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About Nicole Christina

Nicole Christina, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and podcaster at Zestful Aging (available on iTunes), now heard in 43 countries. She produces online courses about mindful eating and aging well. Find out more at https://www.nicolechristina.com
Latest Posts | By Nicole Christina
My Awkward Aging Story: How Denial Played a Trick on Me
1 week 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
4 weeks 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?
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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

What I Learned from Competing in the New York State Senior Tennis Games
6 months ago

What I Learned from Competing in the New York State Senior Tennis Games

I just returned from the New York State Senior Olympics, held about an hour from my home. I played both singles and doubles tennis. Read More

How the Intermittent Pleasure Practice Can Help You to Find Calm in Your Life?
7 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

Why is it so Painful to Be a Mom After Your Kids Leave Home
8 months ago

Why is it so Painful to Be a Mom After Your Kids Leave Home

Any excitement I had for my son preparing to go 2700 miles away to college has been replaced by an aching, heavy heart. And because it’s such a big transition for both of us, I suggested he take his dog with him – a 14-pound Jack Russell with a big personality. Read More

Letting Your Kids Go: Why My Son Starting College in Another Town Was So Hard
8 months ago

Letting Your Kids Go: Why My Son Starting College in Another Town Was So Hard

I’ve been a psychotherapist for 25 years, and I think I’m pretty good at it. I can empathize with all kinds of people, and I’m surprised sometimes how easy it is to feel connected to a client’s suffering with whom I would never cross paths outside of my office. Read More