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Join Dr. Mara, expert guests & national musicians for an upbeat outlook on social, emotional & health info for ALL who want to age healthfully & joyfully!

    Dr. Juliet Bruce- Healing Storytelling & More

    Dr. Juliet Bruce- Healing Storytelling & More

    Dr. Juliet Bruce is a writer and healing story practitioner in New York City. Since 1994, working within the frameworks of ancient myth and improvisational writing, she has helped hundreds of contemporary individuals, families, and communities find their inspired way out of loss and conflict to a happier, more purposeful existence.

    Dr. Bruce will join us to discuss the healing power of story in life, especially for this time in the world.

    Also, Dr. Mara will continue with the discussion of late-life depression.  This time, treatments for late-life depression.  It's possible to live a passionate life no matter our age.

    • 57 min
    Laura Ballerini - Art & Design in Everyday Life; Twins in Mexico; & More

    Laura Ballerini - Art & Design in Everyday Life; Twins in Mexico; & More

    We'll be joined from Alberta, Canada, by Laura Ballerini, graphic designer and owner of a design boutique. Laura will discuss her new book, The Green Velvet Chair, a heartfelt collections of stories depicting how art and deisgn influence our lives.

    As Laura reminds us, we are all artists in our own unique way.

    Dr. Mara will continue  her discussion on late-life depression, recognizing it and preventing it's downward spiral, so we can all live our passionate life no matter our age.     

    And also, the twins, Ruben and Minerva will take us to another magical place in Mexico.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Dr. Julie Poehlmann - Children of Incarcerated Mothers; Volunteerism; & More

    Dr. Julie Poehlmann - Children of Incarcerated Mothers; Volunteerism; & More

    Happy Mother's Day! 

    Dr. Julie Poehlmann is a clinical psychologist, professor at the University of Wisconsin, and a nationally and internationally recognized scholar on children with incarcerated parents.  A growing number of children experience the incarceration of their mother. In most cases, grandparents provide care for their grandchildren during maternal incarceration. Dr. Poehlmann will discuss risks and resilience for the children, mothers, and grandparents in these situations.

    Also, Jennifer Puac is a Master's student at Columbia University, she works at the College of Mt St Vincent in the Bronx, and is a member of the Immigration Committee at the College.  Jenn is also a volunteer with the non-profit group, The AfyaFoundation, located in Bronx, NY and founded by CEO Danielle Butin, which sends medical supplies to countries in crisis. Currently, Ukraine is where they are sending supplies.  Jenn will let us know how we can help in Ukraine and the benefits of volunteering.

    Finally Minerva and Ruben will take us to another magical place in Mexico

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Continued - Claude Anshin Thomas- Peace in Time of War & Ed Hockfield of HFLA

    Continued - Claude Anshin Thomas- Peace in Time of War & Ed Hockfield of HFLA

    Vietnam War veteran, Zen Buddhist monk,  Founder of the Zaltho Foundation, and author, Claude AnShin Thomas returns for a continuation of last week's discussion of creating peace in this time of war and violence.  Claude will give us some guidance about what we each can do from our corner of the world to create peace in the world and within ourselves.  We began this discussion on the last show and decided to continue further with it.  

    Also, Ed Hockfield, Chair of the Board for HFLA of Austin, a partner of Shalom Austin and Jewish Family Services of Austin, returns to let us know  about Hebrew Free Loans of Austin.  Last time Ed was on, he spoke about how HFLA is helping Ukrainians stuck in Ukraine and refugees from Ukraine.  This time, he tells us how HFLA can be of help to people in Austin.

     

     

     

     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Buddhist Monk Claude Thomas on Finding Peace in a Time of War & Twins In Mexico

    Buddhist Monk Claude Thomas on Finding Peace in a Time of War & Twins In Mexico

    We are back with another show live from Austin, TX!

    Vietnam War veteran, Zen Buddhist monk,  Founder of the Zaltho Foundation, and author of Bringing Meditation to Life and At Hell’s Gate:  A Soldier’s Journey From War to Peace, Claude AnShin Thomas returns to the show.  It seems that we just might need his guidance the most, right, as he'll be here to discuss finding inner peace in this time of war and the re-traumatization that many are experiencing, so that we can bring more peace into the world.

    We will also get to hear from the Twins, Ruben and Minerva, down at Bay Of Banderas to let us know about another travel destination in Mexico

    Also, Dr. Mara with recognizing and depression in later life, preventing it, and creating more passion in our lives, no matter our age.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Encore with Pat Duckworth in U.K. & The Twins In Banderas Bay

    Encore with Pat Duckworth in U.K. & The Twins In Banderas Bay

    Join us for an interview with Pat Duckworth in the U.K.  Pat is a Women’s Health Strategist specializing at working with businesses and organizations who are committed to supporting women colleagues and she’s the Founder of Smarter Menopause.  She’ll be discussing her book, Menopause: Mind the Gap – The Value of Supporting Women’s Wellness in the Workplace.

    Dr. Mara with more about what it means to live a more passionate life.

    And we will get personal with the twins in Banderas Bay Mexico, Ruben & Minerva, as a new year starts and now as they reach a milestone in their lives.  And we get ready for more Mexico travel ideas for 2022.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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