Raised in a bucolic town, Michelle came to NYC at the age of 17, joining forces with a fellow Bette Midler fan and touring the country as groupies, later chronicling the experience in a memoir, "Bette or Bust." Completing her BA in Communications at the age of 19, she set down a creative path as a singer-songwriter/actor/model. Overcome by the chaotic pace of ambition and the entertainment industry, she turned towards yoga and guided meditation to quell anxiety and insomnia, launching "Michelle's Sanctuary," a popular guided meditation and sleep hypnosis channel on YouTube. She also encountered the meditative art of cheese, becoming an instructor on cheese education and mozzarella making at Murray's Cheese. Her lifepath has been inspired by feeling fulfilled, following passions wherever they may lead, and helping others along the way.
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“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS