Writing & Literature



I've Decided to Live 120 Years Book Club

The book I would like to facilitate in a discussion with is entitled I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years by Ilchi Lee. Mr. Lee has combine ancient wisdom and current needs to help seniors age well. This book has received reviews from leaders in the fields of medicine, spirituality, and mental health. Dr. Christine Northrup author of Woman’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom wrote, “This magnificent book ignites the true spirit of what it means to live fully. But more than that, this book provides the precise formula you need to follow if you do indeed want to live as fully as possible, as healthfully as possible, for as long as possible.” (8 sessions)

Book must be purchased prior to the class and please read the Introduction and the first chapter prior to the first class.

Instructor: Marti is a coach, mentor, and teacher. She recently spoke to two thousand people about her experience of fulfilling her life by reaching out to senior homes and teaching tai chi. She believes it is okay to study and learn a lot but until we share with others what we have discovered we cannot have the experience of feeling fully alive. Her motto as a senior herself is “to live my life all my life.”  Currently, Marti is teaching Tai Chi and Yoga outreach programs in senior retirement and assisted living homes in Scottsdale. She has been actively studying and practicing the healing arts for over forty years. As a young stay at home mom she began practicing yoga. After her children were gown she continue to her studies while searching for additional modalities for healing. Marti has taught healing workshops as well a yoga and tai chi. She has facilitated Life Mastery classes for seniors here in Arizona. Her healing trainings have included Massage Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, and Tai Chi and Yoga. She is a certified life coach and a Life Mastery Consultant. Marti’s mind and heart are devoted to helping others heal their bodies, minds and souls. Marti has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Trans personal Psychology



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Book must be purchased prior to the class and please read the Introduction and the first chapter prior to the first class.  The book " "I've Decided to Live 120 Years" at Barnes & Noble or go on line to www.BestLifeMedia.com.

This class is 8 sessions!

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PORA Adult Learning
Camino 2
Bay 10/5 - 11/30 Fr 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM $25.00

Writing Your Autobiography: Chapter Two
This class will help people who have already taken an introductory course in writing their life story, or who have done a considerable amount of research and writing. It is aimed at those who have just not gotten around to finishing the story for whatever reason. The instructor will facilitate a systematic method of organizing your life story. This course assumes that you have completed a good bit of work on the story, but now need some help in organizing that work and getting focused on actually writing the story. The goal of this class will be to sufficiently motivate each participant to complete from 10 to 12 chapters by the last week. There will be considerable sharing of student's work throughout the course. (6 sessions) 

Instructor:  Dave Poling has completed and published his own autobiography and recently published his first political novel. Twenty-eight of his past students have successfully published their autobiographies. Dave is currently a member of the PORA Board of Directors and oversees PORA Adult Learning. He has a BS in American History and a MA in Secondary Education from Northwestern University. He has been a high school teacher, insurance executive, and spent over 25 years as a manager/executive in the airline/air express industry, followed by eight years as a principal in management and transportation issues with Arthur D. Little. 



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PORA Adult Learning
Camino 2
Poling 10/24 - 11/28 We 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM $25.00

Writing Your Autobiography: Introduction
This course is designed to help people get started with the writing of their life story. It is aimed primarily for those who have thought about writing their story but never quite got around to it. The instructor will introduce a systematic method of organizing your life story. Even if you have never written anything before, the course will lead you through the completion of an outline of what you might like to write and get you started on at least five chapters from that outline. The instructor will interact with each individual to help in the editing and polishing of your work. There will be some sharing of each other’s work each week. (6 sessions) 

Instructor:  Dave Poling has completed and published his own autobiography and recently published his first political novel. Twenty-eight of his past students have successfully published their autobiographies. Dave is currently a member of the PORA Board of Directors and oversees PORA Adult Learning. He has a BS in American History and a MA in Secondary Education from Northwestern University. He has been a high school teacher, insurance executive, and spent over 25 years as a manager/executive in the airline/air express industry, followed by eight years as a principal in management and transportation issues with Arthur D. Little.

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WRAUTO1
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 2
Poling 9/12 - 10/17 We 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM $25.00