Sexual Empowerment Over 40 with Celeste Hirschman

Sexual Empowerment Over 40 with Celeste Hirschman

Episode 25: Sexual Empowerment Over 40 with Celeste Hirschman. Some of our deepest pain is related to sex and personal relationships. Sexual empowerment over 40 with Celeste Hirschman, is an open conversation about feeling loved and held instead of abandoned and disconnected. It gets easier to be sexually empowered after the age of 40. Advertising and media are not marketing to you as heavily. This frees you up to live the life you always wanted. That includes great sex!

 

 

About Celeste Hirschman

Celeste Hirschman received her Master’s Degree in Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University. Ms. Hirshman taught as a lecturer at San Francisco State University (SFSU) in the Human Sexuality Studies Department and was a Project Manager at SFSU’s Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality, where she co-authored numerous articles on adolescent sexual development. She is the Co-founder and the Co-creator of the Somatica Method ® and trains coaches in the method. Celeste also has her own private practice where she sees clients in her San Francisco office.

Somatica’s Mission Statement

Our Mission is to fill the world with love, erotic pleasure, connection, satisfying relationships, and self-aware people who feel free to fully express themselves and can support others in doing the same.
April 8th 2018 is when the next Introduction to Somatica Core Training. The program begins on the 26th of April. Enrollment is open until the 25th of April.

Useful Links

Articles and Blog Posts

Couples Training

Celeste and Danielle

Better Communication with Your Partner

Dating After 40

Getting a Woman’s Attention After 40

Cannabis and Sexual Pleasure

How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Helped Black Belt Mike Radell Beat a Heart Attack

How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Helped Black Belt Mike Radell Beat a Heart Attack

Episode 23 – How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Helped Black Belt Mike Radell Beat a Heart Attack: 76-year-old, Mike Radell is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and a very wise man. In this episode, Mike explains how his strenuous training and dedication to BJJ helped him overcome the effects of a heart attack. He teaches the importance of vigorous exercise in your life, as you continue to get older, in order to stay out of the doctor’s office, and into the life that you love!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt Mike Radell shares his insights in training for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Mike has been an inspiration for me personally. He’s always been one of the black belts at Machado academy that I looked up to, because he was older and yet always appeared to be very energetic and full of life. He’s the quiet humble dude that you’d never want to mess with and that impresses me most of all! I’ve been looking forward to this interview for several months now.

If you’re worried if you’re too old to try something new, then consider that, Mike was 55 years old when he began his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu career. Ten years after that, Mike suffered a heart attack. His cardiologist said the strenuous exercise and BJJ training had strengthened Mike’s arteries. In short, living an active lifestyle had saved Mike’s life.

Ironically, the doctor was also a judo player. His name is Maeda. The man who brought BJJ to the Gracie family in Brazil was named Mitsuyo Maeda. Coincidence or fate?!?  When Mike asked him if it was a good idea to continue to train after the heart attack, the Judoka said, he didn’t see a reason why Mike shouldn’t.

Even though Mike is 76 years old, he makes time to practice Jiu Jitsu, every week. He’s built friendships, and continues to improve as a BJJ player. He admits that the life he leads is better because he stays fit and eats healthy. Mike advocates for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, not because of winning belts or medals, but because it makes his life better.

He also was the man who introduced the sport of Jiu Jitsu to Felicia Oh. She has gone on to win many titles, and is a member of the “Dirty Dozen”. These are the first twelve non-Brazilian women to achieve Black belt in BJJ. Felicia gives thanks to Mike in her interview here on an episode of the podcast.

Mike spends quality time, riding bikes, and surfing with his son. He travels with his wife, and usually manages find to a Jiu Jitsu Dojo for training during their travels. He is also preparing the next generation for BJJ by teaching his grand children this martial art.

Self Care for Caregivers

Self Care for Caregivers

Self Care for Caregivers is about how to handle the crisis of our aging parents. Caregivers often times forget to look after their own health and well-being. Health Care professional Karen Bromberg gives tips, and insights on best care practices for our loved ones as they age and for yourself as a caregiver.

About Karen Bromberg:

Karen is the founder of HelpYouThru. She was inspired to develop an online resource for elder-care. She advocates for both the senior, and their family caregivers. Karen’s idea came out of her experience with caring for her parents in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Karen has been a practicing health care professional for over 25 years, as well as a registered and certified Audiologist.  Her website, and community provide care and support to the growing number of adult caregivers, and their aging parents.

In this episode, Self Care for Caregivers, we discuss, difficult conversations with our aging parents and some useful tips for you based on Karen’s own experiences with her family, and her online community.

What You’ll Learn:

  1. Karen, tell us why she started her company, Help You Thru.
  2. Why it make sense to have things prepared long before your parents are ill.
  3. What are some of the most difficult conversations that an individual can have with their parents.
  4. The personal sacrifices that people should be prepared for when their mother or father get seriously ill.
  5. Why it is best to be proactive instead of hiding your head in the sand.
  6. What are the 3 most important tips for best care for your parent?

Links:

Health Information

Caregiver’s Corner

Glossary of terms

More Information

Relieve Suffering through emerging bio-technology

Domains of Well Being and Happiness

Domains of Well Being and Happiness

Domains of Well Being and Happiness

What does it mean to be “happy”? The Domains of well-being and happiness is a great episode if you’ve every asked yourself, “Why am I not happy?” or if anyone has asked you, “What would make you happy?”. Some of us have forgotten the answer to this question for ourselves.

Dr. Jeffrey Jessum, and I discuss the nature of happiness after 40. Jeffrey E. Jessum is a clinical psychologist and long-time practitioner of Mindfulness Meditation. He received his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA and his Master’s and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Psychology.

What is Happiness?

“Happiness is the relief after extreme tension.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

There are two definitions to this question. One definition is emotional happiness. This type of happiness is the pleasant sensations in the body that we experience, when we’re rewarded with something. We feel this type of happiness in childhood, when mommy gives us a cookie, for being a good boy.

The second definition is the domains of well-being. Dr. Jessum says there are four domains of well-being. The first is our relationship to ourselves. It’s the subjective way in which we see the world. The second domain is how we see others.

Dr. Jessum talks a lot in this podcast about the third domain. This is all about our physical health, and vitality. Jeffrey models this aspect well in his personal life. He is very physically active and is a long time advocate of meditation. Exercising outdoors instead of at the gym, always improves my own mood. Try it! In my opinion, this aspect of well-being and happiness is the one that is easiest to understand for most people. Many have a hard time communicating with others, but everyone can understand why a hike in the mountains can make you happy.

The fourth is our understanding of the physical environment around us. This one can be a tough one for some. Living or working in a dangerous environment, can be a contributing factor, to potential unhappiness. Children growing up in a broken home, where violence is an almost daily occurrence, contributes to their unhappiness. Although, even a poor environment may not effect some people. We’re all wired a little differently from one another.

Can you learn to be happy?

 “We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.” ~ Charles Bukowski

Some men, over 40, have forgotten what it means to be happy, because we spend so much of our time trying to make others feel happy. Our bosses, wives, and children always come first. When is there time for us. Dr. Jessum and I discuss this as well. It’s more than possible to be happy. It’s essential!

Working with a coach or therapist is a good way to get a handle on your own personal domains of well-being and happiness. Dr. Jessum’s website has a lot of tips for you to check into on the topic. You can contact him at the website, if you want to work with him. You can always contact me here with any and all questions or comments.

BE HAPPY!

~Hector R.

Keywords; domains of well-being, coaching happiness, well-being healthy care, integral, integral psychotherapy, wellness, employee well-being, happiness, mental happiness

 

Returning to Jiu Jitsu After 40 Part 2

Returning to Jiu Jitsu After 40 Part 2

Returning to Jiu Jitsu after 40 with Felicia Oh, is such an awesome conversation, that I had to turn it into a two-part podcast. I read a Facebook post written by Felicia that was so inspiring to me that I myself returned to my old practice of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the following week. Felicia is an accomplished Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Jean Jacques Machado. She’s competed at the highest levels of BJJ competition and has won many competitions. She’s also an artist with an MFA from UCLA.

In part two we dig deeper into art, life, family, and the philosophy behind Jiu Jitsu that has inspired us both to continue on this journey of self improvement. I discover more about why redefining your life, and growing from adversity can be a powerful thing. Part 2 is my favorite part of this interview.

I wanted to do this podcast with Felicia to discover how she made her comeback to BJJ, and why she did it in the first place. It was so much fun talking with my old training partner and friend, Felicia, that I turned it into a two-part conversation. Felicia has dealt with a chronic illness and pain for several years, and still trains Jiu Jitsu on a weekly basis. The second part will appear on the podcast next week. So subscribe and keep up on the latest interviews!

 

 

What You’ll Learn From this Podcast:

  • Why coming back to competitive sports and Jiu Jitsu in Particular is a great idea for people over 40.
  • What supplements Felicia took to feel confident and strong to get back into the dojo?
  • Felicia was one of the most active competitors in tournaments from our club. How it feels to train but not compete.
  • The match with Megumi Fuji was very competitive at the Abu Dhabi. Was there ever a point where Felicia doubted herself?
  • How our bodies change as we get older, and how to adapt and overcome those changes.
  • Competitive desires and how to redefine the “win”.
  • The Three Principles and how all things begin in the mind.
  • Bringing your life experience, patience, and wisdom to every aspect of your life – even in the dojo.
  • How age and experience beats youth and athleticism!

Links:

BJJ Heroes

Felicia’s website

Instagram

Facebook

Returning to Jiu Jitsu After 40 Part 1

Returning to Jiu Jitsu After 40 Part 1

Returning to Jiu Jitsu after 40 with Felicia Oh, is such an awesome conversation, that I had to turn it into a two-part podcast. I read a Facebook post written by Felicia that was so inspiring to me that I myself returned to my old practice of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the following week. Felicia is an accomplished Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Jean Jacques Machado. She’s competed at the highest levels of BJJ competition and has won many competitions. She’s also an artist with an MFA from UCLA.

I wanted to do this podcast with Felicia to discover how she made her comeback to BJJ, and why she did it in the first place. It was so much fun talking with my old training partner and friend, Felicia, that I turned it into a two-part conversation. Felicia has dealt with a chronic illness and pain for several years, and still trains Jiu Jitsu on a weekly basis. The second part will appear on the podcast next week. So subscribe and keep up on the latest interviews!

 Felicia Oh VS Megumi Fuji

 

 

Felicia displays her artwork

What You’ll Learn From this Podcast:

  • Why coming back to competitive sports and Jiu Jitsu in Particular is a great idea for people over 40.
  • What supplements Felicia took to feel confident and strong to get back into the dojo?
  • Felicia was one of the most active competitors in tournaments from our club. How it feels to train but not compete.
  • The match with Megumi Fuji was very competitive at the Abu Dhabi. Was there ever a point where Felicia doubted herself?
  • How our bodies change as we get older, and how to adapt and overcome those changes.
  • Competitive desires and how to redefine the “win”.
  • Bringing your life experience, patience, and wisdom to every aspect of your life – even in the dojo.
  • How age and experience beats youth and athleticism!

Links:

BJJ Heroes

Felicia’s website

Instagram

Facebook