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Happiness
  • Author:
    Marie De Hennezel
  • ISBN:
    0670023450
  • ISBN13:
    978-0670023455
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  • Publisher:
    Viking; Reprint edition (April 12, 2012)
  • Pages:
    192 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Happiness
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Marie de Hennezel shows us that the true Fountain of Youth lies within, but its waters do not make us younger but open our eyes to the possibilities for growth that lie ahead as we get older.

Marie de Hennezel shows us that the true Fountain of Youth lies within, but its waters do not make us younger but open our eyes to the possibilities for growth that lie ahead as we get older. She explains how we are capable of transforming ourselves through action, acceptance and love which we gain not in spite of growing older but because of it. De Hennezel is both a poet and a prophet of the aging process, and we all would do better by hearkening to her words. Marc Agronin, MD, author of How We Age: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old.

Not anymore, says Marie de Hennezel, an internationally renowned clinical psychologist and bestselling author. In this timely and essential book, de Hennezel offers a fresh perspective on the art of growing old. Now that our lives are longer and richer than ever before, it's imperative to demystify our greatest fear and cultivate a positive awareness of aging. She confronts head-on the inevitable grief we sustain at the loss of our youth and explains how refusing to age and move forward in life is actually what makes us become old.

Marie de Hennezel has spearheaded numerous national health initiatives in France over the last decade and regularly presents seminars on the art of aging well

Marie de Hennezel has spearheaded numerous national health initiatives in France over the last decade and regularly presents seminars on the art of aging well. She is the author of ten previous books, including the international bestseller "Intimate Death," and is a recipient of the Legion of Honor Award. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Ageing With Grace, Sarnia, Ontario. When you are 80 years old and your beauty rises in ways your cells cannot even imagine now and your wild bones grow luminous and ripe, having carried the weight of a passionate life. When your hair is aflame with winter and you have decades of learning and leaving and loving sewn into the corners of your eyes and your children come home to find their own history in your face. When you know what it feels like to fail ferociously and have gained the capacity to rise and rise and rise again.

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She recalls her encounters as a clinical psychologist with extraordinary people who 'grow old gracefully’ – and through her experience shows us how to make the most of this time in our lives, to avoid depression and to stay happy. She believes that wherever we grow old and whatever our circumstances, if we can maintain energy in our hearts and believe in the power of joy and human warmth, this can transform us and the way we look at the world

How should we accept aging? It’s inevitable, and yet in Western society the very subject of growing older is shrouded in. .

How should we accept aging? It’s inevitable, and yet in Western society the very subject of growing older is shrouded in anxiety and shame. Aging brings us face to face with our sacred and our mundane, our imperfections and our failures. Here internationally renowned clinical psychologist and bestselling French author Marie de Hennezel shows us how to see the later stages of life through a prism that celebrates our accomplishments and gives us fulfillment in our present.

She recalls her encounters as a clinical psychologist with extraordinary people who 'grow old gracefully' - and through her experience shows us how to make the most of this time in our lives, to avoid depression and to stay happy. She believes that wherever we grow old and whatever our circumstances, if we can maintain energy in our hearts and believe in the power of joy and human warmth, this can transform us and the way we look at the world

A groundbreaking approach to aging from one of France's best- known clinical psychologists.

How should we accept growing old? It's an inevitable progression and yet in Western society the very subject of aging is often taboo and shrouded in anxiety and shame. Not anymore, says Marie de Hennezel, an internationally renowned clinical psychologist and bestselling author. Now that our lives are longer and richer than ever before, it's imperative to demystify our greatest fear and cultivate a positive awareness of aging.

In this timely and essential book, de Hennezel offers a fresh perspective on the art of growing old. She confronts head-on the inevitable grief we sustain at the loss of our youth and explains how refusing to age and move forward in life is actually what makes us become old. Combining personal anecdotes with psychological theory, philosophy, and eye-opening scientific research from around the world, she shows why we should look forward to embracing everything aging has to offer in terms of human and spiritual enrichment. The Art of Growing Old is a thought-provoking, brave, and uplifting meditation on the later years as they should be lived.


TheFresh
This is a great book, and it should be a must read for all baby boomers. It should also be a best seller and the only thing that's preventing it from becoming one is the price. I purchased it for 14.99 or something like that, and that was steep for a kindle book. I see now that it went down and I'm sure she'll sell a lot more. That said, this book is written with keen intelligence, a great heart and a lot of compassion for the difficult transition people of my generation are experiencing right now. The loss of one's youth is a bitter pill to swallow and she explores this in detail in this marvelous book. As we have to bravely confront the loneliness and terrors of old age, we need all the help we can get. Her book provides that and more, always stressing that it isn't all bad, that they are many rainbows, meadows and rays of sunshine ahead of us yet, and that the exquisite sensitivity we develop with age can also help us live out the time we have left on this earth more intensely and richly. The "fecundity" of our mind as she calls it, is a rich tapestry we've accumulated during our lifetimes, and the key is to accept the final journey with all its aches, pains, and infirmities. It's a process and it will take time, but if we look back with gratitude rather than bitterness over what we've become, we'll end our lives peacefully, perhaps even joyfully. I couldn't recommend this book enough. Her book has helped me personally and I'm very thankful I have it with me to read and reread whenever I need it.
Anarahuginn
Written very well. Great read. No BS or filler pages.Use this book and read it as many times as it is needed for your situation. If you can only afford one book....buy this one.
lolike
I found this book to be a bit much for the ordinary person seeking encouragement in the process of aging. It appears
to be more likely to be read by professionals seeking to encourage clients.
First half is filled with the down side of aging, it gets better toward the end but still seems more for the professional.
Wild Python
Love this book and have read it again and again. It's the type of read you can go back to at different times of your life.
Haracetys
Man did I really get into this book and am SO GLAD I bought it. What a different Perspective on ageing. It was Refreshing to read this and by reading it I feel that I'm also being Prepared to accept Growing Older Gracefully instead of Miserably.
Shadowredeemer
Good book
Washington
Can I really do that? I've embraced much of the teachings in the book, and found I had already been doing things the right way all along. So this book helped to encourage me on my way.

I find I smile a lot more, now that I am "old"..
Though the author is a clinical therapist, the book is anything but stuffy! The writing 'flows' easily, reads easily and for me earns a re-read. . .she places the process of aging in a very positive light!!!