The Grace In Aging

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The Grace In Aging

Author : Kathleen Dowling Singh
ISBN : 9781614291503
Genre : Self-Help
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Learn to use your later years for awakening and spiritual growth. Encouraging, inspiring, and practical, The Grace in Aging invites all those who have ever experienced spiritual longing to awaken in their twilight years. Since aging, in and of itself, does not lead to spiritual maturity, The Grace in Aging suggests and explores causes and conditions that we can create in our lives, just as we are living them, to allow awakening to unfold -- transforming the predictable sufferings of aging into profound opportunities for growth in clarity, love, compassion, and peace. Kathleen Dowling Singh streamlines vast and complex teachings into skillful means and wise views. Straightforward language and piercing questions bring Singh's teachings into the sharp focus of our own lives; the contemplative nature of each chapter allows for an uncommon depth of inquiry. Examples from our lives and from the chatter in our own minds touch the reader personally, offering the chance to absorb the implications deeply and do the work of freeing his or her own mind. Ecumenical in spirit, tone, and language, Singh offers wisdom from teachers from a variety of spiritual backgrounds: Thich Nhat Hanh, the Apostles, Annie Dillard, and more. Lessening our attachments, decreasing our aversions, unbinding what binds us, we bear witness to the possibility of awakening for all beings. The Grace in Aging offers guidelines for older individuals of any wisdom tradition who wish to awaken before they die; no need for caves or seven-year retreats. This is spiritual practice for the lives we live.
Category: Self-Help


Author : Kathleen Dowling Singh
ISBN : 9781614294610
Genre : Self-Help
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An invitation to everyday mystics: unbind yourself from the causes of suffering and step into grace. “We all want the freedom of sanity and peace, the undefended inclusiveness of love. We all want refuge in grace.” —Kathleen Dowling Singh, from her introduction to Unbinding Unbinding is a spacious and sophisticated unfolding of one of Buddhism’s subtlest foundational teachings—the truth of dependent origination—offered in an utterly intimate voice. Kathleen Dowling Singh offers lyrical reflections on timeless truths and contemplative exercises accessible to anyone, opening the door of insight to all. Drawing on the language and teachings of Buddhism, Unbinding invites everyday mystics from all traditions—or none—to encounter the sacred and experience grace firsthand. Singh shows how illusions of ego obscure our true, unbounded nature and trap us in suffering—as she helps the reader move ever more deeply into living from gratitude, wisdom, and love.
Category: Self-Help

The Grace In Living

Author : Kathleen Dowling Singh
ISBN : 9781614292852
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Bestselling author Kathleen Dowling Singh (The Grace in Dying) presents an opportunity to view and reflect upon our lives in a new way—as an already unfolding awakening. Kathleen Dowling Singh invites us to enter into an awakened relationship with our lives by exploring our own spiritual biography. Her thoughtful reflections and exercises guide us through the process, step-by-step, of recognizing the ever-presence of grace in our lives and learning to trust it and live from it. This book also offers accounts from renowned teachers, including Rodney Smith, Cynthia Bourgeault, and Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, as well as other long-time practitioners. These intimate first-person accounts offer rare glimpses into early spiritual yearnings, struggles, and realizations—and serve as encouragement and inspiration for us to rediscover our own.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Aging With Wisdom And Grace

Author : Au,Wilkie
ISBN : 9781587688577
Genre : Religion
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Aging with Wisdom and Grace explores the contributions faith can make to optimal aging, providing a Christian perspective on such topics as: loss and diminishment, loneliness and suffering, death and dying, regrets and unhealed wounds, gratitude, and generativity.
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Aging With Grace

Author : David Snowdon
ISBN : 0307481239
Genre : Psychology
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In 1986 Dr. David Snowdon, one of the world’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease, embarked on a revolutionary scientific study that would forever change the way we view aging—and ultimately living. Dubbed the “Nun Study” because it involves a unique population of 678 Catholic sisters, this remarkable long-term research project has made headlines worldwide with its provocative discoveries. Yet Aging with Grace is more than a groundbreaking health and science book. It is the inspiring human story of these remarkable women—ranging in age from 74 to 106—whose dedication to serving others may help all of us live longer and healthier lives. Totally accessible, with fascinating portraits of the nuns and the scientists who study them, Aging with Grace also offers a wealth of practical findings: • Why building linguistic ability in childhood may protect against Alzheimer’s • Which ordinary foods promote longevity and healthy brain function • Why preventing strokes and depression is key to avoiding Alzheimer’s • What role heredity plays, and why it’s never too late to start an exercise program • How attitude, faith, and community can add years to our lives A prescription for hope, Aging with Grace shows that old age doesn’t have to mean an inevitable slide into illness and disability; rather it can be a time of promise and productivity, intellectual and spiritual vigor—a time of true grace.
Category: Psychology

Growing Old

Author : Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
ISBN : 9781780724355
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing the natural world, chronicling the customs of pre-contact hunter-gatherers and the secret lives of deer and dogs. In this book, the capstone of her long career, Thomas, now 88, turns her keen eye to her own life. The result is an account of growing old that is at once funny and charming, intimate and profound - both a memoir and a life-affirming map all of us may follow to embrace our later years with grace and dignity. Growing Old explores a wide range of issues connected with ageing, from stereotypes of the elderly as burdensome to the methods of burial that humans have used throughout history to how to deal with a concerned neighbour who assumes you're buying cat food to eat for dinner. Written with wit and compassion, this book is an expansive and deeply personal paean to the beauty and the brevity of life that offers understanding for everyone, regardless of age.
Category: Family & Relationships

Aging With Grace

Author : Stephannie E. R. Solomon
ISBN : 9781477285046
Genre : Religion
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Aging With Grace is designed to revive girls and women who desire to grow gracefully in the Lord. Stephannie E. R. Solomon dares to share what many Christian women discuss and want to hear more about as they follow Christ. Sex, parenting, the other woman, self-image, forgiveness, freedom, and victory are some of the topics showcased in Aging With Grace. Every reflection reveals that the grace of God is at work in the lives of female Christians as they sojourn on Earth. Sandwiched between the covers are compelling, challenging, conversational, and contemporized chapters that are introduced by eye catching and inter-generational titles. Surely Aging With Grace: Reflections That Revive Women is another gift and tool that is sure to be a blessing to the Body of Christ.
Category: Religion

The Art Of Growing Old

Author : Marie De Hennezel
ISBN : 9781101567029
Genre : Self-Help
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A groundbreaking approach to aging from one of France's best- known clinical psychologists. How should we accept growing old? It's an inevitable progression and yet in Western society the very subject of aging is often taboo and shrouded in anxiety and shame. Not anymore, says Marie de Hennezel, an internationally renowned clinical psychologist and bestselling author. Now that our lives are longer and richer than ever before, it's imperative to demystify our greatest fear and cultivate a positive awareness of aging. In this timely and essential book, de Hennezel offers a fresh perspective on the art of growing old. She confronts head-on the inevitable grief we sustain at the loss of our youth and explains how refusing to age and move forward in life is actually what makes us become old. Combining personal anecdotes with psychological theory, philosophy, and eye-opening scientific research from around the world, she shows why we should look forward to embracing everything aging has to offer in terms of human and spiritual enrichment. The Art of Growing Old is a thought-provoking, brave, and uplifting meditation on the later years as they should be lived.
Category: Self-Help

Elder Grace

Author : Chester Higgins
ISBN : 082122879X
Genre : Photography
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'Elder Grace' is a love song to the notability of aging. The work, based on the travelling photographic exhibition of the same name, features personal portraits of African-American elders and their thoughts about the experience of aging.
Category: Photography

Aging Without Grace

Author : Sandra Murphy
ISBN : 1646068408
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You need to be strong to read these powerful poems, but they are worth the journey along the course of aging. The title of the collection may be Aging Without Grace, but the poems carry a special grace. It is the grace of truthfulness captured in stunning images such as, "Now your vacant chair sighs when I pass by," in "When You Lay Dying." The poems also touch the sensitivity of all ages as when a woman visiting the grave of a friend thinks of "The day when a friend might visit me," in "The Shift of Time." Each piece in this startling collection of poems captures touchable shifts of time. Aging Without Grace illuminates Nobel Prize winner Salvatore Quasimodo's definition of poetry as "the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as their own." Anna M. Carroll, author of the poetry collections Gulag and Pieces of a Thief

Aging Strong With Grace

Author : Samantha Claire
ISBN : PKEY:6610000024940
Genre : Psychology
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"THE SECRET TO AGING WTIH GRACE AND POISE" Are you feeling a little down because you think you're getting too old? You don't have to. Get a hold on this aging thing, see it from the right perspective and live life to the fullest! It's all a matter of installing the right software so to speak, or mindsets that should let you appreciate the beauty of life, even at this point. On this book, you'll learn: The Aging process The human mortality Different theories about aging The link between sleep and aging Factors that promote healthy aging Dealing with age-related diseases The link between different moods and human aging Viewing aging on the brighter side Digging deep about human aging Postponing aging The recipe for longevity Aging is not a disease Death Theory The mechanism of aging The relation of stress and human aging Aging symptoms Cell aging Preparing for the changes Staying active in your golden years Setting realistic goals for older people Growing old and being optimistic Older people and support The process of aging and finding a new environment Human aging and health-related diseases How the process of aging affects the skin Determining the nutrients required for older people Assessing the health of older people How the process of aging affects productivity Focusing and concentration and more... DOWNLOAD NOW tags:getting older, your getting old, getting old, youre getting old, you re getting old, aging strong, aging mobility, aging backwards kindle, aging with grace, aging as a spiritual practice, aging body, aging to saging
Category: Psychology

Aging With Grace

Author : Greg Liberman
ISBN : 9781439236819
Genre : Fiction
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Join Grace as she finds herself pushing the envelope in order to satisfy her desire to live the glamourous lifestyle she believes she deserves.
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Winter Grace

Author : Kathleen R. Fischer
ISBN : 0835808505
Genre : Religion
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Aging With Grace And Purpose

Author : Lois Berry
ISBN : 1462069967
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 26.17 MB
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This book is the result of my desire to share what I have learned from the experiences of a long life. I have tried to be realistic about reaching old age and making good decisions about my life. So many of my contemporaries seem to be in a state of denial as they age. They do not want to admit that their physical capabilities have diminished. I hope this book will help them realize that they need to plan ahead. It makes it so much easier if your families know your desires. None of us wants to be a burden to our loved ones. Hopefully, we can live a healthy old age and enjoy what strengths we have left. I am particularly grateful that even though my body doesn’t work too well, I still have my mind.
Category: Self-Help

Mindful Teaching And Teaching Mindfulness

Author : Deborah Schoeberlein David
ISBN : 9780861719914
Genre : Education
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Author Deborah Schoeberlein pioneers the practical application of mindfulness in education. By showing teachers how to tune into what's happening, inside and around them, she offers fresh, straightforward approaches to training attention and generating caring both in and outside of the classroom. Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness emphasizes how the teacher's personal familiarity with mindfulness plants the seed for an education infused with attention, awareness, kindness, empathy, compassion, and gratitude. The book follows a teacher from morning to night on a typical school day, at home, during the commute, and before, during, and after class. This book is perfect for teachers of all kinds: schoolteachers, religious educators, coaches, parents-anyone who teaches anything.
Category: Education

Aging Spirituality And Pastoral Care

Author : James W Ellor
ISBN : 9781136402593
Genre : Medical
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How can you foster spiritual growth in older people? This multidisciplinary work re-examines issues of aging with dignity and spiritual meaning. Aging, Spirituality, and Pastoral Care: A Multi-National Perspective brings together chaplains, pastors, counselors, and health care practitioners in all walks of gerontology from around the world to present a fully rounded picture of the spiritual needs and potentialities of this fast-growing population. It also includes a study of the spiritual awareness of nurses working in six different nursing homes, as well as a model for a parish nursing practice that focuses on the aged. Aging, Spirituality, and Pastoral Care addresses urgent issues for older people, including: social and spiritual isolation the wisdom of the aging the need for intimacy sexuality among older people living with dementia the spiritual dimensions of caregiving
Category: Medical

Aging With Grace

Author : Sharon Betters
ISBN : 9781433570100
Genre : Religion
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Aging with Grace by the Power of the Gospel Whatever season of life you’re in, God has equipped you to flourish—to live in the transforming power and beauty of his grace. As we age, we can easily lose sight of this message as cultural ideals glorifying youth take center stage. In this book, Sharon W. Betters and Susan Hunt offer present-day and biblical examples of women who rediscovered gospel-rooted joy later in their lives. Equipped with a biblical view of aging, Aging with Grace will help you encounter afresh the gospel that “is big enough, good enough, and powerful enough to make every season of life significant and glorious.”
Category: Religion

The Joys Of Successful Aging

Author : George Sweeting
ISBN : 1575674122
Genre : Religion
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The last years of life can be joyful and fulfilling. But for some, aging is a challenge-joy and aging are seldom linked together. Despite the difficulties, Dr. Sweeting has discovered many unexpected joys in his senior years and shares them in this insightful and easy-to-read book for the Builder Generation.
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Aging Successfully

Author : David P. Gallagher
ISBN : 9781621894179
Genre : Religion
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Aging Successfully offers suggestions for greater satisfaction and happiness for people over age fifty. It raises spiritual and emotional issues such as how to deal with depression and gives specific action steps. This book is packed full of practical help; it is a road map for aging, especially during economically challenging days. This practical, easy-to-read book provides wisdom and time-tested counsel for a happy and highly productive second half of life. When Dave Gallagher was considering retirement, he wanted help with financial planning and retirement living options, so he began compiling resources. Dr. Gallagher combines the information he gained with principles that he gained in working with hundreds of people over the years, and compiled them into this book. The principles come from personal experience, research, and helping people age successfully. The author draws from his experience of ten years as senior pastor in an age-restricted community designed to reach people over age fifty.
Category: Religion