Welcome to Season 3, Episode 12 of The Becoming Podcast!
The final episode of Season 3 of The Becoming Podcast is a conversation with Jen Berlingo, midlife midwife extraordinaire.
Jen is a coach, licensed professional counselor, a nationally registered art therapist, a master-level Reiki practitioner, an author, an artist and a witch. She speaks, writes and teaches about midlife emergence, including her own world-rocking experience of upending her entire life as she entered her forties.
It’s obvious why I had to have her on the show, right?
Our conversation kicks off with The Ani Difranco Songs That Changed Our Lives, and it just gets better from there, people. Jen shares so much wisdom, including the astrological significance of our 42nd year of life, and the common themes she has found woven throughout so many women’s experience of midlife. We talk about how to manage the fear of Doing The Thing, and how women’s transformations happen relationally and in relationship, not usually as a result of the traditionally-valued experience of “leaving the village” on a quest and returning changed. Jen talks specifically about how she traversed the midlife decision that changed everything for her through showing up for deep and deeply uncomfortable conversations. We talked about how answering the call to midlife emergence is a form of lineage healing, and she shared how intuition and embodiment supported her through this massive change.
This conversation is so rich and so full of courage: it’s a must-listen for anyone, especially anyone who is approaching or navigating through midlife right now.
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