Women’s Getaway Weekend 2018

The 8th Annual Women’s Getaway Weekend 2018

March 24-25, 2018

Ashworth by the Sea, Hampton Beach, NH

Refresh your spirit, reconnect with your dreams and allow yourself to feel joy!

Hosted by Julie McGrath of The Joy Source

Attend the inspirational workshops designed to help you stop sabotaging your own joy and reaching your goals. Then go for a walk on the beach, take in the spectacular scenery, tap into your artistic side with the Saturday night creative parties, dance the night away, catch up with friends, laugh, sleep in late and relax. This is YOUR weekend to do whatever reinvigorates your spirit, relaxes your mind and renews the joy in your soul!

It’s time to INVITE JOY IN!

Workshop Speakers and Sponsors*:


The Keynote Address will be presented by Julie McGrath, founder of The Joy Source, motivational speaker and author of Joy-Worthy: A Mother’s Guide to More Joy, Less Stress and No Guilt and The Right Time Is Right Now: 6 Questions to Help You Let Go of the Excuses and Change Your Life Today.

Invite Joy In!

Julie’s Keynote of the weekend will focus on how to fully immerse yourself in joy and keep it with you not just for the weekend, but for everyday!  You will look at patterns in your life – whether be communication patterns, choices, experiences – that can either welcome joy in or deflect it or even repel it!  This workshop will energize and inspire you to be the joy seeker not only in your amazing experiences, but in your ordinary days, and you will leave with your own personal action plan of 10 ways to invite joy in to stay well beyond this weekend!


Julie A. Picardi, Certified Spiritualist Medium by the Swampscott Church of Spiritualism, is one of our Sponsors and will be presenting on:

Energy & The Law of Attraction: Manifest the Life You Desire & Deserve!

Everything, including your thoughts, is energy and if you align the frequency of your thoughts with your desires, you can manifest amazing things in your life. Join us as we discuss the concept of energy and the principles of one of the Spiritual Laws of the Universe known as The Law of Attraction. Learn how to scan your body to determine your point of attraction and understand why your life unfolds accordingly. Use meditation to connect with the universe in a way that will yield only positive results in your life. Your potential for success is unlimited once you truly grasp and apply the Law of Attraction in your life!


Dianne ChalifourA gifted and intuitive healer, Dianne Chalifour is the owner of Earth Harmony Wellness Center in Dover, NH and another Sponsor for the 2018 Women’s Getaway Weekend presenting on:

Uncovering and Honoring Our Authentic Presence as Our Key to Joy

Tuning in to our Divine Feminine essence allows us to find clarity in what may be standing in the way of authentic joyful expression. Dianne will share the importance of honoring all parts of self to aligning your vibrational frequency with lasting joy!



Other Activities Scheduled Are:

On Saturday night we will have a Paint Party with Masterpiece Art Bar where we can get creative, enjoy a drink and have a good time (no artistic skill is required and activity is included in weekend price)! This year we will be painting a special keepsake box – you can choose designs, colors, everything!

In addition, Julie will lead a craft activity where you can create your own 8×10 decorated framed positive quote to take home and continue being inspired to invite and maintain joy in your life. No creative experience or skill necessary, and Julie provides all materials for additional fee of $20.

Our Sponsor, Julie Picardi will be offering Spirit Readings at additional cost. Each 30min session will consist of a brief introduction/connection with spirit followed by descriptive evidence and a message from one or more loved ones who have passed to the spirit world. Or for intuitive guidance, angel cards and psychic intuition can be utilized to provide positive uplifting messages.

Our Sponsor, Dianne Chalifour will be offering a special “soul-sit”, 40 minute, one-on-one session during the retreat for those seeking insight and guidance.  This session will begin with the ancient practice of anointing the third eye with holy oils, and continue with intuitive guidance incorporating archetypal guidance from the Divine Feminine. Special pricing is $40 per person.

Massages will be provided by Cheryl Brusket, $80 for 60 minutes.


All activities are on a first-come-first-scheduled basis.


Single Occupancy = $335**

Double Occupancy= $250/person**

Cost** includes: welcome lunch on Saturday, workshops, coffee/tea and treats, one overnight stay at the luxurious Ashworth by the Sea, Saturday night’s Paint Party, raffles, Sunday breakfast and lunch (Saturday’s dinner is on your own).

Price** for double occupancy rooms is per person.

If you are looking to room with a roommate, both need to register using the links above. Please email Julie to let her know your roommate preference.

Accommodations in this scenic oceanfront hotel, just one hour north of Boston, involve indoor heated pool, double occupancy rooms with private bath and free wi-fi.

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The Joy Source is open to working with you on a payment plan, allowing you to spread out the retreat fee over months. We want to reduce your stress and make this an opportunity you don’t miss!


* Workshop presenters and topics are subject to change.

**Please note, the fee is nonrefundable, but transferable to a friend. No refunds after March 4th. Only in the event of a weather state of emergency in Hampton Beach, NH will money be refunded (it can be transferable). By signing up, you are agreeing to these terms.

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