Registration is now open for the 27th Fall Conference scheduled for Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, Register2October 23th at the Ghost Ranch Conference Center in Abiquiu, New Mexico. The conference begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday and concludes shortly after noon on Sunday.

The conference theme this year is €œSex, Love and Relationship: Exploring the Masculine GR2010-GenerationsPerspective€.

MEN: Have you ever wanted to sit and explore what other men think about sex, love and relationships?

  • Have you ever felt confused or wounded by your sexual history?
  • Has romantic love been an illusive ghost in your relationships?
  • Have you ever felt the desire to be more intimate with your partner, but don€™t know how?
  • Have you ever wanted more sex in your life, but felt bad about wanting it?
  • Have you struggled with knowing and sharing the content of your heart?
  • Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall and listen to what women think about sex, love and relationship?

Using experiential exerGR2010-Shellcises, small and large group focus, reflective writing, and the right amount of laughter and mischief €¦ We invite you to join us on an exploration of the greatest importance €¦ to be fully in the body, deeply in our hearts, and to speak wisely from both places.

Registrations must be postmarked by no later than September 30th, and early bird registrations postmarked by no later than September 20th. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter with more details about the conference. This year confirmations will be sent only by Email (rather than postal mail) unless specifically requested otherwise. Registration is limited to 90. Should we receive more than 90 registrations, they will be accepted on a first-received basis.

Click on NMMWReg-Form2011 to download the registration form. The form is an Acrobat PDF form that can be filled out on your computer and then printed (or you may choose to print it out and fill it in on paper). Regardless of how you do it, send the completed form along with your check made out to €œNew Mexico Men€™s Wellness€ to:

Charles Lamson
4 Condesa CourtGR-Solo-and-Flyer
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Conference fees include room and board at the Ghost Ranch Conference center. Some scholarship funding is available for men in need; please indicate your interest on the registration form and complete an application linked at the bottom of this page. For those able to do so, we encourage donations to the scholarship fund be included with their registration. NMMW is a 501(c)3 Non-profit corporation, and donations are tax deductible.

For more information or if you have questions, contact either:

  • Shell Goldman (Conference Leader) at (505) 231-8707 ( or
  • Kurt Faust at (505) 780-1157 (

We look forward to seeing you!


NOTE: If you are applying for Scholarship assistance to attend the conference, please click NMMW-Scholarship-Req-Form to download an Acrobat PDF application form that can be filled out on your computer.  To expedite the application process, please send the completed form directly to Shell Goldman via Email to (preferred) or by regular mail to: Shell Goldman, 700 Pinon Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

(Photos of 2010 Fall Conference courtesy of Roger Harmon)

Agenda for the NMMW Board Meeting

August 22, 2011

The quarterly meeting of New Mexico Men’s Wellness will be Monday, August 22, 2011, at the home of David Pease at 2503 Calle De Rincon Bonito, Santa Fe, NM 87505.  The meeting starts at 6:30pm.

Agenda Items

  • Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting (NMMW Minutes 05-16-11)
  • Approval of Agenda and selection of items to be covered from list below.

The items below are not presented in any particular priority order and may not all be covered in this meeting.  Where and individual has suggested an item, that person is indicated (in parentheses):

  • Review and approval of Scholarship Application form to be ready for use for the Fall 2011 Conference  (Phil Davis and scholarship committee)
  • €œHow To€ Guide for NMMW Conference Leaders €“ any progress to report?  An outline with tentative €œassignments€ to sections will be discussed.  (Charles Fischer, Shell Goldman and subcommittee)
  • NMMW as Fiscal Agent?  A conversation was to be started with Gary Carlson about this to see how this might be structured, and if it is necessary and reasonable.  (David Pease)
  • Website and Mailing List Report.  Any progress from last meeting?  What is best method for setting up a donation vehicle for NMMW? €“ Paypal and special €œdonation€ bank account?  (Jim Connolly, David Pease)
  • Alternative venue investigation.  It was decided that some research should be done into alternatives to Ghost Ranch before the 2011 conference?  Report of volunteer committee to visit sites and investigate: Gaylon Duke, Scott Dow, Shell Goldman and David Pease.
  • Fall Conference planning report (Shell Goldman and others)
  • Elections €“ report on taking this over from Victor La Cerva for this year (Barry Cooney)

Ongoing Discussion of around the Future of Men€™s Wellness: Issues raised in the last board meeting:  How do we motivate new and existing leaders?  How do we develop new leaders who remain connected?  How do we expand our vision into the community, and open ourselves to new ideas and activities?  Can we act to expand the network of support groups for men?