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Growing Old(er)!

Growing Old(er)!

By Ani Colt and Preston "Ty" Tyree

It's all about Growing not aging: We provide first person views of the process of growing as we age. We have just started two special series, one on Grief and one on Self Love. 85% of our listeners are over 45 and 43% are over 60. Here is a link to our website if you want to know more about us. tinyurl.com/jr6wvms2
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Pandemic, Black Lives Matter, fear, love and sexuality and spirituality: Suzann Robins: Episode 17: 06/14/2020

Growing Old(er)!Jun 14, 2020

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Self Love 5: Accept Yourself and Your Feelings: Colt and Stransky

Self Love 5: Accept Yourself and Your Feelings: Colt and Stransky

The team of Colt and Stransky take on the fourth key in the book Self Love as Spiritual Practice. Accept Yourself and Your Feeling. Listen to the Author talk with a trained psychoanalyst about this important topic.

Dec 30, 202147:03
Good Grief 3: Supporting a parent in dementia. : Joe Kelly

Good Grief 3: Supporting a parent in dementia. : Joe Kelly

Episode 49: We met Joe and his family at a local restaurant sitting outside looking at the expanse of grass and trees at our local public golf course. We took an immediate liking to Joe. We learned that his father lives in one of the two 55+ apartment buildings in our neighborhood, and that his father is suffering with dementia.

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The slow process of dementia has been taking Joe’s father from his family over the last three or four years. Joe spends a lot of time supporting his father. In our conversation with Joe we talked about how his father has given him the tools he needed to create his own path. Joe’s stories speak to the reality of dealing with life and the inevitability of dying.

Joe gives his father a lot of credit for his success, including creating and selling a businesses and creating a new one.

Here is a list that his father gave him early in his career.

I AM A LEADER

I have a clear sense of purpose. I know what needs to be done.

I am persistent. I invest whatever time or effort required.

I have self-knowledge. I understand my own strengths and weaknesses.

I am a perpetual learner. I am constantly developing new skills.

I love my work. I see it as an adventure.

I have the ability to attract and energize people through example.

I am emotionally mature. I accept people for how they are - not how I want them to be. I deal with the present - not the past. I don't take people for granted. I trust people. I don't need constant approval.

I am a risk taker. I have a strong sense of purpose and I am fearless.

I see mistakes as opportunities and learning experiences.

I know that leaders are followers - they strive to serve the needs of others.

Joe currently owns a BitCoin Financial Services company located in Austin. Here is a link to his company's web site :https://unchained.com/ Some of Joe's friends are associated with Qualia Research Institute 


Dec 19, 202158:57
Money matters but helping people is important too: Murs Tariq

Money matters but helping people is important too: Murs Tariq

Episode 48: Financial Planner Murs Tariq talks about his work and how he can help you at any age. Here is a link to his website Murs Tariq

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Born in Pakistan, Murs came to the United States as an infant and grew up in a small town in North Carolina. His parents still live there and through the drive and values they helped him build, he is successfully helping other people. We also touched on one of the really important  issues, and that is get the paperwork done now! 

Dec 16, 202138:15
Self Love 4: Intend to Love Yourself | Love Your Whole Self: Colt & Stransky
Dec 12, 202142:58
Small But Mighty: Brittany Perro

Small But Mighty: Brittany Perro

Episode 46: Because we had done a little research, Ani and I sat down to talk with Brittany prepared to meet an interesting person. What we encountered in this interview was a woman who describes herself as Small But Mighty and that is an understatement. 

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Brittany has had an eclectic path to her current role as 8th grade teacher at High Tech Middle School in San Diego, CA. The work she is doing with her class is pretty spectacular and we had a great time digging into her world. Hope you enjoy our time with Brittany. Here is a link to her school and the work they are doing in her class. https://brittanyperro.weebly.com


Dec 05, 202141:43
Self Love 3: Know the All-Loving GODD: Colt and Stransky.

Self Love 3: Know the All-Loving GODD: Colt and Stransky.

Episode 45: Colt and Stransky dive into the First Key for Loving Yourself: Know the All-Loving Good. In this the third episode in the series, the team of Colt and Stransky take on the first key, in the book Self Love as Spiritual Practice, which was authored by Ani. It is a joy to listen to them work together as they dig deep into the vision of God or the source or the creator, whichever term works for you. There have lots of different ways we think and believe but the message here is about knowing the quality of Godd that is all loving. 

Dec 01, 202131:09
Just Fix It: Gary Stroup
Nov 28, 202146:58
Around America by Bike: Jim Sayer

Around America by Bike: Jim Sayer

Episode 42: Jim Sayer just finished the last leg of his dream to ride around the perimeter of the US.

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 Ty talked with him about his trip and his history running the largest bicyclist advocacy organization in the US, Adventure Cycling Association. Him is easy to talk to and made this interview very enjoyable. It is worth checking out his Facebook page for his postings about the trip. He suggested the book "Wanderlust: A history of walking" by Rebecca Solnit.

Nov 22, 202150:44
Self Love 2: Why we don't love ourselves: Colt and Stransky

Self Love 2: Why we don't love ourselves: Colt and Stransky

Episode 39: Colt and Stransky talk about some of the reasons we have trouble loving ourselves. 

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They jump into the things that happen when we are children. These two make a good team. This is the second in the Loving Me! series on Self Love. The next episode in this series will get into the book Self Love as Spiritual Practice by Ani Colt. 

Nov 16, 202127:35
Saving the Rain Forests with Indigenous Investments: Hazel Barbour

Saving the Rain Forests with Indigenous Investments: Hazel Barbour

Episode 41: A wonderful conversation with a Scots Woman transplanted to Austin, TX. Hazel has been working for the environment for many years and even after some pretty terrible health issues is still going strong. Ani and Ty interviewed Hazel who lives and works to combat deforestation in the rain forests of South America. Her organization, Rain Forest Partnership, is a non-profit that works with indigenous peoples to find ways to make them self sufficient so they can push back against the companies that are buying rights to clear the forests. Hazel's early career was with an oil company but even then she was pushing to save the environment.

Nov 13, 202151:51
Filling your Bubble: A Community Organizer at work

Filling your Bubble: A Community Organizer at work

Episode 40: Koreena Malone is an exciting person and is making a difference in our community. In this episode we talk about Radical Self Care, that it is a gift to get older and menopause. We also talked about a book: How to Be Less Stupid About Race, on racism, white supremacy, and the racial divide by CRYSTAL MARIE FLEMING. I've read it, will read it again and recommend it for all of us.

Nov 07, 202153:35
Just Go Do It!: Five Months in a Camper Van: Joan Quenan

Just Go Do It!: Five Months in a Camper Van: Joan Quenan

Episode 38: Ani talks with Joan Quenan, a mid 70s independent woman who spends much of her life helping others. Joan and Ani met when they were both residents in the same apartment complex. Ani married Ty and moved out and Joan moved out into a van and took off to travel the national parks of the American West for 5 months.

The apartment complex is designed for Active Adults who are 55 and older. 85% of the units are in the City of Austin affordable program and both Joan and Ani qualified by having an income below the Median Family Income in Austin.

Joan talks about her travel adventure, the issues facing an aging population searching for affordable housing and what she is doing to make her next years better.

Joan had a great adventure touring in her van and is looking forward to getting back to work as she volunteers to help people with their income tax returns under an AARP program for older adults.

Oct 31, 202137:05
Forty Days of Qigong: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Practice: Ani and Ty

Forty Days of Qigong: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Practice: Ani and Ty

Episode 37: On October 18th we finished an intensive virtual retreat that ran from 10 am to 5:30 pm every day for 40 days...we were alternatively exhausted and enthused at what we learned. We took some time out to record our reaction to the message and the practice of this ancient form of self actualizing practice. Hope you learn some things and enjoy the conversation.

Oct 23, 202138:28
Self Love 1: You Deserve to Love Yourself: Colt and Stransky

Self Love 1: You Deserve to Love Yourself: Colt and Stransky

Episode 36: Ani Colt and Truda Stransky get deep into the concept of self love and why it is important to all of us. They really enjoy each other and it shows as they go back and forth about their work and lives. They also discuss Ani's book Self Love as Spiritual Practice: Nine Keys to Loving Yourself. The book is available on Amazon. 

Oct 18, 202141:54
"Gotta give these kids a chance": Neil Walker

"Gotta give these kids a chance": Neil Walker

Episode 35: A man of strong faith, Neil has spent most of his life helping the BIPOC community by teaching and organizing programs. His work in Atlanta and Pittsburg have changed thousands of lives. Neil and I met at a National Bike Summit in Washington DC. We later worked together to qualify and certify Neil as a League Coach so he could certify League Cycling Instructors. Now he is training and certifying LCIs around the nation in a special BIPOC seminar sponsored by Quality Bike Products. Admit serious health issues, Neil lives a life of service and has had an impact on thousands of his neighbors and strangers across the nation. We shared some laughter about the good times and talked about the trying times as well.

Oct 10, 202151:11
Good Grief! 2: "Your Father is Dead": Two siblings process Grief

Good Grief! 2: "Your Father is Dead": Two siblings process Grief

34: Good Grief 2 - Nancy Jackson and our own Preston "Ty" Tyree talk about the death of their Father, Mother and Brother  Their Father died in an automobile crash on his way to move a refrigerator at her property in the woods. Their mother died after a long illness and Nancy was with her at the end.  Their brother Ned died estranged and it was difficult for both of them. This discussion has some moments of laughter and joy. We welcome your feed back on our series on grief.

Oct 06, 202147:12
Spreading Pixie Dust, the "Tapas Life": A Handbook for Retirement: Andy Robin

Spreading Pixie Dust, the "Tapas Life": A Handbook for Retirement: Andy Robin

Episode 33: Andy Robin had an eclectic career path and now is working hard to keep his retired life just as varied. His experience prompted him to write "Tapas Life." A quick read it is almost like having a conversation with Andy. If you get to 65, with some care you’re likely to live another 20 - 25 years or more. Andy’s book ‘Tapas Life’ is not your typical “retirement” book. It’s a step-by-step process to leading an interesting, rich, and fulfilling life after a long career.

Oct 04, 202141:14
Good Grief! 1 A Jungian looks at Loss and Grief: Colt & Stransky

Good Grief! 1 A Jungian looks at Loss and Grief: Colt & Stransky

Episode 32: Good Grief 1: Introduction to our series on Loss and Grief: Truda Spansky has been a psychoanalyst for 36 years. She is still working with clients via the internet but she sat down with us in the studio to talk about her Jungian view of grief. Loss is real and everyone experiences it. What we heard from Truda is that everyone deals with it in their own way. Truda also was gracious enough to talk about her own grief. This is the beginning of a special series on Grief where our guests will talk about how they have dealt with their losses and the resulting grief.

Sep 24, 202156:33
Using Media to Unleash the Potential of Older Americans: Rich Eisenberg.

Using Media to Unleash the Potential of Older Americans: Rich Eisenberg.

Episode 31: 09/19/2021: Rich is Managing Editor at Next Avenue, a non-profit that is a part of the PBS system and whose mission statement says “Our mission is to meet the needs and unleash the potential of older Americans through the power of media. He is an author of two books about personal finance and they are both on Amazon. How to Avoid a Mid-Life Financial Crisis (Avoid Book) and The Money Book of Personal Finance (Money Book). Rich can be reached via email at reisenbert@nextavenue.org and on twitter at @richeis315

I found out about Next Avenue in 2019 when I was asked to answer some questions about bicycling for older Americans who were starting or getting back to riding. Turns out one of the writers for Next Avenue, Brette Sember, was writing an article on “Why You Might Want to Consider Getting Back on a Bike for a September 25, 2019 article. Full disclosure, I have been an avid reader and financial supporter of Next Avenue since 2019. 

Sep 19, 202136:33
Non Linear Careers: Neuropsychology to Modeling: Melissa Mangili, PhD
Sep 11, 202139:47
Life After Work: A Lot to be Thankful For: F. John Wilkes, Jr:

Life After Work: A Lot to be Thankful For: F. John Wilkes, Jr:

Episode 29: 09/05/21: John talks about his new book, his time in France and Africa and our times together in Prep School as well as his life that he is thankful for. John has recently published a book “The Star Gazer” that is basically an autobiography with the names changed to protect the guilty. It is available on Amazon (use the whole name “The Star Gazer: An Amazing Search for Family” to avoid confusion. Or you can go to John’s website (created by his son Nat) and get the back story. This link will take you to the “SHOP” page but you should click on “HOME” to get the full effect.

https://wilkes1019.wixsite.com/thestargazer/shop

This is a fairly wide ranging interview with a prep school class mate of Preston’s. John played football and Preston ran cross country so you can see that they didn’t hang out in the same spaces. John has had a life of privilege and is suitably appreciative of the opportunities that he has faced. Now at 77 he doesn’t look his age. However, he is facing medical issues and is still working to keep fit and active. He just got back home to New Jersey after a two week cruise with his wife.


Sep 05, 202152:46
Finding my roots through Art and Books: Linda Anderson:

Finding my roots through Art and Books: Linda Anderson:

Episode 28: 08/29/21 Linda Anderson dives into the world of books and book conservancy as well as her background as an art teacher. She makes her own sketch books and recently returned from a camping trip that covered 2,500 miles in the Southwest. She talks about NaNoWiMo or National November Writing Month when you are supposed to do a novel of 50,000 words in 30 days.

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Aug 29, 202158:42
My Turn at Life, with age comes empowerment: Jessica Lemann:

My Turn at Life, with age comes empowerment: Jessica Lemann:

Episode 27: 08/22/2021 Jessica Lemann talks with Ani and Preston about her life and her work as Associate Director of Outreach & Advocacy at AARP in Texas. She gives us insights into the philosophy of AARP as well as the focus of some of the programs like Livable Communities. We have crossed paths frequently in the past as Jessica has worked on bicyclist safety and livable communities. Besides Jessica is a very smart, interesting person in her own right. We had a good time with this one, some people it is just fun to talk with and be around.

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Aug 23, 202154:27
Recovery Coordinator talks about her work. Elizabeth Sluder:

Recovery Coordinator talks about her work. Elizabeth Sluder:

Episode 26: 08/15/2021: Preston talks with Elizabeth Sluder about the work she is involved in helping people live a life after addiction. In a relatively rural area of historic Virginia she helps create space for people to help themselves. She is also working towards her own aging years through activity and diet. Elizabeth is also Preston's cousin... Listening to all she is doing is exhausting...

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Aug 15, 202143:38
Providing service to those in need. Elsa Bui: Episode 25: 08|08|21

Providing service to those in need. Elsa Bui: Episode 25: 08|08|21

Elsa is a first generation American who has a Master's degree in Physical Therapy and is working to make the lives of our elder population better. A year ago she started a business "Elderwheels" to provide "Premium assisted mobility for Seniors." This interview got pretty intense as we touched on many issues that Elsa feels strongly about. One of Elsa's biggest concerns is that many people don't recognize that other people may operate differently and have different ways of dealing with the world. If you want personal service for your necessary trip, Call or text Elsa at 512-779-8383 or email at elderwheelsatx@gmail.com.

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Aug 08, 202101:03:22
Helping people helps him grow: DeVon Darden: Episode 24: 08|01|21:

Helping people helps him grow: DeVon Darden: Episode 24: 08|01|21:

DeVon is a Marine, a Financial Planner, and is working to make his community better. He expects to live until he is 95 which gives him a lot of time to make a difference. If you are interested in his professional help you can reach him at DeVonDarden@FinancialGuide.com.

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Aug 01, 202154:35
Retiring in Thailand and keeping fit: Tye and Chip Pierpont: Episode 23: 08|25|21:

Retiring in Thailand and keeping fit: Tye and Chip Pierpont: Episode 23: 08|25|21:

Tye Sheets Pierpont and Chip talking about traveling all over the world and the people they have met, about physical fitness and their decision to leave the United States for their retirement home in Thailand! Their travel stories are amazing as this couple have immersed themselves in the cultures they have found themselves in. They talk about holding Syrian refugee babies in Greece!

Jul 25, 202159:54
Life and music in Austin: Episode 22: Howie Richey: 06|20|21

Life and music in Austin: Episode 22: Howie Richey: 06|20|21

I think Howie Richey’s Twitter account says it all:

Howie Richey (@howzow). Party host, ace Texpert tour guide, social designer, woodworker, word arranger, radio personality, funny sort. He has also written a book about Austin called Party Weird and that is the link to buy it.

We met Howie through his wife Linda Anderson who showed up at our Tai Chi group and then both of them showed up at a campout event near Castroville, TX that was hosted by a mutual friend. They are the kind of interesting, out of the box, folks we generally are drawn to. 

Howie came to the “Studio” in our house for this interview. 

Jun 21, 202144:42
Anti Ageism by two thirty somethings: Episode 21: 05|26|21: Kyrié Carpenter and Ryan Baker:

Anti Ageism by two thirty somethings: Episode 21: 05|26|21: Kyrié Carpenter and Ryan Baker:

First, we are glad to be back from the long break we took during the pandemic. What with selling and buying a house, moving our furniture in to storage, traveling around to AirBNBs and then moving all that stuff in storage back into a new house and then to both have to go in for surgery… it has been an eventful time.

But today, we are back and excited about our two guests. Our primary focus is on Growing Old(er)! and we are all doing that, but our guests today helped create a website/clearinghouse for resources to combat Ageism. That site is OldSchool.info and they worked with Ashton Applewhite to make it happen. People are always surprised to hear that Ani and I are approaching 80. That is because they have an idea of what 80 looks like and have a skewed vision of what 80 year olds should act like.

Kyrié (Kee-re-ay) Carpenter (6/6/86) has an interesting website called Kyrieosity.com. She does keynotes and workshops to “plant the seeds of personal and cultural growth” and also is managing editor of the blog posts on ChangingAging with Dr. Bill Thomas. I took the effort to read her masters thesis to see what she had to say about the Anti-Aging myth in America. She has an interesting take and I will ask her about that.

Ryan Backer (6/8/88) is a self-proclained Age Activist - They identify as a white, non-binary, European-American ‘old person in training’ with a BS degree in Gerontological Studies. He also aims high, aiming to eradicate all forms of oppression. On his website AgeActivism.Com he talks about his workshops called AGE QUEER.

Sit back and relax and lets see what our guests have to say about Anti-Ageism and Growing Old(er)!.

May 27, 202151:21
86 years young: Episode 20: 08/10/2020: Chris Crowley

86 years young: Episode 20: 08/10/2020: Chris Crowley

Episode 20: Hosted by Preston "Ty" Tyree and Ani Colt: The conversation in this episode is far ranging but keeps coming back to being active physically and mentally to maintain your edge into your 80's and beyond. Chris Crowley, 86 year old Author of Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond has sold over 2 million copies and been translated into 23 languages. This book was his first about what you can do to help you age better and enjoy aging more. Chris also recommends his book Younger Next Year The Exercise Program and Fit Forever videos. The newest edition of the YNY book has new material about keeping mentally active as well. Chris quoted his co-author, Henry Lodge as saying "how long you live is 80% genetics and how well you live is 20% genetics."

Chris and I met at a bicycle camp in Connecticut 15 years ago just after his book was first published. Now he has released a new edition with new material about mental aging and staving off Alzheimer's disease. The 20th episode Growing Old(er)! seemed a great time to ask him to talk about what he has learned about aging well. 

We are approaching 1,000 plays of the 20 episodes and that is a major milestone for us. Hope you will listen to all the episodes and consider supporting us by clicking here and contributing a small amount each month. We have gone to a subscription model for help in funding our work. If you like what we are doing and want to get special podcasts just for subscribers then follow this link and subscribe! https://anchor.fm/growing-older/subscribe


Aug 10, 202039:10
Ani's 80th year adventure: Episode 19: 07/27/2020

Ani's 80th year adventure: Episode 19: 07/27/2020

Episode 18: Hosted by Preston "Ty" Tyree: Ani Colt is in her 80th year and talks about what that means and how an adventure is playing out during this time of pandemic and civil unrest around criminal justice reform. 

Jul 27, 202029:43
Pandemic, Black Lives Matter, fear, love and sexuality and spirituality: Suzann Robins: Episode 17: 06/14/2020

Pandemic, Black Lives Matter, fear, love and sexuality and spirituality: Suzann Robins: Episode 17: 06/14/2020

Episode 17: Hosted by Ani Colt: Ani Colt speaks with her friend Suzann Robins -- a 30 minute conversation that covers gender, labels, the importance of embracing diversity and so much more. Suzann, who Ani sees as a really smart woman, speaks of us living in a world where we are afraid of each other -- that this is not a way to love -- why we need to stand on the side of love. Suzann uses phrases such as “emotion is energy in motion”, and intimacy: “if I let you see into me -- then we have intimacy.” Suzann and Ani scheduled the interview to discuss the murder of George Floyd and the conversation reached further into many diverse issues. Suzann and Ani came together for friendship and higher purpose work shortly before 9/11, another world changing atrocity.
Suzann's book is Exploring Intimacy - Cultivating Healthy Relationships through Insight and Intuition. Suzann Robins. It's widely available in print and e-book formats. One of the things that Suzann does is lead Cuddle Parties and more information can be found at this link.
Jun 14, 202031:32
FrankenBike and being an entrepreneur. Episode 18: Chris Gross: 06|07|2020

FrankenBike and being an entrepreneur. Episode 18: Chris Gross: 06|07|2020

Episode 18: Chris Gross talks with Preston Tyree about the FrankenBike swap meets. We also got into discussions about making money, loving people, the pandemic and criminal justice. Chris calls himself a recovering iconoclast as he reaches 50 years old.

Jun 07, 202041:48
Moving, Pandemic and Adventures. Episode 16: Ani and Ty: 05/31/2020
Jun 01, 202027:29
The process of being: Episode 15: Sandy Gil: 05/28/2020

The process of being: Episode 15: Sandy Gil: 05/28/2020

Episode 15: Hosted by Ani Colt: Sandy Gil and I clicked when we first met a couple of years ago now. She’s a 1946, born eleven months after World War II ended. Growing has always been important to Sandy and her work involves helping other people grow. Because of the pandemic, Sandy is taking the time to go deeper into the process. She speaks of the need to “Be before the Do.”

May 29, 202027:19
Why healthy touch is so important as we age: Episode 15: Dr. Kaye: 05/23/2020

Why healthy touch is so important as we age: Episode 15: Dr. Kaye: 05/23/2020

Episode 15: This bonus discussion with Dr. Kaye, of why healthy touch is important from birth to death gives us a good reason to go back and listen to Epiphany Jordan (#13) and Dr. Susan Kaye (#14) Music by Bensound

May 23, 202007:41
Exploring healthy touch in the aging process: Episode 14: Dr. Susan Kaye: 05/17/2020

Exploring healthy touch in the aging process: Episode 14: Dr. Susan Kaye: 05/17/2020

Episode 14: Hosted by Ani Colt: Ani talks with Dr. Susan Kaye:  Today, I recorded a session with my friend Susan Kaye. Susan is a Ph.D., Sexologist, Sexuality Educator, and Surrogate Partner Specialist. As it says on her website, DrSusanKaye.com, she believes that everything begins and ends in connection with our bodies, “I help others to heal and to grow through connecting to this vehicle that takes us through life.” I met her through her work -- as I’d been involved in the sexuality world through a journal I published on spirituality and sexuality. Susan and I spoke about the need for healthy touch. Susan is a woman who feels she is doing what she was meant to do in this life. Born in 1949, Susan is going strong in her work and life at age 70! It was a great gift to do this podcast with Susan and I hope it encourages you as well as entertains. Music by Bensound.com

May 17, 202038:52
Living outside of the box: Episode 13: Epiphany Jordan: 04/27/2020

Living outside of the box: Episode 13: Epiphany Jordan: 04/27/2020

Epiphany Jordan lives out of the box, and this interview with her helped me discover why she is so darn interesting, starting with her parents. Her Jewish grandfather was on the run from the Nazis right before World War Two started. Her mother was born in Palestine and is half Catholic and half Jewish. Her Muslim father was born in India, and grew up in South Africa. Each came to USC for college. Both of her parents were academics in Reno where Epiphany was born. She shares in the interview about her unique spirituality and that one of her core strengths or pillars of her personality is around nurturing. Epiphany is the author of the book Somebody Hold Me, the single person's guide to nurture human touch, Our recording was done during the COVID-19 pandemic. She said after we are finished with social distancing, “We have a chance to redesign human touch, which has kind of been my mission for a long time.”

Apr 27, 202040:44
Being flexible and adapting to what comes along: Deaton Bednar
Apr 13, 202031:03
Episode 11: Abundant Living, a conference to celebrate aging.
Apr 05, 202033:19
Episode 9: Where Ani and Ty talk about ONEderment Central and approaching 80.

Episode 9: Where Ani and Ty talk about ONEderment Central and approaching 80.

Two segments, one about ONEderment Central the development we are working on in Austin, TX and one about Ani's thoughts on approaching her 80th birthday. In this episode Ani and Ty talk about the many different parts of the ONEderment Central project, from the affordable housing, community center, and small business incubator space to the assisted living.   If you want to see more go to www.onedermentcentral.com. Ty learns more about who Ani is and some of the things she cares most deeply about. 

Mar 21, 202053:41
Episode 7.5: Debbie continues the conversation

Episode 7.5: Debbie continues the conversation

Debbie has to make hard choices in her own life and for her clients. She has great advice for all of us who are Growing Old(er) and she does it with great joy. 

Mar 17, 202023:26
Episode 8: Virginia talks about making life work.

Episode 8: Virginia talks about making life work.

Virginia is a strong woman who chose to go her own way and has been growing old(er) successfully for a long time. Wonderful story teller so this one runs a little longer than most.

Mar 16, 202051:36
Episode 7: Debbie talks about what we need to prepare for our caregivers.

Episode 7: Debbie talks about what we need to prepare for our caregivers.

Debbie helps people who are aging. She may become a court appointed guardian or she may just provide the paperwork so an aging family member can tell people what is important. She has created a book called BluePrint to Aging Your Way.

Mar 09, 202026:56
Episode 5: Michelle recalls her career as a professional athlete

Episode 5: Michelle recalls her career as a professional athlete

In this episode we hear how plans and expectations don't always become reality and how one professional athlete is managing to accept what is and be happy. 

Feb 24, 202034:36
Episode 04: Veronica talks about strong women who have provided direction

Episode 04: Veronica talks about strong women who have provided direction

Veronica spends time talking about her mother and grandmother and their influence on her career as a professional female of Hispanic descent in a white male profession. She is working hard to blend career and family.

Feb 17, 202028:39
Trailer for Veronica

Trailer for Veronica

This is a precursor to our extended conversation with Veronica. This is the first conversation with a woman and the first conversation with co-hosts. The episode will drop on Sunday February 16, 2020 at 9:00 pm.

Feb 10, 202004:46
Episode 03: What John didn't know cost him.

Episode 03: What John didn't know cost him.

John talks about how the things he didn't know about Social Security and Medicare cost him some money. But most of the conversation is about being car free, walking everywhere, and retirement. John is keeping busy.
Feb 10, 202021:36
Episode 02: Larry talks about trying to support an elderly relative as he works through financial issues

Episode 02: Larry talks about trying to support an elderly relative as he works through financial issues

We look at the one person's take on the difficulties of trying to help an elderly relative who is having difficulty managing financial resources while still trying to maintain a lifestyle that is comfortable and familiar. How to protect him from the people who will take advantage of him. What are the resources available and how it impacts not just his life but the lives of all of his caring relatives. 

Feb 03, 202033:48
Episode 01: Roger talks about health, career and neighborhood

Episode 01: Roger talks about health, career and neighborhood

Comments on health, today's economy, serendipity, and friends.

Jan 22, 202029:52