Ina Albert is a workshop leader and writer, who facilitates workshops for Sage-ing International. She writes regularly for Montana Woman and at 83 she’s going strong.
This October at Sage-ing’s 2018 Global Conference, Elder Voices Transforming the World: Our Stories in Action, she’ll be giving a day-long pre-conference workshop on the topic of Holistic Aging – exploring how we can free ourselves from the prejudice of ageism to live more vital lives.
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Highlights and quotes from the Show
The origins of Sage-ing International.
How people end up fearing aging without seeing what it offers us.
“Aging is a process, not a disease.”
What discrimination looks like and how it can affect us.
“Gerontophobia” a fear of growing old.
The importance of writing, and expressing ourselves, in releasing pent-up pains and stresses.
How the industrial revolution contributed to ageism.
The benefits of older people in the workplace.
How your values can guide the rest of your life.
More about our guest:
Ina Albert, a certified Sage-ing International Seminar Leader, author, adjunct instructor and Life Transitions Coach, has been developing and leading workshops on aging since 1998. She co-authored “Write Your Self Well…Journal Your Self to Health,” for people suffering from illness and stress to demonstrate the power of expressive writing. (Mountain Greenery Press) Her latest book, “Granny Greeny Says…Listen Louder,” an intergenerational picture book, teaches listening skills to young and old. Ina has written numerous articles for healthcare publications during her 35-year career in healthcare communications. She writes a monthly column about aging for Montana Woman Magazine. Ina authored a chapter in “The Art of Grief “ (Routledge Press) and has been published in Belief/Net, Jewish Magazine, Sacred Journey, and Inner Tapestry Journal. Her stories for children and adults have also appeared in Hudson Valley Magazine, Chicago Parent Magazine, and Montana Family Magazine, and in “Disquiet Time,” an anthology by Cathleen Falsani and Jennifer Grant. Her short story, “The Facts of Life,” is included in the June 2016 issue of Whitefish Literary Review.
Ina lives in Whitefish, Montana with her husband Rabbi Allen Secher and their dog, Kugel.
The Show Notes
Check out Ina’s book Write Yourself Well: Journal Yourself to Health.
Visit Ina’s Website: Aging Gloriously