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.
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
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