The Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty
Bestselling author and counselor Michael Gurian offers a comprehensive look at the emotional, spiritual, and cognitive dimensions of aging--and how to celebrate life after fifty.
Called "the people's philosopher" for his ability to apply scientific ideas to our ordinary lives, Michael Gurian, sees life after fifty as an enormously fruitful, exciting, and fulfilling time. Drawing on scientific research as well as anecdotes that respond to the needs of his many clients, he goes beyond the physical-centered view of aging and presents a new, holistic paradigm embracing opportunities that come with life after fifty.
"The Wonder of Aging" focuses on the physical, mental, relational, and spiritual aspects of aging, discussing topics such as sex, how men and women age differently, the effects of aging on the brain, and what to expect in the last chapter of life. The book divides life after fifty into three stages: the Age of Transformation, from our late forties to sixty; the Age of Distinction, from sixty to seventy-five; and the Age of Completion, which involves completing one's life journey. In addition, this essential guide provides meditations and exercises to help you map out the aging process and is rich with case histories from Gurian's research and experience as a therapist.
Written with Gurian's contagiously optimistic outlook on life, "The Wonder of Aging" provides a full, constructive, and comforting roadmap to what to expect--and how to celebrate--the second half of your life.
"Michael Gurian is America's most passionate advocate for boys. In "THE PURPOSE OF BOYS", Gurian creates a rich reading experience and a clear recipe for helping boys to find purpose in their lives."--Michael Thompson, Ph.D., author of" It's a Boy!" and coauthor of "Raising Cain"