Is it okay to have been me? Reflection on life Hope:
It certainly helped me survive a couple of personal crises in my life Aug 02, Stephanie rated it really liked it Passages by Gail Sheehy is a book that I saw lying around the house a lot when I was a kid. Turns out to be perfect timing. According to Sheehy, when we are young adults, many of us rush into choosing a role so that we can "get on" with life.
As mid-life approaches, many people start to realize the narrowness of that role and the sacrifices demanded by taking it on. We throw off those self-imposed limits and start a second exploration of self, perhaps in a wiser and less hurried frame of mind, though more conscious of our own mortality.
A great read and still relevant, even though it was written in the mids.
But still widely applicable, IMO. At least to my generation. And brought back a lot of memories as well. I spent a lot of time looking back at the past as I read, and the major turning points and crisis points of my life fit quite accurately into this pattern.
But of course I never realized that at the time.
Jul 09, Kaethe rated it liked it See, this is what happens when you hire a bookish babysitter.You were probably taught some basic math growing up, but too many people make it all the way to adulthood without ever learning basic money management.
Director of LEAP Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School Licensed Psychologist. Ellen Braaten, PhD is the Director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Track Director of the Child Psychology Training Program at Mass General/Harvard Medical School.
Clinical Psychologist David Lukoff talks about his madness experience and the spiritual transformation it triggered.
David went on to become a leading figure in the field of Transpersonal Psychology and works to bring greater spiritual awareness into mainstream mental health practice. Early and Middle Adulthood Paper Joseph Randle PSY/ 06/07/15 Dennis Plunkett Early and Middle Adulthood Paper Early to Middle Adulthood covers a vast age group.
This age group is from 18 years of age to 65 and more. Most people alive today, in our culture, had the same schooling as their neighbors and friends, regardless of their differences in personalities and interests.
Aug 22, · The whole idea of milestones, of course, is something of an anachronism; it implies a lockstep march toward adulthood that is rare these days.