Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2004 - Philosophy - 150 pages
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More than 10,000 people turn 50 every day in the U.S.; how do they handle this shift? Claiming Your Place at the Fire invites this group of ""new elders"" to ask four key questions: Who am I? New elders synthesize and transfer the wisdom of the past into the present. Where do I belong? They have a powerful sense of where they have come from, where they are, and where they are going. How do I bring my passions alive? They rejoice in rediscovering their life's work, their calling, their vocation. What is my life's purpose? Freed from imposed schedules and demands, new elders now find the freedom to create their lives anew. This timely book describes how new older adults can rekindle the good life, relight the fire within, and share that warmth and light with others.
 

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Richard J. Leider is a founding partner of the Inventure Group, a coaching and consulting firm in Minneapolis. A National Certified Career Counselor, he has been helping people to discover their life ... Read full review

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If you've just received your AARP membership card and wonder what comes next, you might find some help from Leider and Shapiro, co-authors of Repacking Your Bags. They put it a bit more lyrically ... Read full review

Contents

The Four Flames of Vital Aging
1
Recalling Our Stories
13
Refinding Our Place
47
Renewing Our Calling
67
Reclaiming Our Purpose
103
Keeping the Fire Alive
127
Notes
140
Index
142
About the Authors
149
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Richard J. Leider is a pioneer in the life/work planning field. David A. Shapiro is a writer, a philosopher and an educator.

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