ReVivement

Having a Life After Making a Living

Non-Fiction - Retirement
270 Pages
Reviewed on 05/06/2017
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

I’ve been fortunate to work at what I love to do to help people have their best life possible. I’m presently in my third career as a professional speaker, workshop leader and author, focused on helping pre- and present retirees plan a meaningful and fulfilling second half of life. I recently wrote Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living. I also advise corporations and business services on how to prepare their employees and clients with meaningful advice about retirement and aging. For 25 years I provided services in training, coaching, and consulting in the field of Organizational Development and Behavior,
and was a professional speaker through my own business. During the preceding 10 years, I enjoyed my work as an award-winning public relations professional. My first book Wiser Ways to Work: From Making a Living to Having a Life has been recently updated and has a new cover. I’ve written many articles for newspapers and magazines, and hosted a Cable TV interview talk show with business professionals. I’m an active member of my community and Rotary Club.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

REVivement: Having a Life After Making a Living: An Uplifting Interactive Guide to Invigorate Your Later Years by Gloria Dunn-Violin is a useful tool to all those readers who are looking forward to life after fifty. The author uses the term "revivement" instead of retirement for the latter half of life, and gives insight into new ideas, lifestyles, and research to support revivement. The exercises at the end of the book also support the revivement journey, and they can be done either independently or in a group where everyone can support each other in completing and activating the exercises. All the tips and techniques in the book help one to have a satisfying and fulfilling life.

The author chooses a relevant topic and gives it a new meaning by encouraging readers to reinvent and reinvigorate that phase of their lives, find purpose, meaning, and fulfillment, learn new scientific research and practices for longevity, overcome ageism, and unearth and activate dreams of long ago. The book gives readers who are in the latter phase of life hope and zest to live. The author keeps it simple and her suggestions can be easily practiced and give a new way to live and create the best life possible. Her desire to change the old concept of retiring - which kind of gives the impression of being over and done - to a new and fulfilling concept of revivement, which is to redesign our futures as we revive ourselves and move forward so that we can enjoy our revivement journey, is what makes this book a must-read.