I invite you to participate in the beginning stages of a research project titled: Single, Female, & Alone: Experiences of Surviving & Thriving. I welcome your input about challenges and successes with being over 40, single, and without children. My intention for gathering these experiences is to broaden women’s sense of community and to increase information about strategies and resources for surviving and thriving.

Although my direct interest is about single, childless women age 40 and older, I also want information from women with partners and/or children; all women have useful information, ideas, and strategies for each other.

After I have designed a formal questionnaire, I will conduct follow-up personal interviews with all willing participants. In the design and implementation steps of this research project, all information will be confidential. When requested, participants’ input will be acknowledged.

Although other authors have written similar books, the combination of my Jungian perspective (wholeness and individuation) and use of practical information will offer an additional source of information and support.

Please see the following links; the first two links are my other blogs; the third link is the professional organization to which I belong.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Affirmation for the Crowning of the Crone

I am a woman of old though not of years
but of wisdom and spirit.
I am full-fledged priestess.
I am a crone.

Within my belly resides
the wise-child
and the wise-woman
of my ancestors.

I am both whole and holy.

I go forth to replant
and reseed my people
with the wisdom I have learned
on my long journey inward.

It is with a light heart
and a strong mind
that I recant the story of my travels
for I am a seeker of the Truth
and a daughter of the highest being.

I am a woman who has made it
to the ends of Mother Earth
and back again.

Boylan, K. M. (2000). The seven sacred rites of menopause. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Press LLC. 

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