Broadcast Bio:

Are you happy? In her book our next guest talks about how she went from being an unhappy, stressed-out, overweight divorce attorney to dropping 40 pounds in 5 weeks without diet or exercise (I want to hear about that one) to doing the work of her dreams and now since her book came out she is talking about going from being in an unhappy marriage to being happily single and finally finding and marrying the man of her dreams, all by following the principles she talks about in her book – how is all that possible, Debra?

Broadcast Bio:

Are you happy? In her book our next guest talks about how she went from being an unhappy, stressed-out, overweight divorce attorney to dropping 40 pounds in 5 weeks without diet or exercise (I want to hear about that one) to doing the work of her dreams and now since her book came out she is talking about going from being in an unhappy marriage to being happily single and finally finding and marrying the man of her dreams, all by following the principles she talks about in her book – how is all that possible, Debra?

Broadcast Bio:

Are you happy? In her book our next guest talks about how she went from being an unhappy, stressed-out, overweight divorce attorney to dropping 40 pounds in 5 weeks without diet or exercise (I want to hear about that one) to doing the work of her dreams and now since her book came out she is talking about going from being in an unhappy marriage to being happily single and finally finding and marrying the man of her dreams, all by following the principles she talks about in her book – how is all that possible, Debra?1

Full Bio: 

Debra Stangl is the Founder & CEO of Sedona Soul Adventures and the author of “The Journey to Happy-- How Embracing The Concept That Nothing Is Wrong Can Transform Your Life”.  In her book, Debra reveals how she went from being an unhappy, stressed-out divorce attorney who was $50K in debt and 40 pounds overweight… to happy, $50,000 falling out of the sky, down to her ideal weight (in 5 weeks – without dieting!) and doing the work of her dreams with Sedona Soul Adventures. 

And now since her book came out she is talking about going from being in an unhappy marriage to being happily single and finally finding and marrying the man of her dreams, all by following the principles she talks about in her book.

Full Bio: 

Debra Stangl is the Founder & CEO of Sedona Soul Adventures and the author of “The Journey to Happy-- How Embracing The Concept That Nothing Is Wrong Can Transform Your Life”.  In her book, Debra reveals how she went from being an unhappy, stressed-out divorce attorney who was $50K in debt and 40 pounds overweight… to happy, $50,000 falling out of the sky, down to her ideal weight (in 5 weeks – without dieting!) and doing the work of her dreams with Sedona Soul Adventures. 

And now since her book came out she is talking about going from being in an unhappy marriage to being happily single and finally finding and marrying the man of her dreams, all by following the principles she talks about in her book.

Debra was a divorce attorney in Omaha, Nebraska for 20 years. In January, 1999, she had a spiritual re-awakening in Sedona. After moving to Sedona in 2001 and founding Sedona Soul Adventures in 2002, Debra developed the unique process of deeply transformational, custom designed private retreats for individuals and couples, utilizing the skills of over 50 of the Master Practitioners of Sedona.

Debra was a divorce attorney in Omaha, Nebraska for 20 years. In January, 1999, she had a spiritual re-awakening in Sedona. After moving to Sedona in 2001 and founding Sedona Soul Adventures in 2002, Debra developed the unique process of deeply transformational, custom designed private retreats for individuals and couples, utilizing the skills of over 50 of the Master Practitioners of Sedona.

"Transforming Lives One
Soul At A Time"

In addition, Debra leads group trips each year to Egypt and Peru.

See more at:  Sacred Travel

Contact Debra at [email protected]

"Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time"

In addition, Debra leads group trips each year to Egypt and Peru.

See more at: Sacred Travel

Contact Debra at [email protected]

"Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time"

In addition, Debra leads group trips each year to Egypt and Peru.

See more at: Sacred Travel

The Story Behind Sedona Soul Adventures

The start of the story goes back to 1999. I was living in Omaha, Nebraska and I had just started my 20th year as a divorce attorney. Needless to say, that was grueling work and after 20 years of it, I was unhappy and burned out and frustrated. And you know how when one part of your life gets messed up, the other parts start to get affected? That was certainly true for me, because every single part of my life was a mess. I was in an unhappy marriage, I weighed 40 pounds more than I weigh now, I hated my work and I was $50,000 in debt because of some bad business decisions that my now ex-husband and I had made. I was a mess and the last thing I should have been spending money on was a trip, but the person I did energy work with in Omaha felt like I was on the brink of collapse and she really pushed me to take at least a little bit of time off.

Through a strange set of circumstances, I came to Sedona for what I thought was going to be three days of just being quiet. Instead I did one session with someone who is now a dear friend and is still one of our most important practitioners, and it completely changed my life.

Now in the five years leading up to this, I had spent a lot of time praying and meditating, saying, “God, I’m so unhappy! Please tell me what to do!” Almost every time I did that I would hear a voice say, “Leave your law practice.” I would immediately respond, “I can’t do that! I’ve got a mortgage and two car payments! I’m our sole supporter, and I’m $50,000 in debt! How can I possibly leave my law practice!” 

Suddenly in this session what I identified as my High Self appeared to me as the Egyptian Goddess Isis, the winged Mother Goddess image. She folded her wings around me, told me that she loved me, assured me that I was going to be okay, but then said “If you don’t leave your law practice now, you’re going to die like your mother did.”

Suddenly in this session what I identified as my High Self appeared to me as the Egyptian Goddess Isis, the winged Mother Goddess image. She folded her wings around me, told me that she loved me, assured me that I was going to be okay, but then said “If you don’t leave your law practice now, you’re going to die like your mother did.”

This time I finally got the message. I realized I was exactly the same age as my mother when she first became ill with cancer and died 5 years later. I left Sedona knowing what I had to do.

I came home and spent the next two weeks trying to figure out with my lawyer brain, just exactly how I was possibly going to leave my law practice when I was $50,000 in debt and had nothing in savings.

Finally, there was a moment where I just threw up my hands and in my despair, I suddenly experienced a profound letting go. I felt this feeling come over me and I said, “Okay, God, I get it that I have to do this, and I’m going to do it. So if it means selling the house and selling one car and living in the other one okay, I’ll do it. But you’ve got to give me some help here.”

Less than eight hours later I got a phone call from one of my former clients. At the end of the conversation, he told me that he had just bought a new mortgage refinancing business. I asked him if it would be possible to re-finance my house to get a lower monthly payment.

Ten minutes later he called back and said, “I can cut your mortgage payment in half,… plus I can get you $50,000 in cash.”

I had never told him that I was $50,000 in debt. Suddenly, in an instant, the weight of five years of worry and anxiety was gone. It was gone within eight hours of surrendering and asking for help. I knew it was the first of many signs that this is what I was supposed to do.

I spent six months closing my practice and then I started coming out to Sedona virtually half time, I’d come out for a month doing intense healing work with different practitioners I was finding here. Every time I came I was doing one or two different types of deep healing sessions. I did this for three years.

Suddenly, in 2001, three weeks before 9/11, I was in Sedona doing a session in the same room where my High Self had appeared almost three years before. My High Self came in again, and this time she said, “It’s time to move to Sedona.” I responded, “Why? What am I going to be doing in Sedona?” I got no response. One of the things I have learned over the years is that the High Self doesn’t usually show you the complete picture, only the next step. Mine had shown me the next step.

I went home and met with a real estate agent, they said it would take six months to sell my house. I sold it in three days for $30,000 more than the asking price. Another sign. 

I moved to Sedona, and sat here for six months saying “I did what you told me to do. Now what?” Suddenly, over those next few months, I started having dreams about what would become Sedona Soul Adventures. I saw how in the past I had read a zillion books, I had done so many workshops and group retreats, I had done therapy and nothing had changed my life so completely as coming to Sedona and working with these Master practitioners who know how to utilize the energy here and take you from where you are to where you want to be.

The Story Behind Sedona Soul Adventures

The start of the story goes back to 1999. I was living in Omaha, Nebraska and I had just started my 20th year as a divorce attorney. Needless to say, that was grueling work and after 20 years of it, I was unhappy and burned out and frustrated. And you know how when one part of your life gets messed up, the other parts start to get affected? That was certainly true for me, because every single part of my life was a mess. I was in an unhappy marriage, I weighed 40 pounds more than I weigh now, I hated my work and I was $50,000 in debt because of some bad business decisions that my now ex-husband and I had made. I was a mess and the last thing I should have been spending money on was a trip, but the person I did energy work with in Omaha felt like I was on the brink of collapse and she really pushed me to take at least a little bit of time off.


Through a strange set of circumstances, I came to Sedona for what I thought was going to be three days of just being quiet. Instead I did one session with someone who is now a dear friend and is still one of our most important practitioners, and it completely changed my life.


Now in the five years leading up to this, I had spent a lot of time praying and meditating, saying, “God, I’m so unhappy! Please tell me what to do!” Almost every time I did that I would hear a voice say, “Leave your law practice.” I would immediately respond, “I can’t do that! I’ve got a mortgage and two car payments! I’m our sole supporter, and I’m $50,000 in debt! How can I possibly leave my law practice!”

Suddenly in this session what I identified as my High Self appeared to me as the Egyptian Goddess Isis, the winged Mother Goddess image.

She folded her wings around me, told me that she loved me, assured me that I was going to be okay, but then said “If you don’t leave your law practice now, you’re going to die like your mother did.”

Suddenly in this session what I identified as my High Self appeared to me as the Egyptian Goddess Isis, the winged Mother Goddess image.

She folded her wings around me, told me that she loved me, assured me that I was going to be okay, but then said “If you don’t leave your law practice now, you’re going to die like your mother did.”

This time I finally got the message. I realized I was exactly the same age as my mother when she first became ill with cancer and died 5 years later. I left Sedona knowing what I had to do.


I came home and spent the next two weeks trying to figure out with my lawyer brain, just exactly how I was possibly going to leave my law practice when I was $50,000 in debt and had nothing in savings.


Finally, there was a moment where I just threw up my hands and in my despair, I suddenly experienced a profound letting go. I felt this feeling come over me and I said, “Okay, God, I get it that I have to do this, and I’m going to do it. So if it means selling the house and selling one car and living in the other one okay, I’ll do it. But you’ve got to give me some help here.”


Less than eight hours later I got a phone call from one of my former clients. At the end of the conversation, he told me that he had just bought a new mortgage refinancing business. I asked him if it would be possible to re-finance my house to get a lower monthly payment.


Ten minutes later he called back and said, “I can cut your mortgage payment in half,… plus I can get you $50,000 in cash.”


I had never told him that I was $50,000 in debt. Suddenly, in an instant, the weight of five years of worry and anxiety was gone. It was gone within eight hours of surrendering and asking for help. I knew it was the first of many signs that this is what I was supposed to do.


I spent six months closing my practice and then I started coming out to Sedona virtually half time, I’d come out for a month doing intense healing work with different practitioners I was finding here. Every time I came I was doing one or two different types of deep healing sessions. I did this for three years.


Suddenly, in 2001, three weeks before 9/11, I was in Sedona doing a session in the same room where my High Self had appeared almost three years before. My High Self came in again, and this time she said, “It’s time to move to Sedona.” I responded, “Why? What am I going to be doing in Sedona?” I got no response. One of the things I have learned over the years is that the High Self doesn’t usually show you the complete picture, only the next step. Mine had shown me the next step.


I went home and met with a real estate agent, they said it would take six months to sell my house. I sold it in three days for $30,000 more than the asking price. Another sign. 


I moved to Sedona, and sat here for six months saying “I did what you told me to do. Now what?” Suddenly, over those next few months, I started having dreams about what would become Sedona Soul Adventures. 

I saw how in the past I had read a zillion books, I had done so many workshops and group retreats, I had done therapy and nothing had changed my life so completely as coming to Sedona and working with these Master practitioners who know how to utilize the energy here and take you from where you are to where you want to be.

 I saw in my dreams how working privately one-on-one with these incredible healers had changed everything for me.

I started with ten practitioners, all people whom I had worked with over the past three years and who I knew were absolutely incredible. I was the first Angel Guide, Retreat Coordinator, designing the retreats, typing the Itineraries and doing sessions. We’ve now grown to eleven employees and over fifty practitioners, it’s been simply amazing.

I started with ten practitioners, all people whom I had worked with over the past three years and who I knew were absolutely incredible. I was the first Angel Guide, Retreat Coordinator, designing the retreats, typing the Itineraries and doing sessions. We’ve now grown to eleven employees and over fifty practitioners, it’s been simply amazing.

We’ve been featured on The Today Show, USA Today, the Washington Post, Forbes, we were named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the US for 2019. Guidedoc named us to their Best Marriage Retreats in the US for 2020 and we were named “Best in Sedona” for Retreats for 2020.

But the real blessing is all the thousands of people whose lives and relationships we've transformed. Individuals come here lost, at the end of their rope, not knowing their life purpose. They leave here clear, focused, connected, knowing their life purpose and ready to live it.

Couples come to us on the verge of divorce and we’re able to turn it around and bring them back into the love and sizzle that brought them together in the first place.

We also have so many people who come to us who are not in distress but want to really take their lives and relationships to the next level, who know that living in connection brings you into a life of love and joy and happiness. What a gift.

So if you’ve dreamed about living your best life, about having the relationship of your dreams, call and connect with us. As I always say, “If you knew what could happen, you’d be calling right now”.