The Grace in Aging

Awaken as You Grow Older

Author: Kathleen Dowling Singh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614291500

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Learn to use your later years for awakening and spiritual growth. Encouraging, inspiring, and practical, The Grace in Aging invites all those who have ever experienced spiritual longing to awaken in their twilight years. Since aging, in and of itself, does not lead to spiritual maturity, The Grace in Aging suggests and explores causes and conditions that we can create in our lives, just as we are living them, to allow awakening to unfold -- transforming the predictable sufferings of aging into profound opportunities for growth in clarity, love, compassion, and peace. Kathleen Dowling Singh streamlines vast and complex teachings into skillful means and wise views. Straightforward language and piercing questions bring Singh's teachings into the sharp focus of our own lives; the contemplative nature of each chapter allows for an uncommon depth of inquiry. Examples from our lives and from the chatter in our own minds touch the reader personally, offering the chance to absorb the implications deeply and do the work of freeing his or her own mind. Ecumenical in spirit, tone, and language, Singh offers wisdom from teachers from a variety of spiritual backgrounds: Thich Nhat Hanh, the Apostles, Annie Dillard, and more. Lessening our attachments, decreasing our aversions, unbinding what binds us, we bear witness to the possibility of awakening for all beings. The Grace in Aging offers guidelines for older individuals of any wisdom tradition who wish to awaken before they die; no need for caves or seven-year retreats. This is spiritual practice for the lives we live.
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The Grace in Living

Recognize It, Trust It, Abide in It

Author: Kathleen Dowling Singh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 161429285X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 296

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Bestselling author Kathleen Dowling Singh (The Grace in Dying) presents an opportunity to view and reflect upon our lives in a new way—as an already unfolding awakening. Kathleen Dowling Singh invites us to enter into an awakened relationship with our lives by exploring our own spiritual biography. Her thoughtful reflections and exercises guide us through the process, step-by-step, of recognizing the ever-presence of grace in our lives and learning to trust it and live from it. This book also offers accounts from renowned teachers, including Rodney Smith, Cynthia Bourgeault, and Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, as well as other long-time practitioners. These intimate first-person accounts offer rare glimpses into early spiritual yearnings, struggles, and realizations—and serve as encouragement and inspiration for us to rediscover our own.
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Unbinding

The Grace Beyond Self

Author: Kathleen Dowling Singh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614294615

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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An invitation to everyday mystics: unbind yourself from the causes of suffering and step into grace. “We all want the freedom of sanity and peace, the undefended inclusiveness of love. We all want refuge in grace.” —Kathleen Dowling Singh, from her introduction to Unbinding Unbinding is a spacious and sophisticated unfolding of one of Buddhism’s subtlest foundational teachings—the truth of dependent origination—offered in an utterly intimate voice. Kathleen Dowling Singh offers lyrical reflections on timeless truths and contemplative exercises accessible to anyone, opening the door of insight to all. Drawing on the language and teachings of Buddhism, Unbinding invites everyday mystics from all traditions—or none—to encounter the sacred and experience grace firsthand. Singh shows how illusions of ego obscure our true, unbounded nature and trap us in suffering—as she helps the reader move ever more deeply into living from gratitude, wisdom, and love.
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Your Aging Body Can Talk

Using Muscle-Testing to Learn What Your Body Knows and Needs AFTER 50

Author: Susan Levy

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1935826468

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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Written by a chiropractor and alternative health practitioner with over 30 years of experience, this book addresses health and wellbeing of body, mind and spirit for an aging population (50+). Uniquely, this material is presented through the lens of Clinical Kinesiology. This simple self-help tool of muscle-testing allows readers to find out what their own body knows and needs. They learn that the body “speaks” through either strong or weak muscle responses to questions asked or situations presented, and are instructed in how to do this simple self-testing for a variety of health issues. Stories of other seniors who have used this methodology to their benefit provide a platform for acceptance and motivation, and each chapter contains specific recommendations for its use. How to become a “wise elder” is another unique emphasis of this book. The author encourages us to learn from many different cultures and traditions a more life-positive view of aging. In fact, she coins the word “Youthing” to describe such a re-orienting of mind, purpose and activity toward optimum vibrancy and flexibility, leading to longevity. Stories of successful transitions into elderhood give hope to those who are confused or anxious about becoming older. Since the body’s health is intimately related to that of mind and emotions, a Youthing approach will be characterized by equanimity, gratitude, forgiveness and dynamic relationship with others. Her many exercises and suggestions are designed to encourage readers to value themselves as worthwhile wisdom contributors. “You can assume the stance of a respected elder,” she declares, “even if the surrounding culture does not immediately support that.” In other words, readers are invited to “be the change” they want to effect. Far from being a scholarly or scientific text, Your Aging Body Can Talk is written for immediate use by maturing practitioners or laypersons. Throughout the book, the concerns of an aging population are consistently placed in the forefront: How to develop an anti-inflammation diet and lifestyle The factors that affect longevity How to build cognitive health and brain vibrancy How to find or refine your life’s purpose, no matter what your age Why detoxification is so essential, at any age.
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Aging with Wisdom

Reflections, Stories and Teachings

Author: Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle

Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing

ISBN: 1939681723

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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How do we find beauty and meaning in old age? How do we overturn the paradigm of ageism? How do we age consciously and cultivate an inner life resilient enough to withstand the vicissitudes of old age? An extended meditation on how to age consciously and embrace life in all its fullness and wonder, Aging with Wisdom answers these questions.
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Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness

A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything

Author: Deborah Schoeberlein David,Suki Sheth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861719913

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Author Deborah Schoeberlein pioneers the practical application of mindfulness in education. By showing teachers how to tune into what's happening, inside and around them, she offers fresh, straightforward approaches to training attention and generating caring both in and outside of the classroom. Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness emphasizes how the teacher's personal familiarity with mindfulness plants the seed for an education infused with attention, awareness, kindness, empathy, compassion, and gratitude. The book follows a teacher from morning to night on a typical school day, at home, during the commute, and before, during, and after class. This book is perfect for teachers of all kinds: schoolteachers, religious educators, coaches, parents-anyone who teaches anything.
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The Grace Awakening

Hope Again ; Simple Faith

Author: Charles R. Swindoll

Publisher: Nelsonword Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780849916472

Category: Bible

Page: 896

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The Grace Awakening: Even if you've known about God's grace for years, you may be surprised by some of the truths revealed in The Grace Awakening. God's liberating grace can bring you exciting, creative freedom--and the ability to experience the life that God desires for you. Hope Again: Ina world that regularly writes dreams off as foolish and drains the hope from the heart with dark pessimism, Hope Againis a voice crying in the wilderness ... a word of enthusiasm for life in the midst of any difficult situation you are in. Simple Faith: Everything in life has gotten complicated, including a life of faith. But what if being close to God were simple? What if faith wasn't as complicated as it's cracked up to be? Simple Faith dispels the myth that maturity means rule-oriented religion.
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Don't Retire, Rewire!

5 Steps to Fulfilling Work that Fuels Your Passion, Suits Your Personality, Or Fills Your Pocket

Author: Jeri Sedlar,Rick Miners

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: 9780028642284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The Art of Business

A Guide for Creative Arts Therapists Starting on a Path to Self-Employment

Author: Emery H. Mikel

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007726

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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Working as an independent contractor or in private practice is often the ideal scenario for creative therapists who want to control their own career and make decisions about the jobs and clients they take on. This practical guide to successful self-employment takes you through every step of the process, from coming up with the idea and marketing yourself, finding jobs, and interviewing, to maintaining jobs and what happens when you or your client want to end the job. Each chapter is packed with practical information and illustrative stories from the author's extensive experience of setting up her own art therapy business, considering all the likely obstacles you may face, and covering topics such as ethics and interns. This accessible companion contains all the information a creative therapist who wants to find work as an independent contractor will need to get started. It will be suitable for any level of experience and all creative therapists, including art, music, drama and dance therapists.
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