I have been watching this list since the beginning because, although I
thought I had joined I could not get the system to recognise me and let me
post! Now it is all sorted out with my server I can put in my tuppence
worth. I am a research student.
My funding is to look at Spirituality, Religion and Successful Ageing.
Since this is an enormous area, I have found myself concentrating more on
the experiences of women who are 60 years old, and trying to find out if a
sense of the spiritual, a faith system, or a religious practice has helped
them cope with life in general, and problems in particular.
The biggest challenge I seem to be facing is in finding some way of
facilitating my ladies to speak about something they have never really
thought about. They just don't seem to have the words! This may be a
cultural thing - Scots can be very reticent about private feelings and
ideas, but I would love to hear what the listmembers have to say.