The Lifelong Task of Peaceful Parenting

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The Power of Meditation, Mindfulness and Healing

This content explores ways to foster self-compassion, emotional understanding, acceptance and healing within ourselves and our families. It offers methods such as mindfulness, being present and attuned, modeling self-compassion and understanding, and using Dan Siegel’s wheel of awareness. Practicing these techniques helps us acknowledge our own emotions and to provide a safe supportive environment for…

Understanding the Power of Forgiveness

Don Miguel Ruiz is a renowned spiritual teacher who has spent the last three decades teaching students the importance of self-love and forgiveness for the liberation of personal freedom. His teachings focus on the effects of the process of domestication, which lead to the formation of emotional wounds that may affect our relationships. Ruiz promotes…

Connecting With Christie Whitman

This discussion highlights five key takeaways for improving relationships and self-development. Firstly, it is important to create clarity on the kind of relationships we want to pursue and also to nurture a sense of love within ourselves. Secondly, effective communication is necessary for cultivating strong relationships. Thirdly, we should differentiate between needs, wants, and expectations.…

How to Persevere and Reach Your Goals

This content provides key takeaways for achieving goals and facing adversity. It emphasizes the importance of staying motivated and determined to reach goals, being aware of ourselves and how to improve, persevering through tough times and staying connected with our purpose and those around us. It also encourages us to take advantage of available resources…

Eating Habits and Mental Health

This content focuses on the connection between nutrition and mental health and how to provide the best nutrition for kids. It emphasizes the importance of eating protein-rich foods for breakfast and offers practical tips for introducing new foods and modeling healthy eating habits. Additionally, it covers topics such as the importance of avoiding processed foods…


(aka our basic expectations for how to be in this place)

Welcome to The Design Your Life Community ! We are so happy that you

The phrase ‘sacred space’ might sound a bit formal and serious, like you need to mind your manners and take off your hat before you come in. Let me assure you that we are not that formal around here. But, we do think it is important to pause and recognize that this place is special and one we hope you will cherish. As such, it does require us to get centred in order to show up as our highest selves. Maintaining a loving atmosphere filled with compassion, empathy and respect is the secret sauce that is fundamentally important for all of us to learn, grow and heal in ways that serve us and others.

Here are our basic expectations for everyone here:

In order to be a member of The Design Your Life Community, you need to be at least 18 years old, the legal age of consent.

By becoming a member of The Design Your Life Community you agree to:

  1. Engage respectfully with everyone here.
  2. If you decide to comment, take the time you need to offer your most compassionate response. It’s usually the wisest.
  3. Refrain from any form of solicitation. This is not the place to look for a romantic partner. This is not the place to sell anything for your own personal gain. There are plenty of other places to do that online – this is not one of them.
  4. Adhere to all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with those laws.
  5. Not engage in any activities or post content on this platform that are illegal, harmful or fraudulent. This includes but is not limited to activities that violate the rights of others, that encourages or incites violence, or that might be harmful to others or our operations or reputation, including desseminating, promoting or facilitating any form of pornography, offering or disseminating farudulent goods, services, schemes,promotions,make-money-fast schemes, ponzi and pyramind schemes, phishing or pharming.
  6. Not impersonate another person
  7. Not engage in predatory behaviour like stalking, invading privacy, or revealing another person’s personal information.

By joining the Design Your Life Community you also understand that:

  1. Whatever happens in the DYL Community stays here. No outside sharing.This means that it is prohibited to:
    • Write about and publish articles that comment on the activity within the DYL Community and make content from this closed community public.
    • Quote from a conversation within the DYL Community, screen capture any content (files, threads, comments) from the DYL community and share or publicize in any way, or in any other way compromise the confidentiality of the members of this group.
  2. Content that does not fit within these guidelines will be deleted and those who violate these guidelines may be asked to leave.
  3. The Design Your Life Community does not conduct criminal background or identity verification checks on its users. Use your best judgment when interacting with others.
  4. While The Design Your Life Community encourages a respectful atmosphere for all, it is not responsible for the conduct of any user within or outside of The Design Your Life Community. You agree to use caution in all interactions with other users, particularly if you decide to communicate with members outside of The Design Your Life Community or meet in person.
  5. Nothing that happens within The Design Your Life Community is considered a form of psychotherapy or formal mental health treatment. Psychotherapy occurs in the context of a 1-on-1 therapeutic relationship following an in-depth assessment of your current functioning, personal history and wellness goals. This is not that.
  6. Any interaction with Dr. Stacy or other members who happen to be mental health professionals does not constitute a therapeutic relationship.
  7. Nothing shared here can be considered medical or health advice and is provided as information only for you to make use of as you see fit.
  8. In the event that you are in crisis, you are encouraged to seek the assistance of a health professional qualified to assess, treat and follow up with you to ensure continuation of care. If you are unable to access a family doctor, you are advised to take yourself to the nearest emergency room or contact a crisis line for immediate help.
  9. All of the information and resources shared within the DYL Community are for your use only.  These tools will be made available to download once for your personal use.  This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
    • modify or copy the materials;
    • use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    • attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on the Community website;
    • remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    • transfer the materials to another person or ‘mirror’ the materials on any other server.

  10. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by The Design Your Life Community at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.
  11. By accessing the DYL Community, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use, The materials contained in the DYL Community are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.
  12. Violation of The Community Guidelines and these Terms and Conditions will result in you being asked to leave. Should this happen, any fees paid will not be refunded.
  13. The Community Guidelines and these Terms and Conditions might change at any time by posting a revised version at <<<>>>, By using or accessing the Design Your Life Community you agree to the latest version of these policies.

1. Disclaimer

The materials on the Design Your Life Community website are provided 'as is'. The DYL Community makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, the DYL Community does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

2. Limitations

In no event shall the DYL Community be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on the School’s website, even if the DYL Community or an authorized of the School has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

3. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on the DYL Community’s website may include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The DYL Community does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. The DYL Community may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. The School does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

4. Links

The DYL Community has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the School of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user's own risk.

5. Site Terms of Use Modifications

The DYL Community may revise these Terms of Use for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms of Use.

6. Governing Law

Any claim relating to the DYL Community website shall be governed by the laws of the DYL Commnuity Owner’s home jurisdiction without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site.


You can select a Scheduled Class start date now, and when it has at least 6 and no more than 12 enrolled members the class start date will be official. If the class you choose doesn’t fill, you will be automatically enrolled in the next start date available (usually the next week), until a full class is scheduled. We do this to accommodate individual preferences and to keep class size small and effective.


You can select a Scheduled Class start date now, and when it has at least 6 and no more than 12 enrolled members the class start date will be official. If the class you choose doesn’t fill, you will be automatically enrolled in the next start date available (usually the next week), until a full class is scheduled. We do this to accommodate individual preferences and to keep class size small and effective.
You can also choose the Self-Paced Experience and enter the Community Campus, where you can work through the course materials on your own, and have access to all of the tools and resources that are available to support you in our awesome community including access to Group Coaching Office Hours Coaching Calls, Accountability Calls, Habit Tracker, Journal App, Media Library , Live Q & A’s with Dr. Stacy and other events in the community.
If you choose the self-paced option for now, you will have a year to join a class that suits your schedule so you can experience the journey with a close-knit group.