Live Your Best Story

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In 2012 I had a career crisis.

I woke up one morning and thought “I’m not supposed to be here”.

I wasn’t living my own story, I was living someone else’s.

And it certainly wasn’t my best.

I began to write, to see, to hear, to create…

Then I did what I do best, I got on my feet

I started something and this is the story that arrived.


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A transformational weekend retreat

Held on a 38 Acre Sanctuary nestled n the forests of Bowen Island BC

at Xenia Retreat Centre

Three Leaders:

Live:  Tina Overbury

Your Best: Carolyn Nesbitt

Story: Nicolle Nattrass

Reconnecting you back to your life,

your creativity,

your instincts,

your intuition,

your wisdom,

and your potential

so you can Live Your Best Story

I am no longCiel Elliser willing to believe that my art career has to wait till some magical time in the future. I am an artist who has been working as a coach. Waiting for that day when I could justify making my art full time. During Tina Overbury‘s Live Your Best Story event on Bowen Island I reclaimed my best. My best is bringing beauty into the world through my creative mediums. Books, textiles, jewellery, and paintings. I encourage all of you to consider what you may be truly called to and what thoughts have you believe that’s not possible.  I can highly recommend this program. I know for me it has changed my life.  

Ciel Ellis – Life Coach, Artisan and Licensed Facilitator of Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map


Tina has aRob Bancroft unique ability to listen to a person’s words and hear their heart talking. I attended her first full length Live Your Best Story workshop and was struck by her skill as a facilitator. Her ability to drive to the core of an issue and apply learnings to both the personal and business realms helped me to better understand where I need balance and where I need to push for growth.

Rob Bancroft – Financial Consultant

I had beenDeanna headshot feeling lately that something was missing. My creative passion was lacking. and as an artist that’s…NOT GOOD.  And this weekend, on a mystically rainy island with an amazing group of souls I found the COLOUR in my life again. I am so very grateful for the time I took for me and to everyone who was there who did the same for themselves and in the end it became something so much more. So I say to all of you, my friends, Don’t be afraid to Live Your Best Story. We only have one story to tell…

Deanna Overland – Director, Actor, Dancer, Teacher


*Two and a half days of retreat time

*Five home cooked, healthy meals to nurture your body

*Stage time in The Yurt with TinaO – and what happens in the yurt stays in the yurt

*Page time in The Lodge with Nicolle Nattrass – Story is your birthright

*Self time throughout Xenia with Carolyn Nesbitt – Guided meditations and more

*Creativity time in The Lodge – We paint, and listen, and fall into our story through the power of play, because everyone is an Artist

*Silence with the Labyrinth, Opa, the gardens and more…

*A fire time Story Salon

*Writing, Speaking, Being as Living Your Best Story all weekend.

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May 26th-28th

Offer 695

Early Bird 495 (8 weeks before)

Last Minute Squeeze 795 (1 week before)

For full details and to dive into the world LYBS, visit our website at

Wanna ChatInterested in attending the Live Your Best Story retreat but want to chat about it first? 

Why don’t we book an hour together – totally on me – to find out if a weekend away makes sense for where you are in your life right now.  

I usually book Tues-Thursday but sometimes I have surprise windows of time on other days. Send me a message below and I’ll connect back with you okay? I do love a good story…