Author Archive for Sherry Anderson

Sherry Ruth Anderson, Ph.D. is a writer and speaker who has spent the last decade studying conscious development in aging. Her most recent book is Ripening Time: Inside Stories for Aging with Grace (Changemakers Books, 2013). Concurrently, she teaches Diamond Approach to Spiritual Development® in the U.S. and the Netherlands.

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Ripening Time

Inside Stories for Aging with Grace. Sherry Ruth Anderson. Changemaker Books/John Hunt Publications, 2013.  Available as an e-book. Ripening Time presents a new perspective on aging through the art of inner inquiry. We enter the inside stories beyond the culture’s mind traps, listening as elders name the lies they’ve believed for too long and uncover […]

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Interview: The Shadow

Touchstones of the Sacred interview with Celedra and Sherry. The shadow is the fertile place

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Interview: Aging With Grace and Glory

For the first time in history we are embarking on a new dimension of aging where answers are as mysterious as the questions. What does aging mean to us now? Is it aging or is it opening? What are the possibilities? These are a few of the questions we are beginning to ask ourselves and […]

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Interview: Aging as Awakening

Touchstones of the Sacred interview with Celedra and Sherry. Allowing the path of aging to be a path of awakening.

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Is There a Map for Growing Old?

About half way through what I was calling My Year of Living Dangerously—the year I thought might last forever with me languishing gloriously on the sofa reading novels and watching the wind shake through the poplars across the street—the matter of Growing Old came knocking on my door. It wasn’t what you might expect—some bad […]

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Shadows of Aging Part 1: Powerful Forces

The year I turned fifty, I was invited to Toronto to be a keynote speaker at a conference for women. A conference organizer, a barely controlled fireball named Victoria had invited two other women to be speakers as well. Michelle George, an actress and singer, was a virtual legend in Toronto for her spontaneous theatre […]

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Shadows of Aging Part 2: Disturbing the Furies

Once Michele George, Oriah Mountain Dreamer and I had launched into the first morning of “The First Canadian Conference on Women Elders,” we knew we were in trouble. As I look back now, I tremble at what we were setting in motion that day. The stereotypes of aging we were carrying came from some mix […]

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Becoming Elders

Trust.  Trust.  Trust.  So much trust is needed to come to my writing room every morning. To not lock back into what I think I know, all the old opinions, to what’s been said before by others, and so much better than I can say it. Especially by Eliot.  He already wrote in 1943 everything […]

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