What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than to support women’s health and happy aging with this week’s book choice. Everyone goes through transitions as they age. All of them come with their own set of challenges, and some are easier to navigate than others. The transition from middle age to old age can come with a multitude of unknowns, especially for women. Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia, addresses some helpful topics in her new book Women Rowing North. She draws on her many experiences as a daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, clinical psychologist, caregiver and cultural anthropologist to create advice on aging wisely, gracefully and living life to its fullest.
Diana Athill wrote a prize-winning memoir Somewhere Towards the End nearly a decade ago. On her 98th birthday, she came out with a sequel Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things that Matter. This one is every bit as frank and genuine as her first; evaluating and examining her life by sharing some fascinating stories of her past. For another endearing and comforting book on aging gracefully, check out The World Needs Old Ladies by Gladys T McGarey. Dr. McGarey’s thoughtfulness and life experiences help to enrich her stories and advice that are shared in her book. The Wonder Years edited by Leslie Fields is a compilation of writings from well-respected authors. In the book, 40 women share stories and advice on topics like faith and aging. Filled with healthy habits and “small steps," Love Your Age by Barbara Grufferman is practical for anyone seeking to live their fullest life. Offering more than 100 tips on topics like health, fitness, relationships, social media and handling hot flashes, this book is a great guide for anyone over 40.
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