My Body My Story
#63 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Lucinda

#63 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Lucinda

October 13, 2022

In this episode, you will learn 10 FACTS about Lucinda and what she thinks about perfect body image, positive changes and challenges of 45+ women, what is it for her to feel good and look beautiful, and what advice she would give younger women and 30-year-old self!

 

10 Facts About Lucinda

(at the time of the project)

 

  1. 52 years old.
  2. Lucinda has been a single mom of two amazing teenage daughters
  3. She works in Corrective Services New South Wales, with offenders in the community. She manages teams that supervise offenders in the community.
  4. Lucinda is born in Waga Waga.
  5. She lived in Melbourne for around five or six years
  6. Lucinda met her ex-husband who was a Wagga man while she was living in Melbourne. And he convinced her to move back.
  7. Lucinda has a brother who lives in Ballarat now.
  8. Lucinda lives her personal life by – “We rise by lifting others”.
  9. The biggest challenge at this age – “Choices. The children are finding their own way in the world, all of a sudden, the world has opened up choices for me. So my biggest challenge right now is deciding what path do I want to take? Who am I? I'm rediscovering myself. So yes, the choice is a challenge”
  10. Positive change with age – “I think there's a new calmness about me I'm in a really good place.”

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#62 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Yolanda | A story of a former police officer who works for community corrections.

#62 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Yolanda | A story of a former police officer who works for community corrections.

October 6, 2022

In this episode, you will learn 10 FACTS about Yolanda,  how she worked as a police officer first, dealing with a lot of domestic violence cases, and then moved to correction. You will also hear a fun story about how policemen play hide and seek on night shifts. 

 

10 Facts About Yolanda

(at the time of the project)

  1. 57 years old.
  2. Yolanda is from Holland. So, she’s Dutch. She came to Australia when she was four.
  3. Yolanda is the first-time grandmama of an almost two-year-old grandson. She has three children and two stepchildren.
  4. Yolanda is in her third marriage. And this is her best marriage.
  5. She used to be a police officer for about 20 years. When she was 12, she knew she wanted to be a police officer. That was her dream. She was a street police officer. And she was also for about 10 years, a trainer in the police academy as a weapons instructor.
  6. Now Yolanda works for community corrections, which is like a parole officer. But as a manager of officers in regional New South Wales. She's been doing this job now for about 15 years.
  7. Yolanda is really passionate about her faith. She was always a Catholic, but moved to the Christian faith and was reborn.
  8. Yolanda is really passionate about women too. She spent a lot of time in the courts as a domestic violence officer. And when it comes to women, just having that special acknowledgment of who they are, brings joy.
  9. The biggest challenge at this age – “Just the body not doing what it used to do.”
  10. Positive change with age – “Just growing into myself. I feel so liberated - this sense of freedom and this sense of achievement. I can be anything that I want to be.”

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#61 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Kirsty

#61 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Kirsty

September 29, 2022

In this episode, you will learn 10 FACTS about Kirsty and what she thinks about perfect body image, positive changes and challenges of 45+ women, what is it for her to feel good and look beautiful, and what advice she would give younger women and 30-year-old self!

 

10 Facts About Kirsty

(at the time of the project)

  1. 45 years old.
  2. Kirsty is from the country in South Australia. She’s lived in Sydney for over 25 years now.
  3. Kirsty has two brothers and a sister, mum, and dad. All of them are in South Australia, except the sister, who is in Melbourne.
  4. Kirsty has two boys - 16 and 11 y.o. and they are her whole world
  5. Kirsty left her marriage three years ago now. That walking away was her biggest act of self-love. They were together for 22 years.
  6. Kirsty has two cats at home who rule her family life, but they certainly make life great.
  7. Kirsty is an accountant. Kirsty actually wanted to be an astronomer growing up. So hey, they both start with A's.
  8. Kirsty is a Virgo
  9. The biggest challenge at this age – “Definitely grey hair is coming out, like there is no tomorrow. But the biggest challenge I think, for me, right now is dating. Everything is online, we just don't meet people like we used to.”
  10. Positive change with age – “I care less now about what other people feel like. I've recognised that what I think and what I feel matters, and that needs to come first.”

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#60 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Annie

#60 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Annie

September 22, 2022

In this episode, you will learn 10 FACTS about Annie and what she thinks about perfect body image, positive changes and challenges of 45+ women, what is it for her to feel good and look beautiful, and what advice she would give younger women and 30-year-old self!

 

10 Facts About Annie

(at the time of the project)

 

  1. 54 years old.
  2. Annie is UK born, just outside of Manchester.
  3. Annie came to Australia for only 6 months in 1989 but stayed here. She loves it here and calls Australia home.
  4. Annie has a 30-year-old son and has a great bond with him.
  5. She also takes care of her 90 years old mother.
  6. She lives on the Central Coast.
  7. Annie is the CEO of the recruitment business. She has a company called Sprout recruitment (https://www.sproutrecruitment.com.au/). It specialises in real estate recruitment.
  8. Annie has her best friend, whom she’s known for 30 years, and that longevity is something that Annie’s really proud of.
  9. The biggest challenge at this age – “Menopause. Menopause, weight, menopause, moods, menopause. Menopause.”
  10. Positive change with age – “I call it “give a shit a meter”, it actually just declines.”

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#59 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Nadi

#59 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Nadi

September 15, 2022

In this episode, you will learn 10 FACTS about Nadi and what she thinks about perfect body image, positive changes, and challenges of 45+ women, what is it for her to feel good and look beautiful, and what advice she would give younger women and 30-year-old self!

 

10 Facts About Nadi

(at the time of the project)

  1. 45 years old.
  2. Nadi was born in Russia, Moscow
  3. Nadi and her family have been living in Australia, Sydney since 2017.
  4. Before she was living in the Netherlands, Amsterdam for six years.
  5. Nadi is a mother of two children. Her son is 11 and her daughter is 8.
  6. Nadi graduated from a Technical University of communication informatics and was doing management and technical support for mobile roaming customers in a company like Vodafone for a long time.
  7. Now Nadi is a photographer focusing on family documentary photography and taking pictures about the real life of a family.
  8. Nadi is in love with the surfing culture here in Australia and started surfing at the age of 43.
  9. The biggest challenge at this age – “The biggest challenge will come in the future, like menopause.”
  10. Positive change with age – “I believe I learned to love myself. I stopped complaining, comparing and blaming people around and me as well. I took responsibility for my own happiness. I learned to listen to my inner voice.”

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#58 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Annika

#58 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Annika

September 8, 2022

In this episode, you will learn 10 FACTS about Annika and what she thinks about perfect body image, positive changes and challenges of 45+ women, what is it for her to feel good and look beautiful, and what advice she would give younger women and 30-year-old self!

 

10 Facts About Annika

(at the time of the project)

 

  1. 60 years old.
  2. Annika was born and raised in Stockholm in Sweden.
  3. When she was 21, she came out to Australia with a girlfriend to do some traveling.
  4. On the first day Annika arrived in Australia, she met her husband. And they've been together since then.
  5. After about 12 months together, Annika and her husband (then still a boyfriend) traveled together to Cape York, where he did his motorbike race. And then they ended up driving all the way around Australia. They spent nine months together on the bike.
  6. Annika has two sons and a daughter. The middle son ended up staying in Sweden with two daughters, the other son is in Australia and the daughter is still traveling.
  7. Annika gets bored easily and is a bit restless. She’s had a lot of different jobs and lived in different places, but it's been pretty good.
  8. Annika is passionate about travelling and took it from her dad. Her dad, who was a policeman, and worked in different places, took Annika to a lot of places and on camping trips. She’s been to a lot of places, but she’s still got a long bucket list. South America and Iceland are at the top of the list.
  9. The biggest challenge at this age – “Physically your body has changed, you can't really do what you could do before. I do really, really miss high-heeled shoes.”
  10. Positive change with age – “I feel that I've mellowed a lot when I get older. I think that I'm really happy with my age now.”

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#57 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Jen

#57 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Jen

September 1, 2022

In this episode, you will learn 10 FACTS about Jen and what she thinks about perfect body image, positive changes and challenges of 45+ women, what is it for her to feel good and look beautiful, and what advice she would give younger women and 30-year-old self!

 

10 Facts About Jen

(at the time of the project)

 

  1. 60 years old.
  2. Six months ago Jen separated from her husband of 40 years. The separation has been a long time coming, but it was a tough decision.
  3. Since the separation, Jen has done a lot in the last six months. She was able to do the things that she wants to do and putting herself first.
  4. Jen has 3 amazing adult children (a 38-year-old son, a 36-year-old daughter, and a 33-year-old daughter), six grandchildren, and another grandchild on the way.
  5. Jen and her ex-husband had a livestock and property business where she did office management and sold real estate for 20 years.
  6. After all these years, Jen and her ex-husband sold the business, and took a year off and travelled around Australia. They ended up settling in Sydney. It’s Newport on the beach.
  7. And then Jen fell into her dream job as a newborn care specialist, as she was also a nurse before. Now, Jen mainly does nights with newborn babies.
  8. Jen is most passionate about being outdoors and sunshine, keeping fit and healthy. She enjoys a couple of personal trainings a week and Pilates Reformer.
  9. The biggest challenge at this age – “The separation, I suppose it is still new.”
  10. Positive change with age – “I have my freedom. There's more time to do the things you want to do. And I think I'm just kind of myself with age”

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#56 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Kim

#56 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Kim

August 25, 2022

In this episode, you will learn 10 FACTS about Kim and what she thinks about perfect body image, positive changes and challenges of 45+ women, what is it for her to feel good and look beautiful, and what advice she would give younger women and 30-year-old self!

 

10 Facts About Kim

(at the time of the project)

  1. 53 years old. Kim was born in 1969, the same year that they walked on the moon.
  2. Kim looks and sounds Australian, but she was born in New Zealand. Her mum travelled there and met Kim’s dad and they got married. And they were only there for four years.
  3. Kim has an older sister and a younger brother. After moving back to Sydney they lived with Kim’s grandpa in Cronulla.
  4. Kim has always had chickens for pets. And every house she’s had, had chickens. Now, Kim has got Ameraucana chickens, which have blue shells eggs.
  5. Kim has been married two times and has 3 kids – 2 sons and a daughter.
  6. Kim is a primary school teacher.
  7. Kim played chess since she was four years old. And she has been running the chess club for two years at school.
  8. Kim has just recently discovered a love for gardening, which is something she thought before was quite boring. It happened when Kim found all these amazing rare native fruits in her garden. She has discovered about 50 native rainforest trees in the backyard. They were planted by Evan Weatherhead who was a president of the Glenbrook native plant reserve and used to live at the house Kim lives now. Her favourite one is the finger lime tree.
  9. The biggest challenge at this age – “The knowledge that you're getting closer to dying. I found myself in the last few months counting how many years I've got left and thinking of all the things that I want to do before that happens.”
  10. Positive change with age – “I'm much easier with myself, more self-accepting and I have learned to be more assertive”

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#55 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Irene

#55 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Irene

August 18, 2022

In this episode, you will learn 10 FACTS about Irene and what she thinks about perfect body image, positive changes, and challenges of 45+ women, what is it for her to feel good and look beautiful, and what advice she would give younger women and 30-year-old self!

 

10 Facts About Irene

(at the time of the project)

  1. 45 years old.
  2. Irene is born and raised in Hong Kong. Her parents are from China, and they moved to Hong Kong for better lives after getting married.
  3. She had the opportunity to study in Canada, in France for her MBA at HEC School of Business, and in the US at UC Berkeley with the help of scholarships
  4. Irene landed a career with global companies that took her to many parts of the world.
  5. Irene and her family became an immigrant family in Australia in 2017. So they moved to Sydney, also for better lives for freedom and for opportunities, like her parents.
  6. This year Irene and her family just became Australian citizens.
  7. Irene is a mother to 8 y.o twin daughters
  8. This year, Irene finally feels secure in her career again, after many years of prioritising her family over her career. She’s currently a marketing director at an education institution. So, she’s really keen to see or to have another go to see what she can achieve.
  9. Irene started her career in the cosmetics industry and worked for L'Oreal in marketing, for eight years. in Hong Kong, and then in Shanghai, and in the Asia Pacific team for a couple of years
  10. The biggest challenge at this age – “I think my biggest challenge as a 45-year-old mum is the journey to find back myself after being a mum.”
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#54 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Joanne

#54 My Body My Story 45 Over 45 - Joanne

August 11, 2022

In this episode, you will learn 10 FACTS about Joanne and what she thinks about perfect body image, positive changes and challenges of 45+ women, what is it for her to feel good and look beautiful, and what advice she would give younger women and 30-year-old self!

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