{Big Monthly Giveaway} Women at Woodstock Getaway

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Rest, relax, and restore!

FOF is excited to attend another sensational getaway with Women at Woodstock East! Join FOFs from across the country this October for a transformative fall retreat in tranquil Woodstock, NY. Enjoy empowering workshops, performances, and great networking at the luxurious Emerson Resort & Spa. Your retreat also includes three nights at the resort, as well as gourmet meals and a luxe gift bag. You’ll leave inspired, relaxed, and rejuvenated. ONE FOF WILL WIN!

The reinvention retreat includes*:

• 3-nights private accommodations at the Emerson Resort & Spa

• Full admission to the Women at Woodstock retreat, including a ticket to the opening night performance of Alice and Elizabeth’s One Woman Show, a welcome party, intimate workshops and speaker presentations.

Dates: October 6-9, 2013

To enter to win, comment below to this question:  Why would you like to attend the WAW retreat?

1 FOF will win. (See official rules, here.) Contest closes August 20th, 2013 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

*Does not include transportation.

725 Responses to “{Big Monthly Giveaway} Women at Woodstock Getaway”

  1. John Deal says:

    Love it

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  2. Mali Mikhli says:

    Motto of the day: Why does life and Candy Crush get more difficult as you go along?

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  3. Lisa R says:

    Was there a winner? It’s said…Contest closes August 20th, 2013 at midnight E.S.T.
    Well it was worth a try, congratulations to whoever won. I’m sure they were very deserving of this wonderful chance.

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  4. Kathy Duell says:

    Who wouldn’t want to win? Two daughters in college and as a 50~something ~ trying to remain fab 😉

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  5. Trish says:

    I need a healing retreat after 10 years of caregiving in my home for a terminal illness.

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  6. Carolina says:

    I took care of my Mom at home for 2 years, no time for me…I just signed the papers to admit her into a nursing home & am so unbelievably sad…Now she wants me to visit every other day…I need some SERIOUS me time & a new normal…this would be great….

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  7. elizabeth says:

    Love to win, need R&R…so depressed…e

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  8. elizabeth says:

    Need help…hope I win…e

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  9. Ronda says:

    After attending my 30 year high school reunion and would love some me time.

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  10. Lisa R says:

    I have recently come out of the hospital and need to get a break from it all. I haven’t been away on my own in over 25 years. The last time I was in Woodstock is when I went for a family get away as a single parent with a group of families that had a child with special needs. My daughter is now 25 and she was about 8 at the time. We were allowed to go because she is autistic. I remember it being close to Woodstock because one of the days was for the parents to leave the kids at the place we were staying and to ride by bus in Woodstock.
    My daughter has been in a residential for autism for the past 12 years. I have much guilt about the fact that she cannot live close by because she was not a resident of the state I live because she went away before my move. I also have guilt about other things as well like the way my son grew up having to deal with a lot of issues because of a divorce, a sister that I feel made his life hard as well and a father that was of no help to either of them and watched me go through an abusive marriage to him and having to live horribly because of no support from a dad who was into drugs and whatever else. I remarried in 2000 after an abusive first marriage in 1988 and had a 3rd child. I never got back to my normal weight having to go back on meds for panic attacks.

    My birthday is on October 6th and I would love to finally have time to refresh myself and maybe clear my head and find a new way to approach my life. I have gone for at least the last 13 years looking like a totally different person being overweight and not talking care of myself. I need some help picking myself up and brushing myself off and trying it again. I have been so beat down emotionally over the years prior to the last 13 as well and I want to understand why I allowed this for so long. Maybe this retreat will help with techniques to fix me while I still have a few years left in me. I would be so grateful for this opportunity.

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  11. Ann Smith says:

    I am approaching my 63rd. birthday! I would like to be able to look back in my memory to having won a trip such as this. I haven’t traveled far from my home nor had much recreation since becoming a mom and a grandmother. My home and family have always been my enjoyment and the reason for being here! It would really be wonderful to have something for myself after all of these years. Thank you for reading my comment. Annie

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  12. vegas1818 says:

    I reeeeally WAWn’t to attend this retreat because it sound relaxing, inspiring and invigorating.

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  13. mandradany says:

    I have been fighting this depression for awhile now, I want to feel and live again without medications but being around nature, people and making new friends. This is the best idea to battle this disease …connect and network and this retreat would be a great intervention desperately needed.

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  14. JMeidel says:

    I work for a school system doing 2 full time jobs. I need to energize:)

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  15. Carmen says:

    Just need some time away to re-energize and get ready for the coming year!

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  16. Debbie says:

    For the past several years I have been struggling to make ends meet while caring for my parents, as well as having a teenage daughter. She is now a senior in High School and my Father recently passed so I have been imagining the new direction my life will be taking.
    I am looking forward to this next journey but a clearer vision of this requires me to recharge my batteries as well as being able to reconnect with who I am. A few days away to reflect would definitely do the trick.

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  17. Gayla says:

    I would love to win this retreat.. never been to New York and spending time on me would be a perfect birthday present to me!

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  18. Diane says:

    Entering into my 50s I realized it was time to start paying attention to my health. I went on a strict commercial diet, lost weight, and then gained it all back. Now, I am on a journey to rediscover healthy eating, moving my body, and treating myself with love and respect. I have a lot to learn!

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  19. Merrill A. Dellas says:

    I would LOVE this! Woodstock in the Fall? Magnificent! Some badly needed r&r on the east coast and time to relax, eat right and just collect myself. Just what the “doctor” ordered! Sign me up!!!!

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  20. Barb says:

    Relaxing, rejuvenating & reinventing is a perfect combination to jumpstart making changes. I’d love to have that experience

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  21. MARY TOMKO says:

    Peace and relaxation. I would love it.

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  22. Valerie Hoffmann says:

    How about a jump start on the second phase of my life?

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  23. mspurplelady11 says:

    I am going through a divorce & it would be a wonderful new beginning start for me.

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  24. Padma M Narasimhan says:

    wish I can win this, I have not won anyhing & I am in my 60’s

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  25. Emily Grant says:

    Would love some time to relax and be pampered. Working 3 jobs and need some time for rest and relaxation.

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  26. Judith Becker says:

    We all deserve some time alone. After raising a disabled boy, getting divorced my daughter and I settled in to just the two of us. She is now on her way to her own life, I’m living on a small income no new cars for me or trips. It will be scarey. I’m always hopeful that the future will be better.

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  27. Kira Miftari says:

    I am at a transitional stage of my life, where the marriage that lasted 10 years is disintegrated, and I am trying to deal with the lost of the lost dream and life plan…when the new one has not yet emerged. I am looking for time to renew and empower myself to find a new path for myself…away from the routines and griefs of the usual surroundings. This retreat seems like a perfect nurturing environment…would be excited to participate.

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  28. Angela Mogin says:

    I desparately need a break. In the last 3 months, I have had 2 surgeries and a dental emergency.

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  29. diane grevelle says:

    Why? Because I deserve it! I am in the process of moving from one residence to another residence about 4 1/2 hours away and within the last 6 weeks, my partner, placed his father on hospice. 2 weeks after that, I placed my father on hospice (who lives out of state) and he passed away 2 weeks after that. My partner’s father passed away yesterday. We will be out of old place by October 1 and a trip for me to WAW retreat October 6-9th would be absolutely perfect!

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  30. Cheryl Stark says:

    This sounds so amazing!

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  31. s darby says:

    hi have never been on a retreat before. woULD love it. sd

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  32. vicki bogart says:

    Sounds like a dream come true.

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  33. Ann says:

    Transformative and inspiring? Sounds great!

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  34. Sacha Schroeder says:

    I could some use some time to regroup and renew!

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  35. Kathleen Vincent says:

    Sounds sogood for a fresh start..

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  36. Madolynne Zimmerman says:

    Women can change the world for the better when they work together.

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  37. Lee Schneider says:

    a fabulous way to unwind, revive and find a new me!

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  38. dmnyes says:

    I am in search of the eternal “FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH”. But a “GREEN” recharge is as close as one could hope to get!

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  39. Tina Helmstetter says:

    I work, work, work all day long and my husband is an Energizer Bunny! When I am ready to relax, he is ready to go. I would love to win this chance to relax and have some “me” time!

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  40. Kathleen Cosper says:

    Being the single parent of two special needs kids is the greatest blessing in my life. A mom is what I knew I’d always be and they are the joys of my life. Taking care of them is the hardest job I’ve ever loved. Having a few days to take care of me would provide a little respite and rejuvenation for the tasks ahead of us.

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  41. shorine paul says:

    In growing up I had the opportunity to go on several church retreats growing up in my teens. I always enjoyed the outtings, classes, and all the fun activities planned for us. I would love to go again.

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  42. Elizabeth Ruiz-Hupiu says:

    I would be a GREAT opportunity to socialize with women in my age group and share experiences.

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  43. maxie says:

    I am a small bowel transplant recipient and have much to share. I would love to be with a group of women to celebrate life.

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  44. glen pollard says:

    I would love to be able to send my wife on a retreat to give her time to pamper herself . She doesn’t get to do that here! We don’t have much money, and it mean the world to her.!

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  45. Lorraine 53 says:

    Nothing like being pampered, partied & filled with presentations to make me a better FOF!
    Would LOVE to be in that number!

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  46. Kimberly Freedman says:

    I have been the care taker for my mother with Dementia. Sisterhood with other women would be rewarding and healing. Making new friends, having heartfelt conversations, and enjoying magical moments is what being Fab Over Fiftly is all about.

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  47. Rosemary O'Koren says:

    When people ask what I do, I tell them I run errands for my family. Everyday I get a text asking what I am doing. I make all the phone calls and research things for my family and friends. I’m looking for a little more respect.

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  48. Cindy Boyd says:

    Would love to meet and mingle with a group of fabulous women over 50!

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  49. Leslie Vrioni says:

    I have been to Woodstock … and I remember it as being one of the loveliest places I ever visited. I would love to see it again….

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  50. roselepena says:

    Eligible to win (50 & some); To embrace womanhood. New ideas & possibilities: New Me!

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  51. beth says:

    it looks like a good time

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  52. Shelley says:

    KNOWLEDGE!

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  53. Suchitra Ganesh says:

    I need this much needed break for relaxation & rejuvenation. Life is too hectic and I need quiet moments to inspire & revive my soul. The pampering at the luxurious Emerson Resort & Spa sounds too good to be true!!

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  54. Gloria Luongo says:

    I would like to have some “Me time”.

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  55. AliceHayden says:

    5 years ago when my Dad passed away, my husband & I inherited my brother wheelchair bound with CP. Not to sound whiny, but it would be so nice to escape tge day-to-day responsibilities of caring for someone like that. Don’t get me wrong, he’s my brother & I love him, but it would be nice for a few supportive days off.

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  56. Karen Carlson says:

    I did not have a vacation this year and this sounds perfect

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  57. RED1 says:

    Stressful three years, surgery, job loss, unemployment … all past me now, thankfully, but have not had a real vacation in 10 years.

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  58. Katherine Morrin says:

    Would just be a welcome respite this year.

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  59. Donna Wolff says:

    I need such a retreat for my soul!

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  60. Nadia Glasner says:

    I think most of us do for others than ourselves. Not having a vacation for a long time…It would be nice to just get away and melt away some stress and enjoy the company of other women and share our thoughts and come back with a new kind of experience.

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  61. Dyanne Everett-Cantrell says:

    I live with my son and his 3 children. I help raise the children. I am also a caregiver for my mother who has Stage 4 Breast Cancer. I am widow since 2009 due to my husband passing from lung cancer. I have not had a vacation in 8-10 years. I work a part-time job after losing my full time position of 13 years. I need this trip!!

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  62. mcurtiss57 says:

    After a stressful move to another state so I could care for my ailing parents this would help me get a new perspective. Also, after moving back my mother, who is in a nursing home, has been in the hospital twice in one month and I was involved in an auto accident. This would be so beneficial to my well being!!!!

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  63. Bridget Carty says:

    The East Coast in the fall, awesome!

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  64. Patricia Michko says:

    I’m caring for my mom and also helping my daughter settle in to a new year of college. I need a break and some time for myself

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  65. Mary Ann says:

    I need a much needed break from my life.

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  66. DELORIS DAVENPORT says:

    I would like to socialize with women in my age group and share our experiences and wisdom.

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  67. Anne Lesh says:

    This retreat sounds like Heaven on earth. And I could really enjoy a little Heaven about now!

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  68. d_pewick says:

    Would love the opportunity to just relax and enjoy myself for a few days and meet new friends!

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  69. Michelle says:

    I believe that I need to spend some time with other great women, in such a great atmosphere. My husband and I have not been apart for over 35 years. I really need some time away. I believe if i am able to be away, i can recharge myself.I need some time away so I might feel better and reorganize my “brain”. Thank you

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  70. pamm.peterson says:

    To enjoy Fall in a beautiful setting surrounded by women. Sometimes you just need your girls by your side. In all my 55 years I’ve never been on a retreat. This sounds like the perfect trip to ease out of my Fitflops and pull on a sweater and boots.

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  71. MAB says:

    This past year I broke my left leg in two places (tibular & fibular). Next, I have had two knee replacements in 2013. Also in September 2013, I plan to have hip replacement surgery. Need I say anymore about why I want to win this special contest? No one would appreciate this Woodstock retreat more than I!!!!!! Thanks for your consideration.

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  72. deb stoyek says:

    I’d love a relaxing vacation

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  73. NoreenB says:

    Dealing with menopause, money problems and mental exhaustion. FOF – take me away!

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  74. sandi mckenna says:

    I am a work in progress!

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  75. Wendy Presslaff says:

    After a long year of working hard without a break I could use it!

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  76. intenseot says:

    I have just recently completed my therapy after getting struck down by a car.
    I have not tried “recreation” since completing therapy. I am nervous and I feel that I would need to be supervised and or encouraged to try (since total knee replacement…)
    This would be the place!

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  77. mervin willia,s says:

    I can really use this timely getaway

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  78. Lorraine Lincoln Wallis says:

    Just a little time to turn it down and soak in the sights and smells of the fall foliage. maybe even a jump in the leaves…

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  79. Judy Freedman says:

    I just retired from my full time corporate executive communications job and could benefit from a retreat. Need help to slow down and reinvent my life after 50.

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  80. Lisa says:

    I will have an empty nest … so I can finally get away!

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  81. janet says:

    I have been working and taking care of the family for too long–it is time for me to relax and do something for myself. A wonderful treat to rest and relax!

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  82. Jennifer Threadgill says:

    I’ve been doing battle almost everyday this year with the IRS, a divorce, and a corrupt plumbing company, and I think I need a little time in a beautiful place with interesting activities and people.

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  83. Candida Royalle says:

    Does one really need a reason to want to spend a few days with a group of women breathing in fresh air, eating wholesome, delicious meals, and being pampered while getting back in to healthy routines? OK…After my third round of chemotherapy treatments for stage 3 ovarian cancer, this one lasting a full year, I can’t think of a better way to pat myself on the back and get back in to the swing of work, life, love (one can hope!)…all during the beautiful season of autumn in New York!

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  84. Alice Schaefer says:

    I had knee replacement surgery in January – I am overweight – I turned 64 in July – my back and neck are killing me. I need time to relax and regroup before I completely fall apart!!!

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  85. Brenda Gregory says:

    The way the economy is, winning a vacation is the only way I would be able to afford one.
    This would be such a wonderful treat.

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  86. Tracey says:

    I will have just retired after 30+ yrs at same job/same career and would love to hear about all the other wonderful things that women my age do, esp. post-retirement. This is the first time since childhood that I will now be focusing totally on me and I can’t wait to be wonderfully selfish!

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  87. Carolyn says:

    I don’t have the words to persuade anyone that “I should be the winner” but, wow, I do wish I did have. Nevertheless, I’ll cross my fingers, say a prayer, and wish on a star – – – of course, I have all the reasons I “need” to be the winner – – but ultimately I’ll just be anxiously checking my inbox hoping for a notice to start packing!!!!

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  88. Nancy P says:

    Never been to a retreat. It would be great to have me time.

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  89. jfscott1948 says:

    I would like a few days to recharge. I’ve been running around taking my husband to doctors and to labs for test and I need to keep me in good operating condition. A few days away and alone to recharge my batteries maybe ust what I need to be able to face the long road ahead of us.

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  90. Dahlia Caballero says:

    Would LOVE to win this amazing retreat…pick me!!

    Thank you for the op to win!!

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  91. catherine rosso says:

    Love to spend time with fabulous interesting women and learn valuable things at the seminar. Of course ,in addition, being at this terrific getaway would be just the best
    Being a widow for 14 years has made me more apprecitive of my women friends..

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  92. Cherie says:

    Women are amazing at creative and loving solutions to life’s challenges. I would love a conference that highlights women and celebrates women. And I didn’t get to go Woodstock original.

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  93. Christine says:

    Surrounded by chaos, selling house, my youngest child’s wedding, caregiving for a cancer buddy. I sure could use a quiet w/e.

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  94. Kim C says:

    I need a getaway!

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  95. catmoore78@charter.net says:

    Due to recent downturn in economy and layoffs, both my husband and I are simultaneously conducting job searches. Could use this retreat to renew and recharge my battery!

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  96. Barbara C says:

    Really? Who would not want to win this retreat!!

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  97. Carol Catto says:

    I just retired. I would love to attend this to see what the next stage is in my life.

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  98. Kelly Jewell says:

    I am in training for the New York Marathon in November and this would be so great to be pampered during the intense training I will be doing in October and maybe get a long run in with a nice change of scenery.

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  99. Dolores Terese Lannon-Cleland says:

    Switch off relax unwind
    Leave all my cellulite behind

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  100. Rita K says:

    I have been under a lot of stress and could really use a break like this to unwind and recharge my batteries !

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  101. J.R. ROESSL says:

    As an older mother of a young child and a caretaker of an elderly parent, I don’t often get the chance to meet women closer to my age! I would love the opportunity to share what I have learned and to learn what others are willing to share in a luxurious environment. And, the best part is that it’s just across the river from where I live!

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  102. TODD RUMSEY says:

    THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE WITH AN AQWESOME ABILITY TO RELAX ME –

    SEND ME THERE !!!

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  103. jill says:

    A time to process, restore, refresh and renew, much needed!!!!1

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  104. bamr07 says:

    I could use some relaxation after moving and all the stress this summer and sadness of my best pals passing away.

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  105. Isabel M says:

    this will be a great retreat for when my kids return to college and may help out to figure out what to do in this next phase of life

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  106. Melonie Lee Pittman says:

    As women we all put others before ourselves and tirelessly care for our families. I think any woman who enters would be deserving of this awesome retreat.

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  107. Louise Fadness says:

    Above all, I would like to restore my sense of self after losing both my husband and mother in 2012, six weeks apart. Speaking with smart, grounded women would put me on my path to recovery. And staying in a relaxing environment, away from the daily buzz of media, would be refreshing.

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  108. JoAnn says:

    As a typical wife and mother, I am always doing for someone else. It would be great to finally do something to make me a better person inside and out!

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  109. Cindy says:

    I would love the opoprtunity to share this wonderful experience with a freind or family member

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  110. Monica Platz says:

    I need a break! As a single Mom it would be so nice to get away from it all!

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  111. Jane says:

    After moving out of a huge house that contained many years of family collected stuff, I’ve moved in with my mom to help take care of her…a little r@r would be heavenly.

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  112. Yvonne Tabaracci says:

    There’s nothing like pampering along with the energy work that I do. I would be so grateful.

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  113. Robi Malone says:

    After a rough year whereas I had an accident that cost me most of my hearing I need to refresh and rejuvenate. I was in the process of opening my own photo studio when it happened. I had to put my dreams on hold while I learned to adjust to my new world.

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  114. sarah says:

    I need a women’s weekend

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  115. Erica B says:

    After a year of illness and obstacles with my children my life has finally calmed down and I could really use some relaxation!

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  116. roger gray says:

    so many women here… why wouldn’t I want to attend !!!

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  117. Elisabeth Bertolucci says:

    I’ve been battling a health situation for the past two years. It would be so nice to renew

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  118. nascarblue says:

    AH, Rejuvenated…I truly believe in the power of women, to meet these ladies, being away from my everyday “so to speak”, I went through a very tough few years, physically I am healed, emotionally I am still on the mend, being able to sit back take a deep breathe and listen to these ladies also speaking to them I believe will help me to see everything from a positive perspective. I am surrounded by mostly men in my family, who I love with all of my heart, having this chance to go to a beautiful retreat and surround myself with strong women will totally give me the relaxation and restore my confidence. Thank you very much.

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  119. Ellen S says:

    I think being in a positive female environment would only serve to boost my confidence. After being unemployed for the last two years, feeling kind of desperate, I could use a boost. It could only help as I continue job hunting.

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  120. Peggy Newman says:

    It has been a tramatic and eventful year, so far. My daughter was planning her wedding for October, however,after much trauma, due to unforseen beach renovations, she and her fiance have decided to postpone their wedding date. During their dramatic process my 78 year old Mother met, fell in love and has decided to remarry. Guess who is planning her wedding? Yep, it’s me! I have two more weeks and the dead-line is up. Although, happy for the love-birds, I’m stressed, tired and looking forward to some quiet, calm, and much needed rest. Everything has revolved around others in my life this entire 2013 and I’m ready for some me-time.

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  121. vclark500 says:

    Honestly, women fascinate me. We multitask and function well beyond what should be expected as long as someone needs us, whether it be work or home. I love to find out what makes us tick.

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  122. Pamela Lytle says:

    Sounds like a blast, with lots of comraderie with other women!

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  123. Carol Conerly says:

    That sounds like fun

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  124. Catherine Sweeney says:

    Whenever I’ve spent time in the company of women, I find it empowering, invigorating and sometimes life changing. I ‘m pretty sure this weekend will be all of the above and more. The location, comraderie and planned events sound like the perfect post-summer getaway that will provide just the right injection of thought-provoking discussions to mull over during the upcoming winter months when more time gives us pause for deeper introspection.

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  125. Kristine P says:

    I’m currently at a turning point in my life and this retreat would be perfect timing. I was laid off about a year ago and took some time to enjoy life and de-stress. Now I’m ready to start something new….only can’t figure out what direction to go. I’m ready to make some changes in many areas of my life – career, health, romance, etc. I think the workshop would be a great step at this point.

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  126. Paula Weekley says:

    I almost went to Woodstock – the event – my husband and I were newlyweds at the time and lived fairly close to there, but since the weather forcast called for rain all weekend, we ended up going waterskiing at my husband’s aunt and uncle’s lake home. We have been kicking ourselves ever since!

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  127. Deanna says:

    It’s my Birthday month so why not celebrate it on a retreat!

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  128. Ann says:

    I’d like to go for relaxation and luxury. That would be a fantastic change! 🙂

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  129. karen whittaker says:

    I SO need to be reinvented!!!

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  130. msortet says:

    I’ve never been to New York and would appreciate some time away from my hectic 80 hour work week!

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  131. ORSOLA ANGELINO says:

    SOUNDS AWESOME..

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  132. JUSTINE SCHRADER says:

    LOOKS LIKE A GREAT TRIP. SURE WOULD BE NICE TO WIN.

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  133. liz says:

    I AM SO STRESSED! NEED I SAY MORE?

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  134. Sandra Pruitt says:

    I’ve never been on a retreat, I’d be pleased to join in with all those women

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  135. Phyllis says:

    The last year has been filled with health issues. I have gotten my health back on track and would love to attend the WAW retreat for some R&R

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  136. Patricia Michko says:

    I need a transformation!

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  137. Eileen Marks says:

    “Life is what happens to you while your busy making other plans” (John Lennon) – I am finally ready and in need of a chance to jump into life and connect with a group of wonderful women and get the karma that I need to help me in the second half of my life.

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  138. pamela r howell says:

    Hallowed ground: saw the movie and it changed my life.
    I am 62 with a 15 year old teenage girl.

    Groovy.

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  139. pamela r howell says:

    !. The movie WOODSTOCK changed my life; 2. I am 62 with a 15 year old girl.

    Enough said–would be groovy.

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  140. Connie Williamson says:

    I wasn’t old enough at age 18 to go to the original Woodstock, but I’d like to make up for that by going to this one.

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  141. jackie Pynaert says:

    I am a writer and my first book will be released in November. I’m self-pubbing and this is a very exciting time for me! I’d love to attend this retreat to meet other entrepreneurs.

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  142. Debby says:

    Haven’t had a vacation in years, sound like a wonderful way to relax and do something interesting and different!

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  143. Kelly Baetge says:

    Sounds like a wonderful experience.

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  144. Barbara folkman says:

    What a wonderful way to connect with women from all over the world!! It would be so much fun and great get a way just for women!!

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  145. Jen C. says:

    I’d love to win this as a getaway as well as an awesome woman forward event to go to!

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  146. Nikki Gwin says:

    A fall retreat, gourmet meals, whats not to want??? It just sounds like a fabulous time waiting to happen and I wanna be there when it does. 🙂

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  147. NAncy says:

    I am completely exhausted, I’ve been trying to make a marriage work day by day for 4 years now and let me tell you that’s a lot of days!

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  148. Jackie leDoux-Trouard says:

    Medical issues popping up, purchased a home, wondering what will be found (medical) and the added stress of a residence is very weighty. Add to all that is the sleeping troubles; I think a time to clear my head and regroup with other women is just what the doctor ordered…I wish!

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  149. Anna Sanna says:

    I have just moved from California to Seattle. My work has me giving to others and giving myself away is leaving me much time for self nurturing. I need a retreat to go within connect with like minded women and travel to beautiful place during my favorite month of the year.

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  150. Jan Andrews says:

    Have been raising my 7, yr old granddaughter, with my husband…this woman, NEEDS, a vacation. I love being so involved in my church, as, well, as my granddaughter’s school life..although, they are doing fractions in 1st grade…she will be starting 2nd, grade in a couple of weeks, and, now going to take on 2nd Grade Homework….HELP!!!!!

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  151. Theresa Dolan says:

    I have just had my 60th birthday and would like to feel still alive and young

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  152. Beatrice Boyle says:

    I would love to win and share opinions and comments with other women over 50. I am an 85 year young, vibrant…still “with iit” woman, who doesn’t own a rocking chair. I’m involved with my church choir, and with a chorale group that consists of people of all ages, but I’m the oldest of the group! I’m on the computer till 3or4 in the morning, writing poetry and ‘Musings by Grandma Bea”…still attractive and look at least 10 years younger than my age. I want to show women that there is life after 50 and beyond. You’re only old if you THINK you’re old. The secret is to stay involved with life around you, and surround yourself with people of various ages. We can and do learn from each other! Experience is still the best teacher!

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  153. jule j mullins says:

    I need to win so I can take a break from my volunteer job at the commissary this something that keeps me busy.

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  154. catherine davis says:

    Boy, would I love to win this. I would take my younger sister who lives in CO (I am in AL) and we would have a wonderful time all to ourselves and be able to catch up on everything. This would be wonderful.

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  155. Nancy says:

    This sounds like a heavenly opportunity to rest, relax and enjoy some new friends.

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  156. ellen schull says:

    I would love to get away and make some new friends.

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  157. Rosaura Alicea says:

    The reason I would LOVE to attend the WAW Retreat is because I NEED it! I am neither inspired, relaxed or rejuvenated and desperately need to be all those things! The last time I went on any kind of vacation was 10 years ago. As a sole caregiver for my elderly mom, I am burned out and need something just for me because I don’t feel like me anymore…here’s keeping my fingers crossed and good luck to all FOF’s!! 😉

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  158. Theresa Dziatko says:

    I could surely use a vacation atmosphere from the stressful experience we had with my husband’s quintuple bypass surgery. Now after 2 surgeries and almost 3 months Gary is on the mend.

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  159. Marge K says:

    Would just enjoy a few days to connect with other women and relaxing from the daily routine.

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  160. Margaret says:

    Raising 3 boys and a husband in a 2 bedroom apartment in NYC, makes me yearn for the country and quality time with other women!

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  161. kellykat says:

    the place—Woodstock—says it all

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  162. LaHeaven Webb says:

    My name is LaHeaven my life has beem pure hell im amd out of foster homes given away by my mom and left by my dad im a single mom with my kids 24,7, my 6 year old daughter told me i need a vacation..please consider me.

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  163. Marla Davis says:

    After 25 years of staying single and not dating, I met a man who said he loved me and this has devastated my life since it seems he used me and after he cheated many times, the way he has treated me is not what someone does if they love you. I really need a retreat, an escape from him, and filled with the new life of who I was before I ever knew him and a new me where I find myself again and move on being much wiser, not to mention, the needed healing from his abuse of me. . Thank you for the chance. 🙂

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  164. Jody Costello says:

    Needing a new point of view, a new inspiration to move forward this Fall.

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  165. Sharon Maynard says:

    I have feeling stuck since my divorce and in my job as a registered nurse . I could use a learning vacation

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  166. DONNA BARRETT says:

    This would be such a great treat. 2013 has not been a good year. Many deaths, injuries & etc, it would be great to try to forget my many worries and troubles for a while.

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  167. patti lovecky says:

    I have lived with chronic pain for 15 years, following a car accident and 2 neck surgeries. This would be such a treat to experience.

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  168. intenseot says:

    Boy could I use the connection to well-being that such a retreat could provide for me.
    Then I could pass on that good energy to those that I love

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  169. Ravzie says:

    I have no family left, wonderful inlaws yes, but no family of my own. I need some connections. I need to network. I need rejuvenation.

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  170. Mary Montague says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO GO ON THIS RETREAT BECAUSE I AM REALLY STRESSED OUT WITH LOSING MY MOM TO CANCER AND MY BROTHER LOSING HIS FOOT TO DIABETES GETTING A SCARE ABOUT HAVING BREAST CANCER JUST PRAYER AND BELEIVING IN CHRIST

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  171. Tricia says:

    It would be a pleasure and a thrill to connect with other women at Women at Woodstock. I would appreciate this retreat!

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  172. Terri says:

    I’m not sure I can fit my answer in this tiny space – but I’ll try to make it brief. It’s been 5 + years of caring for ill parents and grandparents, most of whom have passed away. I’m now 60 (in a couple of weeks) and back to work after losing everything. Our move to help family forced us to sell and move, rebuy in the worst possible times….anyway, we lost everything. Our home, our savings, our retirement, EVERYTHING is GONE…and at 60 I am starting over. I’m back to work but my self confidence working with people 30 or more years younger than I am is at an all time low. I dread face to face meetings although I do very well on the phone!

    I just need some support. I have no friends since we moved and left our church, friends, work, acquaintances, neighbors, and since we’ve been here there has been no time. It’s just been caring for others….in fact I’m still raising a niece and nephew and my mother is still ill and just had open heart so our duties are far from over. I just need a jump start.

    To be perfectly honest….I feel that I’m just waiting or biding time to die. That’s how I feel. That life has passed me by. I have no friends there are no laughs, no silliness – I was a stand up comedian at one time…I performed with Kathy Griffin and Robin Williams. Now I work from my room, sleep in my room (we downsized so we live in wall to wall furniture…a storage container basically) and I hardly ever leave the house. There is little to no joy left for me.

    I’m not sure why I’m here. What I’m supposed to be doing or WHY? What’s the point? I have no purpose than to do for others or produce a check. So, yes, I think I need a nudge – NO, make that a stiff kick in the backside! Or something, anything, that could help restore me….

    Just being in the company of other women would be such a treat. I don’t have a single friend after my best friend died in a murder suicide. I feel alone and lonely. I guess that’s the short version….

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  173. JEAN says:

    I am a 10 year breast cancer survivor and Oct. is the anniversary.
    I could really use a retreat and a relaxing getaway!
    Sounds like fun!

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  174. Rosemary O'Koren says:

    This weekend is my birthday. I am spending it with my mother-in-law again. I have spent my birthday with my in-laws for the past 30 years. I need to do something different.

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  175. CHERYL says:

    I would love to go to all the workshops! Have a me vacation! Something that I have never done, it would be wonderful!

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  176. Patricia Sharifi says:

    I haven’t had a getaway in such a longtime! I would love to be pampered.

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  177. latanyalewis says:

    pretty

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  178. opsunshyne says:

    As a single mother, working two jobs, and 2 sons in college…I never have time for myself…a retreat would be a very welcome TREAT for myself!

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  179. Jean Leavey says:

    Some of the posts are so melodramatic. I just want to win.

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  180. michelle geil says:

    I spent many of my earlier years doing for others and trying to grow up and live my own life despite pressure to behave and be responsible for those who needed me. I am finally catching up, and married a wonderful man 7 years ago. However, at 51, I hear so much about women my age entering a new, vibrant, empowered part of their life, and I feel like I’m still learning about who I am, what I want, and how to stand up for myself in the world. I would love to spend a long weekend with creative, strong women who have so much to share!

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  181. Jean Leavey says:

    Some of the posts are so melodramatic. I’m not sick or overly stressed. I do not have marriage problems and I have great kids. I just want to win.

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  182. Kim Beckett says:

    I deserve to be inspired, relaxed, and rejuvenated!

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  183. AMOGINESQ says:

    I have been under a great deal of stress due to health problems and need a chance to rest and rejuvenate.

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  184. Addie Kelly says:

    i need this because all the stresses of my life are taking a toll on my physical and mental health.

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  185. vegas1818 says:

    It just sounds so WAWderful!

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  186. Michele says:

    It would be a wonderful experience to connect up with other woman from around the country!

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  187. linda demunck says:

    I work with my husband every day and have little interaction with other women. This experience would be great for my self-esteem.

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  188. Loesje Shema says:

    I want to win this getaway because I need to connect with women like myself. I have spent the last many years doing for others to the point that no one knew what to get me or do for me on my 60th birthday (although my husband always does nice things for me “just because”). Additionally, my husband was ill on that day so we did not even celebrate except to have Chinese food delivered. I want my birthday party, dammit! And I want it with ladies who will share the fun with me!

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  189. Cynderma says:

    I would love a getaway with other women. Hope to make friends and learn about new things.

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  190. ARIZKID says:

    WHO DOESN’T NEED A GREAT GET AWAY VACATION?????

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  191. Linda Arzoumanian says:

    This summer the heat has been unbearable but with work, I could not get away. Because I travel to see my mother(91) three times a year, there is no time or money for a retreat, vacation or other forms of relaxation and I am way beyond (71) when I should retire but family responsibilities keep me working.

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  192. Donna Mattingly says:

    Recent surgery kept me home all summer. I’ve felt cut off from the world. I’m ready to reenergize in a relaxing setting with my sisters!

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  193. Cindy says:

    I would love to win. I have been struggling with life recently. I need to focus and connect and am a little lost. Thanks

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  194. DeAnn Rosseti says:

    I am a freelance writer/reporter who suffers from Crohn’s Disease and whose husband is recovering from prostate cancer. I also have a 13 year old son, and a household to attend to, which is often difficult when I am struggling with a Crohn’s flare. I’ve been told that stress is a factor in leading to flares, but with a life like mine, stress is inevitable. I yearn for time alone to read, to rest, rejuvenate and write in my journal, which I’ve been keeping since I was 12 years old. This retreat would give me much-needed time to de-stress and plan my future!

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  195. Amanda R Charpentier says:

    I own my own business, which means no insurance, no perks, and I pay for all the trainings and workshops I attend to keep my license. I wouldn’t have it any other way, but I don’t get sick days or paid time off to attend to me, although I would take time off for this if I won! No one is going to give me any treats at work unless I give it to myself! I would love to reward myself for good performance while also getting the rejuvenation this retreat offers.

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  196. Susan Cassano says:

    I NEED this!! I have not been on vacation in 17 years! I had a fall in October, and have been able to get into Manhattan. I need a break!!

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  197. Marilyn Capizzi says:

    The WAW Retreat sounds like the perfect answer to reviving my body and mind. Everyone needs some time alone and this is just what I need!

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  198. TuKute says:

    Due for a tune-up

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  199. Diana Almanza says:

    As women we know what it takes to inspire each other. I have left my daughters and taken a break from teaching to take care of my aunt who has lung cancer. She will be done with treatments by October and I will be in dire need of inspiration to begin a new normal.

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  200. Annette says:

    Because if you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with! And who are we with most? Ourselves! I’d love to nurture my 56-year-old soul, rejuvenate my spirit, reconnect with myself as a woman, and feel empowered by sharing experiences with other women, at this amazing retreat.

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  201. Michelle Isit says:

    I luv to comprehend new ideas during the journey, no matter when or where they come into one’s own.

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  202. Antionette Blake says:

    I think after 16 years of being the sole caregiver to my grandmother who passed away at the age of 98, I deserve a little R&R. Hubby and sons are wonderful, but there is too much testosterone to truly help me relax and be pampered.

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  203. yolanda Machado says:

    I have been struggling to keep my business going , all of my time and money has gone into my business. To have a vacation for me would be to a chance to breath and recharge would be a gift. I would hope to learn how to deal with my stress instead of eating.

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  204. Linda Bailey says:

    I would love to attend the workshops and network. Had lumbar fusion surgery a few months ago and have not returned to work as yet. Sounds like a relaxing get-a-way before getting back to work.

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  205. Terry Weber says:

    I teach for a university and I’ve had my pay cut to the bone. I cannot afford any kind of vacation but I need to destress! I suffer from chronic pain due to herniated discs in my neck and back and I also have fibromyalgia and major depression. Did I say I need to destress?

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  206. Fern Abbott says:

    I’d love to win this retreat – I haven’t had a vacation since 2006, and a three night resort stay is just what I need to re-charge my batteries.
    Thank you

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  207. Katherine Morrin says:

    I am in my mid 50’s and need to be reinspired. I feel I have a lot of ideas churning but my energy level is getting low. I love the idea of empowered women helping other women. My goal is to spread the love to girls and young women so they can start on the path of their dreams.

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  208. Wendy Orme says:

    I definitely need rejuvenated!

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  209. Valli Alahan says:

    To be fab over fifty.

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  210. Deborah says:

    I need to get away!!!

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  211. dmnyes says:

    After YEARS of staycations, I need a recharge and regroup of my mind and body!

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  212. Delia Sadler says:

    IT’S TIME TO GROW!

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  213. marlene says:

    Need a break from regular life!!!

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  214. Susanne Kostrenich says:

    There is not one more fine woman here that does not deserve this gift of this trip and the break from the burdens of our lives and the busyness of our sacrifices for others.

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  215. Teri says:

    I need a break from my financial worries!

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  216. Jennifer Neal-Humble says:

    I would luuuuuuuv to get away after going through breast cancer!!

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  217. Carol S. says:

    I feel I have been “stuck” for many years in a state of limbo where I cannot quite determine a way out. I feel I have some very unique gifts, and abilities but not realized my full potential, or how to create something from a Volunteer status into a well paid flourishing business/job. I really could use some guidance as well as ideas as to how to take that next step and have it be a meaningful one!

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  218. karen says:

    having a stressful home nad work life trying to balance everyon’s schedule. need time out

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  219. Mathilde says:

    Because after a divorce and an empty nest I really need a reinvention retreat. I am still young and would love to explore ways in which be able to fully enjoy life and make “me” a priority!

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  220. JMeidel says:

    I have lost my Mojo and need to recharge. I need to be around like minded women…

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  221. Jackie Flaherty says:

    Help me energize and recharge as I continue laying the groundwork for my business enterprise.

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  222. Diane Vogel says:

    I have been full of tension trying to sell one house and buying another house by Sept I could really use the 3 day gateway to relax.

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  223. Linda Lockhart says:

    I am turning 61 in a few weeks. This trip would provide me with a much needed boost help me as I enter this next chapter of my life. I am a working woman trying to adapt to changes with my employer; I am a new grandmother looking to build a better relationship with my daughter; I am a wife struggling to find meaning in my troubled marriage. I want to find my true purpose.

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  224. Xue Childress says:

    I have been dragging down by the debts. This would be a great get away just for me to relax and forget about stress for a while!

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  225. cindy gagliardi says:

    This would be a dream come true for me! I would just relish a chance to relax and rewind after a very hectic spring and summer caring for family and friends. A chance to refresh and recharge with like-minded women and to make new friends would be an amazing experience!

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  226. Susan Weir says:

    Because life isn’t a dress rehearsal, I want to be the best me I can NOW. To do so I believe we must constantly strive to learn and grow as women.

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  227. Sheryl Martinez says:

    I would love to win this for my sister! She is in the midst of an ugly divorce, has most of the responsibility for our aging mom, re-entering the job market in her 50s, she loves women and has many amazing friends which is, I think, a tribute to who she is. She is funny and smart but sure could use a boost to her self esteem and what better way to gain that then a weekend with a bunch of empowering women! Fingers crossed! P.S. She lives in Saratoga so Woodstock is practically in her backyard.

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  228. alison mcmanus says:

    I have been living with and taking care of my parents….who both have Parkinson’s….for the last 5 years….my mom likes to watch Lifetime TV….and my dad is obsessed with the Military channel…(they are both 84)….Thank goodness for my Kindle….however…the written…or filmed word….is no replacement for personal human conversation and comraderie! I am an aspiring writer and would relish the experience of a retreat with women of my age…..just imagine the life stories we all could share….it sounds like Nirvana!

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  229. Annette Davis says:

    What a wonderful opportunity to get away and spend quality time with other women my age! Not only a badly needed retreat, but the performances and workshops geared toward my interests sound, well… fabulous! I am a two time cancer survivor and it has been almost five years in remission…this would serve as a personal celebration as well! One of the side effects of the chemo I received was neuropathy in my legs and hands and coupled with diabetes, I was forced to leave a 31 year teaching career that I truly loved. I have been retired 3 years now and I can’t begin to explain how badly I miss the kids and my co-workers! I volunteer in the school as much as the pain will allow, and spend 2 days a week driving chemo patients to and from their treatments. I’m not complaining as I have been greatly blessed, but WAW would serve as a time just for me, a celebration of my life thus far and an empowerment for the years ahead!

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  230. Michel Hampton says:

    I would love to get away and renew and refresh!!

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  231. Diana Zawacki says:

    Many life stresses over the past 6 yrs. this is just what the dr. Ordered! I long to feel refreshed and rejuvenated!

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  232. DELORIS DAVENPORT says:

    bornagain1231@ymail.com I would like to meet other women from other parts of the US and just have fun because GIRLS just like to have FUN!

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  233. AliHayden says:

    An escape from the day-to-day minutia. To cleanse the spirit & soul in preparation for another winter.

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  234. Jamie Arens says:

    I would love to win because after I’m a single parent of two and both are in college. I work hard to keep a home and pay for college for 2 on my own. I’m stressed and I have not had a vacation this summer! I would really appreciate a getaway.

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  235. Cynthia says:

    Aaahhhh the company of women, wise and wonderful. It would complete me to be amount them.

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  236. Robin says:

    Why not – this sounds like an amazing opportunity !

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  237. Lisa Niederberger says:

    I am going through the biggest changes in my life to date, ugly divorce after 30 years, lost my best friend since I was 19 years old to a younger woman, closed my business, house to the bank in foreclosure, and filed bankruptcy. I am starting life over, my kids are struggling to launch and I do not know how I keep going lately….but I do!! I’m getting ready to relocate back to my hometown after 23 years and boy could I use some R&R ~ congrats to whoever wins the contest!!!

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  238. Judy Halperin says:

    For many reasons, I can use a relaxing weekend.

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  239. Tina says:

    I have never been to anything like this would love this experience.
    Dealing with illness, loss of parents and spouse, children leaving home all within the last few years! I could really use some me time.

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  240. Danielle T says:

    Women who understand, sympathize, encourage and inspire each other. How wonderful. So different then the teen years when they are all insecure.

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  241. Deborah Opper says:

    Grief from the loss of a parent is overwhelming – more than I ever thought.

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  242. Janice Brady says:

    I can’t think of a better way to relax and network with other women who have similar interests – make new friends.

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  243. Pam Norwood says:

    Why? Am 61, have RA, am trying to decide if I need to retire and am looking for inspiration, motivation and assurance that I would be doing the right thing. Time to take care of ME after raising a family and a marriage of 41 years. Love my husband, daughters and grandchildren, but I need to concentrate on me finally. And getting away by myself for a short period of time is on my bucket list – new ventures, new friends and new memories. Sounds heavenly!

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  244. Beckie Sudduth says:

    WOMEN! WOODSTOCK! WOW! A tri-fold cord that strengthens relaxation & relationship!
    (pick me! Pick me!)

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  245. marisa guetzelevich says:

    I would love to go because I like to meet people and make a friendship and I love to travel and relax

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  246. Bess Heitner says:

    I have not had a real vacation in at least three years. I’m working so hard on my jewelry and a part-time job and any time I travel it’s always for business. I can’t think of anything more wonderful than relaxing in a country setting (my favorite) and interacting with other women whose company I enjoy so much.

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  247. Elizabeth Ruiz-Hupiu says:

    I would be bless if I win the retreat because I’m in dire need of inspiration, relaxation & rejuvenation. I’m recovering after a big shock of a breast cancer masectomy. THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY!!!

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  248. KONNY CHURCH says:

    FOR A LITTLE R&R

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  249. Aida says:

    I would like to win the retreat because I’m in dire need of inspiration,relaxation & rejuvenation, + I would love to meet women who are embracing their age, doing positive things, and getting away from my drama filled life 🙁

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  250. Dawn says:

    I would love this!

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  251. Dianne Boland says:

    I would think I hit the lottery if I won this retreat! Recently, I lost my both my husband and my 39 yr old daughter to lung cancer and am sorely in need of replenishment of both mind and body! Thanks so much for the offer to enter!

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  252. Vicki H says:

    My Father passed away a month ago and a nice relaxing vacation would be wonderful. Time to think and reflect!!!

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  253. Judith Lepoma says:

    I will be 55 in September and do not feel Fab at all. I think a retreat might help to get me motivated to take back my life. I exist each day. I don’t live it. I want to live again. I really need help.

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  254. betsy says:

    I would love to be part of this FABULOUS weekend getaway and what a wonderful opportunity it would be to meet women from all walks of life coming together; connecting, sharing and giving back to one another :)) Betsy Karp , The COLOUR Coach

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  255. Carol Catto says:

    I would love to win. I am so in need of time to relax.

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  256. Carol Thesing says:

    I can use a women’s retreat after the year I have had. I was abandoned with law suits and bankruptcy by a man who hid his gambling addiction. Everyday is a challenge and it is time for me to stand up, be strong, and face the next part of my life with confidence and a new me. This retreat would be the first step I need and so deserve.

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  257. Nancy Benabu says:

    In need of a great mentally and physically vacation
    Thanks

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  258. Tanya McGowan says:

    WAW is about woman power! 🙂 Now we need to come together and embrace our feminine strength. I want to attend WAW and pass along the messages to my coworkers. I am a nurse anesthetist working long hours in the Operating Room. Please send me to WAW to recharge, rejuvenate & pay all this forward to my sisters!! 🙂 thanks, Tanya CRNA

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  259. Nancy Benabu says:

    I will greatly appreciate the opportunity to attend..a dream come true….

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  260. Nancy Benabu says:

    OMG I will greatly appreciate the opportunity to attend..a dream come true….

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  261. karen stern says:

    I recently had a close call. I had a brain blockage and was I hair away from a serious stroke, someone was watching over me and it was caught. I could really use the comraderie of my female counterparts since I really do not have any friends here. And maybe give back to someone who needs a lift too.

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  262. Mary Mellon says:

    I would love to win this getaway! I need some time to be pampered and to clear my head of all the stresses and business of the days.

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  263. Twinkle Martin says:

    Who doesn’t need a vacation….

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  264. Sue M says:

    My Dad wouldn’t let me go to Woodstock in ’69 because of the headlines in our local paper about sanitary conditions there. He thought I wouldn’t be safe. Maybe, just maybe, this time I can go!!

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  265. kathy maroun says:

    I need a great getaway now.Hurricane sandy got me now I need to recoup.

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  266. Melanie Kaneff says:

    Thank you for offering this opportunity to win what looks to be an emotionally and mentally nourishing weekend…even reading about it feels good, whether or not I am the lucky one chosen to participate! I would like (translation: “be overwhelmed and thrilled”) to attend this weekend because I feel like I would be able to hit the ground fully running and recharged back into my responsibilities (full time job in IT, actively-involved mother and grandmother) with fresh insights, strength and confidence. THANKS!!

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  267. Mary Sue Finnerty says:

    It’s been a very difficult few months. I cannot afford to attend on my own, but I would love to jin these women and share new discoveries.

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  268. janis0314 says:

    I could really use some inspiration.

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  269. yvonne galindo says:

    Thank You

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  270. loralee roberts says:

    love to win

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  271. JoAnn J says:

    This sounds wonderful — what a great place to go to get revitalized!

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  272. sussexr says:

    Would love to try something out of new and different and hopefully find myself after 64 years!!!!

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  273. Wendy Presslaff says:

    Would greatly appreciate the opportunity to attend

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  274. Gail Stephenson says:

    I am stressed to the max between work and personal issues, and I soooo need this getaway!

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  275. Rachele Ketchem says:

    I wasn’t old enough to attend Woodstock, but this would be great!

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  276. Barbara Rosenbaum says:

    would love to go.

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  277. Kathleen A lexander says:

    This is the age of growth for women. We are taking the lead in business and industry, the medical field and as teacher who inspire and support women to break through the glass ceiling and soar to personal and professional success. A wonderful conference of this type provides support, insight, and inspiration. Just thinking about the networking possibilities awakens the desire for more conferences of this nature. Kathleen

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  278. Rita M says:

    Sounds lovely. Who would not want to win this fab get away! Picture me there!

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  279. Jan says:

    It would be awesome to talk to so many different women and get ideas and opinions on how to live a productive life. Being recently unemployed, not by choice, after 35 years, the stress relief portion sounds wonderful.

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  280. Gerri Alfino says:

    Just the renewal this FOF single mom in transition needs! Fingers crossed . . . .

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  281. Karen Carlson says:

    Sounds like a great opportunity to meet interesting women

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  282. cher says:

    I would love a getaway to learn new skills and yes be rejuvenated. Money is still so scarce a getaway like this is beyond means.

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  283. Cecilia says:

    Love to win. Need some R&R.

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  284. Ann says:

    I am in desperate need of a “this is normal 50s” rejuvenating experience! Sounds wonderful.

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  285. Ann says:

    Sounds fabulous — inspired, relaxed, and rejuvenated are all things I am highly in favor of!

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  286. Tamika W says:

    Great Prize!!

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  287. Brenda says:

    I so need time away to help discover myself 🙂

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  288. Carrie Obrien says:

    It would be a blessing to be able to join the group of ladies in heir transformative experience

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  289. Terry Miller says:

    For rest and renewal.

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  290. Carrie Conley says:

    For the knowledge…

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  291. soulfood529 says:

    Would love to meet all the speakers.

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  292. Gail says:

    I have been stressed beyond belief — I need a getaway!

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  293. Shannon Brady says:

    1. like so many of us I would deeply appreciate the chance to truly relax for a few days away from family and work demands…2. Woodstock NY will be absolutely beautiful that time of year!! 😉

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  294. kgritts says:

    I have had a really rough last 12 months – father’s illness and passing, handling his estate and all the messiness involved in that with siblings, realignment shake-up at work, etc., etc. I don’t sleep well and have gained weight. I’d live a revitalization retreat with other women to shake myself out of my weariness.

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  295. Eileen Cormier says:

    I need to getaway and this sounds wonderful!

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  296. Linda Meranda says:

    Wow, awesome

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  297. Christine d says:

    I Want To Win This Trip.

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  298. jean olaughlin says:

    I really would love to restore my spirit at this event.

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  299. Jeanne T says:

    Relax, Rejuvenate and Revitalize that would be great – this summer has been difficult.

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  300. vegas1818 says:

    When sharing the WAW experience, one has no choice but to be educated with the essential 3 Rs—Relax, Rejuvenate and Revitalize….excellent curriculum!

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  301. msortet says:

    I am relocating from Indiana to Chicago in Sept and have never been to Illinois before. I have no friends, family or job there. I need this workshop to network for friends and possible job opportunities…at the very least: positive thinking!

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  302. Padma M Narasimhan says:

    wow, after working all my life & raising kids as a single parent, I would love to win this!

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  303. desiree meltond says:

    i would love to attend this retreat! whats better than learning, relaxing and enjoying the company of other women with similiar ideas and goals for a life with purpose.

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  304. Aggie says:

    I am a government worker that has been doing the work of five employees and not getting any raises and taking furlough days all because of the sequestration. I could really use a nice relaxing time away from it all.

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  305. Carmen says:

    This would be just the thing to jump start my life!

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  306. Jackie leDoux-Trouard says:

    I’ll be 59 for the 2nd time. I mind says I’m still young but my body says “PROVE IT”

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  307. Lee says:

    I’ll be fifty-nine years young in a couple of days. Some may approach their sixties with dread, but my spirit says the best is yet to come. I intend to keep living and loving life — reaching toward lofty dreams on a penny-pincher’s budget!

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  308. Debbie Bradley says:

    Time to figure out what I want, and get moving. The clock is ticking!

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  309. Mindy Mue says:

    I would love to spend the weekend with my Mom. She’s had a rough year, having 4 surgeries in 12 months and really needs a nice, relaxing break!

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  310. Kate says:

    I am 57 and at a point in my life where I need to renter the workplace. I think this retreat would be invaluable in helping me recognize and clarify my path.

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  311. Sue Epling says:

    I’d love to take my Mom on a great getaway to unwind and relax! She’s had several surgeries, procedures and too many Dr visits to count this summer. Time for this deserving lady to enjoy and celebrate her almost 80 years!!

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  312. Cindy says:

    I would love to attend but can’t not afford to attend at this time with my husband being off on long term disability. Thanks

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  313. liz g says:

    Women at Woodstock – sounds soooo awesome! Would like the break 🙂

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  314. Gayla says:

    I would love to win this weekend to enjoy some much needed “ME” time

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  315. Joanne Leone Lunsford says:

    It looks like the perfect relaxing retreat, and I would love it!

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  316. Sue franco says:

    Menopause has left me reeling physically, mentally and emotionally and I would so welcome the opportunity to have some “me time” that, between kids and parents, I cannot afford. My best friend and I haven’t even been out for our annual birthday dinner yet–and our birthdays are in March!!!

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  317. fe0531 says:

    I sometimes feel like the image of the man in the grey’s anatomy textbook, by this I mean that I feel like I’m standing in the middle with my arms out and standing with my legs wide apart waiting for my family to tear me apart. everyone wants something from me that lately or rather for quite some time I have not had any me time.

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  318. Gerri Alfino says:

    Single mother to 10 year old firecracker of a daughter, this FOF in transition sorely in need of some soul-refreshment! Look forward to meeting you all —

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  319. Henry says:

    Quite simply this would be

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  320. Tiffany Owens says:

    I’d love to win for some fabulous R&R with some fabulous ladies!

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  321. Dorothy Spitzock says:

    I was in college in Worcester ma and was invited to Woodstock my dad said no. Now I am collecting u.l. benefits and looking forward. Now would be a good time as I am unemployed hopefully temporarily as I cannot afford to retire. thanks remember Queen for the Day. ha

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  322. Elizabeth Gilmore says:

    Due to a severe episode of depression, I can’t really do the least impressive effort toward my writing.
    The super simple thought is this….. I chose to sacrifice a great deal of my own life choices and experiences to be my mother’s full time caregiver. This was something I had hoped I’d be available to give to my mother as she grew older.
    Mother passed away VERY UNEXPECTEDLY in March. She had been admitted from the ER for a centralized case of Colitis; while I was on the phone making arrangements for release home, she was “found unresponsive.”
    Due to many, many issues of “bad timing” revolving around her Estate Plan, my sister (advanced MS patient) and I have been thrown into one emergency decision after another.
    Neither of us have been married or have children. We have some family in Texas and D.C. (we are in California) all of whom have chosen to “drop out” of our lives since our Mother’s death.
    I have taken on heaps of responsibility in areas completely unfamiliar and alien to my background and talents. It’s called for a deep scrapping from the bottom of my barrel….. I could use some serious replenishment.
    A time of retreat and indulgence could be an experience of true Grace. After 12 years, being unable to go farther than may-be 10minutes from home, to be ever available to my mother…..from being at her side for all her most basic of activities, of hygiene, nourishment and movement….being “away” and completely irresponsible for anyone else would represent my “Shangri-La.”
    Hopefully not as a complete afterthought, there was one friend that was my ONLY relief for the last 4 years. My friend Claudia, came in 3 days a week, for two hours. Being a friend of mine, who has known and loved my mother as long as we have been friends, some 30 years, Claudia would be THE ONE I would most like to see share in this offer of “sanctuary.”
    Thank you for the opportunity to enter your “giveaway.”

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  323. merrylady says:

    I think this retreat will be restorative, relaxing, and at this time of my life a much welcomed relief to ease pains, and sacrifices of life.

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  324. Michelle says:

    This is just what I would love for my sis and I. My sister and I have not been on a vacation together since we were young. She had a rough time after her divorce. She raised my niece/nephew mostly on her own. They are really great, loving kids. She still works hard and I know how happy this would make her. We don’t see each other much, but it would be so great to be in her company for a few relaxing days. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  325. Alpha Stephens says:

    This would be a great getaway since I turned 50 last month.

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  326. patricia regul says:

    I would love to go to this retreat because it will scare the hell out of me. I am not very out going and am scared to death to do anything by myself. I hate this trait about me. ONce I get a little bit of confidence and can accept the fact that the whole room isn’t going to eat me alive, I start to talk and might even be a little funny. Anyway, I would love to learn to empower myself enough to be able to participate and have fun without having a crutch to lean on. thank you

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  327. JUSTINE SCHRADER says:

    This would be an amazing get away for my sister and I. She is my best friend. I can always count on her and she has done so much for me on so many levels. To take her on a surprise trip would be wonderful.

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  328. patti lovecky says:

    My sister and I are only 11 months apart but due to many ongoing family worries we have only seen each other twice in the last 5 years. Both are birthdays are in October, so this would be a real treat to get to enjoy this together.

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  329. catherine davis says:

    It would be wonderful to be able to relax and enjoy chatting with some other intelligent women.

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  330. Jennifer Prost says:

    Because I would never do this without winning!

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  331. Patricia Quigley says:

    I am entering on behalf of my BFF. She is one of the most lovely, sincere, generous and intelligent women I know and I am sure that she would be inspired as she enjoys some well-deserved relaxation.
    My name is Tobi Schwartz-Cassell

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  332. Ogden Kruger says:

    PLEASE!
    P-pleasure
    L- ladies and leisure
    e- earthly delights
    A- Angels
    S- simply Stated
    E- eloquent, elegant, ecstatic

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  333. marlene says:

    Love nature! And would help me feel better mentally and physically!

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  334. melissa montoya says:

    love this

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  335. ptorpey says:

    My friends and i are in dire need of a retreat to recover from a number of ailments and problems…

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  336. sisterjtc says:

    Women getting together in a fun filled learning adventure. Sounds great.

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  337. Nancy M says:

    I would just love the relaxing atmosphere and networking with other women.

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  338. jule mullins says:

    I am overdue a get away since all I do is work to keep from being bored day after day.

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  339. Mrs. G says:

    sounds so relaxing and renewing

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  340. janet says:

    I would love to get away for a few days–wind down from the summer.

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  341. Jewel Hopson says:

    I need a self-confidence boost. This sounds like a great place to connect with those whom I could help also, just through listening and encouraging.

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  342. Tricia Douglas says:

    A place to rest, relax, and talk to other women is just what I need. I would like to have something to look forward to just for myself.

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  343. kmariem18 says:

    It’s been a very hectic summer for our family. A wedding, a divorce, cancer. A few days away in an awesome environment like this is truly needed.

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  344. Carol says:

    I am reinventing myself and this is something that I haven’t done before. It would definitely help me with the process to come together with a group of positive women in an inspiring environment.

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  345. Patricia Michko says:

    Reinvention, rejuvination! Who couldn’t use that!

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  346. Becky Beer says:

    Sooth my soul!

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  347. Joan Emerson says:

    Certainly not the Woodstock of 1969, looks so much better! Approaching 65 quickly, have lost 134 pounds, and can walk again. Could use some inspiration and direction, I have so much more to live, and so much more to give…

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  348. Nadia says:

    This would be heaven!!!!

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  349. Ellen King says:

    Sounds like paradise to me…

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  350. Becky Beer says:

    Restore me!!

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  351. Linda Boone says:

    I’m hanging on those threads at the end of the rope where the last knot has come undone…. NEED rejuvenation badly!

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  352. DONNA BARRETT says:

    What a beautiful place! So peaceful, LOVE IT!

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  353. CATHY SZEWC says:

    I would love this trip because mainly I desperately need a break from work. And being on such a tight budget all I can take are “staycations”…I have no available funds and could use some uplifting experiences there…

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  354. Teri Brajewski says:

    I have two businesses, two children and a house to run on my own – I need a break and would love to spend it in the company of other interesting women – very nurturing and relaxing.

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  355. Travonne Eady says:

    I would like to win this fabolous trip to empower myself and learn more as an woman entrepreneur.

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  356. Lauren HopkinsSheridan says:

    sounds like a great trip

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  357. Liz Rockler says:

    It’s been such a tough year – would be such a wonderful and uplifting experience!!!

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  358. Kari says:

    I would love to reinvent myself at this stage in life and going on a retreat with other FOF women would be very impowering!

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  359. Char says:

    Need a break from the stress in my life.

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  360. soulfood529 says:

    There are going to be such educated and motivated woman from all walks of life and I need the motivation and education from them at this time in my life .

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  361. Anne Normandin says:

    Looks wonderful.

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  362. Ellen Sloan says:

    I’d like to go to get away. Besides, upstate NY is beautiful.

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  363. BernadetteM says:

    Oh how I need a vacation.. I look after my ill husband..Being a caregiver is exhausting.. I Love him but I could use some R&R..

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  364. karen says:

    I’d love to spend time with interesting women

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  365. Angela Mogin says:

    I have had a very bad year, healthwise and could use a chance to rest and recharge.

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  366. Deb M says:

    WAW=WOW Away with women bonding, learning, relaxing=Wonderful.

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  367. Kim Naiser -Paul says:

    I’ve been going through so many changes in my life at this point and time. I lost my job a few months ago which was very traumatic because of the way it happened. a lot of hurt and betrayal,bullying etc . involved,. My brain function doesn’t even seem right since this has happened, I feel lost and confused so i’m looking for a new direction. enlightenment and encouragement from ‘Like Hearted woman’. I feel as this wonderful opportunity/gift could really lift my spirits and maybe be the missing puzzle piece ive been searching for!

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  368. Monica Austin says:

    I am so overdue. I am so overdue. I am so overdue. Etc., etc., etc.

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  369. ALLISON LANSBERRY says:

    I am an advocate for The American Diabetes association & there by be a representative for diabetics & amputees.

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  370. Debbies says:

    I feel this would be amazing adventure that I’d truly like to participate in!

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  371. Cynthia Madsen says:

    This sounds wonderful! Being with other women can recharge you like nothing else!

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  372. donnarp1 says:

    At this time of my life I need some type of direction. I feel by attending this retreat I will be able to learn from the other women which direction I should move forward in my life.

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  373. Sharon Knerr says:

    After 15 years in one town, we moved to TN. I feel like I’ve lost my ‘base’. I think WAW would give me the boost I need to re-establish myself with new friends, a new community, and a new identity as to who I am now. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  374. ARIZKID says:

    ANOTHER GREAT PROMOTION

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  375. chrisskins says:

    Although I am quite fond of this incarnation, who wouldn’t welcome a reinvention?

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  376. Margaret DeKoven says:

    I would love to attend because ot sounds FABULOUS!

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  377. Maxine says:

    I would love to have the chance to send time together with and learn from other FOF!

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  378. Cindy Huffines says:

    Relax, Restore & Renew

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  379. Mark Hibbing says:

    To see what’s going on

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  380. deb says:

    Who doesn’t like and need a retreat? 🙂

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  381. Cindy Boyd says:

    I find women’s trips to be the best, and these trips have been few and far between in my 60 years. I would love to attend the fof inspirational weekend!

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  382. Rosemary O'Koren says:

    I am looking for the next chapter. Should I stay retired or should I find a new venue to be creative? Do I want to keep my talent for me or use it for a career?

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  383. Toni Booth says:

    After 31 years of marriage I have never had an opportunity to be pampered or and experience true relaxation,to feel beautiful and full of life.

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  384. Roxyvictoria says:

    Having lost my job of 17 years I welcome any oportunity to connect with positive and forward thinking women. I see this as a great way to become inspired and mentored by those who have already gone through similar experiences of loss and have been renewed and regenerated by them rather than depressed and destroyed. I hope I am chosen to experience this. Good luck to all!

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  385. Karen Clark says:

    It’s time for me do some introspection and relaxation.

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  386. Veronica says:

    I need a vacation to get some rest after being in a perpetual state of exhaustion due to sleep deprivation for the past year. I am coping with hot flashes at night caused by severe menopause symptoms. A change of environment would certainly help restore my self esteem and confidence.

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  387. Giuseppa says:

    Good Luck to Everyone!

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  388. Candace foreman says:

    I work too hard, I need to go!

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  389. margaracantu says:

    I have never been treated to a spa/relax weekend, and it would be the perfect opportunity to unwind… five months ago my father passed away, and since before that, taking care of him as an only daughter took a toll on me and our family….thank you for this chance!

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  390. Carol Melodia says:

    It sounds like a great experience-I would love to get away!

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  391. Tonya C says:

    One, Of The Once In A Lifetime Opportunities… I’m All In. GLTA

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  392. Donna Witiak says:

    This would be quite an opportunity….I would never forget it!

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  393. Karen Hunter says:

    thank you so much

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  394. christine delany says:

    i would love to go. i am a single mom raising a son with autism who demands a lot of my time plus i work full time.

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  395. anita conley says:

    Who wouldn’t enjoy this opportunity for the Women of Woodstock Retreat?
    What a way to begin a new journey in life, connect with women on many levels
    spiritual, emotional, educational, soul searching, empowered, enthusiastic, networking
    making connections, memories of a lifetime. I am retiring after 30 years and
    looking to find that new life, new career, journey we all strive, search, dream of,
    believe we can make happen and this would be the dream becoming a reality to do so.

    If I can’t win please let someone who is a care taker of someone or someone who has
    had difficult times enjoy this opportunity. We all have had them in life it is how
    we deal with them the trials that make us strong women. I have compassion in
    my heart for those women.

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  396. Mary Mates says:

    It would be a once in a lifetime experience , that I would never forget.Please pick me!!!

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  397. Melinda Berlin says:

    I would love to win the giveaway as being with women in this environment is empowering, soul enriching and relaxing not to mention the educational, friendship building and memorable experience it would be.

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  398. Marta Bechtold says:

    I would like to attend this retreat to be around smart women like me, learn some new things and relax without all the pressure of life. I have a hard year with two deaths (My Dad’s and Grandmother’s), my husband losing his business and need some “me” time with other women who can support me.

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  399. Carole says:

    I really need a getaway. I have been a caregiver first for my parents and then for my husband for the last three years. I also work. I would love to relax and would enjoy meeting other women.

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  400. Carmen Beck says:

    I would be very thankful to receive this gift of relaxation and bonding with other women. As a Mother who lost her only son last September, I feel I could use a “rebirth” of myself and in a beautiful place of reflection.

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  401. Susanne says:

    I needed this like yesterday. This could be for my Birthday too since it is October 2nd !!! I am sure any woman would be so appreciative of this gift to relax and pay attention to her needs.

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  402. Katrina Moss says:

    I would like to attend the retreat to have some R&R to regroup as I am currently the primary caregiver for my mother who has the Alzheimer disease. These days I am spending the week days in another city to care for her then I go home on the weekend. This is a very draining arrangements but I do it so my mother can stay in her own home. This is a big sacrifice but I feel that she deserves to be in a familiar environment.

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  403. Francine says:

    I’ve never been to anything like this. Most of my life I would have dismissed such things as self-indulgent & self-centered. Trying to recalibrate that a bit.

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  404. angela says:

    I definitely need a place to get away and this sounds great.

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  405. Dawn Egan Westbrook says:

    I would like to attend the WAW retreat to unwind from 16 years of being the sole caregiver for my father who just passed from Alzheimer’s disease 11 days ago. I am so happy that I was able to give him the loving family that he deserved as together we journeyed through the disease. Now it is time to reground myself and what a wonderful way to do so.

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  406. wonderfulme says:

    The kids are settled back in school and the Holiday season hasn’t ramped up yet. This is the perfect time to rest and recharge and this would be the perfect experience to do so.

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  407. javierl22 says:

    Been feeling low and overwhelmed by turns of life….this would be a Godsend………..

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  408. Kelly Baetge says:

    Looks like an incredible experience.

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  409. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been “retired” from a long career for 4 years now & am ready to start a new chapter in my life! Hearing & learning how others have done “it” can only be inspiring. As a 54 year old, I’ve got more than enough time to start a new life journey & am motivated to do so! Thanks for offering up this opportunity!

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  410. Nancy Kay says:

    I would love to win the Retreat because I would greatly enjoy a get-away. I currently work a day job plus am building a biz to guide women through separation, divorce and co-parenting challenges.

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  411. Vicki Morgan says:

    Being a child of the original Woodstock I would enjoy attending WAW as a 61 year old woman. I have always been an encourager and motivator and see WAW facilitating both for a multitude of women. I also love new and enlightening experiences. I hope to see everyone there.

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  412. Debra S says:

    *sigh* oh boy HOW I would love to go………….yet not alone! My most sincere wish is that this would be for TWO! I am not a lion-heart and I would love to do this with a sister or a daughter or galpal. AND the other part of the wish is that it would include the airfare. In my dreams…………………………….

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  413. marian boll says:

    Getting ready for my great granddaughter, building a new bedroom suite for the parents and her are taking tons of energy…this prize would be great

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  414. Ann says:

    It sounds like an inspiring and rejuvenating experience!

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  415. Roxee910 says:

    Instead of the 3 R’s – I hope it’s the 3 W’s – Women – Woodstock – WIN!

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  416. Holly says:

    What a great way to re charge before the Holiday season starts.

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  417. Norma Miarecki says:

    I can’t imagine a more rewarding way to spend time with other women ~ I’ve been my 93 yr. old Mothers care giver for about two years now, and I haven’t had ANY time with women my age for so very long…I had to move from my home/friends, to take care….I sound as though I am complaining…I am NOT…. I just would LOVE to have time like this to actually DO things and BE with women who are all in the same age range as I !!!! WHAT FUN this would be !!!

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  418. doris younger says:

    After a hard year that included losing my husband and a mother diagnosed with dementia, I would love an opportunity to attend Women at Woodstock retreat to relax and rejuvenate.

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  419. rosiey60 says:

    I just retired three weeks ago, I’m looking for inspiration to discover the next part of my journey.

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  420. Anita Mulvihill says:

    What a way to re-visit Woodstock! Pick me!

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  421. Maryann says:

    Please- what a wonderful way to relieve stress.

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  422. Charlotte LeBlanc says:

    Going to Women at Woodstock would be awesome. Congregating with others that are in their 50’s and going through the same changes I am, would be comforting and fun. These are ladies I will have something in common with. I would be over the top excited to get inspired, relaxed, and rejuvenated with great company, attending a welcome party and a show, eating gourmet meals, and getting a nice a gift bag.

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  423. Dot says:

    I so could use an immersion and infusion of a get away in a wonderful environment, meeting new people and learning some new things!

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  424. Cate says:

    This retreat is on my bucket list….. what a way to revisit Woodstock!

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  425. Gayle LaSalle says:

    As a woman who is 62, semi-retired but not ready to fully retire – financially or otherwise, I’m trying to get me feet on the ground. I know I have a powerful message and experiences that would help others, yet haven’t figured out how I want or can get this message out.

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  426. Lena Whyte says:

    I can make a difference and would like tobe a part of this event

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  427. Garrett Ann Dent says:

    I just turned 61 and as I said I do not know how to act. Most days I think I am 30. I haven’t had a real life in 13 years, due to an accident. I missed out on being in my fifty’s. I need to be around women of substance. Thank you, garrett

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  428. Rita says:

    It would be lovely to win this getaway, because I have never done anything like this on my own. I believe this happens in October which is my birthday month. My husband always goes pheasant hunting in my birthday. Doing something special like this for myself as a treat, would be a really nice way to celebrate.

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  429. Barbara Rosenbaum says:

    Would love to go

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  430. Ann Morris Bruehler says:

    This is the year I turned Fabulous Fifty, and it has been a year of growth and transformation. I have taken up running, acting, and made changes in my career. I would love the opportunity to share three days with other inspiring women looking to make healthy strides in their lives!

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  431. Tricia says:

    This getaway is something that I REALLY need! I’ve been unemployed for four months and it’s beginning to take its toll. I’ll be able to jump start my job search!

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  432. Phyllis says:

    I can think of nothing more relaxing and empowering than spending 3 days with the wonderful Women at Woodstock

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  433. JMeidel says:

    I’m tired. I need a break. I work 2 full time jobs. Did I say I’m tired?????

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  434. DanV says:

    I’d like to attend for a great getaway

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  435. DonnaJoy says:

    I need this really really really badly.

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  436. Fiona Villate says:

    This year has been transformative for me and a retreat with wonderful women would be just what the doctor ordered.

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  437. Cynthia Fischer says:

    Nothing intrigues me more than the potential to join with a group of women in an opportunity to share how they are experiencing life over 50. The potential for emotional connection, support and growth in an environment that nurtures not only body but soul is a dream of this over 50 woman!

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  438. Marybeth says:

    It seems everything around me is negative. People I run into seem to almost enjoy wallowing in it. I don’t get it. I am a basically positive person and I cannot fathom why anyone would want to be unhappy. Getting away from home, going somewhere that emphasizes the positive would be ideal.

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  439. Debbie Terry says:

    I think I could add something different to the experience.

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  440. Victoria Vacala says:

    I would like to attend the WAW retreat to be empowered and refreshed.

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  441. Patricia Amore says:

    I have been out of work for over a year now. I relocated to the North Country to be with my grandchildren and since the move I have not made any friends. You start to lose your confidence in yourself after time. I would love to be with inspirational women and I am sure there are women that feel the same and want to come. I need a BIG life change and I feel like this would be it

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  442. Stormy says:

    Fifties is an interesting, albeit sometimes challenging time of life. I’m always looking for inspiration that can simply make me more comfortable in my own skin yet challenge me to move out of my comfort zone.

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  443. Carol Catto says:

    I just retired the second time. I would like to relax a little before finding part time work. I am not sure where my next career will take me. So far it has been telecommunications and higher education.

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  444. Linda Hibbitts says:

    About to go through a MAJOR transition in both my personal and professional life. A retreat, surrounded by supportive women and positive energy, would be a God Send

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  445. katieQ says:

    I was at the original Woodstock when I was in college, albeit 40 pounds lighter. The music was wonderful, but the mud was awful and I didn’t go to the bathroom for 3 days. The thought of spending tranquil days with like minded women reinventing myself without mud and having access to flush toilets sounds heavenly.

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  446. JOAN F MCCARTHY says:

    MY best friend lost her MOM and her little dog this past year..Last year she had cancer surgery…She needs something “good” in her life to happen. I would like to win this for her.

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  447. alida higgins says:

    rekax

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  448. Ann Solomon says:

    Now is a great time in life–empty nest soon and exciting career adventures and transitions. Always good to reflect, appreciate and share with others.

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  449. Elaine Canell says:

    I am at the mercy of the contest that will give me a vacation this year, I am coming out from a HORRIBLE working relationship which took advantage of me and withheld my net worth. I AM SO NEEDING A GREAT VACATION!

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  450. Pamela behrend says:

    I would love to go and be apart of such a fun and entertaining. It sounds like a chance for growth and making new friends.

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  451. Karen Carlson says:

    Sounds like a great opportunity to relax and meet interesting women

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  452. Bari says:

    I’d like to win because… I haven’t had a vacation away from my kids since the oldest was born 18 years ago. Seriously.

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  453. Cora T. says:

    To get long overdue ME TIME

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  454. Patricia Locke says:

    I really need this, and so does my friend Jama. We never get any pampering. This would do us both a world of good. Thank you! ^_^

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  455. ruby1dsd says:

    WAW sounds like a wonderful way to meet and get to know other FOF’s, and having spent most of my youth in that region, but not being able to visit in more recent years: I find it hard to imagine a more beautiful time of year or setting for this gathering. The activities alone sound very inspirational, not to mention all the other amenities. Sounds like heaven to me… Just not in West Virginia. LOL! GL 2 All

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  456. Gonhikin says:

    I’d like to attend the WAW retreat to be “inspired, relaxed and rejuvenated”!

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  457. Charlene says:

    What a wonderful gift!

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  458. Lynne Baumeister says:

    Would love to go with my girlfriend Franni – we were original Woodstockers but moved on with our lives – Franni lost her husband a year ago and needs a pick me up. I just retired from a job I did for over thirty years and could sure use the change, the pampering and the intellectual stimuli. During our lives we never pampered ourselves, never had the money or the time. Always thought our husbands and children came first. Now the husbands and children are gone, its our turn. Please……………….

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  459. Sande says:

    I’d like to find out what all this WOW “fabulousness” is all about! Also…trying to get my business off the ground….would like to network with bright women to get support, ideas & inspiration. Namaste.

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  460. TuKute says:

    Other than I could use the rest I would love to meet/connect with the other women attending.

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  461. Twinkle Martin says:

    I need the TLC at WOW…

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  462. Bonnie L. Fisher says:

    I would love to win the sensational getaway with Women at Woodstock East because it would rejuvenate my soul and help me with a renewal for life as I am going through a very difficult divorce!

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  463. Beth Surdut says:

    My birthday happens to fall within that time. What a delightful way to celebrate!

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  464. DONNA CANTRELL says:

    “Sisters” are always the best motivators and sources of inspiration. As I begin my new online venture, I know I would benefit from a retreat such as this!

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  465. DonnaJoy says:

    I need a break really really really bad.

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  466. Gisela Smith says:

    For relaxation, rejuvenation and reflection.

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  467. Miriam Pinheiro says:

    I could use one!

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  468. Catherine Staat says:

    What an amazing opportunity to be able to network with others knowing that what they share will be motivating and inspiring us to move forward – a much needed shot in the arm! There is an amazing energy that comes from a room full of women all trying to do the same thing – we all end up trying to help the other one out! LOVE it! Why do I want to go? To be inspired and to inspire. To be motivated and to motivate. To get ideas and to share ideas! Sounds like a perfect way to recharge!

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  469. Geri says:

    I am a crazy business owner that has been through a few “challenges” with my business and my health in the past couple of years. I could really use the time to get away from the city and recharge, connect with other wonderful women and set myself up for the next year!

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  470. Fab55 says:

    I work from home and am STARVED for female intellectual interaction. Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband and my friends … but this would be true NIRVANA. I feel like my brain is shrinking, and find myself Facebooking instead of trying to better myself. I HAVE GOTTEN MENTALLY LAZY and need the rejuvenation that this weekend promises. I know that I am destined to be a Late Bloomer! I just need the kick in the butt that this WOW promises to deliver.

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  471. Sherri Segall says:

    need this retreat, just turned a youthful 63 , celebrating 30 challenging and exciting married years with 2 daughters in their 20’s–now its my time for emotional rejuvenation

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  472. Carolyn G says:

    There have been some changed in my life and I need to find a new path. I need to be empowered to make tough decisions about the future of my career and life. I believe that WOW might help me do this. Learning from others who have been through the same things or similar things will help me find a new way. I need to find a new tribe.

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  473. Carolyn G says:

    There have been some changed in my life and I need to find a new path. I need to be empowered to make tough decisions about the future of my career and life. I believe that WOW might help me do this. Learning from others who have been through the same things or similar things will help me find a new way.

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  474. Rosemarie Debien says:

    Would love to partake in this just for the ME time. I am a single mom of a teenager and spend my work days helping others with Medicare, Medicaid and Food Assistance. Although I love being there for others it leaves me little down time to zero in on me. This would help me recharge and get ideas from other women that might empower me to adventure out in other directions.

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  475. Roya Famy says:

    I would like to Propose this: Yes, I need this retreat for spiritual, physical and mental rejuvenation. My 82 year old strong, independent and healthy mom needs it too! I would like to give this to her and offer to pay for my own. I LOVE your intelligent, relevant, website. Blessings and healing to all of you!

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  476. Stephanie M. says:

    This sounds like a wonderful, fun, unique opportunity, thanks for the chance. I am a member of your email list.

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  477. Priscilla says:

    What an amazing opportunity that would be to connect with like-minded women intent on nurturing themselves….for a change. Milestone birthday in December. Will be an awesome birthday gift!

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  478. Linda Johnson says:

    Why? I was hit by a car and am pending 2 knee replacements. Have struggled trying to work and having a lot of pain. I missed Woodstock but am from that generation, visited Woodstock way back and fell in love. Would I love some social interaction? You bet- haven’t been able to socialize much. Operation is scheduled for November and if I could “get” to Woodstock it would be wonderful. Can I take my 16 year old diabetic dog? She’s no bother, like me, has a hard time walking:)

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  479. Rosie Britton says:

    I’ve never done anything like this before & it sounds great!

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  480. Jess DiAna says:

    love this blog and this would be so great

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  481. Margaret Williams says:

    Sounds great

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  482. jeaneenr says:

    I really need some “ME” down time!

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  483. karen says:

    I am at that in between time. kids are needing me less, work is still good but i need a plan and otehr women always give the best ideas

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  484. javierl22 says:

    I would like to attend the WAW retreat because I truly need to talk to some other women……..I have no sisters etc. and have not met peers in a long while……also need the trip and activities…

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  485. Tom Bedford says:

    I would enjoy the relaxing and sharing environment offered at the first rate Woodstock retreat the relaxation and time for reflection would benefit me and my family in innumerable ways.

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  486. Sandy says:

    I lost both my parents in two years. I need to relax.

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  487. Renee D. says:

    Been a foster parent for almost 8 years. Have had over 35 children go through our home. I have 3 bio, 3 step & 5 adopted. YES, I could use some me time to relax with other adults.

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  488. JIM LYNAM says:

    RETIRED & OUT OF SHAPE.

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  489. Donna Norbet says:

    Full retirement is staring me in the face. I need to refocus with fabulous women for an uplifting weekend.

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  490. Andrea Thalmann says:

    This country gal needs a break from the daily chores of farm life!

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  491. Susan Orrico says:

    Would be wonderful to pick up some new tools to bring into my Yoga classes.

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  492. aprshwrz1 says:

    A new locale with new ideas and approaches to life. It’s time to open up new horizons and this experience would be the key.

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  493. Leah Przada says:

    oHH How it would feel!:)

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  494. catherine davis says:

    My life is filled with helping to rescue animals and I, like everyone else in animal rescue, need a break. We love them we cherish them, we try to save them for the horrors of the street and abuse, but once in awhile, we need a break. I would love to get away from everything for a day or two. I would take one of my other animal advocates with me as they deserve it too.

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  495. mspurplelady11 says:

    I need some pampering me time as I found out tonight that I am getting a divorce.

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  496. Mia says:

    I would just Love to participate in this wonderful and enlightening journey for rediscovery……we as women must take the time to maintain a clear focus and not forget to cherish our lives and those who are part of it…..women are the nurturing and loving care takers and forget to take a time out for themselves to refocus,regather and smell a lovely lilac……if I won this opportunity…I would cherish it always….. after all…it has been 18 years since I have taken a vacation…..oh my… !

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  497. April Bonia says:

    It sounds so relaxing!

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  498. tafra perryman says:

    Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a fun, relaxing, and educational vacation!

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  499. angelarcher says:

    I’m always interested in learning more about work, home and life! It would be nice to take a breather from my hectic life to just recharge a bit. Besides, I live in a house full of guys, so a little girl time to network and meet new friends would be great!

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  500. Kathie says:

    any kind of vacation/relaxation, etc is not in the budget so this would be awesome!

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  501. CHERYL says:

    I would love to win! This is going to be great, I love to learn new things from workshops. I have an extremely demanding job (like most of the other women and children). I could use a few days to regroup, relax, and learn something new! Meet some friends 🙂

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  502. latinpheonix says:

    I have a veryyyyyyyyyy difficult job mentally and physically working with children with mental illnesses …I could use a place to be relaxed, and rejuvenated….A chance to get in touch with me again and just have my mind have some rest and down time.

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  503. pamm.peterson says:

    You had me at Tranquil getaway in Woodstock ,New York. I was too young for “Woodstock” way back in the day. I will wear my tied dyed tee shirt with pride.

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  504. Kathleen Maiewski says:

    I am a single mom with 2 teenagers.

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  505. Judi says:

    Who wouldn’t want a chance to meet new women and also get some R& R!

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  506. Janet winter says:

    I really need this trip I’m a caregiver to my husband with a brain injury for the last 10 years we just celebrated our 39 th anniversary but not how I hoped

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  507. maxie says:

    I would love to win this weekend because not only will it help me connect to myself but I will learn so much from other women who might be going through similar situations. It would be a very gratifying experience.

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  508. Michel Brown says:

    This would be an amazing opportunity to bond with other women and form friendships in a beautiful part of the country. Women truly need to support and celebrate each other and I would love to be a part of that.

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  509. jill says:

    It would be awesome, fall is my favorite time of year. A chance to get ignited again & meet new friends, I feel like an old worn out pair of shoes, comfortable but not too exciting.

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  510. harriet segura says:

    This would be an awesome adventure. Hope I win. Thanks

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  511. Hotforfifty says:

    This would be an awesome getaway with my girls!

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  512. Danielle Donohue says:

    Time away to refresh and connect with other woman.

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  513. cindy gonsiewski says:

    A womans empowerment retreat in beautiful Woostock NY??? Yes please…… <3

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  514. Patricia says:

    I am 2 years from 60, and like so many of our generation, we went to school, or didn’t, got married, had children, got divorced, raised our children, remarried, our kids left, and now, we do not know who in the sam hill we are anymore. I forgot about who I am as a woman, not just a mom or wife, but a woman, and I would love to have the opportunity to participate in this retreat, to meet other women, and find out, before my life get’s away from me, who I am, what I want for the rest of my life, an finally, to find happiness, so that I can continue to be good for myself and my husband, whom I love so very much…

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  515. Denise Medvid says:

    Turning 60 and retiring in August! I really need this retreat!!!!

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  516. J Ferrari says:

    I would love to get because it’s been the most difficult, painful, sad, shocking time in the small city where I live. A tragic, freak accident took the lives of 19 amazing young men, several were friend’s children, husbands, family, and friends. It has been a rough time and to get away would be a treat. I’ve always wanted to see Woodstock, and it would be nice to be pampered.

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    • JKFerrari says:

      I would love to get away and be surrounding by other supportive women the healing atmosphere of Woodstock. It would be wonderful to attend this special retreat, and be a part of the workshops. I love being around other women, and would enjoy some time for myself. It has been many years since I’ve been able to travel, and I would love to gain inspiration and wisdom and bring that home to my much loved family. I think it’s important for people to have time to themselves, and this retreat would be the greatest gift. I would love to network with other women, as I’ve just started a new job that allows me a lot of freedom and I could use feedback and ideas that would help me make it a success.

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  517. deb stoyek says:

    I’d love to have a getaway to woodstock

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  518. Julie says:

    Divorce is a doozy… time to find me again

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  519. Cecilia says:

    I would like to attend the WAW because I have went through my oldest daughter(who was only 31years old) unexpected death and my youngest daughters loss of job, divorce, loss of her sister within 2 months time. Its been a tough time. It would be nice just to relax a learn from other women how they deal with life.

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  520. Karen says:

    I think it would be an opportunity to learn something new, make new friends and get the chance to relax.

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  521. Pamela Carnicelli says:

    I would like to attend the WAW Retreat because I am spending the summer recovering from a major surgery and expect to be back to myself this fall. Woodstock would be a beautiful place to celebrate with other women!

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  522. suzanne says:

    I would like to attend the WAW Retreat because it would be a unique, enriching, and probably a very eye-opening experience! I’ve raised kids for so long, that my bonding time with women consists of time spent in a soccer chair, auditorium or quick lunch to talk about the kids! Maybe I will be able to figure out how to change my focus & where to direct my energy when my last child goes to college – that’s just around the corner…..

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  523. Kathleen Nation says:

    After a very hectic summer working 4 jobs, I need a weekend to myself.

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  524. Debra Roetman says:

    It would be a wonderful opportunity to relax, enjoy and bond w/others. Thank you!

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  525. Rose says:

    A time to bond…

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  526. Mary Ann says:

    Who would not want to go. I need inspiration in my life and change and I think this would be a good place to start.

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  527. ORSOLA ANGELINO says:

    I would like to reinvent and transform myself to a better person..

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  528. kel m says:

    How fun would it be to be able to share this with my sister and show the world that women are going strong and re-creating themselves at every stage of their lives. It would be a trip of a lifetime.

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  529. Wanda says:

    I would love to win an opportunity to attend the WAW Retreat. As I turn 50 years young on August 24, I embrace this next phase of who I am evolving into being. Well, let me tell you “Life for me, ain’t been no crystal stair”. A teen mother at 15, four more by 29, life had its hard whacks, tacks and was bare.
    Raising five girls mostly alone, two failed marriages, and welfare! But, all the time I have been climbing, even when I could not see light, I did not; could not; sit down on those steps, Oh, no’ not without a fight.
    I survived the abuse, took all the misuse, and when it seemed no hope, was for my five and me:’ Halleluiah, Praise God, in spite of the circumstances, I realized that I was free; I had an epiphany!
    “Still I Rise”, I rose to the occasion returned and completed my higher education. Today I am still climbing, still dreaming, still turning corners; have lived here and there. Yes, I am still a going! However, have never traveled the four corners.
    August is the 8th month and the number eight stands for new beginnings. So, as I reinvent myself; my goals, my thought patterns; my finances, relationships, and my position in life. I feel destined to connect, experience, to dare; real, relevant, and powerful movements of women, who can help propel me into my “new major in life”. Because “life for me, ain’t been no crystal stair”.
    (Mother to Son -Langston Hughes)
    Hopefully, I win if not congrats to the winner!

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  530. Deb M says:

    Girl Power! Sounds like WAW will WOW us girls!

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  531. wendy larson) says:

    I would love to win the opportunity to come to this year’s WAW retreat. This is long but very true and maybe will help you realize how badly I need this retreat! I’m turning 56 this month and since 2004, I’ve helped raise my two older grandchildren (my older daughter was widowed when they were babies) and almost totally raised my youngest grandson, my younger daughter’s son. D., my youngest (7 1/2) is medically and physically challenged. He has an extremely rare chromosome disorder (one of only 4 known in the world – the other 3 are in the UK). Born in 2005, he suffered from severe GERD and was put on a 3 year prescription for a drug called Reglan. Unbeknownst to all, it created a major new disorder tardive dyskinesia which is incurable/untreatable. Because his momma, my youngest daughter is a single mom and has worked 3 pt jobs (one of which is 32 hrs a week at no pay-clinical hours required for her college degree and the other 2 at min. wage) as well as attending college all for the last 5 yrs, I have responsibility for my grandson every night and all weekends. The only break I get is when I am at work and he is in school. My hours with him at home are spent not only doing all the normal housework chores plus extra work from my paid job, but being his medical/therapy advocate, doing all the speech/occupational/physical therapy he needs that he can’t get because of the lack of money (Medicaid would cover it but there are very few therapists that take Medicaid in our region and he’s been on a waiting list for years!) He gets speech therapy at school but that’s it. I do it all daily which means lots of research to find better ways to help him. All his care falls on me. I love him more than life itself and I don’t regret any of my sacrifices for him. He will never have a normal life because of the medical/physical issues and unlike other childhood critical diseases, because of it’s rarity, none of the experts know what can be done to help. On top of that, he’s recently been diagnosed as both autistic and ADHD which presents us with even more challenges.

    But I’m so tired! I gave up all the things in my life I took pleasure in when I took over his care shortly after birth, both due to time and finances needed for him and his care. Gave up my horses, my volunteering (I taught autistic children for free-horsemanship and riding and led 4H groups), I gave up my love of artistic quilting, scrapbooking, my freelance writing and pretty much even fun outings with my closest friends. I know when his momma finally graduates in about 7 years with her masters and eventually maybe marries, I will no longer be needed to care for him fulltime. And then what? Will I even make it that far? I don’t know who I am anymore or what I could be…I need some re-energizing, growth time just for me! And I can’t afford anything like it. My husband and I had to give up vacations and everything else. I never heard of this retreat before but reading through everything on the website, it sounds heavenly and I feel like it would give me the empowerment to gain some of my own life back before I’m too old to enjoy it. Just having a few days to just be with other women, companionship, to learn from their experiences…I would love to go back to re-developing my writing skills (I was first published back in 1975 and freelanced up until 2001). I need help in preparing for the time when I will no longer be needed to raise D. I only had a empty nest for about 7 months either of my daughters’ “adult” lives. So much of my last 7 1/2 yrs have been spent being a “mommy” grandma that I am almost afraid of the emptiness of life facing me. He has been like my 3rd child, even though he’s my grandson. I’m afraid of what my own future holds….The only strength I have internally comes from my Christian beliefs but sometimes, I’m just worn out from no life of my own. I hope you understand how much I need this retreat. Thank you and God bless you.

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  532. strawberry3d says:

    FOR THE WORKSHOPS

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  533. Beth W. says:

    “When you stop doing things for fun, you might as well be dead.”~Hemingway
    I read this quote this morning…and it hit me that I am losing the joy in my life, and I am not dead yet! I need a jump start in my life, to get out of the rut that I have let myself get into. Women at Woodstock would be great for me.

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  534. kellykat says:

    love to see history being made

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  535. Rebecca Pint says:

    I need a weekend away from responsibilities to reduce my cortisol level.

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  536. Pattie Berriman says:

    My baby is starting High School this year, I am starting College and preparing for the 2nd half of my life..Excited and scared at the same time..I could use some inspiration!

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  537. susan brand says:

    at 79 years I,ve seen many changes that women have achieved —- what fun it would be to attend this event at Woodstock

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  538. Barbara says:

    Life has taken me through a knothole backwards! I would appreciate a time for personal renewal, growth, and soul sister connection!

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  539. manhattanmom says:

    Why wouldn’t I want to attend!??!! I’m all for ladies nights out, ladies weekends, anything with the girls! We’d bond, share, giggle, relax and have fun. How great is that! Count me in!

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  540. scoobydo says:

    I really need a getaway and this sounds just like something that would do me good.

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  541. JILL BASH says:

    A weekend with a bunch of bright, smart, confident, successful, fun women. And with that, I will learn and benefit from and hopefully do the same for a few-What an awesome experience that would be 🙂

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  542. Cindy says:

    Time for some days of encouraging me…I encourage young adult children; ten-year old surprise; and Dad with Alzheimer’s. But not a lot of time for me–this would be great.

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  543. Dorothea Taylor says:

    I need a vacation so badly. I have not had one in 6 years and today I fell coming in the front door and just sat and cried for a long time. Need some alone time from the stress.

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  544. melissa montoya says:

    As a mother, teacher, and volunteer advocate for refugee families, I’d love the opportunity to learn and grow at the event!

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  545. Cindy Boyd says:

    I recently retired, and don’t have have as much opportunity to network with like minded women.
    I have been to a couple of women’s retreats through church, and enjoyed every minute immensely.

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  546. manuel montoya says:

    Love to have fun at the event!

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  547. Dawn Richardson says:

    I never do things like this, but I have always wanted to. Now that I’ve been through a hysterectomy last year, and open-heart surgery this year, I don’t want to waste any more time just sitting around hearing about how wonderful a time everyone else is having. I have so much of this life to live, and what better way to get it started than this awesome getaway? Hope to see you there!!

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  548. debbi says:

    A getaway with powerful women at Woodstock sounds super fantastic and the fact that it is being held in the same town as that most transformative namesake concert can only add to the move forward energy…

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  549. laurie nemeth says:

    just so cool wish I could win

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  550. kathlyn e. smith says:

    thanks for the invite…

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  551. Nina Brown-Lane says:

    There is a dire need for me to get back to a sense of SELF! As a caregiver for my Mother, a wife and a worker, I’ve lost who I am. I don’t take time out to figure out WHO I am. I’ve have some life-changing events take place recently and I’m not dealing with them as I should. To be able to enjoy some “down-time” for soul-searching, meditating, and reflection would be a blessing!

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  552. Mar Gavlik says:

    Being a school librarian, this sounds just what the teacher ordered

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  553. pamela kolozsvary says:

    Too much going on in my life that I need to get away from. Healing a broken heart. Caring for kids, elderly parents, a full-time job, home, yard. I just need some “me” time to come back to center.

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  554. Christine Mooney says:

    I just open my own Nursery School I would love to go to woodstock I need to find the new me as I start my new adventure but I need me time to find myself.

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  555. Joanna says:

    Just what I need to invigorate and renew..I will have just turned 55!

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  556. Dave Walters says:

    too much time alone now need an escape from the daily rat race

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  557. Angela says:

    The chance to network & attend empowering workshops is the boost I need right now for my emotional, motivational & spiritual life!

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  558. Liz Pastula says:

    I have always wanted to see the Woodstock area.

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  559. Laurel Williams says:

    This trip sounds like a time of renewal … a real treat! I’ve never gone to camp but made sure my four children went when they were young. I always wondered how much fun it would be to getaway and not worry about cooking, cleaning, etc. A time to just enjoy great company and wonderful times.

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  560. pameladw says:

    It sounds like a wonderful opportunity to grow as a woman!

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  561. Mary says:

    I think it sounds empowering…

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  562. Carol says:

    I have been going through a transformation in the last few years. I feel like the last couple of months have been especially important to my growth. I would love to be able to share my experiences and learn how others have grown and transformed their lives as we grown both emotionally and spiritually.

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  563. Deb Lamont-Lucas says:

    Fabulous females, fabulous venue, fabulous time….new friendships…what’s not to like about this giveaway!

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  564. Nancy Wilson says:

    Ibelieve it would be so interesting and a lot of fun

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  565. Brittany Nice says:

    I would love this because my boyfriend of 7 years and I have never had a vacation alone. We have three kids and have hardly any alone time with each other. This would put back the spark we need back in our relationship. Thank you

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  566. Darlene Jensen says:

    This is on my BUCKET list

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  567. Nadia Glasner says:

    Haven’t had a vacation in several years …. this would be a joy!

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  568. nancy homapour says:

    Would be amazing to go with my bff Mimi.

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  569. Angela Mogin says:

    I would very much like to attend a gathering of like minded, independent women.

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  570. Walker Thornton says:

    To be in the presence of such powerful female energy? Would be a fabulous treat!

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  571. Linda Poston says:

    This looks like just what I need!

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  572. kgritts says:

    I would love to attend the Women at Woodstock weekend to rejuvenate myself without the worries of the job or the family. I love them both but they are draining. It would be great to get away with other women for a time of focused introspection, pampering and learning.

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  573. DONNA BARRETT says:

    What a beautiful resort!

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  574. Betty L. Clements says:

    I’m 64 and have’t been to any kind of a women event. I need this more now in my life at this time. I’m going through a nightmare of a Divorce I thought would never happen to me & most of all to be assaulted by my husband at 64 of age. The illnesses from stress and being 1 hour from dying, God was there for me. My life journey on this earth hasn’t been completed yet. I just need to be impowered as a woman of my age to have the well being restored in me to make good choices in life from all that has happened. To win & if I do, I would give my wins to a women that has never been to anything like this in her life as it would & could be a life altering event in her life time. I don’t have the money for transportation & that is okay, as I know that woman will share her experience with every chance she gets. I know this because that is what I would do. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  575. Christine says:

    My best friend and I celebrated our 50th birthdays last year.She really wanted to do something special but my husband is out of work for 5 years now and I couldn’t afford anything. She offered to pay for me but I couldn’t accept. I would love to surprise her with a get away. It’s been a tough year for her. She lost the contents of her entire first floor due to hurricane Sandy. We need this!

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  576. Kate H Rivas says:

    Girls just wanna have fun – my era, my feelings….

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  577. Janis says:

    I have not been able to take a vacation for 3 years, after a terrible divorce that has left me working one full time and four part time jobs. An inspirational and relaxing retreat would be a welcome get away!

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  578. april vogel says:

    three night’s at a spa, count me in!

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  579. swannie39 says:

    Just had knee surgery, and while I’m recovering I’ve been reading Meyer’s books “100 Ways to Simplify your Life”… and working on refocusing, simplifying, relaxing and even enjoying more in life… and I would love to take my newly married daughter with me too, as she needs to have a moment to step back from the stresses of a new town, new home, new job, and new marriage…it would be a wonderful thing to share with her.

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  580. Judy Halperin says:

    I have had a sad two months. My mom passed away and I have been working through all the things that has to be done. A rest in a beautiful place as Woodstock would be so comforting.

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  581. Jody Costello says:

    Just can’t imagine being at such a magical place with like minded-women taking in all the beauty of the surrounding area….ahhhhhhhhh

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  582. Dawn says:

    I need this!

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  583. Dawn Collins says:

    As my birthday approaches, as a woman of a “certain age” I feel on the cusp of knowing truly… me. It is as if time has begun to burn away the non-essentials, and my truest essence is more and more revealed. A three day retreat at Women of Woodstock would inspire in me the “reveal” of who and what I am – artist, woman, animal lover – because that is the very essence and history of Woodstock itself. My truest self outlined in light – that is what I see happening!

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  584. Elaine Canell says:

    I am just newly unemployed, it was the ABSOLUTE WORST job I ever had; I was totally stressed for over a year… I know that my next opportunity to work can only go up from this, my ego has been tarnished but I will shine soon. I can’t afford a vacation at this time but I definitely could make good use of this spa getaway so close to home.

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  585. imelda says:

    I think every normal working woman is wired to feel stressed and worried about many things.
    What better way to de-stress and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit but this getaway event: Women in Woodstock. Spending time here would be a privilege and the benefits surely empowering! Fervently hoping to win!

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  586. Judy says:

    It wouldbe wonderful to enjoy this after packing up most oof mycondo in preparation for sale and move to a smaller one. My son has married a Brit and has moved to England permanently.

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  587. Fay Swenson says:

    Love to learn as well as relax.

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  588. Danielle Tarini says:

    Ahhh…sounds wonderful.

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  589. jenifer says:

    After a bad divorce,taking care of my eighty year old mother,we both need a vacation from each other .A little spiritual healing,wow how great

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  590. Cathy Lanyard says:

    Inspired, relaxed, and rejuvenated? You read my mind and heart…..am going through a life changing work upset and this retreat is exactly what I need t look forward to and to attend. Beyond the obvious benefits of the retreat (and the feeling I am “owed” a weekend at Woodstock because getting mono a few days before forced me to bail on the historic first Woodstock weekend!) I am highly motivated to expand my circle of smart and sassy FOF’s.

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  591. Kathryn says:

    Sounds like a perfect getaway—resting the body while enlivening the mind & spirit.

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  592. Kathleen Vincent says:

    I am still trying to find my way in the world as a single widow after 40years of marriage. The retreat sounds perfect forgaining some perspective!

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  593. Sallyois says:

    Sounds like a nice getaway.

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  594. ARIZKID says:

    ANOTHER GREAT PROMTION

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  595. Stephanie Moore says:

    Great way to meet new people and get new and different insights

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  596. Diana Prewitt says:

    This would be a wonderful opportunity to connect with other women of my generation. Thank you for your generosity in providing this give-away.

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  597. Nancy Kay says:

    I would love to attend the WAW Retreat and meet strong women who are re-inventing their lives in mid life. I turned 50 this year and started a business to provide guidance and support to women who are navigating through separation, divorce and co-parenting challenges. I am dedicated to offering the guidance I wish had been available when I was going through divorce after 20 yrs of marriage with 3 kids. Thank you, Nancy Kay
    http://www.movingforwardthroughdivorce.com

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  598. Pauline Bunt says:

    It would be amazing to connect with other women of my generation!

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  599. Cyn says:

    Just recently divorced (ugly) and would enjoy both the emotional and intellectual getaway!

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  600. Cyn says:

    Just recently divorced (ugly) would enjoy both the emotional and intellectual getaway!

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  601. Maureen says:

    What a wonderful way to connect with other women! I’d love the break this would offer.

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  602. Sarah Baldwin says:

    I so wanted to attend this workshop last year, but was facing a separation and couldn’t possibly have afforded it. In spite of the fact that I couldn’t attend, I made a small donation toward their scholarship program so that another woman, presumably in an even more difficult place than i was, could attend. It felt good to contribute in this way.

    Having heard such wonderful comments about last year’s retreat, I would still love to attend. But after nearly a year of separation, I am now facing a divorce and still not in a financial position to be able to. Such a retreat surrounded by powerful women feels like just what I need right now!

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  603. Patricia Meisels says:

    In all honesty, and I cannot believe I am sharing this, the last 3 years have been unbelievably stressful, my mom passed 3 years ago, which left one of our siblings angry and she walked away from my brother and myself, our son has decided that we are no longer needed or wanted in his life, and our daughter, who lives 5 min. from me, pushed me out of her wedding, which was devastating, as she is my only daughter, and she and her “now” husband did not want me involved. We are still trying to come to terms with all that has happened. I need to recoup, to find out what I want for the rest of my life and how to get there. I want/need to breath fresh air, to breath, to have some fun, and to renew myself so that I can find that woman that I used to be, to pick up my camera again, and to just feel, smile, and to find myself. My husband says he misses that audacious Texan that he met and married 14 years ago. I certainly am not feeling sorry for myself, but, I hope that you consider this 58 year old empty nester and want to find me. Like all the women of my generation, we somehow lost ourselves, while getting married, raising our kids, working, and forgetting that we had needs, wants, and desires too. Thank you for the consideration. 🙂

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  604. elizabeth j white says:

    First of all I am a Artist, and need a get away for inspiration, and have heard about work shops and retreats never been on one, would mean the world to me, to have a place to go gather inspiration, and create, and be in a place of beauty and peace lord knows I need it, I need some subject matter, and a fresh place would be perfect

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  605. Nancy Spinosa says:

    I really need a get-away-weekend. My husband travels all the time, my work is stressful, and I’m going through empty nest with son in college. I need a supportive environment to feel relaxed!

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  606. Jocelyn says:

    That would be such a nice trip – meet new people, share stories and just RELAX and enjoy the moments of being a woman!

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  607. Diana Duda says:

    As a widow it is difficult for me to (A) financially afford a vacation, (B) to feel safe going somewhere by myself, and (C) I would love to be with other women to discuss women’s issues.

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  608. Terrie says:

    I am a 54 year old nurse, and still work 30 hours/week. My “nest ” just became empty as our youngest if off to college. As I navigate the journey through the gift of this season in my life, I would be grateful for the opportunity of what I can tell would be an amazing adventure!…..One that has exponential capacity to GROW me, as well as empower me to develop the best plan and strategy to create the most fullfilling years of my life!

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  609. tammi b says:

    Looking for like-minded women to work with me on a project for the aging baby-boomers and the millennium babies. This would be an excellent springboard to present my idea to women who also will have a stake in this project without bankrupting ourselves and not overtaxing our children as we age. This also has a dual purpose to those in need of the aging populations pearls of wisdom.

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  610. carol says:

    This would be a great way to finish recuperating from heart surgery.. Stress from not being able to find a job and this recent set back has been tough.with the cost of this and no insurance. This is my second surgery in 11 1/2..years. …

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  611. ALLISON LANSBERRY says:

    As a 62 yr old mom in a wheelchair chair I feel that I can represent the disabled, aging population in a meaningfull way.

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  612. Lucie Longpeter says:

    My friend Diana has had it rough lately, health-wise, she is full of life, laughter and love for her family and friends. I truly hate seeing her suffer at times, and she works full/time to boot. She does all this with having to cope with COPD and a heart condition. She is stubborn and won’t ask for help from her family or fiends, she so desperately needs some self-care time for herself, a place where she can totally relax and rest. That is who I would bring with me if I won.

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  613. Bridget Carty says:

    I am learning to do things again from the beginning. Always open to learn new things.

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  614. Crystal Sell says:

    To relax and have a good time with friends.

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  615. Linda says:

    This will be the BEST vacation one can have… DE-STRESS!

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  616. mell says:

    I need a place to rejuvenate and plan the next phase of my life.

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  617. Rosemary O'Koren says:

    All my kids have graduated from school, now I need to figure out what my next step is.

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  618. Kelly Baetge says:

    I have two jobs and work 7 days a week. I could really use some quality R&R!

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  619. belindabg says:

    I’d love to win this to get away someplace cool after dealing with 100 degree heat every day for five months straight! And to regain some sanity!

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  620. dmnyes says:

    The only vacation that I have had for many years are “STAYCATIONS”. I could use a few days R&R. thanks

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  621. smfsprout says:

    To accomplish great things we must act, but also dream; plan but also believe – Anatole France. At WAW, I can strive to achieve these goals.

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  622. Reese says:

    The closest thing I’ve had to a vacation since grade school was moving back to my hometown from a city where OTHER people vacation. And, despite what my sister thinks, if you have to work 40 hours a week, it’s not a vacation!
    As a writer… somewhere far, FAR below the stature of the J.K. Rowlings and Stephen Kings of the literary world, I have regularly received enticing invitations to join the Women of Woodstock Retreat. Somehow, when I weigh the options between spending money going to the Woodstock retreat and paying the mortgage, Woodstock loses. And, I guess, so do I in a way. :\

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  623. Angela says:

    Do you even have to ask?!

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  624. Lisa D. says:

    I would love to win as I’ve made major strides in overcoming
    personal hardships and this would help me to continue
    my personal growth, and to share with others what I’ve
    learned. Thank you.

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  625. Linda Bailey says:

    I am a retired Chicago Public School Guidance Counselor. I am currently an adjunct professor. I had lumbar fusion surgery recently and have not returned to work. I haven’t been able to take a vacation as yet but would love to relax, refocus and continue to mend by visiting this wonderful retreat.

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  626. Jean Leavey says:

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Get the picture? With all I do, daily, for my husband, children, job, mother, I need to de-stress. Having time away, in such a beautiful environment, would work wonders at recharging my battery so that I may jump back in to everyday life refreshed.

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  627. Margarida says:

    I deserve a wonderful rejuvinating treat!

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  628. shirley weissman says:

    I have always been a community activist and, among others,helped to establish Women in Distress in my county in Florida. I was also part of the International Conference on Women in Ft. Lauderdale years ago. The important thing about empowering women is the fact that women are the bavcbone of society. I adore men, but the truth is where would they be without us? So I would love to be part of this momentous event!

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  629. gretchen h says:

    Life is changing rapidly and for the better, I hope! but, I could use a little time to refocus and rediscover and hopefully start some new good habits

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  630. donna wiederhold says:

    thankyou

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  631. Ann Carter says:

    It has been a hard nine years. Just need to recharge so I can bravely face the next nine years! Meeting some girlfriends would be the cherry on the top of the cake. Nothing like some TLC and girl time to recharge those batteries.

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  632. Marne Rogers says:

    I spent the summer of 1970 living and working nearby at the now defunct Police Recreation Camp and would love to return to the Catskill Mountains for new memories. This is the most exciting give away you have ever offered.

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  633. Eve Ghigliotti says:

    I would love a weekend getaway as a caregiver for my mother who went through a liver & kidney transplant & had a 13 month hospital stay where I stayed bedside with mom the entire time! It is a both physically & mentally draining to the say the least! Moms doing great now considering she does go to Dialysis 3 times a week since the kidney did fail. However life is better for her than where she was headed & for that I am thankful & I could not be happier! I really do not make time for myself like I should & my husband is always getting on to me for that as are my friends. So, I am now currently working on doing just that making time for myself. This getaway sounds like the perfect stress free relaxing expeirence that I need to recharge my batteries so that I can the best mom, daughter & especially wife that I can be as well as a great friend. I would treasure this trip forever should I win. And, I would maxamize all of it to the best of my capabilties while enjoying time with other women while making new friends, sharing laughs & getting back in touch with who I really am cause after all this I am still a woman who wants to have fun!

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  634. Connied54 says:

    Every woman needs time to recharge herself. Women at Woodstack does this and more. Whether you are overcoming illness, or just trying to undo the everyday stress of life, this is the place to be! I would love to attend, after having a heart attack 7 years ago, I need time to stop and enjoy life for myself and my family.

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  635. javierl22 says:

    I would like to attend the WAW retreat because I rarely get to be around sisterhoods nowadays as most everyone close to me has died, moved away etc…… This is a tremendous opportunity to meet peer women and to make friends, do some networking and possible learn about new avenues for my life……i am unemployed due to unforeseen circumstances and need a spiritual pick me up………..

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  636. Fran says:

    My daughter and I are overcoming illness’ that I feel we need a “boost” to get back on track. Her’s is much more serious and debilitating than mine (her’s rheumatoid arthritis and hypothyroidism) but we are supporting each other. She is also going through a divorce after 20 years of marriage. A healing weekend would do us both good.

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  637. Patty says:

    The 3 W’s – Women, Wisdom and Wine……what more could you want from a fabulous weekend! 🙂

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  638. Barbara says:

    Why wouldn’t I want to go? This sounds fabulous!

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  639. marlene says:

    Need a get away from all my stress!! And a get-away with women, perfect!

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  640. Dany Daignault says:

    ça sonne doux à mes oreilles ce beau week-end

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  641. Pam Pellizzari says:

    WOW! This weekend sounds like chocolate for the soul indeed! I’m a 51 year old who’s been the primary caregiver for several family members. Recently, I allowed myself time to pursue some of my own passions. I’ve change careers and enrolled in a graduate gerontology program. I’m currently interning at an area council on aging. I work with Alzheimer and Parkinson’s support groups. I feel its important to keep growing and learning to keep myself healthy both physically and mentally. It would be such a blessing to be able to attend a special weekend like this and meet others who are on their own unique life journeys!

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  642. Asia Real says:

    I just completed my first round of P90X. I’m so proud of myself, but my body could use a spa treatment!

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  643. Carmela Congdon says:

    Since my last real vacation in 1994, I have divorced, declared personal bankruptcy, and have been financially challenged. I am also sandwiched between a daughter with a newborn and an aging mother with health issues. This getaway would certainly nourish my depleted spirit.

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  644. Patricia Amore says:

    I moved a year ago and have been looking for a job and friends. I think this would be a great opportunity to meet with wonderful women and to make friends and do some networking and possible find a job. Either way it is a win win situation. I still get to some R&R which I desperately need.

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  645. Patty says:

    While I’d love to go, I am entering for a friend. Her husband is on disability and in virtually chronic pain and they are struggling with major financial problems. This would be such a nice break for this hard-working mom of two.

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  646. Peggy Armijo says:

    You say I will leave inspired, relaxed, and rejuvenated? I can think of no better reason(s) to want to attend! 🙂

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  647. liz grover says:

    Because I need it sooooooo bad! trust me! 🙂

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  648. DonnaJoy says:

    I sure need this time away. My husband had brain surgery in December and this was followed by radiation.

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  649. Judy Bauerle says:

    I would love to win and spend quality time with my hubby here!

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  650. Renee L. says:

    What else but to relax, rejuvenate and restore! Good luck to everyone!

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  651. Charmaine Hrysio says:

    I am turning 60 this August and am really not looking forward to this at all. Winning this awesome retreat would be just what the doctor ordered. What a great birthday gift this would be! Thank you!

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  652. Gayla says:

    I would love to attend this fun weekend experience.

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  653. Jackie Preas says:

    Oh my!This would be so wonderful.The last few years have been a bit of a struggle…we are more than ready for something great to happen.

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  654. AJB says:

    To enjoy the experience.

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  655. Nancy says:

    I need this because 3 years and 8 months ago I was in a serious car accident, have been through 2 back surgeries and 3 spinal injections. Three years of being unemployed and in pain for half of that time, the depression came about. Now I have no self esteem and stay on the couch. I need to get my life back!

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  656. Camille Noonan says:

    So sorry-for some reason I did not think I had responded to this entry

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  657. Phyllis says:

    Although I am semi retired, life is still somewhat stressful. The fall retreat with Women at Woodstock sounds wonderful. I am packed and ready to go.

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  658. Gonhikin says:

    The WAW sounds wonderful and just what I NEED at this time in my life!!!

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  659. Linda Connolly says:

    I already receive all of the e-mails listed above. EVERYONE in my household is having a vacation this year, EXCEPT for me. As the only working parent, working part time, I am stressed out of my mind and need to focus on ways to provide my family with the basics. A few days away, learning new tools to cope and removing the daily distractions of my responsibilities is what my soul truly needs and my body / pampering desires.

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  660. Camille Noonan says:

    I have reached the age of 66 completely eligible for SS and Medicare. the problem is I feel like I am a whole lot younger. I think that is our generation’s description and in my case it is true. I still have so many Bucket things I want to do-so it would be so wonderful to discuss this with other Woman.

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  661. MaryAnn Pepe says:

    My sister and I could use this after a long and arduous month dealing with our mom’s death.

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  662. Rebecca says:

    I am going through a mid-life crisis of sorts, and really need a new point of view to aid in finding myself to become the best I can be to myself and others!! I relish the idea of being around strong women to hear their stories and take away that strength and confidence.

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  663. Rebecca says:

    I am going through a mid-life crisis of sorts, and really need a new point of view to aid in finding myself to become the best I can be to myself and others!! I relish the idea of being around strong women to hear their stories and take away that strength and confidence.

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  664. Camille Long says:

    I would love to win to spend a weekend with other wonderful women in a relaxed, non competitive environment. We learn so much from eachother…its always fun to share experiences

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  665. Barb says:

    This retreat just sounds wonderful. I haven’t been on a retreat-like weekend for a long time, and could really use the recharge & reinvention.

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  666. The Nan says:

    Pick me, please. This would be an awesome retreat for the soul!

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  667. Sandie Aliprantis says:

    I just got back in touch with one of my best friends from high school. We are meeting again after 40 years. This would be a great way to catch up.

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  668. Ronda says:

    We need a getaway

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  669. fabulous MiMi says:

    I’d love to win this sensational getaway for the empowering workshops, to be inspired, to be relaxed and to feel rejuvenated!

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  670. Cate says:

    The timing is perfect for an energy-booster! I’m an empty nester, newly separated and starting my own business. What an awesomel opportunity!

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  671. Annette says:

    Because I believe in rock ‘n roll, but need more than music to save my mortal soul.

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  672. Debbie Sherrie says:

    This event has on my bucket list ever since I heard about it last year! This is the best giveaway you have offered yet!

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  673. Lynne Cahill says:

    its a long way from 1969

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  674. roxanne says:

    Heart Transplant Recipient

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  675. Sandy L. says:

    To get away . Get a massage. Meet new people.

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  676. Twinkle says:

    See you all at Woodstock…..love that sweep……hugs

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  677. Gerri says:

    So need the break and the adjustment to psyche, body and soul. Single mother in transition. Talk about needing a recharge!

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  678. Theresa Miller says:

    I’ve never been to a spa and I’d love to see the Northeast at this time of year.

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  679. Heather says:

    My husband has been battling a rare form of cancer for the past two years. He underwent a stem cell transplant in December. I’m happy to say that, with each passing day his health is improving! During the same time that my husband was battling cancer, my father’s health was also declining. He’s currently receiving wonderful hospice care, but the past few months have been tough.

    I’ve been trying to keep both households running, keep my 13 year-old daughter up-beat, focused on academics and her fun extra-curriculars as well as keep my mother’s spirits up.

    Quite honestly, I’m in dire need of rejuvination and the infusion of energy of woman power!! 🙂

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  680. cttopflight says:

    A well planned get-away is what i’m seeking……encouragement, enlightment, rejuvenation; would love to retreat, emerge renewed, recommitted, refocused

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  681. Nancy says:

    I need to regenerate after nonstop deadlines and caring for a menagerie of special-needs pets.

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  682. Susan Morris says:

    I would love to win this fabulous get away retreat and meet other women my age. In the last four years, my sweet dad died of heart failure, one month after his death mother suffered a very severe stroke. After her weeks of rehabilitation, I brought her home to care for. It was very hard at times and during this time my husband of 36 years had an affair and left us. Mother had another stroke and is now in a nursing home in bad shape. So I would love to let my world go and relax and inspire myself again.

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  683. Karen McKinnet says:

    I have been working for others for so long & recently started a part-time business that I love. It would be so beneficial to discuss this with other women to learn from them.

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  684. vasslt says:

    What an absolutely wonderful retreat at Woodstock, would love to be there.

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  685. Elise T says:

    In 1969 I lived in upstate New York and I asked my parents if I could go to Woodstock with my friends for a little concert. They said No. I think it’s time to revisit the area and indulge myself in today’s version of peace & love.

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  686. townll says:

    i am turning 65 in september. i would love to treat myself for a change.

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  687. Becky says:

    I love being surrounded by smart, enterprising, FOF’s!
    We have got it together!!!!

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  688. Joanne Duda says:

    This trip sounds lovely. Would enjoy getting away and sharing stories. What better place
    than WAW retreat.

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  689. Mia says:

    How Fabulous it would be for someone such as me….to finally, have this wonderful experience and share my life and wisdom with terrific ladies…….after all,I truly need a vacation……it only has been 18 yrs since I have had one…..oh my !

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  690. Mary E Donahue says:

    Just the photos made we say “ahhhhhhhhhhhh”!

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  691. Mag says:

    I would love to treat my best friend who works nonstop rescuing dogs and cats.

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  692. Karen Carlson says:

    I love that area of New York and would like to explore it more.He experience sounds inviting meeting interesting women.

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  693. JMeidel says:

    I would love the opportunity to relax, refresh and network with like minded women. Have not had an opportunity in the last 4 years to get away.

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  694. Sydney Mathis says:

    My life has been enriched by women and this sounds like a phenomenal weekend – a much needed time to recharge my energy and spirit.

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  695. Ginna says:

    Fun!

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  696. Gail McCullough says:

    Great prize relaxing sounds good

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  697. Mrs. G says:

    sounds like a relaxing and refreshing time

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  698. Gigi Marino says:

    Women at Woodstock … warm, wonderful, whirling.

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  699. Janice Brady says:

    The thought of a relaxing and luxurious retreat coupled with connecting with women over 50 and having the chance to be inspired by the speakers is overwhelming! I am always excited to have the opportunity to learn and expand my horizons.

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  700. Deanna says:

    A weekend to feel refreshed and renewed! A few
    days of quiet reflection on family and friends!

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  701. Jacqueline Farrington says:

    I turn 50 this year. What better way to celebrate than with a group of fabulous women over fifty!

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  702. Gail McCullough says:

    Great prize

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  703. kate60 says:

    I need this. I’m no longer without a care in the world,like I was at the real Woodstock.Let’s get serious.

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  704. diane limoges says:

    Would be a great giveaway to receive

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  705. Bonnie Souleyret says:

    What a beautiful time of year to get away. Rejuvenation is much needed, am in a funk. Help!

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  706. Shelley says:

    What a great get away

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  707. Fran says:

    Sounds like fun!

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  708. Sheila says:

    It’s my birthday that weekend and I can’t think of a better way to spend it.

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  709. Karel S. Karpe says:

    Relaxing and Networking? Perfect mix.

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  710. Michele says:

    It would be fabulous to be able to unwind….

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  711. Lori Maloney says:

    Someone said 50 is the “new 40” but somehow I am still feeling 50 (ok, 52!) I need to be transformed!

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  712. Elaine says:

    Everyone needs a pick-me-up now and then and I need one now.

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  713. Ginger holczer says:

    Time to regroup and re-energize sounds awesome. I rarely do this for myself….

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  714. Joye says:

    working, working and working (and migraines) for 25 years… I need some relaxation, never been to a spa! That is my dream vacation!

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  715. Mia Bergman says:

    Oh relaxing like that just sounds divine!

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  716. Agata Stanford says:

    Who wouldn’t want to do this? Hope I win!

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  717. Deborah says:

    I need a getaway desperately!

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  718. tlo says:

    Had a stressful year so far….could really use a little re-charge!

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  719. Stacy Lewallen says:

    I’m an empty nester, transitioning into a new town/new job. I could use the emotional and spiritual lift of this fabulous retreat.

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  720. Susan Murad says:

    It’s been a rather intense few months with one crisis after another. I’d love to take my sisters and sister-in-law with me to regroup and recoup!

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  721. Susan Lockwood says:

    Like so many of us FOFs I would like a break and this retreat would be a real treat.

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  722. Nonnie says:

    It would be great for me and my BFF – she needs a retreat in the worst way!

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  723. Sharyn says:

    I NEED A BREAK!!!!!

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  724. DanV says:

    I’d like to go because it would be fun

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