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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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.

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

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Show Notes

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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IGA032: Introducing the Aging Academy

Summary:

The challenges of aging is something most of us are not yet familiar with. But we will all face these challenges. And who will teach us how to see and approach these difficulties (or pleasures) of getting older. This episode introduces “the Aging Academy” where Lee offers to become a “pioneer for aging” by exposing his personal challenges that affect him as the years mount up. Lee, like everyone else, is getting older. Increasing stress, shifting priorities, aching bones, and changing social patterns all have their impact, and Lee wants to share with you, through the Aging Academy, how he is (or is not) dealing with these issues in his life. Lee talks about his anticipation and expectation for the Aging Academy project to be a source of specific information on tackling common problems of aging in our culture.

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What You Will Learn About In This Episode:

  • — The brief history of the “Inner Game of Aging” projects
  • — What is the “Aging Academy” effort and why it is being launched
  • — How the “Aging Academy” information can benefit you as you age.
  • — How to gain access and follow the  “Aging Academy” information

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