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Nov 8, 2021

Katharine Esty, PhD, 87, is a best-selling author, practicing psychotherapist, a widow, a mother, a grandmother, and an activist for aging well. She’s on a mission to dispel myths about old age and to end ageism, which limits and undermines the most experienced among us. She lives in a retirement community west of  Boston. Her recent book, Eightysomethings - A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness, was published by Skyhorse. 

Join me in this episode and learn why Katharine is a Kickass Boomer! 

[00:01 - 04:22] Opening Segment

  • Let’s get to know Katharine Esty, PhD
  • What we can learn from her book, “Eightysomethings”

[04:23 - 14:09] How to Age Well

  • How to deal with challenges in your 80s
  • Is there a right to retire?
    • Katharine shares her thoughts
  • Get inspired by this mission that Katharine wants to fulfil

[14:10 - 24:13] How to Live Longer

  • What research suggests about how to live longer
  • Here’s how to heal yourself without any external medications
  • How to contribute to your community as a boomer

[24:14 - 34:01] How to Enjoy Your 80s

  • The exciting things that 80-somethings can do
  • How Katharine got her inspiration for her book
  • How to write a legacy letter according to Katharine

[34:02 - 38:28] Closing Segment

  • Connect with Katharine!
    • Links below 
  • Final announcements


Tweetable Quotes:

“It pays to be in good shape.” - Katharine Esty, PhD

“One of the things I really want to do is get out the word that there’s so much good news about what it's like to be older.” - Katharine Esty, PhD


Get in touch with Katharine by emailing or visit her personal website to learn more about her work. 



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