Books that Support Aging Consciously

Anthony, Bolton (editor). Second Journeys: The Dance of Spirit In Later Life (Chapel Hill, N.C.: Second Journey Press, 2013)

Atchley, Robert.  Spirituality and Aging  (2009)

Baines, Barry K. Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper  (New York: Perseus Publishing, 2001).

Blanchard, Janice (editor).  Aging In Community  (Chapel Hill: Second Journey Publications, 2013).

Cooper, Marc and James Selman.  The Elder  (Woodinville, Washington: Sahalie Press, 2011).

Dass, Ram.  Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying (New York: Riverhead Books, 2000).

Davidson, Sara. The December Project (New York: Harper Collins, 2014).

Eberle, Scott.  The Final Crossing; Learning To Die In Order to Live (Big Pine, California: Lost Borders Press, 2006).

Foster, Steven and Meredith Little. The Roaring of the Sacred River: The Wilderness Quest for Vision and Self-Healing (New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1989).

Frankel, Bruce.  What Should I Do With the Rest of My Life: True Stories of Finding Success, Passion and New Meaning in the Second Half of Life (New York: Penguin, 2010).

Freed, Rachel. Women’s Lives, Women’s Legacies: Passing Your Beliefs and Blessings to Future Generations (Minneapolis: Fairview Press, 2003).

Freedman, Marc. The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife (New York: PublicAffairs, 2011).

Freedman, Marc. Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life (New York: PublicAffairs, 2008).

Freedman, Marc. Prime Time: How Baby Boomers Will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America (New York: PublicAffairs, 1999).

Gawande, Atul. Being Mortal (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2014).

Goldman, Connie. The Gifts of Caregiving (Fairview Press and University of Minn. Center for Spirituality and Healing, 2015).

Hillman, James. The Force of Character and the Lasting Life (New York: Random House, 1999).

Houle, Marcy and Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD. The Gift of Caring (Lanham. Md: Taylor Trade Publishing, 2015).

Kalanithi, Paul. When Breath Becomes Air (New York: Random House, 2016).

Kaplan, Lily Myers.  Two Rare Bird: Stories of Death, Courage and Purpose (Self Published, 2013)

Kelley, Tim. True Purpose: 12 Strategies for Discovering the Difference You are Meant to Make (Berkeley, California: Transcendent Solutions Press, 2009).

Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara.  The Third Chapter:  Passion, Risk and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50 (New York:  Sarah Crichton Books, 2009).

Leider, Richard J. The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better  (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010).

Leider, Richard J.  Claiming Your Place At the Fire (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2004).

Leider, Richard and Webber, Alan. Life Reimagined (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2013).

Lesser, Elizabeth. Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow ( New York: Villard Books, 2004).

Lesser, Elizabeth. Marrow (New York: Harper Collins, 2016)

Levine, Stephen. A Year To Live: How To Live This Year As If It Were Your Last (New York: Bell Tower, 1997).

Levy, Susan, DC. Your Aging Body Can Talk (Chino Valley, Az: Kalindi Press, 2016).

Life Planning Network (50 contributing writers).  Live Smart After 50:  The Expert’s Guide to Life Planning for Uncertain Times (Boston: Life Planning Network, 2012).

Loverde, Joy. Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old (New York: Da Capo Press, 2017).

Markova, Dawna.  I Will Not Die an Unlived Life: Reclaiming Purpose and Passion  (San Francisco: Conari Press, 2000).

Newhouse, Meg. Legacies of the Heart (EBook Bakery Books, 2015)

Pevny, Ron.   Conscious Living, Conscious Aging: Embrace and Savor Your Next Chapter (Hillsboro, Oregon: Beyond Words, 2014).

Pillemer, Karl. 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans (New York: Hudson Street Press, 2011).

Pinkson, Tom. Fruitful Aging:  Finding the Gold In the Golden Years (San Anselmo, California:  Self Published, 2012).

Plotkin, Bill. Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community In a Fragmented World (Novato California: New World Library, 2008).

Richmond, Lewis.  Aging As a Spiritual Practice  (New York: Gotham Books, 2012).

Robinson, John C. The Divine Human: The Final Transformation of Sacred Aging (Winchester, UK: O-Books, 2016).

Rohr, Richard. Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011).

Sands, Karen. The Ageless Way: Illuminating the New Story of Our Age (Roxbury, Ct: Broad Minded Publishing, 2016).

Schachter-Shalomi, Zalman and Ronald S. Miller, From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older (New York: Warner Books, 1997; new edition released in 2014).

Walsh, Roger.  Essential Spirituality: The Seven Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind  (New York: Wiley and Sons, 1999).

Weber, Robert and Orsborn, Carol. The Spirituality of Age (Rochester, Vermont: Park Street Press, 2015).

Wyatt, Karen M. M.D.  What Really Matters: Seven Lessons for Living From the Stories of the Dying  (New York: Select Books, 2011).


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