9780071427890

Changing Course A Woman's Guide to Choosing the Cruising Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071427890

  • ISBN10:

    0071427899

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-09-02
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
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Summary

"[A] well-researched, gracious and truthful account." --Georgian Bay Today When her husband proposed living on a boat full-time, Debra Cantrell wondered what other women in her position had done and began a five-year study to find out what choices they had made and how it had all worked out. The result isChanging Course, a guidebook for navigating this odyssey. No matter what the outcome, each woman was strengthened by the experience. In an era when "downshifting" is common and people are considering the benefits of simplified living,Changing Courseis both timely and practical.

Author Biography

Debra Ann Cantrell, Ph.D. is an adult educator who leads workshops and seminars for those seeking balance and wellness at work and play. She also conducts workshops for individuals and couples who are contemplating major lifestyle changes. She and her husband spend about six months of each year afloat.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iv
Introduction 1(2)
Going Cruising: An Odyssey of Change
3(16)
A Model for a Lifestyle Change
19(19)
The Most Common Concerns
38(27)
What's in the Cruising Lifestyle for Me?
65(13)
Managing Fear
78(10)
The Cruising Couple: Interpersonal Dynamics
88(20)
Leaving Life on Land: All or Nothing Is a Choice
108(12)
Attention, Initiating Partners
120(19)
Sixty-Four Ways to Make Cruising More Rewarding
139(12)
Because You Asked . . .
151(19)
Nothing Is Forever
170(7)
Appendix. Demographics and Procedures 177(6)
Bibliography 183(3)
About the Author 186

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