Broken to Beautiful

I have this gorgeous little tea set that my son gifted me with years ago. One of the sweet little cups suffered a catastrophic break, and I couldn’t part with it. I glued the pieces back in place, and held onto it for years. It traveled with me through 3 moves, and when I settled […]

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Toxic Positivity

The biggest difference between Transformational Positivity and #toxicpositivity is that the latter doesn’t invite or encourage you to fully express the difficult feelings of heartache, anger & pain when you’re suffering from the very real life experiences of disappointment, betrayal, abuse and generally shitty behavior from other hurt, angry, unhappy humans. That’s not Transformation- that’s […]

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Affirmations & Positivity

The thing with Affirmations is that there’s a helpful way to use them & a harmful way. Helpful: recognition of old patterns, Love for & healing of old wounds, and finding the wisdom & strength to recalibrate your life in a way that serves you better and brings you Joy. Harmful: bypassing difficult emotions, triggering […]

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It’s Really NOT Personal: When You Find Yourself in the Middle of Someone Else’s Mess

Ohhhh my goodness! Have you ever found yourself swept up in the painful and confusing feeling that someone else’s mess [shit] is being personally directed at you? I’ve seen this show up as people seemingly (or even actually) ignoring you, flaking out on their agreements, passive-aggressiveness, or even with rude/angry/abusive comments. Any or all of […]

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The Transformational Positivity Summit

How many times have you been going through a difficult or stressful time in your life, and some (hopefully well-meaning) person comes along with advice like this: “Fake it ’til you make it!” “Just be more positive!” “No bad vibes!” “Smile, things could be worse!” UGH. That’s just really NOT helpful! I have been so […]

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SAPPY HAPPY LOVEY DOVEY

(i double-dog dare you to keep reading): Hi! I am Michelle Lewis, and I am so in Love with the most wonderful person! Truly, madly, deeply, beautifully in Love… and oh my goodness, it’s actually mutual. Reciprocal. Magical! It makes me giddy, and it makes me believe in miracles. I spent waaaayyyy too many years […]

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Love Notes

My fiancé and I don’t plan to have any kids together by mutual choice (I am a 1-and-done momma of a grown ass man, thank you very much). We don’t have pets (he’s terribly allergic, and when my last two kitties finally crossed the rainbow bridge, I needed a break. Also we travel ALOT). What […]

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A Foundation of Impossible Dreams

My Mom always used to tell me that I am a Dreamer. She would say it with a mixture of fear for her baby and a knowing twinkle in her eye. My Dad always used to tell me that Dreams won’t pay the rent. He would say it with a mixture of fear for his […]

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What’s My Passion?

When I was a young girl, I thought Passion was the rough embrace of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara. As I grew, and stretched, and spread my wings, however, I soon discovered that Passion is a whole other animal. It’s an untamable spirit that drives us towards greatness, towards freedom, towards the deepest levels of […]

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