Desire & Self-Compassion

A Desire Map Workshop  


Clarity on how you want to feel is the starting point for living the life you want.

It certainly doesn't mean that life will be perfect. There will be hard times. 

That's where self-compassion comes in.  





What will the day look like?

This is a retreat close to home! 

It won't be a whole day listening to a lecture. No way. Think of it as a gift you can give yourself to dig deeper and get inspired to live an inspired life. 

We will have lots of time to share thoughts and ideas on these topics;

  • gratitude & dissatisfaction
  • self-compassion–loving kindness directed to ourselves when we struggle (most of us don't really understand what this is)
  • when was the last time you thought about how you WANT to feel? Talking through that will be a big part of the day. 
  • learning how to say no, so you can say YES
  • how do I live my life with intentionality

We will work together. It's really hard to navigate this on our own. 

You will have time to do some deeper refection on your own in Fort Langley, and come back and process with the group. 

We will anchor it using creativity! We will talk about how to create a practice. PRACTICE is how we make things stick. 


We can find joy, even in the struggle.

Date: June 24th, 2017

Location: Fort Langley

Time 9:30 - 5:00 

Why desire and self-compassion? 

Knowing how we want to feel is a HUGE paradigm shift.

Dig deep discover your inner teacher.

When was the last time you focussed on how you want to feel? 

It's time. 


Research says that people who practice self-compassion are more likely to exercise personal responsibility, than those who do not.


People who are self-compassionate tend to be more motivated, because their inner critic isn't the boss anymore. 


Read more about Desire, Disappointment & Self-Compassion here.



We will be providing coffee and snacks.

You bring your own lunch (or head to a great little restaurant).

You bring your own Desire Map book.  


You will also get some special a custom essential oil roller blend to support you with anchoring your core desired feelings. 


Harness your personal power. 

You are the expert on you. Only you can put yourself in the driver's seat of your life. 


We’ll look at our perceptions around “feelings” and goal setting. We’ll examine how we drive and strive, and see where in our lives we experience freedom — and where we want more of it. 


You will be guided through 5 life areas, to explore your most desired feelings in:

Lifestyle + Livelihood

Creativity + Learning

Body + Wellness

Relationships + Society

Essence + Spirituality


We will create sacred space, inner and outer – a community of intention. 

We will offer up our own wisdom, relate, and learn from each other.

You will make some soul-anchored declarations and attach them to some every day PLANS. Poetic to the practical.

You will learn about the three components of self-compassion (Self-Kindness, Common Humanity and Mindfulness).




"Such communion, trust and fellowship. An amazing group of strangers came together and had such a connection."

~Jane M. 


"I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to take the Desire Map workshop with Jenn both in person as well as online.

Both Desire Map workshops helped me dig through my layers and find what it was I truly wanted and needed to feel. And once I had narrowed those core desired feelings down, I had the tools to help me figure out how I can shape my life in ways that will foster those feelings.

The workshop in person was fun, personable, relatable, safe and everyone was given space and time to share and be heard. We meditated together, did yoga together, ate together and built community together in that one day. It was intense but so worth it.

The workshop online was more gradual as it transpired over 6 weeks. It was every bit as wonderful as the workshop in person, but surprisingly I found it even more intimate. I was so grateful for the women who did that workshop with me as we connected seamlessly despite the virtual landscape. I found I could dig even deeper and really pin point some areas of my life I had been too afraid to face but were significant in blocking my core desired feelings. Spreading the course over the 6 weeks gave us all more time to steep in what we were learning and we still remained connected through the week through a Facebook group so it never felt like starting over when the next session began.

I would highly recommend taking this workshop with Jenn and Luminate Wellness. Jenn is insightful and kind and gently helped us all get to where we needed to be."

~ Kristen B. 



"The desire map is a key ingredient to clarifying who you are and how you want to live out this amazing gift of life you were given. Maps are always a great guide and this is definitely one to check out! I absolutely love my diffuser jewelry! I wear them everywhere from work to hiking up mountains in the wilderness. A little drop of my favourite essential oil and they give me the energy I need to get through anything! Check out luminate wellness! "  

~Erin P. 


"What's great about the Desire Mapping process is that it gives you the opportunity to look at what you want for your life in a way you may never have thought about.

It helped me clear space for things I want to do but "never had time for" and to evaluate what is and isn't working in my life. It helped me ensure that most of what I do makes me feel the way I want to feel. It's just given me a whole new outlook. Doing the Desire Map with others makes it even better as you get to share different perspectives and learn from each other.

The virtual workshop experience is good because you have time to really mull things over between sessions and perhaps invest more time for yourself and your process than you otherwise might. Jenn is a fabulous facilitator: she is engaging, respectful and shares her own process as well. She is gentle and non-judgmental, allowing each participant to unfold their process in their own way. She makes room for everyone. I highly recommend Jenn's Desire Map workshops - either virtual or in-person."

~Wendy M. 


"The Desire Map workshop gave me the opportunity to uncover my core values in a way I had never known before. Who knew that "Being Protected and Safe" was at the core of all my decision making. I was able to take this information and implement it into my life, so that I could live a life in accordance to how I want to feel. Thank you so much Luminate Wellness!!"

~Lorissa A.