Can love and romance help you live longer? Partha Nandi, M.D. explores the connection between emotional, mental and physical health.  He talks with a couple who has been married for almost 60 years to get their secrets to longevity. Plus, relationship experts explain the importance of communication, staying connected socially as you age, keeping the passion alive after losing a partner, and understanding how romance and love impact health.

Notable Guests

Susan Bratton

Susan Bratton is a champion and advocate for all who desire passionate relationships. Considered the “Dear Abby of Sex,” Susan’s fresh approach and original ideas have helped millions of people of all ages and across the gender spectrum transform sex into passion. Married to her husband Tim since 1993, Susan is an author, award-winning speaker, and serial entrepreneur who teaches passionate lovemaking techniques to her fans around the world. Susan has been featured in The New York Times and on CNBC and the TODAY show as well as appearing on ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, and on NBC as the “Marriage Magician.”

Susan’s straight-talking, fearless approach is rooted in her personal experience of watching her sex life wither while she and her husband pursued dynamic careers. When their relationship hit a crisis point, the couple made a fierce commitment to do whatever it took to keep their family together and revive the passion in their marriage. Today, she and her husband have the kind of dream relationship most people long-since stopped believing is even possible—until they discover Susan’s teachings. Susan is CEO and co-founder (with her husband) of Personal Life Media. Through her company, Susan has authored 20 books including Relationship Magic, The Passion Patch and 30 Romance Tricks That Work Like Magic, as well as her International #1 Amazon best-seller, Sexual Soulmates: The 6 Essentials for Connected Sex. Learn more at

Shayne McClendon

Shayne McClendon is a love and romance expert, author of more than 40 romance novels with over 2,100+ 5-star reviews on Amazon, and personal development trailblazer. She’s the co-founder of Raise Your Vibe Higher – a global self-growth movement empowering women to live, love, and play at their highest level. Shayne was born in America’s Heartland and always wondered: Why life was so easy for some while others seemed to struggle endlessly? This question led her on a path of personal transformation, self-growth, and mind, body, and spirit wellness to find the answer.

Love & Live Fearlessly is Shayne’s personal mantra to overcoming self-doubt, self-sabotage, and limiting beliefs to get what you want in life and love, without joyless sacrifice or needless pain. Even if you think change is too hard, Love & Live Fearlessly can unlock the way to forever transforming your life.  Learn more at

Edward M. Lichten, M.D.

Edward M. Lichten, M.D. is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist who completed his training at the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1976. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, former assistant clinical professor at Wayne State College of Medicine, author of The Textbook of Bioidentical Hormones, and an internationally recognized lecturer of more than 40 peer reviewed medical journal articles. His unique field of medicine is hormonal therapy replacement for women and men and the patented medication combination to block the hormonal aspects environmental toxins. He treats inflammation WITHOUT PREDSIONE associated with aging, autoimmune disease, anemia, Crohn”s, diabetes, endometriosis coronary and heart disease, menopause, low-testosterone; etcetera. His motto is “Why not try?”

Kristin A. Meekhof

Kristin A. Meekhof, LMSW, is a life coach, masters level social worker, speaker, and author. She spoke at the 2017 Harvard Medical School’s writing conference, and appeared at United Nations headquarters as well as at the University of Michigan Medical School and the Parliament of World Religions. Kristin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College with a major in psychology. She completed the clinical Master in Social Work program at the University of Michigan, and is a licensed social worker.

In 2007, when Kristin Meekhof was 33, her husband (a teacher and veteran) of four years was diagnosed with advanced adrenal cancer. Approximately eight weeks later, he died. They had no children together and she was very much alone in her grief. Kristin wrote about the healing power of gratitude for the Live Happy book and is the co- author of the best- selling book “A Widow’s Guide Healing“. This was not the first time she experienced a significant loss. Nearly two weeks shy of her fifth birthday, her father died after a long battle with cancer. Kristin is a Korean -American Adoptee and was left on the streets of Korea as a young infant. She came to the U.S.A. in 1974 and became a naturalized citizen. Kristin is a licensed master’s level social worker with twenty years of clinical experience. In 2013, Kristin wrote about her journey here for Huffington Post.  Learn more at

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