Art Of Midlife / Edition 1
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Art Of Midlife / Edition 1

by Linda N. Edelstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0897895800

ISBN-13: 9780897895804

Pub. Date: 04/30/1999

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The subject of midlife has been dominated by the woes of aging—menopause, divorce, hormone replacement therapies, aging parents, and fleeing children. Now a broad-ranging new work by clinical psychologist Linda N. Edelstein, Ph.D., The Art of Midlife, describes the freedom and authenticity that can be made a cornerstone of the middle years. She

Overview

The subject of midlife has been dominated by the woes of aging—menopause, divorce, hormone replacement therapies, aging parents, and fleeing children. Now a broad-ranging new work by clinical psychologist Linda N. Edelstein, Ph.D., The Art of Midlife, describes the freedom and authenticity that can be made a cornerstone of the middle years. She describes three healthy and predictable phases. First, women relinquish old ways, untying themselves from the past and mourning the losses of youth and its illusions. By placing less emphasis on the needs of others, women can live more creatively and enjoy the present. The women Dr. Edelstein studied have been able to move to the next step, in which they reconnect to themselves. They regain their authentic voices, simplify life, and allow long buried aspects of themselves to emerge. Finally, women refocus their futures. With courage, they embrace new people, ideas, activities, and work—and pursue adult dreams regardless of external rewards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897895804
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1130L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Relinquish the Old

"Freedom Is Daily, Prose-Bound, Routine Remembering": An Overview of Midlife Creativity

"The Terrible Weight of All This Unused Life": Relinquish the Old

"Glowing Coals under Grey Ashes": Midlife

"First It Was in Black and White and Then It Was in Color": Creativity and Insight

Reconnect to the Self

"She Must Braid Us All Together": The Psychology of Women

"I Am Her Only Novel": Relationships with Parents and Their Dreams for Us

"There's Still So Much I'd Like to See": How We Are Formed by Social Forces

"Once You Are Real You Can't Be Ugly": Authenticity

"Finding a Fortune in the Lining of an Old Coat": Aggression and Creativity

"The Long Meandering Fingers of Ice Will Thicken": Problems in Creative Living

Refocus the Future

"Life Shrinks or Expands in Proportion to One's Courage": Finding Courage

"Don't Dream It, Be It": Turning Points

"I Have a Brain and a Uterus and I Use Both": Women and Work

"Let the Beauty You Love Be What You Do": Achievements and Dreams

Bibliography

Index

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