One Year Ago, One Year Later

It will be one year on Sunday. One whole year.¬†One year since Shane left this Earth, by his own doing. By his own choice. One year since my life was flipped on its head and thrown about in all directions. It's still surreal. How could an entire year have gone by already? Sometimes it feels … Continue reading One Year Ago, One Year Later

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

I haven't gone three months without writing in years, and I've felt a simultaneous guilt and contentment over it. Guilt because I put this necessity on myself to write, and contentment because I was happy not writing for a while. I find that when things are good I feel less of a desire to write. … Continue reading Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

My New Business + Photo Shoot

Today I launched my new business that I've been working on for the last few months, Be Well with Michelle. I had the idea for this business in early November, around the time I started life coaching with a good friend and yoga instructor. Things quickly progressed from there; I signed up for health coach … Continue reading My New Business + Photo Shoot

Dear Little Michelle…

Yesterday I saw a video re-posted on Facebook by one of my favorite yogis, Rina Jakubowicz. The video has a group of women talking about their fears, doubts and insecurities about themselves, resulting in some critical and negative self-talk. They are then handed a picture of themselves as a child and told to tell the … Continue reading Dear Little Michelle…

Happiness Isn’t That Complicated

I've been over-analyzing and complicating the concept of happiness for...let's see....FOREVER. In the past I'd get bored with my life and want a rush of excitement, which usually resulted in drastic changes in my life. I would constantly tell myself, "when (insert life event) happens, I'll be happier." Then it would happen, and I would … Continue reading Happiness Isn’t That Complicated

2018: The Year of the Badass Woman

I've decided to claim 2018 as my year. Because after the shit show that was 2017, I think I'm justified in saying that this year is going to be my year. And boy do I have some plans for this one!     One of my biggest goals of this year will be completing my … Continue reading 2018: The Year of the Badass Woman

On 2017 and Taking My Life Back

Seriously, 2017...W.T.F. I've had "meh" years before, where either some unfortunate things happened, or nothing happened at all to make the year mostly forgettable. But never, and I mean never, has there been a worse year for me than 2017. I know several people who share that sentiment as well. And yet, I had some … Continue reading On 2017 and Taking My Life Back

Happy Birthday to You & New Tattoo Tribute

Today is your birthday, Shane. You would have turned 37. I know you never really cared much for your birthday, but I would have taken you out to dinner regardless and toasted to you with a beer from one of our favorite breweries. I hope you know we're still celebrating you today in spirit, even … Continue reading Happy Birthday to You & New Tattoo Tribute

Getting Through the Holidays

It's been a little over four months. Somehow it feels like a lifetime ago, maybe because those four months were the craziest of my entire life and time has flown faster than I ever could have imagined. I still think of Shane every day, but my good days now outnumber the bad ones. I choose … Continue reading Getting Through the Holidays

Establishing a Self-Care Routine

Every time I feel like I'm heading into a black hole, the reason is always the same: I've steered away from my self-care routine. I've spent a lot of time establishing this routine, and find that it helps me stay on track both mentally and physically. I'm the type of person that needs some kind … Continue reading Establishing a Self-Care Routine