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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.

    Angela White -- The “Running Granny”

    Angela White -- The “Running Granny”

    Angela White, aka The Running Granny, started running at the age of 53 as part of a series of ‘small steps’ she took to improve her health and quality of life. A friend then introduced her to the world of ultra running and she became fascinated with what the human body can achieve when asked.
    Since then she has completed events of increasing distance including a number of 24 hour races, a 100 mile race and the 190 mile Northern Traverse.
    A former surgeon, Angela has a lifelong passion to inspire others to take their own ‘small steps’ to adopt healthy lifestyle choices throughout life and has set up a social enterprise to encourage and motivate people to improve their future health. FInd out more here: https://therunninggranny.co.uk/

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

    • 46 min
    Dr. Michael Roizen -- Engineering Your Body to Live Longer

    Dr. Michael Roizen -- Engineering Your Body to Live Longer

    What if you could live another ten, twenty, or thirty years beyond your current life expectancy? What if science could make it possible to engineer your body to slow down aging and continue to live your best life beyond 100? Imagine being able to print a new organ in a 3D printer or engineer genes to revert to their youngest and healthiest condition? This is not science fiction, it’s happening right now.

    In this episode, Dr. Michael Roizen talks about his brand new book: “The Great Age Reboot” and how we can take advantage of these very real discoveries. He is the Emeritus Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic and author of four #1 New York Times best-selling books. Check out his podcast here: https://radiomd.com/show/you-the-owners-manual-radio-show

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    • 53 min
    Deborah Slaner Larkin -- “I wanted to be Billie Jean King”

    Deborah Slaner Larkin -- “I wanted to be Billie Jean King”

    2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX. For those who are unfamiliar, TITLE IX is a Federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex or gender in any educational institution that receives federal funding. Previous to this law, universities had club sports for women, but they did not receive funding or support.

    Deborah Slaner Larkin is the former CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation, Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974. Their mission is to strengthen and expand participation and leadership opportunities through research, advocacy, community programming and a wide variety of collaborative partnerships.

    Deborah also served on the President’s Council of Physical Fitness and Sports. During her tenure at the President’s Council, she co-managed the critically acclaimed President’s Council Report: Physical Activity & Sport in the Lives of Girls: Physical & Mental Health Dimensions from an Interdisciplinary approach. I met her at the National Senior Games last month, where she went on to win the Doubles championship. Find out more at: https://nwlc.org/demand-ix/

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

    • 39 min
    Nancy DeNike -- Giving Women Ex-Felons a Second Chance

    Nancy DeNike -- Giving Women Ex-Felons a Second Chance

    Nancy DeNike is part of the LEAP Program (Ladies Empowerment & Action Program), a nonprofit empowering women to put prison in their past. Nancy went through the Program herself and now she helps other ex-felons find their footing after their release. For 13 years LEAP has been one of the only nonprofits in the country to focus exclusively on supporting formerly incarcerated women heal by providing education, housing, and employment. Find out all about it here: DragonFlyThrift.org and https://leapforladies.org/ .

    • 41 min
    Verla Fortier -- Proven and Practical Ways to Prevent Cardiac Arrest

    Verla Fortier -- Proven and Practical Ways to Prevent Cardiac Arrest

    When Verla’s dear friend died from a heart attack–even though she was smart and fit–Verla put her clinical research hat on and investigated what went wrong. In her book “Optimize Your Heart Rate”, she does a deep dive into how to prevent heart attacks and how to be sure you are taken seriously by emergency personnel if you think you are having one. Find out more about Verla and her “outdoor mindset” at https://treesmendus.com/.

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

    • 44 min
    Clyde and Nikki Butcher -- Award winning Artists Celebrating the Beauty of the Everglades

    Clyde and Nikki Butcher -- Award winning Artists Celebrating the Beauty of the Everglades

    What do you get when you mix two celebrated photographer artists who each love the environment and the beauty of the Everglades? Who have lived on a sailboat, mourned the death of their teenaged son, and faced the challenges and joys of aging together? Celebrated photographer Clyde Butcher and his wife Nikki are both committed to saving the Everglades by demonstrating its beauty and uniqueness through their art. Enjoy his beautiful work at: ClydeButcher.com.

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

    • 41 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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