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The Company of Women

[Editor’s Note: Susan Smith, an alum of more than one Women At Woodstock gathering, wrote to me saying that she’d just had a somatic breathing session, and it unleashed some wonderful thoughts – among which was the memory of writing this piece on her blog many months ago after she got home from Women At[…]

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WAW 2018 Creative Circle – Creative Meditation With Zentangle

Welcome to Creative Meditations. My name is Andrea and I will be a new participant at the October Women at Woodstock Retreat.  While attending I will teach a mindful meditation session during the Creative Circles morning that helps relieve stress and anxiety while creating wonderful works of art.  The beauty in this meditation technique using the zentangle approach, is that you don’t need to know how to[…]

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WAW 2018 Creative Circle – Fortune Cookie Baby Booties

One of our Creative Circles this fall will teach you something that’s not only creative, it’s easy – and it’s not only easy, it can do good for others! Loesje Shema, an alum from last year, volunteered right away when we announced we were adding a Creative Circles morning to Women At Woodstock 2018; she’ll[…]

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Ann’s Tech Tips, Tools & How-Tos

I have another website for my “day job” as a writer and website designer: https://annvbaker.com. There, I blog about computer & internet stuff like cool new apps, troublesome software issues, tips on how to do things on your computer quicker and faster, a self-explanatory category called “My Stupid Computer,” and what I call “The Shame[…]

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Wherein I Whine About Superwoman Disease

You may think that your days of Superwoman Disease – trying to do and be everything – to be a superwoman – are over. After all, you’re no longer raising your children and/or trying to establish yourself in the early days of your career. And you’ve read many articles on why you shouldn’t put pressure[…]

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So Let’s Talk About My Hair

Really – it’s a workshop. And it’s not really about hair. It’s about self-discovery and self-acceptance. Janet Neal is a tireless advocate for women’s empowerment, having been an early influencer in the area of work/life balance in the 1990’s. She opened a co-working center for women in 2007, before there was such a term and certainly before[…]

Building Your Big Beautiful Question

Questioning is a powerful tool that we’re all born with—studies report that the best questioners in the world are not trained scientists, journalists, or business innovators, but 4-year-old girls! This inborn tool, however, quickly falls into disuse as we pass through life, squelched by the education process (where answers rule), impatient bosses, and sheer lack[…]