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The Aging of Aquarius

Igniting Passion and Purpose as an Elder
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
New Society
 | 
September, 2018
ISBN:
9780865718944
In stock now: 
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$17.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This book can help you live your passion and purpose and change the world as an empowered elder.

Your career has wound down, the kids have moved, and your schedule is clear... for the next 30 years. In your youth, you cared about people and planet earth, and you had grand visions of changing the world. At some point, those passions and that sense of purpose got buried under diapers and the 9-5. Still, that old you remains alive. Now, with the rest of your life ahead, you can be the change and make this next stage of your life the most powerful yet. But where to start?

Helen Wilkes, an 80+ retired professor and activist from Vancouver, takes readers on an inspiring journey to find renewed purpose in retirement. Along the way she helps readers navigate the transition to a post-work identity by fanning the embers of lost passions and developing new interests.

As we age, we need lots of windows in the walls that shelter us. Sometimes, this means leaving our “comfort zones” and becoming adventurous. Increasingly, I see wisdom not as a place of certainty, but as a process of staying open and responsive… I have learned that there are many old assumptions that I need to pitch along with possessions that clutter my closets but add no joy to life.

Whether you are drawn to gardening clubs, to social justice issues, political campaigning, ethical investing, philosophical journeys, or creativity through the arts—whatever your vision and passion might be—The Aging of Aquarius offers inspiration, practical steps, and extra resources to help reignite your passion, your sense of purpose, and to effect real change in the world as an empowered elder.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. —Mark Twain

“In this inspiring work Helen Wilkes wastes no time raging against the dying of the light, showing instead that the light of mind and soul can shine ever more brightly even as our bodies grow old. The Aging of Aquarius is both an intimate personal account and a call to enlivenment and action for an entire generation.” —Gabor Maté, author of When the Body Says No

Publisher’s Description: 

Live your passion and purpose and change the world as an empowered elder. Your career has wound down, the kids have moved, and your schedule is clear...for the next 30 years.

In your youth, you cared about people and planet earth, and you had grand visions of changing the world. At some point, those passions and that sense of purpose got buried under diapers and the 9-5. Still, that old you remains alive. Now, with the rest of your life ahead, you can be the change and make this next stage of your life the most powerful yet. But where to start?

Helen Wilkes, a retired professor and activist, takes readers on an inspiring journey to find renewed purpose in retirement. Along the way she helps readers navigate the transition to a post-work identity by fanning the embers of lost passions and developing new interests.

Whether you are drawn to gardening clubs, to social justice issues, political campaigning, ethical investing, or creativity through the arts, The Aging of Aquarius offers inspiration, practical steps, and extra resources to help reignite your passion, your sense of purpose, and to effect real change in the world as an empowered elder.

 

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