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Dr. Mara Karpel Clinical Psychologist, Author, Podcaster

Dr. Mara Karpel has been a practicing clinical psychologist for over thirty years, specializing in working with older adults and caregivers, as well as adults of all ages who are dealing with issues of anxiety, depression–or desiring to create more joy in their lives. She also specializes in working with veterans. Dr. Mara is the host of the Blog Talk Radio Show, "Dr. Mara Karpel & Your Golden Years," a program about the social, emotional, and health issues of older adults, caregivers, Boomers, and all who want to grow older with greater health and more joy. She is a regular contributor to Medium and has contributed to Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and Sivana East.

Dr. Mara’s Internationally Best-Selling Book, "The Passionate Life: Creating Vitality & Joy at Any Age," is a guide for all who want to live a more vital, joyful life! After all, Passion, Joy, and Vitality are not just for the young! They are meant for the young at heart no matter what our age.

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Encore: Vegan Chef Lori Gibson &Amp; Producer Art Mendoza Talks About Mexico &Raquo; 653071 Mdfj4E6A
ENCORE: Vegan Chef Lori Gibson & Producer Art Mendoza Talks About Mexico

We'll be joined from Florida by vegan chef and author of the new vegan cookbook, Oh So Yum!  Inspiring Others to Explore the Many Flavors of Plant-Based Nutrition with Everyday Favorites and Weekend…

We'll be joined from…

We'll be joined from Florida by vegan chef and author of the new vegan cookbook, Oh So Yum!  Inspiring Others to Explore the Many Flavors of Plant-Based Nutrition with Everyday Favorites and Weekend Fun Food, Lori Gibson.  Lori will talk about eating a plant-based diet for nutrition and enjoyment...and some cooking tips!Producer Art Mendoza will talk about his whirlwind trip to Bay Of Banderas from Vallarta, Bucerias, La Cruz, Punta Mita and San PanchoDr. Mara with living a passionate life! 

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Christiana Egi, Rn, Discusses Dementia &Raquo; 0B734762 9C7C 47Ea B20B 8Bf981474152 Picbtr2
Christiana Egi, RN, Discusses Dementia

We are joined from Toronto by Christiana Egi, RN, geriatric and mental health specialist, author, and owner/operator of Alexis Lodges, providing person-center care for individuals with Alzheimer…

We are joined from T…

We are joined from Toronto by Christiana Egi, RN, geriatric and mental health specialist, author, and owner/operator of Alexis Lodges, providing person-center care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.  Christiana will talk about Dementia and her children's books, including her book, A Rose for Grandma, explaining to children why their grandparent might be acting differently.And Dr. Mara with more from out in the field about advocating for loved ones in long-term care, while living a passionate life.  

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Encore: Michael Caputo Lbgtq+ Advocate &Amp; Twins In Mexico &Raquo; 653071 Ocynynko
ENCORE: Michael Caputo LBGTQ+ advocate & Twins In Mexico

Author and human rights/LGBTQ+ advocate, Michael Caputo returns to the show from NYC.  In July 2020, he joined us to discuss his autobiography, Dear Pat Cooper, about his journey with a loving fam…

Author and human rig…

Author and human rights/LGBTQ+ advocate, Michael Caputo returns to the show from NYC.  In July 2020, he joined us to discuss his autobiography, Dear Pat Cooper, about his journey with a loving family and an absent father.  This time, he's back to discuss his second book, Chameleon: A Memoir.  In this memoir, Michael shows us another side of  himself, in which he vividly describes his harrowing journey coming out of the closet and living authentically, post-Stonewall, pre-HIV/AIDS epidemic, and thereafter.  Michael writes, "I went from being an innocent altar boy to an older ga…

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Encore: Sr. Advocate, Kim Weaver, Advocating For Seniors - Resources For Family &Raquo; 653071 Wtfmq1Sj
ENCORE: Sr. Advocate, Kim Weaver, Advocating for Seniors – Resources for Family

Iowa Long-Term Care Ombudsman and former Iowa Congressional Candidate, Kim Weaver-Fritzche, returns to the show!  This time, Kim will discuss the importance of advocating for our elderly loved-ones i…

Iowa Long-Term Care …

Iowa Long-Term Care Ombudsman and former Iowa Congressional Candidate, Kim Weaver-Fritzche, returns to the show!  This time, Kim will discuss the importance of advocating for our elderly loved-ones in Long-Term Care.

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Encore: Author Marie-Therese Connolly On Ageism &Raquo; 653071 Stetb599
ENCORE: Author Marie-Therese Connolly On Ageism

This is our first live program for 2024 and it's a great one!Marie-Therese Connolly will join us from Washington, D.C., for a discussion on Ageism in the healthcare system,  elder justice, and h…

This is our first li…

This is our first live program for 2024 and it's a great one!Marie-Therese Connolly will join us from Washington, D.C., for a discussion on Ageism in the healthcare system,  elder justice, and her new book, The Measure of Our Age. MT is a leading national expert on elder justice who was awarded a MacArthur "genius" grant for her work that has shaped policy, research, and practice for decades. She was the architect of the federal Elder Justice Act, founding head of DOJ’s Elder Justice Initiative (that helped to shape the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, National Center on…

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Encore: Author Jake Sloan; Civil Rights Advocate &Raquo;
ENCORE: Author Jake Sloan; Civil Rights Advocate

Civil Rights Advocate and Author, Jake Sloan 01/28 by Dr Mara Karpel Your Golden Years | Self Help (blogtalkradio.com)Title:  Civil Rights Advocate and Author, Jake SloanWe’ll be joined by…

Civil Rights Advocat…

Civil Rights Advocate and Author, Jake Sloan 01/28 by Dr Mara Karpel Your Golden Years | Self Help (blogtalkradio.com)Title:  Civil Rights Advocate and Author, Jake SloanWe’ll be joined by Jake Sloan, who spent most of his adult life working as a civil rights advocate and labor-management consultant.  Jake will be joining us to discuss his new book, Standing Tall:  Willie Long vs. U.S. Government at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. This book is about Jake’s experience as one of the “Original 21ers,” a group of young African- American workers who challenged the largest West Co…

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Encore: Alistair Hawkes Lpc- Preventing Therapist Burnout &Amp; Lessons From Mom &Raquo; 653071 G0Uvfbek
ENCORE: Alistair Hawkes LPC- Preventing Therapist Burnout & Lessons from Mom

We'll be joined by Alistair Hawkes, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clarity Breathwork specialist.  Alistair specializes in helping therapists prevent burnout. She will talk about what…

We'll be joined by …

We'll be joined by Alistair Hawkes, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clarity Breathwork specialist.  Alistair specializes in helping therapists prevent burnout. She will talk about what she learned from the experts presenters for preventing burnout and increasing Self-Care at her recent on-line Summit for therapists, caregivers, and others in the service professions.  And she'll let us know about her upcoming Free Masterclass, and her 12-session burnout recovery program that is beginning Wednesday 5/17. And for Mother's Day, Dr. Mara will talk about a few more of the…

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Encore: Monica Eastway - Eco-Gerontology &Raquo; 653071 Fiu7Uyre
Encore: Monica Eastway – Eco-Gerontology

We're back with another live show and we'll be joined from Big Sur, California by Monica Eastway, Eco Gerontologist - Founder, The Eco Generation Model. Monica is an environmental gerontologist an…

We're back with anot…

We're back with another live show and we'll be joined from Big Sur, California by Monica Eastway, Eco Gerontologist - Founder, The Eco Generation Model. Monica is an environmental gerontologist and she’ll talk about use of nature to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages. (Lesson #7 of Lessons from Mom:  Get outside every day, even if it’s just for a few minutes bundled up on cold days, or get to a window where you can see the nature outdoors. I believe that this is what gave her the Resilience to get through all of her ups and downs that come with growing older.)

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May 2024 Newsletter! Living The Passionate Life With Dr. Mara Karpel &Raquo; 653071 Maypzgfd
May 2024 Newsletter! Living the Passionate Life with Dr. Mara Karpel

The May 2024 Newsletter is here!  Read it now right HERE! MAY 2024 NEWSLETTER!! LIVING THE PASSIONATE LIFE WITH DR. MARA KARPEL * Note:  In the newsletter, I discuss the Essential Caregivers Act and…

The May 2024 Newslet…

The May 2024 Newsletter is here!  Read it now right HERE! MAY 2024 NEWSLETTER!! LIVING THE PASSIONATE LIFE WITH DR. MARA KARPEL * Note:  In the newsletter, I discuss the Essential Caregivers Act and I have just learned that the bicameral and bipartisan federal bill, which has no fiscal note, was introduced in Congress on May 8, 2024. Read the Summary Sheet and Press Release here!! And, if you’d like to add your name in support of the bill, please e-mail me your name, e-mail address, and the name of your Congressional representative, which you can find out at House.Gov or right HERE. The po…

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Alistair Hawkes Lpc- Preventing Therapist Burnout &Amp; Dr. Mara- Lessons From Mom &Raquo; 653071 Jvl08Tnk
Alistair Hawkes LPC- Preventing Therapist Burnout & Dr. Mara- Lessons from Mom

Happy Mother's Day!! We'll be joined by Alistair Hawkes, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clarity Breathwork specialist.  Alistair specializes in helping therapists prevent bur…

Happy Mother's Day!!…

Happy Mother's Day!! We'll be joined by Alistair Hawkes, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clarity Breathwork specialist.  Alistair specializes in helping therapists prevent burnout. She will talk about what she learned from the experts presenters for preventing burnout and increasing Self-Care at her recent on-line Summit for therapists, caregivers, and others in the service professions.  And she'll let us know about her upcoming Free Masterclass, and her 12-session burnout recovery program that is beginning Wednesday 5/17.  And for Mother's Day, Dr. Ma…

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Sunday, May 12: Alistair Hawkes Lpc- Preventing Therapist Burnout &Amp; Dr. Mara- Lessons From Mom &Raquo; Alistair Hawkes For Show 4 28 2024 2 264X300 1
Sunday, May 12: Alistair Hawkes LPC- Preventing Therapist Burnout & Dr. Mara- Lessons from Mom

Happy Mother’s Day!!  We’re back with another live show!  Listen on livestream at 5pm CT/6pm ET…4pm MT…OR on podcast any time after the show!And you can ALSO listen to the podcast on Apple…

Happy Mother’s Day…

Happy Mother’s Day!!  We’re back with another live show!  Listen on livestream at 5pm CT/6pm ET…4pm MT…OR on podcast any time after the show!And you can ALSO listen to the podcast on Apple podcasts right HERE!    We’ll be joined by Alistair Hawkes, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clarity Breathwork specialist.  Alistair specializes in helping therapists prevent burnout. She will talk about what she learned from the experts presenters for preventing burnout and increasing Self-Care at her recent on-line Summit for therapists, caregivers, and others in the ser…

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Monica Eastway - Eco-Gerontology &Raquo; 653071 Ufdzig9H
Monica Eastway – Eco-Gerontology

We're back with another live show and we'll be joined from Big Sur, California by Monica Eastway, Eco Gerontologist - Founder, The Eco Generation Model. Monica is an environmental gerontologist an…

We're back with anot…

We're back with another live show and we'll be joined from Big Sur, California by Monica Eastway, Eco Gerontologist - Founder, The Eco Generation Model. Monica is an environmental gerontologist and she’ll talk about use of nature to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages. (Lesson #7 of Lessons from Mom:  Get outside every day, even if it’s just for a few minutes bundled up on cold days, or get to a window where you can see the nature outdoors. I believe that this is what gave her the Resilience to get through all of her ups and downs that come with growing older.)

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May 5, 2024: Monica Eastway, Ms – Eco-Gerontology &Raquo; Monica Eastway 197X300 1
May 5, 2024: Monica Eastway, MS – Eco-Gerontology

Happy Cinco De Mayo!!    Missed the live show?  It was great!  But, no worries because you can hear the podcast right here.And you can ALSO listen to the podcast on Apple podcasts right HERE! …

Happy Cinco De Mayo!…

Happy Cinco De Mayo!!    Missed the live show?  It was great!  But, no worries because you can hear the podcast right here.And you can ALSO listen to the podcast on Apple podcasts right HERE!    We were joined from Big Sur, California by Monica Eastway, MS, Eco Gerontologist – Founder, The Eco Generation Model. Monica is an environmental gerontologist and told us about use of nature to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages.  She told us about the research findings showing the health and mental health benefits of getting fresh air and connecting with natures, as well  …

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Sunday, May 12: Alistair Hawkes, Lpc, On Her Summit To Help Therapists Prevent Burnout &Amp; More &Raquo; Alistair Hawkes For Show 4 28 2024 2 264X300 1
Sunday, May 12: Alistair Hawkes, LPC, on her Summit to Help Therapists Prevent Burnout & More

Happy Mother’s Day!!   We’re back with another live show!  Listen on livestream at 5pm CT/4pm MT….and 6pm ET, or listen on podcast any time after the show, all right here! And you can ALSO li…

Happy Mother’s Day…

Happy Mother’s Day!!   We’re back with another live show!  Listen on livestream at 5pm CT/4pm MT….and 6pm ET, or listen on podcast any time after the show, all right here! And you can ALSO listen to the podcast on Apple podcasts right HERE!  We’ll be joined by Alistair Hawkes, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clarity Breathwork Specialist.  Alistair specializes in helping therapists to prevent burnout.  Alistair joins us to talk about her upcoming FREE on-line Summit for therapists, caregivers, and others in the service professions who are struggling with states of …

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Encore: Marcela Cabay - An Evidence-Based Treatment For Addiction, And More. &Raquo; 653071 Sihjtgew
ENCORE: Marcela Cabay – An Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction, and MORE.

We’ll be joined from right here in Austin by Marcela Cabay, of Ria Health, which uses an evidence-based approach to addiction that is vastly different from the 12-step programs.And Dr. Mara wit…

We’ll be joined fr…

We’ll be joined from right here in Austin by Marcela Cabay, of Ria Health, which uses an evidence-based approach to addiction that is vastly different from the 12-step programs.And Dr. Mara with more on living a passionate life through the obstacles of life.

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Encore: Let'S Talk Water With Michael Mascha &Amp; The Twins In Mexico &Raquo; 653071 Meslaxej
ENCORE: Let's Talk Water with Michael Mascha & The Twins In Mexico

After this interview you may never look at water the same as before.Michael Mascha, founder of FineWaters.com, and aficionado on waters from around the world, will join us to discuss WATER....fro…

After this interview…

After this interview you may never look at water the same as before.Michael Mascha, founder of FineWaters.com, and aficionado on waters from around the world, will join us to discuss WATER....from glass bottled to plastic bottled, international waters to American waters, purified vs. natural sources.  He has been on or program before, but with all that is happening in the world to put our water at risks, such as droughts and more, Michael will give us more insight into the world of H2O. Also we'll hear from our favorite twins, Ruben and Minerva from Mexico.And Dr. Mara on the jo…

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April 2024 Newsletter! Living The Passionate Life With Dr. Mara Karpel &Raquo; 653071 Maypzgfd
April 2024 Newsletter! Living the Passionate Life with Dr. Mara Karpel

The April 2024 Newsletter is here!  Read it now right HERE! MARCH 2024 NEWSLETTER!!  LIVING THE PASSIONATE LIFE WITH DR. MARA KARPEL The post April 2024 Newsletter! Living the Passionate Life with …

The April 2024 Newsl…

The April 2024 Newsletter is here!  Read it now right HERE! MARCH 2024 NEWSLETTER!!  LIVING THE PASSIONATE LIFE WITH DR. MARA KARPEL The post April 2024 Newsletter! Living the Passionate Life with Dr. Mara Karpel appeared first on Dr Mara Karpel Offers.

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Encore: Dr. Wasserman -Talks Better Elder Healthcare; Rosie Davis -Yellow Heart &Raquo; 653071 Wzuqltk1
ENCORE: Dr. Wasserman -Talks Better Elder Healthcare; Rosie Davis -Yellow Heart

Geriatrician, Dr. Michael Wasserman,  Chair of the Public Policy Committee of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine, returns to the program!  He is an author and editor of numero…

Geriatrician, Dr. M…

Geriatrician, Dr. Michael Wasserman,  Chair of the Public Policy Committee of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine, returns to the program!  He is an author and editor of numerous books, a speaker, and a tireless advocate for improving healthcare for older adults, as well as improving care received in nursing homes.  He will join us to continue our discussion of some of the pressing current issues of geriatric healthcare and nursing home care.  Also, Rosie Davis, founder of the international organization, Yellow Heart Memorial, advocate for COVID victims, and c…

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