1. Alex Kakuyo - Peace in Everyday Life & Tribute for Guitarist Jake Cortez Dr Mara Karpel Your Golden Years 59:00

Sensei Alex Kakuyo is a lay Buddhist teacher and former Marine.  His approach to Buddhism focuses on the connection between spirituality and daily life.  He teaches students how to find enlightenment in every breath, every action, and every moment.  Alex joins us to discuss his book, Perfectly Ordinary: Buddhist Teachings for Everyday Life, as well as some of the topics of his online meditation talks, such as Self vs. Non-self and staying peaceful while acknowledging real-life issues.

Producer Art Mendoza will pay trbute to an dear friend and incredible guitarist playing some of his performances Master Jake Cortez.

Dr. Mara with tips for living a passionate life in this time.



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.