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Revolutionize Your Retirement Radio

A top retirement podcast and longevity planning podcast. Dr. Dorian Mintzer, M.S.W., Ph.D., Board Certified Coach, and Certified Professional Retirement Coach guides you on how to revolutionize all aspects of your retirement transition. This podcast will teach you how to retire with joy and confidence, ready to live the fullest in the second half of your life. In this podcast, Dr. Mintzer interviews a wide variety of experts in various areas of retirement and longevity planning, spanning the topics of money, purpose, meaning, lifestyle, identity, and health. Our goal is to help you make the most of this next stage of your life. The concept of retirement is changing. It isn’t just an age OR a financial number. It's finding a balance between living well today and feeling confident about your retirement transition years and gaining more freedom to pursue the life you want. Join the Revolutionize Your Retirement community at https://RevolutionizeRetirement.com.

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Aging in the 21st Century with Dorian Mintzer and Dr. Gillian Leithman
In her talk on the work motivation of mature workers, Dr. Gill will discuss what older workers want out of work as they transition into the second half of life. Based on her research, which is part of her Ph.D. thesis, she will discuss how people determine whether they should continue to work beyond age 65 or retire. She'll also focus on the importance of achievement as people age. Lastly, Dr. Gill will share her findings regarding "generativity," its importance for an organization's competitive advantage, and why it requires a work environment that nurtures and values expertise.In this episode, you'll discover:What the number 65 signifies to older workersWhy achievement still matters, and to whomAbout "generativity": the corporate "sweet spot" for aging workers and their organizationsAbout Gillian Leithman:Gillian Leithman, Ph.D., is a corporate trainer specializing in health and wellness seminars and workshops. Gillian has facilitated programs for some of Canada's premiere businesses and organizations, such as Bell Canada, Air Canada, TD Canada Trust, Federal Express, Novartis, Telus, Hollis Wealth, HSBC, the RCMP, and Exxon Mobil.Dr. Leithman is best known for her pre-retirement seminars, which focus on the psychological and social aspects of retirement planning to ensure a smooth and fulfilling transition. When she is not facilitating seminars, she teaches in the management faculty at the John Molson School of Business, where she is an Assistant Professor. Her research focus encompasses the career motivation of older workers, the retirement transition process, age-friendly workplaces, and knowledge-sharing cultures.Her research has been featured at the Canadian Psychological Association, the Ontario and Canadian Gerontological Associations, and The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She has twice received the Best Paper Award from the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. She has also been featured in the Montreal Gazette, Reader's Digest, and the National Post and has been a guest on the Tommy Schnurmacher radio show and on CBC.Dr. Leithman is the founder of Rewire to Retire and Life Skills Toolbox.Get in touch with Gillian Leithman:Visit Gillian's website: https://rewiretoretire.com/ Access Gillian's 4-part webinar series:  https://rewiretoretire.com/homepage/webinars/ Access Gillian's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/leithmanWhat to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
76:49 11/29/2022
The Jolt Phenomenon with Dorian Mintzer and Mark Miller
Episode Description: Jolts can derail us - or they can propel us into reclaiming and remaking our lives. They prompt us to ask questions about our values and purpose.Psychologists have been studying this phenomenon for some time; one research team at the University of North Carolina Charlotte back in the mid-1990s named the phenomenon "post-traumatic growth" (PTG). Since then, PTG has emerged as an important field of study for psychologists and social scientists.Jolt explores a range of PTG experiences - -the death of a child, life-threatening illness, plane crashes, terror attacks, natural disasters - and also a wide range of growth responses.In this episode, you will discover:What is the process of change that trauma survivors experience as they grow? What does the process of change look like from the inside for jolt survivors? What is the role of spirituality and faith? Who is most likely to experience growth after trauma - and who is not? And, what is the meaning of these stories of trauma and growth for the rest of us?About Mark Miller:For over a decade, Mark Miller has researched and written about what motivates people to reinvent their lives. He is a nationally recognized expert on retirement and aging; he writes a column for Reuters and contributes to The New York Times and other national news outlets. Mark is the author of Jolt: Stories of Trauma and Transformation, which tells the stories of people transformed by growth following trauma, and the new paths they pursue. Some are on missions to help others or to make things right in the world, while others embark on new careers. Some people simply find that their relationships grow deeper or seek a stronger spiritual dimension in their lives.Get in touch with Mark Miller:Visit Mark's website: https://retirementrevised.com/   Buy Mark's Book:  https://revolutionizeretirement.com/jolt What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
55:05 11/22/2022
Adult Development IN Aging with Dorian Mintzer and Bill Sadler
Episode Description: A remarkable development during the 20th century was an impressive extension of the average life course. In America, the average life expectancy gained 30 years, from 47 to 77. That's a 30-year life bonus. Average life expectancy here is nearly 80 and rising. The fastest-growing cohort is centenarians - from 3,000 in 1965 to over 90,000 in the early 21st century. We have experienced a longevity revolution and many of us will live into our 90s and reach 100 or beyond. In addition, in the 21st century the old paradigm of aging has been changing and a newer view of aging has emerged, which is radically different from the old paradigm.What might a huge increase in longevity mean to you? What can you do with all the added years ahead? How will this change the legacies you will live and leave? In navigating life after 50, a major question is: how can you create the life you want? This leads to a question about our emerging identity: who do you want to become?Dr. Sadler has learned from the people he has studied and discovered they are shaping a new identity by developing a life portfolio that answers another question: what do I want to put in my future? (and what leave out?) Dr. Sadler has been helping students in his Osher Life-Long Learning Institute (OLLI) classes work with each other in shaping their distinctive life portfolios. Seeing how they are growing and renewing their lives has been a very inspiring experience for him. It's a challenge for all of us to think intentionally about the years ahead and create our own life portfolios.In this episode, you will discover:What's new about aging in the 21st centuryWays to think about adult development IN agingHow to "change course" and create your life portfolioAbout Bill Sadler:Since receiving his doctorate from Harvard, Bill Sadler has been teaching sociology, business, and interdisciplinary courses for fifty years in colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. For the past 26 years, he has been at Holy Names University in Oakland, California, where he is Professor of Sociology and Business, and for 10 years at the University of Southern Maine.In addition to teaching, he has held administrative posts in four institutions, serving three times as a Department Chair, College Dean, and Chief Academic Officer. He has also been a consultant in higher education and in the business world for leadership and organizational development. In addition to his professional career, he has served on various boards, such as: Spiritual Alliance for Earth, The Center for Third Age Leadership and North Oakland Village.As an author, he has published dozens of articles and six books, the last three focusing on the third age, based on his ongoing longitudinal research. Those books are Third Age: Six Principles of Growth and Renewal after 40, Changing Course: Navigating Life after 50 (with James Krefft), and Why Retire? Career Strategies for Third Age Nurses (with Fay Bower). He has been a key speaker at local, national, and international conferences on Positive Aging.He and his wife Sallie have raised five children, have six grandchildren, and live in Oakland CA, and Bristol, ME. Get in touch with Bill Sadler: Buy Bill's Book:  https://revolutionizeretirement.com/sadler What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
53:06 11/15/2022
Live Long, Die Short: Authentic Health and Successful Aging with Dr. Roger Landry
Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH, is a retired, highly decorated full colonel, former chief flight surgeon at the Air Force Surgeon General's Office in Washington, and preventive medicine physician who has spent over a decade smashing stereotypes of aging and redefining the possibilities of older adulthood. He has conducted extensive practical research on the influence of lifestyle on the aging process and compiled his findings in his book Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging, which AARP has endorsed, was a top pick by MORE magazine, and received gold award honors by Living Now Book Awards.During today's episode, Dr. Landry will be discussing:Ten empowering tips to age successfullyAuthentic health that we can rediscover from our ancestorsThe importance of staying socially, intellectually, physically, and spiritually engaged with lifeHow to grow new brain tissue and make dementia less likelyHow to recognize and address personal risks that may limit health and independenceHow stress "rots us from within"How to never again fail at making healthy lifestyle changesWhy our elders are part of the solution to society's challenges rather than the problem: a resource rather than a liabilityChanging public policy and how it will affect how we view and treat older adultsAbout Roger Landry:Dr. Roger Landry is a preventive medicine physician, author of award-winning Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging, and President of Masterpiece Living, a group of multi-discipline specialists in the field of aging who partner with organizations to assist them in becoming destinations for continued growth and Centers for Successful Aging. Trained at Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard University School of Public Health, Dr. Landry specializes in building environments that empower older adults to maximize their unique potential. For well over a decade, Dr. Landry has focused his efforts on older adults as a lecturer, researcher, consultant, and author.Get in touch with Roger Landry:Visit Roger's website: https://www.livelongdieshort.com/ and https://mymasterpieceliving.com/ Buy Roger's Book:  https://revolutionizeretirement.com/landry What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
71:35 11/08/2022
Living Your Legacy Now! with Dorian Mintzer and Barbara Shaiman
Who am I meant to be now? How do I live a vital life? How can I live my legacy? These are questions that many of us ask ourselves throughout our lives. We are always in the process of changing and growing. At this point in your life, what do you care about? What brings you joy? What values do you want to model and share with children, grandchildren, friends, and colleagues? What gives you meaning and purpose?Join us for an insightful conversation about how you can use your unique interests and gifts to live a life of even greater joy and purpose. Gain new skills and strategies to chart your course, uncover your passions, and choose your next direction. Whatever your age, living your legacy starts now!In this episode, you'll be invited to explore opportunities and challenges to live a life of personal fulfillment, resilience, and broader social engagement, such as:Explore how you can live (and not just leave) a legacy that reflects your values and issues of importance to you.Enhance your philanthropy and happiness by identifying your passions and skills and getting "hands-on" with causes you care about.Learn her 10 -step approach and tools to create social change in an informed and creative way.Share this legacy with children, grandchildren and other family members, colleagues, and friends through inter-generational Legacy Clubs.About Barbara Shaiman:Throughout her career, noted educator, businesswoman, and social entrepreneur, Barbara Shaiman, has used her skills and ability to empower others to create social change. In 1995, she founded Champions of Caring, a non-profit organization that has empowered over 10,000 youth in Philadelphia and South Africa to become leaders in public service and active, engaged citizens. She has created programs that have inspired and motivated young people with the skills to create service projects to address local and global issues and create cultures of caring within their schools and communities.The success of Champions of Caring with young people, combined with Barbara's professional experience, entrepreneurial spirit, and over thirty years of public speaking, led her to create Embrace Your Legacy. Through speeches, workshops, and consulting, she shares her approach to providing participants with the necessary tools to create social change in an informed and creative way. From corporate team-building and community outreach to organizational culture-changing, public and private high-school classrooms to university seminars, faith-based programs to community women's and men's groups, she has presented this message to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, locally, nationally, and internationally, changing the world, one person at a time.Get in touch with Barbara Shaiman:Visit Barbara's website: http://embraceyourlegacynow.com/ Download Barbara's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/shaimanhandout Buy Barbara's Book:  https://revolutionizeretirement.com/shaiman What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
66:48 11/01/2022
How to Make a Living and Make a Difference in the Second Half of Life with Dorian Mintzer and Marci Alboher
Wondering what's next in your life? Thinking about doing work you feel good about? Join us for a conversation with Marci Alboher, author of Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life. Alboher, a former New York Times careers columnist is a vice president of Encore.org, a nonprofit making it easier for millions of people to move into second (or third) acts for the greater good.In this episode, you'll discover:How volunteering or pro bono consulting can lead to paid workHow to network effectively and harness the power of social mediaHow to find the most age-friendly jobs in nonprofits, government, education, healthcare, and socially-minded businessesHow to combat age discriminationThe pros and cons of going back to schoolHow to financially plan for your transitionAbout Marci Alboher:Marci Alboher, one of the nation's leading authorities on career issues and workplace trends, is a vice president at Encore.org. Marci's current focus is on the power of connecting, collaborating, and innovating across the generations. A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, her latest book is The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life. Marci is regularly called upon for commentary in media outlets around the world, and she has been interviewed by countless news organizations, including NBC's Today and Nightly News, National Public Radio, AARP, and USA Today. She is a Senior Advisor to Girls Write Now and serves as a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project. Earlier in her career, she spent a decade practicing law. She lives in New York City with her husband, Jay.Get in touch with Marci Alboher:Visit Marci's website: https://www.Encore.org Buy Marci's Book:  https://revolutionizeretirement.com/echandbook What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
52:52 10/25/2022
Retirement and Reinvention: Loss, Grief, and Transformation with Dr. Carolyn Walter
Episode Guest: Dr. Carolyn Walter, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Widener University, Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Teaching Coach, Author, and Consultant on Grief/Loss/Chronic IllnessEpisode Description:Whether expected or unexpected, life transitions are the changes we face throughout every life stage, whether we like it or not.  Every transition involves loss and a personal process of healing that precedes growth and reinvention. Grief and loss are inevitable passages we each experience in our lifetimes. The loss of a spouse, partner, parent, child, or loved one is a personal and unique grief journey. Losing a dream, a career, health, or abilities can also bring about profound sadness and fear of the unknown.The truth is that any transition through grief and loss can be lonely and difficult without support and understanding.During this episode, you will:Learn how the literature on grief, loss, and transformation helps us understand some of the dilemmas faced by those retiring and working on the reinvention process.Understand why the transition from retirement to reinvention is often filled with fear, anxiety, and frustration. Understand how an adult moves from retirement toward reinvention by meaning-making.Understand the various losses and emotions faced by those retiring such as:Loss of or change in identityLoss of routine and search for balanceLoss of or change in work relationships, relationships with friends, and within the marital/partner relationshipAbout Carolyn Walter:Carolyn Ambler Walter, Ph.D., LCSW, is a counselor, author, and Professor Emerita with 40 years of professional experience serving clients and organizations. Her extensive expertise in grief and loss and life transitions includes work with hospitals, hospices, and community groups.As a guest speaker and renowned authority in the field, she has spoken at numerous conferences on grief, chronic illness, and women's health issues. She also conducts workshops for healthcare staff, counselors, and other helping professionals. In addition to professional journal articles, A Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University Center for Research and Disease Prevention, Dr. Walter created and led two series for fibromyalgia patients. Locally, she has led numerous groups for fibromyalgia patients and families.Dr. Walter has more than 25 years of experience in higher education, including 23 years at Widener University, where she co-founded the Center for Social Work Education.  She currently offers Teachers' Coaching workshops to support educators and administrators in building stronger educational programs.Dr. Walter sits on the program committee of Peter's Place, a non-profit center for grieving children, teens, and families in Radnor, PA. She is a member of the Steering Committee and Peer Group Committee for the Philadelphia-based non-profit, The Transition Network, which helps women over 50 discover new beginnings.Get in touch with Carolyn Walter:Visit Carolyn's website: http://www.drcarolynwalter.com/index.html Buy Carolyn's Book:  https://revolutionizeretirement.com/walter What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
58:24 10/18/2022
The Psychology, Spirituality, and Mysticism of Conscious Aging with Dorian Mintzer and John Robinson
Episode Guest: John C. Robinson, Psychologist, Interfaith Minister, Mystic, author, and speakerEpisode Description: Are you frightened of aging? Do you worry about every new physical symptom, memory lapse, or mistake?  Do you keep busy to avoid thinking about being "old" or brag about how happy you are in retirement when you secretly feel pretty low? Do you believe aging is about waiting to lose everything that matters? For most of human history, we viewed aging like this - as inevitably grim, depressing, and hopeless.  A radically new kind of aging is on the horizon, one that can change us, the culture, and the world. And millions of us are getting ready for this new adventure.The first wave of 76 million "Baby Boomers," representing 28% of the American population, began turning 65 in 2011. Every day ten thousand more join this extraordinary tsunami and will live longer than any previous generation in history - at least 15 years more than their parents! - creating an entirely new stage of life. As a psychologist, interfaith minister, author, and aging Boomer, John Robinson believes that twenty-first-century aging represents a new and largely uncharted psychological and spiritual development stage.In this episode, you'll discover:The mystical vision John has followed for over two decadesA new developmental stage in the human life cycle.The mystical nature of aging is comprised of three mystical forces: Initiation, Transformation, and RevelationHow conscious elders are becoming spiritual activists and creating sacred communitiesThree paradigms of aging: the Old, the New, and the MysticalThe "Great Work" of Creation calling to all of us.Four dimensions of responding to our current global crisisAsking our ancestors, angels, and other Divine Beings for help.About John Robinson:John C. Robinson is a clinical psychologist with a second doctorate in ministry, an ordained interfaith minister, the author of nine books on the interface of psychology and spirituality (along with numerous articles, book chapters, and guest blogs), and last but not least, an aging Boomer with grown children and a gaggle of grandchildren. A full-time writer now, his interest has turned to the psychological, spiritual, and mystical potential of the New Aging.His book, The Divine Human, argues that our new longevity has become a new developmental stage in the human life cycle, offering humanity profound opportunities for psychological, spiritual, and mystical transformation, expanding our lifespan and awareness of God. John's growing audience comes to his work through talks and workshops at conscious aging conferences and webinars with The Shift Network Summit on Aging, CSource, and Sag-ing International, a website hosted by the Authors Guild, radio and video interviews and presentations, and five conscious aging books published by John Hunt Publishing. Get in touch with John Robinson:Visit John's website: https://www.johnrobinson.org/ Buy John's Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/divinehuman Download John's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/robinsonhandout What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
65:03 10/11/2022
No Regrets Retirement Planning with Dorian Mintzer and Robert Laura
Episode Guest: Robert Laura, author, The Naked Retirement, and founder of The Retirement Coaches AssociationEpisode Description: Too often, retirement planning assumes that people have 20-30 years to do whatever they want when they want. However, that's not the case because retirement can change quickly and only comes with one true guarantee --that you will die at some point during it. That may sound like the perfect conversation to avoid, but it can change how you think, act, and invest in retirement.In this episode, you'll discover how to:Reunite with your life's passions, goals, and dreamsReceive hope and direction for any situation and season of retirementStrengthen relationships and prepare your body, mind, and spirit for a successful transitionRecognize retirement's true purpose and opportunitiesAfford more things than money could ever buyRemove the burden, worry, and stress related to money and retirementFeel healthy and refreshing because you're taking time out for yourselfSave years of heartache and pain and from figuring out retirement the hard wayAbout Robert Laura:Robert Laura is a retirement transition planning speaker and coach, and pioneer of "The New Retirement," which includes planning for both the financial and non-financial aspects, including the need to develop a written plan for everyday life in retirement. He is the author of Naked Retirement, Retirement RX, Retirement Roots. Retirement Challenge, and Financial Karma.He has garnered a unique look at wealth and retirement by working closely with his clients for the last twenty years and interviewing numerous celebrities, entertainers, and athletes.Get in touch with Robert Laura:Visit Robert's websites: https://www.retirementproject.org/  and https://retirementcoachesassociation.org/ Buy Robert's Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/naked Download Robert's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/laurahandout Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
59:18 10/04/2022
Welcome to the Brain Age: The Revolutionary New Science of Cognitive Health and What You Should Know About It with Dorian Mintzer and Cynthia R. Green
Episode Guest: Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D., leading expert in the field of brain health, author, clinical psychologist and founding director of the Memory Enhancement Program at the Mount Sinai Medical CenterEpisode Description: What do advances in neuroscience, increased worldwide longevity, and the obsession with agelessness of the baby boomers have in common? They are all factors in the emerging Brain Age, a time of unprecedented knowledge about the brain, cognition and cognitive wellness. Join Dr. Green to learn more about the revolutionary new science of cognitive health, including what the science really shows about interventions such as brain games and exercise and their impact on brain wellness, and how we can each begin to customize our own path to improved brain vitality. Leave with 9 practical steps you can begin immediately take action to boost your personal brain vitality.In this episode, you'll discover:What it means to be brain healthyHow to achieve better brain healthWhether or not the new brain fitness software programs really workAbout Cynthia R. Green:Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D., is a leading expert in the field of brain health, clinical psychologist and founding director of the Memory Enhancement Program at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she is currently an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Green is the president of Memory Arts LLC and CEO of TBH Brands, the parent company of Total Brain Health, which offers training, products and services to improve memory and brain fitness. Core products of Total Brain Health include the Total Brain Health Toolkits line, a series of "programs in a box" designed for use in active aging, fitness and healthcare settings.Dr. Green is the author of 5 books on brain health, both on her own and in collaboration with major brands such as Prevention and National Geographic. Her collaboration with National Geographic, Your Best Brain Ever, was named a "2013 Top Guide to Life After 50" by the Wall Street Journal. In addition, Dr. Green frequently serves as a consultant to companies on memory and brain fitness (Forest Laboratories, United Healthcare, Lifecare, Marbles) and is a highly regarded keynote speaker for organizational, corporate and association events.Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Green lives with her family in Northern New Jersey. Get in touch with Cynthia R. Green:Visit Cynthia's website: https://totalbrainhealth.com/ Buy Cynthia's Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/totalmemory Download Cynthia's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/green Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
56:52 09/27/2022
Aging with Wisdom with Dorian Mintzer and Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle
Episode Guests: Dr. Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle, author and speaker Episode Description: How do we find meaning and beauty in aging, and how do we respond to living in an age-phobic culture? This month's presenter, Dr. Olivia Hoblitzelle, gets to the heart of the matter by providing examples from her own experience as well as from varied wisdom traditions and cultures that revere elders.  In this episode, you'll discover how to:find the wisdom that lies within all of us, no matter the agecreate a mindset to age consciouslycultivate an inner life resilient enough to handle the vicissitudes of agingembrace life in all its fullness and wonder, even when faced with life's inevitable lossesYou'll get the information you need about how to age consciously. About Dr. Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle:Dr. Olivia Hoblitzelle, writer and teacher, taught in the field of behavioral medicine, where she pioneered the integration of meditation, yoga, and cognitive therapy with traditional Western medicine. She also trained health professionals in new approaches to health and healing through Harvard Medical School. For many years she taught a course on conscious aging and mindfulness meditation. Her bestselling book, Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows: A Couple's Journey Through Alzheimer's, won many awards and was translated into four languages. Her most recent book is Aging with Wisdom: Reflections, Stories & Teachings, a finalist for Foreword's "Indies Book of the Year" award. Get in touch with Dr. Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle:Visit Olivia's website: https://www.oliviahoblitzelle.com/ Buy Olivia's Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/agingwisdom Download Olivia's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/hoblitzelle Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
63:28 09/20/2022
: Positive/Vital Aging: Life Long with Dorian Mintzer, Jan Hively, and Meg Newhouse
People have been talking about "The Positive Aging Movement" for more than a dozen years, particularly since the first conference in 2007, when the oldest Boomers were turning 61 and approaching the "traditional" retirement age. With a longer life expectancy, notions about aging have been shifting. This year the oldest Boomers are turning 76, and the youngest is now turning 58. We're witnessing the "graying" of our population. In this interview, we'll focus on a broad view of the Positive Aging Movement:  How it started, how it's been changing, what it's accomplished, and where it's going. From this episode, you will: Get an overview of the Positive Aging Movement over the past 10+ years - its intellectual underpinnings, development, and accomplishments to date.Understand the central concepts of positive aging/holistic thriving in the second half of life.Explore what's next. Has the movement outlived its usefulness? What are the current issues? Where might it or should it be heading?Consider: What would you add? What facet draws you most?About Jan Hively and Meg Newhouse:Jan Hively describes herself as an "Encore Entrepreneur." In Minnesota, after a city planning and administration career, Jan Hively earned her Ph.D. in 2001 at age 69 with a dissertation on "Productive Aging in Rural Communities." Since then, she has focused on transforming expectations for aging -- realizing the potential for positive aging based on twenty-first-century trends and research.Jan has co-founded several thriving networks that support positive aging, including the Vital Aging Network, the SHIFT Network, and a global program exchange, the Pass It On Network. As a Purpose Prize Fellow, she is an internationally known presenter and consultant for programs that engage older adult leadership and support "meaningful work, paid or unpaid, through the last breath." Jan's academic degrees were earned at Harvard University and the University of Minnesota.Meg Newhouse has sought to call out "passion and purpose" in her students, coaching clients, and even friends/colleagues in her professional and personal life. For nearly 25 years, she has been centrally involved in what could be called the Positive Aging movement as a post-mid-life coach, workshop facilitator, consultant, and author.In 2002 she founded and co-led the Life Planning Network, a national community of professionals committed to a holistic model for helping people thrive in the second half of life; more recently, she has been engaged with the Conscious Elders Network from its early stages. Meg has helped plan five Positive Aging conferences, written three how-to books, and co-edited LPN's Live Smart After 50. In the past few years, she has focused on later life and legacy, represented by her book, Legacies of the Heart: Living a Life That Matters. She lives in the Boston area with her husband of 50 years.Get in touch with Jan Lively and Meg Newhouse:Visit Jan's website: https://www.passitonnetwork.org/ Visit Meg's website: https://www.megnewhouse.com/ Download Jan and Meg's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/hively-newhouse Buy Live Smart After 50 Book: What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
63:40 09/13/2022
The 10 Secrets of a Happy Retirement with Dorian Mintzer and Richard Eisenberg
Episode Guest: Richard Eisenberg, Managing Editor and Senior Web Editor, Next AvenueEpisode Description: Some people have a much better retirement experience than others. What makes the difference? Having a plan and figuring out what you want out of retirement in advance so you have laid the groundwork for a retirement experience that works for you and your family.  In this episode, Richard Eisenberg outlines the ten ways you can achieve a happy retirement. He will cover:How to figure out in advance what you want out of retirement.If you have a husband, wife, or partner, talk frankly together about what you both want out of retirement.Plan your transition into retirement.Come up with a retirement income plan.Choose when to retire and then follow through (if you can).Stay engaged and healthy (if you can).Get a part-time job in retirement.Learn new things or pursue your passions.Keep a schedule, but not like the one you had before you retired.See your children and grandchildren if you have any.About Richard Eisenberg:Richard Eisenberg is Managing Editor of PBS' Nextavenue.org, a site for people in their 50s and 60s. He is also the editor of the site's Money and Work & Purpose channels and a frequent blogger there. Previously, he was Executive Editor of Money Magazine and Front Page Finance Editor for Yahoo! He is the author of two books, How to Avoid a Mid-Life Financial Crisis and The Money Book of Personal Finance.Get in touch with Richard Eisenberg:Visit Next Avenue's website: https://www.nextavenue.org/ Visit Richard's articles:9 Keys to a Happy RetirementWhen Retirement is a Bad FitNext Avenue Picks the 6 Best New Personal Finance Books Get Richard's list of resources: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/eisenberg Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
62:56 09/06/2022
How to Live Forever with Dorian Mintzer and Marc Freedman
Episode Guest: Mark Freedman, Entrepreneur, Pioneer in the Aging Movement, Founder of Experience Corps, Civic Ventures, and Encore.Org., Speaker and AuthorEpisode Description: How to Live Forever is a deeply personal call to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us. In writing How to Live Forever, Marc Freedman set out to answer three critical questions:With so many living so much longer, what do the increasing years beyond 50 mean?How can a society with more older people than younger ones thrive?How do we find happiness when we know life is long and time is short?These big questions invite us to explore how we live our daily lives. Freedman found insights by exploring purpose and generativity, digging into the drive for longevity and the perils of age segregation, and talking to social innovators across the globe, bringing the generations together for mutual benefit and his own mentors.In this episode, you'll discover how to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us.About Marc Freedman:Marc Freedman, the President, and CEO of Encore.org, is a renowned social entrepreneur, thought leader, and writer. Under Marc's leadership, Encore.org has pioneered innovative programs and sparked a growing movement in the United States and beyond to tap the talent and experience of people past midlife as human resources for solving our most vexing social problems. Programs such as Civic Ventures, Experience Corps, Discovering What's Next and the Life Planning Network are a few examples of programs that have been sparked by Marc's vision. He was a visiting fellow at King's College, University of London, and a visiting scholar at Stanford University during 2014-15. Marc is a member of the Wall Street Journal's "Experts" panel and a frequent commentator in the media. He was named a 2014 Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation and recipient of the 2010 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. He co-founded Experience Corps, mobilizing thousands of individuals over 50 to improve the school performance and prospects of low-income elementary school students in 22 U.S. cities, and spearheaded the creation of the Purpose Prize, an annual $100,000 prize for social entrepreneurs in the second half of life. Marc is the author of several books, including his newest book, How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations, focusing on bringing older and younger people together for mutual benefit and the greater good of society.Get in touch with Marc Freedman:Visit Marc's website: https://encore.org/ Download Marc's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/freedmanhandout Buy Marc's Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/freedman Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
53:05 08/30/2022
The MAGIC of Minka with Dorian Mintzer and Bill Thomas
Episode Guest: Dr. Bill Thomas, author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer, and physician whose wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging Episode Description: At both ends of the age spectrum, there is a growing and largely untapped demand for communities designed to foster closer connections, health, and wellbeing. How can we create homes and communities that are inspired by a profound respect for simpler living, energy-conscious building, and human-oriented design?In this episode, you'll...Understand what Multi-Generational, Multi-Ability, Inclusive Communities areUnderstand how to live in the place and manner of their choosingBe inspired to flip the declinist narrative of aging About Bill Thomas:Named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top 10 Americans shaping aging, Dr. Bill Thomas is known worldwide for transforming long-term care through The Eden Alternative, The Green House, and Minka models, radical alternatives to institutional care. Thomas designed the nation's first senior ER, now the standard for hospital emergency rooms nationwide. He most recently came off a 125-city Changing Aging Tour that used music and visuals in live performances to promote a new and disrupting understanding of aging. Get in touch with Bill Thomas:Visit Bill's website: https://changingaging.org/ Visit Bill's housing website: https://kallimos.com Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
72:01 08/23/2022
This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism with Dorian Mintzer and Ashton Applewhite
Episode Guest: Ashton Applewhite, speaker, author, and activist and the leading spokesperson to mobilize against discrimination based on agingEpisode Description: From childhood, we're barraged by messages that it's sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and older people are useless. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite also believed them until she realized where this prejudice comes from and its damage. In this episode, Ashton will trace her journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical and, in the process, debunk myth after myth about late life. In this episode, you'll discover:the roots of ageism - in history and our own age denial - and how it divides and debaseshow ageist myths and stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies functionwhat ageism looks like in the workplace and the bedroomthe cost of the all-American myth of independencehow olders are portrayed as burdens to societywhat an all-age-friendly world would look likea rousing call to actionWhether you're older or hoping to get there, this episode will shake you by the shoulders, cheer you up, make you mad, and change the way you see the rest of your life. Age pride! About Ashton Applewhite:Author and activist Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. In 2016, she joined the PBS site Next Avenue's annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. Ashton has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, has written for Harper's, Playboy, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? Ashton speaks widely at venues that have ranged from universities and community centers to the TED mainstage and the United Nations. Ashton is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination based on age.Get in touch with Ashton Applewhite:Visit Ashton's website: https://thischairrocks.com/ Buy Ashton's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/applewhite Download Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/applewhitehandout Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
83:33 08/16/2022
Navigating the New World of Work with Dorian Mintzer and Kerry Hannon
Episode Guest: Kerry Hannon, a leading authority and strategist on career transitions, entrepreneurship, and personal finance and retirement as well as a best-selling and award-winning author of 14 booksEpisode Description: When the coronavirus pandemic upended the US economy, many older workers lost their jobs and saw their retirement accounts take a hit. Those who remain employed are grappling with a new way of working: remotely from home, sometimes in isolation, facing daunting technological and social challenges. Work and Jobs expert Kerry Hannon will talk about the way the pandemic has transformed the workplace for workers over 50 and how to find work you love that also has impact.In this episode, you'll discover how to:Navigate this new normalBecome empowered to take control of your professional and economic future with hope, confidence, and optimismSucceed in the workplace and prepare for a financially secure retirementAbout Kerry Hannon:Kerry Hannon is a workplace futurist and a leading strategist on career management, entrepreneurship, personal finance, and retirement. She is a frequent TV, podcast, and radio commentator and is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences. Kerry is the bestselling and award-winning author of 14 books, including her newest book In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work and Great Pajama Jobs: Your Complete Guide to Working From Home. Kerry is currently a senior columnist and on-air expert at Yahoo Finance. She was previously an expert columnist, opinion writer, and regular contributor to the New York Times, MarketWatch, and Forbes, and was the PBS website NextAvenue.org personal finance and entrepreneur expert. She has also worked as a writer, columnist, and editor for USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and Money magazine and as a contributor to the Wall Street Journal. Kerry lives in Washington, DC, and Boston, Virginia, with her husband, documentary producer and editor Cliff Hackel, and her Labrador retriever, Elmore “Elly.” Get in touch with Kerry Hannon:Visit Kerry’s website: https://kerryhannon.com/ Buy Kerry's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/pajamajobs Download Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/newworldwork Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
64:07 08/09/2022
Disaster-Proof Your Retirement with Dorian Mintzer and Harry Margolis
Episode Guest: Harry Margolis, estate planning and elder law attorney and author who is a passionate advocate for seniors and individuals with special needs and their families. Episode Description: Too often, retirement plans fail due to a lack of coordination between financial and estate planning and failure to involve care managers. While we're healthy and cognitively intact, we can continue to work, travel, care for grandchildren (if we're so lucky), and go up and down stairs. Almost no financial and estate planning is necessary as long as we stay healthy. But when a spouse or we become disabled, most plans (or lack of plans) fall apart.Age 75 is a good time to ask and answer the following questions:Where do you want to live when you need help from others? Being close to children (assuming you have a good relationship) will make life a lot easier for all concerned. Make sure you can live on one floor.Who will step in to take over your finances when you can no longer handle them yourself? A revocable trust is an ideal mechanism for managing financial matters.Who will make health care and life decisions for you when you can't make them yourself? You need a health care proxy, but you must also talk with your agent about your wishes.Do you care if all your resources are spent down on your care? At age 75, it's probably too late to buy long-term care insurance, but it can be a good time for Medicaid planning.About Harry Margolis:Harry S. Margolis has been representing seniors, individuals with special needs, and their families since he started ElderLawServices, the predecessor of Margolis & Bloom, in June 1987. Since then, he and the firm as a whole have helped thousands of clients pay for long-term care, grapple with the incapacity of a family member, and plan for safe and productive futures for their children and grandchildren.For three decades, Harry served as editor of The ElderLaw Report, an attorney's monthly newsletter. His peers have recognized his leadership in the field in his selection as a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel. He has been named a "Super Lawyer" since 2005 and, in different years, recognized as one of the top 100 attorneys in New England. In 2015, Best Lawyers named him Best Lawyer in America in the practice of Elder Law and Trust and Estates. He is the only elder law attorney to receive these honors.He firmly believes that the best legal solutions are achieved through the partnership of well-informed clients and attorneys who combine great technical expertise, experience, and an ability to listen. Most recently, he began answering consumer questions online at AskHarry.info. He is also the author of Get Your Ducks in a Row: The Baby Boomers Guide to Estate Planning.When not working, Harry resides in Brookline with his wife, college-age twins (when they're home), and a dog of uncertain breed. He loves biking and traveling, both in the U.S. and abroad.Get in touch with Harry Margolis:Harry's website: https://margolisbloom.com/ Ask Harry a question: https://askharry.info/  Buy Harry's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/margolis What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
66:51 08/02/2022
Why the Arts Matter: From Expression to Learning to Impact with Dorian Mintzer and Fred Mandell
The world has changed dramatically over the past year and a half.  For Fred Mandell, this is only the beginning of constant, dramatic, and unpredictable changes.   Fred will share his journey from using the creative process of the arts as a model for navigating life transitions (Becoming a Life Change Artist) to his deep exploration of how the arts can prepare us to thrive in our new, rapidly changing world.In this episode you'll discover:The implications of living in a constant state of changeHow the arts can serve as a deep and practical learning process The theory and science behind arts-based experiential learningHow Creating Futures That Work is pioneering arts-based experiential learning to help individuals, leaders, and teams navigate the new state of unending changeYou will walk away with an understanding of how integrating the arts into leadership development, innovative thinking, and collaborative team dynamics can change both you and the world.About Fred Mandell:Fred Mandell is a founder and principal with Creating Futures That Work, a consultancy that draws on the precision and focus of science and the insights and skills of the arts to elevate leader effectiveness in the areas of collaboration, innovation, organizational culture, and professional development.Prior to establishing CFTW with Harvey Seifter, Fred served as a senior executive with American Express where he built leading marketing and sales businesses and ran a multi-billion-dollar investment company. During his tenure, he introduced new business models for the practice of fee-based financial planning in a large financial services institution.In 2014 Fred launched The Global Institute for the Arts and Leadership, a not-for-profit entity, whose mission is to build a more peaceful, sustainable, and beautiful world by using the arts to catalyze social change. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board.Fred is the author of Can Art Save Us? and the co-author with Kathleen Jordan of Becoming a Life Change Artist; 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Your Life at Any Stage.  He has been teaching the number one rated leadership series at MIT Sloan School of Management called The Leader as Artist since 2013. The Leader as Artist series is unique in the way it demonstrates the application of the art-making process to innovative leadership and organizational vitality. As an artist, Fred has been featured in the national publication Gallery Guide. Most recently his bronze self-portrait has been commissioned for the international conference on "The Self/Le Soi" co-sponsored by the University of Chicago and the Sorbonne.Fred holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago and an Ed.M. in psychology from Boston University. He has three grown children, and six grandchildren, and lives in Lynnfield, Massachusetts with his wife Karen, a writer and teacher. Get in touch with Fred Mandell:Fred's artist website: https://www.fredmandell.com/ Fred’s corporate website: https://futuresthatwork.com/ Buy Fred's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/lifechangeartist Download Handout: What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
61:04 07/26/2022
How To Brand Yourself in a Changed World with Dorian Mintzer and Wendy Marx
Author, speaker, reinvention coach, and branding expert Wendy Marx will describe how to brand yourself in a changing world. The world has changed and you need to also -whether you want to work part-time, volunteer, or start a new career. Marx will explain how you can take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to show your value and how you can help.In this episode, you will discover:The 5 key personal branding strategiesHow to become a director of your life, not a passive onlookerOther tips to engage people, find more meaning and purposeAbout Wendy Marx:Wendy Marx is a marketing and branding authority sought after for her ability to turn virtually unknown people into brands of distinction. As founder and president of Thriving at 50+, her proprietary coaching program is designed to help Baby Boomers discover their point of differentiation, then rebrand and retool themselves toward a more rewarding "Second Act." Drawing on Wendy's over 30 years of experience in marketing, journalism, public relations, and counseling, her programs provide a unique mix of marketing and PR savvy blended with psychological wisdom. She will take you from a stage of uncertainty to assuredness, confidence, and success. Wendy holds an MSW, MS in journalism and an MBA in marketing. Her articles have appeared in Fast Company, Inc., job-hunt.org, Advertising Age, The New York Times, and others. She is the author of Thriving at 50+: The 7 Principles to Rebrand and Reinvent Yourself.Get in touch with Wendy Marx:Wendy's website: https://thrivingat50plus.com/ Buy Wendy's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/marx Download Wendy’s Handouts: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/wendy-marx-handouts/ Check out Wendy’s special offer: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/marxoffer Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
56:14 07/19/2022
We'll Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends with Dorian Mintzer and Joy Loverde
For those with no support system, the thought of aging without help can be a frightening, isolating prospect. Whether you have friends and family ready and able to help you or not, growing old does not have to be an inevitable decline into helplessness. Maintaining a good quality of life in your later years is possible, but having a plan is essential. You'll be empowered to make proactive plans for your own lives rather than entrusting decisions to family and community.In this episode, you'll discover:Advice on the challenging medical, financial, and housing decisions to comeReal solutions to create a support networkQuestions about aging solo readers don't know to askGuidance on new products, services, technology, and resourcesAbout Joy Loverde:Joy Loverde has a reputation for being a path carver and a visionary when it comes to active aging. She is the author of the best-seller, The Complete Eldercare Planner and Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old?Joy is an expert media source, product spokesperson, keynote speaker, and mature-market consultant. She is frequently in the news. You may have seen her on the Today Show or read about her in the Wall Street Journal.Joy will share strategies for cultivating trusting and long-lasting friendships as we anticipate the need to rely more on each other as we grow older.Get in touch with Joy Loverde:Joy's website: http://www.elderindustry.com/ Buy Joy's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/loverde Download Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/loverdehandout  Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
67:54 07/12/2022
Emotional Planning for Retirement with Dorian Mintzer and Louise Nayer
Though most people spend countless hours doing financial planning for retirement, how many people do emotional planning? Retirement is a huge transition, and it's essential to think about how much money you'll have and how you will create the kind of life you want. Whether you are about to retire, newly retired, or have been retired for a long time, it's never too late to talk openly about how you feel and the difficulties and joys of retirement.In this episode, you will discover the importance of articulating anxieties about retirement, including:Making the DecisionFears of Isolation and Losing a CommunityFears of Losing Your IdentityTrusting YourselfFears of Getting SickCalming exercisesMaintaining a healthy and fulfilling retirementAbout Louise Nayer:Louise Nayer grew up in New York City, received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin and later a Master of Arts in Humanities from SUNY Buffalo, where she studied with poets Robert Creeley and John Logan. In 1976 she put all her belongings in a '68 Camaro and moved to San Francisco, where she dedicated her life to writing and teaching. She is the author of five books, most recently Poised for Retirement: Moving from Anxiety to Zen. She kept a journal for the five months before she left her community college teaching job and wrote about the importance of emotional planning for retirement. That book also offers calming exercises to help people through that time. Her book, Burned: A Memoir, was an Oprah Great Read and won the Wisconsin Library Association Award. That book chronicles the devastating effects of an explosion in Cape Cod that burned her parents when she was four years old and left her mother facially disfigured. That book outlines the lasting effects of child-parent separation. She has also written for OZY and the San Francisco Chronicle and has been interviewed in Forbes Magazine. She is a long-time educator and member of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto. She teaches memoir classes at the Grotto through OLLI at UC Berkeley and works with people individually. She has given readings of her work at universities and bookstores all over the country and has been interviewed widely on radio including on NPR. She has two grown daughters and a stepdaughter and lives with her husband and dog, Ella, in Glen Park in San Francisco.Get in touch with Louise Nayer:Louise's website: https://www.louisenayer.com/ Buy Louise's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/nayer Download Louise’s Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/nayerhandout Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
61:44 07/05/2022
Partnerships and Adjustments in Later Life with Dorian Mintzer and Connie Goldman
We often face daily changes, challenges, compromises, choices, and losses as we age. Connie Goldman believed that "inspiration and learning are available through sharing personal stories of adjustment and growth. We can help one another find new meaning as our mobility, availability, and relationships change with the circumstances of later life. Throughout her life and shared in her many books, she's collected stories with the belief that "facts illustrate and stories illuminate." During this episode, we'll hear stories she garnered over the years and some of her words of wisdom from her own life experiences. This is an opportunity to learn from a "wise elder" and feel richer from the connection and the experience.In this episode, you'll discover:How to alter your attitude and expectations as you age.How to recognize possibilities and growth, even in the face of losses.Words of wisdom from a wise elder who is also a pioneer in the positive aging movement.About Connie Goldman:Note: Connie passed away from stomach cancer at age 91 on March 8, 2022.  Formerly on the staff of National Public Radio, Connie Goldman was an award-winning radio producer and reporter. For more than 35 years, her public radio programs, books, and speaking have been exclusively concerned with the changes and challenges of aging and family caregiving.Grounded in the art of personal stories collected from hundreds of interviews, Connie's presentations were designed to inform, empower, and inspire. Her message on public radio, in print, and in person is clear-make any time of life is an opportunity for new learning, exploring creative pursuits, self-discovery, spiritual deepening, and continued growth.Her books include The Ageless Spirit; Secrets of Becoming a Late Bloomer; The Gifts of Caregiving - Stories of Hardship, Hope and Healing; Late Life Love-Romance and New Relationships in Late Years; Tending the Earth, Mending the Spirit - The Healing Gifts of Gardening; and Who Am I Now That I'm Not Who I Was - Conversations with Women in Mid-Life and Beyond.Buy Connie's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/whoami  Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
68:57 06/28/2022
Lives Well Lived with Dorian Mintzer and Sky Bergman
Episode Guest: Sky Bergman, Filmmaker, Professor of Photography and Video, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA Episode Description: Lives Well Lived celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of people aged 75-100, who reveal their secrets for living a meaningful life. Encompassing 3,000 years of collective life experience, diverse people share life lessons about perseverance, the human spirit, and staying positive in the midst of life's greatest challenges. Their stories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.About Sky Bergman:Sky Bergman is an accomplished, award-winning photographer. Lives Well Lived is Sky's directorial debut.The film has screened in more than 300 cities, won eight awards, and the theatrical run garnered enthusiastic reviews, including a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It is currently airing on PBS and is available on Amazon, iTunes, and PBS Passport.Sky's fine art photography is featured in permanent collections throughout the world. Her commercial work has appeared on book covers for Random House and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., and in publications including the Smithsonian, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, Reader's Digest, and Archaeology Odyssey.A professor at Cal Poly since 1995, Sky is the former chair of the Art & Design department (2007-2013) and is currently a Professor of Photography and Video. She has two short films about intergenerational connections currently on the film festival circuit and is working on a feature-length film that is a celebration of love. Get in touch with Sky Bergman:Sky's website: https://www.lives-well-lived.com/ Buy Sky's film: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/bergman Download Film Discussion Guide: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/LWLDiscussionGuide2.pdf Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
63:43 06/21/2022
Life is in the Transitions with Dorian Mintzer and Bruce Feiler
Episode Guest: Bruce Feiler, one of America's top voices on contemporary life, best-selling author of 15 books, speaker, and TV personalityEpisode Description: Bruce Feiler has long explored the stories that give our lives meaning. Galvanized by a personal crisis, he spent the last few years crisscrossing the country, collecting hundreds of life stories of Americans in all 50 states who'd been through major life changes-from, losing jobs to losing loved ones; changing careers to changing relationships; getting sober to getting healthy to simply looking for a fresh start. He then spent a year coding these stories, identifying patterns and takeaways that can help all of us survive and thrive in times of change.Feiler discovered a world in which transitions are becoming more plentiful and the skills to manage them more urgent for all of us to master. The idea that we'll have one job, one relationship, and one source of happiness is hopelessly outdated. We all feel unnerved by this upheaval. We're concerned that our lives are not what we expected, that we've veered off course, living life out of order. But we're not alone.Life Is in the Transitions introduces the fresh, illuminating vision of the nonlinear life in which each of us faces dozens of disruptors. One in ten of those becomes what Feiler calls a lifequake, a massive change that leads to a life transition. The average length of these transitions is five years. The upshot: We all spend half our lives in this unsettled state. You or someone you know is going through one now.The most exciting thing Feiler identified is a powerful new toolkit for navigating these pivotal times. Drawing on his extraordinary trove of insights, he lays out specific strategies each of us can use to reimagine and rebuild our lives, often stronger than before.In this episode, you'll discover how to:Start with your transition superpowerIdentify your emotionsShed somethingTry something creativeRewrite your life storyAbout Bruce Feiler:Bruce Feiler is one of America's most thoughtful voices on contemporary life. He is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers; the presenter of two prime-time series on PBS; and the inspiration for the drama, Council of Dads on NBC. His work combines timeless wisdom with timely knowledge turned into practical, positive messages that allow people to live with more meaning, passion, and joy. His new book, Life is in the Transitions Mastering Change at Any Age, describes his journey across America, collecting hundreds of life stories, and exploring how we can navigate the growing number of life transitions with greater purpose and skill. Bruce has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television. A former circus clown, he has been the subject of a Jay Leno joke and a JEOPARDY! question and his face appear on a postage stamp in the Grenadines.A native of Savannah, Georgia, Bruce lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their identical twin daughters.Get in touch with Bruce Feiler:Bruce's website: https://www.brucefeiler.com/ Buy What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
68:21 06/14/2022
Planning for Retirement and Beyond and a Solo Ager with Dorian Mintzer and Sara Zeff Geber
Over fifty, retiring, and childless by choice? Are you among the fifteen million Americans over fifty and childless by choice? Solo aging gracefully and a happy retirement can be yours!American Baby Boomers are aging, and fifteen million of them never had children. Who will take care of them? Unprecedented in U.S. history, this demographic will create challenges for these individuals as well as for society. This makes retirement planning for solo agers all the more essential, including issues like choices in housing, relationships, legal arrangements, finances, and more. The solo ager needs to plan for the future as though their life and well-being depended on it.In this episode, you'll discover:Solo Agers: what, where, and who are they?Biggest challenges for Solo Agers as they move into the second half of lifeCritical choices Solo Agers must makePlanning for later lifeBuilding a support networkExpressing your "voice" through someone elseAbout Sara Zeff Geber:Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D., has made raising awareness of the special challenges of Solo Agers her personal crusade, speaking and writing about it for the past six years. Her book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers, is available as an e-book or paperback. With her coaching, writing, and speaking, Dr. Geber helps Solo Agers understand what they need to do to prepare for the future in retirement and beyond.Sara has a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Behavior. She is an active member of the Life Planning Network (LPN) and is on the leadership team for the NorCal chapter of LPN. She is also a member of The Transition Network, a national organization that supports women over 50 as they go through life's journey. A Solo Ager herself, Sara is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and lives with her husband and their canine companion in Santa Rosa.Get in touch with Sara Zeff Geber:Sara's website: https://sarazeffgeber.com/Buy Sara's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/geber Sara's Handout: https://www.revolutionizeretirement.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Sara-Zeff-Geber-Handout.pdf Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
64:23 06/07/2022
Light Years: Intergenerational Stories of Resilience, Creativity, and Meaning in Later Life with Dorian Mintzer and Claire Panke
Episode Guest: Claire Panke, award-winning filmmaker, writer/editor, and neonatal nurseEpisode Description: Filmmaker Claire Marie Panke will discuss her new documentary film Light Years, which shares the stories of three older adults who have turned their later years into some of their best years. Claire will talk about the filmmaking process and share insights into her three film subjects, revealing how they model the power of purpose, creativity, resilience, and intergenerational connections throughout our lives.In this episode, you'll discover:the film's inspiration and developmentthemes interwoven throughout the film how the film's subjects embrace challenges and change throughout their livesthe power of story to impact viewers of many ageshow Light Years can be used to shift attitudes about later lifeAbout Claire Panke:A graduate of Georgetown University, Claire Panke studied film at New York University, earning a Certificate in Film. Her second feature documentary, Light Years, profiles three older adults who infuse their lives with creativity, service, inter-generational connections, and a knack for reinvention.Claire's first film, A Chance to Grow, was broadcast on The Discovery Channel, National Geographic Television, and other international venues and was awarded a CINE Golden Eagle. She directed three short documentaries, had several audio interviews broadcast on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and served on several judging panels, including the News and Documentary Emmy Awards.Claire also works freelance as a writer/editor, photographer, and nurse consultant. In front of the camera, Claire served as a national spokesperson for a campaign to protect health care funding, appearing in nationally broadcast commercials, print & radio ads, and Congressional publications.Get in touch with Claire Panke:Claire's website: https://lightyearsfilm.com/  Claire's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Light-Years-Handout-Claire-Panke.pdf Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
70:14 05/31/2022
Getting Good at Getting Older with Dorian Mintzer and Rabbi Laura Geller
Episode Guest: Rabbi Laura Geller, an innovator, social activist, author, the fourth woman ordained as a rabbi in the US, and Rabbi Emerita at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, CAEpisode Description: We are living and experiencing a convergence of changes that influence attitudes, opportunities, and experiences that place aging front and center in our society. Please join us for a lively discussion on the roles of longevity, technology, the pandemic, employment, community, and more - and how they are affecting us personally and professionally. In this episode, you'll discover:The biggest challenges and opportunities with agingHow to be an influencer in your domainTop priorities in the field of agingAbout Laura Geller:Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Emerita of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, twice named one of Newsweek's 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America, was named by PBS Next Avenue as one of the fifty 2017 Influencers in Aging.Prior to becoming one of the first women to be selected through a national search to lead a major metropolitan synagogue, Rabbi Geller served as the Director of Hillel of the University of Southern California for 14 years and as the Pacific Southwest Region's Executive Director of the American Jewish Congress for four years. She was featured in the PBS documentary Jewish Americans. Author of numerous articles in books and journals, including Getting Good at Getting Older, she was on the editorial board of The Torah: A Women's Commentary. She serves as a Fellow of the Corporation of Brown University, from where she graduated in 1971. In addition, she serves on the boards of Encore.org and the Jewish Women's Archives. Ordained by Hebrew Union College in 1976, she is the third woman in the Reform Movement to become a rabbi.She loves being step-parent to Andy Siegel and Ruth Siegel, parent to Joshua (Janelle) Goldstein and Elana Goldstein (Zach Rausnitz), and grandparent to Avery and Levi Goldstein.Get in touch with Laura Geller:Laura's website: https://rabbilaurageller.com/ Purchase Laura's book, Getting Good at Getting Older, at https://revolutionizeretirement.com/gettinggood Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
62:50 05/24/2022
Game Changers in Aging with Dorian Mintzer and Helen Dennis
Episode Guest: Helen Dennis, one of the Next Avenue's Influencers in Aging and among the Top 50 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers, and experts in the field of agingEpisode Description: We are living and experiencing a convergence of changes that influence attitudes, opportunities, and experiences that place aging front and center in our society. Please join us for a lively discussion on the roles of longevity, technology, the pandemic, employment, community, and more - and how they are affecting us personally and professionally. In this episode, you'll discover:The biggest challenges and opportunities with agingHow to be an influencer in your domainTop priorities in the field of agingAbout Helen Dennis:Helen Dennis is a nationally recognized leader on issues of aging and the new retirement with academic, corporate, and nonprofit experience. She has received awards for her university teaching at USC's Davis School of Gerontology and her contributions to the field of aging, the community, and literary arts. Editor of two books, author of over 100 articles, frequent speaker, and weekly syndicated columnist on Successful Aging for the Southern California News Group, reaching 1.6 million readers (and publishing 950 columns), she has assisted over 20,000 employees to prepare for the non-economic aspects of their retirement. She is co-author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller, Project Renewment: The First Retirement Model for Career Women, and has been recognized by PBS Next Avenue as one of the 50 influencers in aging.Get in touch with Helen Dennis:Helen's website: https://www.helenmdennis.com/ Helen's handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Helen-Dennis-presentation-2.pdf Purchase Helen's book, Project Renewment: The First Retirement Model for Career Women: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/dennis Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
64:42 05/17/2022
Aging, Work, and Retirement: A Trifecta of Challenges with Dorian Mintzer and Elizabeth Fideler
Episode Guest: Elizabeth Fideler, EdD, author and Founding Member of the Sloan Research Network on Aging & WorkEpisode Description: "Aging, Work, and Retirement: A Trifecta of Challenges" will explore the trends associated with mature adults working in the retirement years. In the context of changing demographics and the changing modalities of retirement, we will discuss why increasing numbers of women and men bypass the conventional retirement age and stay in or return to the workforce. We will consider age diversity, ageism, and age-friendliness in the workplace. We will look at the impact of the pandemic on older workers, with particular attention to gender and social class differences.During this episode, you'll discover how:The older worker phenomenon continues apace.The older worker phenomenon is global.There's a big difference between choosing to stay on the job and being forced to by necessity.Job satisfaction, finding meaning, or a sense of purpose in one's work, can be a more powerful motivator than money.Aging, work, and retirement each come with their own challenges, especially during a pandemic.About Elizabeth Fideler:Elizabeth F. Fideler received her doctorate in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University. She is a founding member of the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work, Boston College. With a background in classroom teaching, senior management positions at non-profit organizations, and education research, she successfully redirected her research and writing skills to address the extended work-life phenomenon. She is the author of several books, the most recent being Aging, Work, and Retirement.  Get in touch with Elizabeth Fideler:Connect with Elizabeth on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-fideler-95566832/ Purchase Elizabeth's book, Aging, Work, and Retirement:  https://revolutionizeretirement.com/fideler Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ What to do next: Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.
67:29 05/10/2022