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Meeting the Shadow on the Spiritual Path with Connie Zweig

Have you experienced religious/spiritual abuse or betrayal? Do you feel spiritually disillusioned? Do you want to complete spiritual unfinished business before you die?

In every tradition, saints and poets speak of the soul’s search for the beloved, the seeker’s yearning for the divine, for the Self beyond ego. This holy longing is a secret feeling with many disguises, leading us to pursue a higher union in spiritual practice, religious discipleship, even romantic embrace. It guides us to timeless wisdom and transcendent experiences.

But it also can go awry when we project the divine onto a therapist, teacher, priest, guru, rabbi, or roshi who is all too human – who has unhealed wounds, undeveloped empathy, or authoritarian tendencies. In effect, a woman or man who has a shadow. If he or she abuses power — sexual, financial, or emotional coercion — we feel the shock of betrayal, our innocence lost, our faith destroyed.

Today, we have witnessed many contemporary teachers of Buddhist, Hindu Hasidic, Muslim, Catholic, and Protestant groups act out their shadows in destructive ways, leaving their followers traumatized and lost. This can be viewed as a mythological moment of ordeal or dark night of the soul.

Suffering spiritual disillusionment, we can learn to apply the tools of depth psychology and spiritual shadow work to help us recover and rekindle the flame of longing in our souls.

This program explores personal and archetypal projection, spiritual bypassing, as well as the evolution of consciousness, the nature of awakening, and the role of the Shadow.

In this program, you'll discover why we are drawn to charismatic leaders, what we unconsciously give away to them, and how to reclaim it for our own treasury.

Note: This is an audio-only interview.

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 AM Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 6 AM Hawaiian)

Topic: Meeting the Shadow on the Spiritual Path with Connie Zweig

Speaker:  Connie Zweig, award-winning author and retired therapist

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Connie Zweig, Ph.D., is a retired therapist and coauthor of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow. Her award-winning book, The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul, extends her work on the Shadow into midlife and beyond and explores aging as a spiritual practice. It won the 2022 Gold COVR Award, the 2022 Gold Nautilus Award, the 2021 American Book Fest Award, and the 2021 Best Indie Book Award for best inspirational non-fiction. Her new book, Meeting the Shadow on the Spiritual Path: The Dance of Darkness and Light in Our Search for Awakening, is available now. Connie has been doing contemplative practices for more than 50 years. She is a wife, stepmother, and grandmother. After all these roles, she’s practicing the shift from role to soul.

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The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World with Bruce Feiler

Are you at the threshold of a new phase in your life, ready to rediscover (and redefine) how you will continue to work and find purpose in your next chapter? This month, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler joins us to chat about how to find meaning, balance, and joy in a time when many of us feel stuck, confused, and unsure about our next steps.

America at large is at a once-in-a-generation turning point in work: 70% of Americans are unhappy with what they do. A million people a week quit their job—that’s a third of the workforce. Another third question how they work, where they work, and when they work. The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World is a timely and revelatory portrait of today’s workers that offers a bold new roadmap for finding work you love based on life stories of hundreds of Americans.

The Search reveals that many of us are using an outdated operator’s manual around work. We’ve been told you need to have a career; there is one path to success; you should always be reaching higher and wanting more. Few ideas have squandered more potential. The Search offers a new model of success that is flexible, personal, and designed by each individual to meet their own needs.

Bruce will share some of the key ideas that came out of his work on the book, in addition to questions you can ask yourself to help you find the path that will guide you towards a truly meaningful life, inside and outside of the workplace.

In this program, you'll discover:

  • Statistics that help identify this unique turning point in American work.
  • Aggregate insights from over 1,500 hours of interviews with Americans from all walks of life.
  • 21 questions you can ask yourself to find work you love.

Note: This is an audio-only interview.

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 AM Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 6 AM Hawaiian)

Topic: The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World

Speaker: Bruce Feiler, author, columnist, sought-after speaker, and PBS series host

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Bruce Feiler is one of America’s most thoughtful voices on contemporary life. He is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers. His three TED Talks have been viewed more than four million times, and he teaches the TED Course How to Master Life Transitions. His latest book, The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World, is a bold new roadmap for finding meaning and purpose at work, based on insights drawn from hundreds of life stories.

Employing a firsthand approach to his work, Bruce is known for living the experiences he writes about. His work combines timeless wisdom with timely knowledge to allow people to live with more meaning, passion, and joy. For two decades, he has explored the intersection of families, relationships, and well-being.

A long-time columnist for the New York Times, Bruce Feiler writes the popular newsletter The Nonlinear Life about navigating life’s ups and downs. He has contributed to The New Yorker, Parade, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards. He has been the subject of a Jay Leno joke and a JEOPARDY! question, and his face appears on a postage stamp in the Grenadines.

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Bruce lives in Brooklyn with wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their identical twin daughters.

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The Future of Work with Kerry Hannon

Anyone who began working 20 or 30 years ago has witnessed astonishing changes in the workplace during their career. When the global pandemic hit, older workers fortunate enough to retain their jobs once again had to navigate enormous upheaval, virtually overnight. Working from home, often in isolation, over-fifties found themselves facing daunting technological and social challenges.

Influenced by the profound changes in the workplace spurred by the pandemic, Kerry Hannon will discuss the 5 major trends that are here to stay, the rise of the multi-gen workforce, the fundamental demographic changes, and how the most forward-thinking organizations are tapping into the benefits for experienced workers.

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 AM Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 6 AM Hawaiian)

Topic: The Future of Work

Speaker: Kerry Hannon, author and syndicated columnist

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Kerry Hannon is a workplace futurist and a leading strategist on career management, entrepreneurship, personal finance, and retirement. She is a frequent TV, podcast, and radio commentator and is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences.

Kerry is the bestselling and award-winning author of 14 books, including her newest book In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work and Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life, a number one bestseller on Amazon and selected by the Washington Post for its Book-of-the-Month Club.

Kerry is currently a senior columnist and on-air expert at Yahoo Finance. She was previously an expert columnist, opinion writer, and regular contributor to the New York Times, MarketWatch, and Forbes, and was the PBS website NextAvenue.org personal finance and entrepreneur expert. She has also worked as a writer, columnist, and editor for USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and Money magazine and as a contributor to the Wall Street Journal.

Kerry lives in Washington, DC, and Boston, Virginia, with her husband, documentary producer and editor Cliff Hackel, and her Labrador retriever, Elmore “Elly.”

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Navigating the New World of Work with Kerry Hannon

When the coronavirus pandemic upended the US economy, many older workers lost their jobs and saw their retirement accounts take a hit. Those who remain employed are grappling with a new way of working: remotely from home, sometimes in isolation, facing daunting technological and social challenges. Work and Jobs expert Kerry Hannon will talk about the way the pandemic has transformed the workplace for workers over 50 and how to find work you love that also has impact.

In this program, you'll discover how to:

  • Navigate this new normal
  • Become empowered to take control of your professional and economic future with hope, confidence, and optimism
  • Succeed in the workplace and prepare for a financially secure retirement.

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 AM Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 6 AM Hawaiian)

Topic: Navigating the New World of Work

Speaker: Kerry Hannon, a leading authority and strategist on career transitions, entrepreneurship, and personal finance and retirement as well as a best-selling and award-winning author of 14 books

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Kerry Hannon is a leading authority and strategist on work and jobs, career transitions, entrepreneurship, leadership, personal finance, and retirement. She is a frequent TV and radio commentator and is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences.

Kerry is the best-selling and award-winning author of 14 books, including her latest, Great Pajama Jobs: Your Complete Guide to Working From Home, and her upcoming book, In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work, scheduled for release in November 2021.

She has covered all aspects of careers, business, and personal finance as a columnist, editor, and writer for the nation’s leading media companies and has appeared as a career and financial expert on national news programs.

In addition to practical advice for mid-life workers seeking to land jobs, find financial and personal rewards, and ride the age wave of longevity with grace, a key passion for Kerry is helping and advising women on how to take charge of their own financial planning, at all stages of their lives, to prepare themselves for a financially secure future.

Kerry lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, documentary producer and editor Cliff Hackel, and her Labrador Retriever, Zena.

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Navigating Your Second Career: Finding Passion, Purpose and a Paycheck 50+ with Lynda Smith

Modern life affords us many options to traditional retirement that can provide a financial reward, intellectual stimulation, flexibility and freedom, emotional fulfillment, and overall well being during your mature years. How do you plan and pursue various alternatives to traditional retirement – including coaching, volunteer work, starting a second career, starting your own business, travel, learning new skills, and enjoying family and friends?

In this program, you'll discover:

  • How longevity and technology are changing the landscape
  • What tools to use to unlock and navigate your unique journey
  • How money and meaning are both currencies
  • Tools to help you discover our passion and purpose

All the details of our upcoming call are below:

Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 am Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 am Central, and 7 AM Hawaiian)

Topic: Navigating Your Second Career: Finding Passion, Purpose and a Paycheck 50+

Speaker: Lynda Smith, a Wisdom Preserver & Connection Specialist who lives and works in South Africa

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South African Social entrepreneur, Lynda Smith, is at the forefront of a social movement to plan the extended work lives of 50-plus workers in both quality and duration – to benefit both individual and national development – and is regarded as a thought leader and advocate for the 50-plus generation. To this end, Lynda’s 50-Plus Skills provides a forum for soon-to-be-retired or retired individuals to plan their future lives, upskill, engage with like-minded individuals or contribute in terms of voluntary mentoring programs or hands-on involvement in the social sector. Lynda’s empathy, passion, socially conscious outlook, and wealth of experience in both education and business provide the perfect foundation for an organization that helps clear the mists of uncertainty around the question commonly asked by retirees, ‘What now?’

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