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Brief: Aging is not for sissies

On Oct. 13 The Franciscan Place at St. Joseph Family Center will host “Aging is NOT for sissies” a half-day workshop for women at least 55 years old.

Women are invited to discuss the second half of life with presenter Barbara Burkart. Burkart is a licensed massage therapist and experienced spiritual director known for leading healing arts through expressive arts, spiritual practices and body movement.

The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Suggested donation price is $39 and guests are asked to register by Oct. 11.

Optional reading for the workshop is “The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom.”

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About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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