"In this warm, wise, and witty overview, Jonathan Rauch combines evidence and experience to show his fellow adults that the best is yet to come.” —Steven Pinker, bestselling author of Enlightenment Now This book will change your life by ...
Author: Jonathan Rauch
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
"In this warm, wise, and witty overview, Jonathan Rauch combines evidence and experience to show his fellow adults that the best is yet to come.” —Steven Pinker, bestselling author of Enlightenment Now This book will change your life by showing you how life changes. Why does happiness get harder in your 40s? Why do you feel in a slump when you’re successful? Where does this malaise come from? And, most importantly, will it ever end? Drawing on cutting-edge research, award-winning journalist Jonathan Rauch answers all these questions. He shows that from our 20s into our 40s, happiness follows a U-shaped trajectory, a “happiness curve,” declining from the optimism of youth into what’s often a long, low slump in middle age, before starting to rise again in our 50s. This isn’t a midlife crisis, though. Rauch reveals that this slump is instead a natural stage of life—and an essential one. By shifting priorities away from competition and toward compassion, it equips you with new tools for wisdom and gratitude to win the third period of life. And Rauch can testify to this personally because it was his own slump, despite acclaim as a journalist and commentator that compelled him to investigate the happiness curve. His own story and the stories of many others from all walks of life—from a steelworker and a limo driver to a telecoms executive and a philanthropist—show how the ordeal of midlife malaise reboots our values and even our brains for a rebirth of gratitude. Full of insights and data and featuring many ways to endure the slump and avoid its perils and traps, The Happiness Curve doesn’t just show you the dark forest of midlife, it helps you find a path through the trees. It also demonstrates how we can—and why we must—do more to help each other through the woods. Midlife is a journey we mustn’t walk alone.
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Author: Rachel Lawes
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Semiotics is big business. It is most famous for its unique ability to decode visual images, and is the only market research method which provides a systematic, reliable and culturally sensitive method for interpreting what visual images mean. Semiotics sheds new light on consumers and the world they live in, stimulates creativity and innovation, guides brand strategy, and finds solutions to a plethora of marketing problems. Using Semiotics in Marketing will help marketers looking to launch new brands, reposition existing brands, or rejuvenate established brands. In what can seem a complex and abstract field, it is an invaluably clear, practical resource on how to seize the tremendous opportunity that semiotics offers. Written by one of the original founders of commercial semiotics, Using Semiotics in Marketing outlines precisely what semiotics is and why it matters, before moving on to demonstrate how to run a successful commercial semiotics project. Packed with fascinating case studies proving how visual imagery is interpreted differently across cultural, racial and social demographics, it provides essential insights into understanding consumers. This results in better ads, websites, packaging and social media content - ultimately driving brand growth and profits.
Jonathan Rauch, The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50 The emotional challenges we feel as we enter the Empty Nest season may also correspond with natural emotional cycles tied to reaching this chronological time in our life ...
Author: Terri DeBoer
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Millions of Americans will become “empty nesters” over the next decade. It’s an emotional time. Overwhelming feelings of sadness and grief and emptiness are common. Those who find themselves in this new chapter of life can find comfort in the ironic truth that they are truly not alone. According to recent US Census information, there are approximately 22.5 million empty nest households in the United States. Terri DeBoer has spent her career as a high-profile meteorologist in western Michigan, as a trusted personality on the television sets and smartphones of more than a million viewers checking the weather every day. With insight and good humor, Brighter Skies Ahead takes readers on a positive, easy-to-read journey through 50 strategies she has discovered for weathering the often stormy transition to an empty nest. DeBoer helps readers find hope, peace, comfort and joy in this next stage of life. These 50 chapters are broken into multiple categories, highlighting the past, present, and future of the life cycle of a parent. As Terri wrote Brighter Skies Ahead, the world has been gripped by a global pandemic of the Coronavirus. Terri will weave some of the lessons learned as the world navigates the uncertainty of this health crisis: creating a book that is both timely and timeless. Within Brighter Skies Ahead, there are practical exercises and each chapter ends with reflection questions.
We need to feel our emotions, but preferably in ways we can manage and that maximize their benefit. ... Rauch has written an excellent and encompassing book on the topic, called The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50.
Author: Dilip Jeste
Publisher: Sounds True
From the field's pioneer, an exploration of the neurobiology and psychology of wisdom: what science says it is and how to nurture it within yourself—at any stage of your life. What exactly does it mean to be "wise?" And is it possible to grow and even accelerate its unfolding? For over two decades, Dr. Dilip Jeste has led the search for the biological and cognitive roots of wisdom. What's emerged from his work is that wisdom is a very real and deeply multilayered set of traits. Across many cultures and centuries, he's found that wise people are compassionate and empathetic, aware of their gifts and blind spots, open-minded, resolute and calm amid uncertainty, altruistic decision-makers who learn from their experiences, able to see from many perspectives and "altitudes," and often blessed with a sense of adventure and humor. "The modern rise in suicides, opioid abuse, loneliness, and internet addiction is damaging people’s health and destroying the social fabric," Dr. Jeste reflects. But we all have the ability to nurture and grow every facet of wisdom to face these challenges and others more effectively. If you seek to be a wiser person—with your family, at work, and in your community—this book will show you how, with the researcher who's launched and advanced this exciting new path to our highest human potential.
In his book, The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better after 50, Rauch wrote that by telling people “their best years are behind them at age fifty, we make them gloomy about the future. In all of those ways, by telling the wrong story ...
Author: Art Mitchell
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
A guide to uncovering your post-retirement purpose and creating financial security. Art Mitchell uses the REWIREMENT process to empower and transform himself and people like you. He details ten critical steps to inform aging, building on the anti-ageism and conscious aging movements. In Grateful, Not Dead, you learn how to: overcome ageist myths and shame to change everything for yourself reboot your mind through self-reflection, consciousness expansion, and spirituality uncover purpose, boost creativity, increase engagement, and service find meaningful work and achieve financial independence take back your power and make the changes you want to see Those of you who have been forced to make career changes, retire, or otherwise chose to work past “retirement age” may find yourself wanting help. It’s here. Prepare to learn how to live purposefully and inspired to do what’s important to you! “Grateful, Not Dead is the best I have read to assist you in resetting your life script for the happiest, youthful aging!” —C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD(from Foreword) “After decades in careers that have defined us, what's the next step? Guided by the author's life wisdom and skills as a coach, readers find their own answers through inspiration and exercises that tap into personal power and purpose.” —Lois Guarino, author of Writing Your Authentic Self “Art Mitchell has written an indispensable guidebook for people entering the territory of older age.” —Harry R. Moody, retired Vice President, AARP
Into the Second Half of Your Life (before It's Too Late) Michael Clinton ... Snapping Selfies, and Analyzing Emojis by Margot Starbuck The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better after 50 by Jonathan Rauch The Number: What Do You Need for ...
Author: Michael Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
"From author Michael Clinton, former president and publishing director of Hearst Magazines, ROAR helps both those considering retirement and those who have no wish to retire get on with fulfilling their dreams--before it's too late"--Publisher marketing.
50 Ways to Get Unstuck, Move Past Boredom, and Discover Fulfillment Beverly E. Jones. Peters, Klaus. ... The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50. ... Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation.
Author: Beverly E. Jones
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Category: Business & Economics
If you hate your job and want change, the starting point is with you! Get unstuck, move past boredom, and discover how to flourish at work. This book is for anyone stuck in a rut, burned out, or just plain tired. Has your career plateaued? Do you sometimes dread starting work? Are you bogged down by frustration, tedium, loneliness, or uncertainty? There’s hope. Find Your Happy at Work, the latest book by acclaimed executive coach Beverly Jones, gives you a road map to quickly create more joy and meaning in your work, even if you don’t love your job. Yes, aspects of your career are beyond your control. But Jones says you have more power than you realize. Throughout 50 fast-paced chapters, Find Your Happy at Work offers practical strategies to help you feel more enthusiastic and gratified on the job, whether from in the office or from home. These include: A simple model for creating career engagement that will improve your performance at work and help you develop deeper relationships with others. Techniques for addressing workplace challenges like difficult colleagues, boring tasks, daunting projects, and gloomy environments. Strategies for strengthening your network, building expertise, and laying other groundwork for a resilient career. This book will provide encouragement, inspiration, and useful advice for those who want to be happy in their work, and throughout their lives.
The journalist Jonathan Rauch (2018) has written a bestselling book about it entitled The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50. One study that Rauch discusses provides a fascinating suggestion that the midlife dip may be a ...
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Author: Marc Freedman
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
Using this helpful book, learn how the secret to happiness and longevity can be found through mentoring the next generation. In How to Live Forever, Encore.org founder and CEO Marc Freedman tells the story of his thirty-year quest to answer some of contemporary life's most urgent questions: With so many living so much longer, what is the meaning of the increasing years beyond 50? How can a society with more older people than younger ones thrive? How do we find happiness when we know life is long and time is short? In a poignant book that defies categorization, Freedman finds insights by exploring purpose and generativity, digging into the drive for longevity and the perils of age segregation, and talking to social innovators across the globe bringing the generations together for mutual benefit. He finds wisdom in stories from young and old, featuring ordinary people and icons like jazz great Clark Terry and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But the answers also come from stories of Freedman's own mentors—a sawmill worker turned surrogate grandparent, a university administrator who served as Einstein's driver, a cabinet secretary who won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the gym teacher who was Freedman's father. How to Live Forever is a deeply personal call to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us.
Average life spans are increasing—by 2050, women's lifespan is projected to be 89–94 and men's 83–85. ... A recent book entitled The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better after 50 by Jonathan Rauch states that most people are entering ...
Author: Kimberly Weichel
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Our Voices Matter reminds us that our voices are powerful and that each voice matters. The book informs, inspires, and offers hope when hope is sorely needed, providing wisdom and opportunities for personal and collective action. Part self-help, part encouragement, part advocacy, and part insight, this book will resonate with audiences around America. “Our Voices Matter is inspiring, thought-provoking and heartwarming. As a thought leader and citizen diplomat, Kim demonstrates the power of speaking up, especially at this time when it is so needed. Her diverse chapters encourage us to live an authentic and resilient life while weighing in on the issues that matter deeply to us. Our Voices Matter is a clarion of insights for all of us who long for authenticity and truth” (Joanne Grady Huskey, vice president and cofounder of iLive2Lead, author, trainer). “Kim Weichel’s sage wisdom and insight provide hope and guidance for all of us. From the personal—developing resilience, answering a calling—to the local and global—bridging differences, connecting with others, mentoring and telling our stories—Kim offers a range of action steps that will support us personally and collectively. Our Voices Matter is an important book for our challenging time” (Ellen Boneparth, director of Light My Fire, author).