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The wonder of aging : a new approach to embracing life after fifty, Michael Gurian

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The wonder of aging : a new approach to embracing life after fifty
Title
The wonder of aging
Title remainder
a new approach to embracing life after fifty
Statement of responsibility
Michael Gurian
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The years after fifty are generally discussed in terms of health: what are the physical symptoms that come with advancing age, and what can we do about them? The Wonder of Aging goes beyond these topics to serve as both a spiritual, meditative guide and a practical exploration of the emotional and psychological dimensions of the second half of life. Family therapist Michael Gurian shows how we become elders. The world needs our wisdom, he argues, and he shows us how to develop and share it. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience as well as anecdotes from his many clients over the last two decades, Gurian goes beyond the physical-centered view of aging to present a new, holistic paradigm that embraces the soul-enriching opportunities of fifty and beyond. The Wonder of Aging divides the second half of life into three stages: the Age of Transformation, from our late forties to around sixty; the Age of Distinction, from sixty to seventy-five; and the Age of Completion, which involves the final stage of our journey. Discussing topics such as sex, how men and women age differently, the effects of aging on the brain, grandparenting, living with purpose, and what to expect in your last chapter, Gurian also provides meditations and exercises to help you design your present and future
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DLC
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Gurian, Michael
Dewey number
613/.0438
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA564.8
LC item number
.G88 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print health, home & learning
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  • Older people
  • Aging
  • Well-being
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
The wonder of aging : a new approach to embracing life after fifty, Michael Gurian
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The wonder of aging. The next rite of passage ; Are you in a new stage of life? ; Two women ; Research and vision ; Being and doing ; Being visible -- Toward a new spirit of aging. Forging a new spirit of aging ; Stress as the catalyst of spirit ; Embracing our age ; A circle of friends ; Becoming an elder ; Choosing freedom -- The age of transformation. A time like no other ; The stages of age ; Stage 1: the age of transformation ; Menopause and andropause as spiritual quest ; Developing fearlessness in our fifties ; The rope and the snake -- The ages of distinction and completion. Stage 2: the age of distinction ; Identifying your distinction and legacy ; The elder's love ; Devotion and a life of joy ; Women, men, and distinction ; Stage 3: the age of completion ; The spirit of completion ; The final journey of renunciation ; Moses looks back on his life -- How men and women age differently. Beautiful and life-sustaining difference ; How women and men do conflict differently ; Exploring seven differences, and enjoying them ; Differences that diminish with age ; Help the men age well, too, will you? -- The wisdom of intimate separateness. The art of intimate separateness ; Sex and the IS paradigm ; The monogamy gene ; A new way of love -- The amazing grandparent brain. The grandparent brain ; Are grandmothers and grandfathers different? ; The sacred stories of the grandparents ; Stress and the amazing grandparent brain ; You are in the driver's seat -- A new lifetime of second chances. "Eva's song" ; Completion spirituality ; The place you have found -- The miracle of dying and death. There's no right way to die, but there is a better way ; Completion spirituality and dying ; Protecting the miracle of your death ; Confronting our fear of abandonment ; Ten concentrations ; "Kathy's song" -- Epilogue
Control code
20150808
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
521 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410465245
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2013037532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn861210810
  • (OCoLC)861210810
Label
The wonder of aging : a new approach to embracing life after fifty, Michael Gurian
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The wonder of aging. The next rite of passage ; Are you in a new stage of life? ; Two women ; Research and vision ; Being and doing ; Being visible -- Toward a new spirit of aging. Forging a new spirit of aging ; Stress as the catalyst of spirit ; Embracing our age ; A circle of friends ; Becoming an elder ; Choosing freedom -- The age of transformation. A time like no other ; The stages of age ; Stage 1: the age of transformation ; Menopause and andropause as spiritual quest ; Developing fearlessness in our fifties ; The rope and the snake -- The ages of distinction and completion. Stage 2: the age of distinction ; Identifying your distinction and legacy ; The elder's love ; Devotion and a life of joy ; Women, men, and distinction ; Stage 3: the age of completion ; The spirit of completion ; The final journey of renunciation ; Moses looks back on his life -- How men and women age differently. Beautiful and life-sustaining difference ; How women and men do conflict differently ; Exploring seven differences, and enjoying them ; Differences that diminish with age ; Help the men age well, too, will you? -- The wisdom of intimate separateness. The art of intimate separateness ; Sex and the IS paradigm ; The monogamy gene ; A new way of love -- The amazing grandparent brain. The grandparent brain ; Are grandmothers and grandfathers different? ; The sacred stories of the grandparents ; Stress and the amazing grandparent brain ; You are in the driver's seat -- A new lifetime of second chances. "Eva's song" ; Completion spirituality ; The place you have found -- The miracle of dying and death. There's no right way to die, but there is a better way ; Completion spirituality and dying ; Protecting the miracle of your death ; Confronting our fear of abandonment ; Ten concentrations ; "Kathy's song" -- Epilogue
Control code
20150808
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
521 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410465245
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2013037532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn861210810
  • (OCoLC)861210810

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