Fortytude: Making the Next Decades the Best Years of Your Life -- through the 40s, 50s, and Beyond [NOOK Book]

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In her practice as a licensed therapist and through discussion groups all across the country, Sarah Brokaw has discovered that the women who navigate midlife most smoothly--who go on to prosper and to enjoy the best years of their lives--are those who foster five Core Values in themselves. In Fortytude, she...
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Fortytude: Making the Next Decades the Best Years of Your Life -- through the 40s, 50s, and Beyond

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In her practice as a licensed therapist and through discussion groups all across the country, Sarah Brokaw has discovered that the women who navigate midlife most smoothly--who go on to prosper and to enjoy the best years of their lives--are those who foster five Core Values in themselves. In Fortytude, she shows how any woman can nourish these qualities in herself, and evolve and thrive.

The five Core Values are:

Grace - when a woman lives with integrity, capitalizing on her own strengths while admiring the strengths of others

Connectedness - experiencing satisfaction in connections with others

Accomplishment - the sense of realizing goals and getting things done--which is necessary in today's world, when women are expected to cram 48 hours of living into every 24-hour day

Adventure - a willingness to seek challenges outside the normal comfort zone

Spirituality - a personal approach to religion, and an understanding that life has a meaning beyond the day-to-day details

In Brokaw's reassuring voice and through the stories of incredible women from all walks of life, readers can learn how they, too, can embrace and fully enjoy their forties, fifties, and beyond.
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User-friendly guide for women who have entered that dreaded midlife decade and need reassurance about dealing with it.

With the assistance of Fox (co-author: Sexual Fitness, 2000), California-based therapist Brokaw proposes that embracing five core values—grace, connectedness, accomplishment, adventure and spirituality—gives women the strength (the "fortytude") they need to succeed at this stage of life. To reach this conclusion, she interviewed a wide variety of women across the United States, ranging in age from late 30s to early 50s. After an upbeat introduction in which the author urges women to think of life's challenges not as problems but as "sparkling moments," she explains what is meant by each of the five core values and introduces women who personify them. To demonstrate grace, she talks about women accepting their less-than-perfect appearance and aging gracefully. The section on connectedness explores women's friendships with other women and with intimate partners, mentoring relationships with younger women and one's relationship with oneself; accomplishment includes single mothers and stay-at-home mothers as well as career women. In discussing adventure, Brokaw discusses women who have reinvigorated their sex lives, changed careers and found new partners, but she also counsels that small changes, such as trying a new recipe or listening to different music, can bring adventure into a life that has become dulled by routine. The author is less successful in her discussion of spirituality, which boils down to some sort of vague inner peace. The text has a homey tone, and the author personalizes her message with stories from her own life and that of family members. As an aid to readers, she includes checklists and exercises that she has used in her therapy practice.

This innocuous, easy-to-read addition to the self-help literature for women comes with the advantage of the author's famous surname—she is the daughter of newscaster Tom Brokaw—which may give readers an extra measure of confidence in her advice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401396596
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 670,962
  • File size: 536 KB

Meet the Author

Sarah Brokaw is a licensed therapist with a practice in Venice Beach, California, with an expertise in relational dynamics. Brokaw graduated from Duke University and earned a Masters in Social Work from New York University. Philanthropically, she has been actively involved with the organizations Women for Women International and Robin Hood in New York City, and she has served on the boards for the NYU School of Social Work Alumni Committee and the East Harlem School at Exodus House.
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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    Finally! A book from a successful woman about navigating 40-50s!

    I am 43, happily married, althetic and successful. However, turning 40 and chasing youth has been frustrating to say the least. This book gives one practical advice from real people on what to focus on as one gets older but not "old" yet. Enjoy!

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