I remember when that lopsided tree in the backyard was one wind gust from falling down on our new house.

We closed on the house in late August. My first house. By November Hurricane Sandy almost caused our upstairs bedroom to crash into our kitchen. Sandy had pulled at least 14 trees out of the ground on surrounding streets. Welcome to the neighborhood.

I ended up leaving that little Cape Cod home anyway. My husband will continue to live in our house while we uncouple. I’ve mourned then found the calm to settle all that loss. I’m grateful for what those things were to me and what they made helped me become.

Things aren’t permanent. Stuff might last, it might not. And I’ve tried not to hold on to stuff as tightly as I used to. It’s a daily effort.

As I watch the sky go from gray to white to regular to gray, I feel Jose’s breath coming behind Irma’s.

I’m giving to the people who’ve survived Irma in the ways that I can.

I’m also giving thanks in general. Grateful.

I’m grateful for my freedom. My freedom to change. Freedom to let go when I need to or have to.

I’m grateful for the freedom (and courage) to move onward to what calls me forward.



beating under skin

that knows

certain uncertain 


pushing breath into sound.

she writes herself

with her body.

her stories dance.

I am a WILD journaler. I journal every morning of every day of every week with a pen.

I journal my feelings with dance whenever I get the chance. Won’t you join me?


More about DANCE WITH THE WILD coming soon!

marriage vow to my art.


To my ART
On this day and onward, I acknowledge my love for you in all that I do, say, and all that I become. You complete me. You are what I’ve been looking for, though you’ve always been with me.

I finally see your power.

I know you will never leave me. I will hold you this time. I hold you for my lifetime.

Stay with me and I will give you voice.

I will take your dare to express with fortitude and commitment all you have expected of me. Breathe into me.

I promise you my life.

Witness of this Union on this day August 31. Dr. Wayne Dyer.
This is the day Dr. Wayne Dyer, my earth angel, became a real angel of the Great Mystery, the Divine God and Goddess. And on this day, I give my writing, my sculpting, my color splashing, my truth speaking, and soul-stirring teaching to the world, through the blessing from my teacher, Dyer, who planted the seed in me in 1995.
I, too, have something to say. I’m gonna say it.

Thank you, Dr. Dyer, for your life has meaning.

beLOved day. August 31, 2015



I walked on fire.

 firewalk picture from acroos the street

[This photo was posted in a TR Facebook group. Thank you for it!]

And I simply cannot stop thinking about it.

Tony Robbins. July 20. Three weeks ago. Two days before I turned 49.

Life-changing. It wasn’t just me. I am standing within this crowd with my soul brothers and sisters who, together, conquered our inner fears by believing more in the rewards than the risks.

Find people who will draft you to your best expression of yourself. 

It’ll be the best thing you ever do, and (mysteriously) the only regret you’ll have if you don’t do it.

You will go farther toward your heart’s desire in the company of warriors.


michelle bernard bernardism


Who’s in your tribe?

Don’t try to achieve your meaningful goal. 

Instead, become the person who lives and feels totally aligned with your meaningful goal.

Your heart’s desires are coming from within you, not outside of you.


You only need to remember who you are and trust it. Then expand it.

Make sure your environment supports the person you now identify as YOU!

I spend very little time with people who make excuses or complain about what they can’t do or be. I am extremely uncomfortable around gossipy folks.

I appreciate warriors who search for solutions. I enjoy the company of dreamers who also share with me their new discoveries from actions they’ve taken.

If folks make you uncomfortable, you probably aren’t aligned with their vibe.

When folks fascinate you, you are looking in a mirror.

Who’s in your tribe?



Michelle Bernard speaks! Here’s the truth… Who’s in your tribe? from Michelle Bernard on Vimeo.