core desired feelings. preferred states of being. 

A year ago, I discovered The Desire Map. It is an ocean of wisdom, a practical workbook, and a soul-awakening experience written and created by a woman I deeply admire: Danielle LaPorte

Most of us set goals first - consciously or unconsciously - and relegate desires, feelings, wants, and our soul to second, third, or even further back there. But most of us aren't chasing accomplishment. We are chasing how we hope That Thing will make us feel.  

What if you knew what you truly desired and why? What if you could get after feelings that resonated deeper than 'happy,' 'comfortable,' and 'successful?' What if, once you discovered them, you know what they meant, what to do with them, and how they actually mattered to living the life you're trying to live?

I have used The Desire Map to bury the last ties to my addiction to workaholism and identify what I truly desire. It has helped dismantle depression, anxiety, and "lost-ness."  It has given me the tools to anchor myself professionally and personally, and remedied my chronic practice of setting goals not in alignment with my true self.  

It balances, compliments, and purifies your spiritual beliefs - whatever they are or are becoming. And it will shake the dust off your soul. And this 12 point serif font is not allowing me to express my wild, wild excitement.


experience the 3 day IN-PERSON los angeles workshop. 

Held at the warm and stunning "Apartment A" by cocktail academy in Downtown Los Angeles, the 3 day workshop will guide your soul through the following:

  • learn how to identify your core desires + use them as a light and anchor for decision making, large and small
  • explore + understand your current relationship to desires + wants
  • create a safe space to discuss our hang-ups, guilt, and challenges in pursuing them
  • create daily or weekly rituals (that you loooove) to facilitate desire + contentment
  • expand your knowledge of the english language to deepen your emotional vocabulary (this is a real thing that is life changing)
  • talk through resistance as you progress through mapping your desires
  • build relationships with very real + practical women who are also learning soul first, goals second
  • walk away with a new understanding of who you are, how you desire, and what it is you truly want

Dates + Time: Oct 18th, 25th, + Nov 1st from 11am-3pm (3 consecutive Saturdays)

Cost: $350 - limited to 20 women

Location: Apartment A, 652 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

The workshop fee includes:

  • a desire map workbook
  • tea, coffee, mimosas + light snacks
  • sparkling brand new, soulful women friends
  • a universe-shifting discovery of your core desires
I loved Desire Mapping with Lauren. She knows how to create an intentional space. Anything and everything was ok to share in the group. I always left group feeling invigorated, inspired, and supported in my journey.
— nikki nachum
Lauren is an extraordinary leader. Following her in creating a map to our own desires, she is rooted and generates community with ease. Her groups curate a sense of wonder & empowerment. I highly recommend her as a soul guide on this lovely, wild adventure called The Desire Map.
— britainy gurr
For someone with so many emotions, I’ve had no idea how to process and utilize them for most of my life. Using The Desire Map has helped me get to the root of who I am and what brings me the most joy and goodness in life.

I didn’t get the full impact of The Desire Map until I walked through it with an amazing group of women, and Lauren led us through it with an openness and honesty that brought out real conversation and soul-searching. In my opinion, it’s not a complete experience without sharing it with others. [This] has been the highlight of my year.
— kelly summers
This group felt like a set of comfy, inspiring gatherings with girlfriends until I looked back 3 months later and realized it had drastically changed my life. Organically, without anxiety-laden checklists, this group took me from working an office job with no passion to quitting my career, becoming yoga teacher certified, signing up for French lessons, and confidently pursuing the life I’ve always wanted.
— hope ammen
Lauren is a beautiful soul and her leadership through The Desire Map was an experience I will always treasure. Her ability to unite a group that is spread out across the country is impressive. Though none of us were in the same place, it felt like an intimate gathering. Lauren has a way of making every individual heard and I really appreciate her for that.
— alannah castor
The Desire Map gently leads you into a new way of thinking about yourself + your life. It isn’t loud + abrasive as most self-help books can be. The book re-invents the way you look at yourself, your priorities, and your goals so that you reach and achieve them naturally and organically.

Lauren was the perfect facilitator for the discussions around the content of this book because she naturally empowers and supports women for exactly who they are, and aiming to become. Her willingness to share her own life experiences prevent any feelings of alienation for all the women in the group, and instead brings a motivated energy to the group.
— sophia grace
Working through the Desire Map process was the first time I’ve really asked myself what it is I really want. Beginning to work through the answers has helped me identify what isn’t working in my life, and make room for the things that really light me up. There is nothing more invigorating about the process than walking through it with a community of people to spur you forward, cheer you on, and offer authentic connection along the way. Lauren fosters just that. Not only do I feel more in tune with myself after desire mapping, but I have surrounded myself with divine women along the way. I could not be happier with my experience.
— haley kendrick

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