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The challenges of aging can easily be intensified without the information needed to navigate through our cultural institutions. And recent research has shown us much about aging that we did not see before. The Aging Academy Podcast (formerly known as the "Inner Game of Aging Podcast") brings you on a journey of discovery that is relevant to older people and those who care for them. Come with Lee on this adventure of aging enlightenment as his expert guests share their knowledge, insights, and perspectives while exploring questions relevant to those of us in the second half of our lives. The Aging Academy = Inspiring the Next Generation of Wise Elders.

The Aging Academy Lee Mowatt

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The challenges of aging can easily be intensified without the information needed to navigate through our cultural institutions. And recent research has shown us much about aging that we did not see before. The Aging Academy Podcast (formerly known as the "Inner Game of Aging Podcast") brings you on a journey of discovery that is relevant to older people and those who care for them. Come with Lee on this adventure of aging enlightenment as his expert guests share their knowledge, insights, and perspectives while exploring questions relevant to those of us in the second half of our lives. The Aging Academy = Inspiring the Next Generation of Wise Elders.

    TAA042- Cultural Evolution Through The Eyes Of An Elder

    TAA042- Cultural Evolution Through The Eyes Of An Elder

    Summary:

    Lee Deeply respects the wisdom and perspectives of the elders in our culture. The changes they have seen in their lifetime often provide useful insights about what lies at the heart of many of our current events. In this episode, Lee has the opportunity to speak with 94-year-old elder - Priscilla. They discuss the culture and society as it was and how it has evolved to the characteristics around us today.

    Priscilla points to many cultural factors such as:

    ★ the elimination of Sunday Blue laws,

    ★ the introduction of factories,

    ★ World war 2 and the Vietnam War, and

    ★ the rise of social media as a cultural influence.

    She also muses on the many pursuits she has engaged in during her time - piano, painting, Tai-chi. Her ability to speed-read helps her to stay cognitively sharp and up-to-date on current events.



    Join Lee in this intriguing conversation with an engaging elder to see where your insights will fall.

    "Social Media - It changed everything. Everyone knows everything at the drop of a hat." - Priscilla



    A few of the questions and topics you will learn about  in this episode



    Life before social media and antibiotics

    How towns evolved into cities

    The immigration of factory workers

    The damage of social media

    Brief mentions of our current politics

    Painting as a creative outlet

    The beauty of Tai-Chi







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    TAA041: Can My Feet Support Me As Well As My Hands Have?

    TAA041: Can My Feet Support Me As Well As My Hands Have?

    Summary:

    Join Lee as he continues to share his insights and experiences in handling the challenges of aging. In this episode, he shares the difficulties of going blind in one eye. Aging forces us to accept who we are becoming. The question is: How are we dealing with those challenges? Are we sidelined by them, or do we choose to see these as opportunities to learn more about ourselves and the possibilities that our inevitable aging bring? Lee goes into his personal history in facing medical trauma, knowing that the master is not the one who has the best circumstance, but one who makes the best from any circumstance. Lee firmly believes that you cannot have bad without good. They are flip sides of the same coin. As he promised, Lee allows his listeners and Insider's Club members to follow along with his aging journey as he explores these somber adventures with acute glaucoma and blindness in his right eye.

    "The Aging Academy teaches that growing older has a legitimate reason and purpose in our culture, and in all cultures." - Lee Mowatt





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    One of the primary testing tools of  opthalmologists is the Visual Field Test which measures how wide of an area each eye can see when you focus on a central point. It helps create a detailed map of where you can and can’t see in your field of vision. The following links give more information on this testing tool.



    https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/visual-field-testing

    https://www.mayfieldclinic.com/pe-visualfieldtest.htm





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    After receiving the news that I had suffered significant vision loss in my right eye, and realizing the importance of preserving all the vision I possibly could in my left eye, my doctors told me, in no uncertain terms, that I had to stop being upside down. I wanted to commemorate the accomplishments of the past 15 or so years of doing handstands and headstands around this great country of ours. I offer this video to memorialize the "Hand-Prints" I have left behind as part of my journey before I begin the next part ... On my feet.







     

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    TAA040: Who You WERE vs. Who You ARE40

    TAA040: Who You WERE vs. Who You ARE40

    Summary:

    Lee is back, this time to explore how our thoughts evolve with us. More specifically, this episode discusses the human value system and how it typically changes with the years. Human values are the virtues that guide us to take into account the human element when we interact with other human beings. They determine how we feel and treat others on a small and large scale. These values help us to determine what is right or wrong in our lives. Lee has observed that our values (e.g. Achievement, Hedonism, Security, Conformity, Tradition, Power, etc.) changes as we age. He offers 4 introspective questions (See below in the timestamps section) whose answers reveal who you were, as well as whom you have become in relation to your values. He also shares his own answers to these questions to show the changes that have occurred in his thinking over the past 25 years. Listen and join Lee in a powerful tool to help you forgive your past and chart a brighter future.

    "But most of us, not all, leave our youthful thinking behind in the same way and for the same reason, we leave speedos and bikinis behind. They just don't fit our values anymore." Lee Mowatt





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    Audio TimeStamps of Key Points: (For quick reference to key points in this episode.)



    The definition of human values - 7:00

    The Source of and Purpose of our Human Values - 11:20

    The 4 F's of Life - 12:49

    Why our values change during our lives 14:14

    The 4 questions at the heart of this exploration - 16:14

    Question #1 - Which person do you like better - 20:26

    Question #2 - what means less now than it did before - 26:47

    Question #3 - What means more than it did before - 31:04



    Thoughts on Solitude - 32:53

    Thoughts on happiness vs. contentment - 34:55

    The development of wisdom - 38:38

    Thoughts on right vs. wrong - 43:40





    Question #4 - Advice to my younger self - 44:41









    Awards:

    I am happy to announce that the Aging academy Podcast has been ranked among the top 15 aging-related podcasts in the country. Check out their article at: https://blog.feedspot.com/aging_podcasts/







    Informational Links and Resources:



    Here Are The Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life



    Theory of Basic Human Values



    Identifying Your Dominant Values



    How Self-Esteem Changes Over the Lifespan



    Lee's gym videos on YouTube (playlist):



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    • 52 min
    TAA039: Exploring Medical Marijuana with Dr. Rachna Patel

    TAA039: Exploring Medical Marijuana with Dr. Rachna Patel

    Summary:

    Lee Deeply respects the wisdom and perspectives of the elders in our culture. The changes they have seen in their lifetime often provide useful insights about what lies at the heart of many of our current events. In this episode, Lee has the opportunity to speak with 94-year-old elder - Priscilla. They discuss the culture and society as it was and how it has evolved to the characteristics around us today.

    Priscilla points to many cultural factors such as:

    ★ the elimination of Sunday Blue laws,

    ★ the introduction of factories,

    ★ World war 2 and the Vietnam War, and

    ★ the rise of social media as a cultural influence.

    She also muses on the many pursuits she has engaged in during her time - piano, painting, Tai-chi. Her ability to speed-read helps her to stay cognitively sharp and up-to-date on current events.



    Join Lee in this intriguing conversation with an engaging elder to see where your insights will fall.

    "Social Media - It changed everything. Everyone knows everything at the drop of a hat." - Priscilla



    A few of the questions and topics you will learn about  in this episode



    Life before social media and antibiotics

    How towns evolved into cities

    The immigration of factory workers

    The damage of social media

    Brief mentions of our current politics

    Painting as a creative outlet

    The beauty of Tai-Chi







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    • 37 min
    IGA037: Aging Differences: Men vs. Women: Who Wins??

    IGA037: Aging Differences: Men vs. Women: Who Wins??

    Summary:

    This episode digs into many topics (tangents??) as Lee takes a journey into exploring the different ways men and women age. He goes into detail about why these gender differences may exist and/or what may be causing them. Lee builds a solid case for his ending conclusion that women have to bare a greater burden in how our culture has depicted aging. Along the way to these conclusions, Lee talks about how "Placebos" have been used to influence our thinking, and the trickery of statistics, both of which provide intriguing side notes that contribute to a deeper understanding. This is definitely one for those who may be more intellectually inclined. But even if you find this level of detail boring, there are enough chuckles here to make it worth your while.

    "Women have stronger societal pressures to resist and hide the signs of their aging than men do. So it is no wonder men seem to have an easier time dealing with the signs of aging than women." Lee Mowatt







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    What You Will Learn About In This Episode:



    What are Lee's four F's of Life?

    The trickery of Statistic and why stats should never be trusted.

    What is "Cultural Placebo"?

    Why learning about gender differences in aging is useful.



    Links and Resources:

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    • 47 min
    IGA036: Reverse Aging And Disease with Human Celluar Regeneration??

    IGA036: Reverse Aging And Disease with Human Celluar Regeneration??

    Summary:

    Many species possess an ability to regenerate damaged tissues to regrow new limb or organs through the mechanism of cellular regeneration. Research is indicating that humans have similar regenerative capabilities, but only at specific times during embryonic development. If this capability could be extended or ignited throughout our lifespan, it would be a major blow to the rise of chronic degenerative conditions currently on the rise. Cancer, Arthritis, Diabetes, kidney diseases, degenerative brain disorders, plus more could be effectively addressed with such medical technology. How real are these possibilities? How soon could we see drugs and other therapeutics become available to combat our chronic conditions?



    Lee explores these possibilities with Ira S. Pastor, the CEO of a Bioquark, a company pushing the envelope in this area. Ira educates Lee (and you, the listener) on many of the concepts involved in bringing these solutions to market, and what the present status is on such developments. This is an intriguing conversation, teaching us much, and providing a useful look into a hopeful future.





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    What You Will Learn About In This Episode:



    What is cellular regeneration and why is it important

    The different types, or modes, of cellular regeneration found in nature

    What are "Biologic" drugs?

    The limitations of Stem Cell research

    The three R's of cellular research - Regeneration, Repair, and Rejuvenation.

    what diseases consume the largest portion of the 7 Trillion dollars spent on healthcare around the world?

    new paradigms in understanding (and curing) cancer



    Links and Resources:

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    Bioquark Website

    6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition



    Cell Regeneration: A Matter of Life and Death





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