I'm Too Young To Be Seventy

And Other Delusions

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416588559

Category: Humor

Page: 80

View: 4994

The beloved author of Forever Fifty and Suddenly Sixty tackles the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian with wry good humor. Fans of Viorst’s funny, touching, and wise decades poems will love these verses filled with witty advice and reflections on marriage, milestones, and middle-aged children. The beloved bestselling author of Forever Fifty and Suddenly Sixty now tackles the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian with her usual wry good humor. Fans of Judith Viorst's funny, touching, and wise poems about turning thirty, forty, fifty, and sixty will love this new volume for the woman who deeply believes she is too young to be seventy, "too young in my heart and my soul, if not in my thighs." Viorst explores, among the many other issues of this stage of life, the state of our sex lives and teeth, how we can stay married though thermostatically incompatible, and the joys of grandparenthood and shopping. Readers will nod with rueful recognition when she asks, "Am I required to think of myself as a basically shallow woman because I feel better when my hair looks good?," when she presses a few helpful suggestions on her kids because "they may be middle aged, but they're still my children," and when she graciously -- but not too graciously -- selects her husband's next mate in a poem deliciously subtitled "If I Should Die Before I Wake, Here's the Wife You Next Should Take." Though Viorst acknowledges she is definitely not a good sport about the fact that she is mortal, her poems are full of the pleasures of life right now, helping us come to terms with the passage of time, encouraging us to keep trying to fix the world, and inviting us to consider "drinking wine, making love, laughing hard, caring hard, and learning a new trick or two as part of our job description at seventy." I'm Too Young to Be Seventy is a joy to read and makes a heartwarming gift for anyone who has reached or is soon to reach that -- it's not so bad after all -- seventh decade.

70candles! Gatherings a Leader's Guide

Author: Jane Giddan,Ellen Cole, PhD

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998106816


Page: N.A

View: 2175

This guide answers requests made on our 70candles.com blog. Women near and in their 70's have asked for opportunities to discuss, with their age-mates, issues important to them. This booklet will help you create, host, and facilitate 70Candles! Gatherings in your geographic area. Our book, 70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade, published by the Taos Institute, identifies and discusses themes and topics that we've found matter most to women our age in this unique era of extended longevity. These topics are wonderful catalysts for rich discussion. We've discovered how much women enjoy talking with each other about common-held issues-joys and challenges-and we've seen how important other women are to a sense of well-being as we age. In the pages that follow you will find guidelines and suggestions for conducting a "somewhat organized" gathering. These ideas will be useful, whether you meet just once or continue on a regular basis over time. We hope you find the conversations as lively and heartfelt, poignant and inspiring, as we have. Be ready to laugh a lot and perhaps shed a few tears, all in the company of your age-mates.

The End of Old Age

Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life

Author: Marc E. Agronin, M.D.

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738219991

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 7811

The acclaimed author of How We Age, whose "descriptive powers are a gift to readers" (Sherwin Nuland), presents a hopeful and practical model of aging--a guide to understanding how we can all make the journey better. As one of America's leading geriatric psychiatrists, Dr. Marc Agronin sees both the sickest and the healthiest of seniors. He observes what works to make their lives better and more purposeful and what doesn't. Many authors can talk about aging from their particular vantage points, but Dr. Agronin is on the front lines as he counsels and treats elderly individuals and their loved ones on a daily basis. The latest scientific research and Dr. Agronin's first-hand experience are brilliantly distilled in The End of Old Age--a call to no longer see aging as an implacable enemy and to start seeing it as a developmental force for enhancing well-being, meaning, and longevity. Throughout The End of Old Age, the focus is squarely on "So what does this mean for me and my family?" In the final part of the book, Dr. Agronin provides simple but revealing charts that you can fill out to identify, develop, and optimize your unique age-given strengths. It's nothing short of an action plan to help you age better by improving how you value the aging process, guide yourself through stress, and find ways to creatively address change for the best possible experience and outcome.

Retiring Solo

Plan to Be Happy, Healthy and Independent in the Years Ahead

Author: Lori Martinek

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535259552


Page: 148

View: 3876

Millions of Americans are finding themselves on their own as they head toward retirement. Some are solo by circumstances, others by choice. Baby Boomers all of them, they are driving new trends in housing, work, caretaking and traveling, while also redefining what it means to be part of a community. These partner-less pioneers are rewriting the book on retirement as they learn what it takes to successfully retire solo and remain happy, healthy and independent in the coming years. Being solo is no longer just a stop on the way to a happy ending. For an increasing number of people, it's a lifestyle choice and the destination. Solo is a natural, dynamic state that we experience as we cycle in and out of life stages, living arrangements and relationships. The new reality is that most of us will spend more time solo than in a married or committed relationship over the course of our lifetime. And: It is almost certain that we will be solo during the later years of our lives. Nearly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day - a reality that began in 2010 and is expected to continue through 2029. Few feel financially prepared for retirement. Those who are married are likely counting on a spouse's income to help save for retirement and to provide a second Social Security check in the future. Statistics, however, indicate that most married Boomers are destined to become solo again, whether through death or divorce. In short, there are no guarantees in life, whether you are solo, married or somewhere in between. It is likely that you will have to continue working, start a business or come up with another source of income to supplement whatever Social Security benefits you may earn. Have you thought about how you will spend your time in retirement, how or where you may want to live, how you will stay active and healthy in the years ahead, or who will be there for you as you grow older? You should. It's never too late, or too soon, to develop a plan to protect your independence and make sure that your coming years are happy, healthy and brightened by a sense of community. Retiring Solo will show you how to begin. --------------- Author Lori Martinek is a successful serial entrepreneur and an advisor and mentor to business owners. As a small business owner for nearly 30 years, Lori knew that she needed a plan to secure her future and protect her independence as she grew older. As a vibrant single woman with a passion for outdoor activities and social causes, Lori also wanted to protect her health and her mobility, stay active and engaged in the world around her, create a sense of community that would provide social opportunities and support, and find a way to 'live alone, but together' with other active adults. Her journey to create her personal retirement rebalancing plan also produced this book.

The Secret Life of the Cheating Wife

Power, Pragmatism, and Pleasure in Women's Infidelity

Author: Alicia M. Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781498544603

Category: Adultery

Page: 161

View: 388

This book gives voice to women's experiences and perceptions regarding their participation in infidelity and how they navigate outside partnerships concurrent to their primary partnerships. These interviews offer a glimpse into the ways women negotiate marriages that fall short of their expectations.

Unexpectedly Eighty

And Other Adaptations

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439190302

Category: Humor

Page: 80

View: 3481

Judith Viorst returns with more poems in her “Decades” poetry series detailing the highs and lows of being an octogenarian. Continuing the comedic insight from I’m Too Young to be Seventy, these verses of memories and advice from eighty years of love, marriage, and grandchildren are sure to bring laughs. What does it mean to be eighty? In her wise and playful poems, Judith Viorst discusses love, friendship, grand parenthood, and all the particular marvels—and otherwise—of this extraordinary decade. She describes the wonder of seeing the world with new eyes—not because of revelation but because of a successful cataract operation. She promises not to gently fade away, and not to drive after daylight’s faded away either. She explains how she’s gotten to be a “three-desserts” grandmother (“Just don’t tell your mom!”), shares how memory failure can keep you married, and enumerates her hopes for the afterlife (which she doesn’t believe in, but if it does exist, her sister-in-law better not be there with her). As Viorst gleefully attests, eighty is not too old to dream, to flirt, to drink, and to dance. It’s also not too late to give up being cheap or to take up with a younger man of seventy-eight. Zesty, hopeful, and full of the pleasures of living, Viorst’s poems speak to her legions of readers, who recognize themselves in her knowing observations, in her touching reflections, and in her joyful affirmations. Funny, moving, inspirational, and true—the newest in Judith Viorst’s beloved “decades” series extols the virtues, victories, frustrations, and joys of life.


Author: Barbara Morris

Publisher: Put Old on Hold Publications

ISBN: 9780966784268

Category: Self-Help

Page: 226

View: 8279

The New Put Old on Hold offers bold solutions for midlife and new retirees trapped by outdated cultural norms that are responsible for mental and physical premature decline. It is for those who want more out of life in the retirement years than what the typical senior lifestyle currently offers. While it is intended for women, men will benefit as well.

Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple

Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace

Author: Charles A. Francis

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0990840514

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

View: 7131

In today’s world, many people are coming to the realization that searching for happiness through achievements and material possessions simply adds to their rising stress levels, only bringing them more chaos and unhappiness. True inner peace only comes through the realization of who you are at the deepest level, and development of the inner strength to meet life’s challenges. When you are ready to be truly at peace, Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple will show you the way, and give you the results you want. Through this new and unique 12-step approach, you will learn how to: · Overcome the stress of daily life · Improve your health and well-being · Heal the emotional wounds from your past · Improve your relationships with loved ones · Discover your true potential And when you see for yourself that you’re connected with the rest of humanity, loneliness and insecurity will disappear forever.

Becoming Madame

Inspired by Reminiscences of a road less taken

Author: Ollivia de la Valliere

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457538164

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 3242

Have you ever wished that your life could be more than a treadmill, an endless succession of daily responsibilities coupled with the relentless drive to succeed? You wouldn’t be alone. After the completion of a law degree, Ollivia pursued a legal career at a big-city law firm. Ambition drove her for a few years—until she took a hard look at her life and goals and decided . . . to give it all up and move to France. This leap of faith was based entirely on an aching and unexplainable desire for something more. In 2006, Ollivia quit her job, left her life, including her fiancé, and moved to Paris for what was supposed to be a five-month sabbatical to learn French, a childhood dream. But Paris and French life passionately impaled her heart. The rest is Becoming Madame

Retiring But Not Shy

Feminist Psychologists Create Their Post-Careers

Author: Ellen Cole,Mary M. Gergen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984865666

Category: Psychology

Page: 410

View: 9743

Twenty-three women address "retirement." With chapters that are engaging, personal, lively, and, above all, helpful, this guide is aimed at any professional woman who is considering what the future holds for her in her "post-career."

American History

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Paul S. Boyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019538914X

Category: History

Page: 161

View: 1395

This volume in Oxford's A Very Short Introduction series offers a concise, readable narrative of the vast span of American history, from the earliest human migrations to the early twenty-first century when the United States loomed as a global power and comprised a complex multi-cultural society of more than 300 million people. The narrative is organized around major interpretive themes, with facts and dates introduced as needed to illustrate these themes. The emphasis throughout is on clarity and accessibility to the interested non-specialist.

Put Old on Hold

Author: Barbara M. Morris

Publisher: Barbara Morris, R.Ph.

ISBN: 9780966784220

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 201

View: 3240

Getting Over Getting Older

An Intimate Journey

Author: Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Publisher: Berkley Trade

ISBN: 9780425157930

Category: Aging

Page: 326

View: 1899

With a combination of insight and emotional honesty, the award-winning author and founder of Ms. magazine shatters the myths about everything from monogamy to menopause, and offers women of all ages a new perspective on their lives. Reprint.

Aging in the Right Place

Author: Stephen M. Golant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938870330

Category: Architecture

Page: 392

View: 7425

Highlights the profound significance of where older people live and receive care. This book explores many pathways to thriving in old age, ranging from aging in place to moving to housing and care settings specially tailored to match a person's lifestyle and vulnerabilities.--Provided by publisher

Making Time for Making Music

How to Bring Music Into Your Busy Life

Author: Amy Nathan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190611588

Category: Music

Page: 292

View: 7350

Are you a former music-maker who yearns to return to music, but aren't sure where to begin? Or are you a person who never played music as a child but you are now curious about trying? You're not alone. Many adults who used to play an instrument haven't touched it in years because either they can't find the time to practice, are afraid their skills are too rusty, or are unsure of what kind of group they could join. Others are afraid to sing or start playing an instrument because they received negative feedback from childhood experiences. Performing, practicing, and composing music may seem like unattainable goals with insurmountable obstacles for busy adults with non-musical careers. Making Time for Making Music can help adults find ways to make music part of their lives. The first book of its kind, it is filled with real-life success stories from more than 350 adults who manage to fit music-making into their jam-packed schedules. They polished rusty skills, found musical groups to join, and are having a great time. Their testimonies prove that you are never too old to learn to make music, and that there are numerous musical paths to explore. Featuring advice from dozens of music educators, health care professionals, and music researchers who point out that making music can even be good for your health as well as an extensive resource list of websites, organizations, and summer programs, this book offers inspiration and tried-and-true strategies for anyone who wishes to return to music-making or begin as an adult.

Human Development

A Cultural Approach

Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett,Research Professor Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, PH.D.,Lene Arnett Jensen

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134641348


Page: 816

View: 6971

For courses in Lifespan Development Help students understand how culture impacts development -- and why it matters Human Development: A Cultural Approach leads students to examine all stages of development through the engaging lens of culture. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett and new coauthor Lene Arnett Jensen integrate cross-cultural examples throughout the narrative to reveal the impact of cultural factors both in the US and around the world. The 3rd Edition includes thoroughly updated research and data for a learning experience that best prepares students to face challenges in our diverse and globalized world -- whether they travel the globe or remain in their hometowns. Human Development: A Cultural Approach, 3rd Edition is also available via Revel(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Necessary Losses

The Loves Illusions Dependencies and Impossible Ex

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439134863

Category: Self-Help

Page: 448

View: 2472

From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go. Drawing on psychoanalysis, literature, and personal experience, Necessary Losses is a philosophy for understanding and accepting life’s inevitabilities. In Necessary Losses, Judith Viorst turns her considerable talents to a serious and far-reaching subject: how we grow and change through the losses that are a certain and necessary part of life. She argues persuasively that through the loss of our mothers’ protection, the loss of the impossible expectations we bring to relationships, the loss of our younger selves, and the loss of our loved ones through separation and death, we gain deeper perspective, true maturity, and fuller wisdom about life. She has written a book that is both life affirming and life changing.

Suddenly Sixty and Other Shocks of Later Life

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743212168

Category: Humor

Page: 80

View: 2821

Judith Viorst is known and loved by readers of all ages, for children’s books such as Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; nonfiction titles, including the bestseller Necessary Losses; and her collections of humorous poetry, which make perfect gifts for birthdays, Mother’s Day, graduation, Christmas, Chanukah, or at any time of year. Suddenly Sixty is a funny and touching book that speaks directly to the sixty-ish woman, inviting her to laugh about, sigh over, and come to hopeful terms with the complex issues of this decade of life. Among the poems in this charmingly illustrated collection are those exploring the joys—and strains—of children and grandchildren, and the intimacy of old friends who’ve ‘known each other so long/We knew each other back when we were virgins.” There are poems that tip their hat to mortality, wrestle with a husband’s retirement —“He’s coming with me when I shop at the supermarket/So I won't have to shop alone. I like alone.”— and acknowledge the fact that at this stage of life we’d “give up a night of wild rapture with Denzel Washington for a nice report on my next bone density test.” Offering plenty of laughs, a few tears, and cover-to-cover truths, these are poems for everyone who would “rather say never say die than enough is enough.” Every woman who has reached this decade will—rueful and smiling—find herself in the pages of this book.

Rules for Ageing

Author: Roger Rosenblatt

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 071564260X

Category: Humor

Page: 168

View: 1867

We never learn. People make the same mistakes generation after generation. Here, distilled, are the things that we should all learn about life as we get older (and we're all getting older). Rules for Ageing is a rich source of amusement for anyone who is getting on a bit, and offers genuinely good advice to those still young enough to learn.And if you refuse to take on board the wisdom of this book's advice? Well, that's human nature. With a wry sense of humour, here is the most realistic, practical, pleasurable, and, most importantly, painless advice you will ever get.

30 Lessons for Living

Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans

Author: Karl A. Pillemer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410447371

Category: Self-Help

Page: 409

View: 8153

Draws on a renowned gerontologist's extensive discussions with hundreds of senior-aged Americans to reveal wisdom gleaned from their experiences with everything from families and finances to careers and aging, in a lifestyle primer that shares key principles based on the most commonly imparted advice. (inspiration).