Dr. Carol Orsborn is the best-selling author of 30 books including the book she wrote with Dr. Robert Weber Consciously Aging: The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older which won a 2015 Gold Nautilus Book Award winner in the category of Consciously Aging.
She was a speaker at Sageing International’s global conference last fall where she addressed “Are We Wise Yet” with Bob Weber – a recent guest on this show.
Carol is editor-and-chief of Fierce with Age: The Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration, and Spirituality, an online site I highly recommend. She’s a leading voice of the conscious aging and spirituality and aging movements.
She received her Masters of Theological Studies and Doctorate in History and Critical Theory of Religion from Vanderbilt University with post-graduate work in Spiritual Counseling at the New Seminary in Manhattan.
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Highlights from the episode:
“The painful part [of aging] is in the transition between midlife and older age when you’re trying to figure out What do I hold on to? and What do I let go? – Which are the things that are serving me? and Which are the things that are just performing out of rote?”
How she has updated her thinking post the 2016 elections.
The beauty of being able to wake up each morning and see where the urge is coming from–for that day.
Why Carol wrote Angelica’s Last Breath and the good news she experienced in facing her own death.
“Age is not something we’re going to heal from.”
Allowing the book writing process to change you.
How the work of Florida Scott Maxwell has inspired Carol.
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More about our guest:
Carol Orsborn, Ph.D is the author of 30 books. She co-authored several groundbreaking books on marketing to boomer women including: Vibrant Nation: What Boomer Women 50+ Know, Think, Do & Buy.
Her memoir: Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn debuted on Mother’s Day, 2013 at the top of the bestseller list in the aging category on Kindle/Amazon.com. A former top marketer helping brands like Ford, Humana and Prudential build relationships with individuals throughout the life stage cycle, she now refers to herself as a quality of life “evolutionary” committed to expanding awareness of living life to the full.
Her most recent book: Angelica’s Last Breath was inspired by The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy’s 1886 masterpiece. The book, with Carol’s characteristic candor and spiritual insight, plumbs a deeper understanding of life, death and the true meaning of love.
Her delightful Memoir: debuted on Mother’s Day, 2013 and hit the top of the bestseller list in the aging category on Kindle/Amazon. A former top marketer, she now refers to herself as a quality of life “evolutionary” committed to expanding awareness of living life to the full.
The Show Notes
Find out more about Carol at http://carolorsborn.com/about-dr-orsborn/.
Enjoy her curated digest of boomer wisdom, and spirituality through http://fiercewithage.com/.