Be Wildly Happy Winter Retreat

When I ask women what it would take to be wildly happy, many women give me a blank stare. They’ve never given themselves permission to even imagine such a thing. What if it were possible for you? And what if it doesn’t require major changes? What if just a little clarity and a few tweaks could put you on the path to a more rewarding life?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
— Mary Oliver

At the Be Wildly Happy Winter Retreat, we’ll be exploring just what being wildly happy looks like for you. Some women crave more adventure or spontaneity. Others might want to learn to say ‘no’ more often, or speak more truthfully to those that matter. Often it’s issues around work that drags a woman down. Many women want to tap more into their creativity or their spirituality.

It’s all okay — no matter what area of your life could use a little adjusting — it’s all possible.

You will have the time and space — along with a series of compelling questions you’ve likely never been asked — to discover what’s most true for you.


What might your wildly happy life look like?

Have you ever imagined something you wanted to do and then promptly recounted all the reasons it’s not possible? This weekend is about possibilities. We will play with ideas and breathe life into them — or perhaps kick them to the curb because you realize you don’t really want what you thought you wanted.

Would you like to experience something like what the women in the above video spoke about during the Fall Retreat? Would you like some space to breath? Some clarity? Some time to play? Are you craving a deeper conversation with an amazing group of women in a confidential and safe space?

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Come with us!

Come with us if you have an inkling you’d get something important by spending time loving yourself more. Come with us if you know you want to be with loving, compassionate women who will support your wildest dreams. Come and share what’s blocking you from being wildly happy and open up all the stuck places you’ve been experiencing. Come to grow your self-awareness. Just come. I promise you won’t be sorry.

Here’s what past participants have said:

The atmosphere of the retreat is relaxed. There is time for every activity to really get deep and it all felt focused on us. It was a calm and nurturing atmosphere, with just the right soundtrack at just the right time
— JL
You really learn to dig deep. You have time to reflect and get to know people. You have space to get to know yourself. The clarity has been profound. We felt empowered. We felt rested. We were well-fed. There was humor and camaraderie. It was an essential weekend for me.
— TD
I appreciated being surrounded with other like-minded women who have become part of my tribe. They are having the same kind of struggles; stuck in the same places. Having one-on-one time with them was incredible.
— RD


  • Arrive by 6pm on Friday, March 1, 2019. Drink wine (or something you bring that you like better) and have light appetizers while you get to know your fellow retreaters.

  • Plan to leave the morning of March 3, 2019, knowing you got exactly what you needed.

  • You’ll need to make the commitment and be fully paid by February 1, 2019.

  • Fee of $900 includes all meals and lodging for the weekend at Holabird House in Harbert, Michigan.

  • Extras: Music playlists, art supplies, new friendships, surprises

  • Holabird House Address: 13726 Sun’s End, Harbert, MI 49128

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The location:

Holabird House on Lake Michigan is located in Harbert, Michigan. You can click the link below to get more details about the place, but I’ve personally vetted it and it is nothing short of amazing.

Enjoy incredible lake views from four of the seven bedrooms and from both the living room and family room. You will have your own long private beach, upstairs and downstairs living rooms and kitchens, three screened porches, three decks and two patios, PLUS a private hot tub that is open year-round! Holabird is located in the woods just one house away from the end of a private dirt road, so there is no through traffic.


How often do you give yourself a full weekend just for you? When was the last time you did a hard stop? Are you ready to give yourself a boost of self-love?

About Your Facilitator

I’m Charrise, and I live a wildly happy life. I’m an artist, an author, coach and facilitator. I’m certified in all the right places and not afraid to use my life experiences to help others live their best life. I’m passionate about empowering women to look deep into their soul to discover their fullest expression.


Frequently Ask Questions:


It’s March in Southwestern Michigan, and that means we may experience any sort of weather -- including snow, rain, sun, heat, clouds, cold. Mother nature will always provide just what we need. Bring a jacket, some shoes you won’t mind getting sandy, and comfortable clothes to hang out in during the day

Domestic Airports Near Holabird House:

South Bend Regional Airport (SBN)

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO)

Chicago MidwayAirport (MDW)


Arrive between 4pm and 5:30pm on 3/1/19 and depart in the late morning on 3/3/19.


There is wifi, and some networks have better coverage than others. But you won’t be needing it, because you’ll be invited to unplug almost completely. You can tell your friends and family there will not be time allocated for more than basic checking in. You will have time to check in for emergencies.

Let’s use this time to get off the grid, and to truly connect with yourself and each other.


Call me at 574.320.5888 or email me.