Sage-ing: A New Way of Aging
Sage-ing is looking at life in a new way as we grow older, a spiritual practice that involves harvesting the wisdom of our lives, transmitting that wisdom as a legacy to future generations and giving back through service. Learn more here. Sage-ing International (SI) offers classes, webinars, Wisdom Circles and Sage-ing Chapters as well as online resources, conferences and workshops.
Goldman celebrates 86 years of life experience
Happy Birthday, Connie!
As your life reminds us, “Don’t count the candles on the cake. But count the GLOW the candles make.”
Connie, a member of Sage-ing International’s Council of Honored Sages, has contributed in so many ways.
Connie has a favorite quote that she says has shaped the direction of her work and what she views as her legacy: “Facts illustrate, but stories illuminate.” Read her story in her own words here.
She is an award-winning radio producer and reporter beginning her broadcast career with Minnesota Public Radio. Later she worked for several years on the staff of National Public Radio in Washington D.C.
For the past 30 years her public radio programs, books, and speaking have been exclusively concerned with the changes and challenges of aging. Connie became aware that the United States culture seemed to be obsessed with staying young and denying the aging process. Her explorations led her into conversations with many public figures on a variety of issues related to aging, as well as collecting interviews with hundreds of what she has labeled, “extra-ordinary ordinary older persons.”
Her lifelong gift has been the intuitive ability to authentically ask the deeper questions and her compassionate listening brings gems of wisdoms to her listening and reading audience. Listen to Connie’s own words of wisdom in a film clip from David Carey’s new documentary “Creating a New Old.”
Now SI wants to help Connie celebrate her 86 years of life experience by creating the Connie Goldman Scholarship Endowment Fund to honor her many contributions to the fields of positive and conscious aging. Get more information here.
Connie, you have GLOWED for Sage-ing International! Please let this endowment fund reflect our gratitude to you for the light you have shone on so many for so long.
Where do I start?
Next Webinar: June 20
June 20, 5 pm (EST) “Wisdom From Those in Care: Conversations, Insights, and Inspirations,” a discussion with Honored Sage Connie Goldman about her new book. Find more information and register here.
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Service Call to Action
Apply now for 2017 CSL Certification Program
We are now accepting applications for the 2017 -2018 Sage-ing Leader Certification Program. The initial training weekend is scheduled to take place at Techny Towers (near Chicago/O’Hare) October 12-15, 2017. If you are interesting in joining the next group of Interns, please complete an application or contact Jeanne Marsh for more information.
Bob Atchley’s New CD
Find Honored Sage Bob Atchley’s new “sage-ing” journey music here.
Upcoming “SI” Webinars, Workshops & Retreats
June 20, “Wisdom From Those in Care: Conversations, Insights, and Inspirations,” a discussion with Honored Sage Connie Goldman about her new book. Find more information and register here.
Awakening the Sage Within
June 17th, Center for Applied Judaism, New York, NY, Register here.
September 6 – 11, North Carolina State campus, Raleigh, NC. Course broken into 6 sessions occurring on consecutive Wednesdays. Registration information coming soon.
ASW Planning in Process
August – Winter Haven, Florida
October – London, England
October – Oxford, England