Michelle Bernard’s November Mental Massage from Michelle Bernard on Vimeo.



while living through 




and hoping




see how beautiful 

today is


what would you let go of

if it would make your life


more beautiful?

Nourishing November

Here is my MOvement for November : The Spinal Twist

to re-align the physical and mental energies as we prepare for feasts of food and material.

Movement and breath are gifts worth cherishing every waking day.

They each offer pathways to vibrant health and intuitive expansion.
Dip into this delicious pleasure.

Michelle Bernard

I am in love

I am in love


my imagination.

The relationship I have with it now as an adult with a bank account,


and mutual funds

is more challenging than the one I had in my basement when I was 13.
I would lie in my bedroom with wallpaper-flowers, the Prince record blasting up to the kitchen, letting my mind play pictures and fantasies of what I wanted to experience.
Wishes and real-feeling scenes so far unlike the Iowa town where I lived.

It was ritual – to daydream. Daily.

I called it planning.

As a grown-up

I remember

my imagination is still my best partner, my friend

when I stop making it my enemy.

I understand

I must pause


and dream the same way I did in my bedroom with flowers.

A daydream, a plan, a mental massage that I truly love.

I hear you. I see you. I thank you.

He brought the GREAT message to me.


The message of REAL MAGIC that I could tap into by believing and acting as if,

then seeing my so-called impossible stuff turn into possible.


I thank you Dr. Wayne Dyer for that introduction  – listening to the cassette tapes of your voice reading to me while in my Los Angeles apartment in 1995.  The lessons in REAL MAGIC really turned me into a woman with wings.

I studied every text and podcast you breathed out into publication since then.  

I sat in your audience at the Javitts Center in 2009.

I read Anita Moorjani and Immaculee Ilibagiza.  

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Their stories nourished my humanness, taught me another level to love.

I keep thinking of you, Dr. Wayne.


This movie has been one of my great teachers, as you have called it yours.

Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.

{ watch the whole movie for the touch at the end }


Do you question yourself?

Are you a writer?  Artist?  Choreographer?  Entrepreneur?

You know how it feels to come to the page, surface, floor, computer and make art and business happen.

You know how it feels to make money or not.

You know how it feels to question yourself, devalue your worth, need to create, wish for help.

You know how it feels to have a zillion good ideas.

You know how it feels to finish a project or start a bunch of projects that never fully make it to the END.

You know how it feels to never even START to bring a great idea to form because your queue is backed up with emotion and sabotage.

write every day

I’m writing a book [among other creative things].


Well, the answer is difficult to explain.  I’m writing a book because there’s no space within me that doesn’t want to write it.

But there is doubt, fear, pause, perfection, terror [bigger than fear], wonder – all exhausting me from tapping out the words.

I’m moving like a snail.


This helped like a gift from GOD[DESS].

[beware of maybe 5 or 6 S-bombs... cursing!}

Elizabeth Gilbert keeps helping writers and artists make peace with the creative nature.  

And this {JK Rowling} gave me another perspective.  It gave purpose.  

{The good part comes after her opening}

You will be gently stirred by these thoughts on the craft.