“Beginnings and Endings Coupled with a Paradox or Two” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Beginnings and Endings Coupled with a Paradox or Two” by Patricia Cavanaugh

As spring approaches, I notice my heart feels some excitement about the newness in my life.  New shoots of possibilities in both my personal and professional worlds are peaking up between the cement cracks of what was supposed to be my planned and settled future. I had carefully plotted out the next 10 years.  I […]

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“My 3rd Act – Taking Nature, Beauty and Art to Prison” by Charles Seaborn

“My 3rd Act – Taking Nature, Beauty and Art to Prison” by Charles Seaborn

We think that sometimes our 3rd Act can be revealed to us through great tragedy. Charles Seaborn’s blog is just such a story. Warmly, Bev and Patricia ********* About five years ago my life changed forever when I struck and killed a bicyclist with my car on a dark night on the Big Sur coast […]

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“Esalen 2012” by Bev Scott

“Esalen 2012” by Bev Scott

A number of you have asked about our Esalen experience.  So we thought we would give you a taste of the wonderful time we had at one of the most beautiful learning institutes in the world. The excitement was building as we drove down the coast toward Big Sur.  We were scheduled to deliver our […]

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“Grandmothering Here and Now” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Grandmothering Here and Now” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I have a new grandson who will be a year old in a few weeks.   During the last year I have happily been to visit him almost monthly.  I also have granddaughters, who because they live in France, I sadly I see them less frequently. Since the birth of my first grandchild over 10 years […]

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“Interview with Barbara Zoloth 6 months after retirement” by Bev Scott

“Interview with Barbara Zoloth 6 months after retirement” by Bev Scott

Barbara, you are well over traditional retirement age, yet you are healthy and vital, why did you decide to retire at this time? I can afford to retire now…I would have retired sooner if it had been financially feasible.  I felt done with my job both emotionally and energetically.  Parts of it were tedious although […]

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“Seven Thoughts of Gratitude on Turning 70” by Bev Scott

“Seven Thoughts of Gratitude on Turning 70” by Bev Scott

I just celebrated a major milestone birthday…70!  Since my birthday comes at the end of the year, I have the added impetus to reflect on the past and prepare for the future with the beginning of a new year.  I find myself very appreciative and filled with gratitude as I think about my seven decades.  […]

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“Fractured Hands” by Meredith Stout

“Fractured Hands” by Meredith Stout

We welcome guest blogger, Meredith Stout: My body has fractures, she thought, as she looked at her hands cradling a mug of coffee balanced in her lap.  She sighed as she gazed at the loose folds and creases etched into her weathered skin.  They marched like spider webs around her wrists, across her knuckles and […]

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“A New Year’s Resolution: Celebrating Esalen’s 50th Year” by Ruth Cox

“A New Year’s Resolution: Celebrating Esalen’s 50th Year” by Ruth Cox

 We welcome guest blogger, Ruth Cox:  In 2012 as Esalen celebrates its 50th year, I’ve been reflecting on how this extraordinary home of the human potential movement has paralleled our own lives in direct and indirect ways.  What a lovely synchronicity that The 3rd Act is also entering the new year with a two-day inner exploration and […]

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“A Women’s Best Friend” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“A Women’s Best Friend” by Patricia Cavanaugh

My dog, Wyatt, just had his birthday.  Since he has been my main companion for the last 8 years, I was thinking this morning how this little creature has given me such daily joy. Wyatt is a small white fluffy dog, my first lap dog.  I don’t think I will ever be able to return […]

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“Before It’s Too Late” by Bev Scott

“Before It’s Too Late” by Bev Scott

I have been reflecting recently about the issues that fall into the category of “before it’s too late”. I recently spent some time with a friend in hospice just being with her and present in her home as she fades from the ravages of ovarian cancer. I am so glad I made time in a […]

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