My life has become more focused since most of my children have left home or have grown beyond “needing me” for the simple chores of life. They have become quite independent and I must find new ways, deeper ways, of connecting. Lyme Disease and the horrors of loosing a job I loved and worked part time in for over 18 years was traumatic and forced me to re-evaluate my mission in this life, my professional visions and who and what I wanted to be and become for the rest of my life. At 58 years of age, one thinks of the “rest of my life” since new beginnings will be not as desirable . I am seeking the grounding of years of growth and activity recycled into new and more stable ground, sometimes not as exciting or full of “stuff”, but one of “focus”. Is this a product of aging and experience or am I finding my “true” self that was hidden in the “stuff” of life. Join my on my journey back to myself and into possibly of bigger view,with less action, of creating a better world , a better me.
The next phase is opening up a Life Skills Learning Center where the years of knowledge, experience and healing work can be manifested with a cooperative group of professionals from many backgrounds. The focus is client-centered, coordinated, cooperative, complementary, targeted, goal centered, comprehensive healthcare and personal development work. Quality of Life across the lifespan using our abilities and seeing our challenges as the gifts of life.
I published my first article about my journey from challenge to wellness this year in Living Life to Its Fullest published by AOTA. I revealed my past history of post pardum depression and its disabling result and how my child, daughter and new found spiritual path in Judaism created a life long healing process that 33 years later is pretty profoundly revealing and amazing. How Lyme Disease almost destroyed my life and how I created moment to moment of activity and meaning in the pain and suffering. I know more will come out of me to hopefully inspire and help others thru their challenges but for now that was quite revealing and scarey to expose. (originally written in 2010)