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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 HERE

We are proud to announce…

The Gut Brain Connection: Preventing and Reversing Cognitive Brain Loss 

Wednesday, June 14th     9:00 to 11:00 PT / Noon ET (This meeting will be on a Wednesday, the only exception for our regular Thursday meeting times)

Christine Rosche, MPH, CNS, will be our guest expert for this conversation. She is a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist and Digestive Health Expert with 20 years of experience, including 10 years at Stanford Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA. She will help us understand the scope of the problem of dementia and share insights from her research on the relationship between the brain and the Gut Digestive Microbiome, including ways to reduce your risk of dementia with aging.  The call will include time for small group sharing and discussion of your own concerns about dementia, 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.

Fighting Alzheimers - Maria Shriver

8 Steps to Reverse Memory Loss - Dr. Mark Hyman

The Alzheimer’s Project Article

ChangingAging® explores the hidden dimensions of our humanity and, in doing so, inspires personal growth and social change.


Growth After Loss

Thursday, July 13th    9:00 to 11:00 PT / Noon ET

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 by 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


Accessing Our Conversations

CLAD conversations will be on the third Thursday of each month at 9am PT / Noon ET

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 10-15 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 any technical questions.

Link here for instruction and access to Zoom conferencing

It is not necessary to RSVP, however, if you would like to be on our email list we'll be sending a reminder with the Zoom link 30 minutes before each call. To be on the email list, or for any questions please contact Pam Nichols at