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 



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.