older women friends walking on beach

Make New Friends When You Lose the Old

Karen Venable, founder of Roommates4Boomers, writes in her guest post on Sixty and Me: In the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, it’s suggested that you discard items in your home that don’t bring you joy. The same could be said about friends, I suppose. But what about when a friendship you treasure gets taken[…]

Nancy Shenker puppet business video

Nancy Shenker Did A Funny Thing For Business

Last week I got an email from Nancy Shenker, guru of theONSwitch, and in it she announced that she’s starting a video series on business. Did I say just a video series? I should have said a puppet show video series on business. What? I gave it a watch and I thought it was awesome. There’s[…]

Ann Stoney

Beginners Guide to Publishing in Literary Magazines – Advice from Ann Stoney

One of the many women who impressed me at the Women At Woodstock 2017 Writers Retreat was Ann Stoney. Not only is she a beautiful writer, she gets herself out there. Ann has racked up an impressive list of stories published by literary magazines over many years of writing. She’s a pro. I asked Ann[…]

Diane Baranello

Top 10 Tips for Living With No Regrets

Guest Post by Diane Baranello How do you get unstuck when life is not what you imagined it to be? You make a decision to take action. You focus on people and things that matter. You clear a path. You take action. You move in another direction. How do you begin to know where you[…]

Jill Dodd at Women At Woodstock 2012

“At Women At Woodstock, you never know who you’ll meet” – Linda Lowen meets Jill Dodd

On Facebook yesterday, Linda Lowen posted a moving account of her encounter with author Jill Dodd at Women At Woodstock back in 2012. I had to share what she said: In my first life-altering experience at Ann Voorhees Baker‘s Women At Woodstock retreat, in a fabulous workshop led by Amy Ferris and Hollye Dexter based on their book Dancing at the[…]

A Group of One’s Own: Creating Community Through Writing

by Linda Lowen It can be hard to think of yourself as a writer if you haven’t had anything published, earned a paycheck for your writing, or shared your work publicly. Even if you write daily, if you write in isolation it’s like the tree falling in the forest — nobody’s there to read your[…]

father & daughter in car black & white photo

Letters Between a Father and Daughter

by Cindy Newcomer Here is a brief intro for the following letters.  My dad died quickly and unexpectedly from cerebral hemorrhage in 1967 at the age of 42.  I was two years old at the time and have no conscious memory of him.  Very little was ever mentioned about him in our home.  To say that[…]