Paula Hardin obtained her doctorate in education from Northern Illinois University with a research emphasis on adult development, particularly the choices of midlife that shape the second half of life. For her post-doctoral master’s in pastoral studies from Loyola University, she focused on stages of spiritual development as found in religious literature.
Dr Hardin a teacher, writer, and lecturer, directed Midlife Consulting Services and the Hardin Generativity Trust in Chicago. She has trekked with her husband, David, and dear friends around the world from the Himalayas to Botswana. Now an elder in her late 80’s she is enjoying her extended family, kayaking, cats, nature, solitude and writing.