the art of living fearless

You’re Invited…

Join me for the Art of Being Fearless Virtual Retreat on October 19th, 2014. I’m inviting nine like-minded people to join me for this one-day virtual retreat! 

**** Register Today And Get The Early Bird Special! ****    

It’s an opportunity to break through fear and claim your courage while receiving the right guidance and support. I’ll give you the tools you need so you can finally revel in the bold and happy life that you deserve.

Some of the Benefits:

  • Release outdated, destructive fear patterns

  • Increase your confidence and courage

  • Be wildly creative and design the life you want

  • Speak your truth and feel great about yourself

  • Claim your personal power and freedom 
  • Make the impossible possible

You can have the life you want and deserve: one of courage, confidence, playfulness, meaning and success however you define it. Most of your fears place you in the future with a sense of lack. You may fear that you’ll never have enough time, money, friends, support or love.

You may fear you'll never live a bold life. You may be afraid that you’ll always be stuck in the same job, relationship or place. 

 living fearless retreat

You can know…

How awesome it feels to take risks, be confident, courageous and act in spite of your fears.  You can know what it feels like to wake up with energy and do the difficult tasks that need to get done in order to succeed. 

I know that you’re worthy of your dreams and your best life, however you define it.   I know that you have what it takes to become the courageous and confident person you are meant to be!

That’s why I would love to have you join me in this retreat!

It’s a time and a place to honor yourself, go within, open up, connect with others, be seen, be heard and be accepted. 

The Art of Being Fearless Virtual Retreat  DETAILS…

The Date: October 19th, 2014, from 9 am – 4:00 pm Pacific Time

It’s a 7-hour block of sacred time that you can set aside for yourself. We will alternate between doing a series of sessions and exercises offline, coming together as a group for check-ins, discussion and support. We’ll offer each other feedback, new insights and fresh perspectives.

There are stretching breaks, writing breaks, journal prompts and other exercises you’ll love. We’ll meet in a private group via Skype where we’ll be able to see each other.

I’ve had experience leading groups both on- and offline throughout my career. I will create a safe atmosphere where we can share authentically. 

Join me and the other participants for a compelling and life-changing experience.This is an awesome opportunity to work directly with me. 


From the coziness of your own home!Wear comfy clothes, make your favorite beverage, light a candle, close the door and shut out the rest of the world.  The retreat skips the expense of a plane ticket, hotel, meals, rental car or hassle of travel.

The Art of Fearless Living Retreat is for you … 

If you want to break out of monotony and mediocrity. If you want to explore new ideas and unknown territories. If you feel jealous of others who are doing great things. If you want to take action to overcome perceived limitations. If you want to go beyond fear and pursue your dream and succeed.  

Agenda  We’ll start out with a circle of sharing: introductions, intentions, hopes and dreams. I’ll be discussing the importance of welcoming, uncovering and reframing the fear that is sabotaging your life. You’ll learn how to use fear to your advantage and how to take action in spite of your fear.

Throughout the day, I’ll be sharing 5 powerful life-changing practices to break your fear patterns.

These are the same ones that helped me get over my own fear!

You’ll have time on your own to work on the practices that I share with the group.  I’ll also talk about the importance of believing the best is yet to come and how to recognize and claim the unlimited possibilities that are available to you 24/7.

It will be a non-judgmental, relaxed and peaceful space where we can be ourselves and help each other move forward in this awesome journey!

What you will receive

  • Membership to a private Facebook group before and after the retreat ends.

  • 5 powerful, life-changing practices to break your fear patterns.

  • Exercises and writing prompts.

  • The opportunity to share, and give and receive support.

  • Wisdom, guidance and support from me.

  • A special gift bag delivered to your doorstep prior to the retreat! 

Tess-timonials Tess explores all aspects of fear, helping us understand it, challenge it, and act in spite of it to live the lives we about. With action steps and worksheets throughout, Tess provides a detailed road map to move beyond the limitations we consciously or subconsciously set for ourselves.  ~Lori Deschene

My dear friend suggested Tess Marshall to me.  Wow!  What a difference working with Tess has made!  Her skill at listening between the lines and then asking just the right question at just the right time is remarkable and revealing. Tess helps me stay focused, positive and intentional, learning and strengthening my capacity for success with every step. I value the experience and treasure the relationship. ~ LaDonna Coy

Tess, you've done it again. Your writing is incredibly inspiring. YOU are incredibly inspiring. Everyone in the world should work with you to overcome their stuck places and get moving with their happiest lives. (DID EVERYBODY HEAR THAT?!!!) ~ Megan Bord

Tess Marshall has taught me to acknowledge my fears, set them aside and let my courage and boldness shine through.  Tess is a caring and down-to-earth coach who not only encourages you to believe in your dreams, but helps you gain the confidence to believe in yourself. Thank you Tess! ~ Sandra Gardner

When love is at the center of our minds and hearts, life becomes joyful, bright and beautiful. Love is truly the answer to everything. Thank you, Tess Marshall for being there for me at exactly the moment when I needed it most. ~ Marcia Quinn Noren

Questions and Answers 

How do I learn about Skype? Go to the website and download Skype and set up your account. It's free and easy to use and there's help available if you have questions. Send me a friend request. The day of the retreat I'll call you. You click on the green button that says "answer with video."

I'm an introvert, I'm nervous about speaking in front of others. How do I get over that?Everyone is nervous the first time. You'll find everyone friendly and supportive. You'll be surprised how comfortable you feel once we get going. Trust me. Take a leap. You'll be fine.

What if I can't commit for the entire time? It's not absolutely necessary. Things do come up. That said, it's important to carve out this time for yourself in advance. It's the ultimate self care!

Will the retreat be recorded? Yes. You'll receive audio recordings after the retreat. You'll have access to them forever. It’s time to turn around and confront the things that frighten you, so that you can move beyond them.

The special price is just $97 (regular price is $149). There is only room for nine people!

Click below for The Art of Living Fearless Retreat Special Offer!

the art of fearless living retreat

Don’t let fear win. Choose to take action. Choose adventure over your comfort zone. Choose to give your attention, time and energy to your dreams! Come grow with us. You'll never regret it! I promise.

I can't wait to meet with you and introduce you to a fearless way of living. A bold world! I'd be honored to be your guide! If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me! 

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overwhelm remedy

Do you feel like you’re overwhelmed, drowning or being buried alive? Do you know anyone today that doesn’t feel this way? Anyone? Neither do I! Well okay, maybe the neighbor’s dog!

We’ve lost the ability to feel consistently calm and relaxed.  

We only have ourselves to blame. 

There are more cell phones than people in our world and we’ve convinced ourselves that we have to be connected at all times. 

We have a false sense of self-importance as we bring our phones into restaurants, movie theaters and even restrooms and bedrooms. We’re willing to risk killing each other in order to send and receive texts while driving.

We’ve convinced ourselves that there is not enough time in the day.

We are losing our ability to pay attention. 

We are in touch with Facebook friends and out of touch with the most beloved people in our lives.

We are a culture out of control. We are addicted to a false sense of importance and connection. We are addicts. We have become slaves to technology.

Overwhelm is an illusion.

It’s a story that we tell ourselves. It’s an excuse. It allows us to be victims; we don’t have to change. We tell ourselves stories of overwhelm  in order to continue our bad behavior. It lets us all off the hook.

If you are tired of the roller coaster ride, if your world is spinning out of control, and if you want to feel less overwhelmed, here’s what you can do.

Completely unplug.

Do it for 24 hours, once a week. Fast from your computer. Don’t return email. Turn off your phone. It CAN wait. Turn off your television. You can watch it tomorrow. Give up the idea that you have to be connected 24/7.  Take control of your availability and your life.

Create face-to-face and skin-to-skin time with your family and friends, sans technology.

No technology can ever replace the quality and uninterrupted time you spend with those you love. When you’re truly present, miracles happen. Love and connection change who we are as people at a cellular level. Replace overwhelm and work with love.

Know the difference between urgent and important.

The thing that needs your immediate attention and action is what’s urgent. Do it in the morning when you have the most energy. Completely forget about what’s important until everything that is urgent is finished.

Do nothing. Stop the doing, doing, doing.

Stop planning every moment of your time. Constant busyness feeds your ego and narcissistic tendencies. Let go of chaos. Get comfortable with peace.

Create time for meditation.

There are an unlimited number of ways to meditate. You can listen to a guided meditation, focus on a mantra, an object or your breathing. Choose something that resonates with you. Begin with three to five minutes a day. Increase your time in five minute increments, up to 20 minutes.

Remember sacredness.

We’ve forgotten how to connect with our higher selves, a Higher Power or God. Connect with a power greater than yourself. Connect with yourself. We are sacred beings. It takes quiet time, so create it. It will not only change your day, it will change your life.

Build community.

Find someone to serve. Give of your time, talent and money. Do things for people who cannot pay you back. Go out of your way to visit the elderly.  Teach a child to read. We’ve forgotten what’s important. It’s time to remember.

Practice deep breathing.

Breathe in very slowly. Take in more oxygen. Breathe out very slowly. Release tension. Focus on your breath and you’ll feel less stress and overwhelm, and more calm and peace. You can’t go wrong.

Take a mental break.

Walk away from your desk or work. Mentally bring up past memories of good times. Revel in a happy place. Get into the feeling. Bring the feeling back to your work.

Do a worry dump.

Write down your negative thoughts and worries. As you empty your mind, your mind calms down. There’s a release that comes from putting it on paper. When you realize that most of what bothers you is unimportant, out of your control or will never happen, you’ll feel an instant relief.

Shift your perspective. Be willing to see things differently. We forget that we can’t see the whole picture. We don’t know what anything is for. We don’t have all of the answers. Life’s a mystery. 

Get a mantra.

A mantra is a statement that is repeated frequently in order to center yourself. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. All is well.  Release and relax. Oh well, so what. Repeat your mantra when you’re feeling overwhelmed, when your thoughts are out of control.

Focus on right now.

There is no past or present. Anytime you feel overwhelmed, bring yourself into the present moment and focus only on the task at hand. Then move on to the next. Do one thing at a time. Life happens moment by moment. That’s it.

Take a walk in nature.

Escape the stressful situation. Blow off steam. Clear your head. Reframe the situation and relax. You’ll get a natural high from released endorphins. Nature is healing. Nature teaches us that no matter what, life goes on. 

Overwhelm is a choice. It has become a lifestyle. Remember you have the freedom to change. You don't have to live in overwhelm. Ever. 

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change your relationship to fear

How many of your thoughts are fearful? I want you to notice how many times per day you find yourself fearfully obsessing about what might or might not happen in your life. 

Do you worry everyday about your job, children, life partner or your business? Notice what you fear the most and how often you recycle the same fears.

Track your fears in a notebook or on your phone. Become aware of just how fearful you really are.

Living in fear is an addiction. Worrying about the future is worthless. It’s a choice to hang on to fear. It’s what we tend to do when we think we’re unworthy, incapable or unwilling to surrender.

Would you be willing to put the same time, effort and energy into your personal growth, living your dream or helping others?

How would your life be different if you changed your relationship to fear?

Take a few minutes today and get a clear picture of what your world might look like. What would you be doing differently?

Fear steals our energy, our dreams and our opportunities. Fear keeps us stuck in procrastination, projection and a self-made prison. It distorts our past, present and future. Fear is blinding and binding.

It's time to shake things up and change your relationship with fear. Here's how:

1. Dig deep for courage and confidence. Remind yourself of previous brave times. It's time to take the action that you need to make living more enjoyable, adventurous and fun.

2. When you feel better go back to your plan. Stop taking phone calls and stop reading emails. Stop working. Sit with yourself in a quiet space and go within. Breathe. Pray. Meditate. 

3. Tell fear to take a back seat. Nip it in the bud. Don't give it the breathing room to survive. Starve it and allow it to shrink to nothing.

4. Let go of your story. Tell fear, "The End!" Focus on the task or step in front of you. Relax into the moment. That's where life happens.

5. Lean into your fear. Ride it out. It will lead you to your next step, a potential gain, new knowledge or a bigger perspective.

6. Stop making it hard. Change your thoughts and believe! If you want it to be easy, belief that it can be. Don't listen to everything your mind says. Talk back to it.

7. Write down what has gone right in your world for the last 24 hours. We usually focus on a problem or two, and forget all of the good stuff. 

8. Write down what you got right in the last 24 hours. Forgive yourself for what you did wrong or any mistakes you've made. Count your successes. What did you do right? Miracles happen when you shift your perception. 

9. Do something that scares you. Show fear who's the boss. You'll get more confident and stronger. You will grow your courage muscles, spirit and dreams.

10. Bet on yourself. Believe that you'll be able to handle whatever comes up. Know that you can get through anything. Talk yourself out of your fear. Think, speak and act your way to success.

11. Get help. Take a course. Hire a courage coach. Create a plan. You are the inventor. You determind your future. Make it grand!

12. Venture beyond known territories. Visit new places. Make amazing friends. Try something new. Stretch your limits. Widen your comfort zone. Make life exciting. Be courageous. There's a whole new world waiting for you!

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