Positive Health and Well-Being for You and Your Patients with Dorian Mintzer and Dr. Tom Kottke

As those of us born in the Baby Boomer Generation are expected to live longer than our parents, there are a number of behaviors in which we can engage that make that life expectancy a joy rather than a burden. These include physical, emotional, and empathetic activities that will help Boomers flourish in their later years.

In this episode, participants will discover:

  • Six behaviors that have a strong impact on healthy life expectancy (nutrition, physical activity, tobacco, alcohol, sleep, and healthy thinking)
  • Six building blocks of well-being (emotional & mental, social & interpersonal, financial, career, physical, and community)
  • Three behaviors that increase one's own well-being and well-being in others (reflections of gratitude, acts of kindness, expressions of thankfulness)
  • Martin Seligman's 5 components of flourishing (positive emotion, engagement, positive relationships, meaning and purpose, and accomplishment.

About Dr. Tom Kottke:

Dr. Tom Kottke is a cardiologist and health services researcher in the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. After 17 years practicing at Mayo Clinic Rochester, he moved to HealthPartners, now Medical Director for Well-Being, while continuing to practice cardiology. Currently, his research and program development focuses on how individuals can increase their healthy life expectancy and increase their sense of well-being.

Get in touch with Dr. Tom Kottke:

Visit Tom's website: https://www.healthpartners.com/knowledgeexchange/display/person-Kottke-T-E

Download Tom's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/kottke

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Retiring to Unretirement with Dorian Mintzer and Chris Farrell

We are witnessing a broad transformation of our economy and society. The old idea of “retirement” is disappearing. The boomer generation, poised to live longer and be well educated compared to previous generations, is experimenting with “unretirement,” including work in the traditional retirement years. 

The unretirement years may include part-time work, flexible jobs, temp work, contract work, a new career, or even starting an entrepreneurial venture. Their experience, wisdom, and, significantly, their continued earnings will benefit the American workplace, dramatically ease financial worries, and enrich communities and our whole society.

About Chris Farrell:

Chris Farrell is currently a senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media's nationally syndicated public radio business and economic program. He is also the economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and host of its series Conversations on the Creative Economy as well as a columnist for PBS Next Avenue and the Star Tribune. He has published five books on personal finance and the economy.

Get in touch with Chris Farrell:

Visit Chris' website: https://chrisfarrell.net/ 

Buy Chris' Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/farrell 


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Breaking Money Silence: How to Shatter Money Taboos, Talk More Openly about Finances and Live a Richer Life with Dorian Mintzer and Kathleen Kingsbury

Are you concerned about finances but dislike talking about money?

If so, you are not alone. Almost half of Americans say that the most difficult topic to discuss with loved ones is their personal financial situation, so much so that they would rather discuss death, politics, or religion. But, in a world where money can grant love, respect, self-worth, freedom, and power, there is a very real price to pay for money silence.

But what price do you pay for staying quiet? Money silence may be costing you a fortune.

In this program, you'll discover:

  • The toll of money silence on relationships
  • How to change unhealthy money mindsets
  • The myths about gender and money
  • Practical advice for money conversations
  • A new vision for how we understand, communicate about and plan for money

About Kathleen Kingsbury:

Wealth psychology expert and coach Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, founder of KBK Wealth Connection and host of the Breaking Money Silence® podcast, is an internationally published author and speaker. Breaking Money Silence®: How to Shatter Money Taboos, Talk More Openly about Finances, and Live a Richer Life is Kathleen’s fifth book.

Named one of nine amazing conference speakers by InvestmentNews, Kathleen is a sought-after keynote speaker, consultant, and coach on the topic of women and wealth and couples and money. Her mission is to empower women, couples, and families (and the advisors who serve them) to shatter money taboos and communicate more effectively about financial matters.

As an expert on financial psychology, Kathleen has appeared on television and written for consumer and trade publications. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, PBS News Hour, Money Magazine, TODAY Money, Forbes, and CNBC. Kathleen served as an adjunct faculty member at the McCallum Graduate School at Bentley University from 2009 to 2019, where she taught the Psychology of Financial Planning in the CFP® program. She currently teaches in the Business and Management School at Champlain College.

When she is not working, Kathleen is an avid alpine skier who lives for the next powder day. In the off-season, she enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, and laughing with her friends. She lives with her husband and in the beautiful Mad River Valley of Vermont.

Get in touch with Kathleen Kingsbury:

Visit Kathleen's website: https://www.breakingmoneysilence.com/

Buy Kathleen's Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/kingsbury

Download Kathleen’s Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/kingsburyhandout

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Write! Transform Your Experience into Content That Matters

What will happen to the wisdom you've gained from experience and the stories of the life you alone have lived? Do you keep promising yourself to write them down but never quite get around to it? Do you delete almost as many words as you write? Do you write things that never get shared?

Nobody is born knowing how to write. Like any skill, writing improves with deliberate practice and attention. Although there is no single recipe that works for every writer, there are common ingredients that recur in successful writing practices. One of the best ways to discover your own recipe is adopt an experimental mindset and try various approaches until you find what works for you.

This month's guest, Kathryn Britton, has helped hundreds of writers get past writers' block and find their own voices. In her writers' workshops, people help each other overcome the fear that keeps writing from happening. Her clients urged her to write down the writing approaches she has suggested to them as they figure out how to get writing done.

In this program, you'll discover some of the techniques in her book, Sit Write Share, which include:

  • 13 Sit experiments to help you get your writing started, escape writer's block, defeat internal gremlins, build habits, and find inspiration.
  • 26 Write experiments to help you imagine your message, create a rough draft, and then edit in phases until your polished version emerges.
  • 16 Share experiments to help you get support, publish, and spread your message to those who need it.

Note: This is an audio-only interview.

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023

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

Topic: Write! Transform Your Experience into Content That Matters

Speaker:  Kathryn Britton, a writer and teacher who helps people with writing projects

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“Everybody has a story to tell. I wish I could read about my great-grandmother's life, how she raised 12 children and homesteaded in Southern Idaho in the late 1800s. Probably she thought her life was too mundane to write down. I often think of her when people say, ‘Who would want to read my story?'” says Kathryn Britton, a writing coach on a mission to help people get their wisdom and stories written down.

Kathryn Britton did not start out intending to focus on writing. In her 30-year career as a software engineer, it was a surprise to find herself writing more prose than code, producing design documents, patent applications, and papers.

In 2006, Kathryn earned a Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) degree in the pioneer class for the program at the University of Pennsylvania. Searching for a new career that would contribute to world-wide well-being led her to working with writers. In 2013, she ran her first writers’ workshop. Since then, more than 140 people have gathered in regular workshop meetings. More than 3700 writing submissions have gone through this process. She also coaches individual authors and has edited several of their books. Some of her clients call her “the midwife of words.”

Kathryn continues to write with zest herself. She has published more than 100 articles online. Her books include Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person's Guide to Optimal Health and Performance, Character Strengths Matter, Thriving Women Thriving World, and Sit Write Share.

A resident of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Kathryn is overjoyed to be the close-by grandmother of two preschool boys.

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Retirement Planning Essentials with Dorian Mintzer and David Holland

Many financial products and services are available in today's marketplace for investors and retirees. While investing can be exciting, addressing and getting “the basics” right is essential. During his fast-paced and multi-faceted presentation, David Holland will share his practical insights from 20+ years of advising and planning for individuals and families.

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • Emergency Funds (How Much and Where to Keep)
  • Debt (How to Manage During Retirement)
  • Long-term Care (A Critical Look at the Funding Options)
  • Income (How to Create Diversified, Reliable Sources)
  • Investing (How to Prepare for the Next Market Correction)
  • Taxes (How to Minimize Them for You and Your Heirs)

About David Holland:

David Holland is the founder and owner of Holland Financial, a diversified financial services firm located in Ormond Beach, Florida. David has helped over five hundred families since starting his firm in 1997. To broadcast his message that “retirement planning doesn't have to be hard, complicated, or stressful,” David has produced over 1,000 radio shows and written a weekly financial column since 2011.

David is the author of two books and the host of PlanStronger TV, which airs weekly on public television (currently WDSC channel 15 in Daytona Beach, Florida). David is a heavily credentialed adviser holding the CPA, PFS, CFP, CLU, ChFC, and CTFA designations. In 2016, David was recognized by Retirement Advisor Magazine as one of the top 5 advisers in the nation. David lives with his wife, Toni, and their three teenagers in Ormond Beach, Florida.

Get in touch with David Holland:

Visit David's website: https://www.planstronger.com/

Buy David's Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/confessions

Download David's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/holland

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