The Finding Magic in Midlife Radio Show was produced and archived by Exceptional Wisdom Radio from August 2008 through June 1013, when EWR went off the air. I’m moving the show archives to Choosing To Be Fit because much of the wisdom I’ve gained about creating a body- mind-spirit fitness lifestyle came from reading books by and talking with these exceptional midlife women. The interviews are timeless. I hope you will get to know some of these brilliant, talented, and inspirational women and learn from them as I did.
If you would like to know more about the history of the Finding Magic in Midlife show, just click on the “Finding Magic” menu tab at the very top of this page. Or to get a complete list of all the interviews with links to each one, click here: Midlife Magic
Dr. Angeles Arrien was interviewed on the Finding Magic in Midlife Show in March 2009.
For over 30 years, Dr. Angeles Arrien has examined the way diverse cultures handle the challenges that are unique to the ‘great crossing’ at midlife. In The Second Half of Life, she retrieves the world’s vital wisdom teachings that have opened people at midlife to the deeper mysteries of who they are and why they are truly here.
Dr. Arrien is an anthropologist, educator, award-winning author, and consultant to many organizations and businesses, including the Fetzer Institute. She lectures nationally and internationally; conducting workshops that bridge cultural anthropology, psychology, and mediation skills. Requests for her expertise have taken her to Bali, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), Germany, Ireland, South Africa, and Canada. Her work with multi-cultural issues, mediation, and conflict resolution has been used with the International Rights Commission and the World Indigenous Council.
Dr. Arrien has been featured on CNN and her books, including The Four-Fold Way and The Second Half of Life (Winner of the 2007 Nautilus Award for Best Book on Aging), have been translated into 13 languages. She has received three honorary doctorate degrees in recognition of her work.
Dr. Arrien has taught in the University of California at Berkeley, Los Angeles, Irvine, Davis, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco. She is an associate professor at two Bay Area graduate schools, the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She is the founder and president of the Angeles Arrien Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research, and a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences.