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Women and Money

What is your relationship to money? What word comes close :  Love?  Disgust?  Shame?  Fear?  Guilt?  Fogginess? As women, we usually have complicated stories when it comes to money – which are usually not addressed or understood in our broader financial  “conversations.” In this workshop, we will gain some clarity about our own story regarding[…]

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She Left Corporate Life to Become a Novelist

And how do you think that worked out for her? Sounds like a pipe dream, right? Well, Helen Matthews made it work. Her debut novel, After Leaving the Village, became a best-seller, and was the winner of the Winchester Writers’ Festival prize for the opening pages of a novel.  She’s now published a second novel,[…]

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The Trending Fashion For Women Over 50: Body Shame

A few months ago we ran a guest post about eating disorders by Nicole Christina, LCSW, called “The Tragedy of Body Shame,” and it drew a lot of attention; the post spiked our web traffic! Clearly, the problems of appearance, relationships with food, and body shame are plaguing our demographic. And we wear these problems[…]

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“Worst Ex Stories” Has Grown Into an Anthology Project!

“Worst Ex Stories” Will Be Published in Women At Woodstock’s First Anthology This Spring If you’ve been watching our posts here at Women At Woodstock, you know that one of our workshops this year will be the entertaining and also healing workshop, “Worst Ex Stories,” in which women will read their stories of relationship mishaps,[…]

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The Tile Art Project

Throughout the retreat, we’ll be working on a communal art project that’s the perfect blending of individual reflection, personal expression, and communal creation: the Tile Art Project. In every gathering room; the Great Room, the Dining Room/Library, and Cedar Heart Lodge, there will be blank canvases (squares of card stock, really) and a collection of[…]

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New Kudos for Ginnah Howard’s Works

Here’s some impressive news about one of our Women At Woodstock presenters; author Ginnah Howard, who will be leading our Writers Colony (Track I) at the Women At Woodstock Writers Retreat this coming fall: George Hovis, the author of The Skin Artist (Southern Fried Chicken, 2019) just posted the following review of Ginnah’s novel Rope[…]

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“Open When You Need Encouragement to Take Risk”

I received a strange envelope addressed to me in my own handwriting. “What the hell is this?” I thought.  I’d forgotten all about writing that letter nine months earlier at the Women At Woodstock retreat. It was during one of our Evening Salons, when Diane Baranello led a thoughtful discussion about making change in ones’[…]

Ginnah Howard

Ginnah Howard

Ginnah Howard‘s work has appeared in Water~Stone Review, Permafrost, Portland Review, Descant 145, Eleven Eleven Journal, The Tusculum Review, and elsewhere. Several stories have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Night Navigation, Book 2 of her upstate novel trilogy, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009), was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Chronogram called Book 3, Doing Time Outside (Standing Stone Books, 2013), “a beautiful read.”  Book[…]

Power Planets: How the Ancient Science of Astrology can Help You Understand Your Life Path

This is a new workshop added by popular request, and it’s being taught by the beloved Angela Kaufman, a long-standing alum of Women At Woodstock, an inutitive reader, relationship coach, astrologer, and wise advisor to many. In this workshop, Angela will give you a basic introduction to Astrology and the key aspects of your Natal[…]

Angela Kaufman

Angela Kaufman – Natal Chart Readings

Gain a deeper understanding of your personality, power and life path by exploring your Natal Astrology Chart under the guidance of intuitive reader and private relationship coach Angela Kaufman. The natal chart is a map to your full potential, and while nothing is set in stone, it reveals secrets about your strengths, challenges and destiny[…]