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About Betty Withrow

Betty Withrow is a creativity and life purpose coach, helping artistic and professional women to find a deeper engagement with their life processes, to use the skills and experience we have in creating a dynamic third-act life. Clarity of purpose, vivid life experiences, and a true sense of legacy are her special interests. She is the author of “Prevail: Seven Keys to Create a Personal Victory”. Visit her website http://www.bettyofbigsur.com
Latest Posts | By Betty Withrow
When Fear Strikes After a Natural Disaster – My Personal Story
2 months ago

When Fear Strikes After a Natural Disaster – My Personal Story

By  •  Mindset

Fear is something we all face at one point in life or another. Fear of death, fear of loneliness or fear of an illness. I faced fear two winters ago and, since then, am trying to put my feelings into words that will help me, and anyone else who reads them, find strength to turn fear into grace. Read More

How a Pattern of Making Excuses Helps You Avoid Facing Your Real Feelings in Your 60s
3 months ago

How a Pattern of Making Excuses Helps You Avoid Facing Your Real Feelings in Your 60s

By  •  Mindset

What excuses actually work? The short answer is… none of them.

If you are like everybody else I know, you have found that excuses show up with monotonous regularity and come from many directions. Read More

How to Use the Power of Creativity in Your Everyday Life After 60
6 months ago

How to Use the Power of Creativity in Your Everyday Life After 60

How are you using creativity in your daily life? Each of us is continually creating our world. Creativity isn’t something that happens somewhere else; something that only certain people have. Every time you draw a breath, you interact with the whole Universe to make life happen. Read More

5 Ways to Celebrate Spring, the Season of Hope and Possibility
8 months ago

5 Ways to Celebrate Spring, the Season of Hope and Possibility

Spring is never quite the way you think it’s going to be. It starts off looking all mellow and warm, with gentle breezes, and then, turns cold and damp, with blustery wind that says, “I am not yet done telling you something.” Read More

How the Decisions You Make Communicate Your Priorities and Values After 60
9 months ago

How the Decisions You Make Communicate Your Priorities and Values After 60

By  •  Mindset

All day long, you make decisions – some large, some small. Each one of them reflects the things that you feel are important. What is the basis for this or that decision? It’s something that may not be immediately apparent as you go about your day, dealing with events, people, circumstances. Read More

The Power of Nostalgia and How It Can Enrich Our Lives After 60
10 months ago

The Power of Nostalgia and How It Can Enrich Our Lives After 60

By  •  Mindset

When this time of year rolls around, it usually triggers a wistful feeling, a sense of completion and a sense of loss. The summer has clearly fled; autumn is in full expression, and we stand, watching leaves fall, wondering what winter will bring. Read More

How Nature Can Make Life More Enjoyable After 60
1 year ago

How Nature Can Make Life More Enjoyable After 60

By  •  Mindset

This was the most rain I had seen for many years. Winter was a major challenge. I live in remote mountains, in the bowl of Mill Creek, in magical Big Sur. The environment continues to challenge all of us. Read More

What Surviving the Most Expensive Fire in U.S. History Taught Me About Life
2 years ago

What Surviving the Most Expensive Fire in U.S. History Taught Me About Life

By  •  Mindset

This last summer, here in Big Sur, California, we were transformed by fire. The Soberanes Fire, started by a careless camper with an illegal campfire, became the longest-burning fire in the history of Monterey County. Read More

Chasing the Will-o’-the-Wisp: Finding Your Source of Inspiration After 60
2 years ago

Chasing the Will-o’-the-Wisp: Finding Your Source of Inspiration After 60

By  •  Mindset

You know that elusive light that hovers over the wetlands in the twilight? It moves around and changes color, much as meteors do… Read More

The Wellspring of the Heart
3 years ago

The Wellspring of the Heart

By  •  Mindset

In the cave of the deep lies the spring of the heart. – Rumi

Nature shows us how the unseen comes forth to nourish the seen. All that we see, hear, or know, comes from the unknown and returns there after its form is completed. The limitless energy of the Universe gives life to what we perceive, mysteriously forming new experiences around us. These are the times that we know as our lives. Read More