Thriving in the Second Half of Life
White Pine Mountain
The second half of life invites us to experience new growth such that we live an even more fulfilling life. But often the invitation isn't all that attractive, with changes in our families, our health, our relationships and our increasing grasp that the journey does have an ending. Many of us refuse the invitation to evolve, hanging on to old ways that may not serve us well in the second half.
In Doug Smith's best-selling first book, Happiness: The Art of Living with Peace, Confidence and Joy, he detailed 13 skills that enable living an accomplished, meaningful and joyful life...what positive psychologists refer to as “flourishing.” In this second book, with the help of Ken Murphy, he looks at these skills through the lens of the second half of life and offers new tools and new ways to use them. The result is a guidebook for successfully navigating the transition to a thriving second half of life.