Reference Materials

Soul Practices & Reflection Exercises
(with corresponding “It’s Soul Time” Blog Articles)

Life’s Healing Mosaic: Dot-by-Dot

Soul Practice – 5-Minute Body Check-In
Reflection Exercise – Connecting the Dots of Your Story

The Body’s Wisdom Never Lies

Soul Practice – Truth or Conseuquences
Reflection Exercise – Soul Ease in the Midst of Dis-Ease

The Blessing of A Soul Alive Woman’s Life: A Tribute to Maya Angelou

Soul Practice – Respecting All Your Senses
Reflection Exercise – ‘I Am’ Declaration

Journey into the Land of the Body, Continued

Soul Practice – Moving Through Pain
Reflection Exercise – Wonderfully Made

Your Body: Loyal and Trustworthy Friend

Soul Practice – The Eyes of Your Soul
Reflection Exercise – Your Body: Loyal & Trustworthy Friend

Returning Home: Wholeness Beyond Life Circumstances

Soul Practice – A Home of Your Own
Reflection Exercise – Returning Home

The Spirit of the Mother’s Soul-Care Love

Soul Practice – Witnessing Mother’s Soul-Care Love in Action in Others
Reflection – The Spirit of the Mother’s Soul-Care Love

Moving from the Inner Critic to Self Compassion:

Soul Practice – Taking Your Inner Critic for a Power Walk
Reflection Exercise – The Inner Critic – Insight – Self Compassion

The Fall Season of Our Lives:

Soul Practice – Soul Witnessing
Reflection Exercise – The Receiving End of Soul Witnessing

Just Stop. Put Your Ear to the Ground:

Soul Practice – Just Stop. Put Your Ear to the Ground

Stuck in the Muck or Soul Alive?

Soul Practice – Soul Listening Practice: A Pathway to Wholeness

No Woman is an Island Unto Herself:

Soul Practice & Reflection Questions – Serving as a Support Giver AND Receiver

The Incredible Blessing of Soul Friendships:

Soul Practice: A Daily Prayer

Do Not Give Away What God Has Given:

Soul Practice: Take A Holy Pause
Reflection Questions: Unexpected Pivotal Moments in Your Life

Living at the Threshold of A New Era:

Soul Practice: Blessed To Be A Blessing
Reflection Exercises: Daily Soul Journaling

Dark & Cold Wintertime – Transition Towards Spring

Suggested Soul Practice: Gratitude Journal

Dark & Cold Wintertime – Seeking the Light & Fire Within

Reflection Exercise: Preparation for the Journey
Reference Sheet: Body Sensation Word List
Reflection Exercise: Attention to Body Sensation [Body – Felt Sense]


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Women’s Words on Aging

Linda Marley

"I’ve been retired for 11 years and I’m 69 years young. I have weathered challenges and lessons in my career and a few in retirement. The learning continues. It’s good to laugh at yourself and keep on trucking. Picture this: me beginning a Jazz dance class at 60. It is a riot. I can’t make a 3 step turn. The music is too darn fast . . ." continue reading

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Women’s Words on Aging

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"When my youngest son left high school, I was 48 and I couldn’t handle it. I convinced myself that I had made a huge sacrifice for my three sons at the expense of my career. I was very resentful; I believed my age was catching up to me and therefore, I was too old to advance in my professional life . . . continue reading

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