#36 - The People In Charge Don't Have a Clue

In this episode of Midlife AF, Emma Gilmour dives into the disorienting realisation that the people who are supposed to be in charge often don't know what they're doing.

Drawing from personal experiences as a child and as a parent advocating for her own child's needs, Emma explores the impact of this realisation on our lives as adults. She discusses the interplay between pushing through exhaustion, societal expectations of resilience, and the role these factors play in women's relationship with alcohol.

Join Emma for an insightful conversation on finding our own path in a world that often fails to provide appropriate care and support.


Key Takeaways:


  • The disorienting feeling that arises when we realise those in positions of authority may not have the answers or guidance we expect.
  • The impact of childhood experiences where we internalise the belief that something is wrong with us rather than recognizing the fallibility of those in charge.
  • The challenges of advocating for our children's needs in systems that prioritise attendance over holistic health and well-being.
  • The link between burnout, chronic fatigue, and masking in neurodivergent individuals, including autistic burnout and its impact on mental and physical well-being.
  • The narrative of resilience and how it can be weaponized, particularly for women, leading to feelings of inadequacy and a tendency to use alcohol as a coping mechanism.
  • The importance of rest, self-care, and honouring our own needs, even when societal expectations push us to prioritise others.
  • The need for greater understanding, support, and awareness of neurodivergent individuals and their unique experiences.




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