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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
Tennis as a Form of Meditation for Women Over 60
10 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
11 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
12 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

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

4 Surprising Ways that Love Gets Better with Age
1 year ago

4 Surprising Ways that Love Gets Better with Age

I just saw a touching documentary called The Age of Love . It’s about a speed dating event for 70–90-year-olds that took place in upstate NY, and follows the participants before, during and after the event. Read More