What Aging Men Want: The Odyssey as a Parable of Male Aging

Author, John Robinson is a clinical psychologist with a second doctorate in ministry, an ordained interfaith minister, and the author of eight books on the psychological, spiritual and mystical potentials of the new aging.  John takes "… an ancient fairy tale, and uses it as an allegory for midlife men in search of an authentic life.
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Daughters, Dads and Grief 

Losing a father can be wrenching. This is an insightful conversation with authors Dr. Donna DiCello and Dr.Lorraine Mangione as they tell the story of the strong connections they each experienced with their dads along with some of the stories of other women they included in 'Daughters, Dads and the Path Through Grief' . Stories from 50 women offer glimpses into the many aspects of the father/daughter relationships that are warm and nurturing, sometimes complicated and conflicted, and always solid and enduring. The Italian American women interviewed ultimately find great peace and meaning in the on-going relationship with their fathers, even after death. Daughters, Dads, and the Path Through Grief helps in the understanding of some of the many faceted ways to live through grief.
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Stealing Joy serves as a potent warning for all those whose elderly loved ones may be at risk and offers guidance on how to fight against elder fraud. Glynnis Walker Anderson's mother was suffering from Alzheimer's when she fell victim to a group of women who took everything from her. After managing to get legal guardianship due to the courtroom prowess and suppression of evidence by the group's lawyer member, the criminals manage to empty the elderly woman's bank accounts, change her will, and isolate her from the rest of her family. A month later, Anderson's mother winds up in the hospital, where the group insists  she submit to a surgery that five different doctors warn will likely kill her.

This is an important story ... don't miss it!

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Finding Meaning, Facing Fears 
Our autumn years are the ideal time to reexamine our lives. Often spurred on by a 50th birthday or the last child leaving home, it becomes important to question who we are in the larger scheme of things, to wonder what we really want from our lives. Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, author of Finding Meaning, Facing Fears discusses the many opportunities this time of life presents: opportunities to stretch in our capacities, to face and conquer old demons, and to meet new challenges with greater resources than were available to us before. 
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The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss: Russell Friedman

Your relationship with your pet is special--it's a bond that is very different than those that human beings share with each other. When a beloved pet passes away, people often resort to incorrect mechanisms to deal with the grief, such as trying to move too quickly past the  loss dismissing the real impact), or even attempting to replace the pet immediately. However, these are merely two myths out of six that the authors discuss and dismantle in The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss. Based on the authors' Grief Recovery Method®, this book  addresses how losing a pet is different from losing a human loved one, and ultimately, how to move on with life.

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MyNDTALK - Parenting Our Parents

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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Parenting Our Parents          
Family care coach, advocate and author Jane Wolf Waterman, M.S.W., J.D., is a licensed psychotherapist, former law professor and founder of Parenting Our Parents™. POP is a coaching program now helping families across the country to navigate the practical, emotional, financial, legal and other challenges that are so confusing and complex for families with senior loved ones.

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MyNDTALK - Breaking The Chains

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Breaking The Chains

When you are showered with attention, it can feel incredibly romantic and can blind you to hints of problems ahead. But what happens when attentiveness becomes domination? In some relationships, the desire to control leads to jealousy, threats, micromanaging—even physical
violence. If you or someone you care about is trapped in a web of coercive control, this book provides answers, hope, and a way out. Lisa Aronson Fontes draws on both of essional expertise and personal experience to help you:

*Recognize controlling behaviors of all kinds.
*Understand why this destructive pattern occurs.
*Determine whether you are in danger and if your partner can change.
*Protect yourself and your kids.
*Find the support and resources you need.
*Take action to improve or end your relationship.
*Regain your freedom and independence.
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MyNDTALK - High - Jodie Gould

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
HIGH!
Jodie Gould talks about safe and sober ways to reduce stress. A must listen for anyone who has struggled with negative excesses as a way to manage life and wants to walk a healthier path. 

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Choosing To Live Choosing to Live
When Jerry D. Campbell met his co-worker Veta, there was a policy that forbade employees from dating each other. Of course, they broke it - and ended up being sweethearts for forty-seven years. But when Veta died, she left behind a husband devastated by grief. By forcing himself to work through it, he was able to deal with his loss while still enjoying life. Jerry talks about his development of a grief calendar, how to maintain a positive attitude as you work through new challenges and much more.  

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MyNDTALK - Jeff Jay - Navigating Grace

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Jeff Jay's life was full of tragedy: his Marriage had ended, his father had passed away, his brother had committed suicide, and Jeff's own alcoholism had taken him to the edge of death.  In his desire for a fresh start, Jeff set out on a solo adventure by sea on an old sloop named Lifeboat. It ultimately became a journey of personal transformation. He cast off in Annapolis, Maryland with an eye toward the Caribbean. Finally able to breathe, Jeff relaxed into his first day sailing the Atlantic when a dark winter storm descended, tossing him into a week-long fight for survival on the open sea. As he faced the realization that only divine intervention could deliver him from certain death, Jeff desperately called on the deity that had intervened in the darkest hours of his addiction years earlier.

An intensely personal testimony to calling on the power of grace in our darkest hours, Jeff's tells a powerful story of far-fetched dreams, desperate prayers, and those miraculous moments that change our lives forever.
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