Aligning your head and heart: neuroscience + the desire map

Imagine feasting on food made with love, playing in the ocean, walking through lush spring gardens and relaxing in ocean view hot tubs. Imagine the scents of nature all around us, the caress of the ocean breeze on your skin, dancing under the stars, and listening to your heart in the quiet of the night.

Now imagine mixing all that with learning the latest in science and mindfulness for movement, nutrition, sleep, mindset and connection so you can maser your well-being, while being taken on a sacred journey of self-discovery and spiritual connection so you can discover your Core Desired Feelings - from the poetic to the practical and back again!
The Desire Map, created by Danielle LaPorte, is a program for clarifying what you truly want in every area of your life and using that powerful awareness to guide your choices. You’ll be guided through all life areas, to explore your perceptions around the value of feelings, especially in relationship to ambition, external approval, goal setting, and self-love and self-respect.
You’ll learn how to add soul to your goals and thrive in today’s fast-paced, dynamic world by identifying your “Core Desired Feelings” – a guidance system for decision-making. A GPS for your soul.
The Life Delicious program, created by Catherine Roscoe Barr, will give you powerful tools to transform your relationship with stress to one of ease, build emotional resilience, boost cognitive function and productivity, upgrade physical activity, create nutrient-rich menus, practice better sleep hygiene, and hardwire personalized strategies for a rock-solid foundation of self-care and self-trust.
Both Catherine and I live what we teach, while being passionate students of all of life. Having been introduced by a mutual client and participated in each other’s workshops, we knew instantly that joining our curriculums would be a magical pairing, much greater than the sum of its parts.  Hence, Aligning Your Head and Heart: Neuroscience + The Desire Map was born.
What you’ll learn and experience here with us will forever change the way you make your choices; how you spend your time, how you love, and how you do business!
The dynamic balance between head & heart, science & spirituality, will give you the leading-edge to live in the zone, in flow with the energy of your Being.

Have you ever wondered how some people get into flow state easily and are able to enjoy success and life to the fullest?  It isn’t just for elite athletes, great musicians or talented artists.  We can all live this way.

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Hollyhock is Canada's internationally renowned leadership centre for learning and well-being, located on Cortes Island, off beautiful British Columbia's West Coast.  

In your free time, you can relax on the beautiful beaches, enjoy morning yoga classes, go on outdoor adventures such as sailing or kayaking, soak in the ocean view hot tubs, treat yourself to bodywork, and enjoy delicious, gourmet organic food made with love.

Learning here is authentic and powerful. The ripple effect far exceeds the physical boundaries of this special place. Watch the 3 min video below to get a taste for the magic you will be experiencing.

Hollyhock sits on the traditional territories of the Klahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations. We are committed to renewing our relationships with the First Nations peoples on whose territories we are guests.


Catherine Roscoe Barr

is the founder of The Life Delicious, a global wellness program and  coaching practice with retreats and private clients worldwide. Catherine holds a BSc in Neuroscience, is a certified personal trainer, fitness instructor and coach practitioner, and writes about fitness, food and travel for numerous publications including Montecristo, Canadian Living, WestJet Magazine, BC Business and BC Living.

“Catherine is one of the best human beings I know – her positivity is infectious, and her knowledge of how mind, body and spirit work together comes from an innate sense and deep-rooted passion for all three. Her program is the perfect, holistic blend, with enough resources to take with you once it’s complete. I would recommend The Life Delicious for anyone looking to continue evolving as a human.”  ~ May Globus

Click here for more about Catherine.


Jenny Xenos

I’m an ICF credentialed professional coach and change-agent whose forte is desire and stepping into your full power - what I call Self-Leadership.  I teach clients all over the world how to accelerate their success and live in the flow, while feeling deep satisfaction. I’ve been leading The Desire Map Workshops since 2014 when Danielle LaPorte created this revolutionary, feelings first, approach to creating goals and intentions. 

"Jenny is unlike anyone you've ever met - whatever she's drinking, you want some of it too! She creates a comfortable environment to push you just far enough out of your comfort zone and into a space where you can get to know yourself... and love yourself.  It's a beautiful thing."  ~ Carla Olson

Click here for more about me. 

Shoreline (banner) photo credit: Amanda McNaughton; Group photo credit: Austin Badger