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Angeles Arrien — The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom – 2005, Sounds True

Mary Catherine Bateson — Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom – 2011, Vintage/Random House

Wendell Berry — Hannah Coulter A novel about an old woman reflecting on her life. – 2004, Shoemaker & Hoard

Harold H. Bloomfield, Peter McWilliams and Melba Colgrave — How to Survive the Loss of a Love – 1993, Prelude Press

Jena Shinoda Bolen — Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women Over Fifty – 2001, Harper Collins Publishers

Rita Bresnahan —Walking One Another Home: Moments of Grace and Possibility in the Midst of Alzheimer’s – 2003, Liguori Triumph

William Bridges — Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes – 1980, Addison Wesley

Katy Butler — Knocking On Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death – 2013, Scribner

Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley — Final Gifts: Understand the Special Awareness Needs and Communications of the Dying – 1992, Bantam Books

Mary Baird Carlsen — Creative Aging: A Meaning Making Perspective – 1991, WW Norton & Co, Inc.KnockingOnHeavensDoor

Joan Chittister — The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully – 2010, BlueBridge

Gene D. Cohen M.D.

The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life – 2000, William Morrow & Company

— The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain – 2005, Basic Books

Kathryn D. Cramer — Roads Home: Seven Pathways to Midlife Wisdom – 1995, William Morrow and Company

Maria Dancing Heart — The Last Adventure of Life – 2005, Bridge to Dreams

Rachel Freed — Women’s Lives, Women’s Legacies: Passing Your Beliefs & Blessings to Future Generations – 2003, Fairview Press

Marc Freedman — Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life – 2007, Public Affairs

Kathleen Fischer 

— Autumn Gospel: Women in the Second Half of Life – 1995, Paulist Press

— Winter Grace: Spirituality of Aging – 1998, Upper Room Books

John Gibson and Judy Pigott — Personal Safety Nets, Getting Ready for Life’s Inevitable Changes and Challenges – 2007, Classic Day Publishing

Muriel R. Gillick — Lifelines: Living Longer, Growing Frail, Taking Heart – 2000, Norton Press510cQmgrcmL__SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Richard F. Groves and Henriette Anne Klauser — The American Book of Dying: Lessons in Healing Spiritual Pain – 2005, Celestial Arts

Anna Halprin with Rachel Kaplan — Moving Toward Life: Five Decades of Transformational Dance – 1995, Weseleyan University Press

Paula E. Hartman-Stein and Asenath LaRue — Enhancing Cognitive Fitness for Adults: A Guide to the Use and Development of Community-Based Programs, includes chapter by Judith-Kate Friedman and foreword by Peter Whitehouse – 2011, Springer

Maria Harris — Jubilee Time: Celebrating Women, Spirit and the Advent of Age – 1995, Bantam Books.

Christine Himes, Elizabeth Oettinger and Dennis Kenny — Aging in Stride – 2004, Conifer Publishing

Esther Altshul Helfgott, PhD — Dear Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Diary & Poems –  2013, Cave Moon Press

James Hollis — Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up –2005, Gotham Books

Interfaith Amigos: Pastor Don Mackenzie; Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman — Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi and an Imam – 2009, SkyLight Paths Publishing

Ellen J. Langer — Counter Clockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility – 2009, Penguin Avery Books.

Drew Leder — Spiritual Passages: Embracing Life’s Sacred Journey – 1997, Putnam

Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro 

— Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Esther BookLife on Purpose – 2004, Berrett-Koehler Publishers

— Repacking your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Rest of your Life – 2002, Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Joy Loverde — Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? Plan Now to Safeguard Your Health and Happiness in Old Age – 2017, Da Capo Lifelong Books

Wendy Lustbader — Counting on Kindness: The Dilemmas of Dependency – 1991, NY Free Press

Fred Mandel and Kathleen Jordon — Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Yourself at Any Stage of Life – 2009, Penguin Avery Books

John Medina — Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp – 2017, Pear Press

James E. Miller 

— Autumn Wisdom: Finding Meaning in Life’s Later Years – 1995, Augsburg Press

— Winter Grief, Summer Grace: Returning to Life After a Loved One Dies – 1996, Augsburg Press

Stephen Nachmanovitch — Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art – 1990, Tarcher/Putnam

L. Nash and H. Stevenson — Just Enough: Tools for Creating Success in Your Work and Life – 2004, John Wiley and Sons

John O’Donohue — Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom – 1997, Harper Collins

Parker Palmer — A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward An Undivided Life – 2004, Jossey-Bass

Marty Richards — Caresharing: A Reciprocal Approach to Caregiving and Care Receiving in the Complexities of Aging, Illness or Disability – 2008, Skylight Paths Publishingaging_small

M.C. Richards — Centering: In Pottery, Poetry and the Person – 1962, Wesleyan University Press

Mary Pipher — Another Country –1999, Riverhead Books

Lewis Richmond — Aging As A Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser – 2012, Gotham Books

Richard Rohr — From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality – 2005, St. Anthony Messenger Press

Joyce Rupp — Praying Our Goodbyes: Understanding the Spirituality of Change in Our Lives – 1988, Ivy Books

B. Sadler and A. Ridenour — Transforming the Healthcare Experience Through the Arts – 2008, Aesthetics

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald Miller — From Age-ing to Sage-ing – 1995, Warner Books

Gail Sheehy — New Passages: Mapping Your Life Across Time – 1996, Ballantine

Barbara Sher — It’s Only Too Late if You Don’t Start Now: How to Create Your Second Life at Any Age – 1999, Dell

Kathleen Dowling Singh — The Grace in Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older – 2014, Wisdom Publications

David Snowdon — Aging with Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives – 2001, Bantam Bookscvr9781451667561_9781451667561_lg

Molly Srode — Creating a Spiritual Retirement: A Guide to the Unseen Possibilities in Our Lives – 2003, Skylight Paths Publishing

Jane Marie Thibault — A Deepening Love Affair The Gift of God in Later Life – 1993, Upper Room Books

William H. Thomas, Jr. 

 What are Old People For? How Elders Will Save the World – 2007, Vanderwyck & Burnham.

Second Wind– 2014, Simon & Schuster

Cheryl Townsend Winter, DDS, MSD, MBA — The Aging Gracefully Pathway: A Toolkit for the Journey – 2014, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Lars Tornstam — Gerotranscendence: A Developmental Theory of Positive Aging – 2005, Spring Publishing, Inc.

George E. Vaillant, MD — Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Harvard Landmark Study of Adult Development – 2002, Little Brown.

Dick Van Dyke — Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging – 2015, Weinstein Books.

Robert L. Weber, PhD and Carol Orsborn, PhD —The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older – 2015, Park Street Press

Andrew Weil — Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-being – 2005, Alfred A. Knopf

Beth Witrogen McLeod — Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal – 1999, John Wiley and Sons

Leni Wildflower and Diane Brennan, Editors — The Handbook of Knowledge–based Coaching: From Theory to Practice – 2011, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom