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Welcome! To 50 and Beyond helps resilient women over 40 live a happy, healthy, and confident lifestyle alcohol-free. Your host Lori Massicot, a life and sober coach, nutrition coach, woman in recovery from alcohol, and founder of the Elevate Group Coaching Program, offers you weekly episodes that give you an honest look into her life as a 30-year drinker and the decision she made to get sober at 45. You will laugh, learn, and get inspired as Lori and her guests share real solutions that elev ...
 
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You are not alone if you've heard "you're too sensitive!" and you don't need to "fix" anything about you. You are not alone, my friend. In this episode, #156, invited Mel Collins, a UK author of the book “The Handbook for Highly Sensitive People - How to Transform Feeling Overwhelmed and Frazzled to Empowered and Fulfilled.” Before dedicating her t…
 
Episode 155 What beliefs do you have about yourself? Are your beliefs holding you back from becoming the person you want to become? Well, this episode is for you. Today we have an opportunity to hear from Cody Kreutz. Cody has an amazing personal transformation journey that you cannot afford to miss. Besides having an incredible personal transforma…
 
Episode 154 Being sober is a whole NEW VIBE. It’s beautiful and messy, and you feel freedom like you’ve never experienced. It’s a vibe that we long for and when we experience it we want to celebrate the fact that we’re here! We’ve made it! You are not alone and there isn’t anything wrong with you if you’ve celebrated sober progress with a drink. It…
 
Did you brush your teeth this morning or make your bed? Congratulations, you've just completed a tiny habit! One tiny action may seem insignificant towards your (big) desired outcome or goals, but small habits help you progress, celebrate yourself, and create long-lasting change. In this bonus episode, I talk about creating one small tiny habit tod…
 
Episode #153 Simplicity with Courtney Carver How many clothes do you have in your closet, and how many of those clothes do you wear now and then? We can all agree that having too many clothes in the closet makes it difficult to decide what we want to wear. To help us solve the too many clothes problem, we have Courtney Carver joining us on the show…
 
Episode 152 The five most comforting words put together in one beautiful, simple sentence: I know how you feel or I feel this way too. When you connect first with yourself, and then with others fear dissipates, shame begins to dissolve, and you build confidence and trust in yourself. You become certain that you are all you need, and you become very…
 
Episode 151 When you quit drinking, you save money because you're not buying alcohol, but you also realize that money wasn't the only thing costing you while drinking. My brilliant and beautiful guest, Linda Parmar, is joining the podcast for the third time today to share her truth and her wisdom. Linda is a Certified Money Coach/Recovery Coach who…
 
Bonus episode On February 5th I celebrate three years of podcasting. Throughout the past few years, I've come to the realization that being scared to do something is the reason why you should, and you CAN figure out how to do anything you want. I'm celebrating you for listening, sharing, and allowing me into your life weekly since 2018. I thank you…
 
Episode 150 Go All In Messy vs. Perfect This episode is all about embracing imperfection and taking imperfect action towards where you want to be in life I share a story of something that happened to me last week that had me beating up over something very simple to solve. Other topics: Removing old stories of "I am a Perfectionist" to get messy Not…
 
Episode #149 My guest on episode 149, is Kwavi Agbeyegbe. Kwavi is a Certified Weight Coach/Life Coach and Retreat Creator that helps successful women in midlife manage their health, mindset and waistlines. She uses her coaching programs and retreats to help and inspire women all over the world to transform their lives and bodies and in the process…
 
Episode 148 I’m delighted to share my guest with you today, Michelle Smith! You are going to hear honest fire coming from a woman who is on a mission to eliminate the normalcy of drinking alcohol. Michelle Smith is an author and founder of Recovery is the New Black, a digital community for moms in recovery. As a wife and working mother of two, she …
 
Episode 147 You Can Get Sober and Enjoy Life I recorded a special episode to kick the year off with some honesty and encouragement for those who may think that getting sober will not be enjoyable. I talk about the difference between quitting and taking a break and sharing a bit about what I experienced when I decided to stop drinking. Also, what ma…
 
In this special BONUS episode, I talk about intention setting for 2021, and choosing a Word of the Year to guide you. I also share my word that I chose for 2021, or the word that chose me that I tried to resist, and I read the Wild Geese, a poem by Mary Oliver. I wish you all the best in 2021. I thank you for listening to the podcast. Reach out to …
 
Episode 146 Leave Alcohol in 2020 and Start Fresh Now is the time, in the middle of life to take a deeper look at the relationship you have with yourself without the influence of alcohol. In this episode, I talk about a few things I would do if I had to get sober again, the three essentials to getting sober in midlife, and staying that way, and wha…
 
Episode 145 | Coming Home to Yourself After Divorce with Lora Anne Strong (there is a glitch with the audio in for about 60-seconds in the beginning) My friend and returning guest, Lora Anne Strong talks about life after divorce, and how she has healed in her recovery. Lora Anne Strong, is a women's transformational coach. She helps women Rise, thr…
 
Learn what it takes to transform you mindset to train like an elite athlete in midlife and beyond. My guest today is Joseph Oniwor. Joe is a pro arena football player turned personal transformation coach. He has been in the fitness industry for 28 years. After becoming an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist, he started t…
 
Episode 143 | No Rock Bottom Required Casey is the host of the Hello Someday podcast, and Certified Life Coach at Hello Someday Coaching. Casey helps busy, successful women reevaluate their relationship with alcohol, quit drinking, and create lives they love without their nightly glass of wine. Casey shares her story of how she started drinking, an…
 
Episode 142 Say Yes to Forgiveness with Claire Lautier Claire is a Speaker, teacher, author and spiritual coach who is bringing hope and comfort to the podcast. Claire spent 20 years as a Professional Actress and even though she loved acting, she longed for something more. Claire shares her story of how a bad case of frozen shoulder led her back to…
 
A special bonus episode to help you celebrate the holiday's and any event alcohol-free. It's tricky in the beginning of sobriety, and you can get through the tricky parts. Listen to this episode when you need support to walk you through the moments of saying "F it, I will have just one." I'm with you all of the way. I appreciate you. Please reach o…
 
Episode 141 This episode is different. I decided to take a break this holiday week and share an uplifting, and (very) relevant story from the book, Who Moved My Cheese?, by Spencer Johnson. I first read Who Moved My Cheese? the night before I was laid off from my J.O.B. that paid me lot's of money but was never suited for me and my personality. In …
 
This episode will fire you up and reassure you that everything you ever wanted is on the opposite side of fear, including sobriety. I'm joined by my guest, Laura Taylor. Laura is the Founder and Creator of Mingle Mocktails, and a sober woman on a mission to include everyone in celebrations and events by offering wonderful alcohol-free choices. Topi…
 
In episode 139, I talk with Dora Gosselin, Founder of Soberoso, an online community and podcast that supports men and women in recovery from addiction. Dora talks openly about her experience in a relationship with a man for years that was toxic, and the night she left. Dora shares how she is recovering from both drug and alcohol addiction today. Do…
 
Episode 138 The sweet benefits of living alcohol-free from women over 40. Daily benefits of waking up hangover free, being present in your life, and remembering the night before are never lost on women who have decided to get sober. In this solo episode, I talk about embracing life without alcohol and share 25 benefits from women who I work with pr…
 
Episode 137 This episode will help you redefine how you feel about weight loss and ALL of the things you think you "should" be doing to feel confident and amazing in your body. My guest is Tanja Shaw, Founder of Fit + Vibrant Over 50. Tanja is a sought-after life and weight loss coach, host of the Fit and Vibrant You Podcast, founder of Ascend Fitn…
 
Episode 136 In this episode, I'm joined by Leslie Tucker, the Founder of A Reseller's Passion, Resell Business and Podcast. Leslie wears many hats and is a multi-passionate Entrepreneur, and is passionate about helping others create multiple streams of income. The topics discussed in this episode are: How Leslie got started from inspiration from he…
 
Episode 135 with Lori Massicot If you are a woman over 40 and you're resisting getting sober because your husband or partner drinks or society and friends are pushing you into drinking, then this is the episode for you. In this episode, I share how alcohol affected my life as a mother and wife and how I navigated my relationships after I quit drink…
 
Episode 134 My guest is my friend, Michelle Spieler who is a Hollywood Trained Makeup Artist, Photographer, and advocate for positive aging and wellness. Topics discussed: Using TikTok to have fun and let loose Using makeup to boost your mood Nutrition and exercise in your 50's How washing your face is essential Skincare for youthful skin Clean mak…
 
In this episode #133, I talk with Paula Fontenelle, therapist, author, podcaster. Paula shares her story of going through perimenopause and things you can do when you are experiencing loneliness. Topics discussed: How her sleep changed going through the beginning of perimenopause Her sleep solutions and what is working Her perimenopause journey and…
 
Season Four Episode 132 | Becoming Your Best Self During Perimenopause with Rachel Hughes. In this episode, I talk with my friend, Rachel Hughes of The MenoMemo's blog and Instagram account. Rachel is a Certified Nutrition Consultant who worked with chronic pain patients for ten years. After experiencing her own perimenopause symptoms, Rachel decid…
 
Bonus I recently received an email from a beautiful gal who asked me if I had a last hurrah when I quit drinking, and if it's a good idea to add closure before getting sober. I was the Queen of the last hurrah! Every diet I started from the age of 8, had a "last meal." Every January 1st had a "last spending spree," and every Sunday for about two ye…
 
Episode 131 Do you think that you can't quit drinking because your circle drinks or your spouse/partner drinks? Think again. This episode will fire you up! My guest is Connie McMillan, aka The Sobriety Queen. Connie is the Founder of Cocktails and Chocolate, an alcohol-free bar service. She is also a Sobriety and Recovery coach, author and Podcast …
 
In this episode, you will hear an honest conversation with a woman who realized that alcohol was no longer adding anything to her life, and what happened after she quit. I'm so honored to have Lucy Blenkinsopp join me on the podcast. Lucy is a holistic well-being coach for women in the middle of life. Lucy helps women through menopause and beyond, …
 
Episode 129 with my guest Len Jefferson-Springer, Restorative Eating and Certified Holistic Health Coach. I love Len’s perspective on food and eating and making a plan that works for you. I know you will find comfort in this conversation. There are no rules - it’s what you want - isn’t that refreshing?! Taking the pressure off of dieting and depriv…
 
In episode 128, you will learn how 93% of longevity is under your control and the components of aging for long-term health and wellness. My guest, Annie Gaudreault is a Holistic Nutritionist and founder of VEEV Health & Wellness. Annie helps women in midlife make sense of all of the health and wellness information so they can make informed decision…
 
Episode 127 In this episode, I talk with Paula Fontenelle, therapist, author, podcaster and a woman who lost her father to suicide in 2005. Paula shares her story of loss, recovery and covers topics that will help you break the silence and stigma of suicide. Topics include: Paula’s story of losing her father in 2005 who died by suicide Paula's rela…
 
Episode 126 In this episode, I talk about what it takes to stop drinking, gain momentum and keep it going without talking yourself out of sobriety. Topics discussed: Why self-awareness matters most Finding support and like-minded friends How to not talk yourself out of sobriety Finding solutions that work for you Reducing information overload…
 
Learn how to step into your power in the middle of life and start the reinvention you've been dreaming of with my guest, Jennifer Arthurton of Old Chicks Know Sh*t. Topics discussed in this episode: Getting through the perimenopause struggle Fighting the resistance of menopause and relaxing into it How to find out who you are without external help …
 
A round table conversation with three of my friends about finding female friendships, social media, and how relationships change after you get sober. Episode 124: Friendship, Instagram, and Sobriety with Anne and Leigh Walkup and Jaime T. Topics discussed: Getting sober and finding new friends Why likes and comments on Instagram don't matter How to…
 
In episode 123, you will learn how to redefine your identity to find your purpose in the middle of life, and own your accomplishments. My guest is Amy Schmidt, podcast host, author, speaker, blogger, and Founder and CEO of Fearlessly Facing Fifty whose mission it is to empower and encourage women forty-plus to go all in and not lose their identity.…
 
Episode 122 In this episode, you will learn how to remove chaos from eating, drinking, relationships, and self-induced drama that is effecting your life. Removing chaos and drama is all about removing the madness and disorganization and drama from your life and getting back on track with what matters most to you. Topics include: Chaotic eating - No…
 
Episode 121 The Prime Time Woman with JuJu Hook In this episode, you will hear from Juju Hook, consultant, coach, and speaker. Juju shares how her drinking was showing up in binge drinking, seeing an addiction coach and how he helped her change her relationship with alcohol, taking naltrexone to curb her pleasure from alcohol and drinking, and wher…
 
Episode 120 The Positive Side of FOMO in Midlife In this episode, we are talking about FOMO - the Fear of Missing Out and turning it around to a positive look into aging, sobriety, and doing things on your terms. Fear means change; it's all good! The biggest question is not what you will miss out on if you (fill in the blank) but what you will miss…
 
Episode 119 Build a Relationship With Yourself Instead of Alcohol In this episode, I talk about: Taking a stand with our black community The Black Lives Matter movement and allyship Opening up a conversation with yourself no matter how much you want to run from it Walking away from alcohol My experience in doing the "work" in recovery How to ask yo…
 
Episode 118 How to Manifest the Life You Want with Jerilynn Stephens Are you ready to manifest your dream life? Topics discussed in this episode are: Removing blocks in your life to manifest the things you want in life Figuring out what you want in life Eliminating negative people out of your life Being given the gift of rehab for HS graduation How…
 
Episode 117 Is Alcohol Aging You Faster? In this episode, I answer a listener question: Do you think alcohol makes you age faster? I feel like my face is changing daily - I workout, take vitamins, and use expensive skincare - is it the alcohol?! In humans, aging represents the accumulation of changes in a human being over time, encompassing physica…
 
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 cha…
 
Episode 115 Recovery: A Love Story with Jennifer Golden Re-igniting love with her ex-husband in recovery. Jennifer Golden is a living proof that you can change your life, and change your relationships once you get sober. For a long time, Jennifer lived a life where every ounce of energy she went to drinking alcohol. Jennifer’s life revolved around …
 
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