Cancer As a Rite of Passage

By Maureen Dobson It was 7 pm and there was a knock on our door.  A colleague had stopped by our home to share his concern and support in person.  He and his wife had just been through cancer themselves.  A breast cancer diagnosis, chemotherapy, radiation, time off work for … Continue reading

Resources: Sage-ing

Sage-ing International is an organization that stands in the forefront of the Conscious Aging Movement.  The work of  S.I. is grounded in the wisdom of Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi, author of the seminal book that introduced conscious aging to the world, From Age-ing to Sage-ing. Sage-ing International has a three-fold … Continue reading

The Inner Work of Conscious Eldering

On one of the Choosing Conscious Elderhood retreats that I lead, a participant in her early 60’s said something that had a powerful impact on all present. In reflecting on her intentions for her retreat, she spoke of two significant older people in her life. One, who was in relatively … Continue reading

What We Believe Shapes How We Age

What do you believe your later years will look like?  Many of us never even think about the beliefs we carry inside us as our months become years and years turn into decades. Your beliefs may well determine the answer to this question. In recent years, a host of research … Continue reading