Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasure of Growing Older

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From our earliest years, we are told that youth will be the best time of our lives and everything that comes after will be a sad decline. But for many, Wendy Lustbader asserts, youth is a time riddled with tension, confusion and the angst of uncertainty. As we get older, we gain self-knowledge, confidence, and an increasing capacity to be true to ourselves. Through first-person stories and Lustbader's observations, Life Gets Better looks beyond the physical challenges of aging into the discoveries and pleasures ...

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Overview

From our earliest years, we are told that youth will be the best time of our lives and everything that comes after will be a sad decline. But for many, Wendy Lustbader asserts, youth is a time riddled with tension, confusion and the angst of uncertainty. As we get older, we gain self-knowledge, confidence, and an increasing capacity to be true to ourselves. Through first-person stories and Lustbader's observations, Life Gets Better looks beyond the physical challenges of aging into the discoveries and pleasures of growing older.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410447395
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/20/2012
  • Edition description: Large Print Edition
  • Pages: 339
  • Sales rank: 1,008,172
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 13

Part 1 Hope 19

1 Self-Knowledge 21

2 Gratitude 33

3 The Great Leveling 45

4 Relationships 58

5 Loss 74

6 Spirituality 87

7 Generosity 98

8 Giving and Receiving 111

Part 2 Transformation 125

9 Time 127

10 Hindsight 137

11 Decisions 148

12 Detours 160

13 Resilience 170

14 Coherence 182

15 Stories 196

16 Changing Course 209

Part 3 Peace 221

17 Courage 223

18 The Body's Lessons 236

19 Attitude 248

20 Slowing Down 260

21 Composure 271

22 Beginner's Mind 286

23 The Heart's Desire 298

24 What Matters Most 309

Epilogue 325

Notes 327

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