Spirituality Resources

Book
Author/Presenter:
Moody, Harry R. and Carroll, David
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Resource:
Five Stages of the Soul: Charting the Spiritual Passages that Shape Our Lives, The
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Anchor Books, 1997
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Notes:
Explores the interest in a spiritual life that most people pursue in their middle years, moving through five stages of development: the call, the search, the struggle, the breakthrough, and the return

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/36241699
Book
Author/Presenter:
O’Toole, James
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Resource:
Creating the Good Life: Applying Aristotle's Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness
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Publisher:
Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 2005
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Notes:
Draws on the wisdom of the ages to help individuals plan for the second half of their life so that it is satisfying, useful, moral, and meaningful. Translates Aristotle's classical philosophical framework into practical, comprehensible terms for application in our contemporary lives and work

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/57285877
Book
Author/Presenter:
Pierce, Gregory F
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Resource:
Spirituality at Work: 10 Ways to Balance Your Life on-the-Job
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Publisher:
Chicago, IL: Loyola Press, 2005
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Notes:
Examines the spirituality of work in the context of such issues as competition, compensation, and social justice. Discusses how to find meaning in the workplace

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/44727895
Book
Author/Presenter:
Rich, Phil; Madway-Sampson, Dorothy and Fetherling, Dale
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Resource:
Healing Journey through Retirement: Your Journal of Transition and Transformation, The
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Publisher:
New York, NY: John Wiley, 2000
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Notes:
Offers valuable guidance on adjusting to and managing this new stage of one's life. Encourages self-examination of the impact retirement will have, invoking the healing power of writing to allow reflection and interpretation of one's feelings The Healing Journey Through Retirement is designed to help you look deep within yourself to determine what work has meant to you, explore what you want when you leave the work force, and shape your plans and expectations for the future. This inspirational resource will be your guide to redesigning and rebuilding a central structure for your life beyond work-and doing so with a renewed sense of purpose.

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/41445642
Book
Author/Presenter:
Sadler, William A
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Resource:
Third Age: Six Principles for Growth and Renewal after Forty, The
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Publisher:
Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books, 2000
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Notes:
Offers an inspiring guide to fulfillment and rejuvenation, based on a groundbreaking 12-year study of adults in midlife

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/43191023
Book
Author/Presenter:
Schachter-Shalomi, Zalman and Miller, Ronald
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Resource:
From Aging to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Warner Books, 1995
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Notes:
Re-contextualizes aging as the anticipated fulfillment of life, not its inevitable decline. Recommends meditation and spiritual healing to help individuals enter their later years. Also explores our limited perceptions of death and discusses how to embrace 'conscious' dying

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/30915869
Book
Author/Presenter:
Snowden, David
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Resource:
Aging With Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Bantam Books, 2001
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Notes:
Discusses the findings from the a15-year study of a population of 678 nuns by one of the world’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease. Offers a wealth of practical findings from why building linguistic ability in childhood may protect against Alzheimer’s, to which foods promote longevity and healthy brain function, to why preventing strokes and depression is key to avoiding Alzheimer’s. Also discusses what role heredity plays, and why it’s never too late to start an exercise program, as well as how attitude, faith, and community can add years to our lives

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/45661479
Book
Author/Presenter:
Thomas, William H.
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Resource:
What Are Old People for? How Elders Will Save the World
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Publisher:
Acton, MA: Vanderwyk & Burnham, 2007
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Notes:
Suggests that our society's anti-aging bias has prevented us from thinking about old age in a way that will create a good elderhood. Provides a motivational and visionary blueprint for old age as a healing force in society

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/156780761
Book
Author/Presenter:
Whyte, David
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Resource:
Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self, and Relationship, The
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Riverhead Books, 2009
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Notes:
Encourages a re-imagination of how we inhabit the worlds of love, work, and self-understanding. Suggests that separating these "marriages" in order to balance them is to destroy the fabric of happiness itself. Only by understanding the journey involved in each and the stages of their maturation can we understand how to bring them together in one fulfilled life

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/233549553
Book
Author/Presenter:
Zelinski, Ernie
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Resource:
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor
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Publisher:
Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2008
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Notes:
Offers advice on how to enjoy an active and satisfying retirement. Suggests that adequate financial resources are not enough but that having interesting leisure activities, creative pursuits, physical well-being, mental well-being, and solid social supports are also crucial

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/301734294

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