Modern times can mean that adult life does not progress in predictable stages ...
Now, how we experience life is determined more by how we think and feel. We are confronted by options that previous generations could not have imagined and there is a weaker match between the roles we are assigned and how we feel inside.
This radical shift in how we live is both daunting and liberating.
The focus of The Complete Life is unique: drawing on a fascinating body of behavioural science and research, using lively examples and giving specific guidelines, distinguished psychologist Maureen Gaffney ...
Explains how we can negotiate successful and fulfilling pathways through the whole life course.
Explores what motivates us to grow and develop, to reach our full potential and to be the best we can be, at every age and stage.
Reveals the complex ways our lives unfold over time, and how the personal past, present and future are inextricably linked and influence each other.
And shows us how we can make sense of and manage our most important relationships, our life goals, our work, and ourselves.
The Complete Life is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the fundamental building blocks of a meaningful life, for those interested in understanding what has made them who they are and what to expect next, for parents who want their children to flourish - and adult children who want the same for their ageing parents, and for leaders in business and other organisations who want to deepen their understanding of what makes people tick.
Leading psychologist Dr Maureen Gaffney combines work in academia with a busy international consultancy business. She also serves on the executive committee of the Women's Leadership Board at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Her last book Flourishing was a No 1 bestseller in Ireland and has sold over 70,000 copies. She is also a columnist, broadcaster and speaker.