50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: Living It Up in Life's Second Half

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If you’re approaching that huge milepost with less than your usual birthday enthusiasm, open this book to discover all the ways in which turning fifty might just be the best thing yet. The authors share a wide range of ideas for making this major life transition a time of opportunity, growth, and celebration. As Sheila Key writes in the introduction: “What Peg and I hope you’ll hear among these pages is the irrepressible rustling of joy — joy enough to make you bust out laughing, sure, and the kind that comes ...

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Overview

If you’re approaching that huge milepost with less than your usual birthday enthusiasm, open this book to discover all the ways in which turning fifty might just be the best thing yet. The authors share a wide range of ideas for making this major life transition a time of opportunity, growth, and celebration. As Sheila Key writes in the introduction: “What Peg and I hope you’ll hear among these pages is the irrepressible rustling of joy — joy enough to make you bust out laughing, sure, and the kind that comes from improving your mental outlook and physical habits, even just a little. But also the simple joy of having lived this long, of being able to look back over five full decades and forward to who-knows-how-many more; not to mention...the joy of living more mindfully in the ever-present Now.”

Bursting with anecdotes, activities, “things to try at least once,” advice from a savvy doctor, and clever ways to remember it all, this little volume sparkles like a treasure chest. It’s as chock-full of useful and entertaining gems as your life is full of memories, regrets, dreams, and possibilities.

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“With generous helpings of wisdom and wit, this book is a recipe for joy during what comes next.” — David Niven, PhD, author of The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People

“Good, juicy, inspiring words and ways to live as a gloriously aging soul.” — SARK, author and artist of Fabulous Friendship Festival

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s is a joyful, irreverent (and at the same time, very reverent), enthusiastic, and incredibly informative book. The authors present their suggestions for zestful and meaningful living in wonderfully inviting ways. I loved it!” — Sue Patton Thoele, author of The Courage to Be Yourself and The Mindful Woman

“So far, the statistics are convincing: everyone ages. How we age, however, is largely a choice. Sheila Key and Dr. Peggy Spencer serve up a delectable recipe for healthy aging that is both delicious and joyful.” — Larry Dossey, MD, author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577315452
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 7.52 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

"Doc in the Box" Contents     xii
Introduction: Stop! Hey, What's That Sound?     xv
Body
Just Keep Breathing     3
Love Thy Body as Thyself     8
Don't Let Gravity Get You Down     13
Get Your Motor Runnin'     19
S-t-r-e-t-c-h I-t O-u-t     24
Run for Your Life     30
Pause     36
Play Ball!     41
Eat, Drink & Be Wary     46
Take a Load Off Fanny     52
"Fung" and "Shway" to Free Your Chi     56
Take the Waters     61
Spurn Your Bra     65
Keep on Rockin' Me, Baby     70
Mind
Please Make a Note of It     77
Fuhgeddaboudit!     83
Go with the Flow     89
Book 'Em, Danno     94
Lay a Feast for the Muses     100
Say It Loud, Sing It Proud     106
Know Your Yin from Your Yang     111
Seize the Night     117
Shake It Up Baby, Now     123
Imagine All the People     128
Believe It, or Don't     134
Dance on the Head of a Pin     139
Soul
Get Your Hands Dirty     147
Go Win One for theTeam     153
Sh@t or Get Off the Pot     159
Hit the Road, Jack     163
Get Lost     168
Stop, Look & Listen     173
Break on Through to the Other Side     179
Act Ageless     184
Mind Your Karma, Trim Your Dogma     189
(En)Lighten Up, Dude!     194
Shine On You Crazy Diamond     199
Look Death Right in the Eye     205
Heart
Okay, Have a Crisis Already!     213
Lose It or Lose It!     217
Paint It Black     222
Make the Call     227
Party Hearty     232
Respect Your Elders     236
Respect Your Youngers     241
Touch & Glow     247
Love, Love, Love     253
Launch Your Legacy     259
Channel the Divine     265
Leave 'Em Laughing     271
Acknowledgments     277
Acknowledgments of Permissions     282
Notes     283
About the Authors     291
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    If you know someone dreading turning 50, just get them this book

    If you know someone dreading turning 50, just get them this book. It is filled with both humor and practical advice. I liked the way it was organized into "Heart" "Mind" "Body" and "Soul" sections. The Doc box and the movement and activity prompts were great!
    M.J. Evans, Author,
    North Mystic, Behind the Mist and Mists of Darkness

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