EP – 190 Growing Memories and Relationships

This week's guest, Craig McManus from McPlants, is on the show to discuss gardening and landscaping and how these activities can build lasting memories. Craig starts our discussion by sharing his experience as a professional gardener and operating one of the best garden centers just outside of Atlanta. We review and visit Craig's memories of...

EP – 189 Declaring Independence from Negative Thoughts in Grandparenting

This weekend is July 4th or Independence Day in the United States. It was the day that the United States declared its independence from England. In this one-on-one conversation, I want to encourage you to declare your independence from just ONE thing holding you back on your journey to becoming the coolest grandparent ever. We declare...

EP – 188 The First Grandfather Cracker Barrel

This week's episode is a round table or cracker barrel discussion for The Cool Grandpa Podcast. The term cracker barrel comes from when, primarily, men would gather in a country store and eat saltine crackers out of a wooden barrel while talking about the weather, news, gossip, etc. I thought this description fits rather well to get a great group...

EP – 187 Doing Busy Right with Larry Tribble

Larry Tribble, PhD, joins us this week to discuss how busy professionals can be productive in managing their professional and personal lives. Larry and I start our discussion by defining what a typical knowledge worker experiences concerning minimum direction and oversight by the management team we report to. We compare the state of management...

EP – 186 Understanding and Addressing Teen Loneliness

Dr. Gene Beresin, MD, MA, from The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, joins us to discuss the increase in loneliness among today's teenagers. We start by discussing the Surgeon General's report on loneliness, the causes and effects of loneliness in teenagers, and the role of social media and over-scheduling in contributing to loneliness. We...

EP – 185 4 Tips To Elevate Your Relationships Today

This week, we have another chance to have a one-on-one conversation. In this week's episode, I share four tips you can implement immediately to enhance your relationship with your grandchildren. Our first tip is to help our grandchildren learn to give and receive compliments. Remember that when complimenting our grandchildren and people...

EP – 184 Using Nature To Help Heal Others

This week’s guest is Adrienne Davis. Adrienne is a Health & Wellness Coach, helping adults and children overcome physical and mental health challenges by eating more plants and spending time outdoors. She’s a plant-based wife and momma with 3 sons and a dog. Adrienne loves nature, especially hiking, tent camping, and listening to cicadas....

EP – 183 Learning about Legacy Coalition

This week, I am proud to have John Coulombe from Legacy Coalition on the podcast to discuss his work as a multi-generational ministry leader. We will dive into John's background and how he has worked with youth and seniors to build bridges of understanding between differing generations. John talks to us and explains the mission of Legacy...

EP – 182 I am Fine

With close to four million check-in calls, Iamfine is a passionate company that ensures that seniors and other people living alone are safe and accounted for. Paul Hammond, the founder, and his brother started this business to have an automated check-in for his mother and her friends. Paul joins our conversation to discuss the background and...

EP – 181 Rocking Retirement

Kevin Lyles joined us this week to discuss his experience becoming a retirement coach. We discussed the difference between financial planners and wealth managers and how each helps grandparents and seniors plan for their financial future. Kevin also helped us understand what a retirement coach does to help retirees plan and develop their purpose...
EP – 180 Balancing Selfish and Selfless Motives

EP – 180 Balancing Selfish and Selfless Motives

In this one-on-one conversation, I want to discuss grandparents' frustrations when things don't go as planned with their grandkids. I also want to explore the concept of having selfish and selfless motives in our actions and how these coexist.  When things don't go...

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EP – 179 A Work In Progress

EP – 179 A Work In Progress

In this episode, Parcsen, a grandfather from Singapore, talks about his experience and the role of grandfathers in the family and community. We talk about the issue of isolation and loneliness among the older population and the need for intergenerational connections....

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EP – 177 Grandchildren Choose What is Quality Time

EP – 177 Grandchildren Choose What is Quality Time

Lee Ostler joins the conversation this week to talk about his relationship with his grandchildren. We are fortunate to hear Lee talk about building and nurturing relationships with both grandchildren and now great-grandchildren. We discuss how our identities change...

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EP – 176 One To Ride The River With

EP – 176 One To Ride The River With

He was a man to ride the river with. A long time ago, someone could get no higher compliment than to be known as one to ride the river with. It seems that this phrase came about during the time of the frontiersmen and cowboys. When exactly, no one seems to know. It...

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EP – 175 A Mind To Care

EP – 175 A Mind To Care

Simon Gidney from A Mind To Care joins us to discuss his organization and the tools he is developing to help caregivers and those needing memory and behavior care. Simon discusses how, with over 40 million unpaid caregivers in the United States, many of these...

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EP – 174 Keeping Memories Not Stuff

EP – 174 Keeping Memories Not Stuff

Matt Paxton is joining our conversation this week to discuss how we can keep AND share valuable memories but let go of stuff that doesn't serve us anymore. You might recognize Matt from the television show Hoarders or its current show, Legacy List. Matt is also an...

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EP – 173 It’s Their Turn

EP – 173 It’s Their Turn

Cynthia G. Kane from It's Their Turn joins this week's conversation to discuss the importance of excellent communication between parents and grandparents. Cynthia brings her background as a genetic counselor to help parents and grandparents who are daily caregivers to...

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EP – 172 Live Life In Crescendo

EP – 172 Live Life In Crescendo

Cynthia Covey Haller joins us to discuss the book Live Life In Crescendo, which she and her late father, Steven Covey, wrote. We discuss the idea for the book and how it came about. Cynthia shares with us how her father thought that expanding a person's life was the...

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EP – 171 Creative Thinking with Dan Miller

EP – 171 Creative Thinking with Dan Miller

This is somewhat of a 'Bonus' or repeat episode. This episode is a conversation that I had with Dan Miller, author of the book 48 Days To The Work and Life You Love. I start this conversation with a few thoughts about Dan and his 48 Days Community's influence on me...

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