Find Your true Happy


Let nature nurture your soul.
The ticket to happiness is hidden in your heart.

A Happier Life Starts From Within.

Treat yourself with a break from the everyday grind and claim your innate Peacefulness and Happiness through Mindfulness and Playfulness.

Come discover the secret to happiness and let the magic of nature gift you with inner-peace, contentment, and the renewed confidence.

Stress Less.  Feel Better.  Be Happier.

Come learn how to:

Live an intentional life.
Stay focused and on track.
Detoxify from technology.
Master being present.
Live on purpose.

Old Florida At It’s Best!

Spend a weekend by the river and lose the worries and the stressors through nature walks, kayaking or canoeing in the calm waters of the river, sharing delicious meals, lots of laughter, heartfelt and meaningful conversations by the campfire. Bring your comfy clothes and the questions about your life you have no answers for.

January 24-26 2020, Loxahatchee River, Jupiter, FL

The Find Your Happy Retreat  -By- The River is for YOU, if…

  • You have been working long hours and need a break to find balance again.
  • You are faced with a new chapter and you are feeling overwhelmed.
  • You want to make a change but you’re not feeling quite yourself and you’re unsure which direction to go.
  • You are longing to spend time in nature, but you don’t have enough time in your hands to organize it and bring the people together.

Elevate The Quality Of Your Life To A Happy A+

If you’re nodding yes as you’re reading, I hear you. Whether you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, overstressed, or tired of being tired, know that you’re not alone. I know how it feels. I’ve been there many times before in my life’s journey from systems engineer to happiness coach. And I can tell you this: Stuckness is not a fun place to be.  

The old belief so many of us have bought into: ”do what you have to do and just grind it out no matter what” it’s not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s meant to be easy and effortless, and that includes staying focused and delivering IDEAL results BUT you see, I now know, there is another way.

When it comes to being happy and connecting with what truly makes YOU happy –and that’s what this weekend is about—I learned that we don’t have to get stuck in discontent because we fear change.

Together we will discover the simplest path to inner-peace, clarity, and happiness for you, if you choose so.

Let’s get you back to a Happier YOU via the path of nature. Join me in the tranquility of the river, connect with your inner guidance system, gain the clarity you’re looking for.

A True ECO Retreat Property – A Very Unique Concept

Nestled at the headwaters of the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River, the property we are staying at is an eco-retreat unlike any other.

The property is encased in Florida-native plant life, organic gardens, hiking and biking trails, and most importantly the river itself.  The main lodge is a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home constructed from up-cycled and re-purposed used ocean-going shipping containers. This type of architecture is known as “cargotecture”. It is of unique construction and design, and you will be amazed at the welcoming feeling and sense of well-being you will find during our stay here.

The only thing as rare and unique as container living in Palm Beach County is the river it is on, the Loxahatchee, which by the way is a Seminole Indian word that means “The River of Turtles”.

The Find Your Happy -by- The River Retreat will help you:

Get crystal clear on what you want in a specific area of your life

Discover Alternative Options and Solutions

Set Your Blueprint For Authentic Happiness

Transform Ordinary Tasks

Focus Your Thoughts


What Other Happy Clients Are Saying

Stella, your kindness, generosity, and courage rock my world.  Many joyful things have happened I believe because I committed to me, you, and your program.  Tasks that have sat for years were suddenly easy to complete, more business has flowed into my life. Didn’t matter how imperfectly or maybe even because I did not color inside the lines.
Progress, not perfection!  

~ Nancy Westphal, Diplomat Certified Craniosacral Therapist

Working with Stella has helped me in so many ways it would take a lifetime to write them all.   I will say that I feel more balanced, focused, compassionate, and aware than I have ever felt before.  I made some critical decisions about my professional life and I am now enjoying it all. Recognizing how far I have come with the work that I have done
amazes me every time.

~ Katie Coluccio, Radiologist

I came to Stella Frances wrapped up in my story.  The person who I once knew as me was lost.  At the time, I was afraid to stand in my truth because I was so disconnected from my core that I had lost touch with why I am here and what I am meant to do.  Stella, helped me quiet my mind and uncover the power
that was always within me and the courage that I had forgotten I had. 

~ Nancy Ferraro, Lawyer

About The Find Your Happy Retreat-by-The River


A 2-day wholesome experience spending time by the river created to give you the time, space, and freedom to connect with your core essence, others, and nature. A time to ponder and self-reflect to receive the answers to your questions about the specific area of your life you’re wondering about.


  • A Happiness Coach (Stella!) to make this weekend fun, restful, and engaging

  • 2-nights Accommodations at the ECO Retreat Property
  • Kayaks, Canoes, and Bikes


  • Meals. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday)
  • Drinking Water, Firewood, and Air-Conditioning!

              NOT INCLUDED

  • Transportation to the Property

  • Dinner Friday night –potluck


I believe the winding path to pure and lasting happiness is paved with obstacles, storms, and some waves that feel like giant Tsunamis. Yet, there is one sure way to overcome such not as a victim but a victor. And that is by connecting with your True-Self, the part of you that has the answers to all your questions. When we spend time in nature accessing that part becomes effortless. The safe space that nature provides makes it easy to step outside of the fast-paced daily routine and slow down enough to let nature nurture us and bring out our true nature.


July 26 – 28 2019

Arrive on Friday by 6:00pm. Depart on Sunday 11:30am


Loxahatchee River, Jupiter, FL

You will receive more details, what to bring, etc. once you reserve your spot.



In a nutshell, by the end of the weekend, you will discover
the truth about pure and lasting happiness and how to make it your default state of living,
if you choose to.

“Every spirit builds itself a house; and beyond its house a world; and beyond its world, a heaven.
Know then, that the world exists for you. For you is the phenomenon perfect.
What we are, that only can we see. All that Adam had, all that Caesar could,
you have and can do. Adam called his house, heaven and earth; Caesar called his house, Rome;
you perhaps call yours, a cobler’s trade; a hundred acres of ploughed land;
or a scholar’s garret. Yet line for line and point for point, your dominion is as great as theirs,
though without fine names. Build, therefore, your own world.” 

― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature

About Stella Frances

From Systems Engineer to Happiness Coach

It’s amazing what can grow from unfortunate circumstances. Not accepting my circumstances and making the decision to push forward helped me achieve a new definition of success and fulfillment in my personal and professional life. Through all of the health issues, heartache, and work challenges I knew I had to find a new way. And I did!

So now, I have made it my life’s purpose to help others defy their circumstances, connect with their true essence, and create the life they totally love living.

If the idea of spending a weekend in nature to relax, reflect and reevaluate sounds interesting to you and you’re curious to know more send me an email at,  or give me a ring at 561 430-0012.
I’d be happy to answer your questions.

To reserve your spot click on the button below and I will let you know of availability, only 6 spots, within 24 hours. 

Thanks and have a wonderful day filled with ease and light.  XO Stella