Formerly on the staff of National Public Radio in Washington D.C., Connie Goldman is an award-winning radio producer and reporter who currently devotes herself to programs and projects exclusively concerned with insights, inspiration, and motivation for personal growth and deepening satisfactions in the mid-life and beyond. For the past 20 years, as president of her own non-profit company, she has produced several public radio programs that reflect both the wit and wisdom of our fast growing population in the middle and later years. At their recent national conference, The American Society on Aging presented her with the 2001 Senior of the Year Award.
Ms. Goldman has an M.A. degree from the University of Minnesota in Communications as well as an M.A. in Applied Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. "My formal education in Psychology and Communications has been helpful", says Goldman, "but my real education has come from the hundreds of interviews I've done with persons who have dealt with their personal challenges related to the again process. We learn a good deal about ourselves through the stories that others have to tell."
Connie Goldman is the co-author, with Phillip Berman, of The Ageless Spirit (Ballantine 1992) and Secrets of Becoming a Late Bloomer, co-authored with Richard Mahler, (Stillpoint Press 1995 and re-issued by Hazelden in 2000) Also with Richard Mahler, Tending the Earth, Mending the Spirit -- The Wisdom of Gardening (Hazelden, 2000) Her next book, entitled Taking Care of Loved Ones -- Stories of Hardship, Hope, and Healing scheduled for publication in Fall of 2002. (Fairview Press)
Her message on public radio, in print and in person is clear -- make any time of life an opportunity for new learning, self-discovery and spiritual deepening. She emphatically states that “It’s important –no, it’s imperative – that as we age we focus on what is gained with passing years, not what is lost.” Colleague Jim Lehrer, host of "The Newshour" on public television, summed up Goldman's impact with these words.
It's called life.
Life for all of us who used to be considered
on the other side of the hill."
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