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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Cheryl Ladd: Actress

Optimism, during this tumultuous year, has been in short supply. But as 2021 beckons, there is a real sense of hope that happier, healthier times are ahead. Cheryl Ladd, best known for her role in the 1970s detective series, Charlie's Angels, is also emerging from a rollercoaster of a year.  As well as dealing with the emotional challenges presented by Covid-19, for the first time in her life, the actress says she started to feel old.  But it was the challenge of failing eyesight that motivated her to take on a new mission in life, encouraging others, with optimism and gratitude, to embrace the aging process.  In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, the 69-year old explains why wellness matters; how she has overcome cataracts with new technology; her reluctance retire and future aspirations in Hollywood.


Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.

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The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.

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