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Connecting Life’s Dots: Finding Your Path & Purpose Later in Life

Saturday June 16, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This day of learning and experience is geared especially for those in their late 40’s to 70 years of age who are in the process of moving between life’s transition points and seeking a deeper, more creative experience of this next phase of life. At such points of transition, we pivot from one direction to another or, frequently one way of being to another.

Your transition point may be that you are about to retire, or have retired, or have lost your job, or your children have left home or there is just a sense of something new you should be doing, but the “what” of that is frustratingly elusive. These pivotal transition times – these deep passage points of life – are an ashes time; a time as old as humanity and deeply woven into the human experience. It is an opportunity to explore and reflect deeply upon one’s life physically, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and socially.

Connecting Life’s Dots is not a career counseling exercise, though the work can provide a soulful foundation to assist you in the transition into your next phase of life’s work with grace, energy and purpose. During the course of the day’s teaching you will be guided in taking a look at your life and those key points in life that have helped define who you have become and, most importantly, am in the process of becoming.

You will find this discovery process to be enlightening, moving and energizing. At the end of the day you will have a clearer perspective on your life and renewed sense of direction and hope for your future. You will also have a process book that will assist in your journey through this important time of passage.

Presenter Tom Balistrieri Ed.D. LMHC LPC is a licensed mental health counselor in both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Besides having served as a psychotherapist, university instructor and administrator in higher education for over 35 years Tom has also spent years living among and working with indigenous elders from around the world.

The focus of Tom’s work with indigenous elders has been the movement into and through the entire lifespan; from childhood through adulthood. He has brought the teachings of these life passages to universities and national conferences across America. He is a native of Wisconsin, having grown up in Milwaukee and done his undergraduate work at UW-Oshkosh. You can read more about Tom’s insights on our ever evolving process of life transitions at:

For more information on the workshop please contact Tom at or call (570) 238-5091.

The teaching will be at the RoundRiver Institute LLC, Genoa, WI.

Given the deeply personal level of this supportive work, enrollment is limited to ten. The investment for this day of discovery is $97. If paid registrations arrive before June 13 you receive a 10% discount, and pay only $87.30. If you register with your partner or a friend you can enjoy another 10% discount. Do both discounts and pay only $77.60.

Call for availability of same-day registration.

(608) 483-2730  /

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