Episode 42: Getting Older: Hillary McBride On Women And Aging

November 27, 2018

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Episode Overview

Annie and Jen are joined by Hillary McBride to discuss her research on women, aging, body image and the transformative power of getting older. Media messages and cultural learning are unpacked in this powerful exploration of how to get past the fear of aging and embrace living life to its fullest.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Societal attitudes towards aging
  • Developmental stages where eating disorders tend to present
  • Media messaging around aging
  • The double standard around the value of aging men and women
  • The freedom and anxiety of invisibility in aging
  • Invisibility as a superpower
  • Appearance management to fight aging as compared to self-expression
  • Thinking about the why in the choices we make as we age
  • Transformative metaphors and imagery of aging
  • Running out of time – feeling like you’ve peaked in your career
  • Relational theory of work
  • The four fundamental concerns of existing
  • How to deal with the fear of aging
  • Aging as self-exploration and metamorphosis



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.