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Episode 32: Menopause: It's our second spring, with Jane McCann
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In this episode of The Aging Project Podcast, we sit down with the vibrant and insightful Jane McCann, also known as The Middle Age Goddess on Instagram. Jane, a teacher, influencer, and advocate for positive aging, shares her personal journey through menopause and how she has embraced this transformative phase of life. Get ready for a conversation that challenges stereotypes, inspires self-love, and encourages you to see menopause as your second spring.

Join us as Jane McCann takes us on a journey through her experiences with menopause, offering candid insights, humour, and valuable advice. The episode covers various aspects of aging well, from the physical changes to the mental and emotional shifts. Jane emphasises the importance of self-care, meditation, and embracing one’s identity. 

Key Points:

1. Discovering Freedom After a Long-Term Relationship: -Jane shares her experience of rediscovering herself after a 23-year marriage, highlighting the joys of having personal space and finding unexpected love.

2. The Power of Meditation and Shared Practices: -Jane discusses her meditation practice, particularly how it transformed her relationship. She emphasises the importance of shared activities and maintaining individuality within a partnership.

3. Pro-ageing Inspiration: Jane draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including her community of strong women, her adventurous sons, and notable figures like Paulina Porizkova and Isabella Rossellini. These inspirations contribute to her positive outlook on aging.

4. Breaking Free from Ageist Marketing: Jane addresses the challenges of ageist marketing in the beauty and wellness industry. She emphasises the need for brands to be mindful of their messaging and focus on empowering women rather than perpetuating negative stereotypes.

5. Walking, Meditation, and Mindfulness: As a proponent of an active and mindful lifestyle, Jane encourages daily walks, meditation, and being present in the moment. These practices contribute to physical and mental well-being.

6. The Influence of Menopause on Alcohol Consumption: Jane shares her personal experience with alcohol and how she decided to cut back, recognising its impact on her well-being and the changes brought on by menopause.

7. Embracing the Softening of Self: Jane talks about the softening that comes with aging, both physically and emotionally. She reflects on the benefits of growing more patient and understanding with herself and others.

This episode with Jane McCann is a celebration of embracing the wisdom, beauty, and opportunities that come with aging. Tune in for an engaging conversation that challenges societal norms and encourages you to view menopause as a time of renewal, growth, and empowerment.

The Aging Project Podcast delivers weekly interviews to educate, inspire and connect us all. Let’s age well, together.

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Host and Co-founder: Shelley Craft Producer and

Co-founder: Amanda Attwood, founder of The Aging Project

 

 

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