What is a questionologist? (and how can one help you?)

By Laura E. Kelly When you’re innocently finishing up your breakfast and you see a group of women across the room putting their heads together while looking at you, you know something is up. You just hope they aren’t talking about the way you’re scarfing down your delicious granola. The group beckoned me over to[…]

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What Matters Most At This Career/Life Stage? Questions Only You Can Answer.

Guest Post By Diane Baranello, Career/Personal Branding Coach & Accountability Partner, Coaching for Distinction Are you clear on what matters most in your career and your life today? Not last year. Not last month or yesterday … today. We live life ‘in the moment’ and asking ourselves thoughtful questions about where we want to put our[…]

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Diane Baranello – What Matters Most at This Career/Life Stage?

I’m delighted to announce that Diane Baranello, CEO of Coaching for Distinction, is returning this year as a speaker/facilitator at our Friday night Evening Salon at Women at Woodstock 2018: “What Matters Most at This Career/Life Stage?” Diane is a Personal Branding Career Coach and Accountability Partner for mid-career women, a thought leader, and a writer. She[…]

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Finding Your Muse for Life and Writing

A Guest Post by Angela Kaufman Do you pay attention when your Muse calls to you? Do you heed the voice, the nudging, or the burst of energy that brings you from the seed of a thought, not fully formed, to a completed work?  Perhaps you have had many seeds planted and are still cultivating[…]

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I’ve Been Promoted: I’m Now a Featured Contributor on Sixty and Me!

Well, a pat on the back for me today. I’ve been writing pretty regularly for Sixty and Me, a giant and respected website for women 60 or so and up, and today I received a “Congratulations!” letter from Margaret Manning, Sixty and Me’s founder and publisher. She said: Dear Ann – Congratulations! I talked with the[…]

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Looking Back – This is What Janet Told Me

I wrote to one of my oldest  friends from Women At Woodstock, Janet Riccobono. I said I missed her, as she had to skip Women At Woodstock last year, so it’s been nearly two years since we’ve seen each other. I still remember Janet spending a day with me here in Redondo Beach a few[…]

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Writing For a Mental Breakthrough

I’ve heard from more than one woman writer that when she started writing a memoir or a novel with one idea in mind – one motivating emotion or important event to share, she found that over the course of writing her story, what she thought she thought about the people or the events in her[…]