This Is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity

Shambhala Publications
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In this intimate and funny collection of essays on the sometimes confusing, sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious condition of being a woman over sixty, Susan Moon keeps her sense of humor and she keeps her reader fully engaged. Among the pieces she has included here are an essay on the gratitude she feels for her weakening bones; observations on finding herself both an orphan and a matriarch following the death of her mother; musings on her tendency to regret the past; thoughts on how not to be afraid of loneliness; appreciation for the inner tomboy; and celebratory advice on how to regard "senior moments" as opportunities to be in the here and now.
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About the author

Susan Moon is a writer and longtime Zen Buddhist who teaches popular writing workshops, mostly in California. She is the former editor of Turning Wheel: The Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism. She lives in Berkeley, California.
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Publisher
Shambhala Publications
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Published on
Jun 8, 2010
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9780834823068
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Religion / Buddhism / Zen
Self-Help / Aging
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This content is DRM protected.
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