Thank you for coming to the Authentic Living and Aging (AL&A) Blog. I would love to hear your comments. My Sole Proprietorship, Unified Creativity, founded by me in the mid-80s, has always evolved through many incarnations just as my life has. But its core mission has always been the same: “Helping people become more aware of the possibilities in life and within themselves.”
- It wasn’t until 2017 when I enrolled at a retreat facilitated by Ron Pevny on the Appalachian Trail when i saw the need for myself to learn and live what the books are saying about expanding while you age and not just think of it as skating down a steep slope. This is not always an easy road, but a road with so much to appreciate and learn from. In addition to working the program for my personal journey, I am assisting others to do the same. Every person has a unique Authentic Living and Aging path and only they can create it. I am a facilitator using questions about what I call the Authentic Living and Aging pillars and elements and you become the creator.
- In this Blog I will be asking questions of myself and if others want to share, please write your shares in the comments section, realizing I may not be able to personally respond to each comment but getting it out is very important. If you would like to add questions, books and poems that have been helpful to you, please also add them in the comment section too. Get a special journal, and let’s begin to share how we are preparing to live an authentic life as we age.
- Like author Ashton Applewhite states, “Life is being an older person in training. It acknowledges the inevitability of oldness, relegating it to the future. It opts for purpose and intent over dread and denial.”
This blog relates to the BELIEFS we have about GETTING OLDER and Elderhood and where do these beliefs come from in your life?
I try to tell myself that my numerical age is only my business and not important to anyone else. Has this ever been your view? Have you ever lied about your age? Has it changed as you are aging? Where do you think this came from? Have you ever felt discriminated by the number either too old or young? Try to write at least a page with whatever comes to mind.
See you next time where I will be sharing my responses and hopefully you will be doing the same.
Joy, Mona Williams