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“As I move deeper into age, I find that an attitude of gratitude serves whatever I do.”
Austin, TX – Author and podcaster Stephanie Raffelock is one to always practice what she preaches. She’s a firm believer that we can’t transcend aging with some sort of magical formula, but we can transcend worn-out attitudes that don’t lend themselves to making aging a positive experience. In A Delightful Little Book on Aging (April 28, 2020, She Writes Press), she tackles the topics of grief, vision and the reclamation of creativity through grace and a touch of humor.
There’s never been a better time to be old than today. Yet in a culture that all too quickly embraces botox to make wrinkles disappear, many wrestle with what getting older really means. Raffelock strives to bring a new voice to the conversation and encourages readers to embrace aging instead of shying away from it.
Come along with Raffelock for her discussion of everything from ageism in athleisure styling to selectivity in volunteering. Regardless of age, she’s one of the wisest and most intriguing voices you’ll find on a page.
“A helpful, uplifting work for readers handling the challenges of growing older.” — Kirkus Reviews
Stephanie Raffelock is a graduate of Naropa University’s program in Writing and Poetics, who has penned articles for numerous publications, including The Aspen Times, Quilters Magazine, Care2.com, Nexus Magazine, Omaha Lifestyles, The Rogue Valley Messenger and SixtyandMe.com. A Delightful Little Book on Aging, her first book with She Writes Press, will be released in the spring of 2020. She is the host of Coffee Table Wisdom, a podcast that is a revolution in positive aging. A recent transplant to Austin, Texas she enjoys life with her husband, Dean and their Labrador retriever, Jeter (yes, named after the great Yankee shortstop). For more information, visit https://stephanieraffelock.com.
“The author’s words are soothing and comforting and will give many aging and aged readers the strength to understand grief and become more compassionate human beings.” — Readers’ Favorite
“Deeply compassionate, eminently readable, and filled with timeless wisdom and unbridled joy. Stephanie Raffelock will be your favorite new discovery. You’re welcome.” — Jonny Bowden, board-certified nutritionist and best-selling author of Living Low Carb and The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth
“A Delightful Little Book On Aging”
Stephanie Raffelock | April 28, 2020 | She Writes Press
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1631528408 | Price: $19.95
Non-Fiction / Lifestyle
In an interview, Stephanie can discuss:
- Why aging is a remarkable and noble passage
- The three “A’s” of aging well: attitude, adaptability and activity
- The creative surge of midlife women that invites reinvention and reclamation
- The message we want to give younger women is the message we should be giving ourselves
- Changing the conversation about getting older to inspire and claim the joy of the later years
An Interview with Stephanie Raffelock
1. What first drew you to writing on the subject of age?
Part happy accident and part realization. I’m of a generation of women who are reinventing their later years and looking for camaraderie and inspiration.
2. How do you guide your readers on becoming comfortable with age and even learning to celebrate it?
There’s some fear around growing older and a lot of it has to do with how advertising still addresses an older population as objects of care rather than sovereign souls with a whole other passage left to live.
3. How old is old?
Old is when you stop and recede from the world. That being said, human development happens right up until the time that we die.
4. How do you see the aging process reflected in personal and cultural attitudes?
The old paradigm is one that we fear, one that has us succumbing to a worn-out idea of insignificance. The new and emerging paradigm has us embracing the third chapter with full heart/mind and body engagement.
5. What do you think contributes to a happy older age?
Gratitude, attitude and relationships, i.e. keeping love alive in our hearts with family and/or friends.
6. Some say age is but a number, but it often feels like more than that. Why is it that age holds such significance to us?
Age is more than just a number. It’s a badge of honor to have lived long enough to know that the life in front of us is far shorter than the life we’ve already lived. To that end, these years seem more precious, more miraculous and certainly more deserving of our very best selves.
7. Why do you think someone who is struggling with getting older should pick up your book?
Read this book to know that you’re not alone in your fears and concerns about aging. Read this book to help dispel some of those fears. Read this book to inspire yourself to embrace the nobility of this remarkable passage.
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