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The wisdom years : unleashing your potential in later life

Lanir, Zvi2019
We are now experiencing one of the most significant revolutions in human life: the dramatic rise in life expectancy. This revolution does not imply, as most people usually think, that we've simply got more years of old age. Rather, it implies the formation of a new period in human life: the Age of Wisdom. This age is qualitatively different from the adulthood that precedes it and the old age that follows. People who are able to prepare themselves for this new age will be able to enjoy an active, wise and satisfying stage of life, which will enable them to delay their 'old age' to the very end of their life. The Wisdom Years provides a practical, thought-provoking and life-changing read for both people embarking on retirement as well as younger people who would like to mindfully prepare themselves in advance. Derived from Dr Lanir's lifetime work experience in identifying mindsets that are no longer helpful or relevant to current reality, it reveals how we can reframe our thought processes and mindset so that we can live life based on our 'functional age' rather that our 'chronological age'. The result is a book that carries a unique and inspiring message: life in the wisdom years is to be enjoyed and planned for as a new and uplifting journey of personal evolution.
Chatswood, N.S.W. : Emotional Inheritance, an imprint of Exisle, 2019.
ix, 237 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
An earlier edition of this book was published in Hebrew as The Age of Wisdom - The New Age in Human Life, by Niv Publishing in 1977.Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-232) and index.Translated from the Hebrew.
Preface -- pt. 1. From the hidden age to the wisdom years -- Seeking a new model of aging -- Facing up to retirement: voices from the street -- What can economics and demography tell us? -- Asking the experts: the ladder paradigm of aging -- The evolution of the aging brain -- Creating new 'Mind Maps" -- The age of wisdom: a new phase of life -- The first hurdle: ageism -- pt. 2. Towards a theory of the wisdom years -- Understanding the psychological foundations of the wisdom years -- How our brains work: the challenges ahead -- Renewing mind and body in later life -- pt. 3. Enjoying the wisdom years -- Introduction to part 3 -- Mind your body -- Harnessing our brain power -- Finding happiness and tackling depression -- Resetting relationships -- Delaying old age -- My personal journey -- References -- Index.
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Brighton LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Health and Wellbeing155.67 LANOnloan - Due: 06 Jul 2024
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