September 2016


Hi folks!


Fall is coming, and our classes begin September 1st! We have a variety of courses on tap this month, plus an array coming up in October and November. If you haven’t gotten the full list (sent out in August), let me know and I will send you the Fall Course Offering list.

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Labor Day holiday. I look forward to sharing some of the Fall with you.





Jungian Perspectives on Current Events, Thursdays, 9/1,10/6,11/3,12/1, 1/5,2/2,3/2,4/6, 5/4; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $90; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909

We are living in a time of transition, when many aspects of our lives and our society’s institutions are in flux. In such times, it is helpful to draw on the perspectives and wisdom of those able to see the bigger picture, those who can set our situation in a larger context. Carl Jung was one such person: extremely intuitive, wise to the ways of the world and wise to human nature, Jung provides some very thoughtful insights about our time. This nine-month reading/discussion course (meeting 2 hours once each month) examines 9 facets of our current reality from two perspectives: a current expert’s ideas and Jung’s relevant thoughts. The 9 facets include: our cultural orientation (how Introverts can contribute to our very Extraverted American society), our educational system, our technological situation and its implications, current habits of social interaction, our financial/economic system, the prevalence of “phishing” (the variety of deceptions we face these days), the environmental crisis and its implications, the political situation, and the current health care system and how it might be improved. Our first book (for our Sept. 1st meeting) will be Susan Cain’s Quiet. The text accompanying all 9 sessions will be C.G. Jung’s Wisdom for Our Time (see above). Led by Sue Mehrtens.


Peace, Pacifism and Our Prospects for the Future, Wednesdays, 9/7,14,21,28; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909

This course takes up Jung’s concern for the future of humankind, given all the challenges to peace we face now, and the lethal armamentarium of weaponry available to people whose technology has evolved faster than our spiritual wisdom. How to cope in this perilous time, and work toward a peaceful world are two topics we consider. In addition, we will discuss Eisler’s concept of the “partnership model,” Galtung’s concept of “structural violence” and Thoreau’s concept of “civil disobedience.” Discussion of the thought-provoking readings forms the basis of our classroom activity. Led by Sue Mehrtens


How Building a Strong Personal Foundation Can Help You Create a Career You Love, 9/8, 6-7:30PM EST; on Facebook; free; to register, call Cornelia (802) 864-2978

Learn how a strong personal foundation sets the stage for successfully moving into a career you love, how daily rituals support you in more easily navigating major career transitions, and more. Eighty percent of Americans wake up each morning dragging themselves to a job each day that’s just not working for them. This is completely crazy. This program can help you create a transition plan for a career or business that really lights you up so you are excited to get back to work on Mondays. This includes people who are confused about their career path, individuals who want to start a business, and business owners who are committed to fulfilling their purpose by helping as many people as they can. To participate in the program, here’s the link to join the group for the event:

Led by Cornelia Ward, author and career and business mentor with an MA in Community Economic Development, who has been helping people reach their career goals for over 15 years; her book Go Forward Fearlessly! supports people in successfully navigating career changes and other major life transitions. At her website you can register for her weekly Passion and Purpose telegatherings and download a free copy of her book. Her free podcast, Go For Your Life Purpose, is available on iTunes, Stichers, and at To join the Passion and Purpose Create A Career You Love Community, go to the secure web site above on Facebook.


Retirement Planning Workshop, Saturdays, 9/10, 10/8 & 11/12; 9-11AM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; free; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909

Learn how you can realistically prepare your financial future, protect yourself from scammers, and enjoy retirement, in this workshop that includes authoritative readings, multiple exercises, a workbook and key tips and resources. Taking this course will NOT expose you to pushy salespeople, annoying phone calls, or other forms of harassment from investment gurus. Led by Sue Mehrtens, teacher, author, investor and happy semi-retiree.