Bringing Out Our Best: The Benefits of Real Self-Care

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When life gets hectic, it’s easy to put our own needs last.  And if we have not established strong self-care practices,  it will be difficult to contribute or function at our best. Real self-care enhances both our personal and professional performances and promotes good life practices by improving our energy, sharpening our mental acuity, strengthening

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When You Are Reminded Of Your Father

When You Are Reminded Of Your Father

Sometimes something strikes you as the essence of your father or your mother. This video reminds me of my dad. The man in the video, Martin Hurkens, looks kind of like him, especially when my father, back in the day, would leave the house for a choral performance dressed in a black suit and bowtie and black polished dress shoes, his starched white french cuffs secured by glinting squares of garnet.

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A Damn Good Story in Just Two Paragraphs

A Damn Good Story in Just Two Paragraphs

This is for you writers out there. I’ve been reading Stephen King’s book, On Writing, and there’s something from it that I want to share. Or two things, really: first, what I learned from his book, and second, the importance of belonging to a writer’s group if you’re a writer. I belong to the Women At Woodstock Virtual Writer’s Colony, and it continuously gives me a wealth of knowledge, inspiration, support, and important finds, like this book.

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Hate the Idea of Marketing Your Book? You’ve Got To Anyway…

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Hate the idea of marketing your book? Join the club. But it’s a fact that you need to use as many tools as you can to increase sales. This huge course with 30+ experts in book marketing covers all the bases – and it’s available here at a huge discount.

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“Virtual” Skin Care & Makeup for Women Over 50

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If you’re like most women over 50, the prospect of appearing on camera in a video meeting raises some dread. We’re so pleased that Crystal Cobert, an expert in natural and healthy skincare who caters largely to women over 50, will be sharing her expertise on “video makeup” for women over 50!

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The Writers Colony – Track 1 of the Writers Retreat

The Writers Colony – Track 1 of the Writers Retreat

In The Writers Colony at Women At Woodstock, you will start each day with a morning workshop taught by resident writing coach Ginnah Howard. We’ll share readings from projects we’re working on and exchange feedback, and Ginnah will also share info about the ins and outs of the publishing world.

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Immunity-Boosting Foods Cooking Class

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We’re bringing in extraordinary chef Cathy Vogt, a board-certified health counselor and professional whole foods chef to teach a cooking workshop for us online, specifically focused on immunity-boosting foods. Perfectly timed for all of us doing our best to stay healthy during this time of Covid-19.

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Ayurveda 101

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We’re thrilled to have Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein, Ayurvedic Health Counselor & Yoga Therapist as our guide through this ancient and fascinating tradition of evidence-based, natural self-care and mind-and-physical balance, in our first workshop to begin our time together at the Women At Woodstock 2020 Over-50 Retreat.

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