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I Emptied My Mom’s Closet (hard, but finally)

Josh and I just had a nice, long Christmas Eve hug at the local FedEx near my parent’s house waiting as someone prepared a few boxes to be sent to LA…

He’s a rock. [Babe, I got you, I’ll take care of you].

Me, too. [Dad, I got this. I’ll take care of you and I’ll take care of it].

We are each rock for the other. That’s how the world turns.

Today, I sent the last of my Mom’s things to my house (we’ve spent some time here over the last few visits completing similar shipments).

But it was yesterday after different items had gone to family and places like Dress for Success, that I finally cleared out my Mom’s closet, her books, her drawers, her toiletries — everything. 

Nolan, my sun and Gigi’s grandsun, helped the last couple times and I told him he was doing God’s work helping me.

It’s only clothes/things ~ true, it’s stuff. 

But stuff will always feel like more than stuff because of its ability to bring back memories and remind you of the beauty that person represented, what you learned from them and, overall, what they represented in your life. 

Connection ~ she got us together and kept us together. This is one of the things I miss most of all. I’ve taken on the role; however, I may not have my sea legs yet. In other words, a mother’s shoes are hard to fill. (I’m a size 6.5 and she was a 9). 

My Mom prided herself on having something to match every outfit. The handbag, the perfect pair of shoes, the earrings, the right shawl, the belt… (like my Grandma, she was committed to expressing all that she was on the outside, every day).

It all looked so good on her.

There are many things we are prepared for and others we are not in life and somewhere in between is hopefully where we remember everything is part of and creates our unique perspective, truth, and expression. 

It’s all exactly as it is…as it should be. The thing that happened, the thing that you kept or let go of…all that all of it has opened up in you…

These hands now newly manicured, wearing some of her jewelry — they look like hers.

They take care of things — and people — like hers.

They hold that which may feel heavy (brown boxes and every hue of every emotion) and do the work to lighten and brighten through writing (she started to write the last couple years of her life and loved it) — like hers.

They wipe tears — our own and those of others — also like hers. 

They write and they write…

Sadness, joy, letting go and holding onto. It’s all right.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life! 

Life is good,


 Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

p.s. On January 9th, as inspired by my lessons through loss and wanting to generally do life and business VERY differently, I’ll be sharing the surprise gift I’ve been planning with you — make sure to open our newsletter that day. We think you’ll LOVE it. xo

It will Atrophy (SURPRISE drops Jan 9th)

Walking with my son yesterday —
an important share/message.

We only need more gurus if you’re one of them.In the coaching world, we keep doing the same things as everyone else.

No wonder things aren’t working for people. Let’s talk about that…

Use your creativity or it atrophies.

And that’s not the only reason to use it, it’s where innovation stems from…where you become the guru you’ve been following, where you are so much more engaged (or re-engaged) that it becomes the reason you engage others.

As I said in my livestream (stay with me through the couple connection blips), it’s this that clients connect to…they connect to and buy your energy.

Your expertise and the value or transformation your service or product brings is key, but little of that matters if you aren’t lighting it on fire by stepping outside the lines, the boxes, the rules or prescriptions.

The medicine is within.

It’s called your wild, fun and crazy ideas, the ones eventually tied to value and a verve that reinvigorates an industry and the humans within it.

Energy comes from this; your creativity, your most authentic expression (stop overthinking who you are and just be all of her ~ she’s your guru, THE one to follow), the time you take to follow the fun stuff that might make you feel like it won’t work to bring in the money you want, but, in fact, is the very thing that not only works but waltzes…

…to create a business and life filled with ease and flow…

Be the mother of your own reinvention and follow your ideas and your more full, honest expression.

It’s why you became an entrepreneur.

We only need more gurus if YOU are one of them.

>> As the video shares, watch this space on January 9th for the announcement and invitation to the gift of 2018 from MGI!! <<

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life! 

Life is good,


 Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

What I’m GIFTING You & When!

On January 9th, a gift (and likely the wildest thing I’ve done in my business in 16 years) will drop to you via an email…be on the lookout! 

This gift of 2018, courtesy of MGI, is an experience that as a creative, corporate exec, passion project creator, an activist at heart, coach or aspiring entrepreneur will leave you feeling more of yourself, helping you to integrate your multiple passions, creativity and spirituality deeply into your life and business.

If you’ve enjoyed the sharing and insight for your life and business over the last many years, months or weeks, you’ll want to make sure to be a part of this…GIFT. 

Feel free to share this with a friend as this will be an experience you can enjoy together — here in LA! That’s as much as I’ll tell you until January. #creativeheroineroadtrip? :-)

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life! 

Life is good,


Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

p.s. Keep those eyes peeled on January 9th!

What my husband and I did (and your invite — my GIFT to you)

Make no apologies when it comes to love.

If you’ve loved something into existence — take pride in it…in her, in him…

I’m so proud of what my husband Josh and I are creating. And grateful, too, that after 20 years, he still keeps saying yes/ok/sounds great/let’s do it to my ideas, like, “Hey, babe, should we move to Amsterdam?!” when we had just moved to LA months before in 2002.

Two days ago after our early morning workout, we heard from someone else who has been to both Greater Good parties ( who said that, although the group is made up of different people each time — >strangers (friends you haven’t met yet), he feels like it (the group) is family ~ and like he’s home.

It reminded me of what a client said this Summer after a retreat here for my CEO Changemaker clients ~ Michelle’s home is our home…

And what another client said in a phone call a couple weeks ago — What keeps me enrolling in your programs is that you make me feel like I matter.

For me, there isn’t a better compliment or life experience, but that which opens your home (heart) in a way that makes everyone that experiences you feel — FEEL. I guess that’s just it.

When you feel good, when you feel, important, supported, when you feel heard and understood, you’re almost automatically given the needed energy to go for it <> to create the results (the purposeful life) you truly want to live.

Live your results!

The loss experienced in my family has really shown us a different way.

I’m not and we are not interested in the same old way of doing life, relationship, business, politics, even spirituality…it feels like they’ve long expired.

We can’t wait to keep exploring how to motivate couples around the world to do more with the love and respect felt between them. There’s so much to work with there, so much. (If you haven’t already heard about the Greater Good Party, do check out what we’re up to at 

We may have had only one child, but I think we’ve found an idea — a purpose — to nurture from infancy (the next GGPs are coming to you in New York and the Bay Area!).

And, ladies, keep your eyes peeled for this…

On January 9th, I’ll be sending out an email with a gift that will carry with it a similar soulful energy as the GGP (folding in some wild and fun, too, which is the other 51% of who I am). You too? (-;

I’m putting together something that will take your creativity, your business, and generosity to a new level. The surprise/gift can be something you experience — FEEL — with a girlfriend, so, you’re free to share this with someone.

I can’t wait to send it to you and…have you with me!!!

Like I said yesterday, you won’t want to miss it. Again, the details will be sent to you on January 9th via the link below.

Josh Mandel, thank you for all your love (and love + kindness) through the last five years filled with both immense joy and loss and for fully being in this conscious partnership with me. Question ~ want to move to Buenos Aires?

I love you madly.

Ladies, may you love and be loved madly. As always, enjoy your business and enjoy your life…





Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

p.s. Though you’re on my newsletter list and will be sent the news about the big gift or surprise I’m sharing with you on January 9th, to make sure you don’t miss it, hop on the “wait list” of sorts here: xo!