Growing Bolder

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Can exercise work better for us than pills? Professor James Hicks, Ph.D., shares details from his Exercise as Medicine class and reveals how to start moving toward a healthier future today.
When times are tumultuous, wouldn’t it be something to be able to turn to two of the brightest minds ever for some much needed wisdom? Author Douglas Abrams actually got to do that. He sat down right between Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and his hol
Bruce Feiler is the creator of the NBC hit show “Council of Dads.” He shares how his own cancer challenge sparked the idea and what he’s learned about coping with the “lifequakes” we will inevitably face in our own lives.
Ken Dychtwald, the world’s No. 1 thought leader and influencer when it comes to the cultural, social and business implications of aging, joins Growing Bolder's Marc Middleton for a candid conversation on the state of aging today.
Did you know milk jugs can be recycled but milk cartons often are not? Author and legal associate Jennie Romer joins us to explain what can and cannot go in the bin, whether recycling is working at all, and what we can do to change the system t
Gretchen Rubin is one of the most influential voices in self help. She says it is possible to experience happiness, even in the midst of a global pandemic. She shares her tips for surviving these stressful times.
Do we really become forgetful as we get older? Is cognitive decline inevitable? The "Godfather of Neuroplasticity" explains why everything you think you know about the aging brain just may be wrong. He shares the good news for all of us.
Caregiving is one of the most painful, stressful and complicated tasks anyone could ever take on. It’s a role Kim Campbell took on when her husband, famed country musician Glen Campbell, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She shares how th
Samantha Brown has one of those dream jobs we all envy. As the host of several travel shows, including her latest, "Samantha Brown's Places to Love" on public TV, she has visited more than 60 countries, 250 cities and 40 U.S. states. Along the
Rev. Mary Downy has devoted her adult life to helping homeless families. The lessons she's learned about humanity can benefit us all. She offers her unique insights and inspiration for making a difference in the community around you.
Dr. Frank Lipman, one of the leaders in the field of integrative medicine, shares the new rules of healthy aging. Get his practical information for healthy eating habits that work -- and don't do more harm than good.
Marlo Thomas has dedicated her life to making a difference. She shares how her passion project, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, has weathered the Covid-19 pandemic. Plus, the bestselling author discusses her latest, “What Makes a Marri
Sure, you love spending time with your friends, but do you know just how good they really are for you and your health? Science journalist and author Lydia Denworth presents the natural history of human friendships and evidence of their impact o
Best-selling author and journalist Craig Pittman is a highly respected environmental reporter, but recently, he’s gained a following for highlighting the unusual, fascinating and bizarre events that make Florida, well, Florida. He explains what
Timothy Shriver delivers a powerful and timely message on the importance of unity. He explains why this isn't an abstract ideal, but rather a concrete, actionable goal that can reach across racial, social, economic and political divisions.
Al Roker is a beloved fixture on morning TV. He’s the weather guy and co-host at TODAY and in his spare time, he dabbles in acting (on Broadway no less) and is an author. His latest book is called “You Look So Much Better in Person: True Storie
Known as the creator of the survivor TV genre, Les Stroud has faced the elements in Antarctica, the wilds of the rainforests, and more. Now, the 59-year-old outdoorsman and survival export is talking to Growing Bolder about surviving one of lif
The woman who shared compelling stories on "CBS Sunday Morning" for over 25 years is now living one of her own. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Eugenia Zukerman is courageously opening her heart to offer personal insights into living with d
Travel expert and TV and radio host Rick Steves has been introducing Americans to Europe for more than 40 years. Like many in the travel industry, the pandemic upended his entire life. Steves checks in with Growing Bolder to share his vision fo
In Central Florida, hotels and motels in the tourist corridor serve as temporary housing for the workforce that is priced out of most housing options. When Rev. Mary Downey moved to town from her home state of Arkansas, she felt called to make
A new mentorship program pairs older adults with children to foster and encourage stronger intergenerational relationships. Growing Bolder talks with Eldera founder Dana Griffin about the role mentors can play in the lives of younger people and
Jill Heinerth has one of the most dangerous jobs there is. As one of the top underwater cave explorers in the world, she’s explored icebergs, volcanic lava tubes and submerged caves. She talks to Growing Bolder about her experiences being the h
One of the most damaging things to our health is loneliness. Feeling alone and isolated is prevalent as we age and can have devastating effects. Relationship expert Susan Winter offer interesting ways to stay in the game. 
Growing Bolder is all about being able to reach out and to be there for others. Communication may be the most important tool we have to do just that, but for so many of us, that can be a struggle. Long-time NPR host and author Celeste Headlee i
Then, Tim Minchin’s creativity apparently knows no bounds. He’s an internationally acclaimed actor, comedian, writer, musician and the creator, writer, producer, director, composer and star of the dramatic television series "Upright." Minchin c
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