Michelle is a Feminist and Body Positive Activist. She has been passionate about self-development since her early years and incorporates this approach into her everyday life. She has a degree in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies from University of Washington and is also a certified Life Coach. She works professionally for a non-profit organization leading girls and women in discussions around body positivity and the effects of our media driven culture and is passionate about teaching them to fight for themselves. Personally, she is transforming her life with healthy choices based on strength, intention, and awareness and is dedicated to sharing her story and insights to help other women.
Episode 047 - A Year Of Clear
In this episode, I am celebrating a milestone – one year of no drinking. I talk through why I chose to move out of old habits with this experiment, what inspired me, and what it was like for me.
I go through making the decision to be present with the tough emotions I was feeling, to be truly here for the full human experience – the good stuff as well as the stuff that feels unbearable.
Episode 046 - Ten Tips For Creating Change
Are you tired of making a resolution that fizzles out in a few weeks? As we approach a new year, naturally our brains move towards what we would like to see change. It’s a time of renewal and hope. Whether you are the type who makes resolutions or not, this episode is helpful in guiding on how to make solid changes in your life that last! Gathering both my personal experience and professional training, I walk you through my top ten ways to create the change you would like to see in your life.Linked here is a corresponding worksheet with questions and planning space to help support your goal setting. Download your copy and go for it (pdf). You are worth the effort!
Episode 045 - Slowing Down
In this episode, I explore how slowing down has helped me heal in so many ways, especially during quarantine. This theme is showing up everywhere right now, from meditation practice to social life to the beauty of slowing down while eating. Slowing down has helped me center and listen to my intuition, and in this episode I go over ways that you can slow down in your life to feel better, eat better, live better.
Here’s a link to a book I reference in this episode: The Slow Down Diet by Marc DavidAnd the meditation app I use: Insight Timer
Episode 044 - Grief Is My Biggest Fight Yet
This episode is my most personal show yet, and is the epitome of my mission with this show: To talk about hard things and how we might be able to work through them. I share my experience with grief over the loss of my mother, and how I am doing my best to use that vulnerability as a power source. I also dig into how I am doing my best to fight for myself through action and share 10 steps to fighting for yourself when life feels like it’s falling apart.
BONUS: Listen through to the end for an original song from our audio engineer, Brian O’Connor
Episode 043 - You Are Worth The Effort
Making big changes in your health and your life in general takes one thing: Consistency. It takes small modifications in behavior over a long time, and that can be a pain, but you know what? You are worth the effort. You are worth the daily grind of self awareness, dedication, and focus. Little by little, these moves will change your life, and the only way you will stay consistent for the long haul is to believe. Believe that YOU ARE WORTH THE EFFORT.
Episode 042 - Let's Find A Way
There are many paths to get to your goal. We often believe that there is only one way to accomplish things, and when we fall short of that, we feel like a failure and lose hope. But what if you cracked open your thinking and got your brain working on solutions that will work for you and your lifestyle? They are there, we just have to open our minds and get creative. In this episode, I talk about the power of intentional brainstorming, journaling, and affirmations around ways to FIND A WAY to make it all happen for yourself. You are the expert on you, so use that expertise to redirect your thinking into solutions.
Inspiring and Doable
I appreciate how Michelle breaks down her teaching into meaningful and doable tasks, focusing on positive incremental steps. She is very easy to listen to and the action steps are well defined. Definitely a great podcast to keep your positive progress on track. Thanks Michelle!
I have love the versatility of content! My favorite has been the self coaching!
Amazing! You. Are. Amazing! My heart is swollen like a proud mama ❤️
I’ve been following along each week. Taking notes and absorbing your wisdom. Because of your inspiration I’ve been taking the steps, and making choices, to pull myself out of the darkness of self loathing and take back my life. There’s light in my eyes again. Big love to you! Thank you.