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Getting Good at Getting Older with Dorian Mintzer and Rabbi Laura Geller

Episode Guest: Rabbi Laura Geller, an innovator, social activist, author, the fourth woman ordained as a rabbi in the US, and Rabbi Emerita at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, CA

Episode Description:

We are living and experiencing a convergence of changes that influence attitudes, opportunities, and experiences that place aging front and center in our society. Please join us for a lively discussion on the roles of longevity, technology, the pandemic, employment, community, and more – and how they are affecting us personally and professionally.

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • The biggest challenges and opportunities with aging
  • How to be an influencer in your domain
  • Top priorities in the field of aging


About Laura Geller:

Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Emerita of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, twice named one of Newsweek's 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America, was named by PBS Next Avenue as one of the fifty 2017 Influencers in Aging.

Prior to becoming one of the first women to be selected through a national search to lead a major metropolitan synagogue, Rabbi Geller served as the Director of Hillel of the University of Southern California for 14 years and as the Pacific Southwest Region's Executive Director of the American Jewish Congress for four years. She was featured in the PBS documentary Jewish Americans. Author of numerous articles in books and journals, including Getting Good at Getting Older, she was on the editorial board of The Torah: A Women's Commentary. She serves as a Fellow of the Corporation of Brown University, from where she graduated in 1971. In addition, she serves on the boards of Encore.org and the Jewish Women's Archives. Ordained by Hebrew Union College in 1976, she is the third woman in the Reform Movement to become a rabbi.

She loves being step-parent to Andy Siegel and Ruth Siegel, parent to Joshua (Janelle) Goldstein and Elana Goldstein (Zach Rausnitz), and grandparent to Avery and Levi Goldstein.

Get in touch with Laura Geller:

Laura's website: https://rabbilaurageller.com/
Purchase Laura's book, Getting Good at Getting Older, at https://revolutionizeretirement.com/gettinggood
Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/

Game Changers in Aging with Dorian Mintzer and Helen Dennis

Episode Guest: Helen Dennis, one of the Next Avenue's Influencers in Aging and among the Top 50 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers, and experts in the field of aging

Episode Description:

We are living and experiencing a convergence of changes that influence attitudes, opportunities, and experiences that place aging front and center in our society. Please join us for a lively discussion on the roles of longevity, technology, the pandemic, employment, community, and more – and how they are affecting us personally and professionally.

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • The biggest challenges and opportunities with aging
  • How to be an influencer in your domain
  • Top priorities in the field of aging

About Helen Dennis:

Helen Dennis is a nationally recognized leader on issues of aging and the new retirement with academic, corporate, and nonprofit experience. She has received awards for her university teaching at USC's Davis School of Gerontology and her contributions to the field of aging, the community, and literary arts. Editor of two books, author of over 100 articles, frequent speaker, and weekly syndicated columnist on Successful Aging for the Southern California News Group, reaching 1.6 million readers (and publishing 950 columns), she has assisted over 20,000 employees to prepare for the non-economic aspects of their retirement. She is co-author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller, Project Renewment: The First Retirement Model for Career Women, and has been recognized by PBS Next Avenue as one of the 50 influencers in aging.

Get in touch with Helen Dennis:

Helen's website: https://www.helenmdennis.com/
Helen's handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Helen-Dennis-presentation-2.pdf
Purchase Helen's book, Project Renewment: The First Retirement Model for Career Women: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/dennis
Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/

Aging, Work, and Retirement: A Trifecta of Challenges with Dorian Mintzer and Elizabeth Fideler

Episode Guest: Elizabeth Fideler, EdD, author and Founding Member of the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work

Episode Description:

“Aging, Work, and Retirement: A Trifecta of Challenges” will explore the trends associated with mature adults working in the retirement years. In the context of changing demographics and the changing modalities of retirement, we will discuss why increasing numbers of women and men bypass the conventional retirement age and stay in or return to the workforce. We will consider age diversity, ageism, and age-friendliness in the workplace. We will look at the impact of the pandemic on older workers, with particular attention to gender and social class differences.

During this episode, you'll discover how:

  • The older worker phenomenon continues apace.
  • The older worker phenomenon is global.
  • There's a big difference between choosing to stay on the job and being forced to by necessity.
  • Job satisfaction, finding meaning, or a sense of purpose in one's work, can be a more powerful motivator than money.
  • Aging, work, and retirement each come with their own challenges, especially during a pandemic.

About Elizabeth Fideler:

Elizabeth F. Fideler received her doctorate in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University. She is a founding member of the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work, Boston College. With a background in classroom teaching, senior management positions at non-profit organizations, and education research, she successfully redirected her research and writing skills to address the extended work-life phenomenon. She is the author of several books, the most recent being Aging, Work, and Retirement. 

Get in touch with Elizabeth Fideler:

Connect with Elizabeth on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-fideler-95566832/
Purchase Elizabeth's book, Aging, Work, and Retirement:  https://revolutionizeretirement.com/fideler
Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ 

Retirement: From Role to Soul with Dorian Mintzer and Connie Zweig

Episode Guest: Connie Zweig, speaker, author, Certified Sage-ing Leader, and Climate Reality Leader

Episode Description:
 

Most of us learn that being independent, quick, productive, and strong are highly valued and result in rewards of approval and status. On the other hand, we understand that their opposite traits – dependent, slow, unproductive, and weak – are devalued and result in disapproval and shame. So, we dread the loss of these socially acceptable traits as we age, slow down, do less, and need others more. We deny the call to retire.

If our images of and associations with retirement remain outside our awareness, dormant in the shadow, then we are blind to them. By learning to orient toward the unconscious and meet the shadows of age more consciously, we deepen our self-knowledge to include that which has been excluded for so long-a deferred dream, a secret desire, a hidden talent. Now, when the ego no longer reigns supreme, we can open ourselves and allow these banished feelings and fantasies to be heard. When our roles so clearly fall away, retirement is an opportunity for a profound shift in awareness. We can move our identity from doing, achievement, success, and image to our essential spiritual nature.

In this episode, you will:

  • Identify your unconscious images and fears of retirement.
  • Identify your romantic fantasies of retirement.
  • Determine if you are denying the call to retire.
  • Identify an unconscious inner obstacle or shadow character that stops you from stopping.
  • Learn some spiritual practices on the threshold of retirement.
  • Discover the shift in identity from role to soul.

About Connie Zweig:

Connie Zweig, Ph.D., is a retired therapist, co-author of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow, author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality and a novel, A Moth to the Flame: The Life of Sufi Poet Rumi. Her newest book, The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul, extends shadow-work into late life and teaches aging as a spiritual practice. Connie has been doing contemplative practices for 50 years. She is a wife and grandmother and was initiated as an Elder by Sage-ing International in 2017. After investing in all these roles, she practices the shift from role to soul.

Get in touch with Connie Zweig:

Connie's website: https://conniezweig.com/
Connie's Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Inner-Work-of-Retirement-HANDOUT.pdf
Purchase Connie's book, The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/roletosoul
Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/ 

The New Retirementality: Planning Your Life and Living Your Dreams…at Any Age You Want with Dorian Mintzer and Mitch Anthony

Episode Guest: Mitch Anthony, Speaker and Author

Episode Description:

More than 15 years ago, Mitch Anthony broke through the ceiling of retirement planning with his groundbreaking book, The New Retirementality. He changed the conversation about retirement from one focused solely on money to one focused on purpose.

Here are the aspects of an E.P.I.C. retirement:

  • Engagement: If you don't use your body or brain, you lose them.
  • Purpose: Money can fund purpose, but it cannot create purpose.
  • Integration: There needs to be a balance between vacation and vocation.
  • Challenge: Physical, intellectual, and spiritual challenges are the hallmarks of those who continue to thrive as they age.

Mitch has been challenging and inspiring people worldwide for close to 20 years with his unique insights into the pitfalls of traditional retirement. Podcast listeners will walk away from this exciting presentation with a new outlook (and vision) of what retirement is.

About Mitch Anthony:

Mitch Anthony is the founder and president of Advisor Insights and the Financial Life Planning Institute, the leading provider of financial life planning tools and programs for the financial services industry.

Mitch and his team have provided training and development for individual advisors and major organizations worldwide for almost two decades. Mitch personally consults with many of the largest and most recognizable names in the financial services industry on financial life planning and relationship development.

Mitch is a consistently top-rated presenter who has spoken to groups ranging from 10 to 10,000. He has been named one of the financial services industry's top “Movers & Shakers” for his pioneering work.

Mitch is a sought-after expert for the media, a regular columnist for Financial Advisor magazine, and the host of the daily radio feature, The Daily Dose, heard on over 100 radio stations nationwide.

Mitch is also the author of many groundbreaking books for advisors and consumers, including perennial bestseller StorySelling for Financial Advisors, cited by Financial Advisor magazine as the number one “must-read” book for financial professionals.

Get in touch with Mitch Anthony:

Mitch's website: https://www.mitchanthony.com/
Purchase Mitch's book, The New Retirementality: Planning Your Life and Living Your Dreams…at Any Age You Want: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/retirementality
Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/