About The Book
Do Not Go Quietly: Real Solutions and Empowering Strategies For People Who Weren’t Born Yesterday
The book for GenXers (40 to 45), Boomers (46 to 64) and Elders (65+) who want to live more consciously, age wisely, reconnect with or recommit to their dreams, and who understand that the best is yet to come!
For Those Of Us Who Are Willing To See Aging As An Opportunity To Celebrate Life
Straight talk, valuable life strategies, practical tools and inspiring messages for the 150 million Americans who will soon be 50 years and older — and for younger people who want to know more about the road ahead and be better prepare for the world they will be soon inherit.
These are just some of the things George and Sedena Cappannelli deliver in their eminently accessible Do Not Go Quietly, A Guide To Living Consciously and Aging Wisely For People Who Weren’t Born Yesterday. (Hay House, April 2013).
George and Sedena are also co-founders of AgeNation, experts on societal, organizational and individual change; internationally known consultants and coaches, and the authors of two previous books, Say Yes To Change, 25 Keys For Making Change Work For You and Authenticity, Simple Strategies For Greater Meaning and Purpose At Work And At Home.
Luminary Jean Houston describes Do Not Go Quietly this way: “Profound, compassionate and deeply useful, this book is a guide to the genius and capacities inherent in the second half of life. It brooks no whiney nay-saying, but rather offers a repositioning of the senior in our time. Seniors become the midwives of souls, the evoctateurs of self and society.”
Following the sage advice of the legendary George Burns who once said. “Old…young, just words!” Do Not Go Quietly is infused with the Cappannelli’s inspiring theme: “We are never too old or too young to live the lives we were born to live.” They are a feisty duo who show that the third act should not be taken lying down.
Do Not Go Quietly is loaded with valuable perspectives on how to live more consciously and age wisely– and provides a host of practical and relevant recommendations on choices we can make to lead more satisfying and successful lives.
It encourages readers to take responsibility for their own lives and their own wellness by harvesting the wisdom and experience of the past and investing it in living more fully in each present moment. It also reminds us all that if we want to make our days more vital, satisfying and joy-filled, then it is time we put a pin in America’s obsession with youth and aversion to age–make right our relationship with ourselves and the world around us and reclaim our rightful place as adults and elders.
The Cappannelli’s issue an inspiring call to action, reminding those who the world calls older GenXers, Boomers and Elders that our work is not done! We have the wisdom, experience, resources and necessity to–not only help re-chart a sane and sustainable course–but to leave behind a legacy of greater hope and consciousness for those who come after.
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, author of Age-ing To Sage-ing and the father of spiritual eldering, says: “In Do Not Go Quietly, the Cappannelli’s remind us that the road to a more conscious future passes directly through the process of harvesting the wisdom and experience of our past and participating individually and collectively in writing a new ‘third act’ for the future.”
Within the pages of Do Not Go Quietly, the reader will discover…
• How to apply the time during this gift that is our lives to harvesting the fruits of our past and turning them into gold we can invest in the present and future;
• How to live with greater mindfulness in each present moment so that we can more fully celebrate our lives, live the dreams we came here to live and heal any wounds that may encumber us and that we may, in turn, visit upon others and on our planet;
• How to chart a more harmonious, joyful and successful course for the future so that we will be able to say with pride – “We have run the course to the best of our abilities and we will leave behind a legacy of genuine value for those who come after us.”
Do Not Go Quietly is a book for….
GenXers (40 to 45), Boomers (46 to 64) and Elders (65+) who want to live more consciously, age wisely, reconnect with or recommit to their dreams, and who understand that the best is yet to come! It is also for those under 40 who want to better understand the road they will soon be traveling, the one their parents, older friends, and relatives are now on and the remarkable and complex future that awaits.