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Radically Reframing Aging

Radically Reframing Aging

Today’s Groundbreakers on Age, Health, Purpose & Joy

Hosted by Maria Shriver Journalist, author, and advocate

A Free, Five-Day Online Event

October 24–30, 2022

Now with 6 new guests and 2 extra days!

Hosted by Maria Shriver Journalist, author, and advocate

A Free, Five-Day Online Event

October 24–30, 2022

Now with 6 new guests and 2 extra days!

Day 3

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Ignite Your Creativity, Curiosity & Imagination

Session 1
Groundbreaking Experts

We tend to think of play as something for the very young, but what if play is in fact the secret to staying young? Here, Maria speaks with Jim Kwik and Martha Beck, two intensely creative people who reveal how curiosity and imagination make us younger—mentally, and even physically. Learn why creativity is good for the mind and spirit, and why you are the greatest project of your life.

Session Highlights

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    Why our brains are wired to learn better through active creation
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    Play as an antidote to stress, which actually shrinks and ages the brain
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    Children as role models for their natural curiosity and capacity for learning
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    Why burnout isn’t necessarily a symptom of doing too much, but rather not enough of what brings us joy
Jim Kwik

Jim Kwik

Jim Kwik

Jim Kwik

Jim Kwik (he/him) is CEO of Kwik Learning and a world expert in brain optimization. After a childhood brain injury, Kwik dedicated his life to creating strategies for enhancing mental performance. He has worked with students, seniors, educators, and a who’s who of Hollywood, professional sports, and more. Kwik authored the New York Times bestseller Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life. He also hosts the Kwik Brain podcast, and his online courses are used by students in 195 countries.

Martha Beck, PhD

Martha Beck, PhD

Martha Beck, PhD

Martha Beck, PhD

Martha Beck, PhD, (she/her/hers) is a New York Times bestselling author, life coach, and speaker. She holds three Harvard degrees in social science, and Oprah Winfrey has called her “one of the smartest women I know.” Martha is a passionate and engaging teacher, known for her unique combination of science, humor, and spirituality. Her newest book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, was an instant New York Times bestseller.

Session 2
Groundbreaking Public Figures

Our culture likes to look at aging through the lens of outward appearance, but Anne Lamott and Norma Kamali have come to view aging as an inside job. Here, they discuss how they have built lives of deep fulfillment, drawing upon wisdom and self-knowledge; how the realities of their age differ from the expectations of their youth; and their desire to live in full wakefulness at every moment.

Session Highlights

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    The empowering qualities of sleep, diet, and exercise
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    Why the spirit is our greatest tool to prevent aging
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    Finding love later in life
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    Committing to create each day, regardless of how we’re feeling
Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali (she/her) has solely owned her fashion business for 54 years. She has created some of the most iconic looks in print, film, and television, from Farrah Fawcett's red swimsuit to Carrie Bradshaw’s powder blue Diana gown in the new Sex and the City movie. Norma is also a wellness guru, having lived a healthy lifestyle since the 1980s. Her recent book I Am Invincible takes women through the key learnings of every decade and gives readers insight into how to age with power.

Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott is a bestselling author and essayist. She is the author of seven novels, numerous collections of autobiographical essays, and several bestselling books of nonfiction, including Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year and the classic book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Her newest book is Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage. Lamott was honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has taught at UC Davis as well as writing conferences across the country.

Share Your Thoughts

What are some ways you can practice creativity, curiosity, and imagination every day?
  • Monica says:

    I am reminded of one of my favorite jobs, when I was in college I was arts & crafts instructor at a preschool day care center. I literally got to finger paint with kids all day. Their joy and laughter was infectious and so pure! Remembering how innately creative we were together was so special. It didn’t matter if it was good or bad imagery, it was about enjoying the process. So it made me sad one day when a parent came to pick up her daughter and berated her for “wasting time” on her art. The little girl was so crestfallen. I thought, “Well, she’ll never paint again…”, and she didn’t.
    I think of her when I paint or write and hope I keep carrying her creative torch forward. Don Blanding wrote a wonderful book of poetry, “Joy is an Inside Job” and he sometimes is who I turn to for inspiration and be reminded that it’s up to me to keep working on myself.
    Thank you for sharing, I really appreciate you all!

  • Arzina says:

    Maria, you are beautiful, love your smile. Enjoying these sessions. Thank you.

  • Deborah says:

    Make time each day for play, it then becomes a habit! Let go of the outcome, Teaching myself violin, piano, My dog enjoys my concerts, and when my kids call, I have them listen , we laugh, they say wow Mom that’s good! Perhaps they are being nice.?Makes me feel like a kid, and I hope I am teaching them that you are never to old to play , learn ,, and create. Love this quote from Pablo Picasso. “All children are artist, the problem is remaining to be one when you grow up” So enjoyed all you shared today, you are amazing women for sure!!!

  • Patricia says:

    Thank you for bringing these inspirational speakers into to share their wisdom.

  • Courtney says:

    Maria, What a fantastic summit!!! Great guests and experts and excellent content.
    I love this topic and hope you keep the conversation going.
    Thank you!

  • Jean says:

    Loving these sessions! I can give it away by lifting the restriction of thoughts I have put on myself. It is time to participate in my wildest dreams

  • Jill says:

    Thank you. I will watch this over again!

  • Melinda says:

    Top tips today:
    1. How we age is based on the way in which we create
    2. When you make someone happy you are creating
    3. The inside part of you doesn’t age. We are every age we ever were
    4. Move into Tree Time

    Reminders, perceptions, advice…ALL GOOD

  • Linda Mary Kledzik says:

    Really love the conscious conversation. Thank you

  • Val says:

    I love spending the day “playing” in my kitchen with new recipes and new ingredients.

  • Cindy says:

    Jim Kwik is an old soul…Phenomenal insights. Martha Beck and Anne Lamott had great advice tidbits.
    Thanks again for a great Day 3.

  • SRK says:

    I wish I could start my morning every day with these sessions. Already I am making incremental changes in diet and exercise. Meditation and sleep are thankfully in place for me. Love the idea of scheduling time for play and creativity….a way to prevent giving my day away without self nourishment. Am surprised that Anne L met her husband through online dating. I tried that once and found that the men I met were mostly looking for someone to take care of them as they aged. Not very many were interested in healthy lifestyle and self growth and development. It felt like old lonely men looking for a private duty nurse for their senior years. So congrats to her that she has found a great partner and is enjoying her time everyday. So inspirational. I like Norma’s approach of meeting new friends through current friends and acquaintances. Am really thankful for this series of talks but so many vibrant and inspirational people.

  • Lynd says:

    Great sessions today, by very inspiring speakers! Thank you!

  • Sekoiaa says:

    I came upon this great quote today: “Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth!” ~ Anonymous

  • Dolores says:

    Today’s take away: Jim Kwik said, “from head to heart to hands” made scheduling a creative time sound fun and invigorating. Also glad to hear that creative play will help to keep my body young.

  • Lori Harrison says:

    Super loved today! WOW! Going to watch again….thank you Maria!

  • Nance says:

    I am by nature creative and curious and possess a vivid imagination. And, I have always let this side of me lead the way. My life has not been financially “successful” but it has been rich in so many other ways. Even during the most challenging times of my life, these avenues have always been available to me.

    Coincidentally I have been having conversations with myself at earlier ages and into the future so I really appreciated Jim’s comment, “I want to make my eight year old and my 90 year old happy.” Not sure that I want to make them happy but I want them to be heard and expressed.

    I expected to die young, never imagined myself at older ages when I was younger and now I find myself thinking, as Martha does, in terms of living to 110 and checking the boxes every day as Norma advises re; sleep, diet and exercise while knowing that I have another shot at it tomorrow if I fall short today.

    I absolutely loved the quote Annie brought forward by E. L. Doctorow “[Writing is] like driving a car at night: you never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” Of course this applies to life as well; gives me hope and inspires me to go back to the drawing board and let the characters speak for themselves. He also said, “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”. I find that strangely very freeing.

    Thank you for exploring this topic with these most inspiring speakers. Thank you also for making this summit available to those of limited financial means. Greatly appreciated.

  • Sue says:

    Thank you so much for this! I found these people absolutely inspirational. I have lost my way a little during Covid, but I’m inspired now to make some changes in my life.

  • Jane Smiley says:

    This is my favorite day so far. Happy to see the focus on play and creativity. Maria has great interview skills.

  • Mardi Reed says:

    Thank you Anne, I love your image of becoming a tree! With my family and friends! I am 78 and have some health issues for the first time, and have to ask for help and be open to support in many areas. I have been sober for 36 years and am remembering how when I do ask for help I can give back. On Monday I had to reach out for a broken trellis in the wind and a friend offered her son to come who was in recovery and after he helped he sat down to talk and meet my dog. I was able to support his 8 months in recovery from drugs and he left feeling good about himself! I am still working and have so much to share now that I am older! I just listened to your new book on tape and appreciated seeing you today!

  • Maureen says:

    I was impressed with both Norma and Annie. Norma seems more driven and Annie more laid back. They both had great ideas to share. Thank you for this conversation.

  • Emily Kozie says:

    Inspiring! Worth watching again. Maria, Norma and Anne!

  • Wendy Watson says:

    I always do best when I make a list the night before of fun things to do. Even if it’s things I need to do around the house or errands to run I get excited I have all this activities I can choose from.
    I bought a little electric Razor scooter 3 years ago it stands at the end of my bed. She is so cute and begging me to get on her and go for a ride. I got her just before covid and haven’t riden her yet. I have that to look forward to. I acknowledge how blessed I am when I wake up in the morning and have another shot at it. Love ❤ this series it has given me new ideas 💡 thank all of you!

  • Marla says:

    My take-aways: 😀
    My mindset can create magic!
    I can make things everyday that will help me feel more joy and alive!
    Using your whole brain, not just one side!
    This summit has made me feel a sense of purpose…
    I look forward to new ideas and is helping me to see the word REFRAMING is even more powerful of a concept than ever before!
    Feeling grateful 👍🏻

  • Susan says:

    I forgot Jim. I have seen Jim on Mindvalley. He is fantastic too. I use his brain food list. Thanks Jim

  • Tamela Hart says:

    About a year ago, I decided to consciously bring more Wonder into my life. I wanted to rekindle a child-like Joy from simple everyday things. The gifts of that decision? I now stop to watch and giggle at the magpies on my walk. I pause to listen to the wind through the trees. And my relationship with my partner is more playful and silly, creating more energy and invigorating it. Play is underrated as an adult- in my view!

  • Connie says:

    I start drawing recently and now I know to schedule it in! Thank you, Maria, and terrific inspiring guest speakers.
    I am going to schedule play and laughter time with my husband, and he likes to draw too, so why not together. This year we started meditating in the morning for 10 min (shout out to Jeff Warren’s meditation on the Calm app called The Daily Trip). It is a great way to connect and have new individual experiences to share w each other. All such things, and therapy, help me at 69 to address my anxiety and stress. I am learning not to ignore the latter, but be interested in what I am wanting or needing to calm down, and doing more of those.

  • Susan says:

    Once again so rewarding. I feel you finding me is part of thst synchronicity. I needed this. Thank you all. Brilliant wisdom. Wonderful women🦋🙏🏻🦋

  • Leesa says:

    This was one of favs so far! Very inspirational, thought provoking!
    Thanks to all!

  • Desirée Taylor says:

    Thank you for acknowledging the value of play in having a well balanced mind.
    As a toy designer for over 20 years I know the importance of this. Children are increasingly growing out of toys quicker – and I’m not sure why there seems to be a stigma on “age” and TOYS. I wonder if it comes from society, because as an adult the collectible market (nostalgic toys) are BIG sellers for adults. I wonder if this has to do with how we stop playing with toys too soon in society due to peer pressure of being mature?
    I bought some toys for a 50+ year old autistic man, and was told NOT to buy him toys anymore because “they get lost, and he’s an adult”. Of course I refuse to listen to this – he likes toys and has been told for many years that he’s “too old for toys” by unenlightened adults, but he can’t understand adult entertainment or complex projects. Depriving him the ability to play sounds cruel when he has a hard enough life!
    I myself have found that in order to find more “joy” in my life, it also has to do with playing with my kids more (when I can convince them to join me). And for myself, when play doesn’t seem engaging, arts and crafts is my go-to creative outlet = joy.
    I have the same belief as Martha – that we are as individual as our fingerprints. We are the only ones that hold the key to the doorway of our best selves and our happiness and that path is as unique as we are.
    During my peek stressful year, I decided to schedule mindfulness breaks on my work calendar, and schedule creative time and yoga on my personal calendar. This really has been a huge help to remind me to stay on track (even when I hit snooze. 🙂

  • Cathleen Harvey Wiggins says:

    That was lovely – inspiring and informative..

  • Carolina D. says:

    I am loving all these sessions. I appreciate every guest and the host, Maria, for speaking so openly . There is such a stigma about aging and the only way to change that is by doing exactly what all these amazing people are doing right here. Thank you! I appreciate all the knowledge. You are inspiring and creating change!

  • Kathleen says:

    Great Day 3 – Really appreciate the Summit theme and thought contributors. Like to see this widely distributed for more discussion and community building. ❤️

  • Jennifer says:

    This Summit is fabulous and I’m loving every session and getting so much value out of this material I’m heading to my home studio to paint – to hell with errands today, it’s time to play!

  • Cynsue says:

    I am curious as to when these sessions were recorded.

  • Mary says:

    I love this every day I realize greater freedom not just about aging, but in everyday life views. I don’t worry about age or growing older and it’s nice to see others sharing this view.

  • Patricia Fernanadez says:

    I love the summit for just the recognition factor that people who aren’t 20 and beautiful still exist! What’s disappointing is how 3 days in we are hearing from such successes and it’s making me feel inspired at first and then more depressed about myself. I’m sad that the interviewees are such glaring examples of what happened to them and how little by comparison is happening in my life. I’m guessing everyone who’s tuned in has done so to feel better about themselves. Not sure if I am getting that out of this yet?

    • Tamela Hart says:

      So interesting you say this! Even though I’ve fully enjoyed all of the sessions, I was also left with a feeling of what am I doing to contribute my skills to the world? It is both humbling and motivating for me. I could choose to feel less than but will try to see it more possilbilites for myself.

    • Laura says:

      This is when I wish we were sitting together and talking. I would ask you to tell me about your life, and together we would discover the jewels that sound as if they are hidden from your sight. You may not have written a book, but you probably wrote a note that helped someone and have forgotten about it, but they haven’t. You may not be a famous orator, but you said something to someone once that got them through a tough spot. I’ll lay odds that you smiled at a stranger in a grocery store and changed their entire day. That, my friend, is a successful life!
      I consider another of what Deepak Chopra called the “hypnosis of social conditioning” is falling under the spell of what our society considers successful. It’s become all about fame and fortune. There are great things, usually simple things, that we can do for the people in our circle of life and our community, especially at our age. When you give to one, you give to the world. Look for the hidden jewels in your life, Patricia, more is going on than you know.

    • Cheryl says:

      I share your feelings Patricia and I’m sure there are others out there who do as well, but dont wish to say so as it seems like too much of a downer, of a negative nature, and taboo because of that. But all experiences of this stage of life ought to be addressed and validated. I for one, validate you and applaud your courage to honestly self disclose and state your feelings. I’m sure as seen from the many other commentators, that they don’t seem to feel this way and are only inspired. We need to find ways to come to terms with the experience of coming to this stage of life and feeling the regret and/or grief that we didn’t do or accomplish more with our lives. Perhaps there were other less ‘worldly’ things we were working on, that are as valid and of value as other outer more worldly accomplishments? I reflect on this regularly.

  • Trisha Pimenidis says:

    I don’t do any of this!!! I have teenagers, I’m caring for my Mom who has dementia, I work. And I’m turning 50!!! I LOVE this summit and I’m soaking it all in right now. I’ll have a plan by Day 7. Bless you Maria-Bless you.

  • jenn- The RAD RT says:

    Brilliant! As a Recreation Therapist/Life Coach I am THRILLED to see PLAY being talked about as a basic need. It really is just as important to our wellbeing as sleep & nutrition. In a culture that is focused on hustle and productivity we don’t value our leisure until it is taken from us (i.e. illness, injury, access, etc.), even with so much research showing how it positively impacts our emotional & physical health. Scheduling in play, being creative doesn’t require things, yes, yes! Thank you, thank you so very much for offering this series. xo

  • Janet says:

    WOW! Every session just keeps getting better.

  • Cathy says:

    I enjoy the energy I get from my friends, old and new. I have thought about the idea of myself as being my oldest long time friend so that on the days when I am with myself I can find the joy and challenges “myself” brings to my day. I feel a great need to connect with “myself “ so I can grow and enjoy my life beyond my 75 years .

  • Ainslie says:

    LOVED. Session 1 !! I spend as much time outdoors, in Nature, as possible: it’s so joyful and rewarding to set out on a hike, to explore a new trail, and to notice small things in big landscapes. Bird sounds, the way the light filters through fir trees, a distant peak lost in clouds….the feeling of my feet on wet ground….

  • Deb says:

    Wonderful, thanks. Play, imagination, tools we have, (tools we may have let get really dusty ) there still in that box. It’s up to us to use them. Traumatic brain injury. Left right side of brain. Utilizing or losing is motivation.
    Norma and Annie Lamont are awe inspiring…when I get really down I always grab an Annie book and she really knows what “we’re thinking” she writes it out. It’s like someone having the courage to say what we’re thinking out loud…she lets us feel like we’re not alone…and everyone has those little mouthy gremlins that whisper constantly at us. We can pull those suckers out, look at them and than laugh about them and move forward….

  • Sharon says:

    Be present in every thought. This game will end at some point take it all in

  • Joan Alice Baller says:

    Such a beautiful day! Thank you so much for inviting these most wonderful souls.
    I’ll be looking at owning their books to discover so much more about Norma, Anne, Martha, and Jim even further. Thank you So Much!

  • Lillie says:

    This summit has outdone itself I am so glad to hear that we all share some form of mindfulness, health and spirituality and that I am on track with where I am in my life today. Have always be curious and what more out there and at this point of life just excited to see what happens next thank you so much enjoying every minute of this summit

  • Joy says:

    Blown away by this series. Each day is a gift of extraordinary measure. Jamie Lee, Vanessa, Goldie, Norma and Annie—not to mention the *radiant* Maria—I feel blessed to be sitting at your feet, learning and getting inspired. I love the idea of pondering, “what if I have TONS of time left?” I remember when my mom was in her mid-eighties (she would die shortly after this chat), and I said, “Mom! I just realized that it has been *twenty years* since dad died. You were so *young*!” She replied, “You’re so right. And I didn’t realize it. I thought I was old then.” Although she always had a very youthful spirit, that attitude blanketed her decision making. So while she went on to do plenty of wonderful things, it was with an air of short-term thinking. She added, “If I had known, I may well have done things differently.” This conversation lingers with me. Here’s to everyone, finding their way. Thank you, Maria, for an amazing summit.

  • Elizabeth says:

    So much to ponder. Thank you!
    I just had a birthday and have struggled with retirement and the jokes of being old. This has helped changed my mindset.
    I hope I can learn to help myself (my brain) and help my children who are struggling with challenging careers.

  • A says:

    Amazing at one point 3 scorpios Goldie, Deepak and Marie and myself listening. My scorpio inner child felt housed and joyed. 3 loving parents talking directly to my inner child. For once I yearned to hear stuff that could feel at home to myself. I had counsellors that were so negative, labelling me and pushy and not helpfull. They influenced me in societal limited ways and just feeling a sense of expansion was incredible that there was the bigger unseen space

  • A says:

    Amazing. Learnt alot.

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