SELF-HELP

Aging Joyfully: A Woman’s Guide to Optimal Health, Relationships, and Fulfillment for Her 50s and Beyond

Familius. Aug. 2019. 256p. bibliog. ISBN 9781641701419. pap. $18.99. SELF-HELP
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In a culture in which many women are terrified of growing old, psychologist Manly writes that women can be the most brilliant version of themselves by making sensible personal choices. The author shares more than 80 tips addressing everything from anxiety and loneliness to life roles and relationships. While she acknowledges the physical ailments that often come with aging, Manly also highlights the wisdom accrued through life experiences. Regrets? Write a letter to oneself, then let them go. Anger? Practice deep breathing as a way to release the emotions. Her suggestions are anything but simplistic, and her tone is uplifting and inspiring.
VERDICT Recommended as a worthy update to other books on this often underrepresented topic.

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