A Woman's Midlife Companion
The Essential Resource for Every Woman's JourneyBook - 1997
Baby boomers are now turning 50 at the rate of one every eight minutes. This entry into midlife can be traumatic for some, but it doesn't have to be. With a little preparation and a trusty guide book, the midlife journey can be a life-affirming adventure. ?Midlife is much more than menopause,? write Naomi Lucks and Melene Smith in their new book, A Woman's Midlife Companion. ?Midlife is a crossroads, and crossroads are legendary places of power.' Their book is designed to empower women with information that is crucial when embarking on the journey into midlife. They dispel the myths and find the honest facts about the important issues associated with the transition--menopause, hormone replacement, osteoporosis, breast cancer, and heart disease--as well as the issues that are important to women in general--nutrition, exercise, appearance, companionship, and spirituality. With warm and welcoming words, Naomi and Melene guide the reader through the journey into the rest of her life.A Woman's Midlife Companion is truly a guide book for this journey, replete with detours, side trips, points of interest, and travel tips. Each chapter/destination has a quick Guided Tour covering: Western Medicine Complementary Therapies Exercise Mind-Body Nutrition Support A Woman's Midlife Companion is designed to give the reader an individualized approach to midlife because the authors recognize that each woman is unique. The reader is encouraged to jump around the book and take the opportunity to create a personalized vision of the rest of her life. Individuals inherently know best what they need, and with the facts and resources in A Woman's Midlife Companion women can make informed choices about their midlife journey. Naomi and Melene write, ?You've put in enough years to know what you like, what you don't like, who you are.' About the Authors Naomi Lucks has been a freelance book editor, writer, and workshop leader for almost twenty years. She has worked on a wide range of projects including fiction, biography, self-help, psychology, spirituality, art texts, and cookbooks. Melene D. Smith, M.F.C.C., is a therapist in private practice who works with children and families. She has a special interest in women's issues and women's health. She also facilitates support groups for midlife women.
Publisher: Rocklin, CA : Prima Pub., c1997
Branch Call Number: 612.665 LUCKS
Characteristics: xxii, 368 p. : ill. ; 24 cm