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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 urgently needs.
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, co-author of From Age-ing to Sage-ing
“Conscious Living, Conscious Aging” fills a conspicuous gap in the literature concerning positive aspects of growing older. Most self-helps books about aging deal with howto 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 ease the transition to wisdom keeper, the traditional role of elders in society. Rites of passage and the importance of solitude in nature are but two examples of important social patterns that can help a person gain detachment from life as a middle-aged adult, a necessary ingredient for envisioning life as a vital elder. The book is well-documented, clearly written, and insightful.
Robert C. Atchley, Ph.D, author of Spirituality and Aging
“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 with husband Steven Foster
"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 National Public Radio.
"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.
“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