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.

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May 1, 2021 39 min
Meredith Patterson is a pioneer in the field of health care, aging and the ethics of elder care. Meredith developed a unique home care model in which the client and the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) would experience a greater sense of respect, the client was ensured the highest caliber of care, and the aide would be compensated at a significantly higher rate of pay. However, the cost to the client would be no more than the rate...
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Dr. Bonnie Kaplan and Dr. Julia Rucklidge are the authors of the brand new book “The Better Brain”-- the first book to discuss how and why nutrients can be used to treat mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and PTSD. We talk about the challenges in changing the paradigm from a medication-first approach to dealing with mental illness to one that promotes providing the brain with the nutrients it requires to operat...
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Gilly Smith is an award-winning food writer and podcaster who’s been writing and making radio, television and podcasts since the early ’90s. Her books are mainly about the influence on culture of food in its various forms, including how to eat to save the planet. Her book, “Taste and the TV Chef” won the 2020 Gourmand Award for best UK food writing. Find out more about the prolific and passionate Gilly at http://GillySmith.com. Ch...
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Since the pandemic, alcohol use is up significantly. One expert observed that even during the lockdown in the US, liquor stores remain open. Why? The emergency rooms were too busy with COVID to deal with people with alcohol withdrawal. Molly Watts is the host and founder of “Breaking the Bottle Legacy Podcast” which is dedicated to helping habit drinkers and adult children of alcoholics create a peaceful relationship with alcohol. ...
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Dr. Elise Bialylew is the founder of Mindful in May, the world’s largest online global mindfulness campaign that teaches thousands of people each year to meditate while raising funds to build clean water projects in the developing world. A doctor trained in psychiatry turned mindfulness teacher and social entrepreneur, she’s passionate about supporting individuals and organisations to develop inner tools to flourish. She’s also the...
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Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross is a physician who specializes in treating eating disorders, addictions and trauma. She is particularly interested in Intergenerational Trauma, where the effects of trauma are passed from one generation to another, in looking at her own family tree which was riddled with generations of trauma, obesity and mental illness. She speaks on the topic of Intergenerational Trauma both nationally and internationally....
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Colleen Kochannek helps women from the typewriter generation become successful and confident laptop entrepreneurs, helping them leverage their decades of life experience and learning to create a meaningful, revenue-generating business. Find out more at ScrappyFrontier.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
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After a successful career that started at the NBA League Office, and led to senior management positions with a number of professional sports teams, Eric’s mental health took a sudden and rapid decline. This decline left him almost permanently in bed, and with severe cognitive impairment, for just over two and a half years. Once he found a way to climb out of his abyss, he vowed to spend the rest of his life focused on changing the ...
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Special for International Women’s Day 2021 International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. Melissa Berton is the Academy Award winning producer for Best Documentary Short for “Period. End of Sentence.” and CEO of The Pad Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the principle th...
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Gay Hendricks is a thought leader in the fields of relationship transformation and bodymind transformation for more than 45 years. He has written more than 40 books, including bestsellers such as "Five Wishes", "The Big Leap", "Conscious Loving and Conscious Loving Ever After". His latest book, "Conscious Luck", reveals eight ways to change your fortunes through the power of intention. Gay has appear...
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Jean Walters is the international best selling author of “The Journey to Anxiety to Peace: Practical Steps to Handle Fear, Embrace Struggle, and Eliminate Worry to Become Happy and Free”. She has been a teacher, transformational coach, and Akashic Record reader in the St. Louis area for over 40 years. She’s a prolific writer and presenter, helping people to shift their mindsets in the direction of more peace. Find out more at ht...
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Rima Nashashibi is the President of Global Hope 365, a non-profit agency promoting openness, equal opportunity, tolerance, fairness, and justice for persons of all genders, ethnicity, religious backgrounds, and political persuasions. Ms. Nashashibi has been a guest speaker hosted by the U.S. Department of State in places such as Jerusalem, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait. In addition, Ms. Nashashibi trained the women in Saudi Arabia in ...
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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": https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/08/well/family/depression-suicide-c...
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What is the most important factor in being healthy? Exercise? Diet? Meditation? No, it’s your zip code. Dr. Lindo Bacon has spent their career studying the intersection of health and social justice issues. Their newest book, “Radical Belonging: How to Survive and Thrive in an Unjust World (While Transforming it for the Better)” is a deeply personal look at how their gender identity caused them to experience discrimination and un-be...
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Julie Sursok is author of the best-selling book “I’m Now called a Senior-- WTF?”. She emigrated from South Africa to Australia after losing everything in a series of traumatic events. She rebuilt her business and her life, and now with laughter, humility and life experience she is passionately inspiring seniors to stand tall and feel relevant again. Find her book at on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Julie-Sursok/e/B087CFRNS7 Che...
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Sophie Poldermans is the author of the bestselling book “Seducing and Killing Nazis. Hannie, Truus and Freddie: Dutch Resistance Heroines of WWII” . She personally knew Truus and Freddie Oversteegen of the book for 20 years and worked closely with them for over a decade as a board member of the National Hannie Schaft Foundation. Poldermans is the founder of "Sophie's Women of War," shedding light on the role of women in...
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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 ...
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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 incr...
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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...
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December 31, 2020 43 min
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 ...
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