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Title Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
Author James Hollis
Publisher Penguin
Release 2005-05-05
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1101216697
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What does it really mean to be a grown up in today’s world? We assume that once we “get it together” with the right job, marry the right person, have children, and buy a home, all is settled and well. But adulthood presents varying levels of growth, and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts can take place anywhere between the age of thirty-five and seventy when we question the choices we’ve made, realize our limitations, and feel stuck— commonly known as the “midlife crisis.” Jungian psycho-analyst James Hollis believes it is only in the second half of life that we can truly come to know who we are and thus create a life that has meaning. In Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, Hollis explores the ways we can grow and evolve to fully become ourselves when the traditional roles of adulthood aren’t quite working for us, revealing a new way of uncovering and embracing our authentic selves. Offering wisdom to anyone facing a career that no longer seems fulfilling, a long-term relationship that has shifted, or family transitions that raise issues of aging and mortality, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life provides a reassuring message and a crucial bridge across this critical passage of adult development.

Title Finding Meaning in Later Life
Author Marcia Nimmer
Publisher Routledge
Release 2018-02-13
Category Psychology
Total Pages 102
ISBN 1351137751
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Finding Meaning in Later Life: Gathering and Harvesting the Fruits of Women’s Experience is an exploration in understanding the psychological tasks inherent for women in creating and maintaining purpose as they mature and enter their later years. With ever-increasing lifespan for elders, it becomes important for a society that glorifies youth to meet the challenges of this developmental milestone. Many books and articles on post-midlife are written from a biological and behavioral stance—with quantitative data supporting concrete lifestyle recommendations for "successful aging." Using this lens, successful aging is often defined as having good to excellent health, no disabilities in activities of daily living, good cognitive functioning, and living in the community. That "received wisdom" leads to the conundrum that the only path to successful aging is by not aging! This book challenges current thoughts on aging, expanding our perspective such that purpose and meaning in later years derives from inner resources that are not dependent on biological and physical states of being. Its conclusions stem from the direct experience and voices of mature women, obtained through qualitative research. The results of this study shed light on existential theories, bringing them to life with added weight and traction. Ultimately, the ideas explored here unfold as a map to navigate this often-misunderstood stage in life.

Title Meaning Purpose in the Second Half of Life
Author Next Avenue
Publisher Public Broadcasting Service
Release 2014-01-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 53
ISBN 1627640096
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What will you do with the rest of your life? People often find themselves at a crossroads in their 50s and 60s. Their professional path may no longer be as rewarding or as full of options as it once was, they may be facing an empty nest, or their significant relationships may be shifting ground. For many, the only thing that’s clear is the question “Now what?” With the possibility of 30 or more years of life ahead, those in midlife often find themselves yearning to abandon or overhaul past approaches and set fresh, positive ones in motion. This stage of life is actually the perfect time to reinvent — or reawaken — the most authentic and meaningful parts of ourselves. Relieved of many of our previous commitments, we are free to probe the measure of our own experience and wisdom and pursue things that can make our hearts and souls sing. This eBook from PBS and Next Avenue presents smart advice and insights for discovering fresh perspective and meaning, delving into invigorating pursuits, and sparking a renewed sense of purpose.

Reinventing HR by Cecile Schultz

Title Reinventing HR
Author Cecile Schultz
Publisher eBook Partnership
Release 2015-03-30
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 186
ISBN 1869225384
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Revolutions are typically huge and dominating events in the world's history accompanied by radical, visible change. The current revolution is in this regard 'silent' yet change is everywhere. The changes in organisational life are affecting management and the way in which businesses are being run.In this volatile context the Human Resource (HR) function need to be strategically correctly positioned. It needs to be 'reinvented' and positioned in terms of all aspects of people and relations in an organisational context, with clearly identified main activities (professional streams). In order to understand the current state of affairs of the HR function and to give definition to a future ideal positioning for the function, the authors conducted a survey. It was sent out to members of management, as well as to HR practitioners. Based upon the findings of the survey, as well as an analysis of international trends and developments, the authors propose six transitional pillars for the HR function:1. Leadership and meaning2. Relationships3. Workplace socialisation4. Productivity5. Organisational transformation6. Personal wellnessThese pillars, as strategic focus areas, are built upon foundational HR competence and business acumen. The intention behind the project is to enable the HR function to reinvent itself into a discipline which is acknowledged and respected for its relevance, competence and professionalism. Reinventing HR will provide you with the context in which the HR function needs to find its strategic and operational relevance. Content includes: Research report and findings Transitional pillars Foundational understanding: HR competence and business acumen Leadership and meaning Relationships Workplace socialisation Productivity Organisational transformation Personal wellness The future

Living Between Worlds by James Hollis

Title Living Between Worlds
Author James Hollis
Publisher Sounds True
Release 2020-06-23
Category Psychology
Total Pages 184
ISBN 1683645626
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What guides us when our world is changing? Discover the path to deeper meaning and purpose through depth psychology and classical thought. How did we get to this crossroads in history? And will we make it through—individually and as a species? “We all assumed that learning, rationality, and good intentions would prove enough to bring us to the promised land,” says Dr. James Hollis. “But they haven’t and won’t. Yet what we also do not recognize sufficiently is that this human animal is equipped for survival. In time, as we have seen of life’s other insolubles, we grow large enough to contain what threatened to destroy us.” Dr. Hollis’s readers know him as a penetrating thinker who brings profound insight and sophistication to the inner journey. In Living Between Worlds, he broadens his lens to encompass the relationship between our inner struggles and the rapidly shifting realities of modern human existence. You will learn to invoke the tools of depth psychology, classical literature, philosophy, dream work, and myth to gain access to the resources that supported our ancestors through their darkest hours. Through these paths of inner exploration, you will access your “locus of knowing”—an inner wellspring of deep resilience beyond the ego, always available to guide you back to the imperatives of your soul. Though many of the challenges of our times are unique, the path through for us, personally and collectively, will always rely on our measureless capacity for creativity, wisdom, and connection to a reality larger than ourselves. Here you will find no easy answers or pat reassurances. Yet within the pages of Living Between Worlds, you will encounter causes for hope. “We can find what supports us when nothing supports us,” Hollis teaches. “By bearing the unbearable, we go through the desert to arrive at a nurturing oasis we did not know was there.”

Title Aging Pastoring for Life Theological Wisdom for Ministering Well
Author Will Willimon
Publisher Baker Academic
Release 2020-04-21
Category Religion
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1493422561
Language English, Spanish, and French
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★ Publishers Weekly starred review Seasoned pastor and church leader Will Willimon excels at creating thought-provoking, accessible books for working pastors and seminarians. In Aging, he takes a theologically rich look at numerous aspects of growing old. Drawing on Scripture, literature, current research, and his experiences as an aging adult, Willimon reflects on aging as a spiritual journey. He explores the challenging realties as well as the rewarding joys of growing old and shows pastors how to help their congregants grow old gracefully and in good Christian hope. Willimon also offers practical advice on helping church members as they encounter retirement, aging, caring for the aging, loss, bereavement, and finding faith in the last quarter of life. This eloquent, delightfully Christian perspective on aging will be of interest to all who care for aging souls--not only pastors but also chaplains and other ministers in hospitals, hospices, and extended care facilities. About the Series Pastors are called to help people navigate the profound mysteries of being human, from birth to death and everything in between. This series, edited by leading pastoral theologian Jason Byassee, provides pastors and pastors-in-training with rich theological reflection on the various seasons that make up a human life, helping them minister with greater wisdom and joy.

Dark Splendor by Robert P. Vande Kappelle

Title Dark Splendor
Author Robert P. Vande Kappelle
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release 2015-06-29
Category Religion
Total Pages 170
ISBN 149823075X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mistakes, disappointments, suffering, and heartbreak can prevent us from growing physically, emotionally, even spiritually, or they can propel us to a new way of life. Building on the contributions of therapists, holistic healers, and spiritual mentors such as Richard Rohr, James Hollis, Elizabeth Lesser, Bill Plotkin, Ken Wilber, and Thich Nhat Hanh, Dark Splendor takes us on a journey into "depth" spirituality, exploring the two halves of life, noting how the perspectives and experiences of the first half of life either leave us frozen emotionally and spiritually, or serve as stepping stones to the vibrant maturity called "the second half of life." This "further journey" is not chronological, nor does one magically stumble upon it at midlife or in times of crisis, though these often serve as catalysts. The second journey is largely unknown today, even by people we consider deeply religious, since most individuals and institutions remain stymied in the preoccupations of the first half of life, establishing identity, creating boundary markers, and seeking security. The first-half-of-life task, while essential, is not the full journey. Furthermore, one cannot walk the second journey with first-journey tools. One needs a new toolkit. Dark Splendor provides the transformational tools that help transport us to the mystery and beauty of the second half of life. The world is more magical, less predictable, more autonomous, less controllable, more varied, less simple, more infinite, less knowable, more wonderfully troubling then we could have imagined being able to tolerate when we were young. --James Hollis God comes to you disguised as your life. --Paula D'Arcy

The Secret of Shelter Island by Alexander Green

Title The Secret of Shelter Island
Author Alexander Green
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2009-06-15
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780470522288
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How to lead a "rich" life during trying economic times In The Secret of Shelter Island, nationally renowned financial analyst and bestselling author Alexander Green explores the complicated relationship we all have with money and reveals the road map to a rich life. Drawing on some of today's best minds and many of history's greatest thinkers, The Secret of Shelter Island is both a much-needed source of inspiration and an insightful look at the role of both money and values in the pursuit of the good life. Addresses what really matters when it comes to money and how to make smarter decisions with what you have Describes the profound connection between money, character, personal philosophy, and outlook Other bestselling titles by Green: The Gone Fishin' Portfolio If you want to understand what ultimately provides meaning, contentment, and the satisfaction of a life well-lived, then read The Secret of Shelter Island.

Act 3 by Adrian Reith

Title Act 3
Author Adrian Reith
Publisher Unbound Publishing
Release 2020-04-02
Category Self-Help
Total Pages
ISBN 1783527021
Language English, Spanish, and French
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At last, the life you want . . . post 50. We’re living longer, in better health, with higher expectations than any generation in human history. With an extra adult chapter to look forward to, what will you do? Who else could you be? How will you evolve the best plan for your life between 50 and 80? Judy and Adrian Reith have decades of experience in helping people see hidden possibilities, clarify their goals and achieve life-changing results. In Act 3 they suggest practical steps to make your life more fulfilling as you age. From the ground up this book will help you identify and strengthen the four roots you’ll need for a happy and successful third act. It illustrates how your attitude, purpose, relationships and values are keystones to a life without regret. Act 3 gives tools and tips to help you focus on what matters, with chapters on Work, Home, Money, Health, Play, the World and Friends. You’ll be inspired by original stories of those who have changed their lives after 50 and be able to re-imagine your future, and so get the life you want . . . at last.

Title Finding Meaning in Life at Midlife and Beyond
Author David Guttmann
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release 2008
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 177
ISBN 0313360170
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Riding at the head of her army, Holy Matriarch of Mann plans to conquer the fortress city of Bar-Khos, whose walls have held the empire at bay for ten long years of siege. Ash is a man who would see her dead before that. The ailing Rōshun assassin is determined to seek vengeance for the Matriarch’s previous crimes. But such a course of retribution goes against everything his life has taught him. Meanwhile, Ché, a trained killer of the state, watches as the Mannian army slaughters their way across the remnants of the free world, and questions whether he believes the doctrines he has been trained to follow. With the battle for the Free Ports intensifying, more lives are drawn into the bloody conflict: Bahn, the siege-shocked soldier; and Curl, a young woman determined to make a stand even if it costs her life. When the two armies clash all looks set to be decided. But sheer force alone will not be enough to win this war. Only the gruelling determination of one man seeking redemption may be enough to sway the final outcome . . . ‘One of the most refreshing new fantasies out there’ SFX, ‘Packed with action, adventure and incident … a cleverly plotted story FantasyBookReview.co.uk, ‘Engaging and addictive . . . one of the best novels I’ve read this year’ Civilian-Reader blog

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