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But here’s a sneak peak at The Spirituality of Age

Thanks for your enthusiastic response to the free offer of The River Diary.  I’m now making way for my next book The Spirituality of Age:  A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older co-authored with Robert L. Weber, Ph.D., to be  published  October, 2015 by Inner Traditions Press.  Read about our new book below, and stay tuned for additional excerpts.

See a sneak preview of the book at the bottom of this page in advance of our formal announcement in an upcoming issue of the Digest! Meanwhile, if you haven’t read River Diary yet, here’s the scoop.  (And your last chance to get it free or otherwise for the foreseeable future.) Enjoy!


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The Spirituality of Age

A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older

By (author)  Carol Orsborn, Ph.D.

ISBN-13: 978-1-62055-512-5
ISBN: 1-62055-512-3

Quality Paperback — 9/25/15

Page Count: 240; 5.38 (width) x 8.25 (height)

Imprint: Park Street Press

Availability: Back ordered. You will not be charged until this item ships. Estimated release date: 9/25/15.

Price: $14.95

A compassionate guide for transforming aging into spiritual growth• Engage with 25 key questions guiding you to mine previously untapped veins of inspiration and courage• Find a constructive role for regret and fear and embrace the freedom to become more fully yourself• Draw from both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions and the latest research in psychological and religious theory to cultivate your spiritual potential

As we enter the years beyond midlife, our quest for an approach to aging takes on added urgency and becomes even more relevant in our daily lives. Empowering a new generation of seekers to view aging as a spiritual path, authors Robert Weber and Carol Orsborn reveal that it is by engaging with the difficult questions about loss, meaning, and mortality–questions we can no longer put off or ignore–that we continue to grow.  In fact, the realization of our full spiritual potential comes about not by avoiding the challenges aging brings our way but by working through them.

Addressing head-on how to make the transition from fears about aging into a fuller, richer appreciation of the next phase of our lives, the authors guide you through  25 key questions that can help you embrace the shadow side of aging as well as the spiritual opportunities inherent in growing older. Sharing their stories and wisdom to both teach and demonstrate what it means to feel energized about the possibilities of your later years, they explore how to find a constructive role for regret, shame, and guilt, realize your value to society, and embrace the freedom of your later years to become more fully yourself.

Coming from Catholic Jesuit and Jewish backgrounds respectively, as well as drawing from the latest research in psychological and religious theory, Weber and Orsborn provide their own conversational and candid answers to the 25 key questions, supporting their insightful and compassionate guidance with anecdotes, inspirational readings, and spiritual exercises. By engaging deeply with both the shadow and light sides of aging, our spirits not only learn to cope–but also to soar.

About the Author(s) of The Spirituality of Age

Robert L. Weber, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and a former Jesuit. Recipient of the American Society on Aging’s 2014 Religion, Spirituality, and Aging Award, he is an advisory board member for the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology’s Center for Psychotherapy and Spirituality. He lives with his wife in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Carol Orsborn, Ph.D., is founder and editor-in-chief of Fierce with Age: The Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration, and Spirituality. The author of more than 20 books for and about the Boomer generation as well as popular blogs on Huffington Post, PBS’s NextAvenue.net, and BeliefNet.com, she has served on the faculties of Georgetown University, Loyola Marymount University, and Pepperdine University. She lives with her husband in Madison, Tennessee.