A place to find recommended books, websites, TED talks, videos, and more.

Books

Aging

Agronin, Marc E., The End of Old Age (2018). New York, NY: Hachette Book Group, DeCapo Press. Marc shares his years of experience and expertise working with super seniors (those eighty or older) as he advocates aging that enhances well-being, has meaning, and focuses on individual strengths. He redefines aging and calls on our society to reframe his stage of life.

Jenkins, Jo Ann., Disrupting Aging (2018). New York: Hachette Book Group. Disrupting Aging is the call to action to change the conversation about aging. From Arianna Huffington, “Jo Ann Jenkins doesn’t just challenge the stereotypes of aging, she reduces them to rubble, showing that our later years can be just as productive, meaningful, and purposeful as our primary working years.”

Richardson, Cheryl, Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife (2017). Harper Collins. Cheryl takes us through her own journey are she deeply contemplates moving into her fifties and beyond.

Spirituality

Dyer, Wayne W. Dr., Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling (2006). Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. “Inspiration can be cultivated and be a driving force throughout life, rather than showing up every now and at hen and just as mysteriously disappearing, seeming independent of our desires. Inspiration is for everyone!” Wayne shows us how to live in-spirit daily.

Dyer, Wayne W. Dr., (2004). The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. I have read this book no fewer than ten times and listened to the audio tapes every work day for two years (my commute was 1.5 hours one way!). His words of wisdom kept me focused on intentionally living my life. This is a classic.

Bernstein, Gabrielle, The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith (2016). Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. Gabby is a recognized next-generation thought leader. She shares her own evolving spiritual path and provides a framework for releasing blocks to what you desire.

Oliver, Mary. Devotions (2017). New York, NY: Penguin Press. Mary Oliver touches my soul with her poetry. No one else creates images and uses nature to instruct us as she does. I have a print and an e-book copy of the compilation of her poems. She often accompanies my morning prayers of gratitude and my evening meditation.

Richardson, Cheryl, The Unmistakable Touch of Grace: How to Recognize and Respond to the Spiritual Signposts in Your Life (2005). Free Press. Richardson explains that grace is “a kind of spiritual intelligence, a form of energy that comes from Divine Source” (p.2). She then shares with us how to be more fully open to the presence of grace in our lives.

Walsch, Neale Donald, Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue (1996). Putnam.  There are nine books in this series in which Walsch presents questions to his divine presence who responds. I find his conversations enlightening as he shares a totally different perspective.

Williamson, Marianne, Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment (2016). New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers. One of the many things I love about Marianne Williamson as a person and a writer is her ability to cut through our resistance and get right at the issue. She motivates me. She informs me. And she tells it like she sees it. Tears to Triumph tells us how to transform our pain to healing through spiritual healing. Just do it.

Writing

Notaras, Kelly, The Book You Were Born to Write: Everything You Need to (Finally) Get Your Wisdom onto the Page and into the World (2018). Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. This book combined with the Hay House Author’s Workshops (both live and online) provide the most comprehensive information you need to write and publish your book. My copy of Kelly’s book is filled with notes written in the margin, sticky notes, and highlighted passages. Just totally indispensable.

Websites

www.aarp.org – This is the site for resources related to retirement. But more importantly is the place to join the conversation on disrupting aging.

https://changingaging.org/  Dr. Bill Thomas covers a variety of aspects of aging in this blog. He is the founder of a global non-profit called The Eden Alternative which works to improve the care provided to older people.

TED Talks

Ashton Applewhite – Let’s End Ageism

Life’s Third Act – Jane Fonda

A Roadmap to End Aging – Aubrey de Grey

Videos

Ashton Applewhite, Author of “this Chair Rocks”, deconstructs assumptions on aging.