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

Awards:

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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IGA004: Looking Back On 89 Years with Joe Goodman

Summary:

There is a lot of value in hearing the life stories of our elders. It is interesting to see how their thought on life may have changed or matured throughout their lifetime. Today, Lee is speaking with 89 year old Joe Goodman, whom he met at a nearby senior center. Join him as he questions Joe and hear Joe's thought and stories about immigrant parents, the death of his first child, his divorces, growing up with 12 siblings, and his service in the military, to name a few. He entertains with his great singing voice and keeps a great spirit and humor throughout all the topics our chat stumbles through. Lee says "I felt inspired after chatting with Joe".


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The events and views that have shaped the life of a well-lived individual.

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IGA003: A Story Of Personal Research And Cure With Len Smith

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Lee has the privilege of speaking to Len Smith (71 y.o.) , who is also being featured in our upcoming "Silver Inspirations" list. In this episode they chat about several conditions that seem to afflict older people -  Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetes, and Dementia.

Len was diagnosed with AMD in 1994. The current information at that time was that this condition was incurable. Len tells a unique story of how his research and changing habits has led to not just curing the condition, but actually reversing it altogether. He provides a 4-pronged approach to anyone who currently suffers with this.

Lee and Len then move  to discuss dementia, suggesting various correlations between dementia with diet and exercise. Len's passion and personal research has led him to give various public talks on subject, incurring 4100 miles of driving while doing so.

Interesting Note: Len also mentioned how he cycled 100 miles in a day only 5 months after having open heart surgery.


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  • What Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is.
  • the story of how Len reversed his "incurable" AMD condition.
  • His 4-pronged health protocol for dealing with AMD.
  • Justification for feeling  that Dementia should be included in the "Lifestyle" diseases.
  • a few care tips for those caring for people with various forms of dementia.
  • Why early diagnosis of dementia is important.

Special Note: Len has put together a 5-page summary of his protocol for curing Are-Related Macular Degeneration that he used to reverse his own condition. To review this offering, simply reach out to me at Lee@innergameofaging.com and I will send it along.

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Hey, Lee Here.

Thanks so much for listening! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below, or you can leave me a message directly to me at Lee@InnerGameOfAging.com

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