Books that Support Aging Consciously

Anthony, Bolton (editor). Second Journeys: The Dance of Spirit In Later Life (Chapel Hill, N.C.: Second Journey Press, 2013)
Baines, Barry K. Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper  (New York: Perseus Publishing, 2001).

Blanchard, Janice (editor).  Aging In Community  (Chapel Hill: Second Journey Publications, 2013).

Cooper, Marc and James Selman.  The Elder  (Woodinville, Washington: Sahalie Press, 2011).

Dass, Ram.  Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying (New York: Riverhead Books, 2000).

Davidson, Sara. The December Project (New York: Harper Collins, 2014).

Eberle, Scott.  The Final Crossing; Learning To Die In Order to Live (Big Pine, California: Lost Borders Press, 2006).

Foster, Steven and Meredith Little. The Roaring of the Sacred River: The Wilderness Quest for Vision and Self-Healing (New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1989).

Frankel, Bruce.  What Should I Do With the Rest of My Life: True Stories of Finding Success, Passion and New Meaning in the Second Half of Life (New York: Penguin, 2010).

Freed, Rachel. Women’s Lives, Women’s Legacies: Passing Your Beliefs and Blessings to Future Generations (Minneapolis: Fairview Press, 2003).

Freedman, Marc. The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife (New York: PublicAffairs, 2011).

Freedman, Marc. Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life (New York: PublicAffairs, 2008).

Freedman, Marc. Prime Time: How Baby Boomers Will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America (New York: PublicAffairs, 1999).

Goldman, Connie. The Gifts of Caregiving (Fairview Press and University of Minn. Center for Spirituality and Healing, 2015).

Hillman, James. The Force of Character and the Lasting Life (New York: Random House, 1999).

Kaplan, Lily Myers.  Two Rare Bird: Stories of Death, Courage and Purpose (Self Published, 2013)

Kelley, Tim. True Purpose: 12 Strategies for Discovering the Difference You are Meant to Make (Berkeley, California: Transcendent Solutions Press, 2009).

Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara.  The Third Chapter:  Passion, Risk and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50 (New York:  Sarah Crichton Books, 2009).

Leider, Richard J. The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better  (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010).

Leider, Richard J.  Claiming Your Place At the Fire (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2004).

Leider, Richard and Webber, Alan. Life Reimagined (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2013).

Lesser, Elizabeth. Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow ( New York: Villard Books, 2004).

Lesser, Elizabeth. Marrow (New York: Harper Collins, 2016)

Levine, Stephen. A Year To Live: How To Live This Year As If It Were Your Last (New York: Bell Tower, 1997).

Life Planning Network (50 contributing writers).  Live Smart After 50:  The Expert’s Guide to Life Planning for Uncertain Times (Boston: Life Planning Network, 2012).

Markova, Dawna.  I Will Not Die an Unlived Life: Reclaiming Purpose and Passion  (San Francisco: Conari Press, 2000).

Newhouse, Meg. Legacies of the Heart (EBook Bakery Books, 2015)

Pevny, Ron.   Conscious Living, Conscious Aging: Embrace and Savor Your Next Chapter (Hillsboro, Oregon: Beyond Words, 2014).

Pillemer, Karl. 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans (New York: Hudson Street Press, 2011).

Pinkson, Tom. Fruitful Aging:  Finding the Gold In the Golden Years (San Anselmo, California:  Self Published, 2012).

Plotkin, Bill. Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community In a Fragmented World (Novato California: New World Library, 2008).

Richmond, Lewis.  Aging As a Spiritual Practice  (New York: Gotham Books, 2012).

Robinson, John C. The Divine Human: The Final Transformation of Sacred Aging (Winchester, UK: O-Books, 2016).

Rohr, Richard. Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011).

Sands, Karen. The Ageless Way: Illuminating the New Story of Our Age (Roxbury, Ct: Broad Minded Publishing, 2016).

Schachter-Shalomi, Zalman and Ronald S. Miller, From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older (New York: Warner Books, 1997; new edition released in 2014).

Walsh, Roger.  Essential Spirituality: The Seven Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind  (New York: Wiley and Sons, 1999).

Weber, Robert and Orsborn, Carol. The Spirituality of Age (Rochester, Vermont: Park Street Press, 2015).

Wyatt, Karen M. M.D.  What Really Matters: Seven Lessons for Living From the Stories of the Dying  (New York: Select Books, 2011).

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