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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
    • 4.7 • 26 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.

    Melissa Davey -- At 65, Being A Filmmaker Was On Her Bucket List. She Can Cross It Off.

    Melissa Davey -- At 65, Being A Filmmaker Was On Her Bucket List. She Can Cross It Off.

    In 2015,Melissa Davey, a corporate executive, had a chance encounter with a famous film director. After that meeting, she was inspired to leave her 25-year year career and jump into the unknown at age 65.

    In April of 2021 Melissa’s first film, Beyond Sixty, a documentary about the resilience and continued relevance of women over the age of 60, was released.

    Now showing On Demand and on most streaming platforms Beyond Sixty is inspiring women of all ages and reminding us all that a woman’s age is not her story. Find out more at BeyondSixtyProject.com.

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    • 33 min
    Susan Pohlman -- The Power of Travel at Midlife

    Susan Pohlman -- The Power of Travel at Midlife

    Susan Pohlman is a writer, filmmaker and presenter, and the founder of the “Phoenix Writers Network”. In this episode, we discuss her latest travel memoir, “A Time to Seek: Meaning, Purpose, and Spirituality at Midlife”. Learn how she uses travel with the intention of knowing herself more deeply. Find out more at: SusanPohlman.com.

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    • 48 min
    Jessica Bacal -- ”The Rejection That Changed My Life”

    Jessica Bacal -- ”The Rejection That Changed My Life”

    Not many of us like to talk about our failings. Rejections don’t go on your résumé, but they are part of every successful person’s career. All of us will apply for jobs that we don’t get and have ambitions that aren’t fulfilled, because that is part of being a working person, part of pushing oneself to the next step professionally. Zestful Aging speaks with Jessica Bacal who just wrote a new book called “The Rejection That Changed my Life”. She interviews 25 powerhouse women about their careers and looks specifically at their disappointments and failures, and gets their advice about how to handle the realities of worklife. Find out more at www.jessbacal.com.

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    • 39 min
    Bonnie Marcus -- How Can I Navigate Ageism and Sexism at Work?

    Bonnie Marcus -- How Can I Navigate Ageism and Sexism at Work?

    Award winning entrepreneur, Forbes contributing writer and executive coach Bonnie Marcus assists professional women to successfully navigate the workplace and position and promote themselves to advance their careers. In her newly published book, “NOT DONE YET!”, Bonnie addresses how women over 50 can regain their confidence and claim their power. You can find out more about Bonnie at www.bonniemarcusleadership.com. Facebook: bonnie.marcus - Twitter: selfpromote - LinkedIn: bonniemarcus - Instagram: self_promote_

    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.

    • 41 min
    Jean Ketcham -- “Aging But Dangerous”

    Jean Ketcham -- “Aging But Dangerous”

    Jean Ketcham is the founder of “Aging But Dangerous”, a movement focused on healthy aging and living dangerously through fun, spirit, and style. After retiring, Jean discovered that 55+ women were not living up to their true potential. Their social circles were shrinking and their lifestyles were becoming less stimulating and less adventurous.

    Jean began organizing meetings where older women could connect and share experiences, insights, and strategies to help them enrich their lives. She brought in speakers on a wide variety of topics to empower women to take control of the aging process; she also has held special events like 55+ fashion shows, skydiving outings, and an infamous “colonoscopy party". Find out more about Jean at https://www.agingbutdangerous.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

    • 35 min
    Susan Ryan -- The Green House Project: A Radical, Successful Departure From Conventional Nursing Homes

    Susan Ryan -- The Green House Project: A Radical, Successful Departure From Conventional Nursing Homes

    Susan Ryan is the Senior Director of The Green House Project which addresses quality long-term care environments that are pleasant, accessible and affordable to all. They’ve enjoyed some notoriety lately, as their setups are smaller and more intimate, therefore avoiding the COVID contagion that has impacted so many nursing homes. The emphasis is on quality of life and offering a family-style and close knit living experience. Learn more at TheGreenhouseproject.org.

    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

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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.

Blakeimus ,

Thoughtful Host Who Cares!

Love this podcast because I know that the host believes in the mission! Fantastic content!!

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