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Aging Strong: Living It Forward and Giving It Back By Bud Harris,

  • Title: Aging Strong: Living It Forward and Giving It Back
  • Author: Bud Harris
  • ISBN: 9780692726747
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Librarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found hereWe are living up to thirty years longer than people a few generations ago did In Aging Strong Dr Harris shows that this extraordinary gift of a longer life is the opportunity to go deep inside ourselves and meet the spiritual challenge to develop a new story and purpose for ourselves during the fourth quarteLibrarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found hereWe are living up to thirty years longer than people a few generations ago did In Aging Strong Dr Harris shows that this extraordinary gift of a longer life is the opportunity to go deep inside ourselves and meet the spiritual challenge to develop a new story and purpose for ourselves during the fourth quarter of life It is the opportunity to explore our creativity, discover new vocations and callings, learn to thrive, hold a sense of wonder, and establish a new sense of security in life It is the gift of deeper emotional connections, wisdom, and newfound joy in living This book is written for you If you want to thrive and find spiritual strength, wellbeing, wisdom, and wonder as you grow older If you are willing to recognize that we live in a new period of history where we can live longer and with vitality than people ever have If you are ready to embrace this new reality and live the fourth quarter of your life creatively, lovingly, and joyfully.The most exciting part of this gift is that the we pursue a larger life by deepening and transforming ourselves as we grow older, the bigger our gift to our families, friends, community, and culture becomes Let us recognize this challenge as one of the greatest opportunities in human history Let us shape our lives from the inside out and be fully alive with grace and passion so that we may give this gift to our communities and to our world.
    Aging Strong Living It Forward and Giving It Back Librarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found hereWe are living up to thirty years longer than people a few generations ago did In Aging Strong Dr Harris shows that this extraordinary gift

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    1. We are living longer than ever before But this is uncharted territory with many questions and unknowns How do you live a vibrant, active life in these years How do you deal with fears of aging How can you find a defining purpose in these years Is it possible to be called into a new way of living At age 72, I struggle with all these questions and While searching for answers, I received a copy of Aging Strong I had just started reading when I thought, Bud Harris wrote this book for me Dr Harris s [...]

    2. Forced to retire at 60, I found nothing to catch my interest for the rest of my life I dabbled with alcohol and depression, finding neither satisfactory Eventually I was exposed to Dr Harris Sacred Selfishness, which described to me a whole inner world, that I had no idea was there Walking down the path of reflection and inner exploration, with the assistance of a Jungian trained analyst, I learned, and importantly, remembered, past emotions, events and scars.When I was given Aging Strong I tho [...]

    3. I won this book in a Book Giveaway It is a short book and easy to read Dr Harris has thirty five years experience as a psychologist and Jungian analyst The book is for everyone in our culture who wants to consider the growing and aging process as a dynamic and enriching experience I am in the fourth quarter of my life and would love to do all the things the author writes about but physical conditions limit me.

    4. I received this book free from Giveaways The author is a practicing Jungian analyst in Asheville, North Carolina I think this book is good for anyone wanting to age well and live a dynamic life It encourages and helps the reader to look inside themselves for new possibilities and goals during their senior years to recognize and overcome any resentments, fears and insecurities they might still have.

    5. This is a very interesting and inspiring read Dr Harris, an octogenarian Jungian analyst, offers a positive outlook on the aging process and how to empower ourselves in the face of what s arguably the most challenging time in the individual human experience.

    6. Dr Harris, in his book Aging Strong, points out that in the first half of our lives we are establishing our sense of identity, achieving and proving our competence In doing this, we want to gain a sense of security and acceptance Too often we separate our minds and our hearts He points out that commonly between midlife and the last quarter of our lives we face one or major life changes with a job loss, divorce, death of a love one or a major illness These crises create varying degrees of suffer [...]

    7. Enjoyed reading this book It has many good ideas on aging well, ones we can all use, as we will all get older, we can age better with this books insights Also liked about how we can give back to others or good causes, even if we are old Recommend.

    8. How do you think about aging Do you see it as a time of decline If so this book will challenge that view Dr Harris writes that we are living years longer than people in past generations, and this means that past views of aging are no longer relevant He calls the new extension of life the fourth quarter Aging Strong offers a challenging, positive and hopeful vision for this new fourth quarter of life It sets out the possibility of an inner journey where we can find a resource that Harris calls th [...]

    9. I was fortunate to win this book in a giveaway Although I am not yet to the age where this affects me, I found this book very positive and encouraging I do have aging parents and hope that they are able to live their lives in an empowered way It encourages us to flourish both psychologically and spiritually even when the physical body is aging Dr Harris provides many examples of people who are enjoying life using his suggestions I think it s a good read for anyone who doesn t want their life to [...]

    10. I won a copy of this book in a Giveaway Very quick and easy book to read.Great guide for those who are part of our adult society The one complaint is that once your physical or mental health declines, it is very hard to adapt and move forward Very important to take care of both at all ages.As the author suggested, I am a big fan of writing down our individual stories as therapy for the mind.

    11. I won a copy of Aging Strong on First Reads This is a very interesting book on aging with lots of suggestions that are helpful to make the older years better.

    12. Wow great reading and very positive I am 51 at present, and the book resonated Thoughtful, well written and encouraging I received this as a Giveaway and grateful for it

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