Have you heard about intermittent fasting? What about bioindividuality? On this episode we talk with Deb Gutierrez, a holistic health coach and personal trainer who focuses on optimal health for aging. In this episode we discuss the holistic approach to aging from a nutrition and fitness perspective. Deb’s approach to healthy eating involves personal “tweaks” that take into account your own stress levels, your sleep, your exercise and the way your body responds to different types of foods. Listen here!
This month, we are tackling the dreaded “D” word….DIET. But not in terms of weight loss, because although a healthy weight is important, what is even more important is disease prevention and how you actually feel. We aren’t a weight loss company. There are plenty of options there, but we want to help you LEARN about different approaches to healthier eating. Even if you think you’ve heard it all before, we are talking to some different experts that have compelling science behind what they do.
This week’s guest is Lisa King.
This week on the podcast we’re talking to an empty-nester who has made a unique life decision when it came to downsizing. Ben Soto, and his wife Julie made the decision to move into urban co-housing. When I hear the word co-housing, I am not quite sure what it means. My first thought is commune-style (but then again I am a child of the sixties).
What we learned from Ben is just how modern and intentional their co-housing environment is. Built in the heart of Seattle, it’s one of the first of it’s kind in Washington. Click here!
In this week’s episode, we’re talking about the science of gratitude. Not just the “woo woo” feel-good idea of gratitude, but how practicing gratitude activates parts of your brain and has been proven to have overall health benefits. We talk about lessons we’ve learned about practicing gratitude and recognizing joyful moments. We talk about going from the retroactive process of looking back at your day and appreciating moments to actively looking for “wonder” and “joy” in real time. We discuss “awe” and seeking out something that awes you. Lastly, we share the advice from a Benedictine monk David Steidl-Rast, that to be truly happy you just need to slow down and be grateful for every moment for the opportunity it is. Moment by moment, you just need to stop, look and then go. Listen here!
What do you believe about mindset? Do you think your feelings guide your thoughts? In this episode of the podcast we talk to Elizabeth Salazar about self-coaching and how to work on your thought patterns to guide your life. Elizabeth teaches us about how circumstances are neutral, our thoughts are optional and that we have the power to choose our thoughts which will determine our feelings, actions and ultimately results. You’ll love it. Listen here!
So first things first–Phyllis is 67! Yes, this is what 67 can look like. For Phyllis it started in her 20’s after losing her mother at the age of 53 due to a heart attack. She realized she needed a plan and serendipitously picked up a book about women’s bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger. She claims it was love at first sentence and joined the first all women’s bodybuilding gym.We talk with Phyllis about some of the challenges she’s faced (including two hip replacements in the last three years) as well as what inspired her to start her blog at the tender age of 64. We think you will love her energy, her no-nonsense approach and you’ll definitely learn something about weight-lifting. More than anything, Phyllis shows us all that you can be strong, no matter what age you are! Click here!
Rachel Hollis is an author, motivational speaker, blogger and podcast host who has been at the forefront of women’s empowerment this year with the release of her book, “Girl Wash Your Face”. In this episode we take some lessons from this book and apply them to living a HAPPIER, longer life. Diving into “Girl Wash Your Face” we share some of the best lessons we learned for goal setting and roadblocks to happiness. You can listen here.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and on this episode of the Live HAPPIER longer podcast we talk with podcast host and professional broadcaster, Stacey Simms, about some of the myths surrounding diabetes and some of the advances that are changing the way we treat it. Full of lots of great information and dome interesting facts you might not be aware of. Listen here!
Caren Glasser has invested the past 40+ years being of service to the community by sharing her gift of song and media. She has been produced by Rhino Records. Created 8 CD’s that focus on moving community towards hope. She has provided arts programming for the public and private schools sector in LA. Authored 4 books. And is the host of an influential WEB TV Show (The Little White Lie) and The Founder of Spark It Network. Caren talks with us about changing the culture of aging, especially as it comes to women. Listen here.
Have you heard about “Blue Zones®?”
Come with us as we discuss the research and information discovered by Dan Buettner in five geographic areas in the world where people live the longest and where the are high numbers of older people who age without typical diseases like heart disease, cancer or diabetes.First written in an article for National Geographic titled “The Secrets of Long Life”, Buettner detailed five unique areas and found common traits among them, that he later dubbed the “Power 9®”. These nine commonalities lead to longer, healthier happier lives. Come listen here!
Kathryn Nicolai started telling herself stories to help herself get to sleep when she was a child and has been doing it all of her life. As a yoga instructor, she often heard from students that they had a hard time turning off their brains at night. Being an avid reader and audio book listener herself, Kathryn knew that people often turned to audio books when they had trouble sleeping, but she herself experienced a problem when trying to use audiobooks for sleeping. Like many, she wanted to keep listening and the stories moved forward in a way that she was compelled to keep listening. Her creative solution? A podcast where she incorporates her love of stories with her practice using her voice to help people relax. You’re going to love listening to this episode.
- She’s a fourth generation dentist
- She had her own private practice and following in her father’s footsteps she focused on treating patients in nursing care facilities.
- After selling her practice, she joined her brother in a medical device startup, where she focused on research surrounding neurological diseases and patient interaction.
- A live Anthony Robbins event inspired her to start her new company.
As a writer and an international dance force for the past twenty five years, her bio is impressively long. In this episode Paulette shares with us how she started the global tribal bellydancing movement and how she uses dance to encourage women to transform their lives. Meditation through movement and getting in touch with your true inner self are just a part of Paulette’s purpose and how she helps empower women. Listen here
Nicole Christina is a psychotherapist, professional blogger, and host of the acclaimed Podcast Zestful Aging. Nicole interviews inspiring woman about their projects, as well as their own metamorphosis as they age. On our podcast she shares her clinical and academic perspective on zestful aging and creating habits that are both simple and sustainable. Our messages both focus on creating habits, and you’ll appreciate Nicole’s focus on nature, finding quiet spaces, relaxed approach to eating and exercise. She may even teach you a new vocabulary word! Listen to the podcast here.
Molly and Angela discuss the TED talk from Lisa Genova, Ph. D. a neuroscientist turned author, who wrote the book (and movie) Still Alice. The emphasis of the talk was on exercise, sleep and the science behind Alzheimer’s prevention. There is mounting research that indicates we can prevent Alzheimer’s with improved sleep habits and aerobic exercise. Listen here.
Heike Yates is a certified personal trainer, pilates instructor and fitness warrior. Almost 30 years ago, she left corporate America and never had a plan to pursue fitness as a career. When she moved to America from Germany, she realized that activity wasn’t readily available in the US as a part of everyday life. People spent more time in cars. She knew she had to move as much as possible and get off her “buttskie”. Listen to her enthusiasm for daily action #1- MOVE in her epidsode here
Lisa King is a full-time pharmacist and recently co-authored her book, Tiny Life Changes with her sister Lauren Daniels.
Both Lisa and Lauren encountered some challenging life events that resulted in learning about and embracing self-care and positive mindset. Lauren became a life coach and Lisa devoured every self-help book she could find. Hear more about their journey…
On this episode of the Live HAPPIER longer podcast, we visit with Lori Massicot.
Lori is a Certified Nutrition Coach, Holistic Wellness Coach and Sober Coach
Lori primarily helps women who are over 40, and she says that that time of life is a wake up call, “where you really need to start making adjustments to yourself care, to what you’re eating, to how you’re thinking and to how you’re moving your body.” She’s also the host of a great podcast called To 50 & Beyond. (Which I can’t really say without hearing Buzz Lightyear in my head, but that’s ok because Lori is kind of super hero too!) Read more.and listen here…
After the passing of her brother, Janet Birkey felt the desire to live her life as he did: with joy and full of things that would bring her happiness. She always knew she wanted to go back to school to finish her degree, and went on to finish her bachelor’s degree and to get her master’s and a doctorate in counseling.
On this episode we talk with Janet about stress and learn better ways to handle it. We are constantly introducing things that are stressful in our lives, and then there’s one stress that comes, that maybe isn’t a great big event, but then all of a sudden we’re overwhelmed. You’ll hear about Janet’s #1 stressor (here’s a hint: he’s 70 pounds of love, teeth and lacks boundaries) Read more and listen here…
In the first Live HAPPIER Longer podcast, Molly and Angela discuss how Five for Life came to be, just over a year ago.
For Molly, watching her parents age very differently helped her recognize what path she wanted to take; one that allowed her to live longer and happier. She realized that it would require habits to be built in mid-life that would continue as she aged. Read more about Five for Life’s five daily actions and listen here…