Penguin Book

Your One Wild and Precious Life

Maureen Gaffney

Modern times can mean that adult life does not progress in predictable stages and that age no longer decrees how we behave. Now, how we experience life is determined more by how we think and feel about ourselves and our lives, the goals we set and the choices we make. We are confronted by options that previous generations could not have imagined and there is a weaker match between the roles we are assigned and how we feel inside. This radical shift in how we live is both daunting and liberating. The focus of this book is unique: drawing on a fascinating body of behavioural science and research, using lively examples and giving specific guidelines, distinguished psychologist Maureen Gaffney explains how we can negotiate successful and fulfilling pathways through the whole life course. She explores what motivates us to grow and develop, to reach our full potential and to be the best we can be, at every age and stage. She reveals the complex ways our lives unfold over time, and how the personal past, present and future are inextricably linked and influence each other. And she shows us how we can make sense of and manage our most important relationships, our life goals, our work, and ourselves. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the fundamental building blocks of a meaningful life, for those interested in understanding what has made them who they are and what to expect next, for parents who want their children to flourish - and adult children who want the same for their ageing parents, and for leaders in business and other organisations who want to deepen their understanding of what makes people tick.

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  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Sociology
Format TPS
234 x 153mm
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