Tools and anecdotes to reframe aging from the bestselling author of Work as a Spiritual Practice and Aging as a Spiritual Practice.
LEWIS RICHMOND has been a meditation teacher, musician, and software entrepreneur. He is the author of four previous books, including the national best-seller, Work as a Spiritual Practice- A Practical Buddhist Approach to Inner Growth and Satisfaction on the Job (1999) and the more recent award-winning, Aging as a Spiritual Practice- A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser (2012). In addition to these books, Richmond's essays have appeared in such magazines as Tricycle, The Buddhadharma, Turning Wheel, and Shambhala Sun. While in retirement, he remains a musician and composer, and an editor and mentor to other authors.
PRAISE FOR EVERY BREATH, NEW CHANCES Make no mistake, this book
is not just for men! Every Breath, New Chances is a wise and
compassionate companion in the journey of aging. Richmond shares
his own experiences of aging and provides Deep Mind Reflection
exercises to explore inner feelings and other aspects of aging. He
encourages the reader to meet these challenges as a rich
opportunity for personal growth and development. For women,
Richmond's insights are not only helpful for better understanding
those in their life who are facing the fact that they no longer
possess the virility, power, and control they once had, but also
for understanding the feminine path of aging. This is a
must-companion along the way.
--DIANE ESHIN RIZZETTO, author of Waking Up to What You Do
This is a book you can trust to guide you as you age! Every Breath, New Chances is rooted in real wisdom and full of heart. It deepens many aspects of growing older and being a man without being too simple or too loud. Richmond really wants you to get more out of life. I'm about to turn eighty, and I feel better for having read it."
--THOMAS MOORE, author of Care of the Soul To process the mental and emotional challenges he faced growing older, Lewis Richmond says he wrote the book he needed. That sound writing advice has produced a one-of-a-kind toolkit with insights and practices that show others how to bring alive (and thus gain life-changing wisdom from) the book's profound core message: 'vulnerability is strength.'
--PAULA SPENCER SCOTT, author of Surviving Alzheimer's As my entire generation moves toward its end, I can't think of a more helpful, necessary book. Lewis Richmond offers a calm and systematic framework and practice to help you get the most out of your life right now! Why miss a second of it? Why not learn to love our growing old? This book will help you."
--PETER COYOTE, actor, writer, Zen priest, and author of Sleeping Where I Fall Every Breath, New Chances is the first of its kind--an incredibly valuable book on male aging covering all the salient points. I highly recommend it, both for men and the women who care about them."
--LAMA PALDEN DROLMA, author of Love on Every Breath