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Marshall Ulrich - Author, RUNNING ON EMPTY
Three-thousand sixty-three miles in 52 days at age 57, running from San Francisco to New York City, one of Marshall Ulrich's extreme accomplishments. His book, RUNNING ON EMPTY, details his life from learning that his first wife was dying of cancer at age 28, and escaping his problems through running to coming full circle learning to love again. Now he's learned to run for pleasure, but still inspires other to accomplish more than they think they can. Hear his motivating story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Inspiration, Quality of Life
Paul Sladkus - Founder, Milestone Broadcast and Good News Planet
Paul Sladkus has made the choice to bring only "good news" to his viewers of Good News Planet. He prefers optimism and a positive approach to life. Good News Planet is literally inundated with good news content. "That's all we look for and that's how we see the world," Sladkus relates. Actually, he says he's stressed from so much good news. He has 10 million stories about people who are kind, good, loving and helping others. Get on the Good News "Bandwagon" with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Life Choice, Inspiration, Quality of Life
Les Lieber / Edie Lieber - Saxaphonist / Masters in Dance, NYU
Les Lieber, 99 year old saxophonist, credits is wife Edie with his attitude toward living happily into his 90's. He was the inspiration for the documentary, "Over 90 and Loving It" by Susan Polis Schultz featuring uplifting portraits of nonagenarians and centenarians, currently airing on PBS. Les, who was a foreign correspondent for the NEW YORK TIMES and NEWSWEEK, among others, has played the saxophone as an avocation since he was 12 years old. He has enhanced his longevity by continuing his music. In 1965 he established Jazz at Noon on Fridays in various New York locations, currently at The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park, S. He talks about enjoying his life with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Retirement, Quality of Life, Life Choices
Toby Israel - Ph.D., Founder, Design Psychology
If you've survived a re-designing or a re-decorating, or plan one in the future, Dr. Toby Israel provides some insight on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. This is not about recreating another decorator's "cookie-cutter". Rather on GYMW, you'll hear Dr. Israel, a trained environmental psychologist describe her "Tool Box" to make your space your "home".
Themes: Quality of Life, Design, Inspiration
Linda Samuels - Founder, Oh! So Organized!
How much time do you spend/waste WISHING you were organized? NOW, organize the papers on your desk: sift through KEEP/DISCARD. Set up folders: monthly payments, kids' forms/schedules, personal, etc. SEE: one piece of your life chnged from stress to organization. Clutter is stressful -- rooms of clutter chaotic. Such disorganization damaging to mental and physical health! You weren't born disorganized; help your family: don't die that way. Linda Samuels, founder of Oh! So Organized!, gives tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Lifestyle, Quality of Life
Fay Radding - MA, RN; Senior Gerontologist, MetLife Market Institute
MetLife Mature Market Institute studies issues that go along with aging and longevity. As of January 1, 2010, the oldest "boomer" reached retirement age -- at least what used to be considered retirement age. MetLife discovered what we know in our hearts about life. Nothing beats having meaning and purpose. MetLife Gerontologist Fay Radding discusses their findings with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Retirement, Aging, Longevity, Quality of Life
Marvin Tolkin - Co-Author, WHEN I'M 64, "Planning for the Best of Your Life"
"When I'm 64" is sung by a young man to his love and is about his plans of growing old with her. The theme of the Beatles song is aging and so is Marvin Tolkin's. Tolkin's theme, much the same as McCartney's, was: How to stay loved, needed, fun, vital -- all those traits us grown-ups worry about. Hear his great prescription on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judth West. By the way, 64 years is 33,661,440 minutes -- a lot of time. McCartney wrote "When I'm 64" when he was sixteen.
Themes: Aging, Quality of Life, Retirement
Michael E. Goodman - President, Wealthstream Advisors, Inc.
Health care is a hot topic today -- particularly care of seniors -- both for them and their families. These conversations highlighted the need for three important documents: Living Will, Power of Attorney and Do Not Resuscitate Orders. Hear Michael Goodman discuss these issues with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Aging, Health Care, Quality of Life
Mary Mattingly - Founder, The Waterpod
Farming on the water surrounding New York? Yes, if you're one of a group of artists living on the Waterpod, a self sustaining community of artists. What's the Waterpod? It's a ship. It's a farm. It's an art residence. It's an experience in sociability, in community, in making art and, mostly, in endurance. Listen to Mary Mattingly describe to Host Judith West, Getting Your Money's Worth, the satisfaction of enjoying the universe she founded off the coast of Brooklyn.
Themes: Environment, Quality of Life, Conservation
If we're sure of anything in this time of economic turmoil, we've seen that the coveted corner office comes with a lot of danger and grief. Lamar Smith, author of THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN THE CORNER OFFICE, weaves a tale of the disaster that comes from having as your primary goal -- high performance and high salary. He discusses real priorities with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Life Balance, Quality of Life
Eric C. Rackow - M.D., President/CEO, Senior Bridge
People are living longer. But longer life spans often require skilled caregivers. Particularly for those older citizens and their families who desire living comfortably at home. Listen to Eric Rackow, professor of medicine at New York University and President/CEO of SeniorBridge, outline his company's care management program for older adults and the chronically ill.
Themes: Aging, Quality of Life
Karen Sherman - Ph.D., New York Psychologist; Author, MINDFULNESS AND THE ART OF CHOICE: TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
Does it feel as though your life is out of control? That you are behaving as if on "auto-pilot"? It's true: you may have little control over many aspects of your life, but you can control your reactions. Karen Sherman, Ph.D., offers tips and skills on ways to choose change. you do not have to live frozen in old habits. Sherman elaborates on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Life Balance, Quality of Life
Debbie Mandel - Author, ADDICTED TO STRESS
Are you "crazy busy"? Have a million things to do? Have trouble sleeping? University Professor Debbie Mandel says you may be "addicted" to stress. If all you know is feeling pressured, listen to Mandel discuss her Seven Step Program to overcome daily stress. You'll Get Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Quality of Life, Life Balance
Ardice Farrow / Heidi Reagan - Co-Founders, WAKE UP WOMEN BOOK SERIES
With holidays added to all other daily stress, are you racing around with no time to enjoy yourself, your friends and family? Slow down. No need to perfect your Super Woman image. Listen to Farro and Reagan, co-foundres of Wake Up Women, tell you how to start. They're on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Quality of Life, Life Balance
Dr. Michael Osit - Author, GENERATION TEXT: Raising Well-Adjusted Kids in an Age of Instant Everything
Does your teen-ager go on the internet, see something he wants (not needs), calls you on your cell, types in your credit card (or his) and immedately gets what he wants? Dr. Michael Osit talks about this discussing his book -- RAISING WELL-ADJUSTED KIDS IN AN AGE OF "INSTANT EVERYTHING" --- with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Kids, Quality of Life, Life Balance
Cameron Stracher - Professor, New York Law School; Author, DINNER WITH DAD
What makes a successful lawyer living the American Dream, risk his secure lifestyle? Cameron Stracher changes his family's lifestyle so he can have dinner with them at least five nights a week. He explains changing from Absent Dad to Nourishing Dad on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Life Choice, Life Balance, Quality of Life
How did we get to the point where we keep one eye on the Blackberry and one eye on our spouse -- in bed. We can contact millions of people world-wide, so why is it so hard to schedule a simple family dinner? Hear Maggie Jackson, author of DISTRACTED, tell what we can do aout it on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Quality of Life, Life Balance
Dr. Evelyn Higgins - Author, THE MYSTERY TO HAPPINESS
Dr. Evelyn Higgins links wisdom that comes with age to the mystery of happiness. This former advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General on Women's Fitness tells how to live a happier life on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Life Choice, Retirement, Quality of Life, Life Balance, Health Care
Sarah Maria Dreisbach - Founder, Break Free Beauty
Our culture reveres youth and thin. Still, this country has an obesity problem. Listen to Sarah Maria Dreisbach discuss how she rid herself of a negative body obsession and moved on to found Break Free Beauty on Getting Your Moneys Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Life Balance, Dieting, Obesity, Health Care, Quality of Life
Are there Wackos in your life? Christina Eckert talks about how to spot Wackos and what to do to cope with them in your family or in the workplace. She authored WINNING AGAINST THE WACKOS.
Themes: Life Balance, Relationships, Quality of Life
"Ruth McBride Jordan, A Remarkable Mother"
Ruth McBride Jordan died in the early days of January. Her name may not ring a bell, but her son's book, A BLACK MAN'S TRIBUTE TO HIS WHITE MOTHER, was on the NEW YORK TIMES best seller list for 100 weeks....
Themes: Inspirational, Family, Kids, Quality of Life, Education
 60 Seconds on Value: "Top Pet Peeves"
What are your top pet peeves? METRO NEW YORK asked New Yorker's theirs....
Themes: Quality of Life, MTA
 60 Seconds on Value: "Happiness Index"
Is today ranked a happiness day? Yes, there's a happiness index developed by Facebook, based on the number of times people used words such as happy, joy, awesome, sad, tragic, doubt on their site....
Themes: Quality of Life
"Interview with Mary Mattingly: The WATERPOD"
I just interviewed Mary Mattingly, founder of the WATERPOD. The WATERPOD is a barge that floats around the waters of New York City....
Themes: Environment, Quality of Life, Conservation

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