Live HAPPIER Longer Podcast

Live HAPPIER Longer Podcast

The Live HAPPIER longer podcast is equal parts information, inspiration, education and motivation all dedicated to building the habits of a HAPPIER, longer life. The daily plan focuses on five actions that are proven to increase longevity, and improve optimism about aging. Host Molly Watts, along with her guests will teach you how to MOVE*LEARN*SHARE*GIVE* and *LET GO. The quality of your habits, equals the quality of your life. Our habits are sustainable into your 80's, 90's and beyond. If you're going to live to be 85, wouldn't it be nice to be happy about it when you do? Your HAPPIER longer life starts right now--Here's the plan!

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July 9, 2020 30 min
This week on the podcast I'm joined by lifestyle and success coach, Alice Agnello. Alice works with women who are facing the empty nest and trying to figure out what they want to do with the rest of our lives.  Alice and I talk about how women tend to stuff down our feelings and what we truly want and put our everyone else first. Alice says the fear factor stops so many women from taking risks and trying new things. Unpacking l...
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In this week's episode, Molly interviews Nancy Davis Kho.  Nancy is a podcast host, speaker and author of the book "The Thank You Project". The conversation this week is about Nancy's decision to write thank you notes for a year and how that turned into a book. The book shares how you too can benefit from setting up your own Thank You project.  Nancy shares how the practice of writing these letters helped her become...
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June 25, 2020 8 min
In this short episode, Molly brings you up to speed on what has happened in the last few weeks and where the podcast will be going in the next few months.
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This week's episode is an inspirational conversation with Deb Cummins Stellato, life coach and podcast host. Deb has been a longtime facilitator and speaker working with non-profit organizations to help leaders develop their leadership mindsets. During a major "pivot" in her life, she became a life coach during the past year.  "Thinking Courageously" is how she helps successful women show up and make pivots in ...
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What? PB &J?  Is this episode all about the beloved peanut butter and jelly sandwich? No, not really.  This week's episode is all about handling the URGES that come when you've built a habit that doesn't serve you. To undo that urge we need to remember PB& J.  P: Pause and Ponder B: Breathe on purpose J: Just for 10 minutes Listen in as I share my strategy for allowing an urge to be there and not resist it an...
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In this week's episode we revisit one of our earliest and most popular episode's on Blue Zones. Come with us as we discuss the research and information discovered by Dan Buettner in five geographic areas in the world where people live the longest and where the are high numbers of older people who age without typical diseases like heart disease, cancer or diabetes. Email us at info@fiveforlife.co to ask questions, sugges...
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Are we preprogrammed with more than our physical attributes from our parents?  Are we programmed to behave in certain ways too?  This week on the podcast,  I'm speaking with Johanna Lynn, founder of the Family Imprint Institute.  Johanna helps people understand how their background, their parents' backgrounds and even their grandparents may be influencing their behavior now. Johanna says, "The good news about epigenetic...
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This week on the podcast I'm talking about walking, with health coach Carolyn Cohen.  We discuss the benefits of walking as a way of improving your health and increasing longevity in the best possible way. Carolyn is a health coach who believes that walking is the very best way to improve health for everyone.  She hosts a weekly podcast called "Wellness While Walking" where she shares wellness information and emphasizes...
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April 16, 2020 16 min
In this week's episode I revisit some of the great books that I've read and reviewed on the podcast as well as some of the wonderful author's I've interviewed.  Any of these books would make a great addition to your pandemic reading list.    If you are struggling with depression and anxiety during COVID-19 please visit https://www.verywellmind.com/best-online-therapy-4691206 for professional resources available for...
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April 9, 2020 17 min
If COVID-19 is getting you down, this episode will give you five practical actions to take this week that will make it easier to manage you mind and feel better. I discuss the why's and the basic benefits behind each and how I recognized their importance in helping me feel better.  1) Time Management 2) Limit your Information Intake 3) Get your Sleep 4) Move your Body 5) Journal
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In this short episode I  talk all about buffering and the habits we build in an attempt to avoid feeling negative emotions. I discuss the value of being able to recognize our thoughts and how they are creating the feelings that lead to buffering.  Buffering is when we use external things to change how we feel internally.When you stop buffering, you start living the truth of your life. You start seeing exactly what is going on in yo...
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March 29, 2020 13 min
In this episode, I discuss the importance of managing your mind during times of high stress.  Given the uncertainty of the world surrounding COVID-19, this episode gives steps to recognize your thinking and which thoughts are increasing your anxiety. You can feel better by managing your thoughts and thinking on purpose. I share how to build a new or future belief (a belief is simply a thought that you keep practicing) by writing d...
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March 11, 2020 33 min
This week I'm revisiting some of our best episodes on habits and grabbing some of the best little nuggets of each. One of the lessons I’ve learned over the last nearly three years of building Five for Life is the IMPACT of habits on our lives. Ultimately it’s what you do consistently over time that defines what your life story will be. And consistency and time--those two things are the major pieces of what defines a habit.
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This week's episode discusses the important book "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End". This book focuses on autonomy in aging and dignity in dying.  It is written by physician, surgeon and best-selling author Dr. Atul Gawande.  Host Molly Watts shares some of the most important insights from this book and how planning for death is actually part of living a happier, longer life. After listening to this po...
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In this week's episode, Molly is joined by broadcasting pro and podcast host, Peter Bowes for a conversation about their shared passion--longevity. Peter hosts, Live Long and Master Aging (or the LLAMA podcast) where he explores the stories and the science behind human longevity.  Peter is a veteran reporter for the BBC in Los Angeles and has had the opportunity to interview some amazing scientists as well as some very inspiri...
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This week on the podcast, Molly is joined by sisters Amy and Nancy Harrington. Amy and Nancy host the Passionistas Project podcast and share with Molly their passion for helping female entrepreneurs. Learn about their latest venture, the Passionistas Project Pack and how they are helping support women-owned businesses and female artisans with a subscription box featuring their products and a podcast detailing their stories.
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February 12, 2020 24 min
It happens. There are situations and circumstances in life that simply--suck. In this episode, you'll learn how to manage your mind through times of crises and how to prevent the negative thought spin cycle.  First step is to acknowledge something terrible has happened.  Second step is to ask questions of your brain to help guide your thoughts toward solutions and away from negative spin cycles that increase your suffering. Thi...
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This week's episode sparks conversation on the term "anti-aging" with filmmaker and director, Tara Gadomski.  Tara wrote and directed this short film, which employs dark humor to get across the point that aging is something that none of us have any control over. We discuss the beauty industry and how they use dangerous terms like "flaws" or "corrections" for aging skin. Tara gives a synopsis of this shor...
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In this episode, Molly reminds us that our thoughts are what determine our happiness, not our circumstances.  Even when circumstances seem challenging, we can add to our own suffering by focusing our thoughts on how difficult life feels. She recaps the popular TED talk (and book) by Ron Gutman called, SMILE-the astonishing power of a Simple Act".   Hear some of the powerful statistics on smiling as well as Gutman's suggest...
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January 22, 2020 18 min
In this week's episode host Molly Watts, talks about the vision for the podcast moving forward and how the combination of information, inspiration, education and motivation will unfold to help you create the habits of a happier, longer life.  In honor of her Dad's 92nd birthday, she revisits some of the science behind the five daily habits that make up Five for Life. The goal is to create sustainable habits that are proven...
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