The Essential Adventure – Women’s Retreat, Sept. 4-6

This experience is for women who are ready to bring their personal, professional and spiritual lives into vibrant alignment.  This experience is crafted to nourish you on the deepest level and give you access to your most authentic self.

  • Are you longing for time to listen to and take on your deepest truth?
  • Have you outgrown your old story(ies) – and feel ready to write a new one for the next chapter of your life?
  •  Are you ready to get past the limits and resistance that keep you from greater ease, joyful self-love and contribution in your life?

women_and_nature6The “Essential Adventure”  is the ultimate adventure of life  – to be fully alive expressing your authentic self. It’s about giving the gift that is yours to give in this life with wholeness and clarity, and joy. It’s finding your authentic relationship to your inner life – so you can experience growth with unshakeable security, and the grace and freedom to be your true self (and inspire others to be theirs!) It’s about being fulfilled and expanding in your relationship with yourself, others and with Spirit (or whatever you call that part of us that exists beyond our physical reality.)

               But when is this supposed to happen in your crazy-busy life??!!

Another aspect of the essential adventure is how sacred activist Joanna Macy speaks about it – the essential experience of being alive during this “Great Turning”, and being a proactive and empowered part of co-creating the shift to a thriving global family on the planet. This happens when YOU set yourself free to shine your light, and be your most bold and courageous self.

     Give yourself access to new dimensions of happiness, service and celebration of your feminine power.

sacred-circleThe weekend is a lovingly and expertly created container in which to experience and activate YOUR essential adventure. It is the culmination of my decades of inner and outer adventuring – bringing a powerful synergy of rich group dynamics, transformative and nourishing food for the mind, body and soul, and the breakthroughs that happens in deep connection with the land.

Saturday afternoon of the retreat is a wilderness solo, in a specially chosen, safe and beautiful spot – where you will join your own deepest intention with the nurturing power of nature for the greatest movement forward and healing in your life at this pivotal moment. Commune with the wisdom of the Great Mother in this precious opportunity to vision quest.


Activate your new story – fully alive, shining, and secure.

Gain new tools to hold and nurture a higher vibration of consciousness in your life – to anchor your experience.

Inspire and be inspired in the company of whole-hearted women.

Source your wisdom and beauty in the stillness of the mountains.

Gwen at Grizzly LakeAll of this happens in the serene setting of the Diamond J Ranch, high in the stunning beauty of Frying Pan River valley (45 minutes north of Basalt, Colorado near Aspen.)


We will gather at 3pm Friday, Sept 4, at the Diamond J Ranch. If you need assistance with transportation from the airport, or would like to carpool from Basalt, please let me know.

Delicious organic vegetarian meals and lodging in the lovely MountainView Lodge are included.

The retreat concludes on Sunday at 3pm, Sept 6 after a final lunch and integration. If you would like to stay in the area Sunday night and travel home on Monday I can assist with accommodations and plans.


We’ll be doing two short hikes to access beautiful healing spots – but nothing difficult or very strenuous.

The weekend will incorporate the stunning natural setting of the Frying Pan Valley, including a 4 hour solo. You will need to bring a small tent that you have set up before on your own (in case of rain during your solo.) If you need help with this I can provide a tent and assist you – no worries.

The retreat is limited to 6 (maximum of 8 depending on special circumstances – such as mother/daughter). This will allow for intimacy and for us to give our attention to one another to co-create profound shifts.

Give yourself, your loved ones, and the world the gift of your own wholeness, brilliance and unique contribution – and say yes to fully THRIVING in these times of great change.

This is your essential adventure. This is YOUR moment.

The full cost of the retreat, which includes

  • cozy comfortable lodging
  • delicious organic meals
  • own the key to living the miracle in every moment of this extraordinary time on the planet!

$465.00 (if you would like to break this into two payments please let me know,


(If you wish to mail a check: HighLife Unlimited, 451 1/2 S. 2nd St., Carbondale, CO  81623. And please let me know you are registering so I can reserve your spot.)

With great love and anticipation,


Feel free to get in touch with me with any questions –