Do Not Go Quietly: A Guide to Living Consciously and Aging Wisely for People Who Weren't Born Yesterday

Do Not Go Quietly: A Guide to Living Consciously and Aging Wisely for People Who Weren't Born Yesterday

by George Cappannelli, Sedena Cappannelli

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Winner of 9 national book awards, Do Not Go Quietly is an inspiring call to action and guide to a life of greater meaning, consciousness, and passion for those "who weren't born yesterday"—GenXers, Boomers, and Elders. It also speaks honestly and eloquently to those under 40 who want to better navigate the path ahead and better understand the world for which they will soon be responsible.

It reminds us all that when we turn away from what we are passionate about, we dim the light of our intellect, depress our energies, diminish our health, and prevent ourselves from achieving the very thing we came here to this earth to accomplish—living the lives we were born to live.

So, if you are in, or are approaching the second half of life, this book invites you to take the matter of how and why you live back into your own hands. It encourages you to use the tremendous power and resources available to you to ensure that you do not slip quietly and meekly into the background, but instead live your life with the dignity, purpose, and quality of experience you deserve.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780825307492
Publisher: Beaufort Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Edition description: New edition
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 883,147
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

George Cappannelli is co-founder of AgeNation, the multi-platform company that offers inspiration, education, engagement, and solutions “for people who weren’t born yesterday” and Empower New Mexico, a 501C3 that supports people and organizations serving vulnerable sections of the aging population.

Sedena Cappannelli is the founder of About Life, Inc., a company she createdto offer personal empowerment and innovative wellness programs to individuals and organizations. Her Enlivened Ageing websiteoffers a host of services and strategies based on an essential whole-systems approach to living consciously and aging wisely. Sedena’s ground-breaking DVD, PEP - Personal Energy Program, is a personalized wellness systemfor increased vitality, health, and balance. 

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Beginning 1

Part 1 As It Is Now 5

Unsinkable - Molly's Story 6

The Whole Story 9

These Awkward Times 16

Lifestyle Revolution 24

Do Not Go Quietly 28

Part 2 Concepts, Questions & Encouragements for the Road Ahead 33

The Portrait Artist - Sidney's Story 34

The Ruts of Ordinary Perception 37

It's Never Too Late (or Too Soon) 43

The Hero's Journey 49

Who Are You & What Are You Doing Here? 56

The Myth of Youth 61

The Persistent Provider - Leah's Story 66

Tomorrow… Tomorrow 69

Celebrating Life - Befriending Death 74

Not for Sissies 82

Part 3 Harvesting the Wisdom of Your Past 87

The Sculptor - Michelangelo's Story 88

Backing into the Future 90

Dealing with Incompletes 96

Unloading Additional Baggage 103

The Poet ? T.S. Eliot's Story 109

Whose Beliefs Are You Living? 111

Limiting Beliefs - A Limited Life 117

Squeezing the Juice from the Fruit 125

The Thinker - Auguste's Story 130

The Gift that Keeps on Giving 132

Little Deaths 138

Part 4 Here and Now - Your Next Step on the Road to Living the Life You Were Born to Live 142

The Trotter - Leo's Story 143

Living in the Now 144

Learning in the Now 150

Living No Faster than Feelings Can Follow 153

The Difference Between Believing & Knowing 159

The Extraordinary Gift of Being Curious 166

Staying Awake 170

The Producer - Ted's Story 175

Been There, Done That 177

Mastering the Three Great Illusions 182

Turning Toward Things that Scare Us 186

The Healer/Physician - Dr. Gladys's Story 191

Getting Over Being Right 193

Death from a Different Perspective 198

Part 5 Charting a Remarkable Course for Your Future 201

The PhD - Maya's Story 202

Packing for the Future 204

You Aren't What You Do 215

Marvelous New Possibilities 222

Crazy Wisdom 230

Learning to Love Those Empty Spaces 234

Isn't It About Time? 239

The Velvet Voice - Tony's Story 244

"We Are Not Going to Take It Anymore!" 245

Dreams vs. Desires 249

Heroes and Heroines 255

Let Passion Lead 259

What We Can't Take with Us 264

The Grandmother - Maria's Story 267

Knockin' on Heaven's Door 269

A Legacy & Stewardship of Hope 273

The Best Is yet to Come 277

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