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Michelle has a deep desire to help people find happiness, fulfillment, and inner peace. She is the co-founder of the non-profit organization, Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life, which is dedicated to furthering mental health and wellness of individuals through workshops, courses, programming, and online community. 

Michelle, and her mom, Barb, are the co-hosts of the podcast, Barb Knows Best™ . The show is an intimate, family-room style conversation about all-things mental health, wellness, and inner peace. Michelle received a degree in Journalism from Indiana University, is a registered yoga teacher, and has received numerous certificates and trainings in meditation and mindfulness. 

She teaches workshops and seminars on mindfulness, meditation, and personal empowerment at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Florida Atlantic University one of Michelle’s passion projects is teaching mindfulness tools to teens through The Barb Schmidt Fellowship for Cultivating Community Involvement, Activism, and Social Change at FAU. She is passionate about empowering the next generation of thought-leaders by teaching these practices to teens and young adults.

This is Charlotte. The true queen and mascot of Barb Knows Best™ , the Podcast. She is a 15-year old diabetic feline angel from the beautiful streets of Bloomington, Indiana.  Her days consist of sleeping, eating, getting some sun, and generally being an inspirational legend. 

Though she’s full of love, she’s a boundary queen, and always practices extreme self-care. Follow Charlotte on Instagram here!

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