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Facing Own Death

Facing our own death can be an experience either of fear, helplessness, and pain or of acceptance, gratitude, and continuing engagement with loved ones and valued activities. Models have been crafted about stages of facing one’s death that suggest we initially cannot accept it but that our anger, our efforts at bargaining, our sadness all still take us to eventual recognition and acceptance. Whether or not we feel our own death is imminent, there is much great wisdom that shares the thought that facing—and accepting—our own mortality is essential to living a full, vibrant, and meaningful life in the moment we are alive, here and now.

On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

From beloved and bestselling author Parker L. Palmer comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to the brink of everything.

The Grace in Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older

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.

Living in the Light of Death: On the Art of Being Truly Alive

This book presents the Buddhist approach to facing the inevitable facts of growing older, getting sick, and dying. These tough realities are not given much attention by many people until midlife, when they become harder to avoid.

From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older

Over two decades ago, beloved and respected rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi felt an uneasiness. He was growing older, and fears about death and infirmity were haunting him. So he decided to embark on mission to get to the bottom of his fears.

You Can Create an Exceptional Life

For countless people, the words of Louise Hay have served as a beacon, leading them out of the darkness of despair and into the light of a better life. Cheryl Richardson is one of the many individuals whom Louise has greatly influenced . . . before going on to become a best-selling author herself.

Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying

More than thirty years ago, an entire generation sought a new way of life, looking for fulfillment and meaning in a way no one had before.

Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy

Using examples from his practice as a psychotherapist and teacher who lectures widely on the soul of medicine and spirituality, Moore argues for a new vision of aging: as a dramatic series of initiations, rather than a diminishing experience, one that each of us has the tools―experience, maturity,...

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