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Episode 9: Depression, Sleep, and the Need to be Social


Depression, Sleep, and the Need to be Social

It’s well known that insomnia can lead to depression and anxiety and vice versa.



Click here to watch the TedMed talk by Jeffrey Iliff – One more reason to get a good night’s sleep

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Depression, Sleep and the Need to be Social

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There are a few things about sleep that I’ve discovered recently, along with the impact that social isolation can have on our mental & emotional state.

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.

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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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