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

2 years ago

A Little Help to Smooth the Holiday Awkwardness

Maybe it’s just me, but the holiday season can be an emotionally tricky time. As the mother of an adult son on the Spectrum, and a member of a family with different ways of seeing the world, I need a strategy to deal with the potential awkwardness…

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2 years ago

Want to Avoid the Holiday Letdown? Try Having a Conversation Around the Thanksgiving Table!

Tons of food, alcohol, politics, family… what could possibly go wrong during the holidays? Year after year, many of us still hope for that elusive, harmonious bonding holiday experience. Most of us leave disappointed…

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2 years ago

Can Litter Pick Up Help Minimize Global Pollution? 72-Year-Old Action Nan Certainly Thinks So!

As a podcaster, I interview influential guests from all over the world. Many are super accomplished and work for the most prestigious media outlets and organizations. Some have massive followings…

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2 years 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

3 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

3 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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3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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