Alchemy in the Mid-life Kitchen

‘Alchemy in the mid-life kitchen’ is a podcast series for women in mid-life who yearn to gain new clarity and purpose for the afternoon of life.

Awaken feminine consciousness and gather your fears, your hopes, your dreams, your out-of-sync hormones, your morning of life experiences and wisdom.

Put them into the blender, and transform these ingredients into inner gold for the afternoon of life.

Episode 28: Finding the Inner Wisdom – Urvina Shah

Urvina Shah has worked as a therapeutic radiographer since the 90s. Her personal journey as a mother of 3, one with special needs, has given her a different perspective, and helped her to create an environment at work and at home to support, develop and enable change for the better.

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Episode 27: Activation for Healthy Longevity – Margie Hare

Margie Hare is co-founder of Team Activate Distributors, one of the biggest entrepreneurial teams in Australia helping people to take charge of their health naturally and building a legacy business for their families.

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Episode 26: Inner Wisdom – Dr Sridevi Kalidindi

Dr Ann Moir-Bussy chats with Dr Sridevi Kalidindi CBE, consultant psychiatrist and leadership coach in London. She is also a visiting senior lecturer at the institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. Dr Kalidindi helps women, as they grow older, to tap into and develop their own inner wisdom.

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Episode 25: Emotional Resilience – Lisa Lukretia Fischer

Dr Ann Moir Bussy talks with professional coach, Lisa Lukretia Fischer, who helps female entrepreneurs overcome their crippling self-doubts to grow themselves and their businesses.

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Episode 24: Flourish – Barbora Jedlovska

Barbora Jedlovska is master mindset coach, manifestation coach and expert, and big dreamer who is on a mission to help others to flourish and reach their full potential.

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Episode 23: Regaining Control of Life After Divorce – Leanne Kanzler

Leanne Kanzler is a psychologist and a coach who supports men and women who have or are experiencing divorce. She enables them to find new passion, release their fears and create lasting change.

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Episode 22: The Equine Effect – Deb Pace

Deb Pace is a coach and consultant who takes her clients to a new level of thinking. raising standards both personally and professionally by bringing them to work with her horses. In her equine effect program she creates leadership and training within a team environment enabling cultural changes by building better relationships. Deb also works with individual clients.

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Episode 21: Seeking Clarity – Dee Coxon

Dee Coxon is a wonderful woman from northern England, who in her 50s has taken the transition into the afternoon of life. She shares with Dr Ann Moir-Bussy her own experiences as she came into the journey and the challenges she faced. She shares what she feels are the key ingredients that women need to embark on the journey and the possibilities that are there.

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Website: https://menocourse.com/
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Episode 20: Health and Wellness for the Over 50s – Kwavi

Based in Atlanta, Florida, Kwavi Agbeyegbe has devoted herself to health & wellness and weight loss strategies for over 30 years. Kwavi’s a certified weight loss coach, a life coach and an international speaker. She specialises in helping women over 50 manage their health, mindset and waistline.

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Episode 19: A Journey to the Mid-life – With Samantha Touchais

Samantha Touchais is a business and mindset coach and best-selling author. Samantha helps busy women seeking change to create a safe and secure path to launching their dream business and provide them with the tools to make it a success.

Samantha discusses with Dr Ann Moir-Bussy the preparation of her own journey as an alchemist in the mid-life kitchen.

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Episode 18: The Menopause Stylist – With Gloria Smythe

This episode, Dr Ann Moir-Bussy speaks with Gloria Smythe, also known as The Menopause Stylist. Gloria helps women bring back style confidence into their life by showing the key areas they need to focus on whilst supporting them drop the old-style habits.

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Episode 17: Age Is a State of the Mind – With Donna Maltz

This episode, Dr Ann Moir-Bussy speaks with Donna Maltz, also known as Mama Donna, and whose tagline is, “Why retire when I can inspire”. From her home in Hawaii, she’s refines success and wealth to help improve your health whatever your age.

Mama Donna is a Soil to Soul Entrepreneur, helping eco-leaders balance their lifestyles with their workstyle.

Since 1980 she has been a successful eco-businesses woman and the founder of many companies including AH!LASKA, the first organic cocoa and chocolate syrup company in the US, and the first natural food bakery and cafe in Alaska, the legendary — Fresh Sourdough Express.

She is a life and business coach, and offers custom Retreats at her farmstead, on the Big Island of Hawaii where she lives full time with her husband of nearly 4-decades, many four-legged friends, and an abundance of tropical fruits and plants. She is a Nature photographer and A Voice for Nature. Donna is the author of three empowerment books that emphasize the value of living like the future matters, in harmony with Nature. She believes that age is a state of mind.

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Episode 16: The Bone Gate

In the last few episodes, Dr Ann Moir-Bussy has been looking at the gates of wisdom that we meet as move through midlife and that invite us to step into our wisdom and greatness. This episode, she examines one more gate: the Bone Gate, which brings us to the “bones of who we are”, a metaphor for our authentic self.

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Episode 15: The Black and White Gate

The Black and White Gate is an interesting one as it is where we are refined and made more beautiful. And it is the gate of relationships and it is the only gate that we must go through in the company of at least one other person.

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Episode 14: The Clay Gate

Clay is such an interesting medium, isn’t it? You can mould clay and remould or reshape our image of it into many different shapes and if you want to you can burn it so it solidifies.

Dr Ann Moir-Bussy explores the movability or shapeability Angeles Arrien’s Clay Gate, the only gate that is constantly changing and that never becomes solidified.

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Episode 13: The White Picket Gate

We’re all familiar with the little white picket fences and alongside a white picket gate. What is intriguing about this gate? In this episode, Dr Ann Moir-Bussy says it’s about changing identities and discovering one’s true face.

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Episode 12: The Silver Gate

The Silver Gate is the first of the eight gates which lead us through midlife to the rest of our lives. It’s not surprising that a lot of women arrive at this gate leading to the second half of life and they want to turn back, only because society has often painted this phase of life as one full of loss, illness, depression, decline and at the same time continues to advertise that women should regain their youth, focussing only on the external. And with hormonal change it’s no wonder women get caught up into this narrative.

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Episode 11: Opening the Gates

Moving into the second half of life requires us to understand what has been and is most significant and meaningful; in our lives. Dr Ann Moir-Bussy says we can do this as we place all those morning of life experiences in the special container in the alchemical kitchen and enabling the transformation process. As we watch that process carefully in the way we talked in earlier episodes it will reveal what is true and authentic for us.

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Episode 10: Breaking Through Our Limitations – the Values We Live by

In this episode: Here, in mid-life, we have to find out what is true for us and how to live it. We also need to be responsible for who we are becoming. It’s so easy to blame our circumstances or events for why we are the way we are, rather than examining how we ourselves may be the cause of our problems. It’s funny how easy it is to be comfortable with old problems, old ways of reacting to situations rather than finding new solutions. Here at mid-life we often find though that these old ways of doing things, old beliefs and patterns of behaviour no longer work.

Episode 9: The Hero/Heroine’s Journey

In this episode: Historically heroes have been men and women have been damsels in distress waiting to be rescued. Unfortunately, the warrior archetype, became somewhat elitist – only some brave men would take that journey, women had to sacrifice and serve.

But if we don’t take that journey, we will never find our own voice our own talents and make our own unique contribution to the world. It’s a critical journey for us as women, for we must recover and develop our strong feminine power to become leaders for those after us and to enable all those young girls and women in the morning of life to be prepared for this journey too – to no longer live the stereotypes that have been placed upon them.

Episode 8: Activating the Goddess Archetypes

In this episode: In the last episode Ann Moir-Bussy talked about the energies of the goddess archetypes – remember these are ancient patterns present across cultures and ages. Did you reflect on which goddess was your more dominant energy.

The goddess archetype will become activated in you at a particular time depending on: a variety of events, such as your own predisposition, your family, your culture, other people, circumstances and events; and the stages of life, such as mid-life.

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Episode 7: Which Goddess Energy Do You Live by? PART 2

In this episode: Last time Dr Ann Moir-Bussy talked about the some of the powerful energises within us in the pattern of the Greek goddesses and we looked at the “independent” goddesses – then, Artemis and Hestia

In this episode, she examines: the “relational” goddesses, Persephone, Demeter and Hera; as well as Aphrodite.

Episode 6: Which Goddess Energy Do You Live by? PART 1

In this episode: Recover your personal authority – know the archetypes we live by!

Did you know that within every woman is a goddess? And so, as a woman you play the leading role in unfolding your own life story. Or are you led by an energy you don’t understand or aren’t aware of?

For so many years women have been helping and serving others, at home and in her career, sometimes rescuing here children, being the one who has spent the morning of life working hard and by the time midlife arrives, she is tired, even demoralised. She knows something needs to change but she is often unaware of the powerful cultural stereotypes that have shaped her.

And at the same time, she is unconscious of the powerful forces within her that influence what she does and how she does it. We can learn a lot about these forces form the ancient Greek goddesses. They represent powerful inner patterns – or what we call archetypes – which are responsible for the major differences among women

In this episode, Dr Ann Moir-Bussy examines three of the seven major goddesses: Athena, Artemis and Hestia.

Episode 5: Two Essential Elements

In this episode: The barriers we face in life are not outside of us – it’s not the people around us or the work or the relationship. The barrier is inside us. It’s the core belief you have about yourself, about others and about the possibilities or the non-possibilities for your life.

It forms your core identity. And unless we learn to break free of it, no matter how hard you try, you will not be able to transcend it or succeed, because the nature of what we want to create is in the feminine – not in the masculine principles that as we said in earlier episodes have controlled or dominated us.

And we need to be clear we are not negating the masculine principles or males – we are saying that they must be balanced and the feminine has been repressed for too long, both in men as well as within us as women.

So how do we identify the core beliefs that form our core identity? We need to ask ourselves a question: Who or what am I blaming for the reason I am not successful in each area of my life?

Episode 4: Beliefs and Patterns of Behaviour That Wound Your Soul

In this episode: The real reason that makes menopause so challenging is that it isn’t just a physical change. It also marks the end of your morning of life – the end of youth and vitality as we knew it.

But is it?

Yes, it is the end of the morning – but endings also mark beginnings and it’s the beginning of a new phase. Look at the women who are happier as they become older, who recognise that now there are some things they don’t have to worry about anymore, that they can call on their wisdom and experience to deal with new challenges.

We’re often very self-absorbed when we are young, and full of our own sophisticated ideas of what is right and what is wrong.

But rarely do we question what forces shaped us, diverted us, or wounded and distorted us.

What forces perhaps, supported us and are still at work within us, whether we acknowledge them or not.

So, this new phase is not about simply repeating the script and expectations of the first half of life. Is it not self-deluding to keep doing the same things and yet expect different results?

Episode 3: Starting the Journey

In this episode: Lack of self-compassion is a common experience of many women and can be traced back to our inability to accept and come to terms with those parts of ourselves we don’t like or have disowned.

So, as we stand at the threshold of this mid-life kitchen we have to pick up all those parts and put them in that alchemical blender and that is everything that’s there – we have to be true to ourselves.

Start close in. Begin that conversation with yourself – bring compassion and deep love to all that is not yet opened with you.

Bring compassion and love to all those parts of you that are difficult to deal with – including the moodiness the hot flushes or just the restlessness and dissatisfaction you are feeling

Ann quotes one of her favourite authors, David Whyte, who grew up in the valleys of Yorkshire in England and in early life studied marine zoology. He is a captivating speaker and uses a wonderful blend of poetry, humour and insight to enable us to engage in the unfolding conversation with our life.

Episode 2: The Ingredients We Need for This Adventure

In this episode: In the last session we talked about coming into the middle of life as a process somewhat like the alchemists engaged in when they transformed raw material or ore – metal – into gold.

They used a physical process – extracting matter from the earth and subjecting it for purification in order to have transformation.

It became a powerful symbol for the psychic process – for what needs to change in the mind and heart and spirit as we move through mid-life into the afternoon of life. We need to become feminine alchemists in our daily living through these years if we are going to extract from the material of our morning of life’s daily experiences and turn them into the gold that enriches our lives and those we meet.

The alchemists needed matter – we have that in all those experiences good and not so good that have brought us to here. When we look and reflect on what we see we need AIR as it often takes our breath away

We heat up and our heart pounds – for women the heat comes naturally – those hot flashes – FIRE (and they take the breath away too!)

We experience things deeply – in our gut as it’s drawn up out of us – EARTH – maybe feelings of heaviness, tiredness.

WATER with tears and longings and deep feelings, restlessness – what on earth is going on?

So yes, we will be cooking and what and how you might ask? And what’s this alchemy or alchemical cooking?

This series of podcasts are moments to look at how we can do this – how we can break away from the need to control it and to BE with it and to BECOME a woman who is rejuvenated, women who are awakening their feminine consciousness in a new way, women who are not afraid to enter the alchemical kitchen – that safe space which is a container to hold us as we transform and transmute all that we have and where we can find the energy – the fire, the air and all that is needed to create a coherent field of light.

Episode 1: At the Threshold – Entering the Alchemical Kitchen: the School for Mid-life

In this episode: This is not a series about cooking – not in the traditional sense of cooking food and recipes. But is it about cooking in another sense. You know we have an expression – ‘Cooking up new ideas” – or someone might ask you ‘’What are you cooking up now?” when you’re on to a new project.

So yes, we will be cooking and what and how you might ask? And what’s this alchemy or alchemical cooking?

This series of podcasts are moments to look at how we can do this – how we can break away from the need to control it and to BE with it and to BECOME a woman who is rejuvenated, women who are awakening their feminine consciousness in a new way, women who are not afraid to enter the alchemical kitchen – that safe space which is a container to hold us as we transform and transmute all that we have and where we can find the energy – the fire, the air and all that is needed to create a coherent field of light.

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Hi Ann!
I have just listened to the first few episodes and think it’s fabulous! I’m glad to hear a fellow Aussie’s voice as well. I think your podcast is much-needed and should definitely reach a gap in the market. I know a lot of women at this stage of life so I will spread the word. If you were looking for podcast guests I would love to be on your podcast! I’m going to listen to a few more episodes today and pull some ideas together.

Samantha Touchais

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