If You Want To Make Peace In Your Family,
First Make Peace Within You
Hello There. I’m Michelle.
I’m grateful to be the mother of two incredible young boys, who also happen to be two of my greatest teachers.
I love the messiness of parenting and see every moment as an opportunity to wake up to myself just a little bit more. On my best days I’m magically aligned with my purpose and experience my life and family all centered and joyous. Many other days I completely blow it. On the tough days, I trust in the need to simply start again and hope I gleamed just a little more insight into the inner workings of my mind and fragile ego. I’m learning to forgive myself.
A central question I work to address is how we can live in a way that is meaningfully connected to oneself and others, even as the demands and complexities of contemporary life and work are accelerated. Life is messy, and I believe it’s exactly within this messiness where we find our greatest potential for growth.
I love working with parents who are interested in parenting from a whole new paradigm…the one where we look to ourselves for all the trouble we find “out there”. I care about practicing mindfulness, building community, and holding the parenting journey with lightness and humor.
I was formerly the Head of Learning and Leadership Development at Twitter and spent most of my career working in technology start-ups. I spend my work days teaching mindfulness, writing, coaching executives and parents, and speaking. I’m currently an advisor to the Mindful Schools. Wisdom 2.0, Tilt365, and on the board of the Holistic Life Foundation. I’m a Strategic Partner with The Trium Group and on Faculty with Wisdom Labs. Each organization is committed in its own way to expanding consciousness in the world. Between 2016 and 2019 I’ll be studying with Mark Coleman, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, as well as the Search Inside Yourself Institute. I adore my kids, husband & dogs. We all live and work in beautiful Marin County.