Laurent Goldstein

Rising above fears of aging

Documentary film screening in White Rock offers inspiration to those over 50

“What bothered me most about turning 50 is that I knew 60 was coming,” said filmmaker Laurent Goldstein.

“I knew I didn’t have much room for error.”

But it doesn’t have to be that way, he said. His documentary Your Second Fifty: Rising Above The Fears of Aging – based on the best-selling book by author and speaker Frank Moffat – aims at helping others over the same hurdles.

While some people see such chronological milestones as a 50th or 60th birthday as ‘the beginning of the end,’ Goldstein his film focuses on a shift in understanding that can actually reveal them as doorways to the peak years of life.

“It is really all about attitude,” the French-born, Vancouver-based Goldstein said.

In hopes the film’s “live inspired” message will find resonance on the Semiahmoo Peninsula – seemingly an ideal demographic area for his message – he’s bringing Your Second Fifty to Blue Frog Studios (1328 Johnston Rd.) for a screening this Wednesday (Dec. 9, 6 p.m.)

Goldstein is – himself – a good advertisement for the concept. An entrepreneur whose earlier successful business marketing software to chiropractors crashed during the 2008 recession, he re-invented his life as the founder of busy media company Citrus Pie, rediscovering his early love for film in the process.

Author/motivational speaker Aurora Winter (Mid-Life Reboot) – who also appears in the film – is travelling up from California to speak at the event, while musical guest local singer/songwriter Josh Bogert will present a few numbers before the film is screened at 7 p.m.

Although Your Second Fifty’s production was sponsored by SierraSil – a natural mineral dietary supplement marketed for relief of joint pain – the documentary steers clear of infomercial territory, taking a broad-based, informative approach to the theme.

Travelling to locations around the world, Goldstein takes the role of audience surrogate, gently questioning and interacting with Moffat and more than 40  international experts in the fields of physical and emotional health, nutrition, finance, psychology, anti-aging therapies and spiritual enlightenment – as well as people whose active later lives challenge traditional stereotypes of aging.

Among well-known interview subjects are Naomi Judd and Vancouver entertainment entrepreneur Bruce Allen, while others include Dr, Bruce Lipton, Dr. John Demartini, Bob Proctor, David Wolfe, Dr. Daniel Amen and Arielle Ford.

They all tend to support Moffat’s contention that “beliefs shape life,” Goldstein said.

“Whether they have been taught by parents or taught by experience they can be replaced by other, more positive beliefs.”

Admission is $10, tickets available at the door, or through Tapestry Music, Mountainview Wellness and Deslauriers Chiropractic Group.

 

.

 

Just Posted

Surrey Community Leader Awards winners revealed

The 16th CLA awards, presented by the Now-Leader, recognized Surrey’s un-sung heroes

Person reportedly stabbed in Fleetwood

Police were on scene in the 15200-block of Fraser Highway shortly after midnight

COMMUTER ALERT: Serious pedestrian crash closes Pacific Highway

Traffic along 176th Street, 4th to 8th Avenue, is blocked while Mounties continue to investigate.

MPs meet with Surrey council to discuss RCMP, LRT

Federal government to have quarterly meetings with Surrey

Hogg curious if a new recreation centre is needed in Grandview Heights

South Surrey-White Rock MP to host a Town Hall Meeting tonight

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi’s killing

Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor is recommending the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Mixing business and family: Trudeau turns to Singapore ancestors to widen trade

Trudeau’s ancestor, Esther Bernard, born Farquhar (1796-1838) was the daughter of Major-General William Farquhar (1774-1839), the first British Resident and Commandant of Singapore.

Baloney Meter: Will tougher penalties for gang members make Canada safer?

Since 2013, gang-related homicides in Canada’s largest cities have almost doubled

Early data suggests no spike in pot-impaired driving after legalization: police

Some departments said it’s too early to provide data, others said initial numbers suggest stoned driving isn’t on the rise

Protesters confront Environment Minister in B.C.

Protesters wanting more for killer whales confront Catherine McKenna

Humans reshaping evolutionary history of species around the globe: paper

University of British Columbia researcher had the paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society

Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver

Cole says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents

Tubing, skating, light display part of new winter festival in Vancouver

Set to open Nov. 23, the six-week festival will take over Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Centre

Most Read