An invitation to relax, rejuvenate and reinvent

Rise Up: A Reinvention Retreat for Widows

Saturday, January 28, 2017 + Sunday, January 29, 2017

at the Mirbeau Inn and Spa at The Pinehills

presented by WH Cornerstone Investments with special guests + speakers

The loss of spouse or life partner is difficult.

In fact, it’s life changing.

You once knew who you were but, maybe, you are not so sure.

During this two-day retreat, we will build a community to support you to reflect, share, move, release, learn and grow.

We have invited some dynamic leaders to help guide you through this weekend. We will begin the first day at 11:00 a.m. with registration followed by an opening circle before lunch. We will interact with some terrific speakers through out the afternoon and wind down the day with a lovely sit down dinner. After dinner, we will participate in a fire ceremony wrapping up the evening about 7:30-8:00 p.m.  Sunday will begin over breakfast, followed by some interactive speakers and we will close with a circle by 12:30 p.m.

The setting is stunning. The food is divine. The workshop is sure to ready you to take the next steps on your journey of reinvention.  Agenda

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Please note: We are not able to offer refunds for this retreat, however, we will allow you to transfer it to another widow.

Learn more about our workshop leaders…


Kim Bennett

Kim is a national speaker and the Director of Visiting Angels of the South Shore. She has been a Licensed Social Worker since 1992. Her extensive experience includes Elder Protective Services and Case Management.

Workshop description

Design a New Personal Vision

When your spouse dies, you face an identity crossroad. You have not only lost a loved one but a role that defined you. You were a partner, caregiver, companion let alone the household duties!  There is no single direction to go in when discovering who you are now BUT there is a personal answer. Through this workshop you will begin to design a new vision of whom you are based on where you’ve been and make steps forward.


Ginny Davis

As a registered nurse, yoga instructor, Reiki master/teacher and Shaman, Ginny believes it’s her mission to inspire others to find their own bliss and enhance their well-being.

Workshop description

A fire ceremony is a powerful Native American practice used to release unwanted energies and attachments from the past and make space for new intentions. Together, we will release anything that we are holding onto that doesn’t serve our Higher Self and attract what we need to move forward.  By releasing these unwanted energies and old patterns into the fire, you are healing at the soul level.


Anne Barry Jolles

Anne is a renowned life coach, TEDx speaker and international award-winning author. She thrives on working with courageous people wishing to transform the way they live and work and are willing to do what it takes to get there. Blending life experiences and research, Jolles created a resiliency model called the Grace Trail and has shared it with thousands as it evolved for over a decade. The trail has many forms, including an actual trail in Plymouth, MA, virtual trails, workshops, webinars and retreats. Her bestselling book Grace Trail: Find Your Footing and Move Toward The Life You Were Meant To Live was recommended by Jack Canfield, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” co-creator and is available at major booksellers, as well as, at the retreat.

Workshop description

“Tales from the Grace Trail”

Embrace the possibilities that the New Year brings. Based on her bestselling book, “Grace Trail: Find Your Footing and Move Toward the Life You Were Meant to Live”, Anne will present this interactive and experiential session includes stories, metaphors, humor and education about how participants can take five steps towards their best lives. Attendees will have an opportunity to walk a mini Grace Trail and will leave relaxed, rejuvenated and reinvented.


Paula Harris

It’s not often you meet a financial advisor who is also an accomplished cheesemaker, yogi, local hero and wonder women*. But those are just some of the many reasons why we’re not like everyone else. As WH Cornerstone’s co-founder, Paula Harris is part financial therapist and part dream architect who takes great pride in helping her clients, particularly women, obtain financial peace of mind and independence.

Workshop description

Wise Women: Dealing with money from a place of knowledge rather than fear or darkness. Together, we will talk about the most important financial decisions you need to be focusing on and making.


Linda Rossetti

Linda is the author of Women and Transition: Reinventing Work and Life, a Harvard MBA, veteran tech start-up entrepreneur and Fortune 500 executive. She currently focuses on research, advocacy and social entrepreneurship related to women’s transitions and their influence on women’s advancement.

Workshop description

Navigating the Unexpected: A Journey of Transition & Reinvention

Together we’ll explore transition and how to navigate it successfully.  We will discuss information and research from hundreds of women who embraced unexpected and expected transitions in their lives.  The session will feature interactive exercises that offer a new way of thinking about both change & transition and a practical approach on how to tackle the process of reinvention.

Tresa Rolando Salters

Tresa’s life path has not been what she expected. Alone she raised two children who are now young adults and is a caregiver for her octogenarian mother, all while balancing how to care for herself. Seeking health knowledge she has been trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she has studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods before launching Live Well Blessed. In addition she is pursuing her 200 hour yoga teacher training and is a student with the Yahweh Yoga program bringing her faith and love of yoga together.

Workshop description

The Art of Self Care

As women, we often put everyone else’s needs above our own. Through this discussion, we will learn about three main areas: healthy eating, stress reduction and finding balance in your life.  You will learn to develop skills and leverage tips that can help you be the best you can be.


Barbara P. Ward

Barbara has been practicing and teaching Yoga for over 36 years and was widowed five years ago. She is the Director YogaConnection in Plymouth. She sees herself as a facilitator who encourages others to do their own Yoga practice. Her focus is helping others to breathe freely, to relax completely, and to allow the body to express itself from the inside out. She is also a Licensed Psychotherapist in private practice. Barbara’s yoga practice is what carries her through her darkest days and she wants to share what she has been given.

Workshop description

Together, we will do a Mindfulness Yoga practice to ease our heartache and nourish our spirits. No prior yoga experience needed.

The investment for this retreat is:


WH Cornerstone Investment clients receive $50.00 off–please contact us for a discount code.

In addition to all speakers, workshops and activities, included in your retreat are three delicious full meals (lunch and dinner the first day and breakfast on the second day), yoga, meditation and a fire ceremony. Each participant will receive a copy of Women and Transition by Linda Rossetti, a welcome gift and will have the opportunity to purchase The Grace Trail: Find Your Footing and Move Toward The Life You Were Meant To Live by Anne Barry Jolles.

If you live locally, you can choose to commute to the retreat but for those wanting the full retreat experience or who are coming from out of town, there is a limited block of hotel rooms for those wanting to stay overnight. The rate is $261 + tax and resort fee. Please contact Mirbeau directly to book rooms by January 13, 2017 at 508.591.4920 to guarantee your room.

Note: We are unable to provide refunds for this retreat but will allow you to transfer to another person.

About our location:

Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills is a 50-guestroom spa retreat combining the amenities of a gracious French manor house, a world-class spa, and wonderful dining at The Bistro & Wine Bar, all with the elegant comforts and residential feel of a private estate. The resort is situated on the Village Green in the award-winning community of The Pinehills in Plymouth, MA — minutes away from downtown and the beach. The Inn and Spa buildings are clustered around the sumptuous Monet pond gardens, with exterior architecture, interior décor and landscape design reminiscent of an estate in the countryside near Paris.

Do you know someone who would benefit from this retreat?

Let us know and we’ll send them a personal invitation. Have questions? Contact Paula Harris. 

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