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Purpose And Power In Retirement (HB): New Opportunities for Meaning and Significance [Hardcover]

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In this thoughtful self-help manual, Duke University associate medicine professor Koenig explores life after retirement as an opportunity for growth. He presents a stimulating overview of the social trends e.g., the shift from older Americans working far past the age of 65 (in the 1800s) to older Americans with increased economic independence (in the 1900s) that led to the common view of retirement years as leisure time. Koenig debunks the myths that surround this life period and argues that embarking on a life of relaxation is actually counter-productive to one's health. A life of self-indulgence may lead to "lower levels of well-being" brought on by weight gain and marital problems, he says. Koenig contends that a successful retirement results not from a high income, but rather from identifying a higher purpose in life that will lead to emotional fulfillment. Although everyone must design their own retirement goals, Koenig suggests choosing activities that benefit others and that are based on talents or abilities a retiree possesses and will enjoy utilizing. He recommends seeking out volunteer opportunities, and also stresses deepening one's personal spirituality in retirement. Those who share the author's strong religious orientation will benefit the most from his advice. A committed Christian, he nevertheless believes that all religions can offer the means to spiritual development and offers here resources for people of many faiths, as well as for those who are uncertain of their spiritual direction. Altogether, it makes for an introspective look at a lengthening period in the lives of older Americans.

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Studio: Templeton Foundation Press
Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.88" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 26, 2007
ISBN  0012379360  
ISBN13  9781890151874  

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Harold G. Koenig, MD completed his undergraduate education at Stanford University, his medical school training at the University of California at San Francisco, and his geriatric medicine, psychiatry, and biostatistics training at Duke University Medical Center. He is on the faculty at Duke as professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and associate professor of medicine. Dr. Koenig is also director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health at Duke University Medical Center, and is Distinguished Adjunct Professor at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Koenig has published extensively in the fields of mental health, geriatrics, and religion, with over 350 scientific peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and nearly 40 books in print or in preparation. He has given invited testimony to both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on the role of religion in public health.

Harold G. Koenig was born in 1951 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Duke Univ Medical Ctr, Durham, NC, USA Duke University Medical Center,.

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Inspiration, informative, fascinating  Dec 25, 2003
As a person getting ready to retire, this is a treasure trove of practical information that has been very helpful. Not only is it informative, it is also inspirational and a fast and easy read.
Restating Earlier Books and Falling into the "culture trap"  Nov 14, 2003
Koenig has certainly made great contributions to the field of spirituality and aging. That makes this book even more disappointing. He does warn the reader that he is of the judeao-Christian tradition and in this publication makes some token statements about cultural and religious diversity. Even these are disappointing because they seem disparate in subject and give the appearance of bing hastily added. I also believe that he falls into the trap of "prescribing" what "successful retirement' looks like. I also thought his identification of the philanthropist, who funds his publisher, as the most generous person he knows a bit too much

His "Spirituality in Patient Care" is alot better. For a good read on culture trap ty "Learning to be Old: Gender, Culture, and Aging" by Margaret Cruikshank. It is harsh but reallly makes you think.

On reaping the most out of our retirement years  Jan 3, 2003
Purpose And Power In Retirement: New Opportunities For Meaning And Significance by Harold G. Koenig (Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center) is a straightforward, "reader friendly" guide that dispels common retirement myths, and offers invaluable, practical advice for making the most of one's "golden years", including reaping the benefits of volunteering, learning to live healthy for a better quality of life, reducing personal stress, and more. An excellent and very highly recommended instructional and reference guide to reaping the most out of our retirement years, Purpose And Power In Retirement should be a part of every community library Retirement Preparation and Personal Growth collection.

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