This week on Everything is Fine

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We’ve got another just-me-and-Jenn episode for you, and we’re talking about breast pain and changing breasts, about a late-in-life ADHD diagnosis, about sports and sports fans, why Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s relationship is actually genius, how there’s no “right” way to age, and how to start seeing things and people as they really are. Plus; my secret majorette past, which is definitely something I don’t discuss every day. Listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. And by all means do join our Patreon—we’ve got a live Zoom event on this Wednesday, the 23rd, and it’s not too late for you to take part.

 

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    Mimi A
    22 Feb 2022
    3:37pm

    Another great episode! I am older, and hopefully wiser and I do roll my eyes at some of Kim and JR’s complaints about aging – but in an affectionate way, and with a smile. Part of me wants to say, “Hey, Miss Boulder Boobs and your friend with the pudgy little paws, relax!” There will be other things to whine about before long, and to celebrate. You should feel no guilt about taking care of yourselves in order to avoid looking like what Nora Ephron called “someone who no longer cares.” And let’s take it easy on the guys, too. My boyfriend has an MBA and a Phd in Fine Arts from Harvard and he plays video games sometimes. We all contain multitudes.
    I’ll be 74 Thursday, so happy birth week to me!

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      Kim France
      22 Feb 2022
      7:24pm

      Happy birthday, Mimi!

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        Mimi A
        23 Feb 2022
        12:08pm

        Thanks! Hope to see you and the gang later on the Patreon Zoom.

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    Tahe Z
    22 Feb 2022
    11:44am

    I agree with everyone above. I love how honest y’all are and you don’t “turn it on” for the audience. Aging can be the pits. I love the part about the woman dreading turning 30 and what you had to say about that. And yet, when I complain about the pains of my 40’s or you complain about the pains of your 50’s, no doubt the wiser, older womenfolk are rolling their eyes at us! Please never stop doing the podcast. It means more than you know.

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    RLJ
    21 Feb 2022
    11:58am

    I listened to this episode while working out with weights at my gym and I’m sure other folks thought I was nuts as I kept laughing and smiling to myself. Thanks for another great episode with SO many nuggets: Lopez/Afflect relationship, comments about our mothers, how us control freaks use it to cope, and many many more. Love you ladies.

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    Jessica Goodman
    21 Feb 2022
    1:39pm

    Another wonderful episode – and congratulations to the two of you for a year of podcasting together! You have the best chemistry and I too was smiling and laughing out loud when I listened as I took a walk. Thank you for all you share!

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    sc
    21 Feb 2022
    2:08pm

    move every day – the secret to avoiding injury/ feeling good.

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    kimbersam
    21 Feb 2022
    2:24pm

    Kim and Jenn, I was catching up on your podcast and I was really struck by just how kind and lovely you two are with each other. Thanks for modeling female friendship in such a beautiful way!

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      Kim France
      22 Feb 2022
      10:49am

      What a lovely thing to say! Thanks, Kimbersam.

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    Shelly
    21 Feb 2022
    10:22pm

    Wow, Jenn’s discussion of her recent ADHD diagnosis and how her life might have been different if she had been diagnosed as a child really resonated with me. I was a superstar student as a young child-early reader, gifted program, etc.-but by middle school I didn’t do any homework as was borderline failing many classes. I would sit there and zone out and not do any work. Pretty much every adult wrote me off as lazy and unmotivated. I look back and wonder how they didn’t see the extreme, extreme anxiety (manifestations of which included nails bitten to the quick, visible nervousness combined with silence, and soaking wet palms) that was the root cause of my laziness. I managed to get it together enough to do pretty well in high school and go to a “good” college but it is still hard to think about what might have been. I have a career I enjoy but I am a super nerdy bookish intellectual and my academic performance didn’t really reflect this. Thanks to some therapy and a late-ish marriage to an incredibly kind man who loves me how I am, I have a great life. I am thankful that when I saw my anxiety in one of my daughters I was able to get her help, and I am so happy that, while anxiety doesn’t really go away, she is able to manage in a way that lets her live a full and happy life and to feel more confident and in control that I ever have.
    Regret is a part of aging, and it is hard.

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    Nessa
    24 Feb 2022
    10:05am

    Had to smile at this one since I’m one of the girls who did well in school and then became a physicist. I love getting a glimpse into your worlds. For one thing, there just aren’t enough girls in mine. I can still totally relate to the creative struggle with research and writing. So much wisdom from both of you in this episode that I needed to hear. Thanks and love to you both xo

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    Jax
    23 Feb 2022
    4:14am

    Enjoyed the whole episode a LOT, but esp. Jen’s funny run-down of the bennies of a Bennifer relationship midlife rekindling. Aces! I was laughing so hard. Re: the late-stage ADHD diagnosis, my mother in law had the same but in her late 50s. After some tries, she found a medication that worked for her as well. This is a woman who medicated herself with some intense illegal drugs and had a lot of unhappiness. Even late, the ADHD diagnosis, medication and corresponding therapy had a great impact on her in a beneficial way. So better late than never!

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    Tanya
    28 Feb 2022
    2:00pm

    I loved this episode so much. Every topic you touched on, I felt like I’d experienced/thought/wondered about the same. And Kim’s laugh is the best.

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    nancy
    21 Feb 2022
    11:35am

    once again always appreciate the realz from you guys.
    kim, would you ever bring your mom back on? that was a really wonderful episode.
    also, would you ever share how your family came back together? our family is estranged and i don’t see much hope.
    thanks again for your pod.

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    PP13
    25 Feb 2022
    3:00am

    Good luck with the sleep stuff, Kim. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea a few years ago. Though it was a bummer, and I do have to use a CPAP at night with the mask, I sleep so much better now.

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