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Why are we so scared of change? The second half of your life can be happier, sexier and more fulfilled, but you may need to blow some stuff up. To find out how, we're bringing you interviews and frank, irreverent, inexpert advice on everything from career and aging to sex and body image in what used to be called "middle age." Laugh, get honest, break the rules and stop caring what other people think. Join us, and we can be hot together!
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“I'm striving for excellence, but I'm not pretending to be perfect anymore.”The Covid-19 pandemic was a watershed moment of change for everyone, reshaping both personal and professional lives. For our host Erin, it catalyzed her divorce and sparked a career pivot that led to the birth of “Hotter Than Ever”. But what major trends emerged post-pandemic that are now influencing how we navigate our next chapters—midlife and beyond?To explore this, we’re joined by Lori Hamilton, an award-winning writer, director, performer, and insights expert. In this episode, Lori delves into her research, highlighting how the pandemic prompted a reassessment of our relationship with work, redefined our notions of success, and emphasized the value of authentic connections. Erin and Lori also discuss the joy and fulfillment that come from identifying and pursuing your unique talents and finding work that aligns with your core values, moving beyond the pursuit of perfection. Join us as we embrace authenticity and explore:Recognizing and pursuing your true gifts rather than forcing yourself into roles that don’t fit.Balancing corporate work with artistic endeavors for a more fulfilling career.How sharing vulnerabilities can enhance our well-being and relationships.Post-COVID corporate dynamics and the efforts made to shift from perfectionism to authenticity and genuine care in the workplace.The importance of aligning your relationship with your employer to your personal values.Focusing on relationships and activities that bring true joy and fulfillment, and setting boundaries with those that do not.Prioritizing environments that appreciate and value your contributions.OUR GUEST: Lori Hamilton is an award-winning writer, director, performer, and creator with 69 awards for creative excellence, including 28 for short films. Her work includes Project Spudway, a take off of Project Runway with animated potatoes, to Landalor Industries, a serious corporate satire, to North Star (or what I listened to instead of my intuition), a one-woman show from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to 150+ short films, comedy bits, TV pilots and feature film scripts.Want more Lori? Find her online at https://thelorihamilton.com/ and follow her on:Instagram: @thelorihamilton  TikTok: @thelorihamilton  X/Twitter: @thelorihamilton Threads: @thelorihamilton  LinkedIn: Lori Hamilton  Want more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to dive deeper. Find episode transcripts at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: a...
Navigating modern life as a working mother and a creative professional is no small feat. In this episode, we dig deep into comedian and Mom Ophira Eisenberg's journey through comedy, storytelling, and podcasting. Ophira, a multi-talented comic, storyteller, and host of the podcast "Parenting is a Joke," shares her captivating story with humor, and recounts the diverse roles she has embraced to carve out a meaningful career all while juggling motherhood and beating back toxic positivity culture, one post-it note at a time.Join us for an insightful conversation as Erin and Ophira explore:How career pivots can lead to greater professional successThe challenges of balancing career ambitions with motherhoodThe need for realistic, tangible support for working mothers How societal systems often place the burden of systemic issues on individuals, especially working mothersUnpacking the cultural shift towards positivity and gratitude, and the negative impact of the commercialization of wellness practices targeted at womenThe importance of creating space for real, honest humanity and actionable support for one anotherThe ongoing journey of self-care, setting boundaries, and the liberation that comes from learning to say "no"OUR GUEST: Ophira Eisenberg is a standup comedian, writer, and host of the award-winning podcast Parenting Is A Joke. She also hosted NPR’s Ask Me Another, interviewing and playing games with celebrities like Neil Patrick Harris, Rosie Perez, and Awkwafina. Ophira has appeared on CBS’s The Late Late Show, Sherri!, Comedy Central, HBO, and The Moth Radio Hour. Her memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy, was optioned for TV, and her comedy special, Plant-Based Jokes, is streaming on YouTube. She performs regularly at The Comedy Cellar and other New York clubs, and her solo show, Leaving A Mark: A Comedy About Scars, won the Women in the Arts & Media Award for Solo Show Scripts.Want more Ophira? Find her online at https://www.ophiraeisenberg.com/ and listen to her podcast Parenting is a Joke. Follow her on:Instagram: @ophirae  TikTok: @ophiranyc Facebook: @OphiraEisenberg  X/Twitter: @OphiraE Want more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to dive deeper. Find episode transcripts at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: @hotterthaneverpod  Facebook:
“Every single person is special, but most of us are too afraid to show up in the world and let them see how special we are.”In a world that often values polished presentations and corporate facades, finding and maintaining authenticity in professional and personal settings can feel like a daunting task. Yet, it's precisely this authenticity and vulnerability that can create genuine connections and drive impactful change. Kim Rittberg, a former media executive who took the brave step to become her own boss, joins Erin in this episode to dive deep into the power of bringing your authentic self to every situation.Join us for an insightful and candid conversation as Kim and Erin how embracing vulnerability and being true to oneself can lead to richer, more meaningful interactions and greater professional success. We discuss:Kim’s decision to leave a successful corporate corporate life to see more control over life and career.Transitioning into entrepreneurship and how to recognize and lean into your unique skills and strengths.How authenticity and being true to oneself enhances not only your professional success, but personal connections.The importance of integrating vulnerability into your professional life and how to bring (almost) your whole self to work. Why more women feel imposter syndrome and why it’s important to validate your place in these spaces.Reshma Saujani’s *Smith College commencement speech about imposter syndrome: Imposter Syndrome Is A Scheme: Reshma Saujani’s Smith College Commencement AddressShifting your mindset to prioritize your goals and message over the fear of displeasing others.OUR GUEST: Kim Rittberg is a 6x award-winning digital marketer who teaches business owners and brands how to grow leads and revenue through video and podcasts, bringing 20 years of media experience from Netflix, PopSugar and TV News.  She launched the first ever video unit for Us Weekly (which sold for $100 million). She’s been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Fast Company and is a national speaker. She hosts the podcast The Exit Interview with Kim Rittberg for self-employed folks to grow their business, every Friday is a 5-minute marketing tip and Wednesday amazing founders share inspiration and actionable tips. Want more Kim? Find her online at https://www.kimrittberg.com and listen to The Exit Interview with Kim Rittberg. Follow her on:Instagram: @kimrittberg   LinkedIn: @kimrittberg X/Twitter: @kimrittberg YouTube: @kimrittbergcontent Want more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to dive deeper. Find episode transcripts at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: a
"It's in vulnerability and self-love that we find our true strength."If you've been tuning into Hotter Than Ever, you know that while our host Erin offers plenty of dating advice, especially for those re-entering the scene after a marriage, her aim isn’t necessarily to find love herself. But regardless of whether you're skeptical about love or seeking it with all your heart, you'll enjoy this conversation with Lilli Bewley. Lilli is a dating coach, teacher, author and host of the Lilly Bewley podcast, with a mission to help 1 million people find true love in their lifetime. In this episode, Erin and Lili delve into the complexities of modern dating through the empowering lens of the goddess archetype, transforming how women view themselves and their relationships.Join us as we explore embodying confidence, self-love, and actionable steps every woman can take to attract epic love. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to enhance their relationships, improve their dating experiences, and gain a deeper understanding of themselves. Together, we delve into:The power of the goddess archetype in enriching women's self-improvement and dating journeysStrategies for healing perfectionism and control, opening oneself to vulnerability and honest communicationThe significance of emotional availability in partners and the role of past trauma in shaping relationship dynamicsPersonal stories of setting boundaries, fostering understanding, and creating healthy, supportive partnershipsDifferent archetypes of women—chill woman, fortress woman, goddess woman, and magnetic woman—and the path to becoming a magnetic womanThe mirror effect in relationships, reflecting our internal states externally, and the importance of inner healing workPractical insights on overcoming the fear of being "too much" and embracing self-love and confidence in dating and lifeOUR GUEST: Lilli Bewley is a Dating Coach for Finding Love with over 10 years of experience in personal development. She, herself, went from just surviving in life to thriving in love & purpose. Currently, she is helping single & successful women love dating & find true love. Lilli is on a mission to educate people on how dating can be fun again after a divorce, even in their 30s & 40s & 50s, & even if they’ve been single for forever. We have the ability to create magnetic energy in our dating lives even if we have to perform & be high achievers in other parts of our lives. Her signature Quiz, The Feminine Dating Archetype Quiz, will show women their blocks to love & help them find their true love match. Want more Lilli? Find her online at https://www.lillibewley.com/ and listen to the  Lilli Bewley Podcast. Follow her on:Instagram: @lillibewley TikTok: @lillibewley Facebook: @LilliBewleyYouTube:@lillibewleyWant more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to dive deeper. Find episode transcripts at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: a...
Despite the fact that women make 85% of household buying decisions, the majority of women over 40 report feeling largely overlooked by the advertising industry. Even more striking, 82% of women in a recent survey felt cooler, stronger, and sexier than they ever expected at this age—so why aren’t advertisers targeting them? Enter Katie Keating, the founder and Co-Chief Creative Officer of Fancy LLC, a 100% women-owned advertising agency. Katie and Fancy’s mission is not only to create impactful work targeting women—especially those in midlife—but also to provide a work environment where women can thrive.Join us for an enlightening and empowering conversation as Erin and Katie delve into reshaping how women are viewed and spoken to in the world of advertising, and embracing their power as consumers and entrepreneurs. We discuss:How women are often relegated to female-centric products in advertising, like beauty and women’s health.Katie’s founding of Fancy LLC to tackle the gender disparity in advertising and create an agency where women can balance their careers and personal lives.Why traditional advertisers often ignore women over 40, despite their significant role in household purchasing.Approaching “taboo” subjects in advertising to better connect with women over 40.How social media platforms restrict advertisements related to women's health and sexual pleasure, perpetuating taboos.How cultural resistance to discussing salaries and finances hinders women's economic empowerment.Strategies for advertising to women about aging, cannabis, and mental health.The positive impact and empowerment that occurs when women control financial resources.OUR GUEST: Katie Keating is recognized as one of Adweek’s Creative 100, and a snappy, strategic, and seasoned Creative Director empowering brands to create meaningful, motivating connections with women—setting the stage for long-term brand loyalty and revenue growth. Katie co-founded Fancy in 2011 to change the way advertising works for women. Entrepreneurial in spirit and in practice and a hands-on leader who values collaboration with both clients and partner agencies, Katie’s is a contributor to Adweek, Ad Age, and Campaign. She loves a spontaneous dance party.Want more Katie? Find her and Fancy LLC online at https://www.fancynyc.com. Follow her on:Instagram: @fancynyc X/Twitter: @katiekeating  LinkedIn: @katiekeating  Want more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to dive deeper. Find episode transcripts at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: @hotterthaneverpod  Facebook:
“Are you being compulsive and chasing that dopamine hit of likes and matches like you're one of Pavlov's dogs?” Dating apps can be exhilarating, especially when exploring new connections for the first time after leaving a marriage. But what if swiping has left you with so many matches that managing them feels overwhelming? In this episode, Erin responds to a listener’s dilemma of balancing multiple matches, by offering practical advice on managing dating app usage, staying honest with matches, and not worrying about losing the "good ones" as the right connections will stick.Join us as we discuss:Limiting your time on dating apps to avoid feeling overwhelmed and compulsive.Being upfront with your dates about seeing multiple people to manage expectations.Prioritizing the matches you're most excited about to maintain balance in your schedule.Taking breaks to maintain your well-being if dating becomes too stressful.How the right connections will persist; those meant for you won't be scared away by honesty or a slow pace.Staying present and enjoying the dating process without the pressure of immediate serious relationships.Want advice about some aspect of your life over 40?  DM us on IG  @hotterthaneverpod or text/leave a voicemail on the Hotter Than Ever Hottie Hotline at (323) 844-2303 and your question could end up on the show!Want more Hotter Than Ever? Find us online at www.hotterthaneverpod.com and sign up for our mailing list! Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: @hotterthaneverpod  Facebook: @hotterthaneverpod  Follow Hotter Than Ever wherever you listen to podcasts - we’re on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and more! That way you’ll never miss an episode. We’d love to hear what you think about the show - it helps us know what stories are resonating with you. DM us on Instagram and write us a review!
For many women who’ve never had an orgasm, it’s easy to feel like there’s something wrong or that they’re broken, a sentiment shared by many of Dr. Kelly Casperson’s patients. However, as urologist and star podcaster Dr. Casperson explains in our latest episode, the issue isn’t with women—it’s our lack of good sex education. This lack hinders women’s ability to experience pleasure, which is why over 10% of women report never having had an orgasm. This issue is particularly pronounced in midlife, where menopause and societal stigmas leave many women feeling abandoned in their sexuality.Join us as Erin and Dr. Casperson guide you through your own adult sex ed class, busting myths about female sexuality, diving into hormonal balance, discussing how to express your sexual needs, and showing you how to reclaim your sexual health and well-being at any age.Debunking myths and misconceptions about female health, libido, and sexuality, which are often understudied and not discussed.How tuning into your inner voice can lead to a more passionate, truthful life.Unlocking the secrets of estrogen and testosterone for better sex and overall health.The impact of unrealistic media portrayals of sex on women’s self-perception and satisfaction.How open conversations about sex can boost pleasure, connection, and intimacy.Why we need a sex education revolution to replace porn as a go-to resource, helping close the orgasm gap for mutual pleasure.How sex toys can help you discover what you really want and what gives you pleasure.Read the paper discussed in the episode The heteronormative theory of low sexual desire in women partnered with men.OUR GUEST: Dr. Kelly Casperson is a certified urologist, surgeon entrepreneur, Tedx speaker, author, and top international podcaster with "You Are Not Broken." Her book, "You Are Not Broken: Stop "Should-ing" All Over Your Sex Life" is an Amazon best seller. She has a dynamic speaking presence and is proud to speak on female pelvic health, sexual wellness, and genitourinary symptoms of menopause to educate and empower individuals to take control of their bodies and health care options.Want more Dr. Kelly Casperson? Find her online at https://kellycaspersonmd.com  and listen to her You Are Not Broken podcast. Follow her on:Instagram: @kellycaspersonmdFacebook: @youarentbroken  YouTube: @kellycaspersonmd  Want more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to dive deeper. Find episode transcripts at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: a...
Getting your needs met is hot. What’s not hot is when your emotional or physical needs (or both!) are neglected.  One listener is grappling with this issue, questioning whether to give a man a second chance after a real first date fail, especially as she navigates dating after a sexless marriage.In this episode, Erin is drawing from her own experiences and shares the importance of prioritizing our own needs and self-worth in casual dating, and to avoid settling for less than you deserve. Join us as we discuss:Prioritizing emotional care and connection in addition to physical intimacyTrusting your instincts and prioritizing your well-being, particularly if an encounter leaves you feeling empty or degraded.Communicating your needs and being prepared to move on if they're not met.Recognizing your worth and refusing to accept poor treatment, even in casual relationships.Want advice about some aspect of your life over 40?  DM us on IG  @hotterthaneverpod or text/leave a voicemail on the Hotter Than Ever Hottie Hotline at (323) 844-2303 and your question could end up on the show!Want more Hotter Than Ever? Find us online at www.hotterthaneverpod.com and sign up for our mailing list! Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: @hotterthaneverpod  Facebook: @hotterthaneverpod  Follow Hotter Than Ever wherever you listen to podcasts - we’re on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and more! That way you’ll never miss an episode. We’d love to hear what you think about the show - it helps us know what stories are resonating with you. DM us on Instagram and write us a review!
“It's only when we come into the body that we can start to see our thoughts.”In the age of the internet and social media, we're constantly bombarded with pseudoscientific wellness trends that promise quick fixes for every aspect of our mental well-being. Beneath the noise, there exists a grounded, science-based, and holistic approach to wellness, exemplified by Victoria Albina. Victoria is a family nurse practitioner, breathwork meditation guide, life coach, and host of the "Feminist Wellness Podcast." Her mission is to empower women to become their own best healers, enabling them to break free from codependency, perfectionism, and people-pleasing, and to reclaim their joy. This is what being Hotter Than Ever is all about.Join us for a fascinating conversation as Victoria guides us through the importance of getting deeper in touch with our bodies through feminist wellness, understanding the nervous system, and utilizing somatic practices. We discuss:Intersectional feminism and the importance of considering the whole person to understand their unique experiences and needs in wellnessThe connection between the nervous system and mental wellness, and how past traumas and emotional experiences affect current well-being.How emotional outsourcing and feeling unsafe in our bodies can lead to chronic stress in women, making it difficult to unwind and relaxPractical somatic practices to calm the nervous system and how these differ from healing practicesWhy self-love is so challenging to cultivate in a world driven by external approval, and how somatic practices can help foster itHow visualization can be used as a technique for healing, allowing us to alter our neural pathwaysOUR GUEST: Victoria Albina (she/they) is a Certified Life Coach, UCSF-trained Family Nurse Practitioner and Breathwork Meditation Guide with a passion for helping women realize that they are their own best healers, so they can break free from codependency, perfectionism and people-pleasing and reclaim their joy. She is the host of the Feminist Wellness Podcast, holds a Masters degree in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health and a BA in Latin American Studies from Oberlin College. Victoria has been working in health & wellness for over 20 years and lives on occupied Munsee Lenape territory in New York’s Hudson Valley.Want more Victoria? Find her online at https://victoriaalbina.com/ and listen to her  Feminist Wellness podcast. Follow her on:Instagram: @victoriaalbinawellnessFacebook: @VictoriaAlbinaWellness LinkedIn: @VictoriaAlbinaWellness Want more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to dive deeper. Find episode transcripts at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok:
How I Learned to Flirt

How I Learned to Flirt

2024-06-0414:11

Are you a natural flirt, or do you consider yourself clueless when it comes to flirting or recognizing when you’re being flirted with? Our host Erin has experienced the entire spectrum, from being oblivious to flirting—both as a single and married woman—to embracing it as a powerful form of self-expression and connection post-divorce. In this episode, Erin shares how flirting has transformed the little moments in her life, whether she’s at Trader Joe’s or the DMV, making her feel more alive, seen, and engaged with the world.Join us for fun stories and advice on letting your own light shine through flirting, including:Embracing flirting as a source of joy and self-expressionProjecting playful, open energy that invites connection and new interactions with othersHow practicing flirtation actively defies the stereotype that women in their fifties are invisibleMaking small efforts to let your sparkle show, engage with others, and soak in the fun and freedom that come with itWant advice about some aspect of your life over 40?  DM us on IG  @hotterthaneverpod or text/leave a voicemail on the Hotter Than Ever Hottie Hotline at (323) 844-2303 and your question could end up on the show!Want more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to dive deeper. Find episode transcripts at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: @hotterthaneverpod  Facebook: @hotterthaneverpod  We’d love to hear what you think about the show - tell us what stories are resonating with you by writing us a review on Apple Podcasts! If you’re enjoying Hotter Than Ever, consider supporting us! It’s as simple as buying us a coffee!
Half of marriages these days end in divorce, but did you know that 73% of divorces are initiated by women? In today’s episode we’re joined by Paulette Rigo, a credentialed private mediator and certified divorce coach, whose mission is to help couples avoid court and navigate their divorces more amicably.  Paulette endured a grueling divorce litigation process that spanned nearly 10 years. Now, she is determined to use the insights from her experience to ensure no one else gets trapped in a similar situation.Join us as Erin and Paulette take an honest and hard look at the evolving landscape of marriage and divorce for women in midlife, offering a compassionate and comprehensive guide to navigating divorce. We discuss:Why women are initiating the majority of divorces and no longer see marriage as a prerequisite.Insights from Paulette’s personal journey from marrying young to enduring an extensive legal battle during her divorce.The importance of mediation to resolve divorces more peacefully and cost-effectively, and why most divorces can be settled through alternative dispute resolution methods.The 21 reasons couples divorce and how to determine whether divorce is right for you or if the issues you’re facing in your marriage are something you can work on.How to avoid involving your children in marital conflicts and maintain a stable and loving environment through divorce.The importance of understanding marriage laws in your state, as they significantly impact the divorce process.OUR GUEST: Paulette Rigo is a Credentialed Mediator, Certified Divorce Coach, High Conflict Specialist, Trauma-Informed Recovery Coach, Career Transition Specialist, Book Writing Coach, Speaker, Host and Author. Her best selling release “Better Divorce Blueprint” the Book and Workbook, No Matter What card deck, Thriving in Chaos Project Podcast, All Things Divorce on Clubhouse, Best Life Ever Private Island Retreats and Better Divorce Academy are tools she created and utilizes to help her clients create an optimal divorce experience even with high-conflict personalities and build the new chapter they deserve and desire.Want more Paulette? Find her online at https://betterdivorceacademy.com/ and listen to her Better Divorce podcast. Follow her on:Instagram: @paulettegloriarigo Facebook: @paulettegloriarigo Want more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to dive deeper. Find episode transcripts at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: @hotterthaneverpod  Facebook: @hotterthaneverpod  We’d love to...
“Thank God for representations of real sex on screen.”A 40-year-old woman and an unbelievably hot 24-year-old man get together for an unexpected, steamy romance? Sign us up! It’s no wonder why everyone has been asking Erin what she thinks of the new movie “The Idea of You”, released earlier this year. In this episode, Erin breaks down the film and shares her thoughts on why this story, and the representation of romance between an older woman and a younger man, matters in today’s cultural landscape.Join us as we explore the emotional truths the film reveals about love, vulnerability, and the enduring allure of a good love story. We discuss:The importance of stories featuring older women finding love and happiness in our mediaThe realness and magic the film portrays of letting your heart lead you, despite its ‘Hollywood-ized’ nature.Why romcoms and romance are still important in today’s culture–they remind us of what’s possible in our own livesWant advice about some aspect of your life over 40?  DM us on IG  @hotterthaneverpod or text/leave a voicemail on the Hotter Than Ever Hottie Hotline at (323) 844-2303 and your question could end up on the show!Want more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to dive deeper. Find episode transcripts at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: @hotterthaneverpod  Facebook: @hotterthaneverpod  We’d love to hear what you think about the show - tell us what stories are resonating with you by writing us a review on Apple Podcasts! If you’re enjoying Hotter Than Ever, consider supporting us! It’s as simple as buying us a coffee!
It’s no secret that many women don’t enjoy having sex. But the problem isn’t the women: it’s the sex we’re shown in the media and porn, which is dominated by patriarchal ideas and largely ignores women's pleasure. Amidst this dearth of sexual satisfaction for women emerges Susan Bratton, an intimacy expert and advocate for lifelong intimacy and passion. Susan has helped countless clients and readers of all ages and across the gender spectrum transform sex into passion, proving that we can all embody being Hotter Than Ever.In today’s episode, Susan shares her valuable insights on transforming sexual experiences, maintaining sexual health and enjoyment as we age, embracing authenticity in intimate relationships, and more. We discuss:The importance of enjoying pleasure and sexuality throughout life and normalizing the sexuality of older womenTips and techniques for transforming sex into heart-connected conscious lovemakingAddressing cultural myths that prioritize male pleasure, and encouraging men to understand and fulfill their partner’s needs for a mutually satisfying experiencePractical advice on reversing sexual atrophy and maintaining sexual health and vitality into older ageHow estrogen impacts body image and the need for more diverse and realistic representations of pleasure in mediaThe benefits of unconventional relationship structures and polyamory to fulfill different needsHow women and men can support each other in fulfilling our sexual desiresOUR GUEST: Susan Bratton, known as the "trusted intimacy wellness expert to millions,” is the co-founder and CEO of two companies in the intimate wellness space and an author and publisher of 44 books. She manufactures supplements and publishes online courses on lifelong relationship health. Her expertise includes ageless sexuality, sexual biohacking, libido supplementation, and sexual regenerative therapies. A sought-after speaker, Susan has appeared on numerous podcasts, radio shows, and TV segments worldwide, including CBS, The CW, and NBC.Want more Susan? Find her and her work online at: https://susanbratton.com/ The20, LLCThe Sexual Soulmate PactRelationship Magic Follow her on:Instagram: @susanbratton LinkedIn: @susanbrattonYouTube: Susan Bratton - BetterLover  Want more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to dive deeper. Find episode transcripts at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube:
“I am willing to take on the uncomfortable feelings that it takes to be vulnerable. Are you?”When you’ve been raised as a fiercely independent Gen X-er and have been hurt by men in relationships (who hasn’t?), everything tells you not to be vulnerable. But in reflecting on her personal journey post-divorce, Erin shares how her efforts to become more emotionally open have transformed her relationships. In this episode, Erin is renewing her commitment to break free from old patterns and embrace vulnerability, even if it means facing discomfort and potential heartbreak.Whether you’ve had your heart broken or have built up emotional defenses over the years, this episode is a reminder that vulnerability is not a weakness but a strength. Join us as we discuss:The importance of being emotionally open and how it can deepen friendships and relationshipsHow being raised to be independent and past romantic betrayals shaped a reluctance to be vulnerableThe ways in which fear of vulnerability manifests and how to break these patterns through practiceWhy taking risks with your heart is essential for growth and fulfillmentWant advice about some aspect of your life over 40?  DM us on IG  @hotterthaneverpod or text/leave a voicemail on the Hotter Than Ever Hottie Hotline at (323) 844-2303 and your question could end up on the show!Want more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to dive deeper. Find episode transcripts at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: @hotterthaneverpod  Facebook: @hotterthaneverpod  We’d love to hear what you think about the show - tell us what stories are resonating with you by writing us a review on Apple Podcasts! If you’re enjoying Hotter Than Ever, consider supporting us! It’s as simple as buying us a coffee!
“You're worthy of the life that you can envision for yourself.” When Jen Marples found herself unable to muster the energy to get out of bed, it was a stark wake-up call. A true go-getter, she had carved out a stellar career in marketing and PR, even launching her own thriving business, all while married with three children. Yet, amidst all of the success and achievements, she realized she had neglected one crucial thing: herself.From this moment of realization, Jen embarked on a journey of transformation, emerging as a beacon of empowerment for women navigating midlife. As an entrepreneur, speaker, and host of the Jen Marples Show, she champions the notion that age is never a barrier to pursuing one's dreams.In this episode, Erin and Jen delve into the nuances of midlife reinvention. From navigating career transitions to balancing work and family, Jen shares insights on reclaiming identity and rediscovering purpose in this next chapter for women. Here's what's on the agenda:Reframing midlife as a beginning, not an ending, for new careers and personal growthWhy attaching meaning to work and prioritizing happiness are crucial for thriving in midlifeRecognizing the signs of burnout, seeking help when needed, and reprioritizing your own well-being Cultivating a culture of mutual support among women and amplifying each others’ voices to create collective empowermentMidlife pivots and the importance of taking time for yourself to get clear on your next moveSetting boundaries and communicating your needs in relationships as a form of self-care in midlifeOUR GUEST: Jen is a champion of midlife women and a cheerleader for ALL women. She’s an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, podcaster, and leader in the midlife women’s empowerment movement. She puts midlife women first and preaches: You’re Not Too F***ing Old! to Step Into the Midlife Spotlight! Jen runs the Jen Marples Agency, a full-service marketing communications with one goal: to help women Step Into the Spotlight to get seen, heard, paid, and make an impact. Jen also hosts The Jen Marples Show, a top 2% globally ranked podcast, dedicated to empowering midlife women so they can power the world! She’s been helping women for decades achieve life and career success and is a frequent speaker nationwide. Want more Jen? Find her online at www.jenmarples.com and listen to The Jen Marples show HERE or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow her on:Instagram: @jenmarples | @thejenmarplesshow TikTok: @jenmarples  Want more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to dive deeper. Find episode transcripts at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: a...
My 52 Year Old Body

My 52 Year Old Body

2024-05-1429:10

“My health, my well being was the catalyst for all of the radical reinvention that I am talking about here on this podcast.” What is your relationship like with your body? Feeling disconnected from our bodies is a common experience, and in today's digital age, it's often exacerbated by the constant barrage of fitness fads and wellness trends flooding our feeds. But as we navigate midlife, ignoring our bodies becomes less of an option. In this episode, Erin dives deep into her own journey of body rediscovery at 52.From childhood struggles with weight to a disconnected relationship with her physical self in adulthood, Erin shares the pivotal moments that sparked her radical reinvention. Join us as we explore the tough questions about body image, self-care, and well-being, and uncover actionable steps to embrace a freer, happier, healthier life. We discuss:The ties between body image struggles and feeling detached from our physical selvesThe empowering role of sexuality and embracing physical activities in fostering a renewed connection with our bodiesThe importance of proactive health measures, from routine check-ups to medical interventions, in prioritizing our well-beingEmbracing cosmetic procedures (if it feels right for you) as a part of self-careWant advice about some aspect of your life over 40?  DM us on IG  @hotterthaneverpod or text/leave a voicemail on the Hotter Than Ever Hottie Hotline at (323) 844-2303 and your question could end up on the show!Want more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to dive deeper. Find episode transcripts at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: @hotterthaneverpod  Facebook: @hotterthaneverpod  We’d love to hear what you think about the show - tell us what stories are resonating with you by writing us a review on Apple Podcasts! If you’re enjoying Hotter Than Ever, consider supporting us! It’s as simple as buying us a coffee!
Have you ever found yourself in a relationship with a narcissist? Or maybe you were raised by one? Whatever the relationship might be, there’s a chance that it’s left a neurological impact on that is going untreated. In today’s episode, we’re joined by Michelle Roberts, investigative journalist turned psychotherapist, who specializes in narcissism. Michelle’s work helps to unravel the mysteries behind why some women are attracted to narcissists, the toll it takes on our emotional well-being, and most importantly, the path to healing.Join Erin and Michelle as they provide a roadmap for navigating the complexities of relational trauma and actionable ways to treat it so that we can live our best lives. We discuss:Defining narcissism and the different ways in which it manifests on a spectrumHow the “mask of normalcy” often shrouds narcissists until it’s too lateThe strong correlation between childhood trauma and attraction to narcissistic partnersUnderstanding Complex PTSD (CPTSD) from relational trauma and its symptomsExploring trauma responses through the lens of the four Fs: Fight, flight, freeze, and fawnTreating trauma through attachment-focused EMDR and psilocybin therapyOUR GUEST: Michelle Roberts, journalist, psychotherapist, and professor, specializes in helping women understand the impact of past trauma on their present relationships. With over 25 years of experience, she is a leading expert in relational trauma and narcissistic abuse. Michelle holds a doctorate in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Missouri in St. Louis where she teaches psychopathology and diagnosis. She has served as executive director of Bravely, a program aiding women with trauma and addiction recovery, and authored books on mental health management. Michelle contributes insights on dark personalities to the Oxygen network's Mastermind of Murder and has presented her research on empathy at the American Psychological Association.Want more Michelle? Find her therapy practice online at www.michellerobertsphd.com and psychedelic-assisted therapy at www.drmichelleroberts.com. Follow her on:Instagram:  @drmichelleroberts  Facebook: @RelationalTraumaRecovery  Want more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to dive deeper, and find episode transcripts online at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: @hotterthaneverpod  Facebook: @hotterthaneverpod  We’d love to hear what you think about the show - tell us what stories are resonating with you by writing us a review on Apple Podcasts. If you’re enjoying the show,...
“I want you to take action towards what you fantasize about.”On Hotter Than Ever, we've delved deep into the world of online dating, including strategies for crafting the perfect profile and navigating the digital landscape of romance. But what about the lost art of meeting people the old-fashioned way–in real life? In this episode, Erin shares her experience stepping outside of her comfort zone and attending two in-person events: a LA matchmaking mixer and a BDSM munch. From navigating awkward encounters to unexpected connections, Erin explores the nuances of stepping out from behind the screen to meet people face-to-face, including:The transformative power of discomfort: how pushing boundaries leads to personal growthEmbracing the moment, seeking genuine connections, and adopting a “no expectations” mindsetThe importance of exploring your passions and actively pursuing desires, especially in midlifeCultivating a deeper sense of self-love, joy, and fulfillment, regardless of societal norms or expectationsWant advice about some aspect of your life over 40?  DM us on IG  @hotterthaneverpod or text/leave a voicemail on the Hotter Than Ever Hottie Hotline at (323) 844-2303 and your question could end up on the show!Want more Hotter Than Ever? Subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to support our work and find episode transcripts online at www.hotterthaneverpod.com Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: @hotterthaneverpod  Facebook: @hotterthaneverpod  Follow Hotter Than Ever wherever you listen to podcasts so you never miss an episode! We’d love to hear what you think about the show - tell us what stories are resonating with you by writing us a review on Apple Podcasts. If you’re enjoying the show, consider supporting us! It’s as simple as buying us a coffee!
“Loneliness is the thing that's keeping women from rising and I don't want to see that anymore.” As part of her research for The Li.st, Ann Shoket uncovered a staggering statistic: 80% of women in white collar careers are lonely because of their jobs. As heartbreaking as that is, it didn’t surprise Ann, who as the former editor of Seventeen and CosmoGIRL magazines, is no stranger to the loneliness women face as they rise higher up the corporate ladder. Now as CEO of The Li.st, Ann is on a mission to combat the loneliness epidemic for women in the workplace and foster community and connection so that women can show up as their full selves.Join us for an empowering conversation, as Erin and Ann discuss redefining traditional notions of power, embracing vulnerability, and offer actionable strategies for women to cultivate connections and reclaim agency in their professional lives, including:Why women often struggle to reconcile their authentic selves with their careers, leading to loneliness or an inability to fully express themselves at work.Redefining power as collaborative, transparent, and inclusive helps create environments where women feel empowered to thriveWhy employers have a responsibility to combat loneliness and create environments that foster transparency and collaboration"Community cultivators" and nurturing “micro-habits” of simple check-ins and offering connections or support.The difference in how loneliness is created/triggered by men and women in the workplaceHow to stop seeking permission and instead gather like-minded individuals to drive change in the workplaceOUR GUEST: Ann Shoket is a CEO, Media Brand Builder, Next Gen Expert, and former Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen magazine. Known for redefining ambition and success for women, Shoket has launched and revitalized media brands like CosmoGIRL and Seventeen. Currently CEO and Owner of TheLi.st, she's reshaping content, community, and connection. Author of "The Big Life," she's also consulted for Good Morning America and judged on America's Next Top Model.Want more Ann? Find her online at https://www.annshoket.com/ and read her book https://www.annshoket.com/book. Follow her on:Instagram: @annshoketX/Twitter: @annshoketFacebook: @ann.shoketLinkedIn: @annshoketWant more Hotter Than Ever? Find us and episode transcripts online at www.hotterthaneverpod.com and subscribe to the Hotter Than Ever Substack to support our work.Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: @hotterthaneverpod  Facebook:
“You can be a good mom who is available to your kids and who is also experiencing a sexual becoming.”Starting your sexual awakening journey in midlife can sometimes feel like threading through a maze of practicalities, particularly if you're juggling kids and career. Luckily, Erin is here to take the reins, drawing from her firsthand experience, to guide us through.  From treating her romantic life as a part-time job to embracing solo polyamory with transparency and honesty, Erin offers practical advice on making room for pleasure amidst the demands of parenting and modern life.  In this episode, we explore:How to carve out dedicated time for your dating and romantic life, treating it with the same level of importance as other aspects of your lifeUtilizing childcare resources to create space for your sexual growth and explorationExploring multiple connections without the constraints of traditional monogamyPrioritizing pleasure tools like masturbation, erotic literature, audio erotica, or sexting apps as a hobbyWant advice about some aspect of your life over 40?  DM us on IG  @hotterthaneverpod or text/leave a voicemail on the Hotter Than Ever Hottie Hotline at (323) 844-2303 and your question could end up on the show!Want more Hotter Than Ever? Find us online at www.hotterthaneverpod.com and sign up for our mailing list! Follow us on:Instagram: @hotterthaneverpod  TikTok: @hotterthaneverpod   Youtube: @hotterthaneverpod  Facebook: @hotterthaneverpod  Follow Hotter Than Ever wherever you listen to podcasts - we’re on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and more! That way you’ll never miss an episode. We’d love to hear what you think about the show - it helps us know what stories are resonating with you. DM us on Instagram and write us a review!
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