You are here

click image to enlarge

It's Never Too Late to Begin Again

Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Tarcher
 | 
April, 2016
ISBN:
9780399174216
In stock now: 
5
$22.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Julia Cameron has inspired millions with her bestseller The Artist's Way. Now being sixty-five, she’s moved from the Big Apple to Santa Fe, and in this new book she shows her contemporaries how retirement can be the most creative and fulfilling stage of life yet.

For some, retirement is a day to work toward with anticipation. Others approach retirement with greater ambivalence. While the newfound freedom is exciting and filled with possibility, the idea of retirement can also be very daunting. You are in a unique position to explore yourself and your desires from a place of experience. But the line has been drawn in the sand: The life that you have known has changed, and the life to come is yet to be defined.

This book is a twelve-week course aimed at defining—and creating—the life you want to have as you redefine—and re-create—yourself. Filled with essays, tools, and exercises to be done alone or in groups, this toolkit will guide and inspire retirees wishing to expand their creativity.

The twelve weekly themes are all about Reigniting: A sense of Wonder, of Freedom, of Connection, of Purpose, of Honesty, of Humility, of Resilience, of Joy, of Motion, of Vitality, of Adventure, and of Faith.

Those familiar with The Artist’s Way will recognize some of the tools here:

  • Morning Pages: Three daily pages of longhand, stream-of-consciousness writing done first thing in the morning, “for your eyes only”
  • Memoir: a weekly, guided process of triggering memories and revisiting your life in several-year increments
  • Artist Dates: a once-weekly, solo expedition to explore something fun
  • Walking: a twenty-minute solo walk, twice weekly, without a dog, friend, or cell phone.

 This fun, gentle, step-by-step process will help you explore your creative dreams, wishes, and desires—and quickly find that it's never too late to begin anything.

It is not meant only for “declared” artists. It is aimed at those transitioning into the second act of life—leaving one life behind, and heading into one yet to be created… Twelve weeks—three months—may seem like a long time, but think of it as a few-hours-weekly investment in the next phase of your life.

Among Julia Cameron’s many other books are Walking in This World, Finding Water and The Artist’s Way for Parents.

Publisher’s Description: 



Julia Cameron has inspired millions with her bestseller The Artist's Way. Now at the age of sixty-five, she shows her contemporaries how retirement can be the most creative and fulfilling stage of life yet. For some, retirement is a day to work toward with anticipation. Others approach retirement with greater ambivalence. While the newfound freedom is exciting and filled with possibility, the idea of retirement can also be very daunting. You are in a unique position to explore yourself and your desires from a place of experience. But the line has been drawn in the sand: The life that you have known has changed, and the life to come is yet to be defined.

This book is a twelve-week course aimed at defining--and creating--the life you want to have as you redefine--and re-create--yourself. Filled with essays, tools, and exercises to be done alone or in groups, this toolkit will guide and inspire retirees wishing to expand their creativity. This fun, gentle, step-by-step process will help you explore your creative dreams, wishes, and desires--and quickly find that it's never too late to begin anything.

Community Reviews

Login or Register to post a review