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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

    • Mental Health
    • 4.6, 20 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.

    Daniella Young -- “A Cult Stole My Childhood”

    Daniella Young -- “A Cult Stole My Childhood”

    Daniella Mestyanek Young was born a third-generation member of the infamous religious cult, The Children of God, which has often garnered national and international attention for its unconventional and criminal practices including forced polyamory/polygamy, child marriages, religious prostitution, widespread pedophilia and the murder/suicide of the founder’s son and heir apparent.

    As a 15-year-old, Daniella was excommunicated from the cult, moved to America alone and broke, attending school for the first time in her life. Upon graduating college, she commissioned into the US Army as an intelligence officer, serving for over 6 years, making the rank of Captain, and deploying twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During her service, Daniella became one of the first women in history to conduct deliberate ground combat operations alongside her male counterparts, buried good friends who she’ll never forget, led intelligence operations for a large area of Afghanistan, met the sitting President and received the Presidential Volunteer Service Medal.

    Today, Daniella lives in Seattle, where she is married to a Special Operations helicopter pilot, has a 3-year-old daughter who speaks three-languages fluently, is co-founder of an HR-tech company and is an activist for veterans, military spouses and many others who are going through their own intense cultural transitions.

    Find out more at https://daniellamestyanekyoung.com/

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Nancy Davis Kho -- Want to Feel Happier? Say Thank You.

    Nancy Davis Kho -- Want to Feel Happier? Say Thank You.

    Nancy Davis Kho is the author of “THE THANK-YOU PROJECT: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time”. Nancy is also a podcaster whose work covers “the years between being hip and breaking one” at MidlifeMixtape.com and on the Midlife Mixtape Podcast which was included in “Wall Street Journal’s” 2019 list of "8 Podcasts for Anyone Nervously Facing Retirement". Find out more about Nancy’s inspiring work at DavisKho.com.

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    • 43 min
    Gayle Carson -- How to Be An S.O.B. -- ”Spunky Old Broad”

    Gayle Carson -- How to Be An S.O.B. -- ”Spunky Old Broad”

    Gayle Carson is the epitome of a zestful ager at 82 years old. She’s known throughout the world as a business and leadership expert, and authored “How to be an SOB-- Spunky old Broad Who Kicks Butt”, among others. She’s been on ABC, NBC, and the “Wall Street Journal”, to name just a few. Selected as a “Legend of the Speaking Profession,” she currently hosts over a dozen radio shows per month. She’s a strong proponent of living regret free. A four time cancer survivor, she believes that mindset is crucial for wellness. She’s a proud Silver Sneakers Award Winner. Find out more about the spunky Gayle Carson at SpunkyOldBroad.com.

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    • 37 min
    Jane Bernstein -- What if You Had a Twin You Never Knew About?

    Jane Bernstein -- What if You Had a Twin You Never Knew About?

    Jane Bernstein is an award winning novelist. Her latest book, “The Face Tells the Secret” is the story of a young woman trying to navigate life knowing that her mother did not have the capacity to love her, and also held a very tragic secret. Her recent story, “Still Running,” was chosen for “Best American Sports Writing 2018”. Find out more about Jane at http://janebernstein.net/.

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    • 42 min
    Amanda Rees -- How to Prevent Falls in Older Adults

    Amanda Rees -- How to Prevent Falls in Older Adults

    Amanda Rees is the co-founder and CEO of Bold, a health and fitness technology company that creates online exercise programs for aging well, particularly focusing on balance which is crucial in the later years. Amanda is a yoga and tai chi instructor, who specializes in working with older adults and those with mobility limitations. She studied engineering and dance at Princeton. Bold has raised venture capital from leading Silicon Valley investors and has been highlighted in Forbes and the New York Times. Find out more about Amanda and her company at AgeBold.com.

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    • 33 min
    Rachel Peru -- Silver Haired, Over 45 year Old Model Encourages Body Acceptance

    Rachel Peru -- Silver Haired, Over 45 year Old Model Encourages Body Acceptance

    Rachel began a new career as a model at the age of 46. Since turning 40, Rachel ditched the hair dye and embraced her natural silver hair and curvy figure. She is now represented by Bridge models in London and is passionate about being to help represent women over 40 in the fashion industry, especially when it comes to swimwear and lingerie campaigns. She is an ambassador for the charity 'Be Real”, a body confidence activist, and involved in the Mind Charity, which focuses on mental health. Find out more about Rachel at: RachelPeruModel.com.

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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Wise counsel

Nicole’s manner and guests an entire topic are just a real asset to the world of aging. We need this! I’ve enjoyed listening immensely.

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Highly recommend

If you're looking for sage life advice and a friendly voice to hear on your drive to work, Nicole Christina will not disappoint!

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Dane2232

Interesting topics but her slow and deliberate style of talking is almost too annoying to listen to

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