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
It's about a time of seeing, probably for the first time,
how precious time is . . . and how quickly it's moving. Of
wanting to leave a legacy for future generations. Of
understanding you're not too old to start a new life.
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
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.
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 resourceful and how determined they are to
make a difference in ways we often more associate with young
According to actress Shirley MacLaine, "Limitations?
Those are only what you think they are and nothing more. Set
your goals, 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
who are interested in going into 60 and Beyond wide
awake, fully engaged, and living life to the fullest.
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 Ely 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, Arizona.
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; and
A Safe Place to Stand, the personal story of her 27-year
spiritual journey, which will be published in 2014.
Karen is an
experienced facilitator with a commitment to
assisting women in creating and living authentic
lives of passion and joy.
Click here to learn how you can
bring Karen Ely's workshops
to your area.
This weekend retreat will be
held at the beautiful Wolf Cove Inn Bed and Breakfast, a
lakefront inn with two acres of magnificent scenery in the
Sebago Western Lakes Region of Maine. On the shores of Tripp
Lake, the Inn offers an oasis of relaxation, the perfect
setting to revel in nature, find solitude and enjoy time
together. For information, please visit
retreat, opening at 5:00 pm on Friday evening,
August 22, and continuing from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
on Saturday, August 23, and from 9:00 am – 2:00
pm on Sunday, August 24.
All meals from
dinner on Friday evening through lunch on Sunday
The retreat does not
include lodging. In order to make a reservation
at the Wolf Cove Inn, please call them directly