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Aging Joyfully: A Woman's Guide to Optimal Health, Relationships, and Fulfillment for Her 50s and Beyond

Aging Joyfully: A Woman's Guide to Optimal Health, Relationships, and Fulfillment for Her 50s and Beyond

by Carla Marie Manly


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How does a woman embrace her maturity with joy and strength when her body changes year to year? Psychologist Dr. Carla Marie Manly provides an important and meaningful window into womanhood for those approaching fifty and beyond. A must-read book for any woman approaching the age of fifty, Aging Joyfully touches the sensitive reality of the transition from a life filled with new beginnings to a graceful process filled with freedom, beauty, and joy. 

Includes chapters on:

  • Loving Your Changing, Maturing Body;
  • Your Health: What to Expect with Menopause, Memory Changes, and More;
  • Shifting Relationships: Understanding and Adapting to Natural Changes in Relationship Dynamics;
  • The Worlds of Work and Retirement: Facing Ageism and Retirement with Awareness;
  • Aging Parents, Caregiving, and Loss: Gracefully Caring for Others and Letting Go; and
  • Slowing Down as the Time Speeds Up: The Art of Transitioning into a New Life Role.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641701419
Publisher: Familius
Publication date: 08/01/2019
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Carla Marie Manly, a practicing clinical psychologist, author, and speaker, uses a mindfulness-based approach that is rooted in neurobiology. Dr. Manly’s passion is helping others discover joy, balance, and optimal wellness from the inside out.


Table of Contents

Preface 9

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 Embracing Maturity with Wisdom and Joy 17

Chapter 2 Loving Your Maturing Self from the Inside Out 39

Chapter 3 Appreciating and Caring for Your Beautiful, Maturing Body 77

Chapter 4 Tuning In to Your Relationships and Roles 153

Chapter 5 Embracing Changes in Relationships and Roles 181

Chapter 6 A Brave, Passionate You 219

Postscript: Joyfully Living Your Dreams 241

References 247

Acknowledgments 253

About the Author 255

About Familius 256

What People are Saying About This

MD Marisha Chilcott

Dr. Manly is incredibly insightful as she helps women look at the second half of life with a perspective that is simultaneously realistic and positive. This work acknowledges the challenges and maps out the route we can take to achieve wisdom and joy throughout our lives.

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