My chosen 2020 Word of the Year (WOTY) was RELEASE (see original post here). I wanted to focus on releasing self-limiting beliefs and long-term resentments. I didn't realize I would also have to release parts of my self-created retirement lifestyle. But life happens. This post is an update on releasing self-limiting beliefs. After reviewing a … Continue reading An Update on my WOTY
As part of my ongoing personal development, I regularly listen to the free Chopra Meditation Series (link). Last month, that coincided with my personal work on RELEASE (my WOTY - previous blog link) and reading a book on Journaling the Chakras (link). What a whirlwind of ideas! This blog post is the one of two … Continue reading Shifting to Positive Self-Talk
When exploring various inspirational materials, it’s often a surprise to me when there is a coincidence in the topics. Is the Universe telling me something I really need to focus on? Last month, this occurred with a Chopra Meditation Series on Empowerment and my reading a Rachel Hollis book (Girl, Stop Apologizing), which was also … Continue reading Empowerment Inspiration
I have chosen RELEASE as my 2020 Word-of-the-Year. For me a WOTY is my focus area for the year. In past year’s my words included JOY (which helped me embrace practicing positivity), SOAR (which stood for Savoring, Optimistic, Activating, and Resilient and, while complicated, was a strong word for the year I was fighting cancer … Continue reading WOTY 2020 – RELEASE
The life domain I’ve struggled with most in my holistic Life Domain Framework from my book Retirement Transition is the domain of Self-development/ Generativity. So this year, exploring Personal Spirituality is on my action plan. For me, part of living a more contemplative life in retirement is better understanding both who I am (the authentic … Continue reading Exploring Personal Spirituality
In Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection she mentions a few types of friends in relationship to responding to sharing an experience. Being a friend is one on my development areas. I used to believe I wasn’t a good friend at all, so acknowledging this as a development area instead is an improved belief for me. … Continue reading How do you Listen & Respond?
Asking the Universe for guidance, listening for Spirit Guides, carrying crystals, understanding my chakras, reading Tarot cards. It’s not that I don't not believe in these things. (Oh, the double negative of that sentence…terrible grammar!) I find it fascinating. So I’m continuing to explore and recently delved into a Tarot card reading and an Intuitive … Continue reading New Experience – Exploring Tarot
I’ve been thinking more and more about Thinking! All the psychological research suggests there is strong connection between what you believe (think) and what you do (behavior). I found a great discussion on the thought process by Dr. Johnson in his work on Spiritual Strengths and have gone back into looking at thought pattern to clarify … Continue reading Thinking About Thinking
Know Thyself - Explore who you are; Learn what you love to do. As part of my retirement transition, I needed to figure out who I was without work as my primary element. I also needed to learn what I loved to do, when work did not take up 60+ hours of my weekly mind-space. … Continue reading My Favorite Self-Discovery Tools
One of the core premises of the most recent (self-help) book I am reading is that your current life challenges are based in belief systems established in your formative years. While I had never ascribed to the premise that your childhood defines you, there is something to be said for how this book has recently … Continue reading Does Zip-Lining “resolve” my childhood belief systems?