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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Questions that Won’t Go Away Part 1: Growing Wise

In a story I told earlier, Meeting the Wise Elder, when a baker named Rose turned 50, she was awakened by a question that would not go away. In desperation, she journeyed to meet a Wise Elder but when Rose asked her question, the Elder smacked Rose hard and kicked her out of the house. […]

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Questions that Won’t Go Away Part 2: Diminishment

When you encounter a question that won’t go away, it keeps pestering you, tapping at your inner doors and waking you too early in the morning or keeping you from sleep at night. Sometimes, if you ignore it enough, your question will go underground. But eventually, unless you work very hard indeed, it will begin […]

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Meeting the Wise Elder

Here is a version of a story I first heard from Rabbi Jonathan Omer-man many years ago. I have changed a number of the details but never forgotten the essence of the story because it felt like a knife going into my heart. It has come back to me now as I contemplate what it […]

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Being Here

The only place to start is here, which is to say, in the middle of a life that has no true markers, however much you might try to find or create them. Here has no need for markers. It’s a center with no perimeter. Which is a relief actually—to not have to worry about patting […]

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The Cultural Creatives

The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People are Changing the World. By Paul H. Ray, PhD, and Sherry Ruth Anderson, Ph.D, Paperback, Crown Books, 2001. Buy this book in your store of preference: Amazon.com Goodreads.com barnesandnoble.com IndieBound.org BooksAMillion.com Walmart.com Cokesbury.com Reviews In Three Rivers Press In this landmark book, sociologist Paul H. Ray and psychologist Sherry […]

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The Feminine Face of God

The Feminine Face of God: The Unfolding of the Sacred in Women, by Sherry Ruth Anderson and Patricia Hopkins (Random House/Bantam, 1991. Also, available as an e-book). Buy this book in your store of preference: Random House Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads.com IndieBound Powells The Tattered Cover Tower Books Testimonials From the Foreword by Jean […]

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