Life

This Woman is Transforming GRIEF

The gifts from the Creative Heroine Experience keep on giving. And giving (it feels so good to give :-)).

Today, I remember my friend Christina Rasmussen on stage sharing her path of being a creator ~> of victor, not victim ~ and it moving everyone to both laugh and cry. Boy is she FUNNY (wisdom and light does that).

Her story of losing her husband and raising her two daughters is moving. And what she’s done since the loss in raising these beautiful souls, as well as how she is revolutionizing the grief industry is cause for celebration. She’s the epitome of living boldly after loss.

Her Life Reentry Model, a regally radical model of grieving based in neuroscience and her thoughts around the “waiting room” that many experiencing grief find themselves in supports many, many people these days in stepping into their most fruitful beginnings after loss.

Her book Second Firsts is remarkable at assisting you to forge a new life (check it out for yourself or a friend).

I invited this gorgeous woman to speak at my event for a few reasons — one because, as mentioned, her wisdom, creativity, and work changing the grief industry is top notch AND because she was one of the last people to speak to my Mom before she passed.

You wouldn’t think the latter would qualify as an important prerequisite for a presenter, but for me, the reasons you do something in business or at an event that represents what you stand for are not one-sided (lopsided). Bring all of you to EVERYthing you do, say and show (Christina feels this way, too, so we’re a good match, xo).

It felt important to me to showcase her work as it aligns with who the Creative Heroine is (the woman who moves from problem to solution to express who she really is), as well as to honor the love she showed to my Mom in her last months of life.

After two years of the intense grief felt of losing my brother in a car accident, my Mom was searching (as many feeling deep pain are) and after sharing Christina’s work, she was even more motivated to keep going and reached out to Christina to start working with her. She never got there but I don’t doubt the connection made with Christina filled her up in a new way. It’s tough not to feel that way after meeting Christina.

In short, I can’t help but see this as one of many gifts given at CHE in March: the reminder that there can be a big, bold life waiting for you after loss and…to bring all of you to everything you do.

Thank you again, dear Christina ~ for loving my Mama and loving us ALL at the Creative Heroine Experience.

And to all Creative Heroines, enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

p.s. HERE is our Run of Show for all the presenters and a little about their work in the world. Follow them now! 🙂 

One Liner to Your Greatest Expression

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I heard this exact phrase in a dream and it’s changed me forever.

Express who you are, all sides, all talents and more (of what you need to feel on purpose) will be revealed…

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life! 

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

p.s. Did you catch the How Good’s This podcast episode about the Creative Heroine Experience? Listen HERE. 

Dressed Up for This…

The other day, I got dressed up to go to an allergist appointment (handmade Guatemalan beaded and tassel extravaganza). Losing both my brother, Dino, and my Mom to tragic circumstances in a few short years has further launched me into what’s new, next and NOW (this is actually a tagline my client came up with for her brand [Hi Jackie!])… 

I use the fine china for breakfast.

I use the crystal to hold the water I drink as I work.

I sometimes nap in said dressier clothes.

I tell Nolan to kick the ball around the house (ok, maybe I don’t tell him that outright but one day, long ago he started kicking a ball around the house and I saw how happy he was and, fighting the knee-jerk to say, “Why don’t you kick it outside? No ball in the house” that I thought I was “supposed” to say, I went with what felt better and let him keep kicking it.

Today, he kicks it inside all the time and here’s what I continue to think: the life it brings me to have a child here being exactly who he is a gift, not a nuisance — in other news, love is elegant and messy and sometimes loud (p.s. as a Buddhist saying goes, the glass was already broken)).

I drink the finer wine that was once saved, also with no special occasion, except for that today is the day I’m living.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti

Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

Stop Pausing These Types of Projects

Using your creative talents for the greater good is an honoring of the life force and boost of energy (aka blessings) those talents bring you every day.

If you believe this creative power has been gifted to you (in other words, it’s not all solely yours), give it away (it’s meant to be given away).

Stop pausing your passion projects or having great ideas land in you, then doing nothing with them.

If you have the ability to freely use your right to speak, write or create, feel free to express the gratitude for these sparks and abilities by mobilizing them by giving them wings.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,

Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach