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

Author: Michael Gurian
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, June 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Atria books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"Bestselling author and psychologist Michael Gurian, who's guided readers through the world of raising children, turns his attention to aging in this comprehensive, holistic look at the emotional, spiritual, and physical dimensions of life after 50, showing how the reader can learn to embrace and celebrate life as they age"--
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gurian
ISBN: 9781476706696 1476706697
OCLC Number: 820665466
Awards: Winner of Nautilus Award (Aging Gracefully) 2014
Description: xiii, 313 pages ; 24 cm
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" --
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Responsibility: Michael Gurian.
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