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The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker's Guide for Growing Older
Robert Weber '68 - Book Discussion and Launch at Harvard Book Store

Sunday, October 4th at 7:00 pm 

Harvard Book Store welcomes Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School ROBERT L. WEBER and author of over twenty books CAROL ORSBORN for a discussion of their book The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker's Guide to Growing Older

As we enter the years beyond midlife, our quest for an approach to aging takes on added urgency and becomes even more relevant in our daily lives. Empowering a new generation of seekers to view aging as a spiritual path, authors Robert Weber and Carol Orsborn reveal that it is by engaging with the difficult questions about loss, meaning, and mortality—questions we can no longer put off or ignore--that we continue to grow.  In fact, the realization of our full spiritual potential comes about not by avoiding the challenges aging brings our way but by working through them. 

Addressing head-on how to make the transition from fears about aging into a fuller, richer appreciation of the next phase of our lives, the authors guide you through 25 key questions that can help you embrace the shadow side of aging as well as the spiritual opportunities inherent in growing older. Sharing their stories and wisdom to both teach and demonstrate what it means to feel energized about the possibilities of your later years, they explore how to find a constructive role for regret, shame, and guilt, realize your value to society, and embrace the freedom of your later years to become more fully yourself. 

Coming from Catholic Jesuit and Jewish backgrounds respectively, as well as drawing from the latest research in psychological and religious theory, Weber and Orsborn provide their own conversational and candid answers to the 25 key questions, supporting their insightful and compassionate guidance with anecdotes, inspirational readings, and spiritual exercises. By engaging deeply with both the shadow and light sides of aging, our spirits not only learn to cope—but also to soar.

Learn more about The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older at

www.SpiritualityofAge.com

Robert L. Weber, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and former Jesuit, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, Part Time at Harvard Medical School and a faculty member of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry. In 2014, for his contributions to the field of aging, spirituality, and religion, he received the FORSA (Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging) Award from the American Society on Aging. He has a private practice and resides with his wife in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Featured event books will be for sale at the event for 20% off. 

Event Information
EVENT DATE:
Sunday, Oct 4 2015 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm [ iCal ]
LOCATION:
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massacusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138


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