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Welcome to the Conscious Living, Aging and Dying's
Community Conversations 


We invite you to join us for our Conscious Living, Aging and Dying (CLAD) community calls on the 2nd Thursday of each month to participate in conversations of interest to you and the broader CEN readership.  We will be using this page to introduce the topic for each of our calls, to share any resources or information we think you might want to look at before or after the call, and to give you the details of when and how to participate. Learn more about CLAD.


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We are proud to announce…

Growth After Loss

Thursday, July 13th    9 -11 am PDT / Noon - 2 pm EDT

Tammie Fowles, PhD, is a psychotherapist, author, spiritual life coach, and certified celebrant currently practicing in Lewiston, Maine. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. She has appeared on National radio and public television. In this conversation we will explore the gifts that can evolve through our confrontation with suffering and our struggles with transitions and uncertainties. Our call will include time for small group sharing and discussions of our own experiences with loss and recovery, as well as a Q&A session.

Before the Call:

If you are interested, you might want to review the following information prior to the call.

BirthQuakes: Stories of Transformative Life Events - Tammie Fowles

Meeting Oneself Through Loss, Grief and Resilience - Carolyn Goto

What it Means to Be Broken Open Video with Elizabeth Lesser and Oprah

How to Find Meaning in Suffering - Article from Scientific American


Joining Our Conversations

Our 2-hour CLAD conversations will be on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9am PDT / Noon EDT

We will be using Zoom video conferencing, which is very easy to access by computer, tablet, smartphone or regular telephone. We will be starting each meeting on time so please connect 15 minutes before the call so that the host can help with any technical difficulties or questions you may have. Once the call starts the host will be not be able to help with connection issues.

Link here for instruction and access to Zoom conferencing

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