#9 – Mythic Views of Aging with Susan Stewart PhD


Susan “Suzi” Stewart, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at Sonoma State University, where she teaches in both the undergraduate program and the Depth Psychology M.A. program. She has taught at a number of Bay Area institutions. She did her doctoral work at California School of Professional Psychology, with a concentration in clinical psychology. She practiced as a psychotherapist for a number of years and also as a market researcher before deciding to devote her full energy to teaching, for which she has a powerful gift. She is currently working on a book about positive aging, the working title of which is, Aging with Grace and Zest: Inspiring Stories of the Grandmother/Crone. During the podcast, Dr. Stewart gives a number of recommendations for further reading. If you would like to e-mail her, click here.


One Comment

  1. Reinhard, bookworm
    Posted April 6, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Allthough this show is about women and aging, I, as a man, was very impressed with it. I’m at a stage in my life that you would call midlife (I’m 40 now) and so my thoughts an my concerns are geared to how I imagine my second half of life to be…
    I would like to recommend a book (yes, again!). We all love Jung and we all love Fairy Tales, right? 🙂 With “Once Upon A Midlife – Classic Stories And Mythic Tales To Illuminate The Middle Years” by Allan B.Chinen we have a combination of both, how delightful 🙂
    Chinen does a beautiful job in interpreting some ancient (fairy) tales that (in his opinion) deal with midlife. The book has four parts, entitled “Settling Down”, “Reversals”, “Common Crises” and “Reconciliation And Renewal”. In each part he deals with some aspects of the bigger theme.
    I found his approach to be very creative and thought provoking. Much more than a dry thesis of “things how they are”. Good work.

    Reinhard from Austria

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