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Positive Aging : Women's Midlife Quest for Authentic Appearance - Karen Keigler Walker

Positive Aging

Women's Midlife Quest for Authentic Appearance

Paperback Published: 1st June 1997
ISBN: 9781573240840
Number Of Pages: 250

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The second half of life is potentially the time of greatest growth and individuation in a person's life. However, all too often, women in Western society view midlife as the beginning of the end. This, maintains Dr. Karen Kaigler-Walker, is tragic, for when women equate self-worth with socially dictated standards of youthful attractiveness, they run the risk of failing to fully develop their true selves. In Positive Aging, Dr. Kaigler-Walker illuminates the quest women must take to free themselves from this cultural trap to enjoy the fruits that aging can bring. Identifying the problem as essentially one of the spirit, she guides the reader in a step-by-step process to heal the wounds caused by such social standards. Through myths, fairy tales, and a series of practical exercises, the reader will learn to love herself and make conscious choices about her appearance - choices that reflect her midlife wisdom and inherent beauty.

A Crack in the Mirror: On Seeing Ourselves Agep. 1
The Split: Rending Body and Soulp. 13
Motherless: Youthworship and Midlife Alienationp. 33
Fatherless: The Lure of the Labelp. 53
Among the Ashes: The Appearance Mazep. 77
The Twig: Autumn's True Raimentp. 101
Sorting: Creating Authenticityp. 131
Silver and Gold: Authentic Appearancep. 159
The Prince: Appearance Powerp. 185
The Royal Wedding: Positive Agingp. 213
Acknowledgmentsp. 241
Bibliographyp. 243
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9781573240840
ISBN-10: 1573240842
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 1st June 1997
Publisher: Conari Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32