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Growing Older with Gusto
13 minutes | 13 days ago
Tips for a virtual Thanksgiving
As the USA prepares for a virtual Thanksgiving, Growing Older with Gusto host Gail Zugerman welcomes video animator and techie Reno Lovison to the show to discuss some ideas for how to spend thanksgiving during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. Reno shares some ideas for how to engage your family even while apart and at the end find a link to Reno’s cute COVID Thanksgiving Parody that combines over the river and through the woods with lyrics you could only imagine in 2020. Check out Reno at: https://chicagobroadcastingnetwork.com
18 minutes | 14 days ago
I’m Not Done Yet with Andrew Middleton
“I’m Not Done Yet” is the acronym for a UK based company called INDY. The founder of INDY, is Andrew Middleton. He is a British retired corporate executive who started INDY as a way to help people who are 50+ reinvent themselves, get past being stuck in an older mindset, or facing ageism in the workplace. Middleton draws upon his own personal and work experiences to help what he refers to as the INDY generation. Most, but not all of his people come from the 60’s and 70’s generation which show no signs of slowing down! The show describes what he refers to as the 7 INDY tribes that are evolving. Some of his tribes include : Community – bettering their community Love – looking for a new life love Fitness – running a marathon Entrepreneurial – starting a new business Ecology— helping the environment Middleton is using his skills to help people keep going and growing older with gusto. He promotes the INDY identify to empower people, tells inspiring stories and the end result is he helps them to find a new purpose in life. Come listen to the show as he tells us about the “Clarity Process” he uses with clients to help them get unstuck. Learn about the lawyer who through INDY is now leading tours through his town in the UK. It’s a quick listen and perfect for sitting in front of a fireplace to get some inspiration!
27 minutes | 18 days ago
The Chinese Zodiac: Its Influence on Growing Older With Gusto
Our guest on the show this week who is making her second appearance is Yvonne Wolf, an intercultural consultant to China. On the show, we have fun exploring the many ways the Chinese Zodiac influences how people grow older beginning in childhood. We begin the discussion by talking about the comparison of the Chinese Zodiac to the Zodiac in the Western Hemisphere. Our conversation with Yvonne talks about the significance of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. She explains that people can determine someone’s age based on their animal designation! Other interesting topics we cover include: Are there “good” animals and “bad” animals in the Chinese Zodiac? What makes the Chinese Zodiac so important to the Chinese people? The Zodiac’s influence on childhood, workplace marriage and family life. How the Chinese Zodiac Tie into Growing Older With Gusto? Yvonne will be back on the show talking with us about “Life Begins At 60” Come take a listen to Yvonne take us on a journey of sorts to China! It’s a great way to ease yourself into a change of seasons and the Covid-19 fatigue!
17 minutes | 25 days ago
Paying tribute to the late Alex Trebek with The Lustgarten Foundation
Fighting Forward. Jeopardy television game show host Alex Trebek, inspiration and beloved by many, passed away after a nearly two-year fight with pancreatic cancer. The survival rate of pancreatic cancer today is in the single digits but The Lustgarten Foundation is fighting that every way it can. Learn from President and CEO Kerri Kaplan of the Lustgarten Foundation, the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research, on how Alex Trebek has positively influenced pancreatic cancer research and ways in which they are positively impacting those who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and researches towards a cure. Donate to the Lustgarten Foundation Thanks to separate funding to support administrative expenses, 100% of your donation goes directly to pancreatic cancer research. Gail Zugerman supports The Lustgarten Foundation
18 minutes | a month ago
Creative transformations with actress, singer and songwriter Wendy Parman
Guest Wendy Parman How does one take life events, and use them to catapult you forward in life? Come listen to our guest this week, Wendy Parman talk about her transformations from acting, singing and songwriting, to creating her own voice studio in Chicago, Illinois. She credits her teacher when she was 10 years old in igniting the flame of creativity by allowing her, and her best friend to create a play that they wrote and performed. “Fragments of Heartbreak Reassembled Here” her solo performance and “Callie’s Solo” a musical comedy web series on UTube are based on her real-life experiences. Her voice studio located in Chicago, has pivoted recently due to the Covid crisis and produced a ZOOM version of her “Singers Salon” to do a benefit for an organization helping communities at risk on Chicago’s South Side. Come take a listen to Wendy Parman and learn how she is growing older with gusto.
31 minutes | a month ago
Growing older is a promotion not a demotion! with Yvonne Wolf
Yvonne Wolf, our guest on the show this week, is an intercultural communicator who specializes in Asia. She tells us this is the philosophy of aging in Eastern Asia. I think it is also a privilege. Yvonne talks about the Asian mindset when it comes to exercise, diet, menopause, aging, and how the Asians revere those who are older. One story describes the surgeon general of Taiwan coming to senior centers to commend the people on staying healthy! Also, the grandmother holds status! Viewed as powerful, they take charge of budgets and other family matters. Older people are always the “go-to” for advice! The age of CEO’s in Asia is generally at least 50 years old. So, we’ve just touched the surface. Yvonne will come back on the show and talk about: The Chinese Zodiac and You Why Life Starts At 60 Chinese Traditional Medicine and A Healthier You. So, take a listen – a perfect length for a walk!
22 minutes | 2 months ago
Get out of your comfort zone with Sheila Stone
Sheila Stone Get out of your comfort zone. This is the advice Sheila Stone, our guest this week on the show gives for those wanting to grow older with gusto,! Sheila is the master of reinvention and works at helping women create a new life for themselves after 50. She is a great example herself as she went back to college at age 48 to get her degree and a Master’s degree in England. Not slowing down he started doing stand up comedy upon retiring to LA, and decided at age 60 to start a travel business. She is a big believer in creating a great life for yourself as you grow older and shares her ideas for adding some mojo to your state of mind! Her 3 tips for reinvention are: Dream Big but be realistic, Don’t let anyone shut you down(including friends and family), and don’t be defined by your age. Take a listen! This interview is the perfect companion to your Fall walk!
27 minutes | 2 months ago
On with the Butter! with author Heidi Herman
Listen to our latest guest, author Heidi Herman talk about how the idea of Butter was one of the sparks for her latest book. “On With The Butter – Spread More Living Onto Everyday Life” is a compendium of stories, challenges and advice, on how you can apply the metaphor of butter which makes everything taste better, to the of enhancing your life as you grow older. Herman’s family roots in Iceland and a close relationship with her Icelandic Mother were the impetus for putting her thoughts down on paper. The Icelandic phrase, “Afram Meo Smjorio” translates to “carry on, keep doing what you are doing, forge ahead and keep moving.” You will hear about how her mother did something new every day of the last year of her life, to how the author challenged herself to entering a Warrior Dash. Put in those earbuds and listen to a fun and engaging podcast interview!
17 minutes | 2 months ago
Life is a Podcast Party for Alana Dawson
Alana Dawson of Podcast Party Sometimes life events spiral our world in a life-enhancing way. This is what happened to Alana Dawson who suffered a serious health setback as a young wife and mom. It set her on the path to thinking about and executing what she refers to as her legacy. This life-changing event was the catalyst for being more aware of how she wants to grow older, and interact with the world. Take a listen as she tells us about her journey. Figuring out what I call your mojo, and being generous with it, are what Alana thinks are the keys to growing older with gusto! Alana’s website: alanadawson.com The interview is the perfect thing to listen to while you take a Fall walk!
22 minutes | 5 months ago
Michelle Dresbold Handwriting Expert
Meet Michelle Dresbold, internationally renowned handwriting expert! She is the author of Sex, Lies and Handwriting. Dubbed the “Handwriting Doctor” she is an expert in using her skills to help solve a kidnapping, arson, murder, voter embezzlement, forgery and stalking cases for police departments and the FBI. Her most recent work involves working with the Canadian police to analyze the handwriting of a man who carried off the largest mass shooting in Canadian history! Listen in as she tells us how she became an expert in solving criminal cases, and reveals how her skills tap into the handwriting of the notorious criminal minds
25 minutes | 5 months ago
A conversation with pancreatic cancer survivor Ken Brown
I had the pleasure of recently having Ken Brown, as a guest on our podcast Growing Older with Gusto. Ken is the third person in our collaborative series we are doing with The Lustgarten Foundation. The Lustgarten Foundation is the largest foundation solely dedicated to the research of pancreatic cancer. All administrative expenses are underwritten, and donations go directly to research. Ken Brown being surprised at his 70th birthday party! This is what we talked to Ken about on the podcast: Talk about your life pre and post-diagnosis. What has changed for you? Your glass is always totally full. Tell us about how you maintain your great attitude while being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. What goals have you set up for yourself in the future? How do relationships impact your health and recovery? You maintain a work out schedule and a specific diet. Talk to us about what it is that helped you during your treatment and post-treatment. Describe to us how helpful The Lustgarten was to you upon receiving your diagnosis and afterward? This interview provides so much energy and information to everybody. It’s a perfect length to listen to while you take a walk! Host Gail Zugerman shows her support for the Lustgarten Foundation
18 minutes | 5 months ago
A peek into Lustgarten Foundation fundraising efforts with Jason Rice
What is the Future of Fundraising? How does becoming Virtual play into the landscape? How do you maintain momentum to support an important cause? Jason Rice, the National Director of Development and Events for the Lustgarten Foundation dives into his 20+ years working with health-related not for profits to steer the Foundation in the right direction. Listen in to our interview with Jason and learn how to support and get involved with an important cause. Host Gail Zugerman shows her support for the Lustgarten Foundation
23 minutes | 5 months ago
Kerri Kaplan, President and CEO Of The Lustgarten Foundation
Doing what matters. This is what Kerri Kaplan, President & CEO of The Lustgarten Foundation does every day! With this episode, we begin a collaboration between Growing Older with Gusto and The Lustgarten Foundation, the largest organization ‘for pancreatic cancer research, because health is so important as we grow older. So, Kerri is up first on the show! You will find Kerri is so very passionate about her work at the Lustgarten Foundation as she shares with us what the Lustgarten Foundation is up to today and how far they have come. She talks about the “Big Tuna” and the “Felix” projects which are all promising. Early detection, treatments, and a cure are all on her radar! Come listen and heighten your awareness about a critical disease for our times. Host Gail Zugerman shows her support for the Lustgarten Foundation
25 minutes | 6 months ago
Introduction to Joan Craig – ChooseJoyfulHealth.com
Meet Joan Craig, founder of ChooseJoyfulHealth.com. CEO has a new meaning. CHIEF EXPERT OCCUPANT is who you are, and also who you can be. Joan Craig took an experience living in Honduras and turned it into a business. She can take anybody from 40 – 65 and give them a plan on how to move forward with balance, stamina and joy. A couple of her programs include Posture School which she designs according to specific needs, and the Boost Program where she will do a deep dive one-on-one with you. Make sure your earbuds are working well, and take a listen to how Joan Craig and ChooseJoyfulHealth.com can help you Grow Older With Gusto!
24 minutes | a year ago
Deacon Leonard Richardson
This is a story about an 82-year-old man who made a life-altering change at age 50 by allowing his faith, his energy and his love of life, family and friends to steer him into becoming a Deacon at age 53. Deacon Leonard Richardson, tells us on the podcast how his connection to family, friends, and his Catholic religion were the guideposts along the way to becoming an example of how to grow older with gusto! He is always open to change that points people in “the right direction, and talks about marching with Martin Luther King from Marquette Park here in Chicago back in the day! He lives by the universal adages, “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You” and “We Shall Love Our Neighbors As Ourselves”.
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