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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, 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.

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.

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 // $85
50 minutes // $160

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.