This year is my year of personal spirituality exploration and I continue to read (recommended) books, listen to on-line meditation series (Chopra Center), read various blogs (such inspiration out there!), and have started listening to podcasts. Last weekend, I even went to a weekend Yoga Wellness Retreat, which included a guided meditation and a Reiki … Continue reading Spirituality Exploration Continued
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
I’ve enjoyed a number of the free meditation series offered by the on-line Chopra Center (link) This blog post summarizes some of the insights I gathered from the one on Healing the Whole Self. As part of my retirement transition, I am actively trying to live a healthier lifestyle and I hoped this meditation series … Continue reading Living a Healthier Lifestyle
I had the opportunity to input to a Retirement Voices book, an idea from Leslie Inman and Roxanne Jones. In their own words, “We’re creating a book entitled Voices from the Other Side…of Retirement. It will be a guide for soon-to-be-retiring women, with advice, lessons learned and stories from women who’ve already left the working world—a … Continue reading Retirement Voices – Share your story, too.
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?
One of the things I did this spring was to explore a 21-day on-line meditation podcast (sponsored by Oprah and Deepak Chopra). For me this was both something new and something out of my comfort zone. I’ve never done podcasts (don't judge my tech-phobia), nor had I really tried meditation. Savasana in yoga or daily … Continue reading Meditation Exploration
What life metaphor am I living? And is that right for me now or do I want to change it? Recently the idea of life metaphor has emerged in various things I’m reading. When something pops a few times, it makes me want to explore it more! My word of the year is SOAR … Continue reading Life Metaphor
I was inspired to create a Winter Bucket list by a group of bloggers (thanks Christie Hawkes) who regularly share their seasonal lists. They take a slightly different approach to their bucket list as it’s focused on just the three months of the season and therefore more specific and short term. I was pleasantly surprised … Continue reading Spring Bucket List – to Soar
A couple of questions that continue to challenge me in retirement transition: How can I be more like those who have learned to not care what others think and to focus on what matters just to them? How can I move away from doing things because I think I should or because that's what's done by … Continue reading Stages of Adult Development