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 Soulful Features
November 2003

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Spiritual Growth Articles

MidLife Wisdom.

"Your vision will become clear
only when you look into your heart."
~Carl Jung 

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, we 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 honor 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 years be filled with clarity, purpose, and passion!

Best-Selling Authors and Experts


"Living Forward at Midlife"
by Suzanne 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.tickleyoursoul.com)

"Redefining Midlife"
by Barbara 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)

"On Finding Myself Middle Aged"
by Donna Henes, Urban 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)

"Auntie Gravity"
by Barbara 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)

"Fullistic Living™"
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

"Fearless Homecoming"
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. (www.fearless-aging.com)

"Even In Midlife, We Can All Use A Fairy Godmother"
Read Rev. Laurie's Monthly Column, "Soulful Love," at SoulfulLiving.com
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)

"Mid-Life Wisdom: Knowing How to Care for Yourself"
Read Laura's Monthly Column, "Gifts of the Soul," at SoulfulLiving.com
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"
Read 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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