The Jungian analyst author of the best-selling The Middle Passage and The Eden Project describes the sometimes difficult emotional process of transitioning into the second half of life, counseling readers on how to discover career fulfillment, renew a stagnating relationship, face mortality, and more. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
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: What does it really mean to be a grown up in todayâs world? We assume that once we âget it togetherâ with the right job, marry the right person, have children, and buy a home, all is settled and well. But adulthood presents varying levels of growth, and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts can take place anywhere between the age of thirty-five and seventy when we question the choices weâve made, realize our limitations, and feel stuckâ commonly known as the âmidlife crisis.â Jungian psycho-analyst James Hollis believes it is only in the second half of life that we can truly come to know who we are and thus create a life that has meaning. In Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
, Hollis explores the ways we can grow and evolve to fully become ourselves when the traditional roles of adulthood arenât quite working for us, revealing a new way of uncovering and embracing our authentic selves. Offering wisdom to anyone facing a career that no longer seems fulfilling, a long-term relationship that has shifted, or family transitions that raise issues of aging and mortality, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
provides a reassuring message and a crucial bridge across this critical passage of adult development.