Apr 16, 2019
I begin this show with a little essay called ‘Seven Ideas for a Happier Life’.
In short, you learn things as you go through life. My own meltdown
in 2012 has helped me reshape my life with a much better
Here’s my list of seven ideas!
- I don’t need to make anyone happy but myself.
It’s actually my more important responsibility.
- I really can – and do – say ‘No’ whenever I need to
now. The sky doesn’t fall. It’s great!
- No one has to march to my tune but me.
Everyone else has a right to live their life EXACTLY the way they
want. As do I. If that means we need to go separate ways, so be it.
It’s just part of God’s plan.
- Things usually work out just fine. Once you’ve
been thru the worst thing that can happen and you emerge better for
it … you learn to go with what comes. Really, truly. Things do work
- Stop worrying. Turns out worrying doesn’t
actually help – and it just produces a lot of agita. So I try not
to spend time there anymore.
- We can’t force reality. What a shocker! So
thought I could. Kind of hilarious when you think about it.
- In the end, all we’ve got is love. Turns out
accumulating stuff is highly overrated and somewhat lonely. But
love really does heal all wounds.
Psychotherapist Nicole Christina takes on a subject many of us
don’t want to think about … until we have to. Self-care over 55
could best be described by her moniker: Zestful Aging. Because by
the time we get there, says Nicole, we are either going to have a
good run, or we’re going to suffer. Therefore, some of this
conversation applies to having a healthy approach to eating and
nutrition as we age.
Me? I’m all for the good run. SO I was listening carefully as
Nicole and I discussed the following:
- What exactly is ‘zestful aging’ and why does it matter?
- What is body shame and why it applies so much to women over
- Surprising statistics about women over 50 and eating
- How to define an eating disorder
- How eating disorders mash up with modern day tech and your
smart phone apps
- How to self-soothe as we age
- Specific tools for longevity and happiness
Nicole’s podcast – Zestful Aging
HAES – Health at Every Size book
Evelyn Tribole episode of Zestful
MORE ABOUT NICOLE
Nicole Christina, LCSW, is a psychotherapist of 30 years,
specializing in food and body issues. She’s the creator and host of
the popular podcast Zestful Aging which is heard in 54 countries
worldwide. To find out more, go to nicolechristina.com.