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Michelle Bersell, M.A., M.Ed., is known as a visionary leader in emotional empowerment who challenges common thought and understanding regarding emotional well-being. Combining her innovative ideas along with her training in clinical psychology and education, Bersell is transforming the way people think and feel across the globe and within every generation.

Besides media attention in Women’s World magazine, Parents magazine, and Fox Television, Bersell has received national recognition for her two books F.E.E.L.: Turn Your Negative Feelings Into Your Greatest Allies and Emotional Abundance: Become Empowered.

The non-profit, Community Resiliency Institute, has partnered with Bersell to include her E3™(Emotional Empowerment Education) within their curriculum to give children and teens the tools necessary to address emotional overwhelm and stress.

To find out more about Bersell as well as her programs, coaching, and training, visit

Entries by Michelle Bersell

The Common Source of Lack of Confidence, Passion, & Trust

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 12:44 PM

Lack of self-confidence, passion, and/or trust all have a common source - shame.
A simple definition of shame is anger turned inward. The anger that causes shame, in fact, may be undetectable to you. You probably don't even recognize the...

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The Specialness Epidemic -- What Our Need to Stand Out is Really All About

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 3:34 PM

It happened to me at one of the most inopportune times. That need to feel special, unique, be selected, feel seen; that feeling happened while I was being blessed by a monk.

On a recent holiday to Thailand, my husband and I were visiting The Big Buddha in Phuket....

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An Optimist Who Was Six Figures In Debt

(10) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 5:43 PM

Being in debt is bad enough. Being six figures in debt puts a choke hold around your neck. How did I arrive at the astronomical number of being six figures in debt? Well, it was through a combination of good old denial and a lot of wishful thinking.

So, what...

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Same Problem, Different Year?

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 3:38 PM

When you have the same problems year after year, it can be tempting to give up on change.


Please don't.

The people who give up on change are the ones who end up either crotchety about New Year's resolutions (and life),...

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Deepening Gratitude

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 8:52 AM

When you have a sense of gratitude, life tends to feel more fulfilling and perhaps even magical! With Thanksgiving closing in, I couldn't help myself, and had to share an amazingly simple yet powerful gratitude practice.

Let's hear from you! What you need to claim in order to remain fully "in" your deepened gratitude...

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Help the Bullies

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 6:07 PM

Given that October is National Bullying Prevention Month, I have seen a multitude of stories about how we can put an end to bullying by speaking up against the bully. As a psychotherapist, I keep wondering, "What about the bully? Don't we realize they really need help?"

Now before I...

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The Gratitude Trap

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM

For 10 years I was living the mini-van dream! I mean it. Nothing made me happier than looking back at my three amazing kids while driving. Having three kids in eighteen months meant I wanted to go with what made life easy for all of us. That meant driving a...

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The Vital Component Often Missed When Heading Back to School

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 2:25 PM

Back to school season is around the corner, which means everyone needs to shake off the slow lifestyle of summer and get back in school mode. As a parent, your checklist might look something like:

1. School supplies
2. Books
3. Clothes
4. Locker decor

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The Misery Epidemic: Why Women Are Suffering in Silence

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 7:55 PM

Statistics don't lie.
Here is a taste of what we are dealing with as women:

* 92 percent of working moms and 89 percent of stay-at-home mothers felt overwhelmed by work, home and parenting responsibilities.
*One in four women over 40 are...

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Why You're in a Bad Mood (Again): How to Use Technology to Get You Out of It

(10) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 9:54 AM

You want to be happy. Hearing it sounds so cliche. Saying it out loud conjures up images of you turning into Stuart Smalley (from Saturday Night Live), stating your daily affirmations: "I am entitled to my share of happiness. I'm good enough, and, doggonit, people like me!"

You think...

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