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: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 1594206821
ISBN 13: 9781594206825
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.

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.

How to Navigate Life

How to Navigate Life
Author: Belle Liang, PhD,Timothy Klein, LCSW
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-08-02
ISBN 10: 1250273153
ISBN 13: 9781250273154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Navigate Life Book Review:

An essential guide to tackling what students, families, and educators can do now to cut through stress and performance pressure, and find a path to purpose. Today’s college-bound kids are stressed, anxious, and navigating demands in their lives unimaginable to a previous generation. They’re performance machines, hitting the benchmarks they’re “supposed” to in order to reach the next tier of a relentless ladder. Then, their mental and physical exhaustion carries over right into first jobs. What have traditionally been considered the best years of life have become the beaten-down years of life. Belle Liang and Timothy Klein devote their careers both to counseling individual students and to cutting through the daily pressures to show a better way, a framework, and set of questions to find kids’ “true north”: what really turns them on in life, and how to harness the core qualities that reveal, allowing them to choose a course of study, a college, and a career. Even the gentlest parents and teachers tend to play into pervasive societal pressure for students to PERFORM. And when we take the foot off the gas, we beg the kids to just figure out what their PASSION is. Neither is a recipe for mental or physical health, or, ironically, for performance or passion. How to Navigate Life shows that successful human beings instead tap into their PURPOSE—the why behind the what and how. Best of all, purpose is a completely translatable quality to every aspect of life, from first jobs to last jobs and everything in between.

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.

Transitions

Transitions
Author: William Bridges
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2004-08-11
ISBN 10: 0738211427
ISBN 13: 9780738211428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transitions Book Review:

The best-selling guide for coping with changes in life and work, named one of the 50 all-time best books in self-help and personal development Whether you choose it or it is thrust upon you, change brings both opportunities and turmoil. Since Transitions was first published, this supportive guide has helped hundreds of thousands of readers cope with these issues by providing an elegantly simple yet profoundly insightful roadmap of the transition process. With the understanding born of both personal and professional experience, William Bridges takes readers step by step through the three stages of any transition: The Ending, The Neutral Zone, and, eventually, The New Beginning. Bridges explains how each stage can be understood and embraced, leading to meaningful and productive movement into a hopeful future. With a new introduction highlighting how the advice in the book continues to apply and is perhaps even more relevant today, and a new chapter devoted to change in the workplace, Transitions will remain the essential guide for coping with the one constant in life: change.

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.

Navigating Everyday Life

Navigating Everyday Life
Author: Peter J. Adams
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2018-05-07
ISBN 10: 149854455X
ISBN 13: 9781498544559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navigating Everyday Life Book Review:

In Navigating Everyday Life, Peter Adams explores the moments when everyday experience seems to open up spaces beyond what we normally experience. Adams draws on two philosophical concepts: finitude, the things that bind a person to a situation, and transcendence, the things that lie beyond these boundaries.

Meanings of Life

Meanings of Life
Author: Roy F. Baumeister
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 426
Release: 1991-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780898625318
ISBN 13: 0898625319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meanings of Life Book Review:

Who among us has not at some point asked, what is the meaning of life?' In this extraordinary book, an eminent social scientist looks at the big picture and explores what empirical studies from diverse fields tell us about the human condition. MEANINGS OF LIFE draws together evidence from psychology, history, anthropology, and sociology, integrating copious research findings into a clear and conclusive discussion of how people attempt to make sense of their lives. In a lively and accessible style, emphasizing facts over theories, Baumeister explores why people desire meaning in their lives, how these meanings function, what forms they take, and what happens when life loses meaning. It is the most comprehensive examination of the topic to date.

Thresholds

Thresholds
Author: Sherre Hirsch
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-08-18
ISBN 10: 0307590852
ISBN 13: 9780307590855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thresholds Book Review:

Whether it’s our cozy bedroom, our toy-strewn family room, or our newly renovated kitchen, we all have our favorite rooms in our homes. But when do we ever think about the thresholds? We spend a lot of time traversing thresholds - both in our homes, and in our lives. Of course, this is not a book about how to build a house; it is book about how build a rich and rewarding life. When I talk about the thresholds of life, I am referring to those times of transition; when we are moving from the way we were accustomed to living to a new way of thinking, feeling, and being. Every one of us will experience many such moments. Some will be exciting - a new job, a marriage, the birth of a child. Others - the death of a parent, an empty nest, a divorce – will be painful. Either way, crossing from a “room” that is comfortable and familiar into one that feels uncertain and unpredictable, can be terrifying. But what if, instead of viewing these thresholds as barriers or obstacles, you could see them as doorways to bigger and better opportunities? If you could embrace change as a wellspring of motivation rather than a source of fear? If the thought of the unknown future left you feeling empowered and excited, instead of paralyzed? Here, Sherre Hirsch draws on decades of counseling individuals of all faiths and religions, the wisdom of ancient stories, research from psychology, and tales from real life, to help readers summon the faith, courage, and confidence to embrace the exhilarating new possibilities and experiences that lie across the threshold. With her signature warmth and empathic style, Hirsch, like a trusted friend, wise counselor, and spiritual advisor rolled into one, guides readers through the most challenging – and the most blessed – transitions of their one precious life.

Survivorship A Sociology of Cancer in Everyday Life

Survivorship  A Sociology of Cancer in Everyday Life
Author: Alex Broom,Katherine Kenny
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2021-03-24
ISBN 10: 1351118528
ISBN 13: 9781351118521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Survivorship A Sociology of Cancer in Everyday Life Book Review:

This book provides a contemporary and comprehensive examination of cancer in everyday life, drawing on qualitative research with people living with cancer, their family members and health professionals. It explores the evolving and enduring affects of cancer for individuals, families and communities, with attention to the changing dynamics of survivorship, including social relations around waiting, uncertainty, hope, wilfulness, obligation, responsibility and healing. Challenging simplistic deployments of survivorship and drawing on contemporary and classical social theory, it critically examines survivorship through innovative qualitative methodologies including interviews, focus groups, participant produced photos and solicited diaries. In assembling this panoramic view of cancer in the twenty-first century, it also enlivens core debates in sociology, including questions around individual agency, subjectivity, temporality, normativity, resistance, affect and embodiment. A thoughtful account of cancer embedded in the undulations of the everyday, narrated by its subjects and those who informally and formally care for them, Survivorship: A Sociology of Cancer in Everyday Life outlines new ways of thinking about survivorship for sociologists, health and medical researchers and those working in cancer care settings.

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. Don't worry about family dinner. Let your kids pick their punishments. Ditch the sex talk. Cancel date night. These are just a few of the surprising innovations in this bold first-of-its-kind playbook for today's families. Bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler found himself squeezed between caring for aging parents and raising his children. So he set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families. Instead of the usual family "experts," he sought out the most creative minds—from Silicon Valley to the set of Modern Family, from the country's top negotiators to the Green Berets—and asked them what team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques they use with their families. Feiler then tested these ideas with his wife and kids. The result is a fun, original look at how families can draw closer together, complete with 200 never-before-seen best practices. Feiler's life-changing discoveries include a radical plan to reshape your family in twenty minutes a week, Warren Buffett's guide for setting an allowance, and the Harvard handbook for resolving conflict. The Secrets of Happy Families is a timely, counterintuitive book that answers the questions countless parents are asking: How do we manage the chaos of our lives? How do we teach our kids values? How do we make our family happier? Written in a charming, accessible style, The Secrets of Happy Families is smart, funny, and fresh, and will forever change how your family lives every day.

Narrating Midlife

Narrating Midlife
Author: Christine Elizabeth Kiesinger,Lori West Peterson
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 149858411X
ISBN 13: 9781498584111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narrating Midlife Book Review:

Narrating Midlife: Crisis, Transition, and Transformation explores how managing and living through change at midlife is ultimately a communicative endeavor. Using autoethnography, contributors narrate midlife experiences as diverse as the empty-nest, sexual fluidity, mixed-retirement marriage, spousal abduction of a child, and cancer.

Navigating Pastoral Transitions

Navigating Pastoral Transitions
Author: Marti R. Jewell
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2013-09-10
ISBN 10: 0814638317
ISBN 13: 9780814638316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navigating Pastoral Transitions Book Review:

A change in pastors can be one of the most difficult times in parish life. Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Parish Leader's Guide helps make the transition smooth and successful. By helping parish leaders understand their unique role in managing change, this guide enables communities to turn crisis into opportunity. This resource walks parish leaders through a detailed Pastor Transition Timeline that includes vigils, liturgies, and rituals for saying goodbye to the current pastor and welcoming the new one. You will also find solutions for common concerns and a welcoming orientation process. This invaluable guide should be part of every pastor transition. The practical tips and guidelines in this book will help to assure the parish continues to thrive under new leadership. This book is designed to be used with Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Staff Guide and Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Priest's Guide.

The Defining Decade

The Defining Decade
Author: Meg Jay
Publsiher: Twelve
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-04-17
ISBN 10: 0446575062
ISBN 13: 9780446575065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Defining Decade Book Review:

New York Times bestselling psychologist Dr. Meg Jay uses real stories from real lives to provide smart, compassionate, and constructive advice about the crucial (and difficult) years we cannot afford to miss. Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized what is actually the most defining decade of adulthood. Drawing from almost two decades of work with hundreds of clients and students, The Defining Decade weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with the behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings, themselves. The result is a provocative read that provides the tools necessary to make the most of your twenties, and shows us how work, relationships, personality, social networks, identity, and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood—if we use the time wisely. The Defining Decade is a smart, compassionate and constructive book about the years we cannot afford to miss.

The Road to Purpose

The Road to Purpose
Author: Greg A. Pestinger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2020-10
ISBN 10: 9781950710782
ISBN 13: 1950710785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road to Purpose Book Review:

Is Your Life Over as You Know It...Or Simply Just Beginning? The Road to Purpose provides a road map to help guide you through the fear and uncertainty that often comes with life transition. Whether you are a young adult moving from school to your first career, a business owner getting ready to exit the business you have put your heart and soul into, or a seasoned executive recently downsized and figuring out what to do next, you will see yourself in the stories of one man's journey and the lessons learned that resulted in living a life of meaning and purpose. In The Road to Purpose: The Roadmap for Overcoming Life's Major Transitions Greg Pestinger charts the five major growth areas that are often the result of major life-changing events and eloquently delivers signposts along the way to get you past the disappointment, fear, and sometimes, hopelessness. He uses his own stories as a metaphor to help you through your struggles for meaning and purpose, specifically: How to grieve and accept the transition How to get to know yourself all over again, the real you who has often been buried by a busy life How to find the courage to be your authentic self How to resolve to love yourself for who you are How to make the commitment to living a life of awe and wonder The Road to Purpose acknowledges the pain and disappointment of transition and uses that pain to help you live the life you were meant to lead, a life of meaning and purpose. A life full of wealth, happiness, and intention in service to others. Join me on the journey of a lifetime. Your future will be more amazing than you could ever imagine.

Transitions

Transitions
Author: William Bridges
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9780738285917
ISBN 13: 0738285919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transitions Book Review:

Celebrating 40 years of the best-selling guide for coping with life's changes, named one of the 50 all-time best books in self-help and personal development -- with a new Discussion Guide for readers, written by Susan Bridges and aimed at today's current people and organizations facing unprecedented change First published in 1980, Transitions was the first book to explore the underlying and universal pattern of transition. Named one of the fifty most important self-help books of all time, Transitions remains the essential guide for coping with the inevitable changes in life. Transitions takes readers step-by-step through the three perilous stages of any transition, explaining how each stage can be understood and embraced. The book offers an elegant, simple, yet profoundly insightful roadmap to navigate change and move into a hopeful future: -Endings. Every transition begins with one. Too often we misunderstand them, confuse them with finality -- that's it, all over, finished! Yet the way we think about endings is key to how we can begin anew.-The Neutral Zone. The second hurdle: a seemingly unproductive time-out when we feel disconnected from people and things in the past, and emotionally unconnected to the present. Actually, the neutral zone is a time of reorientation. How can we make the most of it' -The New Beginning. We come to beginnings only at the end, when we launch new activities. To make a successful new beginning requires more than simply persevering. It requires an understanding of the external signs and inner signals that point the way to the future.

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:

Now a major NBC primetime drama The uplifting story that touched the world and inspired families everywhere to rethink what matters most in their lives As a young dad, Bruce Feiler, New York Times bestselling author and television host, received shattering news. A rare form of cancer was threatening not only his life but his family's future as well. A singular question emerged: Who would be there for his wife and daughters if he were gone? Feiler reached out to six extraordinary men who helped shape him and asked them to be present in the lives of his daughters. The Council of Dads is the unforgettable portrait of these men, who offer wisdom, humor, and guidance on how to live, how to love, how to question, how to dream. The source for NBC's blockbuster series, here is a singular story that offers lessons for us all—helping us draw closer to the ones we love, appreciate what's most precious, and celebrate the power of community.

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.

Push Back the Dark

Push Back the Dark
Author: Elizabeth M. Altmaier
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2017-01-09
ISBN 10: 1498202101
ISBN 13: 9781498202107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Push Back the Dark Book Review:

Adults in your church, small group, or other Christian organization are silently suffering the tragic consequences of having been sexually abused as children or youth. Why aren't they coming forward for help? Their reluctance may be related to wounds given by the faithful--religious people they trusted, who said things like "well, it wasn't rape" or "it's been thirty years--why is this such a big deal?" Such responses from people with religious authority deepen victims' need to shrink into anxiety, depression, and self-degradation. This book offers you the tools needed to undertake caring ministry to adults suffering in the aftermath of childhood sexual abuse. Once you understand the scientific research on such topics as trauma memory, consequences of abuse, and forgiveness, you will appreciate how caring collaboration can create hope and healing. In these pages every reader will find helpful content that will take you from feeling out of your depth to knowing you are empowered to be an effective companion in God's transforming work in the lives of survivors of abuse.