Naomi's Guide to Aging Gratefully: Facts, Myths, and Good News for Boomers

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 2008 - Self-Help - 272 pages
Naomi Judd has been called "The Face of the Boomer Generation." At 78 million strong, boomers have become America's largest demographic. In Naomi's Guide to Aging Gratefully, she debunks society's harmful myths about aging and finds more meaningful ways we can define ourselves so we can enjoy (rather than dread) getting older.

Freedom is the focus, and there's no better time than now to free yourself from untrue and outdated ideas about your own potential. Naomi is full of fresh ideas to help readers look at their futures in a whole new way. The aging process, as Naomi shows, is an opportunity for new experiences, original routines, and more contentment than ever before.

Naomi offers tips on finding simplicity, streamlining possessions, disengaging from "energy vampires," and discovering the most effective ways to support your life force and boost your energy. Each chapter includes vital new health information and proactive lifestyle suggestions for your body, mind, and spirit. Naomi has a solution-oriented approach to everything from beauty tips to getting in sync hormonally with bioidentical HRT. She also offers wisdom on dealing with grief as well as enlightening ideas on how to recognize and enjoy your own uniqueness no matter how old you are.

Packed with personal anecdotes, commentary from celebrity friends and data from renowned doctors, and plenty of Naomi's own special brand of lemonade-out-of-lemons wit and wisdom, Naomi's Guide to Aging Gratefully encourages readers to believe that it's never too early or too late to enter an important new chapter in their lives and embrace opportunities to become their happiest ever.

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It’s a common sense approach to life of a by gone era that is slowly starting to return. I did go to school with Naomi/Diane Judd and know the simpler way of approaching lifes obvious as most folks in that neck of the woods were taught. However I do think she’s has a "little work done" but nothing will ever detract from the fact that Diane was always the most beautiful girl in High School even though she didn't get the credit. So now as far as this ol girls concerned you got it kid! It's a good read and will give you a lift for the day but the spokesperson or representation for my generation hasn’t evolved yet and as I suspect we’ll know whoor whom they are when were in our 80’s. I applaud the fact that someone from Eastern KY has seen fit to give of their time and money in the promotion of philanthropically projects. I will hope this book spurs more WWII Boomers to try and make a difference because there’s a lot of work out there to do! She encourages Boomers to leave their comfort zone and distinguish themselves and live life to its fullest before it's really too late to do so. I appalud you Diane! "What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal." ~Albert Pine  


The Birth of a Notion
Using Your Central Intelligence
Decluttering Physically Emotionally
Finding Purpose
Practicing Positivism
The Importance of Romance
Getting Along with Children
Staying Fit in Mind and Body
Looking as Good as You Feel
Grieving God and Passing
Parting Wishes

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About the author (2008)

Naomi Judd, a country music superstar as well as one of the most admired women in the entertainment industry, has sold more than twenty million albums and won six Grammys and American Music Awards. She's received three honorary doctorates in the arts and nursing and is a highly sought after speaker. As a humanitarian and social advocate, she is the spokesperson for the American Liver Foundation. Author of two bestsellers, Naomi's Breakthrough Guide and Love Can Build a Bridge, she has also written three children's books and Naomi's Home Companion, a collection of recipes and kitchen-table wisdom. Her skin care line Esteem can be found at

Naomi is also the host of her own TV show, Naomi's New Morning, which airs on Sundays on the Hallmark Channel.

She lives with her husband, Larry Strickland, outside of Nashville, Tennessee, on a farm called Peaceful Valley, which she shares with her daughters Wynonna and Ashley and their families.

Visit her website at

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