It’s the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, ’till we find our place, on the path unwinding.

Elton John

During life’s voyage from one stage to the next—from childhood to adolescence, adulthood to elderhood, and eventually to death and dying—we encounter peaks and valleys. At each turn, we face new vistas and perspectives, surprises, delights, and challenges. When we circle up, we share our experiences of transitioning from, and settling into, what’s next. Traveling with others makes us feel less alone and helps us find our way.

Aging


Exploring eldering for women over 65 who are living on their own

Second and fourth Thursdays
4:00PM to 5:30PM Pacific Daylight Time
noon Denver | 1 pm Chicago | 2 pm New York | 8 pm Paris

Let’s come together and share the pleasures and perils of our experience as we seek understanding beyond the ageism of the dominant culture. Our circle will be a blend of sharing and silence, compassion and curiosity as we cultivate our own visions of eldering. We will honour honesty and openness as we delve deeply into this transformative stage of life; a pioneering life that can include a conscious equanimity that allows us to be with the way things are…beyond preference. Our Healing Circle will nourish co-creating a safe space allowing our own unique paths to unfold and flourish.

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Aging Together 2: Discovering depth, grace and beauty in aging

First and Third Tuesday beginning May 17
10:00AM to 11:30AM Pacific Daylight Time
11 am Denver | noon Chicago | 1 pm New York

Aging provides an opportunity to open to the world in new ways, bringing depth, meaning, and wholeness to our lives. Inevitable losses may lead to unexpected depths of feeling and new levels of authenticity. As others witness our attempts to age with grace, we reflect back to them the challenges that come with accepting the changes in our body and mind over which we don’t have control. As the complexity of our lives gives way to a new simplicity we may encounter a beautiful luminescence which is part of living a soulful way.

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Life transitions


Supporting each other through life's transitions

Every Monday
8:00PM to 9:30PM Central European Time
11 am Seattle | noon Denver | 1 pm Chicago | 2 pm New York | 8 pm Paris

We invite participants of all ages, particularly the younger generation, to join this intergenerational inquiry about choices and challenges related to leading a meaningful life. We may engage questions such as: Who am I without my familiar environment? What is my purpose, beyond my work or study? How can I provide for myself and others while following my passion? How can I adapt to new roles, such as mother/father? How can I balance commitment & freedom? We believe that authentic sharing, and witnessing each other's stories increases the resilience and courage we need to move through vulnerable spaces of transition.

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Death and Dying


Death and Dying: Impermanence and the gift of life

Fourth Tuesday of the month
10:00AM to 11:30AM Pacific Daylight Time
11 am Denver | noon Chicago | 1 pm New York | 7 pm Paris

We come together to hold space for one another as we share insights about death and dying, yet also about the wonders of life and living in relationship to impermanence. This circle strives for honesty, openness, and courage as we delve deep, beyond the surface, to discuss what may be the ultimate question or mystery we face: death. In the process, we co-create a space of steadfast compassion and sincere listening.

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Reflections from our community

Questions?

Please contact us if you have any questions about this circle.

Please note

Healing circles are groups of peers who support one another through deep listening and compassion. Circle participants abide by agreements, including agreements around confidentiality. The volunteers who host healing circles do not provide medical or psychotherapeutic advice or treatment. Participation in a healing circle does not replace the care provided by a qualified healthcare professional.

Watch or listen

The Long Dark: Tending to the Soul in Unknown Territory with Francis Weller

Healing, Aging, and Dying with Ram Dass and Rachel Naomi Remen

When the End Is Near: The Art and Science of Compassionate Care with Lael Duncan

The Final Crossing: Learning to Die in Order to Live with Scott Eberle and Rob Feraru

The Five Invitations: What Death Can Teach Us About Living with Frank Ostaseki