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The Desire Map Workshop with Rana Alamuddin

  • Words Bookstore Cafe (map)

Two day Workshop: Friday, March 11th, 10am -3pm AND Saturday, March 12th, 10am - 3pm
(BD80 payable in advance to Words, includes The Desire Map book, light snacks and refreshments)

Rana Alamuddin aka Raya Meddine is a Lebanese-American actress, TV host and writer who works between Hollywood, Paris and Beirut. She’s had roles in films and TV shows such as Sex and the City 2, CSI: Miami and The Young and the Restless. 

When she suddenly moved from Los Angeles to Saudi Arabia with her husband and their first baby she underwent a profound identity crisis. The Desire Map was one of the tools that saved and transformed her life and she is now a licensed facilitator. 

"When I left Hollywood 4 years ago as an actress with a career, hot legs, a suitcase filled with stylish clothes and swapped it all for a burka and breastfeeding in Saudi Arabia, I never thought that at the end of the tunnel there would be this.  

Me coming face to face with my Desire. Me coming face to face with my authentic self. 
The Desire Map chose me. It turned my life upside down.  It’s goal-setting and life-planning with soul. From the inside out. Holistic. Joyful. Empowered.
In our modern society, we have the procedures of happiness and achievement upside down. We go after the things we want to have, get, accomplish and experience outside of ourselves. And we hope and pray that we’ll be fulfilled when we get there. It’s backwards. It’s outside in. And it’s running us in circles.
The new goal setting is based on How You Want to Feel. So the journey itself becomes as pleasurable and fulfilling as the end result.  The Desire Map is Danielle LaPorte’s response to seeing so many people - especially women - struggle, burn out, deplete, lose themselves or simply accept to live unfulfilled as they strive for balance, joy, self-expression, sense of purpose, love or success.
The Desire Map is a global movement for women and men to connect with their core desired feelings and creat
e goals with soul. The Desire Map has sold over 200,000 copies and is translated into seven languages. There are over 900 Desire Map facilitators leading workshops worldwide. This will be the first Desire Map workshop in the Arab World.
In this Desire Map workshop, you’ll identify How You Want to Feel in the various areas of your every day life: Livelihood & Lifestyle, Relationships & Society, Body & Wellness, Essence & Spirituality, Creativity & Learning.
You’ll discover your Core Desired Feelings, a map to setting your major intentions with soul and creating super-efficient action lists that will take you from desire to fulfillment.  All in a safe, loving, respectful and nurturing atmosphere.
You know what will happen with that kind of inner clarity and outer action? You’ll feel the way you want to feel more often than not. Decisions will be easier to make. Trusting yourself will come more naturally. You’ll complain less. Be more excited about your life. Live a life fueled by your deepest desires and in turn unlock your gifts to the world. You desire? I thought so. Meet me there. I look forward to having

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Rana Alamuddin - Daughter of a diplomat father and sociologist mother. Fluent in 5 languages. Split her childhood between intercontinental cocktail parties and muddy donkey rides in her grandparents’ village in South Lebanon. Dancer. Reincarnation devotee. Head over heels in love. Mother of two.  Inspired by Re-invention.  You can follow her on Instagram @rana_alamuddin, Twitter @rana_alamuddin and visit her website