In this episode of Jewish Sacred Aging Radio, husband and wife authors Lynn and Phil Levy discuss their book, The Resilient Couple: Navigating Together Through Life. Challenging events occur in the lives of most couples, but when two therapists are confronted with what can only be described as a tsunami in their lives, bedlam and chaos could easily have set in. Instead, they reveal how they navigated through the challenges and transformed it into an opportunity for self-discovery and growth, independently and as a couple. This book addresses the enormous obstacles they faced from a personal perspective, but also contains the insights and practical advice learned from years as therapists, clinicians, educators, and marital partners.
Dr. Philip Levy is a psychotherapist, executive coach, management consultant, corporate trainer, and retired CEO. He has an active clinical and corporate practice in New York City where he sees individuals and couples and is the Founder and President of PHL HP Consulting Group where he works with C-level leaders and facilitates peer- mentoring groups. He has published widely and has been a frequent guest on television and radio.
Dr. Lynn Levy is a clinical assistant professor in the Master’s Program at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University. She is the author of The Aleph Bet of Marriage: a Program for Premarital Couples; a therapist, and a group facilitator for premarital and interfaith couples. Her professional focus has been on work-life balance, family and relationship dynamics.
Drs. Lynn and Phil Levy have made a concerted effort throughout their marital lives to balance family and career and are deeply committed to strengthening and creating resilient couples and families. They have been successfully married for almost forty years, are blessed to have two married children, five grandchildren, and live in Manhattan. They travel frequently, mostly to see their children and precious grandchildren.
In the second half of the show, Bruce Frankel and Kari Henly discuss Age Without Borders, their virtual conference and event organization, which is hosting the Global Caregiving Summit, a free online conference featuring 60 speakers from 17 countries. Rabbi Address is one of the featured speakers during the conference, which runs from January 20-26.
Kari Henley – Producer and Host ~ Colorado, USA
Kari is a social entrepreneur and emerging aging enthusiast, with decades of experience in writing, interviewing and facilitating live & virtual events. Founder of Henley Development LLC, Kari produced and hosted the “Women of Destiny” Summit: featuring over 100 thought leaders over 31 consecutive days- one of the largest Live tele-summits ever created. Kari has an enormous passion for the transformation of aging. She is a featured contributor for the Huffington Post, Blog Editor at Silvernest, and is developing a documentary on inter-generational perceptions of aging. At the tender age of 50, she is delighted to be at the doorstep of “outgrowing adulthood.”
Bruce Frankel, Co-Host ~ Massachusetts, USA
Bruce Frankel the best-selling author of the award-winning WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH THE REST OF MY LIFE?: True Stories of Finding Success, Passion, and New Meaning in the Second Half of Life. A prize-winning journalist, he held writing, editing and reporting positions at People magazine and USA Today. He is Editor of LPN-Q: The Quarterly Journal of the Life Planning Network and Editorial Director of BSLI Redstring, an innovative community-building technology and organization for social good.