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Changing the Narrative Around Midlife with Maryann LoRusso

Midlife offers us a special time to truly sink into what we want to do. It’s up to us to lean in and go for it without fear. Are you feeling stuck in a rut? Are you ready for a change but need help figuring out where to start? Stepping out of your comfort zone and embracing your age are great ways to jumpstart your life and get back on track. This week, episode 106 of The Jen Marples Show is about Changing the Narrative Around Midlife with Maryann LoRusso.

Maryann LoRusso is a San Francisco-based journalist with over 25 years of experience covering fashion, culture, and lifestyle. A former executive (editor-in-chief) at Fairchild Publications/Condé Nast and editor at Time Inc., she has written and edited miles of editorial copy, spoken at global fashion-industry events, and interviewed hundreds of CEOs, celebrities, change makers, and fashion icons—including Vera Wang, Manolo Blahnik, Anna Sui, Kenneth Cole, and Kate Spade. Maryann’s most recent endeavor is More Beautiful, a podcast and website for women navigating midlife.

Maryann and I discuss the following:

  • How society has traditionally made women feel like they expire after turning 40.

  • The male gaze and how for decades, movies, advertising, and articles came only from the male perspective (think Mrs. Roper from Three’s Company!)

  • The possibility of meeting amazing and like-minded people at midlife.

  • How to step to the edge and outside of your comfort zone. 

  • Maryann’s five points for storytelling which will impact how you show up, share what you’re all about, and what you have to offer.

Remember, you still have so much life to live. Don’t let anyone hold you back from pursuing your dreams!

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Learn more about Jen Marples at https://www.jenmarples.com/ 

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