Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship will offer a series of "Second Half of Life" workshops starting Jan. 22.
The monthly workshops run from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Participants should bring a pen and pad to take notes. Donations of $1 to $10 are encouraged to cover refreshments and other expenses; the workshop presenters are donating their time.
Jan. 22: "Journaling Through Transitions." Carolyn Koehnline, a therapist and journaling instructor, will discuss writing processes designed to bring awareness to how people can navigate transitions in life.
Feb. 19: "Creating Personal and Group Rituals." The Rev. Barbara Gilday will share simple rituals of everyday life and invite participants to develop one personally or with a friend.
March 19: "Rightsizing Your Living Situation." Carolyn Koehnline and Bonnita Lynne will share stories and discuss strategies for discovering new choices for living situations, including downsizing.
April 16: "Bring Your Memories to Life Through Poetry." Award-winning poet Betty Scott will guide people through reading and writing exercises focused on appreciating and generating sensory details for their poems.
May 14: "Mind the Gap - How Misunderstandings Happen." Anastacia Metcalf will discuss how people can interpret and respond to other people to reduce misunderstanding triggered by things other people don't actually say or mean.
For more information about the workshops, call Rachel Smith Manrique, 360-920-7638.
Reach DEAN KAHN at email@example.com or call 715-2291.