There are fewer than a dozen workbook/journals for midlife that are inspirational/spiritual in nature, as this one is. With practical exercises for inner work, twelve templates for personal pilgrimages, and short biographies of twenty-five ...
inspirational guides, Personal Pilgrimage at Midlife helps readers re-align their lives with deeper purpose and conviction.
The first part of the book offers a succinct overview of twelve issues people at midlife wrestle with: career, mortality, body image, sexuality, legacy/generativity, spirituality, finances, relationships, priorities, loose ends, forgiveness, and worldview. Each is introduced by a mini-essay and ten questions for reflection. The second part describes twelve pilgrimages--life balance tools introduced in Personal Pilgrimage: One Day Soul Journeys for Busy People--specific to each of these issues. They include Open Space (forgiveness), Artist's Cove (relationships), Quiet Summit (priorities), and Water's Edge (sexuality). Among the inspirational companions for the journey are Cesar Chavez, Emily Dickinson, Vaclav Havel, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Carl Jung, Eleanor Roosevelt, Chief Sitting Bull, and Paul McCartney.