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Cropped: A Mid-Life Minute
5 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
Ep. 18 - Space Exploration
Sometimes we all need a little space — from our kids, from our partner, from a friend — but who hasn’t been just a little hurt when someone has said they need some space? Giving and asking for space can be a good thing. So give yourself some space to hear what Wendy’s thinking about alone time and infinite possibility.
6 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
Ep. 17 - Fashion regression progression
They say art imitates life... sometimes so accurately, it’s as if the artist has moved into your home and taken notes. Inspired by an SNL skit, Wendy has some thoughts on how those of us living our best lives in underwear with a stretched out elastic band and a hole in the side seam have got to do better!
5 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
Ep. 16 - What should the title of this episode be? We can’t decide…
Do you have a hard time making decisions or are you one of the lucky few for whom decisiveness is built into your genetics? Can’t decide? Then this five minutes is for you. Wendy wants to shake some sense into those of us struggling with “decision fatigue.” Like, how hard can it be to pick out a bath mat?
5 minutes | May 24, 2022
Ep. 15 - Being happy for the winner makes us all winners
Parents—very often moms—put thousands of miles on our tires shuttling our kids from practices to matches to tournaments, oh my! But there can be unexpected payoffs for the road-weary and lessons we can heed from Wendy’s recent trip to state lacrosse finals. She brags on her kid here, but only to make a larger point. C’mon…put in your earbuds and hit play.
5 minutes | May 16, 2022
Ep. 14 - We’re all getting dressed today, right? RIGHT???
Word on the street is that a lot of you are finding it difficult to get dressed these days, not because you don’t want to but because you don’t know how after nearly three years of sweat pants and couch living. But it’s time. Even if you move into jeans and a tee, it’s not hard to elevate even the simplest of basics.
5 minutes | May 10, 2022
Ep. 13 - When was the last time you really had fun? Like FUN?
Wendy recently met one of her idols who happens to have fun through her clothes... and even moreso during her battle with cancer. Our world's a s**tshow, from the individual to the global, but it's super important to still find joy. Let's go!
6 minutes | May 2, 2022
Ep. 12 - Take one, give one… as in take a break and give some grace
Cropped is back after a brief hiatus. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow, even if the flow means powering down. Wendy’s back to kick off season two, and she’s got something to say about friendship: Let’s aim to be the friend we need and grant each other a lot of grace in these weird and tumultuous times.
4 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
Ep. 11 - Holiday survival tips for the menopausal woman
December is overwhelming and nobody’s helped when we become short-tempered and sweaty. So we can head this off by... indulging in every whim. Well. Maybe not every whim. But most of them? Wendy offers her twist on all the things we’re told to do.
5 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
Ep. 10 - Supply chain may spoil our holiday. Or so they say.
There’s lots of noise and pearl clutching when it comes to whether we’ll have anything to put under the Christmas tree this year. Hogwash, says Wendy. We have an abundance of stuff and things right in our local communities, so let’s support our local crafters and bakers and candlestick makers.
5 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
Ep. 9 - Thanksgiving
It’s someone’s favorite holiday but we won’t tell you who. (Hint: Her name rhymes with Fendi…) Our host gets the warm and fuzzies because she doesn’t let a dropped turkey or a burned casserole throw her off her game. Let it be what it is and raise a glass to celebrate all the good things in your life.
5 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Ep. 8 - Bringing sexy feedback
If you missed episode 5, you’ll still be right on time for this one. But do listen to episode 5 because you’re worth it and this week is an extension of it. Listeners responded to the question: What does sexy mean to you? Your answers were so good that we’re sharing them today. Y’all are fierce and sexy as hell.
6 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
Ep. 7 - Who do I think I am?
It can happen to anyone, and it quite frequently does. Wendy wrestles with imposter syndrome and pins it to the mat. She shares some tools to quiet that voice in your head that, if left to its own devices, can rob us of all the incredible things we were meant to do and be.
6 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Ep. 6 - The great divide
Gen Z has spoken, and the side part is out. They say it makes you look old. Excuse us? This one feels a wee bit personal, and Wendy goes to the mat on behalf of The Olds.
6 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Ep. 5 - Heat up the wardrobe with menswear
We of the middle-age set still want to feel a little sexy sometimes and we absolutely can! We must! At this point, we know sex appeal comes from what's on the inside (contentment, confidence, self-love), and the clothes we wear are simply a complement to all of that inner stunningness. We're no longer dressing like 20-somethings, right? RIGHT? Right. So we're gonna lean on a style icon for inspiration today and borrow from the boys this fall.
5 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Ep. 4 - The Basics: The we-are-not-camels edition
When life gets out of sync - and it happens to all of us - it's good to scale back and focus on what you can control. Wendy shares her "basics" or the seven things she does that keep her balanced or help her recalibrate... and warning: this includes lots of water.
4 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Ep. 3 - Is that a...hair...there?!?
Getting older comes with a lot of perks, but it also comes with just a few humbling changes. The errant chin hair that unfurled overnight falls into this category. Let's discuss.
5 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Ep. 2 - So many clothes, nothing to wear.
The last thing anyone needs is to stare down a closet of clothes, only to feel BAD about themselves... nope, not today! I'm going to show you a fun and easy exercise we can use to tap into our own personal style - without struggling, and without limitations.
6 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Ep. 1 - How did I get here?
In an era that sometimes seems like never-ending doom, how can we find joy within each day? How can we decide what matters most? Every week, I'm going to share what makes me happy through this podcast. When it comes to content, I'm going to follow my heart, and I hope you'll come along with me!
2 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Welcome to my reinvented podcast, Cropped: A Mid-Life Minute. As most of you know, I'm all about reinvention, and here I go again!
48 minutes | May 20, 2021
Laura is the editor-in-chief of InStyle magazine the former executive director of Harper's Bazaar magazine... AND, she's witty beyond measure. She takes us through her journey within the fashion landscape, highlighting the importance of mentorship and the evolving nature of fashion itself.
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