Second Journey: Every Woman’s Odyssey

CLICK HERE to view our Latest ProgramsA Weekend Retreat with Joan Anderson
February 22 – 24, 2008
Held at L’Auberge de Sedona in Sedona, Arizona

After stepping away from her need and desire to be all things to all people, how can a woman plot the second leg of her life without losing hold of the threads of her experience and relationships?

Joan Anderson’s upcoming book, A Second Journey, is a memoir of how she succeeded in plotting her second course. Second journeys often commence when the power of youth is gone and the dreams of former times seem shallow and pointless. For women, this journey frequently involves an attempt to develop a sense of personal worth beyond the roles that she has played. By acknowledging her “ache” that comes from be pulled off course time and time again, a woman begins to design a life in her own image.

Such journeys demand that she move away from the familiar–isolate, relocate, and then finally return new to an old place. In the process she learns to walk alongside herself.

Joan Anderson, Author of A Year by the SeaThis weekend will help the retreater plot her own second journey. The program will include conversations with Joan Anderson, a contemplative walk into the powerful Sedona red rocks, soul collage, and other exercises that allow a woman to spiral in to her very center.

About the Facilitator

Joan Anderson has been a writer for most of her adult life. She began writing features for the Gannet Newspapers, moved on to women’s magazines, and has written over 20 photo-essay books for children. Her two works of non-fiction, Breaking the TV Habit and Getting Unplugged drew notice in Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Besides her four best-selling memoirs, A Year By The Sea – Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman, An Unfinished Marriage, A Walk by the Sea, and A Weekend to Change Your Life, Joan Anderson is a sought after national speaker, (National Business Women’s Association; Harvard Medical School: Georgetown Medical School; Center for Career Renewal at Harvard; Harvard Divinity School; Colby-Sawyer College; 92nd Street Y in New York City; Southeastern Booksellers Association; Chicago Dental Society; and the Marion Foundation).

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