Face time — that’s what we call in-person meetings today, and they’re rare, not just at work but at home too. Yet face-to-face contact matters, says psychologist Dr. Susan Pinker — author of The Village Effect. Tight friendships and love heal us, help children learn, add years to our lives, and increase joy. Blending the latest findings from the new field of social neuroscience with human stories, Dr. Pinker explores the impact of face-to-face contact from cradle to grave, from city to Sardinian mountain village, from classroom to workplace, from love and marriage to divorce. Susan Pinker joins Vicki Monday Oct 27 — hope you can too!! Noon PT / 3 pm ET on ‪#‎Seattle‬’s ‪#‎KKNW‬ am 1150 & FM 98.9HD3. Or online.

But first, as the Boomer population retires healthier than any generation before them, 60 is the new 40! Ron Pevny, Founder and Director of the Center for Conscious Eldering, presents readers with a new model for aging that is contemporary yet grounded in time-honored wisdom in Conscious Living, Conscious Aging: Embrace and Savor Your Next Chapter.

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As the largest generation is about to retire, they are also the healthiest, with a dramatically increased life expectancy. No longer can people find fulfillment and passion by ?winding down? for twenty or thirty years. Conscious Living, Conscious Aging: Embrace and Savor Your Next Chapter by Ron Pevny gives readers a way to rekindle the passion of their younger days and find new purpose in life after retirement. Pevny is Founder and Director of the Center for Conscious Eldering, a national organization that offers people support in realizing their potential as they age. He conducts workshops and retreats across the country.

Dr. Susan Pinker is a developmental psychologist, columnist, and broadcaster who writes about social science. Her first book, The Sexual Paradox, was published in seventeen countries and was awarded the William James Book Award by the American Psychological Association. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The Times of London, the BBC, the CBC, The Economist, Atlantic Monthly, The Financial Times, Der Spiegel, and NBC’s Today show. Today she discusses her latest work, The Village Effect.

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