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

Life Is in the Transitions

Life Is in the Transitions
Author: Bruce Feiler
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN 10: 1101980516
ISBN 13: 9781101980514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Is in the Transitions Book Review:

Several years ago Bruce Feiler began to notice a pattern: the old stories about the major plot points of our lives - a straight line from childhood to education to rising within a single career, having a family, and growing old with a life partner - were no longer holding true. People felt they were living their lives out of the expected order and weren't sure how to navigate everything that wasn't supposed to happen. Galvanised by a family crisis that spoke quite poignantly to this loss of meaning, Feiler set out on what became an epic journey to harvest American life stories and see what he could learn from them.

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.

Navigating the Future

Navigating the Future
Author: Geraldine Downey,Jacquelynne Eccles,Celina Chatman
Publsiher: Russell Sage Foundation
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-01-12
ISBN 10: 1610441613
ISBN 13: 9781610441612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navigating the Future Book Review:

Psychologists now understand that identity is not fixed, but fluid and highly dependent on environment. In times of stress, conflict, or change, people often adapt by presenting themselves in different ways and emphasizing different social affiliations. With changing demographics creating more complex social groupings, it is important to understand the costs and benefits of the way social groups are categorized, and the way individuals understand, cope with, and employ their varied social identities. Navigating the Future, edited by Geraldine Downey, Jacquelynne Eccles, and Celina Chatman, answers that call with a wealth of empirical data and expert analysis. Navigating the Future focuses on the roles that social identities play in stressful, challenging, and transitional situations. Jason Lawrence, Jennifer Crocker, and Carol Dweck show how the prospect of being negatively stereotyped can affect the educational success of girls and African Americans, making them more cynical about school and less likely to seek help. The authors argue that these issues can be mitigated by challenging these students educationally, expressing optimism in their abilities, and emphasizing that intelligence is not fixed, but can be developed. The book also looks at the ways in which people employ social identity to their advantage. J. Nicole Shelton and her co-authors use extensive research on adolescents and college students to argue that individuals with strong, positive connections to their ethnic group exhibit greater well-being and are better able to cope with the negative impact of discrimination. Navigating the Future also discusses how the importance and value of social identity depends on context. LaRue Allen, Yael Bat-Chava, J. Lawrence Aber, and Edward Seidman find that the emotional benefit of racial pride for black adolescents is higher in predominantly black neighborhoods than in racially mixed environments. Because most people identify with more than one group, they must grapple with varied social identities, using them to make connections with others, overcome adversity, and understand themselves. Navigating the Future brings together leading researchers in social psychology to understand the complexities of identity in a diverse social world.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Authoring Your Life

Authoring Your Life
Author: Marcia B. Baxter Magolda
Publsiher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN 10: 1620367009
ISBN 13: 9781620367001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Authoring Your Life Book Review:

Who am I? What do I want in relationships? How do I know what to believe? How do I manage the stresses of living? This is a guide to addressing life’s challenges and competing demands. It will help you to reflect on the problems and setbacks you encounter to discover your own voice, uncover your authentic sense of values, build your confidence, and find meaning in your life. This is, however, far more than a self-help book; and it addresses multiple audiences. Because everyone’s circumstances differ, and life unpredictable, this book does not offer simplistic solutions and steps to follow. Instead, Marcia Baxter Magolda immerses you in the stories of thirty-five adults whom she has followed and interviewed for over twenty years. With her guidance, and using the self-authorship framework she has developed, you will recognize in yourself many patterns and parallels from the protagonists’ stories of emotional and intellectual growth. By reflecting on these life stories, you will gain insights about your individual values and identity, and strengthen your sense of self-reliance to handle significant transitions and unexpected circumstances. In addition to helping you identify the phases of your journey to self-authorship, Marcia Baxter Magolda offers reflective exercises and questions to help you uncover your strengths and identify the barriers that may be inhibiting you from building the internal, psychological compass that will serve as the foundation for your journey. Offering advice on how to be “good company” for those who have set out on their journey to self-authorship, the book is also addressed to partners, family members, friends, teachers, mentors, and employers, so they can offer support to those that face these challenges. Finally, for scholars of adult development, this book offers the latest articulation of the developing theory of self-authorship.

The Human Odyssey

The Human Odyssey
Author: Thomas Armstrong
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-03-20
ISBN 10: 0486838889
ISBN 13: 9780486838885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Odyssey Book Review:

Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., an award-winning educator and expert on human development, offers a cross-cultural view of life's entire journey, from before birth to death to the possibilities of an afterlife. Dr. Armstrong cites both clinical research and anecdotal evidence in a comprehensive view of the challenges and opportunities we face at every stage of our development. His accessible narrative incorporates elements of history, literature, psychology, spirituality, and science in a fascinating guide to understanding our past as well as our future. - "Thomas Armstrong's The Human Odyssey is an extraordinary book; an intellectual feast. Armstrong has amassed and integrated an amazing amount of information from developmental and transpersonal psychology, modern consciousness research, biology, anthropology, mythology, and art, and created an extraordinary guide through all the stages of the adventure of human life. While the rich content of this book will impress professional audiences, it's clear and easy style makes it quite accessible to the general public." — Stanislav Grof, M.D., former Chief of Psychiatric Research, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center; author of Realms of the Human Unconscious, Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy and Adventures in Self-Discovery

Your Turn

Your Turn
Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN 10: 1250137780
ISBN 13: 9781250137784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Turn Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims is back with a groundbreakingly frank guide to being a grown-up What does it mean to be an adult? In the twentieth century, psychologists came up with five markers of adulthood: finish your education, get a job, leave home, marry, and have children. Since then, every generation has been held to those same markers. Yet so much has changed about the world and living in it since that sequence was formulated. All of those markers are choices, and they’re all valid, but any one person’s choices along those lines do not make them more or less an adult. A former Stanford dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising and author of the perennial bestseller How to Raise an Adult and of the lauded memoir Real American, Julie Lythcott-Haims has encountered hundreds of twentysomethings (and thirtysomethings, too), who, faced with those markers, feel they’re just playing the part of “adult,” while struggling with anxiety, stress, and general unease. In Your Turn, Julie offers compassion, personal experience, and practical strategies for living a more authentic adulthood, as well as inspiration through interviews with dozens of voices from the rich diversity of the human population who have successfully launched their adult lives. Being an adult, it turns out, is not about any particular checklist; it is, instead, a process, one you can get progressively better at over time—becoming more comfortable with uncertainty and gaining the knowhow to keep going. Once you begin to practice it, being an adult becomes the most complicated yet also the most abundantly rewarding and natural thing. And Julie Lythcott-Haims is here to help readers take their turn.

Walking the Bible

Walking the Bible
Author: Bruce Feiler
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-11-25
ISBN 10: 0062390899
ISBN 13: 9780062390899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walking the Bible Book Review:

Both a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest, Walking the Bible describes one man's epic odyssey—by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel—through the greatest stories ever told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mount Sinai to touching the burning bush, Bruce Feiler's inspiring journey will forever change your view of some of history's most storied events.

Developmental Coaching

Developmental Coaching
Author: Stephen Palmer,Sheila Panchal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-07-26
ISBN 10: 1136889000
ISBN 13: 9781136889004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developmental Coaching Book Review:

Developmental Coaching explores many of the common transition points we experience throughout life, including teenage transitions, becoming a parent, mid-life and retirement. The book sets these transitions in their social context and reviews them in the light of generational factors. The book is introduced with key psychological concepts from areas such as lifespan development and positive psychology, in addition to insights from other disciplines, including management theory and sociology. The main topics of discussion are: coaching tools and techniques broader societal and generational trends how coaching can help individuals to realise positive growth. With case studies throughout, Developmental Coaching offers an essential resource for practising coaches, coaching psychologists, counsellors and other professionals who wish to further their knowledge of the developmental aspects of coaching and dealing with life transitions.

Don t Sweat the Small Stuff

Don t Sweat the Small Stuff
Author: Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D.,Michael R Mantell Ph D
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2014-07-25
ISBN 10: 9781494434502
ISBN 13: 1494434504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Sweat the Small Stuff Book Review:

Who knew that a self-help book about releasing negative thoughts in order to achieve happiness could prove its worth by testing its author after it was published? When Michael R. Mantell, PhD, released his book Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: P. S. It's ALL Small Stuff in 1988, it rocked the self-help world, and the audio version won the highly coveted Publishers Weekly Best Audio Award in the self-help category. So when, a few years later, Dr. Mantell saw a book with the same title prominently displayed at a bookstore, he was happily surprised—but then, he saw a different author's name on the newly designed cover. What did Dr. Mantell do? He took his own advice and chose to view this positively, celebrating the fact that more people were being reached with the advice he knew changed lives. Now celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary, the original Don't Sweat the Small Stuff offers up-to-date tools that can enhance your life today. You have the power to choose how you feel, how you react, and how you deal with your circumstances. Replace your negative and fearful thoughts with positive and hopeful thinking—and start the journey toward the happy life you've always wanted.

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.

Hinge Moments

Hinge Moments
Author: D. Michael Lindsay
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 0830841806
ISBN 13: 9780830841806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinge Moments Book Review:

In life we get opportunities to make decisions that will either change our lives for the better or pose problems for years to come. Exploring these "hinge moments," Gordon College president Michael Lindsay shares faith-based stories of success and failure from his ten-year study of other leaders, providing both practical and spiritual insights for making the most of each stage of life.

21 Letters on Life and Its Challenges

21 Letters on Life and Its Challenges
Author: Charles Handy
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN 10: 147357160X
ISBN 13: 9781473571600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21 Letters on Life and Its Challenges Book Review:

Charles Handy is one of the giants of contemporary thought. His books on management – including Understanding Organizations and Gods of Management – have changed the way we view business. His work on broader issues and trends – such as Beyond Certainty and The Second Curve – has changed the way we view society. In his new book, Handy builds on a life's work to glimpse into the future and see what challenges and opportunities the next generation faces. How will people cope with change in a world where the old certainties no longer apply? What goals will and should they set themselves? How will they find purpose and fulfilment in their lives? Clear-eyed and optimistic by turns, he sets out the questions that everyone needs to ask themselves, and points us in the direction of the answers.

Managing Transitions

Managing Transitions
Author: William Bridges
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2003-05-15
ISBN 10: 9780738208244
ISBN 13: 0738208248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Transitions Book Review:

The business world is a place of constant change, with stories of corporate mergers, layoffs, bankruptcy, and restructuring hitting the news every day. Yet as veteran consultant William Bridges maintains, the situational changes are not as difficult for companies to make as the psychological transitions. In the best-selling Managing Transitions, Bridges provides a clear understanding of what change does to employees and what employees in transition can do to an organization. Directed at managers and employees in today's corporations, Bridges shows how to minimize the distress and disruptions caused by change. Managing Transitions addresses the fact that it is people who have to carry out the change. When the book was originally published a decade ago, Bridges was the first to provide any real sense of the emotional impact of change and what can be done to keep it from disrupting the entire organization. With new information and commentary on layoffs, corporate suspicion, and the increasing tumult in the business world, Managing Transitions remains the definitive guide to dealing with change.