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The first half of life is for learning. The second half of life is for living.

The New Mid is a frank, funny look at women in mid-life and their day-to day-struggles and successes, as well as the big stuff - questions about meaning, fulfillment and happiness. It’s a place where women in their 40’s and up are breaking societal boundaries and expectations, while still dealing with real life issues such as caring for aging parents or restarting their careers.  You’ll get real talk with nothing held back about the topics you care about, with experts weighing in on health, sex, finances, relationships and everything in between.

Feb 22, 2021

Joan Lunden is a household name for many Midlife women who grew up with her as the Host of Good Morning America for almost 20 years. An award-winning journalist, a bestselling author, a motivational speaker, and a Health and Wellness Advocate, Joan is both wise and delightful in her mission to help women in The New Mid! 

Michelle speaks with Joan, who recently turned 70, on today’s show to discuss her latest book, “Why Did I Come Into This Room? A Candid Conversation Around Aging.” She is funny, insightful, passionate about healthy aging and leading a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on mind, body and soul. 

Here are a few takeaways:

- Happiness is a choice. It's up to you to decide to be Happy!
Age is only a number.

-Why we have belly fat. 

-We shouldn’t be embarrassed to talk about our body’s aging process.

-Learning new things is the key to keeping your brain growing and helps your memory.

-The most important thing you can do to slow the decline of cognitive thinking is exercise.

-Sleep is another key element to in aging well.

- Making a "Happiness List" instead of a "Bucket List."

- The power in writing your "Eulogy."

-Be sure to check out Joan's fabulous book "Why Did I Come Into This Room? A Candid Conversation About Aging."