Cheryl Richardson

Russ Hudson

Russ Hudson

Dear Friend

Our next “Self Care by the Sea” retreat is scheduled for the weekend of May 18th – 20th and I’ve invited Russ Hudson, author of The Wisdom of the Enneagram, to join me for this event.

This retreat, open to men and women, is about the hero’s journey and using a time of transition as an entry point into creating a richer, more meaningful life.

Whether you’re celebrating a new decade, feathering an empty nest, embracing midlife, or hungry to feel more alive, we’ll visit with the challenges and opportunities that show up along the way.

Using a combination of thought-provoking conversations, experiential exercises, and live coaching, Russ and I will explore topics like:

  • The call to find and express a more authentic version of yourself.
  • Crafting a personal path of development that will serve you on your journey.
  • Handling change with grace and ease.
  • Finding peace and meaning while in limbo.
  • Responding to the desire for more aliveness.
  • Lovingly changing the behaviors, habits, and patterns that keep you stuck.
  • The importance of cultivating deep, nurturing relationships with people who are committed to their own personal development.

One of the transformational tools Russ and I will use during the weekend is the Enneagram. The Enneagram is a spiritual and psychological typing system that will help you understand yourself and others in a powerful new way.

Unlike most personality profile systems, the Enneagram is extraordinary in its ability to capture the essence of who we are including the unconscious patterns that keep us stuck, the ways of being in the world that serve us, and those behaviors that hinder our ability to express ourselves fully and freely.

I’ve found the Enneagram to be surprisingly accurate and remarkably helpful both in terms of supporting my own growth and in strengthening my relationships with others.

To get the most out of our time together, you’ll want to learn more about the Enneagram and take the test to determine your type. You can do so at

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 of this retreat is for you to get to know yourself in a deeper, more meaningful way so you can center your life around who and what matters most.

Who should attend?

This event is for those men and women who are excited to learn more about themselves, couples who want to take their relationship to a deeper level, and experienced Enneagram students who want to put their knowledge into action.

To secure your spot, please book early.

Here are the details…

When: May 18th, 19th, and 20th in 2018
Where: Stage Neck Inn, York Harbor, Maine
Cost: $795* plus lodging (to be booked separately with the Stage Neck Inn)

view from 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 tell us 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 their 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


Put your name on our wait list to be notified of the next retreat date.

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 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 seeing you by the sea in May!