"The Invitation" Book Launch!
2:30 PM14:30

"The Invitation" Book Launch!

to the upcoming Book Launch of
The Invitation: Rich and Raw Conversations about Aging, Death & Dying

There will a few readings followed by Q & A and book signing. Copies of the book as well as beautiful greeting cards and a graphic poster created from the participants' quotes will be available for purchase**.

Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017

Time: 2:30-4:30pm.

Location: The Alliance Francaise*, 24 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario
*The Gallery space at the Alliance Francaise is not accessible.

To Register: Click here to register. Space is limited to 40 people, and filling quickly.

Contact: ruth@ruthtamari.com or 416-972-6896.

**Cash or personal cheque only, please.


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11:00 AM11:00

Facing 50 workshop


Way more than just a number –

it’s a milestone.



Come and join us for an intimate, evocative and experiential workshop. We'll explore this meaningful life stage and age to help you...

  • Acknowledge and celebrate what you've achieved and created, and who you are.

  • Explore your beliefs, perceptions and attitudes about being 50.

  • Discover what you're ready and not yet ready to let go of.

  • Consciously create a vision and intention for your 50s.

  • Engage in rich conversations about aging with like-minded women.

Co-hosted by two certified life coaches, this workshop will pop the lid off this taboo subject!

Join us on Sunday September 24, 2017, 11 am - 2 pm

$50 (tax incl.)
Max. 12 participants

3 Delta Studio (2nd floor)
Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street
(just north of Queen)

Through her workshops and one-on-one life and embodiment coaching, Allyson helps her clients reconnect to their unique voice and purpose. By reconnecting and attuning to the intelligence of their bodies they are able to find more clarity and comfort in the world.

Allyson is also rapidly approaching this very milestone (Sept!) and is excited to explore this rich topic with a group of similarly-aged women. So much support, inspiration and motivation arises when we explore our selves together.

Allyson is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach as well as a certified facilitator of The Embodied Present Process. For a fuller bio, read more on her website here.


Ruth Tamari is a certified life coach who has transitioned through her 50th and now finds herself in mid-life amidst entrepreneurship, caregiving, and peri-menopause. She worked as a geriatric clinician for 20 years prior to embarking on her own career change where she stepped into new roles as business owner, aging-in-place and positive aging consultant. She offers individual coaching, workshops and courses to people going through all types of transitions: life stage, residential, health, career/retirement, etc. With a M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology and Adult Education, she brings a curiosity about what contributes to our experience of health, well-being, aging and personal growth. Starting in 2010, Ruth began an interview project on “Our Thoughts on Aging” with adults of all ages. The book, The Invitation: Rich and Raw Conversations about Aging, Death & Dying will be published in Fall 2017.

Read more about Ruth here

“Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live it once. Be comfortable with growing older.”
Louise Hay

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6:30 PM18:30

ReDesign Your Life For Retirement Course

  • The Centre of Social Innovation—Annex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you retired or approaching retirement and wondering what’s next? 

During this 6-week interactive course, we will explore the retirement transition process including tools and strategies to help you navigate successfully. You will explore your personal beliefs and attitudes about work, leisure and retirement, and clarify what a fulfilling lifestyle means to you including your health, relationships, home and money. You will experience the power of visioning to create and realize new dreams and inspiring action steps.

  • Explore your beliefs, ideas, and fears about retirement and aging,

  • Experience weekly accountability that keeps you in action and grows your self-awareness,

  • Discover and learn through interactive discussions, personal experience, and reflective exploration,

  • Connect with others going through the retirement transition,

  • Collect a rich library of resources about the retirement transition, and

  • Participate in life long learning and personal growth.

What participants have said about the class:
“This was a very unique topic, not found anywhere else. Hope that it will be offered again so other people can experience the same benefits as our group did.
"Each week was a very pertinent, interesting topic that really caused me to re-think and appreciate my life."
"It made me aware that I was not alone in looking to redesign my life."
"Excellent and inspiring experience. I met a lot of very interesting people and I think I have made a few friends."
"I wish this class could go on and on, and ..." 
"I am very fortunate to have taken this course! I feel better prepared to face life's challenges."
"The class will change you — you will start to recognize the person in the mirror."
"I came to the class as a "facts and figures" person and I learned to move comfortably outside that and to think deeper."
"I gained a clear path through the confusion I came with at the start of the class."

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6:30 PM18:30

Our Desire For Health and Change

  • The Centre for Social Innovation—Annex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


We invite you to join us for an inspiring evening dedicated to exploring the forces that push and pull on us, in our desire for health and change.

This tug of war might look like:
“I should exercise but so many things are crowding my time – my work, my kids, my parents.”
“I know I should eat better but it costs so much to buy fresh food and it takes too much time to prepare healthy meals.”
“I was shocked when the doctor told me I have high blood pressure and my blood sugars are borderline. S/he told me I should make changes in my life. I know I should.”
‘I leave work exhausted and wired at the same time. I don’t know what to do first.”

You Will:

  • Reflect on the many things that contribute to your health today.
  • Discover which aspects of your health are pulling you forward and towards action.
  • Explore new ways of understanding the pressures that impact your life and well-being.
  • Engage with others in stimulating conversations and experiential exercises.
  • Leave with a personal gift to inspire you onwards.

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016
Time: 6:30-9:00pm


This workshop is limited to 15 participants.

Judith Kanee is a health professional with her M.A in Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychology. Judith worked for many years nationally and internationally as a Registered Nurse. She has explored the human experience of healing and personal growth as a nurse, teacher and artist. She worked as an Expressive Arts Therapist and an educator in geriatric institutions. Judith brings knowledge and expertise to the area of group process and individual growth experiences. In 2003 she experience a health crisis that lead her through her own journey of transition and change. “What I learned and put into practice is that we have within us the wisdom to know and to take the next step that will move us forward in our life. Being present to that inner knowledge allows it to unfold and become part of our personal journey of discovery and growth.” 

Ruth Tamari is a Certified Life and Transition Coach who worked as a geriatric clinician for 20 years prior to embarking on her own career change where she offers individual and group coaching, consults on aging-in-place, facilitates workshops and courses, and blog about transitions of aging. With a M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology and Adult Education, she brings a curiosity about what contributes to our experience of health, well-being, aging and personal growth. Starting in 2010, Ruth initiated an independent interview project called “Our Thoughts on Aging” to explore ideas of aging, death and dying in conversations with adults of all ages which will be published in a forthcoming book.

“This workshop did everything I hoped it would do but was afraid to hope for. It cracked open a window in my “stuck-ness” and enabled me to pull together a lot of loose pieces that I couldn’t seem to pull together.”
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