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S7 E2 – What Fresh Hell Is This? Menopause and Your Skin With Helen Marray-Finlay

Did you know 50+ million women in the US and nearly 1 billion globally are expected to experience menopause by 2025? If you are a woman in midlife, you already know how much menopause can wreak havoc on many aspects of your life both physically and emotionally. But what does it do specifically to our skin? It goes beyond sagging and crepiness. It can affect your confidence. Luckily because this is now recognized as a booming sector, there are many new skincare products on and entering the market daily. But do they work?

Helen Marray-Finlay is a highly accomplished Hollywood makeup artist, skincare expert and menopause advocate with over 20 years of experience. Her portfolio includes blockbuster movies like Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, and TV shows including Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family, Barry and The Goldbergs.

In 2020 Helen founded Finlay+Green, driven by her personal experience and frustration with the lack of effective options for menopausal women specifically tailored for their needs. In August of 2023 Finlay+Green launched their skin revitalizing moisturizer to address the unique needs of skin during the menopausal transition.

Please join Lauren and Helen as they discuss: what menopause does to our skin; why today’s youth are so afraid of aging; the ways menopause can affect our mental health and confidence; ways in which we feel good in our skin and remain body positive; what we can do for anti-aging prevention; makeup tips for midlife; and recommended resources for discussing menopause with loved ones.

Enjoy a discount! Use the code “FNT20” for 20% off at Finlay+Green

Show Notes:

Website: finlayandgreen.com

Instagram: @finlayandgreen

Instagram: @helenmarrayfinlay

Let’s Talk Menopause: letstalkmenopause.org


S6 E2 What To Do About Midlife Burnout with Dr. Haley Perlus

Women in midlife are burned out like never before. Mix being the sandwich generation (the meat between children and aging parents), menopause, slowly coming out of a pandemic, the economy, etc., mixed with generally not putting ourselves first and it’s a recipe for total and complete burnout. Something has to give. But what?

Dr. Haley Perlus knows what it takes to overcome barriers and achieve peak performance. She was an elite alpine ski racer who went on to get her PhD in sports psychology. Now she works with individuals and teams to mange and expand their energy capacity while increasing resilience, focus and drive. She is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, professor, author and consultant. She is also a midlife woman who knows a lot about the subject of midlife burnout.

Please join Lauren and Dr. Perlus as they talk about: what burnout is (and isn’t); why women seem extra burned out these days; the difference between burnout and depression; signs we are in burnout mode; what we can do to avoid burnout; what can happen if we ignore the warning signs and continue to burn the candle at both ends; if burnout is more prevalent in certain stages of life; what factors may increase midlife burnout; and if we burnout more easily as we age. It’s a fascinating and illuminating discussion.

Show Notes

Website: drhaleyperlus.com

Twitter: twitter.com/sportpsychology

YouTube: Dr. Haley Perlus



S5 E15 – Cutting Through The Confusion About Menopause With Dr. Kelly Casperson

Yes, women are finally talking about perimenopause and menopause but with so much information (and misinformation) coming from every direction these days, it’s hard to decipher the truth from fiction. And social media only adds to the confusion. Dr. Kelly Casperson has become a trusted source on the subject.

Dr. Casperson is a urologic surgeon, author, sex educator and podcaster whose mission is empowering women to live their best lives. Yes she’s a sex educator but she is also extremely knowledgeable and vocal about the topic of menopause. She’s an engaging and humorous storyteller which makes her all the more approachable and relatable…like talking to a super smart girlfriend. Her podcast “You Are Not Broken” consistently ranks in the top 10 in the Apple “sexuality” category.

Join Lauren and Dr. Casperson for a lively discussion about: why there is so much confusion around the topics of perimenopause and menopause; what’s actually happening to our bodies when we go through menopause; Dr. Casperson’s thoughts on bioidentical vs. HRT when it comes to treatments; the real story about the link of HRT to breast cancer (hint: it has been debunked); when is the optimal time to start hormone replacement therapy and when it’s too late; other benefits of estrogen; is testosterone right for you; Dr. Casperson’s belief that the term “all-natural” is a weapon used against women to keep us in our place; the NYTimes article that has the experts cheering; and so much more.

Show Notes

Dr. Kelly Casperson kellycaspersonmd.com

Podcast: You Are Not Broken

Book: You Are Not Broken: Stop “Should-ing” All Over Your Sex Life

Instagram: instagram.com/kellycaspersonmd

NYTimes Women Have Benn Mislead About Menopause

Book mentioned by Dr. Casperson: Estrogen Matters: Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Women’s Well-Being and Lengthen Their Lives — Without Raising the Risk of Breast Cancer

Podcast Dr. Casperson recommends: Health By Heather Hirsch


S3 E2: Good Golly Miss Molly (J)! Is CBD For You?

CBD is the Wild West so understanding it can be tricky and confusing. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, taking the right amount of quality CBD can actually be helpful for many of the symptoms of menopause. Join Lauren as she talks to Shaina Kerrigan, founder of Molly J small batch, CBD-infused confections all about the ins and outs of CBD. Topics include, the difference between CBD and THC, how to make sure what you are buying is quality, how to know what dosage to be taking and some life hacks involving CBD.

S2 E14: It’s Gettin’ Hot In Here…

And you want to take off all your clothes. Seriously, hot flashes are not fun nor are they funny. Lauren talks with Dr. Lauren Streicher who is the founder and Medical Director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Menopause and Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine, all about hot flashes. They discuss why we get them, what they mean, how to stop them quickly, if they are harmful to your health long-term and why most doctors are completely clueless about menopause.