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by Alma H. Bond


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Through her memoir "Old Age is a Terminal Illness," Dr. Alma Bond has opened the door for the reader to experience self-analysis and spiritual probing in their struggle to conquer the fear of death. Received book free of charge.

Through her memoir "Old Age is a Terminal Illness," Dr. Is it a built-in defence mechanism in our subconscious? Would we be able to enjoy life without this quality which makes us blind to the reality of death? And what about older people-people in their seventies and eighties who know every day they get to wake up is a gift? How to accept the mystery of death?

Alma H. Bond, PhD, is a psychoanalyst and the author of 20 published books

Alma H. Bond, PhD, is a psychoanalyst and the author of 20 published books. Her nineteen other published books include: Camille Claude: A Novel; Old Age is a Terminal Illness; Who Killed Virginia Woolf: A Psychobiography; Tales of Psychology: Short Stories to Make You Wise; I Married Dr. Jekyll and Woke Up Mrs. Hyde; Is There Life After Analysis; On Becoming a Grandparent; America’s First Woman Warrior: The Story of Deborah Sampson (with Lucy Freeman). and a children’s book, The Tree That Could Fl. .Books by Alma H. Bond.

Old Age Is a Terminal Illness Dr. Alma Bond provides insight into one of the greatest challenges of life: conquering the fear of death. Using her own experiences with the deaths of loved ones, Dr. Bond constructed a "Death Journal" in a style similar to Sigmund Freud's "Interpretation.

Dr. Alma Bond provides insight into one of the greatest challenges of life: conquering the fear of death

Dr.

How I Learned to Age Gracefully and Conquer My Fear of Dying. Although her advice verges sometimes on the simplistic- Each day is a gift -Bond’s heroic and thoughtful reflections draw the reader into her story and the stories of her relationships

How I Learned to Age Gracefully and Conquer My Fear of Dying. Although her advice verges sometimes on the simplistic- Each day is a gift -Bond’s heroic and thoughtful reflections draw the reader into her story and the stories of her relationships. Here is a woman who embraces life celebrates its beauty loves her family and friends and ages with grace in the face of death. As she describes the experience of her friend Jill’s presence after Jill’s death Bond’s love and loss are deeply engaging.

Ageing of the body is a natural process from what we've seen so fa. From the perspective of rebirth and reincarnation, fear of death can come from previous deaths.

Ageing of the body is a natural process from what we've seen so far. People are born, the body goes through a lot of changes as it grows year after year, eventually leading to death. When the physical body cannot regenerate, organs. When we know that this body is eventually going to age and die, when we know that it's an organic, natural process, I'm thinking it's not the fear of dying but the fear of leaving behind loved ones, how much pain they would be in after we leave, having to leave behind unfinished business, not having achieved dreams and goals.

Old Age is a Terminal Illness: How I Learned to Age Gracefully and Conquer My Fear of Dying. forms of the fear of dying that's misshapen whatever is left of me. Beggar's Cup.

To age gracefully there are a few things that we can do in our lives . Smoking can also affect how you age. Studies say that for every cigarette smoked you lose a few minutes off of your life.

To age gracefully there are a few things that we can do in our lives; nothing will stop the aging process completely but we can try to slow down the clock a little bit. Healthy Aging. Since these chemicals are not natural to our bodies we have to learn how to digest them. This might help explain why some people feel the way that they do after eating a fast food meal from a place like McDonald's. I prefer to look at it from a slightly different angle by seeing how long term cigarette use affects people.

Dr. Alma Bond provides insight into one of the greatest challenges of life: conquering the fear of death. Using her own experiences with the deaths of loved ones, Dr. Bond constructed a "Death Journal" in a style similar to Sigmund Freud's "Interpretation of Dreams" in order to overcome her fear of death. As a published author, Dr. Bond's goal is to pass her experiences on to all those who need to conquer the same fear in order to live the rest of their lives to the fullest.

Comments: (6)

Xisyaco
Alma H. Bond has lost her best friend to suicide and falls into a depression. She can no longer write and begins to keep a dream and death journal. Old Age is a Terminal Illness: How I Learned to Age Gracefully and Conquer My Fear of Dying is that journal, in which Bond examines her life and her friendships with those who have passed over before her. Along the way, she ends up celebrating five truly amazing women who touched her life, and shares the thoughts of Shakespeare, Freud, Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Swift and many other less well-known notables as they, too, consider death and dying. Candid and thoughtful, Bond takes us along with her on a journey of exploration.

Alternatively poignant, funny, touching and sad, Old Age is a Terminal Illness makes affecting reading. It brings an often taboo subject down to earth; by the end of the book Bond regains her will to live, but death by then seems a natural part of life.
Rleillin
Dr. Alma Bond has had several decades of experience as a psychoanalyst. She has also published over a dozen books but her newest book is something very personal and deeper than anything she has written about before. The title alone "Old Age is a Terminal Illness: How I Learned to Age Gracefully and Conquer My Fear of Dying", sets the stage for what is about to emotionally follow inside her book.

This is partly a memoir along with some self-analysis and some spiritual probing into the biggest questions of all for any us-- about death and the meaning of our lives. She is at that stage of life when she is attending many funerals for long time friends, associates and relatives. If anyone is lucky and blessed to live long enough then you will be in this same situation yourself.

I kind of smiled a little reading her book because I now find myself drawn to reading the daily obituaries in the newspaper looking to see if I have had any more of my friends die; sad to report, that I am finding more each year in there. I am only 60 years old but I have already lost all my parents (and step-parents), all my grandparents (long ago) and lost two younger brothers. These past two years I lost two best friends and almost a dozen fellow Vietnam veterans from my old unit. I suffered several heart attacks and a brain seizure myself and almost bought the farm several times in the last 18 months. So, her book made me take a deeper look at my own life as well.

She deals with these issues on a personal scale but as I found, the reader will relate to their own experiences and understand what Dr. Bond is dealing with and is trying to convey. The book has a message, or perhaps many message but I think each reader will discover their own meaning from the stories and experiences that she writes about. Death really is that final frontier and most people are not in any hurry to explore it even if they believe in the "after life" and heaven.

Her book is not just for old people close to death but for people very much alive and well so that they may grow and learn and if possible, become prepared in some spiritual and emotional way for the un-avoidable termination of life that comes for ALL of us! None of us are going to live forever in these old bodies. Not even Dick Clark! So this book might be good cheap therapy for the readers to process this awaiting adventure.

The book is well written and is captivating. It is certainly a mind awakening experience and should get you thinking and perhaps even motivate you to some inner actions--either emotionally or spiritually. The book rates FIVE STARS from any book review source.
Terr
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (1/07)

Dr. Alma Bond draws from a successful career of 35 years in psychoanalysis in her search for answers on life and death. Using examples from her professional practice and her own personal life experiences, Bond writes a remarkable story of conquering the fear of death.

As a result of a period of severe depression, after losing five close friends in a ten-year period, Alma Bond began a "death journal" patterned after Sigmund Freud's "Interpretation of Dreams." This approach helped her come to terms with death. By sharing the stories of her five close friends she has provided insight into the struggle with the fear of death, offering hope and encouragement to those suffering this malady.

Dr. Bond writes to help others face their fear of death so they can live a full life in the present. Additional benefits of conquering this fear are better health and less conflict. An inquisitive theme threads its way into Bond's writing as she addresses the delicate subject of death on a personal level. Her sense of humor helps the reader through the uncertainty of the unknown and the dread of leaving loved ones behind.

Dr. Bond writes with sensitivity, as she helps the reader examine their lives and fears by vicariously living through her experiences. Her references to classic literature, the arts, philosophy and psychoanalysis add a depth and richness to her story. I found myself revisiting my dreams to discover hidden messages as I read of Dr. Bond's dream journal. Her compelling accounts of friends visiting her in dreams were emotionally charged with dramatic implications.

Dr. Bond's challenges the reader to explore the fear surrounding death and the realities of death in hopes of relieving some of the suffering experienced by the dying and their loved ones alike. In her search for answers Dr. Bond concluded that her life will go on through the lives of her grandchildren, and through her writing. She has learned to express gratitude for the full and rich life she has lived and is living in the present.

Through her memoir "Old Age is a Terminal Illness," Dr. Alma Bond has opened the door for the reader to experience self-analysis and spiritual probing in their struggle to conquer the fear of death.

Received book free of charge.
Old Age is a Terminal Illness: How I learned to Age Gracefully and Conquer my Fear of Dying download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Alma H. Bond
ISBN: 1581129041
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Universal Publishers (February 15, 2006)
Pages: 188 pages