Fellow blogger Kathy Gottberg’s book Positive Aging (Amazon link here) is a wonderful reiteration of the importance of being positive about aging via a combination of research background and some practical how-to’s. If you read her wonderful blog (link here), you'll be familiar with many of these concepts, but reiteration is helpful, especially for a formally … Continue reading Book Review – Positive Aging
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
I picked up Brené Brown's book The Gifts of Imperfection mostly because of its subtitle: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. In my Retirement Transition Journey, I am intentionally working on discovering who I truly am, versus continuing to behave as I believe I am expected to … Continue reading Do You Like Yourself?
This post captures my reactions and take-aways to the book: From Age-ing to Sage-ing by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Written almost 25 years ago, you would think that the perceptions of retirement would have progressed further. The book covers the ideas that retirement removes primary source of self-worth and the lack of positive role models to show … Continue reading A More Contemplative Lifestyle?
This version of Julia Cameron's The Artist’s Way has many of the similar (wonderful) tools she talks about in all her books: Morning Pages, Artist Dates, goal setting advice, list making ideas. The core unique thread in this retirement version is the element of writing your memoir in 12 segments. The goals of the memoir … Continue reading Book Review: The Artist’s Way For Retirement