50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: Living It Up in Life's Second Half

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New World Library, Sep 24, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 312 pages
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If you’re approaching that huge milepost with less than your usual birthday enthusiasm, open this book to discover all the ways in which turning fifty might just be the best thing yet. The authors share a wide range of ideas for making this major life transition a time of opportunity, growth, and celebration. As Sheila Key writes in the introduction: “What Peg and I hope you’ll hear among these pages is the irrepressible rustling of joy — joy enough to make you bust out laughing, sure, and the kind that comes from improving your mental outlook and physical habits, even just a little. But also the simple joy of having lived this long, of being able to look back over five full decades and forward to who-knows-how-many more; not to mention...the joy of living more mindfully in the ever-present Now.” Bursting with anecdotes, activities, “things to try at least once,” advice from a savvy doctor, and clever ways to remember it all, this little volume sparkles like a treasure chest. It’s as chock-full of useful and entertaining gems as your life is full of memories, regrets, dreams, and possibilities.

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It is a cute book that is upbeat, but as I read it, none of the suggestions seemed to really speak to me. I wished it made more of an impact on me. Read full review


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Sheila Key is an award-winning writer and graphic designer who has freelanced for publications ranging from corporate business journals to New Age magazines to anthologies of poetry and art. Sheila also worked in radio for ten years, including stints as a rock DJ at commercial stations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Most of Sheila’s broadcast work was in the noncommercial realm, however, including jobs at NPR affiliates and community radio stations in North Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tucson, and San Diego. Sheila lives with her husband and two children in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she tends to her garden, a growing menagerie, and her blog: www.50waystoleaveyour40s.blogspot.com.

Peggy Spencer holds a BA from the University of California Santa Cruz and an MD from the University of Arizona. She completed a residency at the University of New Mexico, is board certified in family medicine, and is currently employed at UNM as staff physician at the Student Health Center and adjunct faculty at the School of Medicine. She writes a column for the New Mexico Daily Lobo newspaper answering reader-submitted health questions, contributes articles to UNM Parent Matters and UNM Today, and blogs at www.pegspot.blogspot.com. Peg is married with two children and lives in Albuquerque. Recipient of the SouthWest Writers Award for best essay in 2006, she’ll be leaving her forties this year.

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