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Welcome to the 
Two Women Chatting Podcast

The midlife space for laughter, inspiration and community

At Two Women Chatting, we are passionate about supporting and empowering midlife women. Our platform is dedicated to offering informative, entertaining content that inspires, uplifts and offers helpful advice.


Our podcast conversations cover an array of topics related to midlife such as health and wellness, relationships, the empty nest and self-discovery sometimes chatting about topics that are not comfortable but need to be discussed.


As we research topics and guests for our podcast we discover amazing websites and platforms relevant to midlife women so we created a midlife library of blogs & articles, resources, guides and contacts which are constantly being added to.


If you are a woman in your 40’s, 50’s, 60’s or beyond this is your place, your sanctuary!

Welcome to the community!

love

 Michelle and the TWC team

xxx

Latest Podcast -
Drink Spiking with Dawn Dines & Jemima Ford

In this episode of Two Women Chatting, Michelle and special guest Dawn Dines, founder of Stamp Out Spiking, tackle the serious issue of drink spiking, with a particular focus on its rise among midlife individuals. They explore personal accounts, including a powerful testimony from Michelle's daughter Jemima, who shares her traumatic spiking experience in Singapore. Together, they discuss the importance of awareness and legislative change to better protect victims.

 

Key Insights:

🎙️ Understanding Drink Spiking: Dawn explains that drink spiking occurs when someone puts something in your system without your consent or knowledge. She emphasises that spiking can happen to anyone, regardless of age or gender. 

 

🎙️ Recognizing the Signs: Learn to recognize the signs of spiking. Dawn advises, "If you start to feel blurred vision, feel really drunk really quickly, and have an out-of-body experience, then you need to get to a trusted member of staff or a friend quickly."

 

🎙️ Challenges in Reporting: Many spiking incidents go unreported due to embarrassment or lack of knowledge on how to report them. Dawn and Michelle discuss the need for better awareness and reporting mechanisms to ensure victims are protected and supported.

 

🎙️ Raising Awareness and Legislative Change: Dawn shares her efforts in raising awareness, training police forces, and advocating for legislative changes to combat drink spiking. She highlights the ongoing nature of this issue, stating, "Drink spiking has been going on for 20 years, which is why I've been personally campaigning for that long."

Please check out the blog post here - covering what the symptoms are, how to protect yourself and where to report.

Featured Podcast Guests

Some of our fab guests... including Dame Judi Dench, Andrea McLean, Claire Sweeney, Louise Minchin, Anthea Turner, Dr Nighat Arif, Judy Murray, Melinda Messenger, Angie Best, Jo Elvin, Rosie Green, Linda Magistris, Lisa Snowden, Jenni Falconer, Lavina Mehta MBE, Gia Mills, Jasmine Birtles, Jenny Seagrove, Carolyn Harris MP, Marianne Jones, Katy Hill, Bonnie Langford, Jenny Eclair

Midlife Blogs & Articles

Engaging, informative and useful articles written by ourselves and guest writers for women in their midlife.

Our Midlife Library

Our evolving Midlife Library is packed full of informative and relatable information. 


As we research for our blogs and podcasts we discover websites and platforms that we think are useful for midlife women. It covers an array of topics and is added to regularly as we research and
uncover new information.


Please browse the categories below to find the information you are looking for.

Career & Purpose

Midlife can be a pivotal time in our lives with kids leaving home and relationships can change and we think what are we going to do with the rest of our lives. It’s the perfect time to look at new opportunities and challenges - new job, buy a franchise, start a business, learn a new language, hobbies, study, travel, sports and volunteering.

Health & Wellness

For you and our family. Nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, insomnia, skin problems, weight gain or loss, anxiety, eating disorders, depression and sleep issues. Menopause, andropause, perimenopause, early menopause, illnesses, vaccinations, sex, HRT, Midlife MOT, bereavement.

Money & Finance

Midlife can bring considerable change in our lives, especially our wealth and finances. Savings, life planning, cost of living, ways to reduce costs and make money. Early retirement and career breaks.

Beauty & Fashion

Many women lose their confidence in midlife often due to the menopause and can feel invisible. It’s a time of transition. Tips on what to wear or not wear on occasions, menopausal skin and beauty, pro-ageing and treatments and tweakments.

Lifestyle & Travel

Travel tips, adult gap years, dating in midlife, buying those items you’ve always wanted; a motorbike, barge or boat, holiday home, recipes and gardening. Selling and recycling, philanthropy. Enjoying
your midlife.

Home & Family

As life evolves we have very different factors to consider and overcome as midlife women. Caring for elderly parents and relatives, sandwich generation, empty nest, exams, university and beyond, boomerang kids, pets, safety, drugs, drink, sextortion, sexism, relationships, bereavement & and
grief.

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"Love the mixture of humour and really fascinating topics. I don't know how Liz and Michelle get such fabulous guests.  Look forward to this every week and have shared with so many friends!"

“Exactly what I need in my Podcast library as I adjust to instant empty nest with twins having just left for college! Looking forward to the next episode!”

"Really appreciate how they chat about subjects that can be awkward or uncomfortable and still manage to do it with humour.  I've learned so much from listening to this podcast when I walk the dog."

“Really feel like I'm part of the conversation and keep wanting to join in! I feel like they're my friends!  Great podcast!

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