I wrote extensively about my first experience at Women at Woodstock last year, about how I agreed to go — kicking and screaming a bit — and the immediate benefits I received by attending.
“When was first invited, I literally thought UGH. Is a women’s retreat for me? It didn’t sound like my thing – at all.”
Yup, I said that.
Long story short, I had a life-changing experience.
This is not an exaggeration.
Here are just a few ways my world has since been enhanced by the incredible women I met at Women at Woodstock:
— Our Going Gypsy Book Release Party in New York City was a smashing success, due in no small part to the WAW-ers who attended. I was really nervous to throw our release party in the Big Apple – and shouldn’t have been; these ladies had my back.
— I’m always on the lookout to improve my writing skills and the workshops held by author Victoria Zackheim were fantastic.
— I met the fabulous Adriane Berg and she invited me, along with David, on her radio show, Generation Bold on Biz Talk Radio.
— The Superb Woman herself, Janet Neal, had me on her show. It was so much fun!
— Susanna Baddiel‘s Personal Impact Training was immensely helpful getting me ready for our media appearances, speaking engagements and book signings for Going Gypsy, I would have been hopelessly floundering without her, I had zero experience.
— Then there is the almost daily online and social media support and outreach. These woman are among the most selfless people I know.
We women over 50 have lost the stupid hang-ups and false competition of our early days; we have learned the impact that banding together for one another brings. It’s quite spectacular!
Will I be attending this year on November 6-8? You couldn’t keep me away!
I’d love for you to join me and, Ann Voorhees Baker, founder of Women At Woodstock, has graciously offered a discount of $60 off registration to my friends. Just use the code GYPSY60 when you click here to sign up.
Click here to see all of the fabulous speakers and the workshops that will be held this year (and, if you remember, my vow after attending last year was to find a way to give back to this incredible group of woman, so I’ll be holding a workshop as well!)
The uber-talented photographer Lisa Levart will also be holding a workshop…
WAW is held at the beautiful Emerson Resort and Spa, a peaceful place for recharging and personal growth.
As wonderful as the workshops are, I found the social events just as soul feeding.
The inclusive dinners and evening salons are fantastic bonding adventures, and I surprised my socially awkward self with my comfort level of mingling prowess.
I corralled the very busy Ann Voorhees Baker to get her vision of these gatherings. Her answer?
“To contribute to the coalescence of the community of women over fifty, to create an environment where women help each other achieve goals they have had, but may never have pursued.”
What a woman!
Get your girl on and your goals in motion! Visit the Women at Woodstock website, use your coupon code GYPSY60 to join me in November, and be sure to sign up for the WAW newsletter while you’re there for exciting upcoming announcements on additional speakers and workshops.
YOUR TURN: Will I see you in November?