Lynne Twist has made a career out of supporting social justice.
It’s no wonder that Twist was chosen to participate in the series “Ageless Living,” which will air at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, on NMPBS.
The “Ageless Living” series consists of half-hour episodes featuring 22 award-winning, best-selling authors and experts in their field. The authors include David Suzuki, Gregg Braden, Bruce Lipton, Thomas Moore, Joan Borysenko, John Gray, Dr. Larry Dossey, Dr. Eben Alexander, Anita Moorjani, Barbara Marx Hubbard and Twist.
The series was filmed in two events at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe and one at the KiMo Theatre in Downtown Albuquerque.
“The whole idea of doing something on ‘Ageless Living’ and the process of living, it’s an important topic,” Twist says. “I feel that my message is a pro-activist because of the way I work on them.”
Franz Joachim, NMPBS general manager, says “Ageless Living” gives an audience a different type of content.
“This is not unlike some of what we already have,” Joachim says. “The series is centered on self-help and healthier ways of living.”
Joachim says that because there’s so much division in society now, the series lays out plans and ideas to come together.
“These speakers have messages on not what to think, but it’s how they are looking to find some commonality among us,” he says. “How to talk about these things. They are putting out ideas of how to discuss these issues without the animosity.”
The series is created by George and Sedena Cappanelli, who run Age Nation
based out of Santa Fe.
“Our role is through the broadcast,” Joachim says. “The series will be seen on PBS stations across the country. The content George and Sedena have created is something new, and we’re offering our viewers a wealth of it. There are 20 different speakers. The first season is 14 episodes.”
Twist remembers talking about how the choices we make today will affect the future.
“I’ve been working with the Pachamama Alliance, and we’re deeply involved in the Amazon,” she says. “This area is pristine, and we work with the indigenous people there. They don’t keep track of time by telling someone’s age. That way of living has been very powerful for me to interact with. We’re so rushed with life. I find that as I get wiser, I realize how soul-hearty that is. It’s about living in the moment as well.”
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