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I’m here to help you embrace your messy life and begin to feel more ease even through the rough spots. React Less, Connect More. Oh yes you can!

I invite you to tune in to my podcast, read my blog, check out my online courses and reach out if I can support you in some way. I work in schools, communities, and corporations teaching mindfulness and speaking to parents and others who will have me. I also published my first book in 2017 called “Mindful Parenting in a Messy World.

Thank you for visiting!

– Michelle


Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster with Linda Graham

Resilience is the learned capacity to cope with any level of adversity, from a series of small annoyances to the struggles and sorrows that break our hearts to the utter disasters that change our lives forever.   Resilience is essential for surviving and thriving in a world full of troubles… Read more

Reflecting on Childhood, Sleep, Full Hearts and Big Hugs with Andrew Newman

Join Michelle & Andrew as they chat about conscious parenting. Andrew Newman has followed his deep longing for connection and his passion for spiritual development in a 12-year-long study of healing. His unique series of books are part of The Conscious Bedtime Story Club where you can also support his… Read more

Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence with Dr. Dan Siegel

Listen in as Michelle explores the practice of presence with Dr. Dan Siegel along with its many positive effects on the parent child relationship. Dan’s latest book is titled Aware: The Science and Practice Presence  Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating… Read more


Holding the Messes of Life with Ease and Balance

October 26, 2018

Connecting with others in friendship and community helps us recover the emotional equilibrium that supports our resilience. This interview shares an exercise from Linda Graham’s new book Resilience that deepens that connection, and helps us experience and claim our own resilience. I hope you enjoy this video! Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing… Read more

You don’t agree with me? Now what?

October 11, 2018

Many of us have no idea where to begin when we find ourselves across from someone who we disagree with. The words fight, flight, or freeze come to mind as our ineffective toolkit of responses. How is that working for you? Not so well for me… Difficult conversations don’t need… Read more

The best thing to ask your kiddos when they get home from school is……

October 3, 2018

Ready for it?  NOTHING! How about that?  Instead of asking them…. How was your day? Do you have any homework?  How are you feeling? What grade did you receive on your test?  Tell them…. I’m so happy to see you.  I missed you!  The house/apartment just got a little brighter with… Read more

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