Cheryl Richardson

Dear Friend

I’m excited to announce that our next retreat at the Stage Neck Inn will be focused on empowering women to create vibrant, enduring health at each stage of life.

Susan Doughty

For this event, I’ve invited Susan Doughty, a Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner, to join us.  Susan is the kind of NP every woman dreams about – she’s sensitive and smart and is a passionate advocate for women.

She has a wealth of experience (more than three decades), and she believes in and uses the mind-body connection to support good health.

The women who attended our October retreat last year met Susan and instantly fell in love with her grace and wisdom. I know you will, too!

view from the Stage Neck Inn

The Retreat

The Health-Care by the Sea retreat is a small (50 women) gathering with a more informal agenda designed for deep conversation, self-inquiry and plenty of connection and laughter.

Rather than use a linear, agenda-driven approach, I host a more organic, personal coaching experience that allows plenty of time for individual questions.

Some of the topics we’ll explore include:

  • Navigating the journey through perimenopause and menopause with joy and ease.
  • Creating a kind and loving relationship with your body.
  • Libido, sex, and the power of pleasure.
  • The mind-body connection and its role in creating optimum wellness.
  • How to become an empowered patient.
  • How to find, choose, and partner with great providers.
  • The role of intuition and presence in healing.
  • How working with energy can foster swift and long-lasting change.
  • How to discover your best way to nourish yourself with food and movement, so you can live peacefully and joyfully in your body.
  • Self-care practices that heal and restore energy and aliveness.
  • The beauty and power of a resilient brain.
  • Navigating the medical system in a crisis.
  • Thriving beyond survivorship.

As a special experience, I’ve invited my husband, Michael Gerrish, to join us Saturday night for an evening of intuitive readings. He continues to make an important contribution to our retreats, not only by the accuracy of the individual readings he shares with attendees, but by the collective messages that come through for the group. I think you’ll be touched and inspired by his healing gift.

The intention for this retreat is to support you in creating a loving and respectful relationship with your body.

Spend a weekend focused on you and enjoy the company of a great group of women who are engaged and committed to improving and sustaining a healthy life!

Self Care by the Sea October 2016

Self Care by the Sea October 2016

Read about our first retreat here.

Who should attend?

If you are a woman already on the personal development path who’s ready to take her self-care to a deeper, more soulful level, I invite you to join us.

To secure your spot, please book early. This retreat sells out every year and when the space is full, we cannot squeeze anyone else in.

Here are the details…

Stage Neck Inn - York, Maine

Stage Neck Inn – York, Maine

When: October 20th, 21st, and 22nd in 2017
Where: Stage Neck Inn, York Harbor, Maine
Cost: $795* plus lodging (to be booked separately with the Stage Neck Inn)

* In order to secure your spot, you must pay the $795 workshop fee in full. Please register only after you have checked the dates against your calendar to be sure you can truly commit to the retreat.

Past retreat participants shared that, although they initially had some fears about paying the entire retreat fee up front, making the financial commitment bolstered their determination not to let anything get in the way of this commitment to their own self care.

NOTE: Although we recognize the convenience of booking online, please book your room at the Stage Neck Inn by calling 800-340-1130 so that you can identify yourself to the Inn staff as a retreat participant. This will ensure that you get our special rate and that the Inn has paperwork specific to the retreat (like buffet lunch sign-up forms) all ready for you when you check in.


Friday evening 7pm to 9pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Saturday evening 7:30pm to 9:30pm (optional)
Sunday 10am to 5pm


You can make the workshop payment here:

IMPORTANT: The workshop fee is nonrefundable so please be ready to make this commitment to yourself. The fee is transferable, however, so if for some reason you choose not to attend, you’re welcome to sell or give your spot to someone else of your choosing. Should you do this, please be sure to let us know so that we update our list of participants accordingly.

We’ve reserved a limited number of water view rooms so if that matters to you, be sure to reserve one right away. Also, please email with any questions about the retreat.

I look forward to spending the weekend with you in October!