Exploring the Afternoon of Life: An Experiential Workshop (In-Person)


  • $110.00


Joyce Boatright and Karleen Koen
Thursday, Oct 5
10am - 4pm

Explore how the stores of wisdom we've amassed over our lives can help us to serve as both seekers and guardians of heritage.


Limit: 14 participants | Register Today!

As we move from middle age into what Jung calls "the afternoon of life" (seniority or elder-hood; thought of as beginning around age 50), we often find we have no roadmap for the journey. Jung writes, “…We take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life's morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie." Join us as we explore our own experiences of elder-hood and learn to give voice to that which is wise within. By accessing our inner instinctual creativity through writing, music, movement, poetry, and discussion, we'll reveal how the stores of wisdom we've amassed over our lives can help us to serve as both seekers and guardians of heritage.

This program is being offered IN-PERSON, and will NOT be recorded.

All times are CT. Please contact onlinelearning@junghouston.org with any questions.

Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.

Joyce Boatright, EdD, is a published writer of short memoir and essay, a popular teacher, and an entertaining storyteller. She has been teaching journaling and writing from life since 1991. She is author of Telling Your Story: A Basic Guide to Memoir Writing, available in the Jung Center's library.  Joyce is making her 78th trip around the sun.

Karleen Koen is a bestselling novelist, writer, editor, and teacher of writing and creativity. She has taught classes in the School of Continuing Education at Rice University and for Writers League of Texas. She is one of the founders of Women in Visual and Literary Arts, and one of the original steering committee members for The Jung Center’s Community for Conscious Aging. Karleen is 75.


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