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Postcards From Midlife

Rebuild your life after the end of relationship with Mother Pukka Anna Whitehouse

Season 11, Ep. 1

Trish and Lorraine are back with an advice-filled new season full of midlife inspiration and their unique brand of ‘knowledgeable nit-wittery’. This week they tackle divorce and how to do it successfully with author, broadcaster and parenting campaigner Anna Whitehouse, aka Mother Pukka. Anna explains how she knew her marriage was over, the steps she took to have the best divorce she could for her daughters, the unique theory of 'nesting' for separated parents and her plans for what happens next. Plus: Culture Club - brilliant things to see/watch/do in 2024; snowy bin wins & a nostalgic ‘ping’ (you have to listen now just to find out what that is, right?)

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  • 12. The RSC’s Tamara Harvey on her work/family blend; plus, how to soothe your nervous system

    58:13
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  • 10. Lessons in love, loss and good journaling with Cathy Rentzenbrink

    58:27
    Live from the Postcards from Midlife retreat in Cornwall, Trish and Lorraine talk to the best-selling memoirist, writing tutor and literary festival president Cathy Rentzenbrink who shares what she’s learned about healing after personal tragedy and how to get started with writing - journaling, short stories, family memoirs or novels - and the process that will make you stick at it. Plus: Cornish shenanigans, tales from midlife women and a step back in time to the school register
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    01:02:31
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    32:28
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    57:56
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    01:00:24
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    01:04:15
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