Spirited Ageing: Cultivating the Art of Renewal
Do you see ageing as a curse or a gift? Preparing for ageing is as important as preparing for childbirth, yet most people enter into the last stage of life without a clear intention. In Spirited Ageing you will learn how to embrace ageing so that it lifts you into a whole new stage of growth. Juliet Batten brings together the skills of a storyteller, scholar and psychotherapist. With the breakthrough 'Star' model she powerfully redefines ageing so that it becomes an initiation into a path of deep satisfaction. In each chapter she offers three 'supports', together with practical exercises and helpful examples. From Passion and Possessions to Dementia and Dying, her compassionate guidance takes the reader through what is essential in preparing for a fulfilling time of life.
What a hopeful and inspiring book this is. It offers practical guidance for an increasingly rich and satisfying life as we age. Juliet is wise about what matters most. - Dr. Stephanie Dowrick
Dr Juliet Batten is a psychotherapist, artist and teacher who has practised meditation for over thirty years. She has worked extensively on environmental, collaborative art and intergenerational living projects. Among her many books on personal growth and cultural knowledge are: Growing into Wisdom (a forerunner to Spirited Ageing), Celebrating the Southern Seasons, and the Ashton-Wylie award-winners A Cup of Sunlight and Dancing with the Seasons. Juliet has a son and two granddaughters, and lives in Auckland. She blogs regularly about seasonal change at www.seasonalinspiration.blogspot.com Visit her website at www.julietbatten.co.nz