Conscious Living, Conscious Aging: Embrace and Savor Your Next Chapter by Ron Pevny covers the whys and wherefores of the conscious aging movement and gives practical guidance to incorporate this way of being into your daily life.
Crones Don't Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women by Jean Shinoda Bolen identifies 13 qualities to cultivate including choosing the path with heart, improvising, and being fierce about what really matters.
Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr charts the spiritual maturity that comes with being soulful, living simply, and accepting the mysteries of grace.
Fierce With Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn by Carol Orsborn contains the authors diary entries on the wild space beyond midlife.
The Force of Character and the Lasting Life by James Hillman offers in this imaginative, compelling and thought-provoking volume in three bold sections, insights into how our characters are enriched, deepened, and made meaningful by long life.
From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profund New Vision of Growing Older by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi who coined the term "spiritual eldering" presents his thoughts on the last stage of life as a time for men and women to "contemplate their life journey, harvest the wisdom of their years, and transmit a legacy to future generations."
Fruitful Aging: Finding the Gold in the Golden Years by Tom Pinkson offers good suggestions for meeting the challenges of aging in a skillful manner.
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister offers positive and inspiring essays on the capstone of life in a series of short, bright, and snappy chapters.
Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older by Wendy Lustbader shows us how as we get older our true colors show; we are able to let go of what others might think and those arbitrary divisions of status and class.
Living Your Unlived Life: Coping with Unrealized Dreams and Fulfilling Your Purpose in the Second Half of Life by Robert A. Johnson and Jerry Ruhl covers the transformative shadow work which must be done in elderhood, along with restoring any missing pieces in our lives.
Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age by Susan Jacoby is a hard-hitting and illuminating examination of the daunting challenges facing the baby boom generation as they age.
A Season of Mystery: 10 Spiritual Practices for Embracing a Happier Second Half of Life by Paula Huston celebrates everyday spirituality and the futility of trying to hold off the march of time and the inevitability of impermanence.
The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom by Angeles Arrien sums up this stage of life as one of great adventure and meaning that involves mapping a new landscape and soulscape.
Shock of Gray by Ted C. Fishman offers a fascinating overview of the aging of the world's population and what it all means for the elderly in the future.
Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying by Ram Dass is a curriculum for conscious aging where we draw closer to God, live with "I don't know," and square off with death and dying.
Soul Unfinished: Finding Happiness, Taking Risks, and Trusting God as We Grow Older by Robert Atwell presents our "Third Age" as a time of freedom, abundance, a Renaissance of creativity, wonder, and sacred activism.
Spiritual Passages: Embracing Life's Sacred Journey by Drew Leder taps into all the world's religions for insights into qualities which can be unfurled by elders and presents a substantive and sacred model for aging that celebrates self-exploration, change, service, suffering, transformation, and facing death.
Taking Our Places: The Buddhist Path to Truly Growing Up by Norman Fischer presents an accessible and profound overview of the essentials of spiritual maturity that enables us to grow naturally into our true selves.
Walking with Grandfather: The Wisdom of Lakota Elders by Joseph M. Marshall III delivers a stirring serving of Lakota spiritual wisdom about life, leadership, humility, and circles.
Wisdom for the Aging: Practical Advice for Living the Best Years of Your Life Right Now by Malcolm Boyd praises elders who incarnate wonder, creativity, inner beauty, wisdom, and a zest for life.
The Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Embrace Life After Fifty by Michael Gurian explores the three stages of age, doing a masterful job of fleshing out the challenges, joys, and freedom in becoming spiritual elders.