Aging Strong: Fully Engaged – The Key to Being Fully Alive

“When death finds you, be sure she finds you fully alive.” This saying from an old African folktale has stuck with me for many years. One of the first steps we must take in becoming fully alive is to overcome …
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Aging Strong: Ambition and Awareness Come Together

One of the biggest surprises in my life is to find myself as ambitious as I have ever been while I am approaching my eighth decade. I credit Jung’s individuation process for this reality and for helping me uncover the …
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Aging Strong, The Opportunity of a Lifetime

 I am enjoying aging! What a surprise…. To be honest with you I never thought I would be as old as I am now. Nor did I think I would still be as excited about my life, my work, my …
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Reclaiming the Feminine: A Reader’s Response and Personal Story – Part Three

One of the most rewarding aspects of being authors of books like INTO THE HEART OF THE FEMININE are the responses we get from readers. These responses encourage us, energize our work and fill us with awe and humility. The …
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Reclaiming the Feminine: Celebrating Change – Part Two

Have you ever been afraid of what people are going to think about you…how they are going to respond to you? We were feeling that way…after we finished our manuscript, Into the Heart of the Feminine. Over many years, we …
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Sacred Selfishness: Self-Loving vs. Self-Serving (Part 3)

Have you ever thought about how strongly we have been indoctrinated into the idea: “Don’t be selfish?” When I think back about the southern culture I was raised in, I remember very clearly being told, “Don’t be selfish,” again and …
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Sacred Selfishness: From Self-Judgement to Self-Acceptance (Part 2)

  When we paralyze ourselves with self-critical, judgmental attitudes, the life energy that is supposed to be sustaining our growth becomes regressive, stagnant, and deadly. Soon we become bonded to fear, the fear of losing what we have attained or …
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