From Masks to Mastery: Navigating the Midlife Journey of Self-Rediscovery

From Masks to Mastery: Navigating Your Midlife Journey to Self-Rediscovery

Have you ever felt like there’s a version of yourself hidden beneath the surface, waiting to be rediscovered? The journey towards uncovering our true selves is a powerful one, and it’s a concept I first encountered a few years ago. It all started with a lecture by Franciscan priest Richard Rohr on ‘True Self, False Self.’ Since then, these terms have resurfaced in various contexts and teachings, resonating deeply with the idea that each of us is born with a soul – our true essence – which can become buried under layers of a false self. Join me on a transformative exploration as we delve into the realms of the true self, false self, and the neuroscience that supports this fascinating journey.

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Resources for the Journey


If you love to read books that make you think, challenge how you see yourself, and help improve your life (spiritual, mental, emotional, physical), you will most assuredly benefit from the information contained in these books. Here are a few of my all-time favorites on a variety of subjects. Most of them are written from the Christian worldview, but not all of them are faith-based. These books are is extremely helpful for self-understanding, personal development, and spiritual growth.

Favorite Books

Personal Growth


Introduction to White Culture & Racism

Life Management


Spiritual Disciplines


Priority Management


Leadership Lessons


Nonprofit Leadership



Understanding Introversion


Communication & Relationships


Difficult People & Conflict Management


Homeschooling "Must Reads"


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