"I'm genuinely excited to discover this newest addition to the conscious aging archives. Olivia comes at aging and spirituality from a Buddhist perspective, but speaks a language that will resonate with mystics from all religious and spiritual traditions. She is experiencing her own aging as a spiritual path and has a wealth of resources at her command to share with us. Highly recommended."
— Carol Orsborn, Ph.D. , author of 25 books about aging including Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn
“Opens the door to aging’s wisdom and love in a beautiful and heartfelt way.”
– Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
“Olivia Hoblitzelle’s wise and beautiful book shows how becoming an elder can be full with awakening and grace. Let this book be your companion through the season of letting go, and discover the ever-deepening love and mystery that is possible in our unfolding lives. A treasure of a book.”
– Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
“Caution! Do not attempt to read this book rapidly. It is essential to pause and ponder after each brief reflection. For Olivia Hoblitzelle is a rare person and this is a rare book. The reader will be rewarded with a new paradigm to the challenge of aging with a treasure trove of inspirational insights and wisdom. A gem to be treasured!”
– Rabbi Earl Grollman, author of 27 books including Living When a Loved One Has Died
“Powerful and deeply wise, Olivia Hoblitzelle’s voice in Aging with Wisdom rises to meet a growing cultural need: new ways to relate to aging. Olivia sheds light on a skillful relationship with aging by sharing from her own experience and by turning back toward the teachings of the Buddha. This is a wonderful book, much needed, and I highly recommend it to mature and young readers alike.”
– Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness
“Olivia Hoblitzelle is a very wise woman and this book is a reflection of her deep experience with aging, illness, living, and dying. A combination of ancient wisdom, practical pointers, and tender stories, this is a book to cherish—a guide to a rich and challenging time of life.”
– Joan Borysenko, New York Times bestselling author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
“Once again Olivia generously shares with us her wise woman and spiritual elder perspectives on aging and sageing, with grace and wonder, loving-kindness, patience and humility. Her unequalled passion for exploring and cultivating the positive opportunities of aging without turning away from the gritty and painful parts of the process is an instructive inspiration to us all, an awakened vision which can transform our later years. Those of us who’ve walked this path long enough recognize what she’s talking about, helping us to more clearly perceive and internalize the mindscape and heartiness of the inner life. These are timeless and timely life lessons not to be overlooked, while simultaneously opening to the great mystery of existence, of love, and of being alone yet connected here together through birth, death, and onwards.”
– Lama Surya Das, Founder of the Dzogchen Meditation Center and Dzogchen Retreats, and author of Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World
“Inviting and encouraging, Aging with Wisdom offers great inspiration to all those who would like to use their later years to ripen spiritually, to awaken.”
– Kathleen Dowling Singh, author of The Grace in Aging, The Grace in Dying
“This book is like a multi-colored jeweled necklace, each brief chapter distinctive in its brilliance, wisdom, and heart-moving content. It is honest about the tribulations of aging while inspiring each of us to find meaning as we move toward death and the light. Olivia’s stories and perspective are so exquisitely written; you will find yourself in tears and laughter, bringing you to face your own journey of aging in new ways.”
– Natalie Rogers, author of the Creative Connection: Expressive Arts As Healing
"In our community and church, we are mostly gray hairs. We want food for our souls, and only the freshest bread and purest water will do. Our Reading Group found it in Aging with Wisdom. Olivia Hoblitzelle reminded us that we too have wisdom to share, and stories which must be told.
– Rev. Charles Busch, United Church of Christ, Lincoln City, Oregon
'Aging with Wisdom' Named Finalist in Foreword's Indies Book Awards for 2017!
“Choosing finalists for the INDIES is always the highlight of our year, but the job is very difficult due to the high quality of submissions,” said Victoria Sutherland, founder/publisher of Foreword Reviews. “Each new book award season proves again how independent publishers are the real innovators in the industry.”
Winners in each genre—along with Editor’s Choice Prize winners and Foreword’s INDIE Publisher of the Year—will be announced June 15, 2018.