Navigating Life Transitions for Meaning

Navigating Life Transitions for Meaning
Author: Elizabeth M. Altmaier
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 0128188502
ISBN 13: 9780128188507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navigating Life Transitions for Meaning Book Review:

Navigating Life Transitions for Meaning explores the central human motivation of meaning making, and its counterpart, meaning disruption. The book describes different types of specific transitions, details how specific transitions affect an individual differently, and provides appropriate clinical approaches. The book examines the effects of life transitions on the component parts of meaning in life, including making sense (coherence), driving life goals (purpose), significance (mattering), and continuity. The book covers a range of transitions, including developmental (e.g., adolescence to adulthood), personal (e.g., illness onset, becoming a parent, and bereavement), and career (e.g., military deployment, downshifting, and retiring). Life transitions are experienced by all persons, and the influence of those transitions are tremendous. It is essential for clinicians to understand how transitions can disrupt life and how to help clients successfully navigate these changes. Covers cultural transitions, such as immigration and religious conversion Examines health transitions, such as cancer survivorship and acquired disability Uses a positive psychology framework to understand transitions Includes bulleted ‘take-away’ summaries of key points in each chapter Provides clinical applications of theory to practice

Navigating Life s Transitions

Navigating Life s Transitions
Author: Joshua Kadish,Nicole Mayer
Publsiher: Rtc Publishing
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2014-06-15
ISBN 10: 9781939418548
ISBN 13: 1939418542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navigating Life s Transitions Book Review:

What is True Wealth? Contrary to popular belief, it's not about amassing a great fortune. Instead, true wealth comes from deeply understanding your life's purpose and ensuring that your financial decisions and short- and long-term planning support it. Financial industry pioneers Josh Kadish and Nicole Mayer of RPG - Life Transition Specialists(R) help clients develop a thorough understanding of their financial picture and priorities. Now, with expert insight, empathy, and understanding, Kadish and Mayer help readers navigate these choices, giving them the confidence to take charge of their future. In Navigating Life's Transitions: Connecting Your Means to Your Meaning, Kadish and Mayer provide a story-based, insider's view of what to know, what to consider, what to ask, and what steps to take to uncover your own life's purpose-and create the financial foundation to enjoy it. "No matter where you are in life, chances are there will be major transitions in your future. These transitions will most certainly involve your finances. If you're tired of feeling pressure from the financial industry to buy a product to solve your issues, you're not alone. In this book, you will learn from real-life scenarios that there are true holistic planners who will put your interests ahead of theirs. It's a different-and, in my opinion, better-approach and one that everyone deserves. Don't wait until the life transitions hit you to put your plan together. With the help of the right holistic advisor, you can experience less stress on both a personal and financial basis. This book will allow you to see what you should expect from a true financial advisor. Without proper knowledge, you could fall prey to the financial salesperson. Don't let that happen to you!" Dean Barber, America's Wealth Management Show Host, Author "Josh Kadish and I lead mission-driven firms. Peak Advisor Alliance's mission is: 'We enhance the lives of advisors and the families they serve through inspiration, innovation, and implementation.' Josh, Nicole, and RPG - Life Transition Specialists help us fulfill our mission by delivering holistic financial planning to their clients." Ron Carson, CFP(R), ChFC(R), CFS, New York Times bestseller and founder and CEO of Carson Wealth Management Group; #7 advisor in the U.S. as ranked by Barron's magazine. Ron Carson is not a registered representative of NPC. Carson Wealth Management Group, RPG, and NPC are separate and unrelated entities. "Anyone going through some form of life transition should read this book! Josh and Nicole do a great job of making the complex seem simple and understandable. If you are trying to figure out if you are on the right course to achieving your long-term goals and dreams, this book is a great educational tool to help guide you in making future decisions with confidence." Rick Law, Lead Attorney, Law ElderLaw, LLP Securities offered through Securities America, Inc. (SAI), member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc. (SAA). RPG, SAI and SAA are separate entities.

Life Is in the Transitions

Life Is in the Transitions
Author: Bruce Feiler
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 0698409965
ISBN 13: 9780698409965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Is in the Transitions Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller! A pioneering and timely study of how to navigate life's biggest transitions with meaning, purpose, and skill Bruce Feiler, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Secrets of Happy Families and Council of Dads, has long explored the stories that give our lives meaning. Galvanized by a personal crisis, he spent the last few years crisscrossing the country, collecting hundreds of life stories in all fifty states from Americans who’d been through major life changes—from losing jobs to losing loved ones; from changing careers to changing relationships; from getting sober to getting healthy to simply looking for a fresh start. He then spent a year coding these stories, identifying patterns and takeaways that can help all of us survive and thrive in times of change. What Feiler discovered was a world in which transitions are becoming more plentiful and mastering the skills to manage them is more urgent for all of us. The idea that we’ll have one job, one relationship, one source of happiness is hopelessly outdated. We all feel unnerved by this upheaval. We’re concerned that our lives are not what we expected, that we’ve veered off course, living life out of order. But we’re not alone. Life Is in the Transitions introduces the fresh, illuminating vision of the nonlinear life, in which each of us faces dozens of disruptors. One in ten of those becomes what Feiler calls a lifequake, a massive change that leads to a life transition. The average length of these transitions is five years. The upshot: We all spend half our lives in this unsettled state. You or someone you know is going through one now. The most exciting thing Feiler identified is a powerful new tool kit for navigating these pivotal times. Drawing on his extraordinary trove of insights, he lays out specific strategies each of us can use to reimagine and rebuild our lives, often stronger than before. From a master storyteller with an essential message, Life Is in the Transitions can move readers of any age to think deeply about times of change and how to transform them into periods of creativity and growth.

Making Peace with Change

Making Peace with Change
Author: Gina Brenna Butz
Publsiher: Our Daily Bread Publishing
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2020-02-05
ISBN 10: 1640700269
ISBN 13: 9781640700260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Peace with Change Book Review:

Change is hard. Whether it’s a good transition like a job promotion or a bad disruption like a devastating health diagnosis, it’s stressful. Gina Brenna Butz shares her personal stories of struggling with change and encourages you to trust God. She writes with compassion as she urges you to rely on God’s goodness, lean on Him for strength, rejoice that He is constant, and ultimately to find satisfaction in Him rather than in circumstances. Scripture helps you see change from the viewpoint of your heavenly Father. You can rest knowing He works all things together for the good of His children, even in seasons of stress-inducing change.

Loss Grief and Attachment in Life Transitions

Loss  Grief  and Attachment in Life Transitions
Author: Jakob van Wielink,Leo Wilhelm,Denise van Geelen-Merks
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 1000134709
ISBN 13: 9781000134704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loss Grief and Attachment in Life Transitions Book Review:

Loss, Grief, and Attachment in Life Transitions gives readers an attachment-informed grief counseling framework and a new way of understanding non-death loss and its treatment. Loss and grief are viewed through a wide-angle lens with relevance to the whole of human life, including the important area of career counseling and occupational consultation. The book is founded on the key themes of the Transition Cycle: welcome and contact, attachment and bonding, intimacy and sexuality, seperation and loss, grief and meaning reconstruction. Rich in case material related to loss and change, the book provides the tools for adopting a highly personalized approach to working with clients facing a range of life transitions. This book is a highly relevant and practical volume for grief counselors and other mental health professionals looking to incorporate attachment theory into their clinical practice.

Tough Transitions

Tough Transitions
Author: Elizabeth Harper Neeld
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-06-09
ISBN 10: 0446543772
ISBN 13: 9780446543774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tough Transitions Book Review:

In TOUGH TRANSITIONS, Dr. Neeld takes the formula from her successful book Seven Choices and expands it to focus on adapting to changes of all kinds, from promotions to retirement, a new baby to empty nesting. Using a life map of her own creation, Neeld demystifies and illuminates the choices individuals will need to make to navigate the four Rs-Responding, Reviewing, Reorganizing, and Renewing. Through a thoughtful blend of scientific research, real-life stories, and wisdom of numerous traditions, she assists readers in gaining perspective and bringing a sense of equilibrium back to their lives as they learn the difference between surviving and thriving.

The Council of Dads

The Council of Dads
Author: Bruce Feiler
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-04-27
ISBN 10: 0061992380
ISBN 13: 9780061992384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Council of Dads Book Review:

The Council of Dads is a profoundly moving and illuminating new work from Bruce Feiler, author of the monumental New York Times bestsellers Walking the Bible, Abraham, and Where God Was Born. The acclaimed writer’s most intimate book, The Council of Dads is Feiler’s personal story of illness and recovery, a book that touches on life and death, love and fatherhood, and offers inspiration for us all.

Coming Into Your Own

Coming Into Your Own
Author: Barbara Cecil
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781935952602
ISBN 13: 1935952609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coming Into Your Own Book Review:

Google references 94,000,000 hits dealing with Women in Life Transitions.” What if the throes of change provide access to one's innate calling? Author Barbara Cecil's experience with thousands of women says that this is so, and that these women want help to align themselves with an inner truth. Coming Into Your Own: A Woman's Guide Through Life Transitions helps organize the chaos inherent in change. It gives readers a path that is rightly their own. Personal stories from women around the world give hope. Coming Into Your Own describes the inherent field of possibility” that lives just under the storylines of our lives. This invisible field contains the potential that is uniquely our own. The book also outlines specific, universal phases of transition in what Cecil has named the "Wheel of Change." She calls these phases Dwelling Places” because we must dwell in each one for as long as it takes to fulfill the promise of that stage. Identifying where we are on this map is greatly relieving. Once we know where we are, we understand how to make contact with the underlying field of possibility that will, in turn, inform our choices and give meaning to our lives.

Retirement Life Plan

Retirement Life Plan
Author: Pauline Johnson-Zielonka
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2018-01-10
ISBN 10: 9781981150298
ISBN 13: 1981150293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Retirement Life Plan Book Review:

So you're thinking about retirement or already retired. What does that mean anyway? What can you expect from retirement? Retirement represents a unique chapter in life. It promises many benefits, such as the freedom to do what you want, when you want. However, it may also pose some challenges as you exit the working life that you know so well. For those who have enjoyed a rewarding career, the prospect of retirement may come with mixed emotions. Is this really right for me? Will I get bored? Will I miss work? How will I fill my time? This book is about the personal, life changes that may be encountered as you contemplate, prepare for, and adjust to life in retirement. It will help you consider what a fulfilling retirement means to you, personally, and create a long-term vision for it. For instance, what will you do after traveling in the early part of retirement? The book explores four general aspects of the retirement transition, including identity-related adjustments, activities that provide a sense of meaning and reward, relationship and social network changes, and finding a balance between being overly busy or bored.

Women and Transition

Women and Transition
Author: Linda Rossetti
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2015-11-05
ISBN 10: 1137476559
ISBN 13: 9781137476555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Transition Book Review:

In a recent study, ninety percent of women stated that they 'expect to transition' within the next five years. Rather than be frustrated, Rosetti argues that with thought and some elbow grease, transition is not only healthy but rewarding. Women and Transition is a step-by-step how-to guide that every woman can learn from.

The Anxious Lawyer

The Anxious Lawyer
Author: Jeena Cho,Karen Gifford
Publsiher: Amer Bar Assn
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 9781627226240
ISBN 13: 1627226249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Anxious Lawyer Book Review:

The Anxious Lawyer is a practical "how-to" on the basics of meditation and a guide on how to live with greater intention and purpose. The book provides worksheets, exercises and concrete techniques that will allow any lawyer or other professional easily make meditation a part of their life. Written by two lawyers who are also meditation teachers and experts, you won't find a better guide to integrating meditation into your life than this.

The Secrets of Happy Families

The Secrets of Happy Families
Author: Bruce Feiler
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-02-19
ISBN 10: 0062199501
ISBN 13: 9780062199508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secrets of Happy Families Book Review:

In The Secrets of Happy Families, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families — a new approach to family dynamics, inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in the disciplines of science, business, sports, and the military. The result is a funny and thought-provoking playbook for contemporary families, with more than 200 useful strategies, including: the right way to have family dinner, what your mother never told you about sex (but should have), and why you should always have two women present in difficult conversations… Timely, compassionate, and filled with practical tips and wise advice, Bruce Feiler’s The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More should be required reading for all parents.

Stuck in Transition

Stuck in Transition
Author: Sherry Major
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2017-11-19
ISBN 10: 9781641362535
ISBN 13: 1641362537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stuck in Transition Book Review:

You know how it is. Everything in your life is going extremely well and all of a sudden you are faced with a life altering situation. The problem is you were not expecting it nor were you properly prepared to handle it. It is a natural human response to ask the question, why? Why is this happening to me? What did I do wrong? You did nothing wrong! You are going through a life transitional moment.A life transitional moment could be a divorce, a job loss, a loss of a loved one, health changes, a relocation, or a transition from one church to another. These moments can take our lives through unexpected twists and turns that could potentially make us better or bitter. Amid these transitional moments it is critical that you keep the correct viewpoint and realize that you can and will survive.If you are struggling with a life transitional moment, this book was written to help you understand and recognize the various emotional, mental, and spiritual phases you encounter during transition. It was also written to help you avoid the mistakes that will keep you stuck while you are dealing with transition.Transition is never easy, and now and again it comes when we are least prepared to handle it.

Transitions

Transitions
Author: Julia Cameron
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1999-10-11
ISBN 10: 1440674426
ISBN 13: 9781440674426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transitions Book Review:

In this gift-sized book, Julia Cameron shares beautiful prayers of empowerment followed by potent declarations and reflections on the nature of change and coping. They extend beyond affirmations to facilitate a powerful awakening of the potential of the human soul and to revitalize our abilities to transform our lives in the face of whatever the universe may put in our life's path.Transitions will help guide the soul and draw readers toward the source of their inner strength. Whether read in one sitting, or used over time, this is a book no thoughtful being will want to be without.

Mission Transition

Mission Transition
Author: Matthew J. Louis
Publsiher: HarperCollins Leadership
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 1400214769
ISBN 13: 9781400214761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mission Transition Book Review:

Mission Transition is an essential career-change guide for any transitioning veteran that wants to avoid false starts and make optimal career choices following active duty. Every year, about a quarter of a million veterans leave the military - most of whom are grossly unprepared for the transition. These servicemembers have developed incredible leadership, problem-solving, and practical skills that are underutilized once they reach the civilian world, a detriment to both themselves and society. Well-intentioned Transition Assistance Programs and other support structures within the armed forces often leave veterans fending for themselves. And the mission-first culture of the military results in servicemembers focusing on their active duty roles in the year leading up to their separation, leaving them little time to adequately prepare to join the civilian world. Mission Transition guides military personnel through the entire process of making a successful move into civilian professional life. This book will: Guide you through the process of discovering what path you want to take going forward Teach you the strategies that will make your résumé stand out Provide suggestions to help you prepare for and ace the interview Discuss ways to acclimate to your new organization’s culture and pay it forward to other veterans Each chapter includes advice from other veterans, illustrations of key concepts, summaries, and suggested resources.

Counting Our Losses

Counting Our Losses
Author: Darcy L. Harris
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011-01-19
ISBN 10: 1135280711
ISBN 13: 9781135280710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counting Our Losses Book Review:

This text is a valuable resource for clinicians who work with clients dealing with non-death, nonfinite, and ambiguous losses in their lives. It explores adjustment to change, transition, and loss from the perspective of the latest thinking in bereavement theory and research. The specific and unique aspects of different types of loss are discussed, such as infertility, aging, chronic illnesses and degenerative conditions, divorce and separation, immigration, adoption, loss of beliefs, and loss of employment. Harris and the contributing authors consider these from an experiential perspective, rather than a developmental one, in order to focus on the key elements of each loss as it may be experienced at any point in the lifespan. Concepts related to adaptation and coping with loss, such as resilience, hardiness, meaning making and the assumptive world, transcendence, and post traumatic growth are considered as part of the integration of loss into everyday life experience.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2000-09-28
ISBN 10: 0199839514
ISBN 13: 9780199839513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Review:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.

Turning Points

Turning Points
Author: Dr. Lisa Severy, Phoebe & Jack Ballard
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2008-04-23
ISBN 10: 145202796X
ISBN 13: 9781452027968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turning Points Book Review:

Don’t be a minor character in life’s story...be your own hero! Our world is changing at a faster pace than ever before. New technologies, global communications, diverse populations and shifting expectations drive the changes that impact our daily lives. This rapid rate of change leaves many of us feeling uncertain, overwhelmed and confused. Many have choices; yet we lack a systematic and conscious approach to make the important kinds of quality of life decisions we face in this changing world. Often bouncing from one turning point to another without any sense of control; when we finally stop for a moment and think about life, we long for meaning. Turning Points offers a systematic approach to understand our life themes, take control of the next chapter, and be the hero of our story. Turning Points will help you identify your qualities, interests, experiences, successes, dreams and values so you can better understand and anticipate change. Taking the time to review these aspects of your self helps bring the important things to consciousness. This in turn can lead you to a life plan that will satisfy you and give your life meaning and purpose. Personal discovery will empower you to navigate your life transitions. You will develop a mission and context for the many decisions you make as you navigate your turning points. Be the hero of your own life story. Take control of your Turning Points.

Thresholds

Thresholds
Author: Sherre Hirsch
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0307590836
ISBN 13: 9780307590831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thresholds Book Review:

Part practical toolkit, part inspirational guide for navigating the transformational moments of our wild and unpredictable lives. -- [p.4] of cover.

Wisdom from the Woods

Wisdom from the Woods
Author: Virginia Gilmore,Duane Trammell
Publsiher: Ann McGee-Cooper & Associates, Incorporated DBA Trammell MC
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2020-07
ISBN 10: 9781735064703
ISBN 13: 173506470X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wisdom from the Woods Book Review:

Wisdom from the Woods is a book about navigating unexpected changes that occur in our lives. Wisdom from the Woods begins with an intriguing diary of a two-month sabbatical written by Virginia Duncan Gilmore in 1996 when she was facing the perfect storm of three major life changes. Ginny spent sixty-one days of soul searching in a cabin in the woods in Door County, Wisconsin contemplating what was "next" in her life. Twenty years later, she shared this story with Duane Trammell while he was grieving the loss of his beloved business partner, Ann McGee-Cooper. Together, they began a deep friendship exploring the stages and constructive processes of growing through life's unexpected and difficult changes.In Wisdom from the Woods, readers learn?How unexpected life changes can be opportunities for growth and lead to better times ahead?How to practice and apply concrete, useful practices to the changes confronting them?How stories of others who have encountered challenging life situations can move readers into a new understanding of the trials they are facingAt multiple times in our lives, we are faced with major life changes-whether it is a relationship loss, a job loss, a career change, retirement or a questioning of the meaning of our lives. Wisdom from the Woods helps readers explore life changes, give tools that help, and provides stories from others who have also gone through major life changes. The authors encourage readers to craft their own plans, choosing the elements that they feel will be most helpful in navigating their own personal challenges.