Aging Creatively

CameronIt’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond by Julia Cameron, 2016.

Twenty-five years ago Julia Cameron wrote the now iconic book on creativity that inspired millions called “The Artist’s Way.” It spelled out, in a step-by-step fashion, what a person could do to recover and exercise their creativity. Often referred to as the bridge because it allowed people to move from the shore of their constrictions and fears to the promised land of deeply fulfilling creativity. The Artist’s Way has been used by people of all ages, and her newest book, “It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again” -the distillate of a quarter century’s teaching, is an attempt to answer, “What next?” for students who are embarking on their “second act'” Cameron suggests that retirement can, in fact, be the most rich, fulfilling, and creative time in life.

Addressing the common problems facing the newly retired: too much time, lack of structure, excitement about the future coupled with a palpable fear of the unknown, and ironically, while they have more time to be creative, they are often reluctant or intimidated by the creative process. Cameron shows readers how cultivating their creative selves can help them navigate this new terrain. Within these pages readers will discover new artistic pursuits and passions to fill their days and nurture their souls, through the practice of a simple set of tools -like Morning Pages, Artist Dates & Solo Walks, that, used in combination, will trigger a creative rebirth. In this fun, step-by-step, 12-week course you can create a more inspired and authentic life by exploring your creative dreams, wishes, and desires, because it’s never too late to begin again.