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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
Practicing Gratitude Doesn’t Come in Easy? Try This Alternative for Wellbeing and Peace of Mind
1 month 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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Do You Think of Thrifting as a Spiritual Practice? I Sure Do – and Here’s Why!
3 months ago

Do You Think of Thrifting as a Spiritual Practice? I Sure Do – and Here’s Why!

I consider myself a world class thrifter. I’m very proud of that credential. If I’m traveling and I have a little time, I head right to the local thrift store (there’s an app for that)…
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Why is it so Painful to Be a Mom After Your Kids Leave Home
4 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Any excitement I had for my son preparing to go 2700 miles away to college has been replaced by an aching, heavy heart.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

How Do You Fight the Burden of Body Shame Society Places on Older Women?
5 months 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
6 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?
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

You May Think I’m Nuts, but I Love My Local Cemetery
8 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
9 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
9 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?
10 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