Ageing Disgracefully, with Grace: Enjoying Growing Older by Michael J. Lowis

By Michael J. Lowis

it's a privilege to be invited to commend Mike Lowis’ ebook growing old Disgracefully, with Grace, on the grounds that in it he's addressing an issue of significant significance as extra folks reside longer. what's extra, as size of days raises a majority can look ahead to stronger ‘healthy lifestyles expectancy,’ wherein we're much less prone to be debilitated via continual degenerative illnesses as early as our forebears have been, and can quite anticipate for you to get pleasure from many facets of lifestyles very absolutely into ripe previous age. The down aspect to this worldwide elevate in fit existence expectancy is that many must paintings longer prior to profiting from pension rights. yet, by way of a similar token, society is having to re-examine the contribution its older voters can and may make, and will not assign those who nonetheless have a lot to provide to the scrap heap of outdated age.

This e-book celebrates those beneficial properties of getting old in a manner that accords with my very own philosophy. As an Occupational health care professional it's been my position to allow operating humans to maximise their power within the paintings position. every now and then, besides the fact that, the healing function has been to advertise a fit work-life stability. As everyone is requested to paintings longer, they should enhance a mature method of attaining this type of stability and maintaining their health and wellbeing and healthiness into retirement. Dr. Lowis presents proof approximately how leisure job may also help during this approach and, as a choral singer, I wholeheartedly suggest his emphasis at the crucial and common function of music.

Many people who i've got met who've come via almost certainly life-limiting ailment undertake a truly varied standpoint on lifestyles, and concentration even more on what issues really count to them. In his attention of biblical educating and the position of non secular religion, Dr. Lowis touches at the adventure of individuals of religion that there's extra to existence than the relentless pursuit of materialistic present, and during this regard, they percentage a lot in universal with those that have survived severe sickness or damage. i do know from paintings as a Christian Lay Minister that, no matter if looking success during this lifestyles or the following, religion groups have greatly to supply, and the older individual can either convey collected knowledge and draw inestimable presents similar to companionship from such teams. this is grace indeed!

I couldn't finish with out concurring with Dr. Lowis’ fit method of the function of humor. As we get older and steadily lose our schools, it is going to support us if we will chuckle at our growing to be infirmities, and so placed these round us at their ease.
Dr. Lowis makes first-class use of his adventure as a scientist, psychologist, musician and theologian in developing this e-book. yet possibly greater than the rest he brings a existence filled with diversified reviews and knowledge to endure, and his growing to be checklist of courses may still provide encouragement to a person looking new demanding situations and achievement later in life.

I lately went to a highway reasonable the place there have been a few quite frightening rides. i used to be somewhat angry at one signal, which forbade those who have been pregnant or being affected by middle affliction – or have been simply “old” – from sitting astride a “bucking bronco.” I challenged the attendant to outline “old.” He took one examine me and stated, I belief jokingly, “like you!”; yet i couldn't support pondering that, while he stated it, he used to be reflecting that, if I had made up our minds to take a danger with my dodgy vestibular gear and excitable center and insisted on mounting the journey, he couldn't quite were justified in preventing me!

Dr. David Major
Specialist Occupational doctor and certified Lay Reader

12th November 2015

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