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"Your vision will become clear
only when you look into your heart."
This month, our
Feature Articles are exploring the topic of "MidLife
Wisdom." Our participating authors provide us with
profound insights and wisdom for making midlife the best
part of our lives, as they remind us that our midlife
years can be filled with great hope, clarity, and possibility. As a society,
have been conditioned to associate the word
"crisis" with our middle-age years. But,
gratefully, our authors help us break this myth for good, proving that midlife
is nothing short of a joyous awakening of sprit--an opportunity to
the wisdom in our hearts, and create the rest of our lives with
purpose and passion.
Author Barbara Biziou sums up midlife
beautifully. She says, "This is a time to reinvent ourselves
and make new choices based on what we truly want. It is
time to take stock of our lives, reevaluate our dreams and
goals as we make peace with what we haven’t done and
take steps towards our new expanded vision. The challenge is to look at the
changing energy with anticipation. We can throw away the
roles that do not serve and open to ones that contain more
freedom to be ourselves."
May your midlife
filled with clarity, purpose, and passion!
Forward at Midlife"
Zoglio, Ph.D., is a life-balance expert, author, and
national lecturer. Through her writing, coaching, and
seminars, she helps individuals and work teams reach their
full potential. With a personal mission to nurture growth,
she supports practices that lead to energy, empowerment,
and the realization of meaningful goals. Her books include
"Recharge In Minutes" and "Create A Life
That Tickles Your Soul." (www.zoglio.com)
Biziou, author of "The Joys of Everyday
Ritual" and "The Joy of Family Rituals," is
an internationally acclaimed teacher of meditation and a
life-strategy coach. As one of America's foremost ritual
experts, she teaches us how to restore ritual to its
rightful place as food for the soul through practical,
easy to use ritual recipes that are inspiring and fun. (www.joyofritual.com)
Finding Myself Middle Aged"
Shaman and editor and publisher of the highly acclaimed
quarterly, "Always In Season: Living In Sync with the
Cycles." She is also author of "Moon
Watcher's Companion," "Celestially Auspicious
Occasions," and the forthcoming book, "The
Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Mid Life." She has offered lectures, workshops,
circles, and celebrations worldwide for 30 years. (www.donnahenes.net)
Ardinger, Ph.D., author of "Practicing the
Presence of the Goddess" and "Goddess
Meditations." Her two new books include: "Finding New Goddesses,"
a book of parody, puns, and humor, and "Quicksilver
Moon," a novel about a vampire, a coven of witches,
and a far-right fundamentalist preacher. (www.barbaraardinger.com)
by Robin L.
Silverman, author of the forthcoming book, "Fullistic
Living™." She is also the author of "The Ten
Gifts" and "Something Wonderful is About to
Happen." She is a professional public speaker,
corporate trainer, and consultant. Her website is www.robinsilverman.com
by Nancy Alspaugh and Marilyn Kentz,
coauthors of "Not Your Mother's Midlife." An Emmy Award-winning television veteran, Nancy Alspaugh has produced both network and syndicated shows, among them the long-running NBC talk show
Leeza; Marilyn Kentz is half of the comedy duo "The Mommies," which began as a stage show, then became an NBC sitcom and finally a Showtime Comedy Special.
Marilyn is also the coauthor of The Mother Load and To Know Me Is To Love Me.
In Midlife, We Can All Use A Fairy Godmother"
Laurie's Monthly Column, "Soulful Love," at
by Rev. Laurie
Sue Brockway, an
interfaith minister who is often called upon to teach,
speak and write about women’s spirituality and The
Feminine Faces of God. She is author of the new book,
"A Goddess Is A Girl's Best Friend: A Divine Guide To
Finding Love, Success and Happiness." She is also the
resident "Romance Reverend" at
SoulfulLiving.com, where she is a monthly columnist. (www.goddessfriends.com)
Wisdom: Knowing How to Care for Yourself"
Monthly Column, "Gifts of the Soul," at
by Laura Grace, co-founder of Infinite Wisdom, author, and
national speaker. As a regular contributor for
publications across the US and Canada, she writes about
human awareness and spiritual growth. Laura is the author
of the widely acclaimed book, "Gifts of the
Soul" and is the creator and teacher of various
personal growth programs. (www.laurahyde.com)
"Midlife Questioning: One Writer’s Path to Learning"
Nessa's Monthly Column, "Writing Our Hearts
Out," at SoulfulLiving.com
by Nessa McCasey, a former technical editor
for NASA, street/performance poet in Denver, corporate
writer, single mom, marketing communications specialist,
and church music director. She is charting a new path for
work and life in the profession of Poetry Therapy serving
as a State Representative for the National Association for
Poetry Therapy (NAPT).
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