Art Of Midlife / Edition 1

Art Of Midlife / Edition 1

by Linda N. Edelstein
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ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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Art Of Midlife / Edition 1

The Art of Midlife illuminates the journey for women who want to create intentional, spirited lives. The book is based on Dr. Edelstein's extensive clinical practice and on interviews with "ordinary," healthy, and active women between the ages of 38-60 years old. She begins with descriptions of the dynamics of midlife, the unique opportunities to reevaluate life, and the need to mourn one's losses. The book continues with real voices, including her own, that recount the reconnection to one's self that is essential. The author faces the difficult issues of staying connected to others while reclaiming one's life and the problems that may occur. The final section of the book recounts the actions and success of women who sought a more authentic second half of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897895804
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/30/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Relinquish the Old

"Freedom Is Daily, Prose-Bound, Routine Remembering": An Overview of Midlife Creativity

"The Terrible Weight of All This Unused Life": Relinquish the Old

"Glowing Coals under Grey Ashes": Midlife

"First It Was in Black and White and Then It Was in Color": Creativity and Insight

Reconnect to the Self

"She Must Braid Us All Together": The Psychology of Women

"I Am Her Only Novel": Relationships with Parents and Their Dreams for Us

"There's Still So Much I'd Like to See": How We Are Formed by Social Forces

"Once You Are Real You Can't Be Ugly": Authenticity

"Finding a Fortune in the Lining of an Old Coat": Aggression and Creativity

"The Long Meandering Fingers of Ice Will Thicken": Problems in Creative Living

Refocus the Future

"Life Shrinks or Expands in Proportion to One's Courage": Finding Courage

"Don't Dream It, Be It": Turning Points

"I Have a Brain and a Uterus and I Use Both": Women and Work

"Let the Beauty You Love Be What You Do": Achievements and Dreams



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