Once Upon a Midlife: Classic Stories and Mythic Tales to Illuminate the Middle Years

Once Upon a Midlife: Classic Stories and Mythic Tales to Illuminate the Middle Years

by Allan B. Chinen
     
 

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In order to better understand the crises of his middle-aged patients, Dr. Chinen's search led him to centuries-old stories from the oral tradition. These stories tell what happens in the "ever after", when the Prince goes bald and the Princesses has a midlife crisis. They portray middle-aged men and women facing the issues of midlife: the loss of ideals; gender

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In order to better understand the crises of his middle-aged patients, Dr. Chinen's search led him to centuries-old stories from the oral tradition. These stories tell what happens in the "ever after", when the Prince goes bald and the Princesses has a midlife crisis. They portray middle-aged men and women facing the issues of midlife: the loss of ideals; gender differences; dealing with crisis; aging and mortality; and the desire for renewal. Listeners will find that many midlife crisis are universal and timeless and that their ultimate resolutions as described in these stories guide them through the peaks and valleys of midlife.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874777253
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/23/1993
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.74(d)

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