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John Leland -- What Does a Great Life Look Like?
September 21, 2019

What makes us truly happy throughout our lives? John Leland, columnist at The New York Times, wrote a yearlong series that became the basis for his new book: Happiness Is a Choice You Make; lessons from a year among the oldest old. The book is a NYT ...

Stacy Feintuch - "The Widow Wears Pink"
September 14, 2019

Stacy Feintuch was a stay at home mom with two young daughters in 2011 when her husband suddenly died from a heart attack. After a few very difficult years, she started the blog "The Widow Wears Pink" which helped her reach other widows and help them ...

Liz Scott -- "This Never Happened"
September 07, 2019

Liz Scott is a psychologist and the author of a fascinating and unusual memoir entitled, "This Never Happened". The book describes her life with two very unhappy and difficult parents who held many secrets; Liz grew up living an Anglo-Saxon life in C ...

Sheryl DiStefano -- Purpose Farm: Where Animals and Kids Heal Each Other
September 02, 2019

Zestful Aging tours Purpose Farm, in Upstate New York, which is a unique nonprofit, hosting a free youth program for traumatized children and rescued animals. Children who have emotional trauma from abuse, neglect or being bullied, interact with anim ...

Melissa Berton -- "Period. End of Sentence."
August 31, 2019

Melissa Berton is the Academy Award winning producer for Best Documentary Short for "Period. End of Sentence." and CEO of The Pad Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the principle that “a period should end a sentence, not a girl’s educati ...

Bill Protzmann -- Using Music to Heal
August 24, 2019

Bill Protzmann’s mission is to raise awareness of the power of music as self care, especially for vulnerable populations. In addition to being a successful IT entrepreneur, Bill holds magna cum laude degrees in piano performance and creative writing, ...

Gyata Stormon -- On The Ball
August 17, 2019

Gyata Stormon is an accomplished tennis player, a US and Canadian tennis coach, and three time Canadian senior doubles champion. Her brand new book, "On the Ball: Doubles Tennis Tactics for Recreational Players" began as notes prepared for her studen ...

Colleen Wietmarschen -- I Want to Write!
August 10, 2019

Colleen Wietmarschen evolved from introverted child to successful business woman to triathlete at 50. Colleen faces challenges with an open mind. She wears many hats, including professional publishing consultant. Whether it’s a blog, a memoir or an a ...

James Baraz -- Awakening Joy, Even in Tough Times
August 03, 2019

James Baraz has been teaching mindfulness meditation for over four decades. He is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California. He is co-author of two award-winning books: "Awakening Joy" and "Awakening Joy for Kids". S ...

Irene Frances Olson -- Honoring My Father
July 27, 2019

Irene Frances Olson is the author of "Requiem for the Status Quo", a fictional account that doesn't hold any punches when it comes to describing the toll Alzheimer's takes on families. Irene spent a year trying to get her book published, suffering m ...