Squint: Re-visioning the Second Half of Life
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What is your book about?
Squint: Re-visioning the Second Half of Life opens our eyes to the abundant possibilities of later life. The book pairs memorable personal stories with larger themes — downsizing, caregiving, forgiveness, estrangement, and more — and shows that with the right perspective and re-visioning, the future is rich with possibility.
What inspired you to write your book?
I was inspired by my 25+ years working with older adults as a senior move manager, and by my own experiences as a caregiver and later, as an aging person.
What is a typical day like for you?
I usually work several hours a day on marketing my book, and spend the rest mindfully enjoying time with my husband, friends and three rescue dogs.
What do you most enjoy about what you do?
Enjoying today, taking time to be grateful knowing that the future is rich with possibility.
What are some favorite books you’d recommend to our readers?
When Breath Becomes Air; Being Mortal; Ageism, a Manifesto.
What advice do you have to offer our readers?
Joan Didion said she wrote to discover what she thought. This is me. If this is you, too, enjoy the journey.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
That I don’t have a domestic bone in my body. They would think this is an exaggeration. it’s not.
What’s next for you?
Becoming an influencer on aging.