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  • Ep. 106 - Letting People Be Wrong About You

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle take a listener's request in discussing the concept of finding peace through acceptance, and letting people be wrong about you. In this episode they talk about personal experiences and lessons learned from releasing  the need to explain yourself and your actions. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

     

    Episode Notes:

    What is peace?

    • Peace is strength.
    • Peace is rising above the chaos.
    • Peace is acceptance.
    • Peace is knowing who you are and knowing that you are worthy.

     

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    1h 1m | Feb 27, 2024
  • Ep. 105 - Cultivating Authentic Acceptance

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle talk about what it means to truly lean into acceptance of what is, and find authentic peace and understanding in the present moment. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    • Accept what life is going to bring in the present moment.
    • Accept that you have no control.
    • Take a pause and ask yourself “What can I do here?”                                  
    • Take the action that is going to serve you and all humanity around you.


    Serenity Prayer:

    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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    1h 3m | Feb 20, 2024
  • Ep. 104 - Honoring Your Desires

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle dive deeper into their conversation on settling, and how we can all start to find the inner-confidence to stand up for our desires. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    Tips to help us feel worthy of our actual desires:

    • Understand your feelings about a situation.
    • Ask yourself what really matters to you. 
    • Believe that life is working for you and not against you. 
    • Trust the timing of your life. 

     

    References Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:

    Something’s Coming from Westside Story by Ansel Elgort


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    1h 1m | Feb 13, 2024
  • Ep. 103 - You Don't Have To Settle

    In this week’s all-new episode, Barb and Michelle discuss the societal pressures that lead to settling, and how we can start to connect with ourselves and honor what we truly want and deserve. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    Questions to Ask Yourself:

    • Are you doing something that you wish you weren't doing?
    •  Are you doing what you need to be doing?
    • Are you feeling satisfied and fulfilled?


    Remember, trust the timing and path of your life. 

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    You Don't Have To Settle by Michelle Maros

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    58m | Feb 6, 2024
  • Ep. 102 - Favorite Flashback: Noticing Unhealthy Habits

    In this week’s flashback favorite, in honor of the new year and adopting healthy habits, we are replaying one of our early episodes on noticing unhealthy habits. In this episode,Michelle shares her journey to sobriety and recognizing the toxic patterns and habits in her life that stemmed from drinking. Barb and Michelle share their personal stories and histories of addiction, dysfunction, and making the choice to make a change. 

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    Episode Notes:

    • Notice where your “line” is and know what it means to cross the line.
    • Toxic patterns stem from crossing the line, addictive habits stem lines being crossed
    •  Notice when your choices are no longer in your control
    • Ask yourself, do I have a choice? Am I in control?
    • Am I hiding my habits?
    • Do I feel shame?

     

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    1h 2m | Jan 30, 2024
  • Ep. 101 - Releasing Emotional Monitoring

    In this week’s follow up to episode 100, Barb and Michelle continue their conversation about emotional monitoring, and share their tools and insights on how to manage the impulse to be the fixer in your relationships. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

     Episode Notes:

    Here are some of the tools to managing the need to emotional monitoring:

    • Become aware of your feelings.
    • Honor your emotions.
    • Name your feelings and allow them to move through you.
    • Don’t allow your feelings to identify who you are.

     

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    50m | Jan 23, 2024
  • Ep. 100 - What is Emotional Monitoring?

    This week, Barb and Michelle dive into a sneaky habit many of us fall into, especially as people pleasers. Learn all about emotional monitoring, how to spot it, and simple practices to unlearn this behavior. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    Emotional Monitoring – This is the tendency to continually monitor the emotional states of others, while sacrificing attunement to one’s own emotional states.

    If you find yourself emotionally monitoring, try to become aware of your emotions throughout the day. Remember you can’t control the emotions of others. Their behavior is not a reflection of who you are. 

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    1h 0m | Jan 16, 2024
  • Ep. 99 - What Is Your Word?

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle continue their New Year conversation, opening up about their practices for setting aligned intentions at the start of the year, and how they choose their intention words. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    • Sit with yourself in a quiet space 
    • Choose a simple powerful word that aligns best with what your desires and wants are.
    • Be confident in your choice. Write your word on your mirror or in your phone so it reminds you each day.
    • Let go of any expectations or outcomes.


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    1h 5m | Jan 9, 2024
  • Ep. 98 - A New Beginning

    Happy New Year! In this week’s all-new episode, Barb and Michelle kick off 2024 with helpful rituals, practices, and introspections to start the year out happy, aligned, and clear. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    New Year Rituals:

    1. Identify your past accomplishments.
    2. Remember the lessons you learned that life taught you. Honor the strength you had when life was teaching you these lessons. 
    3. Reflect on what you really want to create and cultivate in 2024.


    References Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:

    My 3-Part Year End Ritual by Michelle Maros

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    55m | Jan 2, 2024
  • Ep.97 - Cultivating Authentic Optimism

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle open up on a simple practice they both rely on to cultivate helpful optimism during difficult times. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    • Keep something beautiful in your mind and heart as a form of optimism and motivation when times are difficult. 
    • Life is difficult, so how we internalize it and what you do with it matters. 
    • Acknowledge the feelings, including the sad ones but know that the feelings won’t last forever.


    References Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:

    John O’Donohue

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    1h 2m | Dec 26, 2023
  • Ep. 96 - Living In Survival Mode

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle dive into common signs and feelings of living in survival mode, plus, they unpack how to move through these periods of live, and make aligned changes to feel more balanced and at peace. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    Signs You Are in Survival Mode

    1. You tell yourself you just want to get through the day or this week.
    2. You feel exhausted even after a good night’s sleep.
    3. You frequently visualize worst case scenarios.
    4. You feel irritable and grumpy and find yourself over-reacting. 
    5. You feel overwhelmed by your daily routine, but don’t know how to change it. 
    6. You crave comfort foods or forget to eat. 
    7. You avoid friends, family, or things that bring you joy because you don’t feel you have time. 


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    1h 2m | Dec 19, 2023
  • Ep. 95 - Winning in Paradise with FAU Men’s Basketball Team

    In this week’s special episode, Barb and Michelle chat with celebrated members of the Florida Atlantic University Men’s Basketball team. After a whirlwind year reaching the Final Four, Barb and Michelle follow up with Head Coach Dusty May and returning players, Alijah Martin and Nick Boyd, to discuss how they maintain their vision, release external pressures, and keep focused on their goals. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss! Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes

    FAU Men’s Basketball Schedule https://fausports.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule

    Head Coach Dusty May - @coachdustymay

    Dusty May led Florida Atlantic to what is undoubtedly its greatest season in school history in the 2022-23 campaign. May guided his Owls to the Final Four while posting a program-best 35-4 record. Prior to this season, the Owls had one previous appearance in the NCAA Tournament, but this year, May led the Owls to not just their first win in the big dance, but all the way to the Final Four in Houston.

    Alijah Martin - @alijahmartin15

    • Had a terrific season for Florida Atlantic and was a key component to the Owls’ Final Four run and 35-4 record
    • A scoring machine, Martin scored double figures in 24 games, 20+ points in four games
    • Became the 15 player in Florida Atlantic history to join the 1,000-point club 
    • Became the first Owl to earn multiple All-C-USA Team honors in a career in FAU’s 10-year member as a history of the league


    Nick Boyd - @sfnnick

    • Came through in the clutch in the first-round win over Memphis in the NCAA Tournament, scoring a lay-up with two seconds left to put FAU up 66-65 and give the Owls their first NCAA Tournament win ever
    • Scored a career-high 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor and 4-of-8 shooting from 3-point range in the win over Rice
    • Led FAU in assists with 92 on the season
    • The 40% shooting from 3-point range is the seventh highest in a single season in FAU history
    • His 68 made 3-pointers were the second-most on the team
    • Currently ranks fourth all-time in FAU history in career shooting percentage (40%)


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    59m | Dec 12, 2023
  • Ep. 94 - Managing Feelings During the Holidays

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle continue their conversation from last week on unpacking the uncomfortable moments of the holiday season, and walk us through the common feelings that arise during this time of year. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

     Episode Notes: 

    • Nostalgia 
    • Grief 
    • Disappointment 
    • Loneliness 

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    Managing Feelings During the Holidays by Michelle Maros

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    1h 4m | Dec 5, 2023
  • Ep. 93 - How We Manage Holiday Stress

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle debrief on tricky holiday dynamics, how they set boundaries with loved ones, and what we can all do to create space for ourselves during the busy season. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes: 

    Helpful tips for you to move through this holiday season:

    • How do you want to feel this holiday season? 
    • How do you want to celebrate and spend the last few weeks of this year?
    • Have answers prepared for personal questions and conversations you would rather not have.
    • Allow yourself to have boundaries and say “no” to things. 
    • Find one way to honor yourself this season. 
    • Have vicarious joy for others even when their joy doesn’t benefit you. 

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    59m | Nov 28, 2023
  • Ep. 92 - Give Your Thoughts A Home

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle dive into one of their favorite self-care practices, especially for the end of the year. Learn all about the power and benefit of journaling and what it means to give your thoughts a home. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    • Journaling is a practice that can help soothe, bring understanding, and reflection on the things that are happening around us each day.
    • Journaling is a practice that works in collaboration with meditation and mindfulness. 
    • Journaling is a practice that will give your thoughts a home. 
    • Journaling can help you remember the positive and happy thoughts for your day. 


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    1h 1m | Nov 21, 2023
  • Ep. 91 - Embracing Living in Limbo

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle take a listener's question of embracing the seasons of the in-between. In this episode, they will share personal stories and unique insights on how we can learn to fully accept life’s present moment. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:       

    Tips to redefining the feeling of limbo:

    • Be present.
    • Have trust in yourself 
    • Change your thinking
    • Look for tiny joys
    • Know yourself
    • Reflect daily

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    1h 2m | Nov 14, 2023
  • Ep. 90 - How to Make Someone's Day

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle offer up some levity and light-heartedness with simple tools and practices to share your kindness, love, and joy. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    Have a sense of awareness in how you are taking what is happening in the world. Take a pause, feel your feelings and then begin again. 

    10 Simple Ways to Make Someone’s Day

    1. Be present
    2. Be patient
    3. Be thoughtful
    4. Be giving
    5. Communicate
    6. Honor your boundaries 
    7. Release judgment
    8. Be generous
    9. Be grateful
    10. Take care of yourself

     

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    1h 4m | Nov 7, 2023
  • Ep. 89 - How We Cultivate Belonging

    In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle discuss the topic of belonging, and the basic human instincts we all feel to fit in. Both share personal stories and anecdotes as well as poignant insights on how we all can learn to belong, starting from the inside, out. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast. 

    Episode Notes:

    Feeling like you don’t belong is painful and it’s lonely. This is a natural feeling and it’s important to have awareness of this feeling. Name it. Don’t be ashamed. 

    Barb’s Pain Meditation 

    I am aware of this pain

    I care about this pain 

    May this pain release.

    When ending the sitting session

    May I be safe

    May I be deeply happy

    May I be healthy 

    May I live with ease 

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    58m | Oct 31, 2023
  • Ep. 88 - Honoring Personal Pain

    In this continuation of last week’s episode on healing, Barb and Michelle go deeper into the conversation of how we can start the path to healing, and share personal insights from their own journeys. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    There is no shame in seeking help from an outside source such as therapist or mental professional. 

     Helpful Steps to Start Healing:

    •  Skip the why and ask the what. 
    • Ask yourself the question WHAT is causing the pain, instead of why you are feeling the pain.
    • Understand what is your responsibility to heal from and what is not. Know that you can’t do the healing work for someone else. 
    • Identify what it is that you need to heal. 
    • Become aware of how you feel in certain people’s presence, or situations that you are in.
    • You don’t have to stay in situations where you are being harmed. You deserve better. 
    • Start to make one significant change that will start the healing process. 
    • Honor yourself in every way possible, in every moment possible.


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    59m | Oct 24, 2023
  • Ep. 87 - What Does Healing Truly Mean?

    This week, Barb and Michelle dive into the topic of healing, and what the journey entails, and open up about some misconceptions they’ve experienced about the healing path. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at  www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

    Episode Notes:

    • Healing is for ourselves; not the other person.
    • Healing is a forever process. We are always in a state of healing from different states or experiences. Allowing this to be true allows us to always be in a state of making ourselves whole again.
    • We all experience trauma. Trauma is a challenging emotional consequence that we are living through because of a distressing event.
    • Healing can begin when you start to truly look at the root of the trauma you are trying to heal from. Have awareness of where we need to start with healing and what are the traumas.

     

    References Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:

    How to Heal from Trauma 

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    50m | Oct 17, 2023
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