Mindful Aging

From the Show: HER
Summary: Today is the first day of the rest of your life, no matter how many years remain.
Air Date: 10/12/17
Duration: 26:58
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Andrea Brandt, PhD, MFT
Dr. Andrea BrandtAndrea Brandt, PhD, MFT, has over 35 years of clinical experience as a renowned psychotherapist, speaker, and author.

In her work, Dr. Brandt reveals positive paths to emotional health that teach you how to reinvent and empower yourself. She emphasizes the mind-body-heart connection as a key to mental, physical, and emotional wellness. 

A featured media expert, Dr. Brandt has appeared on numerous television programs, radio shows, and podcasts. She is a frequent contributor for Psychology Today and has written blog posts for he Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Psych Central, and more.

Long recognized as a pioneer in the field of treating anger issues, Dr. Brandt is the author of 8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness, Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom and her newest book, Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy.
Mindful Aging
Embrace the changes that come with aging instead of waiting around for the end.

Mindful aging means making the most of the time you have left to live. Realistic positivity helps you react well to life’s ups and downs.

7 Points for Feeling Your Feelings So You Can Fully Engage with Life

  1. Be mindful. Feel and process emotions in the present in a judgment-free way.
  2. Call to mind an issue that’s been upsetting you. Review it with as much detail as you can and experience it with all your senses. Breathe deeply for a moment. 
  3. Assess any sensations you uncovered and observe the details of them. Note any physical feelings.
  4. Associate an emotion with any sensations. Tingling in your chest may be anxiety or excitement.
  5. Fully accept everything you feel without judgment.
  6. Experience the feelings. Emotions signal us to take action.
  7. Take the action dictated by emotion. Get the wisdom from the experience. Share it with others or journal privately. Eliminate the feelings that don’t serve you anymore.
Following these steps can free you up to live the life you want. You’re not over the hill. You’re at the top of the mountain.

Joy makes life more pleasurable. Stop holding on to things that aren’t helping you so you can enjoy your years.

Listen as Dr. Andrea Brandt joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to get the most out of the time you have.


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