Happiness

Michelle’s Choosing to See the Good Challenge

I was talking to my mom the other day about the topic of my blog for this week and rattling off a few ideas that I was  ruminating on, when she boldly looked at me and said, “Please write something uplifting. So many people I speak to feel negativity around...
Mindfulness

How to Be More Present

I don’t know about you, but for me lately life feels like it’s moving at a rapid speed. I find myself questioning just where have the first few months of this year gone. Chances are time actually has not sped up, we as human beings have increased our speed. We are...
Happiness

Freedom Through Forgiveness

To forgive is to set a prisoner free, and discover that the prisoner was you—Lewis B. Smedes This quote has been resonating with me all week and I had a hunch that we all may be needing a little reminder about the importance of forgiveness and living in freedom. There...
Mindfulness

The Power of Practicing Acceptance

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” – The Serenity Prayer I want to start this week’s blog with the Serenity Prayer, as it immediately popped into my mind when I began...
Happiness

How to Be Your Own Best Friend

When I think about the aspects of our lives that tend to bring us stress, the first thing that comes to my mind is relationships. Thinking back as far as I can remember, it has been the varying of feelings that comes in relating with people in many different circumstances,...
Mindfulness

Simple Practices for Managing Difficult Times

People ask me everyday,  “Michelle, please give me one thing that I can do to deal with all the stress I’m feeling in the difficult times happening all around me.” My answer is clear and simple really, “Make sure you have a practice that connects you inside to your heart...
Well-Being

4 Habits That Add Stress to Your Life

In almost every conversation I have with friends, family, or acquaintances, the topic of managing stress habitually comes up. If I were to poll all of you reading this article right now on what is bothering you the most, I imagine a majority of you would answer something related to stress, and...
Mindfulness

The Power of Your Words

In these trying times right now, what continues to warm my heart, is the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life community. Week after week, using our words and inspiration we come together to be the change we all wish to see in this world. It’s such a joy for me to share my...
Happiness

How to Deal with Change

I have had a lot of requests lately for a blog on how to make life-changing decisions. I promise you guys, that blog is coming! This week I want to talk about how to deal with big life changes that are made for you or that happen to you. Basically I...
Mindfulness

How to Deal with Disagreements

As a natural part of life we bump into conflict and disagreements with friends, family members, and strangers. How to deal with disagreements and live a peaceful, harmonious, honest life can be our big challenge. Generally speaking, I tend to shy away from confrontation and heated discussions, however, we are...

Editors Pick

The Practice by Barb Schmidt

Barb offers readers life-changing spiritual guidance in an easy to follow format, and what makes this book so magnificent is that she has infused her own stories and struggles to help readers connect and learn.
Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of May Cause Miracles