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Title:
Aging joyfully : a woman's guide to optimal health, relationships, and fulfillment for her 50s and beyond
ISBN:
9781641701419
Physical Description:
254 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents:
Introduction -- Embracing maturity with wisdom and joy -- Loving your maturing self from the inside out -- Appreciating and caring for your beautiful, maturing body -- Tuning in to your relationships and roles -- Embracing changes in relationships and roles -- A brave, passionate you -- Joyfully living your dreams.
Summary:
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 Joyfullytouches 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.
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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.


Author Notes

Dr. Carla Marie Manly is a recognized authority on women's issues, psychological health and wellness, and fear-based disorders such as trauma, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Manly maintains her clinical psychology practice in Sonoma County, California. With her doctorate in clinical psychology and her master's degree in counseling, Dr. Manly merges her psychotherapy skills with her writing expertise to offer sound, digestible guidance. Dr. Manly is committed to working with individuals and groups to improve personal growth, relationship connection, and increased life fulfillment. Through a highly personalized approach that focuses on discovering and understanding each individual's unique needs and life-path goals, Dr. Manly's psychotherapeutic model offers incomparable benefits. Blending her strong clinical knowledge with a holistic, body-mind-spirit approach, Dr. Manly is passionate about creating healing from the inside out. Recognizing a need for greater somatic awareness in society, Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */table.MsoNormalTable {{mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Arial; color:black; mso-ansi-language:EN;}} Dr. Manly has integrated components of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga into her private psychotherapy work and public course offerings.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Psychologist Manly (Joy from Fear) guides women into their later years with wisdom and empathy in this touching work. Manly encourages those 50 and older to look at their life's experiences and celebrate them rather than to look back with regret about dreams not achieved. Throughout, she offers "wisdom tips," most of which are tied to the process of journaling. Perhaps counterintuitively, Manly first instructs women to write a disappointment letter to themselves listing all their life's regrets, but immediately follows by asking them to write a letter of hopes for the future. Wisdom tip #35 counsels women to write a "my roles through life" letter and to examine the feelings it generates so one can pinpoint the toxic role regret and shame can play in emotional health. Manly also offers advice on dealing with the physical realities of aging, covering menopause, the benefits of exercise, and ways to watch food and alcohol consumption. Perhaps most importantly, she counsels women not to accept disrespect because of advancing age. This powerful work will be of use to any woman wishing to contemplate the meaning of a good life as she ages. (Aug.)


Library Journal Review

In a culture in which many women are terrified of growing old, psychologist Manly writes that women can be the most brilliant version of themselves by making sensible personal choices. The author shares more than 80 tips addressing everything from anxiety and loneliness to life roles and relationships. While she acknowledges the physical ailments that often come with aging, Manly also highlights the wisdom accrued through life experiences. Regrets? Write a letter to oneself, then let them go. Anger? Practice deep breathing as a way to release the emotions. Her suggestions are anything but simplistic, and her tone is uplifting and inspiring. VERDICT Recommended as a worthy update to other books on this often underrepresented topic.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Introductionp. 11
Chapter 1 Embracing Maturity with Wisdom and Joyp. 17
Chapter 2 Loving Your Maturing Self from the Inside Outp. 39
Chapter 3 Appreciating and Caring for Your Beautiful, Maturing Bodyp. 77
Chapter 4 Tuning In to Your Relationships and Rolesp. 153
Chapter 5 Embracing Changes in Relationships and Rolesp. 181
Chapter 6 A Brave, Passionate Youp. 219
Postscript: Joyfully Living Your Dreamsp. 241
Referencesp. 247
Acknowledgmentsp. 253
About the Authorp. 255
About Familiusp. 256