Episode 35: Zestful ageing, not ageism with Nicole Christina
An interview with Nicole Christina, a psychotherapist and host of the Zestful Aging Podcast which is listened to in more than 85 countries! Nicole is an utter delight and we had such a laugh together. She is also very wise.
We talk about:
The joy of podcasting and why it means so much.
How Nicole’s podcast has provided a balance to the negativity associated with aging.
What zestful aging means to Nicole.
Coping with loss and the negative aspects of ageing while fully appreciating the delightful things.
The magic of technology for learning things and staying in touch
How the pandemic has brought ageism to the fore
How shocking it is to hear leaders dismissing the impact of corona because it ‘only’ affects the old and vulnerable
The way society dismisses the experience and wisdom of older people because of the way they look
Putting a monetary value on people’s lives
The ugliness of the political environment in the US and the UK
Big centres in New York and the UK that are being turned into hospitals
Justifying going out to buy things
The radical change in our day to day decisions
Coping with anxiety at this time – laughter helps!
Finding basic stillness is really helpful for managing stress
Managing eating whether too much or too little under stress
There are no dress rules under a pandemic
Ditching the bra and pantyhose
Needing something more in midlife
How Nicole started her podcast and why
The magic of fly fishing
The magic of sharing stories and changing how people think about ageing
The amazing things older women are doing in the world
Knitting prosthetics for breast cancer survivors in Africa
The nourishing aspect of learning what other women are doing
You don’t get to this age without experiencing tough stuff
Whether or not to allow men on our podcasts
Promoting the voices of older women
The democratisation of broadcasting through podcasting
The dual aims of entertaining and educating on the podcast
Getting the right balance between sharing the hard stuff and still being uplifting
And lots more!
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You can also listen to Nicole’s Zestful Aging Podcast
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