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  • Unleashing Creativity and Joy Through Art with Jodie King

    This enlightening episode of REJUVENAGINGⓇ with Dr. Ron Kaiser features Dr. Ron interviewing Jodie King, a professional artist, educator, and entrepreneur.  Jodie shares her unique journey of becoming an artist at the age of 35 and how she overcame early discouragement to pursue her passion for art. Known for her innovative online art and business courses, as well as her national and international workshops, Jodie's mission is to unleash the inner power, freedom, and joy in others through creativity. Jodie discusses the transformative power of art, emphasizing its ability to reduce stress, lower cortisol levels, and mimic the effects of meditation. She recounts her personal experiences of discovering the healing power of art and how it has positively impacted her life and the lives of others. Jodie also delves into the practical aspects of turning a passion for art into a thriving business, sharing valuable insights on marketing, social media, and reaching out to galleries and art consultants.Dr. Ron and Jodie explore the idea that creativity is accessible to everyone, regardless of age or background. Jodie provides practical advice for beginners, encouraging listeners to start with simple materials and follow their curiosity. She highlights the importance of playfulness and joy in the creative process, underscoring the broader benefits of art for mental health and well-being.Jodie invites the audience to follow her on Instagram and visit her website,, for more information about her workshops and online courses.Join Dr. Ron and Jodie King for a conversation that is not only informative and entertaining but also deeply empowering, inspiring listeners to embrace their creative potential and bring more joy into their lives.Resources: https://jodieking.com

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  • Navigating Life's Transitions with Don Gleason

    In this insightful episode of REJUVENAGING with Dr. Ron Kaiser, guest Don Gleason, President of Achieve New Heights, delves deeply into the complexities of life transitions. With a rich background spanning 42 years in military, corporate, and entrepreneurial roles, Don shares valuable lessons on finding one's passion and direction during significant life changes. He discusses his journey, including his transformative experiences in the military and his decision to help others find their path as they transition to new stages of life.Don explores the unique challenges faced by veterans when transitioning to civilian life and extends his insights to anyone experiencing career changes or approaching retirement. He emphasizes the importance of identifying what truly motivates and excites us, drawing on personal anecdotes and his professional coaching practices.The conversation also touches on the psychological and emotional aspects of transitions, highlighting how individuals can manage their expectations and navigate changes more smoothly. Don provides practical advice for anyone looking to redefine their life's work or find new meaning after major life milestones. Listeners will find Don's approach to coaching through transitions especially relevant, as it focuses on self-discovery and leveraging internal passions to create a fulfilling and energized life, even post-career. This episode is not only a resource for those directly facing transitions but also offers universal insights beneficial for anyone looking to understand more about living purposefully and embracing change with enthusiasm.Resources: For more info on Dr. Ron:
  • Work-Life Balance with Dr. Ron Kaiser

    In a solo episode of REJUVENAGING with Dr. Ron Kaiser. Dr. Ron delves into the crucial concept of work-life balance. He emphasizes the significance of maintaining equilibrium between work, family life, and self-care throughout one's lifespan. He states that allowing work to consume all aspects of life can be detrimental to mental health and overall well-being.To counteract this imbalance, he describes the concept of the "Non-negotiable 4r" activities: healthy eating; owning your body through exercise, proper sleep, and meditation; keeping the brain active, and staying socially connected.  He stresses the importance of scheduling time for these activities, as they contribute to a holistic sense of well-being and prevent self-neglect.Furthermore, Dr. Ron discusses the transition to retirement and the importance of maintaining a balance between work and self-care even in this phase of life. He advocates for staying involved in meaningful activities that contribute to society and help combat the fear of losing relevance.In conclusion, he emphasizes to listeners the importance of taking control of their work-life balance rather than allowing it to be controlled by the course of events.For more info on Dr. Ron:
  • 225. Decoding Wisdom with Dr. Laura Gabayan: Insights from the Frontier of Psychology and Philosophy

    In this thought-provoking episode of REJUVENAGING with Dr. Ron Kaiser, Dr. Laura Gabayan eloquently details her journey as an esteemed emergency medicine physician who has become a passionate researcher exploring the multifaceted concept of wisdom. Prompted by her own health struggles, Dr. Laura initiated a groundbreaking research endeavor known as the Wisdom Project, where she conducted extensive interviews with 60 individuals recognized for their wisdom. This in-depth study led to the identification of eight fundamental elements of wisdom: Resilience, Kindness, Positivity, Virtue, Humility, Tolerance, Creativity, and Curiosity.Throughout the episode, Dr. Laura delves into the insights she gathered during her research, which she has meticulously compiled in her book titled "Common Wisdom." She articulates how wisdom transcends conventional boundaries such as age, race, political ideology, and gender, and is instead more intricately linked to how individuals approach life's challenges, their interactions with others, and their personal growth.Dr. Laura elaborates on the practical applications of her findings, suggesting that a deeper understanding and integration of these elements can both enhance personal contentment and also foster a more harmonious society. She encourages listeners to reflect on these dimensions of wisdom and consider how they might actively incorporate them into their everyday lives to promote their own development and a deeper sense of purpose.The conversation also touches on the societal implications of wisdom, with Dr. Laura positing that fostering these traits from a young age could lead to profound societal benefits. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in personal development, the science of human behavior, and the philosophical underpinnings of what it means to live a wise and fulfilling life.ResourcesDr. Laura Gabayan - WebsiteCommon Wisdom Book – Dr. Laura Gabayan, MD, MSLaura Gabayan (@l.gabayan) • InstagramCommon Wisdom Book - FacebookTikTok - Dr. Laura GabayanLaura Gabayan - YouTubeCommon Wisdom - LinkedIn
  • 224. Transforming Aging: Innovation and Opportunity with Dr. Jim Firman

    In this episode of REJUVENAGINGⓇ with Dr. Ron Kaiser, we are joined by Dr. Jim Firman, a trailblazer in the field of aging and the founder and Chief Innovation Officer at BetterAge. With a career spanning over four decades, Jim has dedicated himself to enhancing the quality of life for older adults. He shares his profound insights and experiences, including his leadership roles and the impactful programs he helped create during his 25 years as President and CEO of the National Council on Aging.He discusses the development of significant initiatives such as the Benefits Checkup, a free online tool that has assisted millions of seniors in accessing benefits, and the Aging Mastery Program, designed to empower older adults with knowledge and skills across various aspects of life. Jim’s narrative is enriched with personal stories that shaped his passion for aging issues, including the influence of his grandparents and his early ventures into social entrepreneurship during his college days.Throughout the episode, Jim articulates the evolving challenges faced by an aging population in a world unprepared for its growing numbers. He emphasizes the need for innovative solutions and societal shifts to better support this demographic, detailing BetterAge’s vision and strategy to address these needs through technology and community engagement.This episode not only celebrates Jim Firman’s contributions and the transformative work of BetterAge but also serves as a motivational dialogue on rethinking aging, fostering a society that values and supports its elderly members more effectively. Dr. Ron and Dr. Jim’s conversation offers valuable perspectives on proactive living, the importance of holistic health, and the societal benefits of nurturing an environment where older adults can thrive.Resourceshttps://www.betterage.net
  • 223. Optimizing Health with Dr. John Lewis: The Power of Nutrition, Polysaccharides, and Exercise

    In this episode of REJUVENAGING with Dr. Ron Kaiser, Dr. John Lewis joins Dr. Ron to delve into the integral role of nutrition, exercise, and dietary supplements in enhancing human health. With a rich background as an associate professor and a principal investigator of numerous studies at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Lewis shares his journey from academia to launching a science-based business focused on nutritional supplements. His work primarily explores the impact of polysaccharides—complex sugars derived from plants like aloe vera and rice bran—on cognitive functions and overall health.Dr. Lewis explains his rigorous research, which led to significant findings in the improvement of cognitive functions in Alzheimer's patients through dietary supplementation, surpassing the outcomes from conventional medications. He passionately argues for the necessity of supplements in today’s diet, especially those that cannot be sufficiently obtained from food alone, such as certain polysaccharides. Additionally, Dr. Lewis emphasizes a whole food, plant-based diet and discusses the transformative power of strength training alongside cardiovascular exercises to maintain physical and cognitive health.The conversation also covers the challenges of securing funding for research and the broader implications of his studies on Alzheimer's, highlighting the potential of polysaccharides in both preventing and addressing neurodegeneration. Dr. Lewis offers practical advice for incorporating effective nutritional strategies into daily life, advocating for a diet rich in diverse plant-based foods and critical supplements to optimize health at any age.Resources Brain Care on AmazonThe Complete Nutrition Guide to Cognitive Function For more info on Dr. Ron:
  • 222. Unlocking the Essentials of Long-Term Care Insurance with Matt McCann

    In this episode of REJUVENAGING with Dr. Ron Kaiser we dive deep into the world of long-term care insurance with expert Matt McCann, Matt demystifies long-term care insurance, distinguishing it from other insurance types and emphasizing its critical role in retirement planning and asset protection. Throughout the episode, he shares invaluable insights on why long-term care insurance is a must-have, not just for the elderly but for anyone looking to secure their future against unexpected health challenges.Matt breaks down the misconceptions surrounding long-term care, highlighting that it's not just about nursing home coverage but encompasses a wide range of services aimed at assisting individuals with daily activities and health issues stemming from chronic illnesses, accidents, or the aging process. He explains the pitfalls of relying solely on traditional health insurance or Medicare for long-term care needs and outlines the benefits and comprehensive coverage offered by long-term care insurance policies.Listeners will gain practical advice on the best time to purchase long-term care insurance, how to navigate policy adjustments in response to rate increases, and the importance of planning ahead to alleviate potential burdens on family members. Matt also touches on the evolution of long-term care insurance, including the development of newer, more stable products designed to offer peace of mind to policyholders.With a mix of personal anecdotes, professional expertise, and a touch of humor, Matt makes a compelling case for considering long-term care insurance as a pivotal component of holistic retirement planning. Matt McCann's conversation with Dr. Ron is not only informative but also a call to action for individuals to proactively address a significant yet often overlooked need.Resources: https://www.radioltc.com more info on Dr. Ron: