APRIL 29 – MAY 20

When it comes to quiet wisdom, you have everything you need right there with you all the time – you just may not have seen and heard your Inner Elder. In the middle of these cramped and busy lives, you have a safe haven. Come learn how to spend more time there. Feel better. Love your life more regularly. Cozy up to your capacity for peace of mind.

Mondays 5:30 pm – 7 pm

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April 29th, 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Where you’ve been up to now – why it was weird, difficult, even boring (at times) and downright amazing. How revisiting your own development can transform your perception of both the ‘highs’ and the ‘lows.’


May 6th, 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Considering the spiral of a human life – how wisdom and skill grow even as we bring along all the ways we’ve known before; a look at the freedom that comes with movement from ‘being’ to ‘having’ your tendencies for seeing and acting in the world. Get real with what you have already as resources for going forward with confidence.


May 13th, 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Aka considering midlife, its ‘crises,’ its triumphs and its necessity when it comes to Elderhood. Taking inventory of what you’ve come to believe about midlife: what to keep, what to let go, and what to insist on.


May 20th, 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Your personal access to the unique superpower of your Inner Elder. Fortifying the main line to your inner knowledge. Leave the series with reliable ways for connecting and listening to the wisdom that’s always there.

Mary M Clare
Mary M Clare PhD has taught and trained therapists at the graduate level for 30 years. She is a fan of Peace, Integrity, Community and Elderhood. Her goal and passion is to help people in educational, therapeutic and other leadership roles listen and find calm – inside themselves and in their many relations. She is fundamentally interested in the reclamation of deep spirit. It is your birthright.

To avoid processing fees, contact Mary M Clare directly at to reserve a spot with in-person payment options.

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