Aging in High Heels: Living a Life with Passion, Hope & Laughter

Aging in High Heels: Living a Life with Passion, Hope & Laughter


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This book is part memoir and part inspiration, dealing with the subject of health, death of loved ones, forgetting, doctors' appointments, travel, exercise, nutrition, and more as you age. It is written with humor, and sometimes melancholy. It will resonate with those from their 50s through their 90s, clarifying what it's like to be not quite what you used to be but maybe more in a whole different way. This book tells the story of dealing with a disease, in this case, stage IV cancer, while growing older, managing to keep active physically and mentally, and finding time to help others, pay it forward, and share wonderful walks and laughter with friends. From growing up in the old Beverly Hills to divorcing and moving to Santa Barbara and making a new life, the author describes the feeling of "if I can do this, you can do it too." After being diagnosed with stage IV cancer, Beverlye Hyman Fead found a passion talking to cancer patients, giving back inspiration, writing books, making documentaries, and now focusing her time explaining her breakthrough generation, the "new old" that she is proud to be part of. At 81, photographer, writer, and speaker Beverlye Hyman Fead shows us how we can live a life with passion, hope, and laughter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692574584
Publisher: Ridgedale Press
Publication date: 12/05/2015
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11
Introduction 15
Chapter 1. The New Old 21
Chapter 2. Cancer Diagnosis 33
Chapter 3. Hidden Thoughts 37
Chapter 4. My Family 38
Chapter 5. Letting Go 50
Chapter 6. What We Do for Love 55
Chapter 7. Chapters of Our Lives 61
Chapter 8. Ultimate Emotion 71
Chapter 9. Maintenance 73
Chapter 10. The Answer 78
Chapter 11. Celebrating the Fabric of Life 83
Chapter 12. Traveling 93
Chapter 13. Loss 101
Chapter 14. Never Too Late 106
Chapter 15. Lists 110
Chapter 16. Remembering Us 113
Chapter 17. Lonely Is a Good Thing 114
Chapter 18. Firsts 116
Chapter 19. The Eternal Optimist 118
Chapter 20. Night Hopes 121
Chapter 21. Is There an Afterlife? 123
Chapter 22. That Old Hand 125
Chapter 23. Age Related 126
Chapter 24. Do What You Want To 132
Chapter 25. Tell Them What You Want 135
Chapter 26. Calendar Reflections 138
Chapter 27. Holiday Thoughts 144
About the Author 150

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