APRIL 29 – MAY 20

This intimate four-week inquiry is focused on the re-discovery, reclamation, and activation of Elderhood. Even as you may secretly know there are great boons to growing older, the society around you has other messages. Come to this series to be better acquainted with the territory of Elderhood – to fortify yourself with the causeless joy and peace of mind right here in the middle of your years. Most fundamentally, our shared inquiry will support the opportunity to construct reliable understandings of the wild possibilities of wisdom and peace in a too frequently wacky world.

Mondays 3:30 pm – 5 pm
This workshop includes an individual 30-minute consultation, scheduled personally.

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

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April 29th, 3:30 pm – 5 pm

Despite our uniqueness, we’ve all walked lots of similar terrain from birth to here. Reviewing those transits reveals ways to see anew where you’ve been, and to use that understanding to navigate the inevitable unknown of here-forward.


May 6th, 3:30 pm – 5 pm

Considering midlife, its ‘crises,’ its triumphs and its necessity when it comes to Elderhood. Expanding the details of your personal map for the time you spent in midlife. What worked, what didn’t and what, in particular, keeps paying personal dividends.


May 13th, 3:30 pm – 5 pm

About getting older – about Elderhood. Situating your experience and the map of your personal territory in the realities of life today. Identifying what Elderhood means to you.


May 20th, 3:30 pm – 5 pm

What does Elderhood look like? What does it mean for an everyday life? Fortifying the main line to your Inner Elder so your own Elderhood makes sense. 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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