60 is not the new 50.
It is something completely different. It is less about
sticking with what you've always done and more about doing
what brings you joy. Less about safety and more about taking
on a new passion . . . or revisiting one you lost along the
about a time of seeing, probably for the first time, how
precious time is . . . and how quickly it's moving. Of
understanding you're not too old to start a new life. That
if you've always wanted to write, then you should write. If
you've always wanted to paint or learn a musical
instrument, then you should do it. It is finally time to do
what brings you joy.
Bruce Frankel, author of What Should I Do with the Rest
of My Life:
True Stories of Finding Success, Passion, and New Meaning in
the Second Half of Life, talks about the
surprises he discovered while doing research for his book.
"They rarely referenced their own ages. They were more
focused on what they were going to do next, how they were
going to improve upon what they had done, what they were
dreaming up. I continue to be surprised by how agile of mind
and body they were, how intellectually challenging, how
and how determined they are to make a difference in ways we
often more associate
with young adults."
According to actress Shirley MacLaine, "Limitations?
Those are only what you think they are and nothing more. Set
go after them and don't be afraid to experience a
part of yourself you haven't encountered before."
If you can see 60 on the horizon . . . or you're already in
your 60's, 70's or 80's, it is definitely not too late to
create the life you've always imagined. Join me and a
community of women who are interested in going into 60 and
Beyond wide awake, fully engaged, and living life to the
We'll spend the weekend walking quietly in nature, sitting
joyfully in circle, journaling,
meditating, working experientially in small and large
groups, laughing, crying, eating chocolate mindfully . . .
and in the process finding the direction for a fully-alive
new life and a deeper sense of meaning.
Karen is the founder and
director of A Woman's Way, one of the country's premier
women's retreat and workshop program located in Sedona,
Karen is the author of:
Daring to Dream: Reflections on the Year I
Found Myself published in 2006, which
chronicles the end of her 32-year marriage;
A Retreat of My Own, a women's personal
retreat guide published in 2008; and
Breathing Space: Mini-Retreats for the Heart
& Soul published in 2011. Karen is
currently publishing Lost and Found: A Journey to Wholeness,
the personal story of her 25-year spiritual journey.
is an experienced facilitator with a commitment to assisting
women in creating and living authentic lives of passion and
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