Reading List 1

Here is a short reading list to get you going on the investigation of living a life as an exceptional elder:

War of Art     S Pressfield   if you are a creative soul

If the Buddha Got Stuck    Charlotte Kasi

Awakening the Buddha Within      Lama Surya Das

It’s Not the End of the World     Joan Borysenko  –resilience

The Feeling Good Handbook     David Burns (the best known of the cognitive behavior books)

Authentic Happiness     Martin Seligman

Difficult Conversations     Douglas Stone

Me, Inc. How to Master the Business of Being You    Scott Ventrella

Being Mortal     Atul Gawande

Never Say Die     Susan Jacoby

find an article about the Berlin Wisdom Project

read about Erik Erikson’s eight stages of life

Still Alice—the movie.


There are another dozen I will put up soon. Some of these are oldies but goodies that I go back to often. The web site for Bill Thomas is filled with groundbreaking thinking for this country.








Author: furloughbaby

I am an elder working toward extraordinary. A retired professional, I teach classes at Colorado Free University and enjoy my family.

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