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Publisher Description

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.

Body, Mind & Spirit
5 May
Penguin Publishing Group
Penguin Group USA Inc.

Customer Reviews

DucknDork ,

Hooked on this reading journey....

Read slowly, it has taken two years to finish this book... I have chewed over paragraphs pedestrian-like.... returned to certain chapters for second helpings, made copious notations on what has resonated and relished it for what it is.... a superbly written masterpiece. I will miss the discipline it has inspired and the thinking it has spurned.... there are no formulas to be found in this book... Pick Hollis' book up and go there... slowly! AA

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