By Suzanne Braun Levine

Ten classes to maximise creativity and happiness within the moment 1/2 lifeIn this inspiring new booklet, Suzanne Braun Levine follows her groundbreaking Inventing the remainder of Our Lives with clean insights, learn, and sensible recommendation at the demanding situations and unforeseen rewards for ladies of their fifties and past. wealthy with anecdotes from front strains of self-reinvention, this ebook captures the voices of girls who're confronting switch, renegotiating their relationships, and learning who they're now that they're eventually grown up. one of the classes are: ?“No?” isn't a four-letter notice, at the energizing energy of status up for what you suggest and what you will have; Do unto your self as you've been doing unto others, a brand new manner of having your self to the pinnacle of the to-do checklist; and Your marriage could make it, reassurance that altering your outlook doesn?’t need to suggest jogging clear of your marriage. formed via Levine?’s empathetic and full of life voice, this e-book is ready knowledge, survival, pleasure, and camaraderie. It reads like a talk between ladies who comprehend what they're conversing approximately and need to proportion what they've got found.

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The hallmark of the beginning of Second Adulthood is a necessary but disturbing descent into what I call the Fertile Void. Like the onset of menopause, this profound upheaval has nothing to do with chronological age. It may coincide with the loss of biological fertility and it may take as long or longer than a pregnancy, but the similarities end there. The Fertile Void is a place of confusion in which a midlife woman wanders without a map until she finds her new self. During her sojourn there, she will lose her way more than once and she will encounter the modern-day—and female—versions of the medieval dragons that tested the knights of yore.

Here is one of countless accounts I’ve heard of how it feels to find your whole life in motion and how little use the best-laid plans often are. “Several months ago, I made the decision to quit my full-time job that I’ve held for twenty-two years and work fewer hours,” Barb told me with a mixture of pride and trepidation. Her response to that impulsive—and liberating—act was, typically, mixed. ’ ” Then the ground shifted under her feet. ” Instead of half a job, she had no job. By the time her game plan dematerialized, she had pulled up anchor on her life and despite the cold waters, she was not as panicky as she would have predicted she would be; instead Barb felt strangely exhilarated.

That’s Not Who I Want to Be Anymore. Perhaps you are ready to become tidy, to learn how to “modulate,” lighten up or get more serious. Even lose five pounds. It might be fun to become a master of the wok after a lifetime of being an aficionado of Chinese takeout. Other People One of the big changes that come with age is the reduced priority we give to playing well with others. Psychologists find that in general we become less dependent on the reassurance of being part of a group: a social circle, a professional organization, even a family.

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