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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
We Need to Talk About the Most Important Human Skill
11 months ago

We Need to Talk About the Most Important Human Skill

As a psychotherapist and podcaster, I thought I had pretty much mastered the art of conversation. Sure, I knew I had a couple of bad habits, like interrupting and repeating myself, and I’ve had clients get confused at my multi-part questions. Read More

Tennis as a Form of Meditation for Women Over 60
12 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
1 year 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
1 year 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