Julia Cameron has inspired millions with her bestseller on creativity, The Artist s Way . Read more...
Julia Cameron has inspired millions with her bestseller on creativity, The Artist s Way. InIt s Never Too Late To Begin Again, she turns her eye to a segment of the population that, ironically, while they have more time to be creative, are often reluctant or intimidated by the creative process. Cameron shows readers that retirement can, in fact, be the most rich, fulfilling, and creative time of their lives.
When someone retires, the newfound freedom can be quite exciting, but also daunting. The life that someone had has changed, and the life to come is yet to be defined. In this book, Cameron shows readers how cultivating their creative selves can help them navigate this new terrain. She tells the inspiring stories of retirees who discovered new artistic pursuits and passions that more than filled their days they nurtured their souls.
A twelve-week course aimed at defining and creating the life you want to have as you redefine and re-create yourself, this book includes simple tools that will guide and inspire you to make the most of this time in your life:
- Memoir writing offers an opportunity to reflect on and honor past experience. This book guides you through the daunting task of writing an entire memoir, breaking it down into manageable pieces.
- Morning Pages private, stream-of-consciousness writing done daily allow you to express wishes, fears, delights, resentments, and joys, which in turn, provide focus and clarity for the day at hand.
- Artist Dates encourage fun and spontaneity.
- Solo Walks quell anxiety and clear the mind.
This fun, gentle, step-by-step process will help you explore your creative dreams, wishes, and desires and help you quickly find that it s never too late to begin again."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-02-08
- Reviewer: Staff
With her usual enthusiastic, motivational tone, Cameron (The Artist’s Way) encourages individuals who are closing major chapters of their lives and moving into retirement to embrace the adventures that these years bring. With helpful sections on topics such as reinvigorating a sense of wonder, adventure, and purpose, Cameron offers a 12-week course, providing four basic tools for each week. She recommends writing three pages of longhand every morning in a private journal, letting the mind wander. Cameron also suggests making an “artist date” once a week, attending an event alone and exploring what delights your inner artist. As part of this course, she also recommends working on a memoir—a weekly process that allows readers to revisit different periods in their lives—as well as a twice-weekly solo walk to open space in the mind. During each week, Cameron provides questions and reflections that help guide the process. While Cameron’s repetitious and simplistic method may put some people off, her sincere spiritual cheerleading will likely motivate many individuals to find the creative sparks to light up the next phase of their lives. (Apr.)