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October 2021:
Immunity + Health

With the colder months approaching, it’s more important than ever to start building up our immune system and making our health a top priority. We’ll learn from experts with different backgrounds how we can start the Fall and Winter season with the best heath and immunity tools available!

Explore our full schedule of exciting and educational events at The Lodge at Woodloch, featuring inspirational and motivational guest speakers, available to elevate your consciousness and personal awareness.

Debbie Epstein Henry
Debbie Epstein Henry, Best-Selling Author

October 1st - 3rd
Debbie Epstein Henry is an expert, author, public speaker and podcast host on careers, workplaces, women and law.  Debbie runs DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing and consults with and speaks at private retreats and public events.  Her international work includes multiple engagements in The Hague as well as in Paris at the French Senate and in London and Vienna and other cities abroad.  She’s written two best-selling books and for 20 years, hundreds of news outlets have featured her work including The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and The National Law Journal.  Debbie runs the DEH Speaker Series, offering quarterly programming with best-selling authors, TED speakers, and thought leaders.  In 2020, Debbie launched her new podcast, Inspiration Loves Company, where she conducts interviews and explores how to do better and be better at life, work and everything in-between.  She serves as Vice President of The Forum of Executive Women, a nomination-only, non-profit membership organization of the top 500 women in business in the Philadelphia region.  She also chairs Brooklyn Law School Women’s Leadership Circle which runs a national women’s law student and alumnae initiative.  Debbie lives in the New York area with her husband; they have three sons.

Friday, October 1st
Hey Superhuman, What’s Next?  
We are indeed in uncharted territory and many are wondering how to capture the learnings of the pandemic while integrating back into a new normal both at work and at home.  During this dynamic discussion, work and life expert, Debbie Epstein Henry, will share recommendations and field questions on how to pursue our lives with vigor and ambition but also with a dose of reality.  We will uncover ways to maximize opportunities, maintain productivity and navigate our way in these times of transition.  We will also explore how to delegate, relinquish control and support each other to prioritize what really matters.  We will leave this conversation inspired with strategies to embrace resilience and perseverance as a means to gain greater success and satisfaction.  Join us to learn how to do our best and be our best as we develop a more reasonable outlook on a fresh life.

Saturday, October 2nd
Leading with Conviction and Humility in Times of Transition
In times of transition, we need inspirational leaders in our workplaces, communities and homes more than ever.  During this interactive conversation, work and life expert, Debbie Epstein Henry, will explore the qualities of leaders who convey the magic mix of conviction and strength as well as humility and vulnerability in uncertain times.  We will uncover how leaders can demonstrate executive presence and specifically gravitas and effective communication.  Through this discussion, you will learn how to lead in the venues where you invest your time and inspire empathy and productivity and also engender confidence and support.

Janis Abrahms Spring
Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., ABPP, Psychologist and Author

October 8th - 11th
Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., ABPP, is a nationally acclaimed expert on issues of trust, intimacy, and forgiveness. She is author of three award-winning books (How Can I Forgive You? The Courage to Forgive, The Freedom Not To; After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful; and Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent) which have sold more than ½ million copies. In private practice for 41 years, Dr. Spring is a recipient of the Connecticut Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Psychology and the Connecticut Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Award for Distinguished Family Service. Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, she is a former clinical supervisor in the Department of Psychology at Yale University, and a popular media guest on programs such as NPR and Good Morning America. She and her husband live in Westport, CT, and have four sons and seven grandchildren. www.janisaspring.com

Friday, October 8th
De-Cluttering the Mind
We spend many moments lost in negative thoughts which rob us of the joy of being present and alive. Learn how to shift your preoccupation with relationship injuries and, perhaps, forge new interactions to make the most of your life.

Saturday, October 9th
Forgiveness: Is It Good For Your Health?
We’re taught that forgiveness is good for us. But sometimes forgiveness seems out of reach and simply too generous. Learn a radical, new response which gives you the freedom to heal – with or without forgiving.

Marci Alboher, Author
Marci Alboher, Author

October 15th - 17th
Marci Alboher, one of the nation’s leading authorities on career issues and workplace trends, is a vice president at Encore.org. Marci’s current focus is on the power of connecting, collaborating and innovating across the generations. A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, her latest book is “The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life.” Marci is regularly called upon for commentary in media outlets around the world, and she has been interviewed by countless news organizations, including NBC’s Today and Nightly News, National Public Radio, AARP and USA Today. She is a Senior Advisor to Girls Write Now, and serves as a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project. Earlier in her career, she spent a decade practicing law. She lives in New York City with her husband Jay and French Bulldog Sinatra. @heymarci

Friday, October 15th
(Re)Balancing Many Identities 
We move through many identities over the course of a life. We shift with age, life stage, relationship status. We are students, parents, caregivers/caretakers, as well as any other roles we inhabit through career, community, faith, even hobbies we’re committed to. In this workshop, marci Alboher, who popularized the idea of the “slash career” will spur you to think about your  current “slashes”  (e.g. mother/caregiver/entrepreneur) and guide you through exercises to help you prioritize and bring these aspects of life and work into harmony, rather than conflict with each other.

Saturday, October 16th
Are You Living in an Age Bubble? 
Connecting across generations is an essential part of being human. We saw that in the extreme during Covid-19 when older and younger were forced to keep a distance. Yet many of us are increasingly living lives that are segregated by age. Maybe you’re an empty nester and suddenly the bustling house is eerily quiet. Or you’re not naturally coming into contact with older or younger people because of other aspects of your lifestyle/life stage (e.g. you don’t have kids of your own, you work at home). Of course we connect with older and younger people in our families, but if you’re not working in a multigenerational setting, how often do we do that outside of our own families? In this workshop, led by author and nonprofit leader Marci Alboher, we’ll ask whether we are living in our own age bubbles and explore ways to get out of those bubbles.

Amy Ries
Amy Ries, Life & Career Coach
October 22nd - 24th
Founder and CEO of RETREAT, Amy Ries, is a Life & Career Coach that specializes in helping women get clarity on the life they want to live by re-discovering their authentic self and their no-regrets life vision.  Amy is dedicated to helping women incorporate more joy, passion and fulfillment into their life by giving women the simple permission to prioritize themselves. She specializes in getting women unstuck, allowing them to discover what's missing from their life, and better yet, find the way to claim it. Amy is passionate about working with women to uncover the solution that is unique to them, by figuring it out together through 1:1 boutique Career & Life Coaching and transformative luxury RETREATS for groups, individuals and private groups, curated and led by Amy herself. Amy is a former C-Suite Executive with a successful 20-year career in high-profile Fortune 100 global companies, who has walked the path of her RETREAT clients. After achieving everything she thought she 'should' do, Amy had the self-realization that she wanted something more and so she set out to discover her destiny, leaving the corporate world behind.  Combining her love of personalized coaching, luxury travel, and the core belief that we all need to prioritize and check-in on ourselves, RETREAT was born.   Amy believes everyone deserves real happiness and she's dedicated to giving women the courage and confidence to claim the life of their dreams, at any age or stage.  Amy lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania with her husband, three daughters and two doodles. 

Friday, October 22nd
Find More Time 
If “I have no time” is your catchphrase, let’s fix that! Time is our most valuable resource, that cannot be replaced, borrowed or bought. In this interactive workshop we’ll gently explore how we’re spending our limited time and more importantly, how we can best maximize it to bring more calm and less overwhelm into our lives. 
Saturday, October 23rd
Your Most Fulfilling Life - Uncovering Your Passions & Incorporating More Fun
Life is short! It’s time to start living with purpose and spending time on the things that fill your cup. In this workshop we’ll explore how you begin to uncover your true calling. We’ll rediscover the fun and passion filling areas of your life that you may have overlooked, and how you can incorporate them back in. Living intentionally is the secret to a happy and fulfilling life, and this workshop will kick off your journey.  

Sunday, October 24th
Find Better Balance
Does true life balance even exist? In this interactive workshop we’ll take a look at the important aspects of your life and how they’re coming together. No guilt here, we’re getting intentional about finding the mix that works best for you. You will leave the workshop with actionable ideas to begin your journey towards your best balance. 

Catherine Epstein
Catherine Epstein, Author & Life Coach

October 29th - 31st
Catherine Epstein, founder of the Living Lotus Group, and Living Lotus Coaching helps her clients to gain Clarity, Courage and Confidence to live a life more fully from their hearts. She is an experienced guide and instructor in meditation and mindfulness practices as well as an author of The Divine Dining Method, Reiki Master of the Traditional USUI Method, Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America (GG), and Certified Transformational Life Coach (CPC).

Friday, October 29th
Today is the Day to Build the Tomorrow You Want
Learn how to get the most out of the rest of 2021 and chart the course for an amazing 2022 and beyond. Join Transformational Life Coach Catherine Epstein as she shares the 7 steps to consciously create your life with Joy- using intentions, mindfulness, and other hacks. Bring a journal and let’s have some fun – no tricks, only treats!

Saturday, October 30th
Today is the Day to Build the Tomorrow You Want
Learn how to get the most out of the rest of 2021 and chart the course for an amazing 2022 and beyond. Join Transformational Life Coach Catherine Epstein as she shares the 7 steps to consciously create your life with Joy- using intentions, mindfulness, and other hacks. Bring a journal and let’s have some fun – no tricks, only treats!

Month-Long Features

Healing Light Therapy
This unique therapy developed by NASA uses LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes) and a combination of lights (red, blue, and green) to penetrate skin, tissue, muscle, joint, and even bones. The variation of colors has been proven to ease pain and accelerate the healing process, replace damaged cells more frequently by increasing RNA and DNA synthesis. The light absorbed by the cells stimulates metabolism in muscle, bone, and skin tissue, promotes wound healing, and decreases inflammation. Light therapy not only accelerates the healing process but also stimulates new tissue regeneration. Not recommended during pregnancy or for those with seizure disorders.
25 minutes // $90
50 minutes // $170

Healing Sounds Meditation
In this meditation, we use soft vocal sounds to cleanse, tone and detoxify the organs. Crystal bowls then fill the room with healing vibrations to restore balance and serenity, facilitating an inner journey.

Medicinal Flower Painting
Finding ways to naturally boost our immune system and overall health is a constant quest. Focusing on Mother Nature’s gifts, with medicinal plants, is one way. In this watercolor painting class, we will capture Echinacea and other medicinal plants in their purest form.  You will create a one-of-a-kind piece inspired by the beauty that surrounds us!

Vitamin N Walk
There are many health benefits to spending time in nature. Join our Naturalist Josh on this easy walk through the various trails surrounding The Lodge at Woodloch. He will discuss some of the ways we can take in Nature (Vitamin N) in our daily lives.