Episode 108 -Terri talks with Susan Bratton, the Trusted Hot Sex Advisor to Millions about opportunities for great sex in midlife.

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Show Highlights

·      Susan shares how she decided on the title ‘Trusted Hot Sex Advisor to Millions’

·      Susan answered Terri’s question about how to get our sexy back in midlife

·      Susan shares the differences between estrogen driven and testosterone driven humans

·      Susan shares some things we can be doing as women to wake up our inner sex kitten

·      Susan emphasizes the need for a sexual soulmate pact to create trust in the bedroom

·      Susan talks about libido, desire and arousal

·      Terri asks about rebuilding trust in the bedroom in long term relationships

·      Susan shares her favorite vibrators and the results of a 30-day masturbation challenge

·      Susan goes into detail about the entire clitoris and the importance of self-pleasure

·      Terri summarizes opportunities for women in midlife:

o   Let go of body image issues

o   Ask for what we want

o   Self-pleasure

o   Sexploration

o   Getting the blood flowing (engorgement)

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway

Women follow a monthly cycle while men adhere to a daily cycle. 

 

References in the Podcast

·      Piloting Your Life:  https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/

·      PYL008:  Piloting Your Life interview with Andrea Barrica of O.School : http://www.terrihansonmead.com/podcast/2017/10/2/piloting-your-life-episode-8-andrea-barrica

·      Susan Bratton:  https://susanbratton.com/

·      Sexual Soulmates by Susan Bratton (includes the sexual soulmate pact): https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/sexandrelationships

·      Finding My Yum podcast episode with Amy Harwick: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rebroadcast-15-theres-doctor-in-house-dr-amie-harwick/id1446362861?i=1000452164707

·      Lady Bi Vibrator:  https://us.funfactory.com/en/vibrators/lady-bi/

·      #LiftNotDrag 31 Day Challenge:  https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead/liftnotdrag-31-day-challenge-6395dc27e37b

·      Pinterest #LiftNotDrag 31 Day Challenge:  https://pin.it/62iluqdk226qal

 Contact

You can purchase Piloting Your Life (the book) on Amazon at http://bit.ly/PYL-Amazon, or you can go to https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/ to choose your preferred format and retailer and see other goodies.

You can follow Susan Bratton on Instagram @susanbratton, on YouTube on her Better Lover channel, and learn more on her website www.personallifemedia.com

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com. Terri blogs a variety of topics on Medium at https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead.  

Terri would love to hear from you via email at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

Episode 107 -Terri talks with Meha Agrawal about health, happiness, community, purpose and meaning for women.

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Show Highlights

·      Meha talks about how we learn from our community and are able to apply these learnings within our own lives

·      Meha suggests giving time and space to yourself to reflect on your own needs

·      Terri and Meha discuss the grounding effect of daily journaling

·      Meha shares how journaling helped her get out of a vicious spiral of negativity

·      Meha discussed the research around the healing power of bringing pen to paper

·      Terri and Meha discuss the power of community, listening to others and the importance of reflection, intention and action

·      Meha encourages women to take the pressure off the long term when defining your purpose and meaning (ikigai) and appreciating the small things

·      Terri emphasizes the importance of women focusing on their own journeys and learning through exploration, experimentation, and failure

·      Meha reminds us that happier women make for a happier world.

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway

Bringing pen to paper slows the brain down. 

 

References in the Podcast

·      Piloting Your Life:  https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/

·      Silk & Sonder: https://www.silkandsonder.com/

·      #LiftNotDrag 31 Day Challenge:  https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead/liftnotdrag-31-day-challenge-6395dc27e37b

·      Pinterest #LiftNotDrag 31 Day Challenge:  https://pin.it/62iluqdk226qal

 

Contact

You can purchase Piloting Your Life (the book) on Amazon at http://bit.ly/PYL-Amazon, or you can go to https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/ to choose your preferred format and retailer and see other goodies.

Meha Agrawal can be reached through Instragram @mehaagrawal and @silkandsonder and through the Silk & Sonder website silkandsonder.com. Or by email at info@silkandsonder.com.

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com. Terri blogs a variety of topics on Medium at https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead.  

Terri would love to hear from you via email at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

Episode 106 -Terri talks with Annie Rogaski about the 31 day #LiftNotDrag challenge to lift up women.

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Show Highlights

·      Terri and Annie talk about the importance of actively supporting and promoting other women

·      Terri raises the challenge for all of us women to do one thing every day in the month of October:  #LiftNotDrag

·      Terri and Annie discuss ways in which we can provide lift for other women each and every day during the month of October in ways that might just become second nature.

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway

It’s time for us to actively look for opportunities to promote and lift other women.

 

References in the Podcast

·      Piloting Your Life:  https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/

·      Unraveling Pink podcast: https://unravelingpink.com/blog/

·      Piloting Your Life book signing event on October 5, 2019 at Pomegranate Seeds in Redwood City: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-signing-with-terri-hanson-mead-author-of-piloting-your-life-tickets-72151050735

 

Contact

You can purchase Piloting Your Life (the book) on Amazon at http://bit.ly/PYL-Amazon, or you can go to https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/ to choose your preferred format and retailer and see other goodies.

You can follow Annie on Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnieRogaski and reach her through her personal website http://www.annierogaski.com/ and the podcast website https://unravelingpink.com/ .

Episode 105 -Terri and Jacqueline discuss how we as women can claim and wield our power to change the world for the better.

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Show Highlights

·      Terri and Jacqueline discuss the power of transitions

·      Terri and Jacqueline discuss how we as women can claim our power as women beginning with voting with the #powerofthepurse

·      Terri and Jacqueline talk about how the world is generally not designed by or for women and how we continue to adjust and adapt to fit in

·      Terri is encouraging women to claim our space in the startup and investor ecosystem and come together to create a more inclusive and diverse ecosystem

·      Jacqueline talks about her story about not being good with money

·      Terri encourages women to be unapologetically ourselves and asks, “What if we don’t give a shit?”  We are here; get used to it.

·      Terri encourages women to support, believe and stand up for other women; don’t be a drain on other women

·      Terri rejects the notion of a zero sum game

·      Terri wants every woman to do one thing for one woman every day in the month of October #liftnotdrag

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway

Ladies, like Dorothy, we had the power all along.

 

References in the Podcast

·      Piloting Your Life:  https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/

·      Midlife Money Gal podcast: https://midlifemoneygal.com/category/podcast/

·      Unraveling Pink podcast: https://unravelingpink.com/blog/

·      Darryl Grant (Inspiring Connectivity) PYL episode:  http://www.terrihansonmead.com/podcast/pyl064

·      Invisible Women: https://amzn.to/2kuXvds

·      Brotopia: https://amzn.to/2kJ39Jb

·      Dame Magazine: https://www.damemagazine.com/

·      Jennifer LeBlanc: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferleblanc/

·      Dough:  https://www.joindough.com/

·      @HeyBerna:  https://www.youtube.com/user/HeyBerna

·      Teri Ijeoma:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/teri-ijeoma-3aa0757/

·      Laura Lippman Whole 60https://longreads.com/2019/07/16/whole-60/

·      Kiki Mwiti: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kikimwiti/

·      Women’s Venture Summit: https://www.womensventuresummit.org/

·      Women’s Startup Lab: https://www.womenstartuplab.com/

 

Contact

You can purchase Piloting Your Life (the book) on Amazon at http://bit.ly/PYL-Amazon, or you can go to https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/ to choose your preferred format and retailer and see other goodies.

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com. Terri blogs a variety of topics on Medium at https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead.  

You can follow Jacqueline on Twitter @TipsyCopilot and Instagram @jacqste. 

Terri would love to hear from you via email at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.

Episode 104 -Terri shares with Jacqueline how we can use Flight Plans to explore and reach our midlife destinations.

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Show Highlights

·      Terri talks about how Flight Plan came about and how to use it to explore, experiment, and achieve our goals in midlife

·      Terri and Jacqueline share how they use vision boards (spoiler alert: they view them differently)

·      Terri completes a Flight Plan for putting together a plan to get as healthy as possible by the time she turns 50

·      Terri and Jacqueline talk more about being intentional about connecting with other people, Snapchat filters, and video calls with friends

·      Weekly challenge:  create a flight plan, share it out on social media, tag @PilotingYourLife on IG, and learn from each other

·      Get planning!

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway

Create your Flight Plans and begin exploring and achieving!

 

References in the Podcast

·      Piloting Your Life:  https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/

·      Susan Bratton: https://susanbratton.com/

·      More Sexual Vitality:  https://moresexualvitality.com/

·      Lioness:  http://bit.ly/PYL092019 Use the code:  PILOT to save $25.

·      True WELLth Podcast:  https://www.brightonjones.com/podcast/true-wellth/gretchen-rubin/

·      Get your own Flight Plan:  https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/flightplan

·      Get Marlow:  https://getmarlow.com/

·      Piloting Your Life (the book) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277389409608299/

·      Piloting Your Life IG: https://www.instagram.com/pilotingyourlife/

 

Contact

You can purchase Piloting Your Life (the book) on Amazon at http://bit.ly/PYL-Amazon, or you can go to https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/ to choose your preferred format and retailer and see other goodies.

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com. Terri blogs a variety of topics on Medium at https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead.  

You can follow Jacqueline on Twitter @TipsyCopilot and Instagram @jacqste. 

Terri would love to hear from you via email at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.

Episode 103 -Terri and Jacqueline discuss why making investments in friendships should be one of our highest priorities, especially in midlife

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Terri and Jacqueline discuss why making investments in friendships should be one of our highest priorities, especially in midlife

Show Highlights

·      Terri and Jacqueline talk about how loneliness is harmful to your health and shared research around this along with how friendships improve your health

·      Jacqueline talks about how it can feel so good to tap into the empathy in celebrating a friend’s success

·      Terri will be digging into why women have trouble supporting other women and launching an October challenge to actively support other women daily

·      Terri and Jacqueline talk about how expressing gratitude daily reprograms your brain

·      Crew chat idea:  conduct a friend audit and discuss ways to be grateful for certain friendships, where there are gaps and what are we bringing to our friendships

·      Terri and Jacqueline talk about the importance of understanding our Love Languages and those of our friends to have better relationships (Note: it doesn’t look like there is a quiz for friendship, but I did the singles one and found out mine)

·      Terri shared how her self-imposed exile in the winter 2018/2019 was not healthy for her

·      Terri shares the concept of the Crew Chat outlined in the book and suggests this month’s assignment is:

o   Assemble a flight crew (max 4-5 women)

o   Schedule 2-3 hours together this month

o   Do the love language assessment

o   Discuss your friendships, what you are grateful for, gaps, what you are bringing to your friendships

o   Post a pic on IG story and tag @pilotingyourlife #crewchat #flightcrew and/or share in the Piloting Your Life (the book) FB group

·      Go get friendly!

Terri’s Key Takeaway

Investing time in friendships is time well spent. 

References in the Podcast

·      Piloting Your Life:  https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/

·      Lioness:  http://bit.ly/PYL092019 Use the code:  PILOT to save $25.

·      Life Reimagined:  http://www.barbarabradleyhagerty.com/life-reimagined

·      Amy Gross: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amycgross/

·      Maria Malavenda: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mmalavenda/

·      Mandi Bateman: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandibateman/

·      Kiki Mwiti: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kikimwiti/

·      Love Languages:  https://www.5lovelanguages.com/quizzes/

·      Piloting Your Life (the book) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277389409608299/

·      Piloting Your Life IG: https://www.instagram.com/pilotingyourlife/

Contact

You can purchase Piloting Your Life (the book) on Amazon at http://bit.ly/PYL-Amazon, or you can go to https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/ to choose your preferred format and retailer and see other goodies.

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com. Terri blogs a variety of topics on Medium at https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead.  

You can follow Jacqueline on Twitter @TipsyCopilot. 

Terri would love to hear from you via email at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.

Episode 102 -launching the book and what to expect this season

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Terri talks with Jacqueline about launching her first book, Piloting Your Life and what to expect this season on the podcast.

Show Highlights

·      Terri shares why she wrote Piloting Your Life (the book) and what it’s all about

·      Terri and Jacqueline talk about what to expect this season on Piloting Your Life (the podcast)

o   Deeper dives into topics including sex, health, purpose, self-confidence, gynecology,

o   Crew chats

o   Stories from inspiration women who embody the notion of being the pilots in their own lives

o   Areas not covered or just touched upon in the book (parenting younger kids in midlife, divorce, never having been married, etc.)

·      Terri and her second child Rei have started a French food cooking journey and have started blogging on Medium under #ThymeandChampagne

·      Terri asks the listeners to be on the ready to share their stories of being the pilots in their own lives each week

·      Terri talks about her next book, Piloting Your Health, to cover health for midlife women

·      Terri shares the idea of House Parties and how we can come together as women to build community, to begin to break the taboos and normalize the conversations around midlife.

·      Terri asks for reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, asks for feedback, and asks for follows on Instagram @pilotingyourlife, Twitter @PilotingLife, and Facebook Piloting Your Life (the book). Soon:  Pinterest and YouTube.

·      Terri loves being 49 years old and learning something new and being able to bring all of her experience and knowledge and curiosity together to create her next big thing. It’s all coming together.

·      Terri asks her audience to add Piloting Your Life to book club reading lists. Terri is available to speak at book club events either in person or virtually.

·      Piloting Your Life is not just a book, it’s a movement. 

·      Terri reminds the audience that she is still consulting, doing expert witness work, and investing in digital health.

·      Jacqueline comments on the challenges associated with guiding Terri’s marketing strategy since Terri has an octopus approach to life.

·      Terri announced her first signing event at Pomegranate Seeds in Redwood City on Sunday September 8th from 3-5 PM.

·      Terri suggested that listeners purchase Piloting Your Life (the book) as gifts for friends.  Terri is willing to personalize, sign, and wrap in the cutest wrapping paper.

·      Check out the book for the Flight Plan!

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway

Piloting Your Life is not just a book, it’s a movement. 

 

References in the Podcast

·      Piloting Your Life:  https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/

·      Lioness:  http://bit.ly/PYL092019 Use the code:  PILOT to save $25.

·      Katie Cross Ghostwriting:  http://katiecrossghostwriting.com/

·      Ironhorse Vineyards:  https://www.ironhorsevineyards.com/

·      Lizzo on VMA:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo0RK_olDb4

·      Missy Elliott:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missy_Elliott

·      Hells Belles Burlesque:  https://www.hellsbellesburlesque.com/

·      Hello Divorce:  https://hellodivorce.com/

·      Julie Gordon White:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliegordonwhite/

·      Susanne Biro:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanne-biro-executivecoach/

·      True Wellth Podcast: https://www.brightonjones.com/podcast/true-wellth/

·      Molly Alliman:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/mollyalliman/

·      Bev Joyce, MD: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beverly-joyce-md-84292475/

·      Manisha Thakor:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/manishathakor/

·      Beverly Ryle: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beverly-ryle-4310a04/

·      #ThymeandChampagne:  https://medium.com/@thymeandchampagne

·      Imene Maharzi:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/im%C3%A8ne-maharzi-439294/

·      Elle-a-Table:  https://www.elle.fr/Elle-a-Table

·      Rachel Khoo:  https://www.rachelkhoo.com/

·      David Lebovitz: https://www.davidlebovitz.com/

·      It’s Been a Minute:  https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510317/its-been-a-minute-with-sam-sanders

·      Lisa Health: https://lisahealth.com/

·      Genneve: https://genneve.com/

·      Pomegranate Seeds:  http://www.pomseeds.com/

Contact

You can purchase Piloting Your Life (the book) on Amazon at http://bit.ly/PYL-Amazon, or you can go to https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/ to choose your preferred format and retailer and see other goodies.

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com. Terri blogs a variety of topics on Medium at https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead.  

You can follow Jacqueline on Twitter @TipsyCopilot. 

Terri would love to hear from you via email at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.

Episode 101 -Terri talks to Jacqueline about the journey of writing a book and what surprised her along the way.

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Terri talks with Jacqueline about the Piloting Your Life book writing journey including how she got here, the process, what’s surprised her, and what readers can expect.

Show Highlights

·      Terri clarifies the purpose and premise of Piloting Your Life the book; it’s not just for investors and founders, and it’s not just about menopause

·      Terri shares that she will include resources on the www.PilotingYourLife.com website (coming soon)

·      Terri interviewed over 35 women from around the world for the book and conducted research for the book to, as Jacqueline says, connect the ideas in the book

·      Terri talks about sharing the book with 17 beta readers and incorporating the feedback and identifying chapters for future editions

·      Terri shares the writing process and how she battled imposter syndrome

·      Jacqueline asks Terri about how the book came to be

·      Terri shared what most surprised her about writing the book

Terri’s Key Takeaway

It’s never too late to do something for the first time.

References in the Podcast

·      Women’s Startup Lab: https://www.womenstartuplab.com/

·      Deb Morandin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/%E2%9C%B4deborah-m-5566577/

·      Laraine McKinnon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larainemckinnon/

·      BizChix: https://bizchix.com/

·      Katie Cross Ghostwriting:  http://katiecrossghostwriting.com/

Contact

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead. 

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.

Episode 100 -Terri celebrates episode 100 and talks about losing her way and her why and the power of vision boards.

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Terri celebrates episode 100 talking about losing her way, losing her why, and the power of vision boards.  She talks about getting comfortable with saying no and asking for what she wants, and learning to let go.

Show Highlights

·      Terri talks about feeling insignificant in her efforts and how she’s created a vision board to help manifest what she wants in her life. 

·      Terri shares her vision boarding experience and how she wants to feel.

·      Terri shared the brief and tender moment with her son that ended with him laughing at her as she cried.

·      Terri comments on midlife as a challenging time of transition and opportunities

Terri’s Key Takeaway

It’s ok to feel the feels.

References in the Podcast

·      All Raise: https://www.allraise.org/

·      Portfolia: https://www.portfolia.co/

·      Pipeline Angels: pipelineangels.com

·      Solutions2Projects, LLC (Terri’s consulting company): http://www.terrihansonmead.com/solutions2projects

Contact

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead. 

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.

Episode 99 -Terri talks with Dr. Samantha Nazareth to discuss and dispel the myths around the gut microbiome.

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Terri talks with Dr. Samantha Nazareth about the evolution of our gut microbiomes, the importance of diverse data in gut research, and ways for us to improve and monitor our gut health.   

Who is Samantha Nazareth? 

Dr. Samantha Nazareth, MD, FACG is double board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology/hepatology, who practices in New York City. She is also a noted researcher, writer, and speaker on nutrition, wellness, and the microbiome. Dr. Nazareth has research published in The New York Times and continues to be sought out by the media as an authoritative source on a wide range of topics that include eating, wellness and gastrointestinal health. Her work has been featured on CNN, Huffington Post, US News & World Report, Women’s Health, Bustle, POPSUGAR, Shape, and Reader’s Digest, to name a few. She is also a medical advisory board member for Women’s Health magazine 

 

Show Highlights 

  • Sam talks about the various microbiomes and how the gut microbiome is the body’s first interaction with the outside world 

  • Sam explains how delivery at birth, how you were fed after birth, and the other factors that continue to shift our microbiomes 

  • Sam talks about age 3 when the gut microbiome reaches its ‘adult’ state 

  • Terri and Sam talk about the importance of diverse data in the research and tech around the gut microbiome and how we need to move away from self reporting 

  • Sam shares her tips for women to better and proactively manage our health through adding more plants to your diet, reducing sugar, and checking out your poop 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Younger people are dying from colon cancer and screening starts at age 45 now! 

 

References in the Podcast 

 

Contact 

You can reach Sam through her website www.drsamnazareth.com and on Instagram/Twitter: @drsamnazareth. 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 98 -Jessica Campbell, MS, NTP and Terri talk about how we can make small but impactful changes to improve our overall health through healthy eating, rest, and education.

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Terri talks with Jessica Campbell, MS, NTP about how we can make small but impactful changes to improve our overall health through healthy eating, rest, and education.

Who is Jessica Campbell? 

Jessica Campbell, MS, NTP is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with a master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. She sees patients at the Freyja Clinic in Redwood City and Love Heal Thrive in San Carlos. Jessica runs seasonal detoxes to help you fall in love with your food, your body, and your life. You can find her blog at http://foodfoundation.guru where she shares holistic health tips and healthy recipes for families that love comfort food. Jessica speaks yoga, Ayurveda, paleo, keto, ancestral diets, microbiome, mindfulness, and her superpower is the language of dance. 

 

Show Highlights 

  • Jessica shares her journey into human nutrition and functional medicine 

  • Terri and Jessica talk about lifestyle changes we can make to improve our health and the importance of reducing the stress in our lives by getting our bodies into parasympathetic response 

  • Jessica talks about the work she does with her patients to help them improve their health and how she works with them 

  • Jessica and Terri discuss hormone changes in perimenopause/menopause and how we need to talk about this and do more to help our bodies better deal with the changes 

  • Jessica talks about how our bodies are bombarded and are having trouble with dealing with the bombardment 

  • Terri asks about how Jessica’s services are paid…out of pocket or with insurance and they discuss health inequities 

  • Jessica loves working with postpartum, working moms to design programs that work for them and fits within their lives with their families 

  • Terri comments on how confused we are about what is healthy and what we should be consuming, and Jessica goes on to talk about how our bodies don’t recognize certain foods any longer 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Making small and incremental lifestyle changes can have major impact on our lives.  

 

References in the Podcast 

 

Contact 

You can follow Jessica on Twitter @JessicaFoodF, on Facebook @foodfoundationguru and her blog http://foodfoundation.guru.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 97 -Terri talks with her son Adam about launching into adulthood as he turns 18 this week.

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Terri talks to her son, Adam, about turning 18 and preparing to launch into the real-world.  They talk about philosophy, mental health, and how he has learned to feel and display his feelings. 

Show Highlights 

  • Terri asks Adam about turning 18, looking forward to college, and working with his therapist for the last year 

  • Adam shares the four truths he knows about himself and how he’s learned to feel and display his feelings 

  • Terri encourages Adam to seek help when he needs it in college 

  • Terri comments on how, as GenXers, she and her husband have parented by providing love, support, and have been intentionally more permissive 

  • Adam talks about being an outlier, playing a part in life, and shares his thoughts on hype beasts (Urban Dictionary:  a hype beast is a kid that collect clothing, shoes, and accessories for the sole purpose of impressing others) 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Life is going to be pretty dull in the Mead household when Adam goes off to college.   

Contact 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 96 -Terri talks with her second child Rei about their GenZ life in the Silicon Valley.

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Terri talks to her second born child, Rei (born Rachel), about GenZ life in the Silicon Valley including Rei’s drive to learn, stress and anxiety, mental health awareness, social media pressures, their health journey, and being a part of a maker generation.

Show Highlights 

  • Rei shares their experience as a GenZ non-binary kid in a public high school in Silicon Valley and their drive to learn 

  • Rei talks about teenage stress, anxiety, the importance of having positive friends, and being comfortable talking about mental health 

  • Terri asks Rei about their health journey and impact of changes in health habits 

  • Rei explains why they think they are part of the GenZ maker generation and why it’s import to share content they have created 

  • Rei and Terri talk about what it’s going to be like when Rei’s brother Adam goes off to college 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Terri is much more optimistic about the future if it is full of teenagers like Rei.  

Contact 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.  

Episode 95 -Making the menopause transition part of the normal conversation about women’s health

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Terri talks with Ann Garnier of Lisa Health about normalizing the conversation around the menopause transition at home, in the workplace, and in healthcare.

Show Highlights 

  • Ann explains why we are hearing so much about perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause 

  • Ann explains the various phases of a woman’s life beginning with pre-menopause, perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause 

  • Ann and Terri talk about the importance of removing the taboo around menopause and aging and opening the conversations around this time in women’s lives 

  • Ann shares her background and what she is doing in women’s health with Lisa Health  

  • Terri asks Ann about how women of different cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic experience the menopause transition 

  • Ann discusses why employers should be paying more attention to the health of midlife women in the workplace and why they should be providing greater and better support 

  • Ann wishes the menopause transition conversation was out in the open so that women don’t fee like they have to go it alone 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

We need to begin the conversation around menopause for women earlier to better educate and prepare women. 

 

References in the Podcast 

 

Who is Ann Garnier? 

Ann Garnier, founder and CEO of Lisa Health, is a seasoned healthcare leader, helping to create, launch, and scale innovative tech companies and products that have improved patient outcomes and access to care. At Lisa Health, Ann leads the team to enhance the well-being of midlife women. She is passionate about women’s health and advancing research beyond pregnancy and fertility to reduce the serious and costly health risks that women face as they age and help them celebrate the start of something great. Ann sits on the advisory boards for FemTech Collective and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Bay Area chapter and is a CSweetener mentor. 

 

Contact 

Ann can be reached via email at ann@lisahealth.com. 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

Episode 94 - Improving overall health outcomes in patients through patient engagement with JennIFER Maddocks of Duke Health

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Terri talks with Jennifer Maddocks of Duke Health’s Digital Strategy Office on the importance of patient engagement not only for healthcare delivery but for increasing the overall quality of care for patients as consumers.  

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  • Jen talks about her role in patient engagement at Duke Health in the Digital Strategy Office and why patient engagement is important 

  • Jen shares why patient engagement is important not only for Duke Health in healthcare delivery but more importantly for us as patients (and consumers) in managing our health and healthcare 

  • Terri asks Jen about the pathway into health systems for innovation 

  • Jen talks about the opportunities for patients to augment their healthcare in-between visits with in-home solutions and ways to optimize patient time and visits 

  • Terri and Jen talk about the importance of data privacy and how the regulations make it difficult to effectively manage the health for loved ones and even our own health 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

We have an opportunity to leverage technology to create optimal care for patients in a way that reduces challenges for patients. 

References in the Podcast 

Who is Jennifer Maddocks? 

Jennifer Maddocks PT, MMCi is a board-certified healthcare professional who transitioned to the technology team at Duke Health in 2015.  She is a member of the Digital Strategy Office at Duke and focuses on patient engagement and the patient experience as it relates to technology. She really enjoys learning from patients and working with health system partners to identify opportunities to continuously improve digital patient interactions and positively impact health outcomes for patients and their loved ones. 

Contact 

Jen can be reached via email at jennifer.maddocks@duke.edu. 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 93 - The research that informs women's health and experience in midlife and how to pilot through it.

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Terri has been researching for, and writing, Piloting Your Life (the book) and shares key learnings from a few of her favorite reads so far.  The book is meant to embolden women over the age of 40 to take the controls and be the pilots in their own lives.  Even if you aren’t a woman, you may still benefit from her insights.  

Show Highlights 

  • Terri shares why she is writing the book Piloting Your Life and her goals for the book including normalizing conversations and feelings around midlife and removing taboos. 

  • Terri wants to make sure that other women coming up behind her are not blindsided, like she was, by midlife and would like those approaching 40 to be able to more effectively prepare for midlife. 

  • Terri and Jacqueline debate the drive for happiness and discuss the happiness curve. 

  • Terri and Jacqueline talk about ‘choosing you’ and being who are you and not who you are supposed to be 

  • Tips for being in transition in midlife 

  • Recognize it’s ok to be where you are at  

  • Be more intentional during this transition 

  • Be kind and gentle with yourself 

  • Find ways to choose you 

  • Find ways to feed the ‘greedy girl’ inside 

  • Normalize the conversations around midlife topics 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

In midlife it is so important to be who you are and not who you think you are supposed to be 

 

References in the Podcast 

 

Contact 

Jacqueline can be reached through her website https://www.jacquelinesteenhuis.com/ and can be followed on Twitter @TipsyCoPilot.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 92 - Taking action in current health care innovation and delivery, and using technology in order to improve the health of women with Jill Angelo of Genneve

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TERRI TALKS WITH GENNEVE CEO JILL ANGELO ABOUT THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WOMEN’S DIGITAL HEALTH ROUNDTABLE SPONSORED BY ACOG AT THE HIMSS CONFERENCE IN ORLAND IN FEBRUARY 2019.  THE ATTENDEE LIST INCLUDED REPRESENTATIVES IN INNOVATION, HEALTHCARE DELIVERY, AND SYSTEM INTEGRATORS WHO WERE ALL INSPIRED TO COME TOGETHER AND TAKE ACTION TO IMPROVE WOMEN’S HEALTH.   HIMSS IS FOCUSED ON BETTER HEALTH AND CARE OUTCOMES THROUGH INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY.

Show Highlights 

  • Jill shared why she attended the Women’s Digital Health Roundtable sponsored by ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) at HiMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) in Orlando in February 2019 and what she learned  

  • HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes and better health through information and technology.

  • Terri and Jill talked about how do better design clinical trials and use bring data and findings to demonstrate efficacy for various women’s health innovation solutions to advance women’s health 

  • Jill and Terri talk about the need for new reimbursement codes around women’s health in general, and menopause specifically.  This will look very different for women than for men.  

  • Terri talks about how siloed women’s health is and Jill said this was not a topic of conversation at the round table and thinks this is the next area to focus on.  She emphasizes the importance of treating the body as a system.   

  • Jill talks about the challenges for companies like Elvie which is based in Europe in their move to the US because of lack of reimbursement for the product.  

  • Jill shared some of the innovation discussed during the roundtable 

  • Jill shared what was discussed around veteran women and the VA  

  • Jill talked about the final presentation at the event around data and data privacy to instill some urgency around data security 

  • Jill talked about how excited everyone was when they left because the conversations are happening to advance women’s health 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Women’s health needs to be a central focus at all future digital health, life sciences, healthcare, and other related conferences. 

 

References in the Podcast 

 

 

Contact 

Jill can be reached via email jill@genneve.com.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 91- What can we do to advocate for ourselves in the healthcare system and why we need to

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Terri shares her nightmare experience navigating through the healthcare system to get to diagnosis and treatment for her daughter and talks with Jacqueline about how to be good health advocate and the ways in which changes need to be made at a systemic level.  

Show Highlights 

  • Terri talks about the onerous journey in trying to get to resolution for her daughter’s daily pain and the navigation through the fragmented health system and signing up for MDVIP to pay for concierge healthcare 

  • Terri shares the stories and statistics around how the healthcare system is failing women through underdiagnosis or lack of diagnosis 

  • Jacqueline and Terri talked about how we women know our own bodies and doctors need to listen to us 

  • Terri emphasizes the need to investor more dollars into women’s health, diagnostics, and treatments 

  • Terri and Jacqueline talk about how you can advocate for your own health and for the health of your loved ones 

  • Terri talks about the lack of visibility into all the medical records for herself and for her kids as Terri can’t see the doctor’s notes 

  • Terri and Jacqueline discuss how you can be an advocate for your own health or the health of your loved ones 

  • Terri shares recommendations for changes as suggested by Maya Dusenbery in Doing Harm 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Terri has come to believe that the journey with her daughter is a sign from the universe (along with her professional experience) that she needs to take a greater role in advocating for better healthcare for women.   

 

References in the Podcast 

 

Contact 

Jacqueline can be reached through her website https://www.jacquelinesteenhuis.com/ and can be followed on Twitter @TipsyCoPilot.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 90- A conversation about exploring pleasure in midlife

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Terri and Jacqueline get spicy in a conversation about exploring all aspects of yourself in midlife. These include sex, exploring pleasure without expectations, new and improved technology, and the importance of loving and accepting yourself to maximize your pleasure.

Show Highlights 

  • Terri and Jacqueline talk about how exciting it is in midlife to be able to explore in all aspects of life, including in your sex life, and starting over as a beginner without expectations 

  • They talk tech, toys, data, and orgasms for midlife women in the age of connected devices and improved technology 

  • Terri and Jacqueline discuss how body image and how we feel in our own skin impacts our ability to enjoy sex and pleasure 

  • Terri talks about the importance of education and normalization of discussion around women’s sexual health and body parts 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Midlife sexual exploration for women is good for our bodies, our minds, and our souls.  But leave the baggage and expectations behind.   

References in the Podcast 

Contact 

Jacqueline can be reached through her website https://www.jacquelinesteenhuis.com/ and can be followed on Twitter @TipsyCoPilot.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 89 -Removing Expectations and Redefining Sex in Midlife with Jessa zimmerman

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Terri talks with Jessa Zimmerman, a certified sex therapist and couple’s counselor based in Seattle, about the need to redefine sex not just in midlife, but from the very beginning.  She talks about the importance of tending to your relationship like a garden and what can happen if you aren’t tending to it.   

Who is Jessa Zimmerman?  

Jessa Zimmerman is a certified sex therapist and couples’ counselor. She specializes in helping couples who have a good relationship but who are avoiding sex because it’s become stressful, negative, disappointing, or pressured. She is the author of Sex Without Stress, the host of the Better Sex Podcast, and is a regularly featured expert in the media, including Refinery29, Business Insider, Mind Body Green, and Marriage.com. 

  

Show Highlights 

  • Jessa talks about our work as humans and the clarity we have in midlife and the risks we should be taking to improve and transform our relationships  

  • Jessa talks about the need to redefine sex not just as we get older but from the very beginning  

  • Jessa talks about the myth of soul mates who are expected to complete us,  consensual non-monogamy, affairs, and cheating  

  • Terri asked Jessa to share the resources she recommends for couples looking to improve their relationships and sex in midlife 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Your relationship and intimate life are like a garden that needs to be tended.  

 

References in the Podcast 

 

Contact 

Jessa can be reached through her website https://sexwithoutstress.com/ 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

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