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The To 50 and Beyond podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by Lori Massicot, that teaches you and inspires you to live an alcohol-free lifestyle later in life. For more information and show notes, please visit my website.

May 19, 2020

Episode 116 

Respect Yourself and Skip the Crisis with Valerie Albarda

Today, you are hearing from the beautiful Valerie Albarda, Valerie is the founder of Midlife A -Go-Go and YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS EPISODE!! Valerie shares her journey through perimenopause, how she has learned to listen to her body, and respect herself, facing her fears to challenge herself, getting back into the workforce at fifty-five, and taking the crisis out of aging.

Topics discussed: 

  • Putting age into perspective 
  • Debunking the myths of midlife 
  • Facing her fears and trying out to be a TedX speaker
  • Bad things happen at any stage of life - it’s not a crisis! 
  • Exploring the myth of the midlife crisis 
  • PVC’s in perimenopause
  • Not getting answers from your doctor when it comes to menopause 
  • Doing your own research to help you through perimenopause
  • Listening to your body in menopause and beyond
  • Having respect for yourself 
  • Showing up in life as your real self and not a facade 
  • Committing to you and following through 
  • Deciding what to commit to 
  • Pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone to grow
  • Power walking, strength training, and building muscle mass
  • Going back into the workforce at fifty-five

Valerie's bio: 

In 2015, Valerie Albarda decided to take off the blinders and go through life with her midlife eyes wide open by embracing this dynamic and opportunistic time in her life. That same year, she started Midlife-A-Go-Go to help women navigate this pivotal time in their lives and to understand that they can enjoy the midlife and skip the crisis. In 2018, she added “Midlife-A-Go-Go the podcast!” to her roster. Her podcast meets women where they live – in the second spring of life – and has candid conversations on the ups, the downs, and the “everything in between” of midlife.

In addition to being the force behind Midlife-A-Go-Go, Valerie is a writer, author, and speaker. Her writings have appeared across the web, including on HuffPost, Find UR Cool, Kindra, and Midlife Boulevard.


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