The Venuses just finished their fifth annual goddess gathering. We literally look forward to our midlife women’s weekend all year long. We know that we’ll pick up where we left off: commiserating, consoling, and caring. We also know that we will have to report our progress or lack of same to each other. We look forward with anticipation to plotting a course for the year and our lives to come. And this year’s meeting? If there were one word to describe our time together, it would have to be FULL.
Full fridge (see photo of our stockpile of food and wine – especially wine), full hearts, full glasses, full tear ducts, full-throated laughter, full bellies, full-on fun, full disclosure, full acceptance.
After a weekend that felt like a wonderful month of concentrated girlfriend time, we left each other full of renewed purpose, energy, and empowerment. Most important, we found ourselves FULL of gratitude for our Venus group’s wit and wisdom, facilitating our "coming of age".
Our advice to all our sister goddesses out there? Start your own Venus group and fill yourself up! (A full chapter is devoted to "How To Create Your Own Venus Group" in the upcoming book "Venus Comes of Age, The Wit and Wisdom of Menopausal Goddesses". However, if you need advice now, email us with your questions and we’ll do our best to help you get started.)
Not to mention the full calorie intake! I can't agree how important and FULLFILLING it will be for women everywhere to gather up their own group of goddessess. The wit & wisdom coming their way is indescribable.
this year at our gathering it was great to see how far we have all come, just being able to talk about our expriences and not be judged and of course having the support of everyone, being able to laugh and cry at our expriences has for me bro't things into focus and have added to my quality of life. I say , very,very loudly mahalo, mahalo,mahalo.
I would like to know how your group got started, and how you've continued to keep momentum. How often do you physically meet? Are there set agendas, or how are the meetings arranged? How would you suggest getting a group started that may not (probably won't) include women that already know each other? How do you "weed out" undesirables? I'll start there – I look forward to your feedback.