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How to Recognize the Early Signs of Dementia
Finding Purpose and Fulfillment in Retirement
Finding The End of Stress
Unlocking Functional Medicine
WeShape’s Approach to Diet Culture

#073

How to Recognize the Early Signs of Dementia with Expert Lisa Skinner

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In this episode of The Matt Feret Show I interview Lisa Skinner, a certified dementia behavioralist practitioner and author of Truth, Lies, & Alzheimer’s: Its Secret Faces, a book for patients and loved ones about the progression and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Lisa shares her personal experience working with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and provides helpful information about how to navigate the challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. She also breaks down the progression of degenerative brain disease, treatment options, and shares caregiver resources.

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How to Recognize the Early Signs of Dementia with Expert Lisa Skinner

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“An Alzheimer's diagnosis does not mean the end of your life the next day. There are a lot of ways to provide high quality life to people who suffer from it, but it's up to us as the loved ones and the caregivers to know how to provide a high-quality life. They can have a very meaningful and fulfilling life living with this disease for years and years and years to come.”

“These are brain diseases that we're talking about, and there's no cure. So, we want to create the best life in the best world possible. And, in order to do that, we need to learn how to recognize the behaviors, the signs, and, very importantly, know to how to effectively respond to them. That's key to it.”

“I would advise that if you do suspect your loved one or the person that you've been asked to care for are showing signs of the disease, but maybe they're subtle, learn all you can about it because then you'll be prepared. And being prepared will make your life so much easier than figuring it out when you're in the middle of a crisis.”

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All Things Medicare:
prepareformedicare.com

Decoding Social Security: prepareforsocialsecurity.com

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Guest’s Links:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisaskinnerauthor/

Lisa’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Truth-Lies-Alzheimers-Secret-Faces/dp/1087975964

X: @LisaSkinner2015

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaSkinnerAuthor

Professional website: https://barkerbusiness.wixsite.com/asklisaskinner

#072

Finding Purpose and Fulfillment in Retirement with Retirement Stepping Stones Author Tony Hixon

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In this episode of The Matt Feret Show I interview Tony Hixon, an author and co-founder of wealth management firm Hixon Zuercher Capital Management. Tony shares personal experiences that inspired him to write his book, Retirement Stepping Stones, and develop a coaching program at his firm to help retirees navigate the non-financial aspects of retirement including life goals, values, social connection, and legacy. Tony shares the process of transitionary retirement planning, shares advice for new retirees, and encourages retirees to find purpose and meaning in their second half of life.

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Finding Purpose and Fulfillment in Retirement with Retirement Stepping Stones Author Tony Hixon

Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotify, Deezer, Podcast Addict, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Alexa Flash Briefing, iHeart, Acast or on your favorite podcast platform. You can watch the interview on YouTube here.

Brought to you by Prepare for Medicare – The Insider’s Guide  book series. Sign up for the Prepare for Medicare Newsletter, an exclusive subscription-only newsletter that delivers the inside scoop to help you stay up-to-date with your Medicare insurance coverage, highlight Medicare news you can use, and reminders for important dates throughout the year. When you sign up, you’ll immediately gain access to seven FREE Medicare checklists.

“Perhaps now's your opportunity to make a larger impact. Perhaps now is your opportunity to really find your why, to identify who you are, what's important to you, what values do you want to leave for the next generation? How do you want to build into your kids and grandkids? What impact do you want to leave on this world before you breathe your last? That question starts with who you are, and our coaches are there to help our clients interpret and answer that question.”

“Retirement is great. I think it can be the most beneficial, rewarding, fulfilling times in retirees’ life. But if it's unplanned for, it can be just an existence. If it's planned for, it can be impactful. And we want to promote impactful lives for their second half.”

“I desire to help retirees avoid the mistakes that can come from an unplanned retirement to allow them to survive and thrive in their second half, to continue a life of meaning beyond retirement, to make their future bigger than their past. Because they matter. They matter to this world. They matter to you. They matter to me, and I want to see them thrive in retirement.”

Host’s Links:
All Things Medicare: prepareformedicare.com

Decoding Social Security: prepareforsocialsecurity.com

My Written Works on Amazon: www.amazon.com/stores/Matt-Feret/author/B09FM3L4WW

The Matt Feret Show YouTube: www.youtube.com/@themattferetshow

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Guest’s Links:

Tony’s website: https://tonyhixon.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonyhixon/

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyHixonCIMA/

#071

Finding The End of Stress with Author Don J. Goewey

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In this episode of The Matt Feret Show, I interview author, speaker, and stress management expert Don Joseph Goewey to discuss stress, performance, and mindfulness. Don has years of experience teaching high pressure professionals how to manage stress and optimize their performance. He shares his perspective on the mindsets, attitudes, and habits that contribute to stress and how to change them. We also discuss the role spirituality and mindfulness have in stress management and how they relate to greater enlightenment (Hint: It’s simpler than you think!). Finally, we discuss Don’s book, The End of Stress.

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Finding The End of Stress with Author Don J. Goewey

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Brought to you by Prepare for Medicare – The Insider’s Guide  book series. Sign up for the Prepare for Medicare Newsletter, an exclusive subscription-only newsletter that delivers the inside scoop to help you stay up-to-date with your Medicare insurance coverage, highlight Medicare news you can use, and reminders for important dates throughout the year. When you sign up, you’ll immediately gain access to seven FREE Medicare checklists.

‘If our capacity to be happy and at peace and ultimately fulfilled with things exactly as they are is tied to what the world is doing, we're going to go up and down and we're going to live a life that's at the mercy of circumstances. And so if we don't want that, if we want to live a relatively stress-free life, we need to find ways of transcending that.”

“It's not a lot of fun to get in touch with negative feelings. And so people suppress them one way or another. And so the prescription is, don't do that. Allow them, get in touch with them. They won't destroy you. Get to know them. In one way, you're really making friends with them. And in another way, you're gaining control, awareness, what you're aware of, you begin to control what you're unaware of, and continue to control you. You can't change something that you don't see. So awareness allows you to see and feel what's going on inside of you that sabotages your happiness, that sabotages your confidence and the negativity, the upset, the pessimism, the aggression, the over competitiveness, the shame, the unworthiness, all of that. It's all fear-based. And as you make an unconscious pattern conscious, it begins to dissolve.”

“The irony is that when you detach from the material world and this idea that happiness is coming from the material world, as you pursue success, you actually enjoy the process more. That old tension drops away. That fear of failure drops away. Then when you believe your self-worth and your peace of mind and your happiness depend on the outcome. So if you succeed, great. If you fail, well, you've learned something. You've learned something from the failure because you're not allowing the failure or the success to define who you ultimately are.”

Host’s Links:
All Things Medicare: prepareformedicare.com

Decoding Social Security: prepareforsocialsecurity.com

My Written Works on Amazon: www.amazon.com/stores/Matt-Feret/author/B09FM3L4WW

The Matt Feret Show YouTube: www.youtube.com/@themattferetshow

Network with me on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mattferet

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Guest’s Links:
Don Joseph Goewey’s Book: https://theendofstressbook.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/proattitude/

X: https://x.com/TheEndofStress

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbygoewey/

#070

Unlocking Functional Medicine with CEO Paul Burgess

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In this episode of The Matt Feret Show, I interview functional medicine expert Paul Burgess. Paul is the CEO and founder of Paul Burgess Functional Medicine, a health service dedicated to providing its clients with curated, personalized healthcare that addresses health holistically through changes in diet, fitness, and lifestyle. Paul provides an overview of functional medicine and the beneficial outcomes of having a personalized health plan. Paul also gives expert tips on nutrition, common toxins, and how to identify early health complications.

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Unlocking Functional Medicine with CEO Paul Burgess

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Brought to you by Prepare for Medicare – The Insider’s Guide  book series. Sign up for the Prepare for Medicare Newsletter, an exclusive subscription-only newsletter that delivers the inside scoop to help you stay up-to-date with your Medicare insurance coverage, highlight Medicare news you can use, and reminders for important dates throughout the year. When you sign up, you’ll immediately gain access to seven FREE Medicare checklists.

You will know if your practitioner is the right one for you. Just by talking with them and seeing what their philosophy is and how they would like to approach things and if it resonates with you, because that's what you need to work with. You need to work with someone who is going to resonate with you, understand what you’re trying to achieve, and do it in a way that's not overwhelming and that has the patience and the ability to do this properly.”

We're all born with a bank account and we can't put any money in, but every day we withdraw 24 hours. If that 24 hours is spent stressed or concerned about health or pain or just not absolutely thriving and enjoying life, then that 24 hours gets screwed up, thrown in the waste paper bin, and the next day you go and draw out another 24 hours. The issue is we do not know what our balance is, but I know that I’m taking 24 hours today, and so this day needs to be phenomenal for me. I need to enjoy everything and I need to be in a frame of mind that I start the day looking for the amazing things, being receptive to them.”

“There is no generic prescription for the human body. We are so complex. We all have different DNA, we're all built differently. What you are seeing online or in any kind of media is a generic piece of advice. No one knows what age you are, what your medical history has been, what your blood glucose is like, what your liver function is like, how your hormones are functioning, what your sleep is like, your stress levels. No one knows anything about you. But if we know all of you properly, then we can make it specific for you.”

#069

WeShape's Approach to Diet Culture with Founder, Katie Bramlett

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In this episode of The Matt Feret Show I interview Katie Bramlett, co-founder of WeShape, an at-home, customizable workout program that focuses on helping people develop intuitive fitness habits and connect with like-minded people. We discuss how to navigate wellness in middle and older adulthood, Katie’s personal experience in the fitness industry, and the negative impact of toxic diet and exercise culture.

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“There is this misconception in our culture that if I get this weight or get this body, my life will feel good. And what I feel like we're trying to do at WeShape on top of really addressing the movement piece is kind of saying that's not true. We're actually hoping people can stop going down the path of diets, can stop with all of these crazy workout routines, can just actually get back to basics and focus on what makes them feel good rather than what makes them look good.”

“I like to try to see if people will be open to shifting their perspective and really figuring out, well, how can I connect with my food in a different way? How can I be less critical and less judgmental of self when I'm eating certain things? Can we shift the goals and intentions for our relationship with food? I think that's a more meaningful cause than diets and calorie burn and the number on the scale.”

“It’s never too late to change how you connect with yourself, to change how you think about yourself, to change how you feel in your body. It's never too late.”

Host’s Links:
All Things Medicare: prepareformedicare.com

Decoding Social Security: prepareforsocialsecurity.com

My Written Works on Amazon: www.amazon.com/stores/Matt-Feret/author/B09FM3L4WW

The Matt Feret Show YouTube: www.youtube.com/@themattferetshow

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Guest’s Links:
Katie’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-bramlett-b5664a123/

WeShape YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/@WeShape

WeShape Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeShape/

WeShape Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weshape.wellness/?hl=en

WeShape LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/weshapewellness/

#068

The Balanced Wealth Approach with Author and Financial Advisor, Tom Hine

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In this episode of The Matt Feret Show I interview Tom Hine, a wealth advisor and author. We discuss the relationship between wealth and wellness, and how taking care of one’s health can impact financial planning. Tom also talks about the need for individuals to find doctors and financial advisors who understand the connection between health and wealth. Finally, we discuss his book The Balanced Wealth Approach: Secrets to Living Long and Living Rich which provides insights and strategies for achieving a balanced and wealthy life.

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“You can't have happiness without your health, but you can't also have happiness without enough money to spend to enjoy with your friends and family. That intersection is happening faster and faster based on advances in financial technology and health and wellness and longevity. Both of those are absolutely escalating very quickly.”

Look at your value system. What do you value more in your life? Do you value a big pile of money with not great health and maybe not great connections, or do you value enough money and good health and good connections with your family and friends? I would argue, that is a richer life.”

“Hopefully the majority of your listeners and viewers are going to be healthy, that's great. Make time to keep that regimen, because if you keep putting it off, someday the red alert button comes on and you’ll be forced to take time off to deal with issues that you could have prevented.”

Host’s Links:
All Things Medicare: prepareformedicare.com

Decoding Social Security: prepareforsocialsecurity.com

My Written Works on Amazon: www.amazon.com/stores/Matt-Feret/author/B09FM3L4WW

The Matt Feret Show YouTube: www.youtube.com/@themattferetshow

Network with me on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mattferet

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Guest’s Links:
Capital Wealth Management, LLC: https://www.capitalwm.com/meet-us

Tom Hine’s book: https://thebalancedwealthapproach.com/about-tom-hine/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hinetom/

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