A 2-Day VIRTUAL Retreat That Can Change Your Life!

Friday, May 8, 2020 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Master the art of designing and living the life you love!

With Rita Wilkins, The Downsizing Designer

Are you ready for the ride of your life?

Join me as I lead you through my Signature 10-Step Process for Designing and Building Your Dream Life… a 2-day immersive retreat experience that can change your life!

Are you transitioning into a new phase of life or are you at a crossroads in your business, your career, or your life?

Regardless of your life season or life circumstances, not only is this a time of change but it can also be a time of great uncertainty and fear.  This might be holding you back from seizing the opportunity to just “go for it”… the life that you have been dreaming about for a very long time.  

Are you feeling discontent with the way things have been going in your life?

You know you need a change. You know you need “something else”…but you are not sure what that is… or what that means?

If you are searching for “What’s Next” and if you are struggling because you’re not clear about what you really want or how to get there…

You are not alone… this is a gap that many people struggle with!

That’s why I created The Design the Life You Love 2-Day Retreat.  It’s an intimate, hands-on, roll-up your sleeves experience to help women like you bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be once you are living the life you love… A LIFE YOU GET TO DESIGN YOURSELF!


  • Designing and living a life you love… one that makes you jump out of bed every morning!
  • One that provides meaning, fulfillment and pure child-like joy!
  • One that you feel totally alive… connected to who you are and who you want to be.


  • Designing and simpler less clutter life so you have more time, money and freedom to pursue what matters most to you.
  • Leading a life aligned with your passion, purpose and using your unique traits and gifts.

Would you design the life you love if you knew how to? 

Having a great life is a choice, but sometimes you have to get out of your own way to have the life you really want.

During My Retreat I will…

Personally guide you through my Signature Design Process: 10-Steps to Design and Build Your Dream Life.

By attending the 2-Day Retreat you will learn how to… 

  • Discern what’s working and what’s not working in your life right now so you can take steps to have MORE OF WHAT YOU DO WANT and LESS OF WHAT YOU DON’T WANT.
  • Get clear about what matters most to you (the “Why” that makes you cry) so you can live in alignment with that every day and stay focused on that…no exceptions!
  • Let go of physical and mental clutter that prevents you from having the life you want…and deserve!
  • Challenge old ways of thinking and assumptions that keep you stuck, frustrated and overwhelmed so you can let go of what’s holding you back and begin writing your NEW
  • Ask yourself “What If” and “Why Not” questions so you can start seeing your life through a brand-new lens of What’s Possible.
  • Identify and face the fears and barriers that stop you from being open to new possibilities and from dreaming big.
  • Create a big bold vision for your “What’s Next,” as well as a plan to fulfill on your vision. You will also receive valuable tools, tips and action steps you will need to see your vision come to life.
  • Kick-start your life, going from “stuck” and drifting to shifting into high gear.
  • Take the first steps on your journey to designing a life you can hardly wait to jump out of bed for!

In Short… 

  • How to embrace a positive mindset… one that makes you unstoppable.
  • The best methods to unlock, unload and unburden yourself.
  • Step-by-step practical actions to get rid of the “stuff” that gets in your way – mental, emotional, physical clutter.
  • Designing the life you really want through an easily implementable proven 10 Step Lifestyle Design Process.
  • Receive simple tools, tips, and strategies that you will be able to immediately put into action.
  • Gain clarity on what matters most to you so you can begin to live each day in alignment with who you really are and what you love.
  • Explore best options to create the best life that will work for you.

It takes real courage to admit that you might be pretending your life is great…when you know that it isn’t.

It takes real courage and grit to let go of your fears, guilt, anger and disappointment that get in your way of being truly free to live the life you love.

So, Why Go It Alone?

If you are hungry for MORE clarity, MORE guidance and a concrete plan for a clear path forward…

If you want LESS stress, LESS uncertainty and MORE confidence to get you there…

I’m Here to Help!

Remember… “Every next level of your life will demand a different version of you.”  Unknown

You Are Worth It! Invest in Yourself!

You must register to attend. Space is limited.

The Problem:

Does this sound like you?

  • You are in transition, a new time and place in your life. It is a time of change…and you might be confused and even afraid. Perhaps you are newly widowed, divorced, or downsized from your job…or…maybe you are simply ready for something new and exciting!
  • You know that this transitional time is a great opportunity to “wake it up” and “shake it up,” but you don’t have a plan.
  • You know that it’s time to either completely (or just partially) reinvent yourself and your life…but you’re afraid, overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.
  • You know you want so much MORE at this stage of your life…but you aren’t even sure what that means!
  • You feel stuck, frustrated, and lost…like a ship without a compass.


You also know that you WANT and NEED some help to figuring this out.

The Solution:

We all understand that real and lasting change doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, effort and courage… But, in the end, I think we would all agree, it is a journey well-worth taking. 

And, if we are completely honest, sometimes we just need a little kick-start to take these first steps… or first leaps!

As smart, accomplished, and powerful women (and men) who are used to making big decisions that change lives, it is not always easy to ask for help…even though we know we might need it.

Is it really possible to design a life I love? The answer is “YES” it is possible to design a life you can hardly wait to wake up to!

I did it…so can you!

What If…

You had a trusted advisor who truly cared about you having the life you’ve always dreamed of?

You had a life coach who provided you with an outside perspective, deeper insights and fresh ideas?

You had a seasoned lifestyle designer lead you through her Signature 10-Step Design Process for Designing and Building the Life of Your Dreams and helps you craft your vision and plan for what that looks like.

You had a retreat leader who was committed to providing you with valuable tools, tips, strategies as well as an actionable plan to create the blueprint that will help your dream become your reality.

If you are motivated and committed to do what it takes and to have what you want…

You have a healthy sense of urgency to “just go for it” so you can actually begin living the life you love…


Let me be your fire-starter, your coach, your lifestyle designer and your retreat leader.

Let me help you design…and live the life you love.

I’ll see you on the other side.

Here’s one final closing inspirational thought…

Are you ready to take the leap?

It’s Time for you!

Meet Rita

Rita Wilkins, The Downsizing Designer

Interior designer, Lifestyle Designer, TEDx Speaker, Bestselling Author, Thought Leader and Coach

Rita draws on her extensive background, training and life experience as a nationally recognized interior design and lifestyle design expert, entrepreneur and world traveler to change lives through design. For over 35 years as a successful business owner, she has reimagined, reinvented and redesigned her own life and business many, many, times.

She leverages her “insanely unique” design sense and business success with her eclectic background and experiences to help clients “see through walls.” Barriers and obstacles never seem to stop her! Rather, she uses them as opportunities to grow, provide deeper insights and to continually provide a fresh perspective and innovative ideas. Rita is never shy about using her voice to disrupt status quo thinking and loves challenging her audiences to upgrade their dreams and their lifestyle.

Rita became known as “The Downsizing Designer” after she downsized from a 5,000 SF home in the country to an 867 SF jewel box apartment in Philadelphia, giving away 95% of her possessions to people who needed or wanted them. She is currently living on 5% of what she once owned and has never been happier.

He downsizing journey was inspired by a life-changing trip to Senegal, West Africa where she visited her son who was serving in the Peace Corps where she experienced villagers who had nothing but were happy. That trip turned her head around, causing her to finally make sense of her former life of excess. Realizing that it wasn’t “stuff” that made her happy, Rita went from a life filled with possessions to a life full of meaning.

This ultimately led her to her life’s work…speaking, writing, coaching, delivering life-changing experiential retreats around the country on how to live abundantly with less and mastering the art of design and living the life you love to impact lives through design.


Who is this for?

This event is for purpose-driven women who are seeking more meaning and fulfillment so they can experience their life more fully each day and how they live work and play each day.

It’s for those who have been successful in business and in life, but are ready for something deeper, something more to find a way to connect their purpose, wealth, health, and happiness.

It’s for those who are ready for feedback and to be supported by peers and guided by a coach who is committed to keeping you moving forward.

Why should I consider attending your retreat?

There’s plenty of great information floating around on the internet, but as Rita will remind you… “information is not transformation.” Your life and business simply won’t transform just from “knowing.”

Making a bold commitment to show up for the 2-Day immersion experience is key to fast-tracking you toward designing the life you have dreamed of for a very long time.

Live events are where missing pieces come together, decisions get made, and your self-defeating beliefs can be challenged by a committed leader and a community who sees you for your greatness – and won’t let you off the hook.

Only at a live event can you experience the magic of working intimately with Rita and be face-to-face with other powerful leaders who will inspire you to live the life you love…by design!

Can men attend?

Of course!!  While our audience tends to have more women than men, we love working with men and men are ALWAYS welcome. We appreciate what they bring and how they can add to the experience. They just need to be ready to be surrounded by lots of amazing female energy : )

I’m already doing well, will I still get value?

Yes! Regardless of what stage of life you are in, or what your circumstances are, there is always room to hear and learn new ways of thinking so that you can begin seeing what else is possible for yourself and your life. Two days in a room with Rita and other smart, creative, motivated individuals creates a contagious energy that can only help propel you to a whole new level.

It is possible to live the life you love!