Forever Young

How Six Great Individuals Have Drawn upon the Powers of Childhood and How We Can Follow Their Lead

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Book Details

Pages

264 Pages

Size

5.5 x 8.5

Format

Paperback

Pub. Date

12/13/2021

ISBN

978-1-61852-136-1

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Author William Crain

    William Crain is a professor of psychology at The City College of New York. He is the author of the textbook Theories of Development, now in its 6th edition, and Reclaiming Childhood: Letting Children Be Children in Our AchievementOriented Society. A social activist, Crain works to broaden access to higher education and to defend animals. He and his wife, Ellen, are founders of Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary in Poughquag, NY, and the East Hampton Group for Wildlife. Visit Bill, Ellen and their animals online at www.safehavenfarmsanctuary.org.

Celebrate and Rediscover the Restorative Power of Childhood
 
It’s easy to sometimes feel that our lives have become dull and stagnant. Now, in Forever Young, psychologist William Crain invites us to consider how six great individuals were able to call upon the powers of childhood to restore their spirits and nurture their creativity.
 
Explore the remarkable biographies of Henry David Thoreau, Albert Einstein, Charlotte Brontë, Howard Thurman, Jane Goodall and Rachel Carson, and discover how each one revived childhood qualities such as a sense of wonder, playfulness and a feeling for nature, and in the process overcame personal roadblocks and expanded our understanding of the world.
 
Following these inspiring stories, Crain also offers practical suggestions for how we too can reclaim the spirit and strengths of childhood to help us uncover meaning and purpose in our own lives.
 
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