On Purpose: Lessons in Healthy Retirement with Vic Strecher

The importance of purpose in life to well-being in retirement is considered. Long-held assumptions and beliefs about health and change are reconsidered. Using his book, On Purpose: Lessons in Life and Health from the Frog, the Dung Beetle, and Julia, Dr. Strecher takes us on a journey through ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, genetics, and neuroscience. Healthy retirement through “repurposing” is the theme of this interview.

In this episode, you will discover:

  • A better understanding of the science and philosophy of purpose in life.
  • Health benefits of purpose in life in retirement.
  • How you can create a more authentic purpose in your life.

About Vic Strecher:

Dr. Victor Strecher received his Ph.D. in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 1983. Since 1995, Dr. Strecher has been a Professor in the UM School of Public Health and until 2009, Director of Cancer Prevention and Control at the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Strecher founded the UM Center for Health Communications Research, a collaborative research-focused organization of health and behavioral scientists, educators, software engineers, and artists. Dr. Strecher has been a leading investigator on over $45 million in grant-funded studies of computer-based interactive communications for health-related behavior change and decision-making through this Center.

Dr. Strecher's latest research and book are related to the importance of developing and maintaining a strong purpose in life. His book, On Purpose: Lessons in Life and Health From the Frog, the Dung Beetle, and Julia, is written for the lay public by a professional comic illustrator as a graphic novel and is accompanied by a free iOS app, a website, and smartphone and web apps. Dr. Strecher also has a regular blog on the Huffington Post related to purpose and meaning in life.

Get in touch with Vic Strecher:
Visit Vic's websites: https://www.vicstrecher.com/ and https://www.kumanu.com/
Buy Vic's Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/strecher

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