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“Just put it out there. No one expects you to be perfect.”

When Colleen Rosenblum talks about starting the Hot Flashes & Cool Topics podcast with her partner Bridgett Biagi Garratt in 2019, you kind of want to stand up and cheer. These Nashville-based friends – Colleen is an attorney turned pilates instructor, Brigit is a former elementary school teacher –  are two of the most clear-headed voices in the North American midlife sp, all the things that happen in midlife and how we get through them. 

They also just had their first IRL Hot Flashes & Cool Topics with Prime Women event this month, where they talked about menopause, midlife and a lot more. 


  • Navigating politics  in the menopause space 

  • Doctors private public 

  • Doing scary new things in midlife 

  • How backward it was (and still is) that midlife have the purchasing power but are left out of media coverage

  • Shining a light on the positives of midlife 

  • Growing through the grief and loss in your empty nest 

  • Starting over and deciding what you want to do with the rest of your life

  • What they’ve learned interviewing doctors

  • The most controversial topic they’ve come across – testosterone pellets – and Bridget’s own experience with them

  • Why we don’t want to change doctors – even when ours knows nothing about perimenopause 

  • How being scared of menopause can make it harder 

  • Colleen and Bridget look back on their own perimenopause experiences

  • Why they left their careers behind and how they feel about it now 

  • What it felt like when they launched their podcast – and why women need to stop underestimating the experience they have in life 

NB: For an alternative view about  testosterone, check out episode 58 with Nashville, Tennessee-based nurse practitioner Brooke Faught and for testosterone pellets, listen to episode 79 with Phoenix, Arizona-based integrative physician Dr Angela DeRosa. 

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