Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life

  • Author : James Hollis
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-05-05
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101216699

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life Excerpt :

What does it really mean to be a grown up in today’s world? We assume that once we “get it together” with the right job, marry the right person, have children, and buy a home, all is settled and well. But adulthood presents varying levels of growth, and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts can take place anywhere between the age of thirty-five and seventy when we question the choices we’ve made, realize our limitations, and feel stuck— commonly known as the “midlife crisis.” Jungian psycho-analyst James Hollis believes it is only in the second half of life that we can truly come to know who we are and thus create a life that has meaning. In Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, Hollis explores the ways we can grow and evolve to fully become ourselves when the traditional roles of adulthood aren’t quite working for us, revealing a new way of uncovering and embracing our authentic selves. Offering wisdom to anyone facing a career that no longer seems fulfilling, a long-term relationship that has shifted, or family transitions that raise issues of aging and mortality, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life provides a reassuring message and a crucial bridge across this critical passage of adult development.

The Second Half of Life Book

The Second Half of Life

  • Author : Angeles Arrien
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010-04
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458770721

The Second Half of Life Excerpt :

When you find the courage to change at midlife, Angeles Arrien teaches, ''a miracle happens.'' Your character is opened, deepened, strengthened, softened. You return to your souls highest values. You are now prepared to create your legacy: an imprint of your dream for our world - a dream that can fully come true in The Second Half of Life. Working with images, poetry, metaphors, and other forms of symbolic language from diverse world cultures, Dr. Arrien introduces us to the Eight Gates of Initiation. By mastering their lessons and gifts, you harvest the meaning and purpose of your life and come into spiritual maturity. With The Second Half of Life, she takes you step-by-step through each gate to deepen your most valuable relationships, reclaim your untended creative talents, and shift your focus from ambition to meaning to grow into the exceptional elder youve always imagined you would one day become.

Roar Book


  • Author : Michael Clinton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982165819

Roar Excerpt :

Discover how to make the second half of your life happy and productive with this perceptive and inspiring guidebook that will help you achieve your dreams and get more out of life—whether or not retirement is in your future plans. We are living in a time when everyone is constantly reassessing what is next for them. In the mid-career group, people who have spent years working are now seeing their industry dramatically evolve and are facing the question: “What does that mean for me in the next twenty years?” At the same time, the post-career population is also going through massive change and dealing with the fact that many of them are not prepared financially, logistically, or emotionally for the next phase of their lives. And while we may want to retire, most of us don’t want to do nothing. With expert insight and approachable techniques, Roar will help you identify fresh goals and take meaningful action to achieve a purposeful life. Featuring a unique and dynamic 4-part process, Roar will show you how to: - Reimagine yourself - Own who you are - Act on what’s next - Reassess your relationships Transformative and invigorating, this is the ultimate roadmap to the latest journey of your life.

The Second Half of Your Life Book

The Second Half of Your Life

  • Author : Jill Shaw Ruddock
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-03-12
  • Genre: Middle-aged women
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9780091955281

The Second Half of Your Life Excerpt :

NEW EDITION - COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED WITH NEW CHAPTERS ADDED. The Second Half of Your Life is a groundbreaking book which offers advice and answers to women in the second half of their life. Using the hormonal changes that occur around menopause as a springboard to transition from a womanâe(tm)s reproductive years to her self-productive years, Shaw Ruddock gives positive, life-affirming guidance on how to make the second half of life, the best half. Drawing on extensive experience, research and interviews, Jill Shaw Ruddock explores what can hold women back at this important stage in their lives, and how to harness the new-found focus this stage in life brings i.e. the rest of your life. This revised and updated edition (including The Science of Hormones and the new chapter, Looking Your Best without Plastic Surgery) will inspire women to rethink what it means to grow older. The book has been heralded as âe~one of the most important womenâe(tm)s books for a decadeâe(tm), âe~ground-breakingâe(tm), âe~inspirationalâe(tm) and âe~the manual for women in the second half of their lifeâe(tm). Providing practical hands-on advice on how to harness the power of the oestrogen-free mind to make the most of new opportunities, Ruddock covers everything from money to the mind, dating to divorce, exercise to eating, and the libido to looking your best. The Second Half of Your Life is an inspiring, motivating read that gives women a framework to create a game plan to help overcome many of the obstacles faced in the second half of life.

From Strength to Strength Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

From Strength to Strength

  • Author : Arthur C. Brooks
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-02-15
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593191491

From Strength to Strength Excerpt :

The roadmap for finding purpose, meaning, and success as we age, from bestselling author, Harvard professor, and the Atlantic's happiness columnist Arthur Brooks. Many of us assume that the more successful we are, the less susceptible we become to the sense of professional and social irrelevance that often accompanies aging. But the truth is, the greater our achievements and our attachment to them, the more we notice our decline, and the more painful it is when it occurs. What can we do, starting now, to make our older years a time of happiness, purpose, and yes, success? At the height of his career at the age of 50, Arthur Brooks embarked on a seven-year journey to discover how to transform his future from one of disappointment over waning abilities into an opportunity for progress. From Strength to Strength is the result, a practical roadmap for the rest of your life. Drawing on social science, philosophy, biography, theology, and eastern wisdom, as well as dozens of interviews with everyday men and women, Brooks shows us that true life success is well within our reach. By refocusing on certain priorities and habits that anyone can learn, such as deep wisdom, detachment from empty rewards, connection and service to others, and spiritual progress, we can set ourselves up for increased happiness. Read this book and you, too, can go from strength to strength.

Living an Examined Life Book

Living an Examined Life

  • Author : James Hollis
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683640486

Living an Examined Life Excerpt :

How do you define “growing up”? Does it mean you achieve certain cultural benchmarks—a steady income, paying taxes, marriage, and children? Or does it mean leaving behind the expectations of others and growing into the person you were meant to be? If you find yourself in a career, place, relationship, or crisis you never foresaw and that seems at odds with your beliefs about who you are, it means your soul is calling on you to reexamine your path. With Living an Examined Life, James Hollis offers an essential guidebook for anyone at a crossroads in life Here this acclaimed author guides you through 21 areas for self-inquiry and growth—such as how to exorcise the ghosts of your past, when to choose meaning over happiness, how to construct a mature spirituality, and how to seize permission to be who you really are With his trademark eloquence and insight, Dr. Hollis offers a potent resource you’ll return to time and again to energize and inspire you on your journey to create a life of personal authority, integrity, and fulfillment.

Social Integration in the Second Half of Life Book

Social Integration in the Second Half of Life

  • Author : Professor Karl Pillemer, PH.D.
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2000-11-24
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 0801864542

Social Integration in the Second Half of Life Excerpt :

Social scientists use the term social integration to refer to individuals' connections with others in their environments. The concept and its consequences have been the subject of considerable study. Many researchers have asserted that meaningful and enduring ties to other persons serve as a buffer against stress, and thereby promote physical and mental health. The results are especially pronounced for older persons. Social Integration in the Second Half of Life presents integrative reviews of theory and research on this topic. The editors and contributors, all currently or previously affiliated with the Cornell Gerontology Research Institute, also present new empirical findings of research done at their center. The first section of the book discusses basic theory and principles of social integration in later life and its implications for health. The second, largest section examines specific issues: retirement, driving, family support, housing, neighbors. The third section addresses interventions to promote social integration: transportation, volunteering, and peer support for dementia caregivers. Throughout, the authors focus on the diverging influences of social integration and its converse, social isolation, in later life.

The Second Half Book

The Second Half

  • Author : Ellen Warner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 1684580862

The Second Half Excerpt :

"The Second Half explores, in portraits and interviews, how the second half of life is experienced by women from many cultures"--

Remember to Live  Book

Remember to Live

  • Author : Thomas Ryan
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9780809147588

Remember to Live Excerpt :

NOW AVAILABLE Awareness and acceptance of our mortality as experienced in aging, illness, and the death of others can bring a clarity and richness to the limited, precious moments of life, and helps us foster a special care for relationships and priorities in the time we are given.

You  Part Two Book

You Part Two

  • Author : Campbell Macpherson
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Release Date : 2021-08-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472145574

You Part Two Excerpt :

Those of us in midlife are facing a dilemma: We are going through a period of multiple life-altering changes all at the same time - at work, at home and within. More of us are being made redundant than ever before, just when we need it the least. More of us are becoming self-employed. More of us are experiencing losses of status and crises of self-confidence - and that was before COVID-19! Our relationships with our partners, our parents and our children are all entering new phases. Meanwhile, half of us are also going through the menopause. Yet we are healthier and more vibrant than previous generations - and we are living longer. Much longer. We are 50 years young, not 50 years old. But more importantly, we don't know where or who to turn to for help. If the thought of consulting a 'life coach' makes you twitch involuntarily, but you want more than impenetrable financial advice from an IFA - this book is for you. Award-winning author Campbell Macpherson and yoga therapist co-author Jane Macpherson will help you embrace these changes and come out on top. From dealing with seemingly ubiquitous ageism and starting your own business to building resilience, finding a financial adviser you can trust and learning from professional athletes who are forced to 'retire' in their early thirties, the Macphersons show that your 'Part Two' isn't about retirement or ageing; it's about change and how you turn it to your advantage. You: Part Two is the must-read guide to thriving in the second half of your life.

Re Designing Your Life Book

Re Designing Your Life

  • Author : Sheila Macdonald Macgregor
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2018-02-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781525517174

Re Designing Your Life Excerpt :

Re-Designing Your Life: A Practical Spirituality for the Second Half of Life is a timely and engaging book for living out the second half of your life with spiritual integrity. In this study you are invited to think about your life as a house undergoing renovations where, with God’s grace, you get to design something new and life-giving. Through practical exercises, thought-provoking discussion topics and memorable anecdotes, Re-Designing Your Life will guide you through: Coping with endings, empty-nesting and retirement; Caring for self while caring for elderly parents and grandchildren; Letting go of the things that get in the way of becoming your true self; Creating a spiritual legacy; Strengthening relationships; and Finding your passion in your second half of life. Re-Designing Your Life is a must-read for pastors, congregations and individuals who want to discover God’s calling in the second half of life. Video resources for group studies are also available.

Falling Upward Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

Falling Upward

  • Author : Richard Rohr
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-01-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118428566

Falling Upward Excerpt :

"A fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life. In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up." Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite.? What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as "falling upward."? In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who?have come to their fullness.?? Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness Offers a new view of how spiritual growth happens loss is gain Richard Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines This important book explores the counterintuitive message that we grow spiritually much more by doing wrong than by doing right."--

Encore Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Marc Freedman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2008-08-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781586485887

Encore Excerpt :

In one of the most significant social trends of the new century, and the biggest transformation of the American workforce since the women's movement, members of the baby boom generation are inventing a new phase of work. Encore tells the stories of encore career pioneers who are not content, or affluent enough, to spend their next thirty years on a golf course. These men and women are moving beyond midlife careers yet refusing to phase out or fade away. As they search for a calling in the second half of life and focus on what matters most, these individuals stand to transform the nature of work in America. They also hold the potential to create a society that balances the joys and responsibilities of contribution across the generations -- in other words, one that works better for all of us.

Squint Book


  • Author : Margit Novack
  • Publisher : Extra Step Media
  • Release Date : 2021-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 0578933039

Squint Excerpt :

"Squint," Margit Novack's unique memoir, opens our eyes to the abundant possibilities of later life. She pairs profound and memorable personal stories with larger themes -- downsizing, caregiving, forgiveness, estrangement, and more -- and shows that with the right perspective and "re-visioning," the future is rich with possibility. Realistic, compassionate, substantive, and uplifting, Margit Novack's "Squint" is a guidebook that leaves us better equipped for the years ahead.

The Four Fold Way Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Four Fold Way

  • Author : Angeles Arrien
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-06-11
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0062031929

The Four Fold Way Excerpt :

A leading expert on native spirituality and shamanism reveals the four archetypal principles of the Native American medicine wheel and how they can lead us to a higher spirituality and a better world.