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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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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Please Help – Be a Woodstock Woman – and Wear It Proud

I’ve received one too many requests from women who want, who need, who deserve–who could really, really benefit from attending Women At Woodstock, but who simply cannot afford it. I feel so sad when they ask, “Do you have a scholarship fund? Is there any way I could apply for assistance to attend?” and I[…]

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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[…]


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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Queen Up! Book Signing with Angela Kaufman

Angela Kaufman is a long-time Women At Woodstock friend, attendee, and leader. She’s been offering her wildly-popular Intuitive Readings and Private Relationship Coaching at our retreats for several years and we’re thrilled that she’ll be offering those services again and also leading a workshop this October. Her new book, Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks[…]