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Ann Marie McKenzie

Core Desired Feelings authentic, in flow, luminous, rooted, abundance, freedom

Specialty Program Development, Workshop Facilitation, Consultation

About Me

I lost my mother to cancer in 2014. It happened quickly but I was fortunate to have the time to assist her in the transition. Being a light warrior for my mother has inspired me to step into my authentic self. I am a passionate spirit that has always been on a path of self discovery and who inspires others to do the same along the way.

I am a firm believer in Ann Marie~ism (Annie~ism to my closest friends). Through personal development, books, people and experiences, I take what resonates with my divine self and hold it close to my heart. I also take beliefs that no longer serve me and let them go. A simple combination that has made me who I am today!

As a leader, facilitator and a champion for change, I gently guide people outside of their comfort zone to where all of the magic is! I love mother nature and often use her beautiful playground as a catalyst for growth and self awareness.

I say the tough things that no one will say, but I also make people feel really good about themselves and help them see how kick ass they really are!

Through Desire Mapping, I look forward to empowering people to discover their (Insert Name Here)~ism by understanding their core desired feelings, teaching the fine art of letting go and creating goals with soul!

Contact Info

Email: info@annmariemckenzie.com

Website: annmariemckenzie.com

Q & A

Q: What are your Core Desired Feelings?

Authentic, In Flow, Luminous, Rooted, Abundance

Q: How / where did you Desire Map? What did you love about doing it that way?

The first time I read The Desire Map I wasn't ready to answer the big questions and get to the root of 'me' and what I really wanted. It was too scary. The second time around I did it with a girlfriend. The support of another person made all the difference in the world and took away the scariness. (Having a glass or two of wine really helped too!)

Q: Tell me a specific story about how knowing your CDFs has changed your life.

Before Licensing became available, I took the concepts from The Desire Map and developed a mini workshop for my employees. We were coming in to work everyday miserable and dreaded the tasks that needed to be achieved. It was ridiculous! Our job was to connect mentors with children to build their self esteem, confidence and be a positive support system in their life. This should be inspiring and provide an enormous sense of intrinsic satisfaction and it was draining our energy to the point of unhappiness. My team and I sat down and delved into our CDF's at work and in our personal life. Once we were rooted in our common CDF's we focused on how we could make our clients feel this way knowing that what you put out to the universe could possibly come back to you ten fold (but with no real expectations). The results knocked our socks off! Appreciation, support, love, happiness, gratitude were things that we feel everyday now in all that we do!

Q: Why are you passionate about sharing this work with others?

In the book 'Eat, Pray, Love' by Elizabeth Gilbert, one of the characters at the ashram tells the main character 'You gotta do the work Groceries'. (He called her Groceries because she had just stuffed her face in Italy for a month.) I never really understood what that meant. She was there to meditate so I assumed 'the work' meant meditate for a month - which isn't always realistic to take a month off of life and meditate in India. After The Desire Map, I get it! This is a simple way to do 'the work' and the results undeniably change your life! Providing people with an opportunity to move into their authentic selves has been a life long passion of mine. I am deeply grateful to be given this wonderful opportunity to share.

Testimonials

‘The Desire Map Workshop will rock your world in the best way possible. It will get you in touch with how you WANT to feel and set you on track to feeling that way. Loved the experience and felt completely comfortable throughout the process. A highlight was the magical moments while in the woods and the light bulb moments throughout the workshop

Colleen McLellan

I knew something was missing in my life and I thought The Desire Map workshop would help. It was positive, fun and brought me back to me. I feel happy, enlightened, rejuvenated, and my heart is wide open. I would recommend this workshop with Ann Marie to everyone!

Stephanie Lounsbury

Ann Marie was an inspiration to our team. She helped us personally, professionally and she is a natural facilitator that can uplift any group to a better place!

Lindsay Debou

Offerings

Events

10 Aug 2017
Algonquin, Ontario, Canada

Algonquin Retreat ft Yoga + Desire Map

Algonquin Park, Ontario - Aug 10-13

Join Angie Davis, Certified Yoga Teacher and AnnMarie McKenzie, Licensed Desire Map Facilitator for the ultimate summer retreat for your Soul! Spend 4 days and 3 nights tent camping in Algonquin park to unplug, deeply connect and recharge.

Your journey:
*The Desire Map Workshop – level one + two: a feelings-based guide to creating goals with more soul
*Daily Yoga (all skill levels welcome)
*Opportunities to deeply connect with nature, yourself and each other
*An introduction to meditation and mindfulness
* Learning the practice of forgiveness and the art of letting go
*Nature journaling
*Group meals and nightly campfires

Retreat will include: Desire Map Book, Journal, site accommodation, wood for evening group fires, sacred gifts, packing lists, suggested meal plans, and nightly campfire snacks.

Participants will be responsible for their own camping gear, meals and canoe / SUP rentals (optional). Both Angie and AnnMarie are seasoned campers with a combined experience of 50 years! You will be supported every step of the way.

Early Bird pricing is $900 for single occupancy tent and $600 for double occupancy tent. So find a friend! 


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22 Apr 2017
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

Your Core Desired Feelings Workshop

April 22 + 23 Connect with your heart and soul. Yoga, meditation, journaling, nature, exercises in forgiveness and meaningful discussion will guide you in the process of determining how you truly want to feel. The first step to designing goals with more soul and creating a life that you love and that feels good! 

Full details at annmariemckenzie.com/events 


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10 Dec 2016
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

Goals with Soul

Many of us have our relationship to ambition and goal setting inside out. We’re chasing external stuff we want to do, have, and experience. And we think that when we get there, we’ll feel amazing. And yes, sometimes we do. But too often, we don’t. We’re in a vicious circle of striving for satisfaction. And even if we reach a goal, we’re onto the next thing that we think will help us feel a certain way.
 
I want to show you how to flip this switch.
 
Through journaling, discussion, and activities (outdoors weather permitting), you will have a stronger understanding of:

· Feelings and how they are attached to our goals

· Designing intentions and goals around core desired feelings

· Your relationship with goal setting; how to set goals and feel the way you want to feel even if you don’t achieve them

It’s time to start creating ‘TA-DA’ lists instead of ‘TO-DO’ lists! To Get Open About Living Soulfully (GOALS).
 
Your investment of $199 includes light lunch and dinner. Sacred gifts. An invitation to a private Facebook group of other Desire Mappers. 
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25 Nov 2016
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

Your Core Desired Feelings

Discovering your core desired feelings is like strength training for your intuition. It is the first step to creating 'ta-da' lists, instead of 'to-do' lists. It puts 'feeling good' front and center in every decision you make. 

With a small group of heart-centered people like you, this holistic life-planning process will guide you to dive deep into the process through journaling, discussion, and activities (outdoors weather permitting), to determine how you want to feel in every area of your life. 

After this soul-filled two days, you will also have a stronger understanding of:
* emotions and feelings - the language of the soul
* creating balance in your life to eliminate stress and anxiety
* what you need to say no to in order to make space for your future 
* self care - the divine responsibility
* the power of forgiveness and how to let go

Here's how we will roll.....
 
Friday, November 25th 6:30pm-10:00pm
Introductions. Agreements + setting the vibe. Alter creation. Sacred grounding. Explore 5 life area's. Gratitude + dissatisfaction. Evening snacks included. 
 
Saturday, November 26th 12:00pm-8:00pm
Alter creation. Introduction to meditation and mindfulness. Check-in over light lunch. Explore how you want to feel in 5 life area's. Forgiveness exercise. Pattern recognition and re-evaluating. Dinner. Declarations and celebrations.
 
Your investment of $299 includes snacks on Friday, light lunch and dinner Saturday. The Desire Map Workbook. Sacred gifts. An invitation to a private Facebook group of other Desire Mappers. 
 
Register for Level Two - Goals with soul workshop at the same time and save $50!
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6 Jul 2016
Squamish, BC, Canada

Desire Map – Level One

July 6, 13, 20th from 6:30-9:30 - locations are weather depending How Do You Want To Feel? In your heart, your body, your soul? When you wake up in the morning, when you say yay or nay, when your head hits the pillow? When you speak your peace, when you go after the life that you deserve? THE DESIRE MAP WORKSHOP - LEVEL 1 is a program for clarifying what you truly want in every area of your life, and using that powerful awareness to guide your choices from now on. By discovering your 'Core Desired Feelings' (CDF's), you will create a guidance system for your decision-making. A compass for your intuition, a GPS for your soul. We'll examine our perceptions around feelings and uncover truths about emotional intentionality + emotional literacy. (Emotional what? Don't worry - you know more than you think, and if not, we will learn together!) We're going to burn limiting beliefs - BRULE's (bullshit rules) figuratively, and maybe literally. You will be guided through 5 life areas, to explore your most desired feelings in and make some soul anchored declarations. Plan for aha's and hallelujahs. After declaring their core desired feelings, people have been known to make changes. Transformative changes more aligned with their spirit. You may quit stuff, launch something, stand up, shine brighter, ask for more. "The Desire Map Workshop will rock your world in the best way possible. It will get you in touch with how you WANT to feel and set you on track to feeling that way. Loved the experience and felt completely comfortable throughout the process. A highlight was the magical moments while in the woods and the light bulb moments throughout the workshop the 'AHA's'. So thankful for the support to get me started on this next journey in my life. Colleen Maclellan, Squamish BC workshop participant
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18 Mar 2016
Brackendale, BC, Canada

Desire Map Level 1 + 2 Workshop Weekend: Mar 18-20

Desire Map Level 1 + 2 In Person Workshop Weekend Friday 6:30pm-9:30pm, Saturday 10:30am-6:30pm, Sunday 10:30am-5pm. This workshop weekend is a program for clarifying what you truly want in every area of your life, and using that powerful awareness to guide your choices from now on. By discovering your Core Desired Feelings (CDF's), you will create a guidance system for your decision-making. A compass for your intuition, a GPS for your soul. We will examine our perceptions around feelings and uncover truths about emotional intentionality + emotional literacy. (Emotional what? Don't worry, you'll know more than you think, and if not, we will learn together!) We are going to burn limiting beliefs and BRULE's (bullshit rules) figuratively, and maybe literally. The practical application of the Core Desired Feelings that participants identify in the Level 1 will be used to generate goals with more soul in Level 2. This is where the soul becomes more strategized. We'll explore perceptions of goals and goal-setting, especially in relationship to ambition, external approval and success. Identify patterns of behavior related to goals and goal-setting that have been restricting our capacity for freedom. You will discover intentions that are aligned with your CDF's, and create a plan to support those goals/intentions. Goals: Get Open About Living Soulfully!
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23 Oct 2015
Brackendale, BC, Canada

Desire Map Workshop – Level One

The Desire Map Workshop - Level 1 is a program designed for clarifying what you truly want in every area of your life. You will discover your core desired feelings - a guidance system for your decision making. A GPS for your soul. We will look at our perceptions around feelings, setting goals and examine how we drive and strive. We will also uncover where in our lives we experience freedom - and where we want more of it. You will be guided through five 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 – an altar, backed by a great music playlist and tied together with shared intentions. Weather permitting, we will engage with mother nature and practice meditation and sacred grounding techniques. We will offer up our own wisdom, relate, and learn from each other—like women always do. You will make some soul-anchored declarations and attach them to some every day PLANS. Poetic to the practical. Plan for aha’s and alleluias. After declaring their core desired feelings, people have been known to make changes. You may quit stuff, launch something, stand up, shine brighter, ask for more. You may feel the way you’ve always wanted to. Workshop will take place Friday, October 23 6:30pm-9:30pm and Saturday, October 24th 10:30am-6:30pm email: ANNMARIE.L.MCKENZIE@GMAIL.COM to register
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