"Life's turns are like a personal earthquake. Naomi simplifies and directs this personal confusion into very decisive and self-realizing energy. The result is a more balanced seeker."--Balance Magazine.
Valuable guidance on adjusting to and managing this new stage of your life
When you retire, your emotions, lifestyle, and relationships undergo an enormous change. This comforting journal encourages you to examine the impact retirement will have on your life, invoking the healing power of writing to allow you to reflect upon and interpret your feelings.
The Healing Journey Through Retirement is designed to help you look deep within yourself to determine what work has meant to you, explore what you want when you leave the work force, and shape your plans and expectations for the future. This inspirational resource will be your guide to redesigning and rebuilding a central structure for your life beyond work-and doing so with a renewed sense of purpose.
The Joy of Old presents a new vision of positive aging based on continued development in elderhood, during which successful elders blossom into human fullness with integrity and spirit. This guide for elders and mature boomers suggests we protire (rather than retire), shows how values change with age and why joy in age seems countercultural today. The book discusses the transformation from midlife to elderhood, strategies for aging, and the ten marks of successful elders. Each core page presents one idea, clarified by one or more drawings. 160 pages, 135 drawings.
Drawing on ancient and contemporary wisdom, as well as modern research, Richard Leider and David Shapiro provide insightful ways of thinking and being that help us find meaning and purpose in the second half of life. This deeply reflective book uses a safari, (referencing a trip the authors took to Africa in 2006) as a metaphor to show how the second half of life can be a journey of discovery. In what may be their most personal book to date, Leider and Shapiro share dozens of moving stories, from both their own experiences and those of their safari companions, that offer sometimes surprising examples of lives well-lived, lives that exemplify the qualities of authenticity and wholeheartedness that they believe are essential to finding meaning and purpose in the second half of life. There are many pathways to putting our whole selves into life, especially during the second half, and in "Something to Live For," Leider and Shapiro explore many routes to vital aging.
More than 10,000 people turn 50 every day in the U.S.; how do they handle this shift? Claiming Your Place at the Fire invites this group of "new elders" to ask four key questions: Who am I? New elders synthesize and transfer the wisdom of the past into the present. Where do I belong? They have a powerful sense of where they have come from, where they are, and where they are going. How do I bring my passions alive? They rejoice in rediscovering their life's work, their calling, their vocation. What is my life's purpose? Freed from imposed schedules and demands, new elders now find the freedom to create their lives anew. This timely book describes how new older adults can rekindle the good life, relight the fire within, and share that warmth and light with others.
“Living in the place you belong, with the people you love, doing the right work, on purpose.” This is how Richard Leider and David Shapiro define “the good life.” Technological advances, economic shifts, and longer life spans mean most of us will need to repeatedly reimagine our lives. In this wise and practical guide, Leider and Shapiro help you weigh all that you’re carrying, leverage what helps you live well, and let go of those burdens that merely weigh you down.
This third edition has been thoroughly revised with new stories and practices to help you repack your four critical “bags” (place, relationship, work, and purpose); identify your gifts, passions, and values; and plan your journey, no matter where you are in life.
Gordon Burgett's How to Create Your Own Super Second Life: What Are You Going to Do With Your Extra 30 Years? to the rescue! In 240 fun-packed pages, the author helps the reader create their own future life map. His straightforward guide for singles (or couples) helps them (1) review where they are now: skills, money, and health; (2) create a "Dream List," (3) prioritize and time-peg those dreams, (4) put them into doable action steps, (5) factor in the resources they have to fund them, and (6) put their resulting Action Plan into motion!
A LifeLaunch is the beginning if a new chapter of your life. Each LifeLaunch requires a fresh new vision, new plans, and inner courage as you shift gears from yesterday's commitments to tomorrows possibilities. Each LifeLaunch is a graduation from one era of your life into the next. Society used to tailor our LifeLaunches for us, and guide us down established paths of adult life. No more. Today you must design your own path, and take charge of all your LifeLaunches no matter what your age or situation.
The job of managing workplace change can be difficult; managed poorly, the result can be disastrous to the morale and stability of the staff. As veteran business consultant William Bridges explains, successful organizational change takes place when employees have a clear purpose, a plan for, and a part to play in their changing surroundings. Directed at managers on all rungs of the proverbial corporate ladder, this expanded edition of the classic bestseller provides practical, step-by-step strategies for minimizing the disruptions caused by workplace change. It is an invaluable managerial tool for navigating these tumultuous, uncertain times.