Saturday, April 22 – Sunday April 23, 2017
from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tucson, Arizona

Based on the best selling book by Danielle LaPorte



  • Explore perceptions around the value of feelings, especially in relation to ambition, external approval, goal setting, self-love, and respect
    • Get closer to the inner place where feelings are fully valued and used as the guidance system for making life choices. Help you to get to a place of feeling good being your primary intention and goal.
  • Identify Core Desired Feelings – by the end of the workshop you will hopefully have a handful of CDFs that you are willing to experiment with or that you’re in love with.
  • Create connection. Give encouragement. Generate love.

We have the procedures of achievement upside down. Typically we come up with our to-do lists, our bucket lists, and our strategic plans — all the stuff we want to have, get, accomplish, and experience outside of ourselves. All of those aspirations are being driven by an innate desire to feel a certain way.

So what if we get clear on how we actually want to feel within ourselves, and then we design our to-do lists, set our goals, and write out our bucket lists?

How do you want to feel when you look at your schedule for the week?
When you get dressed in the morning?
When you walk through the door of your studio or your office?
When you pick up the phone?
When you cash the check, accept the award, finish your masterpiece, make the sale, or fall in love?

How do you want to feel?

Feeling good along the way to your goals doesn’t mean you don’t work your ass off to get what you want. It means you joyously work your ass off.


You don’t gripe about what it takes to make things happen. You do the good work. And sometimes that work is terrifying and trying. Cycling in the pouring rain. Late-night rewrites. Struggling to open your heart after you’ve slammed it shut. Honoring your word when it would be more convenient to change your mind. When you’re connected to the greater purpose of an intention — honoring the call of your heart, not just proving yourself — and there’s pleasure in the process, you can pull off some amazing feats.

Soul-centered living. Ahhhh.

Desire feeling good more than you want to check accomplishments off your list.

Desire feeling good more than you want to please other people.

Desire feeling good more than you want to look good.


This two-day, in-person (ladies only!) workshop will be held in my home in Tucson, Arizona on
Saturday, April 22 through Sunday April 23, 2017
from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $387 and includes the 2-day workshop, snacks, drinks, lunch, and a copy of The Desire Map, by Danielle LaPorte

Tucson in April is GORGEOUS!!! If you’re hankering to get away from the snow or other inclement weather, or you just want to visit this magnificent part of the country, this is the weekend for you!

This is my back yard. If the weather is as gorgeous as it should be, we’ll definitely be spending time out here!

Where to Stay : :

Here are some local, to me, hotels. They are of varied prices, so will be able to find something perfect for you.

Embassy Suites Tucson Paloma Village Roughly $159 per night. Breakfast included.
Best Western Innsuites Tucson Foothills   Roughly $98 per night. Breakfast included.
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort From $479 per night.
The Westin La Paloma Resort Roughly $226 per night.
TownPlace Suites by Marriott From $125 per night. Breakfast included.

There are TONS of hotels in Tucson. If these don’t suit you, keep looking – the right one is there for you!

*Space is limited to 12 Attendees.

OPTIONAL EQUINE WORKSHOP : : April 24 from 8:00-2:00

My partner Sherry Simon-Heldt and I are offering a half-day equine workshop on Monday, April 24 as a perfect addition to help solidify the work of finding your core desired feelings. The cost of this workshop is $350 and will include lunch. NOT mandatory at all – you’ll get a TON out of the workshop alone, but this is a really awesome add-on if you can swing it.


This equine workshop will help to focus how you really want to feel every day IN YOUR BODY. Working with horses in this way is incredibly life changing.

The Interactive Equine Workshop part of this retreat is SUCH a unique experience. It’s an amazing opportunity to work with horses in this way. If you’ve ever been curious about or drawn to horse work, this is your chance.  It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced before! And the opportunity to do it in this small group retreat setting, for this price, is unmatched. Anywhere.


So, What is an Equine Workshop Anyway?

I’m so glad you asked!  Equine work is about the energy we bring to the horses that they, as limbic beings, react to. That reaction and our reaction to it teaches us so much about ourselves. You’ll walk among the herd (NO RIDING!!!). And we’ll do some activities. And you’ll uncover deep truths that will change the way you live your life. Simple. And profound.

Here’s an FAQ video to help with some of the basics about the horse work.

The things that came up through the {Equine} Workshop were absolutely life-changing. I really felt like I had come to a point in my life where I had plateaued; where I had made a lot of changes, a lot of forward progress, but I really felt like I was spinning my wheels. By the end of the retreat I had had a major breakthrough. My entire body had relaxed and one of the things that I had desperately needed and didn’t even know I needed, was to relax. Not “sit by the pool and sip a Mai Tai” relax, but to offer myself Grace and practice true self-care in order to relax my soul, to relax by body, to unclench, to really melt into the moment…— Kimberly Kalil, graphic designer and  writer

Benefits of Working with Horses

You’ll walk away from the workshop with a deeper understanding of who you are. You’ll get why you move the way you do in the world. Your hidden assumptions and reactions that get in your way, brought to the surface.

You’ll recognize the stories you’ve created in your mind that aren’t serving you. And you’ll learn how to let them go. You may develop problem-solving skills and improve your confidence. You’ll quickly learn about boundaries and see what healthy ones look like. You’ll also learn to stay in the present moment and be in your body.

The horses are the most amazing teachers. And that, combined with the wisdom of your own body = magic. The experience is as unique as you are. It will be whatever it is that you need. Guaranteed.

I was VERY surprised by how powerful it was. Having been around horses most of my life, I wasn’t sure that I would learn much. I thought it was about horse behavior according to my emotions – and it was a little bit. But it was so much more than that. It was an incredibly illuminating experience of the energy of the horses and the amazing guidance and insight of Sherry that opened new doors into my awareness of the stories I’ve created that keep me in my own way. —Stephanie Lee

*Space is limited to 6 Attendees for the Equine Workshop.

These are some options for Core Desired Feelings that might come other women have gotten  out of a workshop. Want to find out yours???

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