These are some of the books which have impressed or influenced me most in my thinking about the Positive Ageing approach. There are many other good books around – it is just that these touched a chord in me.
The Warmth of the Heart prevents your Body from Rusting: Ageing without growing old. Marie de Hennezel, 2008, Rodale
Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice against Older Persons.
Edited by Todd Nelson, 2004
This Chair Rocks: A manifesto against ageism.
Learned Optimism: How to change our mind and your life.
Martin Seligman, 1990
Authentic Happiness: Using the new positive psychology to realise your potential for lasting fulfilment.
Martin Seligman, 2003
How to Age.
Anne Karpf, 2014
NLP Workbook: A practical guide to achieving the results you want.
Joseph O’Connor, 2000
Life with full attention: A practical course in mindfulness.
Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world.
Mark Williams & Danny Penman, 2011
George Vaillant, 2002
The Longevity Project: Surprising discoveries for health and long life from the landmark eight decade study.
Howard Friedman & Leslie Martin, 2011
Mindfulness Based Elder Care: a CAM Model for frail elders and their caregivers.
Lucia McBee, 2008
Counter Clockwise: Mindful health and the power of possibility.
Ellen Langer, 2009
CURE: a journey into the science of mind over body.
Jo Marchant, 2016
Prime Time: Making the most of all of your time.
Jane Fonda, 2011
Blue Zones: Lessons for living longer from the people who’ve lived the longest.
Dan Buettner, 2010
Subjective Aging: New developments and future directions.
Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 35, 2015
Buddhism without Beliefs: A contemporary guide to awakening.
Stephen Batchelor, 1997
The Science of Meditation: How to change your brain, mind and body.
Daniel Golman & Richard Davidson, 2017
Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome