LIVEN Retreat (My Gift To Our Community, Xo)

LIVEN, A Self-Shaping Retreat, Prepping Soil for What’s Next Creatively & Professionally — MGI’s complimentary [yes, free] retreat (!) is here and you belong there with us!

If you desire to get to a place where you are not only clear on what the next step is creatively or professionally (whether that’s inside your current business, calling or purpose project, or inside something completely new!), as well as release yourself from stagnancy (freedom/no more restlessness), step inside our circle (invite a friend to help move her forward inside this day for body, mind and spirit):

In true LIVEN style, where many have come to my livestreams and discovery and messaging calls for support and a LIFT the last 10 weeks, we now give you LIVEN, the Retreat!

To receive from this soulfully-strategic and UNIQUE retreat (it will act like a fully paid retreat in all the ways MGI experiences are high quality and intensive), join us — register for the LIVEN Retreat, our complimentary retreat for 2020 and receive the beauty of an MGI experience without having to leave the wild of your own home 😉

As always, I will be bringing all of me to share with you inside this soulfully-structured day — with somatic/ecopsychology experience and ideas for you (vision quest and my apprenticeship in the wild will make her appearance for sure!), brand and business consulting for the last 20 years and even my akashic record and yoga philosophy training, the idea is for you to leave with the elixir for taking daring and directed steps forward in a way that is more aligned than possibly EVER. If this time has shown us anything it’s that…to be more aligned in our next steps as ever!

I call the work we will do inside this retreat self-shaping work. And it’s ALL about self-shaping in our lives, so we can then, and not a minute before, shape the business, purpose project and/or higher calling that we are meant for.

Clear your schedule on Saturday, June 6th. You will be elated you did:

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand (and, much more)…

Life is good,




Michelle Ghilotti
Activator, Brand Strategist & Experience Creator

My Dance Video ;) (6 min)

Will you stay home with me? Date night edition (another week, another dance).

Tonight’s mission: I choose one main song and he does the same, surprising each other last minute with what we chose…

I ended up winning, so I chose for Josh to start with his first (oldie we used to love). Dressing up for each of our chosen songs was not optional —

In other news, we’re wild on spearmint tea and if you stay for the entire six minutes (we couldn’t bear to cut it down), you’ll hear a variety of music genres.

We all need exactly a bit o’ that right now ~ v a r i e t y and l e v i t y.



[Dancing lasted over an hour (only these songs were recorded) and was 👌🏽 for the soul ~ neighbors curious].

Make happiness (or peace or gentleness) your business — especially now during these stay-at-home orders.

Life is good,




Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

Haircuts & Seize When It’s Given

Some of those pictured want but, don’t *need* a haircut. 

Want, need, want, need…

I appreciate this time is bringing simple truths to clearer view again — like, want is different than need (speaking of a view, we drove up the hill tonight to peek at what feels like a newer LA ~ much less smog these days). 

This stay-at-home time is showing us, each day, we need even less than we usually buy or get and need more in what we may not make or feel like we have as much time for like more times in closer, more frequent or deeper friendship, actual phone calls, seeing people face-to-face (or FaceTime to FaceTime).

It’s beautiful, this slow bake of time, and fitting into it more quality moments for those we love (ourselves included), albeit how unique or uniquely virtual they are right now.

We just can’t buy this type of time and that’s the thing I love about it most. We can only seize it when given or create it when we know in our hearts it’s needed.

Make happiness (or peace or gentleness) your business — especially now during these stay-at-home orders.

Life is good,




Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

My Prison Work (the film!)

Once we become aware, we become accountable.

This is what a dear spiritual teacher taught me years ago and it’s how I feel with what I’m going to share ~ knowing what I now know, I feel accountable to some great thing with great value (~> to many humans with great value).

I want to (and will) continue to make the size of a difference you see, and most importantly feel, in this film…

As the film shows, it’s trauma that is the “gateway” for the vast majority of the guys we work with. That said, the work we do inside the Compassion Prison Project ~ powerful and genuinely transformational.

Take a few-minute feel and watch the film that CPP produced with Fritzi Horstman (CPP lead and Grammy winner for “The Defiant Ones”) with the help of Oscar-nominated Rodrigo Prieto.

It is truthfully-telling and affects me every single time I watch it and I’ve watched it many times (in less than a day we received 100k+ views (way higher total views now) and we’ve received support from the world over and I understand why.

I think for many, it’s the first time they’re seeing or reconfirming visually and in words what it truly means to be behind bars before someone might actually be behind physical ones as an adult.

A few days ago, I came upon this note from my second visit to prison:

”We’re going to spread the word there are humans in here.”

We have — and I add to that: we’re going to spread the word there are humans here whose young boy spirit was deeply traumatized over and over again.

We need to more fully share the realities of their lives to better understand what type of rehabilitation is needed in our system (and that it’s needed, period).

I can’t tell you how much this work means to me. I’m motivated each day, each story and with each human I meet.

Thank you Compassion Prison Project and thank you humanity, high truth and transformation.

~> We are spreading the word there are humans in there.

[If anyone you know would appreciate seeing the film, please share and consider donating if you’re called (

Lastly, if you or anyone you know might be able to translate this film into another language, please do reach out].⁣

#compassionprisonproject #compassioninaction #childhoodtraumabehindbars #childhoodtrauma #childhoodtraumaawareness #prisonreform #prisonreformCA ⁣#stepinsidethecircle #thereisnoshame

Make happiness (or peace or gentleness) your business — especially now during these stay-at-home orders.

Life is good,




Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur