Fortytude by Sarah Brokaw
Making the Next Decades the Best Years of Your Life -- through the 40s, 50s, and Beyond

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In her practice as a licensed therapist and through discussion groups all across the country, Sarah Brokaw has discovered that the women who navigate midlife most smoothly--who go on to prosper and to enjoy the best years of their lives--are those who foster five Core Values in themselves. In Fortytude, she shows how any woman can nourish these qualities in herself, and evolve and thrive.

The five Core Values are:

Grace - when a woman lives with integrity, capitalizing on her own strengths while admiring the strengths of others

Connectedness - experiencing satisfaction in connections with others

Accomplishment - the sense of realizing goals and getting things done--which is necessary in today's world, when women are expected to cram 48 hours of living into every 24-hour day

Adventure - a willingness to seek challenges outside the normal comfort zone

Spirituality - a personal approach to religion, and an understanding that life has a meaning beyond the day-to-day details

In Brokaw's reassuring voice and through the stories of incredible women from all walks of life, readers can learn how they, too, can embrace and fully enjoy their forties, fifties, and beyond.
 

About Sarah Brokaw

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SARAH BROKAW is a licensed therapist with practices in Beverly Hills and Venice Beach, California. She holds a Master's degree in social work from New York University, is also a Professional Certified Coach, and is active in philanthropy. The daughter of legendary newsman Tom Brokaw, she lives in California. Photo credit: Gillian Segal
 
Published March 1, 2011 by Hachette Books. 291 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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After an upbeat introduction in which the author urges women to think of life’s challenges not as problems but as “sparkling moments,” she explains what is meant by each of the five core values and introduces women who personify them.

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But, if you don't apply sunscreen every single day of the year, including on your neck, chest and hands, you will put yourself at high risk for skin cancer (highly avoidable) and skin that looks much older than its years (wrinkles, brown spots, sagging, leathery skin).

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Is there any truth to the statement that youth is wasted on the young when viewed with the hindsight of experience?||Despite all the sage sayings that experience in life leads to a better understanding and enjoyment of life, so many women fear aging, as Sarah Brokaw so aptly begins in the preface...

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