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 Joyfullytouches 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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About the Author
Dr. Carla Marie Manly is a recognized authority on women’s issues, psychological health and wellness, and fear-based disorders such as trauma, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Manly maintains her clinical psychology practice in Sonoma County, California. With her doctorate in clinical psychology and her master's degree in counseling, Dr. Manly merges her psychotherapy skills with her writing expertise to offer sound, digestible guidance. Dr. Manly is committed to working with individuals and groups to improve personal growth, relationship connection, and increased life fulfillment. Through a highly personalized approach that focuses on discovering and understanding each individual’s unique needs and life-path goals, Dr. Manly’s psychotherapeutic model offers incomparable benefits. Blending her strong clinical knowledge with a holistic, body-mind-spirit approach, Dr. Manly is passionate about creating healing from the inside out. Recognizing a need for greater somatic awareness in society,
Dr. Manly has integrated components of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga into her private psychotherapy work and public course offerings. To further support mental health awareness and understanding, Dr. Manly has acted as an expert consultant for nationally published books focused on various mental health disorders.
Table of Contents
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
About the Author 255
About Familius 256
What People are Saying About This
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.