107 episodes

Welcome to Barb Knows Best™, the podcast!
I'm your co-host, Michelle Maros, and along with my dear mother, Barb, who is most commonly known as Peaceful Barb™, we will be chatting with you weekly on some of life's most important and helpful topics.

We've been working together for over a decade to provide simple, helpful tools to help you manage the stresses of daily life, and we are thrilled to be with you all in this new format to invite you into this living room style chat on how we process daily life.

Thanks so much for being with us, we love being with you and sharing life with you all!

Please make sure to follow us at @barbknowsbestpod @peaceful_barb and @michellemaros on social media, and subscribe to the pod wherever you listen to podcast.

We love to hear your thoughts on topics you'd love to hear us chat about!

*The information and opinions expressed in this program are for educational purposes only, are not intended as medical or other health advice, and solely reflect the personal experiences of the host and guests. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in this program without seeking the advice of a qualified medical provider. Any reproduction or rebroadcast of this program, in whole or part, is prohibited without the prior written permission of Michelle Maros, LLC. © 2022 Michelle Maros, LLC*

Barb Knows Best Michelle Maros & Barb Schmidt

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 924 Ratings

Welcome to Barb Knows Best™, the podcast!
I'm your co-host, Michelle Maros, and along with my dear mother, Barb, who is most commonly known as Peaceful Barb™, we will be chatting with you weekly on some of life's most important and helpful topics.

We've been working together for over a decade to provide simple, helpful tools to help you manage the stresses of daily life, and we are thrilled to be with you all in this new format to invite you into this living room style chat on how we process daily life.

Thanks so much for being with us, we love being with you and sharing life with you all!

Please make sure to follow us at @barbknowsbestpod @peaceful_barb and @michellemaros on social media, and subscribe to the pod wherever you listen to podcast.

We love to hear your thoughts on topics you'd love to hear us chat about!

*The information and opinions expressed in this program are for educational purposes only, are not intended as medical or other health advice, and solely reflect the personal experiences of the host and guests. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in this program without seeking the advice of a qualified medical provider. Any reproduction or rebroadcast of this program, in whole or part, is prohibited without the prior written permission of Michelle Maros, LLC. © 2022 Michelle Maros, LLC*

    Ep. 106 - Letting People Be Wrong About You

    Ep. 106 - Letting People Be Wrong About You

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle take a listener's request in discussing the concept of finding peace through acceptance, and letting people be wrong about you. In this episode they talk about personal experiences and lessons learned from releasing  the need to explain yourself and your actions. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.
     
    Episode Notes:
    What is peace?
    Peace is strength.Peace is rising above the chaos.Peace is acceptance.Peace is knowing who you are and knowing that you are worthy. 
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 105 - Cultivating Authentic Acceptance

    Ep. 105 - Cultivating Authentic Acceptance

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle talk about what it means to truly lean into acceptance of what is, and find authentic peace and understanding in the present moment. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.
    Episode Notes:
    Accept what life is going to bring in the present moment.Accept that you have no control.Take a pause and ask yourself “What can I do here?”                                  Take the action that is going to serve you and all humanity around you.
    Serenity Prayer:
    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
    References Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:
    Episode 49: Your Mindset in 2023Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor FranklAcceptance The Way To Serenity and Peace of Mind by Vincent Paul Collins
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 104 - Honoring Your Desires

    Ep. 104 - Honoring Your Desires

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle dive deeper into their conversation on settling, and how we can all start to find the inner-confidence to stand up for our desires. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.
    Episode Notes:
    Tips to help us feel worthy of our actual desires:
    Understand your feelings about a situation.Ask yourself what really matters to you. Believe that life is working for you and not against you. Trust the timing of your life.  
    References Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:
    Something’s Coming from Westside Story by Ansel Elgort

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 103 - You Don't Have To Settle

    Ep. 103 - You Don't Have To Settle

    In this week’s all-new episode, Barb and Michelle discuss the societal pressures that lead to settling, and how we can start to connect with ourselves and honor what we truly want and deserve. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.
    Episode Notes:
    Questions to Ask Yourself:
    Are you doing something that you wish you weren't doing? Are you doing what you need to be doing?Are you feeling satisfied and fulfilled?
    Remember, trust the timing and path of your life. 
    References Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:
    You Don't Have To Settle by Michelle Maros
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    • 58 min
    Ep. 102 - Favorite Flashback: Noticing Unhealthy Habits

    Ep. 102 - Favorite Flashback: Noticing Unhealthy Habits

    In this week’s flashback favorite, in honor of the new year and adopting healthy habits, we are replaying one of our early episodes on noticing unhealthy habits. In this episode,Michelle shares her journey to sobriety and recognizing the toxic patterns and habits in her life that stemmed from drinking. Barb and Michelle share their personal stories and histories of addiction, dysfunction, and making the choice to make a change. 
    Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.
    Episode Notes:
    Notice where your “line” is and know what it means to cross the line.Toxic patterns stem from crossing the line, addictive habits stem lines being crossed Notice when your choices are no longer in your controlAsk yourself, do I have a choice? Am I in control?Am I hiding my habits?Do I feel shame? 
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 101 - Releasing Emotional Monitoring

    Ep. 101 - Releasing Emotional Monitoring

    In this week’s follow up to episode 100, Barb and Michelle continue their conversation about emotional monitoring, and share their tools and insights on how to manage the impulse to be the fixer in your relationships. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.
     Episode Notes:
    Here are some of the tools to managing the need to emotional monitoring:
    Become aware of your feelings.Honor your emotions.Name your feelings and allow them to move through you.Don’t allow your feelings to identify who you are. 
    References Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:
    Michelle’s Instagram Post on Emotional Monitoring Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor 
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
924 Ratings

924 Ratings

Sarah Downing ,

Enlightening, comforting and relatable

This podcast and its hosts have been so helpful with my personal growth and healing! I’ve been working on healing from CPTSD. Sadly, I’ve struggled to find a therapist who is remotely helpful, so I’ve been helping myself with videos, books and podcasts like this one. This podcast usefully addresses topics that have bothered me for such a long time such as rejection, ghosting, addiction, people pleasing and more. It has helped me to realize that, despite what I might think, I am not alone with these fears and painful experiences. I love that Barb and Michelle candidly talk about their experiences with such topics, making what they say much more relatable than certain teachers who put themselves on pedestals. I honestly feel like they care about helping others with what they share. Thank you to you both and keep up the good work!!!

Dmf525 ,

Best podcast 😍

I love these two I have gotten so much from their podcasts and their voices are so calming , love them !!!! Great subject matter also

Carlotta Mattox ,

Barb knows best

I’ve learned more about myself and the feelings I have in a situation by listening to Barbara and Michelle. They are great together and are empowering us in respecting others while having boundaries for ourselves. I don’t communicate well when I’m upset and they teach us to pause and take a moment before reacting to negative interaction. Thank you both for doing what you do and loving each other, it’s a blessing to join you weekly🫶🏼

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