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Episode 1: In Life, Sometimes All You Can Do Is Laugh


In life, sometimes all we do is laugh about all the challenges we faced and keep move forward.

In this inaugural episode of Menopause, Marriage and Motherhood, I talk about the ups and downs of my life and how some days, all you can do is laugh.

I have to say, this was by far the most difficult and confronting episode to do; I don’t like talking about myself.

I suspect that being English has something to do with it: it’s just not the done thing to talk about oneself, lol.

And it’s more than a little terrifying to talk publicly about some of the things that have happened: buying a mansion when we were broke (it was literally a mansion), going bankrupt, business failures and successes, picking ourselves up and starting again, and doing all that while trying to bring up four kids.

Episode 1: In Life, Sometimes All You Can Do Is Laugh

It’s actually taken me MONTHS to record this and even now, I’m really not happy with the whole thing. Actually, a good description would be terrified and confronted!

About Karen O’Connor

Blogger, Author, Entrepreneur

Changing the dialogue around menopause and midlife.

As a Podcaster I create a safe space and community for the stuff of Midlife. I provide more than a hub of information I am changing the dialogue around menopause and midlife for women with fun, love and laughter.

After (hopefully, successfully!) raising four kids, being married for 30 years, going from regular month-to-month pay cheque jobs to creating a multi-million dollar property development business (and a number of other businesses with varying degrees of success and failure), to going broke and starting again…

…there’s a heap of experiences and life lessons just waiting to be shared.

Life is about learning from our mistakes and the heartaches we might encounter, but it’s also about having fun and making sure we’re surrounded by laughter…

Which is what you’ll find here in the podcasts & blogs: the highs and lows, successes and failures, sprinkled with fun, love and laughter, because it makes life just so much brighter.

This is all about sharing those things rather than keeping them to ourselves, listening to “ordinary” women’s stories and relating to them, finding common ground and inspiration.

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