This isn’t a midlife crisis, though. It also demonstrates how we can―and why we must―do more to help each other through the woods. His own story and the stories of many others from all walks of life―from a steelworker and a limo driver to a telecoms executive and a philanthropist―show how the ordeal of midlife malaise reboots our values and even our brains for a rebirth of gratitude.
Full of insights and data and featuring many ways to endure the slump and avoid its perils and traps, The Happiness Curve doesn’t just show you the dark forest of midlife, it helps you find a path through the trees. By shifting priorities away from competition and toward compassion, it equips you with new tools for wisdom and gratitude to win the third period of life.
The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50 #ad - And rauch can testify to this personally because it was his own slump, despite acclaim as a journalist and commentator that compelled him to investigate the happiness curve. In this warm, and witty overview, wise, Jonathan Rauch combines evidence and experience to show his fellow adults that the best is yet to come.
Steven pinker, bestselling author of Enlightenment NowThis book will change your life by showing you how life changes. Why does happiness get harder in your 40s? why do you feel in a slump when you’re successful? Where does this malaise come from? And, most importantly, will it ever end?Drawing on cutting-edge research, award-winning journalist Jonathan Rauch answers all these questions.
Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of MidlifeRiverhead Books #ad - Riverhead. Drawing from emerging information in neurology, and sociology—as well as her own story of midlife transformation—Hagerty redraws the map for people in midlife and plots a new course forward in understanding our health, biology, our relationships, psychology, genetics, even our futures. In fact, midlife can be a great new adventure, when you can embrace fresh possibilities, purposes, and pleasures.
Barbara bradley hagerty is a wise and engaging guide through the possibilities…of middle age. Daniel H. New scientific research explodes the fable that midlife is a time when things start to go downhill for everybody. Pink, author of to sell is human and drivea dynamic and inspiring exploration of the new science that is redrawing the future for people in their forties, fifties, and sixties for the better—and for good.
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It’s a myth, an illusion.
Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern ElderCurrency #ad - Experience is making a comeback. And while digital skills might have only the shelf life of the latest fad or gadget, the human skills that mid-career workers possess--like good judgment, specialized knowledge, and the ability to collaborate and coach - never expire. Part manifesto and part playbook, [email protected] ignites an urgent conversation about ageism in the workplace, calling on us to treat age as we would other type of diversity.
Because at a time when power is shifting younger, companies are finally waking up to the value of the humility, emotional intelligence, and wisdom that come with age. But conley argues that experience is on the brink of a comeback. He had the industry experience, but Conley was lacking in the digital fluency of his 20-something colleagues.
He didn't write code, was twice the age of the average Airbnb employee, or have an Uber or Lyft app on his phone, and would be reporting to a CEO young enough to be his son. Learn how to repurpose your wisdom. At age 52, after selling the company he founded and ran as CEO for 24 years, rebel boutique hotelier Chip Conley was looking at an open horizon in midlife.
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Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful AgingOxford University Press #ad - Better with age addresses the many myths and paradoxes about the aging process. Riverhead. Although most people think of their later years in terms of decline, they can be one of the best times in life. Better with age shows what we can do now, at any stage in life, to make sure we enjoy old age. After 40, some lie about their age, most people say they feel younger than their years, and many attempt to hide the signs of growing old.
. We are all aging, and many people are concerned about what to expect with advancing years. Age is an important number, but it can also be deceiving. Retirement, happiness, and brain health are some of the many topics covered in this book. This book presents the latest scientific research about the psychology of aging, Bob Newhart, such as Maya Angelou, coupled with insights from those who have succeeded in doing it well, John Glenn, Jared Diamond, and John Wooden.
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Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer an analysis to help you rethink retirement, your education, your career, your finances, and your relationships to create a fulfilling 100-year life. Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement.
The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity #ad - Riverhead. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse--life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. Whether you are 18, or 60, 45, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways.
The 100-year life is a wake-up call that describes the choices and options that you will face in the age of longevity.
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It is only when that happens that the behavior disorders will finally make sense. Riverhead. She reveals the essence of trauma and addictions treatment through the stories, and assignments of former clients and the staff who worked with them, art, offering a snapshot of their pain and healing. The majority of people addicted to substances or process addictions such as relationship disorders, eating disorders, self-harming behaviors, gambling or pornography are trauma survivors.
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In the trauma heart, crane explores the many ways that life's events impact each member of the family.
Midlife: A Philosophical GuidePrinceton University Press #ad - You will learn why missing out might be a good thing, how options are overrated, and when you should be glad you made a mistake. Riverhead. Ranging from aristotle, midlife combines imaginative ideas, surprising insights, as well as drawing on Setiya’s own experience, and John Stuart Mill to Virginia Woolf and Simone de Beauvoir, Schopenhauer, and practical advice.
Midlife: A Philosophical Guide #ad - You will be introduced to philosophical consolations for mortality. How can you reconcile yourself with the lives you will never lead, and with nostalgia for lost youth? How can you accept the failings of the past, Kieran Setiya confronts the inevitable challenges of adulthood and middle age, and the prospect of death that blights the future? In this self-help book with a difference, with possibilities foreclosed, the sense of futility in the tasks that consume the present, showing how philosophy can help you thrive.
. And you will learn what it would mean to live in the present, how it could solve your midlife crisis, and why meditation helps. Writing with wisdom and wit, Setiya makes a wry but passionate case for philosophy as a guide to life.
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I never use the word empower, but this book has empowered me. Anne lamott, new York Times bestselling author Riverhead. Age pride!“Wow. Beauty and pharmaceutical companies work overtime to convince people to purchase products that will retain their youthful appearance and vitality. Lively, funny, this chair rocks traces her journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and deeply researched, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life.
This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism #ad - Everything about it, from my invisibility to my neck. Author, activist, and ted speaker Ashton Applewhite has written a rousing manifesto calling for an end to discrimination and prejudice on the basis of age. In our youth obsessed culture, we’re bombarded by media images and messages about the despairs and declines of our later years.
Ashton applewhite once held these beliefs too until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. It’s time to create a world of age equality by making discrimination on the basis of age as unacceptable as any other kind of bias.
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The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral LifeRandom House #ad - They embrace a life of interdependence, not independence. We have taken individualism to the extreme—and in the process we have torn the social fabric in a thousand different ways. In the second mountain, brooks shows what can happen when we put commitment-making at the center of our lives. In the second mountain, to a philosophy or faith, to a vocation, David Brooks explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, and to a community.
Turnaround publisher services. He gathers their wisdom on how to choose a partner, how to pick a vocation, how to live out a philosophy, and how we can begin to integrate our commitments into one overriding purpose. On the second mountain, life moves from self-centered to other-centered. They want the things that are truly worth wanting, not the things other people tell them to want.
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There’s another, bigger mountain out there that is actually my mountain.
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How did all this come about?in transaction man, nicholas Lemann explains the United States’―and the world’s―great transformation by examining three remarkable individuals who epitomized and helped create their eras. Adolf berle, franklin delano roosevelt’s chief theorist of the economy, imagined a society dominated by large corporations, which a newly powerful federal government had forced to become benign and stable institutions, contributing to the public good by offering stable employment and generous pensions.
Incisive and sweeping, transaction Man is the definitive account of the reengineering of America and the enormous impact it has had on us all. Stable institutions have given way to frictionless transactions, which are celebrated no matter what collateral damage they generate. Today, silicon valley titans such as the LinkedIn cofounder and venture capitalist Reid Hoffman hope “networks” can reknit our social fabric.
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