Dr. Mara Karpel has been a practicing clinical psychologist for over twenty-six 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. Mara is the host of the Blog Talk Radio show, Dr. Mara Karpel & Your Golden Years, a program about the social, emotional, and health issues of older adults, caregivers, Boomers, and all who want to grow older with greater health and more joy. She is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and to Arianna Huffington’s new online publication, Thrive Global.

Dr. Mara’s Internationally Best Selling Book, The Passionate Life: Creating Vitality & Joy at Any Age, is a guide for all who want to live a more vital, joyful life! After all, Passion, Joy, and Vitality are not just for the young! They are meant for the young at heart no matter what our age.