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About Nicole Christina

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 https://www.nicolechristina.com/podcasts, which is heard in 54 countries worldwide. To find out more, go to https://www.nicolechristina.com.
Latest Posts | By Nicole Christina
How Do You Fight the Burden of Body Shame Society Places on Older Women?
2 weeks ago

How Do You Fight the Burden of Body Shame Society Places on Older Women?

Imagine this scene: You are at your favorite clothes’ shop with your best friend, trying on dresses. Your friend comes out of the dressing room looking lovely in a colorful dress that suits her bubbly personality. Read More

The Wisdom of a Bird Rescuer: What It Means to Not Have Regrets Moving on 60
2 months ago

The Wisdom of a Bird Rescuer: What It Means to Not Have Regrets Moving on 60

I’m a big fan of raptors – birds of prey – like owls, hawks, and eagles. So when I had an opportunity to do an interview at A Place Called Hope, a rescue and rehab center for raptors in Connecticut, for my Podcast, I took it. Read More

How the Intermittent Pleasure Practice Can Help You to Find Calm in Your Life?
3 months ago

How the Intermittent Pleasure Practice Can Help You to Find Calm in Your Life?

Have you heard all the buzz about this brand-new way to bring calm and happiness to your life? It’s called IPP – the Intermittent Pleasure Practice. Read More

You May Think I’m Nuts, but I Love My Local Cemetery
4 months ago

You May Think I’m Nuts, but I Love My Local Cemetery

At the risk of sounding weird and creepy, I’d like to share something with you: I love my local cemetery. It’s a place of mystery, magic and history. I go there several times a week and think it more special with each visit.
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My Awkward Aging Story: How Denial Played a Trick on Me
5 months ago

My Awkward Aging Story: How Denial Played a Trick on Me

I hate to brag, but I consider myself a world-class thrifter and consignment shop guru. It’s all I can do to contain myself when a psychotherapy client tells me about their thrifting adventures – I want to trade stories of our conquests and even run up to my closet for a quick show and tell. Read More

5 Lessons I Learned from My Unconventional Road to the National Senior Olympics
5 months ago

5 Lessons I Learned from My Unconventional Road to the National Senior Olympics

When I was informed that I had qualified to play tennis in this year’s National Senior Olympic Games in Albuquerque, it was a kind of dream come true. Read More

Pop Quiz: What Fun, Effective NASA Exercise Can Help Women Over 60 Stay Healthy?
6 months ago

Pop Quiz: What Fun, Effective NASA Exercise Can Help Women Over 60 Stay Healthy?

I’m always curious about learning new health habits that are super effective but also fun. My firm belief is that if it’s not fun, it’s not sustainable. Life is full of unpleasant tasks, so why make exercise one of them? If ‘bootcamp’ is in the name, count me out. Read More

We Need to Talk About the Most Important Human Skill
7 months ago

We Need to Talk About the Most Important Human Skill

As a psychotherapist and podcaster, I thought I had pretty much mastered the art of conversation. Sure, I knew I had a couple of bad habits, like interrupting and repeating myself, and I’ve had clients get confused at my multi-part questions. Read More

Tennis as a Form of Meditation for Women Over 60
8 months ago

Tennis as a Form of Meditation for Women Over 60

Tennis is a complicated, beautiful game where there are many skills to master – and strategies to learn. But it also acts as a mirror, illuminating our relationship with ourselves and others, and presents wonderful opportunities to practice mindfulness. Read More

How Spending Time in Nature Can Connect Us with Our Deepest Emotions After 60
9 months ago

How Spending Time in Nature Can Connect Us with Our Deepest Emotions After 60

There’s a tract of wooded land not far from my son’s old high school. I find it simply magical. Right on the edge of the suburbs, it offers deep forest, limestone cliffs, ferns, moss, lichen and forest creatures. Read More