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designing my life courageously

Designing my life Courageously


“This is one of the best things that I have ever done for myself.”   ~ Former Participant

Perhaps the greatest casualty of fear is the inability to dream, to think big, and to pursue the truth of who we really are.  

Most fears can be traced back to two major sources:  the fear of death and the fear of disconnection.  To our brain, these are the same.

The fear of disconnection harkens back to our infancy, and the early development of our brain. In order to survive, we relied on the involvement of our caregivers. When there is an interruption in this connection – a disconnection – our survival is literally threatened.  

As we grow and become more independent, the connection is less about food and shelter, and more about love and acceptance.  Fear, then, becomes a natural response when we are unsure whether or not our connection to those we love will be threatened by who we are, what we do, how we think, and what we want.

 12-Week Class Starts Sept. 2



  • September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • October 7 (not 14th) 21, 28
  • November 4, 11, 18, (not 25th)
  • December 2


  • Thursdays
  • 8:30-9:30pm ET | 7:30-8:30pm CT | 6:30pm-7:30pm MT | 5:30-6:30pm PT


ZOOM online


  • $360 ($180 now/$180 Oct. 15, 2021)
  • $300 (save $60 when pay in full)

Michele’s DML classes are extremely enlightening, and often entertaining! I have taken two of her classes and, through the material we discussed, unmasked areas of my life that I desperately needed to focus attention on. Besides assisting in personal development, I have to say the best thing about taking her classes have been the friendships I have made. The support and encouragement I have received from the circle of women I have grown to know and love has been as life changing as the self-development and fundamental lessons themselves. The classes are time and money well spent and have been a valuable and priceless investment into myself!  – Heidi


“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”  – Plato


Fear wears so many different disguises which allows it to linger without us realizing it for long periods of time.  We need fear to survive. Most of us, however, have allowed fear to take advantage of our important role in our inner worlds. Designing My Life Courageously is designed to rid your life of toxic fear – the kind that separates you from who you really are and cons you into living small. How would you like to trade the ILLUSION of safety for a life that is full of passion, integrity, and aliveness. Is it time for you to step fully into who you really are? If so, join us in this 12-week deep-dive into living life as courageously and fully as possible!



Class meets online via zoom.us. All participants will have access to an online classroom with a chat feed (at lesbianadventures.online), for you to connect and communicate in between classes.  Each week a new topic will be introduced and discussed (see topics listed below). DML classes have been a great source of support, friendship and personal growth for many lesbian, bisexual and queer women over the past decade. 


  1. The courage to take responsibility
  2. The courage to live with integrity
  3. The courage to challenge your stories
  4. The courage to dream bigger
  5. The courage to be yourself
  6. The courage to speak up
  7. The courage to take action
  8. The courage to persevere
  9. The courage to say no
  10. The courage to live with an open heart
  11. The courage to let go
  12. The courage to be a leader



Please purchase this book prior to the class


Find Your Courage by Margie Warrell

Educational and eye opening in a nurturing and supportive environment. It has truly changed me as a person. ~ anonymous


How many times have you NOT done something that inspires you, or feels true to who you are, because you believe it may disappoint another?   

You can thank fear for that.

Courageously authentic living requires the ability to tolerate the fear of disconnection long enough to open yourself to real and meaningful connections with those who see you as you are, not as they wish for you to be. Are you ready to take a risk to become more of who you really are? 

 I am surrounded by amazing women doing incredible things with their lives. ~ Rosie

The course may also include various other concepts by Margie Warrell.


  • Live Purposefully
  • Speak Bravely
  • Work Passionately
  • Dig Deep
  • Dare Boldly
  • Knowing your why
  • Rethinking risk and committing to courage
  • Aligning bold action with right action
  • Speaking candidly and listening bravely
  • Learning, unlearning and relearning
  • Seizing opportunities from your adversities
  • Leading authentically as you cultivate courage
  • Trust Yourself – take action

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PAYMENT POLICY Class size is limited.  To secure a seat in the class you must enroll by either subscribing with PayPal, complete a credit card deduction form for weekly payments, or make 100% payment prior to the first class.  Registration is first-come-first-served.  Once you begin classes there are no refunds, unless you experience an unusual circumstance (such as job relocation or major health issue).  In the event of an “unusual circumstance” you will receive a 75% refund of remaining class credit, or you may transfer 100% of your class credit to a future class.  If you simply choose to not continue in class there are no refunds and if you have arranged payments,  the payments will continue to be collected.

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