Joys and Sorrows Reconciled: Integrative Life Review 

May 17th, 2019

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Nan PhiferMLA Johns Hopkins Univ., Univ. of Oregon Writing Project, Resident Scholar

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About The Presentation

Wholeness requires recognition and assimilation of opposites.
Carl Jung

With Jung’s insight in mind, we’ll first identify the benefits and the sorrows in our individual lives and next observe the ways they are interwoven.  Loss and having, distress and joy, even doubt and faith are interconnected.  We’ll write to see how the threads of our lives intertwine, and we’ll discover relationships that help us ascent to grief, as well as gratitude, as components of fulfilled lives.  Participants will take from this interactive workshop a handout adaptable for various uses.

About the Presenter

Nan Phifer, MLA Johns Hopkins University; Resident Scholar, Oregon Writing Project, U. of O., author of Memoirs of the Soul: A Writing Guide, travels widely to lead workshops in reflective writing.  She demonstrates methods that can be replicated by counselors, educators, gerontologists, and spiritual leaders.

Additional Resources

To learn more about Nan’s work see

You may write to her at [email protected].

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