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Celebrating baby boomers fifty and better who are on the move and transforming the spirit and style of aging!

Give me just fifteen minutes of your time and I’ll give you interviews with authors, actors, and experts who will inspire you to make significant and positive change in your own life.

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Celebrating baby boomers fifty and better who are on the move and transforming the spirit and style of aging!

Give me just fifteen minutes of your time and I’ll give you interviews with authors, actors, and experts who will inspire you to make significant and positive change in your own life.

    Death is But a Dream: Dr. Christopher Kerr

    Death is But a Dream: Dr. Christopher Kerr

    As long as there have been rational humans walking the earth, mankind’s greatest mystery has remained the same: what happens when we die?

    Moreover, as boomers, we know that one of the realities of age is the increasing awareness that life doesn’t go on forever. Whether it’s the loss of loved ones or the recognition of our own mortality, death becomes an ever-greater presence in our lives.                                               

    Therefore, it is with great appreciation that I host our guest on Feisty Side of Fifty Radio: Dr. Christopher Kerr. Dr. Kerr is the CEO and chief medical officer at Hospice Buffalo. By way of his work, Dr. Kerr has been documenting the dreams and visions of dying patients for years. And because of this research, Dr. Kerr has come to the realization that end of life can be—and usually is—a time of great spiritual and emotional awareness. He joins us to share accounts of these dreams and visions from his remarkable book, Death is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life's End.

    Whether you adhere to an organized religion, consider yourself an agnostic or believe in a Universal Spirit, you will want to listen to this extraordinary glimpse into the end of life experiences of hundreds of patients. Make sure you tune in for this one!

    • 16 min
    Immortality, Inc., Chip Walter

    Immortality, Inc., Chip Walter

    We boomers have to admit that our flower power is getting a wee bit long of tooth. The metaphor may be mixed but the message is the same—we are growing older. But, true to our revolutionary spirit, a number of our generation’s scientists are on an active quest to achieve immortality. And, according to our guest, they just might pull it off!

    Chip Walter is a science author, filmmaker, and former CNN bureau chief whose books include Last Ape Standing and Thumbs, Toes, and Tears. Among other notable publications his writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American and National Geographic magazine. Chip is joining us to share all about his latest collaboration with National Geographic. It’s his just released new book entitled: Immortality, Inc., Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions, and the Quest to Live Forever. Believe me, you are going to want to hear all about this one!

    • 11 min
    The Parlay Effect: How Female Connection Can Change the World

    The Parlay Effect: How Female Connection Can Change the World

    Age has gifted many of us boomers with the impetus to live lives of meaning, authenticity and connection. If this is the case for you, you will want to be sure to catch today’s show. 

    Our guest, Anne Devereux-Mills, is a former advertising agency CEO who underwent a major life change shortly before her 50th birthday. Not only was she diagnosed with cancer, her last child headed off to college and her job went away due to the recession of 2008. Feeling she had no identity, she set out to figure out who she really was and how to start again. 

    Thankfully, Anne’s personal life crisis resulted in her creating an amazing organization called Parlay House. Anne joins us to share more of her story, what Parlay House is all about and her just released book entitled The Parlay Effect: How Female Connection Can Change the World.

    Anne’s message is profoundly important, so give yourself the gift of inspiration and take the time to listen to what this remarkable woman has to say.

    • 18 min
    How to Be a Mindful Drinker: Laura Willoughby

    How to Be a Mindful Drinker: Laura Willoughby

    Now that the holidays are over, many of us may confess to imbibing a little more of the bubbly than we’d planned. Laura Willoughby, who gave up drinking 4 years ago, realized that there were few options out there for people wanting to modify their alcohol intake. So, she set up Club Soda - a healthy lifestyle brand supporting individuals to change their drinking, whether they want to cut down, stop for a bit, or quit. 

    Now, Laura has authored an extremely helpful guide entitled How to Be a Mindful Drinker: Cut Down, Take a Break, or Quit. She joins us to share all about it.

    If you would like to change your drinking habits and are looking for a common sense approach, you won’t want to miss this one!

    • 11 min
    PLACES I REMEMBER: Tales, Truths, Delights from 100 Countries

    PLACES I REMEMBER: Tales, Truths, Delights from 100 Countries

    Join Lea Lane, author of eight books and regular contributor about travel for forbes.com as she shares all about her latest beautifully written and illustrated new travel memoir, PLACES I REMEMBER: Tales, Truths, Delights from 100 Countries.

    This highly praised book covers over 50 years of writings and illustrated photos from a hundred countries. It’s a mix of travel memoir, travel almanac, personal journal and illustrated album and offers stories of the world and the life of an award-winning travel writer.

    So if you dream of packing your bags, exploring new places and creating your own special travel memories, you’ll want to hear what Lea has to say. Be sure to tune in for this one!

    • 18 min
    One Day at Disney: Bruce Steele

    One Day at Disney: Bruce Steele

    We boomers know that one of the best ways to keep thriving in our later years is to focus on the fun and creative aspects of life. And there’s no better way to do that than to explore the “happiest place on earth.”  That’s why this show is especially informative and inspiring.

    Our guest, Bruce Steele is a journalist and Disney fan who has produced one of the most beautiful and truly fascinating books I’ve ever seen. It’s called One Day At Disney: Meet the People Who Make the Magic Across the Globe. The book is the product of an incredible 24-hour journey focusing on the people and places that make the magic for our grandchildren and us to enjoy. 

    So give yourself a real gift and take 10 minutes to listen to what Bruce has to share about the incredible people who have brought us the world of Disney for over 50 years. Their work has enriched our lives and those of our grandchildren… it’s time to get to know them!

    • 14 min

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