Cheryl's Blog


There are two pieces of news this week that I wanted to share with you.  The first is that the paperback version of Waking Up in Winter will be released on Tuesday, the 29th.  You can purchase a copy in all the normal places and read more about the book here.

Waking Up in Winter is a memoir about learning to be more soul-directed in midlife rather than driven by ambition and achievement. It’s about surrendering to space and silence and simplicity, and cultivating the courage to linger in limbo for as long as it takes for the next exciting chapter of your life to find you!

The second piece of news is that our next “Self Care by the Sea” retreat is now open for registration.  The retreat is held over the weekend of April 12th –14th and this one is for men and women.  I’ll be joined by Russ Hudson, author of The Wisdom of the Enneagram, and it will be a new, special experience.

Speaking of experience.  Every time I plan a retreat, I struggle to put in writing what happens during our time together.  It’s hard to capture the experience in words and it’s even harder to preplan magic.

Over the weekend, I don’t want to limit us with a programmed itinerary or carefully crafted agenda.  One of the midlife changes I’ve made is to do my work in a more organic way by being present to the moment and responsive to what shows up.  I want to take you on a spontaneous and relevant journey. I want you to meet parts of yourself that you didn’t even know existed.  I want you to feel loved and well cared for so you can face what needs to be healed and get on with your life.

And I want you to leave ready and excited about doing what it takes to live your own soul-directed life, too.

So all this to say, I look forward to being with you either through the story that unfolds in Waking Up in Winter (you might even want to listen to the audio version), or live and in-person by the beautiful sea in York, Maine.

I thank you so much for your support .

You can find Waking Up in Winter, here.

You can register for the retreat, here.

xo Cheryl

P.S. – I’ll be on Facebook Live this Tuesday (1/29) at 6pm EST/3pm PST. If you miss it, you can watch past sessions on my YouTube channel at CherylRichardsonTV here.

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