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Lighter As We Go: Virtues, Character Strengths, and Aging

Mindy Greenstein and Jimmie Holland
# UL3702 Hardcover, 285 pages; 2015
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Written by a delightful two-woman team - a fifty-year-old psychologist and an eighty-five-year-old psychiatrist - this upbeat and highly readable exploration of aging is loaded with meaningful insights. Right off the bat, we learn that despite the rampant dread of aging in our culture, our sense of well-being actually increases as we it's with a feeling of positivity that Lighter As We Go delves into how we can take an active role in aging well. With examples and research from psychology, neuroscience, the humanities, and fellow human experience, the authors show how practicing virtues like humor, social justice, courage, and wisdom can make us happier people at every stage of our lives. What a wonderful gift for...well, anyone! (CH)
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