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Welcome to Growing Older, Living Younger (GOLY), the podcast where you will discover ways to boost your metabolism, enhance your mental and physical energy, and ward off disorders we wrongly think are inevitable as we age.  Hosted By Dr. Gillian Lockitch, former specialist in Medical Biochemistry, professor, researcher and international speaker. She brings her perspective on how epigenetic (gene expression) science intersects with ancient, non-western wellness practices to extend health span.
We will feature experts and practitioners in mental and physical health, fitness, nutrition, personal care, entrepreneurship, community and networking, to help you create your personal roadmap to aging youthfully. 

Growing Older Living Younger Gillian Lockitch

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Welcome to Growing Older, Living Younger (GOLY), the podcast where you will discover ways to boost your metabolism, enhance your mental and physical energy, and ward off disorders we wrongly think are inevitable as we age.  Hosted By Dr. Gillian Lockitch, former specialist in Medical Biochemistry, professor, researcher and international speaker. She brings her perspective on how epigenetic (gene expression) science intersects with ancient, non-western wellness practices to extend health span.
We will feature experts and practitioners in mental and physical health, fitness, nutrition, personal care, entrepreneurship, community and networking, to help you create your personal roadmap to aging youthfully. 

    Michael Hingson: Shake off the Dust and Move On.

    Michael Hingson: Shake off the Dust and Move On.

     The critical key to surmounting obstacles, conquering challenges, and reaching your goals lies in your mind. You have to believe with your whole being that you can do it. Often what holds you back is fear.
    Today I talk with Michael Hingson, author of Thunderdog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero, about diversity, inclusion and conquering the mindset of fear.
    Michael has an incredible story to tell. When he was 6 months old, his parents were told that he was permanently and totally blind. He was one of more than 10,000 premature babies in the US who developed retinopathy due to excess exposure to oxygen, irreversibly scarring and destroying the retina, so no visual information was transmitted from the eye to the brain.  
    But Michael’s sighted parents believed in raising their son with a can-do attitude. Treated like all other children in his family, Michael rode a bike, did advanced math in his head and learned to read and write in Braille. Michael’s family relocated to Palmdale, California when he was five years old. It is here that Michael had his first adventure with Guide Dogs for the Blind and received his first guide dog. He later earned  bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Physics along with a secondary teaching credential from the University of California at Irvine. 
    On September 11, 2001, Michael and his guide dog, Roselle, escaped from the 78th floor of Tower One in the World Trade Center moments before it collapsed, only to be enveloped in a thick cloud of pulverized concrete dust. Soon after, Michael and Roselle were thrust into the international limelight where Michael began to share his unique survival story and 9-11 lessons of trust, courage, heroism, and teamwork. The story of their escape from Tower 1 was engrossing.  But most important  was how his parents raised him to acquire the survival skills and mindset that enabled him to survive the 78 story stairway descent of World Trade Center Tower 1 on Sept 11, 2001 and then to shake off the dust and move forward.
    Mike enjoys a successful 41-year sales career, first in high-tech and now inspiring adventures and joyful living for audiences around the world. He is a long time Social advocate for change concerning disabilities through his involvement with the National Federation of the Blind. 
    Contact Michael Hingson.
    Gift: Free ebook Blinded by Fear www.blindedbyfear.net 
    www.michaelhingson.com and https://accessibe.com/a/6eybb9o
    https://www.facebook.com/mhingson
    https://www.facebook.com/michael.hingson.author.speaker/
    https://www.facebook.com/Roselle911GuideDog/
    LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCx2L9OVN38Dv4mX6udP8g
    Contact Dr. Gillian Lockitch to learn how you can live younger as you grow older:
    Order a copy of Growing Older Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and The Art of Retiring Comfortably 
    Schedule a free  Discovery Call with Dr. Lockitch
    Join the Growing Older Living Younger Community 

    • 42 min
    Erica Hornthal: Movement, Emotion and Mental Health

    Erica Hornthal: Movement, Emotion and Mental Health

    Albert Einstein famously said “life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”
    Keeping physically active and moving is a key factor for overall wellness, and for healthy aging. Many studies have shown a strong association between a sedentary lifestyle and decreased longevity. Conversely, movement activities such as dance, specially partner dancing, have been associated with delaying cognitive  decline. Today I am talking with Erica Hornthal,  the Therapist Who Moves You”, about dance therapy and why it works. 
    Erica is a licensed clinical professional counsellor, a board-certified dance/movement therapist, and the CEO and founder of Chicago Dance Therapy. Since graduating with her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counselling from Columbia College Chicago, Erica has worked with patients aged 3-107, and she is changing the way people see movement with regard to mental health.
    How we move our bodies—how we walk, roll, dance, stretch, connect, and occupy space, is about more than physical fitness. Our movement impacts our mental and emotional health. When we change the way we move, we can change the way we live. 
    Contact Erica to learn about Movement Therapy:
     https://www.facebook.com/EricaHornthal/
    https://www.instagram.com/the.therapist.who.moves.you/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/erica-hornthal-lcpc-bc-dmt-4a611735/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89Qh8ZUo0o6iEzxuMzAyqA/featured
    Contact Dr. Gillian Lockitch to learn how you can live younger as you grow older:
    Order a copy of Growing Older Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and The Art of Retiring Comfortably 
    Schedule a Discovery Call with Dr. Lockitch
    Join the Growing Older Living Younger Community 

    • 36 min
    Frances Edmonds: RepottingYour Life

    Frances Edmonds: RepottingYour Life

    In today’s conversation I talk with Frances Edmonds, Inspirational Speaker and author of “Repotting Your Life: Sense When You’re Stuck. Explore What’s Possible. Claim Room to Grow.”
    When I first read this book, my thoughts jumped to the colourful collection of red, purple and blue African Violets on my sun-drenched mantelpiece. I recalled how I transferred the tiny plants that grew from leaf cuttings, first to small individual containers, then to larger pots and ultimately, I repotted them in the large pots that will remain their permanent home.
    Frances conceived the idea of  repotting, the ideal metaphor for self reinvention in deep middle age, when she uprooted herself, swapping the comfort and security of her London life for a year in California. As a fellow at Stanford's Distinguished Careers Institute, she researched longevity and related issues at the Center on Longevity.
    She suggests that when you find yourself stuck in life, whatever the cause, remember that what ails a root bound plant is not the plant, it's the pot. We discuss how to bring that same wisdom to any life changing decision, large or small, career or relationships, to reframe your thinking, reset your purpose and rejuvenate yourself.
    Following her degree in Modern Languages from Cambridge, Frances became an independent freelance interpreter, traveling all over the world, providing simultaneous interpreting for major institutions, organizations and summits. Great for the brain, she points out that it's a really tough skill because not only do you have to be great at languages, you also have to be able to listen through your headphones to a person speaking in one language, and simultaneously interpret in a second language. We discuss how, when she became “stuck”, she pivoted and “repotted her life.” 
    Here are links to learn more about Frances Edmonds and Repotting Your Life
    https://www.francesedmonds.co.uk/
    https://www.facebook.com/frances.edmonds.9
    https://twitter.com/francesedmonds1
    https://twitter.com/experimentbooks
    https://www.facebook.com/experimentbooks
    https://www.instagram.com/theexperiment/
     Contact Dr. Gillian Lockitch to learn how to live younger as you grow older:
    Order a copy of Growing Older Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and The Art of Retiring Comfortably 
    Schedule a Discovery Call with Dr. Lockitch
    Join the Growing Older Living Younger Community  to exchange experiences, and engage with others on a similar journey to age well.

    • 36 min
    Dale Neale: Dance for Health and Happiness

    Dale Neale: Dance for Health and Happiness

    Today our conversation centres around the benefits of dance for enhancing healthy aging for both mind and body. I  was reflecting on the many ways in which dance has positively impacted my life, and I thought that John Travolta says it  best. “ Dancing's part of my soul. I enjoy it, it makes people happy, and it makes me happy.”
    For me, dance is the best fitness activity.It is relatively low impact, the variety of styles and music constantly challenges my brain to adapt, and I leave each class, high on endorphins, after a dance workout that was both intense and fun. You can start it at any age - I began when I retired. Here to tell how dance has positively impacted his life, and how it can benefit you, is my dance teacher and friend, Dale Neale.
    Dale has over 30 years of experience in dancing and enjoys teaching all levels of dance from beginner to advanced, social or competitive dancing. His goal is to bring joy into the lives of people through the gift of dance and movement. His dance philosophy involves improving the quality of your life through the joy of dance and improving yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually to be the best you can be as you are never too young or too old to start dancing! 
    Dale began as a ballet dancer at the age of 16, and transitioned into ballroom and Latin dancing at the age of 25.  He is the founder of Dale Neale Dance and is a Head Master Instructor, Teacher, Choreographer and Coach. Dale comes from an extensive competitive dance background and has competed in International Latin, Standard and American Smooth and has won several titles including the U.S. Open Smooth Championship, numerous Rising Star Championships and he is a 4-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Championships. Dale has danced in movies, commercials, music videos, and has performed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. He also spent time traveling extensively through Europe performing and teaching Salsa with American Latin All Stars.
    To contact Dale:
    Dale.neale@icloud.com
    www.dalenealedance.com

    https://www.meetup.com/vancouver-ballroom-and-latin-dancing-meetup/
     Contact Dr. Gillian Lockitch:
    To learn how you can live younger as you grow older:
    Order a copy of Growing Older Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and The Art of Retiring Comfortably 

    Schedule a Discovery Call with Dr. Lockitch
    Join the Growing Older Living Younger Community 


     

    • 33 min
    Amy Schoen: Can You find Love After 50? Absolutely !

    Amy Schoen: Can You find Love After 50? Absolutely !

    I was contemplating my upcoming conversation with Life and Relationship coach, Amy Schoen, when I came across this quote from Margaret Mead, who said: “One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.” That gave me pause for thought.
    Five years ago, single person households in Canada comprised 28% of all households. That’s a lot of people living alone, with no-one there to wonder where they are when they don't come home at night. While many single people may not  feel the need for an intimate relationship, for others, the social isolation of the past two years, has led them to want to have someone to share their life. Finding that special person can be hard at any age. But for those in their 50, 60s or 70s, it may be specially daunting. 
    Enter today’s guest, Amy Schoen, a Certified Professional Life Coach and Creator of the Motivated to Marry Dating Secrets coaching program. Amy's passion is to clarify her clients' critical relationship values so they can easily recognize and connect with their true lifelong love partner.
    Amy is the author of “Get It Right This Time – How to Find and Keep Your Ideal Romantic Partner” and “30 Very Good Reasons NOT to Get Married Until You Are 30!”  She also hosted the “Motivated to Marry” podcast.
    Contact Amy:
    Free Gift: Ready for love quiz - and complimentary 30 minute review  www.readyforlovequiz.com  
     http://www.motivatedtomarry.com 
    www.facebook.com/motivatedtomarry
    http://www.Linkedin.com/in/CoachAmySchoen
    www.youtube.com/relationshipcoachamyschoen
    Contact Dr. Gillian Lockitch:
    To learn how you can live younger as you grow older:
    Order a copy of Growing Older Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and The Art of Retiring Comfortably 
    Join the Growing Older Living Younger Community 
    Schedule a Discovery Call with Dr. Lockitch

    • 31 min
    Louise VN Liebenberg: How Unresolved Trauma Affects Our Lives

    Louise VN Liebenberg: How Unresolved Trauma Affects Our Lives

    Psychologist, Peter A Levine points out that ” trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence”. 
    In today’s conversation with my guest, Louise Liebenberg, we look at ways to identify how unresolved traumas may be adversely impacting our lives, and discuss strategies to help deal with such traumas.
    Louise Liebenberg, is an international bestselling author, transformational coach and counsellor, who specializes in Adult Child Syndrome, Self Esteem Development and Transforming Unresolved Grief.  I first met Louise when she invited me to participate in an online summit on Trauma to Triumph: The  stories of recovery from traumas, became chapters in the book, “From Trauma to Triumph.” Louise is an experienced Group Facilitator and best selling author of “Hamster Wheel Relationships for Women. A Step by Step Process to Transform Unfulfilling Relationship Patterns”, accompanied by Stepping Off – The Hamster Wheel Workbook. Louise offers one-on-one sessions, online courses, group work or retreats. 
    We discuss the experiences that led Louise to her work on adult child syndrome and identifying unresolved traumas.
    Learn more about Louise:
    https://www.facebook.com/louiseliebenbergauthor
    https://www.instagram.com/louisevn.liebenberg/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/louise-vn-liebenberg-13973722/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBh-dMQF4QG1liJqSCp7aQ
    Gift : https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/x7s9r3
    Contact Dr. Gillian Lockitch:
    To learn how you can live younger as you grow older:
    Order a copy of Growing Older Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and The Art of Retiring Comfortably 
    Join the Growing Older Living Younger Community 
    Schedule a Discovery Call with Dr. Lockitch

    • 31 min

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KLDancer ,

Interesting range of excellent speakers on healthy aging

Listen in for tips and ideas ranging from staying healthy, losing weight, keeping a glowing skin to retiring in comfort.
Love the way important information is shared in a conversational style - a chat between friends.

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She's full of wisdom & knowledge

Dr. Gillian is amazing. Enjoy listening to her and learning from her. ❤️

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