Hot Flashes & Cool Topics

From careers to relationships, health and wellness to celebrity prime time guests, we talk about it all. Join Colleen & Bridgett as they explore the freedoms and privileges that we have earned at this Peak Stage of life.


Dr. Lisa Larkin


Trained at Yale, and the University of Chicago, Dr. Lisa Larkin is a board-certified internist, business owner, and entrepreneur practicing internal medicine and women’s health in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1991. She is Founder and CEO of Ms.Medicine, a, national healthcare organization whose mission is to advance healthcare for women through its concierge primary care model and through its education arm, Ms.MedEd, which provides evidence-based information to clinicians and consumers on the complex health needs of women. Named one of Cincinnati’s “Top Docs” every year since 1991 (by Cincinnati Magazine), and winner of the 2019 Health Care Entrepreneur Hero Award by the Cincinnati Business Courier, she is recognized by her peers, patients, members of the community, and the media as an exceptional provider, advocate, educator and innovator and health care disruptor.


Colleen Rosenblum and Bridgett Garratt


A Nashville transplant, Colleen Rosenblum is enjoying her third career as a podcaster. Originally from New Jersey and then Florida, Colleen graduated from the College of Communication at Boston University, after which she pursued her law degree at the University of Miami. Colleen practiced law for 12 years before realizing it was time for a change.

She then studied and became certified as a Pilates instructor. Over the course of 15 years, she shared the incredible benefits that it brings to your body, mind and spirit. Colleen has now brought her expertise from both careers into a third career, serving as the host of Hot Flashes & Cool Topics.

Married to her high school sweetheart, she has two amazing daughters. Colleen is loving this time of life, believing firmly that the Peak Stage is a time of discovery, adventure and always learning.

As she likes to say, Who says we want to be younger?


Bridgett is a native Kentuckian and co-host of Hot Flashes & Cool Topics. As the 11th of 12 children, she is familiar with the necessity of speaking up to be heard. In her view, this is why being a podcaster is a perfect career pivot during this time of her life.

After earning her BA in Elementary Education at The University of Kentucky, she married her college sweetheart and taught in several states. Simultaneously, she earned her Masters degree while teaching and raising their son and daughter.

After moving to Tennessee, she decided to switch careers and give acting a try. It was during a very trying scene in the dark woods that she decided she realized that perhaps acting was not for her. Soon after, she serendipitously met Colleen Rosenblum.

During a lunch together at a local restaurant, the idea for Hot Flashes and Cool Topics was born. Bridgett has been amazed at what can be discovered during this time of life and how much there is to look forward to!

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