Growing Older with Gusto!

This course will help you live your life with more Gusto, lose some of your fears of growing older, and also understand a few of the changes taking place over the years.

WELCOME and THANK YOU for signing up!

This course is for anyone who is starting to worry about getting older. That can happen in your teens or thirties or fifties or anytime. It’s never too late to prepare for growing older with Gusto!

Here is how it will work . . .

Now that you have signed up for this six-week course, you can work at your own pace each week until the new lesson is posted on Sunday morning. Just follow the lessons below. There will be two live Q & A sessions via Zoom that will be recorded so you can watch them later.

There is no requirement for homework other than what you want to explore in your own life. There will be an overall look at getting older, plus Body Image, Sexuality and Intimacy, Self-Esteem, General Health, Creativity, and more.

Please introduce yourself and post it in the space indicated in the first lesson. Tell me where you are from, why you wanted to take this course, how you heard about it, and anything else you’d like me to know about you. I’ve posted my introduction below under “Meet Lucy” to give you an example of what I want.

No matter what else happens in your life, not one of us would like to end up just sitting in a chair in front of the TV, just watching life pass us by. I know how easy it will be to feel like you’re not keeping up with everyone else in the course, but there is no getting behind! Just catch up as you can.

Meet Lucy

You will get to know me through the courses you take from me, but there is more to me than just being a “teacher.”

I live in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i and I am thrilled to have spent the past 27 years living here on the Big Island. I am a retired United Methodist minister; I also worked in the field of psychology for many years, and being a college prof was my third career. I retired in September 2021 as an Associate Professor in Social Sciences.

I love to write, and I have written several novels and several non-fiction books. Many of these are available as paperback or e-books online. When I’m not preparing for classes, I play with my beautiful cat that I consider to be my “child” since my four human children are grown and out on their own.

My personal guarantee – At the end of the five weeks, if you are not satisfied with the information you received, let me know immediately, and I will joyfully refund your tuition

Simply follow the Weekly Lessons below.

Lesson 1 opens on February 5, 2023.

Course Lessons

Lesson 1 – Let’s Do This! 

Lesson 2 – Who Am I? (Draft)

Lesson 3 – Sex and Your Social Life (Draft)

Lesson 4 – Why Does Health Matter? (Draft)

Lesson 5 – Let’s Stay Creative! (Draft)