Author: Kathleen A. Brehony
Fraught with physical, relational, professional, and psychological changes, midlife can be a challenging time. But according to Jungian-oriented psychotherapist Kathleen Brehony, "tranformation at midlife offers unparalleled opportunities for a rich, meaningful second half of life."With special sections on recovering childhood dreams, enriching creative expression, learning to appreciate our physical selves, heightening consciousness, and more, this guide is a wake-up call for anyone who wants to reassess one's beliefs and find a path that leads to greater fulfillment, happiness, and passion for life's journey.
Author: Rosemarie Carfagna
Publisher: Paulist Press
This book helps the reader in midlife crisis frame his/her experience in spiritual/contemplative terms, and thereby provides a wider context in which to understand and eventually accept it.
Author: Myrna R. H. Araneta, Ph.D.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Lessons Learned from Stories of Adult Intentional Change that led to Sustained Transformation, and their implications for Organizational Change and Transformation. This book yields insights about individual circumstances surrounding personal change journeys and how they eventually emerged into a new life of meaning, purpose and destiny. Are the processes of change and transformation the same? What provokes self-initiated (intentional) change in midlife? In a compelling study Inspiring Lives: Personal Stories of Sustained Transformation, author Myrna Araneta, Ph.D., examines the circumstances and processes involved in self-initiated and transformative adult change that yields insights about why and how people intentionally change in midlife. Using descriptive metaphors from nature, this book reveals some lessons learned that offer insights to individuals who will need to undergo a similar journey and their lessons and implications for organizational change and transformation. This book reveals that multiple circumstances that provoked transformative change include external experiences that created internal crises, dilemmas, discomfort, and the leap of faith to innovate one’s life. Findings also suggest that pathways to successful transformation is not one long straight road from a starting point to a finish line but, that it unfolds as a lengthy, evolving, and challenging process. An enlightening read, Inspiring Lives: Personal Stories of Sustained Transformation is filled with insights and lessons that can be utilized and implemented by others seeking to create their own process of change that may lead to personal transformation.
Author: Julia Schlam Edelman
Publisher: JHU Press
A guide for improving a woman's physical and mental health from age 35 and on. It covers topics of vital interest to perimenopausal and postmenopausal women: hot flashes, vaginal dryness, poor sleep, memory loss, mood changes, depression, hormone replacement therapy, sleep, diet, exercise, weight control, and healthy sex.
Author: Kathleen A. Brehony
Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)
A psychotherapist explores the origins of compassion, grace, and altruism through studies of religion and science, showing the deep motivations of selfless behaviors and demonstrating how the good can cast out the bad. Reprint.
Author: Tricia Wagner, Barbara Day
Publisher: Vanderwyk & Burnham
This book has over 1000 inspiring and fun ideas for making retirement a happy and rewarding time of life. It makes a great gift for the many people today who suddenly find themselves faced with an abundance of time and freedom, which can actually seem stressful. They simply 'don't know what to do with themselves'. To help these millions of people to find fulfilment in their retirement years, the authors have filled this one-of-a-kind offering with A to Z listings of motivational ideas such as volunteering, learning to play the harmonica, taking a train ride, and much, much more. Plus, this second edition provides even more freephone numbers, websites, and mailing addresses to help readers investigate ideas quickly and inexpensively.
Author: Cheryl Richardson
Internationally recognized coach and New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Richardson has toured the world empowering others to make lasting change. But when Richardson’s own life no longer worked as it once had, a persistent, inner voice offered unmistakable guidance: it was time to reevaluate her life to uncover what really mattered. Waking Up in Winter is the candid and revelatory account of how at midlife, Richardson found renewed contentment and purpose through a heroic, inward journey. The unfolding story, told through intimate journal entries, follows Richardson from the first, gentle nudges of change to a thoughtfully reimagined life – a soulful, spring awakening. With an experienced coach’s intuition and an artist’s eye, Richardson reexamines everything – her marriage, her work, her friendships, and her priorities – gracefully shedding parts of the self that no longer serve along the way. In the end, she not only discovers what really matters at midlife, she invites readers to join her in the inquiry process by providing thought-provoking questions designed to usher them through their own season of transformation. Offering up Richardson’s most powerful teaching tool yet – her own life – Waking Up in Winter takes readers on a brave, spiritual adventure that shows us all how to live a more authentic and meaningful life.
Author: Marcia Tucker, Anne Ellegood, New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)
The fastest growing age group in America is those over 65, and accordingly, there has been a recent upsurge in interest into how aging is perceived and represented. The Time of Our Lives considers the depiction of aging within visual media. How do stereo-types in the conceptualization of age, particularly the invisibility and infantilization of the elderly, affect us? The book also explores how medical research and new technologies are changing our ideas about aging, longevity, and reproduction, and the cultural quest for "the fountain of youth, " as evidenced through increasingly prevalent "anti-aging" products and cosmetic surgery.
Author: Marcia Reynolds
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Presents fresh research and powerful stories to give voice to a new generation of women driven by challenge and change Offers compelling advice on how to make wandering a life strategy, not just a series of unplanned events Includes probing questions and thought-provoking exercises to help readers find peace in life's chaos and confusion 2011 Axiom Award Gold Medal winner in the category of Women in Business There’s a new generation of high-achieving women today—confident, ambitious, accomplished, driven. And yet, as master coach Marcia Reynolds discovered, many of them are also anxious, discontented, and frustrated. They’re constantly questioning their purpose, juggling multiple roles, and reevaluating their goals. As a result they’re restless—they move from job to job, from challenge to challenge, almost on impulse. They’re wander women. Existing personal growth books, so focused on empowerment and encouragement, can’t help these women. They don’t need to find their voice—they know how to roar. They don’t expect balance in their lives—but they long to find peace in the chaos. They aren’t necessarily focused on gaining a seat in the boardroom—they want projects that mean something or businesses they run on their own. Reynolds helps wander women understand the roots of their restlessness and make their wandering a conscious strategy, not a reaction. Drawing on extensive research and interviews she illuminates the needs that drive their decisions and the core assumptions that lock them into rigid perfectionist patterns. She offers a wealth of exercises and practices that will enable wander women to reset their mental programming, discover new ways of finding direction, and thoughtfully choose and plan their futures, whether they climb the corporate ladder, find satisfaction below the glass ceiling, or set out on their own. For every woman plagued by frustration and self-doubt—“Will what I’ve done ever feel good enough?”—Wander Woman sets the stage to uncover the answers to life’s tough questions about meaning and purpose, significance and value, and the legacy you can leave from a life lived well.
Author: Gene D. Cohen
Publisher: Harper Collins
The author shows how the unique combination of age, experience, and creativity can produce inner growth and potential for everyone.
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