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Aug 13, 2019

In episode 39 of the Fit Strong Women Over 50 podcast, Chris and Jill talk with Holly Timberlake, PhD about being healthy mentally as we age. Holly is a Licensed Psychologist who practices as a holistic, alternative psychotherapist. She works with clients on a variety of issues, including overcoming trauma and healing from depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.

Holly talks about Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and explains how we can use tapping to become calmer and more relaxed. She describes tapping as emotional acupressure.

One of the questions that Holly answered was about specific advice for women over 50. She gave a great, lengthy answer about adopting a youthful attitude toward life. She wrote a blog post, Youthfulness as We Age: Decreasing Stress in preparation to talk about her thoughts on this topic.

The conversation also included the value of yoga and meditation, the joys of working with her adult daughter, and eating for your metabolic type.

Holly and her daughter conduct retreats which focus on yoga, meditation, community, and EFT. These are one day retreats offered about once a season.  They are adding a new weekend retreat,  a mother-daughter rejoicing weekend starting in October 2019.

Some terms mentioned:
EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
MTHFR: methylenetetrahydrofolate
Nightshades: tomatoes, peppers, potato, eggplant

Links mentioned in this podcast: on Facebook for EFT information
Gary Craig for EFT information
Jack Canfield for mindfulness & meditation.
Louise Hay for affirmations and joy in your life.
Deepak Chopra