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...

FRENCH WOMEN HAVE WHAT SEEMS LIKE AN EFFORTLESSLY ELEGANT WAY OF DRESSING THAT THE REST OF US SIMPLY DON’T POSSESS (I DON’T, ANYWAY) Marie-Anne Lecoeur is an expert in French chic and style (as opposed

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One of the reasons that I started the podcast is to share people’s stories because I believe that we all have an amazing story to share, it’s just that most of the time, we just

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MENOPAUSE IS STILL SOMETHING THAT ISN’T OPENLY DISCUSSED AND, APART FROM THE UK (GO THE BRITS!), ISN’T SOMETHING THAT’S EVEN HINTED AT IN BIOLOGY OR SEX EDUCATION. SO LINDA CONDRILLO DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT

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DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE AMONG MEN IS AT ITS HIGHEST RATE, BUT IT’S SOMETHING THAT STILL ISN’T TALKED ABOUT MUCH, PARTICULARLY BY THE MEN THEMSELVES. OFTEN, IT’S THE WOMEN IN THEIR LIVES WHO FORCE THEM TO

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IF WE’RE ANY KIND OF ALIVE (SORRY FOR THE JUDGEMENT!), WE’RE CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND GROWING… SO ARE THE PEOPLE AROUND US. WHICH MEANS THAT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM MUST ALSO CHANGE CONSTANTLY. HOW DO WE

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You probably think that the water you drink – and bathe in – and your coffee cup has an impact on your health and well being. Of course, we all know we should minimise the

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WHAT KIND OF PERSON HEADS OFF TO AFRICA AT THE AGE OF 17 AND THEN SETS UP A REGISTERED CHARITY BEFORE THEY’RE 20? The answer is Lucy Obod. She’s not in my target market and

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This has been a week of contrasts: some very high high points and some pretty awful points, too… Actually, it wasn’t that they were awful, they were just huge, and a massive lesson for me. If you

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WHILE WOMEN ARE THE ONES EXPERIENCING MENOPAUSE, ITS EFFECTS ALSO IMPACTS THOSE AROUND US, PARTICULARLY OUR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS. Meet Robert Grimes. Robert was fortunate/unfortunate enough to start chatting to me one day about the coping

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Today’s Guest: Veronica Worley Founder of Veronica’s Healthy Living Veronica Worley helps women age gracefully and beautifully by getting to the root cause in menopausal symptoms, such as bone loss, weight gain and hormone imbalance,

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Today’s Guest: Liza Baker Founder of Simply Health Coaching Integrative Nutrition® health coach and nonprofit consultant, self-published author, blogger, podcaster, and woefully underpaid COO of a busy family of four spread across the globe—Liza (Leeza)

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I don’t know about you, but in school, art for me was a source of severe stress and anxiety because my work was never as good as everyone else’s. So the mere thought of going

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WOULDN’T YOU LOVE TO WAVE A MAGIC WAND AND HAVE EVERYTHING THAT YOU’VE EVER WANTED IN LIFE APPEAR? That’s exactly what Karen Clark realised she’d been doing! She hadn’t done it consciously or knowingly, but

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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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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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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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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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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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