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Who am I in the autumn years?


Once, we went from middle age to old age. Now it’s common to get an extra 10 to 20 years. For some, this rather new stage of life means uncharted territory regarding sex, money, partnering, self-esteem, friendships, and how we spend our time.

Dr. Dan Gottlieb and his guests Jerrold Lee Shapiro and Louis Cozolino look at who we are, what we need, and what we can uniquely offer in the so-called autumn years of our lives.

Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice since 1970. He is professor and chair of the department of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University and is the author of “Finding Meaning, Facing Fears in the Autumn Years.”

Lou Cozolino, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University. His books include “The Healthy Aging Brain: Sustaining Attachment, Attaining Wisdom.”

Photo by Flickr user Elliot Margolies



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