photo credit rawpixel Beware: old people having sex and they may be your parents! Empty nesting was supposed to mean running naked through the house. Sex with open doors. Kissing in the kitchen without the threat of a child’s scorn and loud, “Ew, that’s gross!” Instead, you find yourself with house-mates, your adult children! If […]Read More
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh is an award-winning American activist and writer living in Virginia. A podcaster and international speaker, Lyster-Mensh’s books, essays, blogs, poems, and public speaking bring her infamy in some circles, praise in others, and an international readership. She is the founder of the podcast, Our Better Half, bringing humor and poignancy to stories about midlife.
Laura has been active in eating disorders advocacy for many years. She’s helped found three organizations in the field, written books on the topic, organized events, and been invited to speak to audiences around the world with her message of optimism for full recovery, family support around patients, and the importance of starting with the science when it comes to treatment.
Laura continues her mission with Circum Mensam LLC. She serves as a trusted advisor for clinics and treatment providers and offers her deep knowledge of the field from a parent perspective to educational and advocacy organizations. You can read more about Laura on her website where she encourages you to reach out and start a conversation.
Laura Lyster Mensh dreams of her empty nest life in an Airstream. Freeing herself from stuff, she’s cleaned out most everything & is proud of her newly streamlined shelves. As she notes, the trash bags going out of her house are heavier than the shopping bags coming in! But what to do about her overstuffed pajama […]Read More
“Being interested in the topic of sex,” says Laura Lyster Mensh, “at my age, is neither sleazy nor pathetic. It’s a little bit heroic!” In Laura’s first podcast for Fiftiness she talks about the joy of talking about sex in her fifties! At Fiftiness, we’ve found that so many women wanted to talk about what’s […]Read More
Laura Lyster-Mensh confronts the final frontier for the modern feminist mother – Dish-Duty equity when your adult children live at home. Calling dish duty the lowest domestic position, she offers four solutions to managing the kitchen sink pile-up in today’s modern family of working adults, parents and children! Listen Here and share your family’s solutions in the […]Read More
Let’s face it: We have feathered the empty nest comfortable with a full, easily accessible fridge. No wonder our children come back. Yet, if we’ve been successful as parents, we raised not only kids we genuinely like, but kids who like us as much. Connected by so much more than just Verizon and Netflix accounts, we […]Read More