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The Art of Aging - A Doctor's Prescription for Well-Being

Sherwin B. Nuland

In his landmark work How We Die, Sherwin B. Nuland profoundly altered our perception of the end of life. Now in The Art of Aging, Dr. Nuland steps back to explore the impact of aging on our minds and bodies, strivings and relationships. Melding a scientist's passion for truth with a humanist's understanding of the heart and soul, Nuland has created a wise, frank, and inspiring audiobook about the ultimate stage of life's journey. The onset of aging can be so gradual that we are often surprised to find that one day it is fully upon us. The changes to the senses, appearance, reflexes, physical endurance, and sexual appetites are undeniable-and rarely welcome-and yet, as Nuland shows, getting older has its surprising blessings. Age concentrates not only the mind, but the body's energies, leading many to new sources of creativity, perception, and spiritual intensity. Growing old, Nuland teaches us, is not a disease but an art-and for those who practice it well, it can bring extraordinary rewards. "I'm taking the journey even while I describe it," writes Nuland, now in his mid-seventies and a veteran of nearly four decades of medical practice. Drawing on his own life and work, as well as the lives of friends both famous and not, Nuland portrays the astonishing variability of the aging experience. Faith and inner strength, the deepening of personal relationships, the realization that career does not define identity, the acceptance that some goals will remain unaccomplished-these are among the secrets of those who age well. Will scientists one day fulfill the dream of eternal youth? Nuland examines the latest research into extending life and the scientists who are pursuing it. But ultimately, what compels him most is what happens to the mind and spirit as life reaches its culminating decades. Reflecting the wisdom of a long lifetime, The Art of Aging is a work of luminous insight, unflinching candor, and profound compassion.

In his landmark work How We Die, Sherwin B. Nuland profoundly altered our perception of the end of life. Now in The Art of Aging, Dr. Nuland steps back to explore the impact of aging on our minds and bodies, strivings and relationships. Melding a scientist's passion for truth with a humanist's understanding of the heart and soul, Nuland has created a wise, frank, and inspiring audiobook about the ultimate stage of life's journey. The onset of aging can be so gradual that we are often surprised to find that one day it is fully upon us. The changes to the senses, appearance, reflexes, physical endurance, and sexual appetites are undeniable-and rarely welcome-and yet, as Nuland shows, getting older has its surprising blessings. Age concentrates not only the mind, but the body's energies, leading many to new sources of creativity, perception, and spiritual intensity. Growing old, Nuland teaches us, is not a disease but an art-and for those who practice it well, it can bring extraordinary rewards. "I'm taking the journey even while I describe it," writes Nuland, now in his mid-seventies and a veteran of nearly four decades of medical practice. Drawing on his own life and work, as well as the lives of friends both famous and not, Nuland portrays the astonishing variability of the aging experience. Faith and inner strength, the deepening of personal relationships, the realization that career does not define identity, the acceptance that some goals will remain unaccomplished-these are among the secrets of those who age well. Will scientists one day fulfill the dream of eternal youth? Nuland examines the latest research into extending life and the scientists who are pursuing it. But ultimately, what compels him most is what happens to the mind and spirit as life reaches its culminating decades. Reflecting the wisdom of a long lifetime, The Art of Aging is a work of luminous insight, unflinching candor, and profound compassion.
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In his landmark work How We Die, Sherwin B. Nuland profoundly altered our perception of the end of life. Now in The Art of Aging, Dr. Nuland steps back to explore the impact of aging on our minds and bodies, strivings and relationships. Melding a scientist's passion for truth with a humanist's understanding of the heart and soul, Nuland has created a wise, frank, and inspiring audiobook about the ultimate stage of life's journey. The onset of aging can be so gradual that we are often surprised to find that one day it is fully upon us. The changes to the senses, appearance, reflexes, physical endurance, and sexual appetites are undeniable-and rarely welcome-and yet, as Nuland shows, getting older has its surprising blessings. Age concentrates not only the mind, but the body's energies, leading many to new sources of creativity, perception, and spiritual intensity. Growing old, Nuland teaches us, is not a disease but an art-and for those who practice it well, it can bring extraordinary rewards. "I'm taking the journey even while I describe it," writes Nuland, now in his mid-seventies and a veteran of nearly four decades of medical practice. Drawing on his own life and work, as well as the lives of friends both famous and not, Nuland portrays the astonishing variability of the aging experience. Faith and inner strength, the deepening of personal relationships, the realization that career does not define identity, the acceptance that some goals will remain unaccomplished-these are among the secrets of those who age well. Will scientists one day fulfill the dream of eternal youth? Nuland examines the latest research into extending life and the scientists who are pursuing it. But ultimately, what compels him most is what happens to the mind and spirit as life reaches its culminating decades. Reflecting the wisdom of a long lifetime, The Art of Aging is a work of luminous insight, unflinching candor, and profound compassion.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 29m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:19


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:16


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:30


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:12


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:38


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:11


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:17


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:17


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:48


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:20


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:18


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:12


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:50


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:12


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:40


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:27


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:50


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:32