Michelle Barrow

Last year, I was a mess. I was navigating a new job while my husband worked inhuman hours and mourned the passing of his dad. We had a house that we’d fixed up and was filled with 2 cats (who love each other) and a pittbull-boxer mix named Taco.

I constantly felt like a failure.

Like I wasn’t doing enough, the house was never clean enough, and I was exhausted all the time. My inner narrative was incredibly dark and things were just tough. 

Then I started going to therapy and realized I struggle with codependency.  Then I started meditating regularly and tapping more deeply into my intuition.

I feel like a butterfly just emerging from its chrysalis.

For me, the most important lesson was learning how to think about my thoughts and stop giving them the power of my attention.


My name is Michelle Barrow and I’m passionate about helping others become more aware: Of themselves as well as their relationship with people and the planet.

I believe in the power of living with mindfulness, intention, and magic.

I’m not an expert on anything, but I’m constantly trying to grow and learn. I hope that by sharing what I learn as I go along, you’ll be inspired to take life into your own hands.

We all have the power to change the world. We just have to learn how to tap into it.

My posts are divided into four main categories:

Life Skills: Technology is taking over more and more aspects of our daily lives. How will we survive when these technologies fail? What knowledge are we at risk of losing? I share advice, knowledge, and skills that will help you become more self-sufficient.
Metathoughts: Mindfulness has become another buzzword that marketers use to sell products you don’t need. True mindfulness–learning to think about my own thoughts without judgment–has transformed my life. I’m passionate about reclaiming mindfulness as a tool to build inner power. These posts are my explorations of how we think about our world and our own minds.
Plant Magic: I believe that plants hold tremendous power that can help us heal. From flu support to healing salves to heartbreak remedies, I share my insights into how plant magic can help you take your health into your own hands.
Spells & Rituals: These posts are a reflection of my spiritual journey. I don’t follow any single tradition and I don’t claim to be an expert. By sharing my own journey with magic, I hope you’ll be inspired to start explore your own spiritual power.

I hope this blog becomes a resource you can turn to again and again to live with more magic, mindfulness, and intention.

3 thoughts on “About”

  1. Me too! I just googled “I hate NYC” out of curiosity because I’m having one of those moments and I found your article, which then led me here. I’ve been in NY 5 years and I’m at the point where my tolerance for it is dropping, rapidly. I breathed a huge sigh of relief to know I’m not the only one. Thanks!

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