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Arrien, Angeles (2005) The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom– Boulder, CO: Sounds True

Bateson, Mary Catherine (2011) Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom – Vintage/Random House

Berry, Wendell (2004) Hannah Coulter [A novel about an old woman reflecting on her life.] – Shoemaker & Hoard

Bloomfield, Harold H, Mc Williams, Peter and Colgrave, Melba (1993) How to Survive the Loss of a Love – Prelude Press

Bolen, Jean Shinoda (2001) Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women Over Fifty – NY: Harper Collins Publishers

Bresnahan, Rita (2003) Walking One Another Home: Moments of Grace and Possibility in the Midst of Alzheimer’s – Liguori, Missouri: Liguori Triumph

Bridges, William (1980) Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes – NY: Addison Wesley

Callanan, Maggie and Patricia Kelley (1992) Final Gifts: Understand the Special Awareness Needs and Communications of the Dying – NY: Bantam Books

Cohen M.D., Gene D. (2000) The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life – William Morrow & Company

Cohen M.D., Gene D. (2005) The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain – New York, NY: Basic Books

Cramer, Kathryn D. (1995) Roads Home: Seven Pathways to Midlife Wisdom – NY: William Morrow and Company

Dancing Heart, Maria (2005) The Last Adventure of Life – Clinton, WA: Bridge to Dreams

Freed, Rachael (2003) Women’s Lives, Women’s Legacies: Passing Your Beliefs & Blessings to Future Generations – Minneapolis, MN: Fairview Press

Freedman, Marc (2007) Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life – New York, NY: Public Affairs

Fischer, Kathleen (1995) Autumn Gospel: Women in the Second Half of Life -Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press

Fischer, Kathleen (1998) Winter Grace: Spirituality of Aging – Nashville, TN: Upper Room Books

Halprin, Anna with Kaplan, Rachel (1995) Moving Toward Life: Five Decades of Transformational Dance – Weseleyan University Press

Hartman-Stein, Paula E. and LaRue, Asenath (2011) Enhancing Cognitive Fitness for Adults: A Guide to the Use and Development of Community-Based Programs [includes chapter by Judith-Kate Friedman and foreword by Peter Whitehouse] – Springer

Gibson, John & Pigott, Judy (2007) Personal Safety Nets, Getting Ready for Life’s Inevitable Changes and Challenges – Classic Day Publishing

Gillick, Muriel R. (2000) Lifelines: Living Longer, Growing Frail, Taking Heart – NY: Norton Press

Groves, Richard F. and Klauser, Henriette Anne (2005) The American Book of Dying: Lessons in Healing Spiritual Pain – Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts

Harris, Maria (1995) Jubilee Time Celebrating Women, Spirit and the Advent of Age – NY: Bantam Books.

Himes, Christine; Oettinger, Elizabeth and Kenny, Dennis (2004) Aging in Stride – Conifer Publishing

Hollis, James (2005) Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up – NY: Gotham Books

Interfaith Amigos (2009) Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi and a Sheikh – SkyLight Paths

Langer, Ellen J. (2009) Counter Clockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility – New York, NY: Penguin Avery Books.

Leder, Drew (1997) Spiritual Passages: Embracing Life’s Sacred Journey – NY: Putnam

Leider, Richard J. and David A. Shapiro (2004) Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose – San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Leider, Richard J. and David A. Shapiro (2002) Repacking your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Rest of your Life – San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Lustbader, Wendy (1991) Counting on Kindness: the Dilemmas of Dependency – NY Free Press

Mackenzie, Don, Falcon, Ted and Rahman, Jamal (2009) Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi and a Sheikh – Woodstock VT: SkyLight Paths Publishing

Mary Baird Carlsen, (1996) Creative Aging: A Meaning Making Perspective – New York, NY: WW Norton & Co.

Mandel, Fred and Jordon, Kathleen (2009) Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Yourself at Any Stage of Life – New York, NY: Penguin Avery Books

Miller, James E. (1995) Autumn Wisdom: Finding Meaning in Life’s Later Years – Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Press

Miller, James E. (1995) Winter Grief, Summer Grace: Returning to Life After a Loved One Dies – Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Press

Nachmanovitch, Stephen (1990) Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art – Tacher/Putnam

Nash, L; Stevenson, H. (2004) Just Enough: Tools for Creating Success in Your Work and Life – John Wiley and Sons

O’Donohue, John (1997) Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom – New York, NY: Harper Collins

Palmer, Parker (2004) A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward An Undivided Life – San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Richards, Marty (2008) Caresharing: A Reciprocal Approach to Caregiving and Care Receiving in the Complexities of Aging, Illness or Disability – Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths Publishing

Richards, M.C. (1962) Centering: In Pottery, Poetry and the Person – Wesleyan University Press

Pipher, Mary (1999) Another Country – NY: Riverhead Books

Rohr, Richard (2005) From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality – Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press

Rupp, Joyce (1988) Praying Our Goodbyes: Understanding the Spirituality of Change in Our Lives – NY: Ivy Books

Sadler, B.; Ridenour, A (2008) Transforming the Healthcare Experience Through the Arts – Aesthetics

Schachter-Shalomi, Zalman and Ronald Miller (1995) From Age-ing to Sage-ing – NY: Warner Books

Sheehy, Gail (1996) New Passages: Mapping Your Life Across Time – NY: Ballantine

Sher, Barbara (1999) It’s Only Too Late if You Don’t Start Now: How to Create Your Second Life at Any Age – Dell

Snowdon, David (2001) Aging with Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives – NY: Bantam Books

Srode, Molly (2003) Creating a Spiritual Retirement: A Guide to the Unseen Possibilities in Our Lives – Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths Publishing

Thibault, Jane Marie (1993) A Deepening Love Affair The Gift of God in Later Life – Nashville: Upper Room Books

Thomas M.D. Jr., William H. (2007) What are Old People For?: How Elders will Save the World – N.Y: Vanderwyck & Burnham.

Tornstam, Lars (2005) Gerotranscendence: A Developmental Theory of Positive Aging – New York, NY: Spring Publishing, Inc.

Vaillant M.D., George E. (2002) Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Harvard Landmark Study of Adult Development – Boston, MA.: Little Brown.

Weil, Andrew (2005) Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-being – New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf

Witrogen McLeod, Beth (1999) Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal – N.Y: John Wiley and Sons

Wildflower, Leni and Brennan, Diane (Editors (2011)) The Handbook of Knowledge–based Coaching: From Theory to Practice – John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom

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