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Nicole Christina, a psychotherapist of 30 years, interviews a wide variety of influential guests about how they are creating their legacies--a crucial element in healthy aging. Contributing to the greater good is a central theme of the Program.

Zestful Aging Nicole Christina, LCSW

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 31 Ratings

Nicole Christina, a psychotherapist of 30 years, interviews a wide variety of influential guests about how they are creating their legacies--a crucial element in healthy aging. Contributing to the greater good is a central theme of the Program.

    Chef Dennis Littley -- Easy Cooking For Empty Nesters

    Chef Dennis Littley -- Easy Cooking For Empty Nesters

    Are you an empty nester, and wonder what to cook for yourself? It doesn’t make sense to roast a turkey or make a pan of lasagne anymore, so do you settle for toast, a yogurt, with a spoon of nutella thrown in? Chef Littley is a classically trained chef who has worked at white tablecloth restaurants, executive dining and finally at the end of his career at an all-girls Catholic high school, where he took school food to an entirely new level. Check out his website which is chock full of great recipes: askchefdennis.com.

    Check out this FREE Virtual Masterclass series WILD AND WISE with super zestful ager, Kip Clarke: https://masterclass.wildandwise50.com/Nicole_Christina
    She's put together a group of women who talk about all things aging well. I'm one of her guests speaking on how to age zestfully.
    Hope you will check it out.

    Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at ZestfulAging.com

    • 50 min
    Tracey Gendron -- Rethinking Our “Harmless” Jokes About Getting Older

    Tracey Gendron -- Rethinking Our “Harmless” Jokes About Getting Older

    Have you ever made a little joke about being old? Something seemingly harmless: Something like “I’m too old to wear that”, “I’m over the hill?” One of my tennis buddies says “I’m too old to get that shot.” Our guest today is a gerontology researcher who investigates the real cost (emotional, physical, societal) of our widespread, unchecked discrimination of being old–of course the irony is that the discrimination is about us, or our future selves. Where does this ageism come from? Who benefits? Why is it so important to dismantle?

    Dr. Tracey Gendron is the author of the new book “Ageism Unmasked” and I guarantee you her insights will have a profound effect on how you see aging. Find out more at TraceyGendron.com.

    Here’s the link for the Grow My Podcast Summit–a free gathering of over 30 experts in the podcasting space: https://www.growmypodcastsummit.com/gmps?affiliate_id=3828334

    Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at ZestfulAging.com

    • 38 min
    Katie Phillips -- What is Self-Love, Really?

    Katie Phillips -- What is Self-Love, Really?

    By now we’ve all heard the term “self-love”. But what is it really? Is it treating yourself to a mani-peni? Buying an expensive handbag? It turns out that true self love is more akin to self compassion, which has been proven to help heal depression, anxiety and trauma. As a psychotherapist, I have found that cultivating self love is a truly powerful way to create inner peace and freedom. Katie Phillips is the founder of The School of Self Love. She is a Women’s Empowerment Master Coach, Love & Dating Mentor and author of ‘The Self Love Affair - A Woman’s Guide To A Daring & Mighty Life’. Find out more at https://theschoolofself.love/
    Added bonus, check out the YouTube I did with Katie. https://youtu.be/BSl2O4rCN88 Katie has a promotion going on now: https://katiephillips661.lpages.co/meet-your-soul-mate/

    Check out https://copenotes.com/zestful for an innovative app that supports mental health.

    Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at ZestfulAging.com.

    • 39 min
    Laura Reeder -- An Artist-Activist Using Walking to Connect with Her Environment

    Laura Reeder -- An Artist-Activist Using Walking to Connect with Her Environment

    Dr. Laura Reeder is an artist, a teacher, and a human who encourages young people and adults to use creativity as a form of activism to make meaningful change in the world. Her recent installation at the Everson Museum of Art titled "Now More Than Ever" re-shaped a gallery with thousands of cell phone photos taken from her walks through everyday life. Her miles-long "Cultivators", labyrinths that she creates by walking in snow, sand, and leaves invite us to pay closer attention to the natural environment. Find out more here: https://laurakreeder.com/

    Check out https://copenotes.com/zestful for an innovative app that supports mental health.

    Find out more about the Zestful Aging Podcast at ZestfulAging.com.

    • 37 min
    Michelle Olson -- Why Nature is So Good For Us, Especially As We Age

    Michelle Olson -- Why Nature is So Good For Us, Especially As We Age

    Michelle Olson is the founder of Evergreen Minds, which is on a mission to help create a culture that connects people with natural spaces and de-medicalize and de-stigmatize the accepted status-quo in healthcare for people living with dementia. Find out more here: EvergreenMinds.org.

    • 32 min
    Sarah Witkowski -- The Surprising Role of Fitness on Menopause and Hot Flashes

    Sarah Witkowski -- The Surprising Role of Fitness on Menopause and Hot Flashes

    Dr. Witkowski is the Chair of the Exercise & Sport Studies Department at Smith College. She researches the role of physical fitness of menopause symptoms, with a particular interest in cardiovascular health and risk at midlife. She is currently recruiting subjects for her studies. Contact her here: https://www.facebook.com/VascularFunctionResearchLaboratory

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

LauraSari ,

thoughtful, entertaining, a must listen

Nicole Christina brings insightful questions and deep listening to each podcast interview, and the guests she chooses are diverse and fascinating. I love the way her mind thinks and the things she’s curious about. Each episode feels like opening a gift.

ScottNoahSchober ,

*Must Listen to Podcast*

Nicole Christiana is an engaging host that draws out guests. I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Nicole recently talking about my newly released book 'Senior Cyber'. Her questions were spot on allowing me to share tips that help seniors stay safe from cyber criminals. She knows her audience and does her research which listeners quickly will hear in the warm conversational style of her delivery. I appreciated that she injected personal real-life stories throughout our conversation making it relatable.

I highly recommend you take a listen to her inspiring podcast.

Zestful Aging ,

Wonderful Podcast

Enjoyed being interviewed by Nicole Christina. We had a lively conversation about activism--the protests of today vs those in the Anti-Vietnam War era (as depicted in my novel The Fourteenth of September) and what rings through both. Also about the hamster wheel of history, the role of the writer in these "interpretative years," advice to new writers and why Boomers are really OK and more. An insightful and interesting talk.

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