25 minutes | Dec 15th 2020

Cheryl Ladd: Charlie's Angels star acting her age with optimism

Optimism, during this tumultuous year, has been in short supply. But as 2021 beckons, there is a real sense of hope that happier, healthier times are ahead. Cheryl Ladd, best known for her role in the 1970s detective series, Charlie's Angels, is also emerging from a rollercoaster of a year.  As well as dealing with the emotional challenges presented by Covid-19, for the first time in her life, the actress says she started to feel old.  But it was the challenge of failing eyesight that motivated her to take on a new mission in life, encouraging others, with optimism and gratitude, to embrace the aging process.  In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, the 69-year old explains why wellness matters; how she has overcome cataracts with new technology; her reluctance to retire and future aspirations in Hollywood.

Recorded: September 17th, 2020 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.

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Topics covered in this interview include

  • The rocket ship that was Charlie's Angels and a 44-year career
  • Mastering the process of growing old with optimism 
  • Dark times through isolation during the pandemic 
  • The healing power of a hug
  • Appreciating what we have and expressing gratitude
  • I'm 69-years old.  How did this happen?
  • Changing sleep patterns as we age.
  • Appreciating what we have and expressing gratitude
  • Dealing with eye cataracts and a fear of driving at night 
  • What is there to love about life and keep living for? 
  • Retirement or not? 
  • Being old and female in Hollywood.

The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.

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