VoyageLA Magazine Features Ann Voorhees Baker

I’m very pleased to announce that VoyageLA Magazine has published a feature article on me, and of course it’s mostly about Women At Woodstock. If you’re wondering why the heck I would be featured in a Los Angeles magazine when Women At Woodstock is held in upstate New York, the answer is: I actually live in[…]

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What I Experienced At the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference – And Something About Cows

I just returned from the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, and I confess I attended for two distinct purposes: #1: to get feedback on my writing, meet other writers, and learn about the world of publishing, and #2: to run something of a reconnaissance mission: How does this conference compare to the Women At Woodstock Writers[…]

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Goodbye, Beautiful Cindy

I haven’t said anything before now about Cindy Joseph. I’m shocked that she’s gone. I’m speechless. What a light-filled being; self-propelled, innovative, self-confident, and generous. In every single encounter I ever had with Cindy, she was always focused. Like, “I’m talking with you. I’m listening. This has got my full attention.” And I often walked away feeling[…]

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Get Yourself Some Coffee, Or Wine, and Listen In – Women At Woodstock 2018

I had a wonderful conversation the other day with an old friend, Eileen Williams, Feisty Side of Fifty radio host on Blog Talk Radio, and an original Women At Woodstock alum. She asked how the whole Women At Woodstock thing started in the first place, and wanted to know what’s happening at our workshop weekend[…]


Kindness – A Poem by Mary K. O’Melveny

Mary’s new collection of poetry, A Woman of a Certain Age, is available for pre-order now from Finishing Line Press. . . . . . . . . . Mary K O’Melveny, a recently retired labor rights attorney, lives in Washington DC and Woodstock, New York. Her poetry has been published in a variety of[…]

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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[…]


Ann’s Tech Tips, Tools & How-Tos

I have another website for my “day job” as a writer and website designer: 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[…]


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[…]