Event Details

Celebrating “Sweet 16” SENSATIONAL years together at The Gris!

"Humor” is The Idea Circle Theme for 2018!

Need some stress relief? It's no joke!

Laughter is powerful stress-relief medicine! This year, we'll help you fire up your sense of humor for health's sake!

While a good sense of humor can’t cure all ailments, the data is mounting about the positive things laughter can do. So let’s all laugh more!

During this fun, engaging, inspiring "Holiday Recovery" afternoon of setting goals, and interactive connecting, you will release stress, boost immunity, decrease pain, prevent heart disease, and yes, even burn calories according to a Mayo Clinic study on laughter!

On this sensational and silly day, you will:

  • Experience all types of humor to help you de-stress
  • Shift your body through an energetic meditation
  • Release limiting beliefs that may be holding you back from your goals and get you ready for great changes in 2018
  • Have an opportunity to do a reading about your Past, Present or Future with the amazing “Sixth Sense Psychic”, Gabrielle of Mystic, CT (she is really AMAZING!) Pre-registration recommended
  • Do a little shopping
  • Connect with 69 fabulous women just like YOU (seating limited to 70) Sells out fast!
  • And so much more….

Make room for Laughter with “BOOP! & Friends,” featuring Jenny Drescher and company from Connecticut's own Improv Comedy Capital, Hartford.

Jenny is an accomplished Improviser and candid-yet-kind facilitator, who draws out courage and playfulness in her audiences. She is a stage performer in two different groups; BOOP! and The Happier Family Comedy Show. She is also the co-founder, with Ellen Ornato, of The Bolder Company, as a coach and facilitator for corporations and businesses. She is a must know woman who will ALWAYS bring a smile to your face and lightness to your heart. Find out more at www.theboldercompany.com

De-stress with our Meditation and Goal setting for 2018. Meet the alluring and ever so charming Debbie Sodergren, an Energy Body Vibration Expert/Speaker/Author and owner of Up Vibrations, LLC. She's nationally certified as a Reiki Master Teacher and certified to teach Metaphysics and Meditation. Debbie is also an Infinite Possibilities Certified Trainer. She incorporates her training and certifications to give her clients a holistic and empowering approach to managing their wellbeing. www.debbiesodergren.com

Your Host, Anne Garland has been creating and inspiring women through innovative and “NOT TO MISS” events for over 20 years bringing them together in memorable and meaningful ways!

Join us for the SWEET 16th Year of the Girls, Goals at the Gris and share in the fun as we laugh away 2017 and set BOLD new goals for 2018!

11:30 - 12:30 Connecting and FUN activities
12:30 - 1:15 Seated Luncheon, Cash Bar
1:15 - 3:00 Inspiring Presentations
Afterglow Follow Up Fun at the Gris Pub (optional)


  • When: Sat Jan. 20
    11:30 am - 3:00 pm

  • Address: 36 North Main Street
    Essex CT,US 06426

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