Find Your Reason to Be Here: The Search for Meaning in Midlife
Author: Laura Lee Carter
Publisher: Mimbres Publishing
Date: January 23, 2013
About The Author
Laura Lee Carter, best known for her Midlife Crisis Queen magazine online,
worked as a professional reference and research librarian for 25 years before
transitioning into her present work as a midlife researcher, author, and
psychotherapist. She holds three graduate degrees including one in counseling,
with a specialty in midlife psychology. She is the author of "How to Fall in Love Again" and several other books.
Baby Boomers Reach Midlife
What is a midlife crisis?
"Midlife crisis, or what the Jungian analyst James Hollis calls the middle passage, often first becomes obvious when we experience difficult life circumstances that convince us that our illusions are no longer secure. We do not control our universe".
Ms. Carter faced devastating career and family changes during her midlife years. In her case, desperation led to many forms of inspiration and breakdowns led to some amazing breakthroughs.
The midlife shift begins when we stop and reassess our lives, often finding some major room for improvement. By questioning most previous assumptions about why we are here and and what we hope to accomplish, we change our hearts and minds so they can work better for us as we age.
This book is based on the writings of respected psychologists and the author's personal experiences. Ms. Carter firmly believes that midlife is a time of transition, personal change and new challenges.
This is the second book that I have read by Ms. Carter. I find her writing stimulating and inspiring. She is very good at presenting her research in an interesting way that the reader can understand and apply to personal circumstances.
Midlife is a time of discovery, possibilities and hope. The author advises mid- lifers to keep evolving, learning new skills, and challenging your mind and body. The best is yet to be...indeed!
Ms. Carter includes "A Life-Changing List" for people in the midlife years. I found this list to be very inspiring. If you are stuck in a midlife rut, I think this book will open your eyes and help you see some new possibilities for your life.
My Rating: 5 Stars Out Of 5
FYI ~ The author sent me a complimentary digital copy of this book to read and review.
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