Welcome to Writing Down Our Years!

My goal for later life is to Age with Spirit. Through daily or weekly writing we learn to attend to the present moment, reflect on our past, and make wiser choices for the future.

My monthly Blog Aging with Spirit will profile older adults who write as part of their vital aging, stories and poems by older adults (from Writing Down Our Years book series and elsewhere), the benefits of writing for self and others, and strategies for facilitating writing.

I invite you to learn more about writing in later life through the Writing Down Our Years book series, Resources, and Blog Archives on this website.

Ellen Ryan, McMaster University

Conscious Aging

Quotations on conscious aging from Spiritual Leaders; Poetry; Writing exercise for community – Kindness journal; Shadow photograph; Writing Aging and Spirit Events; Book Review: Ron Pevny’s 2014 Conscious Living, Conscious Aging; Conscious Aging Alliance website resources; Elderhood.

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Contact Info
Ellen Ryan, webhost: info@writingdownouryears.ca
Dep’t of Health, Aging and Society, KTH – 226, McMaster University Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
(905) 525-9140 Extension: 27227
Ellen B. Ryan Ph. D.
Professor Emeritus,
McMaster University
Specialist in Aging: Psychology, Communication, Spirituality, Writing Facilitator
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