Your Brand of Woman “how-to’s” on PERISCOPE

periscope Periscope. It's truly all the rage. It's my favorite way to spend time on social media right now and I believe it will "stick" not just for me but for millions of other people. Be one of the early settlers with me!

As you can see above, I've been fairly active on the platform already and am on my 35th scope. I scoped at Oprah's VIP event a few weeks ago, scoped in Mexico, Iceland and more, all around how you can create (or re-create, as the case may be) your brand (apologies that I'm just getting around to sharing my channel with you!).

Come on over and I'll not only continue sharing how-to's around the topic we're all most united on ~> Branding/Your Brand of Woman but around how you, too, can grow your influence, visibility and brand on the new LIVE-streaming video platform.

Again, be one of the early settlers! Join me on Periscope. 

1. First, download the free Periscope app onto your smartphone.

2. The, create a username (matching your Twitter account), a killer bio for yourself (feel free to take a look at mine as just one example), upload a headshot, start taking notes around what your first video Periscope broadcast will be about and, voila, you're on your way.

3. Connect. In the search bar, look for my handle 

Join me this week for my next three to ten minute brand training scopes where you'll walk away with specific how-to's and increase energy to take action on the way you truly want to be of support to others through your successful business and magnetic brand.

"See" you soon, Creative Heroine. Enjoy your business and enjoy your life!

Life is good,



p.s. Can't wait to provide value in this new way #bizscope #brandofwoman #creativeheroine.

My Mom’s unexpected passing (where I’ve been and what I’ve been thinking)


I have been quiet for a little while now.
Over a month ago, I lost unexpectedly lost my Mom. As many of you who have followed my journey the last two years, you also know that I lost my baby brother unexpectedly in a car accident two years ago.
Talk about an avalanche of change in the last 24 months. As you can imagine, these two physical losses are heartbreaking. I wouldn't be being honest if I didn't also tell you that that they have also broken me open in the most positive way. New ways, in fact, that I’m uncovering every day.
I’ve lost (physically) but I know that I have and will continue to gain a new (emotional and spiritual) perspective, everyday that I stay open.

Specifically, I know that I will gain a new and even deeper way to love, to serve and to transparently share.
In this time that I haven’t been communicating with you, I’ve gone inside, and in many ways, looked up. You could say I’ve looked up for guidance around how to best heal. I miss my Mom and Dino terribly! (The photo above was taken at our family home just two months ago before she passed).
Life will look up as I continue to look up. Thankfully this is just the kind of woman my Mom was and is also what she passed onto me…

One thing I know that helped me begin to heal from losing my baby brother was serving others (acceptance was met somewhere at the intersection of helping others and taking time to be still and also help myself).

I remember sharing this with my Mom many times over the last two years. She would ask me how I was “doing it” and this was almost always my answer: supporting and serving others.

One thing I will forever be grateful for is following each other’s grief journeys so closely. She was my confidante and I was hers, and for that, I am extremely grateful! Where there is love there is life, and, there is still so much love between us.

As happens with tragic or unexpected deaths, I haven’t made sense of it all yet, of course, but, I want to share as much as I can. Why? Because we can't do it alone (we aren't meant to do it alone) AND writing is my medicine. (It is great medicine).

You may follow my ongoing sharings on my personal Facebook page HERE.

I trust that pieces of what I share will support you on your journey of change. Because, as humans, the truth is that we are all on a journey of change…
Lastly, as always, I am acutely aware that in order to create your most powerful authentic brand as a woman, you must work, everyday, to create yourself. And sometimes this can come from allowing things, such as death, to show us how to live today, REALLY live, today.

If you have a choice. Choose really living today.

So, that's where I am at the moment. I'm happy to be back sharing with you. Thank you. Sending you all my love.

Life will look up as you continue to look up…

I'll be in touch again soon.

Life is good,            






p.s. Where there is love, there is life. 
You can follow my writing on life and death HERE. 


The lessons given at my 2-day retreat (INSIDE)

Today I leave for a week to Cannes, France and I’m counting my blessings. (And though I’m definitely excited for the holiday/trip, counting my blessings has actually very little to do with leaving to Cannes, France for a week). :-)
I’m on a high coming off of a two-day retreat with the Mom Mogul Success Society Mastermind. My clients and what happened at the retreat has completely energized me.

When you do what you love, it energizes you.


What a powerful two days of working on that which helps us to quantum leap in business and in life.

If you would like to quantum leap into your greatest revenue or brand expression potential, I trust hope the following will support you…

How to Claim Your Next Quantum Leap (7 soundbites)

1. Get still. In order to richly evolve a part of us or a part of our business, we must first get still. Getting still enables us to hear and therefore get clear around what we truly want, not what society or others want for us. Once we know what we really want, we can then work our actions, schedule and habits in alignment with those desires. To experience dramatic change, we must be relentless in staying true to our authentic nature and desires.

2. Letting go, not over-thinking. The more we let go of that which weighs us down, the more we can soar.

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear.  She let go of the judgments.  She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.  She let go of the committee of indecision within her. 
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go. She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. 
She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go.  She let go of all of the memories that held her back.  She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. 
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go. No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go. There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that. In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her.
And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.
~ Rev Safire Rose
3. Authentic Passions. Get as swept up by passion and the devotion for what you do or are offering, as you do the vision of the dollar amount you want to make. Get to know your purpose, your why, and tune into it every single morning before you start thinking about what (the money). The money will come if you honor the depth behind the business.
4. A Miraculous Mindset. It's all true. When we change our thoughts, we change our life. Find the energy you need to push towards that next quantum leap by choosing thoughts that feed you. And, as connected, resist the urge to judge everything that happens in or around you. Judging if something is good or bad depletes us of our life force energy. Drama isn't good for business but daring is…dare to joy more and judge less.
5. Leadership. Accepting your loving leadership or teacher role (we're all here to teach something!) will support you to not only experience the quantum leap you so desire but to “hold” the position once you’re there. Give greatly and remember that being a leader is not about being perfect but more about being human and infusing heart into all you do.
6. Brand Expression. Your brand, the “container” that supports your audacious revenue goals is another all-important element. Being out there consistently with one message and one message only does wonders to experiencing the quantum leap we desire.
7. Revenue Expression. When we are able to create an environment inside of us that not only knows how to create income on demand but that, most importantly, knows her worth at a deep level (hello, abundant wealth/money mindset), we are able to create offerings of true value for those who need them most. Win-win. It's a beautiful thing when you know your worth and you express it by creating offerings that help others experience theirs.

Short and sweet for now, Creative Heroines, because I leave for my flight soon!

Ready, set….leap.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,





p.s. Can't wait to quantum leap ~ to soar ~ with you in the MMSS six-week program:






What a Woman Emailed Me and What I Have to Say About It

I wrote the following over the weekend and shared it on Facebook. I hope it energizes you to swim deeper in the following truth: Happiness as an internal environment and choice, starts and ends with you.
I've found reason to live long ago, says a song by White Denim (listening to it now:

Josh and I were out the door for a fun, early workout this morning.

You could say that was topped by seeing Nolan's face eat the french toast I made him once I was back home ("ooooh, thank you Mama.").

Then, our puppy, Holland, slept in until 11am (truth: we had to wake him at 11am). Hollandleuia!

Sitting down to get through a few emails, I loved reading the following note from a lovely woman I met at one of my last speaking events:

Hi Michelle, I remember meeting you at Ignite in November and love some of your quotes. You really inspired me to believe more of my own creativity and I went on to write my book "Get Blissed" which was published on the 7th of April. I am so excited about inspiring others from the stage now. Something I never thought to be possible before. It was awesome receiving an award from Raymond Aaron and meeting Jack Canfield in Toronto, Canada last month. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Natasha

But not all days are like this for any of us; where what's happening around us falls under the umbrella of the perfect environment or the perfect happening.

We've been alive long enough to know that not all days come with the perfect skiing conditions.

It gets windy, too cold, it's too wet, we get injured, we're too hot, it's slushy, too rocky, too…not happy.

But, what if I told you that you could be happy and at peace (one of my favorite feelings — peace), with or without the perfect ski conditions, and with or without the workout, the pup, that thank you, or thing in your life? And that there's one thing to do? Would you do it?

When asked what I believe contributes most to lasting happiness or success in life or business, I have one thing on repeat: "develop your spiritual practice", or said another way, "dive deeper into your personal development."

True self-realization.

And what I mean, of course, is not covered by simply attending feel-good, inspiring events though those can be red velvet icing.

It's about doing the work that doesn't always feel good and turning the finger back around to ourselves for why something is or isn't happening (no one else)…let's say, it's about acknowledging the shadow, sometimes over and over again.

Tending to the path (what are all these weeds doing here?), clearing it of all the tired, boring, and old stories and excuses we are choosing to keep alive. That's the work.

As my book How to Be a Walking Momtra says, focus on your happiness so you can RAISE happiness.

That's about one thing and one thing only: working on Self, getting to know who we are, light and dark, and what the real reasons are that we have or pose certain limitations on ourselves.

And, as importantly, allowing ourselves to create new, rich, fruit-bearing stories and limits (the skies are the limit), specifically all those that support what we say it is that we really want.

The more we do this, the more gems we find inside that will be expressed in what happens around us as well as in who we suddenly find sitting next to us, about to enjoy the next run with us.

Happiness as an internal environment and choice, starts and ends with you.

Find a reason to live every day, even just one reason to feel good. And may the reason, oh just maybe baby, be you.

Life is good,





Moms, if you haven't already received your call-in information for the FREE master training happening on June 11th, consider this your personal invite to make not only happiness your business but learn your 90-day Summer success plan to keep your dreams (your business and YOU) truly alive during the Summer months. You CAN have it and that at the same time. The master training happens June 11th 9-11am Pacific/12-2pm Eastern, and, if you're on the guest list, yes, there will definitely be a recording. Register to receive the call-in information and recording here: 
To feeling good, mama. To feeling good!