Conscious Living, Conscious Aging

Embrace and Savor Your Next Chapter

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Conscious Living, Conscious Aging

Embrace and Savor Your Next Chapter

Ron Pevny

In Conscious Living, Conscious Aging, Ron Pevny presents an empowering vision and practical tools that go beyond financial planning to help one age consciously for a passionate, fulfilling retirement.

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Book Description

As the baby boomer populations begins to retire healthier than any generation before them, retirement is about to look a whole lot different. No longer are seniors satisfied with their retirement years being defined by wasting away their days on the porch or puttering around the house.

In Conscious Living, Conscious Aging, Ron Pevny presents an empowering vision and practical tools that help one to age consciously for a passionate, fulfilling second half of life. This contemporary model for aging focuses on the potential for growth, passion, purpose, service, and spiritual exploration while also offering wisdom for dealing with inevitable loses.

Conscious Living, Conscious Aging helps readers identify unfulfilled goas, find ways to contribute their skills to society, and spend their retirement years as a time of profound personal development. Today, retirement presents a whole new opportunity to engage with life, community, and the world with vigor. Don't merely grow old, age consciously.



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Meet the Author

Ron Pevny

Ron Pevny is the founder and director of the Center for Conscious Eldering. He received his masters in Integral Counseling and Psychotherapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is a certified Sage-ing Leader with Sage-ing International and is a member of their Coordinating Circle. He is also active in the Life Planning Network and is a contributor to Second Journey. He conducts workshops across the country, including at Earthrise and IONS retreat centers. He lives in Durango, Colorado.

Press Reviews

“Ron Pevny's spot-on wisdom on the elegance of aging is spiritually relevant and deeply useful. His is an inspiring voice for living in greater mindfulness within each present moment.”

Michael Bernard Beckwith
author of Life Visioning

Conscious Living, Conscious Aging fills a conspicuous gap in the literature concerning positive aspects of growing older. Most self-help books about aging deal with how to adapt to aging as an individual. But author Ron Pevny has identified important missing links in our understanding of the social and cultural infrastructure needed to east the transition to wisdom keeper, the traditions role of elders in society.”

Robert C. Atchley, PhD
author of Spirituality and Aging

“Ron Pevny's book Conscious Living, Conscious Aging is a unique and valuable resource for those seeking purpose, service, and continual growth in the later chapters of their lives. Its uniqueness lies in its weaving together of Sage-ing and other conscious aging practices, deep wisdom about life transitions and rites of passage, and inspiring stories from those who have chosen to engage in this inner work, all with the goal of supporting the development of the conscious elders our world ur”

Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi
co-author of From Age-ing to Sage-ing

“A beautifully written and important book about aging and elderhood. Pevny reminds us that consciously moving into our greater years is a major rite of passage, and he offers skilled guidance through the many questions and challenges, endings and new beginnings, that arise. He also encourages the spaciousness to find one's own personal story and meaning to embody this phase. Well done.”

Meredith Little
co-founder of the School of Lost Borders

“This powerful book helps both women and men age purposefully. Read this book and you will experience aging in a whole new way.”

Richard Leider
bestselling author of The Power of Purpose, Repacking Your Bags, & Life Reimagined

“The title of Ron Pevny's book is just a taste of the gift inside. It's the sub-title that opens the door to inspiration and richness, 'embrace & savor your next chapter'. The challenge is to grow toward wholeness amid the changes and challenges that come into our lives as we age. I strongly suggest you explore the gift of aging with the wisdom and insights in this book. Conscious Living, Conscious Aging offers an eloquent road map to begin your journey.”

Connie Goldman
author of Who Am I Now That I'm Not Who I Was? and The Gifts of Caregiving, and former program producer and broadcaster for NPR

“For those entering the second half of life, aging can be the great unknown. Ron Pevny's book is a much-needed map of the territory and an exciting picture of what conscious aging can be all about.”

Harry R. Moody
retired Vice President, AARP and author of The Five Stages of the Soul

“Ron Pevny has articulated the inner adventure available to us all in later life -- if we dare. He shows us how to access these realms, without making light of the difficulty that such deep questioning entails. But the rewards are plentiful, and the illustrative stories he provides may just goad you into your most important quest yet.”

Wendy Lustbader
author of Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older
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