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#5, Ft. Betsy Heeney | Aging in bliss, how meditation and yoga help you stay bouncy The Bounce Back Podcast

    • Health & Fitness

When you think of growing old, what comes up for you? If it's negative, listen up! We're here with the fierce and hilarious Betsy Heeney to chat about reconstructing the negative ties to aging and embracing growing old, old people and everything aging. We're here to talk about why we've taken up such a downer and limiting, "You're too old for this" mentality and how age is a mindset. Whether you're in your 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond, you'll love this conversation and perhaps share it with your elders :)  

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Betsy is the host of the new podcast conversations, "Elder & Wiser Podcast" dedicated to shining light on shifting the paradigm of ageism in our culture. If you're not familiar with the term: ageism, here is a great definition by the World Health Organization:  

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"Ageism is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age. Ageism is widespread and an insidious practice which has harmful effects on the health of older adults. For older people, ageism is an everyday challenge. Overlooked for employment, restricted from social services and stereotyped in the media, ageism marginalizes and excludes older people in their communities. Ageism is everywhere, yet it is the most socially “normalized” of any prejudice, and is not widely countered – like racism or sexism. These attitudes lead to the marginalization of older people within our communities and have negative impacts on their health and well-being."   

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In this episode, we'll answer questions chat about things such as:  


How is yoga a tool for resiliency as we grow older?  
What is ageism? 
How do we shift the negativity around ageism and the disconnect between age groups?  
How do we as millennial and bellow 40'ers re-encapsulate the desire to honor our elders, to support our elders and to respect the aging process?
What does it mean to go from a focus on retiring to "rewiring?" 
Why do different cultures see elders as the highest, most respected members of society while others go the opposite direction?  
Why don't "old people" and "young people" merge together more in the United States?  What is meditation and how does it benefit us?  
Why is it important to sit on a prop in meditation?  


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Mentions:  

Eat Feel Fresh by Sahara Rose 
Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning  
Greater Baltimore Yoga - https://marylandyoga.com/
Stan Andrzejewski - https://marylandyoga.com/physical-therapy/
Joan White - http://www.joanwhiteyoga.com/
Johns Hopkins University - https://advanced.jhu.edu/academics/non-credit-programs/odyssey/certificate-on-aging/


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Podcast: https://www.elderandwiser.org/podcast-episodes  
Email: betsy@elderandwiser.org 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betsyheeney/   

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Let's spread some love for our elders, redefine growing old and keep the conversation going about yoga as a tool to keep the body jazzed up as we get older! 

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This episode is sponsored by
· Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bouncebackpodcast/support

When you think of growing old, what comes up for you? If it's negative, listen up! We're here with the fierce and hilarious Betsy Heeney to chat about reconstructing the negative ties to aging and embracing growing old, old people and everything aging. We're here to talk about why we've taken up such a downer and limiting, "You're too old for this" mentality and how age is a mindset. Whether you're in your 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond, you'll love this conversation and perhaps share it with your elders :)  

******************* 

Betsy is the host of the new podcast conversations, "Elder & Wiser Podcast" dedicated to shining light on shifting the paradigm of ageism in our culture. If you're not familiar with the term: ageism, here is a great definition by the World Health Organization:  

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"Ageism is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age. Ageism is widespread and an insidious practice which has harmful effects on the health of older adults. For older people, ageism is an everyday challenge. Overlooked for employment, restricted from social services and stereotyped in the media, ageism marginalizes and excludes older people in their communities. Ageism is everywhere, yet it is the most socially “normalized” of any prejudice, and is not widely countered – like racism or sexism. These attitudes lead to the marginalization of older people within our communities and have negative impacts on their health and well-being."   

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In this episode, we'll answer questions chat about things such as:  


How is yoga a tool for resiliency as we grow older?  
What is ageism? 
How do we shift the negativity around ageism and the disconnect between age groups?  
How do we as millennial and bellow 40'ers re-encapsulate the desire to honor our elders, to support our elders and to respect the aging process?
What does it mean to go from a focus on retiring to "rewiring?" 
Why do different cultures see elders as the highest, most respected members of society while others go the opposite direction?  
Why don't "old people" and "young people" merge together more in the United States?  What is meditation and how does it benefit us?  
Why is it important to sit on a prop in meditation?  


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Mentions:  

Eat Feel Fresh by Sahara Rose 
Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning  
Greater Baltimore Yoga - https://marylandyoga.com/
Stan Andrzejewski - https://marylandyoga.com/physical-therapy/
Joan White - http://www.joanwhiteyoga.com/
Johns Hopkins University - https://advanced.jhu.edu/academics/non-credit-programs/odyssey/certificate-on-aging/


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Podcast: https://www.elderandwiser.org/podcast-episodes  
Email: betsy@elderandwiser.org 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betsyheeney/   

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Let's spread some love for our elders, redefine growing old and keep the conversation going about yoga as a tool to keep the body jazzed up as we get older! 

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This episode is sponsored by
· Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bouncebackpodcast/support

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