Transitional retreat scholarship offered

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Have you ever wished that your life would stop for just a minute so you can catch your breath? This is common, especially for women in transition, and if you need that minute, consider taking a whole weekend to regroup, recharge, and renew your wellspring within.

WH Cornerstone Investments, Inc., a comprehensive wealth management firm on the South Shore, is hosting Rise Up: Re(treat) Nov. 9-11, 2018, at the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club on Cape Cod, and is offering a scholarship as well. The retreat is open to women going through a transitional time in their lives, whether they’re divorced, widowed, empty-nested, sandwiched, getting ready for retirement or simply coping with a major change.

The weekend retreat will be led by two master coaches: acclaimed coach, author, and speaker Jane Pollak of New York City; and senior program director at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Ken Nelson of Lenox, Massachusetts; as well as Paula Harris of WH Cornerstone Investments. The program will meet participants where they are and, with the support of the group, move them toward where they want to be.

WH Cornerstone invites women who are experiencing a curveball in their life a chance to regroup and rise up. This all-inclusive three-day, two-night retreat will feature meditation, mindful movement, coaching exercises, and journaling, all designed for deep relaxation, reflection, and personal growth during each participant’s time of transition.

Bill and Paula Harris, co-founders of WH Cornerstone Investments, understand that all women may benefit from a weekend like this, however, many women may not have the financial resources during a time of transition to attend. This is why they have decided to provide one retreat spot free of charge to a deserving woman. They are accepting applications until Sept. 1 for a woman who is highly motivated, yet financially challenged at this time, to attend. To apply or nominate someone, please visit the website: Event registration and additional details are available by contacting Paula at, 781.934.9154 or visiting

The Harrises organized the retreat to offer women in transition a common space to reset, rejuvenate, and re-envision their lives with tools and support.
“We work with people who see their future as greater than their past,” Paula said. “We have a strong client base of women who have been dealt a curveball. Organizing this retreat is part of our own mission to support and empower women with the emotional and financial tools they need to reinvent themselves for the next phase of their lives.”

WH Cornerstone Investments is experienced at leading retreats and hosted a retreat for widows in 2017 at Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Plymouth. Below is feedback from some past retreat participants:

“I loved the intimate group setting and all the spirited skills of the instructors so much and kindness displayed by the presenters was so genuine.”

“Excellent, top shelf retreat. Would recommend to any women in transition not only widows.”

“What I learned the most is: I’m not alone and what I’m feeling is okay.”

“I can ‘choose’ what I accept to do and can leave alone that which I can’t change because it is out of my control.”

For event registration, details and up-to-date speaker information, visit

For over two decades, WH Cornerstone Investments, Inc., has helped build wealth and secure the financial foundations for clients throughout the United States.
The firm was founded in 1996 by Bill Harris, CFP, and Paula Harris. Paula Harris, part financial therapist, part dream architect, takes great pride in helping her clients, particularly women, obtain financial peace of mind and independence. Bill Harris is a Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner, an Ed Slott Elite IRA Advisor and Chairman of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). He lectures frequently on financial planning topics, has a syndicated monthly newspaper column, INVESTORS, PLANS AND MONEY, and is a columnist to the Journal of Financial Planning.

Extra Tidbit:

Barbara Liftman, a divorce attorney serving most of Massachusetts can relate on how hard divorce and other major life transitions can be. She says, “Taking a weekend to reset is such a great idea. It’s healthy to take time and reflect. Life is fast moving and taking time for yourself is not only beneficial to you, but to others around you.” Barbara Liftman operates Plymouth Uncontested Divorce and Mediation and truly makes this process the least painful as possible. She’s also active on Facebook and you can check it out on Google Maps too!

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