Stop the Story of Not Enoughness

Thank God I didn’t blow off my dream!

In 2016 I had a dream that there was a bloody fish hook all the way through my left breast. In the dream I was looking back at myself in a mirror and I said out loud, “How are you going to get out of this?”

I jolted awake and sat straight up in bed. That day I made an appointment for an ultrasound, which led to many more appointments and five days before my 47th birthday I was being given a positive breast cancer diagnosis.

That day marked the end of me violating my inner knowing and my own self trust. For pretty much my whole life, I let “logic” overrule my gut. I ignored lots of tiny whispers that nudged me to go when I chose to stay back. I pushed down and pushed away feelings of discontent and pushed on because I needed to make it “look good” on the surface. I gave the “right” answer, not the honest one. I followed through with “obligation” not with what I really wanted. I believed everyone else was smarter than me and always followed their lead, discounting my own inner truth.

That day I stopped dishonoring myself.

I was a perfectionist. Running and gunning as they say. Driven by the belief that “you’re only as good as your last P&L”. That no matter what I did or who I was, it would never be enough. My ruthless, critical inner judge was always looking for someone or something outside of myself for validation and to make me feel like I was “worth it.” Be that money, praise, recognition or “stuff”. For years I played out the loop, buying into the misbelief that the next award or bonus or promotion would fill the empty void inside.

That day I stopped letting societal conditioning and “logic” override my self-trust, deeper truth and inner knower. I stopped discarding the intelligent and brilliant voice of my higher self.

It marked the beginning of time when I truly began listening, responding, and honoring my Original Wisdom – the inherent intelligence in all Beings rooted in unconditional love. It marks the day when I really started loving myself.

I thought self-care was a way to love myself getting eight hours of actual sleep or a massage on the weekends. I thought self love was something a narcissist did.

But I had it all wrong.

Through my own inward journey of personal transformation

I finally understood Self-Love

I learned that the purpose of my life is really about honoring and supporting myself in such a way that it creates the self-trust and inner esteem I need to fully express my authentic self out in the world so I can fulfill the higher mission of my soul.

I have come to know that Self-love is about paying attention to your inner knowing and trusting yourself enough to take action on it even when it might seem ridiculous, nonsensical or even scary. It’s about letting “where you are now” be okay, knowing on some level, that all the answers we seek are within us.

Self-Love is taking some time, every single day, to be quiet with yourself. To practice gentle discipline, to slow down, to deeply connect to yourself. So then your cup is full when you connect to others.

Self-love is listening to your body. It’s finding your voice and using it.

It’s the the revelation of yourself as a Divine Being on an epic human adventure and it’s knowing that you are here for a higher purpose.

Self-love is following your joy.

It’s believing in yourself and having the courage to stand in your truth even when everyone else may be telling you that you’re crazy. It’s listening to and acknowledging your feelings with an attitude of caring acceptance and compassion toward yourself.

After working with hundreds of clients supporting them in dismantling the false narratives they've been holding about themselves, I have defined Self Love as the honor, reverence and compassion respecting all of the divinity and humanness that is you.

I get that you feel let down by life, like it’s all on you, that it doesn’t feel like it’s going according to plan.

I want you to know, I can see the possibility for you to release the old patterns holding you back, so you can step into your most authentic, powerful, radiant self feeling alive and living on purpose.

Maybe right now you…..

  • Wish you knew how to relate to yourself with more love and compassionate, knowing if you treated other people the way you treat yourself, you wouldn’t have anybody in your life.

  • Continue to pursue things and "stuff" outside of yourself, but it never fills the void. To find true and lasting fulfillment, real joy, a well spring of aliveness and a sense of meaning and purpose it's going to require you to look within.

  • Want to feel less stress and anxiety and stop reacting to situations and circumstances in your life.

  • Are in a career you don’t really love, and deep down you know it’s not your path, but you can’t imagine it’s even possible to make a change at this stage.

  • Crave deeper connections with like-minded women who totally “get” you and are into the same things you love, like spirituality and personal development.

If you are an accomplished, high-achieving woman who...

Deep down; is afraid to trust yourself or your choices, if you struggle with really stretching out of your comfort zone and into your full potential, if know deep inside yourself you have the “right” answer, yet you still feel paralyzed to act or speak, you have just turned an important corner.

Maybe you spend a good deal of time feeling confused or lost and that is becoming a story in your life? Or maybe you’re not confused, but rather you are moving so fast that your response to life is on auto-play. Then “after the fact” you KNEW you should have done, said, been somewhere else and then you just judge yourself because deep down you really did KNOW.

You KNOW deep down, but you just don’t want to look. Or maybe you know you KNOW, but you feel paralyzed to take a different action.

Perhaps you've just had enough and you're ready to courageously start shaping the world YOU want to live in.

When you are trying so hard to make things look “good” on the outside it can be hard to admit that things feel “off” on the inside. Many of my clients from corporateland from CEO’s to solopreneurs, have experienced this when they come to me for coaching. They feel like they should just be quiet, and “keep on keeping on” because their life looks good on the surface so they feel like they should just buck up and suck it up.

Inside You Long for More

You’re longing for something deeper….something real. Longing for deep Self-Trust, true confidence, and unshakable inner esteem to power you through big choices and courageous acts so you can continue creating your life in new and beautiful ways while also making a difference.

Perhaps for you it's......

  • Moving from a career to a vocation where you make a meaningful difference in the world.

  • A solid relationship reflecting true partnership where you feel connected, supported and loved for who you are.

  • Feeling more aliveness, uplifted energy and enthusiasm for your life.

  • Less self-judgment and more radical self-acceptance.

  • More self-trust, self-compassion, self-understanding and Self-Love.

  • A grounded confidence that emanates Authentic Empowerment

  • An inner brilliance that naturally radiates outward attracting amazing people, situations and opportunities.

If any of this resonates, I want to ask you something.

What if you could stop placing your trust and your power in things and people outside of yourself and learn a new Ways of Being with yourself which grant you access to inner gifts you don’t even know you have?

What if you were grounded in your highest truth?

What if you could be really clear on what truly matters to you, figure out what makes you feel most alive and start trusting yourself at the deepest level?

What would it be like to lay your own solid foundation to support yourself in easily take action?

What would it be like to identify and clear what’s in your way while you learn self-honoring practices to clear the self-imposed limitations?

Can you imagine what you could do if you began accepting ALL the parts of yourself and your life?

What would it be like to begin truly honoring, accepting and loving ALL the parts of your sweet self?

Loving Yourself

Is a Practice of Acceptance

Learn New Ways of Being

Self-Honor, Self-Trust, Self-Love

Women come to Loving your Sweet Self to learn new Ways of Being that invite them to discover what truly really matters in their fleetingly short life and how to express themselves in a way that foster’s inner connection, self-trust, self-compassion, and deep reverence for the human journey we all make.

Women who attend Loving Your Sweet Self learn how to deeply honor themselves and all the parts of their lives, at their core. They start accepting all the parts of their sweet selves and begin trusting, respecting, and loving themselves from a higher – and deeper place. This then provides the strength and clarity they need to do what they came to this life to do.

In the retreat, uniquely designed Spiritual Psychology processes help you cut through the crap of what doesn’t really matter and to stand forward in what is True for you.

Spiritual Psychology is an empowering lens showing us how to use everyday life experiences as opportunities to evolve into our next level of potential. With Donna’s unique intuitive gifts you are supported and taught how to unlock and integrating your Soul’s wisdom into all aspects of your life and through and all levels of your consciousness (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual). This occurs by dissolving the blocks that camouflage your true nature revealing your Original Wisdom.

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and do the work.

Here is the truth.

You can keep putting it off. I know it’s scary and I get that it can feel uncomfortable even reading about “doing the work”, let alone actually diving in. Life is fleeting for all of us. Your soul is calling, or you wouldn’t even be reading this. You are courageous and just because something might feel uncomfortable, that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. You are a lot stronger than you know.

What if you stopped questioning yourself and your life and no longer lived according to everyone else’s plan?

Imagine living in a totally grounded state of complete inner knowing, self-trust, self-love and radical self-acceptance. How would a foundation like that support you in fulfilling your soul’s destiny?

Close your eyes, take a deep breath and just tune into that.

Imagine This Feeling

Imagine feeling grounded, present and fulfilled with yourself, your work in the world, your relationships, your body, and your connection to a higher power.

  • Could loving your sweet self be the secret to experiencing more love in your life and relationships?

  • Could it lead to making a more meaningful difference in the world?

  • Could it inspire you to start something you love after years of secretly dreaming about it?

  • Experience a juicy, supportive love relationship?

  • Create purposeful connected friendships?

  • Embody balanced, healthy connections with your family members?

Deepen Into Authentic Self Love

I know you can transform the habits and patterns of self-sabotage. I've seen hundreds of women.....

  • Stop doing things that don’t light you up and start pursuing the big dream you’ve been pushing off.

  • Finally experience the deep, connected, meaningful relationships you’ve always wanted in your life.

  • Find the freedom and alignment between your inner self and your outer experience.

  • Feel a sense of true joy and aliveness between your head and your heart – alignment with mind, body and Spirit.

  • Experience clarity around your purpose and what really matters in your life.

  • Release exhaustion, self-doubt and negative thinking falsely believing life is always against you.

If you’re finally ready to do things differently, I want to share something.

You CAN truly evolve your life, recognize you have everything you need inside of you, gain clarity on your soul’s purpose, and develop a deep authentic, compassionate love for yourself and your life.

In one retreat it is possible to learn to relate to yourself differently, to discover a sense of feeling authentically empowered, to reclaim your self-worth, your inner-trust, self-acceptance and to enliven your energetic vitality in a few days. I’ve experienced this myself, and so have my clients.

You too can let go of situations holding you back, learn life mastery tools for lasting change, and begin to love and accept all of you. You can acknowledge, honor and revere your wholeness.

Once you begin to relate to yourself in a new way – and to update old patterns with new Ways of Being: The partner, career, and relationships you’ve always wanted, appear in your life with synchronicity and grace. You begin to feel better than ever, physically, mentally, emotionally and Spiritually.

This retreat is about

Discover your original wisdom. Experience your Higher Self. See yourself through a new lens. Hear the whispers of your heart and the call of your Spirit. Meet yourself with love. Understand how it can all be different when you learn to love your Sweet Self.

If you’re still reading, I’m guessing you’ve done your fair share of personal growth work. I acknowledge you and your inner knowing, that it’s all a process!

And, I hear that you’re willing to do the inner work to get the results of more joy, aliveness, meaning and clarity so you can move through life feeling on purpose with genuine joy and lasting aliveness.

Hello, I'm Donna Bond

I was trapped in a life that all looked perfect on the outside but on the inside, I was dying.


I stayed in a career I did not love because I believed it wasn’t possible to do anything else. I was out of balance for so long the inner misalignment manifested as breast cancer.

It was through the journey of learning to relate to myself in a different way – to authentically love my sweet self, which I realized wasn’t something I ever considered before. I also discovered it is the missing ingredient to all of the things I wanted to experience in my life.

Today, I am a catalyst for personal transformation and a spiritual life and business coach. I helping my clients live into their full potential, from the inside out. It is my joy to help my clients see their wholeness and love their sweet selves.

Each retreat I lead, I am always humbled by the profound growth everyone experiences and the transformative power of a sacred container of love.

I want you to know deep down that you are enough.

Consider this retreat, an awakening of your true authentic self.

Robin, an incredibly successful Executive Search Firm Founder and CEO who sold her company for millions had the houses, the cars and the social life. She really has it all. Yet, learning to love and honor herself and her journey at the deepest level gave her fulfillment and self-realization of her true authentic self in a way she didn’t know she could experience.

Kari, a Senior Level Director believed "no one cares what I have to say because I don't really know what I'm talking about." She spoke quickly and say as little as she could when presenting to a group. She didn't like being the center of attention but wasn't exactly sure why. Today, she understands there was a deep-rooted lie she’d been telling herself that everyone else has more experience than her and they don't care what she has to say. Letting go of the misbelief that "no one cares what I have to say" and realizing it's completely untrue has helped her be more confident allowing her to take up time and space in conversations, and to speak more clearly and easily making her point. Now Kari unapologetically allows her voice and ideas to be heard.

If you’re ready to see yourself in a new light, to let go of old identities and old patterns, to emerge with a new level of confidence and a deep level of inner knowing, consider coming. If you’re ready to meet yourself with love and honor your sweet self, come.

During the Retreat You Will

  • Let go of all the “doing” and discover new Ways of Being

    Move into a deep level of compassion and loving acceptance for all the parts of your sweet self. Learn Whole-Self Mastery ™ practices that honor your human self and trust your higher self.

  • Strengthen trust in yourself and your higher power

    Identify patterns that prevent you from getting what you want. Become less critical and judgmental of yourself and others. Relax into guided processes and be deeply heard and feel truly seen.

  • Gain clarity on your life direction, and what really matters to you.

    Be personally coached by me, while being held and supported by like-minded women. Connect and share with other women in a loving, safe and confidential space.

Following the Retreat You Will Experience


    The capacity to be present, to feel your emotions and make peace with your shadow archetypes.


    A natural confidence and trust that you can meet life’s challenges, choose actions that are empowering, and create the life that you long for.


    An increase in your enthusiasm for life and discovery of your true gifts, resulting in an innate capacity to live with joy, in ease and expressing yourself from a grounded authentic place.


    Stand fully grounded, unwavering in your center. Reside in this place of neutrality and respond easily to any of life's challenges.


    The ability to cultivate open-hearted, deep, authentic connections with yourself and others.


    Deepen significantly in inner Trust with yourself, your life and the universe in a way that you can relax. Allow events to unfold with a natural order and harmony.

Apply for the Retreat Today

Make a self-honoring choice

The Clarity You Need

All the Logistical Stuff

  • What are the dates, times and location?

    October 20-24 2024 Sunday through Thursday

    Sunday October 20th, 2024: Arrival begins at 12pm noon, and the retreat starts at 1pm

    We’ll complete the week around 3pm Thursday October 24, 2024

    The retreat will take place in a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, CA 92109 You will have spaciousness and free time to relax, reflex and rejuvenate throughout the week. You will feel very nourished and cared for.

  • What is included in Loving Your Sweet Self Women's Retreat?

    Your investment includes the lunch and dinner each day, group coaching, guide book, processes and venue Sunday October 20th, 2024 through mid-day Thursday October 24th, 2024.

  • What is the purpose of the application?

    We want to make sure you’re a good fit and that you’re ready for the depth of the work we will be doing. Once we review your application, if you’re a good fit you’ll receive an invitation to join us, a contract to sign, and link to pay. If you’d like to set up a clarity call and get your questions answered or if you don’t hear back from us please email [email protected].

  • The Investment

    The investment for the retreat is $3000 without accommodations when you pay in full.

    With 4 nights of accommodations at Hotel Indigo, the investment is $4,200

    Deposit of $1,500 holds your place with balance due of $1,800 without accommodations or $2,700 with accommodation by June 1, 2024 to secure your place.

  • What are the local hotel options

    If you would like to benefit from the special rate secured at Hotel Indigo, you can reflect that on your application. If you would like to find your own accommodations, that is fine as well.

  • How do I get to the venue?

    The address will be provided to registered participants. If you're staying locally at a hotel, Lyft or Uber is available or sometimes people car pool when multiple people stay at the same hotel.

  • Is there a Refund Policy?

    Due to the limited availability of this program, cancellations after August 1st, 2024 are non refundable.

  • What if I'm still not sure?

    We'd be happy to answer any questions you still have! Please reach out to [email protected] and let us know what feels unclear. We'd love to support you with answering any questions or getting you a clarity call with Donna.