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008    191203s2019    enk           000 0 eng d 
020    9781916290303 
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040    INap|beng|erda|cINap 
092    155.67|bTOL 
100 1  Tollifson, Joan,|d1948-|eaitjpr/ 
245 10 Death :|bthe end of self-improvement /|cJoan Tollifson.  
264  1 Salisbury, United Kingdom :|bNew Sarum Press,|c[2019] 
300    266 pages ;|c23 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    This book celebrates the great stripping process of aging,
       dying and spiritual awakening. Beautiful, poignant, at 
       times humorous, transcendent, messy, down to earth, 
       refreshingly honest—the book explores death, and more 
       importantly, being alive, through a rich mix of personal 
       stories and spiritual reflections.  Joan writes about her 
       mother’s final years and about being with friends and 
       teachers at the end of their lives. She shares her own 
       journey with aging, anal cancer, and other life 
       challenges. She explores what it means to be alive in what
       may be the collapse of civilization and the possible 
       extinction of life on earth due to climate change.  
       Pointing beyond deficiency stories, future fantasies, and 
       oppressive self-improvement projects, Joan invites an 
       awakening to the immediacy of this moment and the wonder 
       of ordinary life. She demonstrates a pathless path of 
       genuine transformation, seeing all of life as sacred and 
       worthy of devotion, and finding joy in the full range of 
       our human experience . 
650  0 Death|xPsychological aspects. 
650  0 Aging. 
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