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The Power of Positive Aging: Successfully Coping with the Inconveniences of Aging

The Power of Positive Aging: Successfully Coping with the Inconveniences of Aging

by David Lereah

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Overview

Discover the extraordinary power of Positive Aging to prepare you for the greatest challenge of your life—growing old.

Americans now live longer than ever—a full 30 years longer than they did in the early 20th century. Our forever-young culture and personal expectations have not yet adapted to that change. These extra years can be a burden or an adventure, depending on your mental attitude. You can't fight the inevitable changes to your aging body, but author David Lereah says these changes are at worst inconveniences that won't prevent living a fulfilling life.

The Power of Positive Aging offers a practical training guide to successfully cope with the physical and mental decline that accompanies aging. Based on life lessons learned during Lereah's successful battle against cancer, The Power of Positive Aging gives readers an easy-to-follow program of mental and spiritual exercises teaching mindfulness and acceptance, plus strategies for pursuing a balanced life and seeking and accepting social support.

The Power of Positive Aging shows how simple lifestyle modifications will transform your everyday life, helping you to live more joyously for the rest of your years. Growing older can be the best part of living when you embrace the power of positive aging.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610353601
Publisher: Linden Publishing
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 788,082
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David Lereah is an economist, cancer survivor, motivational speaker, and founder of the nonprofit organization United We Age. He previously was the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors and the Mortgage Bankers Association. He is the author of four books, the most recent being All Real Estate Is Local. Lereah's economic commentary has regularly appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Businessweek, and on CNN, CNBC, and other media. Lereah began his career on the faculties of the University of Virginia and Rutgers University. He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia. Lereah lives in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Growing Old is a New Phenomenon


Chapter One: We Are in this Together


Chapter Two: The Power of Us: Social Support


Chapter Three: The Power of Me: Inner Spirit


Chapter Four: Mindfulness


Chapter Five: Positivity


Chapter Six: The Four A’s


Chapter Seven: Balance


Chapter Eight: The Inconveniences of Aging


Chapter Nine: Aging to the Other Side


Chapter Ten: Healthy Habits for Your Body


Chapter Eleven: Emotional Intelligence and Aging


Chapter Twelve: Reclaim Your Life


Chapter Thirteen: Positive Aging Programs


Chapter Fourteen: Aging in America


Chapter Fifteen: United We Age


Appendix A: Highlights from Profile of Older Americans 2014


Appendix B: Anatomy of a Cancer Survivor


Appendix C: Guide to Key Concepts

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