What we're about

Welcome New Friends to Santa Barbara Wise Women Over 40 Meetup!

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(Annual Dues: $10. Scroll down to read more on dues and prevent your membership from automatic deletion by the Meetup system if you miss your first or annual deadline.)

We are Jan Edwards and Ann Harbaugh.

I'm Jan. I'm a "newbie!" I grew up in El Segundo. After raising my sons (ages 35 and 22) in Huntington Beach for 22 years, I decided to simplify and lighten my life, get rid of almost all possessions, and take my businesses on the road. After a couple of extended weekends in Santa Barbara in 2017, a spark was lit, and I moved here June 30th, 2018 to begin my next chapter. I'm a Ghostwriter-Editor and Self Realization Life Guide, with a desire to build my new "tribe," share wisdom, explore self-discovery, inspire others, and be inspired.

My businesses/Youtube/Blog sites/FB: https://linktr.ee/edwards.jan

Eml: Giftedghostwriter@yahoo.com or jan@thegeniusandjoylifeexperience.com.

I'm Ann. I moved to Santa Barbara in '96 after having spent 10 years in LA. I'm an energy practitioner for healing animals, a bead artist, an avid reader, and a huge fan of Meetup. As a member, I have made friends, had fun, and learned new things. I enjoy helping our members connect with the many wonderful women, events, and activities that Wise Women Over 40 offers. I hope everyone in our Meetup enjoys a rich and rewarding experience and makes many new friends.

Our members are vital women in our 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's+ who meet, get to know each other, share our stories, our desires, and our wisdom, discover and embrace our authentic selves, develop empowered connections, and have fun, engaging in experiences that enhance our lives.

We have 3 to 8 meetups per month, to appeal to and respond to the diverse desires and requests of our group members. They are on weeknights, weekdays, weekend nights, and weekend days, depending on the activity and venue. Each is announced ahead of time. We invite all of you to request, create, and/or host an activity or event that you desire, so look in the "More" tab at the top menu board of this group, then click on "Message Board" and view the message with subject line "Members wanting to host events..." to see the information needed to schedule an activity, and either Meetup message Jan, or email her at giftedghostwriter@yahoo.com or jan@thegeniusandjoylifeexperience.com!

Some meetups will be a simple get together for coffee, happy hour, a meal, a game, a movie, a walk, crafting, or cooking. Some will be deeper adventures into self discovery, navigating transitions, and women empowerment, through visioning, writing workshops, 1 day retreats, "next thing discussions," story sharing, anti-aging, networking, nature appreciation, body wisdom, book signings/ talks, hikes/picnics, music circles, tai chi, Qigong, farm/garden tours, meditation/mindfulness/ guided breath work, culture, health, art, music/concerts, beach sunset circles, classes in art, cooking, gentle yoga for seniors, games, retirement, esoteric activities, and more.

Member Dues are $10 per year, to cover Meetup Organizer fees, other expenses, and our time (Meetup and We Pay take 12.5% of this, so we actually receive $8.75). Upon joining, you have a 30 day grace period, offering you a chance to attend an activity or two before payment is due. You will receive 2 automated Meetup reminders, 7 days and 1 day before your 30 day trial period is up, but if you ignore the messages and don't make your payment by the 30th day, the system will automatically delete you from this group and you will no longer be able to see details, RSVP to activities, or receive any messages, so please keep a watch out for that. Payment is easily made through the Meetup Dues area on your member page in this group, or you can pay Jan or Ann in person at an event.

Activity and Event Fees are $1, $2, or $3, depending on the event, to compensate the host's site reservation, time, and preparation. These will be posted in the event descriptions.

Members Wanting to Create or Host an Event is encouraged. There is an outline created just for this purpose that details what information is needed to send to Jan, which can be found on the Message Board in the "More" tab at the top of our Meetup page.

RSVP's are important and need to be updated by you if there is any change in your attendance. Not showing up for an activity or event 3 times, without updating your rsvp will result in your removal from the group.

Please keep in mind the name and purpose of this group (Wise WOMEN-not men-Over 40) and be sure your guest fits our group ID (women over 40). There is a unique, special, and rich essence that bonds the gathering of women over 40 that we want to treasure and strengthen. While your husband/boyfriend/ daughter may love to join you, this is not the group to accommodate that. Thank you for understanding.

Computer, Technology, Smart Phone, Meetup Site Navigation: If you know a woman over 40 who is skilled in technology, computers, Meetup profile and settings, Smart phone access, and other related abilities and interested in assisting our members in these areas, Jan will facilitate an opening for her to do so. Please let Jan know.

We look forward to meeting each of you and to sharing our stories, our work in the world, our wisdom, our journeys, our visions, and ourselves!

Jan & Ann

xoxox

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Upcoming events (5+)

Wise Women Over 40 Coffee & Conversation

Java Station

This event has no fee. Welcome to Wise Women Over 40's "Coffee & Conversation!" This regularly scheduled event on the 4th Thursday of every month at Java Station is hosted by Ann Harbaugh, who will be responding to your comments, questions, and RSVPs. Java Station: 4447 Hollister[masked]https://www.javastation.business.site

FLOW

TBA Santa Barbara

($10-20, sliding scale based on ability and benefit, in cash, check, debit, or credit) "Great group to meet like minded women wanting their lives to grow and FLOW. Looking forward to our next meeting." What is flow? Are all areas of your life flowing? Do you know the essence of who you are and what you want? Where are you not having flow in your life? Where do you feel stuck, uncertain, frustrated, anxious, confused, angry, resentful, ashamed, blindsided, doubtful, or afraid? Where are you caught between a rock and a hard spot? Where are you blocked from seeing, knowing, releasing, or moving forward? Where are you feeling the need for ease, clarity, and flow? When areas, homes, relationships, environments, decisions, and situations are not flowing, those areas feel hard to move, difficult to figure out, challenging to navigate our way through. Lack of flow can affect our work, our health, our body, our family, our creativity, our home energy, our conversations, our ability to speak up, our intuition, our energy, our relationships, our decisions, our self-knowing and our confidence. What are the symptoms and signs that let you know that flow is needed? Where are you needing ways through? Like air and water, flow is our natural state of being, but when we don't feel it, we sometimes don't even realize it. We don't always know right away that we're missing it...except we're tired, have trouble sleeping, don't feel present, and are always in our heads... thinking, analyzing, complaining, calculating, comparing, second guessing. Or, if we're not in our heads, we're pushing the feeling and frustration down with eating, drinking, medicating, avoiding, procrastinating, busying ourselves elsewhere, or giving ourselves to someone else, or some worthy cause. What: This is a twice monthly 1st and 3rd Saturday morning (depending on the response) gathering that you can drop in to when you feel the desire. We'll learn a few ways of looking, being, doing, and visioning that will take us out of our blocks (adversity, stress, lack, conflict, and competition) and into an energy of flow. I will be combining principles and insights from my self-realization and ghostwriting businesses (links below) to help guide us (myself included) back onto the path of awareness, discovery, inspiration, clarity, and flow. We most likely will also have a guided meditation on one of the key concepts below. Each gathering will focus on what the needs are at the time. Some of the key words and concepts we'll use include: Realization, Clarity, Ease, Visioning, Focus, Attention, Intention, Desire, Possibilities, Energy, Certainty, Flow, Release, Heart Coherence, Presence, Awareness, Belief, Creating, Feeling, Energy, Getting out of our heads and default patterns, Conditioned Responses, Self-Discovery, Giving ourselves Permission, Self Love, Inner Guidance, Wisdom, Breathing, Inspiration, Momentum. This is a safe space for open dialogue, support, and confidentiality. The emphasis will be on creating paths that feel light, good, and inspired, and shifts, realizations, and play, rather than heavy, long, effort-filled tunnels and corridors. Where: I'll comment below and update this event location when I confirm. We can meet in homes, back yards, patios, parks, beach, waterview decks, poolside, etc. (Let me know if you would like to host). Bring: $10-20 (sliding scale based on ability and benefit) in cash, check, debit, or credit (I have a Square debit/credit account). Towel or throw to lay or sit on, journal or notepad and pen, your heart, and your openness to step into a new way of creating flow in your life, your work, your health, your relationships, and yourself. Guests: Non member guests are welcome ($15 min.). https://www.thegeniusandjoylifeexperience.com/copy-of-home http://www.thegiftedghostwriter.com/about-tgg.html

Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddler's Festival - Saturday

Goleta Valley Historical Society, Stewards of Rancho La Patera & Stow House

Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddler's Festival! "One of the oldest and most respected of Santa Barbara’s now vast and growing list of festivals, the Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention and Festival, takes its “old” status proudly and seriously, as part of its very core identity and mission. Modernity and future-think are scarcely considered, in a festival that pays homage to pre-20th century American music and its 21st century descendants.” At the heart of any great old-time festival is the jamming! Fiddles, banjos, guitars, mandolins, washtub basses, and other stringed instruments are picked, plucked, strummed and banged on in jams that vary in size, from 2 to 25 people! The music festival features all day entertainment, one of the premier Old-Time Music contests on the West Coast, free workshops taught by some of the best teachers in the industry, opportunities to “jam” with other musicians, family friendly fun and much more. The goal of the festival is to share and preserve Old-Time Music, an important part of our country’s rich heritage and encourage a new generation to embrace music. Music education opportunities such as free instrument workshops and led jam sessions will be hosted throughout the day. Children can even visit an Instrument Petting Zoo! Schedule: Oct. 12: Free concert 3 - 5 pm: The SLO County Stumblers Oct. 13: $15 Festival & Convention 10 am - 5 pm 6 groups (Indigenous Traditional Fiddling, with many Grammy winning performers) competing, along with workshops and hosted jams. WWO40 Point of Contact/Host: Susan Ganzer for the Sunday portion of this event. She has attended before and says that it is awesome, including the competition and the venue. Location: Rancho La Patera & Stow House. Tickets: Optional - Purchase tickets in advance http://fiddlersfestival.org/festival-activities/ Parking: Plenty and Free Website: http://fiddlersfestival.org/ Bring: Shade is available. Bring a blanket and/or chair. She will set up a blanket in the shade on Sunday. Bring anyone who might enjoy this music and beautiful venue. For more info: Contact Susan at [masked]

Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddler's Festival - Sunday

Goleta Valley Historical Society, Stewards of Rancho La Patera & Stow House

Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddler's Festival! "One of the oldest and most respected of Santa Barbara’s now vast and growing list of festivals, the Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention and Festival, takes its “old” status proudly and seriously, as part of its very core identity and mission. Modernity and future-think are scarcely considered, in a festival that pays homage to pre-20th century American music and its 21st century descendants.” At the heart of any great old-time festival is the jamming! Fiddles, banjos, guitars, mandolins, washtub basses, and other stringed instruments are picked, plucked, strummed and banged on in jams that vary in size, from 2 to 25 people! The music festival features all day entertainment, one of the premier Old-Time Music contests on the West Coast, free workshops taught by some of the best teachers in the industry, opportunities to “jam” with other musicians, family friendly fun and much more. The goal of the festival is to share and preserve Old-Time Music, an important part of our country’s rich heritage and encourage a new generation to embrace music. Music education opportunities such as free instrument workshops and led jam sessions will be hosted throughout the day. Children can even visit an Instrument Petting Zoo! Schedule: Oct. 12: Free concert 3 - 5 pm: The SLO County Stumblers Oct. 13: $15 Festival & Convention 10 am - 5 pm 6 groups (Indigenous Traditional Fiddling, with many Grammy winning performers) competing, along with workshops and hosted jams. WWO40 Point of Contact/Host: Susan Ganzer for the Sunday portion of this event. She has attended before and says that it is awesome, including the competition and the venue. Location: Rancho La Patera & Stow House. Tickets: Optional - Purchase tickets in advance http://fiddlersfestival.org/festival-activities/ Parking: Plenty and Free Website: http://fiddlersfestival.org/ Bring: Shade is available. Bring a blanket and/or chair. She will set up a blanket in the shade on Sunday. Bring anyone who might enjoy this music and beautiful venue. For more info: Contact Susan at [masked]

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