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About Nicole Christina

Nicole Christina is a psychotherapist of 30 years, and the host of the acclaimed podcast Zestful Aging which is heard in 84 countries and features culture changers. Find out more at http://www.zestfulaging.com/.
Latest Posts | By Nicole Christina
You Call It Hygge, I Call It Cruise Ship – Or How to Get Through the Long Winter
1 month ago

You Call It Hygge, I Call It Cruise Ship – Or How to Get Through the Long Winter

To say winters are long in Syracuse, New York, is like saying “the sun is hot.” Of course, we haven’t seen the sun in so long that you might need to use a different metaphor…
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How the Intermittent Pleasure Practice Can Help You to Find Calm in Your Life?
2 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

Confessions of a Thrifting Junkie and a New Year’s Challenge
3 months ago

Confessions of a Thrifting Junkie and a New Year’s Challenge

I fancy myself a socially conscious citizen of the world. I don’t take a straw at restaurants, I recycle and compost, and I avoid overly packaged food and bottled water…
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A Little Help to Smooth the Holiday Awkwardness
4 months 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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Want to Avoid the Holiday Letdown? Try Having a Conversation Around the Thanksgiving Table!
5 months 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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Can Litter Pick Up Help Minimize Global Pollution? 72-Year-Old Action Nan Certainly Thinks So!
6 months 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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Practicing Gratitude Doesn’t Come in Easy? Try This Alternative for Wellbeing and Peace of Mind
9 months 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!
11 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
12 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?
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