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Nicole Christina, a psychotherapist of 30 years, interviews a wide variety of influential guests about how they are creating their legacies--a crucial element in healthy aging. Contributing to the greater good is a central theme of the Program.

Nicole Christina, a psychotherapist of 30 years, interviews a wide variety of influential guests about how they are creating their legacies--a crucial element in healthy aging. Contributing to the greater good is a central theme of the Program.


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Nicole Christina, a psychotherapist of 30 years, interviews a wide variety of influential guests about how they are creating their legacies--a crucial element in healthy aging. Contributing to the greater good is a central theme of the Program.






Charlotte Mangin -- Award Winning Filmmaker Documenting Unsung Heroines

Charlotte Mangin is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and the creator, executive producer, and director of UNLADYLIKE2020. She spent five years on the production staff of National Geographic Television & Film, reporting from the jungles of the Amazon to the Himalayan Mountains, and five years as a story producer for PBS’s award-winning international affairs series "Wide Angle". Her hour-long program, "Class of 2006", about women’s rights in Morocco, won an International Documentary...


Max Cynader -- Keeping Your Brain Healthy

Dr. Max Cynader is a leading neuroscientist, an Order of Canada recipient, and the founding director of the Brain Research Centre at the University of British Columbia. He is also the founder of “Synaptitude Brain Health”. At Synaptitude, Max helps any person understand and compare their brain fitness across five health pillars; exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress, and cognition. By understanding their brain, individuals can increase their quality of life by taking actionable steps towards...


Peg Doyle -- Eating for Lifelong Wellness

Peg Doyle is an expert in the field of nutrition and lifestyle. She is also a member of the National Gerontology Academic Honor and Professional Society. A passionate clinician and educator, Peg is committed to the vital link between food and health. Her primary audience is women over age 50 who desire to live full, vibrant lives. She published her first book “Food Becomes You - Simple Steps for Lifelong Wellness” in 2014. It's an easy how-to on eating well and preventing the diseases of...


Jeff Rubin -- Why Are We So Ageist?

Jeff Rubin is an internationally recognized advocate for positive aging, and a leader in the fight against ageism. He advises business and community leaders on inter-generational and aging issues. An advocate for “age-friendly” and “livable” communities, Mr. Rubin is currently working to advance these initiatives through the empowerment of local thought leaders here and abroad across the generational divide. He is also the author of “Wisdom of Age”. Find out more about Jeff’s work at...


Cindy Gallop -- Nice Girls Do Get Angry

Cindy Gallop is a consultant and entrepreneur who, for 35 years, has worked in brandbuilding, marketing and advertising with companies like Levi’s, LOreal, and Calvin Klein, to name a few. She champions and campaigns for diversity in all forms, and as part of that is working to change depictions of aging in advertising by ending ageism in the advertising industry. She’s known as a major changemaker in her field, and likes to describe herself this way: “I like to blow shit up. I am the...


Dr. Ginger Campbell -- Embracing Uncertainty in the Time of COVID

Dr. Ginger Campbell has been a physician for almost 40 years, and a podcaster since 2006. Her Podcast, “Brain Science”, explores how the recent discoveries in neuroscience are helping explain how our brain makes us human. She calls “Brain Science” the “show for everyone who has a brain”, because it is accessible to people of all backgrounds. Dr. Campbell also recently published the second edition of her book “Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty”. Find out more at...


Dr. Jessica Zitter -- Finding a Better Path to the End of Life

Dr. Jessica Zitter practices ICU and Palliative Care in Oakland, California. Her work is featured in the Oscar and Emmy-nominated short documentary, Extremis, now streaming on Netflix. She is also the author of Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life, and her essays and articles have appeared in the “New York Times”, “The Atlantic”, “The Huffington Post”, to name just a few. Her latest film is Caregiver: A Love Story. Check out her website at www.jessicazitter.com. Check...


Anne Basting -- Creative Care: Transforming Aging and Elder Care with Meaning and Joy

Anne Basting PhD, is a leader in transforming aging and elder care, author of the new book “Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care” and the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. She is the founder of the non-profit “TimeSlips” which implements her innovative approach to memory care, and is the author of three previous academic books, The Stages of Age: Performing Age in Contemporary American Culture” (University of Michigan, 1998), “Forget Memory: Creating...


Nancy Hogshead-Makar -- Olympiad and Title IX Legal Advocate

Nancy Hogshead-Makar is an Olympic gold medal champion, a civil rights lawyer, and the founder and CEO of “Champion Women”, a non-profit providing legal advocacy for girls and women in sports. Focus areas include equal play, such as traditional Title IX compliance in athletic departments, sexual harassment, abuse and assault, as well as employment, pregnancy and LGBT discrimination within sport. Hogshead-Makar led an eight-year effort to protect athletes from sexual abuse in club and Olympic...


Intuitive Eating (Because Diets Don’t Work)

Evelyn Tribole is an award-winning registered dietitian and was the nutrition expert for “Good Morning America” and was a national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for six years. Elyse Resch is a nutrition therapist with over thirty-eight years of experience specializing in eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size. Evelyn and Elyse co-authored the cutting edge book “Intuitive Eating”, first published in 1995. “Intuitive Eating” has become the go-to book...


Jodie Filogomo -- Fun and Thrifty Style Over 50

Jodie Filogomo is the voice behind “Jodie's Touch of Style” where she showcases how it's never too late to look great. Her styling adventures include her mother, Charlotte, who is 82 years old, and friend, Lesley, who is 70 years old along with Jodie who is 54. Jodie is a retired dentist and has reinvented herself to discuss tips and tricks about style, budget shopping and positivity. It's all about inspiring women over 50 to look and feel their best. Find out more at...


Sanjeev Javia -- Is CBD Right for You?

Sanjeev Javia, a.k.a. Jeevers, is an expert on all things CBD. He has almost two decades of experience formulating CBD compounds, and he assists elite athletes (including Olympiads) in achieving the highest performance possible. His products are organic and third party lab verified for pureness. Jeevers is a frequent speaker on radio and television, as well as conferences. Find out more about Jeevers and CBD at Proze.com. You can get a 15% off discount if you use the word “zestful” at check...


Marina Cantacuzino -- “The F-Word”; How Forgiveness Helps Us Heal

Marina Cantacuzino is the founder of “The Forgiveness Project” a UK-based charity that uses real stories of victims and perpetrators of crime and violence to help people explore ideas around forgiveness and alternatives to revenge. With no political or religious affiliations, “The Forgiveness Project's” independent and inclusive approach ensures its core message is that everyone has the potential to change their perspective and break the cycle of vengeance. Learn more at...


Veterans, PTSD and the Healing Power of Dogs (Encore episode)

A special episode for Veteran’s Day: The Puppy Development Program at Clear Path for Veterans is designed to raise and train dogs who will be placed with a selected Veteran who has a diagnosis of PTSD. Each puppy is carefully selected for health, temperament, and trainability prior to being selected. Veterans are then trained to train their own service dogs, increasing the bond and understanding between the human and the dog. Find out more about the Clear Path for Veterans Canine Program at...


Amy Newmark -- Chicken Soup for the Soup: Practical Tips for a Better Life

Amy Newmark is the bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series. Since 2008, she has published more than 170 new books, most of them national bestsellers in the U.S. and Canada. Amy loves to collect stories; she has travelled throughout Brazil’s impoverished northeast region, collecting stories from regular people. She is delighted to have come full circle in her writing career—from collecting stories “from the people” in Brazil as a...


Donald Altman -- The Gift of Meditation

Donald Altman is a psychotherapist, international mindfulness expert, former Buddhist monk and award-winning author of over 15 books who has taught mindfulness to thousands of healthcare workers and others. He’s featured in “The Mindfulness Movie” and is profiled in the “Living Spiritual Teachers Project”. Learn more at https://mindfulpractices.com/. Check out https://copenotes.com/zestful for an innovative app that supports mental health. Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at...


Mollie McGlocklin -- Why Can’t I Sleep?

Mollie McGlocklin is the creator of “Sleep Is A Skill”, a company that optimizes people’s sleep through a unique blend of technology, accountability, and behavioral change. The company was born from “scratching her own itch” after a lifetime of poor sleep habits culminated into a mega-challenging bout of insomnia for months without end. With a background in psychology & human behavior, she went down the rabbit hole to solve her sleep disturbances without sleeping aids. She became fascinated...


Noelle Nelson -- Why Optimism is So Crucial, Even When It’s Tough

Since 2016, Dr. Noelle Nelson, who is the author of “Happy Healthy…Dead”, has been posting stories about older folks (she calls them Amazings) on a Facebook page "Meet The Amazings." These are older adults who have achieved impressive feats or are living truly fulfilling lives. She's featured almost 450 of these folks. As our older population grows, Dr. Nelson believes it's important (and inspiring) for all of us to realize that accomplished older individuals are everywhere and making a...


Johnny Crowder -- Copenotes: A Helpful and Accessible Tool to Support Our Mental Health

As a suicide/abuse survivor, Johnny Crowder spent his formative years searching for resources to help him cope with his mental health conditions, ranging from OCD and bipolar disorder to schizophrenia. His searching led him to develop a new way to address mental health challenges. His app, Copenotes, helps support mental health and increases the emotional health of the planet in an accessible and highly effective way. It’s been adopted by many mental health systems and facilities. Check it...


Rita Dragonette -- Protesting for Justice, Then and Now

The Black Lives Matter movement reminds some of us of the 1960s when Americans protested the Vietnam War. Author Rita Dragonette spells out some of the parallels between now and the resistance to the Vietnam war. Her award-winning novel, “The Fourteenth of September”, is based upon Rita’s personal experiences on campus during The Vietnam War. It’s a story about the coming of conscience, and it demonstrates how the war had a profound impact on women as well as men. Find out more about Rita on...