Dr. Mara Karpel has been a practicing Clinical Psychologist for twenty-seven years, specializing in working with older adults and caregivers, as well as adults of all ages who are dealing with issues of anxiety, depression--or desiring to create more joy in their lives. She also specializes in evaluating veterans for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other service-connected mental health issues. Dr. Mara is the host of the Blog Talk Radio show, Dr. Mara Karpel & Your Golden Years, a program that has been on air for over seven years. The first two years of the show were on Austin’s Talk Radio 1370 and the last five-plus have been live-streamed on Blog Talk Radio. In this program, Dr. Mara focuses on the topics of the social, emotional, and health issues of older adults, caregivers, Boomers, and ALL who want to grow older with greater health, passion, and joy. She is a regular contributor to Arianna Huffington's new online publication, Thrive Global and to Sivana East, and she has had several of her blogs published in Huffington Post. Dr. Mara's book, The Passionate Life: Creating Vitality & Joy at Any Age, an International Bestseller, is a guide for all who want to live a more vital, joyful life. In The Passionate Life: Creating Vitality & Joy at Any Age, with the Foreword by The Barefoot Doctor, Dr. Mara interweaves her expertise as a psychologist, her own personal experiences while pursuing a life of passion, and the wisdom of today's thought leaders on physical, emotional, and spiritual health (many of whom have appeared on her radio program) into these pages, teaching readers valuable tips for creating a meaningful, vital, and joyful life--no matter what challenges they may face.