1. Families

    Families. What can we say about families? A million thoughts and feelings come to mind. Whether we were raised in a traditional two-parent heterosexual family, a divorced or widowed family, a single-parent household or a same-sex partner household, most of us grew up in some sort of family. We may b…Read More

  2. Growing Apart

    It seems we’ve all had this experience. Someone we are close to, perhaps your child, your brother or sister, your spouse, or a good friend starts to look or act like someone you’ve never met before. It happens suddenly or sometimes very gradually, but you wake up one day and realize that the per…Read More

  3. Taking Risks

    Life is a risk. It is remarkable to think about what complex and fragile physical beings we are and all the incredible physical and intellectual feats of which we are capable of. Giving birth is a risk. Being born is a risk. Learning to walk is a risk. Driving in a car is a risk. Raising children is…Read More

  4. Speaking our Truth

    Food for Thought In a world where information and misinformation abound, the truth is hard to recognize. Even truth itself depends on context and perspective and some truths seem “truer” than others. We often think of truth as something relating to the external world. This kind of truth is groun…Read More

  5. Feeling Safe

    Sharing our Wisdom Life is anything but safe. It is full of risk and uncertainty. If we are fortunate, we may have moments, weeks, months, even years of feeling safe. People hold different perspectives about whether those times of feeling safe are real or illusory. After all, unanticipated things ca…Read More

  6. Aspirations

    Throughout our lives, most of us have aspirations. We may aspire to attain a certain lifestyle, level of success, state of inner well-being or ethical maturity. There is no end to the number and types of things to which we can aspire. Goals and objectives are different from aspirations, though the t…Read More

  7. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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