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Mother Loads of Love

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Note: Workshop attendees may be photographed and recorded for audio and video replay and your participation is your agreement.

May 12–13
The Friday & Saturday before Mother’s Day

Wellbeing Retreat Center
557 Narrows Rd, Tazewell, TN 37879

The more love we receive, the more we can give, so let’s learn to learn to live in The Mother Load of Love! Regardless of our childhood, we can learn to nurture, heal and empower ourselves in ways that inspire us and others while we have fun and play in nature with new friends. We’ll learn to open up and receive more of the vast and loving care that Life has to offer, and leave feeling recharged, refreshed and living in love!


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Seminar Agenda

The program is tailored for relaxation, fun and exploring new activities at a location that is rooted in silence and abundant nature.

4:00 Check in
5:00 Welcome & Intro by Angelique Medow
5:15 Meditation
5:45 Swim, Walk or Kayak
7:15 Dinner
9:15 Campfire & Stories

8:30 Breakfast
9:45 Speaker: Patty Bottari — “Refocus Your Story” and see your life in a whole new light!
11:00 Speaker: Angelique Medow — “Be Your Own Best Mother” and learn to open, receive & nurture you!
12:00 Lunch
1:15 Speaker: Don Oakley — “Queen Be.” Visit a real hive and learn about “bee-ing” The Queen!
2:20 Break on your own or Meditation with Patty, your choice
2:45 Speaker: Dr. Susan Fidler — “Natural Remedies for Stress, Sleep & Energy” to help heal you and your family!
4:15 Speaker: Lisa Gontarski — “Connect and heal with Mother Nature.”
5:40 Take sack snack for your ride home, pack up & drive happy!

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Cost and Reservations

Pricing for the whole event including Friday night lodging, four meals and tuition ranges between $335 and $420 per person depending on lodging option selected. There is also a Saturday Only option for $250 which includes three meals, tuition but no overnight accommodations. Lodging choices will be on a “first come; first serve” basis.

Delicious meals will be freshly prepared with mostly-organic, gluten-free, and low-glycemic ingredients. For anyone wishing to stay longer, lodging Saturday night and Sunday accommodations may be arranged by calling 423-626-9000 or emailing

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Willpower Training Adventures

Ages 7 and up are welcome!

Note: Workshop attendees may be photographed and recorded for audio and video replay and your participation is your agreement.

WORKSHOP: Tap into the Power of Nature

Saturday, May 7 and 14th, 2016 at Ijams Nature Center, 9-11 a.m.


2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville, TN 37920

Through nature, we can strengthen ourselves and become more empowered … the easy way!

Ladies, do you LOVE nature? Are you afraid of The Dark, spiders, germs, dirt, lions, tigers, bears … or being “outside” in general? Whether you love being outside or dread the thought of walking through a spider web, join Willpower Guru, Angelique Medow and Sierra Club Leader, Mac Post at Ijams on one or both of the first two Saturdays in May to tap into the power of nature. Make great memories with fun, girl-time bonding as women and girls alike learn about native plants and ways to feel safe and comfortable in nature while enjoying the great outdoors. This two-hour adventure will fly by as you craft woodsy jewelry and enjoy a lovely, 40-minute, guided walk through the nature trails Ijams.

Register for Saturday May 7th and/or Saturday May 14th, 9-11a

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9:00-9:20 Nature Discussion with Willpower Guru, Angelique Medow

9:20-10:00 Craft Your Own Bracelet or Necklace!

10:00-10:10 Break

10:10-10:20 Willpower Adventures are Discussed

10:20-11:00 Guided Nature Walk with Optional Willpower Adventure

Fee per Saturday. Both Saturdays will have the same content.

$40 for two friends or relatives

$40 for one mommy and up to 4 daughters

Please wear comfortable, outdoor clothing and shoes (no flip-flops) for the weather outdoors and bring sun and bug repellant if you wish.

Register for Saturday May 7th and/or Saturday May 14th, 9-11a



WORKSHOP: Laugh & Learn Willpower

 Wednesdays in July 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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Stress less, laugh more and listen to fun and funny ways to live guilt-free!

Learn simple and fun ways to be nice to yourself, shoo the “haters” and give yourself the gift of willpower NOW! This adult class is for people who want to maximize their “joy receptors” while also bettering themselves. Register now and look forward to learning to like and love your self, life and family MORE!!!

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The Laugh & Learn Willpower Workshop will be Wednesdays in July from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.. Join us for any or all four Wednesdays as we laugh and grow our willpower muscles!!

No registration necessary, attendance is free and donations are joyously accepted!

Questions? Call 865-385-3850


Past Workshops

May 14, 2016- Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920

May 7, 2016- Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920

June 28, 2015- Terra Nova, 3475 Reasonover Road, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718

June 13, 2015- Marriott Courtyard, 250 Brookview Center Way, Knoxville, TN 37919

May 23, 2015- Marriott Courtyard, 250 Brookview Center Way, Knoxville, TN 37919

January 10, 2015- Thera Vista Community, 263 Brickyard Point Road S., Beaufort, SC

 All services are private and confidential.



Initial Consultation (first time only)

Available by phone and Skype. Take the first step in discovery of a gentle way to a healthier lifestyle. Discuss options for your current situation. Learn more about the Willpowerful process.

$30/30 minutes Register

Private Sessions

Available by phone, Skype and in person. Are you ready and willing to strengthen your willpower? If so, private sessions will help you gently uncover deeper thoughts, feelings and patterns that drive you to sabotage. End feelings of regret, guilt and shame. Learn what it takes to make your best choices and stick with them–guaranteed.

$350/session – Register

Personalized, Willpowerful Plans

30-60-and-90 day Willpowerful Plans are customized specifically to your needs and provide action steps to help you avoid sabotage before it happens. This clear guide will help you to navigate or bypass tough willpower struggles so you can implement your best life. Register for a Private Consultation (above) to learn more about a personalized Willpowerful Plan that is customized for you.


Receive email, text and call support through your willpower struggles between hours of 12p-5p M-F. Save yourself from sabotage by utilizing support.  To learn more about the support available to you during willpower struggles, register for a Private Consultation (above).

Combination Plans

Combination plans provide workshops, support, personalized Willpowerful Plans and consultations in timeframes of three months, six months and one year. Register for a Private Consultation (above) to learn more.

MaxEmpowered Being

Becoming a MaxEmpowered Being is not for the beginner or faint of heart. MaxEmpowered individuals know their highest purpose and are absolutely accountable for applying willpower to this achievement. MaxEmpowered training results in realizing the full strength of your focused willpower and the ability to apply it in any situation, assuring solid, consistent and congruent actions. Discover self-sufficiency without neediness; Know freedom without dependency.  To express interest in becoming MaxEmpowered, register for a Private Consultation (above).

Charitable Sessions

If you are determined to make positive change in your character, yet your finances do not allow you to participate in one or more of our programs, please submit your application below and we will assess the best and most effective way to help you or your organization. Lack of money is not a reason to not move forward–together, we’ll find a way.

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