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About The Book

We financially plan for our retirement, but do we plan for our wellbeing? Here is an empowering guide with practical tools to help you live a passionate, fulfilling second half of life.

If you’re part of the Baby Boomer generation, then you belong to 26 percent of the US population that is retiring healthier than any generation before. And that means retirement is starting to look a whole lot different.

No longer satisfied with a quiet life of sitting on the porch or puttering around the house, retirees (or soon to be) are looking to create a passionate, active, fulfilled, and engaging later life. That’s where Ron Pevny comes in. His inspiring guide helps you do what he calls “conscious aging”—or making a reality the life of growth, purpose, service, and spiritual exploration you’ve always imagined for yourself. In addition to wisdom for navigating loss and grief, Pevny offers advice that helps you identify your goals, contribute to society, remain engaged and relevant, and spend your later years in profound personal development.

Today’s seniors are reshaping what retirement is all about. It is a whole new opportunity to engage with family, community, and the world with vigor. Don’t just grow older—age consciously.

About The Author

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Ron Pevny is the founder and director of the Center for Conscious Eldering. He received his master’s degree in integral counseling and psychotherapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is a Certified Sage-ing Leader with Sage-ing International and is a member of their Coordinating Circle. He is also active in the Life Planning Network and is a contributor to Second Journey. He conducts workshops across the country, including at EarthRise and IONS Retreat Center.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words (October 7, 2014)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476729633

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Raves and Reviews

“Ron Pevny's book Conscious Living, Conscious Aging is a unique and valuable resource for those seeking purpose, service, and continual growth in the later chapters of their lives. Its uniqueness lies in its weaving together of Sage-ing and other conscious aging practices, deep wisdom about life transitions and rites of passage, and inspiring stories from those who have chosen to engage in this inner work, all with the goal of supporting the development of the conscious elders our world urgently needs.”

– Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, co-author of From Age-ing to Sage-ing

“I strongly suggest you explore the gift of aging with the wisdom and insights in this book. Conscious Living, Conscious Aging offers an eloquent road map to begin your journey.”

– Connie Goldman, author of Who Am I...Now That I’m Not Who I Was? and The Gifts of Caregiving, and former program producer/broadcaster for National Public Radio

Conscious Living, Conscious Aging fills a conspicuous gap in the literature concerning positive aspects of growing older...The book is well-documented, clearly written, and insightful.”

– Robert C. Atchley, PhD, author of Spirituality and Aging

“For those entering the second half of life, aging can be the great unknown. Ron Pevny’s book is a much-needed map of the territory and an exciting picture of what conscious aging can be all about.”

– Harry R. Moody, retired Vice President, AARP and author of The Five Stages of the Soul

“This powerful book helps both women and men age purposefully. Read this book and you will experience aging in a whole new way.”

– Richard J. Leider, bestselling author of The Power of Purpose, Repacking Your Bags, and Life Reimagined

“A beautifully written and important book about aging and elderhood. Pevny reminds us that consciously moving into our greater years is a major rite of passage, and he offers skilled guidance through the many questions and challenges, endings and new beginnings, that arise.”

– Meredith Little, cofounder of the School of Lost Borders

“Ron Pevny has articulated the inner adventure available to us all in later life—if we dare. He shows us how to access these realms, without making light of the difficulty that such deep questioning entails. But the rewards are plentiful, and the illustrative stories he provides may just goad you into your most important quest yet.”

– Wendy Lustbader, author of Life Gets Better

“Ron Pevny's spot-on wisdom on the elegance of aging is spiritually relevant and deeply useful. His is an inspiring voice for living in greater mindfulness within each present moment.”

– Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

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