Dr. Anne Brennan and Dr. Janice Brewi are the founders of Mid-Life Directions, an organization that has sponsored workshops, seminars, and retreats for 20 years. With the doubling of life expectancy since the beginning of the twentieth century, men and women are challenged to become "architects of their own aging." The second half of life has now become an arena for soul making. Continued growth and development can unspool through inner work, service of others (volunteerism), dealing with unfinished business, mining the gold in one's shadow, or grandparenting.

Brennan and Brewi present lively illustrative material and ample quotations from such artisans of long life as Martha Graham, Erik and Joan Erikson, Bessie and Sadie Delany, Betty Friedan, Jimmy Carter, Florida Scott-Maxwell, and others. Passion for Life admonishes us all to drink deeply from the cup of life every moment we are here.