Ruth Beckford brings a lifetime of experience and accumulated wisdom to this book of affirmations and short essays aimed at "women in the second half of life." Topics, which touch on professional and personal issues, include empowerment, health, romance and inner peace. Although this book contains the same philosophies found in virtually every other self-help or inspirational book, its focus on how these thoughts apply to women at midlife and beyond sets it apart. getAbstract.com recommends this book to those women - at least to the ones who, with their booming careers, adolescent or adult kids, aging parents, active spouses and an occasional night at the theater - still have time to read. Just one criticism, though: These lovely aphorisms have a slight whiff of retirement about them, a faint fragrance that makes us wonder a bit if the author fully understands that 50 isn’t quite as old as it used to be.
In this summary, you will learn
- How you as a woman over 45 can thrive professionally and personally;
- Why worrying is a big waste of time; and
- Why age is a self-imposed barrier.
About the Author
Ruth Beckford toured professionally with the Katherine Dunham African Caribbean Dance Company and was the first black student at the Anna Halprin/Welland Lathrop Dance Studio in San Francisco. She founded and directed the first city-funded recreational dance program in Oakland, worked with the Oakland Ensemble Theater and has written or co-written three plays, as well as a biography of Katherine Dunham.
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Prentice Hall Press, 2010