The Vintage Years

The Vintage Years

Finding your Inner Artist (writer, Musician, Visual Artist) After Sixty

Book - 2013
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Just recently neuropsychologists have confirmed that age sixty and beyond may be the best time to begin writing, playing musical instruments and visual arts. The brain continues growing new connections, and it become more efficient, while wisdom enhances the expression of art. Combine that with increased focus through lifestyle changes, and you have the ingredients for more satisfying and creative Vintage Years. This fun-to-read book inspires, entertains and provides strategies to shape a vibrant future.
The Vintage Years: Finding Your Inner Artist (Writer, Musician, Visual Artist) After Sixty focuses on the ultimate life stage, beginning about age sixty, according to author, Francine Toder, Ph.D., when the external demands in life often slow enough to create more time and space for new learning and personal exploration. It's then that we search for something fresh, a new direction or personal challenge. Ironically, lifestyle and natural changes in brain and hormonal functioning beyond age sixty actually facilitate mastery of the fine arts in ways that younger people cannot. Toder's new book, delves into the latest brain science discoveries in everyday terms while also opening a window into the lives of more than twenty late-blooming artists who first took up the violin, memoir writing, or other artistic pursuits after they turned sixty. While some were motivated by curiosity, others desired to realize a previously unmet dream. Their stories inspire and validate Toder's findings.

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Just recently, neuropsychologists have confirmed that age 60 and beyond may be the best time to begin writing, playing musical instruments and visual arts. The brain continues growing new connections, and it becomes more efficient, while wisdom enhances the expression of art. Combine that with increased focus through lifestyle changes, and you have the ingredients for more satisfying and creative "Vintage Years." This fun-to-read book inspires, entertains and provides strategies to shape a vibrant future.
Looks at creativity in older adults, describing the changes in the brain and hormonal functioning that facilitates creativity, and offers a look into the lives of older artists and ways to enhance one's creative life.

Publisher: Palo Alto, Calif. : Aziri Books 2013, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: viii, 264 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780988205925
0988205920
Branch Call Number: 153.35 Tod
153.35

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