The Blossoming of Women: A Workbook on Growing from Older to Elder
Karen Roberts, author
Adult; Self-Help, Sex & Relationships, Psychology, Philosophy, Fashion; (Market)
This workbook invites its readers to embark on later life explorations with confidence and to enjoy the process of self-discovery. Engaging questions follow each chapter, assisting participants on the path to a rewarding new life stage motivated by personal purpose. Included are interviews with women who confronted daunting challenges, yet their perseverance and inner faith led them to pursue incredible late-life passions. Their stories will open women to new possibilities. They will be encouraged to follow the lessons for living beyond loss and growing from crisis and transformation to a deeper self.
Roberts can inspire, and questions she proposes at each chapter’s end provide stirring calls to action (ex: “What are you afraid of losing? Describe the ambivalence you are experiencing over giving up the life you have known…”). She chose a fascinating group of women with varied life challenges and talents ranging from advocacy for the homeless to professional photographer; readers can find themselves somewhere in that group . . . older women looking for a route to blossoming anew will find rewards in these pages.