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
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?
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
Part of my word-of-the-year includes the concept of activating. To SOAR, you need to take that first step, that leap of faith, that jump into the unknown. I am finding it hard to activate some long-held to-do activities. This blog is a personal pep talk on discovering why I can't take that first step, and … Continue reading Activation Energy – A Personal Pep Talk
At a recent conference I attended, the topic of neuroscience and its relationship to personality was presented. This is a quick snapshot of the topic – mostly because I think it’s another example of understanding yourself better, and also understanding those whom you regularly interface with better. Better understanding myself allows me to understand what … Continue reading Neuroscience – the study of brain circuitry to understand personality
As part of my training for becoming a Retirement Life Coach, I was exposed to some interesting theory on how we think and act, which then evolved into the hypothesis that we have innate strengths at each stage of the thinking/acting process. Here’s a short synopsis of personality functions through the thinking/acting process from the … Continue reading Thinking Strengths & Personality