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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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<b>Say goodbye to clutter, reduce stress, and live simply with this easy-to-use guide to downsizing!</b><br /><br />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’ possessions among his family. He realized that making these decisions about mementos and heirlooms creates strong emotions and can be an overwhelming chore. <br /><br />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:<br /><br />• Understand the emotional challenges that accompany downsizing<br />• Establish a hierarchy of mementos and collectibles<br />• Calculate the amount of stuff you can bring into your new life<br />• Create strategies for dividing heirlooms among family members <i>without</i> drama<br /><br />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.
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alz...
by , Peter V. Rabins

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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<P>Through five editions, <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. <I>The 36-Hour Day</I> will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.</P><P>Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on</P><P>• devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia• strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms• changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws• palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship• dementia due to traumatic brain injury• choosing a residential care facility• support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members</P><P>The central idea underlying the book—that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them—remains the same. <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>is the definitive dementia care guide.</P>
Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living
by , Ramie Liddle

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p>When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Miss Norma—newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage—rose to her full height of five feet and told the doctor, “I’m ninety years old. I’m hitting the road.” </p><p>And so Miss Norma took off on an unforgettable around-the-country journey in a thirty-six-foot motor home with her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their dog Ringo. </p><p>As this once timid woman says “yes” to living in the face of death, she tries regional foods for the first time, reaches for the clouds in a hot air balloon, and mounts up for a horseback ride. With each passing mile (and one educational visit to a cannabis dispensary), Miss Norma’s health improves and conversations that had once been taboo begin to unfold. Norma, Tim, and Ramie bond in ways they had never done before, and their definitions of home, family, and friendship expand. Stop by stop, state by state, they meet countless people from all walks of life—strangers who become fast friends and welcome them with kindness and open hearts.</p><p>Infused with this irrepressible nonagenarian’s wisdom, courage, and generous spirit, <em>Driving Miss Norma</em> is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of their experiences on the road. It portrays a transformative journey of living life on your own terms that shows us it is never too late to begin an adventure, inspire hope, or become a trailblazer.</p>
Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, ...
by Barbara Ehrenreich

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<b>A <i>New York Times </i>bestseller! </b><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b>From the celebrated author of <i>Nickel and Dimed</i>, Barbara Ehrenreich explores how we are killing ourselves to live longer, not better.</b><br /><div><b><br /></b><div>A razor-sharp polemic which offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, NATURAL CAUSES describes how we over-prepare and worry way too much about what is inevitable. One by one, Ehrenreich topples the shibboleths that guide our attempts to live a long, healthy life -- from the importance of preventive medical screenings to the concepts of wellness and mindfulness, from dietary fads to fitness culture.</div><div><br />But NATURAL CAUSES goes deeper -- into the fundamental unreliability of our bodies and even our "mind-bodies," to use the fashionable term. Starting with the mysterious and seldom-acknowledged tendency of our own immune cells to promote deadly cancers, Ehrenreich looks into the cellular basis of aging, and shows how little control we actually have over it. We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds, and even over the manner of our deaths. But the latest science shows that the microscopic subunits of our bodies make their own "decisions," and not always in our favor.<br /><br />We may buy expensive anti-aging products or cosmetic surgery, get preventive screenings and eat more kale, or throw ourselves into meditation and spirituality. But all these things offer only the illusion of control. How to live well, even joyously, while accepting our mortality -- that is the vitally important philosophical challenge of this book.<br /><br />Drawing on varied sources, from personal experience and sociological trends to pop culture and current scientific literature, NATURAL CAUSES examines the ways in which we obsess over death, our bodies, and our health. Both funny and caustic, Ehrenreich then tackles the seemingly unsolvable problem of how we might better prepare ourselves for the end -- while still reveling in the lives that remain to us.<br /><br /> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px} </style></div></div> </div>
Answers about the Afterlife: A Private Investigator's 15-Year Res...
by Bob Olson

Language

English

Pages

263

Publication Date

April 21, 2014

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<b>Discover The Comfort, Joy & Inner Peace That Answers About The Afterlife Can Provide</b><br /><br /> Unlock the mysteries of life after death and explore the enlightening discoveries of a private investigator’s 15-year investigation. This book is a comprehensive resource answering 150 of the most crucial questions about what happens when we die.<br /> Now you can delve into the life-changing insights we learn from near-death experiences, after-death communications, spirit contact through mediums, past lives, past-life memories, past-life & life-between-lives regressions, out-of-body experiences, soul pre-birth planning, deathbed visions, dream visitations, shared-death experiences, and so much more.<br /> Whether you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, curious about what happens when we die, or pondering your own mortality, this book will leave you feeling less fear about death, inspired to live a more loving and purposeful life, and comforted by new thoughts about your loved ones in the afterlife.
Rules for Aging: A Wry and Witty Guide to Life
by Roger Rosenblatt

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English

Pages

164

Publication Date

November 01, 2001

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<DIV><B>Rule #1: It doesn’t matter. One of <I>USA Today</I>’s Best Self-Help Books of the Year: “Hilarious.” —<I>People</I></B><BR /><BR /> Prize-winning essayist Roger Rosenblatt has commented on some of the most important trends and events of our time in insightful columns in <I>Time </I>and discerning commentaries on <I>PBS</I><I>Newshour</I> with Jim Lehrer. But at the dawn of a new millennium, Roger found himself facing an issue that he couldn’t talk his way out of: getting old.<BR />  <BR /> Luckily, aging couldn’t dull his wit, and he turned his sharp pen to creating a survival manual for the twilight of life. These fifty-four brilliant, funny, and indispensable rules range from how to handle a bad hair day (or a no hair day) to knowing the difference between humor and comedy to learning that, in the end, none of these little worries really matter. Practical, wise, and funny, <I>Rules for Aging</I> offers not only a new mantra for an older generation but “a guide for those in the younger generation who want to learn from the mistakes of their elders” (<I>Newsday</I>).</DIV>
Brought To Our Senses: A Family Saga Novel
by Kathleen H. Wheeler

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English

Pages

316

Publication Date

December 01, 2017

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<p><strong>2018 Kindle Book Awards Top 20 Fiction Winner. Dementia is a family affair with the power to harm and heal</strong> in this intimate medical drama that's a cross between <em>Still Alice</em> by Lisa Genova and <em>The Glass Castle</em> by Jeannette Walls.</p><p>"A profound analysis of complicated family dynamics ... Wheeler's gripping novel is ambitious ..." <em><strong>—Kirkus Reviews</strong></em></p><p>"Very highly recommended as a striking jewel that is a glowing standout ... tense, gripping, and eye-opening ..." <strong><em>—Midwest Book Review</em></strong></p><p>Favorite daughter Elizabeth Miller wants to do the right thing when faced with a family crisis. Her beloved mother Janice receives a deadly Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and her troubled siblings tailspin toward their last resort with disastrous fallout.</p><p>Elizabeth soon exposes her mother's long-held secret, which lies at the root of her family's problems. With the parents and siblings she thought she knew turned upside down, she struggles to find her way back home through the heartland of elder care in this realistic and poignant family portrait as memorable as <em>The Notebook</em> by Nicholas Sparks and as touching as <em>The Things We Keep</em> by Sally Hepworth.</p><p><strong>Will Elizabeth and her family survive a heartbreaking past and their mother's tragic fate?</strong></p><p>Exploring the importance of family and the healing power of forgiveness, <em>Brought to Our Senses</em> is the critically acclaimed winner of six literary awards for fiction: Kindle Book Awards, Writer's Digest Book Awards, IAN Book of the Year Awards, Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Readers' Favorite Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards.</p><p>Literature & Fiction Categories: Medical Fiction, Alzheimer's Disease, Family Life, Family Sagas, Domestic Life, Mothers and Children, Sisters, Eldercare, Divorce, Siblings, Aging Parents, Family Relationships, Contemporary Women, United States/American.</p>
Surviving Dementia Without Losing Your Mind: The Essential Home C...
by Marisa Pasquini

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English

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Publication Date

February 04, 2019

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Surviving Dementia without Losing your Mind is a straightforward guidebook for people with family or loved ones living with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Written from the perspective of a person who has lived and worked in the trenches of caregiving, Surviving Dementia shows you the way to confidently and joyfully care for yourself and your loved one, using real-life examples of what to do and not to do when caring for someone with dementia. Whether your loved one lives in their own home, your home or elsewhere, Surviving Dementia will prepare you for the journey and ensure that your loved one has the best possible care throughout their days.
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella
by Fredrik Backman

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English

Pages

97

Publication Date

November 01, 2016

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<b>A little book with a big heart!</b><BR> <BR>“I read this beautifully imagined and moving novella in one sitting, utterly wowed, wanting to share it with everyone I know.” —Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice<BR><BR>From the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>A Man Called Ove</i>,<i> My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,</i> and <i>Britt-Marie Was Here</i> comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go.<BR> <BR>With all the same charm of his bestselling full-length novels, here Fredrik Backman once again reveals his unrivaled understanding of human nature and deep compassion for people in difficult circumstances. This is a tiny gem with a message you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
Old In Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over
by Nell Irvin Painter

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 19, 2018

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<b>One of <i>O: The Oprah Magazine</i>'s Top Books of Summer<br /><br /><br /><br />"<i>Old in Art School</i> is a glorious achievement—bighearted and critical, insightful and entertaining. This book is a cup of courage for everyone who wants to change their lives." —Tayari Jones, author of <i>An American Marriage</i> and <i>Silver Sparrow</i></b> <br /><br /><br />Following her retirement from Princeton University, celebrated historian Dr. Nell Irvin Painter surprised everyone in her life by returning to school—in her sixties—to earn a BFA and MFA in painting. In Old in Art School, she travels from her beloved Newark to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design; finds meaning in the artists she loves, even as she comes to understand how they may be undervalued; and struggles with the unstable balance between the pursuit of art and the inevitable, sometimes painful demands of a life fully lived.<br /><br /><br />How are women and artists seen and judged by their age, looks, and race? What does it mean when someone says, “You will never be an artist”? Who defines what “An Artist” is and all that goes with such an identity, and how are these ideas tied to our shared conceptions of beauty, value, and difference?<br /><br /><br /><i>Old in Art School</i> is Nell Painter’s ongoing exploration of those crucial questions. Bringing to bear incisive insights from two careers, Painter weaves a frank, funny, and often surprising tale of her move from academia to art.

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