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  • Reimagining the Second Half of Life
  • By: Sharon Blackie
  • Narrated by: Sharon Blackie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (178 ratings)

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Hagitude

By: Sharon Blackie
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Summary

Unearths the stories of the little-known but powerful elder women in European myth and folklore, inspiring listeners to radically reimagine the last decades of their lives as the most dynamic of all

Western folklore and mythology are rife with brilliantly creative, fulfilled, feisty, and furious role models for aging women, despite our culture's focus on youthfulness. In her exciting new book, mythologist and psychologist Sharon Blackie explores these archetypes, presenting them in a way sure to appeal to contemporary women. Drawing inspiration from these examples, women can reclaim midlife as a liberating, alchemical moment rich with possibility and their elder years as a path to dynamic power.

After menopause, women can expect to live another forty to fifty years, making this stage of life longer than childbearing years. As Blackie describes it, midlife is the threshold to decades of opportunity and profound transformation, a time to learn, flourish, and claim the desires and identities that are often limited during earlier life stages. This is a time for gaining new perspectives, challenging and evolving our belief systems, exploring our calling, uncovering meaning, and ultimately finding healing for our accumulated wounds.

©2022 Sharon Blackie (P)2022 Tantor

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held attention well.

I enjoyed listening all throught this audiobook. certainly to return again. I recommend highly.
from a blokes perspective listening to a female perspective works well.

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beautifully engaging

as always Sharon has created a beautiful gift for the soul. stunning, thought provoking, inspiring, and a real joy!

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wonderful wisdom

I loved this book and recommended it to all those entering into the second half of life, especially women.
It has deep wisdom and magical storytelling, a wonderful guide to elder hood. Many thanks to Sharon Blackie for opening my eyes.

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Amazing

Stick with it, it opens up like a beautiful flower🩵 I found Hagitude to be a thought provoking listen.

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Alternative viewpoint of an aging/older woman

The hope and energy that was offered to consider when approaching older age. It can be celebrated rather than feared

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Very enjoyable and educational

Sharon Blackie reads beautifully. I found her voice mesmerising and calming. The book also set me off on a fury of research of all these wise and wonderful hags that pepper our landscapes and minds which in turn cost me a small fortune in other books to be read! Whilst reading this book my mother died and it helped my own transformation of acceptance of her death and my own steps into hagitude.

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hurrah for hagitude

Sharon is so insightful, knowledgable and generous of spirit. This is a beautiful, untamed and timely book that is soothing to listen to and morish to consume. Wonderful, thank you Sharon Xx

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Absolutely unique.

Wise and insightful, fascinating and friendly. Comforting and incentivizing. So packed I want to relisten!

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Very well constructed

Very helpful for understanding the female journey. Excellent heartfelt narration. Wisdom and comfort for all.

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inspiring

This was filled with eureka moments for me, a real revelation in each chapter.
easy on the ear

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