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/
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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
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.”
55:33 Favorite wineries--biodynamic Cowhorn, Simple Machine, Troon
59:25. Jacksonville Trails
1:00:30 Arts: The Brit and Ashland Shakespeare Festival
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