One of the amazing women who attended Women At Woodstock East in New York last week was Gypsy Nester, Veronica James. In her latest blog post, What I Learned at My First Women’s Retreat, Veronica talks openly about her skepticism of attending a women’s retreat and what happened when she decided to take off her reporter’s …
Category Archive: Blog
Oct 15 2014
Carol Coronis – Guest Blogger
Emotional freedom doesn’t suggest being free of emotions. They are designed to call your attention to what is happening within you, and around you, so that you might respond. All emotions derive from needs and drive your choices – they are neither good or bad. They are important, however.
Oct 10 2014
Ann Fry – Guest Blogger
Let’s say you wake up in a state of mind that’s similar to many other days, where you dread the similarity of this day to every other day and perhaps feel trapped in the way things are.
Or, let’s say you wake up one morning, feeling refreshed, …
Oct 08 2014
Carolyn Braddock will be giving a one-day workshop this Saturday, Oct 11th in Santa Monica, CA. The workshop focuses on mind-body approaches to manage stress:
– learn how to recognize stress before it accumulates.
– simple techniques involving breath, sound, and tai ji/qi gong-based movement to unwind stress immediately.
– how to use acupressure techniques for stress …
Oct 07 2014
Susanna Baddiel – Guest Blogger
I’ve been in England recently giving some workshops and I’ve been travelling to some new and unfamiliar places. On my journeys I’ve had a few experiences which have brought home to me how even the clearest of messages can become obscured or hard to interpret. On one occasion a road sign had been …
Oct 03 2014
Allison Cheston – Guest Blogger
In the book Tell to Win, movie producer and entrepreneur Peter Guber shares how telling the right story enables movies to be made, obstacles to be overcome and people to succeed against all odds. While the focus is on Hollywood, the lesson is universal: tell the right story–the one that …
Sep 28 2014
I was hunched over my laptop at Starbucks at the only table available – right next to the sugar/creamer/napkin stand. I’d been driven out of my house by another neighborhood power outage – third time this month – and while I appreciated the electric company’s many advance warnings (automated phone calls and a postcard in the mail: “There will be …
Sep 25 2014
Anoek van Praag – Guest Blogger
Today I was having morning coffee in the neighborhood with some friends when the subject of body/mind illness came up. I am always surprised when folks talk about body/mind only – where is the soul? Or the heart? Or the subconscious? It is still amazing to me that most people are …
Sep 24 2014
I just discovered this website for over-50 women and men, published by Beth Portolese. I love her tagline, “Middle Age is the Cocktail Hour of Life!” She features fifty-friendly articles on anything and everything of interest to those over 50 and, as she says, those who will be over 50 one day. Check it out!
Sep 24 2014
Linda Lowen – Guest Blogger
In the 1950 noir classic Sunset Boulevard, all-but-forgotten silent movie star Norma Desmond anticipates a comeback and prepares for the moment the cameras are on her. That premise gave actress Gloria Swanson one of the best lines ever uttered on film: “All right, Mr. De Mille, I’m ready for my …