The Art of Growing Old

A Guide to Faithful Aging

Author: Carroll Saussy

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 9781451404937

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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This book shows not only how to embrace the challenges of a long life but also how to engage the possibilities of creativity and depth of soul available to those who have acquired a wealth of experience. Activity suggestions are included, making this ideal for both personal and group study.

The Art of Growing Old

Aging with Grace

Author: Marie De Hennezel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101567023

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 9871

A groundbreaking approach to aging from one of France's best- known clinical psychologists. How should we accept growing old? It's an inevitable progression and yet in Western society the very subject of aging is often taboo and shrouded in anxiety and shame. Not anymore, says Marie de Hennezel, an internationally renowned clinical psychologist and bestselling author. Now that our lives are longer and richer than ever before, it's imperative to demystify our greatest fear and cultivate a positive awareness of aging. In this timely and essential book, de Hennezel offers a fresh perspective on the art of growing old. She confronts head-on the inevitable grief we sustain at the loss of our youth and explains how refusing to age and move forward in life is actually what makes us become old. Combining personal anecdotes with psychological theory, philosophy, and eye-opening scientific research from around the world, she shows why we should look forward to embracing everything aging has to offer in terms of human and spiritual enrichment. The Art of Growing Old is a thought-provoking, brave, and uplifting meditation on the later years as they should be lived.

The Ancient Art of Growing Old

Author: Tom Payne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448130018

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 9154

Bette Davis said ‘Old age ain’t no place for sissies’. If that’s true, we could all use a little help as we approach our twilight years. Translator Tom Payne turns to Ovid, Seneca, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aristophanes to discover invigorating counsel on mental decline, medicine, late love affairs, death and legacy. This lively tour of ancient attitudes to ageing, supplemented by a translation of Cicero’s ‘On Old Age’, reveals the true art of growing old gracefully.

Not Dead Yet

A Feisty Bohemian Explores the Art of Growing Old

Author: Herbert Gold

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1628721421

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 2873

From a revered writer of the Beat Generation: a “tour de force” that contemplates aging—and how to make the most of it (Booklist). In this energetic, optimistic memoir, Herb Gold looks back on his life, not with regret or wistful recollections—but as a constant, ongoing journey. In a fascinating account of his life, he shares poignant and funny memories of the countless conversations, anecdotes, and atmospheres he has experienced and witnessed, all recollected in his vivid, striking prose. This is a book about how time overtakes us; how reminiscence, loss, hope, pain, success, failure—the lifelong accumulation of dreams and reality—continue to crowd around us with every passing day. In this age of overheated memoirs that exist merely to shock readers with supposedly stunning revelations, Not Dead Yet stands out with its rare, unique remembrances of a life truly lived by a man who saw every day as a rare opportunity he just couldn’t pass up. “Veteran writer Gold now confronts aging with warmth, humor, and a trace of angst. . . . Breezily charming, Gold captivates.” —Booklist “Altogether exhilarating.” —Los Angeles Times

The Art of Growing Older

Writers on Living and Aging

Author: Wayne C. Booth

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226065496

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

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Wayne Booth has selected, and has been inspired by, the works by some of our greatest writers on the art of growing older. In this widely praised anthology he shows that the very making of art is in itself a victory over time. Culled chiefly from great literary works, this unusual compendium of prose and poetry . . . highlights the physical and emotional aspects of aging. . . . The thoughtful commentary with which Booth connects the selections reminds readers that physical decay and fear of death are conditions common to us all. . . . Provocative."—Publishers Weekly "His blending of literature, humor, and crotchetiness will capture the interest of readers of all ages."—Booklist "Funny . . . profound. . . . It is hard to resist the closing chapters, which celebrate the freedom from constraint and ambition, the permission to be crotchety, the joy of memory and perspective that come with age."—William March, Tampa Tribune "Booth puts a new spin on the worries many of us have about what's catching up with us. . . . Booth's book . . . [is] for both the younger readers and those of us who are nervously counting birthdays."—Sacramento Bee

Growing Older Without Growing Old

The Art of Ageing

Author: Peter Abbey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780595382613

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 180

View: 6618

This book is about how to grow older without growing old. If you are fortunate and do not die early by accident or disease, you will become elderly in this century, a period which will produce more older people and centenarians than any other time in history. To get older is one task; to make old age valuable is another. This book assumes you have had or will want to have a long life and, more importantly, you have the desire to find significance and value in being older. This book is meant to help you, but it may not. It depends, of course, on you. That is why the book is also called "The Art of Ageing." This book offers you various proposals for ageing well written by contemporary international authors who also suggest a variety of views about how to age artfully. "An old age in need of self-improvement is unenviable." On Old Age, Cicero "Good old man Give me your hand and let me your fortunes understand." As You Like It, William Shakespeare "Andorra ranks first among nations in life expectancy-83 years versus 77.1 in the USA and 37.2 in Zambia." "Centenarians are a diverse group, according to The New England Centenarian Study. Some are teetotalers. Others manage to reach extreme old age despite heavy drinking and smoking, deadly behaviors for most people. One feature common to most centenarians is that stress does not bother them." Profits from the sale of this book will go to international charities that assist the elderly.

An Art of Living

Author: Andre Maurois

Publisher: SpiralPress

ISBN: 0965564355

Category: Self-Help

Page: 212

View: 8936

This inspirational book contains sound advice on the art of living by the late historian, biographer, and philosopher, Andre Maurois, one of the most celebrated and prolific French writers of the 20th century. (Philosophy)

The Art of Aging

A Celebration of Old Age in Western Art

Author: Patrick L. McKee,Heta Kauppinen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 193

View: 537


The Art of Aging

Celebrating the Authentic Aging Self

Author: Alice Matzkin,Richard Matzkin

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591810817

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 7824

A couple, both artists, take a penetrating look at aging through a series of projects that confront their fear and curiosity about growing old. They explore physical changes, sensuality and relationships, aging parents, spirituality and death. Drawing on their personal experiences and the wisdom of older mentors, they conclude that their elder years can be a time of ripening and harvest rather than stagnation and despair. The profusely illustrated book contains a wealth of inspiration, especially for those about to enter old age.

It Is in Your Hands

Emotional Freedom Technique (Eft).the Power to Eliminate Stress, Anxiety, and All Negative Emotions

Author: Sobeida Salomon

Publisher: SpiralPress

ISBN: 0965564304

Category: Medical

Page: 110

View: 5035

Salomon introduces a new psychological therapeutic method called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), a practical procedure to eliminate all negative emotions, including stress, anxiety, fears, phobias, past traumas (including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), substance abuse, and all addictions.

Aging, Creativity and Art

A Positive Perspective on Late-Life Development

Author: Martin Lindauer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306477560

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 9113

This volume explores the strengths and opportunities of old age as these are manifested by the accomplishments of aging artists, late artistic works, and elderly arts audiences. It critically examines the psychology of creativity, cognitive development, and gerontology, and will be of interest to a wide range of professionals and students in these fields.

Sterblich sein

Was am Ende wirklich zählt. Über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung

Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035849

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 8626

Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

Arts de Faire

Author: Michel de Certeau

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520236998

Category: History

Page: 229

View: 6384

Repackage of a classic sociology text in which the author developes the idea of resistance to social and economic pressures.

About Time

Author: Irma Kurtz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848543786

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 6255

Something in our world is changing. In ten years time 60% of us will be over 55. The retirement age is likely to move up to 70; modern medicine ensures that most of us will live well in to our 80s and most of us will choose to do some work, paid or voluntary, while we are still physically able. Yet older people have, as yet, no role in modern society. Old age is regarded as an invonvenience, something to be shunned and set apart from our daily lives. In this frank, often funny and always compelling disquisition on ageing, Irma Kurtz sets out to chart the territory through her own and others' experiences. Along the way she meets a diverse group of people whose insights into their own lives have much to offer a younger generation - from a 90-year-old weekly columnist and a vicar still working in his mid-70s to The Good Granny Guide's Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall and 'London's Rudest Landlord', Normal Balon of the celebrated Coach and Horses. Kurtz is a fearless investigator of the art of growing old - its pleasures and its griefs - carrying with her the only tool that sharpens with age: lifelong curiosity.


Author: Robert G. Ingersoll

Publisher: Reprint Services Corporation

ISBN: 0781223571

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 636

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