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Jane Duncan Rogers -- Gifted By Grief

Jane Duncan Rogers is an award-winning Life and Death coach who helps people prepare well for the best ending of life possible. She’s been in the field of psychotherapy and personal growth for more than 25 years, she is also author of "Gifted By Grief: A True Story of Cancer, Loss and Rebirth" and "Before I Go: Practical Questions to Ask and Answer Before You Die". She founded "Before I Go Solutions" in 2016. And describes herself as having a quirky take on life and death. She sings and...


Alua Arthur -- Going with Grace

Alua Arthur is the Founder of "Going with Grace", an end of life organization, which supports people as they answer the question “What must I do to be at peace with myself so I may live presently and die peacefully?” As a death doula and attorney, the perspective Alua has gained from her unique 15 year career allows her to help her clients focus on the practical and emotional needs while contemplating the end of life. Find out more at Goingwithgrace.com. Find out more about the Zestful Aging...


Kristi Nelson -- “Thank You On My Lips”

Kristi Nelson is the Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living, a nonprofit organization offering support to tens of thousands of people around the world who want to live their lives more gratefully more of the time. Kristi has worked with the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society with Jon Kabat-Zinn, the Soul of Money Institute with Lynne Twist, and was Director of Development at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She wrote the introduction for the popular...


Priti Robyn Ross -- Life as Yoga

Priti Robyn Ross is a long time yoga teacher and self-care specialist, Priti Robyn pioneered the first cardiac yoga program with Dr. Oz. She is an advocate of cultivating self care by taking “little nurturing breaks” and teaches practical ways to “refill your well.” Her belief is that unless we are ourselves well cared for, we can’t bring our care out into the world, where it is desperately needed. Find out more at lifeasyoga.com, or email her directly at pritiyoga1@gmail.com. Find out more...


Hilary Henderson -- Helping Clients Navigate Retirement

Hilary Henderson planned to retire at 65. Instead, she found herself unexpectedly walking out of her last job the day before she turned 60. Using her training as an occupational therapist, life coach, and earning an MBA she reinvented herself as a retirement coach. She helps her clients navigate one the most important transitions of their lives. Though located in South Africa, she has coached people throughout the world. Learn more at nuhorizons.co.za. Find out more about the Zestful Aging...


Jane Barratt -- The Goal is Connection

Dr. Jane Barratt is the Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), an organization in formal relations with the United Nations and World Health Organization. With over 35 years of experience in the field of ageing and disability across sectors she brings to audiences her insights into the new frontier of thinking and action with and on behalf of older people. The recent IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing in Toronto attracted some 1,200 delegates from 74 countries...


Heidi Holtz -- “Exciting and Scary as Hell”

Heidi Holtz is founder of "Stillwork Consulting". She has a long history in theatre and arts administration, worked at the Gifford Foundation, a private non-profit foundation, and has taught at Syracuse University. She is an expert in mediation, and conflict resolution which she uses to assist boards of non-profit foundations. Her mother passed away a year ago, her first grandchild is on the way and she’s starting a brand new business, all just shy of her 60th birthday. Find out more about...


Marci Alboher -- Leading Authority on Career and Workplace Trends

Marci Alboher is one of the nation’s leading authorities on career issues and workplace trends. She works at Encore.org, a nonprofit innovation hub which develops initiatives for the 50+ worker. A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, her latest book is “The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life.” Marci has been interviewed by NBC’s Nightly News, National Public Radio, and AARP to name a few. Find out more about Encore and its...


Michelle Dalbec -- Knit, Pray, Love

Michelle Dalbec is a yoga and meditation teacher at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshire region of Massachusetts, the largest yoga training facility in the US. She brings an unusual twist to meditation--if you'll pardon the pun. Michelle has developed a class around mindfulness and knitting, and some of the benefits might surprise you. Find out more at myoga.com. Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at NicoleChristina.com. You can become a patron of the Show at...


Jean Kilbourne -- “Action is the Antidote to Despair”

Jean Kilbourne is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. In the late 1960s she began her exploration of the connection between advertising and several public health issues, including violence against women, eating disorders, and addiction, and launched a movement to promote media literacy as a way to prevent these problems. A radical and original idea at the time, this...


Florence Williams -- "The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier and More Creative"

Florence Williams reports on the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in nature. She travels through Asia to learn about the ongoing initiatives to increase their citizens’ exposure to nature, takes a rafting trip with women veterans with PTSD, and reflects on her own need for solitude and wilderness. Find out more about Florence and her work at FlorenceWilliams.com. Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at NicoleChristina.com. You can become a patron of the Show at...


Lisa Nelson MD -- Expert in Bone Health

Dr. Lisa Nelson is the Director of Medical Education at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA, the largest yoga training facility in North America. She is co-author of Yoga and Diabetes, published by the American Diabetes Association, and She works with numerous community groups throughout the Northeast to increase awareness about the treatment and prevention of chronic disease through changes in exercise and nutrition. Dr. Nelson has presented her work at the US Capitol...


Julie Dillon -- Making Peace With Food and Your Body

Julie Dillon’s focus is on helping her clients develop a more intuitive and joyful relationship with food. She is a passionate proponent of the non-diet movement. In response to her clients’ fears that without dieting they will be “giving up”, she responds, “It’s not letting yourself go, it’s letting yourself be.” Julie blogs, podcasts and presents widely on intuitive eating, self-compassion, and confronting fat phobia. You can find out more at JulieDillonRD.com. Find out more about the...


Angela Littleford -- South Australia: Legacy in Progressive Eldercare

Angela Littleford specializes in developing services for older people at Helping Hand Aged Care in South Australia, which has a legacy of providing culturally sensitive, wholistic health care. Programming includes community-based care and support for people with disabilities and mental health issues, restorative and transitional care, and dementia care. She will be presenting at the International Federation of Aging in Toronto in August of 2018. Learn more at http://www.helpinghand.org.au....


Diane Wiener, Ph.D. -- “These Poems Saved My Life”

Diane Wiener, Ph.D., is the Director of the Syracuse University Disability Cultural Center. She is an educator, social worker, advocate, singer, bassist, and artist, among other roles. She has longstanding commitments to mindfulness, interfaith and secular contemplation, and humanism. Her new book of poems "The Golem Verses" was published by Nine Mile Art Corporation, June 2018. Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at NicoleChristina.com. You can become a patron of the Show at...


Kris Edens and Deb Gaut -- Creators of the new online magazine Boomalally

Kris and Deb both left their jobs to start a brand new online magazine which looks at the challenges and triumphs of aging. They profile ordinary people doing extraordinary things, and challenge the stereotypes about aging. Learn more at boomalally.com, and kristhescribbler.com. Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at NicoleChristina.com. You can become a patron of the Show at Patreon.com.


Christina Matz-Costa, PhD -- Expert On What Keeps Us Well as We Age

Christina Matz-Costa is an associate professor at Boston College School of Social Work and a Senior Research Associate at the Center on Aging & Work. Her research focuses on aging and work--both paid and volunteer. Christina was involved in developing one of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare's Grand Challenges for the next decade, focused on maximizing productive and meaningful activity throughout life. She’s an expert on what keeps us well as we age. Find out more about...


Christy Jones -- How to Make Your Brain Younger

Christy is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, and a Mindfulness Trainer. She became an expert in the gut-brain connection when her daughter was struggling with allergies and stomach problems. She teaches mindfulness and health in the Glendale, CA school system, and has won multiple awards for her programs. Find out more at ChristyJones.com. Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at NicoleChristina.com. You can become a patron of the Show at Patreon.com.


Eve Abrams -- Documenting the beauty and pain that is New Orleans

Eve Abrams is an audio documentarian, writer, and educator. She produces the audio project "Unprisoned", which focuses on how mass incarceration affects people serving time outside. www.unprisoned.org/ "Unprisoned" has received a Gabriel Award, a New Orleans Press Club Award, and was a Peabody Finalist. Abrams’ 2015 documentary Along Saint Claude received the Edward R. Murrow award and a New Orleans Press Club Award. Abrams’ writing can be found in the book she co-authored, Preservation...


Conni Marshall -- “It’s a joyful and heartbreaking experience.”

Conni is a retired physics teacher, Zumba instructor, dog rescuer Connie started teaching Zumba at age 58, and has been teaching for 7 years. She rescues dogs from her hometown in Texas, and they are transported to Syracuse NY by Underdog Express - www.petslowcostspayandneuter.org/programs/underdog-express/. Her and her husband have fostered about 70 dogs and delight in seeing them adopted in Upstate NY. http://www.emilyslegacyrescue.com/, helpinghoundsdogrescue.org Find out more about the...