlete – inspired by all things that nourish us in our relationships, emotional health and the nervous system. Sally found herself with a newborn baby, married to an elite

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Soooo, I was bleeding a bit (okay, a lot), my hands were throbbing, I knew I probably needed stitches in my left hand and my right hand was throbbing, but I thought that a few

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Great conversations are something that we all need in our lives. They make us feel connected, heard, understood, and a host of other things. It’s even better when those great conversations are a heap of

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Great conversations are something that we all need in our lives. They make us feel connected, heard, understood, and a host of other things. It’s even better when those great conversations are a heap of

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The 2018 suicide of the 45-year old senior legal counsel at Victoria’s Coroners Court was linked to a toxic workplace culture that turned her “dream job” into an “unimaginable nightmare” within a few weeks, an

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Great conversations are something that we all need in our lives. They make us feel connected, heard, understood, and a host of other things. It’s even better when those great conversations are a heap of

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THREE brains? Three? Did you know that you have three brains? I certainly didn’t. A brain is a collection of neurons working together. But apart from our brain-brain, there are two other organs in our

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