Hi, I'm Michele.
I’m so happy you’re here.
You feel stuck.
You dread the start of your days.
You feel like you can't catch a break.
You believe you have the worst luck.
You want happiness but have no idea how to make that happen.
You believe you have to earn it all and prove your worth.
You experience a lot of stress and suffer from anxiety.
You can't quiet the ever-present thoughts in your head.
Your numb your feelings and emotions as much as possible.
You are struggling.
You doubt yourself.
You think you are failing.
You experience pain, fear, anger, stress, anxiety, guilt, and skepticism on a regular basis.
You wish life could be easier.
You wish for more.
You want a life free from chronic worry, pain, and anxiety. You want it to be easier. You want happiness.
I've got you.
I'm Michele. I'm an energy healer and a coach. I help women who are ready to get unstuck!
I was stuck. Going through the motions of life, very unhappily, for a long time. I worked to pay the bills. My kids overwhelmed me. I had friends but almost no social life. I felt like my entire day, start to finish, was for other people. I was doing everything I was supposed to be doing but I was so unhappy. I felt like I couldn't catch a break.
I had no confidence. I lived a lot of my life trying to be someone. Someone who fit in. Someone who did all the right things. Someone who was perfect. Someone who was not me, resulting in so much inner conflict. My inner voice was very cruel and, at times, abusive.
I worried all the time. Anxiety often paralyzed me. I spiraled most days.
I was pulled in a million directions. It drained my energy. I was exhausted, run-down, worn out. I was so tired all the time but couldn’t sleep. I felt so unhealthy. I felt depressed.
I worked a full-time job in the city. My commute was 3+ hours a day. I was on the clock all the time so when I got home after a 12-hour workday I was still answering emails and putting out fires. As a result, I experienced chronic guilt. My family wasn't getting enough of my time. When they did get me, it wasn't a quality version of me.
And I resented them a little too because they were taking what little time I had left in the day and I was left with absolutely nothing. Then I felt more guilt for resenting them because it wasn’t their fault.
Drink wine. Too much wine.
Time to go to bed and start all over again tomorrow.
There was absolutely nothing in my life bringing me joy, not even my kids.
I was merely surviving.
I was showing my kids what it looked like to merely survive.
Is this how the rest of my life is going to be?
Is this the example I'm really going to set?
It can't be. I'll never make it. And, what will it do to them?
I hoped that someday something would come along and make my life and therefore their lives better.
I waited for so long.
Something told me to stop waiting. Whatever "it" was, it wasn’t coming.
I decided to try to make my life better on my own.
I read lots of self-help books. I tried new things like yoga and meditation. I picked up a few hobbies. I became physically active. I invested time in myself for the first time and it felt good.
I was doing a lot better. I was living more of my life for myself. My family was getting a better version of me. I wasn't where I am today, but it was definitely an improvement from where I was. I still cared a little too much about what other people thought. I still lived too much of my life trying to be someone else. But, I was feeling good. Happy, even. And that spread. The atmosphere in my house changed. We were all doing better.
Then 2020 came along.
2020 rocked me and my family.
It broke me.
It was a year of loss.
We endured very painful losses of life.
I lost support and income. My company reduced staff and implemented pay cuts, leaving me with more than double the work and less pay, with no end in sight.
I lost time and space. I was working longer hours, remotely, and had 2 kids at home remote learning. There was no escape from anything, ever.
I lost myself. I was everything to everyone every waking second of every day, with no time or energy left to take care of me.
I dreaded starting every day. There was nothing in it for me. I was only living for everyone else. I felt like I was trapped in a bad dream and I couldn't wake up.
I wanted to be happy. I wanted to return to the life I had, we had, in 2019 but I couldn't get there.
It was all just too much. Too hard. Too painful.
One saving grace was that I had quit drinking in February. I was forced to feel all of those feelings. I had no way to numb them anymore.
And they broke me.
But, it was a blessing.
In breaking, I exposed my soul, dimmed, and buried deep inside.
I realized what was truly important in life.
I found hope and optimism.
I put myself back together without the pieces that no longer served me.
I began healing.
I took action.
I upped my self-improvement, self-love, self-everything game.
I spoke openly with my soul.
I made authenticity a priority.
I enlisted the help of anyone offering it - coaches, healers, soul sisters.
With that help, I found myself. And I realized that my life already had so much happiness. I just wasn't seeing it, hearing it, feeling it.
I invested so much in my personal development. I worked to become the best possible version of myself. Still do.
I built an amazing community.
I found my strength. I found my drive. I found my purpose. I found me.
I decided that I no longer, not for one single second more, wanted to live an ok life; I wanted to live a great life. I wanted to be truly happy. I wanted to set the best example for my kids.
I had given so much of my control away, but now I took it back.
I became me: unapologetically me. No longer trying to be someone I am not, me. I love you but I don’t care what you think of me, me. You are so important to me, but I am also important to me, me.
I set boundaries.
I got really comfortable with myself and the way I lived my life.
I gained so much confidence.
No more guilt and shame. No more sacrificing. No more worry and anxiety. No more putting myself and my happiness last. No more missing all of the beauty in my life.
What I created is a life I love. One that I am grateful for; that I enjoy. One filled with good people and exciting adventures. One with less worry and anxiety. One with more meaning, purpose, and love for myself and others. One in which I am always working to be the best version of myself for myself and everyone who loves me.
That's what I am now for my kids. That's the Mom they get to share life with. I'm proud of her. I'm proud of them.
My journey is ongoing and continually brings me new opportunities and new ways to expand and grow.
Some fun facts about me...
I was initially raised (for the first two years of my life) in rural (I mean, rural) Sugar Grove, WV. The current population is under 700. I visited there with my mother a few years back. Everything about that place spoke directly to my soul. The wide-open spaces. The peaceful landscape. Nature all around. It's no wonder they call it God's Country. Someday I may find myself living there again.
I start every day with sound healing, reiki, meditation, prayer, journaling, and movement.
I am a mom of two.
I married the twin brother of my brother’s wife.
I have grown into my spirituality. It was always there but I wasn’t always confident enough to embrace it.
My spiritual path has led me to energy healing in the forms of reiki, sound healing, crystals, and more.
I have a huge soft spot for animals. I currently have 1 rescue dog and 2 rescue kitties. I would rescue them all if I could. It literally pains me to see an animal suffer.
I try to give back as much as I can. I volunteer and donate frequently.
The woods and my bathtub are my happy places. They give my mind space to breathe.
I'm a runner. The movement and the alone time foster free thinking.
I took up dancing again in my 40’s. There were exactly 30 years between my recitals.
I’ve gone from a raging pessimist to an eternal optimist.
I love taking courses and learning new things. I am a forever student. I am constantly signing up to learn something new, especially if it can help me help others.
I love spending time outdoors - hiking, biking, walking, running, camping, and even meditating.
I’ve discovered that the key to life is loving yourself, for yourself, as yourself.
I know with 100% certainty that I have found my divine purpose in life, helping women heal and connect with the good in their life, sometimes creating that good for themselves, so they can live their best lives, and I am beyond grateful that I get to do it every day.
Michele DeRosa is an energy healer and soul coach. Through coaching, energy work, including Reiki & sound healing, and events, including workshops & classes, retreats, sharing circles, and group healing, Michele supports women in getting unstuck, taking back control, and living a life that lights them up and makes them happy!
Michele is a certified Reiki II practitioner and sound healing practitioner. Michele is also certified in crystal and chakra healing.
Michele is a certified Life Coach. She has an M.Ed. in Education and a B.S. in Business Administration.
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