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About Nicole Christina

Nicole Christina, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and the host of the acclaimed podcast ZestfulAging (http://bit.ly/ZestfulAgingPodcast), which is heard in 89 countries around the world. Find out more about Nicole at https://www.zestfulaging.com.
Latest Posts | By Nicole Christina
Practicing Gratitude Doesn’t Come in Easy? Try This Alternative for Wellbeing and Peace of Mind
1 year ago

Practicing Gratitude Doesn’t Come in Easy? Try This Alternative for Wellbeing and Peace of Mind

I’ve been singing the praises of bringing a grateful attitude into one’s life for years. If there is an award for being grateful, I’m in the running. Radical gratitude got my podcast guest, Margaret Zhao…
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Why is it so Painful to Be a Mom After Your Kids Leave Home
1 year 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Any excitement I had for my son preparing to go 2700 miles away to college has been replaced by an aching, heavy heart.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

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

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

Tennis as a Form of Meditation for Women Over 60
2 years 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

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