Rejuvenaging with Dr. Ron Kaiser


Dr. Jackie: Couples Daring to Live Well with Illness

Ep. 27

Are you or your partner living with life-threatening or chronic illness?

Our intellectual pursuits, our IQ, the success that we have in business or a successful long-lasting marriage can never prepare us for the traumatic experiences that we have. The diagnosis of an illness is always a shock, and we need the full support of our significant other.

The first thing that happens when somebody gets such news, is that the relationship becomes transactional and logistical – what doctors are you going to see, getting appointments, scheduling procedures or surgeries, focusing on treatment, etc. Therefore, the couples are so focused outside of themselves, and they miss the connection between them.

In today’s episode, I discuss with Dr. Jackie the ways you can reconnect with your spouse or partner so that you can make the experience a lot easier to endure.

Dr. Jackie Black is a Marriage Expert, Educator, and Board-Certified Coach, serving couples throughout the world that are facing life-threatening and chronic illness. She was named by Cosmo as one of their most beloved International Love Guru. Her experience on this subject is not only theoretical, but practical also, because she’s experienced hands-on having a husband fighting with and dying of cancer.

So, listen to Episode 27 of Rejuvenaging, to learn how to create the framework and the structure to restore having heart-centered conversations with the person you love.

Questions I ask:

  • What does your work week look like? (02:14)
  • How did you arrive at this as a specialty? (04:35)
  • Is there any way that people can prepare themselves? (12:31)
  • How do you determine success in working with the couples that need your services? (16:42)
  • What age range are the couples you work with? (25:05)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The difference between being a therapist and being a coach. (07:44)
  • How Dr. Jackie works with couples that have to deal with life-threatening, terminal illnesses. (09:30)
  • The importance of having a support network. (18:04)
  • The prognostic indicators of who’s going to be more or less successful with Dr. Jackie’s approach. (22:41)
  • About the 3-Day Retreat Dr. Jackie is regularly organizing. (27:53)

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Katharine Nohr: How to Ease Your Way Into Exercising

Ep. 29
Going to the gym or running in the park might not seem appealing to some people, and one of the main reasons for it is because they are afraid. They are governed by the fear of being judged on how they look when they struggle doing the exercises or the way they run, so they prefer staying in their comfort zone and becoming couch potatoes.But, doing exercise is one of the most important conditions of keeping your body healthy and strong.This fear disappears once we make a habit of staying active, and only the first steps are the hardest, so make sure you put your shoes on and commit to at least 20 minutes a day. Just half an hour every day and you’ll gradually stop feeling ashamed and you might find it enjoyable.In today’s episode, I am joined by Katharine, a woman of many talents, who not only professionally but personally also, creates the conditions for personal growth for herself and others – and she’s going to share some of her knowledge with us.Katharine Nohr is an attorney, an author, and a fitness enthusiast who lives in Hawaii, but enjoys exploring the world at every opportunity. She is a former Honolulu Judge that now is practicing ESports and insurance law. She’s the author of the textbook, “Managing Risk in Sport & Recreation: The Essential Guide for Loss Prevention”, among others, and she is a frequent keynote speaker on sports law and risk management.Listen to Episode 29 of Rejuvenaging, to learn how you can stay active and enjoy exercising and to get some insights into the eating habits that make her energetic without consuming sugar.Questions I ask:How do you spend your days? (01:58)What kind of things do you write about? What about the books? (03:57)What kinds of things do you do to stay fit? (06:09)Can you tell us a little bit about your speaking career? What kinds of things do you speak about? (18:01)You have your own TV show. What’s that all about? (21:59)Do you have a particular attitude with respect to how people can be most productive in what I call rejuvenaging - growing older with enthusiasm? (23:16)In today’s episode, you will learn:What ESports is. (03:09)Katharine’s advice for people that know it’s healthier for them to exercise, but aren’t thrilled about getting started. (09:37)How Katharine turned traveling into a game of finding the cheapest journeys to the most intriguing places on Earth. (13:45)What sports risk management is. (19:34)How Katharine manages to stay enthusiastic in everything that she does. (21:02)Some general principles that Katharine is using, diet-wise, to stay healthy and fit. (25:03)Connect with Katharine:WebsiteLinkedInTwitterFacebookInstagramTV ShowThe books she’s writtenLaw OfficeUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: 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

John Spence: The Top Skills of Successful People and Great Organizations

Ep. 28
How many books do you think the average college graduate reads, per year, for self-improvement or to get better at their job?Well, the studies have shown that the average is 0.5 books/year. So, if you were to read one book every other month, you’d be in the top 1% of people in the United States, and if you were to read one a month, you’d be in the top 1% on the Earth.That 1% is represented mainly by great leaders, people who have learned that knowledge is power in many different ways, and who are constantly making efforts to expand their informational Universe.But how do they find time to read? And how do they manage to remember and act on every advice they receive?In today’s episode, John shares with us how to climb the ladder of success, effortless, by following certain tips that have proven to be efficient to every client that he has coached or gave a talk to.John Spence is widely recognized as one of the top business and leadership development experts in the world. He is the author of four books and co-author of several more, he’s a business consultant, workshop facilitator, keynote speaker and executive coach with a client list that includes Fortune 500 firms, small businesses, professional associations, government, and academic institutions.John’s areas of expertise include leadership, high-performance teams, managing change, organizational culture, and strategic thinking, planning, and execution, so listen to Episode 28 of Rejuvenaging, to learn the awesomely simple methods of being successful in your personal but especially in your professional life.Questions I ask:What was your journey to get to your special place in leadership and business circles? (03:45)What made you decide to move into a field that was very competitive? (05:56)What’s a typical workday or workweek for you? (07:02)How do you prepare so that you’re both responsive to all of the various demands, but also, presumably not driving yourself crazy before each thing that you do? (08:36)You’re usually not only the smartest person in the room but also the nicest. Does that come naturally to who you are or is it a skill that can be learned? (27:05)In this episode, you will learn:The core things that are essential for someone to have a successful life. (10:28)How to make complex things simple – the four P’s. (15:41)The pattern for becoming a good organization. (18:27)The future of leadership and business. (22:08)The seven C’s of leadership. (23:05)Connect with John:WebsiteLinkedInTwitterInstagramFacebook PageYoutube ChannelJohn Spence's BooksEmail: john@johnspence.comUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: 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