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You-Turn: Changing Direction in Midlife: Over 40 Stories of People Over 40

by Dr. Nancy B. Irwin

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Not unlike several other books I’ve reviewed (notably those from O-Books), You-Turn is another inspiring, motivational volume, and a really good read.

These 43 stories from people over 40 give individual accounts of men and women from all walks of life who have changed the direction of their lives -- relationship- and career-wise primarily, but also spiritually, socially, economically, emotionally, psychologically, and financially.

The true stories are presented in two sections:-
(1) Detours, Roadblocks & Dead Ends -- changes that come about unexpectedly
(2) Backroads, Alternate Routes & Trailblazing -- changes that occur as a result of personal decision

Housewives, lawyers, actors, criminals, professionals, musicians -- these and others have unique stories to share, stories full of joys and sorrows, happiness and heartache, courage and fear.

But, these inspiring accounts aren’t all the book contains.

Have you found yourself halfway through life, with various aspects of it either wandering aimlessly, in a rut, or even dead?

Dr Irwin addresses your own life to see if you need to make a You-Turn.

Perhaps you need to make a change in your current mind-set. Do you spend too much time dwelling on negative aspects and fears, and very little on the positive side of things?

She offers ten questions to ask yourself truthfully to determine what it is you are passionate about, or want to change. She gives self-help tips to get you started; to get you through the rough spots; to get you to take off in your own direction; and even how to run a business on a shoestring budget.

No matter where you are in your life -- ready for a you-turn, already on your way, or even wondering what to do -- this is an invaluable tool to help you along.
  MichaelWoodhead | Dec 23, 2015 |
I have just finished reading Your Turn, Changing Direction in Midlife, written by Dr. Nancy Irwin and I am feeling encouraged and hopeful.

I loved this book. Written in a down to earth, concise and in a highly entertaining manner, the author has gathered people from all walks of life and asked them to detail the changes that they decided to make at the mid-point in their lives.

This fine collection of true stories will help you take a closer look at who you are, where you are at and where you want to go. This book could not have came at a better time. Many of us, in our mid-forties, are asking ourselves some serious and hard questions. Although our parents believed in the slow, stead and secure path, our generation appears to be the generation of change - and I, for one, have embraced this new outlook on life.

Your Turn, Changing Direction in Midlife encourages and motivates you with stories of hope and infuses you with a 'can do' attitude. Yes, change is scary, but it can also feed your soul and make life worth living. I particularly enjoyed the stories in which the average person gave up their everlasting quest to make money and decided to start giving back to society. I found these stories to be the most inspirational.

I encourage anyone who is tired of their current life (and lifestyle) to pick up this book and read it from cover to cover and then to go back and re-read the stories that touched you the most - I am willing to bet you will be inspired to make some changes ( )
  Nitestar | Jul 5, 2008 |
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