Conscious aging has emerged from earlier developments in spirituality and service into a 21st century phenomenon associated with humanistic and transpersonal psychology.  It is an important dimension of positive aging as it fosters awareness of aging in the context of fully experiencing the process of growing older.

Here are some resources for delving more deeply into conscious aging and positive aging.



RAM DASS – Conscious Aging Icon:

Still here:  Embracing aging, changing, and dying (Riverhead Books,


Be love now: The path of the heart, with Rameshwar Das (HarperOne,

November, 2011)

“Fierce Grace” (2001):



“Conscious Aging” (live recording, available via and

Interview on Experience Talks with Dr. Connie Corley:, go to “Listen” and the interview is archived on 7/9/11