The Writings of Irv Thomas On Personal change and growth, taking charge of your own life, challenging the conventional, letting in the new, the influence of feminism, finding/creating your personal path, confronting resistance, dealing with habits, living your truth, personal relationships, love and sex, friendship, etc.

 Theme Index #3

Personal change and growth

(...of nine indexes that cluster similar subjects, for your ease in searching or browsing)
The table below will let you shift easily to another index

Index #1 - Consciousness and Reality

Index #2 - Cycles and the Seasonal Life

Index #3 - this is where you are

Index #4 - Simple Living and Poverty as a choice

Index #5 - Right Livelihood and Work

Index #6 - Social Concerns and Community

Index #7 - Culture and the Ways of the World

Index #8 - Technology and Science

Index #9 - The Playful, Creative Self

For expanded detail of each index return to Theme Quadrant

 How to read the coding system built into each of the links (eg: NL..94

BB: Black Bart series

NV: non-venue writings

IA: Innocence Abroad

OP: other publications

JL: Personal journaling

RS: Ripening Seasons series

NL: personal Newsletter series

UW: UW Daily column series

First two characters of link indicate venue.
For greater detail on venues go to Venue Quadrant

(Thus, NL..94 means:1994 newsletter, signficant treatment of topic)


major treatment


significant treatment


lesser treatment

dots indicate extent of item
Final digits tell the year

Quick link to keywords used in this Index:

- with half century of social upheaval RS..98
- with rebuke, self-doubt for choosing alternative course RS.96

Dropping out
- 25th anniversary reflections on the changes and growth RS...96
- coping with doubt and rebuke RS.96

Heroism in personal life RS.98

- difference between removing a problem and overcoming it RS..97
- distinction between growing and thriving RS..97

Outsider, life as an RS.97, RS..97

Personal growth
- limits of time given us
--- reflections prompted by untimely death of Danaan Parry RS.96
- reflections on 25 years of change RS...96

- how it works for me and Joy RS.96