Julia’s “Refirement” mask, reframing a notion of retirement and capturing
the spirit with expressive arts.
invitation to the work of positive, healthy aging
do you envision for your future? How could you become a joyful
to use contemplative tools to bring more adventure, passion,
mystery, and meaning to your life.
Julia Balzer Riley, RN, MN, AHN-C, CET®
Certified by the Spiritual Eldering Institute:
What is Spiritual Eldering?
we consider the needs of an aging population, Spiritual Eldering®
offers a process to begin the journey of positive, healthy
aging. This process
can begin as early as midlife, as we contemplate retirement and
move from the autumn to the winter of our lives.
We can advance from the concept of Age-ing as a time of
loss to dread, to Sage-ing as a time of harvesting the fruits of
a life’s work, living joyfully, and mentoring younger
contemplative techniques from the world’s spiritual traditions
and the latest breakthroughs in brain/mind research, learn
how to review your life, come to terms with your mortality,
harvest the wisdom of your years, and transform the natural
regrets, depression, and sense of loss that accompany growing
older into renewed purpose and inner peace.
will I learn in an Age-ing to Sage-ing workshop??
workshops you will…
in life review and life repair
wisdom from long life experience
forgiveness—the gift we give ourselves
a legacy to future generations
and attend to our body, mind, and spirit
are the seminar leaders?
Ann and Julia
Rinaldi, RN, MS, is a semi-retired nurse whose career has
spanned 50 years. As
nurse, mentor, and teacher, her main focus has been to enable
others in the process of better health care.
As an elder, she now is focusing on her own conscious
aging, as well as working with others to achieve positive
Balzer Riley, RN, MN, AHN-C, CET®, has been a nurse for 30 years.
International keynote speaker and author, Julia’s mission
has been to help healthcare providers deliver sensitive care and
find joy and humor along the journey.
With the death of her parents she began life review and,
after being introduced to Spiritual Eldering®, decided to pursue
certification as a leader. Her
background in mental health is a foundation for her commitment to
helping people begin as early as midlife to approach aging with a
sense of wonder and awe and excitement.
offering Experiential Workshops, Presentations,
Retreats, and learning materials for the journey.
would benefit? Anyone
interested in exploring new dimensions of aging.
and their Families, Friends
and professionals working with Elders
unforgettable experience that came right from the heart
was accepted right into mine…simply a life-changing experience.”
of humor and information was quite wonderful.”
see that we have value beyond our work roles, that we have a
to leave our children and communities.” Jim 53
us to schedule a workshop or presentation for your organization,
association, or group.
are the jewels of humanity that have been mined from the earth, cut in
the rough, then buffed and polished by the stonecutter’s art into
precious gems that we recognize for their enduring value and beauty.
We sense their radiance in our youth, but we cannot contain it.
It requires a lifetime’s effort to carve out the multifaceted
structure that can display our hidden splendor in all its glory.”
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (Founder, Spiritual
Nurse Speaker, Tampa Nurse Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Julia Balzer Riley, RN, MN, AHN-C, CET®
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