Wait Until You re Fifty

Author: Mindy Littman Holland
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 1611390397
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If you think your forties were challenging—wait until you’re fifty. Just don’t wait until you’re fifty to read this book. It’s easier to handle this momentous change of life if you’re armed with good information, a sense of humor and, perhaps, a stiff drink. Fifty doesn’t happen overnight—the journey into midlife takes years and it’s different for everybody, female and male. Some start earlier, some start later, but in the end, it’s all the same: By the time you’re fifty adjustments are called for. This book is about helping women (and men, to some extent) navigate the changes that midlife brings. It gives credence, validity and voice to real concerns about entering middle age and practical advice on preserving and/or improving minds, bodies, desirability, confidence and creativity going forward. The book covers a broad range of topics from the perspective of midlife veterans, members of a silent majority of women that have a lot more to talk about than hot flashes and other physical manifestations of middle age. It is characterized by straightforward, conversational language, humorous anecdotes, helpful suggestions and an unwavering focus on reality, no matter how controversial or unorthodox. Women are hungry to hear about other women’s experiences in this area—and men are anxious to learn how to relate to the changing women in their lives as they are going through their own changes. They are all looking for relief—comic and otherwise. “Wait Until You’re Fifty” focuses less on menopause and more on the perspective changes, little murders and unexpected awakenings that midlife precipitates, such as: the permanently empty nest (farewell to fertility), midlife love (a whole other affair), and re-prioritizing friendship (who will be there for the back fifty?). MINDY LITTMAN HOLLAND wrote this book based on personal experience and interviews with dozens of women and men who had something to say about the joys and adversities of midlife. In addition to writing non-fiction, she writes long and short fiction. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Rebirth of Gershon Polokov

Author: Mindy Littman Holland
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 1611390788
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What if we gave birth to future and past generations at the same time? Gershon Polokov feels a deep attachment to his great granddaughter, Sophie. He believes her to be the reincarnation of his deceased wife, Sophie’s great grandmother. Before he dies, Gershon tells newborn Sophie the story of their past life together and the new life that is to come. Then, in his final hours, Gershon has stronger visions of the future than of the past, while Sophie’s memories intensify as she matures. Are the two destined to reunite as husband and wife, as they have been joined in every incarnation? Is there a mutual drive to find each other in every life and, together, discover the keeper of their souls? In this novel of recognition and continuity, the lives of two families, spanning several decades, are connected through generations of reincarnated souls, some with memories of their former lives and others without. MINDY LITTMAN HOLLAND, a nonfiction and fiction writer, is also an artist and photographer. Her previous book, WAIT UNTIL YOU’RE FIFTY: A WOMAN’S JOURNEY INTO MIDLIFE, was also published by Sunstone press. Mindy lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit the author: www.mindylittmanholland.com.

When the Heart Waits

Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061998141
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The bestselling author's inspiring autobiographical account of personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace. "Inspiring. Sue Monk Kidd is a direct literary descendant of Carson McCullers."—Baltimore Sun "Grounded in personal experience and bolstered with classic spiritual disciplines and Scripture, this book offers an alternative to fast-fix spirituality."—Bookstore Journal Blending her own experiences with an intimate grasp of spirituality, Sue Monk Kidd relates the passionate and moving tale of her spiritual crisis, when life seemed to have lost meaning and her longing for a hasty escape from the pain yielded to a discipline of "active waiting."

Fit at Mid Life

Author: Samantha Brennan
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
ISBN: 1771641681
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A uniquely feminist approach to how women can break free from what society thinks and get active in their forties, fifties, and beyond. What if you could be fitter now than you were in your twenties? And what if you could achieve it while feeling more comfortable and confident in your body than ever before? In this empowering, accessible book, bloggers and professors Samantha Brennan and Tracy Isaacs offer a new approach to fitness—one that champions strength, health, and personal accomplishment over weight loss and aesthetics. They share their own experiences of getting active later in life and explore the many challenges, questions, and issues women face when seeking fitness in their forties, fifties, and beyond. Drawing from the latest research and their popular blog Fit Is a Feminist Issue, they deliver a wealth of concrete advice on everything from how to keep bones strong to what types of fitness activities give the biggest returns. Taking a feminist perspective, the authors also challenge society’s default whats, whys, and hows of every aspect of getting fit to show how women can best take charge of their health—no matter what their shape, size, age, or ability.

Marrying George Clooney

Author: Amy Ferris
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458777790
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While wide-awake in the middle of the night (welcome to menopause!), Amy Ferris chronicles every one of her hysterical, heartbreaking, ridiculous, and unflinchingly honest thoughts. Along with fantasizing about marrying George Clooney, Ferris faces a plethora of other insomnia-induced thoughts and activities. From Googling old boyfriends to researching obscure and fatal diseases on the web, she worries endlessly about her husband, relies heavily on Ambien, and tries to arrange care via the Internet for her mother (who has both severe dementia and a massive crush on Jesus Christ) - all while refraining from lighting up just one more cigarette.

MatchDotBomb A Midlife Journey through Internet Dating

Author: Francine Pappadis Friedman
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1627873309
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What happens when you find yourself out there again, after years—or even decades—of being half of a couple? Ask the 89 million adult men and women who are living alone. Or, better yet, follow one woman’s true, touching, and hilarious return to singlehood. Filled with unforgettable characters, MatchDotBomb is the thinking woman’s Bridget Jones’s Diary—and an indispensable guide for smart men who want to know what’s really on a woman’s mind.

57 Steps to Paradise

Author: Patricia Lorenz
Publisher: Msi Press
ISBN: 9781942891185
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Looking for love in your 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and yes, even your 80's or 90's? 57 STEPS TO PARADISE will help you navigate dating in midlife and beyond. Lorenz unzips her soul and exposes her foibles during 50 years of men weaving their way in and out of her life, providing a heap of wit and wisdom to help you make life-changing decisions about love and, perhaps, a life partner.

Sheepish

Author: Catherine Friend
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738214094
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What do you do when you love your farm . . . but it doesn't love you? After fifteen years of farming, Catherine Friend is tired. After all, while shepherding is one of the oldest professions, it's not getting any easier. The number of sheep in America has fallen by 90 percent in the last ninety years. But just as Catherine thinks it's time to hang up her shepherd's crook, she discovers that sheep might be too valuable to give up. What ensues is a funny, thoughtful romp through the history of our woolly friends, why small farms are important, and how each one of us--and the planet--would benefit from being very sheepish, indeed.