Your One Wild and Precious Life

Your One Wild and Precious Life

An Inspiring Guide to Becoming Your Best Self At Any Age

Summary

WINNER OF THE AUDIENCE CHOICE IRISH BOOK AWARD 2021

Once you've got a few decades on the clock, life can seem sort of cross-roadsy. Once you're no longer thinking of yourself as 'young', you may be looking back, thinking 'How did I get here?' And also looking ahead, wondering: 'What do I do now?'


This realization that neither time nor choices are limitless is both daunting and exciting. This is the moment to take stock and figure out how to make the best of every precious moment of the rest of your life. And to develop the tools to be able to do so again and again.

Your One Wild and Precious Life is an eye-opening account of this surprisingly liberating process. Using the latest ground-breaking research, leading psychologist Maureen Gaffney has written an inspiring and practical guide for getting to grips with time. Taking the key stages of our life - from infancy to old age - she explores what we learn at each stage. And, crucially, she explains how, no matter what has happened in the past, and what age you are, you can find a better route forward.

Your One Wild and Precious Life is both profound and reassuring. It will transform your thinking, connect you with who you truly are and help you to reclaim control over your life. Crucially, it will empower you to face the future with optimism.

It is a book to fundamentally alter your relationship with time and show you that every age can be your best age.

'A profound, important work; simultaneously wise, instructive and a love letter to humanity' IRISH TIMES

'Fascinating and engaging' SUNDAY TIMES

'A must-read' IRISH DAILY MAIL

'[It] will transform your thinking' IRISH FARMERS JOURNAL

Reviews

  • A profound, important work; simultaneously wise, instructive and a love letter to humanity . . . I recognised entire sections that seemed to have been written just for me . . . I don't think I've ever taken so many notes when reading a book
    Irish Times

About the author

Maureen Gaffney

Dr Maureen Gaffney is a leading clinical psychologist, writer and broadcaster. She has had a distinguished academic career and continues to work as a consultant, specializing in leadership and organizational change, working with companies around the world to build strong, emotionally intelligent leadership and innovative and resilient work cultures. Among her clients are Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Google. Maureen is a popular columnist and broadcaster, and an inspirational and authoritative speaker who has addressed audiences in Ireland, the UK, the US, Sweden, Germany and Spain. She is the author of two bestselling books Flourishing, about how to achieve a deeper sense of well-being, meaning and purpose, and Your One Wild and Precious Life, a guide to becoming your best self at any age. She lives in Dublin with her husband, John. They have two grown-up children and four grandchildren.
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