Journeys of the Heart

"We are constantly creating our lives, the question is - are you consciously creating or only sleepwalking?"

- David Emerald

The American Dream needs to be re-imagined. Too many of us are sleepwalking. We hunger for more time, greater authenticity, and deeper meaning in our lives. We don’t need to be wildly rich or famous to live the life of our dreams. We need to become more mindful: we need to define success individually, each of us for ourselves. We need to act in small intentional ways every day to craft lives that reflect what we hold most dear.

Mindful Expeditions offers support and resources for those who are waking from the collective delusion that more, better, faster will bring happiness.

I welcome those who long to create passionate lives grounded in exceptional self-care - and to build families and communities that are vibrant and sustainable.


Strategic Support for Your Love Life

Foolproof Dating
  • Boldly declare your vision for relationship
  • Define essential attributes and deal-breakers
  • Avoid under/over committing
  • Break unproductive dating habits
  • Learn how to gracefully end a relationship
  • Embrace objective support and accountability
Couples Retreats
  • Create a culture of ongoing mutual discovery
  • Resolve conflicts with respect and compassion
  • Define and re-affirm core commitments
  • Support each other’s individual passions
  • Optimally engage your resources
  • Craft your mutual legacy
I am grateful to Teri Ashley for expertly guiding my life partner and me through 15 Proactive Partnership Retreats over the past 5 years. (We began in our 60's!) Our practice of Partnership Retreat became a dedicated time and space apart, devoted to us, an essential renewal of our mutual choice to be in relationship. We learned remedial tools of communication that have increased the atmosphere of sustained intimacy between us, lessening stressful and hurtful habits. Learning how to craft mutual agreements has been key in our growth as a couple. A tremendous gift has been the ritual of focusing our visions and goals, individually and together: setting intentions and following through. Agreements are powerful! Having our Retreat time is returning to a safe, intimate atmosphere - or crucible - where hearts soften, minds focus, where hearts can be healed, agreements forged, milestones and accomplishments celebrated and commitment in love renewed. I have personally grown in my ability to express what I feel, observe, want and envision with truthfulness AND kindness. I experience less stress and impatience and more trust, confidence in and love for myself and us.
Ann F.
When I argue with reality, I lose - but only 100% of the time.
Byron Katie
If you're looking for a professional, credentialed coach who helps you achieve your goals, I highly recommend Teri Ashley. Teri's straightforward non-judgmental style creates a safe environment for honest reflection and exploration of your strengths and areas for potential growth. A great coach is a must if you want to move your life forward mindfully and with purpose. Teri Ashley can help you do just that.
Sarita C.
Coaching with Teri was extremely helpful! I was in a relationship for over a year and we both agreed to move forward with ProActive Partnership Retreats. My intent was for it to enhance the relationship but to my surprise it helped to identify that I was in the wrong relationship which helped me to move on. Although we still have a friendly relationship, I am often reminded how very fortunate I was to discover this unsuitability. I continued looking for the right relationship using many of her coaching guidelines and I “happened” upon a wonderful match more than a year ago! Because of the value of Teri's earlier coaching, we are looking forward to beginning retreats soon. This time I am confident it will build on what we have already successfully started. Thanks Teri!
Carolina W.