I am an agent of positive change: So excited to share a new direction for my practice!

I am an agent of positive change: So excited to share a new direction for my practice!

I am committed to empowering progressive leaders in actively achieving health, well being, and balance so that they can lead others in making positive changes.


My vision includes:

1. Working with progressive leaders one-on-one on their health goals.

2. Starting small online groups at a price point that the average employee in a progressive company or organization can invest in to invest in their health.

3. Workshops and seminars in organizations and companies on wellness and health and self-care.

4. Continuing with a lot of great free content available to a wide audience.


I am so fired up about this! It feels so good to finally be sharing this with you all!

So if you or someone you know is a progressive leader in a company, non-profit, educational setting, think tank, start-up, or any other progressive organization and would be open to either having a quick phone conversation with me or answering a few questions via an anonymous questionnaire, please let me know. Or if you know about cool organizations—local, national or international—that are doing amazing things and you want me to know about them, please share! You don’t need to know anyone there—with the help of my awesome intern, I’m amassing a database of organizations and causes.

I feel so passionate about this new direction with my practice. Thank you for any of your support!

Causes I feel committed to include but are not limited to (and in no particular order):

  • Environmental (water, land, climate change, conservation, animals)
  • Women’s Rights (including reproductive rights, domestic violence, intersectional feminism)
  • Racial and Social Justice
  • LGBTQ+ rights and representation
  • Food (organic farming, food justice, food safety)
  • Health
  • Children
  • Education
  • Civil Liberties
  • Veterans/PTSD
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Crisis services
  • Inmate and ex-inmate support services
  • Progressive political organizations
  • Arts (dance, music, visual, drama)
  • Spiritual/religious

A little back story . . .

It’s the two year anniversary of the Woman’s March on Washington. For those of you who don’t know, I went to Washington, D.C. in January 2017 to show up for what I stand for, to make my body seen and my voice heard. I showed up because I have the privilege to be able to do so—a flexible work schedule, no kids or ailing parents to care for, and the financial ability, although not easy, to do so. I had to go.

The morning after the election I woke up with such heavy grief, and the depression stayed with me for days. I am not one prone to depression so this inability to work, to get dressed, to shower, to eat, to move was new to me. I functioned but it was like moving through a molasses of grief, bewilderment and fear.

And I could see it in my clients as well. In the weeks leading up to the election, the amount of stress-eating, over-drinking, and fear was often spoken about by my clients. I was trying to support them, helping them focus on self-care in the midst of it all, but I understood their challenges.

A few days after the election, I started to pull myself out and being the person that I am—full of fire, determination, and optimism—I started to take positive action.

I started small, creating a free online self-care Facebook group called “Self-Care is a Radical Act of Love” and instead of accepting payment, I asked participants, if they could afford it, to donate to their favorite charity. Part of my mission with the group was “we need to take care of ourselves so that we are able to take care of others and be positive agents of change.” I knew if I was struggling, others would be too and might benefit from the support.

(By the way, I’ve reopened the group so that it is live and going again! It’s free and you can join HERE!)

Right now I’m going to pause and answer the question that might be in some of your minds . . . Why am I talking about politics on my health coaching business website?

The truth for me is that this election and the shifts that have occurred the past two years go way beyond politics. This is not about red/blue or which side of the aisle one supports. This is about important values that I hold dear and that I am willing to stand up FOR. The election of 2017 made one thing very clear to me. I am an agent of positive change.

Now what was I going to do about it?

So flash forward to the present, January 2019. This is what I’m excited to share with you and where I need your help . . . See above!!!

New online group starts January 28,  2019: LIVE IN THE FLOW!

New online group starts January 28, 2019: LIVE IN THE FLOW!

Welcome to Live in the Flow, the amazing group online group I am co-facilitating with my friend and colleague, Jill Lebeau, spiritual psychotherapist and author. Our next group starts January 28, 2019!

Tired of feeling stuck in old patterns where nothing ever changes? Instead imagine a world in which you can create your every heart’s desire with ease, joy and a good dose of laughter!

Through this amazing, fun, inspiring 9-week mentoring program you will reconnect with your power to transcend fear, doubt, judgment, hopelessness, negativity and regret.

By tapping into your mind-body-spirit connection and the infinite wisdom of Feng Shui, you will discover:

* your unlimited capacity to create optimal health

* abundant wealth and prosperity

* juicy, loving relationships

* career success

* clear life purpose

* clarity and confidence in yourself

* and unconditional self-love!

Learn How Easy it is to Generate Maximum Success Through Minimal Effort in Every Area of Your Life.

  • Apply the timeless principles and practices of Feng Shui to harness the power of the mind-body-spirit connection to create your reality
  • Recognize your inner fountain of youth, your body’s wisdom and innate healing capacity for optimal wellness and vibrancy
  • Reclaim your freedom to create the life you love, no longer at the mercy of any external situation, person, place or past experiences
  • Leverage your energy and power to move through life with ease, balance, grace, enthusiasm and love
  • Receive the benefit and insight of TWO dynamic, enthusiastic, passionate, interactive, experienced mentors with a gift for making learning fun and high-vibrational.

We offer a simple, proven, four-step process to apply the ancient technique of Feng Shui to the mind, body, and spirit that will transform your life.

In just four easy steps–declutter, envision, position and attract–you will discover how to harmonize your energy with the energy of nature and elements. And the results are amazing! Doors open, opportunities arise, and life feels truly magical!

Through our easy, fun, simple program, you will feel the shift from stressed to blessed–right away! Our 9-week mentoring program is a mixture of practical and easy steps, irreverent humor, joy and play, and divine wisdom.

Join our unique group program and you will receive:

*Twelve uplifting weeks of nurturing, enthusiastic, heart-centered mentoring from two master teachers in a supportive group setting, all from the comfort of your home!

*Group calls every week with your high-vibe community to provide you with additional support and a place to fine-tune and apply the teachings in the program. These calls are a great time to connect with your kindred-spirits and feel the magical power of the group to exponentially expand your experience of greater joy, abundance, success, and love. Calls will be Mondays at 7 pm PT and will also be recorded. 

*Experience immediate value from the expertise of Michelle and Jill, two dynamic, high-energy, fun-loving Live in the Flow coaches, with decades of experience, who are totally passionate about guiding people to live their most extraordinary lives.

*12 high-vibe modules where we guide you through the four easy steps to rapidly transform your mind, body and spirit (a new one each week). You can listen to or watch these recordings at your convenience (or listen again any time you need a quick lift, as they are downloadable!)

*Our “Playbook” full of fun Feng Shui fixes to apply the practices to your life immediately.

*Private Facebook group as a place to receive daily support, inspiration, guidance, and encouragement while in the 3-month group.

*Full-length Feng Shui Elements self-assessment quiz to reveal your divine gifts or SUPERPOWERS like: creativity, passion, prosperity, transformation, and purpose. Knowing how to access these Superpowers, you will be able to better align yourself with the elemental power you need for ultimate success!

You might be thinking, “Sound amazing? What will this cost me to enroll?”

The better question is what is the cost of your fear, stress, doubt and worry? And how are these challenging states impacting you and the people you love?

The truth is you deserve to create the life of your dreams. What value do you place on more love, more joy, more well-being, more prosperity? We’re ready to share our simple, proven, four-step process with you because we know it will rapidly transform your life!

Take your quantum leap forward with one of two options:

$1189 when paid in full (save $248)

$479 per month (for three months)

Sound great? ENROLL HERE TODAY!

Think of this program as your magic wand! Following the ancient wisdom of Feng Shui, this high-vibe group mentoring program is designed to help you clear away the old crap that is no longer serving you by decluttering any low-energy patterns, freeing you to envision the highest possibilities for your life, and then positioning the super-powers of the elements to attract all the wonderful opportunities that await you!

 

Testimonials . . . Here’s what people are saying!

Cyndi Combs (CMT), Self-Empowerment Coach & Wellness Motivator:
Jill and Michelle have created a beautiful gift for awakening souls that enhances our journey and very much fills the role of “midwife” as we give birth to our true self: fully connected to Spirit. The recordings are uplifting, easy to follow and delicious to savor! I have rapidly learned how to increase my personal energy instead of depleting it with cluttered, miserable thoughts! I was feeling powerless in so many ways and now I feel empowered and far more confident than I did just two weeks ago! Thanks so much!
Cheryl Kempton, Holistic Coach and Soul Collage Facilitator:
I love the way they integrated the five elements into their holistic program about creating greater health, wealth and love. While most Feng Shui teachings focus on space, this program really gets into how to apply its teachings, and the five archetypal elements, to your whole life. But more than that, Michelle and Jill give lots of examples and just the right amount of powerful practices to help you really integrate the teachings, find more balance, and live the life of your dreams. Essentially, this is all about balance, and who doesn’t need more of that in their life?
Joy Thomas (MNA), Love Wayshower:
I highly recommend joining this creative, on-line program taught by two amazing teachers. Jill has an inspiring, fun way to illuminate how all life is made from these Feng Shui elements, which really are our personal Superpowers! Michelle magically weaves in her nutrition and health expertise to complete the mind, body, spirit package. This is a perfect program to share with kindred-spirits for a fun-time together and to support each other in creating more ease, more flow, and a ton of joy!

Who we are:

Jill Lebeau (MS, MFT)—author, spiritual psychotherapist, and inspirational speaker—is on a mission to teach as many people as possible to live with a peaceful, loving mind and an open heart, where they’re free to tap into their greatest asset: the boundless wisdom, power and love of their true nature.

Michelle Dwyer (MS, CNC)—holistic health coach and certified nutrition consultant—loves to guide people to personal transformation and experience greater wellness, energy and vibrancy, and she empowers people to create optimal health in all aspects of their lives.

Does this sound amazing? We think you’ll love it! Join here!

    10 Day Sugar Challenge: Starts December 2, 2018!

    10 Day Sugar Challenge: Starts December 2, 2018!

    The next 10-Day Sugar Challenge for December 2-11, 2018 is the perfect opportunity for a little recalibration in the midst of the holiday season!  What a great way to move through the holidays and take charge of your health!

    Sugar cubes picDid you know that high sugar intake is not only linked to dis-eases like high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and inflammation but sugar can also aggravate other conditions like hormonal imbalance, headaches and migraines, yeast infections, joint pain, and overgrowth of the “bad” bacteria in our gut?

    Some of you might feel like you are addicted to sugar. Or maybe you might think you don’t eat much sugar until you decide to really clean it out of your diet (What? It’s in bread and deli meat?). Maybe you are usually pretty low-sugar but you just want to get yourself back on track? Or perhaps you need a little break from the indulgences of summer? Wherever you are, we have a level to support you in your health and vitality!

    If any of these sound like you, I have the perfect solution for you!

    Join the next 10-Day Sugar Challenge starting December 2!

     

    What you will get:

    • private Facebook support group with daily suggestions, tips and ideas to address any sugar cravings. You can also post questions, get support from other members, and stay connected to the sugar retreat community.

    • A Facebook live Q&A (TBA) before the challenge starts to answer any questions and to help you make sure you are all prepared for the sugar retreat.  (This will be recorded if you can’t make it live.)

    • Ebook with helpful information to help you get started.

    • Individualized suggestions to help you come up with a plan that works for you.

    • Three different levels so you can find the path that works best for you!

    • It’s more fun to do this with friends and family! Invite a friend or family member to join!

    Does this sound like just what you have been looking for to reset your body?

    Then click here to join today!

    Past participants report some pretty amazing results in just 10 days!

    • jumpstart to weight loss
    • less cravings
    • more focus and clarity
    • more energy
    • less depression and anxiety
    • reduction of PMS symptoms 

    This is an amazing opportunity at $79 per participant

    (valued at over $225)

    and if you’ve joined before, you can re-enroll for just $59

    OR if you and a friend want to join together, the “buddy price” is also just $59/person!

     

    It’s easy to join! Just CLICK HERE to join via Eventbrite and you’re all set.

    I’ll be sending out the information and materials a few days before our 10-Day Sugar Challenge begins!

     

     

     

    Why Breast Health Awareness Month is Personal For Me

    Why Breast Health Awareness Month is Personal For Me

    October is a poignant month for me. You see, my mom passed away on October 15, 1995 from complications from metastatic breast cancer. I was 21 years old. She was only 48.

    Way too young. Both of us. Me, too young to lose my mother. My mother, way too young to die.

    And ironically October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, I like to call it BREAST HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH instead.

    This is more than an abstract pink-ribbon month for me. It’s personal. For me, I’d rather focus on having a healthy and balanced body.

    At the age of 21 I made a choice. I was not going to go down the road of my mother’s body. I was going to do what I could, on a daily basis, to take good care of myself. I realized I had two choices: I could choose FEAR or I could choose LOVE. I chose LOVE. Love for myself, my body, my breasts, my health, my future.

    And so, decades before I would eventually become a holistic health coach and nutrition consultant, I started to pay attention to my health in a way most 21-year-olds don’t. For years I’ve been clearing out potential carcinogens like harmful beauty products and cleaning supplies, unnecessary plastics, toxic food, and even harmful stress and mindsets (and people). I wasn’t anywhere near perfect (and I’m still not) but I have been making a conscious effort to be mindful of what goes on my body, in body, near my body.

    Let me take a moment to tell you a little about my mom because I don’t want her to be defined by how she died. My mom was a strong woman and taught my sister and me to be strong women, too. She put herself through college at UC Santa Barbara and taught high school her entire adult life (first home economics and then history when they began to phase out home ec classes). She loved to shop and had a great eye for color. She was a fantastic gift giver and would shower us with presents at Christmas, often with gifts she had been collecting for us all year. She was actually very “crafty” and made all sorts of decorations (many of which we still have). She loved going to Hawaii, visiting historical sites, and planning amazing trips for our family. She could be incredibly “thrifty” but also was incredibly generous. We didn’t always agree (what mother and daughter do?) but I never doubted that she loved us deeply. Or that she continues to watch over us.

    This is a picture of my family at my sister’s graduation from high school, just four months before we’d lose our mother. (My sister asked me to crop it! LOL!)

    Each year I choose a different way to honor and celebrate my mother and this year it is the form of hosting a pop up event focusing on breast health and safer, cleaner beauty. Please join me. Here are all the details:

    Please join me and Carolyn Bernstein, Integrative Nurse Practitioner and breast health specialist for our Breast Health and Cleaner, Safer Beauty Pop Up!

    Thursday, November 1: 7:00 p.m. in Oakland, CA (exact location TBA)

    At this small, intimate event we will address:

    • How our personal care products are affecting our health and may contribute to cancer risk, autoimmune issues, hormonal imbalance, allergies, and many other health concerns.
    • How to make cleaner, safer choices in terms of our beauty products, foods, and self-care practices.
    • How to read labels on your beauty products and what to look for. (Bring one or two of your favorites and we can take a look together!)

    We’ll also have to sample a line of non-toxic makeup and skincare from Beautycounter! It’ll be fun to play with some of our favorite products and hear what this B Corporation is doing to move the market to safety!

    ***This is a FREE event but please RSVP HERE so that we can plan the space accordingly!**

    Light refreshments will be served!

    We will be meeting in Oakland–exact location TBA via email as the event gets closer. Please be sure to RSVP here!

    Can’t make the event but want to make difference . . . please consider making a donation to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP). BCPP works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. They are a founding member and national coordinator of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition working to eliminate dangerous chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products.

    Curious about safer, cleaner beauty products? Take a moment to check out Beautycounter products here: https://www.beautycounter.com/michelledwyer I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite products in future blog posts!

    Nourish Yourself Group: Next enrollment starts in August 2017

    Nourish Yourself Group: Next enrollment starts in August 2017

    I’m thrilled to be putting together an exclusive new online group called Nourish Yourself. There is currently a group running, but the next one will start August 2017.  I am excited about creating a really dynamic, positive, focused group of women who will support each other in self-care practices, truly nourishing ourselves, and cultivating our mind-body-spirit connection so that we can show up powerfully in the world.

    I’m calling the group Nourish Yourself because I think these times are calling for us to nourish ourselves in so many ways—food, movement, sleep, creativity, joy, and self-love. I also think we are more powerful together, which is why I want to create a group experience.

    Having facilitated and participated in many groups over the years, I know how fantastic a well-guided group can be when we compassionately hold each other accountable, draw on our collective wisdom, celebrate the positive steps forward, and raise each other up.

    What you will get out of the group:

    ★   Discover a personal solution that works for you because one size does not fit all!

    ★   Develop a platform for personal growth and transformation that addresses your thoughts, feelings, habits, and patterns to create new ones that help you achieve your goals around health and nutrition.

    ★   Practice ways to let go of guilt and fear around eating and instead really enjoy and celebrate food.

    ★   Learn to feel more confident in your ability to create nourishing meals or meal plans that support your body, mind and spirit.

    ★   Focus on gratitude for our body, enthusiasm for making small changes that lead to big results, and creating awareness about what we really need and want.

    ★   Explore various ways to nourish yourself and bring more joy to every day.

    Email me at [email protected] if you are interested in adding yourself to the waiting list for the next group!

     

    Clean Eating Circle Online: Next Cleanse TBD!

    Clean Eating Circle Online: Next Cleanse TBD!

    Welcome to a cleaner, fresher you! Next cleanse starts soon: Summer date TBD!

    Do you need a clean start? Feeling run down, frazzled and like anything you eat doesn’t work for you? Curious about doing a cleanse but want support from professionals? Prefer the support and convenience of an online group?

    Tcolor wheelhis 3 week program is designed to help you gain energy, lose foods that aren’t serving you, and give your body a break from fatigue, fuzziness and feeling flustered. Our food-based cleanse will help you clean out the cobwebs and focus on all the great foods that give you energy, focus and vitality! And we promise no starving, no fancy powders or supplements!

    For more information on our next cleanse, please go to http://cleaneatingcircle.strikingly.com/

     

    Why cleanse?

    • Give your body a break. We will meet you where you are!
    • Embark on a fresh, new journey while gaining knowledge about what triggers your body, the best foods for you personally, and how to feel confident in your food choices
    • Gain nutrient density and lose some excess weight
    • Reduce inflammation throughout your body, including your digestive system and joints
    • Enjoy eating real food while cleansing your body. No starving on this plan! And no expensive supplements or powders.
    • Get group support from two nutrition professionals: Michelle Dwyer and Amy Griffith, both health coaches and nutrition consultants, are excited to support you through this dynamic and convenient online clean eating circle!

    Listen to our webinar here to find out more about how cleansing can help you detox your body, reduce inflammation, and transform your health!

    Sound like just what you need? Find out more here!

     

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