Ann Voorhees Baker and Diane Stark

“Change of Lanes” – A Reading of My Short Story at the Book Launch in Mendocino

I was honored to be asked to read my flash fiction short story, “Change of Lanes” at the launch party earlier this month in Mendocino for this year’s edition of the Noyo River Review, the journal in which it was being published. So, I decided to make a weekend out of it: I took the[…]

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You’re Invited to a Launch Party!

I mentioned many months ago that one of my short stories is going to be published in the literary journal, The Noyo River Review. Well, the time has come; the upcoming edition will be out next week, celebrated with a book launch party on Sunday, May 19 in beautiful Mendocino, California right on the coast![…]

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Women At Woodstock Has Been a Beautiful Answer to the Quiet Question That Prompted My Search

by Brenda Rush It began as a feeling, a soft wordless whisper that grew into an insistent urging. Finally, a relentless nudge propelled me. I began searching online for answers to a question for which I only had a few words. Over time, those keywords took me to retreat sites. Unfortunately, most retreats have only[…]

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Sheree Clark tricked Me Into Talking About My Laundry…

Sheree Clark tricked me into talking about my laundry – not my dirty laundry, mind you; in fact it was my very clean laundry… but it was an odd moment in our recent phone conversation, which incidentally also happened to be a recorded interview for her upcoming podcast series, It’s YOUR Time: Turning the Midlife Crisis into[…]

Worst Ex Stories – An Entertainment and Healing Workshop

Do you have an ex story? Most of us do. And chances are, you’ve told it over and over again. But are you satisfied? Probably not. Somehow, that story lives on in you and, though you may not think of it often, it can click into “play” at the oddest moments. It won’t go away, because something[…]

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The Tragedy of Body Shame in Women Over 50

by Nicole Christina, LCSW Imagine this scene: You are at the coffee shop with a few of your female friends who are talking about their current diets, whether or not they were “good” over the weekend, and their successes or failures according to their fitness apps. Or this: You are at your favorite clothes shop[…]

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On Her Deathbed, His Mother Said…

One of my dear Women At Woodstock friends, Janet Riccobono, came to town last month – but instead of getting together for lunch or a bike ride as we’ve done in the past, this time she and her partner Rob came to our home and stayed with us for a couple of days.   It was[…]

Ogden Kruger

Ogden Kruger

Ogden Kruger has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since 1983 and teaching it for the past ten years. We’re very pleased that she will be leading our end-of-day yoga sessions at Women At Woodstock this year! Each session will involve a practice of Morning Sadhana, very simple exercises to energize the spine, wake the body up[…]

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Who You Spend Time With Is Who You Become

That’s what Tony Robbins says, and it makes perfect sense. He was talking in this case about rich people. Author of MONEY: Master The Game, he said in an interview that the wealthiest, most successful people tend to hang out with wealthy, successful people.  Before you say, “Duh,” think about what you’re really saying when you say[…]

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Feedback Is a Gift

A couple of weeks ago, I sent an email to all of last year’s Women At Woodstock attendees. In the email, I filled them in on what I’d learned from the survey I’d asked them to complete at the end of October; the workshops they liked most; things that maybe fell a bit short of expectations;[…]