AgeingUpwards – the Book and the Blog

Yes, there is a book on the way – but you can already start reading now!!

When COVID came the founder of Thriving Life, Berit Lewis, decided to make the most out of the restrictions and went back to university to do a Master of Vitality and Ageing at Leiden University. As part of her Master thesis she created, taught and researched an 8-week course called Mindfulness Based Vitality and Ageing. The course was well received, so much so that she is now in the process of writing a book on Mindfulness & Ageing to spread the word on how mindfulness can help us adapt to the challenges that comes with ageing but also make the most of the opportunities it brings. She has signed a publishing agreement with Practical Inspirational Publishing in the UK and expect the book to be launched early 2023. But you don’t have to wait this long to get engaged.

Subscribe to engage and learn

Berit has launched a Substack Newsletter/Blog, as part of the process of writing the book. Twice a month she will take up various of themes from the book and hope that the readers will engage, give feedback, and maybe share some ideas and stories. You know the saying that “it takes a village to raise a child”, Berit believe it takes a community to create a relatable and interesting book – especially when the subject is something that we all have experience in: living and ageing. Her main message is that ageing is not something we should run away from, but rather embrace. We are constantly told that young people by default are better, happier and more beautiful, but this is simply not true. Ageing is just another word for living, and while our age is definitely a part of our sense of self, it is not the only thing that defines us.

Subscribe to AgeingUpwards, if you’ll find any of content below interesting:

  • Why is the term “successful ageing” is an oxymoron
  • How can we avoid internalising ageism?
  • How can companies and organisations retain and attract mature experienced employees through mindfulness training.
  • Why we should stop looking at ageing as binary
  • Why the ability to focus and sustain attention is important for our wellbeing
  • How improved inner- and outer awareness is key to changing the way we live and make decisions
  • Why self-compassion is the new black
  • Why the current one-size-fits-all life arrangement (learn/ work & save/ retire), is neither financially sustainable as we live for longer, nor beneficial to our health and well-being.
  • Why ageing involves suffering – and why that is a good thing
  • How mindfulness can be a gateway to vitality and mental flexibility
  • Why being fully present is deeply underrated
  • How we can stop self-created sufferings
  • How pauses are superfood for the mind
  • How we can change our sense of self – if we actually have a self
  • How to deal with thoughts and worries related to growing older
  • How getting to know and feel our bodies can help us accept what happens to it
  • How the Selection, Optimisation and Compensation (SOC) model can help us adapt to life.
  • and so much more……..

There might also be a few freebies from time to time – including access to guided meditations and webinars.

See you there…