Bette Davis famously said: "Old age is not for sissies." My own mother said it so often that I thought it originated with her! Humor, of course, is one of the best tools for not only aging wisely but for living wisely regardless of your age. And that's the key to the wisdom about aging. It is really universal. I used to study my parents for clues on what to do and what not to do in order to avoid the same pitfalls. As I learned, however, awareness, determination and intention are necessary but not sufficient to change patterns that have been imprinted since birth or programmed into your DNA. Psychology is not sufficient either. When it is combined with spiritual wisdom and practice and community, you have the possibility of truly changing your life. And that's what aging wisely is about. You have the time to look at your life and let go of the painful thoughts, emotions and memories that hurt you. Please join us Thursday to learn how to grow in strength, resilience, and joy as you age.