A to Z Blogging Challenge Theme Reveal
I learned of the A to Z Blogging Challenge from Profound Journey tribe member and blogger, Deb. Deb pens wise and witty posts at The Widow Badass.
The premise of the A to Z Blogging Challenge is simple: 26 days of blogging about anything you want, one letter at a time. The challenge starts April 1st, skips all of the other Sundays, and finishes on April 30th.
I love challenges, adore frameworks, and have some content I’ve been wanting to share with you for ages, so I’m in.
The theme of my posts will be
Wow Notes for Women Midlife & Beyond
If you’re a Profound Journey tribe member, you’re already familiar with Wow Notes. They are usually researched posts of interesting tidbits from the world intended to pique your curiosity.
Wow Notes for the A to Z Blogging Challenge are a bit different. For this challenge I’m sharing 26 profound thoughts from 26 books I’ve read. They are insights about us: about aging and creativity, memory and optimism, routines and satisfactions. Think of them as snack-sized Wow Notes for your soul.
Each post will consist of a quote or two from the book, some personal reflection, questions for you to ponder and, occasionally, a recommended book, website or video.
Unlike my other posts, these ones will be short, around 300 words. They are intended as appetizers, not a complete banquet.
Wow Note Topics A-Z
|Ageless Soul||Thomas Moore||Aging versus getting older|
|Beauty, the Invisible Embrace||John O’Donohue||Beauty needs us|
|Coming Home to Myself||Marion Woodman||You’re already good enough|
|Deep Play||Diane Ackerman||Transcendental moments, flow|
|(The) End of Absence||Michael Harris||Technology use is your choice|
|(The) Faraway Nearby||Rebecca Last||The stories we tell ourselves|
|(The) Gifts of Imperfection||Brene Brown||Self-compassion|
|Hundreds and Thousands||Emily Carr||Long view versus present moment|
|It’s Never too Late to Begin Again||Julia Cameron||Daily Routines|
|Journal of a Solitude||May Sarton||Empty Days|
|(The) Know-It-All||A.J. Jacobs||Laughter|
|Ladder of Years||Anne Tyler||Your True Face|
|(A) Man Without a Country||Kurt Vonnegut||Making Art|
|(The) Nobodies Album||Carolyn Parkhurst||Make Your Choices|
|Present Over Perfect||Shauna Niequist||Say No|
|Questing Marilyn||Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem||Spirituality or Religion|
|Running to the Mountain||Jon Katz||A place to call your own|
|Still Writing||Dani Shapiro||Curiosity|
|The Third Chapter||Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot||Generativity|
|(An) Unknown Woman||Alice Koller||Owning your shadow|
|(A) Voice of Her Own||Marlene Schiwy||Change|
|What Comes Next and How to Like It||Abigail Thomas||Nothing is wasted|
|X and Extraordinary||Sue Grafton and Nancy Werlin||Positivity|
|(The) Year of Magical Thinking||Joan Didion||Mortality|
|Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind||Shunryu Suzuki||Self-understanding|
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