We are happy to announce that Dr. Tom Pinkson's new book, "Fruitful Aging: Finding the Gold in the Golden Years," is now available in a limited 1st edition. For more information, please visit www.drtompinkson.com
“The valuable guidance in this book is presented in a way that lends inspiration to both journey and sojourner alike. I am grateful for the light that Tom shines ahead onto a mysterious path and I am grateful for his inspiration to keep moving forward in a good way, one step at a time.”
— Dr. Tom Herrington
Dr. Tom Pinkson Ph.D., serves as a bridge builder, translating indigenous wisdom to bring forth the intelligence and creativity of Spiritual Awakening, Emotional Well Being, Healing, and Living In Sustainable Balance with Mother Earth and the Circle of Life.
He is a psychologist, ceremonial retreat and vision-fast leader, sacred storyteller, and shaman. For 32 years Tom worked with terminally ill children at the Center for Attitudinal Healing in California, successfully integrating the wisdom teachings of the Huichol and other medicine teachers into the world of the practicing psychologist. The founder of Wakan, a nonprofit organization committed to restoring the sacred in daily life, he lives in northern California.
Recognition Rites: Honoring Elders — with Dr. Tom Pinkson
RECOGNITION RITES FOR A NEW VISION OF AGING - HONORING ELDERS™ is a program that shifts attitudes about aging and older people to the position of respect and reverence that mature cultures demonstrate with their valuation and socially integrative use of their elders.
It offers a unique blend of ancient and contemporary knowledge that is the result of Dr. Tom Pinkson’s forty years of work bridging cultures, traditions, belief systems and peoples. Recognition Rites offers hope and a call to action, in a most timely and necessary manner.
It is a program that works authentically, integrally and skillfully with the challenges and opportunities for renewal on the Journey of Aging – Consciously.
A core theme of Recognition Rites is “Gerotranscendence” – growing into old age with a fortified spirituality and cognition that evolves from shifting definition of a separate self based on ego to an understanding of larger Self that is one with the creative power(Spirit)of the cosmos.
This opens the heart to the transformational healing power of love.
Click here to read more about Recognition Rites.
Proof We Can Learn, No Matter Our Age!
Hazel Soares, a resident of San Leandro, California, will be graduating from Mills College next month with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History. Her story may sound like that of many college students, but Hazel has the added bonus of being 94 years old!
This mother of six and grandmother of 40+ hopes to use her degree in a career as a History Museum docent. In addition to art, she has a deep love of the theater and swimming. Her age doesn't slow her down at all, but it has put her in line to be the second oldest college graduate to earn a degree in the world.
Hazel does not take any prescription medicines and her doctor gives her a clean bill of health after her regular check-ups. It's her passion for understanding how to do things, and not age, that remains her daily focus.
"I have the endurance and I would totally put my heart into it," she said. "I've put in my time and I do have the background for this kind of work, you know."
To read the full article, please click this link to visit SFGate.com.
He's 29, and she's 92 - Watch how passion and spirit, not age, rule the stage!
Watch as dire assumptions reverse into a beautiful affirmation of life's true value!
95-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch has set the world on fire and has been covered by media around the world. Master Yoga Teacher, former model/actress/producer, award-winning dancer, lifelong activist and wine connoisseur... be inspired by her words, her presence and her footwork.