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Episode 161: Unpacking Ageism: Why Words Matter with Ashton Applewhite

ageism health & wellness mindset purpose Nov 22, 2023
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How Language Shapes Our Perception of Aging



Join us for a special Thanksgiving Eve episode as I sit down with Ashton Applewhite, renowned expert on ageism and author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.

In this insightful conversation, Ashton delves into the importance of the language we use when discussing aging. Unpacking her quote, "It's so important to learn about aging and to realize how many ageist thoughts we have all internalized," we explore the profound impact of ageist narratives on our health, self-esteem, and life's journey.

As we prepare to give thanks, let's reflect on breaking down ageist stereotypes and cultivating gratitude for every stage of life.

It's a feast of ideas you won't want to miss!


  • Find out more about Ashton Applewhite's work at  
  • If you want to take a deeper dive into all things ageism related check out Old School a free toolbox of ageism-related resources.
  • Read Ashton's October 2023 Blog Post for some hopeful evidence of the rising awareness of the Anti Ageism movement.  

  • Tired of ageist birthday cards masquerading as funny jokes? There are alternatives.  


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