Lake Worth, FL, April 28, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- There are 78 million baby boomers in the United States today and the first of these just turned 60 on January 1, 2006. It’s not surprising then that this generation of people is now faced with unique challenges as they confront their inevitable retirement, lifestyle changes and other reminders of growing old. The physical, emotional and psychological stresses can be devastating, leading to depression, loneliness, isolation and despair.
Amy Sherman, a licensed mental health counselor, bases her new ebook, "Distress-Free Aging: A Boomer's Guide to Creating a Fulfilled and Purposeful Life" on these challenges and uses effective strategies to guide boomers towards maximizing their lives and discovering their passion.
She utilizes several principles to convey her message:
1. How you perceive the events in your life influences how well you cope.
2. A strong meaning and purpose adds a healthy dimension to your life.
3. The thoughts and feelings you have are the basis of your belief system
4. Worry is a “disease of the imagination”.
5. Humor and laughter are therapeutic and necessary for good mental and physical health.
The strategies offer a meaningful action plan for change and transformation. It looks at:
*how you sabotage yourself
*how problems can be turned into opportunities
*how to develop your personal sense of control
*how to be kinder and gentler with yourself
"Distress-Free Aging: A Boomer's Guide to Creating a Fulfilled and Purposeful Life" also includes insight exercises at the end of each chapter to reinforce the concepts and help the reader internalize the material. Sherman says, “Just knowing what to do is not enough. The information needs to be used and practiced daily.”
Why should boomers read this book? According to Sherman, “It will give them the tools they need to reduce their disillusionment about the future. It will help them fulfill their dreams and rejuvenate their spirit, their body and their mind.”
BummedOutBoomer.com offers baby boomers information, insights and positive strageties for overcoming issues specific to the boomer generation. Information about dealing with aging parents, the empty nest syndrome, life transitions, teens and adult children, career and future goals, etc are addressed. Amy Sherman, LMHC, is the founder and therapist who offers counseling and telecoaching for these many concerns. She also has a free monthly e-Newsletter available to subscribers. For further information contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org