Future Course Offering:
Growing in Wisdom While Growing in Age
Together we will look at aging as a quest, an inner journey. A time to tidy things up. Like everything else worth doing, aging well takes practice. It requires us to claim all the events of our lives, embracing the whole of who we are.
If our lives are to be meaningful, we must do more than just keep our bodies and minds functioning. We must also address our psychological and spiritual needs.
There are many paths to approaching the subject of wisdom and aging. As a storyteller, Juanita finds myths, folktales, and stories to be a particularly helpful way to nourish and provide insight.
Each week, Juanita will share one or two stories to encourage participants to search inwardly and reflect on how the story speaks to them. Listening to a story and reflecting on its value for our own life can be a nourishing experience.
How we experience aging is deeply personal. Coming together to share stories and talk about our fears and hopes involves taking a risk. It can be liberating to do so.
Together we will travel beyond surface questions about aging to look at deeper, more important questions of psychological and spiritual well-being.
30 Lessons For Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans, by Karl Pillemer
On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old, by Parker Palmer