Monday, June 29, 2009

Recommended Reading

In her latest book Revitalizing Retirement: Reshaping Your Identity, Relationships and Purpose”,Nancy K. Schlossberg, EdD., provides us with a Unique book, packed with essential insights, compelling stories and a road map to genuine fulfillment. Early on, she defines retirement as a phase, not a stage, pointing out that countless Americans who are +50 retire to new lifestyles that include meaningful work in the 3rd age of life. She encourages readers to reshape their identity, relationships, and purpose The discussion covers several coping skills that deal with accepting change and what to anticipate in midlife transition and decision-making.

Each chapter contains several stories from actual retirees that demonstrate the numerous ways of finding what matters, self appreciation and happiness. There are short quizzes and discussion questions at the end of each chapter so that the reader can reflect on what they have read and see exactly how it relates to their own lives. This book is a must-read for anyone considering retirement in the near future as well as current retirees who may be struggling to find happiness in their daily lives.

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