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Il corpo e la cura (Italian Edition)
by Pietro Vigorelli

Language

Italian

Pages

78

Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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In questo Quaderno Anchise n. 1 si mette al centro dell'attenzione la formazione degli operatori. L'obiettivo è di favorire una migliore qualità di vita nelle Case per anziani (RSA). In particolare si sottolinea l'importanza di una nuova consapevolezza del corpo e del movimento nell'attività professionale e vengono descritti gli strumenti formativi per favorire tale consapevolezza.
Il mio cielo è grigio porpora (Italian Edition)
by Letizia Turrà

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Italian

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Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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Beatrice e Michele sono sposati da 25 anni.La loro vita, apparentemente perfetta, viene resa tale anche dalla presenza dei due figli Leonardo e Margherita.Qualcosa però, o qualcuno, arriverà a rompere l’idillio. Sarà Roberta, l’amante di Michele, a spezzare la già fragile catena che li unisce, in modo irreparabile. La donna, infatti, porta in grembo il figlio che aspetta proprio da Michele.Beatrice si rifugia nel silenzio che ha sempre odiato fin da quando in tenera età, si era ritrovata a vivere in un orfanotrofio contornata da bambini come lei, senza dimora né famiglia.Troverà conforto nell'unica persona in grado di poterla comprendere: la scrittrice Oriana, nonché sua confidente da oltre dieci anni. Un nuovo ospite è giunto ad illuminare le sue giornate. Suo nipote Axel è infatti appena arrivato da Stoccolma in Italia, per trovare la nonna e prendersi un periodo sabbatico, data la separazione dei genitori che gli causa sofferenza.Beatrice e Axel instaureranno da subito un dialogo fatto di comprensione, stima reciproca, curiosità nei confronti dell’altro e amore profondo.Un amore del quale lei sente non potrà più fare a meno, ma a cui sa di dover rinunciare, per non incorrere negli stessi sbagli commessi da suo marito, che hanno visto il disintegrarsi della famiglia.Pochi mesi dopo il bambino di Michele e Roberta verrà alla luce, e si chiamerà Matteo. Trascorrono in apparente serenità due anni, al termine dei quali viene comunicato ai genitori che i comportamenti “bizzarri” tenuti dal bambino, sono dovuti alla sindrome autistica.Roberta rifiuta di avere un figlio malato. Beatrice si ritroverà così a dover prendere l’estrema decisione di chiedere l’affidamento del bambino, per evitare che finisca in un istituto.Questo romanzo affronta le difficili tematiche che possono sconvolgere una vita umana: l’avvicendarsi del tempo sul corpo e sulla psiche di ciascuno di noi, la malattia che destabilizza, il tradimento che sconcerta, e l’amore che con la sua spinta tiene in piedi tutto questo, grazie alla sua solenne fermezza.Beatrice dimostrerà di essere una donna in grado di riscattarsi dalle sofferenze che le sono state inflitte.Troverà un amore ancora più grande, nonostante il suo cielo sia mutato in forma... e colore.
Own Happiness: First To Last Breath
by Jane Alves

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

March 18, 2017

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<b>The NEED for happiness is universal. Each of us is constantly seeking happiness measured by our own definition and understanding. Happiness begins its journey before your first breath. The quest is not just to find happiness, but to keep it.</b> <br /><br />This book promotes how to capture happiness, to OWN it and hold onto it for life, regardless of adversities in its path. Each section contains exercises to achieve happiness and its life-changing power.<br /> .<br />Contents: <br />Understand the moment of conception and the power of the Thymus Gland; the human organ associated with happiness that, when healthy, influences positive physical and emotional wellbeing for life.<br /> Read about children who flourish despite being afflicted with different disorders such as ADHD, dyslexia, and Autism.<br /> Witness addiction in mother-daughter relationships that illustrate finding happiness regardless of negative circumstances.<br />Read the section on the elderly where physical and emotional aging are pitted against happiness.<br />Possess happiness no matter your stage in life.<br />The book closes describing the power of the brain to embrace and retain happiness.<br /> <br />This book is dedicated to mothers and their children, recognizing a chain of dysfunction can be broken by the reflection of a happy mother witnessed through the eyes of her child. Its stories are for everyone because every person is someone’s child—
Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life
by Peter Walsh

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<p><b>Say goodbye to clutter, reduce stress, and live simply with this easy-to-use guide to downsizing!</b></p><p>Whether you are selling your family home, blending households into a new home, or cleaning out your aging parents' home, sorting through a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions can be a daunting and stressful experience. Decluttering guru Peter Walsh recently went through the process of downsizing his childhood home and dividing his late parents' family possessions. He realized that making these decisions about mementos and heirlooms creates strong emotions and can be an overwhelming chore.</p><p>In <i>Let It Go,</i> Peter will help you turn downsizing into a rejuvenating life change with his useful tips and practical takeaways, including how to:<ul><li>Understand the emotional challenges that accompany downsizing</li><li>Establish a hierarchy of mementos and collectibles</li><li>Calculate the amount of stuff you can bring into your new life</li><li>Create strategies for dividing heirlooms among family members <i>without</i> drama</li></ul></p><p>This new phase brings unexpected freedoms and opportunities, and Peter walks you through every step of the process. You'll feel freer and happier than you ever thought possible once you Let It Go.</p>
Never Too Late to Go Vegan: The Over-50 Guide to Adopting and Thr...
by , Virginia Messina

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

January 28, 2014

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<DIV><P>If you're 50 or over and thinking (or already committed to!) a vegan diet and lifestyle that will benefit your health, animals, and the planet, look no further than this essential all-in-one resource. Authors Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, and Virginia Messina bring 75 years of vegan experience to this book to address the unique concerns of those coming to veganism later in life, with guidance on:<BR /><BR /> • The nutritional needs that change with aging<BR />• How your diet choices can reduce your odds of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other conditions<BR />• Easy steps for going vegan, including how to veganize your favorite recipes and navigate restaurant menus, travel, and more<BR />• How to discuss your decision to go vegan with friends and family<BR />• The challenges of caring for aging or ailing relatives who are not vegan<BR />• And many other topics of particular interest to those over 50.<BR /><BR />Warmly written, down-to-earth, and filled with practical advice, plus insights from dozens of seasoned over-50 vegans, <I>Never Too Late to Go Vegan</I> makes it easier than ever to reap the full rewards of a whole-foods, plant-rich diet.</P></DIV>
Aging: An Apprenticeship
by Nan Narboe

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English

Pages

289

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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Nan Narboe's 56 thoughtfully selected essays offer an intimate and lyrical account of aging through the decades. <br /><br />Authors Judy Blume, Andrew McCarthy, Gloria Steinem, Donald Hall, David Shields, Ursula K. Le Guin and others draw from their own experiences, describing a specific decade’s losses and gains to form a complex and unflinching portrait of the years from nearing fifty to ninety and beyond. <br /><br />In six sections, these detail-rich essays paint an accessible picture of nearing 50, the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, the 90s and beyond with equal parts humor and insight. <br /><br />Drawing on seven decades worth of experiences, the selected essays offer a clear-eyed composition of narratives, each narrative as important as the one before it. In Paul Casey's "Katie Couric Is No Friend of Mine," a colonoscopy, not a red convertible, marks his initiation into mid-life. Germaine Koh, in "Thoughts on Aging," is the oldest player in her roller derby league, confounded by her changing body. Ursula K. Le Guin’s "Dogs, Cats, and Dancers: Thoughts about Beauty” meditates on human self-consciousness—it is aging humans who find their bodies surprising. And in "Death," Donald Hall rejects euphemisms: he’s not going to “pass away;” he’s going to die.
Bettyville: A Memoir
by George Hodgman

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

March 10, 2015

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br />FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD<br /><br /> “A beautifully crafted memoir, rich with humor and wisdom.” —Will Schwalbe, author of <i>The End of Your Life Book Club</i></b><br /><br />“The idea of a cultured gay man leaving New York City to care for his aging mother in Paris, Missouri, is already funny, and George Hodgman reaps that humor with great charm. But then he plunges deep, examining the warm yet fraught relationship between mother and son with profound insight and understanding.” —Alison Bechdel, author of <i>Fun Home</i><br /></b><br />When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself—an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook—in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can’t bring himself to force her from the home both treasure—the place where his father’s voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay.<br /><br />As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty’s life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town—crumbling but still colorful—to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of <i>The End of Your Life Book Club </i>and <i>The Tender Bar</i>, Hodgman’s <i>New York Times</i> bestselling debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son’s return.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully
by Joan Chittister

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

May 01, 2008

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<DIV>Not only accepting but celebrating getting old, this inspirational and illuminating work looks at the many facets of the aging process, from purposes and challenges to struggles and surprises. Central throughout is a call to cherish the blessing of aging as a natural part of life that is active, productive, and deeply rewarding. Perhaps the most important dimension revealed lies in the awareness that there is a purpose to aging and intention built into every stage of life. Chittister reflects on many key issues, including the temptation towards isolation, the need to stay involved, the importance of health and well-being, what happens when old relationships end or shift, the fear of tomorrow, and the mystery of forever. Readers are encouraged to surmount their fears of getting older and find beauty in aging well.</DIV>
I Feel Bad About My Neck
by Nora Ephron

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

August 01, 2006

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<p>With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in <i>I Feel Bad About My Neck</i>, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.</p><p> </p><p>Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. But mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age. Utterly courageous, uproariously funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, <i>I Feel Bad About My Neck</i> is a scrumptious, irresistible treat of a book, full of truths, laugh out loud moments that will appeal to readers of all ages.</p>
Letters From Nebraska: A Day Full of Cows
by Jenice McAlevy

Language

English

Pages

82

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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It’s not often that one gets to completely turn life as they know it upside down.<br />In 2003, the author was living a civilized life. She was married and worked as a hospice RN in beautiful Southern California. Her husband’s mother was over 90 and struggling to live alone. With her husband between contracts at work, they decided to head back to Valentine, Nebraska, and give her a hand.<br />It sounded simple, but the gap between sophisticated city-girl and down home country-gal was huge. Letters From Nebraska: A day Full of Cows is about how she navigated that gap.<br />Ya’ll curl up and enjoy the ride…<br />

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