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Michelle Gale
Michelle Gale is an explorer and practitioner of mindful and conscious parenting. As founder of My Messy Spirituality, Michelle candidly shares her own journey raising mindful children while creating a forum where others can receive support to do the same through open dialogue and coaching. When we, as parents, embrace mindfulness and conscious living, we make it easier for our children to do the same. This is why Michelle believes that self-awareness, a willingness to change and presence are paramount to becoming a conscious parent. She currently works with families and schools, leading groups and coaching individuals. Her experience as an elementary teacher, executive coach and leader of learning and development at Twitter have all cultivated her unique style. In addition to her work with families, Michelle is an advisor to the Wisdom 2.0 Conference and a consulting partner with Tilt, Inc., an executive leadership consulting company. Her education consists of a bachelors degree in Child Development, an Integral Coaching Certificate from New Ventures West and many years of personal development work in conscious awareness theories and practices. The best education is the one she receives living, playing and adoring her husband and two young sons in Marin County just north of San Francisco.

Entries by Michelle Gale

Self-Compassion Is the Key to Parenting

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 3:59 PM

I'm not sure any group of people walking the planet are harder on themselves than parents. Geez. We do not give ourselves a break.

Anyone else besides me ever think to themselves...

I'm totally screwing up my kids

Oh man, I shouldn't have said that. They are never going to...

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Mean Mommy

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 12:58 PM

Recently, I was pulling into my driveway with my youngest son Brody and one of his buddies for an after school playdate. I overheard his friend quietly saying "My mom is so mean. She yells at me everyday." I assume my son's friend had a rough morning at home... something...

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How I Learned to Love Baseball, Building a Bridge From Mother to Son

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 6:00 PM

My husband LOVES baseball. During baseball season, he follows the Giants online, on the radio and on TV. Perpetually. At all times. Seriously. It always seemed like the season would never end. I considered starting a petition to lower the number of games played each year. I'm a sports fan,...

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Parenting in a Wired World

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 2:39 PM

Parenting in our exceedingly connected, wired world can leave mothers, fathers, and caretakers alike wondering how to manage it all. The fast pace of life, combined with the use of multiple devices draws our attention away from our loved ones. At the same time, many of us notice our inner...

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What I Believe (So Far... From a Parent's Perspective)

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 12:46 PM


I believe if we raise a conscious generation of youth, our world will be a better place for my children and their families.

I believe in the power of mindfulness and meditation to transform our inner and outer worlds.

I believe...

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We Are So Proud of Your Son! (So Why Is Mom Worried? )

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 1:36 PM

Recently, my youngest son came home from school with a thank you note from his teacher that read: "We are so proud of your son! He led a version of one of your home rituals -- we held hands and repeated him as we spoke of happiness, peace, and love....

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Meditation Retreat Confessions: One Mother's Suffering

(2) Comments | Posted October 9, 2013 | 6:04 PM

Okay, so the title is a bit misleading here... I haven't actually gone on the retreat yet. That being said, I'm all signed up and preparing my husband and two young sons for five days without mommy. Yep. You heard it. Silence. Five whole days. Need to find your baseball...

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