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May 16, 2022

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. ----- BEE BOLD, NOT OLD. LEAVE A REVIEW and join me on my journey to become and stay a Kickass Boomer! Visit to listen to the previous episodes. Also check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. You can also connect with me by emailing