Useful teachings from Buddhism for reconnecting with your aging parents.
As our parents age, and approach the conclusion of their lives, they offer a parting gift - an immense spiritual opportunity - that comes only once in a lifetime. On Hidden Legacy, you will hear how elderly parents and their children are repairing their relationships, even after years of anger and frustration made it seem impossible.
As the director of a remarkable program for the elderly in Boulder, Colorado, Victoria Howard adopted classic principles of Buddhism for resolving these parent-child wounds. She calls the results of her work "miraculous." We learn how Buddhism's teachings on impermanence can help all family members see that their time together is limited and precious. This beginning step can lead to an ultimate reward: the chance to say to your parents what you really need to say to them before they go, knowing that they will listen.
With mindful slogans and techniques for working with difficult parents - supported by interviews and true success stories - Hidden Legacy is a work of great compassion that helps take the fear out of growing old for aging parents, and for the families who love them.
What poetry, so eye opening and beautifully written! This book is a treasure. I learned so much about how to enjoy my dad as he ages and how to help and care for him. Great and practical tools. This book is priceless. I can't wait to read it again.