Saturday, February 03, 2018

Two writers review Ageless Soul for older adults

"Ruth Ray Karpen is a researcher, writer and retired English professor. She has published many books and articles on aging and old age, life story writing, and retirement."

For Smart Strategies for Successful Living, she reviews Thomas Moore's new book, Ageless Soul: "The Soul of Retirement" on 15 January 2018. Karpen begins:
"In his book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy (2017), psychoanalyst and former monk Thomas Moore offers us a great gift.  Unlike critics who see nothing positive in growling old, Moore provides many reasons why later life is crucial to our development as human beings.  Although every phase of life has meaning and purpose, the final phase may be the most important – as poet Robert Browning said, 'the last of life for which the first was made.'"
On 24 January 2018 author and writer Bev Scott answers "Am I an Elder?" based on Moore's description as she recounts her recent trip to Vietnam and Cambodia with her daughter and grandson. At the end of her thoughtful post, she invites responses to "What are your thoughts about this transition to elderhood and your aging process?"