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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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

315-426-8330


Episodes

William Damon -- The Importance of a “Life Review”

9/25/2021
With the perspective of age, many of us find ourselves looking back at our lives and asking questions such as “was my life a good life? Did I make good choices? What are my regrets?” In his new book “A Round of Golf With My Father”, William Damon illustrates the life review by describing his journey to uncover the hidden story of his father, whom he never met and knew almost nothing about until a sudden recent discovery. Find out more at: https://coa.stanford.edu/people/william-damon or...

Duration:00:50:37

Yvonne Heath -- We Live in a Grief Phobic Society--#Just Show Up

9/18/2021
In her nursing career, Yvonne Heath witnessed our grief-phobic society first hand and how our reluctance to talk about, plan and prepare for grief, death and dying causes excessive suffering personally, professionally in life, and at the end of life. She believes that when we learn to talk about and plan for grief and life's challenges something amazing happens. We live more fully and we suffer less at the end of our life. Our loved ones and workplaces suffer less and are able to move...

Duration:00:51:46

Debby Waldman Encore -- “How Covid-19 and Power Tools Helped Heal My Relationship With My Son”

9/11/2021
Special Episode for Suicide Prevention Week: Debby Waldman is a writer and ex-pat American who has lived in Edmonton, Alberta, since 1992. We were knitting buddies in New Haven, Connecticut in the mid-1980s when she was a newspaper reporter there, but we lost touch until recently, when a mutual friend sent me her New York Times essay, “How Covid-19 and Power Tools Helped Heal My Relationship With My Son”:...

Duration:01:04:32

Frank King Encore -- From Comedy Writer to Suicide Prevention Speaker and Trainer

9/6/2021
Special Encore Episode for Suicide Prevention Week: Frank King was a writer for The Tonight Show for 20 years. But these days he’s helping prevent suicide. Depression and suicide run in Frank’s family. He was just a young boy when his grandmother committed suicide, an image that’s seared into his mind. He’s thought about killing himself more times than he can count. He’s fought a lifetime battle with Major Depressive Disorder and Chronic Suicidality, turning that long dark journey of the...

Duration:00:46:01

Toby Younis and Shelley Carney -- Helping Encore Entrepreneurs Make Sense of Technology

9/4/2021
Toby Younis and Shelley Carney are encore entrepreneurs at AGK Media Studio. Their mission is to help other encore entrepreneurs master the technology necessary to produce live stream video, podcast episodes and blogs all at the same time so they can achieve visibility and credibility in the online marketplace. Find out more at: http://agk-media.com. Check out https://copenotes.com/zestful for an innovative app that supports mental health. Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at...

Duration:00:43:54

Eleanor Lerman -- Award Winning Writer Tackles Caregiving a Sibling with Alzheimers

8/28/2021
Have you ever wondered what would happen if one of your family members developed Alzheimers, and unexpectedly came to live with you? Acclaimed author and poet, Eleanor Lerman, just published the book “Watkins Glen” which examines this very situation. At the heart of “Watkins Glen” is the story of Susan, a woman in her sixties, who reluctantly finds herself having to take care of her estranged older brother, Mark, who has developed Alzheimer’s. Susan is living in Watkins Glen, a town in...

Duration:00:46:34

Stephanie Raffelock -- “Creatrix Rising: Unlocking the Power of Mid-Life Women”

8/21/2021
In “Creatrix Rising: Unlocking the Power of Mid-life Women”, Stephanie Raffelock lays out through personal stories and essays the highlights of the past fifty years in which women went from quiet strength to a resounding voice. She invites us along her own transformational journey by providing probing questions for reflection, so we can flesh out and bring to life this new archetype within ourselves. ​ Written in the spirit of Women Who Run With the Wolves, “Creatrix Rising” gives context in...

Duration:00:43:27

Antonia Rolls -- When Your Family Member is Addicted

8/14/2021
Behind every addict, there is at least one person traumatized by loving them. Antonia Rolls’ ongoing art project asks both the addict and the person who loves them to say something about how they are coping. Rolls paints portraits of each sitter and writes what they say on the actual painting. She paints each person as an angel or a saint, or at least a divine person, something to do with the dark and the light, the heaven and hell of addiction. Find out more about this touching project:...

Duration:00:43:36

Kathy Burns -- Left an Abusive Marriage By Camping with Her Horses in the Lower 48

8/7/2021
Kathy Burns, an avid horsewoman, went on a 13 month journey that she called SHLEP (Soul-searching, Home-seeking, Liberating, Equestrian Party. Find out more about her journey and art at: https://shlep.blog/ Check out https://copenotes.com/zestful for an innovative app that supports mental health. Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at ZestfulAging.com

Duration:00:43:30

Dr. Marcus Ranney -- International Champion of Wellbeing, Humanitarian

7/31/2021
Dr. Marcus Ranney is an international champion of wellbeing who has recently been directly involved in the fight against COVID in India. His philosophy centers around enhancing the positive aspects of health rather than focusing solely on disease. Ranney’s research has taken him to the sides of Everest, skiing in the Arctic and the European Alps, and he has served as a medical officer in the Royal Air Force and at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. He’s recently authored the book “At the Human...

Duration:00:33:17

Olivia Bareham: Taking Back Funerals from the Funeral Industry

7/24/2021
Olivia Bareham is the founder of Sacred Crossings, a Los Angeles based funeral home specializing in green, environmentally sensitive products and after-death care practices. They specialize in home funerals, green burial, full-body sea burial, direct cremation, witness cremation and celebrant services. The home funeral allows family and friends to care for the body of their loved-one at home, in their own time honoring cultural and religious traditions. Find out more at SacredCrossings.com....

Duration:00:45:35

Carol Giuliani -- Expert Travel Companion for Seniors

7/17/2021
Carol Giuliani loves to travel and is a whiz at planning and executing trips by air or car, all over the world. She also has decades of caregiving experience and worked as an attorney and professional fiduciary, managing the finances of seniors for many years. Six years ago, she combined her talents to create Senior Travel Companion Services to help seniors safely and comfortably get to their desired destinations. Since then, she has planned and executed over 60 trips for people with mental...

Duration:00:44:38

Dr Bill Rawls -- What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

7/10/2021
Bill Rawls is an OB-GYN and leading expert in Lyme disease, integrative health, and herbal medicine. In the middle of his successful medical career, Dr. Rawls’ life was interrupted by Lyme disease. As he struggled to overcome it, he explored nearly every treatment possible – from conventional medicine to a range of alternative therapies. In the process, Dr. Rawls discovered a shocking amount of controversy and confusion around causes, diagnosis, and treatment that left thousands of patients...

Duration:03:14:05

Dayna Macy -- “Ravenous: A Food Lover’s Journey From Obsession to Freedom”, Part 2

7/3/2021
My interview with Dayna continues. We touch upon some practical ways Dayna is intentional with her eating, and how the journey to balance is an imperfect one. Find out more at DaynaMacy.com. Check out https://copenotes.com/zestful for an innovative app that supports mental health. Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at ZestfulAging.com.

Duration:00:38:59

Dayna Macy -- “Ravenous: A Food Lover’s Journey From Obsession to Freedom“, Part 1

6/26/2021
This interview commemorates the 10th anniversary of Dayna Macy’s book “Ravenous”. She writes: “While our souls may be immortal, our bodies are not – they are the beautiful, vulnerable vessels with which we navigate the lessons of this world. “Ravenous” may have started as a journey to lose weight, but it taught me much more. I learned that kindness, with regard to the body, (and pretty much everything else), is essential; that the habit of judgment can be softened; that there is no such a...

Duration:01:02:13

Melissa Davey -- At 65, Being A Filmmaker Was On Her Bucket List. She Can Cross It Off.

6/19/2021
In 2015,Melissa Davey, a corporate executive, had a chance encounter with a famous film director. After that meeting, she was inspired to leave her 25-year year career and jump into the unknown at age 65. In April of 2021 Melissa’s first film, Beyond Sixty, a documentary about the resilience and continued relevance of women over the age of 60, was released. Now showing On Demand and on most streaming platforms Beyond Sixty is inspiring women of all ages and reminding us all that a woman’s...

Duration:00:34:49

Susan Pohlman -- The Power of Travel at Midlife

6/12/2021
Susan Pohlman is a writer, filmmaker and presenter, and the founder of the “Phoenix Writers Network”. In this episode, we discuss her latest travel memoir, “A Time to Seek: Meaning, Purpose, and Spirituality at Midlife”. Learn how she uses travel with the intention of knowing herself more deeply. Find out more at: SusanPohlman.com. Check out https://copenotes.com/zestful for an innovative app that supports mental health. Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at ZestfulAging.com.

Duration:01:00:28

Jessica Bacal -- ”The Rejection That Changed My Life”

6/5/2021
Not many of us like to talk about our failings. Rejections don’t go on your résumé, but they are part of every successful person’s career. All of us will apply for jobs that we don’t get and have ambitions that aren’t fulfilled, because that is part of being a working person, part of pushing oneself to the next step professionally. Zestful Aging speaks with Jessica Bacal who just wrote a new book called “The Rejection That Changed my Life”. She interviews 25 powerhouse women about their...

Duration:00:33:19

Bonnie Marcus -- How Can I Navigate Ageism and Sexism at Work?

5/29/2021
Award winning entrepreneur, Forbes contributing writer and executive coach Bonnie Marcus assists professional women to successfully navigate the workplace and position and promote themselves to advance their careers. In her newly published book, “NOT DONE YET!”, Bonnie addresses how women over 50 can regain their confidence and claim their power. You can find out more about Bonnie at www.bonniemarcusleadership.com. Facebook: bonnie.marcus - Twitter: selfpromote - LinkedIn: bonniemarcus -...

Duration:00:35:55

Jean Ketcham -- “Aging But Dangerous”

5/22/2021
Jean Ketcham is the founder of “Aging But Dangerous”, a movement focused on healthy aging and living dangerously through fun, spirit, and style. After retiring, Jean discovered that 55+ women were not living up to their true potential. Their social circles were shrinking and their lifestyles were becoming less stimulating and less adventurous. Jean began organizing meetings where older women could connect and share experiences, insights, and strategies to help them enrich their lives. She...

Duration:00:37:18