The Reinvention of Retirement with Dorian Mintzer and Connie Zweig
Crossing the threshold into late life can feel like a high-wire act without a net. But, if you are retiring or rewiring, ill or caregiving, feeling purposeful or disoriented, yearning to serve or do spiritual practice, you can learn to cross over from denial to awareness, from distraction to presence, from role to soul.
How do we explore who we are beyond work? How do we uncover the unconscious material that erupts around losing our roles, losing our loved ones, losing control of our bodies, and losing our faith? And how do we overcome the denial, resistance, and distraction that arise with these changes?
If you want to move past denial, fear, and resistance to discover your dreams and opportunities for this stage of life, join us to redefine “age” and to help you reimagine and reinvent it for yourself.
In this episode, you will discover:
- Retirement as a Rorschach Test
- Hearing the call
- Denying the call — What stops us from stopping?
- Heeding the call — Who am I now?
- Liminal space
- Release of the Doer
- Role of shadow-work
- Role of spiritual work: meditation and ritual
- Shift from hero to elder
- Crossing the threshold from role to soul
About Connie Zweig:
Connie Zweig, Ph.D., is a retired therapist and coauthor of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow. Her award-winning book, The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul, extends her work on the Shadow into midlife and beyond and explores aging as a spiritual practice. It won the 2022 Gold COVR Award, the 2022 Gold Nautilus Award, the 2021 American Book Fest Award, and the 2021 Best Indie Book Award for best inspirational non-fiction. Her new book, Meeting the Shadow on the Spiritual Path: The Dance of Darkness and Light in Our Search for Awakening, is available now. Connie has been doing contemplative practices for more than 50 years. She is a wife, stepmother, and grandmother. After all these roles, she's practicing the shift from role to soul.
Get in touch with Connie Zweig:
Visit Connie's website: https://conniezweig.com/
Connect with Connie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/connie.zweig
Buy Connie's books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Connie-Zweig/e/B000APYJ8E
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