1. Becoming Wise Women Support Group Group Guidelines

    Here are a few guidelines that will help make our group experience more rewarding and enjoyable. 1) Please keep what is said in this group confidential. It’s OK to talk about your own experience with friends and family you are close to, but do not share personal information discussed by other memb…Read More


    Building on the teachings of Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi, the Ageing to Sageing® program invites you to embrace life and live your elder years more consciously, joyfully, and compassionately by offering powerful tools for gathering and giving expression to the wisdom of our own ripening lives. T…Read More

  3. Balancing Self and Others

    “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” Hillel, Jewish Sage As women, most of us have been taught the value of being there for others. We are taught that to be a truly good woman, others’ needs should always come before our own. O…Read More

  4. Beyond Family: Friends, Lovers and Others

    Much of our lives revolve around our families and our relationships with them, but what about non-familial relationships? Most of us have been fortunate enough to have had a few good friends in our lives. Some women have found it difficult to make enduring and satisfying friendships while others say…Read More

  5. What do I want to be when I grow up?

    I frequently hear older women friends and women I work with talk about their struggles with finding a sense of purpose in their lives following retirement or as they get older. Our increasing life spans pose challenges not faced by previous generations. We may have 20, 30, or 40 years to fill follow…Read More

  6. Wisdom and Understanding Ourselves

    What is wisdom? One fairly simple definition is that wisdom is having a “big picture” perspective on things and being able to meet challenges in life with equanimity, dignity, and compassion toward both yourself and others. I heard a saying recently on an interesting radio program. The saying wa…Read More

  7. Beyond Guilt

    As women, guilt seems to run our lives. If there is one issue that every woman in my practice seems to struggle with, it is guilt. I see there being two kinds of guilt: One is rational guilt—you feel guilty because you hurt someone’s feelings, or yelled at your children. You owe them an apology …Read More

  8. Technology: Friend or Foe?

    We are living in a time when technology seems to control almost everything in our lives. Our culture has traveled from the “ancient” days of refrigerators, washing machines, and automated manufacturing processes—things that made our lives easier—to an era of computers, cell phones and inform…Read More

  9. When to Hold On, When to Let Go

    One of the most difficult challenges in life at any age is the question of when to stay the course and when to let go of a person, thing, or situation. This question applies to issues as large as when to let go of life and as small as when to let go of a sentimental item someone gave to you. Some pe…Read More

  10. Core Beliefs about Ourselves

    Every one of us carries an image of ourselves. We think of ourselves as a certain kind of person: a kind person, an honest person, a person who’s “not interesting”, a person who takes care of others—beliefs about the essence of who we are. These beliefs about ourselves have an underlying str…Read More