Zestful Aging

Zestful Aging

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.... Show More

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August 8, 2020 45 min
Aaron Gendle is a best selling author of “Conquest: 10 Simple Steps to Conquer Life and Leave a Lasting Legacy”. Aaron founded “Write a Book University” where he helps others tell their story and leave their legacy by writing a book. He also hosts the “Daily Authors Podcast”, where he interviews brilliant new, self-help authors daily, providing a platform for authors to share their stories and help others. Aaron has had a long care...
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Daniella Mestyanek Young was born a third-generation member of the infamous religious cult, The Children of God, which has often garnered national and international attention for its unconventional and criminal practices including forced polyamory/polygamy, child marriages, religious prostitution, widespread pedophilia and the murder/suicide of the founder’s son and heir apparent. As a 15-year-old, Daniella was excommunicated fro...
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Nancy Davis Kho is the author of “THE THANK-YOU PROJECT: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time”. Nancy is also a podcaster whose work covers “the years between being hip and breaking one” at MidlifeMixtape.com and on the Midlife Mixtape Podcast which was included in “Wall Street Journal’s” 2019 list of "8 Podcasts for Anyone Nervously Facing Retirement". Find out more about Nancy’s inspiring work at DavisK...
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Gayle Carson is the epitome of a zestful ager at 82 years old. She’s known throughout the world as a business and leadership expert, and authored “How to be an SOB-- Spunky old Broad Who Kicks Butt”, among others. She’s been on ABC, NBC, and the “Wall Street Journal”, to name just a few. Selected as a “Legend of the Speaking Profession,” she currently hosts over a dozen radio shows per month. She’s a strong proponent of living regr...
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Jane Bernstein is an award winning novelist. Her latest book, “The Face Tells the Secret” is the story of a young woman trying to navigate life knowing that her mother did not have the capacity to love her, and also held a very tragic secret. Her recent story, “Still Running,” was chosen for “Best American Sports Writing 2018”. Find out more about Jane at http://janebernstein.net/. Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at ...
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Amanda Rees is the co-founder and CEO of Bold, a health and fitness technology company that creates online exercise programs for aging well, particularly focusing on balance which is crucial in the later years. Amanda is a yoga and tai chi instructor, who specializes in working with older adults and those with mobility limitations. She studied engineering and dance at Princeton. Bold has raised venture capital from leading Silicon ...
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Rachel began a new career as a model at the age of 46. Since turning 40, Rachel ditched the hair dye and embraced her natural silver hair and curvy figure. She is now represented by Bridge models in London and is passionate about being to help represent women over 40 in the fashion industry, especially when it comes to swimwear and lingerie campaigns. She is an ambassador for the charity 'Be Real”, a body confidence activist, a...
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Ever wonder what it would be like to share a 250 square foot space with a fellow researcher in the Arctic for nine months with no electricity or running water? No Netflix, Amazon, or neighbors for 90 roadless miles? Meet Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Strom who are on a mission to contribute to the research on global warming and plastic use. They were due to return after their 9 month stay, but COVID hit. The Norweigen boat that was sched...
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Joan Lunden helped wake-up millions of Americans as the host of Good Morning America for two decades. As a journalist, a busy working mom, and a part of the sandwich generation, Joan knows a thing or two about the realities of being an aging woman in our society today. Joan is a leading health and wellness advocate, speaking around the country about women’s health and how to age successfully. Joan’s latest book on the topic, “Why D...
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Talya Tibbon is an award winning documentary director and producer working in the US and in Europe. Over the years, her work has taken her to 4 continents: from Boko Haram territory in Nigeria to the slums of Karachi, from gang-controlled neighborhoods in Honduras to Siberia and to the corridors of the White House. She's documented war refugees, trafficked women, Guantanamo detainees, Wall Street traders, drug economies, mass s...
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Donna Cameron spent her career as a business owner working with nonprofit organizations and causes. It was there where she saw kindness in action and was awed by its power to transform. While she considered herself a reasonably nice person (with occasional lapses into crankiness), she knew that true kindness was a step above. In 2015, she committed to a year-long deep-dive into kindness. Her 2018 book, “A Year of Living Kindly”, ha...
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Alison Pena, aka “Bad Widow”, became a widow when her husband of almost twenty five years died in 2016, after an 11-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Eventually, Alison learned how to live fearlessly, move through grief, reclaim autonomy, reinvent herself, and rebuild her networks back to life. She writes and speaks about the inevitable losses in life and how to overcome them and even thrive. Her style is honest and raw, funny a...
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More than ever, many women are experiencing struggles in their relationship with food. They may be spending more time at home, feeling increased stress and off of their exercise routine. Annie Gaudrealt is a holistic nutritionist and wellness coach and offers guidance on how we can take care of our mind and bodies during COVID. Annie is an anti-diet practitioner, and states “healthy is not a shape”. Learn more about Annie and what ...
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May 23, 2020 64 min
When DJ Lee's dear friend vanishes in the wilderness of the Selway-Bitteroot, she decides to try to find her. Her journey answers some of the questions she had always had about her troubled family and their own history in this remote place. In her book, “Remote: Finding Home in the Bitterroots”, Lee learns how to embrace the land and her past. It’s an intimate look at one woman's relationship with the wilderness and the gho...
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Dan Blackwell is a composer and filmmaker from the UK who travels the world making independent documentaries. He collaborates with musicians, many who are victims of human rights violations, to create original pieces of music. Dan’s mission is to bring people together through music and, ultimately, humanize the demonized and give the unheard a voice. Find out more about his mission worldwide: https://www.facebook.com/4barCollective...
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“The Style That Binds Us” is a fashion consulting company founded by mother and daughter team, Alison Bruhn and Delia Folk. Alison is a national wardrobe consultant and stylist and Delia consults with emerging brands. Delia started her career interning at Versace and working on the buying team at Barneys New York before co-founding “The Style That Binds Us”. Alison and Delia talk about the meaning of style and fashion, and how to d...
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Maureen Towey is a multi-talented director and producer working across artistic mediums. She has worked as a Creative Director for Grammy award-winning musicians, and as the Senior Producer for “The Daily 360” at the “New York Times”. Towey has also worked as a contributing photo editor at “The New York Times Magazine” where she produced ten short films for their Great Performers series, starring Melissa McCarthy, and Lily Tomlin...
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Jane Asher is an 89-year old competitive swimmer. After a career as a swimming teacher and coach, Jane began to train seriously and to compete in Masters events in her 50s. She holds world records in numerous events, in the 5-year age bands up to her present age - she is looking forward to turning 90 next year, when she will have another batch of records to break. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and she proves that age is just a numb...
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Suzette Mullen had the perfect life; a loving husband, two kids in Ivy League colleges, and a house on the ocean. But something felt wrong. Her writing revealed that she was living with a secret she didn’t want to acknowledge, but she could not ignore. After 18 agonizing months, she finally leapt, and she talks about the joy she feels on the other side. Find out more at yourstoryfinder.com. Find out more about the Zestful Aging Po...
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Adam Minter is a columnist for Bloomberg and has been covering the waste and recycling industries for nearly two decades. He’s the author of the new book "Secondhand: Travels In The New Global Garage Sale." Publisher’s Weekly called it “a fascinating, eye-opening look at a dynamic, largely unseen world that only starts when one drops off something at a thrift store.“ Adam is active on Facebook and Twitter, just search his ...
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