In the past century, average life expectancies have nearly doubled, and today, for the first time in human history, many people have a realistic chance of living to 80 or beyond. As life expectancy increases, Americans need accurate, scientifically grounded information so that they can take full responsibility for their own latter years. In The Art and Science of Aging Well, Mark E. Williams, MD, discusses the remarkable advances that medical science has made in the field of aging and the steps that people may take to enhance their lives as they age.
In his landmark book How We Die, Sherwin B. Nuland profoundly altered our perception of the end of life. Now in The Art of Aging, he steps back to explore the impact of aging on our minds and bodies, strivings and relationships. Melding a scientist's passion for truth with a humanist's understanding of the heart and soul, Nuland has created a wise, frank, and inspiring book about the ultimate stage of life's journey.
From Cameron Diaz, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Body Book, comes a fresh, personal, and authoritative examination of the art and science of growing older and a road map for abundant health and resilience as we age.
Aromatherapy, when you hear this word, what do you think of? You know aroma has something to do with smell, and therapy has something to do with curing ailments. Your almost there. Aromatherapy is when you use a combination of different smells to enrich your body and to help ailments. Aromatherapy uses approximately three hundred essential oils. A practiced aromatherapy expert can combine these oils to help prevent disease, combat fatigue and body ache, and help you cleans your bodies of impurities.
My knowledge of medicine is sketchy and my knowledge of alternative medicine is bordering on skeletal. Like many people, I necessarily take maintenance drugs for conditions such as high blood pressure. Naturally, as I age, I am discovering a myriad of annoyance maladies that might be satisfactorily treated with alternative medicines. A guide assisting me in sorting this out would prove invaluable. I am equipped with a built-in resistance to taking pills.
Around the time a woman reaches 45, there is one enemy with the power to threaten her confidence, steal her beauty, make her feel invisible, and turn even the pleasures of life against her: time. Most women feel that an essential part of them dies when their youth is gone, but women can grow more beautiful, experience new pleasures, and accomplish their best work later in life.
Adults, teens, and children are all exposed to 24/7 news coverage. What's the result? In this visit to New York's 92nd Street Y, Tom Brokaw talks with psychiatrist Gail Saltz about how the media influences our psychological perceptions. They also explore the psychology of "The Greatest Generation" and what we can learn about resilience and sacrifice of said generation.
Ellen Goodman and Lynn Sherr discuss the baby boomer generation and how to find personal fulfillment when children are grown and other responsibilities have waned. They also explore what "me" now means for what once was considered a "me" generation.
Sally Fletcher, expert harpist, explains how to choose specific music for a wide variety of conditions and states of mind. The right music can aid healing, change your mood, reduce pain, help you sleep, improve your love life, increase your intelligence, help you relax, and lift you up spiritually. Music, Healing and Harmony is filled with research and fascinating stories.