Synopses & Reviews
On the eve of turning 50 Russell (I Love Him I Love Him Not I Finally Love Him) decides it’s a good time to take stock of what truly matters in life—and what needs to change. Doling out her wry observations with snarky panache Russell is a hilarious guide to coming to terms with mortality and transformation. Whether quipping about her aging body which has declared mutiny against her healthy lifestyle habits or explaining how she—along with her entire generation—seems to be sandwiched between raising children and caring for elderly parents Russell is consistently gut busting funny. Divided into four parts the text covers the internal angst of aging physical deterioration society’s negatively frenetic influence on individuals and facing the future by finding humor in any predicament. Russell offers readers poignant quotes from famous personages as jumping off points for her thoughts on faith but never delves too deeply into scripture. Readers will find their happy place page after page in this delightful fun loving text on aging with gratitude and elegance. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
In a culture enamored with youth and beauty, the 50th birthday is often seen as a death sentence in more ways than one. It s easy to see why What used to be perky is now otherwise. What s trending now trumps wisdom. A once-healthy body now declares mutiny on any healthy choices. And, after years of putting others first, many find they are lonely, depressed and lack meaningful work.
On the eve of her 49th birthday, this generally hilarious and fun-loving author stood before a dark path, struggling to find purpose and joy. It was do or die, and it scared her. Early one morning, (because she couldn t sleep again), she asked God, Why am I still here? What is it you want me to do?
Focus on regaining your health physically, relationally, emotionally and spiritually and then write about it.
So the journey began.
In Russell's uniquely gust-busting style, Journey to 50 shares the real-life steps and tools Russell used to regain the joy in her life and to see age as a privilege. Her book covers:
- Overwhelming Dread
- Open Relationships (It s not what you think )
- Optimal Health
- Organic Faith
- Outrageous Fun
Most of the greats in the Bible were given their big adventure in the second half of their lives. Why should it be any different for us? God doesn t want us to sit on the sideline any longer. (He knows how many hours we ve put in watching little league ) It s time to reevaluate, to embrace the difference between giving up and letting go, and sit before God and plan out our next journey.
Let the celebrating begin