Is there really such a thing as a midlife crisis - a true crisis in a person's life that happens in midlife? Yes, there is. But fortunately for most of us, it is a fairly rare event. Unlike the midlife crisis, a midlife transition is a quasi-universal reaction to the major changes that take place in midlife, mentally, physically, and in relationships. This book describes the powerful, dynamic forces that underlie both the midlife crisis and midlife transition, and provides, through clinical case material, a detailed description of each. With expertise, understanding and empathy, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Calvin Colarusso, M.D., uses his 50 years of experience of working with midlife individuals to explain this hackneyed, but real, crisis in plain English for the general public. Think of this book as a way to calmly navigate through the turbulent waters of midlife without experiencing a true midlife crisis or a particularly difficult midlife transition; and to understand the often-times puzzling behavior of those you know and love. Midlife Crisis: Middle Aged Myth or Reality? contains: A definition of a midlife crisis A definition of a midlife transition An understanding of the dynamics underlying both the midlife crisis and transition A description of midlife physical and psychological challenges Information about the changing attitude toward birthdays across the life cycle A detailed clinical example of a midlife transition A description of the Gauguin syndrome Two detailed descriptions of midlife crises About the author, Calvin Colarusso, M.D.: An eminent authority in the field of adult development, Dr. Colarusso is a board certified clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego. He is also a training and supervising analyst in child and adult psychoanalysis at the San Diego Psychoanalytic 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Maxon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001166/bk_acx0_001166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the hugely respected journalist Miranda Sawyer, a very modern look at the midlife crisis - delving into the truth and lies of the experience and how to survive it, with thoughtfulness, insight and humour. 'You wake one day, and everything is wrong. It's as though you went out one warm evening - an evening fizzing with delicious potential, so ripe and sticky-sweet you can taste it on the air - for just one drink...and woke up two days later in a skip. Except you're not in a skip, you're in an estate car, on the way to an out-of-town shopping mall to buy a balance bike, a roof rack and some stackable storage boxes.' Miranda Sawyer's midlife crisis began when she was 44. It wasn't a traditional one. She didn't run off with a Pilates teacher or blow thousands on a trip to find herself. From the outside, all remained the same. Work, kids, marriage, mortgage, blah. Days, weeks and months whizzed past as she struggled with feeling - knowing - that she was over halfway through her life. It seemed only yesterday that she was 29, out and about. Out of Time is not a self-help audiobook. It's an exploration of this sudden crisis, this jolt. It looks at how our tastes and our bodies change as we get older. It considers the unexpected new pleasures that the second half of life can offer, from learning to code to taking up running (slowly). Speaking to musicians and artists, friends and colleagues, Miranda asks how they, too, have confronted midlife and the lessons, if any, that they've learned along the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Miranda Sawyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002474/bk_hcuk_002474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You are sure to laugh when a Nevada housewife, struggling through her own midlife crisis, shares her experiences while teaching in China. Through a plentitude of cultural nuances and interesting characters, Salyer details her touching and provocative journey leading to a greater appreciation for everything American. Whether you desire to teach abroad, make a life change or merely satisfy your own curiosity, this story is filled with the truths of one woman's journey and teaching experience abroad. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carrie Steele. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001273/bk_acx0_001273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Addison Elise "Reign" is suffering from a midlife crisis, and she's barely in her twenties. She once had her whole life planned out...that was until she came to college. Reign quickly found herself on the dark side of the college experience that no one ever talks about. She has had to navigate through "situationships" and her greatest invisible war: depression with an unsupportive family. Now in her junior year, Reign tries to pick up the pieces and find her place in the world. Along the way, she must conquer new battles and enemies...even if the greatest enemy is: herself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lacy Laurel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156710/bk_acx0_156710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Following her mother's funeral, and on the verge of her own midlife crisis, widow Anna Larson returns to the home of her youth to sort out her parents' belongings, as well as her own turbulent life. For the first time since childhood, Anna embraces her native heritage, despite the disdain of her vicious mother-in-law. By transforming her old family home on the banks of the Siuslaw River into The Inn at Shining Waters, Anna hopes to create a place of healing - a place where guests experience peace, grace, and new beginnings. Starting with her own family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melody Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001575/bk_drms_001575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Transformation: Emergence of the Self, noted analyst and author Murray Stein explains what this process is, and what it means for an individual to experience it. Transformation usually occurs at midlife, but is much more complicated than what we colloquially call a midlife crisis. Consciously working through this life stage can lead people to become who they are and have always potentially been. Indeed, Stein suggests, transformation is the essential human task. Stein first details how this process of transformation emerges and develops in an individual. Why does this transformation occur? And, more specifically, why does it so often occur in midlife? Using the example of poet Rainer Maria Rilke, Stein clearly and carefully walks the listener through the hows and whys of the transformation process. Looking at C. G. Jung's life, Stein then explains how transformative images stimulate the transformation process by suggesting new ways of thinking and living. Intimate relationships, like those between a husband and a wife or a doctor and a patient, can also play a very powerful role in transformation. Finally, Stein examines the process in the lives of three important people, Jung, Picasso, and Rembrandt, whose experiences of transformation led to even greater creativity and freedom. This book is successful both as an easy-to-understand elucidation of the transformation process and as an invitation to personal change. For those people who would like to learn what a meaningful second half of life could be like, Transformation: Emergence of the Self is an inspiring place to start. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Lundeen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003619/bk_acx0_003619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Philosophical wisdom and practical advice for overcoming the problems of middle age. How can you reconcile yourself with the lives you will never lead, with possibilities foreclosed, and with nostalgia for lost youth? How can you accept the failings of the past, the sense of futility in the tasks that consume the present, and the prospect of death that blights the future? In this self-help book with a difference, Kieran Setiya confronts the inevitable challenges of adulthood and middle age, showing how philosophy can help you thrive. You will learn why missing out might be a good thing, how options are overrated, and when you should be glad you made a mistake. You will be introduced to philosophical consolations for mortality. And you will learn what it would mean to live in the present, how it could solve your midlife crisis, and why meditation helps. Ranging from Aristotle, Schopenhauer, and John Stuart Mill to Virginia Woolf and Simone de Beauvoir, as well as drawing on Setiya's own experience, Midlife combines imaginative ideas, surprising insights, and practical advice. Writing with wisdom and wit, Setiya makes a wry but passionate case for philosophy as a guide to life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010141/bk_tant_010141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Highly acclaimed, award-winning author of Act Like It Lucy Parker returns readers to the London stage with laugh-out-loud wit and plenty of drama.The play's the fling.It's not actress Lily Lamprey's fault that she's all curves and has the kind of voice that can fog up a camera lens. She wants to prove where her real talents lie—and that's not on a casting couch, thank you. When she hears esteemed director Luc Savage is renovating a legendary West End theatre for a lofty new production, she knows it could be her chance—if only Luc wasn't so dictatorial, so bad-tempered, and so incredibly sexy.Luc Savage has respect, integrity and experience. He also has it bad for Lily. He'd be willing to dismiss it as a midlife crisis, but this exasperating, irresistible woman is actually a very talented actress. Unfortunately, their romance is not only raising questions about Lily's suddenly rising career, it's threatening Luc's professional reputation. The course of true love never did run smooth. But if they're not careful, it could bring down the curtain on both their careers...