TAA041: Can My Feet Support Me As Well As My Hands Have?

Summary:

Join Lee as he continues to share his insights and experiences in handling the challenges of aging. In this episode, he shares the difficulties of going blind in one eye. Aging forces us to accept who we are becoming. The question is: How are we dealing with those challenges? Are we sidelined by them, or do we choose to see these as opportunities to learn more about ourselves and the possibilities that our inevitable aging bring? Lee goes into his personal history in facing medical trauma, knowing that the master is not the one who has the best circumstance, but one who makes the best from any circumstance. Lee firmly believes that you cannot have bad without good. They are flip sides of the same coin. As he promised, Lee allows his listeners and Insider’s Club members to follow along with his aging journey as he explores these somber adventures with acute glaucoma and blindness in his right eye.

“The Aging Academy teaches that growing older has a legitimate reason and purpose in our culture, and in all cultures.” – Lee Mowatt

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One of the primary testing tools of  opthalmologists is the Visual Field Test which measures how wide of an area each eye can see when you focus on a central point. It helps create a detailed map of where you can and can’t see in your field of vision. The following links give more information on this testing tool.

After receiving the news that I had suffered significant vision loss in my right eye, and realizing the importance of preserving all the vision I possibly could in my left eye, my doctors told me, in no uncertain terms, that I had to stop being upside down. I wanted to commemorate the accomplishments of the past 15 or so years of doing handstands and headstands around this great country of ours. I offer this video to memorialize the “Hand-Prints” I have left behind as part of my journey before I begin the next part … On my feet.

 

TAA040: Who You WERE vs. Who You ARE – How our thinking changes as we age

Summary:

Lee is back, this time to explore how our thoughts evolve with us. More specifically, this episode discusses the human value system and how it typically changes with the years. Human values are the virtues that guide us to take into account the human element when we interact with other human beings. They determine how we feel and treat others on a small and large scale. These values help us to determine what is right or wrong in our lives. Lee has observed that our values (e.g. Achievement, Hedonism, Security, Conformity, Tradition, Power, etc.) changes as we age. He offers 4 introspective questions (See below in the timestamps section) whose answers reveal who you were, as well as whom you have become in relation to your values. He also shares his own answers to these questions to show the changes that have occurred in his thinking over the past 25 years. Listen and join Lee in a powerful tool to help you forgive your past and chart a brighter future.

“But most of us, not all, leave our youthful thinking behind in the same way and for the same reason, we leave speedos and bikinis behind. They just don’t fit our values anymore.” Lee Mowatt


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Audio TimeStamps of Key Points: (For quick reference to key points in this episode.)

  • The definition of human values – 7:00
  • The Source of and Purpose of our Human Values – 11:20
  • The 4 F’s of Life – 12:49
  • Why our values change during our lives 14:14
  • The 4 questions at the heart of this exploration – 16:14
  • Question #1 – Which person do you like better – 20:26
  • Question #2 – what means less now than it did before – 26:47
  • Question #3 – What means more than it did before – 31:04
    • Thoughts on Solitude – 32:53
    • Thoughts on happiness vs. contentment – 34:55
    • The development of wisdom – 38:38
    • Thoughts on right vs. wrong – 43:40
  • Question #4 – Advice to my younger self – 44:41

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I am happy to announce that the Aging academy Podcast has been ranked among the top 15 aging-related podcasts in the country. Check out their article at: https://blog.feedspot.com/aging_podcasts/


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TAA039: Exploring Medical Marijuana with Dr. Rachna Patel

Summary:

Lee’s guest for this episode is Dr. Rachna Patel, whose practice has given her the reputation of being the Medical Marijuana Expert. Together, they bring this controversial topic into the light to answer many common questions (and a few uncommon ones). The conversation is packed with information such as – Medical vs. Recreational; the medical conditions that can be directly addressed with these treatments; who should avoid medical marijuana; Big Pharma’s role, plus much more.

“Cannabis affects both Dopamine and Seratonin levels – Two chemicals that are critical in our emotional well-being. – Dr. Rachna Patel

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  • Recreational vs. Medicinal Cannabis (07:21)
  • Health conditions that respond well to cannabis treatments (20:19)
    • e.g. Insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, etc.
  • Treatment possibilities for Parkinson’s and Cancer (34:29)
  • Those who should avoid medical cannabis (41:01)
  • Big Pharma and cannabis (43:29)

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Links and Resources:

The topic of Medical Marijuana (MM) has exploded over the past 2 years. Educational resources are plentiful on both sides of this debate. If you are interested in learning more about MM, you can start with the list of resources on this page. But a simple google search will turn up a wealth of reading to keep you busy for days.

Consider the following list as just a door opener for your explorations:

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Thanks for checking out the show-notes page for this episode. Each podcast episode has its own dedicated show-notes page where we give you more details, pointers, and markers to continue your personal exploration into the topic that the podcast delved into.

These show-notes pages are periodically updated to include additional links and resources that I may have stumbled across in my aging journey, or that others have recommended to me. So feel free to revisit this page every month to see what may be new for this episode’s topic.

I am always thrilled to hear from my listeners, so please leave your stories, questions, recommendations, or suggestions below.

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Grow Older WIthout Ever Growing Old

TAA038: Behind the scenes of The Aging Academy Reboot

 

Summary:

Lee is back. Episode 38 is the first episode under the new name of The Aging Academy. This episode goes behind the scenes to explain a little bit of the why & how of this rebranding, and how listeners/subscribers can successfully interact with the brand during this period of flux. Lee also creates a little bit of expectation for what lies ahead for supporters of the “Older not Old” message and how to do our part in promoting stronger aging characteristics in our culture.

This episode:

“Life always just happens, and you can’t stop it from doing so” – Lee Mowatt

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Question explored in this episode:

  • Why the podcast is re-branding as The Aging Academy (1:19)
  • What changes and what remains the same in this re-branding
  • Why the long hiatus since the last podcast release (4:18)
  • How you can become an ambassador for the “Older, Not Old” message (7:30)

Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

  • This Article on the Inner Game Of Aging Website explaining why we are re-branding
  • Join the Insider’s Club and Start Mastering You Aging Process

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IGA037: Aging Differences: Men vs. Women: Who Wins??

Summary:

This episode digs into many topics (tangents??) as Lee takes a journey into exploring the different ways men and women age. He goes into detail about why these gender differences may exist and/or what may be causing them. Lee builds a solid case for his ending conclusion that women have to bare a greater burden in how our culture has depicted aging. Along the way to these conclusions, Lee talks about how “Placebos” have been used to influence our thinking, and the trickery of statistics, both of which provide intriguing side notes that contribute to a deeper understanding. This is definitely one for those who may be more intellectually inclined. But even if you find this level of detail boring, there are enough chuckles here to make it worth your while.

“Women have stronger societal pressures to resist and hide the signs of their aging than men do. So it is no wonder men seem to have an easier time dealing with the signs of aging than women.” Lee Mowatt

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What You Will Learn About In This Episode:

  • What are Lee’s four F’s of Life?
  • The trickery of Statistic and why stats should never be trusted.
  • What is “Cultural Placebo”?
  • Why learning about gender differences in aging is useful.

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IGA036: Reverse Aging And Disease with Human Celluar Regeneration??

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Many species possess an ability to regenerate damaged tissues to regrow new limb or organs through the mechanism of cellular regeneration. Research is indicating that humans have similar regenerative capabilities, but only at specific times during embryonic development. If this capability could be extended or ignited throughout our lifespan, it would be a major blow to the rise of chronic degenerative conditions currently on the rise. Cancer, Arthritis, Diabetes, kidney diseases, degenerative brain disorders, plus more could be effectively addressed with such medical technology. How real are these possibilities? How soon could we see drugs and other therapeutics become available to combat our chronic conditions?

Lee explores these possibilities with Ira S. Pastor, the CEO of a Bioquark, a company pushing the envelope in this area. Ira educates Lee (and you, the listener) on many of the concepts involved in bringing these solutions to market, and what the present status is on such developments. This is an intriguing conversation, teaching us much, and providing a useful look into a hopeful future.

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  • What is cellular regeneration and why is it important
  • The different types, or modes, of cellular regeneration found in nature
  • What are “Biologic” drugs?
  • The limitations of Stem Cell research
  • The three R’s of cellular research – Regeneration, Repair, and Rejuvenation.
  • what diseases consume the largest portion of the 7 Trillion dollars spent on healthcare around the world?
  • new paradigms in understanding (and curing) cancer

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IGA035: End-Of-Life Plans -A Roadmap for Loved-Ones To Carry On

Summary:

When someone passes away, their loved ones most often go on a scavenger hunt to pull together the pieces of the deceased life to form a proper legacy, to resolve all matters of the estate, and to put all affairs at rest and at peace. We have a sense of duty to make the burdens of our passing as easy as can be on those we leave behind. And End-Of-Life (EOL) planning is very important in relieving these kinds of burdens. Lee speaks with Jonathan Braddock, who authored a book on the subject with a catchy title – “Click here when I die”. Jon also runs a website that gives individuals an avenue to create and manage EOL planning. This conversation opens the mind on how we can continue to love our loved ones after our demise.

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What You Will Learn About In This Episode:

  • Why there are billions of unclaimed dollars for life insurance policies.
  • What does End-Of-Life Planning mean? What does it do?
  • What is included in End-Of-Life Planning?
  • How to write your own obituary.
  • Where to keep documents that will be needed after you are gone.

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IGA034: Re-creating Senior Living With Technology Innovations

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We now live in a world where technology has become essential in the management of our lives. Despite the negative effects, technology has brought so many new capabilities and benefits. However, we can see pitifully few of these benefits when it comes to Senior living and senior care. Whether we are talking about independent living communities, assisted living facilities, traditional nursing homes, or memory care units, the tools, and solutions that could be used to further the convenience and capability of older citizens have remained essentially untapped. The senior living options show little evidence of the technological advances that surround us in our normal environments. Lee discusses this situation with Lisa Cini who has been working hard for more than 20 years to study how technology improve the lives of our parents and grandparents (and ourselves). Lisa has authored two books on the topic and provides excellent food for thought in this intriguing conversation.

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What You Will Learn About In This Episode:

  • The 2 primary reasons people go into senior care facilities
  • How technology can be brought into the senior housing market for significant impact on convenience and care.
  • Several interesting and insightful examples of today’s technology which could improve senior living and senior care facilities.
    • Data mining
    • House sensors
    • Medication assistance
    • health monitoring devices

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IGA033: Inter-Generational Learning – Finding Teachers in Strange Places

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This episode delves into the concepts of Inter-Generational Learning (IGL). Inter-Generational Learning (IGL) is the oldest form of learning dating back to when the old taught the young how to create pictures on cave walls. Lee has recently had two intense experiences showing the immense value of IGL for both young and old. The telling of these experiences provides an educational and entertaining view of how Lee is “mixing it up” with the younger generations and what he (and they) are learning from the interactions. He starts off with his recent trip to Lake Placid, NY, where he meets up with an entirely different culture. The episode finishes with his considerations and ultimate signing up to be a member of a new gym where “kids” are training parkour skills. This episode will have you chuckling a bit, but more importantly, Lee hopes to inspire your own inter-generational experiences.

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This episode explores :

  • What younger people can teach us about getting older.
  • How to learn about getting older from the young.
  • Lee’s personal experiences engaging much younger people in his pursuit to understand life and aging.

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  • Lake Placid, NY trip descriptions – 6:14
  • Pivotal Parkour descriptions – 24:15
  • Winding Down (Reminders, Announcements) – 34:06

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  • Pivotal Parkour Website
  • If you are older than 50, you should have learned NOT to do this stuff. Kids are made of rubber. You are NOT.

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