Conscious Aging Book Club

Carol Orsborn, Ph.D. leads the Conscious Aging Book Club for Parnassus Books. Carol is editor of Fierce with Age, the Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration and Spirituality. She has written 30 books for and about the boomer generation, including co-authoring The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older, winner of gold, category of Consciously Aging, Nautilus Book Awards. Carol received her Doctorate in the History and Critical Theory of Religion from Vanderbilt, specializing in adult and spiritual development and has taught at Georgetown University. Carol’s blog Older, Wiser, Fiercer is available at CarolOrsborn.com.

The Conscious Aging Book Club is a series of meetings at Parnassus Books for individuals in the Nashville area who aim to age well. The club's meetings, featuring non-fiction and memoir titles, are led by author Carol Orsborn, Ph.D. Each meeting is free and open to the public; buy the book, read the book, and join the conversation!

“Conscious aging is a new way of viewing growing older as a life stage with purpose, vitality and meaning of its own,” says Orsborn, an internationally-known expert in the aging field and editor of Fierce with Age: The Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration and Spirituality. “This monthly gathering, the first of its kind in Nashville, will draw upon the wisdom of authors, experts and each another to bust open the stereotypes of aging.” Orsborn, who lives in the Nashville area, received her Masters of Theological Studies and Doctorate in the History and Critical Theory of Religion from Vanderbilt University.  

The book club’s spring series will be held on the first Thursday of the month with the following titles:

January 2 - Older, Wiser, Fiercer: The Wisdom Collecytion by Carol Orsborn

February 6 - Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death by Irvin D. Yalom

March 5 - From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

April 2 - Rethinking Aging: Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society by Nortin M. Hadler

May 7 - Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life: 7 gateways to Spiritual Growth by Jane Marie Thibault and Richard L. Morgan

June 4 - Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy by Thomas Moore

July 2 - The Man with No Borders by Richard C. Morais

Older, Wiser, Fiercer: The Wisdom Collection Cover Image
$12.35
ISBN: 9781079544992
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Independently Published - August 5th, 2019

Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780470401811
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Published: Jossey-Bass - April 1st, 2009

From Age-Ing to Sage-Ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455530601
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 3rd, 2014

Rethinking Aging: Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781469652108
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - February 1st, 2019

Pilgrimage Into the Last Third of Life: 7 Gateways to Spiritual Growth Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780835811170
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Published: Upper Room Books - September 1st, 2012

Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250141002
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Published: St. Martin's Essentials - January 22nd, 2019

The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611805963
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Published: Shambhala - August 21st, 2018