Changing Conditioned Responses

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

Spirituality Reading – Notes on Wise Woman’s Way – Part 2

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

Spirituality Reading – Notes on Wise Woman’s Way – Part 1

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

Spirituality Reading – Cliff Notes on Ageless Soul

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