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Aging Gratefully Podcast by Peter Brill

Aging Gratefully Podcast

by Peter Brill

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In your 50's? 60's? What are you going to do with the rest of your life to make it TWICE as fun? Are you looking for a dream? Have a dream but not the motivation to pursue it? Crave more meaning and fulfillment in your life? Or are you having a great time moving into the third age of your life and want to connect with others like yourself? If the answer to some of these questions is yes, you need to tune in to the experts on "Aging Gratefully," co-hosts Dr. Peter Brill and David Debin, the heartfelt duo that wants to be with you every step of the way in creating and informing the life you want today and going forward.

Hear famous and important people in all the fields related to human development and aging. Authors, educators, business leaders, visionaries, and spiritual leaders are among the guests who share their knowledge, wisdom and sense of humor with the Doctor and The Man From Hollywood.

From these different perspectives, our hosts take on the problems and advantages of the Third Age; your first age is childhood, your second age is building your career and raising your family, and your Third Age is the rest of your life - the time dedicated to finding deeper meaning and fulfillment, to renewed passion, purpose and joy.

Co-host Peter Brill is an MD, a psychiatrist and an entrepreneur who ran two companies and taught simultaneously at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and the Wharton School of Business. He retired at the age of 54 and is here to share his advice on continuing to make new trysts with life after retirement.

The doctor's partner is David Debin, a former Hollywood producer and writer as well as a multi-published novelist who achieved big-time success in Hollywood where he lived the glamorous life for three decades before retiring in favor of spiritual pursuits. David's soulful perspective and fabulous attitude will warm your heart on every show.

Tune in weekly to get a great dose of potential for your third age.

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  • AG 038: Rituals and Celebrations for All Occasions: Donna Henes
    Sun, Sep 14, 2008

    Do you remember Queen for aday? Well, our guest on today’s podcast, Donna Henes, suggests in her latestbook, The Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife, that women in midlife and beyond become their own Queen. Certainly, manywoman need to own their own authority and purpose, but what does it mean tobecome a Queen?   Donna will answer this and other questions onwomen’s issues.  She’s also an expert on creating rituals and celebrationsfor any occasion, not to mention that she’s got a great sense of humor.

  • AG 037: Remembering the Truth of Who You Are: Karen Wright
    Sun, Sep 07, 2008

    Today we talk to the author of a little book that came outof nowhere to make a big national splash. If you haven’t read it, it’s called“The Sequoia Seed: Remembering the Truth About Who You Are.”  The author is Karen Wright, a woman who hashad a lot of different careers and lived to tell about them.  In her life she’s been many things:  an educator, securities broker, TV newsreporter, corporate consultant, author, speaker… Her book is about rememberingthe truth about who you really are.  Howdo you get to the bottom of yourself? How did she do it?  Karen tells uswhich is the real Karen Wright, and why. We all want to know who we really are,unless we’re afraid to risk knowing the truth. Karen’s online magazine – or ezine – along with her workshops andretreats -- helps women to connect to their deepest calling and take a step shecalls “Risking mediocrity for greatness.” How can you get ready to take that risk? In the interview we talk about enlightenment and lasting happiness – dothey exist?  What are they?  Do you/can you have them?

  • AG 036: Stress Management: “Don’t Get Mad, Get Funny”: Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant
    Sun, Aug 31, 2008

    Aristotle said, "The gods, too, are fond of ajoke."  Who can doubt the benefit of laughter?  The famous writer, Norman Cousins, is said tohave cured his cancer with laughter. What does every woman say she is looking for in a man?  A goodsense of humor.   Today’s guest, LeighAnne Jasheway-Bryant, author of Don’t GetMad, Get Funny: A Light-Hearted Approach to Stress Management, believes itis her mission to help the world become saner and healthier through humor.Jasheway-Bryant haswritten fifteen books.  In 2003, she wonthe Erma Bombeck Award for Humor Writing, which probably explains whyshe has laugh lines on her face, her stomach, and oddly, her pancreas. Sheis a stress management and humor expert, health educator, comedy writer, andstand-up comic. Her mission, if she decides to accept it, is to help theworld become healthier and more sane through laughter.  Leigh Anne claims to be the kind of girlwho, as Mae West said, “Climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.”

  • AG 035: Life Begins @ 60: Joan Frentz
    Fri, Aug 01, 2008

    Our bodies are thetemples of our souls.  In this life welive only as long as they live and we suffer when they suffer and we die when theydie. Obviously, we need to take care of our temples. Our guest today is JoanFrentz, author of Life Begins @ 60:  LivingLonger Stronger Lives.  After 60 she wentfrom chronic arthritic and muscular pain to great health and strength and realized“I was healthier and felt better thanever.”  How did she do it? Can youbecome stronger and healthier after 60? What does it take? What are thesecrets?Joan Frentz is a former business owner, volunteer,dancer, and photographer’s model.  She’snow a mother and grandmother.  On turning 60, Joan realized she was stronger andfelt healthier then at any time in her life. How could this be? She had spentyears dealing with discomfort, pain from the debilitating affects of arthritisin her spine, neck, hands, and feet. A long process of first getting to knowher own body, becoming and staying physically fit through exercise andhealthier eating…and at the same time growing mentally stronger throughconscious awareness training, including proper breathing and meditation, Joanhas transformed what was always an active physical life to one free of pain andneed for medication. Exercise may not be the cure-all but it certainly is close.  She feels that in these days, women arewriting new chapters. With it not only possible but probable to live to be 100and beyond, what do we need to know and do to ensure a physically active andindependent life.  Our interview covers:Themajor components of an exercise programKeepingyour body healthyGettingto know your own bodyStartingand maintaining an exercise programFitnessand the foods we eatWeightcontrol

  • AG 034: Bridging Heart and Marketing: Dr. Judith Sherven and Dr. Jim Sniechowski
    Sun, Jul 27, 2008

    Many Third Agers are in jobs that no longer satisfy them,and others are facing retirement without enough money to maintain theirlifestyle. One solution is to start your own business. The internet is anatural place to market. But how can you combine your spirit and your passionwith marketing?   Our guests today, Drs.Judith Sherven, and Jim Sniechowski say they are teaching people to do justthat – market on the internet from their passion. Judith Sherven is a clinicalpsychologist who worked in private practice for twenty-two years.   Her husband, Jim Sniechowski, holds adoctorate in Human Behavior and co-founded the Men's Health Network in Washington, D.C.They are the bestselling authors of BeLoved for Who You Really Are. Their latest endeavor is “Soft Sell InternetMarketing.”  What they tell us is this: if you're looking for a way to market your products and services onlinethat's in alignment with your heart-based professional values and personalintegrity - it's called Soft Sell marketing.  What is soft sell marketing?If someone buys something from you and they expect that theamount of money they pay for it will return to them plus a profit, that'scalled an ROI – Return on Investment – transaction.  This is the way most standard businesstransactions are designed and understood.But what if you're a parenting counselor and someone comesto you for advice with their 5 year old. You make a suggestion and it works.Their child is better. And they give you a check.  Do they expect the amount of the check toreturn to them plus a profit? No. That's not the nature of the transaction.What you've done is changed their life experience. And forthat type of transaction we use the term ROE – Return of Experience.  Soft Sell marketers specialize in ROE –Return of Experience. And it's for you, the Soft Sell marketer, that Bridging Heart and Marketing isdesigned and dedicated.

  • AG 033: Adult Children and Their Parents: A Delicate Relationship: Jane Isay
    Fri, Jul 18, 2008

    No one can say the relationship between Third Agers andtheir adult children is always easy.  Ourguest, author Jane Isay says, “It is no easier being the parent to an adultchild than it was raising children at any other stage of growth.” How do wenourish good a relationship with our adult children? What do they complainabout? Do they love and appreciate us? Jane Isay, author of Walking onEggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children andParents, gives us a roadmap to enrich this often difficult relationship.Jane Isay grew up in New York City, thedaughter of a columnist for the New York Post and a psychiatrist. Sheworked at the YaleUniversity Press,creating their lists in psychiatry, psychology, and child development. In 1979she moved to Basic Books, and for the next 25 years she was an executive at anumber of publishing houses. In 2004 she left her job as Editor-in-Chief atHarcourt Trade Books to embark on a new career as a writer. Walking on Eggshells: Navigating theDelicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents is the result.  Some of the questions she tackles in theepisode of Aging Gratefully are: 1.) How can one close the communications gapbetween parents and their grown kids?2.) How come the decade of the 2000’s can beso tense and disappointing?3.) Grandchildren and their parents—what arethe keys to their kingdom?4.) What are some of the issues or problemsfacing a person when marrying into a family with adult children?5.) What about money and its discontents?6.) What are the words that welcome and thewords that separate?7.) Why we have to grow into this new stageof parenting, and how to do it?

  • AG 032: M*A*S*H’s Mike Farrell: Friendship and Wisdom
    Sun, Jul 13, 2008

    Friendship and wisdom are two of the saving virtues of theThird Age.  Friendship is a special kindof love that endures the winter of loss, fills the spaces of our heart andmakes so many moments special.  Andwisdom allows us to carry the nourishing cup of understanding to the thirstymouths of the world as well as our selves. Today’s show is about both:friendship and wisdom.  The friendship isbetween Mike Farrell, famous for his role in Mash, and his friend, author JohnO’Donohue, who unexpectedly passed away recently. The wisdom is in a book byJohn called To Bless the Space Between Us. MikeFarrell is best known for his eight years on M*A*S*H and five seasons on Providence.  Heis also a writer, director, producer, and author of Just Call Me Mike: A Journey toActor and Activist.   Mike joins usto talk about the new book, To Bless theSpace Between Us, written by his dear friend, the late John O’Donohue.  O’Donohuepassed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 52 – just two monthsbefore To Bless the Space Between Us wasreleased.Whatdoes it mean to bless others and ourselves? In this collection of O'Donohue'spoetic prayers, the author of Beauty andAnam Cara focuses on bringing God's blessings into the liminal spaces inour lives: times of transition, grieving, change or preparation for theunknown. Some of the blessings are for specific situations that arebread-and-butter staples of other prayer books, such as benedictions over births,weddings, new jobs or new homes. Others are unexpected and bravely dark,including a prayer for the loved ones left behind after a suicide, or for aparent after the death of a child. O'Donohue is not afraid to tackle the fearand guilt that many harbor secretly, bringing shame and addiction out into theopen even while celebrating new life and new love. His writing is sensitive anddeep: As light departs to let the earth be one with night, Silence deepens inthe mind, and thoughts grow slow; The basket of twilight brims over withcolors, he says of evening Vespers. The book closes with the Irish priest'spersonal—and often profound—musings on the act of blessing, drawing on Celticspirituality and the wisdom of poets and philosophers.

  • AG 031: The “Sandwich” Generation: Barbara Friesner
    Sat, Jun 28, 2008

    Are you a member of the sandwichgeneration – squeezed between raising children and caregiving responsibilitiesfor your parents, in-laws, or other aging loved ones?  Are you in a power struggle with your siblings? Are their often opposing objectivesand/or philosophies of care for your senior parents creating conflict andbringing progress to a standstill? Areelder care issues such as driving, finances, maintaining their home, movinginto an assisted living community or nursing home, Alzheimers or dementia, etc.costing you time, money, relationships, and peace of mind? Are you struggling tobalance work and elder care and feeling you're losing control of both?  Listen to this interview with BarbaraFriesner, of Agewiseliving.com  for the answers to these and other questionsabout caregiving.BARBARAE. FRIESNER, author of TheUltimate Caregiver's Survival Guide, is anexpert on issues affecting Seniors and their families.  Barbara has beenfeatured on NY1 TV's "Focus on Seniors", "Coping WithCaregiving" and on radio shows across the country.In addition to her FREE monthly newsletter, Barbara is the Eldercare Expert and writes a monthlycolumn for the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.  In addition,Barbara has been quoted in newspapers and magazines throughout the US.

  • AG 030: Alex Avery: Organic Foods – The Controversy
    Fri, Jun 20, 2008

    Ever wonder if organic foods are worth their high price? Arethe marketing claims true? Are organic foods really more nutritious, safer, andbetter for the environment? Do the benefits of organic farming really outweighthe benefits of conventional farming? Can you handle the truth?  If you’re an organic food devotee, get readyto be enraged.Alex Avery is the author of the controversial book, “TheTruth About Organic Foods.”  He is theDirector of Research and Education at the Center for Global Food Issues, aproject of the Hudson Institute.  Since joining the Center in 1994, Avery hasspoken to a wide variety of national and international audiences and hasrepresented the Center at the United Nations World Food Summit in Rome.   In his book he challenges widely accepted notions thatorganic food is better for your health.  A university study comparing the amount of bacteria onconventionally-grown and organically-grown produce found that the level of thecommon bacteria E. coli on certified organic produce was "not statisticallydifferent from that in conventional samples." Avery has attacked theresearchers for their pro-organic "bias."  In this podcast he passionately takes on alldissenters.

  • AG 029: The New Retirement:Jan Cullinane
    Fri, Jun 13, 2008

    Sooner or latereveryone has to make a decision about when they retire, what it looks like, andwhere they want to spend their retirement. Our guest today, Jan Cullinane, is co-author of the book, “The NewRetirement: The Ultimate Guide To The Rest of Your Life.”  Her book tackles the basic questions of whatto do in your retirement and is especially thorough in exploring where youshould spend it.  Cullinane and Fitzgerald,her co-author, give a report card to each community they recommend, gradingthem on climate, cost of living, health care, transportation and things todo.  As you might expect, Florida’s coastal communities rank among their favoritesbut so do Reno (perhaps you’ll find a new careerat its professional bartending school!) and Asheville, North Carolina.  The interview also addresses the questions,how do you know if you’re really ready for retirement and what are the secretingredients for a great retirement.Jan Cullinanehas a B.S. and M.Ed. from the Universityof Maryland and she’s theRetirement Expert for the NABBW (National Association of Baby BoomerWomen).  She is a regular contributor to“Ocean Breeze” and “Let Life In” magazines.  

  • AG 028: Loss and Grief: Dr. Pamela Blair
    Sat, Jun 07, 2008

    Loss and griefpermeate the Third Age.  Normally, welose our parents, we lose our friends and one of the couple will lose theirspouse and partner.  How can we best copewith it?  How much should we lean on ourfriends, and what can we expect over the years? Dr. Pamela D. Blairis the co-author of the bestselling, award-winning book on grief entitled, “IWasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye.”  Dr. Blairis a holistic psychotherapist, spiritual counselor and life coach with a privatepractice in Hawthorne, NY.  A frequentlyinvited guest on TV, cable and radio talk shows, Dr. Blair has appeared severaltimes as an expert on CBS TV.  Her bookis considered a classic in grief recovery. Dr. Blair’s current book is “The Next 50 Years: A Guide for Women atMidlife and Beyond.” Some things Dr. Blairtalks about are: how sudden death complicates the survivor’s life withunresolved regrets; how survivors replay the traumatic event over and over andhow to stop it; and how to deal with PTST. This interview is a must for the sandwich generation.

  • AG 027: Retirement Living TV Channel: Charles Hirschhorn and Brad Knight
    Sat, May 31, 2008

    This generation of retirees will live longer, be healthier,have more choices and more knowledge, and potentially experience this stage oflife in fantastic new ways.  Now there isa whole channel on TV devoted to information and entertainment directedspecifically toward those who are retired. It includes everything from how to use electronics, a dating game,health advice and a myriad of interesting talk shows.  On our show today we are very fortunate tohave the network’s two founders, Charles Hirschhorn and Brad Knight, to tell usabout this exciting new medium.Charles Hirschhorn, Retirement Living TV’s Chief ExecutiveOfficer, created G4 Television, helped create the Fox Network, returned theWonderful World of Disney to television, and has produced and developed over 20major motion pictures.Brad Knight, President of Retirement Living TV, is thedriving force behind the network’s success in reaching more than 30 millionhomes.Among the network’s lineup of shows is the AARP MagazineShow; The Art of Living; Health and Wellness Hour (everything from Alzheimer’sto Indian sweat lodges); and Daily Café (2 hours of news and interviewsstarring Florence Henderson).

  • AG 026: Religion and Health: Harold G. Koenig, M.D.
    Fri, May 23, 2008

    A lot of us wonder whether religion and spirituality lead tobetter health, happiness and longevity. Can prayer cure illness?  Can we pray for people and make them better?What are the benefits of meditation? Today we have someone uniquely qualifiedto answer these questions. Harold G. Koenig, MD, is on the faculty at Duke as Professorof Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Associate Professor of Medicine. His research on religion and health hasbeen featured on The Today Show, ABC’s World News Tonight, and Good MorningAmerica as well as NPR and the BBC.  He’swritten many books, among “Spirituality in Patient Care” and “Spirituality and Medicine.”Some of the questions Dr. Koenig answers are: 1) Why dodeeply religious people recover from depression more quickly?  2) How does mindfulness meditation makepeople feel more peaceful? 3) Are people who just want to be “spiritual” notgetting the healthful aspects of religion?

  • AG 025: Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD: Woman’s Sexuality
    Fri, May 16, 2008

    Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP, Assistant ProfessorObstetrics and Gynecology and Medicine-Geriatrics at the University of Chicago.  Dr. Lindau is one of the fastest rising youngstars in the field of aging research. In this show we find out how Third Agers’social networks contribute to their longevity and health.  What kind of diseases women face as theyage.  How sexually active people are asthey age.  And how you can best stayhealthy.Dr. Lindau's research and clinical work focuses on health ofwomen throughout the life course. Her teaching and mentoring efforts emphasizegeriatrics education and research predominantly in the areas of ethics, sexualhealth, and primary care of older women. She is also working on severalprojects aimed to advance the health and life quality of older women and womenliving with chronic illness.Some of the research she discusses:The percentage of those surveyed who said they were sexuallyactive declined with age: 73% of the 57-64 age group reported they weresexually active, compared with 53% of the 65-74 age group and 26% of the 75-85age group.Older women were less likely to report being sexually activethan older men, and were less likely to be in intimate relationships. Butwomen, also, were more than twice as likely to be widowed as men. Here's thebreakdown:-Ages 57-64: 62% of women and 84% of men reported sexualactivity in the last year-Ages 65-74: 40% of women and 67% of men reported sexualactivity in the last year-Ages 75-85: 16% percent of women and 38% of men reportedsexual activity in the last yearDon’t miss this fascinating discussion.

  • AG 024: US Senator Harris Wofford: Staying Engaged In Society After 50
    Fri, May 09, 2008

    91 million people areover the age of 50 in America.As this enormous number of people reach retirement age are we simply going towaste their talents and energy. In that age group, 94% of those who weresurveyed think it is important or very important to find ways to keep olderAmericans engaged in society either working or volunteering. We have two gueststoday who are doing something about it.Harris Wofford is currently the spokesman of ExperienceWave, a national campaign to widen opportunities for older Americans to stayengaged in work and volunteering.  Mr. Wofford was a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvaniafrom 1991 to 1995. Since helping to launch the Peace Corps in 1961, Mr. Woffordhas been at the forefront of the nation's service movement.   Heplayed a key role in both crafting and working to pass the trailblazinglegislation that created AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National Service.George Ruznak came to the US as an immigrant in 1957. Eight years later at age 26 he was the President of a computer company.After 10 years in industry, he became a management consultant with clients inover 20 countries. He started his retirement in 1993 after the sale of thefirm and now works with the organization SCORE which uses the talentsof retired executives to help younger entrepreneurs. Two very powerful andexperienced guests on a topic close to all of us.

  • AG 023: Losing Your Virginity After 40: Sunny Hersh
    Fri, May 02, 2008

    Should you lose your virginity after 40? How do you remainvital, sexy and alive? Our guest today, Sunny Hersh, author of Is itHot in Here or am I just Hot? says midlife is “no time to play the blushingvirgin.” She says “this is the time to live with the passion and pleasureyou’ve been putting into everyone else’s life.” How do you do that?SunnyHersh  is a wellness educator, journalist, workshop leader, editor of the e-newsletter Boomer Bites, andauthor of two books: Midlife Mamas on the Moon and Is it HOT in here, or am I just HOT?  Sunny helps women overcome the negative expectations theyhave about aging, and starts them on the path to transforming their lives. Shehas a PhD in Laughter, a Black Belt in shopping.Someof the things Sunny discusses with Peter and David:How does a 40-plus woman loseher virginity?Is there any truth to theurban legend about sex-starved older women?You know, Mrs. Robinson,Stifler’s Mom, that type?You call Viagra “the big blueelephant in the bedroom?” Why?There’s been a lot of badpress about hormone replacement.Should women ever considerHRT?Why do men hate going to thedoctor, and what can their partners do about it?Don’tbe afraid to listen – it’s only your sex life we’re talking about.  I see that your booksadvise women to “Lose your virginity – the second time around!” Whatdoes that mean?How does a 40-plus womanlose her virginity?Is there any truth to theurban legend about sex-starved older women?You know, Mrs. Robinson,Stifler’s Mom, that type?You call Viagra “the bigblue elephant in the bedroom?” Why?There’s been a lot of badpress about hormone replacement.Should women ever considerHRT?Why do men hate going tothe doctor, and what can their partners do about it?  HOT TOPICS: ·  Why’s of Women’s HealthInitiave guy·  Beauty of the Booty Call·  The Joy of Java·  Dirty, dirty vices we love·  Enter with soul, not shoesTop 10 Positive Choices for Women over 40Staying on the High Road: A Lifetime Programof Vision and LaughterI don’t know you God, but I’d like to!Shortcuts to a Healthier LifeBecome Best Friends for Life — with yourhusband, your parents, and your kids 

  • AG 022: Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy – Dr. Kenneth Pargament
    Fri, Apr 25, 2008

    The topic of religion has elicited powerful, passionateresponses throughout history.  So it’snot surprising that Dr. Kenneth Pargament’s latest study, which suggests thatreligious anxiety could increase the risk of death in the elderly, has garneredinternational attention. Pargament, a professor of psychology who has taught at BowlingGreen State  Universitysince 1979, has been interviewed by the Washington Post, New York Times, BBC and media from Norwayand Japansince the controversial study was published in August.“A number of studies have shown that religious involvement can help extend lifeexpectancy,” says Pargament, who is also an adjunct professor at Boston University.“This is the first one that found certain types can be a risk factor for healthand mortality. This just kind of shows the other side of religion, thatreligion can raise fundamental questions for people and pose difficulty forpeople who get stuck in their struggle.”Pargament was among the researchers who surveyed 596 elderly hospitalizedpatients in 1996. Patients who wondered if God had abandoned them, questionedGod’s love or thought the devil had a role in their illness were more likelytwo years later to have died than patients who did not hold such beliefs.“Having questions about God is not an automatic death sentence,” Pargamentsays, reiterating a point he has made in all those interviews with the media.As a psychiatrist himself, Aging Gratefully’s co-host, Dr. Peter Brill, studied at one of the bestuniversities with the one of the broadest perspectives in the country. However,nowhere in his training was spirituality ever mentioned or accepted. And yetthere were clear sacred moments that occurred when souls touched in therapy.  Often these were the most important momentsof all.  Subsequently, it has becomeclear that spirituality is essential to life in the Third Age. Dr. KennethPargament has spent his career working to integrate spirituality andpsychotherapy. His new book is called Spirituality Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding andAddressing the Sacred.

  • AG 021: Men’s Extra Marital Affairs:Marlene M. Browne,Esq. and Marie H. Browne, Ph.d
    Fri, Apr 18, 2008

    Extra-marital affairsare everywhere. We see them in the movies and we hear about friends whoserelationships have ended because the husband became involved with someone else.How common are these affairs? What can a woman do to keep her husband fromstraying?  Marie H. Browne, RN, Ph.D, andher attorney daughter, MarleneM. Browne, have written a book, “You Can't Have Him, He's Mine: How toAffair- Proof Your Relationship". Marlene Browne is a women’s divorce attorney and her mother, Marie, is atherapist who counsels women going through divorce.  Between them they’ve heard all the stories,worked all the scenarios and know almost all there is to know about the infidelityof husbands in these relationships.  Theydiscuss the things you don’t know or realize about men’s infidelity, such as:less men cheat than you think; more men are willing not to stray if they findcontentment at home; men cheat for emotional connection, much as women do; menwill equate sex with intimacy, so if a wife or long-term partner holds out onsex she’s preventing him from expressing intimacy in a typical male way.  They then move on to things you don’t know orunderstand about affair-proofing your relationship.  Listen to this podcast for the criticalinformation you absolutely need to know.

  • AG 020: Aging and the Kaballah: Rabbi Gershon Winkler
    Fri, Apr 11, 2008

    The Third Age is aspiritual age. The search for passion, purpose and joy ride along with the fearand fact of illness and death. Perhaps this calls for a hardy wisdom. To quotetoday’s guest,  Rabbi Gershon Winkler, ancient life waslived with “dark times and situations that would make our paradigm seem like Disneyland.”  Whatcan we learn from this mystical religion and time? Find out what the ancientKabala has to say about preparing yourself for the modernThird Age.

  • AG 019: Aging With Dignity: Paul Malley
    Fri, Apr 04, 2008

    Something is terriblywrong: The majority of Americans want to die at home surrounded by family andfriends, but most end up dying in the hospital or nursing home, cared for bystrangers.  Half of Americans die in painthat could have been treated.  Sick people have come to fear losing theirdignity or burdening their families more than they fear death.  And this is all happening in a country thatis meant to prize the rights of individuals and champion respect for personalwishes. What can be done?PaulMalley is President of Aging with Dignity,a national non-profit organization based in Tallahassee, Florida.More than eight million Americans have used Agingwith Dignity’s “Five Wishes” document to plan in advance of aserious illness. Today “Five Wishes” is distributed by 10,000organizations – including physicians, attorneys, hospitals, hospices,employers, and places of worship. Paul Malley and the work of Aging withDignity have been featured in national media including the CBS, NBC, and ABC evening news, CNN, MSNBC,NBC Today Show, Good Morning America,USA Today, The Wall Street Journal,The New York Times,Newsweek, Time and Consumer Reports.The Five Wishes document helps youexpress how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speakfor yourself.  It is unique among all other living will and health agentforms because it looks to all of a person's needs: medical, personal,emotional and spiritual.  Five Wishes also encouragesdiscussing your wishes with your family and physician.Five Wishes lets your family and doctors know:Which person you want tomake health care decisions for you when you can't make them.. The kind of medical treatmentyou want or don't want.  How comfortable you want to be.  How you want people to treat you.  What you want your loved ones to know.

  • AG 018: A Native American Prophecy – “Hollow Bones” by Dr. Stephen Paul
    Mon, Mar 24, 2008

    StephenPaul earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Universityof Missouri and then taught,researched, counseled, and consulted at the University of Utah.Stephen and artist Gary Collinscollaborated to publish 3 Vision books: Illuminations: Visions for Change, Growth, and Self-Acceptance; Inneractions:Visions to Bring Your Inner and Outer Worlds into Harmony; and InLove: Visions for Growth and Harmony in Relationships. He currently writesand speaks about a process for releasing attachments and how to ride theinevitable waves of change by living more simply, harmoniously, andrespectfully--more in line with Spirit.On that note, his new book is Hollow Bones, a novel that springs from an actual event:  on November 23, 1993, a Native Americanprophecy was fulfilled when a delegation representing the North Americanindigenous peoples addressed a gathering at the United Nations. The NativeAmerican Elders delivered the prophecy of their spiritual leaders, warning thata long-predicted time of purification was already under way.  The prophecy said that unless we return toliving simply and harmoniously there will be climate change, poverty andwar.  The book takes place in thenot-too-distant future and tells the story of Mathew, Hope and Lily, whodiscover they have returned to fulfill the prophecy.  Dr. Paul speaks eloquently of the urgent needfor simplicity and spirit in our lives.

  • AG 017: The Bitch, The Crone and The Harlot with Susan Schachterle
    Tue, Mar 04, 2008

    Many are the paths of life. Many are the challenges, andalong the way we make choices about how we can be happy, esteemed by others andget what we want. Each path and each choice has rewards and costs. As we getinto the Third age we begin to understand so much more about life that theaccumulated costs begin to haunt and hinder us. Our author today, Susan Schachterle is Director of the Ahimsa Group.  The word "Ahimsa" denotes anattitude, a way of life that brings with it the intention to leave a situationin a better state than before. The individual who moves through life in a stateof Ahimsa has developed an awareness and clarity that facilitate the effectivecombination of power, correct action, and compassion.  She has spent over two decades assistingindividuals and organizations find and implement their inherent power, wisdomand joy.  She hasgiven her book about women’s paths through life a title that may scare you orput you off. It’s called The Bitch, theCrone and the Harlot. It’s full of great wisdom about how the choices womenmade earlier in their lives need to be remade in the Third Age.Susan says, “I wanted to use these wordsdifferently – there are gifts inherent in each word.  Bitch equals power and the possibility a woman can make things happen, createchange.  An archetypal Bitch can make ithappen without a self-serving agenda. A garden variety bitch doesn’t use hergifts well.”   In her book, a Crone uses her wisdom and insight and a Harlot her passion and awareness.  Filled with fascinating stories, this is amust-read book and must-hear interview for women (and men as well).

  • AG 016: America’s Dream Coach, Marcia Wieder
    Fri, Feb 22, 2008

    Do you want an ordinary life? Do you just want to becomfortable and kind of numb where one day feels like the next?  Or do you want to find something that getsyour juices going and makes you feel that your life is special and that youmatter? It all starts with finding and living your dreams. Often people in theThird Age feel it’s too late to dream or they can’t afford their dreams. Rather,it’s the time to find new dreams and live them to the fullest. Our guest today,Marcia Weider, American’s Dream Coach, is going to tell us how to find ourdream and bring them into fruition. Don’t dream of missing this show.What is the difference between a dream, a goal and a fantasy?  What is the process of identifying andfulfilling a dream?  How does this differfrom positive thinking?  Marcia Wieder isCEO and Founder of Dream University® and is leading a Dream Movement. With over twenty years coaching,training and speaking experience, her inspiring message, style and wit hastouched audiences from 50-5000 at companies such as AT&T, The Gap andAmerican Express. She has spoken internationally, been on Oprah, writtenseveral books and even met with three former presidents.  Additional questions we discuss are:How can I rekindle passion when I feel drained andempty?How do I allow myself to put my passions and dreamsfirst, and not be sidetracked by everything and everyone else?How do I break through limiting beliefs about time& money??? Where do I start and how do I make a habit of my newbeliefs?How do I get out of my own way -- that critical voice-- to make the visions and dreams come true?

  • AG 015: Asking For Help in Times of Need with Nora Klaver
    Fri, Feb 15, 2008

    Most of us are perfectly willing to offer our help andadvice to friends and loved ones -- but few of us are willing to ask for it.Why is that? Is it just that we think we’ll be seen as weak or unworthy?  Or, that we’re pitiful because we can’t do itall ourselves?  Yet endless studies havedocumented we all need the medical and psychological benefits of receiving helpfrom others. Deep relationships are built on people helping each other. Our guest today, NoraKlaver, author of Mayday! Asking for Help in Times of Need, will help us fill the gap between what weknow and what we do. Nora Klaver is a Master Life Coach and works with peopleto reveal the answers – that they already know – to the tough questions inlife.What is it that makesit so difficult for us to ask for what we need? Why is it especially difficult for Americans?  Why should we ask?  What’s in it for us if we take the risk?  Nora Klaver answers these questions andmore.  She tells her own story of how shelearned to ask for help and how it changed her life, and she outlines the keyemotional steps involved in the process: 1) Having self-compassion; 2) Having faith that things will work out andwe’ll get the help we need; and, 3) Feeling grateful.

  • AG 014: Living With Passion in the Third Age:Medicine, Opera and Art
    Mon, Feb 04, 2008

    We all have had the experience of passion. Being passionate aboutsomething makes you feel alive, full of energy and emotion and you can’t waitfor the day to start.  Passion is vitalto the Third Age because it keeps us feeling fully alive. And yet, many peoplehave trouble discovering what their passion is. On our show today, we havethree people who have discovered their passion. Each one is different and eachtook a different route to get there, but all three share the energy andexcitement that can fill this time of life. Listen to their stories and be encouraged to find your passion in life.Jim Kwako M.D. is a family physician, but with special interests andexpertise in alternative-holistic medicine. He is a past Trustee of theAmerican Holistic Medical Association and past medical director of CottageHospital, Meadowlark Retreat Centerand the Shealy Pain and HealthRehab Center.Gene Tyburn was a trained actorfor 25 years, had a fortuitous career change to becoming a certified arborist(tree surgeon).  Finally, he heard histrue calling and found his passion in opera. Gene’s operas have been performed in various venues around the country.Betsy Gallery'sadventurous life took her to West Africa as a Peace Corpsteacher in the 60's, to Spainwhen she married a Spaniard, and to Costa Rica where she ran aneco-tourism lodge in the rainforest. Along the way she accrued two MastersDegrees, two wonderful bicultural children and a love of making art in the formof mosaics and gardening.  After a fourth career as a Marriage and FamilyTherapist, she retired to devote herself to making mosaics full-time andgardening part-time. 

  • AG 013: Alzheimer’s, How To Diagnose It and What To Do About It with Dr. Loretta Redd
    Mon, Jan 28, 2008

    Someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease every 72 seconds. How scary is the thought of getting this disease to you?What is Alzheimer’s?What causes it? What can be done to prevent it?Can it be treated, and how? By the age 85, 50% of Americans will develop Alzheimer’s.The emotional and financial costs are astronomical – today it averages $200,000 per year to care for an Alzheimer’s patient.Our guest today, Dr. Loretta Redd, Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association, California Central Coast Chapter, helps us face our fears and answer our questions about this dread disease.Dr. Redd describes for us the terms “dementia,” “senility” and “Alzheimer’s,” and draws the distinctions between them.In diagnosing Alzheimer’s she says, “Look for loss of words and loss of orientation – it’s one thing to forget where your keys are but another to forget what they are for.”She talks about the ways to prevent or stave off Alzheimer’s and about the treatments and drugs that have proven of use in combating it.She tells us what hope is on the horizon and where to go for assistance.

  • AG 012: Menopause with Science and Soul with Dr. Judith Boice
    Wed, Jan 09, 2008

    Menopause. What images does itbring to mind? Hot flashes, periods ofanger or depression, loss of fertility, a change of life?Few woman look forward to it and many fearit. For many others they endure it but it is much worse that it needs to be.Did you know that in some cultures woman don't have menopausal symptoms? Why isthat? What can be done to make this time important, spiritually fulfilling andas mild as possible?Our guest today, Dr. Judith Boice,author of Menopause with Science and Soul: A Guidebook for Navigatingthe Journey, will answer our questions and guide us to a safe passage. Dr.Boice is a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, author and internationalteacher, and she has a special passion for working with wellness and women'shealth. She conducts trainings and public lectures on women's health,menopause, and osteoporosis. She's also the author of several books, including Menopausewith Science and Soul: A Guide For Navigating the Journey. She describes menopauseas a "journey" and shares with us how she came to that understanding. Her book includes interviews with women fromseveral different spiritual traditions, and describes women's experience ofmenopause in other cultures. (In many cultures, women have no menopausalsymptoms, while about 80% of women in our culture have hot flashes.); Dr. Boice says this is because of theirsimilar spiritual traditions -these cultures honor each part of the lifecycle: puberty, adolescence, menopause and becoming an elder. She gives examples of how you can celebrateeach of these times in your own life.

  • AG 011: Surviving Male Menopause with Jed Diamond
    Wed, Jan 02, 2008

    Has yourwife been getting on your nerves lately & and you don't really know why?When youask your husband to clean the yard and he suddenly throws a fit totallyinappropriate to your request, is it possible he's experiencing something otherthan laziness or irritability? Could hebe going through something called malemenopause? Or is "male menopause" just an excuse some men use to explain their irritability?We'll get the answersto these and other unanswered questions about men from our guest, JedDiamond. Mr. Diamond has been a licensedpsychotherapist for nearly 40 years and is the author of seven books including The Irritable Male Syndrome and hisinternational bestseller, Male Menopause, that has thus far been translated into more than 16 languages - provingthat male menopause is not just anAmerican excuse for not cleaning the yard.Mr. Diamond describes the symptoms of male menopause such asirritability, lack of energy, heightened stress levels and changes insexuality. He explains why the conditionis not just due to a loss of testosterone but a state akin to puberty, when newhormones come on line and change everything. Is there anything you can do about it? Yes, says Jed Diamond, the condition is totally treatable. Listen to this podcast and you'll find out whatto do about that "crazy" man of yours.

  • AG 010: Dr. Rita Benasutti: Maintaining Romance in Relationships After 60
    Wed, Dec 19, 2007

    We’ve got a really hot show for you today.  We’re going to talk about maintaining romance in yourrelationship after 60.  You say, how can romance over 60 be really hot? Well our guest, Dr. Rita Benasutti, a marital and sex therapist in Boca Raton,Florida, has appeared on TV and radio, been published in the Journal ofCouple and Relationship Therapy, and has been quoted in CosmopolitanMagazine, The New York Times, and Women's Health Magazine among others.  Dr. Benasutti has some definite ideas about what you can doto keep the fire of love burning in the Third Age.  How is Third Ageromance different from romance earlier in life?  Let’s say a husband andwife are both 70 years old.  She’s through with sex, he’s not.  He’sready to leave.  What can they do?  Or, a couple is 60.  Theyboth still work so their time and energy for sexuality is limited.  Howcan they save their romance?  Dr. Benasutti takes us through her 8Levels of Intimacy – Affection, Social Togetherness, Physical Activity,Aesthetics, Intellectuality, Emotionality, Sexuality and Spirituality. She describes how feelings of hurt, misunderstanding and love and be resolvedthrough intimacy.  Listen to this show and learn the secrets of pillowtalk and enduring romance.

  • AG 009: Fred Brock: Retire on Less Than You Think
    Sat, Dec 15, 2007

    Areyou wondering how much money you will need to retire?How important downsizing your lifestyle willbe?How the slump in the house markingaffects your retirement plans?Or, how to choose a community where you can take it easy andenjoy life?Our guesttoday will tell you some things that will make you feel better about the yearsto come and may evenchange your life.Only a few years ago,the question on many Americans' minds wasn't 'how will I retire' but 'when.'Now, with 401(k)s and IRAs at a fraction of their previous value andhealth-care costs soaring, it's time for a definitive guide book that walks youthrough the fundamentals of retirement.For more than a decade Fred Brock was abusiness editor and columnist at the NewYork Times.With his biweekly 'Seniority' column, he has earned areputation for providing frank and pragmatic advice on the changing landscapeof retirement.He’s the author of Retire on Less Than You Think: TheNew York Times Guide to Planning Your Financial Future AND Live Well on Less Than YouThink: The New York Times Guide to Achieving Your Financial Freedom.Mr. Brock and tells you how you will fare inretirement with a few adjustments in lifestyle.&Do you need 100% of your current income?80%?You may just have enough toretire right now.This podcast will liftyour spirits.

  • AG 008: Women’s Fears of Aging with Donna Henes
    Sat, Dec 08, 2007

    What doyou think are women's greatest fears about being middle aged?Why is the midlife transition so much moredifficult for women than men? Donna Henes is an internationally renownedurban shaman,& award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leaderwhose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introducedancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millionsof people in more than 100 cities since 1972. Mama Donna, asshe is affectionately called, is the author of four& books, includingthe recently published "The Queen ofMy Self:Stepping into SovereigntyinMidlife.Millions of women are now entering or in the midst ofmidlife. With unprecedented freedom, education, longevity, and wealth, theyhold positions of unheard of responsibility and stature. No longer Maidens, norMothers, and not yet old Crones, the question arises: Where do these dynamic,accomplished middle-aged women fit into the traditional description of thethree stages of womanhood?In The Queen of My Self, Donna Henes proposes a completely originalparadigm -- that of the midlife Queen, a woman in her prime who has achievedwisdom, mastery, and self-esteem -- that reflects more accurately the realitiesand needs of women today. Learn how to start a Sacred Circle where ancient rituals around the cycles of theseasons resonate with the seasons of your life.Henes draws on history, mythology, and literature, her own lifeexperience, as well as stories from women in many different societies,situations and stations to provide upbeat, practical, and ceremonialinspiration for all women who want to enjoy the fruits of an influential,passionate, and powerful maturity.

  • AG 007: Alice Solomon: Find Your Love After 50
    Tue, Nov 06, 2007

    At one time it was thought that if you were a single woman, 50 or older, your dating life was over. Nothing is further from the truth. According to our guest today, Alice Solomon, author of the book, Find The Love of Your Life After 50, it's just a matter of knowing how and taking the risk. Her book is filled with useful advice about how to find healthy relationships with men.She graduated from Wellesley College cum laude at the age of 50, then wrote the syndicated newspaper column, A Guide for Gorgeous Grandmas.She has her own radio show and is the author of two books on dating in later life. She has appeared on The Today Show and National Public Radio."Being single stinks," she says."A gal 50 to 70 lives with a companion for 35-40 years.Then he dies or leaves the marriage.He's gone, she's alone - supporting herself alone on half the income. If she does nothing about it she eventually becomes spiritually, intellectually, societally destroyed.Then her married friends disappear."Alice Solomon paints a gloomy picture.But then she tells women what to do about it."You need courage.You need to be adventurous, open-minded, adaptable and flexible.Stop being so chummy with old friends.Be open to making new friends."In this spirited and enlightening interview women learn what to look for in cyberspace, where to go to find companionship, if there's such a thing as a perfect man and more of what they need to know in order to find the love of their life after 50.

  • AG 006: Eric Plasker: The 100 Year Lifestyle
    Thu, Nov 01, 2007

    It may sound like a strange question, but how long do you want to live? Wouldn't everyone say as long as possible? As long as they can be healthy? Well, according to Dr. Eric Plasker, you are deciding every day how long you live by how you manage your life. Are you managing your life to have as high a quality as possible and to live to be 100? Or are you managing your life filled with destructive patterns, survival strategies or complacency? On this podcast Dr. Plasker will tell you why change is easy-- it's thinking about change that is hard.Health and wellness expert Dr. Eric Plasker has written the bestselling book The 100 Year Lifestyle, which reveals the secrets to making the most of our extended life spans and living it to the fullest.He is also a licensed chiropractor and the founder of The Family Practice—a chiropractic coaching and training organization geared toward building highly successful and profitable family practices.Dr. Plasker explains how the quality of your first 100 years can be as high as the quantity.And if you think it's too late to make changes, you're dead wrong.Dr. Plasker tells us why we think changes are hard to make and how to break ourselves of that negative attitude.

  • AG 005: Lisa DeRosimo, MD: Diet Myths Debunked
    Tue, Oct 23, 2007

    America is overweight. Most of us are on one diet or another throughout our entire lives. What is wrong? Why don't we lose weight? What is the right kind of diet? Is the same approach best for everyone? Our guest today is Lisa DeRosimo, M.D. who is board certified in a relatively new field of medicine, Bariatric medicine. Bariatric Medicine specializes in the comprehensive treatment of overweight, obesity and related disorders. If you or someone you love needs to lose weight, this podcast is for you.Dr. DeRosimo holds a Masters Degree in Nutrition from Cornell University and a medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.She is in private practice in Palm Beach Florida and Charleston South Carolina.In her wellness care clinic, Dr. DeRosimo prepares a "personalized eating plan" for each patient. Included are lifestyle changes that each person needs to make to maintain their proper weight, energy and health.Patients check in weekly.She encourages women around 50 to eat 3 meals per day but they must include an activity plan and cut back 500 calories per day.Women who follow her plan lose 2 lbs. per week and do not gain any back.She gives suggestions on what to eat, what not to eat, and talks in depth about your metabolism and nutrition.

  • AG 004: Meredith Medland: Living Green For Real
    Tue, Oct 16, 2007

    Whether Meredith Medland is interviewing celebrities on the red carpet at Hollywood Eco-Fashion Shows or turning on a room full of students in her fitness class "Sexy and Spirited," she helps people experience an extraordinary level of possibility. The founder of Three Outcomes.com, and a Master Host on the Personal Life Media Network, Meredith is a gifted interviewer and facilitator.She's known for her unique questions, ability to dig up the real truths and bring humor as well as depth to her interactions with audiences.She is also a podcaster and host of the show, "Living Green: Efortless Ecology for Everyday People." Her show just hit the top 100 podcasts in June of this year. A frequent speaker to audiences of thousands, she has interviewed on CNN, CNBC, ABC, CBS and been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today.Meredith has bridged the gap from the boardroom to burning man, by bringing 12 years in digital marketing and advertising and combining it with holistic education, transformational facilitation and somatic movement. Her career as a nationally known internet analyst and Fortune 500 marketer give her a solid foundation from which she can leverage technology to bring the voice of everyday people living eco-savvy lives through her podcast "Living Green." Meredith probes the psychology of ecology in her unique and entertaining interview style by bringing her midwestern traditional business life and merging it with her more recent transformative Californian hipster. If there is anyone in the world who can bring two very different worlds together — Meredith can. She began focusing on "living green," after she found that living "in her body" was just the first step in expanding her own personal evolution.#160;

  • AG 003: Dotsie Bregel: Baby Boomer Women
    Thu, Oct 11, 2007

    "Aging Gratefully" has been dedicated to helping people find Passion, Purpose and Joy in the aging process. To do that we know it is essential for people to come together and share their support, resources, stories and knowledge. Our guest today, Dotsie Bregel, is doing just that through her prominent web sites for Baby Boom women. She helps them by empowering and connecting them with others on the same path. She has a wonderful story to tell. Listen to this podcast tohear of her fascinating journey and learn from her wisdom.Dotsie is the Founder and creative force of the websites National Association of Baby Boomer Women, and Boomer Women Speak, (the number one website on all search engines for "baby boomer women.")She established the association, the only one dedicated to serving the healthiest, wealthiest, and best educated group of women to reach midlife, in order to support and encourage women to live their dreams. She is a writer, speaker, and expert on issues concerning her generation of women. Dotsie is passionate about educating and empowering midlife women through her wildly successful Web sites, including more than 60 forums that act as a virtual village for boomers.We asked, "What prompted you to create your baby boomer women websites?"Dotsie answered, "Following Mom's death and facing the empty nest caused me to hunker down in prayer seeking guidance and direction for the next season in life. I struggled with this question: What do I want to be when I grow up? Yes, I was a 44-year-old baby boomer and was still searching! I'd loved being a mom who stayed home to make a difference, but shortly they'd all be in college and I'd be out of a job. Since I enjoyed my friendships with women and liked us to feel connected and encouraged, I chose to launch a Web site that would do just that. A site that allowed us to share our stories and give everyone a peek into our hearts and lives would help enlighten ourselves and others about our generation of women."On this show she answers questions such as:"What is the mission of the National Association of Baby Boomer Women?" "What are the member benefits?""How did you find the associates who share expert advice on your website?"What type of women are joining?""What role does NABBW play in addressing the joys and concerns of boomer women?"The URL's for her websites are www.nabbw.com and www.boomerwomenspeak.com.

  • AG 002: Walt Lewis, MD and David Spero: Aging with Cancer, Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases
    Tue, Oct 02, 2007

    Modern medicine has performed miracles with acute illness. If you have a heart attack, if you're shot with a bullet or you have pneumonia, you want the best trained western doctor available to treat your condition. But people with chronic conditions have a different experience. They are often treated with powerful but often only mildly effective drugs, frequently with disturbing side effects. Today's show features two men who are doing something that's different, yet tried and true about chronic illness. This show will be good for your health.Walter M. Lewis, M.D was trained as a traditional western medical physician in Internal Medicine. He practiced at the Santa Barbara Medical Clinic, now the Sansum Clinic.When Walt Lewis was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he first tried the accepted, mainstream medical practices for a cure.Unable to reverse his condition that way, he decided to break with his years of medical training andcommit himself to a totally naturopathic program.He retired after thirty years of practice, took his wife and daughter and moved to Hawaii, switching gears to heal their bodies, minds and spirits along with his own. He let go of his mental stress and began a specific health diet, regular exercise and prayer.After those five years his "terminal" cancer was in complete remission.Returning to Santa Barbara he had the opportunity to join the Issels Clinic, a naturopathic clinic where he now does healing workmostly with patients who have advanced cancer conditions.David Spero has been a nurse for 32 years and has lived with multiple sclerosis for 25 years. He is author of two books: The Art of Getting Well: Maximizing Health When You Have a Chronic Illness; and Diabetes: Sugar-coated Crisis, which won 2007 Eric Hoffer Award for best small-press book from Writers' Digest.He is working on a third book, tentatively called, Hotter, Safer Sex. He has been co-facilitator of the San Francisco MS self-help group since 2001 and currently works with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement on improving care of people with chronic conditions.Mr. Spero and Dr. Lewis answer these questions about chronic illness:What are the keys to maximizing health when you have a chronic illness?Why don't people take care of themselves, and what gets in the way?What is the most important skill needed to overcome a chronic illness?What is stress?How does stress cause chronic illness?What protects against stress?Why is the support of other patients, families and people in the community crucial to most people's success in managing chronic conditions?Why have medical advances made so little impact on Type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions?How are chronic conditions diseases of powerlessness, and how can people empower themselves to improve their behavior and health?They explain that Naturopathic Medicine is a partner with your body in building up immunity, and tell of other ways to strengthen yourself.For instance, in the case of cancer, radiation and chemotherapy are major insults to your body.The problem with all this is that medical doctors and naturopaths don't talk to each other.There needs to be an free exchange of information about the patient so that the best of both treatments can be designed.This is an inspiring show with two men, one who overcame terminal cancer and one who has lived a normal life with MS, telling the world how they managed to beat the odds on chronic illness.

  • AG 001: Christiane Northrup: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Minds
    Wed, Sep 19, 2007

    Dr. Northrup continues to be a familiar face in the media. Her numerous empowering works have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today show, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, The View, Good Morning America, and the Rachel Ray Show. Internationally known for her empowering approach to women's health and wellness, Dr. Northrup is a leading proponent of medicine and healing that acknowledges the unity of the mind and body, as well as the powerful role of the human spirit in creating health. Dr. Northrup put her own personal truth on paper in 1994 in her first book Women's Bodies,Women's Wisdom (Bantam). This groundbreaking reference of raw facts and intriguing case histories became a New York Times best seller, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 16 languages. Dr. Northrup continued to gain national recognition with her first two public television specials Women's Bodies, Women's Minds and Women's Bodies, Women's Choices. After that, she wrote her second New York Times bestseller, The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change (Bantam). In this breakthrough book, she unearths new revelations about menopause, refutes the stereotypic definition as a frenzy of hot flashes and hormonal mood swings, and instead proves that it is a powerful , hormonally supported opportunity to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit on all levels. Over 1 million copies of this gutsy work have been translated into 15 languages. Dr. Northrup discusses menopause, which she calls "The Mother of all wake-up calls."She talks about hormone replacement therapy, then describes bio-identical hormones, and how women can create them for themselves with, among other natural components, natural progesterone 2% skin cream (over the counter), low glycemic diet, avoiding white foods, omega 3 magnesium 400 mg. per day. She tells us why so many women suffer degenerative diseases at midlife and how your beliefs shape your body. Dr. Northrup is candid, clear and speaks from a world of experience.

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