Old Is Beautiful
Not Just Less Horrible
Not Just Less Horrible


Men in discussion


Let’s focus the effort to unfold a campaign to change people’s minds about ‘old is bad.’ We don't have to be ashamed about the inevitable fact that we are aging.


Tribal Resources | Wabi-Sabi

A Tribe Called Aging and the
Institute Of Noetic Sciences (IONS)

A Tribe Called Aging is presenting a breakout session at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) 18th International Conference. The Conference, titled The Possibility Accelerator: Creating Our Future, Now, will be held in Santa Clara, CA July 18 to 21, 2019. The 75-minute breakout session is Toward A New Vision of Aging. Go to noetic.org for more information.

Every two months, the IONS presents an interactive online webinar called Global Gathering. In April, A Tribe Called Aging presented the IONS Global Gathering, welcoming hundreds of participants from around the world.

This Global Gathering is being followed by the initial roll-out of a new 6-week online IONS Conscious Aging Workshops program. A Tribe Called Aging has been leading this project for IONS. For the first time people were able to join IONS Conscious Aging Workshops online. The first session premiered on May 2. Go to noetic.org for more information.

Some Tribal Resources

Some things we can do to raise the level of the conscious aging ocean so that all the ships go up (always in formation) (always information, too).

A Tribe for Everyone

• we all age
• we can’t retrofit inclusion and diversity
• we are all part of TeamSapien

Elizabeth White, author of 55, Underemployed and Faking Normal
SageAdvocacy & Services for LGBT Elders
“America to Me” on STARZ

Dismantle Ageism

  • say NO to discrimination based on age, both cultural ageism and internalized ageism

Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism
Old School—A clearinghouse of free and carefully vetted resources to educate people        about ageism and help dismantle it—oldschool.info
RAM—radicalagemovement.org—dismantle ageism through political action

Age with Intention,
Not Just Out of Habit

• health includes mind, body, spirit
• our consciousness impacts our realities
• be aware of the everyday choices we make

Marc Blesoff facilitates IJS Wise Aging Workshops and IONS Conscious Aging Workshops and conducts educational seminars on aging and ageism.

Gero Assess Your Business, Organization, Local Government

• all our institutions are behind the longevity curve
• get yours up to speed, stay relevant

Dr. Lydia Manning, GeroScan™


Wabi-sabi is the Japanese aesthetic that appreciates the beauty and inevitability of impermanence and imperfection.

It is an honest acceptance of the way things really are.

The beauty of a wooden bannister worn smooth by many hands.

Greatness lies in the minor and the hidden, in the subtle and evanescent, in the rough, flawed and muddy.

Wabi-sabi is a bittersweet poignancy, as we realize that all things crumble, including us and our universe.

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