• May 2, 2017
  • Self-Help
  • USD $15.95
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13: 9781632991164
  • Trim: 5.5in × 8.5in

Opus Optimus

A Model for Renewing Life’s Later Years

Robert V. Smith, PhD

Don’t just age, engage.

In Opus Optimus, author Robert V. Smith provides an inspirational guide about how to live your life to the fullest, particularly if you are approaching old age or who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Drawing on the amazing potential shown by the survivors of Near Death Experiences (NDEs) for transformation in this life, Smith has created the Opus Optimus model to help you get the most out of your later days. 

Smith’s model builds upon several important elements and principles such as:

•Developing keen intuition and the power to connect with others

•Finding goodness and value in all days

•Committing to doing and ensuring good

•Forgoing materialism 

•Regretting and fearing nothing, including death

To illustrate these principles, Smith provides exemplars—including fascinating public figures like Michelle Obama and the late Randy Pausch—whose commendable lives show readers how they too can contribute. With advice from the practical to the spiritual, Opus Optimus will help you renew your later years.

Robert V. Smith retired as Vice President of CBT University Consulting in 2017. Earlier he served as provost at both Texas Tech University and the University of Arkansas and held many academic positions at institutions across the country. 

He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 300 articles and 10 books in chemistry, the pharmaceutical sciences, higher education leadership, and personal and professional development. He lives in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas.