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 hereSage-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! 

Click on image to hear Connie’s Words of Wisdom!

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. 

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Next Webinar: May 10, 5 pm

A New Old: Exploring New Life Beyond Adulthood” a  film by David Carey. Register here. Download David Carey’s  film  “Creating a New Old here to learn more about what sage-ing is all about or view it on Vimeo here.

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Service Call to Action

SI’s Service committee offers monthly inspiration encouraging compassionate action in these times. Read Bob Atchley’s call here and Pat Hoertdoerfer’s call here.

Bob Atchley’s New CD

Find Honored Sage Bob Atchley’s new “sage-ing” journey music  here.

Upcoming “SI”  Webinars, Workshops & Retreats

Webinars

May 10, “A New Old: Exploring New Life Beyond Adulthood” a  film by David Carey. Register here.

Sage-ing Intensive Workshop

May 19-21, “Aging with Wisdom”  Mercy Center, Auburn, CA. Register here.

June 23-24, “Aging with Wisdom” Center for Aging and Community, University of Indianapolis. Register here.

October 13-15, “Aging with Wisdom” Peace and Spirituality Center, Bellvue, WA. Register here.

SI Planning in Progress

Fall 2017 – Boulder Colorado

Awakening the Sage Within

May 6, Kansas City Missouri. 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

June – Center for Applied Judaism, 109 E. 39th Street, New York City, NY

August – Winter Haven, Florida

October – London, England

October – Oxford, England

LEARN

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CONNECT

Conscious Age-ing is about networking with other Elders. Join or create a local Wisdom Circle.

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SERVE

Conscious Age-ing is about giving back, providing service, mentoring. See what Sages in Service are doing.

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OUR MISSION

WHAT WE DO

Sage-ing International is committed to transforming the current paradigm of  aging to “sage-ing”  through  learning, community building and service.

With a confidence born from harvesting life experience and with a humility that sees service as the natural result of continued inner growth, we find ways to serve every day. This generosity of spirit elicits joy in human relations, while positively benefiting the communities and cultures we serve.

  • We embrace new paradigms for aging to realize our potential.
  • We recall important people and events and how they have shaped us.
  • We harvest the wisdom learned through life’s triumphs and challenges.
  • We find solace in forgiving others and ourselves
  • We make peace with death, taking spiritual and practical steps
  • We create a legacy through service, mentoring and activism

Is Sage-ing for You?

Are you in the second half of life and wondering what to do next? Have you just retired, have you recently become an empty-nester or has some other life transition left you wondering “what’s next?” Sage-ing may be your answer!

Sage-ing engages curiosity, community, commitment and connections and encourages us to enrich ourselves and our world through serving a cause, contacting a friend, reading a good book, attending a class, or enjoying the beauty and wonder of nature.

Embracing a sage-ing way of life may be the most important thing you do for yourself (and for others in your life) this year.

Here we share wisdom and inspiring stories from the Sage-ing International community, as well as from other partners in the rich collective of the conscious aging field. We aspire to bring you changing content of interest that keeps you coming back for more!

Meet Reb Zalman

Meet Reb Zalman and learn about Sage-ing and Conscious Aging principles.

Qualities of Sages in Service

With a confidence born from harvesting life experience and a humility that sees service as the natural result of continued inner growth, we find ways to serve everyday. This generosity of spirit elicits joy in human relations while positively benefiting the communities and cultures we serve. More about these here

  • Deep Listening
  • Compassion
  • Joyfulness
  • Peacefulness
  • Open Communication
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Inclusivenss
  • Integrity
  • Reverance for Life
  • Respect

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