The Second Half

A Novel

Author: Lauraine Snelling

Publisher: FaithWords

ISBN: 1455586161

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Bestselling author Lauraine Snelling shares a heartfelt story of a couple who put their plans for a peaceful retirement on hold to assume guardianship of their young grandchildren. Mona and Ken Sorenson are approaching the best years of their lives. Mona's greatest concern is that Ken will learn of the surprise party she's planning for his retirement from his job as Dean of Students at Stone University. They've already been making plans to travel, spend limitless hours in the garden, and Ken is looking forward to working on his woodworking and fishing with his grandchildren. It's what they deserve after years of careful planning. But things begin to unravel when Ken learns that office politics are about to destroy his department. Can he really just leave, abandoning the work he spent a lifetime achieving? Mona is eager to build her event planning business with Ken's help, but rather than supporting her, he expresses concern that the stress of the work will send her back into the depression she struggles with. Then, just days before Ken's last official day of work, their son, a Special Forces officer in the Army, learns he's being immediately deployed on a six-month mission in Pakistan. Since his wife left him, the only people he trusts to care for his two young children are his parents. In an instant, everything Ken and Mona spent their lives planning changes, and they will need to find strength, both physical and mental, to become parents once more. This is not the second half they wanted, and when their son fails to contact them as planned, they struggle to trust that it is God's plan, not theirs, that matters most.

The Second Half of Life

Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom

Author: Angeles Arrien

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458770729

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

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When you find the courage to change at midlife, Angeles Arrien teaches, ''a miracle happens.'' Your character is opened, deepened, strengthened, softened. You return to your soul's highest values. You are now prepared to create your legacy: an imprint of your dream for our world - a dream that can fully come true in The Second Half of Life. Working with images, poetry, metaphors, and other forms of symbolic language from diverse world cultures, Dr. Arrien introduces us to the Eight Gates of Initiation. By mastering their lessons and gifts, you harvest the meaning and purpose of your life and come into spiritual maturity. With The Second Half of Life, she takes you step-by-step through each gate to deepen your most valuable relationships, reclaim your untended creative talents, and shift your focus from ambition to meaning to grow into the exceptional elder you've always imagined you would one day become.

The Second Half

Author: Roy Keane,Roddy Doyle

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0297608908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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No. 1 bestselling memoir of Roy Keane, former captain of Manchester United and Ireland - co-written with Man Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle. Now updated with a new chapter, including Roy leaving Aston Villa and the Republic of Ireland's qualification for Euro 2016. In a stunning collaboration with Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle, Roy Keane gives a brutally honest account of his last days as a player, the highs and lows of his managerial career, and his life as an outspoken ITV pundit. 'Roy Keane's book is a masterpiece . . . It may well be the finest, most incisive deconstruction of football management that the game has ever produced' Mail on Sunday 'A genuine pleasure . . . His thoughts on his players are humane, interesting, candid and never less than believable' The Times 'The best things are the small things: regretting joining Ipswich when he discovered the training kit was blue; refusing to sign Robbie Savage because his answerphone message was rubbish; being appalled that his side had listened to an Abba song before playing football' Evening Standard 'The book is brilliantly constructed, rattling along at breakneck speed . . . full of self-deprecation . . . a ruthless self-examination' Daily Telegraph

The Second Half of the Mountain

A Guide to Personal Alchemy After Awakening

Author: McCall Erickson

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504392302

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 140

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What happens when youve done all you know how to do, the paved paths end, and you still feel like youre missing something? The Second Half of the Mountain offers a practical and magical approach to recognizing and working with the deeper and often-confusing inner processes that happen after awakening. In this guidebook, McCall Erickson combines bits of personal story with the timeless building blocks of alchemy to outline the journey for the awakened traveler through the dark nights of the soul and beyond, not as the way, but as a guide to help you make your own way where it sometimes feels there is no way.

The Second Half of Marriage

Author: David and Claudia Arp

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310863937

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Your children are gone or leaving soon. It's time to focus once again on your own future and especially on your marriage. What's in store for the second half? David and Claudia Arp provide answers and practical help in this groundbreaking book. Drawing on their national survey of hundreds of "second-half" couples, the Arps reveal eight marital challenges every long-term marriage faces, and they offer strategies and exercises for meeting each of them. The Second Half of Marriage will challenge you to create a vision for the rest of your life together -- and inspire you to make that vision a reality.

Like Trees Walking

In the Second Half of Life

Author: Jane Sigloh

Publisher: Cowley Publications

ISBN: 1461635624

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Many of us are fast approaching the "golden years" of retirement, wondering with fear — and hope — what the future holds for us. And you won't find a better companion for the journey of aging than Jane Sigloh. She's witty, perceptive, and wise. A retired Episcopal priest, she is possessed of both reverent awe and irreverent honesty about the facts and fantasies of growing old. She interweaves the insights of Scripture, poetry, fiction, and philosophy into her memories and reflections on the challenges and opportunities that maturity brings. Dip into any of these chapters and find a refreshing perspective, a humorous anecdote, or an intimate confession that will ring true to your own experience.

Social Integration in the Second Half of Life

Author: Karl Pillemer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801864544

Category: Medical

Page: 318

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"Pillemer and colleagues, in their excellent review of social integration at the threshold of the 21st century, document the problems of mid-lifers and elders as they seek social integration, that is, a life with people." -- The Gerontologist

How to Finish the Christian Life

Following Jesus in the Second Half

Author: Donald W. Sweeting,George Sweeting

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 080248297X

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Thrive as a Christian regardless of your age. Dr. George Sweeting's How to Begin the Christian Life revealed a plan for success in starting new lives of purpose in pursuit of Christ. Now he and his son Donald Sweeting present How to Finish the Christian Life, a guide that gives mature believers a new set of disciplines and encouraging truths to help them finish well. Retirement from a career should never be mistaken for an absence of purpose. On the foundation of his own ministry that continues to thrive, Dr. Sweeting and his son deliver an inspiring message that the end of the believer's journey is not a matter of dying but a challenge to live to the fullest to the glory of God. When it comes to the life of a true follower of Christ, there is only one way to finish: strong.

Encore

Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life

Author: Marc Freedman

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1586485881

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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In one of the most significant social trends of the new century, and the biggest transformation of the American workforce since the women's movement, members of the baby boom generation are inventing a new phase of work. Encore tells the stories of encore career pioneers who are not content, or affluent enough, to spend their next thirty years on a golf course. These men and women are moving beyond midlife careers yet refusing to phase out or fade away. As they search for a calling in the second half of life and focus on what matters most, these individuals stand to transform the nature of work in America. They also hold the potential to create a society that balances the joys and responsibilities of contribution across the generations—in other words, one that works better for all of us.

Sword & Citadel

The Second Half of 'The Book of the New Sun'

Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312890184

Category: Fiction

Page: 411

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"The Citadel of the Autarch brings The Book of the New sun to its harrowing conclusion, as Severiain clashes in a final reckoning with the dread Autarch, fulfilling an ancient prophesy that will alter forever the realm known as Urth." -- Back cover.

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life

How to Finally, Really Grow Up

Author: James Hollis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101216699

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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What does it really mean to be a grown up in today’s world? We assume that once we “get it together” with the right job, marry the right person, have children, and buy a home, all is settled and well. But adulthood presents varying levels of growth, and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts can take place anywhere between the age of thirty-five and seventy when we question the choices we’ve made, realize our limitations, and feel stuck— commonly known as the “midlife crisis.” Jungian psycho-analyst James Hollis believes it is only in the second half of life that we can truly come to know who we are and thus create a life that has meaning. In Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, Hollis explores the ways we can grow and evolve to fully become ourselves when the traditional roles of adulthood aren’t quite working for us, revealing a new way of uncovering and embracing our authentic selves. Offering wisdom to anyone facing a career that no longer seems fulfilling, a long-term relationship that has shifted, or family transitions that raise issues of aging and mortality, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life provides a reassuring message and a crucial bridge across this critical passage of adult development.

How to Grow Old

Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400880394

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Worried that old age will inevitably mean losing your libido, your health, and possibly your marbles too? Well, Cicero has some good news for you. In How to Grow Old, the great Roman orator and statesman eloquently describes how you can make the second half of life the best part of all—and why you might discover that reading and gardening are actually far more pleasurable than sex ever was. Filled with timeless wisdom and practical guidance, Cicero's brief, charming classic—written in 44 BC and originally titled On Old Age—has delighted and inspired readers, from Saint Augustine to Thomas Jefferson, for more than two thousand years. Presented here in a lively new translation with an informative new introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, the book directly addresses the greatest fears of growing older and persuasively argues why these worries are greatly exaggerated—or altogether mistaken. Montaigne said Cicero's book "gives one an appetite for growing old." The American founding father John Adams read it repeatedly in his later years. And today its lessons are more relevant than ever in a world obsessed with the futile pursuit of youth.

The Second Half of Your Life

Author: Jill Shaw Ruddock

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091955289

Category: Middle-aged women

Page: 309

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NEW EDITION - COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED WITH NEW CHAPTERS ADDED. The Second Half of Your Life is a groundbreaking book which offers advice and answers to women in the second half of their life. Using the hormonal changes that occur around menopause as a springboard to transition from a womanâe(tm)s reproductive years to her self-productive years, Shaw Ruddock gives positive, life-affirming guidance on how to make the second half of life, the best half. Drawing on extensive experience, research and interviews, Jill Shaw Ruddock explores what can hold women back at this important stage in their lives, and how to harness the new-found focus this stage in life brings i.e. the rest of your life. This revised and updated edition (including The Science of Hormones and the new chapter, Looking Your Best without Plastic Surgery) will inspire women to rethink what it means to grow older. The book has been heralded as âe~one of the most important womenâe(tm)s books for a decadeâe(tm), âe~ground-breakingâe(tm), âe~inspirationalâe(tm) and âe~the manual for women in the second half of their lifeâe(tm). Providing practical hands-on advice on how to harness the power of the oestrogen-free mind to make the most of new opportunities, Ruddock covers everything from money to the mind, dating to divorce, exercise to eating, and the libido to looking your best. The Second Half of Your Life is an inspiring, motivating read that gives women a framework to create a game plan to help overcome many of the obstacles faced in the second half of life.

Gracious Uncertainty

Faith in the Second Half of Life

Author: Jane Sigloh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442276266

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Gracious Uncertainty: Faith in the Second Half of Life reflects on issues concerning everyone but which intensify as we grow older: loving more fully, dealing with loss, finding consolation, and having the courage to gaze (even while shaking inwardly) at the nearing reality of death. Jane Sigloh is a guide both witty and wise. She blends personal stories, Scriptural insights, and lessons drawn from years in ministry into insightful reflections on the beauty and challenges of aging. Gracious Uncertainty is an intimate, at times humorous, and often spirit-provoking guide through the unknowns of the later years.

Amazing in the Second Half

Author: Jan Rodenfels

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692665053

Category:

Page: 176

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Want to turn back your biological clock? Would you like to lose that roll around your middle? Think you are destined to fall apart as you age? Think again! It's a common yearning for most of us over 40: we want to be healthy, we want more energy, and we still want to feel good about ourselves as we age. Most of us don't mind getting older, we just want to do it the best way possible.This amazingly youthful 56 year-old health coach and fitness guru feels the same way you do. She has learned how to stave off the normal decay associated with aging and has been teaching her clients the same. Now, in her first book, she shares her wisdom for turning back your biological clock and finding happiness in the second half of life.The perfect book for your nightstand. Jan Rodenfels (a.k.a. JanYourCoach) serves up bite-sized portions of wisdom to motivate you to integrate better practices for a healthier mind, body, and spirit. The portions are perfect for bedtime reading, concise and to the point. You will love the practical tips to not just survive but to actually thrive. You will learn to:* Eat healthier, learn what to eat, and enjoy your food more.* Take charge of your health and lose weight.* Create strategies to eat better.* Find exercise you will love.* Motivate yourself.* Take strong, informed, deliberate action to see change.* Forgive yourself and others.* Embrace your birthday.* Nourish your spirit.Bonus: the book includes 20 of the author's favorite plant based recipes.

No Way Renee

The Second Half of My Notorious Life

Author: Renee Richards

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141653850X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In 1975, at the age of forty, Richard Raskind, a renowned eye surgeon and highly ranked amateur tennis player, "died," and Renée Richards was "born," in what was to become the most public and highly scrutinized sex reassignment to date. It was not until Renée Richards was discovered playing in an amateur tennis tournament that the world took notice. Extensive media coverage and criticism thrust Renée reluctantly into the spotlight, sparking an intense public debate over her private life. Now, at seventy-two, Richards looks back and speaks frankly about all aspects of her complicated and often notorious life in this eye-opening, thought-provoking memoir. Richards' honest and compelling narrative explores the dichotomy between the successful life she lived as Dr. Richard Raskind, who seemed to have everything (devoted friends, a beautiful wife and son, a stellar record of academic and professional achievement, and outstanding athletic ability), and a secret life of struggle with a drive that could not be suppressed, even by years of psychotherapy and the force of a considerable will. Richards takes readers through her difficult decision to undergo surgery and the complex mixture of relief and continued frustration that came with the realization of her new identity. Discussing life after her transformation, Richards candidly relates the details, trials, and pleasures of her romantic life as well as fascinating stories about her tennis career, including her experiences as Martina Navratilova's coach. She also provides an intimate account of her difficult but rewarding relationship with her rebellious son: runaway teenager, high-stakes Vegas gambler, karate champion, and entrepreneur. She describes the deterioration of a once-loving marriage and the challenges of reclaiming her place at the forefront of her demanding medical specialty. Having lived as a woman almost as long as she lived as a man, Richards draws on a personal history that illuminates thirty years of remarkable change in society's attitude toward gender issues. Her absorbing and inspiring story, at once heartbreaking and uplifting, is a testimony to how far we have progressed in our ability to discuss and accept sexuality in all its iterations, as well as a reminder of how far we still must travel.

Living an Examined Life

Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey

Author: James Hollis

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1683640489

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

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How do you define “growing up”? Does it mean you achieve certain cultural benchmarks—a steady income, paying taxes, marriage, and children? Or does it mean leaving behind the expectations of others and growing into the person you were meant to be? If you find yourself in a career, place, relationship, or crisis you never foresaw and that seems at odds with your beliefs about who you are, it means your soul is calling on you to reexamine your path. With Living an Examined Life, James Hollis offers an essential guidebook for anyone at a crossroads in life Here this acclaimed author guides you through 21 areas for self-inquiry and growth—such as how to exorcise the ghosts of your past, when to choose meaning over happiness, how to construct a mature spirituality, and how to seize permission to be who you really are With his trademark eloquence and insight, Dr. Hollis offers a potent resource you’ll return to time and again to energize and inspire you on your journey to create a life of personal authority, integrity, and fulfillment.

Life in the Second Half

Author: David K. Jackson

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781498459754

Category: Self-Help

Page: 74

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Life is often described as "The Game of Life." Therefore, Life can also be fairly compared to the games of football and basketball as they both are played in four quarter intervals and two halves. If you were to ask your friends or family who won the first half of the last basketball or football game they witnessed, few if any, could accurately reply. Yet if you asked who won the last football or basketball game and received an answer, they will have expressed who won The Second Half. It doesn't matter who wins in the first half. The Game of Life, Basketball and Football are indeed won in The Second Half. The Second Half is referred to by some as a New Beginning, the fourth quarter, crunch time, gut check time or that point in the game when YOU realize it's NOW or NEVER but it's not over. Welcome To LIFE IN THE SECOND HALF! David K. Jackson is a Pastor, Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Certified Personal Trainer, Writer and Proud United States Marine that served on the Elite Marine Security Guard (Embassy) Program. A promising author and teacher whose views on faith and hope are both unique and prophetic. Jackson is very passionate and believes faith is a vehicle that all can ride in."

The Encore Career Handbook

How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life

Author: Marci Alboher

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761175105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Until recently, most Americans equated the end of a successful career with the beginning of retirement. No more. Now they want to stay in the game (or better, change the game). They want to leave a mark. Make a difference—and continue to make money. From Encore.org, the leading organization in the field, comes a road map to every step of the encore career journey. Here’s how to plan the transition. How much you need to make. The pros and cons of going back to school. When to volunteer, and when to intern. How to network effectively and harness the power of social media. Who’s hiring and for what jobs? (Check out the Encore Hot List of 35 viable careers). A comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts guide, filled with inspiring stories and answering—in extensive FAQ sections—the concerns of its readers, this book is everything you need to help you strike a balance between doing good and doing well--in a way that will sustain you through this new stage of life.