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Growing Older, Growing Wiser: Becoming an Elderwoman

As I write this, the Elderwomen series described on this page is coming to an end.  Ten of us met on a monthly basis beginning in September 2010, braving this exceptionally cold, snowy, and ice-coated Northeast winter. While the gatherings are coming to an end (a beginning!),  there may be green off-shoot groups growing, after we experience our March Initiation. “Initiation,” after all, means beginning. So keep an eye on this blog to see what is offered next.


An OLD woman could have said …”There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So, love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down …is a part of LIFE, getting back up is LIVING ~”   ( but someone told me that Karl Marx said this. Anyone know where this quote came from? Somehow it’s hard to imagine Karl Marx praying for anything.)


Growing Older, Growing Wiser: Becoming an Elderwoman ~ a seven-month series for women 55 and older. Meetings will be the second Tuesday of each month, 7 ~ 9 PM, September 14, 2010 through March 8, 2011.

Katharine, Win, Joy, and Marian at Crones Counsel 2009

Despite what advertising and the media tell us, our Third Age can be liberating, empowering, and full of wit and wisdom. It is a time of life when we can truly be ourselves, and celebrate it!  This seven-month series includes a retrospective of the significant points in our lives; a safe space and time for sharing our stories, feelings, and dreams; time for music, writing, and artwork; developing spiritually and living consciously. The series will end with a ritual and tools for planning your initiation as Elderwoman. The suggested donation is based on a sliding scale: $35 – $70 for the entire series of seven meetings.

This Elderwoman group will be kept intentionally small. Register now to reserve your spot. For a registration form, write to info (at) sanctuarywithoutwalls (dot) org. The brochure is also included below as a pdf.

Elderwoman Registration Brochure

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  10. thegreeningspirit

    What a beautiful program and what stunningly beautiful women…bless you all, dear Sisters…

  11. Karl Marx said it but a different Karl Marx, not the communist, the composer. 🙂


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