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.
Dr. Carla Marie Manly is a practicing clinical psychologist, author, and advocate who makes her home in Santa Rosa, California. Utilizing a mindfulness-based, holistic approach, Dr. Manly focuses on helping others achieve joy and balance from the inside out.
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
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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