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Best-selling author and life coach Marissa Kennerson explores aging from 40 up with leading experts on mobility, brain health, sleep, hormones, nutrition, creativity and much more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/agethoughtfully/support

Age Thoughtfully with Marissa Kennerson Marissa Kennerson

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Best-selling author and life coach Marissa Kennerson explores aging from 40 up with leading experts on mobility, brain health, sleep, hormones, nutrition, creativity and much more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/agethoughtfully/support

    What is the lymphatic system and why you need to care with Dr. Perry Nickelston

    What is the lymphatic system and why you need to care with Dr. Perry Nickelston

    Whoa! What a dynamic, knowledgable and KIND guest we have this  week in Dr. Perry Nickelston!
    Perry Nickelston, DC, NKT, FMS, SFMA, is a Chiropractic Physician with primary focus on Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise, and Metabolic Fitness Nutrition and trained fromThe American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders. He is an expert in myofascial, orthopedic, medical and trigger point soft tissue therapy. A member of the Board of Directors and Medical Staff Advisor for AIMLA (American Institute of Medical Laser Application). Dr. Perry teaches healthcare professionals all over the world how to successfully use Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy in alleviating pain. Director of clinical protocols and training for LiteCure Medical Lasers specializing in Myofascial Laser treatments.
    Marissa and Dr. Perry cover so much good stuff in this episode!
    You can find Dr. Perry here. Or @stopchasingpain on Instagram
    They cover:
    Lymphatic system 101 - what it is and why you need to know about it. Including how to clear it. 
    How we concentrate so much on what we put in our  body but not enough on what goes out! (Think sweat, pee, poo, lymphatic system, etc.)
    Inflammation we need vs chronic
    Subconscious (80-90%) vs conscious (10-20%)  body knowledge
    Not being ashamed when we have pain - it does NOT mean we are broken
    Tai chi for circular and rotational movement a more flow state and parasympathetic relaxing effect - helical vs straight edge movements (most of ur movements) and sympathetic response
    Why dancing like no one is watching is so healing
    Why smiling connects us and increases connection and societal peace
    Eyes as part of the nervous system and why they are SO important. We need to make sure they are strong.
    Tongue strength and exercises! (Biggest muscle in body beside the uterus but many tongues get fat and weak.)
    Why baby steps are everything. (This is so encouraging!)

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Value of Joy, Movement AND Rest with Yoga Teacher Terry Littlefield

    The Value of Joy, Movement AND Rest with Yoga Teacher Terry Littlefield

    Welcome to Season 2 of Age Thoughtfully! Wow! It has been a year since Marissa had Stacy Jackson on the premiere episode! It's summer and let's talk about joy and rest! Here to help us is yoga teacher Terry Littlefield! As a yoga and movement teacher based out of Los Angeles, Terry fancies purposeful movement, not fancy poses.  With Terry, you will develop a sustainable, life-long relationship with yoga and movement, play and rest. Get strong. Gain mobility and stability. Increase flexibility. Get to know joy on the regular. She is a passionate educator with a big sense of humor and an even bigger heart.  She loves to learn. She loves to share what she learns. She believes laughter is the best medicine, and an essential part of any movement practice. Terry's classes blend science and spirit, breath work and belly laughs, movement and meditation.  You are welcome in her class because you are YOU. Find Terry here!


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    • 52 min
    Curiosity is Creativity with Artist Susan Maddux

    Curiosity is Creativity with Artist Susan Maddux

    Marissa is jumping for joy to have artist Susan Maddux on the pod this week! "Life is not to just be endured." - Susan Maddux They go deep people: Curiosity, art, flow, mindset, art's place in culture and more! Susan Maddux is a Los Angeles based artist whose work combines painting and sculpture into unique forms evocative of the colors and warmth of her native Hawaii and influenced by the arts of Asia and the Pacific. She was born on the island of Oahu in Hawaii to a hapa Japanese-American family where she absorbed the influence of Japanese folk art traditions and Buddhist temples as well as the arts of Polynesia. With a Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, she has had numerous group and solo shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Honolulu. After years in New York painting in her studio in Brooklyn and designing textiles for major fashion houses, she relocated to Los Angeles in 2013. Susan brings her early experiences in the lush valleys of Hawaii and thirty years of education and experience as an artist and designer to these painted sculptural works. Each piece is made of individual acrylic paintings on canvas folded to conceal, reveal and transform the materials. Find Susan on Instagram here.


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    • 54 min
    How to EAT, MOVE and REST During Your Cycle for Optimum Health with Dr. Leah Gordon

    How to EAT, MOVE and REST During Your Cycle for Optimum Health with Dr. Leah Gordon

    Marissa welcomes Dr. Leah Gordon of Tribe Medicine to the pod!
    Dr. Leah teaches us the four stages of our menstrual cycle and goes over how to eat, move and rest for optimum hormone health and balance.
    She also talks about toxicity in feminine products like tampons and pads, and how to stay healthy using non-toxic products and why it really does matter.
    Dr. Leah is a licensed naturopathic doctor. She received her medical training from Bastyr University, the leading accredited institution for science-based natural medicine. The naturopathic doctoral program is a four year full-time integrated medical program, similar to a MD or DO degree program, but they have a few philosophical differences as well as more training in a wide array of treatment approaches. What makes naturopathic doctors unique is that they speak many, many medical languages, and they understand conventional, functional, traditional, and natural modalities making them experts in integrative medicine.
    Take Dr. Leah's Moon Medicine class here to dive deeper! Age Thoughtfully listeners get $50 off!
    Moon Medicine: https://www.womanhoodwellness.com/moonmedicine
    $50 off using code MOON50
    Lady Part Repair Protocol: https://www.womanhoodwellness.com/ladypart
    IG: @drleahgordon
    Websites:
    www.womanhoodwellness.com
    www.tribemedicine.com


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    • 51 min
    Perimenopause 101 with Women's Health Coach, Wanjira Njenga

    Perimenopause 101 with Women's Health Coach, Wanjira Njenga

    What a delight as Marissa welcomes Wanjira Njenga to the pod! Wanjira tells what PERIMENOPAUSE is, and how we can navigate it as women to feel our best! Marissa and Wanjira discuss hormones, nutrition, how to exercise to prevent injury during a women's cycle, cravings and what blood work to get from your doctor to solve pescky side effects of a changing cycle! Wanjira also tells us how to enter Menopause with grace and a positive outlook! Wanjira has completed a wealth of trainings and upgrades in the fields of yoga, yoga therapy, movement and fitness.  This also includes massage therapy, reflexology and more recently become a Holistic Core Restore Coach (Pelvic and Core Health), and a 3rd Age Women’s health coach. She is  also trained as a Functional Range Conditioning movement specialist. Winjara is passionate about helping women reclaim their best physical, mental and emotional selves and enjoy good, functional health for life. She has combined all her training in movement/yoga with her 3rd Age and peri–post menopause health training to offer services that keep women 45 years and over, strong, fit, and injury-free as they journey through all stages of their lives. Currently she is offering yoga, meditation, fitness, pelvic floor health and women’s health classes online. She also offers daily yoga & movement ideas, tips, and educational content on her Instagram and Facebook feeds. Click here for Wanjira's website


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    • 41 min
    How to Job Search at Any Stage of Life with Career Coach and Recruiter Mindy Worel

    How to Job Search at Any Stage of Life with Career Coach and Recruiter Mindy Worel

    Marissa welcomes recruiter extraordinaire, Mindy Worel to the pod! She makes job searching fun. Her You Tube videos and LinkedIn posts will cheer up any job searcher!

    "Let's take the mystery out of what the search process actually is and work together to set you apart from other applicants.

    Empower your resume and profile to speak to the team you want to become a part of." - Mindy Worel

    Mindy owner of the Inside Job Agency, has spent 20 years taking the mystery out of job searching and helping people find a career path that fits. She gives people the tools to find their job home.

    With deep understanding of the career landscape specific to Media, Marketing, Design, Product and, Advertising, Mindy knows what employers want and how you can position yourself to get the job you want within this space. It can be tricky without insider info and that is where she comes in--your inside source for finding your match.

    What Mindy teaches:


    Search Skills for life - hopefully, you have a long happy career ahead of you and most of us will change jobs several times before we head off to retirement land so let’s learn how to make the best possible moves!

    Find where you fit in the creative, marketing, and advertising ecosystem.

    Develop a target list of those best possible places and learn how to proactively reach out and create connections that lead to jobs.

    Then navigate through the interview process and ask to respond to interview questions in a way that tells you if this role is right for you - rather than just winning an interview.

    Finally, Mindy will help you with negotiation and closing!


     Link to: MINDY'S BEAT THE BOTS FREEBIE! 




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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Big Gip ,

Great Listen

Thoughtful and inspiring interviews done right. This is definitely on my must-listen list!

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Curated content done right!

Love this podcast. It takes all of the info that I constantly try to get my arms around (but never seem to have the time to do) - and puts it all in one place. Marissa asks great questions (often ones I'm thinking to myself, which is amazing), seeks appropriate definition of terms for her listeners, and allows her experts to shine. You can hear and feel her enthusiam, warmth and curiosity come through each week. Something I will definitely recommend to my clients and friends. Can't wait to hear what topic is next!

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Thoughtful, honest, and motivating!

What an excellent podcast. Intelligent, well thought out, well researched and inspiring. Marissa is such a thoughtful and grounded host, asking all the right questions and giving space and time for the visiting experts to share their wisdom. I felt like I had learned way more than one hour’s worth of listening, and I’m now inspired to dive in deeper to the topics. I’m subscribed and ready for more!