Welcome to a new season of the A Brilliant Gamble Podcast for 2019! I’m so excited to bring you my conversation with TV presenter and journalist, Andrea McLean, because there couldn’t be a better way to start the year.
Not only is Andrea a huge presence on TV as co-host of Loose Women but she’s also the author of a new book – Confessions of a Menopausal Woman – which tells the story of her own abrupt menopause and what the experience is teaching her (and us). She’s also launched This Girl is On Fire as a place where women can find information, fun and inspiration whatever stage of life they’re at.
In this conversation, we not only talk about The Change, of course, but about how hitting midlife provides a brilliant opportunity to take life by the horns and make some bold decisions about how you want to live and work.
In this episode, we discuss:
Menopause, signs and symptoms
Mid-life crisis and mid-life awakening
Authenticity and discovering who you are
What ageing means to us
Our thoughts about success and failure
Our love of dogs (with a special outtake at the end of the show!)
You’ll love this episode if you’re at a crossroads, want to make some bold changes in your life, have made any new year resolutions, want to live more authentically or want to embrace getting older and wiser!
Talking of which, A Brilliant Gamble Online is a development programme designed specifically to help you make your bold ideas become reality. Based on the tools I used to make The Big Trip and start our Smallholding Adventure and tried and tested by people going through real, practical changes in their lives, this programme helps you stay on track when you want to give up, gives you the tools to enjoy the process of change and understand how to get out of your own way, and encourages you with inspiration and practical ideas. If you’re alone you’ll go home, so get some support and make 2019 the year you change your life for good!