Bestselling author offers pioneering advice on how to navigate these uncertain times in his new book, LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS
The pandemic has brought an unprecedented crush of change and uncertainty—personal, professional, emotional, spiritual. Many Americans are losing jobs, losing loved ones, changing careers, rethinking where they live, whom they live with, what they believe. How do we make sense of all this change? How do we process pivotal moments and convert them into periods of growth and renewal? In a timely and pioneering new book, LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS: Mastering Change at Any Age, Bruce Feiler investigates how to navigate life’s biggest transitions with meaning, purpose, and skill.
Feiler, the New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets of Happy Families and Council of Dads and himself a cancer survivor, spent the last five years crisscrossing the country, collecting hundreds of life stories of Americans who’ve been through major life changes, or lifequakes as Bruce calls them. With a team of twelve, he coded these stories, identifying patterns and takeaways that can help all of us survive and thrive in times of change. Several of the lifequakes Feiler explores—illness, the loss of a loved one, losing a job, changing careers, feeling rudderless– speak directly to the challenges many of us are facing.
Bruce Feiler discusses:
- The three phases of transitions: What they are and how to navigate them successfully
- The three biggest emotions that can derail us in times of change and how to
- How to say goodbye to a chapter of your life
- How to identify which habits you should shed
- Why turning to new creative endeavors can help rebuild your life
- Moving forward: how best to share your new self with others
- Why even a painful transition can improve your life
All of these tips are backed up by data, science, and real-life examples. In addition to this advice, Bruce Feiler brings deep personal experience with overcoming personal hardship and a breathtaking collection of inspiring, real-world examples. A bestselling author and TV host whose two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times, Bruce Feiler mixes entertaining stories with practical takeaways that allow people of any age to turns periods of stress into opportunities for creativity and growth.
About the Author
Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including The Secrets of Happy Families, The Council of Dads (now a hit series on NBC), and Walking the Bible. He's the writer/presenter of two primetime series on PBS, and his two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times. A native of Savannah, Georgia, Bruce lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their twin daughters.