General books on Legacy
Gloria Burgess, Dare to Wear Your Soul on the Outside: Live Your Legacy Now (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008). See also her Legacy Living: The Six Covenants for Personal and Professional Excellence (Provo, UT: Executive Excellence Publishing, 2006). Heartfelt, comprehensive, with excellent questions to help readers discover purpose and passions.
Life Planning Network, Live Smart After 50! The Experts’ Guide to Life Planning for Uncertain Times (Boston: Life Planning Network, 2012). Thirty-three experts help readers address a variety of issues to achieve a fulfilling second half of life.
William Martin, The Sage’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life (New York: The Experiment, 2000, 2010). Beautiful translation and expansion of Chinese Taoism.
H.R. Moody, PhD, Human Values in Aging Newsletter. Monthly e-newsletter sponsored by the Creative Longevity and Wisdom Program of Fielding Graduate University & distributed by the Gerontological Society of America. To subscribe, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. See also his books, especially (with David L. Carroll) The Five Stages of the Soul: Charting the Spiritual Passages That Shape Our Lives (New York: Anchor/Random House, 1998).
Ron Pevny, Conscious Aging, Conscious Living: Embrace and Savor Your Next Chapter (Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words, 2014). www.centerforconsciouseldering.com. Masterful overview of conscious aging, with vignettes, exercises, chapter on legacy.
Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald S. Miller, From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older (New York: Warner Books, 1997; new edition, 2014). A still invaluable classic. The concepts plus exercises to take readers through the “sage-ing” process. See also www.sage-ing.org.
Barbara Greenspan Shaiman, Live Your Legacy Now! Ten Simple Steps to Find Your Passion and Change the World (iUniverse, Inc., 2009). www.embraceyourlegacynow.com.
Legacy Project, www.legacyproject.org. A Canadian big-picture research, learning, and social innovation group that helps people create their lives, connect with others across generations, and change the world, co-founded and directed by Susan Bosek.