Travel People: Living Authentic Lives, Finding Kindred Spirits, Fulfilling Dreams

Episode 4: Talking Oregon, Coping with Covid, Old Times and New Lives with Dr. Kim Roberts

June 19, 2020 Host Cindy McCain with Dr. Kim Roberts Season 1 Episode 4
Travel People: Living Authentic Lives, Finding Kindred Spirits, Fulfilling Dreams
Episode 4: Talking Oregon, Coping with Covid, Old Times and New Lives with Dr. Kim Roberts
Chapters
0:01
Series Intro
3:08
Meet Dr. Kim Roberts, PsyD, LPC living another new life in Oregon
7:07
Covid Check-in
15:00
Back to School: Doctoral Student at 50
19:15
Study Abroad in Spain--changed forever

23:20
Our trip to Barcelona, How we Met in Nashville
26:11
Salsa Days, Dancing in East Nashville at  Mad Donna’s

,  Lessons at Global Education Center
29:30
Kim moves to Franklin, TN
29:55
New Orleans and the Swingin’ Haymakers
36:45
Equestrian Era gives joy. A death, an almost fatal injury, loss of farm and divorce causes pain.

45:03
Journey to Oregon
54:31
Why Oregon Makes a Great Home and Travel Destination: Wineries, Outdoor Life, Arts
1:02:47
Dr. Roberts shares research on divorced women dating over 50 years of age

1:06:20
What Kim would tell her 20something self

Travel People: Living Authentic Lives, Finding Kindred Spirits, Fulfilling Dreams
Episode 4: Talking Oregon, Coping with Covid, Old Times and New Lives with Dr. Kim Roberts
Jun 19, 2020 Season 1 Episode 4
Host Cindy McCain with Dr. Kim Roberts

Have you ever been on a vacation and wanted to stay? Is there a place where your body relaxes and your heart whispers that you are home?  How do we make major moves happen? How in the era of Covid-19 do we accept and navigate unwanted change?  Join a talk with Dr. Kim Roberts, a psychotherapist who moved to Jacksonville, Oregon with her husband, Andy, to live a new dream. Kim's many lives will inspire you. In the year of the Great American Road Trip, she'll convince you there's nowhere like Oregon, so grab a kindred spirit and just drive. And BONUS: If you are a woman who is over 50, single again, and braving the dating world in hopes of sharing life with a partner, hear what her research reveals about how we are making meaningful connections and living rich, full lives in creative ways.
Music Credits: Carole Edwards, "Come and Run Away with Me," Chris Haugen, "Casablanca Caravan," Dan Lebowitz, "Mysteries" To watch the Skype interview with photos go here
Photo Credits: Cindy McCain and Kim Roberts


Show Notes Transcript Chapter Markers

Have you ever been on a vacation and wanted to stay? Is there a place where your body relaxes and your heart whispers that you are home?  How do we make major moves happen? How in the era of Covid-19 do we accept and navigate unwanted change?  Join a talk with Dr. Kim Roberts, a psychotherapist who moved to Jacksonville, Oregon with her husband, Andy, to live a new dream. Kim's many lives will inspire you. In the year of the Great American Road Trip, she'll convince you there's nowhere like Oregon, so grab a kindred spirit and just drive. And BONUS: If you are a woman who is over 50, single again, and braving the dating world in hopes of sharing life with a partner, hear what her research reveals about how we are making meaningful connections and living rich, full lives in creative ways.
Music Credits: Carole Edwards, "Come and Run Away with Me," Chris Haugen, "Casablanca Caravan," Dan Lebowitz, "Mysteries" To watch the Skype interview with photos go here
Photo Credits: Cindy McCain and Kim Roberts


 Meet Dr. Kim Roberts, PsyD, LPC, who moved to Jacksonville, Oregon with her husband, Andy, as did miners in the 1850s because they believed they’d found gold. After vacationing--hiking, biking-- in wine country in California and Oregon, they chose Jacksonville, dubbed by Frommers “One of America’s Top 10 Coolest Small Towns” as #1 for a new home.  https://jacksonvilleoregon.com/ 

See chapters for podcast content and links.
See photos by Kim Roberts and Cindy McCain in video version on YouTube. Bonus: A blooper at the end!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51YU3ZgYrtU&t=50s

Photos of School Haus Brewhouse https://www.bkcrossing.com/

6:25  Mountain biking and hiking

7:07  Covid Check-In

7:53  Hummngbird Estates https://www.hummingbirdestate.com/

8:58  Rebel Heart Books https://www.rebelheartbooks.com/

10:41  Coping with Covid--anxiety, “what we mull over between 3 and 4 in the morning"

13:37  Lake of the Woods https://lakeofthewoodsresort.com/

15:00 Back to School--Doctoral student at 50

19:15  Study Abroad in Spain--changed forever

23:20  Our Trip to Barcelona

24:35  How Kim and I met

25:55  Best Friends--Finding kindred spirits, our tribe

26:11  Salsa Days--International Community

27:05  Latin dancing in East Nashville at  Mad Donna’s

28:38  Lessons at Global Education Center https://www.globaleducationcenter.org/

29:30  Kim marries Andy and moves to Franklin

29:55  New Orleans and the Swingin’ Haymakers http://haymaker2000.tripod.com/id21.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_IFm...
Reunion  Concert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9hW-...

35:23  Rock and Bowl  https://www.rocknbowl.com/  and Lil Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2jIV...

36:45 Equestrian Era gives joy. A death, an almost fatal injury, loss of farm and divorce causes pain.

40:05  Finds new family in East Nashville
"It became a great change that I really resisted. It turned out to be a very good thing... That happens sometimes. You don't get what you want and it's good."

Another Journey Begins...

45:03 Leaving the house they loved in Franklin to get the life they wanted in Oregon

50:00 How and why they chose Jacksonville, Oregon

52:18  Heading West with 3 dogs, a cat, and later, Kim's mom

53:40  Journeys that take on lives of their own--Search Associates  https://www.searchassociates.com/

54:31  Why Southern Oregon is a great place for wine and outdoor lovers

Wine Enthusiast Magazine calls Southern Oregon one of the "Top 10 Wine Destinations in the World" and Forbes can’t stop hailing it as wine’s “next big thing.”
https://trade.oregonwine.org/resource...

55:33 Favorite wineries--biodynamic Cowhorn, Simple Machine, Troon
https://cowhornwine.com/
https://simplemachinewine.com/
http://www.troonvineyard.com/

59:25. Jacksonville Trails

1:00:30 Arts: The Brit and Ashland Shakespeare Festival
https://www.brittfest.org/
https://www.osfashland.org/

1:00:36 Crater Lake, Lavender Fields, The Oregon Coast (Monica Fernandez Chantada in lavender field with Kim and restaurant below. See her story at Travel People: Episode 1.)

1:01:20. Bella Union https://www.bellau.com/

1:02:47  Dr. Roberts shares research on divorced women dating over 50 years of age
“We all want love. We all want connection. We all want partners to do things with and to feel safe and to have an ally.” Women interviewed who stay single are finding tribes, nontraditional partnerships.   Importance of  finding your people

1:06:20 What Kim would tell her 20something self
 
Series Closing and Salsa Surprise 

Series Intro
Meet Dr. Kim Roberts, PsyD, LPC living another new life in Oregon
Covid Check-in
Back to School: Doctoral Student at 50
Study Abroad in Spain--changed forever

Our trip to Barcelona, How we Met in Nashville
Kim moves to Franklin, TN
Equestrian Era gives joy. A death, an almost fatal injury, loss of farm and divorce causes pain.

Journey to Oregon
Dr. Roberts shares research on divorced women dating over 50 years of age

What Kim would tell her 20something self