Mara Karpel

Mara Karpel Ph.D. is the Passionate Living Motivator for Compassionate Austin.  She began this leadership role in October, 2019.  Dr. Mara is a psychologist, speaker, author of the internationally best-selling book, The Passionate Life: Creating Vitality & Joy at Every Age, and host of the Blog Talk Radio show, Dr. Mara Karpel & Your Golden Years.  She may be contacted via her website:   She teaches that compassion is one of the four key pillars of leading a passionate life.  Click here for Dr. Mara’s March 28, 2019 Facebook Live Video entitled, “Compassion, My Meditation Challenge, & The 4 Pillars of Living a Magical and Passionate Life.”

On her radio show she interviews expert guests, national musicians and artists, and those involved in healing the local and the global communities.  The show is for all who want to live healthfully, passionately, and purposefully, all the way into old age.  She is also a regular contributor to Ariana Huffington’s, Thrive Global and contributor to Huffington Post.

A clinical psychologist, Dr. Mara has been working with adults of all ages for over 27 years, with a specialty of working with older adults and caregivers and, for the past several years, Dr. Mara has also been evaluating veterans for service-connected mental health conditions.  She owns the company, Psyched-Up Productions, PLLC.

Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Mara currently resides in Austin, Texas, where she’s been enjoying the music and following her dreams.