I’m Michelle Colston—that’s me right there, playing peek-a-boo. I’m a libra, aspiring hipster, award-winning author, wine lover… And outside of raising kids, being a wife, having fun and appreciating the fermentation process, I’m here on this planet to do one thing: inspire you. Whether it’s to belly laugh, scream out loud, punctuate your sentences with the f-word, hug a homeless person or read erotica—because you know you’ve always wanted to—my job is to get you thinking. Not about the ways of the world or solving global hunger, I’m here to get you thinking about you and your power. To get you feeling your feelings. To get you diving into the emotional abyss that you are. Essentially, I’m here to get you embracing your neuroses because they’re hilarious and exactly the same as everyone else’s. We’re all bat-shit crazy, that’s what makes us awesome! Through my work, my mission is to dismantle all of the things we fret and obsess over-all of the things we give our power to. Body image. Sex. Parenting woes. Being enough. Not being enough. Living with passion. Defining passion. Loving yourself. Taboos. Rule breaking. The ridiculous misunderstandings around inner peace-all of the juicy, meaty stuff that every one of us wants to conquer or rebel against…but we just don’t think we’re worth it. I know; I’ve been there. Drinking and drugs, teenage pregnancy, dropping out of high school, an emotionally abusive relationship, two near fatal car accidents, eating disorders, a five year-long identity crisis that extended into an early onset mid-life crisis that nearly ended my marriage, a severe addiction to the new Tetris app on my iPhone-all between the ages of seventeen and thirty-three. That’s a lot of emotional baggage to garner in a relatively short amount of time, dude. Believe me, I’m intimately aware of the BS story we tell ourselves. “I will never be that girl.” Yeah, well, you know what pisses me off about that story? Everything. Hold on-let me get my soapbox…
You don’t have to replace your Jimmy Choos with hemp sandals just because you started doing yoga! You don’t have to quit drinking wine or stop saying f**k in order to be closer to god! You don’t have to be pure to be peaceful! I want you to know that you are that girl — right now.l Not once you learn how to meditate. Not once you lose the weight. Not as soon as you organize your closet. Not after you get promoted, or achieve your MBA, or “prove it” to mom and dad. Being worthy is inherent. You were born worthy and no matter what society tells you, there’s nothing you can do to change that. But all that worth isn’t worth jack if you aren’t willing to stand in your own skin and take responsibility for it. You have to own it! Wake up everyday and stake your claim — tell it to the trees, the cars, the cosmos, “I am the hero of this story! And I—am—worthy.” Mighty. This is what I want to inspire you to do. Everyday. I want you to laugh. I want you to love. And I want you to live mighty. This is my mission.
You feel that? That’s your inner goddess telling you you’re ready.