ONLINE: Starting at midlife, the world around us starts to seem different from what it was in the first half of our lives. Even if we have been cognizant of the changes throughout each season of our lives, there comes a day when we wake up, perhaps at age 50, 70 or 80, and say, “How can I make the most of this precious time that I have left?” In this discussion-based course, students will gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their likes, their dislikes and how their experiences have shaped them. We will reflect on our lives and culture to understand why we are who we are. However, just as important, we will look at where we are now, and what we want for the rest of our lives. How do we stay vibrant and alive throughout the joy and pain that is life? Students will be encouraged to share their own experiences and participate in interactive discussions. | Facilitated discussion.
Max enrollment: 15.
Colette Tracy has been a business development leader and then a college instructor for most of her career, which spans more than three decades. She is founder and executive director of the nonprofit Education for Growth, which works with underserved students and young adults to teach emotional intelligence, empathy, self-compassion and other soft skills. She holds master's degrees in both organizational leadership and psychology.