This book takes an insightful and comedic approach to the conversation about aging. Why do some people do growing old poorly? Why are precious years wasted when they hold so much potential? Do older people realize how much they influence the futures of others by how they age?The goal of the beyond aging well concept is to contemplate these questions and to expose flawed stereotypes, introduce fresh perspectives, reveal possibilities, and inspire a robust third trimester of life. Transitioning into retirement and dealing with the complications of aging generate a plethora of issues, including a sense of being disenfranchised. You wonder how to matter going forward. The truth is, you can remain relevant, perhaps more so than ever before. It is possible your best days have t even happened yet. Because so much is written about how to age well, this book might be anticipated as being rich with old ideas dressed up in new clothes. However, the perspectives introduced herein bridge the gap between acceptance of life unfolding and aging in a way that promotes bliss. Strategies are introduced here that take aging to a level that enhances the lives of others. When it comes to aging, everyone is afraid on the inside, but growing old is the universe showing off. You can orchestrate your aging experience-t as a burden to those you love-but as a gift. Although anxiety lurks, the body aches, and losses are unrelenting, personal triumph is possible. By aging well, you hum. By going beyond aging well, you sing. Construct your experience so you sing like an opera star. Go ahead. Do it. Sing.
When asked to describe herself in one sentence, Nikki Hanna said, I'm a metropolitan gal who never quite reached the level of sophistication and refinement that label implies. The contradictions reflected in this description are the basis of her humorous prose. She has a BS Degree in Business Education and Journalism and an MBA from The University of Tulsa. A retired CPA and Toastmaster, Hanna has years of experience in management and as an executive for one of the country's largest companies. She also served as a consultant on national industry task forces, as a board member for corporations, and as an advisor on curriculum development and strategic planning for educational institutions and charity organizations. Hanna describes her writing as humorous prose with strong messages. As an author, teacher, and speaker, she is dedicated to inspiring others and offers workshops and presentations on aging, writing, leadership, women's issues, and her books. Red Heels and Smokin' and Out of Iowa-Into Oklahoma are the basis of programs guaranteed to entertain. Leadership Savvy includes fresh and powerful strategies for both seasoned and aspiring leaders. Capture Life demonstrates how anyone can bestow the forever gift of legacy by sharing life stories. Beyond Aging Well reveals how to construct an aging experience that creates a forever gift. Hanna's speech and workshop on Why You Write is ideal for writers' conferences and events. In addition to numerous awards for her poetry, essays, and short stories, Hanna is the recipient of the Oklahoma Writers' Federation's Creme de la Creme Award, Rose State College's Outstanding Writer Award, and The National Indie Excellence Book Award.