Rejuvenaging with Dr. Ron Kaiser


Aligning Values and Goals with Claudia Garbutt

Ep. 165
It can be easy to get stuck in the rituals of our daily lives. Change is disruptive and uncomfortable and many avoid it for these reasons. Others are drawn to change and dynamism, embracing the twists and turns that come along with it. Entrepreneurs are a perfect example of the latter. They are propelled by passion and not discouraged by fear of the unknown. However, being an entrepreneur and owning your own business can be stressful and difficult to adjust to. The success of your company is primarily reliant on you and one wrong move could see it all go up in flames. So how do you manage yourself and your life in order to be happy and successful in the world of entrepreneurship?This episode’s guest, Claudia Garbutt is a mindset and high-performance coach and owner of Wired for Success - a company aimed at empowering entrepreneurs to reach their full potential without sacrificing their health, relationships, or happiness. In this episode, Claudia describes what led her into the world of entrepreneurship and breaks down the framework of her business and how it’s designed to help others. Tune in to Episode 165 of REJUVENAGING® and nurture your inner entrepreneur with Claudia Garbutt.Some Questions I Ask:How did you get from who you were to who you are today? (5:07)Were you able to accomplish your goal of being able to have more control over your life? (11:46)What is unique about your coaching and the focus of your coaching? (14:05)Are there some general hints that you can give for somebody who wants to grow up as a healthy entrepreneur or parents who want to raise a child who's going in that direction? (20:05)When should entrepreneurs be seeking help or is it something that's a normal part of the developmental process and developing your own business? (24:50)In This Episode, You Will Learn:How long it took for Claudia to be confident in the business she built (10:38)What negative consequences Claudia sees as a result of chronic stress in the entrepreneurs that she coaches (13:30)The four steps of Claudia’s Sustainable Success Framework (14:12)What Claudia thinks about trying to change habits once you’re past a certain age in life (23:15)ResourcesClaudia’s podcast: Wired for SuccessConnect with Claudia GarbuttLinkedInFacebookWebsiteInstagramPinterestUseful REJUVENAGING® ResourcesWebsite: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place

Redefining Mental Toughness with Colleen Ryan-Hensley

Ep. 164
Did you know that 300 million people suffer from depression globally? Without the proper help and care, many turn to temporary solutions like drugs or alcohol to relieve their pain. However, these types of coping mechanisms are band-aid solutions and do little to help in the long run. So what can individuals who deal with depression on a daily basis do to cope? Colleen Ryan-Hensely is a navy veteran, performance coach, and mental health advocate. As someone who has also suffered from depression, Colleen believes in proactive mental health as well as redefining the term “mental toughness”. In this episode, Colleen opens up about her battle with depression and how she used her experience to help others suffering in the same way. She shares some valuable insight and also talks about her  #BingingSober program.Tune in to Episode 164 of REJUVENAGING® and be a better version of yourself with Colleen Ryan-Hensley.Some Questions I Ask:How big of a problem is this area in which you work? (4:20)How did it wind up that so much of your work seems to be designed to help veterans and active military and first responders? (5:45)How does this differ from other kinds of programs that are aimed at the same population? (15:22)What does somebody do if they join your program? (16:56)What can I do if I see somebody that really needs to interrupt a process that’s bringing them down to help them get better? How do I approach them? (24:20)In This Episode, You Will Learn:How Colleen’s past led her to the work she does today (7:52)How Colleen came up with the term “binging sober” (10:45)The foundations of “binging sober” (11:42)How Colleen wants to redefine mental toughness (16:25)What signs of depression parents can look out for in their children (21:12)Connect with Colleen Ryan-HensleyWebsite LinkedInTwitterInstagramUseful REJUVENAGING® ResourcesWebsite: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: TEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place

Navigating Brain Highways with Nancy Sokol Green

Ep. 162
Sometimes it can be very easy to get stuck. Whether it be in bad behavior or habits, or even negative thoughts, getting caught up often results in us losing our way and ourselves. Anxiety, anger, and depression are just a few of the factors that can lead us away from what we want out of life, and cause us to forget what it means to be truly content and at peace.This episode’s guest, Nancy Sokol Green, is the creator and executive director of Brain Highways Global, an international education program that centers around changing your brain and nervous system to facilitate reaching your full potential in all avenues of life. In this episode, Nancy walks us through the elements of her program and breaks down what it means to be in ‘protection’ or ‘connection’ mode, and how we move from one to another. She explains how her program incorporates this train of thought and the ways in which it’s led to success in the past.Tune in to Episode 162 of REJUVENAGING® and be a better version of yourself with Nancy Sokol Green.Some Questions I Ask:Can you tell us a little bit about what brain highways are? (4:01)Since it's so much better to be in connection mode than protection mode, why don't we just get born into it? (8:21)How do you get into connection mode? (13:28)Can you tell us about the program itself? (24:39)Is there some way that you have for measuring success, aside from the fact that people feel good? (32:25)In This Episode, You Will Learn:What’s unique to brain centers (5:22)One of the simplest techniques to get into connection mode (16:25)Who needs to practice how to move from protection to connection mode (20:10)About Nancy’s background and how it relates to what she does now (29:20)How people can get involved in Nancy’s program (35:27)What Nancy would like everyone to take away from this conversation (38:11)ResourcesNancy Sokol Green’s book: Connection Mode: How to Change Your Brain for an Easier LifeBrain Highways websiteConnect with Nancy Sokol GreenTwitterUseful REJUVENAGING® ResourcesWebsite: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: TEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place

Living with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver's Journey with Carlen Maddux

Ep. 161
We’ve all gone through trials and tribulations in life, some worse than others. Strife can present in all shapes and forms and sometimes it can be difficult to cope with. So what can we do in these situations? How can we make the best of what we have and find ways to carry on during traumatic events?This episode’s guest, Carlen Maddux, is a journalist, author, and blogger. His wife, Martha, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease when she was just 50 years old. At the time, less than one percent of individuals diagnosed with the disease were under the age of sixty-five. Carlen was left wondering - why Martha?In this episode, Carlen speaks about Martha’s journey with Alzheimer’s, from the time of her initial diagnosis, and how they made the best of living with it on a day-to-day basis. Tune in to Episode 161 of REJUVENAGING® and learn how to find hope with Carlen Maddux.Some Questions I Ask:In the early stages of Martha’s Alzheimer's diagnosis, how did you deal with it? (11:01)How important do you think that, at least in your case, spirituality was as a factor in being able to cope with the disorder? (20:49)How did your kids and friends cope with the diagnosis? (24:40)Are there any other things that you can advise people who are dealing with this in terms of managing their own self-care and/or being the most effective, supportive spouse? (36:38)In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Carlen’s background and history (3:18)About Martha’s journey with Alzheimer’s disease (7:01)How Carlen started to view his role as a caregiver over time (22:44)What Carlen began to do after Martha’s diagnosis (27:31)The greatest gift Carlen received in the 17 years of Martha living with Alzheimer’s disease. (28:31)What one of Martha’s friends introduced her to after her diagnosis that ended up greatly boosting her confidence (32:09)ResourcesCarlen Maddux’ book: A Path Revealed: How Hope, Love and Joy Found Us Deep in a Maze Called Alzheimer'sConnect with Carlen MadduxWebsiteFacebookUseful REJUVENAGING® ResourcesWebsite: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: TEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place

Understanding and Managing Chronic Pain with Rick Olderman

Ep. 160
According to the CDC, in 2016, 20.4% of the US population reported experiencing some type of chronic pain. As one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care, chronic pain has been known to have a domino-like effect, leading to other problems such as depression, opioid dependency, and an overall decrease in quality of life. So, if you are part of the 20.4%, what can be done to manage your pain? One great solution is physical therapy. My guest today, Rick Olderman, is a physical therapist, author, trainer, and pilates instructor. He started his career in physical therapy in 1996 and soon realized that the traditional physical therapy approaches that he had learned in school had not prepared him to adequately treat patients with chronic pain. Rick has spent years developing a pioneering approach to physical therapy treatment. In this episode, Rick and I discuss what chronic pain is, what leads to it, and what can be done to alleviate it.Tune in to Episode 160 of REJUVENAGING® and let’s talk pain with Rick Olderman.Some Questions I Ask:Can you give us the Cliff Notes version of what a physical therapist does? (4:16)What underlies your approach to treatment? (8:22)Is there a preferred sleeping position? (16:43)Is back pain a pretty common problem? (21:12)Are there general principles that you can tell people that they should be doing to increase the chances of not seeing you more than we have to? (28:17)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Why Rick says his specialty in chronic pain wasn’t by choice (5:13)Why 80-90% of the US population experience chronic pain (5:56)What heightens back pain in 99% of people who experience it (15:57)How to think about your chronic pain (16:35)Why Rick didn’t use passive modalities at his clinic (23:29)Rick’s guidance on figuring out where to seek help when experiencing pain (26:49)ResourcesRick Olderman’s book series: Fixing YouRick Olderman’s new book for pre-order: Solving the Pain PuzzleRick Olderman’s podcastRick Olderman’s YouTube ChannelConnect with Rick OldermanWebsiteFacebookLinkedInUseful REJUVENAGING® ResourcesWebsite: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: TEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place

Elevate Your Voice with Altovise Pelzer

Ep. 159
How often do you talk about the problems going on in your life? What about the things you’ve been through in the past? Is discussing your feelings and what’s on your mind something that’s important to you? Or do you prefer staying silent and battling your demons internally?This episode’s guest, Altovise Pelzer, is a small business trainer, podcaster, author, Amazon influencer, and so much more! Having experienced homelessness and molestation in her past, Altovise highlights the importance of unmuting our voices and how doing so leads us to elevate ourselves to greater, and more profound, heights. Tune in to Episode 159 of REJUVENAGING® and unmute yourself with Altovise Pelzer.Some Questions I Ask:Tell us a little bit about what it is to be an Amazon influencer? (2:35)When you go live, what kinds of things do you talk about, or do, or sell? (3:37)Could you share a little bit of your own background that got you to this very unique place? (20:34)In This Episode, You Will Learn:The types of people who Altovise wrote her book for (5:09)Why we wear masks instead of dealing with our problems (9:09)The three ways to move towards the process of becoming unmuted (14:06)Altovise’s moment of becoming unmuted (20:48)ResourcesAltovise’s Amazon PageAltovise’s book: #Unmuted Strategies to Move From Tragedy to TriumphAltovise’s book: A Stage of Their Own: More Than a MovementAltovise’s podcast The #Speakeasy PodcastConnect with Altovise PelzerWebsiteEmailFacebookLinkedInUseful REJUVENAGING® ResourcesWebsite: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: TEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place

Seeing the Future Through the Present with Ari Wallach

Ep. 158
What do you think of when you think about the future? Do you possess a sense of certainty, feeling confident that you know what to expect? If you do, does this bring you a feeling of peace? I think it’s safe to say that none of us know exactly what the future holds or how to prepare for every eventuality that may arise. But what if we could make an educated guess? What if we could paint at least half of the picture, by analyzing the present?This episode’s guest, Ari Wallach, is a futurist and social systems strategist, as well as the founder and Executive Director of Longpath Labs. Ari teaches long-term thinking and coordinated behavior to individuals and organizations in order to prepare for, and shape, our futures. In this episode, Ari breaks down what a futurist is, the kind of work that he does, and so much more.Tune in to Episode 158 of REJUVENAGING® and look into the future with Ari Wallach.Some Questions I Ask:What is a futurist? (3:35)Are there futurists who are working on things like peace in the world, or climate change? (11:57)Do you see futurism as something that will be taught in school? (29:39)How does somebody become a futurist? (37:11)In This Episode, You Will Learn:What a megatrend is (4:41)How futurists work with their clients (7:56)The ways in which we can shift culture (16:31)The difference between death anxious and death aware (25:58)ResourcesAri Wallach’s book: Longpath: Become the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs - An Antidote for Short-termismAri Wallach’s Ted TalkConnect with Ari WallachWebsiteLinkedInInstagramTwitterFacebookUseful REJUVENAGING® ResourcesWebsite: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: TEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place

Managing Emotions and Behavior with Ling Lam

Ep. 157
Do you ever wonder why we do the things that we do? Why do we behave in certain ways or think certain things? What is it that drives our impulses and decisions on a daily basis and how does the way that we act affect those around us?Ling Lam, Ph.D., is a lecturer in Counseling and Psychology at Santa Clara University and he joins me on today’s episode to discuss what drives human behavior. Ling breaks down the ways in which we can control or change unhealthy behavior,  what trauma is and the ways in which it can manifest, and what emotional intelligence looks like.Tune in to Episode 157 of REJUVENAGING® and go from judgment to curiosity with Ling Lam.Some Questions I Ask:How did you happen to get on my side of the continuum? The positive, goal-oriented kind of direction? (5:34)You do have kind of an overriding theory, from which a number of the things we'll talk about stem, and that's that all behavior is purposeful. On the surface, that makes a lot of sense. But what does that mean? (6:53)What kinds of traumas are there? And what makes one different from the other? (13:21)What is emotional intelligence and why is it important? (23:51)In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Ling’s background and how he ended up where he is now (3:40)How to take steps in making changes to our behaviors (9:27) How culture plays a role in behavior (11:20)Why complex trauma is harder to treat than other traumas (17:39)The ways in which we can work on becoming more emotionally intelligent (26:39)Connect with Ling LamLing Lam’s websiteUseful REJUVENAGING® ResourcesWebsite: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: TEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place