We live in a culture where “Being Busy” is glorified. But, it’s not really being… it’s doing and doing more. Doing more is perceived as being productive and worthy. A badge of honor - I’m important, so of course I’m busy! Try telling someone you’re Not Busy and watch his or her reaction. Obviously something … Continue reading Living Un-Busy?
It’s been said, whether true or not, that it takes 10,000 times to master a new skill. So practice, practice, practice is the key. I’m trying to master new thought patterns/new beliefs in order to modify my (often negative) conditioned responses. Active awareness is the first step. I’m a Thinker. I probably think too much … Continue reading Changing Conditioned Responses
In my retirement transition, I’ve discovered a love of trying new things. At first I expected that trying something new would allow me to find my “passion” - the one thing that I wanted to do above all else. I tried a number of things that just didn't work out at all. And nothing has … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things
This is part 2 of my personal notes (see part one link here) which capture some of the ideas in Wise Woman’s Way by Berta Parrish for self-discovery, understanding your belief systems, and creating your own life symbolism. Parrish explores both myths and folk tales to allow you to challenge your belief systems as well … Continue reading Spirituality Reading – Notes on Wise Woman’s Way – Part 2
Wise Woman’s Way by Berta Parrish has the subtitle of “A Guide to Growing Older with Purpose and Passion”. As I have often said, understanding my purpose and passion continue to be a challenge for me in my retirement transition. I was also intrigued with the use of the Wise Woman archetype. This blog captures … Continue reading Spirituality Reading – Notes on Wise Woman’s Way – Part 1
Summer Solstice is here with the longest daylight hours of the year. Here at our beach cottage, that means we are often at the beach till early evening, as the sun remains high in the sky! Summer solstice also signals the midpoint of the year (how am I doing on yearly plans?) as well as … Continue reading My Summer Bucket List
In Ageless Soul - The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy by Thomas Moore, he presents the concept of actively aging versus simply growing old. I was intrigued by the subtitle of this book as it brought in my word of the year (journey) as well as the concept of life meaning. From the beginning … Continue reading Spirituality Reading – Cliff Notes on Ageless Soul