Increase Healthspan, Brainspan, and Lifespan with Ageless Aging with Maddy Dychtwald

Women now live six years longer than men – yet, for most, the last decade of life can be plagued with cascading poor health and a lack of purpose. In other words, women’s healthspans and lifespans are out of sync. What if there was a way for women to extend not only their longevity, but their quality of life?

In this interview, Maddy Dychtwald will talk about her cutting-edge research that helps women take advantage of the scientific, psychological, and physical knowledge and tools to feel vital, youthful, and purposeful into their 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and beyond. We are currently in the beginning stages of a longevity revolution with women at the forefront. Women hold the power to change the aging narrative once and for all, by emphasizing the gifts of long life and taking steps to minimize physical and mental decline.

Maddy will share simple and actionable steps to help women increase their healthspans, brainspans, and lifespans, including tips, techniques, and hacks (many of which are low cost or no cost). Although focused on women, Maddy's presentation is helpful for everyone.

Note: This is an audio-only webinar. 

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 AM Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 6 AM Hawaiian)

Topic: Increase Healthspan, Brainspan, and Lifespan with Ageless Aging

Speaker: Maddy Dychtwald, internationally acclaimed author, public speaker, and thought leader on longevity, aging, the new retirement and the ascent of women as well as co-founder of Age Wave

About Maddy Dychtwaldheadshot-Maddy-Dychtwald Increase Healthspan, Brainspan, and Lifespan with Ageless Aging with Maddy Dychtwald

Maddy Dychtwald is an internationally acclaimed author, public speaker, and thought leader on longevity, aging, the new retirement, and the ascent of women. She co-founded Age Wave, the world's leader in understanding and addressing the far-reaching impacts of our aging population, and has led numerous acclaimed studies on women and money. In addition, she has been involved in more than 25 thought leadership research studies worldwide on aging, longevity, retirement, health, family, caregiving, housing, and leisure, which have cumulatively garnered more than 14 billion media impressions.

Maddy has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Newsweek, Time, Fox Business News, CNBC, and NPR, and others. She has written many blog posts for the Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post. Maddy is the author of three previous books: Influence: How Women's Soaring Economic Power Will Transform Our World for the Better, Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings (a children’s book) and Cycles: How We Will Live, Work, and Buy. Her newest book is Ageless Aging: A Woman's Guide to Increasing Healthspan, Brainspan, and Lifespan. She lives in San Francisco with her family.

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What’s Next? Meaningful Midlife Job Transition with Dorian Mintzer and Kerry Hannon

Whether you're seeking something traditional or more flexible, Kerry will offer tips and resources for finding work that will support you intellectually, financially, and spiritually and create a second act that matters.

Join career expert Kerry Hannon, a recognized authority on career and workplace issues, for an interactive session on how to craft a meaningful second (or third!) act. Learn where the opportunities are to make a living and a difference. Many older people continue to work – some out of choice, some out of necessity. Unlike many of our parents, most don't have pensions to fall back on to fund not working for a decade or more. Find out how to prepare for today's digital marketplace.

About Kerry Hannon:

Kerry Hannon is a workplace futurist and a leading strategist on career management, entrepreneurship, personal finance, and retirement. She is a frequent TV, podcast, and radio commentator and sought-after keynote speaker at conferences.

Kerry is the bestselling and award-winning author of 14 books, including In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work and Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life, a number one bestseller on Amazon and selected by the Washington Post for its Book-of-the-Month Club.

Kerry is currently a senior columnist and on-air expert at Yahoo Finance. She was previously an expert columnist, opinion writer, and regular contributor to the New York Times, MarketWatch, and Forbes, as well as the PBS website personal finance and entrepreneur expert. She has also worked as a writer, columnist, and editor for USA Today, US News & World Report, and Money magazine and as a contributor to the Wall Street Journal.

Kerry lives in Washington, DC, and Boston, Virginia, with her husband, documentary producer and editor Cliff Hackel, and her Labrador retriever, Elmore “Elly.”

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The Art and Science of Mindfulness with Dorian Mintzer and Dr. Ellen Langer

Episode Guest: Dr. Ellen Langer, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University and a prolific writer, speaker, and artist

Episode Description:

Living during COVID -19 is turning our familiar life and world on its head. It's a scary and challenging time. It's also a time that is reinforcing ageism rather than promoting intergenerational connectedness.  Some of the “silver linings,” however, of this time are some resurgences of kindness and help provided to each other, like becoming more mindful about ourselves and others.

During this program, we'll be talking with Dr. Ellen Langer, who has devoted much of her adult life to issues such as mindlessness and mindfulness, decision-making, and possibilities as we age. As she has stated in a variety of her work, we're a product of what we were told we were. When we're uncertain, we stay mindful and open to alternatives. When we're mindless, we're not aware that we're not there. So, part of the question becomes, what are ways to open ourselves to possibilities and shift from being trapped in mindlessness and open ourselves to new ways of thinking and perceiving ourselves and the world?

In this program, you'll discover how to:

  • Become more mindful
  • Become comfortable with uncertainty (which is the rule rather than the exception)
  • See many of your problems as a function of mindlessness
  • Exert more control over your health and well-being using mindfulness
  • You will walk away with a renewed sense of competence, relaxation and an ability to see possibilities you haven't seen before.

About Ellen Langer:

Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and the first female professor to gain tenure in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. She is the author of eleven books and more than two hundred research articles written for general and academic readers on mindfulness for over 35 years. Her best-selling books include Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; and On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; Her most recent book is The Art of Noticing which pairs one-liners culled from her research with her original paintings. She has also edited the Wiley Mindfulness Handbook, an anthology on mindfulness in which leading researchers integrate work derived from her western scientific theoretical base of mindfulness with research on eastern derived forms of meditation.

Dr. Langer has been described as the “mother of mindfulness” and has written extensively on the illusion of control, mindful aging, stress, decision-making, and health. Among other honors, she is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and three Distinguished Scientist Awards, the World Congress Award, the NYU Alumni Achievement Award, and the Staats award for Unifying Psychology. Most recently she received the Liberty Science Genius Award. The citation for the APA distinguished contributions award reads, in part, “…her pioneering work revealed the profound effects of increasing mindful behavior and offers new hope to millions whose problems were previously seen as unalterable and inevitable. Ellen Langer has demonstrated repeatedly how our limits are of our own making.”

Dr. Langer is a frequent speaker on mindfulness at academic, professional, and public events. She is also the founder of The Langer Mindfulness Institute and is a gallery exhibiting artist. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Get in touch with Ellen Langer:

Ellen's book: Mindfulness (25th Anniversary edition)
Ellen’s website:
Visit Langer Mindfulness Institute:

Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at

Exploring Your Identity, Creativity, and Life Structure in Retirement with Dorian Mintzer and Dr. Teresa Amabile

Episode Guest: Dr. Teresa Amabile, Baker Foundation Professor at Harvard Business School and a researcher, teacher, and author

Episode Description:

Even if you are healthy and financially secure, you may struggle with the first months or years of retirement because of identity loss. How can you explore important aspects of your identity before fully retiring to achieve a confident sense of self, post-retirement?

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • What creativity is, and what it isn't
  • How thinking expansively about creativity and injecting creativity into your work life and personal life can enhance pre-retirement and post-retirement life satisfaction
  • The four developmental tasks of the retirement transition and the different ways people move through them
  • How aspects of your life structure can shift in surprising ways post-retirement, and how you can better prepare for those shifts

About Dr. Teresa Amabile:

Teresa Amabile has researched and written about creativity for over 40 years. Beginning with a series of papers in the 1970s and 1980s, she was instrumental in establishing the social psychology of creativity – the study of how the social environment can influence creative behavior, primarily by influencing the motivational state. Teresa's research has examined individual creativity and productivity, team creativity, and organizational innovation. This research program has yielded a comprehensive theory of creativity and innovation; methods for assessing creativity, motivation, and the work environment; and a set of prescriptions for maintaining and stimulating individual creativity and organizational innovation.

Her more recent research investigated how everyday life inside organizations can influence people and their performance by affecting inner work life, the confluence of motivation, emotion, and perceptions. She is currently studying retirement and post-employment life, including the impact of creative activities on attitudes toward aging and experiences in later life.

Teresa's scholarly work has appeared in a variety of psychology and organizational behavior journals, as well as her 2011 book (with Steven Kramer), The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work. She has presented her work to audiences in various settings, including Pixar, Genentech, TEDx Atlanta, Apple, and The World Economic Forum in Davos.

In 2018, Teresa received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Israel Organizational Behavior Conference, and the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. In 2011 and 2013, she was named to the global Thinkers50 list.

Teresa holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Canisius College and a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University.

Get in touch with Teresa:

Teresa's website:
Teresa's book: The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work,
Listen to Teresa's TEDxAtlanta Talk:
Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at 

Think We Know How We Think? Think Again! with Dorian Mintzer and Jan Cullinane

What are the unknown forces that shape how we think? Join Jan in this “edutaining” discussion about why our thinking is often “predictably irrational.” We'll explore the cutting-edge area of behavioral economics, discover the secrets of our decision-making, and learn how to apply them to our everyday lives, including retirement.

Jan will include a discussion of:

  • Anchors
  • Loss Aversion
  • Hyperchoice
  • Future Discounting
  • Framing
  • Status Quo Bias
  • Hedonic Adaptation
  • Confirmation Bias
  • Overconfidence Bias

About Jan Cullinane:

Jan Cullinane is a recognized expert on holistic retirement. Her books include two previous editions of the best-selling The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life, the award-winning The Single Woman's Guide to Retirement, and Retire Happy. She is the Healthy Living columnist for ideal-LIVING magazine and a contributor to Everybody Has a Book Inside of Them and The Weekend Book Proposal.
Jan has given numerous presentations about retirement. Her clients include AARP, The Smithsonian, In-N-Out Burger, Wells Fargo Advisors, and the U.S. Federal Government, among others. She is frequently interviewed for print and online media and has appeared on national and local TV and radio shows.

Her educational credentials include a B.S. and an M.Ed. from the University of Maryland and an ABD from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She lives in Palm Coast, Florida, with her husband Roger, has three married children, and five adorable grandchildren. She sincerely believes these years are the best years if you're prepared. And she can speak backward fluently!

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