Aging and Elder Care
Aging As a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser
Aging As a Spiritual Practice
A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592406904
The bestselling author of Work as a Spiritual Practice presents a new vision of the aging process, awakening a spirit of fulfillment and transformation. Everything changes. For Buddhist priest and meditation teacher Lewis Richmond, this fundamental Buddhist tenet is the basis for a new inner road map that emerges in the later years, charting an understanding that can bring new possibilities, fresh beginnings, and a wealth of appreciation and gratitude for the life journey itself. In Aging as a Spiritual Practice, Richmond acknowledges the fear, anger, and sorrow many people experience when they must confront the indignities of their aging bodies and the unknowns associated with mortality. This wise, compassionate book guides readers through the four key stages of aging- such as "Lightning Strikes" (the moment we wake up to our aging)-as well as the processes of adapting to change, letting go of who we were, embracing who we are, and appreciating our unique life chapters. Unlike many philosophical works on aging, however, this one incorporates illuminating facts from scientific researchers, doctors, and psychologists, as well as contemplative practices and guided meditations on aging's various challenges and rewards. The tandem of maintaining a healthy body and healthy relationships, infused with an active spiritual life, is explored in rejuvenating detail. Breath by breath, moment by moment, Richmond's teachings inspire limitless opportunities for a joy that transcends age.
Aging As a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser
Aging As a Spiritual Practice
A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser
Paperback      ISBN: 1592407471
The meditation teacher and best-selling author of Work as a Spiritual Practice outlines a vision of the aging process based on the Buddhist tenet about the inevitability of change, defining four key stages of aging while sharing scientifically based counsel about awareness, adapting and acceptance. Reprint.
Aging Backwards: Reverse the Aging Process and Look 10 Years Younger in 30 Minutes a Day
Aging Backwards
Reverse the Aging Process and Look 10 Years Younger in 30 Minutes a Day
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062859323
An updated edition of the eye-opening guide to anti-aging, with a new chapter on fascia, which will publish in time for Miranda Esmonde-White’s PBS pledge drive in June 2018 focusing on the topic. "Every day, we have a very clear choice: We can grow older or we can grow younger." In recent years the field of aging research has exploded with new clinical findings. Many widely accepted ideas about aging—including those about the inevitability of our declining metabolism, our dying brain cells, and our deteriorating muscles and bones—have been debunked. Today we know that the physical signs of aging are far more a product of lifestyle choices than of calendar years. Aging Backwards offers an exciting and comprehensive plan for actively slowing down and even reversing the aging process through gentle exercise that develops strong, flexible muscles. Why focus on strengthening muscles? Because as Miranda Esmonde-White, PBS fitness personality and creator of the Essentrics technique, explains, our muscle cells are the keys to our longevity. The powerhouses of our cells, the mitochondria, keep us looking and feeling young—and muscle cells contain more mitochondria than any other part of our body. If we can keep our mitochondrian fires burning, our muscles—not to mention our bones, hearts, lungs, and skin—can all experience the vitality of youth. And the best news of all is that it takes just thirty minutes a day of gentle exercise to keep muscles strong. With eight basic age-reversing workouts that build core strength, lengthen and tone muscle, increase flexibility, and speed weight loss, Aging Backwards offers the information and tools to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.
The Aging of Aquarius: Igniting Passion & Purpose As an Elder
The Aging of Aquarius
Igniting Passion & Purpose As an Elder
Paperback      ISBN: 0865718946
The Aging of Aquarius takes readers on a journey to find a new identity and passion and purpose in retirement. From gardening clubs to political campaigning, to social investing and creative work, it offers inspiration, practical steps, and resources.
Aging Safely in Your Home
Aging Safely in Your Home
Paperback      ISBN: 1770402195
Offers practical guidance to elderly readers on deciding to move or stay in their homes as they age and, if they decide to stay, how they can safely adapt their homes to their needs.
Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life, from the Landmark Harvard         Study of Adult Development
Aging Well
Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life, from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development
Paperback      ISBN: 0316090077
Documents the essential factors involved in obtaining a happy, healthy old age, and offers practical advice for changing one's lifestyle and aging gracefully and successfully.
Aging With Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives
Aging With Grace
What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives
Paperback      ISBN: 0553380923
A landmark study of aging and its impact draws on cutting-edge research into the lives of hundreds of Catholic sisters to discuss the role of heredity in the aging process, how lifestyle influences chances for a vital old age, which foods defend the brain against aging, the impact of faith and community, and more. Reprint.
Aliceheimer’s: Alzheimer’s Through the Looking Glass
Aliceheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Through the Looking Glass
Paperback      ISBN: 027107468x
"A graphic memoir of the author's experiences of her mother's battle with dementia. Illustrates the two-way nature of storytelling as a process that heals both the giver and the receiver of story"--Provided by publisher.
Alive, Alive Oh!: And Other Things That Matter
Alive, Alive Oh!
And Other Things That Matter
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393253716
The award-winning author of Somewhere Towards the End reflects on her first 98 years with unsentimental and candid observations about the remarkable experiences, memories and unregretted decisions that have sustained her into old age.
Alive, Alive Oh!: And Other Things That Matter
Alive, Alive Oh!
And Other Things That Matter
Paperback      ISBN: 0393353567
"A luminous, wise, and joyful insight into what really matters at the end of a long life, from the beloved author of the award-winning Somewhere Towards the End. What will you remember if you live to be 100? Diana Athill charmed readers with her prize-winning memoir Somewhere Towards the End, which transformed her into an unexpected literary star. Now, on the eve of her ninety-eighth birthday, Athill has written a sequel every bit as unsentimental, candid, and beguiling as her most beloved work. Writing from her cozy room in Highgate, London, Diana begins to reflect on the things that matter after a lifetime of remarkable experiences, and the memories that have risen to the surface and sustain her in her very old age. 'My two valuable lessons are: avoid romanticism and abhor possessiveness,' she writes. In warm, engaging prose she describes the bucolic pleasures of her grandmother's garden and the wonders of traveling as a young woman in Europe after the end of the Second World War. As her vivid, textured memories range across the decades, she relates with unflinching candor her harrowing experience as an expectant mother in her forties and crafts unforgettable portraits of friends, writers, and lovers. A pure joy to read, Alive, Alive Oh! sparkles with wise and often very funny reflections on the condition of being old. Athill reminds us of the joy and richness of every stage of life--and what it means to live life fully, without regrets" --