Upcoming Events

Imagine an entire weekend of being seen and embraced as your true authentic self.   Now imagine doing it with others that are as brave as you are.


Daring Self-Compassion Workshop - Saturday. February 13th 9am-1pm

"Worthiness doesn't have prerequisites." -Brené Brown
When your self talk is not generated from kindness, and you find it hard to be compassionate with yourself, it's hard to feel calm, love yourself, and fight the noise that takes you off course.

This workshop offers a space for you to listen and connect to others while staying grounded in your own self worth. Utilizing the research of Dr. Brené Brown and Dr. Kristin Neff we will explore how your self talk gets in the way of you truly connecting to those you care about. Through experiential exercises, guided imagery/meditation, and group sharing you will step into yourself and realize how much you really do matter.

Location: 930 Logan St. #101 Denver, CO 80203
Investment: $125
Facilitator: Sarah Phillips, LCSW, CDWF-C
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Daring Way

3-Day Weekend Intensive March 11-13, 2016

Friday 1-6, Saturday 9-4 and Sunday 9-2

Location: Golden, CO
Investment: $750 Cost includes snacks, all materials, and 3-day workshop. ($375 deposit required to reserve your spot)

Rising Strong

3-Day Weekend Intensive for Women Denver, CO April 29-May 1, 2016

Friday 1-6, Saturday 9-4 and Sunday 9-4

Location: 930 Logan St. #101 Denver, CO 80203
Investment: $800 Cost includes snacks, all materials, and 3-day workshop. ($400 deposit required to reserve your spot)

Rising Strong

3-Day Weekend Intensive for Men Golden, CO June 10-12

Friday 1-6, Saturday 9-4 and Sunday 9-4

Location: Golden, CO
Investment: $800 Cost includes snacks, all materials, and 3-day workshop. ($400 deposit required to reserve your spot)

Daring Way

3-Day Weekend Intensive for Women Denver, CO September 23-25, 2016

Friday 1-6, Saturday 9-4 and Sunday 9-2

Location: Denver, CO
Investment: $750 Cost includes snacks, all materials, and 3-day workshop. ($375 deposit required to reserve your spot)

Rising Strong

3-Day Weekend Intensive for Couples Vail, CO November 4-6, 2016

Friday 1-6, Saturday 9-4 and Sunday 9-4

Details to come!

Contact me! I look forward to the opportunity to connect with you and provide more information about these events.




If you're thinking about DARING GREATLY and getting in the arena, you've found THE WAY

Here's what previous participants are saying:

"This weekend was everything I was hoping it would be and so much more. I connected with everyone who participated in a way that I didn't expect. What an enriching experience."

"The Daring Way three day intensive was a journey to a new way of living. Leading a wholehearted life does not mean perfection but the willingness to act out of my story, own it and show up bravely to myself and others. I am grateful to Mara and Sarah for sharing Bren
é Brown's research and insights with me and our group."

"The group opened me in a way that no other experience could have. It helped me 'practice' all of the skills, emotions and fears I've been struggling with and permanently changed my perspective."

"Sarah and Mara's Daring Greatly group delivers all that it promises and more. Heal, learn to love yourself more, and reconnect here."

"The Daring Way men's session was fantastic. It was wonderful to spend time with men of different backgrounds but similar struggles. The weekend was well worth my time. It has helped to jump start my growth and healing to becoming a better husband, father, and man."

"Daring Greatly was a powerful experience for me in being authentically myself, being courageous in my vulnerability and feeling a genuine sense of connection."

"The Daring Way was my first step in learning what Wholehearted Living feels and looks like. The time spent exercising vulnerability with my group changed the way I see myself and others. I have a better understanding of empathy, shame, and trust."  

"This experience was a major turning point in my personal journey of re-discovery."



What is The Daring Way™

I am a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and Approved Consultant (CDWF-C).  The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown (see below for more information). The method was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing a courage practice that transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings and is suitable for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders.

About Brené Brown

The Daring Way™ method is based on the research of Brené Brown Ph.D. LMSW. Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, The Katie Show, and Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday. Brené is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Daring Greatly:
How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
(2012), the New York Times Bestseller, The Gifts of Imperfection (2010) and I Thought It Was Just Me (2007). Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top ten most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 11 million viewers. Additionally, Brené gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference where she talked about shame, courage, and innovation.