Aging Abundantly Community
. . . where women gather to learn, grow care and transform in a supportive, nurturing, loving environment.
I’d like to tell you a story. Over a decade ago, I was hired to write for a website devoted to the needs and concerns of women over fifty. The internet was in its infancy, and I would be writing for a site that was the first of its kind.
My mother was dying, my children were readying themselves to flee the nest, and quite suddenly I was “over the hill”. My sense of self and my life was in complete disarray and my heart was breaking into a million pieces.
Little did I know, that this writing gig would change my life. As I began to share my thoughts and feelings with the incredible group of women in the blogging forum, and listen to their stories, I woke up to the realization that I was not alone. Buoyed by their kindness, generosity of spirit, guidance and understanding, my life slowly began to feel more manageable. When I returned home from a particularly difficult weekend with my aging mother, I knew where to go to share my thoughts. When sorrow and loss threatened to break me in half, I knew the women of Women Etcetera! would say to me “we’ve got your back”. It didn’t matter that we had never met, what mattered was their heart, their love and their generosity of spirit. I believed them, and it kept me going.
We can get through anything with a little help from our friends!
Like many things in the age of technology, the website dissolved, but the friendships created there did not. In fact, several of the original members are now members of Aging Abundantly. We have come full circle and we are doing our best to pass it on.
In its infancy, social media offered a platform for connection, but it has become for many a political battle ground amidst a plethora of vying agendas. The Aging Abundantly page, while well followed, not longer provides the opportunity for personal connection. As Facebook has taken more control, viewership has fallen to a smaller and smaller percentage. The posts are not even being shown to those who choose to follow it. It’s difficult to maintain continuity.
The Aging Abundantly Circle MeetUp is a private, member-only* community offering a more personal connection for members. It provides a gateway to additional, small topical circles, and currently include a circle for writers, one for politics, personal and spiritual growth, caregiving and a book club. More will be formed as the need arises.
Members of Aging Abundantly receive:
- Membership in a private, secure and monitored Facebook Group
- Option to join 2 small topical circles
- A Members only discount on Next Step Workshops, eBooks and Aging Abundantly support services
- Free participation in beta offerings
- Gifts & giveaways
- Product discounts
- and more!
- Community and friendship
- Fun and connection
- Laughter and education
- And above all a safe place where your presence is valued
* Membership is monitored to ensure safety and privacy in the Facebook group and a small administrative fee. It is not for profit.
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FINDING HOPE, Quotes & Inspiration for the Midlife Woman
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