Journey Forward® Virtual Retreat
Journey Forward® Virtual Retreat

What if you could feel satisfied even though you’re not where you thought you’d be?


journey forward® Virtual Retreat

September 18 – 22, 2023

In my 12+ years as a transformation coach and marriage and family therapist,
one of the most common things I hear from my capable, yet unfulfilled clients when we first start working together is:

“I don’t want the next 10 years of my life to look like the past 10 years.”

And I totally get that.

In my personal and professional experience, people are not always clear on what they want or desire in their life, however, they are very clear on what they don’t want.

They don’t want to…

  • question whether or not they’ve made the right choices in the past
  • feel lonely and disconnected in their relationships in the present
  • experience fear and anxiety about the unknown of the future
Joree Rose, LMFT

And if any of this resonates…

Welcome to being human.

Your awareness of what you don’t want is the first step towards creating change and I want you to know that…

it’s possible to wake up each day excited for who you are, what you get to do, and who you get to do it with even if that looks different than what you thought it was going to look like


it’s entirely within your power to live the satisfying life you crave.


  • being confident in yourself to make decisions aligned with your values and desires regardless of the roadblocks you may face
  • being seen, heard and validated in your relationships without self abandoning in order to please others
  • being energized about what the future holds because you know that you’re living an authentic life that’s aligned with your purpose

You see…

We are sold a bill of goods that if you “do all the right things in life”
then you’ll be happy and fulfilled.

And as a result, so many people follow a linear path and do what they think they should, only to wake up one day and realize that they are not happy or where they thought they’d be in their life and relationships.

But since there are no boxes left to check, they wonder…

“Is this as good as it gets?”

The truth is…

Happiness, satisfaction and fulfillment are your birthright, and can be yours when you are willing to take an honest look at yourself and what you desire in every aspect of your life.


Journey Forward® Virtual Retreat


September 18-22, 2023

Are you coming? 

What to expect each day:

Start and end your day with intention as you experience the rhythm and flow of being on an in-person retreat from the comfort of your own home.

When you create the space to show up and participate in rituals and conversation that strengthens your presence, you will be able to easily align with your intentions and begin to experience the profound ability to create lasting transformation.

Guided Morning Practices with Joree

Set the foundation to cultivate daily habits in support of connecting with yourself and your desires.

15 min Zoom call

Start your day with a short, guided meditation and the powerful rituals of daily intention-setting and journaling to support your presence and authenticity.

Conversation With Retreat Guest Experts

Gain insight, tools and motivation to strengthen your relationship to different aspects of your life

60 min Zoom call

Engage in inspiring conversations to deepen your connection to yourself, your mindset, your parenting, relationships and your happiness.

Enlivening Community Engagement

Take active part in the conversation and journey with other like-minded people interested in living fully.

Tune into the FB group for ongoing conversation

When you align and connect with others who share your purpose and value introspection, growth and living intentionally, you will continue to thrive.

DAY 1 Mindset with Deborah Fryer; Creativity Catalyst and Mindset Coach

  • The power of presence and how lack of presence impacts life satisfaction
  • Increase awareness of the vibration you are attracting: lack or abundance
  • Rewrite outdated beliefs and conditioning preventing you joy and fulfillment
  • Practices to connect with your “feeling body” instead of the “thinking mind”
DAY 2 Mindful Motherhood with Shonda Moralis; Therapist, Coach & Author

  • Cultivating balance in your life even when it doesn’t feel possible
  • Creating family success: when moms thrive, children thrive
  • Stepping into your power as a woman and a mother
  • 5-minute transformational practices even the busiest mom can find time for

DAY 3 Relationships with Zach Watson; Mental Load Teacher & Coach

  • How to redistribute the mental load and emotional labor in your relationship
  • The impact of inequitable distribution of mental load and emotional labor
  • Practicing vulnerability so that you can heal wounds and deepen connection
  • Why creating “unicorn space” will strengthen your relationship

DAY 4 Happiness with Rob Mack; Happiness Coach & Positive Psych Expert

  • Tools and daily practices to cultivate a life of joy and happiness
  • Overcoming mental health challenges and obstacles
  • Shift from negative thinking to look for the good, even during hard times
  • Understand that happiness leads to success in all areas of your life

DAY 5 Journey Forward® with Joree Rose; LMFT, Transformation Coach & Author

  • Recognize where you’re stuck, get clear on where you want to be and learn how to grow past the roadblocks to gain satisfaction, fulfillment & joy
  • Integrate your insights, AHA’s and tools from the week into a tangible plan
  • Heal and rewrite the outdated narrative that has prevented you authenticity
  • Embrace your power to cultivate the life you desire


DAY 0 The Invitation: Immerse Yourself
Intention-setting for a transformational week
Guided meditation session with meditation teacher, Chris Cirak

  • Gain clarity on your WHY for joining this virtual retreat
  • Cultivate tools and practices to get the most out of this week; hint: it’s so much more than just showing up
  • Get grounded and connect as a community
  • Create the foundation of a mindfulness practice; learn how daily meditation will be a game-changer for all areas of your life

The Journey Forward® Virtual Retreat is for you if…

  • You don’t want the next 10 years to look like the past 10 years
  • You’ve been feeling uncertain about who you are at this point in your life and you easily lose yourself in your roles of partner, parent or employee
  • You’ve been on autopilot as a strategy for not paying attention to how you are really feeling, and are ready to slow down and honor your inner truth
  • You struggle in making decisions, feel unclear about what you want or what makes your soul sparkle, so instead you end up not making any decisions at all
  • If you’re feeling unsatisfied or disconnected in your relationships but you know in your heart that life has got to be better than what it is right now

Even if just ONE of the above scenarios struck a chord in your soul, then I can’t wait for you to join me. Are you in?

Standard Experience

  • Daily morning meditation and grounding rituals
  • Evening expert conversations
  • Bonus Day 0 intention setting and guest meditation teacher
  • Community access to Facebook group allowing engaging conversation and integration of the conversations and insights
  • Access to replays for a week
  • Free gifts from each expert including free downloadable book, mini meditation courses and abundance guide
  • A life-changing, transformational week

VIP Experience

  • Everything included in the Standard Experience


  • Exclusive Q&A access with guests experts
  • 30 min 1:1 coaching call with Joree (valued at $199)
  • Raffle for Joree’s book A Year of Gratitude and a Journey Forward® Journal
  • Gifts and goodies from guests, including books, meditations and coaching calls
  • Best price for the upcoming Journey Forward® Immersion, Joree’s signature, live 8-week experiential course

About Joree

Joree Rose, MA, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, transformation coach, mindfulness and meditation teacher, author, speaker, and she also leads mindfulness retreats around the world. Joree has helped thousands of people to live happier and more fulfilling lives through living with greater awareness and compassion, allowing them to decrease their stress, anxiety and shed unhealthy habits, patterns and mindsets. Joree is host of the podcast ‘Journey Forward® with Joree Rose’ and has authored the newly released A Year of Gratitude, Daily Moments of Reflection, Grace and Thanks as well as 2 mindfulness books, Squirmy Learns to be Mindful and Mindfulness, It’s Elementary. Joree has been featured in prominent media outlets such as,, Business Insider, KTLA News, and so many more!

About Deborah

Dr. Deborah Fryer is a money mindset mentor, spiritual business coach, and creator of the Anatomy of Money system for holistic wealth and well-being. Deborah’s unique transformational model interweaves ancient wisdom, modern science, narrative medicine, proven mind-body practices, and creative visualization. She is the author of Best Brain Hacks: 108 Scientific, Spiritual and Sensual Strategies for Success, Turn on Your Tap: Your Guide to Creating Effortless Flow and Abundance, and the forthcoming Anatomy of Money: The Inside Guide to True Wealth. Deborah holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton, and she is an award-winning filmmaker who has created content for PBS, NOVA, Frontline, the National Science Foundation, and other media channels. She has completed a post-baccalaureate pre-medical degree and has been teaching and practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years.

deborah fryer
Shonda Moralis

About Shonda

Shonda Moralis, MSW, LCSW is a psychotherapist, coach, media contributor, and award-winning author. Founder of Breathe Mama Breathe & Co., Shonda is on a mission to help busy women create life balance through the ever-evolving seasons of life. She believes moms run the world (in spite of the patriarchy)—and that when moms thrive, children thrive, and the whole planet wins. Shonda serves on the board of Shanthi Project, an education nonprofit providing evidence-based mindfulness services to children and adults. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids, loves to play outside, endeavors to practice what she preaches, and is perennially fascinated by what makes people tick.

About Zach

Zach educates couples in committed relationships to redistribute the equity in domestic labor, mental load and emotional labor so that they can improve the quality of their relationship as well as the joy they experience. He guides men and women to greater identify their contribution as well as the inequities to the relationship to create a more balanced share of the domestic and relational duties. Zach has also created accountability groups for those desiring to grow their audience and impact on social media.
Zach Watson
Rob Mack

About Rob

Robert Mack is an Ivy League-Educated, Positive Psychology Expert, Celebrity Happiness Coach, Published Author, and Television Host & Producer. His work has been endorsed by Oprah, Vanessa Williams, Lisa Nichols, and many others. In addition to serving as Celebrity Love Coach for Famously Single on the E! Network for two seasons, Robert also worked as Consulting Producer and On-Camera Expert for Mind Your Business on the OWN Network and Executive Producer and Host of Good Morning LaLa Land on Apple TV and Hulu. He has been featured on television shows like Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, and Access Hollywood and in magazines like GQ, Self, Health, Cosmopolitan, Well + Good, and Glamour. Robert’s first book, Happiness from the Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfillment, is celebrity-endorsed and critically-acclaimed. ​ His most recent release,Love from the Inside Out: Lessons and Inspiration for Loving Yourself, Your Life, and Each Other, is a best-seller.

About Chris

Chris Cirak is a mindfulness author, coach, podcaster, and retreat facilitator for Eckhart Tolle and has been teaching meditation since 2015. His simple breakdown of traditional teachings makes ancient wisdom relatable to modern audiences. He is a graduate of the Eckhart Tolle School of Awakening and a certified meditation teacher (YACEP).
Chris Cirak

What clients are saying…

“Thank you for hosting such an inspiring and life changing retreat. You are so good at what you do and I’m grateful to have been a part of it.”
“It’s almost easy to be mindful in a beautiful resort surrounded by people that want the same experience. The real test of Journey Forward and Joree is whether what you learn at the retreat will work in the real world. Journey Forward passes the test with an A+. Since I’ve been back from retreat, I’ve been able to draw on my experiences on an almost daily basis. I feel grounded and I can’t ask for more than that.”
“Joree is so real and doesn’t pretend that life is easy. She told real life stories and connections and then provided the tools needed to deal with real life issues. The meditations were better (easier) than I imagined, and setting intentions was mind opening.”
“I learned so many useful tools for managing my stress that provided very positive outcomes. I loved Joree’s relaxed, yet intentional, style of teaching. I have told so many of my friends about Joree and this retreat. They all want to come next year! I will definitely be back next year!”
“Thank you again for a magical retreat. I feel surprisingly good today, revitalized, joyful, inspired and in the present. My growth would not be possible without you. Your “realness” gives me permission to be open in a way I never imagined was possible. I’m so very grateful to know you. You are a beautiful person in every way.”

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I get access?
When you sign up, you’ll get a link to join the Facebook group where you will begin to be part of the community and conversation. You will get your first reminder email for the Day 0: The Invitation (intention-setting and guided meditation) on Saturday Sept. 16
Will there be replays?

Each day you will receive an email with a link to the replay; it will also be uploaded to the Facebook group

How long will the replays be available for?
The intention of this virtual retreat is to be present and practice engaging and showing up, as this is how real transformation occurs. And it’s understandable that life happens, so the replays will only be available for one week after the end of the retreat, on Sept. 29
I didn’t sign up for the VIP experience but now I've changed my mind - is it too late?
No! You can upgrade your experience at any time. Just click here.
I signed up for the VIP experience, how soon can I book my 30 minute coaching call with Joree?
You can book that starting right now. Refer back to your welcome email for the instructions

It is my promise that this virtual retreat will inspire, motivate and show you how to cultivate a life you are excited to be living. I can’t wait to support you as you Journey Forward® to a more authentic and fulfilled life.

Happiness is your birthright and I’m here to show you how you can achieve it, even if you face obstacles or challenges.

Are you ready to take the courageous step towards a more satisfying future?

It starts here.

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
~ Anais Nin

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